”MOTIVATED SELLERS” Welcome to The Top of the Rye in Darby, Montana! This luxury home for sale on 53 acres is set into the dramatic and breathtaking landscape of the Rye Creek Drainage at the south end of Western Montanas scenic and timeless Bitterroot Valley.
The attention to detail and preservation of privacy on this property is without equal; obvious from the moment you approach the electronic security gate and log entry, and continuing up the well-groomed, year-around accessible, mile long driveway that winds through the Forest Stewardship Certified property. Bordering Forest Service land, the Views from all portions of the property are beyond description-from the jagged peaks of the Bitterroot Mountains in the west, to the mountains of the Continental Divide in the east, and the valleys between them. Large numbers of wildlife are everyday occurrences here: herds of elk and deer are common, as the area is also known for its hunting and fishing opportunities.
As the home and shop come in to view, it is evident that great efforts have been taken to use and conserve the natural elements, minimize disturbance, and blend into the natural setting with multiple sustainable practices. Native and drought-resistant landscaping, the use of a passive solar convective heating system on the detached 2-car garage, a greenhouse, head house, cold frame, and fruit, vegetable, and flower gardens with a 5 zone irrigation system, are the first sustainable items in view. This theme continues throughout every aspect of the home and property; from the grey water cistern system to assist with exterior watering needs, to the large, 2400 gallon well water cistern, and a state-of-the-art 4 zone ground source heat pump.
A 400 amp service plus a 30,000 W Cummins Onan backup generator, and a buried 1,000 gallon propane tank assure constant electricity supply. The home was constructed with ICF forms for superior insulation and structural integrity, concrete/fiberboard (fireproof) siding, and a maintenance-free metal roof. R50 roof and R30 wall insulation in the 2×6 construction provide energy efficiency. An air exchanger, humidifier, and humidistat keep the home fresh and comfortable year around. Up-to-date technology, with the entire home wired with Control 4 (Smart house), a security system, wiring for TV/Stereo (receivers for both SiriusXM and Dish installed), internet access, and stereo in all rooms -including both decks and garage- with several control centers located throughout the house. The 5433 SF includes many unique feature rooms, and a total of 3 bedrooms and 3 baths.
The ultimate chefs kitchen claims a custom solid maple butcher block island cabinet, craftsman-style oak cabinetry, and upgraded pullouts and drawers. Top of the line stainless appliances, an extra deep sink, a breakfast nook, a large walk in pantry, and laundry on the side along with granite counters and maple flooring bring the Montana outdoor theme into this kitchen masterpiece, as does the pergola and outdoor kitchen/dining area through the exterior kitchen door. The great room/dining rooms wall of windows look out to the window-protected porch that provides timeless mountain views! The deluxe master bedroom suite sports a huge walk-in closet, travertine tile, granite, and antique bronze fixtures; custom cherry cabinets, radiant floor heat with thermostat and humidifier; soaking tub, European bidet, and entry to the hot tub room, an enclosed glass porch with Trex decking and 270 degree views.
Other rooms include: A screened sleeping porch. A music and library alcove. An entertainment/family/dance room, with a wet bar and 1/8 cork and foam between the laminate wood floor and the concrete to provide cushion and absorb sound. A theatre room wired for 7.1 surround sound and projector. A private office with views and access onto the gardens and greenhouse. A thermostatically controlled, insulated wine room. A thermostatically controlled, heavily insulated root cellar with an air exchanger that keeps the bounty from the gardens throughout the winter months. A workout room/storage area with good airflow that adjoins the attached 2 car, very insulated garage that has hot and cold water inside.
The attributes list of this private mountain luxury home continues on, please contact listing broker Theresa Mondale or your real estate professional to experience all that this sustainable mountain masterpiece offers. Evidence of financial capacity is required prior to scheduling showing arrangements.