Where old world meets new, Exquisite 50-acre French Country estate is tucked away in the Bitterroot Valley at the end of a private drive. Surrounded east & west by large ranches, through a gated entrance & tree-lined drive, past a pond with a year round creek. Incredible Bitterroot & Sapphire Mountain views! Offered in 2 parcels, 4100 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3 car garage, 2160 sqft. basement, plus 530 sqft. ”pigeonnier” studio & 1400 sq. ft shop/garage. Includes water rights. This Traditional architectural design features includes a symmetrical exterior encased with a mix of natural stone and stucco. Rustic details, such as the simple portico and wrought-iron flourishes, unifies the exterior and add impeccable old-world panache.
The Shake roof sports a steep-pitched hipped roofline with multiple roof elements creating a series of visual focal points. Round towers and entryways are hidden beneath rustic stone arches. Accenting keystones are symmetrically placed above the windows and entrances. The stone-surrounded windows are shutter-flanked, and carry out the home’s French-inspired theme. A 5-sided turret with arches provide the framework for the stunning covered front entrance boasting a 4 foot sold front door with distressed wrought iron hardware from France. The grand entrance has 22′ Ceilings, sold wood beams and dramatic Italian wrought iron staircase banisters. The formal living room, with 22′ vaulted ceilings is anchored by a hand carved limestone, double-sided fireplace. 2 double-French patio doors lead to the gardens and patio. The extraordinary craftsmanship evident throughout includes seven layers of crown molding in every room and hand selected/imported hardware.
Wrought iron swinging gates add old world charm to the formal dining room accessed from the living room. Fabric covered walls cover original hand-painted murals of the French countryside in the dining room.
A truly dramatic country kitchen includes tiled flooring throughout, a spacious breakfast room with a gas fireplace, plus a wood burning stove, and double French doors to the patio. It is equipped with a deep country sink plus a large center island, with sink & marble pastry area; a 6-burner Viking Range & hood, with water dispenser, with hand painted kitchen tiles imported from Germany, Kitchen cabinetry is all knotty rustic alder and the 8’x8′ solid wood beams are warm, rustic and timeless. The breakfast nook has a gas fireplace plus wood stove and patio doors to the patio.
Off the kitchen is a delightful Â¾ bath, a laundry with a country sink, and access to the 3 car, 960 square foot garage and the Library. There are 9′ ceilings and 8′ doors throughout the remainder of the home
The 15’x16’8″ library has impressive 15′ ceilings and floor-to-ceiling built-in alder bookshelves, cabinetry and walls and solid beams in the vaulted ceiling. This warm and inviting room will be a favorite for reading, writing and conversation and boasts a finish that lends an instant sense of age. There are 8′ patio doors to the patio.
The oversize master suite features access to the 500 square foot front concrete patio, offers cathedral ceilings with exposed white-washed, barn-style beams and a double sided fireplace that connects to the master bath. The master bath is centered around the sunken tub, with numerous mirrored doors and a skylight. The master bathroom has a walk-in tiled shower, a bidet and toilet facilities in a separate room. There are his and her walk-in closets with windows and separate vanities.
The upper level has an elegant wrought iron catwalk which overlooks the formal living room. A comfortable sitting room/office are found off of the catwalk along with two upstairs guest bedrooms, each featuring private, Juliette style balconies. Rounded windows are reminiscent of a French chateau. There is a full bath between the 2 guest bedrooms with incredibly detailed tile work and skylight.
The lower level of the home is made for entertaining with a large multi-purpose family/media room, with a delightful powder room and over 1,000 square feet of storage. The home has in-floor radiant heat throughout.
The beautifully landscaped courtyard has a 1,300 square foot, stamped concrete patio and extensive tonnelle or pergola, accessible from the formal living room and kitchen. It provides the perfect venue for casual alfresco dining and relaxing sans sun.
This home is all warmth and elegance with warm, honey-hues. French Country style is all about comfortable elegance. It mixes the grandeur of old world design with luxurious comfort.
A 530 sq ft. pigeonnier serves as a comfortable guest house or artist studio. It has running water, electricity and heat and is 530 square feet.
In addition, there is a separately deeded 10 acre tract which has been through septic evaluation, has power and has a steel, 30×48 = 1440 sf implement shed on it.