Mountain Magic - Blue Ribbon Builders

Mountain Magic

A spectacular timber frame home that is surrounded by the gentle sounds of falling water and the beauty of nature for a truly special place to retreat.

From the very first look this custom built Timber Frame home is spectacular. It’s the details that truly make this home special. The homeowners took great pride and care in choosing materials, amenities and special features that make friends and family feel welcome.Entertaining is made easy in the impressive kitchen with features like stainless steel countertops along the perimeter and an extra large granite countertop with a built in steamer. The kitchen is stocked with restaurant grade appliances and the pantry door has a chalkboard panel to leave notes or write the day’s menu. The hallmark of this room is the gently curved wine cabinet with bent glass and mahogany molding with a built in chilling unit. Salut!

The living area features reclaimed timbers for trusses and perlins and western red cedar log posts. The mantel is made from Juniper wood which is native to the Montana mountains. Just as impressive is the one piece hearth stone.

Two more unique features are the custom designed staircase and mural to give the feeling of walking in the forest woodlands. The second thoughtful idea that came to fruition is the hallway bridge leading to the guest suite. The hallway has a stone and pebble path with inlaid twinkling fiber optic lights. This, in combination with the gently flowing water underneath makes for a magical experience.

Finally, the homeowner’s family room features a wet bar made of reclaimed tin and old license plates. They even encouraged the craftsman to put carvings into the bar for a personal touch. The great success of this special home is because of the collaborative effort between the designer, architect, Blue Ribbon Builders and most importantly, the clients.


“It has been a pleasure working with you – from start to finish. Thanks for everything.”




Tolstedt Architects, Locati Architects

Interior Designer:

Design Associates


Rodger Wade

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