Five of the best houses in Montana on Dezeen

The dramatic mountains and vast plains of Montana are the next stop in our series rounding up residential architecture across the US.

Cabin on Flathead Lake by Andersson-Wise

Texas firm Andersson-Wise completed this rustic wooden cabin, which is raised on stilts to provide views of a nearby lake.

The single-storey cabin is entirely made of wood, and is capped with a butterfly roof – its eaves are pitched towards the centre of the house rather than towards its periphery.

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Stone Creek Camp by Andersson-Wise

Also by Andersson-Wise, this remote wilderness retreat has walls formed from short pieces of debarked timber.

Located in scenic Big Fork, it was built for a couple and their grown children, with plenty of space for visiting relatives.

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RCR Compound by Carney Logan Burke

Carney Logan Burke Architects designed this spacious residence at the base of a forested butte, comprising linked rectilinear volumes topped with overhanging roofs.

The RCR Compound was designed for art collectors who desired a home that embraced its natural setting and offered opportunities for the display and enjoyment of their collection.

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Watershed Lodge by HUUM

Ponds fed by the Yellowstone River provide natural water features around this home by Hughesumbanhower Architects (HUUM), located on a ranch in Big Timber.

To protect the house from flooding, the studio raised the building on a 30-inch-high (72-centimetre) plinth that allows the swelling waters to flow underneath and around the concrete foundations.

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Mountain House by Johnsen Schmaling

Johnsen Schmaling Architects created this rural family dwelling, consisting of interlocking volumes clad in charred wood and topped with a glass-enclosed viewing room.

Resting on a gently sloping site in Big Sky, the home offers sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains.

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