House hunting: 7 homes in Montana
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Cameron. Sitting on 4.75 acres surrounded by a national forest, this four-bedroom house lies on a bank of the Madison River. Inside, the home has tile and hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace, and fully furnished rooms.

Outdoor features include Papoose Creek, a covered porch, an underground sprinkler system, and a shed. $3,275,000. Dawn Myrvik, PureWest/Christie's International Real Estate, (406) 579-1298.


Wilsall. Luxford Ranch sits on a 320-acre lot in the valley of the Crazy Mountains. The property includes a three-bedroom, hand-hewn log house built in 2001, a large pole barn, and an equipment building. The land is adjacent to a national forest and features two spring-fed streams, open meadows, and hay fields. $3,100,000. Tim Murphy, Hall and Hall, (406) 587-3090.


Gallatin Gateway. This four-bedroom, custom-designed residence was built in 1996 by the current owners. Interior details include vaulted ceilings, hardwood and tile floors, and two woodstoves.

The house is set on 4.8 acres and is less than an hour's drive from Yellowstone National Park. $1,295,000. Lynn Swain & Nancy Palmer, PureWest/Christie's International Real Estate, (406) 539-7324.


Kalispell. This five-bedroom home on 10.6 acres was built in 2009. The interior features a chef's kitchen with pantries, geothermal heating with radiant floors, and a living room with a 30-foot cathedral ceiling. Outdoor amenities include a four-stall barn with a tack room, a heated three-car garage, and an entertaining area with a fire pit and a hot tub. AUCTION DATE: May 27. Grand Estates Auction, (800) 552-8120.


Ennis. Built in 1900, this is one of the original homes of Myron Jeffers, the Hall of Great Westerners inductee who is the main inspiration for the book-and-film series Lonesome Dove. The house currently serves as an inn and is renovated in Victorian style.

Outdoor amenities include a Roman stone patio, a water feature, lush landscaping, and platforms with bedroom tents. $1,189,000. Ben Coleman, Big Sky/Sotheby's International Realty, (406) 581-4565.


Helena. This property, built in 1890 in a gold rush town and set in the Last Chance Gulch historic district, is our "Steal of the Week." It features two brick houses, and recent renovations to the two-bedroom main house include new windows, roofing, plumbing, and foam insulation. Exposed logs from the original cabin are in the main house. $288,000. Julie R. Abney, Western Realty, (406) 459-3200.


Condon. Set on 90 acres of forest and meadows, this two-bedroom house is in the most intact ecosystem in the continental United States. The home features a great room with a 35-foot cathedral ceiling, three stone fireplaces, and cabinets made of salvaged train trestles.

Additional buildings include a restored 1920s cabin, a garage with a two-bedroom apartment, and an artist's studio. $1,950,000. Bill McDavid, Hall and Hall, (406) 542-3762.

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