Beautiful hand hewn log home with stunning craftsmanship for sale on ten acres of secluded privacy where nature is the closest neighbor. This nearly 100 year old home is easily accessed off of the nearby secondary road along the beautiful and historic Missouri River where Lewis and Clark once adventured. Year round, Cox Creek bubbles and flows in a clear ribbon through the front yard. The Spring often brings a swollen and roaring creek - the Summer the dragonflies and trout dance - then in the chill of the Winter the creek may allow for the occasional opportunity for ice skating. With great care, the logs, chinking and wiring have been restored in the original portion of the home. An addition was built onto the existing older home around the year 2000. While the addition is nearly complete, there is some work left to finish the new section of the house. It will take an individual or family with some interest in completing this house and leaves the room to make it feel like your own.
The original part of the home has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The primary source of heat is from a fireplace insert in a stone fireplace featuring a Native American Hobble Stone centerpiece at the apex.
The addition has three upstairs bedrooms, two complete and one that needs finishing. The two bathrooms upstairs are roughed in with framing, electrical and plumbing. One of the bedrooms has a cozy loft complete with a custom log moving library ladder! The loft also provides great storage in this section of the home.
Downstairs is a great room with plumbing to complete a large kitchen and dining area. The Anderson windows look onto the creek and trees of the property while the large windowed front door and French doors to the side make for a beautiful, well-lit house. The kitchen area features a free standing ceramic wood stove.
A large entryway with six closets is already framed and is a great bonus with loads of storage and room for muddy waders and fishing rods alike.
The ten acres of property allows for endless opportunities of exploration and connecting with nature. There is great hiking to the top of the mountain with a small cave as a stop on the way up! There are mature and new apple trees, chokecherries, service berries, lilacs and an organic garden with a large stone planter. The garden is surrounded by an electric fence to keep the wildlife at bay.
The yard is every bit a wildlife sanctuary with many wild song birds, bees of all kinds, deer, and occasionally bighorn sheep. The large, old growth Ponderosa Pines host bald eagles and owls. The creek boasts spawning fish, turtles, weasels, even a garter snake or two. Flying overhead you'll see pelicans, sand hill cranes, geese and ducks. The area is truly Montana at its best!
The Missouri River is a world class, blue ribbon fly fishing river. There is excellent opportunity to hike, fish, raft, canoe and to walk, run or bike the frontage road.
This property is a wonderful place to host family and friends and recreate right from your home. Call Jeremy Franks at 406-868-6617, or your real estate professional.