This beautiful, 2892 sq. ft. custom brick home on 21.71 acres is nestled in the secluded, picturesque setting that everyone loves. Tucked perfectly out of sight at the end of a private lane, the Smith property combines the rich natural amenities of a long established, spring fed wildlife pond, the singular woodland beauty of aspen, native hawthorn and cottonwood groves, irrigated hay and pasture land and scenic mountain views with a distinctive home and solid outbuildings, all so rarely discovered in one place.
Built in 1997 and extensively remodeled in recent years, the 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath single level residence is by any standards exceptional. The home’s original custom design and quality craftsmanship has been upgraded with a solid brick exterior, river stone front porch pillar bases and a wonderful family room addition. Granite counters, travertine backsplash, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting and slate floors are kitchen improvements that enhance the original Shaker Style oak cabinets. Slate has also been added to the formal front entry and beautifully finished solid oak hardwood floors have been skillfully installed throughout much of the home. The family room addition features a special Brazilian Slate floor with oak perimeter, Yotul Wood Stove, floor to ceiling Salmon River Stone hearth, 9’ ceiling, picture windows that capture views of the scenic West Mountains and French Doors to a covered outdoor patio. A classy home office is adjoining and open to the family room.
A table for 4 in the informal dining area next to the kitchen looks out to the back yard and pond through glass doors that open to a full length covered patio; the formal dining room is spacious enough to accommodate a holiday banquet with plenty of room to spare for a piano.
The master bedroom is a spacious room with hardwood floors, a walk-in closet plus a 2nd wardrobe, accent lighting and glass doors to the covered back patio, established yard and the wildlife pond. A double oak vanity, lots of built-in solid oak cabinets and oversized walk-in shower are features of the private master bath.
Additional Details and Highlights:
Inside and Out
Sunroom. Included as one of the home’s 3 bedrooms, the Sunroom serves perfectly as a guest bedroom and an exercise room for the current owners. It was originally an art studio and could easily convert back. This bright, inviting space has 18” ceramic tile floors, a vaulted ceiling and a wall of windows that look out to the pond and mountains beyond.
Guest Bedroom. Spacious with hardwood floors.
Main Bath. Ceramic tiled floor, Kohler pedestal sink and glass doored shower.
Laundry/Utility Room/Half Bath Combination. Convenient to attached double car garage, kitchen, Sunroom and patio the utility room has built in oak cabinets and a deep sink.
6 panel white interior doors throughout
Double pane vinyl windows, 2” X 6” exterior construction, seamless metal roofing
Established lawn, landscaping and garden space
Salmon River Stone driveway entrance pillars and Buck-n-Rail Fencing
HEATING AND COOLING:
High Efficiency Geo-thermal water to air heat exchange furnace w/central air.
Efficient Yotul Wood Heater in the family room.
Sunroom is independently heated and cooled.
A Perkins 20 KW Diesel Generator provides complete back up power automatically in the event of power outage.
Attached approximate 657 sq. ft. finished garage with 1 auto overhead door, 1 exterior person door and convenient interior door into utility room and hallway to kitchen.
The shop is an enclosed 28’ X 28’ heated, insulated space within an 864 sq. ft. metal roofed and sided pole barn. The shop has high ceilings, concrete floor and wood heat. The balance of the pole barn structure is designed for storage and livestock. Additionally, full length wings on both sides provide parking for equipment and additional storage.
Grain and tack room with attached cover for equipment, hay barn, 3 bay loafing shed, efficient corral system and livestock working facilities. All outbuildings and improvements are well constructed.
Comprised of woodland areas, stream channel, pond, hay and pasture land and home-site, the property is fenced and cross fenced into 6 separate paddocks. The land has been used primarily for livestock grazing and some hay production. Soils are classified as moderately deep to very deep and ideal for growing a variety of fruit and vegetables, hay and pasture. There is an established garden space.
Two Wells: Domestic Well is 250 ft. deep and produces an estimated 20 gallons per minute. Secondary well is 47 ft. deep and produces an estimated 30 gallons per minute. The secondary well is used for yard and garden irrigation. Spring Creek: Spring Creek is a small seasonal stream that flows into the wildlife pond. There is an adjudicated early season water right for 20 acres from Spring Creek which is used to irrigate the fields and pastures early season.
Right out the back door! The wildlife pond is long established and bordered by the woodland beauty of mature cottonwood and aspen groves. The pond is an irreplaceable asset with immeasurable aesthetic beauty and an ever-changing wildlife pageant. The perennial variety of wildlife that is attracted, coming and going throughout the seasons, includes migrating ducks and Canadian Geese and a multitude of songbirds. Birds of prey and large game animals such as mule deer are also attracted. Bass and bluegill populate the pond giving it credibility as a private fishery. And there is plenty of water surface for a paddle-boat or kayak.
Wonderful year-round living. Four distinct seasons. Good growing conditions allow for yards, gardens and orchards. The elevation is approximately 3000’. Annual precipitation is between 21 and 26 inches.