Icon Apartment Homes at Ferguson Farm, an exclusive luxury apartment community located in the heart of Bozeman, MT, needed an iconic pool deck area to match its name. In a very collaborative process with the owner, Black Ridge Companies, the project designer, Norris Design created a memorable design that emulates a starburst and sun rays emanating from it for the area surrounding the pool. The vision was to create a community outdoor living space for tenants to mix and mingle, to relax, to swim, and to enjoy, with a unique look and feel.
Design Comes To Life
Bomanite licensee, Architectural Concrete & Design, brought that vision to life using Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems with Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Revealed to create the strikingly contrasting bands of decorative concrete. The pool area is an active place in the summer partly because it feels more like being at a vacation resort featuring a pool with sunning shelves, built-in umbrellas, and cabanas. The atmosphere and the decorative concrete is as iconic as the name Icon Apartments implies.
Vacation-Inspired Collection of Amenities
This complex boasts an impressive list of amenities including a club-inspired fitness center, complete with state-of-the-art equipment, dedicated yoga and fitness rooms, indoor and outdoor bar with outdoor living rooms and fire pit, and an outdoor kitchen with pizza oven. This pet-friendly community features an on-site dog wash and sprawling dog park, complete with agility course, that is adjacent to their own nature trail with outdoor pavilions. There is even a Swingtrack Widescreen HD Golf, Hockey, Football and Baseball simulator with Golf Swing Analysis. Walking distance proximity to restaurants, shopping, and office complexes is a desirable bonus for the tenants. Icon Apartments is a community that is an integral part of its Bozeman neighborhood and lifestyle, whether it’s enjoying the dining and nightlife, a visit to the Museum of the Rockies, or the beautiful outdoors. There are enough nearby parks, hiking trails, rivers, lakes, and beautiful mountains to satisfy any outdoor enthusiast. Yellowstone National Park is a mere 90 miles close.
Durable Hardscapes Create Safe Pool Areas
Bomanite Revealed provides the high safety features of a slip resistant surface, long term durability, low-maintenance, low life cycle requirements for a space built for recreation and relaxation like this pool deck area. It can be used in splash pads, plazas, shopping centers, schools, and exterior walkways—anywhere improved wear resistance for light-to-moderate-duty traffic with highly decorative appearance and durability is required. Bomanite Sandscape Texture feels great under bare feet and utilizes specialized concrete mix designs, additives, decorative mineral aggregates, topical treatments, and advanced application procedures to produce a finished product that resembles sand blasted concrete through fine “quarried stone”.
Award Winning Decorative Concrete
Architectural Concrete & Design earned the 2020 Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems Project Bronze Award for this owner inspired alternate banding of Bomanite Exposed Aggregate using Bomanite Sandscape Texture and Bomanite Revealed to create an inviting decorative concrete pool area for this community to appreciate the craftsmanship and then to enjoy and recreate.