These stylish, ready-made homes and workspaces have moved the needle on architectural innovation in the West.
Prefab ranch home, MT
Huge expanses of glass. Exterior walls that roll up and virtually disappear. Almost 2,400 square feet of deck. Bedrooms with reclaimed-fir screens, mounted on barn-door sliders, that let inhabitants reposition the panels, as needed, to temper the sunlight. Jeanne and Paul Moseley's pre-fab house opens wide to the great Western landscape where they camp and fish: the Ruby Valley and five surrounding mountain ranges. That rugged-meets-sophisticated sensibility runs throughout this home, designed by architect E.J. Engler of Medicine Hat and interior designer Stephanie Sandston of Greathouse Workroom in Bozeman.
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