Historic homes you can own in the Missoula and western Montana area
Currently home to famed Montana artist Monty Dulac and his wife Mary, the Gibson Mansion in Missoula is full of history and stories to tell. Monty and Mary are the 14th owners of this iconic Missoula home, and are likely the first to convert the third floor living quarters into the perfect studio for Monty to continue his decades-long career creating graphic art for his worldwide audience. The Gibson Mansion was designed in 1903 by Montana’s most famous architect, A. J. Gibson. Designed as a single-family residence by Gibson, the house went through several iterations before being restored to its original purpose by the Dolacks. The house was moved to its current location in 1979, and was extensively restored beginning in 2001. Many of the house’s original design details remain, including the intricately detailed exterior, leaded stained-glass windows, parquet floors, and fireplaces Cast iron, and of course a wonderful grand ladder. While the scale of the home is imposing, there is an undeniable warmth and comfort to this Victorian masterpiece. From the home’s impressive entrance, a beautiful library overlooking the expansive gardens and a cozy fireplace welcome all who enter. The second gathering space, currently used by the Dolacks as a music room, features a gorgeous Venetian glass chandelier that Monty and Marie acquired during their travels in Italy. The dining room feels intimate, but has been properly designed for the large gatherings the house can accommodate, and the kitchen is filled with modern updates. On the second floor, accessible via the grand staircase or the secret kitchen staircase, there are four spacious bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom. The beauty of these rooms is located at the front of the house and features an outdoor sitting room with French doors opening to the second floor balcony. The third floor is completed with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchenette and access to a balcony overlooking the garden. The space is sure to retain the historical mark of having been Monty Dulac’s studio in recent years. Despite its central location in the heart of Missoula, the grounds include over half an acre of beautiful gardens, on two separate lots, set for privacy. Unexpected amenities in this historic home include an electric vehicle charging station, 7 high-efficiency heating and cooling mini-splits, a full basement for projects and storage, a fully plumbed outhouse, and a new gas meter suitable for a generator. . Truly an offer not to be missed. For additional information, please contact Julie Gardner at 406-532-9233, or your real estate professional.
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