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219 E. 5th Ave
North Pole, AK99705

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Listing 7 out of 160
$259,900 New For Sale

823 Goldfinch Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709

2 beds, 1 bath | Single Family Home
1,294 sq ft, 4.09 acre lot - MLS# 136121
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Situated in a quiet, forested neighborhood just two miles from the University, this lovely home is larger than it appears from the outside. Upon entering the house one experiences a sense of spacious natural beauty. The high ceiling, open floor plan and large South facing windows allow you to feel as though the forest is part of this dwelling. The acoustics are wonderful making this a desirable space for musicians or dancers. There is plenty of space for yoga, artistry, and simply enjoying openness within the home. The windows gather plenty of sun bringing in bright cheerful light along with passive solar gain which helps to heat the house for about half of the year. The main living area is very open, 30 ft across with curving stairs leading up to a well illuminated, open loft bedroom, with plenty of space for sleeping, yoga, meditation and easy lounging. In the wing rooms just off from the main living area are a high ceiling bedroom with a view into the forest and a high ceiling bathroom with a spacious bathtub and lovely floral shaped sink. The kitchen cabinets are beautiful local birch. The island lends itself well to projects, great cooking adventures, space for spreads while entertaining and it is surrounded by cabinets. The floors are warm with radiant heat from the boiler, heating is supplemented with a highly efficient low emissions wood stove. With the optimal rhythm one can stay comfortably warm through the winter with minimal oil usage by loading the stove in the morning for a fire that will burn at a controllable level approaching 24 hours. By the time the fire dies down, it is time for the boiler system to come on to heat the floor for 2-3 hours. By the time the stove gets going and is regulated for the day, the well insulated home is running efficiently. The hot water for the house is part of the boiler system; one of the benefits is that there is abundant hot water for showers and baths. The land to the north side of the property is held as a green space by the neighbors. The 4 acres of land slopes to the West and is bordered by a wild space that is a bird sanctuary. There are trails through the forest that lead to the skiing, mushing, biking trails of Goldstream Valley. The Skarland Ski Trail is nearby across to the East side of Goldfinch Rd. The area is peaceful and very quiet. The neighborhood is integrated into the forest there are frequent visits from moose, fox, owls, hawks, and lynx. The trees to the West of the home have been cleared enough to allow for plenty of sunlight to bathe the garden during the growing season and they are thick enough to serve as a very good wind barrier for the times when we get strong winds. There is a view of Ester Dome to the West through the trees. There is an abundance of firewood throughout the property. Currently there is a considerable amount of firewood that had been cut but not yet split and stacked that would be a year or two supply. There is stacked wood close to the house. This is an optimal location in that it is out of town and yet close enough to bike ride, and walk to the University area. Not only is the University near, but also West Valley High School and primary schools. The home is designed to be able to be completely shut down if one desires to go traveling for long periods during the winter. The water system can be completely drained. The boiler system has glycol. This shut down and restart of the house systems has successfully taken place for a number of winters. For someone coming from out of state this is the perfect location for a new life in Alaska, the location is both conveniently close to town while sufficiently far from town to enjoy the feel of Alaska's nature embracing you with beauty, quiet and wildlife. There is one outbuilding, an insulated hen house. The chickens raised on the property were fed organically and have provided great fertilizer for the organic garden. There are raspberries, rhubarb and flowers th


  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Sub Type: Single Family
  • Listing Status: Active
  • County/Area: Fairbanks North Star Borough
  • Zip Code: 99709
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Age: 11-15 Yrs
  • Elementary School: Pearl Creek
  • High School: West Valley
  • Sq.Ft.: 1,294 sq ft
  • Style: 1.5 Story
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Total Baths: 1
  • Baths: 1 bath
  • Acres: 4.09 acre lot
  • Zoning: Rural Residential District
  • Access: Gravel
  • Appliances And Equipment: Range/Oven, Dishwasher, Microwave, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Blinds, Curtain Rods
  • Aprx. Lot Sq. Ft.: 178160
  • Construction: 2x6
  • Exterior Features: Deck/Patio, Fence, Horse Property, Shed, Cable TV, Garden Area, Natural, Internet Available, Telephone Service
  • Exterior Finish: Cedar
  • Fire Service: Public
  • Foundation: Post On Pad
  • Fuel Source: Oil
  • Heating: Wood Stove, Hot Water Baseboard
  • Interior Features: Wood Stove, Hardwood Floors, Sky Light
  • Laundry: Main Level
  • Other Rooms: Loft
  • Road Service: Public
  • Roof: Metal
  • Sewer: Private
  • Single Family Options: Detached
  • Water: Holding Tank
  • Windows: Triple Pane
Courtesy of Madden Real Estate With Keller Williams Realty, Wesley Madden

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