Luxury homes on the market in Missoula and western Montana
Some of life’s most authentic moments can be found when they intentionally break away from the orderly confines of Missoula’s urban landscape, and some of life’s best stories are told when nothing is told at all. Go ahead, reconnect with the natural beauty that lies just outside the city limits, and find the part of yourself that longs to experience a slower, more measured pace of life that only a rural setting can offer. You need look no further than 1085 Spurgin Court, located in the Target Range, near Kelly Island Fishing Access to the Bitterroot River, where you’ll discover a great, c. 1983, 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2,528-square-foot dwelling whose subtle architecture refuses to elevate its idyllic ambiance. Sentinels, 40 years in the making, of lilacs, rounded pines, slender junipers, and rounded blue fir flank the entrance to the grounds, leading to a winding path adorned with mature rose bushes, and flowering shrubs, all decked out in the sweet shade of a plum tree. Despite the traditional silhouette of this comfortable abode, the interior layout of this comfortable abode is a study in contrast, with the expectation of linear, clearly accessible areas. The main level offers the bedroom and first bathroom within its own suite, off the hallway. directly. Upstairs, the main ensuite quarters are very spacious, offering three wardrobes, with a full fitted wardrobe and single furnished. The secondary bedrooms are located gracefully at the opposite end of the upper level hallway, with each linear space afforded having a very nice view and easy access to the third bathroom. However, it is the residence’s public living quarters that defy expectations, with the living room literally taking center stage in the spotlight, where gallery lighting, a two-story, partially vaulted ceiling and timber beam draw the eye upward, while an expanse of windows beautifully frames the stunning views of the vast, well-established grounds; All balanced with a warm and inviting, floor to ceiling, brick fireplace that beautifully accentuates the sense of scale within this stunning space. Located on the main floor to the west wing of this cozy offering, you’ll find cottage-paneled French doors providing a cool escape to the sun room, a welcoming haven with vaulted ceilings, skylights and countless windows bringing the outdoors indoors, while Saltillo tiled floors add warmth. And personal to this wonderful retreat, it has its own private access to the gorgeous grounds. With the brick hearth back of the living room fireplace serving as a wall, as well as the focal point of the communal space of the dining room and comfortably sized kitchen, it’s clear that this area will host many memorable gatherings over the years to come. Recent interior improvements include all new, Cascade, heavy grade wood flooring throughout the main floor, whilst the upper level has benefited from the inclusion of premium, barefoot boyfriend, carpet throughout the bedrooms and along the foyer and stairs. The exterior of this attractive home was only painted last year, and the installation of a new roof ensures peace of mind that with building material costs still rising, some of the big ticket items have been tastefully handled. However, the vendors certainly spared no expense in the recent inclusion of a top-of-the-line wraparound deck, adorned with pergola accents, as the connection between indoor and outdoor living spaces is strong. The fully fenced back grounds of this exceptional 1 acre retreat are filled with a multitude of lilac bushes, towering black cotton trees, mature maple, cherry, apple and pear trees, stunning panoramic views of the not-so-distant mountainsides and encompassing many trees. raised garden beds and an oversized chicken coop on top of the eggs; Sorry, I couldn’t resist that! A 2 1/2 story outbuilding, cement board filled, 220amp rated and insulated loft, anchors the rear of the property, with some finishing work, would make a wonderful art, music, writing or yoga studio space! There’s even a well-established and well-loved Firepit area (stumps included), as well as a carefree swing tied to a large branch of a nearby tree, while a private gate leads you down the canopy of Old-Growth Cottonwoods, and down to the Bitterroot River Canal. A birder’s heaven, vendors have counted no fewer than 88 distinct species over the years, including blue herons, bald and golden eagles, great horned owls, pygmies, and barred owls, to name a few. It’s time for you to begin living your most authentic life as you intentionally break away from the structured confines of Missoula’s urban landscape, while experiencing a deep sense of place, calm, and gratitude within the peaceful, living-and-breathing landscape of 1085 Spurgin Court. The setting is magical and the presentation incomparable, and your story begins now.