Distinctly situated on the shores of Flathead Lake, this 5,289 Sq. Ft. European villa inspired 3 bed, 4 bath home, is like no other in Montana. Set amongst a 1,300 vine vineyard and orchard on 5+ acres of extensively landscaped grounds, sweeping lawns extend to 205 Ft. of pebbled beach lake frontage with stone patio, fire pit and concrete dock. 4 other separate guest structures include a restored 1870's log fishing cabin, an elegant apartment above the 4-plus detached garages, a bunkhouse in the picker's shed and a 3 bedroom guest house nestled in the orchard. In all, 20 guests can be accommodated making this Bigfork legacy estate a retreat for gracious living and entertaining on the lake. Reminiscent of homes in Tuscany and Provence, and designed for serenity and relaxation, the main house was meticulously crafted with exterior walls of classic European triple coated stucco and interior walls of hand applied plaster. Architectural detailing throughout, sets this truly remarkable home apart, with antique 10 ft. carved entry doors from Europe, 2 cast stone fireplaces, travertine flooring, a dramatic entry staircase and foyer, and abundant arched windows allowing for ample natural light and views of the lake. The open living plan interior features a custom gourmet chef's kitchen and butler's pantry complete with handcrafted alder cabinetry with granite and stainless steel countertops, as well as a grand main suite with balcony, and an attached tumbled marble bath with step down vaulted shower. A spacious lower level office with a private entrance makes it perfect to work from home.
Outdoor spaces expand the home into the beautiful surroundings with covered decks, rock walls, gardens and an extended stone laid terrace, extraordinary with a wisteria covered pergola, perfect for entertaining large groups in a perfect setting. Combined with the close proximity to some of Montana's greatest outdoor recreational areas such as Glacier Park, the Swan Mountain Range and the Bob Marshall Wilderness, this property offers a truly unique luxury experience unparalleled in Montana.