Magnificent Montana Legacy Estate Is for Sale for First Time in 72 Years

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“Sentinel Pine,” a timeless legacy estate situated on the banks of Flathead Lake in Bigfork, Montana, has been owned by the same family for decades. After 72 years, the residence is now on the market for 6.295 million, Mansion Global reported.

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With 2,100 feet of Swan Lake frontage, the 30-acre estate, located just outside of Glacier National Park, has four separate log homes and three guest cabins, able to accommodate a 20 people, the listing states.

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Main Lodge Great Room

The main residence features an Old World-style living room with a rock fireplace and a dining room that can seat 30 guests.

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Main Lodge Dining Room

On the eight-acre manicured lawn, there is a baseball field and pitching machine, an area to play basketball or volleyball, a tennis court, a croquet court, and hiking trails.

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The property can be purchased as one 30-acre estate or it can be divided into a 21-acre parcel and a 9-acre parcel.

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Dock

The 21-acre parcel would include the log residences, guest cabins, boat dock, beach area, tennis court, caretaker’s home, and maintenance buildings, while the 9-acre parcel would include the newer “Point House,” as well as a private entry and, potentially, an additional building site.

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‘Point House’

Venture capitalist and entrepreneur, Jim McGrath, who is the grandson of JL McLaughlin, a contractor from Great Falls, Montana, owns the property, with some shares owned by others, such as McGrath’s brother John McGrath.

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McLaughlin bought the property in 1944 for $30,000, and named it Sentinel Pine to honor an 800-year-old Ponderosa pine tree that grew lakeside.

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Tennis Court

He also built much of Glacier National Park’s Going-To-The-Sun Highway, as well as many of the road systems for Yellowstone National Park.

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The listing at 14833 Sunburst Drive is held by Patrick Hanes of Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty.

Images courtesy of Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty

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