The main home is log and timber construction with a total square footage of 5,100 sf on one level with a loft office of 280 sf overlooking the Great Room. The home has exterior chinking, quality windows and doors, a crawl space with service equipment area and an attached trip garage. Above the garage is a 1,360 sf two bedroom apartment. In a separate structure is another triple garage with sporting room, walk in vault, and storage with an executive suite above with steam bath and sauna.
The total of living space at the owner’s residence complex is 8,100 sf. Heating is provided by propane and there are 6 A/C units. The original structure was completely remodeled in 2010. The structure has a heavy tab composition roof with interior timber truss work and tongue and groove pine interior walls throughout. Interior finishes include 1870’s French roofing tile flooring in the entry and sun room, circular sawn fir flooring, stone, slate, and carpet in the bedrooms. Counter tops are a mix of granite and concrete. Vertical log elements have carvings of Native American figures on them. The crown of the Great Room is the two story rock fireplace with a five foot fire box and custom heavy screen and log mantle. Taking on second place, but none the less spectacular, is the circular wood staircase leading to the open office with hand peeled twig pickets and one piece bent handrails. The massive works of art make the home feel like one is visiting a Yellowstone era lodge. A log burl and antler chandelier hangs at the center accenting the vaulted ceiling and adding drama.
The details in this home offer something special in every room. The upper office overlooks the Great Room and features a full length built in pine desk with file storage and sitting area. The televisions and media systems are included in the sale. The front porch invites guests to both the main residence and the apartment and also access the triple garage with work bench and storage cabinets for outdoor gear. Master closets and spa bathroom make this master suite very private. The window seat in the master bedroom looks out to the back yard towards the river.
The kitchen features professional grade GE Monogram appliances including, six burner propane ranch, dishwasher and dish drawers, side by side refrigerator, compactor, wine cooler in the butler service area, stainless main sink, center work island, and log slab breakfast bar seating as well as a small dinette and a large dining room and cowboy wet bar.
Lovely Master Bedroom Suite
The master bedroom suite at Ashlin Ranch is in it's own wing with access both to the front deck and the back deck with gazebo and hot tub. The master features a spa bathroom with huge double time shower, double vanities, two walk in closets with system organizers including cabinetry to keep everything in a proper place. The room is bright and features skylights, clearstory windows, a vaulted ceiling with dry brushed color, and is privately set apart from the other 4 guest bedrooms in the home. The private entry to the master wing accesses both front and rear porches and also accesses the long guest central hallway.
Outdoor Spaces At Owner's Residence
The sunroom features huge floor to ceiling windows with views of Como Peaks and the meadow, custom flooring, and a walk in smoked glass wine room with storage and displays designed for 3,000 bottles of wine. The heated screened in porch has slate tile flooring, ceiling heaters, and a wood stove with access to the side and rear decks. Outdoor cooking and dining is professional in every way with huge counters, stainless grills and barbeques, custom lighting and tile flooring. The tumbled stone paths lead to a spa hot tub and fire pit beyond the lupine garden and picnic areas.
Apartment Above Triple Garage At Owner's Residence
The two bedroom apartment over the triple garage has a private entrance with warm T & G interior finishes, wood floor, wood stove, full kitchen, full bath, and balcony. The Thomas Molesworth furniture in this living room is a six-piece set and fit perfectly into the décor.
Executive Office Suite & Sporting Rooms
The executive office suite features a deluxe U-shaped office with distressed alder cabinetry with windows looking out at the front of the residence. The vaulted ceilings have lots of recessed lighting so the area is bright and cheery. The living room features a television viewing area for keeping up with the news as well as relaxing on the Thomas Molesworth furniture that adds charm and appeal to the room. Wood flooring, air conditioning, and custom window treatments add value. The workout room has mirrored walls and media, attached bath with tiled steam shower, large sauna, wet bar and floor to ceiling windows.
Utilities On The Ranch
Northwestern Energy supplies electrical service to the owner’s residence from a service line coming into the property from across the river east of the home. The ranch house and barn are served by Ravalli County Electric Coop. Propane provides other power source. There is a high capacity propane generator at the owner’s residence for infrequent power outages. The owner’s complex is served by a large 3,000 gallon capacity approved septic system and the ranch house and barn are served by a separate 1,000 gallon capacity septic system. Both have been pumped in 2018 and have reports to continue use and are in working order.
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