All the best of Montana! Acreage, privacy, river frontage, panoramic mountain views, and an exquisite custom home in the highly sought after Bitterroot Valley in Southwestern Montana. Perfectly situated with over 700 feet of pristine Bitterroot River frontage, directly across from the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, with panoramic mountain views -- it doesn't get any better than this! The immaculately maintained nearly 6000 Sq. Ft. custom three bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home has oversized living areas, an eat-in cook's kitchen, and beautiful views from every window. This elegant, light filled 5,951 square foot custom home was built with passive solar energy in mind, and the multitude of windows provide unobstructed panoramic views in every direction. The home is situated to provide privacy on the acreage, yet is conveniently located within a twenty five minute commute to the city of Missoula where there are world-class medical facilities, the University of Montana, an international airport, extensive shopping, fine dining, and diverse cultural and head-lining entertainment. The charming and historic town of Stevensville is a five minute drive with access to all the modern day-to-day conveniences. Recreational opportunities abound with access to the over 2000 square mile Bitterroot Selway Wilderness area just two miles away. Additionally, there are over ten golf courses within a 30 minute drive. Unlimited hiking trails are close by as well as boating, camping, skiing, and other outdoor recreational opportunities. Access to a bike trail that stretches 50 miles between Hamilton and Missoula is less than a quarter mile away. The Bitterroot River is right out your back door and is a world class blue ribbon trout fishery perfect for the fly fishing enthusiast. Across the river to the east is the 2800 acre Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, which supports the property's own natural habitat with abundant wildlife to watch while relaxing or entertaining on the spacious redwood back deck.The three bedroom, four and a half bathroom home was designed by the current owners. Quality construction was of the highest priority, and no corners were cut in the building process. The entire first floor of the home was built for handicap accessibility and features nine foot ceilings, an expansive professional chef's eat-in kitchen, formal dining room with built-in cabinetry, formal living room with wood-burning fireplace, family room, jumbo laundry room, and a full bath and a half. Extensive wood trim, leaded glass and solid wood doors, tile and hardwood floors, granite, and other upgrades have been used throughout the home. The attached two car garage is oversized, and the 800+ Sq. Ft. basement is insulated, but unfinished leaving you the opportunity to create your very own space. The second floor features vaulted ceilings, a huge "bonus" room above the over-sized garage, spacious loft with craft area, a sweeping master bedroom suite with a Jacuzzi tub, an additional oversized ensuite bedroom, and a third bedroom and bathroom. There are plenty of opportunities to convert current spacing into additional bedrooms if needed. This potentially self-sustaining property has an abundant water supply with three wells and water rights that date back to 1901. The historic barn, built in 1925, is ready to support a small farm, ranch, or equestrian operation with a large hay loft, a tack room, horse stalls, and even stanchions for milking cows. The land will support domestic livestock, and the chicken house has been used to raise various fowl. There is a large garden area with automatic sprinklers, and plenty of fertile soil and room to plant your own orchard. Lastly, there is a separate work shop building with plenty of space to accommodate hobbies or projects. The grounds surrounding the home and outbuildings have mature landscaping with underground sprinklers. The power lines that service the home and outbuildings have been buried. A paved drive affords plenty of parking for RVs, and is easy and reliable access to the paved county road and four lane highway. This property is the perfect combination of privacy, tranquility, beauty, and convenience. Each property component from the river frontage across from the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, the panoramic mountain and pastoral views, the abundant natural wildlife habitat, and the exquisite custom home, can each stand alone, but together they comprise an irreplaceable part of the Montana Dream.