The home is a 2800 sq. ft., custom built with large rooms, plentiful windows and abundant storage. There is also a balcony off one of the upstairs bedrooms which provides the opportunity for exquisite relaxation and view.
The home sits atop a hill with a 270 degree unobstructed view. The property is one of the most elite in the county. Specifically it is approximately 8 miles outside of Kooskia, in the foothills of the Bitter Root mountains, a low density population area. This area is specifically and favorably mentioned in guides written by Joel Skousen, Michael T. Snyder and James Wesley Rawles. They suggest this area to be in the top tier of Safe Haven locales in America. The property sits atop a hillside, abutting a 300 acre horse ranch, at the dead end of a gated and gravel maintained road; no thru traffic. The gravel road runs approximately 3/8 mile to a paved and maintained low traffic asphalt road. The asphalt road is a school bus route hence maintained during the winter.
Neighbors are like minded, friendly and supportive of each other regarding their existence here.
The second building is a shop with metal roof and siding that is 1800 sq. ft., it has a 16 ft. high bay, work area with compressed air and RV parking. Within the shop is a NEWLY constructed 560 sq. ft. one bedroom apt. with full bathroom, kitchen and an attached full service laundry room. The apt. has its own septic and propane system. Atop the apt. is a NEWLY created flat roof (225 sq. ft.) ideal for the construction of additional housing. The remainder of the roof (previous construction) atop the apt. (335 sq. ft.) is relegated to storage and is constructed of 2″ x 12″ boards. If not expanded upon the entire apt. roof is good for storage and has headroom of 8′. Attached to the shop is a 675 sq. ft. metal overhang w/ concrete floor which could be used for protected hay storage.
The third building is NEWLY constructed and is for storage of flammable and HAZMAT materials as it has a 12″ containment wall made of monolithic poured concrete. This bldg. is metal and matches the color scheme of the shop/apt.
The fourth bldg. is metal (396 sq. ft.) and contains a 2500 gallon water storage tank, water pressure pump and pressure tank. Much space is available in this bldg. for cold storage as it stays cool year round due to 56F ground water entering the 2500 gallon storage tank. All bldgs. on the property have poured concrete floors.
There are two 1000 gallon propane tanks that easily provide enough fuel for three years use for two persons. The apt. has a wood burning stove as well as electric heat and propane service within. There is a LOPI wood burning stove in storage fitted for the house should it need to be quickly installed. The local area has abundant cheap firewood for sale or cutting. The shop has an electrical circuit wired into the property electrical grid for back feeding generator produced power throughout the entire property. The generator circuit capacity is sufficient to run the well and all other equipment on the property.
There exists a private well that is 350 ft. deep and has a flow in the range of 25 gpm. The well has always provided plentiful clean and pure water. The property is very low risk for wild fire as it has been strategically developed for that intent.
The house is surrounded by a lawn, has a 3800 sq. ft. garden w/ 17 raised bed planters and a 5740 sq. ft. orchard w/ 32 mature fruit
trees. One half of the orchard is still open for further tree development.
There is a water seep on the property that has not been developed, but could provide year round emergency water. The entire agriculture utilized portions of the property have automatic sprinklers and frost free hydrants. All bldgs. have been built during or after the year 2000.
Overview: Custom home setting on a hill with a fantastic view. The region enjoys mild weather with a long and late growing season. Large raised garden beds, 32 tree orchard, landscaped, fenced pasture and deer fence protecting the yard, garden and orchard. A few of the other attractions of the area are: Extremely low electric rates, excellent hunting and fishing, 5 star views, Divine peacefulness, land line and cell phone service, pure air and water, no noise pollution, warm summer days and cool nights, low property taxes, minimal government interference with property
development, local schools grades K thru 12.
Listing courtesy of American Redoubt Realty, Inc. Todd Savage 406-241-1795