Historic Symmetry

As a girl, Ileana Indreland remembers Sunday drives through the  historic neighborhoods of Bozeman, Montana. Compared to her family’s working ranch in nearby Cokedale, the trimmed lawns, three-story houses and the elegant architecture of town seemed ornate. One house in particular — a graceful brick home with fluted columns and three gables on the top floor — captured her imagination.

“Whenever we’d pass this house, I’d wonder how it looked inside and what it would be like to live in a house like that,” she reflects with a smile as she sits in the sunroom of the very house she admired as a child.

Realizing a childhood dream, Ileana and her husband Michael Delaney purchased the 1913-era home and neighboring structure in 2006. Accustomed to making swift decisions in their real estate and development business, Delaney and Company, the couple assembled an A-team to renovate and modernize the house. Drawing on the expertise of Thomas Bitnar of Bitnar Architects, and general contractor Langlas & Associates in Bozeman, they set out to build an addition that matched the historic architecture and return the Georgian Colonial Revival Style residence to its intended grandeur.

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