An Old Soul
“Melodee Hanes and Max Baucus won’t take offense if you find yourself so awed by the views that you barely notice their home in Montana’s Gallatin Valley. In fact, that’s what they hoped for when they joined forces with Paul Bertelli and Ashley Sullivan, principals at Bozeman-based JLF Architects,” writes Country Home magazine about the JLF-designed project for the former U.S. senator and his wife. “When we first met with Paul, Max said, ‘We don’t want people to drive by and say, Oh God, who lives there?’” says Melodee, a former attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. The house they imagined would sit quietly on the land, appearing as if it had been there for generations.