JANUARY NOTES: Again we're reminded of how wonderful and variable the riverside view is. Each day the resident Blue Heron stands patiently at the edge of an ice floe. With patience of your own, you'll spot his successful feed. In between is Caras Park, featuring Bald Eagles on a convenient perch. Perhaps best of all is the drama of changing ice and water channels as temperatures dip below freezing. Nature lovers: it's a great time to book and you'll stay toasty from your perch in 501.
Part art gallery; part modern big city-loft; part trip back to the Deco era of Edna Wilma’s reign in her namesake, the historic Wilma Theatre.
Old walls came down in our recent remodel of this river view condo at the Wilma. What has emerged in their place is open space, Deco angles and plenty of artful detail: yacht-like mahogany cabinetry, venetian plaster, restored original terrazzo floors, Deco crown-moulding and authentic ceiling papers, Red-Dragon granite, 1930’s light fixtures and more. Historic restoration is juxtaposed with modern convenience: WIFI, satellite radio, surround sound and HDTV, air conditioning.
THE LIVINGROOM invites connection and conversation with its comfortable leather furniture, electric fireplace, and full-length window seat above the park and river. Designer lightening offers many options for creating a mood or for highlighting art. The well-appointed kitchen sits at center, reminiscent of a theatre entrance and marquee. As Alice Waters suggests: “Good food begins with good ingredients” and as our guest, you’re steps from Missoula’s Farmer’s Market and fresh, local produce.
THE BEDROOM: Serene, plush, elegant. The comfortable bed is dressed with fine linens. Your bedside view includes: Deco papers, theatre curtains, original 1930’s art and floor-to-ceiling display shelves of artifacts. Infinite space is created by a mirrored vanity room to the side, featuring a floating reverse-painted glass counter, and a surprising double view of Mount Sentinel.
THE BATHROOM: Is restored to offer modern convenience and comfort. The highlight is the walk in shower with two heads, one overhead and one on the wall.
THE ART: Rare and original art is provided by Eccentric Books and Images for your pleasure. Descriptions of the pieces and their historical significance are provided. Some pieces are available for sale upon request.
THE SETTING: The historic Wilma theatre building sits at the center of Missoula’s downtown. Our town is well known for its diverse cultural and outdoor experiences, as well as its natural beauty. Much of this is within walking distance from the condo. And view is best summarized by a recent guest: “More extravagant than I expected!”
**Please check out our other two listings: #341660 an 8th floor river view condo in the Wilma and #184692 a three bedroom home on the great trout fishery Rock Creek; (about 90 miles from Missoula).