A Rocky Mountain Utopia: Valley of the Moon Ranch and Art Gallery
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A Rocky Mountain Utopia: Valley of the Moon Ranch and Art Gallery

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The Valley of the Moon Ranch is surrounded by forest lands at the end of a highly discreet road. With extensive frontage on Rock Creek, one of Montana’s most famous blue ribbon trout fisheries, and total seclusion a mere 40-minute drive to an international airport, this property is truly impressive.  In short, it is a Rocky Mountain utopia. The owner’s residence, guest home and art gallery were designed by Emilio Ambasz in 1993, a renowned and enigmatic architect that has been described as the “spiritual father of the sustainability movement”. An in-ground sculpture by James Turrell punctuates the landscape in front of the guest home. A comfortable manager’s home is stationed as a “gatekeeping” structure along the drive to the owner’s compound.

The 10,300± sq. ft. home, constructed in 1994 is built into a south-facing hillside and includes 5 bedrooms (3 of which have sitting rooms), 7 full baths, 1 half bath, kitchen, dining room with fireplace, living room, a library with a fireplace, recreation room, office with fireplace, and an exercise room with an indoor endless swimming pool. The foyer is magnificent with cathedral ceilings and twin staircases that create an immediate sense of symmetry upon entering the home. A 1,428± square foot attached garage provides plenty of room for vehicles. The property is currently up for sale, at $12,500,000.  What are your thoughts regarding this unconventional property? [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Adam York]   

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