I’ve known the owners of this home for quite some time. When I first came to Homer with my husband, they were among the first to welcome us to the community and show us the ropes.
I have lovely memories of this house – of amazing dinners by fireside during the winter and pleasant summer visits where you feel like you are literally hanging out in a treehouse.
Getting here is a breeze, just a 20 minute podcast from Homer (not including the stop for coffee), a right hand turn just after you pass Stariski Creek and a sweet little drive past a duck pond and you’re home.
And oh and what a home!
You’ll often hear me talk about homes built for Alaskan life. What I mean is a home that is functional, comfortable, and completely livable. Homes built by people who understand that when you come inside, you’re often coming in muddy, snowy, wet, or with arms full of stuff. Homes with amazing storage that isn’t right in your face. Homes where you can spend a quiet Saturday night in the middle of winter feeling all warm and cozy while you watch Netflix and sip a glass of wine. Homes where your guests have their own place to be. Homes with places to put your gear – because we Alaskans, we have some gear.
That’s what I mean by a home built for Alaskan life – and this home has it in spades.
You enter this home and immediately, you have a place to hang your coats and store your boots. A thoughtful grab bar is right there and I won’t lie, my 40-something self has used it trying to doff a particularly sturdy pair of boots. Off to your right is a large office space that keeps business out of sight from the house. Keep going and you’ll walk into a great room with a renovated kitchen and gorgeous custom cabinetry. Oh, the meals that have come from that kitchen! I tell you, amazing!
Straight into a comfortable living room that’s warmed by log stove. Big windows look out to the canyon beyond giving you a feeling like you live in a canopy of trees.
The master bedroom is huge. It’s got floor to ceiling windows looking out to the forest, making you feel enveloped by nature.
Downstairs you’ll find plenty of storage after those Anchorage supply runs. There’s also a full bedroom and bathroom (with a separate entrance) and a bonus room for craft projects, extra guests, or just about whatever you can think of.
What’s most Alaskan about this property is the outbuildings. There’s a 4-car garage that will keep a smaller boat, cars and all of your 4-wheelers and snow machines. There’s also a separate single car garage with an attached room that’s been used for gear storage and late night reloading sessions before duck season. There’s a shed for your lawn care gear and covered space for firewood.
This is such a cool property.
There’s even a stream running through the property that you can fish during part of the year. Literally, you can come home from work, grab your gear, hike down to the stream and fish from your own stream. That is the life. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Check out MLS #19-4682 for more information or contact me below. Let’s get you living the good life!