By Emily Stifler Explorebigsky.com Managing Editor
BIG SKY – Three local businesses were featured in a Timber Home Living 2012 special edition entitled “Best Homes of the Year,” for Elk Ridge Lodge, a second home built in 2010 in The Club at Spanish Peaks.

The architect was the Big Sky-based Centre Sky Architecture; the builder was Gallatin-Gateway-based Teton Heritage Builders; and the interior designer was Carole Sisson Designs, also of Big Sky.

“This lodge-style retreat showcases a rugged elegance perfectly suited to its Montana location,”
wrote Janice Brewster in the article. “Creating a home that would fit in but still stand out was the goal for Centre Sky in designing this project.”

More than 10 photos, including three full-page spreads, highlighted different features of the 8,068 sq. foot home. The magazine had run a feature on Elk Ridge Lodge earlier in the year, and then featured it in this piece alongside 11 other designs from across the country.

A hybrid timber frame/log structure, Elk Ridge Lodge “has some good bones to it,” said Centre Sky Architecture principal Jamie Daugaard, ref erring to its log and timber structure. The project exemplifies Centre Sky’s clean design style, he said.

The three businesses work together regularly and make a great team, said Sisson Design’s owner Erica Jennings. With this project in particular, “every – body had a very clear path to what the end goal was.”