Property Spotlight: A Look Inside the Ultimate Western Farmhouse

January 26, 2021

In the heart of Southwest Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, this Western Farmhouse listed by Dawn Maddux of Engel & Völkers Western Frontier overlooks an incredible landscape of wide valleys and ranges, embodying the quiet elegance of Montana while offering a luxury experience unlike much else in the area. The 25,000 square foot, 17-acre estate located on the Stock Farm Club, one of Montana’s most private communities known to represent the epitome of western hospitality while offering an exclusive, elegant outdoor lifestyle with the amenities of a five-star resort. 

The entire estate, including outbuildings, has 12 bedrooms, 23 bathrooms, and four kitchens. The ten-bedroom main home features a grand main living area, multiple private guest quarters, a six-car garage, a library, and other unique features throughout including a grotto-style pool, wine cellar, screening room, and underground shooting range. Exceptional architectural details such as handcrafted chandeliers, wood-burning fireplaces, custom stained glass windows, highly skilled woodwork, and distinctive stonework catch the eye at every turn.

Outside, the expansive grounds’ incomparable landscaping of artistically placed trees and shrubbery frame Montana’s natural landscape. The surrounding 17 acres of land include a four-stall horse barn with heated floors, an artisanal stream, and a fish stocked pond. 

Away from the hustle and bustle of major metros, every room of the home and every amenity on the grounds provide an opportunity to not only escape from the craziness of life but to enjoy all that the Montana lifestyle can be. Tucked away in the peaceful countryside, the interior of this stunning estate is no exception to its quiet elegance. From the cathedral ceilings with unique detailing (like a one-of-a-kind chandelier designed by Frontier Ironworks) to the custom stained glass doors and floor to ceiling river stone fireplace, the main floor embodies the private sophistication that the exterior grounds hint to.

The opulent owner’s suite is privately tucked away on the main floor and features a large bedroom with a striking fireplace, a bay window, fabric walls, and two separate bathrooms to create a luxurious ambiance in this peaceful, private retreat. On the same floor, the commercial-grade kitchen is conveniently close to the dining room and wrap-around bluestone patio. This inspired room has two large islands and state-of-the-art appliances. With three sinks, three dishwashers, gorgeous butcher block countertops, and tasteful cabinetry, this kitchen attracts not only formal chefs but anyone who appreciates an efficient and classic workspace to entertain friends and family.

While the upper levels of this estate are more than impressive, it’s the estate’s lower level that makes this home the perfect place to build a lifetime of Montana memories with loved ones. Here, the active lifestyle that Montana is known for is met with the finest of amenities. The estate’s most unique feature is a two-lane shooting range complete with a target retrieval system. The range includes gun storage and is completely secured by a Fort Knox vault-room door. Nearby, the wine cellar is temperature and humidity controlled, and the large game room, with a separate billiards room, adjoins a wet bar. Rounding out the lower level is a two-lane pool and hot tub, exercise room, and a large screening room, leaving no want for entertainment options on this exciting property.

Located on the Stock Farm Club, a private community built on the idea of offering its members an exclusive and elegant natural outdoor experience, members will have access to an array of exclusive recreational activities. The cornerstone amenity of the Stock Farm is its 7,000-yard championship golf course, playable from March through November. In 2017, the club completed the new state of the art 10,000 square foot exercise facility and Olympic size pool which features patio side dining. Residents can also enjoy customized and private adventures in fly-fishing, horseback riding, river rafting, sporting clays, big game hunting, and a host of other outdoor pursuits unattainable to the average visitor.

For a more in-depth look at this stunning estate, view the video tour below or click here for the full listing.

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