Private North Idaho survival estate for 1-3 families. 3 kitchens, 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and the most modern and impressive 3,600 SF shop in North Idaho. Nestled in 15.9 acres of gently rolling parked-out wooded hills with no neighbors in sight. Perfect for horses, Hiking, Off-Road-Vehicles, B&B or a small business.

10 miles south of Libertarian-minded Bonner’s Ferry. 20 miles north of Schweitzer Ski resort, Lake Pend Oreille and the resort town of Sandpoint, Idaho.

Deer, moose and elk abound. Hunt in your back yard or hike to Bond Lake.

Miles of horse and hiking trails and ATV/snowmobile trails adjacent to property line. Pistol and rifle ranges on the property.

Deep 9 GPH well and also Cabinet Mountain water. Cheap electricity. Verizon 4G internet.
6 structures on one 15.9 acre parcel with 2 addresses. 4,500 SF living, 5,200 SF of Shops. 100% tobacco-free property.

MAIN HOUSE- suitable for 1 or 2 families. Three story 3,300 SF cedar-sided main home with 5 bedrooms/3ba and 2 kitchens.

Heat pump with AC. Propane-fired hydronic floors. Pellet and woodstoves for ambiance and redundancy.

Top Floor-Luxury Master with balcony, two walk-in closets, tiled walk-in “no squeegee” shower, private oak-trimmed “Throne” room for Dad.

Middle floor- includes chef’s kitchen with Viking range, stainless fridge, 2 sinks, quartz counters, custom oak cabinets, walk-in pantry (with washer & Dryer hookups behind the drywall), vaulted living room and game room with pool table and accessories included. Floor-to-ceiling windows facing mountain views. 2 bedroom/offices with closets, Full Bathroom.

Bottom floor- is a daylight basement with 2-bedrooms/1ba, full kitchen, living room, full bathroom, utility room, laundry area with high end washer/dryer.

Attached oversize 2-car Garage with adjacent underground 20*20 Safe Room and secure food storage. Dad will not be disappointed.

The top 2 floors have high-end finishes that Mom will love. The bottom living area is essentially a bachelor’s quarters with finishes like you’d find in a college dorm. It’s currently used as a sewing-room, laundry room, guest bedroom and micro-brewery. It would rent for about $700/Mo.

3,600 SF Shop with 1,200 SF Apartment upstairs. This building has a separate address that we use for an internet-based 07-02 FFL business.
Upstairs Apartment-1,200 SF two bedroom/1ba luxury apartment with a deep bathtub surrounded by high-end tile. Custom knotty alder cabinets, indoor stairwell to private 2-car garage in the shop below. Separate 3-ton heat pump with AC, separate electric meter, separate address and mailbox. It’s 27 steps up but has a fun “Tree-House” feel from the bay windows and balcony. Your guests will love it, or it rents for $750-$900/Mo. with the 2-car garage below. It’s over 100 yards from the main house and feels very private.

Shop- Monitor-Style Cedar-Sided 60×60 dream shop divided into 4 separately-insulated sections. This is not a pole barn. Full-foundation with stem walls, 2*6 framed, museum-quality ground, hardened and polished concrete floors, high ceilings, textured drywall, foam insulated RV doors, massive low-e windows, men’s room complete with gun safe, rotary 3-phase converter, 5-ton heat pump with AC and a wood-stove for ambiance.

Left section- is 60*20 with a man-door, 10’ ceilings, lots of lighting, lots of 220 single and 3-phase outlets, 6 bay windows. Perfect for woodworking and metal working. 2” polyurethane “Blueboard” insulation between the vapor barrier and the 4” slab and also down the stem walls. The bathroom is in this section.

Middle Section-16*60 with a 14’tall Clopay RV door with remote opener. The door has 2” of Polyurethane insulation with R-Value over 14. This RV section has a 14*16 mezzanine with the 5 ton air-handler plus lots of storage. There is an 8*5 utility room below it. You can park a trailer under the mezzanine and a 40’ or better RV in front of it. This section also has 2” polystyrene under the vapor barrier and down the stem walls. The 2*6 walls are full of treated cellulose. There is spray foam in the ceiling to isolate any potential fumes or shop noises from the apartment above and to allow the shop or the apartment to be heated even if other other is not. All of the interior walls in the shop and apartment are filled with fire-resistant cellulose, as is the bottom of the stairs that go up to the apartment. The plumbing is designed to be easily drained if the apartment is not in use. There is a 50 amp circuit in this area for an RV or a TIG welder.

Right Sections- The right 23*60 section is split into a front and rear area. Each has a garage door. The front area is 23*40 with 12’ ceiling. It has an 11’ tall RV door and man door. The Rear Section is a 23*20 2-car garage with a 12’ ceiling, it has an 8*20 garage door and man-door to the apartment stairwell. It makes an awesome gymnasium with a high ceiling and polished concrete floors if you’re not renting out the apartment.

The right 2 sections of the shop have 2” Blueboard inside the stem walls but not under the slab. These rooms are designed to stay above freezing by trapping heat from the Earth. The walls and ceiling are so well insulated that the heat from the Earth has kept these rooms above 36F even when it’s been below zero for a week straight and no heat is used in this area. The front section is wired for a 50 amp resistance heater but I never felt the need to install one.

1,100 SF machinery shed- Nothing special. It is open on both ends and has a rock floor. It will keep 2 or 3 vehicles out of the sun and snow.

Two small barns for horses, chickens, goats, or pigs. The smaller barn is extremely well insulated for raising chicks in the winter. The large barn has a dirt floor and hay mow in attic. The level area near the barns and garden can be fenced easily.

Heated greenhouse. Raised beds. Fenced garden and fruit trees. The greenhouse has underground water and electricity to it. It is on a 4” concrete slab that eliminates mud and retains heat, but it is designed to be towable by tractor if relocation is desired.

Electrical- A a centrally-located pedestal was designed to allow easy installation of a generator to feed the main house and the shop. The meter on the pedestal measures all electricity used. A sub-meter on the house and another sub-meter on the shop allow you to determine how much juice the house, the shop and the apartment are each using.
The apartment above the shop is wired to use either a central generator at the pedestal or a stand-alone generator for the apartment only in the event that the apartment is rented out.

Neighborhood- Dusty Lane is a private road about 3 miles long with about 8 residents, each on 10 or more acres. The neighbors are self-sufficient and work together to keep the road plowed. They will lend a hand when needed, but it’s also very nice that our house is surrounded by forested hills and is not visable from any of the neighboring properties. The Stampede ORV Park is adjacent to the property. It is about 400 acres with awesome trails for dirt bikes, ATV’s and separate trails for horses. Once or twice a month we hear motorcycles in the distance, a few hundred yards from the house. We have a 100 yard rifle range and a pistol range on the property. Most of the neighbors shoot occasionally.

We researched a ton and spent a fortune over 8 years to build our North Idaho redoubt. We methodically toured over a hundred North Idaho properties in a 2 year period and we fell in love with the versatility and unprecedented privacy of this property. Unfortunately, the family members that we expected to follow in our escape from California didn’t make it. Our grandkids love wake-surfing more than riding a quad or a pony, so this summer we decided to move to our house on Lake Pend Oreille full time. This is a once-in-a-lifetime property, but we kinda fell in love with wake-surfing too.

We’re asking $925,000 or might Lease-to-Own at $4,500/Mo. We’ll carry a 1st mortgage with $200K down. Will consider aircraft, muscle cars, bullion or other property in trade.

Also available: 3,600 SF luxury aircraft hangar at 65S, 1996 4WD JCB 214s backhoe with cab and heat, 2009 4WD Kubota L4240 with cab heat, radio and AC., 1991 3/4 ton 4WD Ford flatbed with Boss plow heat and AC, 2005 Yamaha TW200 with under 500 miles. 2006 Christini/RPMs CRF302 AWD dirt bike, several dozen hunting-related items.

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