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Built on 11,000 mountainside acres in Montana, the Powell Cape takes much of its inspiration from its surroundings. Initially, this building site was tough due to it being accessible via an old logging road and having no running water or electricity. It took hard work and ingenuity, but it was all worth it in the end, as this cape-style log home enjoys sweeping views of the beautiful landscape.
From the 12-inch, hand-hewn pine logs to the Australian cypress floors to the collection of furniture created by local craftsmen, wood is a clearly a key feature of this home. Of course, the owners balanced the grandeur with a cozy, stone hearth. The kitchen is accented with knotty alder cabinetry and the staircase is locally made, handmade, lodge-pole-pine, adding to the rustic ambiance.
Entering the home from the front porch, guests find themselves in the dining area with the kitchen conveniently straight ahead. The Great Room lives up to its name while still managing to keep a homey feel. The cathedral ceiling and stone fireplace are highlights of this space. Meanwhile, the left side of the main floor is made up of a bedroom suite with its own bathroom. A smaller bathroom, laundry room, and mudroom connect the two-car garage to the house.
Moving upstairs, a wonderful loft looks down onto the Great Room. The Master Suite is on the upper level and includes a large bathroom and walk-in closet. Overall, this rustic, Montanan home creates a wonderful home that manages to highlight the magnificence of the materials and surroundings, while ensuring that the owners and guests experience the coziness of a country cabin. This combination of class and comfort is what makes Real Log Homes such as the Powell Cape "So Nice to Come Home to."