"Hawkwood" - 471 W. Boulder Road, Livingston, MT
It is truly a rare instance when an authentic frontier Montana landmark is combined with a discerning eye and an artist’s touch to create a home of uncompromising beauty and charm. These qualities are brought together and gently nestled in southwestern Montana’s West Boulder River valley at a former map dot known as “Hawkwood”. The cornerstone of this true Montana treasure, that has garnered editorial acclaim, is the record contained within the walls of the home and the discriminating touches used to elevate this historic artifact to a modern masterpiece.
The core of the home, originally built in the 1890’s and serving as the Old Hawkwood Post Office, was the center of activity in the West Boulder valley. It also served as a stagecoach stop, bringing news from the East and ushering travelers into their new lives in the Montana frontier and later found noble use as a school for the area children. The original walls of this community gathering place have been meticulously preserved and now find new life as the foundation of a stunning private residence at 471 W. Boulder Rd., Livingston, MT.
Views surrounding "Hawkwood"
Situated on just under an acre and surrounded by the highly protective West Boulder Reserve conservation easement, the home enjoys tremendous views up the valley, to Elephant Head and Lion Mountains, which are preserved in perpetuity. As an in-holding, this property benefits from all of the protection offered by the surrounding covenants while still maintaining the ability to operate independently of restriction. This combination creates a truly superb scenario of utmost security and flexibility.
Upon entering the home, one immediately takes note of the quality of finishes that are evident. From the custom made furniture, and period appropriate paintings and bronzes, down to the antique reclaimed floors and trim work. The understated elegance of the home is breathtaking. Immediate focal points to the center of the home are the hand-hewn rustic timbers that compose the interior walls. The markings made over a century ago are so distinct that they defy their age; you are looking at history and at the heart of Hawkwood.
Master Bedroom w. Hand-crafted bed and authentic Native American hand-painted buffalo robe
This custom home features three individual bedroom suites with an additional bunkroom for young residents or guests. Each suite has been completed to exacting standards and features Kohler Artist’s Series fixtures, stone tiled showers, custom accents and furnishings. The main floor master suite offers a cast iron whirlpool tub by Kohler, reclaimed cabinetry and a private entry from the exterior of the home. The second floor suite pampers its guests with a hand-crafted king size bed from which captivating views of the West Boulder River valley can be enjoyed and an on-suite steam shower; the perfect end to a day filled with active relaxation. The lower level suite features an antique soaker tub and direct access to the lower patio, one of several secluded places to enjoy the local sunsets.
The kitchen features hand-crafted cabinetry with stained glass accents and top of the line appliances. Transitions from the kitchen flow seamlessly to the formal dining room with its dramatic mountain views, and for those nights when dining al fresco is the flavor of choice, double French doors usher your family and friends to the expansive deck and unrestrained views of a Montana that preserved and natural. Hawkwood is the ideal place to combine your life with Montana’s style.
Formal Dining Room
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