Missouri River Living

A Home of Solitude & Sanctuary

Text by Heather Bode | Photography by Jim Wells

Do we remodel or build new? It’s a question faced by many families on the journey of home ownership. For Nick and Robin Jankiewicz, the decision was clarified by a piece of paper. “We wanted to remodel our last home, but when the remodeling quote came in, we figured we’d might as well just build,” says Robin.

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Go with the Flow

A Mid-Century Monolith Morphs into Ultra-Modern

Text by Heather Bode | Photography by Jim Wells

The house’s exterior is covered in Dryvit- a product also known as outsulation. The steel accents provide visual contrast and a more modern look while doses of wood accents balance it with warmth.

What do you get when you cross a house built during Leave it to Beaver’s heyday and a doctor who’s a self-proclaimed HGTV addict? You get four young boys asking their mother, “Mom, what have you DONE? Why would we leave a perfectly functioning house to move HERE?” Then you hear her response: “There was just something about this house that called to me. It was a wreck, but I loved it. It was our house,” says Julie Kuykendall, the homeowner.

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High Points

Another Wilkinson Construction Home Hits the Mark

Text by Kay Bjork | Photography by Marcus Serrano

Another Tim Wilkinson home perched above the great Missouri and surrounded by the Little Belts and Highwood Mountains has proved itself worthy of its grand location on Spring Tree Ridge.

Last year a Tim Wilkinson Construction home on Spring Tree Ridge swept the Parade of Homes awards in its category and this year’s entry captured awards for Best Kitchen, Best Master Bath and Curb Appeal.

A  canted wall for the fireplace carries through the design used on the exterior into the interior space of the living room.

A canted wall for the fireplace carries through the design used on the exterior into the interior space of the living room.

A design/build company started by his father John in 1956, Tim joined the family business in 1993 and took over

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Blending Family with Flair

An Artisan Builder Creates Old World Opulence

Text by Heather Bode | Photography by James Ridle

Home owner Terry Johnson’s life reads like a Western narrative: log cabins and agriculture. Growing up on two small ranches homesteaded by his grandfathers outside of Deer Lodge, Johnson says, “It’s rough terrain over there. But I had agriculture in my fingers early on.” As a child, he grew vegetables, participated in 4-H, and raised hogs and chickens. Eventually, his family donated one of the family’s original log cabins to the Deer Lodge Historical Museum.

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Destiny Reclaimed

Building a Legacy Home with Heirloom Quality

Text by Heather Bode | Photography by Jim Wells

For centuries, there have been those who have explored the great state of Montana. Traipsing through her majestic beauty and mountainous expanses tends to leave a lasting impression that runs so deep, many return time and time again.

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A Modern Touch to Rustic

European Influence in a Montana Home

Text by Heather Bode  |  Photography courtesy of Golden Eagle Construction and Nicole Keintz

Dream homes start with a vision, or in this case, it starts with a dream in 2001. Marty Angeli explains, “I literally had a dream about buying property in Montana. It was right before I was deployed to Saudi. I took a week of leave, came up here from El Paso, rented a car, and drove all over the state. I came back through Canyon Ferry Lake and decided on this lot.” Angeli was no stranger to Helena. In the early to mid 90’s he was stationed at Fort Harrison for a time. “That’s when I really started appreciating the area,” he says.

The land remained untouched while Marty and his wife, Beth, moved to the city of Brussels in Belgium. Marty was stationed in Kabul. They fell in love with the old farmhouses dotting the landscape surrounding Brussels and eventually purchased one for themselves, perhaps unknowingly influencing the future.

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