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Sophisticated & Timeless – Outstanding Bigfork, MT Residence On The Market

A timeless design created to capture the beauty of the alpine setting and the expansive views of the Swan Mountains, Flathead Lake, and the valley to the north. This outstanding residence is being offered fully decorated, complete with much of the furniture specifically designed for the home.

”Architecture is inhabited by sculpture.” Joe Sparno.

Upon entering, you are enamored by the stately entrance opening into the grand living room framed by generous windows, high ceilings and the Montana rock fireplace. Exquisite hardwood flooring leads you down the ample hallway past the luxurious dining room designed with elaborate rounded windows and space large enough to entertain a sizable number of family and guests. Into the massive epicurean kitchen, complete with every conceivable amenity and ready for the most discriminating culinary artist, including a butler’s pantry and chef’s office.

When it’s time to retire for the evening, stroll back down the elegant polished hallway past the intricate cherry wood framed office to the considerable master suite complete with cherry wood fireplace and reading niche. The impressive master bathroom awaits with separate vanities, make-up area, large jetted soaking tub, multiple closets, and spacious shower.

If you are in the mood for a movie, head down the stairs, or step into the conveniently located elevator, and purchase a ticket from “Tillie”. Amble down the hallway past the vintage movie posters. Stop for popcorn at the refreshment area and then prepare yourself for an unimaginable experience in an unparalleled residential theater complete with the latest operational technologies and sophisticated lighting.

(1022 Swan Hill Dr, Bigfork, MT)

This impeccable residence is being offered exclusively by Tom & Katie Brown of Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty.

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The Tallest Single-Family Home in the U.S. for Sale

This Prescott, Arizona home offers an unparalleled bird’s eye view. Known as the Falcon Nest, the 124-foot-tall residence is on the market for $1.5 million and includes three bedrooms, four baths, and uninhibited views of the surrounding valley. Designed by Phoenix architect Sukumar Pal in 1994, the 6,200-square foot property utilizes many forms of alternative power to limit the energy consumption of its luxurious amenities, including a hydraulic elevator to transport guests from the garage to the living area.


Though the home is ten stories high, the sixth floor—known as the solarium—is the main attraction, consisting of 2,000 square feet of glass-paneled living space, comprising two bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen, and a common room.


Guests can enjoy 360-degree views of the surrounding scenery, including the San Francisco Peaks 120 miles in the distance, through the solarium’s windowed walls and ceilings. The listing provides some unconventional ideas for the uniquely-shaped pad, including transforming the nest into a luxury bed and breakfast radio tower, or observatory. (Source: Architectural Digest)


**Falcon Nest Can be repurposed as: 

1. The home could be used as an educational institution for geology, sustainability, and other topics, with informal classrooms and lecture halls. Here, the state university board as well as the local colleges such as Yavapai and Prescott College could be solicited.

2. This could be a ranger station/trailhead/museum for the Thumb Butte area, offering guidance, artifacts and tour information for the area. Here the state parks department would be contacted.

3. The home could become a bed and breakfast, offering unique view opportunities, spa amenities and onsite chef preparation.

4. The home could become multi-purpose, with offices and spaces to rent/lease.

5. The home could become multi-tenant, for high-end prospects.

6. The home could be used as an event venue, for weddings, special events, etc.


Property Marketed By – Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

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Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Ellen Degeneres & Portia de Rossi’s Romantic Villa (Video)

The Wall Street Journal recently announced that beloved stand-up comedian, television show host, bestselling author, and Emmy Award winner Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Australian–American actress Portia de Rossi, have listed their storied Santa Barbara, California estate for $45 million USD.

When Ellen and her Portia first saw this elegant stone villa in the hills of Santa Barbara, they were immediately enchanted by the pure pastoral ambience of the Tuscan countryside that pervades it — the gentle sunlight, the rugged stone, and the reverence for the natural surroundings.

The property, known as ‘The Villa,’ is prominently featured in Ellen’s 2015 book Home and was purchased by the couple in 2012; the estate was expanded through the acquisition of two adjacent properties and now totals 16.88 acres.


“The surrounding gardens and olive trees are almost as wonderful as the interior. The house truly feels like it was built out of the landscape, rather than plopped on a plot. It feels ancient, like it’s been there forever. Like that hill was never without the house. This is a home that honors nature, and I love that.”
– Ellen DeGeneres


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