It all started with the log cabin. Simple, functional, timeless—and, now, the inspiration for estates that would make a Montana homesteader pinch himself. From these humble beginnings, architecture in Montana has grown into something jawdropping. Over at the luxurydefined blog, Christie’s Real Estate recently highlighted some of the big sky state’s architectural gems, including everything from Bozeman to Whitefish MT real estate.
Who does “rustic modern,” better than Montana? Taking cues from that archetypal log cabin, this style embraces warmth, honors rural heritage, and utilizes natural materials like stone or reclaimed wood—then pairs that with modern amenities and comforts.
“We call it Mountain Modern,” Sean Averill, co-owner of PureWest Real Estate, the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in Montana, told luxurydefined.
“Call it what you will,” the story continues, “It’s a popular choice among buyers who want the authentic Montana look with an edge.”
This home, 300 Twig Lane, in Bozeman, is a beautiful example.
“Notice how the windows in every room are huge, often floor to ceiling, for sensational views,” says Susi Dokken of PureWest. “We’re just four miles from Bozeman, even though it feels like you’re in the countryside. That’s the magic of this place—it’s built to fit into the natural environment. There’s a stocked trout pond on one side of the house and a fly-fishing river on the other.”
But Montana architecture isn’t all rustic. As the state’s metropolitan centers attract outsiders from across the country and world, it’s making more and more sense to place contemporary homes in rural settings. The Wildwood Ridge property, which overlooks Flathead Lake, is pure contemporary, for example.
“Ten years ago, there wasn’t a market for a modern house like this,” David Fetveit, co-owner of PureWest Real Estate, told luxurydefined. “But there has been a shift in the last two to three years. People aren’t always looking for rustic—particularly if it’s for their primary residence, which is happening more and more. This property has all the advantages of being in the country with the refreshing appeal of a contemporary style.”
Whether you trend toward rustic or contemporary, a PureWest agent can help you find the property that’ll help you make the Montana dream come true. Give us a call today, or browse online:
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PHOTO: Whitefish MT Real Estate, featuring 1059 Whispering Pines Lane. For more information, contact William MacDonald at (406) 871-7787.