1520 Riverside Road

Bigfork, Montana

This well designed custom home was built in 2008 and was designed by Architect George Gibson with guest and owner comfort in mind both now and for later years. All hallways are 5 ft wide and have solid walnut distressed flooring. It is a certified “green” house with attention to detail in a beautiful location on the Flathead River. Pella double or triple pane windows for energy efficiency were used throughout the home. Views across the river are of a large wildlife marsh that attracts wildlife such as Bald Eagles and other waterfowl. Guests arriving by boat or by car will enjoy the attention to detail in every room of the home.

Exterior of Home

* Driveway has a material base
* Down lighting fixtures are in the eaves around entire house
* Decorative rock/timber accents on bump outs and doorways
* Lintels are above all windows and garage
* There are two external sources for landscape lighting (not currently in use)
* Professionally landscaped yard has self-draining sprinklers with irrigation lines on both sides of driveway to end of property

Dock and Riverbank

* Riverbank rip rap is 3’ boulders with 20 year felt (2000) to protect against erosion
* Steps to dock (1) steel/wood deck permanent dock and (1) floating dock steel pilings

Front Porch and Patio

* Large sitting area on front porch to breakfast and enjoy the sunrise
* Large (38x29) partially covered patio with built in top of the line stainless steel ceramic rod propane BBQ on rock/granite island
* Patio is wired for additional TV and has Bose sound system


* Cabinet depth double wide GE Profile refrigerator/freezer with water dispenser and ice maker
* Solid distressed walnut wood flooring
* Decorative marble tile backsplash with hand carved water flow accent, spacious granite countertops with under and over cabinet accent lighting
* Wolf propane cook top has a designer overhead hood with multi-stage hood fan and light
* 2 ea. GE Profile convection/conventional ovens, built-in GE Profile microwave
* Bed and breakfast style propane fireplace with stone surround and remote
* Triple pane Pella casement windows in bump out with in window mounted blinds
* 8’ triple pane Pella door with in-window mounted blinds opens to the patio
* Island has a Bosch dishwasher and a deep Kohler sink with side sink and garbage disposal
* R/O drinking water faucet (refrigerator is connected to the R/O filter)
* Large pantry with shelving and door activated lighting
* Custom cabinet features: self-closing doors, mixer cupboard pops-up mixer to counter height, pull out shelf for baking supplies

Great Room

* 14’ beams and vaulted ceiling with in-ceiling lighting and carpet flooring
* Custom designed built-in entertainment center with top of the line surround sound system
* Electrical outlets have been installed in the cabinets for lighting decorative items
* Built-in 60” HD TV with exterior doors
* Propane fireplace has floor to ceiling stone, a custom fitted wood mantle and an electrical outlet
* The lighted art niche has floor to ceiling stonework
* Triple pane Pella windows with a 16’ sliding glass door to patio with in-window mounted blinds
* Remote controlled floor to ceiling exterior sunscreens for entire window area are mounted outside
* Ambient lighting over entertainment center and additional electrical outlets

Oversized Master Bedroom Suite

* Trayed ceiling has rope lighting, can lights and a ceiling fan
* Floor to ceiling stone propane fireplace with thermostat for warmth and visual interest
* Carpeted for comfort
* River views through bumped out window area with triple pane Pella casement windows with in- window blinds

Master Bath

* His and hers custom vanities with travertine marble countertops and under cabinet rope lighting
* Custom designed corner linen cabinet
* Thermostat controlled heated marble floor with 20” tiles
* His and hers custom designed closets have pocket doors, windows for natural light as well as in ceiling lighting
* His and hers closets have plenty of shelving, shoe shelves, jewelry cabinet, and hanging spaces of varying heights
* Large 2 headed shower which doubles as a steam room. Shower has a bench and shampoo niches
* 6’ Jacuzzi soaking tub
* Triple pane Pella casement windows with in-window blinds

Guest Bedroom #1

* ¾ bath with walk-in shower (no door) has 20” tile and a travertine marble vanity
* Wall mounted 36” TV, large lighted double door closet has built–in shelving
* Pella double pane casement windows and carpeted flooring

Guest Bedroom #2

* ¾ bath with glass shower has 20” tile and a travertine marble vanity
* Triple pane Pella casement windows with in-window mounted blinds and carpeted flooring
* Wall mounted 36” TV, large lighted double door closet has built–in shelving


* Custom designed built-in cabinetry with under counter and over cabinet lighting
* Ceiling light/fan combo has been installed
* Solid distressed walnut flooring
* River views through semi-circular bump out area with Pella double pane casement windows


* Storage room with security alarm controls and cable/dish control panel located here
* Large laundry room with built-in wine refrigerator & ironing board and a desk area
* Custom cabinets, Wi-Fi, 20” tile & 8’ doors
* Washer & dryer are on built-in raised platform for easy access

Bonus Room

* This large carpeted room has two finished storage rooms and 2 cadet heaters with rheostats
* Surround sound speakers, cable/dish hook up, 2 skylights and 1 window for lots of light

Mechanical Systems

* Attractive well house for well pump
* Septic tank pumps to the drain field
* RV dump on south side of house and RV parking
* 600 amp electrical system
* 1,000 gal. owned in ground propane tank supplies garage heater, 85 gallon water heater, cook top, 3 fireplaces and outdoor BBQ

Crawl Space

* 2 ea. forced air heat pumps with dual zones in home warranty until 2019
* 2 ea. electric back-up furnace and heat ex-changer in crawl space
* 2 ea. electrostatic air cleaners and steam humidifiers in crawl space
* R/O pressure tank
* Heavy duty black plastic moisture barrier and side wall insulation throughout crawl space


* 14 X 20 fully insulated and wired with RV hook-up and RV parking pad
* Cement slab, fluorescent lighting and wood heat
* Double entry doors for easy access, exterior down lighting installed under the eaves
* Outbuilding mirrors house design


* The 3 car finished garage is extra-long and wide and has a built-in workbench
* Lots of lighting, shelving and 2 lighted finished storage closets with double doors
* Auxiliary overhead propane heater controlled by thermostat
* 2 electric panels and alarm for septic system are located here
* 85 gal. water heater with re-circulation pump throughout house is located here