Tag: reclaimed

New Construction and Happy Clients

This MDI design and build has an exterior that shows modern lines clad with local and enduring materials.  The landscape is scheduled for next month, however you can currently see beds of Arnica, Oregon Grape, and Native Pine Grass are coming back up in front of the home.  Even after a few months of living in this home, the homeowner tells us that the lines of the home still make them smile every time they come home.
This home has custom steel counter-tops to compliment the steel/timber stairs and rails.  The home also has custom ‘in house designed and fabricated’ interior lights – over dining table, and steel pipe ceiling mounted in living room and
The above code energy package with air seal techniques and full spray foam attic assembly make this home comfortable and energy efficient for the home owner year round.  In fact, the home owner recently told us that since they moved in a few months ago, that they like it so much they don’t feel like going out to dinner and drinks as much – just want to hang at home, and their guest have been giving them tons of compliments.  We are so happy they are as please with the outcome of their home as we are.

Montana Bunkhouse

This custom design and build bunkhouse is snuggled in the hillside on a tight site just outside of town.  The exterior shows reclaimed wood siding, rusted Coreten panels and local stone masonry.  Concealed within this bunkhouse is steel pan decking (pan decking is also a technique used in bridge construction) allowing the home owner to drive into the garage on the main level as deemed necessary due to the hillside build.  This home is also embellished with an energy star rated window and door package for the comfort of the home owner and the environment.

It’s all about the Green

Mindful Designs worked closely with the client to design a truly custom home of rustic modern design that blurs the lines between outdoors and indoors on this challenging site. The Clients wanted to have a home with as little environmental impact as possible and take advantage of the limited southerly exposure while making the most of the spectacular views.

With the focus being on an environmentally friendly home, we invested in SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) for their wall system and R 60 Cellulose insulation to reduce energy needs to heat the home. We turned to a reclaimed exterior siding and finish package to provide the “rough and raw” aesthetic they wanted while nearly eliminating timber harvesting for their siding and reducing their needs for maintenance into the future.

The home owners made the decisions to harvest native plants off their site before construction and re-vegetate the site with these same plants reducing the need for constant lawn care chemicals and irrigation.


We prioritized all zero VOC paints and an HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator) over extravagant finishes. From the recycled Paperstone countertops, all Water Sense plumbing fixtures, all energy star appliances, recycled rubber with no adhesive exercise room flooring, to the reclaimed interior trim package and flooring, these clients invested in their commitment to a home that is environmentally sensitive.




New Construction

We are currently under construction on a new energy efficient 3 bedroom, 3 ½ bath, 3000 sq ft. home in Whitefish.  This home features SIPS (Structurally Insulated Panels) and the entire siding package is reclaimed materials.  Mindful Designs worked closely with the home owner to design this home on a very tight construction site. Stay tuned for more photos and fun facts on this home.