Montana Retreat with Natural Spring

323,000  7.06 acres  Christopher J Irlbeck 

Mountain and forest views are the only thing you will see from this 3 story home. Natural spring water, lots of natural light, a year round root cellar , partially wired daylight basement for 12 volt battery for off the grid or on the grid living are some unique features of this custom home. Wood accents abound with tongue and groove in the ceiling over the living room and kitchen with log posts for support and a huge log beam spanning the main living space which is one big open room. The kitchen, dining room and living area are all open and perfect for entertaining guests around a 4 x 5 foot kitchen island which seats 5. The kitchen has lots of custom features including slide out drawers and shelves, two lazy susans which can hold 1,000 pounds, two windows and hook up for propane or electric refrigerator. The master suite dons a 6 foot marble looking tub with travertine tile and matching double vanity with tilt out trays. Walk into your 14 x 5ft. closet off master bath with custom shelving offering lots of storage. The master suite has a bay window with it’s own deck perfect for sharing a glass of wine and enjoying the wildlife. Deer, wild turkey, bears and mountain lions are in the area and hunting can be had on your own property. The two downstairs bedrooms also have custom closets with log accents in ceiling and support posts. There is a den or playroom area by downstairs bedrooms and a craft room, office or library area adjoining.

Another unique feature is a 24×28 garage with attached insulated and heated 12×20 shop with cabinets and shelving for all of your tools. Storage is available in the rafters of the garage as well. There is a 12×20 storage shed made out of wood with metal roofing for extra storage. Bales Creek runs the length of the property that often runs year round, perfect for your livestock. There is also an overflow pond from the natural spring which has never dried up and provides year round water that does not freeze for animals.

What I love about the home:
Lots of windows, light, easy to heat and miles of private logging roads for horseback riding, 4 wheeling, hiking, snowmobiling and cross country skiing in winter. There is no need for window treatments as you cannot see any neighbors. It is quiet, serene and only a 20 minute commute to Kalispell. There is plenty of room for a garden and when power goes out water is still available through the spring. The house has a 8×20 mud room with floor to ceiling cabinets and space for a large chest freezer. Below the mud room is a 8×20 root cellar which stays cool year round 33 to 45 degrees and has shelves for all of your canned goods. Perfect for anyone wanting to get away from city life and still be close enough to get to work.