513 Doney Way – Bozeman, Montana (SU Platinum Properties)

523 Doney Way Bozeman MontanaBozeman, Montana – If you are seeking the quintessential Montana Rustic home in thriving Bozeman, Montana, look no further.

This home romanticizes the true west while providing the discerning buyer all of the conveniences, high-end finishes, and floorplan aligned with today’s modern and active lifestyle. This impeccably maintained, move-in ready, five bedroom home awaits you in Green Hills Ranch, just minutes from Downtown Bozeman.

Green Hills Ranch is aptly named. The rolling hills and fertile farmland that encompass this subdivision are lush: vivid green a good part of the year before turning a rich harvest-gold hue before the winter snow. Located at the southern edges of the Gallatin Valley along the Gallatin Range, a slight rise in elevation from the valley floor allows for breathtaking views.

To the north, the unequaled view of the valley highlights the Bridger and Little Belt Mountains. To the west and south, the Tobacco Roots and Spanish Peaks capture the vistas, dominated by the full-front of the Gallatin Range. Much of the vast farmland within view shed of Green Hills Ranch is protected by Conservation Easements. An added bonus is the trail systems and open space within Green Hills Ranch, especially the 100+ acres bordering the west property line of the home.523 Doney Way - Bozeman, Montana 2

Location and lifestyle opportunities are always a prime consideration for any property, and this home is exceptional. Situated 10 miles from the heart of Downtown Bozeman, 17 miles from Yellowstone/Bozeman International Airport, and less than an hour to the famed ski slopes of Big Sky, this home is ideal for anyone wanting “to have it all.”

The Gallatin Range is literally within shouting distance. You’ll never tire of exploring the numerous trail systems throughout the Gallatin Range and recreating at Hyalite Lake with its camping, picnicking, boating, and fishing activities. Blue Ribbon trout fishing on the famed Gallatin River is literally minutes away by car.

Some very special homes defy simple descriptions due to the level of architectural sophistication and design complexity required to achieve perfection. This Montana Rustic 5,678 square-foot home is such a residence. The four bedroom Main House and attached one bedroom Guest Apartment is upscale Montana through-and-through. “Rustic” is defined in the dictionary as, “of, relating to or suitable for the country or country people.”

523 Doney Way - Bozeman, Montana 3Nowadays, when folks in Montana say “Rustic” in reference to architecture, they are responding to reclaimed materials utilized in a manner that embraces our vision of romanticized settler and frontier days. From the exterior reclaimed wood siding and timbers, to the real western saddle bar seats in the lower level Game Room, every architectural detail, material, and design element enhances the home’s true Montana style.

The home was custom built in 2005 by the original owner, who was a cabinetmaker. His craftsmanship and dedication to building a perfect nest for himself with an eye for detail are evident, particularly when it comes to cabinets, vanities, and built-in furniture. Utilizing reclaimed rough-hewn logs, timbers, wood siding, stacked-native-stone for interior walls and fireplace surrounds, and neutral-taupe-colored plaster walls, the home feels solid, yet cozy and safe. Nature is integrated into every room by brilliant window placements, including entire walls of windows and glass doors that frame the 360° views.

523 Doney Way - Bozeman, Montana 4The attractive home is two wings in an “L” shape configuration connected by a front hall. The main home has a circular floor plan that includes the Great Room kitchen/living room, den, and Master Suite. The wide front hallway spans from the Master Suite on the southern end of the main home to the north end. The foyer, staircase to both upper and lower levels, powder room, formal dining room, home office, and laundry room are off the hall before it makes a 90° turn and connects to the second wing, which houses the mudroom and breezeway to the Guest Apartment and garage.