With one step past the inviting porch swing through the noteworthy sage green French door, you can feel the heartbeat of this historic Victorian mansion. Surrounded by endless antiques, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, vintage-inspired decor, and a fireplace beckoning you to the nearest loveseat, you’re transported back to the 1900s. This was the vision of McCall and Nick Renold, a couple living in Bozeman, when they first set eyes on this remarkable brick-exterior Victorian “fixer-upper” nestled in the heart of downtown Livingston, Montana. A labor of love and a product of the couple’s tireless efforts to preserve as much of the original house as possible, The Brick House Mansion has become a hidden gem within Yellowstone Country.
As one of the most loved homes on Airbnb, it’s no wonder this charming and romantic abode has become a unanimous guest favorite. Walking distance to Main Street shops, restaurants, galleries, and bars in the iconic and ever-evolving downtown Livingston, The Brick House offers an all-encompassing experience. Originally built in 1905, the house adds to the rustic allure of the town itself, which dates back to the late-19th century when it was established as a division headquarters of the Northern Pacific Railway. Vital to the history of Yellowstone Country, Livingston rests thirty miles east of Bozeman along the Yellowstone River, and served as a gateway for travelers bound for Yellowstone National Park. Today, the city continues to prosper as a cultural hub for residents, and tourists who pass through along their route to the Park’s North (and original) Entrance at Gardiner.
A difficult feat to accomplish, the Renolds have achieved a renovated vision that delicately blends historical charm with modern comfort. Vintage-inspired artwork and local and found Western embellishments adorn the quaint mansion, enhanced by original wood flooring, exposed brick, and deeply rich hues of rose, teal, and royal blue. The first floor offers abundant space for all your vacation needs: from entertaining your dinner guests in the dining room, to cozying up by the gas fireplace with a book from the library, to working remotely in the office as you sip on a glass of scotch. SMEG appliances add a retro flair to the fully-stocked French country kitchen, where you’ll have ample space to savor a morning cup of Joe and cook up meals for you and your guests. In the spring and summertime, the covered patio and garden offer yet another area to embrace the beauty of the space, all while soaking up some sunshine.
As you climb the staircase, a statement feature that greets you as you enter the home, you’re welcomed by historic prints and photographs that only further contribute to the ethereal design of the mansion. On the second floor, you’ll discover the three deluxe bedrooms, decorated impeccably with enchanting and authentic antiques and furnishings. Sleeping up to eight guests, the rooms possess their own distinct style and design—each as unique and welcoming as the next—and If you’re traveling with little ones, amenities such as cribs, high chairs, dinnerware, and more may be requested in advance. While the bedrooms themselves are a breathtaking sight, the crème de la crème of the top floor is the en suite bathroom with its pedestal soaking tub and waterfall shower, creating a spa-like experience all within steps from the poster Queen bed in the master bedroom.
The dream destination for a romantic getaway, girls’ weekend, or extended stay, The Brick House Mansion offers guests a whimsical escape, with one of the most historic towns of Yellowstone Country at its doorstep.
All photos captured by Margaret Austin Photography©
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