Missoula design a chalet inspired by wide-open spaces of Montana

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The Missoula, with its smoothed log posts, wealth of sparkling glass, and lofty gables, is what a chalet looks like when it’s inspired by the wide-open spaces of Montana.

This spacious plan is designed for construction on a good-sized piece of land with a vista to the rear. The first floor offers more than 3,500 square feet of living space, and another 1,500+ is on the second level.

Entering through the vaulted porch, you step into an equally impressive vaulted foyer. Plenty of natural light washes in through sidelights and the trio of windows stacked above. The breathtaking, vaulted, somewhat rambling gathering space is straight ahead. Or rather, five interconnected spaces with minimal separation.

Sets of log posts stand sentinel at the boundaries of the hallway, dining room and living room. A peninsular eating bar sets off the kitchen from the nook, and double doors lead into the sunroom. Windows on two levels fill most of the rear of this vast space, along with a gas fireplace and cabinetry to house a home entertainment center.

Kitchen counters and cupboards are in good supply, including a roomy walk-in pantry, and centrally located butcher-block work island with built-in cook top. The windows that front the sink can slide open, creating a conversational connection plus a pass-through counter linked to the vaulted sunroom.

A transverse hallway offers access to the rest of the Missoula’s main floor. Clustered on the right are a hobby room, utility room, guest room, reading nook and service hall with a desk, bench, freezer, and plenty of storage space. The large and luxurious owners’ suite and den are at the opposite end.

Additional living space over the garage includes a large, windowed bonus room.

Associated Designs is the original source for the Missoula 30-595. For more information or to view other designs, visit www.AssociatedDesigns.com or call 800-634-0123.