Next time you pass beside a magazine stand, be sure to get your hands on a copy of the June/July 2012 issue of Western Arts & Architecture. In it (as well as on the cover), Jerry Locati, principal founder of Locati Architects and venerable authority on the rustic, yet refined, luxury mountain lodge, gives us a tour of the Bozeman, Montana property and architectural showpiece he calls home.
Along with general contractor and master builders, Schlauch Bottcher Construction, the Locati team of architects and interior designers set out to design and construct an inspiring residence of reclaimed wood, rusted metal and stone on the 20 acre property suited for quiet family living, yet easily up to the task of entertaining 100 reveling guests.
-Seabring Davis, WA & A
Housed inside the distinctly rugged exterior and recognizable signature look of a Locati project, lies an interior space carefully crafted to exude European elegance and sophistication. Antiques, custom cabinetry and an art collection containing pieces by Steve Seltzer, Rocky Hawkins, Tom Gilleon and Salvador Dali round out the interior touches.