Historic House Listings

Catalogue home in Montana. Circa 1898. Over one acre. $1,395,000

June 3, 2019

Beautiful home! This was a catalogue home! It was built in 1898. It is located on 1.08 acres in Missoula, Montana. It has been completely restored and all mechanicals have been updated. The property has a detached guest house and there is a creek that runs through the property. The guest home has one bedroom and one bathroom. Five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 7,308 square feet. $1,395,000

From the Zillow listing:


This Iconic Missoula residence is nestled in the heart of the Rattlesnake Valley, originally built as a catalog home in 1896. This property has undergone a complete era specific remodel mixing the charm and history of the original features with the conveniences of state of the art updates and additions.  The property features 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and is located on three full city lots. The spacious outdoor living spaces includes a separate guest home and  seasonal creek running through the beautifully landscaped yard.

The formal entry, parlor and dining room, which are all original to the home, feature a combination of original woodwork complemented with new finishes including doors, windows and floors.  New to the home is the oversize great room, with a full bar, open living space and a gas fireplace.  No detail was missed, including ample built in storage, built in television  and surround sound that flows through the entire home and grounds. Formally the breezeway, the great room is framed by massive windows offering views of both the front and back yards and has access to the attached 3 car garage and shop.  The expanded state of the art, eat in kitchen features a pass though access to the great room bar and sits adjacent to the formal dining room.  The huge center island, Wolf appliances and three ovens make entraining with friends and family a breeze.

The expansive master suite is truly a place for relaxing away from it all, and features 10 foot ceilings, a cozy gas fireplace, an oversized walk in closet and an impressive bath with granite countertops, soaking tub and steam shower. The private office located adjacent to the suite works perfectly as a home gym as well, with close proximity yet privacy.

The upper level features 4 full bedrooms and three bathrooms, each with the style of a true Victorian era home. Subway tile, unique built-ins, private patios and stained glass windows enhance the charm of this historic home.  There is also a full finished 3rd floor attic for additional expansion!  The lower level of this home was designed for charming fun and includes the grotto style wine cellar/tasting room and a fully finished media room with a home theater system and pool table.

The spacious front porch and gazebo add additional outdoor living space to the amazing back yard! Multiple patios overlook the landscaped grounds and the creek flowing through. Walk ways wind their way to the lower section of the yard with rear street access, ideal for cater/service access.  The 1 bed, 1 bath guest home features a full kitchen and single car garage. Offering guest privacy and the conveniences of home while staying on property. This space would also work well for a caretaker or rental income.

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