You’d never know it’s there. The Valley of the Moon Ranch is indeed its own private valley surrounded by U.S. Forest Service lands at the end of a highly discreet road. With extensive frontage on Rock Creek, one of Montana’s most famous blue ribbon trout fisheries, and total seclusion a mere 40-minute drive to an international airport, this property has no equal. The improvements at Valley of the Moon Ranch are a unique departure from the norm blending modern architecture with a pristine, rocky mountain landscape. Gilbert Creek, a trout spawning tributary to Rock Creek, flows through the length of this valley.
Designed by Argentinean architect and industrial designer Emilio Ambasz, one of the early pioneers of green architecture, the five-bedroom, 10,000-square-foot main house is partially subterranean, having been built into one of the valley’s rolling hillsides. Just across the lake from the main house is a striking art gallery (also built into a hill) with a circular sculpture garden as an entryway, and beyond that is an archetypal James Turrell sculpture complete with sky-facing viewing aperture. In addition to the architectural delights on offer, the ranch comes with 1,400 acres of forest, trout-filled creeks, and a glassy 1,800-square-foot guest home.
In short, this ultra-modern estate is a Rocky Mountain utopia and can be yours for $12,5 million.