Three-story mountain chalet and outbuildings at elevation 1500-ft on approximately 6 acres of a pristine private in-holding within the Chugach State Park. This unique, architect-designed residence (cedar siding and metal roof) is approximately 500 sq. ft., raised on concrete piers to provide a spectacularly panoramic birds-eye view down Rainbow Valley and across Turnagain Arm to volcanic Mount Redoubt and the snow-peaked Alaska Range on the far horizon, 240 miles southwest.
Although located only 35-40 minutes (roughly equidistant) from downtown Anchorage in one direction and Alyeska Ski Resort in the other, this alpine chalet is totally off the grid, 2 miles up a gated private road from the main highway and surrounded by the Chugach State Park.
The interior third level sitting area of the main residence includes two large window-wrapped bays, one of which is a queen-sized bed with spectacular 3-directional views up the mountain, across the wooded slope and down the valley to the inlet below.
The second level includes another bay for the kitchen sink, counter and gas cook stove, and a large gathering area around a cast-iron wood stove, and door-access to a wrap-around, elevated deck for outdoor relaxation and viewing. The high ceiling is cottonwood T&G sloping up to the back of the third level.
The first level (raised about 8 feet and accessed by an outdoor stairway) includes a foyer, oil space heater, bathroom, and second bedroom with build-in bunk bed and storage drawers. Under the raised building, at ground level, there is an ample dry-storage room and a 3-cord dry firewood storage crib.
Additional interior features include many antique stained-glass and leaded-glass windows (purchased in Vancouver BC), an antique pocket door to the guest (or childrens) bedroom, full plumbing for propane wall-mounted lights throughout each floor, hardwood floors, wainscoting and two huge picture windows for views up and down the valley.
Outbuildings include a cedar-lined sauna & shower building with gravity-feed running water and large (5 ft. x 5 ft.) window with still another picturesque view down the mountain; an 8 ft. x 12 ft. tool storage/shop building off the parking area; and an outhouse in the near woods. Easily maintained trails lead from the house to roaring Rainbow Creek in one direction and to a small tributary in another direction, through the pristine spruce, hemlock and birch woods laden with lush ground vegetation that includes wildflowers, wild raspberries, elderberry and alder bushes, fiddlehead ferns and flowering cow parsnip. For longer treks, the start of the Turnagain ridgeline trail is conveniently located at the foot of the private Rainbow Valley community road.
This acreage is part of a 160-acre privately owned donut-hole surrounded by Chugach State Park and accessed by way of a private, gated road. It is administered by a non-profit community homeowners association assessing annual membership dues of $750 to each of the 18 joint owners of home sites and common areas. The HOA owns a dozer and provides winter plowing service, road and culvert maintenance service, and administration of the DCRs according to a shared community-wide philosophy of preserving this beautifully unspoiled mountainside environment consistent with park-like conservation standards.
The unique architectural design of this secluded mountain escape artfully combines the magnificence of panoramic views with the splendid sublime of a lush alpine valley forest to create an awe-inspiring and totally relaxing ambiance amid interior amenities of hardwoods, wainscoting and stained-glass windows. All of this is conveniently located about 40 minutes from either Alaskas largest city or Alaskas most popular ski resort.
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