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Living Room Windows
View From The East Bedroom
Carved Salmon Posts
Open Kitchen
Concrete Counters by Leo Vait
Rear View of the Main House
Winter On Avalanche Ranch
The Pond (protected habitat)
Swan and Ducks on the Pond
Moose Refreshment

Photos by Wild North Photography

The Main House

With views from every window, this southwest facing home gathers natural light and plays it off of its stone, tile, and rich gold wood interior. The house boasts three bedrooms, two on the second floor, and the master bedroom suite located on the ground floor, two full baths (one on the second floor with whirlpool tub and artistic concrete counters designed by sculptor Leo Vait and one in the master suite), one half-bath and laundry room, and radiant floor heat on all three levels. The second floor also contains a large open office area located between the two upstairs bedrooms.

Custom blue mountain pine cabinets and terrazzo counter tops with Italian tile accents (also by Leo Vait) make the open kitchen and dining area an entertainer's dream. The living room, dominated by a natural (not cultured) double opening stone fireplace (that warms both the living room and master-bedroom suite), has cathedral ceilings and a wall of arched windows that look out towards Kachemak Bay. A 180-foot well and state-of-the-art filter system guarantee plenty of delicious water for home and garden even in drier years.

The property is lushly landscaped, with most dead trees removed and the entire 20 acres replanted in lodge pole pine, blue spruce, mountain ash, and even a maple or two for real fall colors. As you wander from the deck to the yard, the sound of running water from the perennial garden waterfall tempts you to an afternoon in the hammock, but there is gardening to do!

Greenhouse, Barn and Guest House

This property has an orchard greenhouse with three varieties of producing apple trees. The adjacent vegetable garden has three giant raised beds and the local area is famous for growing potatoes. Tomatoes are trickier, but they thrive in the greenhouse attached to the barn. Step inside and the mosaic tile counter delights even the most jaded master gardener.

Continue into the garage and tack room and the sturdy timber frame building smells of fresh hay and horses. This is a horse lover's dream property with eight acres of three-rail spruce fenced and developed pasture that could also serve as a small plane landing strip. There is a round pen and the shop and upstairs are both plumbed and can quickly convert to loft-style living space. The secluded, two-story, rustic guest house features bamboo and stone floors, custom pine cabinets, propane and wood heat, and sleeps four.

The Rueben Call Cabin

Built in two parts, the first in 1938 and the second in 1954, the traditional log cabin, recently restored and furnished with original homestead amenities, sits in a wild flower meadow in summer and is a favorite wine and cheese ski-tour stop in winter. The original homestead is presided over by the ghost of Rueben, buried on the hillside nearby. It is a magical, authentic, historical remnant of Alaska's pioneer past.