SOLD – $1,300,000
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The auction of this Montana mountain estate overlooking Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley, took place on a beautiful winter afternoon in February. Grand Estates’ aggressive and comprehensive marketing campaign generated 127 inquiries from 17 US States plus Canada, and produced 8 registered bidders on auction day, all willing and able to close within thirty days with no contingencies. The event was the culmination of over two months of focused effort that resulted in another successful sale.Montana Mountain Estate
• Stunning Estate overlooking Gallatin Valley & Bozeman
• 20.43 acres buffered by National Forest
• 8,117± square feet of heated space
• Custom Tulikivi Soapstone Fireplace
• 8 Bedrooms
• 6 Full Baths & 1 Half Bath
• Private Guest Apartment with Kitchenette
• Gourmet Kitchen with Butler’s Pantry & Cold Storage
• 3+ Car Garage (Heated & Workshop Area)
• Allergy Sensitive & Energy Efficient Construction
• Outdoor Family Space & Amphitheater with Sprinkler System
Bozeman is a strikingly picturesque Montana town surrounded by broad prairie vistas and mountain ranges on all sides. Here, hawks and eagles soar the sky as deer and elk roam the land with natural grace. Built in the late 1800s, the thriving city of Bozeman is an active community with nearby theaters, museums, and historic farms. It is also home to Montana State University, a school with a strong tradition of academics and athletics. You’ll enjoy diverse restaurants with hearty cuisines, most carrying organic and local produce, plus numerous shops from rustic to elegant – all within walking distance of one another. Floral window containers, uniquely hand-carved wooden signs, covered sidewalks, painted murals, and old-style building façades set the tone for a charming shopping experience. The contagious community atmosphere allows you to mingle with locals and visitors who flock to this special destination.
Set in the Western Rocky Mountains, Bozeman is adjacent to the Bridger Mountains, Tobacco Root Mountains, Big Belt Mountains, the Hyalite Peaks of the northern Gallatin Range, and the Spanish Peaks of the northern Madison Range. Its valley location protects it from extreme climate changes that affect other areas of Montana, making it ideal for continuous recreation. Bozeman offers year-round sporting and hunting activities, cultural festivals, concerts, and plenty of opportunities to keep residents and visitors busy. With lushly-landscaped parks framed by the Rocky Mountains, the hiking and biking options are endless. Fishing is also a popular summer pastime with nearby Gallatin River and its tributaries; and the long days of summer in Montana provide plenty of time for golf. Championship courses offer established, well-groomed surfaces, tight fairways, and challenging terrain designed by world-renowned golf architects. Most inspiringly, Yellowstone National Park, with thousands of miles of National Forest roads, geyser fields, and trails, is just over an hour away. In winter, Bozeman transforms into the hub of a bustling ski community with such venues as Bridger Bowl, Moonlight Basin, Bohart Cross Country Ski Area, and Big Sky Resort, totaling 8,000+ acres and 225+ trails of ski country.
This exceptional 20+ acre estate is a four mile drive to downtown Bozeman and a 20 minute drive to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. Overlooking Bozeman from your private retreat, you are met daily with mountain vistas, stunning sunsets, and the twinkle of city lights as night comes to Gallatin Valley.
The Impeccably-Designed Main House
The Main House exudes a Western Contemporary style with a stunning play of architectural form and natural light. The entry foyer has custom wood, iron, and stained glass arched doors, a glass solarium, and heated distressed stained floors. Luxurious finishes throughout this 8 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom main home include custom Ash doors, dramatic vaulted ceilings and rotunda, custom fireplace, waterfall and 300 gallon aquarium, custom plaster ceilings and walls, private bathrooms, rustic wood ceilings, cork paneling, heated stained concrete floors, and an eat-in gourmet kitchen. Family space and private refuge abound, affording enjoyable holidays, movie nights, family events, and quiet reading or study time.
Fully-Equipped Gourmet Kitchen
This entertainment kitchen readily meets the practical demands of the discerning cook, as well as the social needs of family and friends. The kitchen is outfitted with an eat-in island and top-of-the-line appliances and fixtures, including a stainless Kitchen Aid refrigerator, 4-burner cook-top and warming drawer, dishwasher, wine cooler, double sink, garbage disposal, and microwave. Custom glass pendants, solid surface countertops and glass tile splash complement the custom Ash cabinet finish, appliance garage, and numerous accessories with style and flair. Nearby is a bar with Copper sink, splash, countertop, custom cabinets and lighting; and the adjacent walk-in mudroom/pantry with island, sink hook-ups, cold storage room, lockers, and 2-sided pantry cabinets makes staying organized a breeze. Begin and end each day eating at the raised bar with casual dining just steps away in the rotunda.
Dramatic Entertainer’s Living Room
The living room, with its striking vaulted ceiling, is flooded with natural light and presents panoramic views of local wildlife, mountain ranges, and the valley below. Anchored by a custom Tulikivi Soapstone fireplace and seating area, this inviting room is perfect for entertaining. The ambiance is accented with a custom waterfall, oversized aquarium, indoor garden terraces, and halogen accent lighting. Ensuring circulation and spatial flow, the entertainment systems are tucked away and a television alcove is set up for movie nights. Hovering above is the 2nd-floor mezzanine with custom glass panels. The convenient nearby powder room continues the detailed Soapstone stonework plus features a separate sink arrangement to comfortably accommodate family and guests.
Ambient Formal Dining Room
Accented with natural light from the rotunda above, warm stained floors, and an adjacent Soapstone fireplace, the dining room showcases mountain and valley views at every meal. Intimate dining with custom cove lighting, holiday parties with many guests, or breakfast coffee and the morning paper are all equally comfortable in this warm and inviting space.
Secluded Master Suite Retreat
The private master bedroom suite is a splendidly-appointed refuge. The uniqueness of the arched entry is elegantly enhanced by the vaulted ceiling and custom lighting. Earth tone colors, heated distressed floors, and generous natural light makes the setting warm and inviting. The sitting area continues the backdrop of beautiful panoramic views displaying the natural splendor that is Montana. Curl up with a good book or movie at the end of your adventure-filled day.
Stylish En-suite Master Bath
At the heart of the spacious master bathroom are 2 spa-like bathing features – an open soaking tub and a large custom Thermosal steam shower with seating area. A rain shower, hand-held wand, and frameless glass door finish the setting. Custom lighting, Venetian plaster, and separate vanities give artistic touches and ample storage. The heated floors and built-in closet system set this suite apart with a dressing area and peninsula cabinet.
A Multitude of Guest Bedrooms
This versatile residence has 7 family and guest bedrooms. There are 4 guest bedrooms off the ground floor main hallway, each with vaulted wood beamed ceilings, separate play lofts, distressed heated floors, and walk-in closets. The non-loadbearing walls allow for ultimate flexibility in spatial arrangement and layout. Bedrooms have 2 shared baths with tub/shower combinations, linen/storage cabinets and toilets, and a custom double vanity with ample storage space. The distinctive chandelier and lighting fixtures are playful and whimsical. At the start of the main hallway is a private laundry room with a sink, cabinetry, center floor drain, and LG Steam washer and dryer. There are 2 guest suites with separate baths, one on the ground floor and one on the second, each with views and natural light, sitting space, and double closets with ample storage. A private entrance from the exterior at the ground floor suite is ideal for family and guests.
Private Guest Apartment Suite
The final guest suite off the library and game room boasts 9’ ceilings with a large studio-style living room and bedroom, custom lighting, warm carpeted floors, a sizable adjacent walk-in closet, and private bath with an oversized shower. The kitchenette has plentiful cabinets, a double sink, electric cooktop, microwave, refrigerator, and eating area. A private balcony and separate entrance from the exterior assure your guests ultimate flexibility.
Library and Game Room Hideaway
The upper level’s library and game room, adorned with rustic beams and vaulted ceilings, capture mountain valley views and abundant natural light. Decorative cork walls, custom skylights and lighting, carpeted floors, and custom cabinetry provides a great setting to play games, billiards, or read. The adjacent private office with built-in desks, cabinets and Cat-5 is perfect when work must have your focus. For guests, their apartment suite is just steps away for private, easy access. The nearby stairway leads to the rooftop widow’s walk that’s great for grilling, outdoor entertaining, or just enjoying the stunning valley views and sunsets to end a brilliant day. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own a breathtaking estate overlooking the Gallatin Valley at the core of year-round activity and adventure.
Make your dream of owning this showpiece property a reality at the Auction on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 2pm. Come prepared to Bid & Buy™.