Fritz Creek Valley Drive is one of those little pockets of Homer that, to me, is what Alaska is all about. The homes on this road are all private. They have gorgeous views (especially the ones at the top). Best of all, they are large enough to make big Alaskan dreams come true.
Most of my out-of-state clients (my soon-to-be-sourdoughs) are looking for similar properties. Something with a view, big enough for plenty of elbow room, privacy, and access. This property fits the bill – with one little exception. The residents of this road band together to maintain the road. From the neighbors at the top who plow their way down, to the people in the middle who help out when spring wreaks its inevitable havoc on our roads. These residents share a common resource and come together to make it good for everyone. Very Alaskan.
This particular parcel is placed at the top of Fritz Creek Valley Drive. Just shy of 16 acres, you will have privacy in spades. Did I mention views? This one is stunning. On a bluebird day like today, it’ll be tough to take your eyes off of the glaciers across the bay.
The owner and I took a tour of this lot and its neighbor this fall. We were visualizing a mountain bike ride as we hiked and talked about the state of the world. That got me visualizing what I would do with this lot if it were mine.
With easy access to power, and a driveway already roughed in, I’d pick up where the current owner left off and build myself a home high on the hill overlooking the bay. I envision Scandanavian Farmhouse with big, energy capturing windows, clean modern lines, and efficient use of space.
I imagine calling up other clients of mine who excel at creating walking trails around their properties. Yes! I would enlist their help and create a personal hiking trail system. This parcel backs on to Borough land and later DNR land – so I imagine that I’ll hike for hours. Maybe I’ll get bold and roll a ski trail? Oh, the possibilities and the fun!
That would be my dream. What would be yours?
38425 Fritz Creek Valley Drive
AK MLS #21-560
Asking price: $250,000