The Tunken, a custom-made log home for sale in Hamilton, Mont., has a backstory every bit as charming as its decor: The home’s name originated from the owner’s grandmother, who used to say, “I love you more than the tongue can say.” Built by artisan craftsmen over a two-year period, the 7,600-square-foot lodge—which has six bedrooms and four bathrooms—is situated on nearly 117 acres of land and provides beautiful views of both the Bitterroot and Sapphire mountains, as well as easy access to three ski resorts and prime fly-fishing areas.
Built primarily from locally sourced materials, the residence has three large fireplaces made from stones mined from the local quarry, stairs hand-hewn from 200-year-old oak and fir trees, and built-in cabinetry. Cooking enthusiasts will delight in the gourmet kitchen, which showcases two refrigerators, two sinks, a gas stove, double convection ovens, and an adjacent butler pantry. A good night’s sleep is guaranteed in the master bedroom, complete with a four-poster bed, a rock fireplace, and built-in seats. The master bathroom is equipped with heated floors and towel bars, and an open marble shower. The fully furnished home comes decorated with fine works of art.
Outside, there are covered porches, private stone terraces (including an outdoor entertainment area with a wood-burning fireplace and exterior kitchen), and back patios with underground floor heating. Equestrians will appreciate the barn, corrals, and 10-acre, fenced-in pasture. Currently on the market for $13 million, the Tunken is a place that the right owners are likely to love even “more than the tongue can say.” (Inquiries: Cindi Hayne, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Jamie Cozby, email@example.com; bhhsmt.com)