Mountain Retreat from Stumptown Build and Design

Posted on 30 August 2016

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A place in the woods from Stumptown Builders

As you approach this 4,640 custom-designed home at the Whitefish Mountain Resort crafted by Matt Arave and the Stumptown Design & Build team, you are treated to a hint of the spectacular views the owners enjoy.

With world-renowned ski slopes of Big Mountain at your front door and the huge expanse of the Flathead Valley spread before you, there is a peaceful, safe feeling of lofty luxury.  The “Cadillac” of Pella Windows and Door products were installed to take optimum advantage of spectacular views in every direction.


Mountain Retreat from Stumptown Build and Design 

Pella’s Designer Series triple-pane windows feature snap-in blinds and shades positioned between triple-paned glass, offering optimum energy efficiency and ease of use. Large wooden decks wrap around the building. A roomy outdoor hot tub and handsome outdoor fireplace strategically set next to the grill provides the perfect gathering place for a BBQ with family and friends. Muse Audio Video of Kalispell installed a cutting-edge Sonos audio system.

Sonos provides crisp audio with rich depth of sound, creating a great environment for entertaining. Pull out your cell phone and within seconds make adjustments for your listening pleasure. Muse Audio Video has been a Sonos “Gold Status” dealer for three years.

Scott Nix and his crew at Montana Stone Fabricators are responsible for the impressive vanities and countertops throughout the luxurious residence. Black and white granite countertops with stylish “broken edges” in the kitchen and unique tiling in the bathrooms add to the updated Mountain Modern look. Each bedroom, some with their own fireplace, includes en suite bathroom. Stumptown Design & Build in Whitefish is known for their unique designs at affordable prices. Each project starts with a vision which becomes an original, custom-crafted home designed to meet the new owner’s personal specifications. “One of the biggest advantages of custom-built homes is the positive equity owners immediately gain,” said Stumptown Design & Build’s owner, Matt Arave. 

“When you buy a house someone has lived in you are buying negative equity. When you build a new home with us, 100% of the time you have positive equity the minute you move in. I have never seen a home appraised for less than what it cost to build. We have the ability to design an architecturally-pleasing house without wasting materials. All of our homes are unique while cutting expenses.” Stumptown Design & Build’s success starts with a project manager assigned for each new construction.

Project managers work one-on-one with customers assuring their complete satisfaction. The company’s in-house designer gathers all the photos, customer preferences and ‘needs list,’ applying the customer’s concept to achieve the best price for all materials.  “My passion is building,” Arave said. 

“I like to see projects come to life while making sure the customer is supported every step of the way. About 90% of the homes we build, come from customers referring us to their friends. They say, ‘Yes, we had a great experience with Matt and his team.’” •

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