The Legendary Estate

The couple explains that, when in the main home, the family spent the most time in the great room and loggia, a spectacular space featuring dramatic, undulating 22-foot ceilings. The design centerpiece of this room is the Montana family crest, painted by an artist in the south of France, which hangs above an elaborate stone fireplace. But the views of the hilly property and the mountain range beyond certainly steal some of the thunder from the design pieces, and served to call the active family to explore the great outdoors.

The Montanas certainly took advantage of the expansive property, as the rambunctious Montana boys and girls were often found tearing up the terrain on ATVs or trekking through the trails that crisscross the property on horseback, before returning the equines back to their housing center, which comes equipped with an indoor arena featuring 17 stalls, each with its own heat lamp, fan, and video camera.

The Montanas share fond memories of time spent on the property without an ounce of remorse in their voices. “This is such a magical place,” Joe says. “We now want to share that magic with another family.”

Villa Montana is represented by Frank Sullivan and Jimmy Quill of Coldwell Banker and Avram Goldman and Tim Hayden of Pacific Union.