Fall is my favorite time to get away. I've been watching the foliage changes along the Northeast, and plan to get out for some leaf peeping before the month is over. I'm keeping my getaway pretty local, which is not to say that I wouldn't mind staying a few days at this eco lodge in Montana. Nestled on 15 acres of land on the eastern shore of Flathead Lake in Bigfork, Montanaa, Stone Creek Camp features a stacked wood facade designed from felled trees, a green roof and a smart, integrated, energy efficient design.
Stone Creek Camp was designed by Andersson Wise Architects, and it consists of a master residence, a lodge, and a guest house. All of the decking and floors are made from durable and rot resistant IPE wood, while the building's exterior incorporates low-maintenance and naturally oxidizing Corten steel. Radiant floor heating, high performance and spectrally selective windows, a closed cell foam insulation and a cold roof system to prevent ice dams also add to the green features.
The property is currently for sale for 19 million (gulp!), so clearly we're talking celebrity-status-ownership here. But it's beautiful to look at. I hope whoever buys it turns it into affordable guest housing!
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