Now listed below appraised value! In the Southwest corner of Montana, in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley is where you will find the exclusive Stock Farm Club. Within this private community, nestled on stunning 17-acre estate you will find the ultimate Western Farmhouse. A breathtaking 25,000 square foot home, 4-stall horse barn, pond and artisan creek. The 10-bedroom main home features a grand main living area, multiple private guest quarters and unique features throughout including a grotto style pool and underground shooting range. As part of the exclusive Stock Farm Club, whose cornerstone amenity is its Tom Fazio designed championship golf course, it offers timeless elegance, complete privacy and a Montana sense of coming home. As you enter this magnificent home through the custom stained glass doors into the formal entry you are greeted by the spacious, yet cozy great room with its one of a kind Frontier Ironworks chandelier, massive floor to ceiling river stone fireplace and cathedral ceilings with complex open beams. This elegant room is complemented by the adjoining formal dining room, which opens onto the wrap around blue stone patio for ultimate indoor/outdoor entertaining and breathtaking views of the mature grounds. Your guests will admire the commercial grade kitchen which is conveniently close for serving, yet designed to be unobtrusive during meals. This inspired room has two large islands and state-of-the-art appliances. With three sinks, three dishwashers, gorgeous butcher block counter tops and tasteful cabinetry, this kitchen attracts not only formal chefs but anyone who appreciates an efficient and classic workspace.
The opulent owners suite is privately tucked away on the main level and features a large bedroom with striking fireplace, bay window and fabric walls to create luxurious ambiance. Sumptuous his-and-hers with superior features in each. Hers has a Jacuzzi, a walk-in shower, exquisite marble countertops, unique sink fixtures from Rocky Mountain Hardware and beautiful natural sunlight. His has remarkable granite floors and counter tops, and a striking waterfall spillway in the large walk-in shower. Each bathroom features spacious walk in closets, ample storage and complete privacy. There is also a private library with built in floor to ceiling shelving and comfortable sitting space.
The main level den/sitting room, features a private bathroom and opens onto a quiet veranda for private meals. Above the den, accessible by a winding staircase, that leads to private office space/hobby room with built in cabinets and wet bar.
Off the grand staircase, on the second level, you will find 4 private bedrooms. Guest suites one and two feature spacious accommodations, large bathrooms with walk-in, custom tile bathrooms. Guest suites 3 and 4 are located off a private sitting/TV area and kitchenette and 8 window cupola with electric openers. As with every suite in this home, the walk-in closets are spacious and functional with build in cabinetry.
Cross the breezeway on this level and stop midway at the efficient study area to enjoy the view through the windows on either side. Farther along the breezeway is the second private guest quarters, which includes a beautiful kitchen with unique Heartland appliances, living room and dining area and the second electric cupola. This apartment has three bedrooms with baths, and private stairway access to the garage.
Take the 10 person, commercial grade elevator to the top floor to the private guest apartment that includes two lavish bedrooms and two and one-half baths appointed with the finest materials. This floor
also has a full kitchen with tasteful appliances, a sitting room and dining room area with a balcony overlooking the deep green lawns and Bitterroot Mountains to the West.
On the lower level you'll find a number of features that make this estate extraordinary. The wine cellar, with racks lining two walls, is temperature and humidity controlled. The large game room, with separate billiards room adjoins a wet bar with beer taps, a copper bar top and back bar flanked by two upright, peeled and polished tree trunks. Swim laps in the two-lane lap pool or soak in the adjoining hot tub, the distinctive pool area includes men's and women's changing rooms with bathrooms, a steam room and a powder room, all with the finest fixtures and tile work. You and your guests can watch movies or TV in the large screening room, or try your aim in one of this property's most unique features, the underground, 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. This level also includes an exercise room, the home's maintenance room and a legitimate safe room.
Throughout this home you'll find exceptional touches such as gorgeous, hand crafted chandeliers; highly skilled woodwork and fine materials in railings, banisters and other areas; distinctive marble, granite and other stone work; custom stained glass windows; a variety of beautiful gas and wood-burning fireplaces and individual thermostats in each room. No space is wasted, and there are extensive storage areas on all levels. Including the home and outbuildings, this estate has a total of twelve bedrooms, four kitchens and 23 lavatories.
The spacious garage, which is also accessible via the breezeway, has three double doors to accommodate six vehicles. It has radiant in-floor heat, and the built-in work benches, cabinets, sink and bathroom extend its uses.
The mechanics of property are of the finest quality. A 600 AMP standby electric generator has the ability to run the whole home in the event of lost power and the on property fire hydrant is fed from the pond and offers 700 GPM of water in the event of a fire. Domestic water for the property is fed from an artesian well.
Horsemen and women will appreciate the well-designed four-stall horse barn with wash rack, which also has heated floors. The upstairs apartment has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full kitchen and a living room with a dining area.
This home's exterior projects quality and elegance, with extensive stone work of the finest craftsmanship accenting the walls. Stroll the wide, covered deck to find numerous opportunities for dining, sitting or entertaining near a fireplace, in a dining area or in one of the two copper-roofed cupolas.
The landscaping on this property is incomparable, with healthy, artistically placed trees and shrubs gracing the manicured lawn. Listen to the tumbling water in the artisanal stream, and watch for a great blue heron on the native fish stocked pond. Near the home's entrance, in the center of the circular drive, a dramatic water feature greets guest upon the arrival to the estate from the Stock Farm Club grounds.
The Stock Farm was built on the idea of offering its members an exclusive and elegant natural outdoor experience. It's a community that enjoys an easy going cadence of life in a natural and scenic environment. The cornerstone amenity of the Stock Farm is its 7,000 yard Tom Fazio designed
championship golf course, and with the Bitterroots mild climate, this course is generally playable from March through November. The 27,000 square foot clubhouse is a gathering place for families and friends that was built in the tradition of the historic great lodges of our national parks and offers exquisite dining in a casual and friendly environment. 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. Along with amazing golf, tennis and a host of other recreational activities, the Stock Farm Sporting Club with 5-stand clay shooting facility allows its members customized access to additional outdoor recreation available within the 2,600 acre private community as well as the entire Bitterroot Valley and beyond. After all, the Stock Farm is situated along the historic and iconic Lewis and Clark trail and the two American adventurers who this trail is named after also knew a little something about outdoor pursuits. Enjoy highly customized and private adventures in fly-fishing, horseback riding, river rafting, sporting clays, big game hunting and a host of other outdoor pursuits that are unattainable to the average visitor or resident.
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Listing Agent: Dawn Maddux Maddux
Listing Office: Engel & Völkers Western Frontier - Missoula