Fireweed season in the upper pasture

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The main house

Three thousand square-foot custom log home.

Second floor office and balcony

Open office, located between the upstairs bedrooms, looks into the living room through the balconey rail.

The living room

Hand-laid oak floors and a natural double-opening stone fireplace.

Kitchen and dining area

Custom blue mountain pine cabinets, terrazzo counter tops with Italian tile by sculptor Leo Vait.

Upstairs bath

whirlpool tub and concrete counters (also by Leo Vait).

Southwest upstairs bedroom (typical-1 of 2)

Vaulted ceilings,v iews out every window and rich gold wood interior.

30X30 timber-framed barn

Attached greenhouse, garage, shop, tack-room and stable.

Secluded, 16X20, two story, rustic guest house

Bamboo and stone floors, custom pine cabinets, propane and wood heat. Sleeps 4.

Reuben Call's cabin

Built in 1938 and improved upon in 1954, it is a magical, historical remnant of Alaska’s pioneer past.

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The Avalanche Ranch
41297 Heather Street
Homer, Alaska 99603

click here or contact Constance J. Alderfer, Realtor (Cell: 907-299-1883, Office: 907-235-7232, Fax: 907-235-9327)

In 1938, homesteaders had their choice of Alaskan land - and they were picky. The climate had to be right - not too much rain, not too cold in the winter. It had to have a stupendous view of water and mountains. It had to have rich soil and a beautiful setting. Some of the really smart ones chose to settle in Homer with its glorious vistas, abundant wildlife, and great fishing.

Today, Outside and Adventure magazines consistently rank Homer as a "top ten place to live." Though the city and its locale offer many possibilities of where to live, for the adventurous soul in all of us, the Rueben Call Homestead is the pick of the litter. And now, well-known author Shelley Gill is offering an exciting and unique part of the homestead for sale and with it, a way to own a piece of Alaska's history.

Surrounded on three sides by protected conservation lands, the estate includes the original Call cabin, a 30X30 timber framed barn, tack room, and shop, a secluded 16X20 two-story rustic guest house, Shelley's spectacular 3000 square foot custom Swedish scribed log home, and twenty acres of prime woodland, featuring some of the most breathtaking views in Alaska.

This is the real deal. From the carved salmon adorning the three-foot diameter Engelmann spruce posts, to the 300 miles of groomed ski trails "right out the front door," this property offers complete end-of-the-road privacy and truly luxurious Alaskan living.

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View from the front deck of the main house