The design firm’s signature bright and clean aesthetic is on full display. The space is crisp, polished, and high-end – not words that usually come to mind for a rural home, but undeniably the right words here. In Studio McGee’s capable hands, the contemporary design doesn’t feel cold. It’s warm, welcoming, and livable – a delicate balance between rustic and urban, with stylish elements borrowed from both modes.
In keeping with its country locale, the ranch house includes details like animal hide chairs, wall-mounted antlers, and artfully stored wood for the fireplace. The exterior is a mix of reclaimed trestlewood, stone, steel, and copper. The garage opens up to groomed snowmobile trails, acres of wide open space, and no shortage of local wildlife.
A home like that could easily veer into country camp territory, but to ensure it doesn’t, Studio McGee incorporates streamlined, luxe touches. Think gold hardware, pillows with contemporary patterns, and a largely black and white colour scheme. Stock up on plaid and start growing out your beard. This could be the perfect modern mountain man residence.