This Stately, Comfortably Prominent, Hell’s Canyon Rim Country Victorian is ideally nestled back on an east-facing 22.59 acres in West Central Idaho’s scenic, history-rich Indian Valley. Inspiring territorial and sweeping West Mountains views, not to mention the morning sun, are captured during all four seasons through picture windows and “experienced” from the home’s exterior wrap-around covered porches and 2nd story balcony. Custom built w/approximately 3,266 sq. ft. of finished living space, this 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath two-story plus walk-out basement has stood proud vigil since 1980 over its perennially picturesque, rural Idaho setting and successive owner’s varied pursuits including pure-bred cattle and sheep, sheep dog training and trials, wildlife habitat and conservation management, even a B&B!. A Shop, General Purpose Buildings, Horse Barn, Machine Shed, Supplementary Livestock Sheds and a developed system of Livestock Working/Managing Facilities have been developed over time in response to changing needs, complementing the original home site while accommodating versatile use. By any standard, 647 Mundy Gulch Road is unique: a well-planned, crafted and positioned real estate holding that has solid presence and a touch of refined country living readily amenable to rural lifestyle.
AREA OVERVIEW: 647 Mundy Gulch Road is located at the southern end of Indian Valley and just below the northeastern edge of the Crane Creek Plateau in diverse farm and ranch country surrounded on three sides by mountains. Millions of acres of Payette National Forest, State of Idaho and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lands stretch for miles encompassing widely varied terrain accentuated by the dramatic elevation divergence of 8,000 foot Council Mountain and Hell’s Canyon on the Snake River, the deepest river gorge on the North America Continent. Captivating and beautiful country! Mountain streams, springs, lakes and reservoirs throughout the area contribute to rich riparian corridors and an incredible variety of wildlife from upland game birds, song birds to big game such as Mule Deer and Elk. The distinct four-season climate is year ‘round living at its best. From gardening to skiing, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and 4 wheeling, the territory offers rich recreational and life-style diversity.
The Subject Property is approximately 30 minutes from Council, the Adams County Seat. Council is a small Idaho town with a strong sense of community that offers a variety of shops and services, eateries, professional and medical, K-12 schools, Council Greens Golf Course and a small airport. 350 Acre C. Ben Ross Reservoir is a beautiful facility, ideal for fishing and boating, only about 10 minutes east of the property by county road. The Little Weiser River is the same distance east. Known to be reliable trout stream the Little Weiser is a deep drainage out of the West Mountains. Approximately 45 miles north is the mountain resort town of McCall on Payette Lake, home to Brundage Mountain Ski Resort and one of Idaho’s most popular summer and winter resort and recreation areas. Approximately 50 miles west is the Snake River Canyon, a sportspersons’ recreation paradise and history buff’s treasure trove of North American history. Idaho’s capitol city of Boise and Boise International Airport are a little over a two-hour drive from the property by mainly state and interstate highways.
The Residence is in excellent condition with extensive recent maintenance, upgrades, repairs and complete fresh paint inside and out.
Main Floor (Approx. 1092 sq. ft.): The French Door Front Entry of the home opens to a tiled foyer and hallway to Kitchen, , Powder Room, Formal Dining/Family Room and to Upper Level Bedrooms and Baths. The Main Floor of the home is also accessible through the back entry door into a laundry/mudroom and an interior entry from the attached double car garage, both convenient to the kitchen. Sliding glass doors to the covered wraparound patio from the Area extend dining options to the beautiful outdoors.
The with bay window are finished in custom Maple Cabinets and Granite Counters. The Formal Dining Area is next to the kitchen and shares a larger room adaptable as a family room, 2nd living room, etc.. that has the additional feature of a pellet fireplace insert.
The Formal Living Room is designed with a bay window to the east and a brick hearth with free standing pellet stove.
Access to the approx. 1,110 sq. ft. Upper Level of the Residence is an open staircase to the upper level landing. doors including the Master Suite with its own private bath and the door to the main bath open from the wide landing on either side. At the east end of the landing is an exterior door to a Covered Balcony. Stained glass windows accent intention and attention to that special outside vantage point. The Master Suite enjoys bay windows that greet the morning sun, a full private bath with double vanity and spacious walk-in closet.
Interior access to the approx. 1,064 sq. ft. is a wide flight of stairs from the Kitchen; exterior access is ground level and from the front or east side of the residence. This daylight basement is equipped with a free-standing wood stove and full bath. It is an inviting and comfortable space with plenty of natural light from the ground level entrance and windows. It is considered a 5th bedroom. Housed behind the finished bedroom/bath area is a plethora of finished storage cabinets and a mechanical room for the heating/air-conditioning system and well pressure tank.
The attached 484 sq. ft. is insulated, finished, wired and has an automatic overhead door.
The 774 sq. ft. is broad to accommodate outdoor living, an advantaged view of the land and a nice touch of class.
: Forced Air Electric with Heat Pump ducted throughout the home. Additionally: Pellet Stove Insert in Formal Dining/Family Room, Free Standing Pellet Stove on brick hearth in Living Room, Free Standing Wood Heater in Walk-out Basement, Electric Wall Heater in Lower-Level Bath.
The Outbuildings and Improvements:
1. 960 sq. ft. Shop
a. Wired (including 220 Outlet), Concrete Floor, 9’ Ceilings, 8’ X 10’ Overhead Door, Person Door, Frost Free Water Hydrant and Deep Sink, Pellet Stove
2. 1,440 General Purpose Building
a. Attached to Shop, Enclosed, Free-span, Uninsulated, Gravel Floor, Sliding Door, Wired
3. 10’ X 60’ Full Length Covered Wings Front and Back of Shop/GP Building
4. 1,344 sq. ft. Loft Barn w/4 Horse Stalls, Auto Waterers, Hay Loft, Center Drive Through General Purpose Area w/sliding Doors, Wired, Attached to Exercise Pens
5. 4200 sq. ft. General Purpose Bldg., Concrete Floor, Power, Water, 14’ X 14’ Overhead Doors on either end, 4 person doors, 39’ X 70’ Center Free-Span, Enclosed 180 sq. ft. Room
6. 24’ X 42’ 3 Bay Machine Shed, Gravel Base, Wired, 14’ High Bay Entries
7. Two Miscellaneous Small Animal Loafing Sheds (288 sq. ft. and 300 sq. ft., approx..) with Power and Water
8. Chicken House and Pen
9. Extensive Livestock Working Facilities with Large and Small Pens/Corrals, Squeeze Chutes, Separating Alleys/Pens, Lights, Power, Water
NOTE: A Separate Power Meter is installed at the “Barns”. Multiple Frost-Free Hydrants are placed generously and strategically around the residence and outbuildings.
WATER: Domestic, yard, garden, stock water is provided by a 285’ drilled well that produces an estimated 25 gallons per minute.
THE LAND: 22.59 Acres Deeded. Surveyed. The acreage is divided into four main pastures with fencing for both sheep and cattle. There are two larger pastures and two small pastures currently producing healthy stands of Intermediate wheat grass, a productive forage for livestock that can also be used as hay for winter feed. Soils are fertile, classified as moderately deep, silty clay loams well suited for growing grass-legume hay, alfalfa and pasture. There are two established ponds, considered seasonal, but capable of retaining water well into the summer months under good conditions.
Landscaping around the home includes a variety of mature shade trees including an Aspen Grove, Spruce Trees, Birch, Ash, Maple, Ponderosa Pine, an Apple, Cottonwood, and an established lawn in the front and side yards irrigated from the well by an automatic sprinkling system.