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CONTENTS A VIEW FROM ABOVE 8 Lookout home from Old Montana Building Company captures panorama of Glacier National Park

MODERN IN MISSOULA 56 McMahon Construction creates a contemporary home in the Rattlesnake Valley

A TIMELESS MASTERPIECE 14 Montana stone anchors this showpiece on the Canadian prairie DOWNTOWN CHARM 20 Downtown Whitefish is home to The Galleries, a new retail/lodging complex from Malmquist Construction

COMING HOME 60 McElmurry Homes delivers a vision of warm, inviting homes CRAFTSMAN CHARMER 66 Hoty Homes renovates a classic Craftsman home in Missoula

24 OLD WORLD STYLE European craftsmanship highlights Bear Dance in Bigfork Harbor

TINSEL TOWN Company creates a new way to decorate for the holidays

REFINED AND RUGGED 28 This home from The Construction Group showcases sleek fusion CLASSIC FINNISH 32 Finmark Construction’s Copper Harbor Haven is a popular favorite in Parade of Homes MODERN STYLE J Martin Builders brings contemporary to the lake

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MOUNTAIN RETREAT A place in the woods from Stumptown Design and Build

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FINEST HOMES EDITOR David M. Reese editor@montanaliving.com

ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Therese Wood theresewood@montanaliving.com

Montana’s Finest Homes is published by NewWest Communications, 52 Buffalo Hill Dr., Kalispell MT 59901All contents © 2016. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced without written consent of the publisher.

RIVER OF DREAMS 46 Sapphire Construction’s custom homes on the Clark Fork River



AFFORDABLE ELEGANCE 52 Home in Silverbrook Development displays affordable luxury





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Montana’s Finest Homes: OLD MONTANA BUILDING COMPANY

Old Montana Building Company of Whitefish created this home next to Glacier National Park for its project manager.

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A View from above Lookout home captures panorama of Glacier National Park BY DAVID REESE MONTANA’S FINEST HOMES rowing up on the shoulder of Desert Mountain just outside Glacier National Park, Somer Treat was in a forest paradise. Mountains rise up behind her home, and across a wide valley of lodgepole pine forest looms Glacier National Park, where her family climbed the windswept ridges and peaks. This is where Treat made her home, creating a clifftop lookout just a few hundred yards from the family home

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where she grew up. As project manager for Old Montana Building Company, a design and build firm in Whitefish, she got to be the client this time. This freed up the builders to create something very special for Treat. The two-story lookout has windows all around it, with amazing views into the Great Bear Wilderness and Glacier Park. In winter, Treat said, “It’s like living in a snow globe.”

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Montana’s Finest Homes: OLD MONTANA BUILDING COMPANY

The home is a nod to Glacier Park architecture. There’s no trim on doors and windows. The home uses a Ground Source heat system, complemented with “mini split” heaters.

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from prevous page This was the first lookout that Old Montana Building Company had designed and created. But the home reflects a smaller footprint and intricate design that the company has built a reputation around since opening in 2010. The firm focuses on smaller, detail-oriented homes. “This is a builder’s house,” Old Montana Building Co. owner Jon Krack said. “We didn’t try to control it as much, and the contractors who worked on it felt that, and knew it was a legacy project.” The home has a modern esthetic. It’s rich in glass, steel and concrete, but there are local connections to local suppliers. The entry features wood from a Creston-area barn, and the home’s woodwork comes from RBM Lumber, a local sawmill in Columbia Falls. At less than 3,000 square feet, the home has an intimate appeal. “We put a lot of concepts into a small space,” Krack said. The home was built on a bedrock cliff, so it took some architectural engineering. The site gets a lot of snow and wind. The home won the technical excellence award in the Flathead Building Association’s Parade of Homes. The home sits on a 28x28-foot foundation. “That’s the size of some people’s garages. For as small as it is, it has its own challenges,” Krack said. rack came to Montana not as a builder, but as a Microsoft engineer. He started as a developer in Whitefish then began his own design/build firm. “I didn’t grow up with a hammer in my hand,” he said. Treat, the project manager at Old Montana Build, studied art at the University of Montana and is a former photographer for Glacier National Park. As part of the team at Old Montana Building Company, she said, “I get to be artistic every day. Clients give me their vision and I get to express it. It’s more rewarding than anything I’ve ever done before.” As a project manager in a male-dominated profession, Treat brings a unique perspective as a woman. “We’re usually building for families, and having a female in that process is huge,” she said. That doesn’t mean she gets to be “the designer in the pink shoes,” Krack said. “She brings a lot of credibility to her job.” While she has an art background, she took four years of shop in high school. “I actually know how to use all these tools,” Treat said. After a recession that hurt the real estate and construction industry in Montana, the building economy is coming back, Krack said. The industry is returning to 2005 levels, he said, and much of what is driving is that is families wanting to have a connection to Montana. “People are moving here for a reason,” Krack said. “They want a piece of something authentic.” •

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The home from Old Montana Building Company has a modern esthetic. The entry features wood from a Creston-area barn, and the home’s woodwork comes from RBM Lumber, a local sawmill in Columbia Falls.

OLD MONTANA BUILDING COMPANY RESOURCES Old Montana Building Company 871-6316 www.oldmt.com; jon@oldmt.com

BMC www.buildwithbmc.com 752-8393 jon.conklin@buildwithbmc.com

Acutech www.acutechworks.com 892-4030; dean@acutechworks.com Rocky Mountain Painting rockymountainpaintingcompany.com 862-5713 rockymtnpainting@ymail.com

Yoder Cedarworks www.yodercedarworks.com 745-5211 Alpine Cabinets alpinecabinetsandwoodworking.com 755-2523 alpcab@yahoo.com

RBM Lumber www.rbmlumber.com 892-4208 rob@rbmlumber.com

Glacier Steel Roofing Products www.glaciersteel.com 892-7525 chris@glaciersteel.com

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Montana’s Finest Homes: MONTANA ROCKWORKS

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MASTERPIECE Montana stone anchors this showpiece on the Canadian prairie

By David Reese, Montana's Finest Homes n a windswept prairie west of Calgary, stone from Montana sets the aesthetic of this custom 5,000-square-foot home. Montana Rockworks provided the stone that architect Lyndon Steinmetz of Steinmetz Design used to design this family mansion with a prairiehome style. The homeowners had envisioned a home that felt transparent, like the wind on the Canadian prairie near the Elbow River. Steinmetz carried this vision through every aspect of the home. "Overall the home looks and feels like I had imagined it," he said.

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"Working on this home allowed me to take myriad ideas and materials and mold them into a one of a kind design. It was very satisfying." The house is designed with exterior stone pillars with glass infill. At the primary function areas of the home — living room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom — Steinmetz placed the stone columns in from the corners to accommodate the placement of windows that wrap around the corners. That approach required the design to have cantilever beams reach out from the eave for roof support. "This gives a very dramatic affect and directs the eye to the

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view through corners as well as the face of the building," Steinmetz explained. here were design challenges of building this home in a cold climate. Weather was unusually cold over the winter months, at times stopping work on the steel structure. The deep frost level also required that they have a full basement under the entire house, both to get below frostline as well as to provide space for the mechanical equipment. With the amount of tall, vertical glass the owners wanted in the home, Steinmetz had to get creative with the home's structural system. He utilized a lot of steel, some of which was concealed in the structure and some that exposed when carried out over the entertainment terrace on the north and west side. Here he left the structure exposed and created a steel lattice supported by wide flange columns built around a curved steel beam with a 52foot radius. The terrace contains an outdoor kitchen, hot tub and fireplace with ample room for entertaining. Working with the slope on the south side of the house he curved the five-car garage into the slope, which helps to diminish the size of the garage. Adjacent to the garage is a two-story section of house that drops down from the main floor level to a bedroom wing and extends

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up to a fully glassed-in second floor entertainment area with 270 degree views. Steinmetz did much of the design work remotely. He worked with the owner on the phone to get just the right orientation of the entry. "We would talk on the phone while he stood on the site with a tape and a compass until he got to just the right spot he wanted for the entry of the home," Steinmetz said. "He found the perfect place to enter and look out at a large glass wall that looks out to the prairie and mountains." The rest of the house was then designed around this axis. The master bedroom to the east almost overhanging the bluff above the river is surrounded in a full glass wall and seems to hang in the air among the trees. The home two under three years to design and built. Part of the satisfaction for Steinmetz on this home was being creative with thousands of feet of Montana stone. "I love working with stone. It's been the original building material since we came out of the caves," he said. "And there is no shortage ever. But the biggest issue is always cost. It's in effect siding, but with a huge cost increase. So budgeting is always a challenge, so I try to use it where you get the most dramatic affect. This project was a dream in that no expense was spared with the stonework and the owner was open to using stone throughout. "This was one of those once-in-a-lifetime projects with great clients." •

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With the amount of tall, vertical glass the owners wanted in the home, designer Lyndon Steinmetz had to get creative with the home's structural system. He utilized a lot of steel, some of which was concealed in the structure and some that exposed when carried out over the entertainment terrace on the north and west side.

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WHAT’S DEVELOPING

Downtown Charm Downtown Whitefish is home to The Galleries, a new retail/lodging complex

“The Galleries” is Whitefish’s newest retail and lodging development. Located at the corner of Baker Avenue and Second Street, the Galleries is an upscale homage to Montana, with front parapets, iron railings and a weathered reclaimed lumber exterior. Tyler Frank, the project manager for Malmquist Construction and their team, worked with architect Stewart Cardon with Bison Creek to achieve the owner’s goal of creating a new, mixed use building with historic quality that looks like it’s always been there. The first floor provides retail space for five businesses. Each store has its own entrance and storefront windows providing a unique identity for each tenant. Lodging units on the second floor treat guests to luxury accommodations providing a sumptuous home quality. Guests can choose a one or two-bedroom unit with a unique layout and fine furnishings. Each unit includes a main floor storage locker and a parking space. Residential suites have their own private covered deck, custom fireplace and modern kitchen. The crew at Wildwood Eccentrics traveled to eastern Montana near Havre, to obtain weather-worn Douglas fir planks recovered from a 1950s livestock corral. The repurposed wood was used extensively in the Galleries’ exterior and as accent pieces and wainscotting inside the twostory property. Nature’s Best Doors provided hand-crafted reclaimed wood doors to complement the overall theme and historical richness of the project. Hagestad Painting used a patina process at their Kalispell shop to match aged siding and painted the ironwork in tricorn black, added grey trim to window sashes and painted the interior. Built from property line to property line in order to maximize leasable square footage, an awning cantilevers over the sidewalk extending the pedestrian-friendly, covered walkways. The Old World Cabinet Company created the alder wood bar and white oak bookcases stained grey for a distressed look, plus a granite/wood blend for the kitchens and bathrooms. Instead of closets, residences have nightstand and armoire combinations. Lodging units on the second floor of Greenwood Masonry crafted the firethe Galleries in Whitefish treat places throughout the building, including guests to luxury accommodations the statement piece designed with Chief providing a sumptuous home quality. Guests can choose a one or two-bedCliff stone in the main lobby. The shared room unit with a unique layout and fine furnishings. Each unit includes a main floor storage locker and a continued on next page parking space. 20 MONTANA’S FINEST HOMES SUMMER/FALL 2016

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lobby offers residents a place to congregate complete with a lounge area, fireplace and wet bar. The popular Moen premium line of Weymouth fixtures was selected from more than 15,000 in-stock products offered by Northwest Pipe Fittings to install all plumbing and heating for the facility. To top it off, a high-level security system combines a WiFi-enabled keyless entry and Web cam portal. Tyler Frank of Malmquist Construction said the owners were very engaged in the design and product selection process working in tandem with the chosen team to achieve a complete, efficient, value-engineered plan before construction started. Malmquist Construction met all budget, timing and quality levels the owners set. — Constance See

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Montana’s Finest Homes: BEAR DANCE Montana’s Finest Homes: BEAR DANCE

Old world STYLE European craftsmanship highlights Bear Dance in Bigfork Harbor By Constance See ear Dance, an eclectic fusion of Old World and mountain rustic architecture in Bigfork, has a flurry of activity with contractors excitedly culminating their talents into the newest condo underway — the Missouri. Bear Dance is nine independently unique floor plans and element-themed condominiums on Bigfork Bay. Owners John and Marilyn Olson named each unique condo after a major river in Montana: Swan, Flathead, Yellowstone, Boulder, Missouri, Madison, Gallatin, Big Horn and Ruby. Like the rivers, no two units are alike. Bear Dance represents a confluence of natural elements in the timelessness of Old World, with gas lamps, copper gutters, clay pot chimneys, brick, stone and massive reclaimed beams seemingly melded into one of the most stunning residential complexes in the state.

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Ron Incoronato of Incoronato and Company Master Builders, project general contractor, refers to this European-influenced complex as “Old World European Mountain Village Fusion.” Incoronato has been with the development since its inception and has been an integral part of every phase, from detailed infrastructure to fine details. “This concept is a timeless European compound added onto over the centuries, evolving into a modern village,” he said. The sale of one of the waterfront units this past summer leaves only one waterfront unit available on the market, so the design teams began efforts last fall on the newest unit, the Missouri. Joyce Mitchell, broker of Locations Montana, is the exclusive sales representative of Bear Dance. The development on Bigfork Bay incorporates the interior design talents of Jane Starr of Jane Starr Interior Design. Starr, a seasoned designer with commercial and residential expertise, said the Missouri will

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The Bear Dance owners John and Marilyn Olson named each unique condo after a major river in Montana: Swan, Flathead, Yellowstone, Boulder, Missouri, Madison, Gallatin, Big Horn and Ruby.


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feature what she calls Modern Mountain Rustic, a blend of European flair with the newest in Earth-friendly, streamline, maintenance-free efficiency. Viking Faux Finishes applied parts of vintage territorial maps of Montana to an entry stairwell-wall, then the wall was hand-plastered and oil glazed to reveal a weathered treasure map as an initial focus and unique introduction to the theme incorporated throughout the 3,423 square foot residence. Steve McLain and apprentice Bella McLain added their special touch throughout the Missouri, including metallic-stenciled quaking aspens on one master bedroom wall. tarr designed the rich and deeply-textured poplar bark, which was installed in the recess ceiling over the dining table. Complemented by the clean lines of band-sawn, white oak cabinetry throughout by Glacier Woodworking and slender, silver cabinetry hardware. This medley of texture and sleek, aged and new, soft and bold offers a refreshing, crisp style. Glacier Woodworking, in business for 26 years, is a high-end residential cabinet shop, strictly custom-built to owner and architect’s specifications. A blend of 100% wool Cavan carpeting in the bedrooms, and Siberian oak flooring compliments travertine tiles in the foyer, provided by Masterpiece Carpet One. Step from the travertine entryway, up the impressive stainless steel and glass bannister to the Great Room. Sunshine pours in through 16-feet of glass windows reaching up to the timbered cathedral ceiling. An open floor plan connects the upstairs balcony accented with its own fireplace, a brightly lit office, dining room and kitchen. It’s the perfect melding of classic and modern, cozy and open. Lighting in the Missouri, is an exquisite example of breaking rules, champagne silver next to black, curves next to right angles, fabric next to metal, Cassie Guy, a consultant from Masterpiece Lighting One, said. “We thought about the lighting fixtures as art pieces. When you’re brave enough to put all these different elements together, it seems more intriguing and fun.” Another special touch is a filigreed, world globe chandelier that hangs above the game table. “This project is one of my favorite projects,” Scott Ozegovich of Ozegovich Plastering said. His company worked on the interior and exterior plastering, Arcustone and other wall texturing techniques throughout all Bear Dance units. All custom hand-hewn cherry doors and Alder trim, the interior and exterior painting, and the epoxy floors of the garages were done by the skilled hands of Smith Painting.

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Masterpiece Lighting One created lighting elements for Bear Dance.

In addition to all plumbing rough-in and finish, heating and A/C systems, all the concrete sidewalks and driveways at the Bear Dance complex have radiant systems installed by Touris Plumbing to eliminate the need for snow shoveling. •

BEAR DANCE RESOURCES Locations Montana Real Estate Joyce L. Mitchell, broker/owner 406-837-1800 Joyce@LocationsMontana.com Incoronato & Company 406-250-2703 Ron@montanacontractor.com Jane Starr Interior Design 406-837-1215 JaneStarr@centurytel.net Glacier Woodworking 406-752-5598 Ozegovich Plastering Inc. 406-250-1662

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Montana’s Finest Homes: THE CONSTRUCTION GROUP

Refined and rugged This home from The Construction Group showcases sleek fusion

The Construction Group Montana’s Mission Cabin overlooks Flathead Lake in Lakeside.

he Construction Group Montana’s Mission Cabin was the first stop on the September 2015 Parade of Homes, an annual weekend-long tour of the most exceptional homes in Montana’s Flathead Valley—and there is a good reason it was voted ‘Best Curb Appeal” for the event. While many home buyers hope to find a balance between Montana rustic and modern sleek, few homes strike the perfect equilibrium between the two aesthetics. Led by Terry Leiser, The Construction Group Montana has a combined 50 years’ experience in construction. They prioritize locally sourced materials and are known for their application of contemporary Montana style. Kalispell-based Karen Cramer, of Beckman’s Fine Furnishings, and Julie Berquist, an interior designer working with TCG Montana exclusively to curate their Lakeside Club homes, worked from the building’s strong bones and style to seamlessly blend tradition and innovation. The 2,501-square-foot home with two master suites is the inaugural centerpiece of the Ridgeline Luxury Cabin series. It overlooks Flathead Lake and is a haven for fine living. Adorned with mossy Chief Cliff exterior rock, it fits right into the rugged scenery Big Sky Country is famous

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for. “We threw in some rustic elements, but kept it sleek,” Berquist said. “Just trying to get that balance and switch it up a bit through a combination of the materials and colors that we used.” Modern touches include quartz counters and a curved island top in the high-end kitchen, as well as porcelain tile with glass and marble accents in the bathrooms. Berquist incorporated modern comforts in these contemporary spaces, but added rustic reminders like barn doors to the bathrooms, which introduced a hint of natural richness. Brushed chrome lighting fixtures liven up the wood floors and finishes, which were treated with a custom stain of sleek gray and warm brown. “It’s a recipe that we made through trial and error,” Berquist said of the stain. “And everybody that came into the Parade of Homes noticed how unique it is.” That is partly due to the engineered oak Berquist used, which is a sturdy hardwood with deep natural coloring. Wire-brushed to emphasize the grains in the wood, the floors are a richly textured, grounding element. For the Parade of Homes, Karen Cramer aimed to complement The Construction Group Montana’s vision with furniture and art that blended everything going on in


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the home with the outdoors, as she said. “Then we made it upscale, refined.” Working within the modern-rustic fusion theme, Cramer used teak pieces, reclaimed wood, upholstered leather, and comfy seating to emphasize the home’s inviting appeal. One space she focused on was the central living area, which flows from the kitchen to an open-room concept. A cozy fireplace anchors the 12-foot-high space. Cramer designed the patio, which features a gas fireplace, to extend from the heart of the home right into nature via an entire wall of a Sierra Pacific bi-fold, glass door system. This encourages a playful flow between indoor and outdoor life, and Cramer’s design decisions highlighted the mixed materials and spaces. Despite the beautiful, unique furniture and the craftsman-style design, Berquist said, “it’s the fantastic views that really make the Mission special. You stand out on that patio and it’s breathtaking—Flathead Lake and the mountains.” Her approach is key to the Mission’s successful design. Because The Construction Group Montana set out to create a quality home while keeping in mind a true appreciation for the natural surroundings, their work reflects a matching, organic beauty. •

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For the Parade of Homes, Karen Cramer, of Beckman’s Fine Furnishings, aimed to complement The Construction Group Montana’s vision with furniture and art that blended everything going on in the home with the outdoors.


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Montana’s Finest Homes: FINMARK CONSTRUCTION

Finmark Construction’s Copper Harbor Haven.

Classic Finnish Copper Harbor Haven a popular favorite in Parade of Homes By Constance See An excellent example of Finnish architecture is the Copper Harbor Haven home, designed and built by Finmark Construction of Kalispell, a family business founded by Derek and Ned Oja in 2011. Copper Harbor Haven won the People’s Choice award at the Flathead Valley Parade of Homes in 2015. Some compared it to a Frank Lloyd Wright structure. ”We were blown away by the public’s response,” Derek Oja said. “Our home with a build

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price of $350,000 won against million-dollar homes.” The home earned approximately 75 percent of the votes, winning first place in the People’s Choice category. Step through the large mountain rustic doorway into the expansive open floor plan blending a combined kitchen, dining room, living room and entryway. A separate spacious study is accessed through frosted glass doors. Premiere Doors & Millwork of Thompson Falls hand-crafted the


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interior Shaker rustic alder doors and moldings, all made in Montana. Crown moldings with accent lighting frame tray ceilings in the living room, kitchen and master bedroom. A timber canopy in the living room frames the dining room tray ceiling. Large wood-framed windows look out over two outdoor living spaces with stamped concrete patio flooring. In the master bedroom, bright sunlight pours through large windows and a set of sliding glass doors leading to a private back patio. The en suite bathroom is stunning with colorful natural stone walls above the bath and in the shower. “Ned and I designed Copper Harbor Haven from scratch,” Derek said. “We didn’t use any outside architect or interior designer. The chain gutters, natural stone in the bathroom, timber ceilings and size of the timbers, crown moulding, cove lighting, exterior under-beam lighting, a blend of horizontal and vertical siding, custom-built cabinetry, and transom glass are all our ideas.” Aluma Glass of Kalispell is one of the Finmark’s selected subcontractors. “Aluma Glass prides itself on being the detailminded experts in custom shower enclosures for the Valley, owner Eric Robbins said. “As the oldest glass shop in the entire Flathead, established in 1954, we pride ourselves in truly

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Copper Harbor Haven won the People’s Choice award at the Flathead Valley Parade of Homes in 2015. Some compared it to a Frank Lloyd Wright structure.

serving the goals of each contractor and their customers. We get excited when clients say, ‘It turned out even better than I thought. It’s perfect!’” Big Sky Countertops and Cabinets crafted the birch-lined, knotty alder, Shaker-style kitchen cabinetry. Special hinges slowly close cabinet doors with a gentle whisper. “We don’t buy anything pre-made,” said Mike Hutchins of Big Sky Counter Tops and Cabinets. “Everything is handmade to customer specification and guaranteed for your satisfaction.” Masterfully blending the old with the new, Finmark Construction, Flathead’s next generation of craftsmen incorporates state-of-the-art Bluetooth cell phone-controlled sprinkler and HVAC systems, allowing owners to save money by setting thermostats and water controls remotely from anywhere in the world. Monitor your new build from the comfort of your home. Raised in Hancock, Mich., Derek and Ned learned teamwork and family pride at a very young age. Their father, grandfather 34 MONTANA’S FINEST HOMES SUMMER 2016

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and great-grandfather all worked in the construction fields. Their great-grandfather handcrafted all the pews by hand for a local church, a legacy promised to last for many generations to come. Derek is one of 14 children. “We all grew up with very strong values,” he said. “Last

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summer, all seven of us boys were working for Finmark. My youngest brother was 13 and he even wanted to swing hammers and learn the business.” Meeting with potential new clients you base your decisions on your feelings, Derek said. You sit down and talk. You explore pos-


Crown moldings with accent lighting frame tray ceilings in the living room, kitchen and master bedroom. A timber canopy in the living room frames the dining room tray ceiling. Large wood-framed windows look out over two outdoor living spaces with stamped concrete patio flooring.

RESOURCES Finmark Construction 406-755-6089 Finmarkconstruction.com Aluma Glass 406-755-5234 Eric@alumaglass.com Big Sky Countertops and Cabinets 406-439-4767 sibilities. Building a home is one of the biggest expenses you will have in your lifetime. It’s unknown waters, but we’re working alongside our customers, helping them achieve their vision. You need a relationship that will stand the test of time.

”In the end, your heart is your guide,” Derek said. “With Finmark, you’re not paying for a contractor, you’re joining the family, a family that prides itself on a history of timeless quality and pride of heritage.” •

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Montana’s Finest Homes: J. MARTIN BUILDERS

This Flathead lake home on Bigfork Bay was designed to take advantage of the beauty offered by its exceptional lakefront location. The builder, J Martin Inc., and the designer, CTA Group, listened and delivered on the owner’s desire to build all the living spaces to accent the waterfront view.

J. Martin Builders created this home on Flathead Lake.

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to the dining area, which flows easily into the cozy living and great room. All three spaces seem opened and extended by the windows and glass doors leading out to the inviting outdoor living space. The modern elegance of the home’s design is encouraged by using cherry wood with a simple, modern door style and trim, all expertly finished by Legendary Finishes of Kalispell. The cabinetry and quartz countertops, designed and installed by 4 West Cabinetry and Wallbeds of Kalispell, were carried though the entire house to create an unfussy and relaxed style. Though seemingly simple, every aspect of the cabinetry was considered for overall feel and function. The kitchen has integrated appliances, large drawers for easy storage, and convenient features like pull-out trash and hidden appliance storage. A wet bar was designed into the architecture of the dining space, adding another touch of luxury to the streamlined clean feel. Countryside Welding provided ironwork accents to the outside landscaping, which artistically incorporated large existing

his Flathead lake home on Bigfork Bay was designed to take advantage of the beauty offered by its exceptional lakefront location. The builder, J Martin Inc., and the designer, CTA Group, listened and delivered on the owner’s desire to build all the living spaces to accent the waterfront view. The vision incorporated a contemporary, warm and welcoming feel. While the approach to the front of the home was a challenge to create because of its placement in a somewhat hidden cove of homes, guests arriving are immediately impressed with custom garage doors from Riverside Garage Doors. Building materials and helpful, professional service from Western Building Center of Kalispell made the building process streamlined, even with the initial challenges of the site. The home flows from one cozy space to another. A divider wall with an open top was placed strategically to punctuate the foyer and lend anticipation for the dining and living room space just beyond. "The owner wanted an entrance that allowed a visitor to come through that space, walk around the corner and say ‘wow,’ when they saw the main living spaces,” says owner of J Martin Inc., Jason Gerbozy. The other side of this same wall serves as display for art in the moderate-sized but elegant dining area. The modern kitchen is open

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The builder, J Martin Inc., and the designer, CTA Group, incorporated a contemporary, warm and welcoming feel to this home on Flathead Lake. trees and contours of the shoreline into curving beds of shrubbery and flowers that gracefully hug the groomed lawn and sitting areas. Upstairs, all the bedrooms are equipped with bathrooms, and a common area beckons to the lake view again with an inviting deck. The overall aesthetic of this lakefront home goes beyond achieving the owner’s goal of a relaxed, yet refined and inviting space that easily welcomes both large and small groups with warmth and comfort. •


RESOURCES J Martin Inc. 871-8168 jmartinbuilders.com CTA Group 257-8172 ctagroup.com Riverside Garage Door 752-6505 rivergaragedoors.com 4 West Cabinetry & Wallbeds 755-8330 4westcabinetry.com Legendary Finishes 756-5463 legendaryfinishesinc.com Western Building Center 257-7231 westernbuildingcenter.com Countryside Welding 755-9232 countrysidewelding.com The overall aesthetic of this lakefront home goes beyond achieving the owner’s goal of a relaxed, yet refined and inviting space that easily welcomes both large and small groups with warmth and comfort.

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Montana’s Finest Homes: STUMPTOWN DESIGN AND BUILD

Mountain Retreat A place in the woods from Stumptown Design and Build

By Constance See ike an eagle’s nest perched high above the forest, as you approach this 4,640 customdesigned home at the Whitefish Mountain Resort crafted by Matt Arave and the Stumptown Design & Build team, you are treated to a hint of the spectacular views the owners enjoy. With world-renown ski slopes of Big Mountain at your front door and the huge expanse of the Flathead Valley spread before you, there is a peaceful, safe feeling of lofty luxury. The “Cadillac” of Pella Windows & Door products were installed to take optimum advantage of spectacular views in every direction. Pella’s Designer

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Series triple-pane windows feature snap-in blinds and shades positioned between triple-paned glass, offering optimum energy efficiency and ease of use. Large wooden decks wrap around the building. A roomy outdoor hot tub and handsome outdoor fireplace strategically set next to the grill provides the perfect gathering place for a barbecue with family and friends. Muse Audio Video of Kalispell installed a cutting-edge Sonos audio system. Sonos provides crisp audio with rich depth of sound, creating a great environment for entertaining. Pull out your cell phone and within seconds make adjustments for your listening pleasure. Muse Audio Video has been a Sonos “Gold Status” dealer for three years.

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Stumptown Builders of Whitefish build this home near the ski slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort.


‘We have the ability to design an architecturally pleasing house without wasting materials. All of our homes are unique while cutting expenses.’ — MATT ARAVE, STUMPTOWN BUILDERS

Stumptown Builders of Whitefish build this home near the ski slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort.

Scott Nix and his crew at Montana Stone Fabricators are responsible for the impressive vanities and countertops throughout the luxurious residence. Black and white granite countertops with stylish “broken edges” in the kitchen and unique tiling in the bathrooms add to the updated Mountain Modern look. Each bedroom, some with their own fireplace, includes en suite bathroom.

Stumptown Design & Build in Whitefish is known for their unique designs at affordable prices. Each project starts with a vision which becomes an original, custom-crafted home designed to meet the new owner’s personal specifications. “One of the biggest advantages of custom-built homes is the positive equity owners immediately gain,” said Stumptown Design & Build’s owner, Matt Arave. “When you buy a

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house someone has lived in you are buying negative equity. When you build a new home with us, 100% of the time you have positive equity the minute you move in. I have never seen a home appraised for less than what it cost to build. We have the ability to design an architecturally-pleasing house without wastcontinued on next page

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Large wooden decks, left, wrap around the home. A roomy outdoor hot tub and handsome outdoor fireplace strategically set next to the grill provides the perfect gathering place for a barbecue with family and friends.

RESOURCES Stumptown Design & Build 406-212-1340 Stumptowndesignbuild.com ing materials. All of our homes are unique while cutting expenses.” Stumptown Design & Build’s success starts with a project manager assigned for each new construction. Project managers work one-on-one with customers assuring their complete satisfaction. The company’s in-house designer gathers all the photos, customer preferences and ‘needs list,’

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applying the customer’s concept to achieve the best price for all materials. “My passion is building,” Arave said. “I like to see projects come to life while making sure the customer is supported every step of the way. About 90% of the homes we build, come from customers referring us to their friends. They say, ‘Yes, we had a great experience with Matt and his team.’” •

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Montana’s Finest Homes: SAPPHIRE CONSTRUCTION

A bright and breezy look bring a New England flair to this home on the Clark Fork River near Missoula built by Sapphire Construction.

River of dreams Sapphire Construction features two custom homes in Missoula By Therese Wood bright and breezy look bring a New England flair to this home on the Clark Fork River near Missoula. Sapphire Construction of Missoula has built many homes at Canyon River golf community east of Missoula, and their expertise brought to life this homeowner’s sensibility for clean, bright looks, softly contrasted with greys and muted tones throughout the home. The dining area off the back off the kitchen is an especially bright and cozy nook with windows and sliding glass doors on two sides that bring in a flood of natural light, showing off the blonde wood floors and scenic natural beauty from the outside. The kitchen is inviting with an open feel. It has an angled bar

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counter with stools that connects it to the dining area, and white cabinets accented with silvery metal hardware pulls. The ivory natural stone countertops from Integrity Granite and Tile, and grey metal appliances, add to sense of subtle beauty and quality that makes this space a place to linger and feel relaxed while preparing meals. An expanse of windows in the great room creates a sense of grand openness, bringing in the woods and hills beyond, while other subtle details are reminiscent of a cozy seaside cottage. Blonde wood floors with a moderate-sized textile area rug and a hearth and mantel stone fireplace knit the sitting area together with a soft simplicity. Built-in shelves on either side of the fireplace become


Cabinets on either side of the rock fireplace add to the classic style of the home, providing ample space to display family photos and collected treasures. This great room is large enough to feel spacious, but is also warm and welcoming.

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a library and a display of family photos. Cohesive details, like metal hardware pulls on the great room cabinets that match those in the kitchen carry through the theme of simplicity in this home. Abbey Carpet and Floor of Missoula worked with the owners on many aspects of the design, using an analogous color scheme of subtle creams and soft green grays. They mixed in earthy elements like stone and natural hickory to create a clean, elegant environment with a soothing and harmonious feel. The master bedroom also carries a sense of luxury and openness, with a full expanse of windows and sitting area to enjoy the wooded view, while weaving in simple, clean comfort with white and muted grey tones on the walls, white linens and a contrasting dark wood bedframe. The deck wraps around the back of the home from outside the great room to the kitchen dining area, with access from either room. This allows for two full sitting areas to take advantage of the sweeping views of the forests, river and hills beyond. Half of the deck is covered by rooftop, leaving an option for a cooler space on especially hot, sunny days. •

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RATTLESNAKE HOME t another of the company’s projects in Missoula, this classic old world style home along Rattlesnake Creek in Missoula brought the owner’s vision to life with the professional craftsmanship of one of Missoula’s oldest and most trusted builders, Sapphire Construction. Sapphire Construction, along with talented designers and craftsmen of the Missoula area, brought to life this owner’s vision of a classic, stately, yet warm and welcoming family home by the Rattlesnake River. An open foyer flows directly into the great room, where grand arched dark wood beams frame the space and windows with striking contrast to the white walls. The back wall of the great room is windows, bringing in the beautiful natural world of trees, river and rolling forested hills. The owners enjoy wine, and the home reflects that appreciation with arched doorways and dark wood doors reminiscent of wine cellars throughout the home. The kitchen especially brings in the wine country sensibility. Dark wood cabinets stained with an undertone of red, and a large glass cabinet displaying a generous variety of wine glasses

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underscores their love of fine wine. The contrast of white against dark wood is carried into the kitchen with a white cabinet island and elegant white backed chairs. Marbled gold and grey granite countertops, from Integrity Tile and Granite, add to the sense of luxury in this kitchen. Downstairs, a family room and bedrooms make ample space for the family to spread out. A custom theater room designed and installed by Acoustic Vision of Missoula makes gathering for movie night with a large or small group easy and comfortable. The outside deck wraps around the back of the house, providing an outdoor living space to enjoy the open hills and Rattlesnake Creek below. Comfortable outdoor couches and chairs around a fire pit-table make this outdoor space comfortable for hours of visiting and enjoying the view. Cedar and iron create a railing that continues the feel of quality and luxury. •

Sapphire Construction 880-2749 sapphireconstructionmt@gmail.com Abbey Carpet and Floor 721-1810 missoulaabbeycarpet.com Integrity Tile and Granite 523-1907 integritytileandgranite.com Pella Windows www.pella.com 281-7679 mattlucas@pellamt.com Acoustic Vision www.acousticvision.com 543-0030, Jason@theacousticvision.com Full Spectrum Painting 327-5631 fullspectrumpaintinginc@gmail.com

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Montana’s Finest Homes: SILVERBROOK HOMES

Silverbrook Estates in Kalispell is a tastefully planned, 325-acre development along with fountains, a system of trails plus open space and pond systems.

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ilverbrook Estates in Kalispell is a tastefully planned, 325-acre development along with fountains, a system of trails plus open space and pond systems add to the bucolic resonance. This homeowner selected Silverbrook Estates for its proximity to everything - minutes from Glacier National Park, the ski slopes of Big Mountain, shopping and town. Referred to as, “The Nordic,” her 3,281-square-foot residence was featured in the 2015 Flathead Valley Parade of Homes. The owner worked with many local professionals blending eclectic elements of her unique family history into a zenlike retreat residence. “Our family is a melting pot,” the owner said. “My dad has Native American roots. My grandmother is half Finnish, half Irish. Our relatives migrated to Montana in 1890 from Finland to work in the copper mines. Some of our ancestors are Sami Arctic reindeer herders. When I visited there, we sat outside on animal skin blankets watching the campfire.” Representing that warm feeling, a floor-to-ceiling, two-way fireplace crafted by the Fireplace Center separates the living room from the state-of-the-art, kitchen stocked with a pantry, sub-zero refrigerator and Wolf range. A huge copper range hood offers a nod 52 MONTANA’S FINEST HOMES SUMMER/FALL 2016

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An indoor swimming pool allows the homeowners to stay in shape all year long.


to her family’s mining history. Black pearlhone granite on the kitchen island compliments the rosemary-stained, distressed, rusticalder cabinets below. Sienna-stained, blackglazed cherry cabinets highlight typhoon-bordeaux granite countertops, all installed by Distinctive Countertops & Cabinetry of Kalispell. A large inside window allows the chef to keep an eye on guests in the spa area where a custom-shaped, indoor swimming pool offers a great way to keep in shape even on snowy days. The room also boasts a Jacuzzi overlooking the sprawling neighboring farm. Window shades, copper-framed lighting and shower fixtures, room and water temperature are all controlled with the push of a button. In another nod to her lineage, a true Nordic sauna offers the perfect way to melt stress away. Pam Wright and her daughter-in-law, Alana Wright of Wright’s Furniture in Whitefish, worked closely with Lori to represent her rich heritage in every aspect of decor. A painting by Alana of bright red poppies matches the homeowner’s dishes tying everything together. An extra-deep love seat in the living room was built up from the frame to specifically to meet her needs. In the office Pam grouped a brightly-colored portrait of a Native American, a traditional bow and arrow, historic rifle and an deer-

Pam Wright and her daughter-in-law, Alana Wright of Wright’s Furniture in Whitefish, worked to create rich heritage in every aspect of decor in this home at Silverbrook in Kalispell.

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skin drum as historical tokens of her inheritance. Reindeer images are discretely scattered around the home. On the outside of the home, Riverside Garage Doors installed a Wayne-Dalton 9700 steel-carriage house door with the look of wood and strength of steel. Viking Faux Finishes stained the front door and garage door to look like wood, and added decorative rustic hammered Clavos tacks and window boxes. Native Montana stones inside and out complete the cottage effect.

SILVERBROOK RESOURCES In the office designer Pam Wright grouped a brightly-colored portrait of a Native American, a traditional bow and arrow, historic rifle and an deer-skin drum as historical tokens of her inheritance. Reindeer images are discretely scattered around the home.

Silverbrook Estates Broker Larry Sartain (406) 257-2400 silverbrookrealty.com Distinctive Countertops & Cabinetry (406) 756-5000 distinctive-countertops.com The Fireplace Center (406) 257-4336 fireplacectr.com Wrights Furniture (406) 862-2455 wrightsfurniturestore.com

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Retro Winner Billings architect’s design of 60s-era kitchen wins award rian Johnson, a principal partner at Collaborative Design Architects in Billings, won the grand prize in the Monogram Dream Kitchen Design Contest for his renovation redesign of a mid1960s contemporary kitchen. Johnson won the top spot out of more than 50 Billings architect Brian Johnson won the grand entries with his redesign prize in the Monogram Dream Kitchen Design of a client’s home in the Contest for his renovation design of a mid-1960s contemporary kitchen. Gregory Hills subdivision of Billings. The contest’s only requirement was that architects integrate Monogram appliances into their designs. Johnson is a 1997 and a 2008 graduate of Montana State University, having earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the School of Architecture. Johnson attributes his success in great part to the training and education he received in MSU’s architecture program, believing it to be one of the best in the nation. “School taught me not to be afraid, to think differently, creatively--there are no ‘bad ideas’,” Johnson said. “But, it also taught me how to listen to people, to work with them and modify my designs based on their feedback. In other words, I learned how to take constructive criticism.” And this was an extremely important part of his education, according to Johnson. “As architects, we have to sell our ideas, so we need to listen if we want (prospective clients) to become satisfied clients.” Another important idea that Johnson said he learned at MSU is that design is an art. “We may be in business to sell ideas, but (design) is absolutely an art,” he said. “And, as such, you can’t be afraid to try, to experiment, to push forward and never be satisfied. That’s how you get better.” Johnson is remembered by professors as an outstanding student, one who truly embodied the school’s ideals of passion and experimentation. Ralph Johnson, interim director of the SoA and one of Johnson’s former professors, said Johnson stood out from his peers. “Brian was always an outstanding student,” said Johnson, the professor. “And, in his work and attitude, he actively supports the School of Architecture every day.” Johnson is an excellent role model for current students, according to Steven Juroszek, a professor and past interim director of the SoA.

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Montana’s Finest Homes: MCMAHON BUILDERS

Modern in MISSOULA A Montana builder creates a contemporary home in the Rattlesnake Valley

From the steel work, to the finish work and lighting, “The words high-end don’t do it justice,” McMahon said. “The level of detail is just great.” All homes have concrete in them. But it’s usually buried under the framing as the foundation. In the home that McMahon built, concrete takes a central role, being used on interior walls and floors with a high level of polished finish. He prefers the longevity that concrete brings to a project and all the textures that can be done with the material. Eric Patenaude with Montana Concrete Polishers provided the high-end concrete look that the client wanted. The company has worked on custom home throughout Montana at the Yellowstone Club, Iron Horse and throughout the Northwest. McMahon said it takes a special team to work with concrete. “You don’t have a lot of time once it’s in a form or coming out of a truck to scratch your head and say “‘Maybe we should do it this way,’” McMahon said. From the mechanical system to the architecture, the home is an example of exceptional craftsmanship. The cabinetry from Andy Lennox is a shining touch. “Their level of skill and finish sets the place off,” McMahon said.

By David Reese Montana’s Finest Homes Joe McMahon has always enjoyed working with rock. His first home built from stone was in Ecuador, when he worked for a llama rancher high in the cloud forest at 9,000 feet above sea level. The home was built with stone dating back to pre-Inca ruins. “It was quite an experience. Doing that home gave me a huge amount of confidence,” McMahon said. “I thought if I could do that at 9,000 feet, without suppliers or even a Home Depot nearby, I could do this anywhere I had support and infrastructure.” McMahon went on to create his own construction company, McMahon Custom Builders, based in Missoula. One of his most recent homes was a far cry from Ecuador, but this home built in Missoula in 2013 was every bit above the clouds. McMahon was the lead contractor on this contemporary home in the Rattlesnake Valley. Designed by a Seattle firm, the home brings a distinct Northwest influence with aspects of concrete, steel and glass. “It’s true architecture,” McMahon said. “Everything in that house epitomizes custom.” 56 MONTANA’S FINEST HOMES SUMMER/FALL 2016

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The custom home in Missoula from McMahon Builders replaced an older home that was on the property. McMahon dismantled the classic 1970s-era home, much of which was sold as salvage on the spot.

“We learned so many things on this home. It’s really helped us learn how to face a challenge,” McMahon said. “It showed us that this is the level we are capable of. Hopefully it’s not the last super contemporary home I do. I hope to get to work on something of this level again.” McMahon still enjoys working on midrange homes and renovations. “We still do the mid-range, and we still do it very creatively.” McMahon lives near the custom home, and he’s good friends with the owner, so he gets to stop in occasionally and see his work. “I walk through that house sometimes and just think “Oh wow,’” he said. “There are parts of that house that just leave me speechless.” The custom home replaced an older home that was on the property. McMahon dismantled the classic 1970s-era home, much of

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MCMAHON BUILDERS RESOURCES Acoustic Vision theacousticvision.com 543-0300 Montana Concrete Polishing 880-7200 www.mtpolishing.com Superior Hardwoods 800 572-9601 shannon@superiorhardwoods.com Lennox Craftsmen Andy 240-5031 lennoxcraftsmen@gmail.com

“We learned so many things on this home. It’s really helped us learn how to face a challenge. It showed us that this is the level we are capable of.”

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McMahon Builders/from previous page which was sold as salvage on the spot. The home is quite visible to Missoula residents. “People either really like it or don’t like it,” he said. “It’s like art; it evokes a response.” Working on this contemporary custom home showed McMcahon and his crew what they’re capable of; in some ways it was a reminder of what he was able to achieve when he built the stone home in Ecuador. McMahon is like the orchestra conductor, the maestro who brings all the players together, keeps them on same page and moving forward. That in itself is monumental. “I get the credit when things do or don’t go well,” he said. Working with a variety of contractors, with divergent skills, challenges him. “It’s not always easy, but we always pull it off, and when we pull it out of difficult period, that becomes really satisfying,” McMahon said. “That’s when you really have to figure things out and collaborate and make it work.” Building this home brought McMahon full circle with an old buddy in Missoula.

Twenty years ago McMahon was fixing the guy’s garage, which had been tilting badly. The owner of the dilapidated garage told McMahon that “Someday maybe we’ll build a house together,” McMahon said. “I thought, ‘whatever.’ Never in my wildest dreams did I

imagine the house we would build together would be like this.” McMahon knows his way around a construction site. He has been building since he was a teenager. He moved to Missoula from the midwest and never left. “I’ve just always enjoyed building,” he said. •

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Montana’s Finest Homes: MCELMURRY HOMES

Perched in the hills surrounding Missoula, this home built by McElmurry Homes uses old world elements to create an elegant style with a rustic feel.

Coming Home McElmurry Homes delivers a vision of home that’s stately, warm and inviting erched in the hills surrounding Missoula, this home uses old world elements to create an elegant style with a rustic feel. McElmurry Homes of Missoula expertly delivered the owner’s vision of a stately yet warm and inviting home to enjoy the Missoula, Montana, views. Entering the home through tall, grand dark wood doors the great room immediately presents breathtaking grandeur with magnificent arched beams from Boyce Lumber accentuating the dark wood slates that make up the entire ceiling. As an elegant counterpoint, a modern globe chandelier with star-like lights illuminates the room. Large windows from Sierra Pacific Windows bring in the outdoors and an

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impressive floor to ceiling rock fireplace adds another old world element. Rough timbers, aged patinas on the walls, wrought iron and natural stone all come together to create a look that is grand and timeless. Tumbled travertines, split face slates and metallic tiles set in detailed patterns, all designed and installed by Abbey Carpets Missoula, give the residence a stately feel. Pavers in the mudroom and back entry mimic an old cobblestone street. Dark rustic oak floors give an aged appearance to new construction. The lodge style is carried through in the great room with creative design from Madison Creek Furnishings. The muted red tiger stripe chairs, distressed leather armed couch and tree trunk based coffee table all flow seamlessly with the aged pati-


Entering the home through tall, grand dark wood doors the great room immediately presents breathtaking grandeur with magnificent arched beams from Boyce Lumber accentuating the dark wood slates that make up the entire ceiling. As an elegant counterpoint, a modern globe chandelier with star-like lights illuminates the room.

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na, suede effect wall treatment. A large cream color designer rug brings together the finishing touch of elegance to the rustic style. In the kitchen, ample white cabinets and a large window for lots of natural light speak to the fresh and pure joy of garden picked foods. Striking gold and sand colored granite countertops from Direct Source add another element of richness to this home. Dark wood floors and a stone backdrop behind the range carry through the old world feel, while a designer metal hood and metal refrigerator add a contemporary element. This Missoula home ties together a sense of warmth, grandeur and legacy for future generations. •

MCELMURRY HOMES RESOURCES The lodge style of this home from McElmurry Homes is carried through in the great room with creative design from Madison Creek Furnishings. The muted red tiger stripe chairs, distressed leather armed couch and tree trunk based coffee table all flow seamlessly with the aged patina, suede effect wall treatment. A large cream color designer rug brings together the finishing touch of elegance to the rustic style.

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rom Lisa King’s living room she can watch the bright lights of the Missoula valley below. The home was a dream fulfilled for her and her husband, who designed the home with McElmurry Homes. The home is on Missoula’s South Hill, high above the broad Missoula valley. This home was built with the future of her family in mind, and is designed to accommodate the King’s grandchildren, as well as their own lifestyle needs down the road. Those needs include wider doorways to fit wheelchairs, should the need arise, and walkin showers. Their lifestyle also includes a lot of entertaining, so there are two kitchen islands — one for cooking and one for sitting. Working with McElmurry Homes made the building process a smooth one, King, owner of Copperopolis design center in Missoula, says. “Overall it was a great process,” King said. “Blaine McElmurry was absolutely fabulous to work with.”

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Montana’s Finest Homes: MCELMURRY HOMES

This Missoula home built by McElmurry Homes ties together a sense of warmth, grandeur and legacy for future generations.

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Montana’s Finest Homes: HOYT HOMES

Hoyt Homes maintained the historic look and feel of this Craftsman-style home, while bringing modern function and appliances to the home.

Craftsman charmer Hoyt Homes revives a classic Missoula craftsman home his beautiful house in the University District of Missoula had excellent “bones” but the owner was ready to spruce it up. In fact, the owners wanted truly make this home a showpiece. Hoyt Homes helped the owner create an intimate outdoor living space, they added on to the house to expand the living room and kitchen, and performed a complete makeover to the exterior of the house. The kitchen is now a showpiece with its marble counters, French kitchen appliances and clean lines. This remodel was completed in 2015. Hoyt Homes maintained the historic look and feel of this Craftsman-style home, while bringing modern function and appliances to the home. The success of this remodel came from the preparation. Wade Hoyt, owner of Hoyt Homes, spent approximately a year designing this remodel in

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The living room (above) of this Craftsman-style home was completely renovated, keeping the classic feel of the historic home but giving it a fresh, modern look.

partnership with the property owners and Mike Morgan from Hoffman/Morgan Associates. The house was over 90 years old, so the original kitchen was gutted to be replaced with an expansive kitchen suitable for gourmet cooking and entertaining. They opened the walls between the existing family room and kitchen by adding steel beams to support the existing second floor. The garage was demolished and replaced on a different side of the property to create more room for the new outdoor living space. "The addition complements the neighborhood and maintains the historic integrity of the University District," Hoyt said. See the complete renovation at hoythomes.com.

Hoyt Homes demolished the old garage in order make room for an outdoor living space.

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Tinsel town Dashing Decor creates a better way to decorate for the holidays ashing Holiday DĂŠcor, a new company in Columbia Falls aims to make the holidays more beautiful and less stressful. The “Luxury Holiday DĂŠcor Rentalsâ€? business is designed to streamline decorating by shipping items directly to the customer. The items can be hung right out of the box, and at the end of the holidays they are shipped back. Customers are able to return the items after the holidays. “Most people want a beautiful holiday setting but not everyone wants to shop for decorations, put them together, hang them up and then have to store them for the next year," the owner of Dashing, Emily Bertino, said. "With the rental system, your holiday decorations arrive at your door ready to be placed and at the end of the season, you simply ship them back to Dashing.â€? Bertino says she wants to provide a solution for easing the stress of the holidays. “It seemed there was a need for some way to decorate for the holidays that didn’t involve a lot of time," she said. "I’ve heard so many people complain when the holidays were coming about the decorations, especially about storing them. The idea really grew from thinking of a way that would remove the stressful part of holiday decorating.â€? The other attractive feature is the flexibility of having a new dĂŠcor theme each year. When we were doing the research for the business, that was a hugely positive factor for many people – the ability to change the holiday look in their home or business from year to year.â€? Bertino said Dashing is geared toward luxury and vacation homeowners, but business owners and interior designers have shown a lot of interest. Every piece is made by hand in the workshop in Columbia Falls. "In the next couple of years we hope to expand operations and create more jobs in the Flathead Valley," Bertino said. "Right now we are excited to finish this year’s pieces and get them shipped out so our customers have great holidays.â€? •

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1670 Sherman Rd, Kalispell, M5ÙMLS 21605714 This stunning home on 300 acres has unmatched views of the surrounding mountains. Custom timbers welcome you onto an expansive patio overlooking the valley, Glacier National Park, the river rock pond and beyond. Log framing throughout the home adds to the granduer. Enjoy three master suites, two family rooms, the gated driveway and so much more. Over 300 acres allow for hay production, hiking and riding your horses. The remarkable indoor riding arena is fully equipped with tack room, stalls and multiple outbuildings. Visit www.murphyranchandland.com for more photos and information. http://visionmedia-realty.smartmember.com/1670ShermanRoad

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Architect NEWS from page 55 he home was built at the base of a 200-foot ridge of sandstone in Billings, and panoramic views were a large part of the original architect’s plan. Interior views were also a component of the redesign. While the kitchen itself was considered open to the rest of the space from a plan standpoint, Johnson said that the kitchen was actually closed off from the eating and living spaces by a swinging door and walls. “These walls became barriers that created awkward and unnecessary transitions between the kitchen, family room, breakfast nook and dining room,â€? according to Johnson’s description of the project. So, he tore them down and, instead, added a counter-high buffet, leaving the site lines open but still defining the space. While the open concept design may have been the primary focus, updating the entire look and feel was extremely important as well. “The new kitchen has been completely transformed to capture the beauty of the site and the delicate lines of the home’s original) architecture,â€? Johnson said in an interview on the website Save Room For Design. Johnson said while it is not necessary for a designer to enter or win competitions, it does have some practical benefits, such as national exposure and recognition. Speaking to practicality, he said that while being recognized in a competition and winning an award feels wonderful, getting such positive feedback from experts in the industry is even more important. That recognition not only adds merit to his portfolio, it gives his clients a great deal of confidence in their investment with him, in both time and money. •

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Best in Show

Montana stone is the star in our pick for best new design Lyndon Steinmetz designed this home on the Alberta prairie near Calgary, using stone from Montana Rockworks in Kalispell. This is our editor’s pick for “Best in Show” of this edition of Montana’s Finest Homes. Be sure to read more at montanaliving.com

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The American West

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