Distinct, as in the white cedar Finnish sauna or climate-controlled wine room. Or the two-story interior waterfall that makes this home feel like a private mountain retreat. The soft backdrop of burnished copper and the soothing sounds of water work wonderfully when played against the majesty just out the front door.
Standing at the bottom of the waterfall and gazing up through the 12 skylights into the blue sky brings the home’s namesake to life: endless sky. With the push of a button the motorized skylight adds another dimension to that blue sky: a rush of clean mountain air. On a sunny day the light catches the waterfall, and you can look up in the great room through to the sky as the mountain air fills the room and know what people mean when they say Montana is ‘the last best place” – a quality you can feel as well as see.
With “endless sky” as theme, other subtle design elements fall into place. Capacious 27-foot ceilings create an interior grandeur that reflects the outdoors. Antique copper accents along fireplace mantles and copper along the kitchen range complement the cherry wood cabinets, adding sunset glow to the open spaces. You could glimpse similar colors every evening on the deck, but an exquisite sense of natural materials and lighting brings those same subtle sunset hues inside at all times.
Aside from a blend of organic materials and hues, warmth is achieved through an architectural design by CTA Architects Engineers that harmonizes elaborate living space with a homey tranquil touch. A fireplace in the master bedroom and five others interspersed throughout the house bring coziness to cold winter nights. Well-placed art adds a sophisticated touch to rooms. And although 10,000-square feet might sound enormous, this home exudes comfort in every corner, integrating guest rooms, two main floor suites, library, office, exercise room, theater, recreation room, pantry, kitchen, great room and dining room into a home that feels and operates like a unified whole. Sitting atop the three-car garage, even the separate apartment continues the theme of elegant quality.