The mystique of Western Montana has long cast a spell over many a weary soul looking to find themselves and their place in this loud, messy and crowded world in which we live. The truth be told, you can find yourself when you loosen the urban tethers, put the city in your rearview mirror and head for the mountains and a good stretch of river, and you needn't travel far to do so. Just 20 scenic miles west of Missoula, a rare opportunity has hit the open marketplace for the first time in 22 years, offering the gift to acquire 9.17 acre parcel that boasts over 1,500' of private Clark Fork River frontage, an unabstructed viewshed of a protected wildlife corridor across the waterway and one that is bordered on one side by State Lands; a true sanctuary in every way. Tucked away at the end of a private lane, this handsome 3,888' 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath residence not only complements its majestic riverfront setting, it unabashedly embraces it to the fullest with a distinctive, 19th Centrury Palddlewheel Boat design. Intricately detailed antique Carriage Lights offer a genteel introduction to the covered side porches and the stately wrap-around deck, replete with a most delightful Pergola as its centerpiece that showcases the mountain and river views in all directions. The introduction sequence to the home is thoughtful and private, offering a myriad of storage, plenty of room to shed seasonal outerwear and discreet access to the well-appointed, main level laundry quarters. With soaring Tongue-and-Groove clad ceiling lines, pine-accented walls and a wide expanse of floor to ceiling windows that beautifully frame the sweeping vistas of the mountains and the river below, the Main level allows one to live large, without confinement of walls or convention of design. Fully remodeled in 2018, the Kitchen offers an incredible array of custom cabinetry, multiple quartz countertops, top of the line appliances that include a Dacor built-in microwave and warming drawer, a GE Propane glass-topped, 4-Burner Range and a custom-built 6'-plus round dining table bedecked with quartz-topped Lazy Susan. To creatively illuminate the wide expanse of the living quarters, a series of Art-Deco pendant lights from the 1930's have been incorporated to the design schematic, offering a historic homage to the great lodges of the Rocky Mountain West. Privately ensconced within its own wing of the residence, the Primary En Suite Bedroom offers a unique perspective on traditional design, placing a freeform wall set beneath the vaulted ceiling as a base for a bed, while a series of built in drawers and elongated counters offer ample storage. Pella sliding glass doors allow for private access to the covered side deck as well as access to the grounds. Discreetly tucked away within its own region, the secondary En Suite Bedroom offers a built-in counter, private access to the covered porch and it's own well-appointed Bathroom; all of which would make for a fantastic home office or Library! The walk-out, daylight basement is as open as its upper-level counterpart, boasting floor-to-ceiling walls that span the length of the house, wide open spaces to adapt to your specific needs as you see fit and there's even a secondary Kitchen, Utility Room, two additional, sizable Bedrooms and an updated Bathroom that features a newer quart-topped vanity and plenty of storage options. Since nothing is done on a small scale with this offering, it stands to reason that the two adjunct shop buildings are large in scope (the primary shop is 36'X48 and the other at 36'X21') and that they offer incredible appointments:Tongue and groove paneling, a220-amp welder, 5 roll-up doors/some mechanized, the capability for a drive-though, an air compressor, high ceiling lines, concrete flooring, a pellet stove, a 50-Gallon Water Heater and 576' of finished living space; note that the drainfield needs to be expanded in order to legally incorporate this region into viable living quarters. There's evan an additional Carport for adjunct parking. The grounds of this offering features terraced garden beds, extensive masonry, flagstone pathways, a glassed-in Green house and a series of gently sloped paths that lead down to your own private river oasis. Embelishments to this offering include, but are not limited to: Wiring in place for a whole-house generator, a gated entrance, Mechanized Deck Awnings, a new Well Pump, Solar lighting on all outdoor steps of the decking, a newer Carrier Furnace with a humidifier and central air conditioninf for the main level, a Built-in safe and a Quadra Fire free-standing (propane) Gas Stove in the Great Room. The new Pella Windows thoughtfully place throughout the residence feature their own interior shades and screen doors, too! In this loud, messy and crowed world isn't it refreshing to know that there's a sanctuary within the mountains of Western Montana, ; one that abutts a long expanse of private river frontage and a place where you can find yourself and call your own shots; with no zoning, home owner's association or covenants to conform to, the freedom to enjoy the property on your own terms is as beautiful as its postcard setting.
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Listing Agent: Mindy Palmer
Listing Office: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Missoula