Black mountain Ranch stunning INterior Design

Black Mountain Ranch is a scenic working cattle ranch located in the desirable Madison Valley near Ennis, Montana. The ranch is loaded with recreational amenities and complemented by a full set of newly built improvements which include an attractive manager’s home, shop and a custom-designed owner’s residence reminiscent of a barn.

Main House

This is a unique three-story structure that presents as a barn. The siding is stone and half log so it appears as a log structure but is fully insulated and of traditional “stick frame” construction. The entire building is air-conditioned and heated and contains 6,773± square feet on three levels.

The main floor has a broad array of functions and separated spaces to accommodate them. The central area on the north side functions as an expansive entrance hall/mud room where people can shed and store their gear. They then can walk up the staircase to the residential area. The main floor has five automatic garage doors which allow drive-through parking of vehicles as well as an area to bring in horses where there are two stalls with runs and a tack room.

Other rooms include a large vault secured gun room, a bathroom, a pantry that includes both food storage and a second refrigerator and freezer, a shop, and storage areas for everything imaginable. There is also a comfortable covered stone patio under the second-floor balcony that accesses from the main floor.


The residential area is on the second floor. It is a simple design with two good sized guest rooms on the west side – each with full bathrooms. The master bedroom is on the east side. Since this building is like a barn, this reclaimed flooring is like the haymow of a barn and the ceilings are two stories high.

The central area is a great room encompassing a dining room, living room, a kitchen and a balcony. The biggest views are to the Madison Range to the south from the great room and to the east from the master of Sphinx Mountain. These views are captured by windows that are nearly two stories high and take in the entire wall. The great room includes a massive and beautifully executed stacked stone fireplace and the fixtures there, and throughout the house, including the three huge chandeliers, are all handmade to order and are magnificent.

One can also climb upstairs behind the fireplace to a “bridge” which overlooks the great room. It measures 185± square feet and serves as a sitting room or office. It leads to a fourth bedroom that is over the two guest bedrooms below. There are four bathrooms plus the half bathroom on the ground floor. The floors are all reclaimed wood.

Tim Murphy - Hall and Hall

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