Listing ID 21365470 | Sold in the last 95 days
Willing to negotiate
OLD VILLAGE RD
EAGLE, AK 99738
4 beds, 1 baths
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SUPER INSULATED CUSTOM BUILT MODERN 1600 sq. ft. LOG HOME HIGH ABOVE THE YUKON RIVER ON 1.35 ACRES WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF THE RIVER, EAGLE BLUFF AND THE OGILVIE MOUNTAINS, GREAT WELL WATER, LOTS OF SUN EXPOSURE, SHORT WALK FROM THE YUKON RIVER. SAFE FROM FLOODING.
Eagle is one of the communities featured on the new Nat. Geo. program Life Below Zero.
0 taxes - no property, sales, state or land taxes. No building/remodeling codes permits. No zoning, free unlimited recreation opportunities and annual PFD dividend for each member of your household.
If you are looking for open country, freedom from taxes and endless regulations, a comfortable home, a place to enjoy the outdoors and friendly neighbors… Eagle has it. Two of our local sayings are, “The only time you need to lock your car is during zucchini season” and “We aren’t snowed in everyone else is snowed out”.
THIS UNIQUE PROPERTY is located in the heart of gold country high above the Yukon River east of historic Eagle City, Alaska. It has good riverside and drive-in business potential; B&B, hostel/campground/cabin rentals/showers etc…for river and road travelers from around the globe or just enjoy it as your own private sanctuary.
The property is about a mile from the post office, so you have quick and easy access on foot, by vehicle, bike, fourwheeler or snowmachine into town. The city woodcutting lot is about a half mile south of the house. We are about a mile NW of the state airstrip and 1.2 miles from the grass airstrip in Eagle. Google mapping usually shows incorrect location of the home. In the 8/07 issue of popular photography a photo was taken from directly in front of our two riverfront lots (pgs. 58/59). ATTACHED PHOTOS-All but the ariel photos are taken from various points on the property or from inside the home.
THIS PROPERTY HAS A LOT OF CHARACTER The home and its surrounding land sit high above the river and is shaded by mature spruce trees. The property then drops down to a beaver pond and 200’ beyond that the Yukon River. The east and west property lines are delineated by deep gullies with thick vegetation for added privacy. THE HOUSE AND SOURROUNDING HILLTOP PROPERTY WERE NOT EFFECTED BY THE 2009 OR 2013 FLOODS, NOR ANY PREVIOUS FLOODS.
The property has great sun exposure and good soil for gardening. LANDSCAPING includes local rock beds filled with flowers and to define the driveways. The Perennial’s include Iris, delphinium, tundra rose, columbine and strawberries. Wild arnica, asters, wild roses and lupine add color to the surrounding forest. The property has plenty of highbush/lowbush cranberries and raspberries. Bear, lynx, marten, moose, snowshoe hare and caribou occasionally visit.
The riverside lots have a well and electric and are perfect for meat and fish processing/smoking/drying. You can park you boat or float plane all summer in the river in front of the property. You have immediate access to boating, rock collecting, fishing, wildlife viewing, hunting & other riverfront activities in the summer & snowmobiling, cross country skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing & dog mushing in the winter.
THINGS YOU CAN DO IN THE AREA Excellent hunting for grizzly, black bear, moose, caribou & Dall sheep as well as fishing for grayling, pike, ling-cod & salmon with easy access to two game units and Yukon Charlie Rivers Preserve (you can hunt in the preserve). You can rod fish for ling cod in the Yukon, grayling in the creeks, northern pike in the sloughs and use net or fishwheel for King Salmon in the Yukon. Ice fishing is right out your door.
Lots of freedom when choosing camping areas for pleasure or hunting. Camping along the river is easy, unlimited and free. Camping along the Taylor Hwy can be long term and free of fees on side roads, in pull-offs and gravel pits or in several well maintained campgrounds. White water rafting and float trips on the Forty Mile River and Yukon can start and end at multiple locations with various degrees of challenge and is free. Gold panning, hunting, berry picking, bird watching, fishing and rock/fossil hounding, gold prospecting are a few things to do in the area.
THE 1600 SQ. FT. HOME comes equipped with your own personal Hugesnet Internet system, landline phone (no cell service in Eagle, but their working on it), power from Alaska Power and Telephone, excellent well water with good pressure, flex plumbing, Paloma hot water on demand heater, and a propane system that operates the dryer, hot water and gas kitchen range and can be switched to high pressure during cold spells so it works even at sixty below. The house has two septics (grey – laundry/kitchen and black - bathroom) and an excellent well.
The house is super insulated with 24” fiberglass in the ceiling; second story is half inch sheetrock on double stud 8” walls insulated with fiberglass and exterior rigid foam insulation and finally tongue and groove exterior facing. The first story interior is furred out tongue and groove over rigid insulation and large three sided logs. The subfloors are doubled up three quarter inch. The floor between the first and second story is insulated. The boiler and wood stove chimneys are insulated with metal-bestos. The windows are triple and double panes including the Alaska Made brand. Exterior doors are foam core metal and both doors open onto arctic entries (not counted in the 1600’ sq. ft.). The roof is brown metal.
The basement makes access to the plumbing/water system, boiler/baseboard heat system and Paloma hot water on demand easily (No crwaling under a house). There is plenty of storage room as well and it can be used as a root cellar. The original basement posts and cribbing was recently replaced with 12”x12”uprights on 24”x24”x 24” inch deep cement pads, pressure treated wood and heavy duty historic Fort Egbert galvanized metal make up the walls. The basement access door is inside the house.
The 2006 water system is easily drained and the in-ground insulated well box and deeply buried water line (insulated and run through 4” PVC with foam boxing around that, 2010) has a pee valve so the line will not freeze up. And if you leave for the winter the house and well line can be drained and allowed to freeze-up without damage. It takes us two hours to drain the system and in the spring we can have the house back on line in an hour.
The two woodstoves are Vermont Casting Reliant (2000) and an 1879 cast iron wood cookstove originally brought into the area by sternwheeler and put to use at Fort Egbert. Last summer (12) I gave the cookstove a new coating of high temp black paint. The two stoves are sufficient to heat the house even during the coldest spells and in the winter we run the boiler system for about 45 minutes a day to keep heat in the basement. Each level has its own zone valve.
As of 2011 the property has been newly surveyed and the cabin sandblasted and treated.
ABOUT EAGLE Eagle’s remote location and trustworthy people provide security for the property and we have yet to have a problem with vandalism even when leaving our home unoccupied for months at a time. The community of Eagle is made up of 150 independent folks who will respect your choice to be a hermit or a social butterfly. They are good folks and are happy to help their neighbors. If you face a tragedy they will come to the rescue.
Eagle is rich in history and has the largest museum system in the state. Famous people such as Gen. Billy Mitchell (Father of the Air Force) Roald Amundsen (discoverer of the North West Passage) authors Robert Service and John Mc Phee have spent time and or owned homes in Eagle.
Fort Egbert is the farthest north fort in the USA and Eagle's Social order of Redmen's was the farthest north. The Forty Mile, American Creek and Klondike Gold rushes occurred locally and extensive placer and cat mining continue today, especially in the 40 Mile River and its tributaries. Gold panning and sluicing can be done in the creeks around Eagle. Mine claims can be registered with DNR.
The NPS manages the Yukon Charley River Preserve from Eagle and the preserve is open to hunting. BLM manages Fort Egbert and numerous campgrounds along the Taylor Hwy.
The 1000 mile Yukon Quest dog race and the 300 mile Percy De Wolfe dog race layover in Eagle and the Top of the World Snow Machine Race took place in Eagle this past year
Eagle has a nice public library with free WI-FI 24/7, hundreds of historic books, contemporary books, current magazines, newspapers and DVDs.
Volunteer opportunities are available with the museum, dog races and library.
Eagle celebrates 4th of July with an old fashioned parade, activities and potluck/bake auction. Spring carnival is held in March or April and is fun, especially for kids, and a mid-winter crafts bazaar also takes place.
A restaurant (currently in progress) grocery/hardware store, hotel, B&B and two gas stations/repair shops, public library, K-12 Public School and great support for home schoolers, museums, post office, volunteer fire service, village police, Emergency Medical Service, village clinic and medevac services exist.
THE TAYLOR & TOP OF THE WORLD HWYS The Taylor is open to Eagle from approx. April 15 to Oct 15. Mail/passenger planes fly in and out of Eagle from Fairbanks 5 days a week. Groceries can be ordered and shipped from Fairbanks, the natural food co-op or locally and a nice drive to Tok can cover most of your needs from clinic and hardware, to auto parts and groceries…take a fishing pole along and drop into four mile lake to fish for stocked trout. Most locals make two supply runs a year to Fairbanks or Anchorage. Heating fuel and propane can be purchased locally or in bulk and delivered from Tok.
THE TOP OF THE WORLD HWY. is open to/from Dawson, Canada June – Oct.
The annual two day Chickenstock Blue Grass Festival is just 100 miles away in Chicken and takes place in June. It is well worth the trip and can provide vending income. Historic Dawson City (Paris of the North) and center of the Klondike Gold Rush is 160 miles away via road over the Top of the World Highway or up the Yukon R. by boat. There is always something going on in Dawson.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND WORK AVAILABLE Generally the jobs that are posted in this area are through NPS, Fish & Wildlife, BLM, the School and Museum. However, if you’re interested in starting a business there are a number of options, Eagle needs a full scale hardware, feed, grocery store, a restaurant, deli/bakery, a riverside campground, an on call handy man/ construction worker, a repair shop, wilderness guides, boat tours, air tours, gold prospecting camp, an expeditor, spring plant nursery, vege,fruit,meat truck, trash service, homegrown eggs/dairy products, commercial sewing service, gift shop, second hand store etc... Eagle has so few services just about anything you can think of to do is a help to the community. Be prepared to do many different things to earn a living.
IF YOU’RE CONSIDERING SUMMER SEASONAL LIVING - this is a great location. Summers are warm-hot and dry with 24 hours of daylight. Excellent gardening location. No vandalism-unattended properties are safe here. And you spend very little on monthly expenses.
If you are looking for a year around location and like winter and summer sports, this is an ideal and inexpensive place to live.
Costs to live here year around: $0 property taxes, $0 state taxes, $0 sales tax, fuel oil (250 gal.) approx.. $5 gal, 8 cord dry fire wood-free if you cut or $200 cord, electric $80 mo. in winter/ $30 in summer, 250 gal propane ( lasts two years for two people), water $0, trash $1 mo., satellite internet $69.99 mo. or free at the library, phone $18 mo. Free veges, berries, meat & fish.
THE PROPERTY INCLUDES an insulated 10x12 frame building, 500 gal. heating oil tank, 250 gal. in-ground propane tank, a stand-alone 100 gallon propane tank and a small pickup bed trailer for hauling trash to the dump or other uses. COST $164.999
Real property value $331,000 based on current lot values, cost to reconstruct building (estimated by independent source) & to put in two wells & two septic systems.
MINT CONDITION 1998 22’ SOONER ALL ALUMINUM 4 HORSE INSULATED GOOSENECK TRAILER USEFUL FOR FAIRBANKS SUPPLY RUNS, CAMPING, HAULING FOURWHEELERS, SNOW MACHINE , SMALL WATERCRAFT, AND AS A MOBILE WORK SHOP. IT IS SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR TOOLS AND OTHER THINGS TO STORE IN EAGLE. THE TRAILER HAS A SEPERATE SLEEPING AREA AND THE HORSE SECTION HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO AN OPEN CARGO AREA. THE TRAILER HAS A SHOWER, HOT WATER TANK, AC/HEAT, HAY RACK, PROPANE TANK, ELECTRICAL & WATER HOOK-UPS, PLENTY OF INT/EXT LIGHTING, ROOM FOR QUEEN SIZE MATTRESS (OVER THE NECK) AND A CLOTHES RACK, WINDOWS ARE SCREENED. NEWER TIRES. $12,000 if purchasing with house. Listed for $18,000
2003 CUMMINS DIESEL DODGE RAM 4X4 AUTOMATIC TRANS. Four door with tow and gooseneck package, new tires, tool box in bed. Immaculate and perfectly maintained. Just over 100,000 miles. $22,000
ALL FURNTURE AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS – HOUSE IS READY TO MOVE INTO. INCLUDES: woodstoves, large and small appliances, garden, wood cutting and carpentry tools, completely outfitted kitchen, bed and bath, household furniture, building and maintenance supplies $6,000 if purchasing with house.
Incudes: washer/dryer, chest freezer, side by side refig/freezer, gas range, antique Fort Egbert wood cook stove, Vermont Castings wood stove, microwave, Kitchenaid, toaster, pots/pans, dishes, utensils etc… TV/VCR queeen bed & bedding, bath towels, dressers, chairs, tables, shelving, sofa, office desk and chair, woodcutting tools, carpentry tools, building and maintenance supplies and lots of practical everyday supplies.
WARM/DICRO ART GLASS STUDIO AND JEWELRY MAKING SUPPLIES AVAILABLE. SOLD SEPERATELY, email for details
Since the pictures of the home’s interior were taken we have done some additional trim work and painting on the interior walls. The second story bathroom has never been put in and currently serves as a small winter workshop. There are large storage/closet areas on the second floor and under the stairwell. The kitchen/dining rooms could use new linolium on the floor and their is still some trim work to be done.
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