120 Churn Road – Bozeman, Montana
120 Churn Road – Located on a gentle hillside at the base of Sypes Canyon, beside the Sypes Canyon Trailhead and adjacent to State lands, this home is ideal for the active family seeking privacy, big protected views, and room to roam. The neighboring Sypes Canyon Trailhead is one of Bozeman’s best hikes, going 6.2 miles into the Southern end of the Bridgers, and connecting to the Bridger’s Ridge Trail. Dogs, horses, and mountain bikes are allowed on this trail that is certified to get your heart rate up as it ascends to wonderful overlooks through dense forests.
The attractive 7 bedrooms, 5,474 square foot home, built in 2006 for the current owner, is sited on a sloping meadow hillside with thick evergreen forests and aspens groves bordering the east line of the property. The Bridger Mountains are literally this home’s backyard. The front of the home takes in expansive views of the entire Gallatin Valley, ranging from the Southern edges to the far North, encompassing the Tobacco Root Mountains, Spanish Peaks, Gallatin Range, and Little Belts to the North. The large acreage fronting the home protections you from any future development interfering with the broad panoramic views. The driveway, flanked with two sizeable entry boulders, is at the end of Churn Road, just beyond the Sypes Trailhead parking. This is an ultra private setting.
The home is straight-forward in a modern, clean-lined style built around the Great Room on the main floor and the family room on the full daylight, walkout lower level. Built for Bozeman’s climate and for an action-packed family, the home’s hardy plank exterior, ideal for low-maintenance, is an earthy moss-green-grey, accented with brown trim around the windows and trim boards. The exterior’s wainscot of stone grounds the home, adding to the home’s appeal and sturdy appearance. The front door is under a covered porch, with the roof supported by large timbers, stained honey-gold to match the front door. The roof trim and soffits are a brick red, with this rich color used as wall accents in the Great Room, just beyond the foyer and front door.
The Great Room, comprised of the kitchen, dining area, and living room, is just beyond the entry foyer and coat closets. The entry foyer features a slate flooring that is inset in a decorative pattern with oak. The plaster walls in the home are neutral colored, other than the brick red accent walls in the Great Room. The Great Room and main floor Master Suite has sturdy oak flooring. Throughout this Montana home, alder is used for trim and doors.
Entering the home, your eye is drawn across the Great Room to the big picture windows and the Valley beyond. The living roomâ™s vaulted ceiling with fir beams and timbers allows for soaring windows capturing Montanaâ™s Big Sky as well as majestic mountain ranges. The room bumps out at the windows so as to have windows facing South, West, and North, bathing the home in an abundance of natural light. The living roomâ™s stone wood-burning fireplace has a stone slab hearth and a fir timber mantle. The room has a generous proportion with multiple possibilities for seating arrangements.
The dining area, with glass doors to the South facing entertaining deck, bridges the kitchen and living room. The circular-flow galley-style kitchen has an island with granite counters and raised bar seating designating it from the dining area. The counter serves as both informal seating and staging meals in the dining room. The dining room enjoys both South and West facing windows, with the home’s elevation from the Valley floor making it possible to see everything. This is a place to watch the sunsets, enjoy the clouds and spot a satellite or two going across the evening skies.
The kitchen’s expanse of granite counters is an organic mottled brown. The decorative backsplash along the wall of the main L-shaped kitchen counter is a brick pattern of glass and natural stone tiles in browns and metallic grays. The kitchen appliances are GE Profile, with a 5-burner gas cooktop, double wall ovens, a French door refrigerator, and dishwasher. The kitchen sink, located in one of the three kitchen counter spaces, has a breathtaking view to the South of forests and meadows. The kitchen has tremendous storage in the wood lower and upper cabinets.
The main floor Master Suite is at the end of the North wing, past the carpeted stairs to the lower level and the terra-cotta colored Powder Room with slate flooring. The Master has glass doors to a private West balance, big windows facing East, North, and West, and ample room for a sitting area. A foyer opens from the hall into the Master, with a short hall leading to the walk-in closet with built-in dressers, shelves, and hanging spaces and to the Master bath. The bath has 16 square stone tile flooring, a big steam shower with dual shower heads and smoked-glass doors, and built-in wood vanity with Corian countertop and dual sinks.
A Junior Suite is also located in the North wing of the main floor. Carpeted, with a walk-in closet, the bath has a combination tub/shower and porcelain flooring, which is used in the bath for the upper-level bedrooms as well as the two bathrooms on the lower level. All four of these bathrooms have similar vanities with wood cabinets and showers or tubs with showers.
A home office is located in the hallway off the kitchen and has a built-in desk with upper and lower cabinets as well as drawers and open shelving. The spacious laundry room is across from the office and features Whirlpool top-loading washer and dryer, a big utility sink, two counters, a utility closet, and space to hang clean clothes and store laundry baskets.
The mudroom area, laundry room, and hall have easy-care 16 square porcelain tile flooring. The mudroom has an extra-deep and sizable coat and gear closet. The attached 3-car garage has 2 extra-deep stalls for big trucks, and features tons of built-in racks and hooks for bikes, tools, and various Montana toys.
A staircase from the back hallway leads to the upper floor and also to the lower level. The carpeted upper level begins with a huge storage closet accessed from the stair landing. A small foyer is located at the top of the stairs with two large bedrooms occupying the North and South sides of the area. Both bedrooms have lovely views and big spaces suitable for sitting areas as well as built-in desk areas. They each have walk-in closets and a private vanity with sink. They share a bathroom with a shower.
The lower level’s main staircase is located by the front door. Big East-facing windows, oak flooring, and a landing area with a display space make the stairs inviting, light, and airy. The full daylight, walk-out lower level is carpeted throughout except for the back storage, workshop, and utility room with a composite floor.
A large family room is at the bottom of the stairs and includes glass doors to the yard, a wood-burning stove on a slate raised platform, and room for any number of activates, including a pool table. The North wing of the lower level has a media room, two bedrooms, and a bath. The end bedroom has both North and West windows. The South wing includes a third bedroom, a bathroom, a big storage area under the stairs, and the double storage rooms with built-in shelving for all your camping gear, Holiday decorations, and everything else you wish to store.
This is a home with space to sprawl and areas to gather. The upper level could easily be converted into an apartment with a kitchen installed as all plumbing and wiring is in place and the entrance lends itself to being separate from the main house.
The home is in move-in condition, ready to enjoy. Covenants allow for the property to be fenced for horses and for a barn to be built. Bring your hiking boots and dirt bike!
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Mike & Sally at Schlauch Uhlmann Platinum Properties | Bozeman, Montana