Village by the Bay: Timber Bay brings luxury, convenience to Bigfork
May 12, 2009
Timber Bay is a development of eight luxury town homes situated above Commerce Street in Bigfork, within easy walking distance to downtown and sporting a magnificent view of Flathead Lake.
Originally envisioned by Wayne Heaton of Clearwater Montana Properties and Paul McElroy of Montana Build, Inc., construction of the George Gibson design was well underway when the project’s current owners, David and Carolyn Vale, came on the scene.
“We first met Paul exploring potential builders for our own home in Montana,” says David. “Looking at his work we were, frankly, blown away with the style and quality that radiate from all of his homes. When he showed us the Timber Bay project and offered us the opportunity to take it over, the decision was really a no-brainer.”
Paul introduced the Vale’s to Nancy O’Kelly of Nancy O’s Interiors. “We knew we wanted these town homes to have the Montana feel, that dignified, rustic feel that characterizes the best homes in Montana,” says Carolyn. “We just weren’t quite sure how to make it happen. Turns out Nancy knew exactly how to do it.”
“I got involved toward the end of construction, making the selections of finishes, fixtures, and final fit out,” recalls Nancy. “The Vales also gave me the opportunity to design and furnish two model units.” Among the notable features are the slate floors throughout the lower levels, wood floors in the main living area, luxurious master suite, artistry in the hand-finished decorative concrete countertops, high-end appliances, and premium plumbing and electrical fixtures throughout.
The two-and three-bedroom models, furnished with antiques, unique furniture, and custom pieces, are now open almost every day. Wayne is thrilled to see the culmination of his original vision. “The Timber Bay town homes occupy a unique niche in the Bigfork vacation home market,” says Wayne. “Without compromising on that premium feel an owner in this market expects, Timber Bay has managed to fit location, design, and opulence into a price point that will especially appeal to the first-time vacation home buyer.”
“I’ve had a lot of fun with this project,” admits Nancy. “My primary goal was to create a space where someone walks in and doesn’t want to leave. I’m really pleased with how well we achieved that goal.”
Nancy’s favorite room? She answers with a wink and a smile: “Wait ‘til you see the wine room. It was supposed to be an office, but in these surroundings, who wants to work?” •
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