53760 Allard Rd.

MLS #21811302

St. Ignatius, Montana $1,495,000

There are few perfections on this planet…this exquisite home is one of them. Pure magic! A large slice of heaven – peaceful, breathtaking, amazing, relaxing – complete with authentic western charm, contemporary deluxe amenities, and no expense spared with artistic flair in every custom-designed detail. A one-of-a-kind home with total privacy, seclusion and security –with gated bridge entrance over canal bed opening onto idyllic foothills setting surrounded by pristine wilderness and spectacular 360 views of the Mission Valley and the Mission Mountains.

Set amongst thirty-two prime acreage of ponderosa pine, nestled high in the foothills of the 10,000-foot peaks of the Mission Mountain Range, this beautiful retreat’s 6,500-square-foot designer log lodge was ideally sited, designed and constructed to enhance the sense of peace and harmony reflected in the surrounding mountain wilderness and storybook mountain peaks. Ideal for a contemporary western lifestyle, the cross fenced pastures, wooded ponderosa pines glens (limbed for forest fire prevention), orchard with cherry, apricot, peach, plum, pear, & apple trees, expansive east and western lawns and decks with intimate seating, and finely manicured landscaping of expansive perennial rock, flower and rose gardens and deciduous trees encircling the picturesque homestead, it is nature nirvana!

Conveniently located just one hour north of Missoula, MT, less than five miles off Highway 93, in the stellar Mission Mountain foothills, this 32-acre property provides serene seclusion without the need to secure and maintain the massive land tract typically needed to achieve this level of complete privacy in wilderness settings. Having operated successfully as a deluxe B&B retreat, and an office base for two decades managing international conferences, the home’s 50-minute commute to Missoula International Airport and access to fiber optics as well as interior layout make it ideal for both primary residence as well as for professionals needing state-of-the art remote business operations. It is also well suited for those seeking a spacious family lodge, a primary, secondary or tertiary home, or an entertainment mecca adjacent to wilderness, secluded yet still a short drive to a major city/airport.

This totally renovated and updated log and cedar lodge features every contemporary creature comfort, design and deluxe amenity while keeping its wonderfully unique western character and charm intact. With one owner, meticulously maintained, this home is turn key with stunning and complete contemporary remodeling throughout, featuring cathedral ceilings, radius and floor to ceiling energy efficient windows, custom oak flooring, high end window treatments and a blend of antique and modern fixtures, Subzero and Wolf kitchen appliances, a 60 ft glassed greenhouse and tower suite with stunning wilderness views. The well-curated total remodel of 2008-2012 spared no detail and expense to deliver inviting and spacious baths, bedrooms, two suites, sauna, western billiard and recreation room, expansive Great Room, library with massive custom rock fireplace and hand-hewn mantle, and exquisite artistry in hand crafted wood oak finishing from windows, carved doors and cabinetry to the 40-foot custom built entertainment bar and well-designed kitchen.

An upmarket barn with a completely finished interior including drywall, high ceiling recessed lighting, oak stairway to upper deluxe apartment with oak flooring, ground floor bath, shop, multiple storage rooms, tack room and massive parking for vehicles on full cement floor is ready for horses and events. Abutting untouched wilderness and conservation land for perpetuity there are wonderful riding and hiking options leading into the Mission Mountain wilderness.

Listing Agent:
Paulette McMannis
Cell:(406) 880-4988

CoListing Agent:
Barbara Creveling
Cell:(406) 880-4264