Montana Home For Car Collectors & Big Sky Views!
Excitement builds at the entrance to the show car garage with the perfectly restored antique gas pump.
You may not be Jay Leno or the 29th Sultan of Brunei, but if you’re a car collector and own even a small portion of the five million collector automobiles out there, you might either own or are looking for a safe, secure and functional way to store them and show them off occasionally. Look no further. A Montana home has the Big Sky views and acreage, plus an underground garage with the capacity for 70 cars, an on-site 1,000-gallon gas station and a dynamometer. It is listed at $12 million.Must SeeTop 10 Florida Condos For Sale
Owned by Tom Gerrard, a well known car collector and competitor, who told the Florida Coastal Star in 2011, that if his consuming passion for cars was treatable, it would be a disease. With homes in both Florida and Montana, Tom retained a Fort Lauderdale home and moved full-time to his Montana home to be closer to friends and family. Gerrard died last year at age 74.
Gerrard and family had it all in this stunning property. On 20 private acres, the property is more of a compound with a main house, caretaker’s home, guest house with RV hookup, utility garage, the massive underground garage, and, as a finishing touch, a tree house and a hot tub detached away from the other buildings. Perched high on the North Fork, the main house has amazing 380-degree views which are enchanting in all seasons. At 9,000 square feet, it has four bedrooms and five baths. Designed with contemporary rusticity in the main public rooms with the use of wood and stone fireplaces, a contemporary vibe kicks in in other areas like the master suite bath and large dressing room. Walls of glass optimize the views throughout the home.
Close to Big Sky Resort, Yellowstone National Park and Gallatin River for white water rafting, hiking and fishing, there are plenty of opportunities to head outdoors. Big Sky has become a celebrity hot spot with the likes of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, Tom Brady and Bill Gates who have been buying grand homes and mansions and are often seen in the local restaurants and shops. According to E! Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were recently seen together at his home in the Yellowstone Club in Montana.
The listing agent for this home with the spectacular collector’s garage is listed by Stacy Ossorio, Engel & Völkers Big Sky.
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