Sandpoint's Selle Valley is known for it's overpowering views of Schweitzer Mountain Resort to the west and the overwhelming view of the Cabinet Mountains to the east (encompassing over 94,000 acres and protected by the Wilderness Act of 1964).
The massive Schweitzer Bowls continually loom over "The Selle" reminding us of one of the reasons why we live in this Northwest Paradise. I was one of many who were lured to "powderful" Sandpoint, Idaho to frolic in Schweitzer Mountain's winter wonderland but that's not really what keeps me here.
Summer in Sandpoint and it's coveted Selle Valley is what helped garner the "Most Beautiful Small Town In America" award and summer at 342 W. Shingle Mill Rd (MLS#20120444) will not disappoint! Located in the heart of Selle Valley's rolling meadows (home to some of Sandpoint's most exclusive ranches), the location of 342 W. Shingle Mill Rd offers endless recreation opportunities...golf at the Idaho Club is nearby, fishing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing & river floating in The Pack River, hiking, jogging, horseback riding, biking, etc).
342 W. Shingle Mill Rd is a Honka Log Home (the world leading industrial log home manufacturer from Finland with 50 years experience & over 70,000 log houses delivered!) - exceptional quality and built to last...dripping with pure North Idaho ambiance.
The current owners have meticulously maintained their home adding new kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops, center island, new energy-efficient windows throughout, 2-vehicle carport (adding to the existing 3-vehicle garage), parked-out landscaping, new 39,000 BTU Drolet wood burning fireplace insert...the list goes on.
The southern exposure, wood heat (combined with electric, if needed), several forested acres of "firewood", high producing well, year-around Boyer Creek, income-producing blueberry patch (36 bushes producing approximately 8 gallons per bush), raspberry patch, pear trees and apple trees offers classic North Idaho "OFF-THE-GRID" potential while living just 4.5 miles from Sandpoint's city limits!
The landmark 4-stall 3,500 sf barn complete with a separate electric meter (as well as the adjacent 10 acres -MLS20120441-available for an additional $120,000) just adds to the possibilities.
I think this home deserves a "look-see"
342 W. Shingle Mill Road includes a master suite with adjoining loft overlooking the great room, a main floor 2nd bedroom and finished walkout level that offers additional living space (currently used as a 3rd bedroom). A sunny dining area, modern kitchen, inviting foyer, guest bathroom and cheerful laundry room complete the main floor.
The separate 1-bedroom "mother-in-law" Park Home (below) completes the list of amenities this wonderful property has to offer.
If you are looking for that "North Idaho Dream", I think you just found it!