As visitors step into the Mac Leffler designer home at 3139 Harrier Lane, a sense of majesty is unavoidable. The specially-crafted house has been nicknamed, “The Castle,” and a sweeping glimpse leaves those who enter with a new sense of the name. In a unique style that has become synonymous with Leffler’s homes, this abode highlights the beauty, power and space of Medieval-inspired design. But despite its bold structure, this “Castle” is full of surprisingly strong, yet elegant tones as sturdy iron, raw granite, and smooth wood folds into the comforting warmth of an intricately-crafted home.
“I’ve enjoyed the house’s layout,” said Cory Albin, the home’s owner. “We really like the way Mac put it together.”
The house’s design is undeniably confident from the first glance. Its exterior combines gray stone and redwood stained to a deep charcoal gray. With sheer strength evident even before an onlooker first steps inside, this place’s entry consists of an eight-foot Iron Trellis. The fortress’ main entrance is stamped with an 800-lb front door, offset by a glass inset. The door itself was said to have taken four men to install, pointing to the determination behind Leffler’s vision.
With a swing of the thick door, the house opens up into a wide, free main living space. A high box beam ceiling lofts throughout the house joined with custom iron brackets. The ceiling is heavy timbered and powerful. An elegantly finished floating kitchen island compliments the space’s power with an artful touch. The kitchen countertops display smooth Aspen Granite Quartz, which rolls into modern, chrome-finished sinks. Despite the main room’s vast visual space, it contains a special intimacy, featuring surround sound speakers that run throughout the room and hold an opportunity to harness the attention and affection of guests or family.
Warmth is echoed even with an exit out the main room’s door into the open air of the back porch. Straight away, onlookers can enjoy views of both Billings’ Rimrocks and cascading mountains at eye level to the immediate right. A dropped deck is featured immediately below the main level porch, leaving ample chance for barbecuing or the addition of a Jacuzzi.
Back inside, comfort and space continue in the master suite bedroom. Featuring spacious his and hers closets, the bedroom hosts stained alder cabinets. The modern tones of Leffler’s design are obvious as it leads into a master bathroom with chrome sinks, a tiled shower with double shower heads, and a Jacuzzi-style drop-in tub. Throughout the homes’ bedrooms and baths, this same balance of custom-craftsmanship, rustic feel, and modern design radiates.
These blended themes continue throughout the house with contemporary, hanging light fixtures speaking to the house’s modern atheistic. Doors between rooms consist of carefully finished wood, designed to give off the rustic feel of a mountain home. Even still, Medieval themes meet modern aesthetics through features like the main room’s fireplace, which is lined with natural stone but also is gas powered.
Perhaps Leffler’s best example of this unique balance can be seen in the home’s bottom floor. Highlighting the strength in space reflective of the main room, the basement allows the possibility for children to play while adults entertain. This area too is fully equipped with surround sound, but what marks the area’s distinctiveness is a customized wet bar. The bar is sunk in a stylish, cave-like cutout, featuring floating iron shelves, sturdy vertical beams and a stone archway.
Overall, Leffler’s boldness and balance is apparent throughout this five-bedroom, four bath home. The end result is an unflinching home with a pleasantly unique feel that is equipped with the versatility to fit a range of homeowners.
“We love the house,” said Albin. “It has room for office work and entertaining, but it’s also a great space for a family.”
The asking price for Mac Leffler’s designer home, located at 3139 Harrier Lane, is $589,900. Those interested in purchasing or learning more about the property are invited to contact Realtor® Nicole King at 406.860.2322 or Nicole@41RealtyGroup.com