Property Description 898 S Ashley Road, Big Lake, AK 99652
One of a kind, on or off grid, energy efficient and sprawling (2304 sq ft) home that is complimented with the MASSIVE drive through shop (2384 sq ft). The quality of this home and the shop is noticeable from the outside in. There is Italian linoleum, Swiss cork flooring, European style cabinetry and Avonite two tone solid countertops, a double level breakfast bar and a Viking 36 inch gas range...*Existing construction designed to easily expand to a 5-bedroom home* per the owners. Currently a 2 bedroom with small office area. Sellers willing to split the owners suite into two bedrooms for a total of 3 bedrooms with a full price offer. If the seller does not have to alter the floorplan, a credit will be given. There is stained concrete flooring with custom glass insets and custom concrete counters with inset polished stones and solid surface windowsills are just a handful of custom touches in the home. There are cherry and maple accents in the home, extra and oversize closets throughout and a flex room to use as you please (craft, office, hobby, exercise...). Even the windows in the home were placed for maximum views. There are black out blinds for those bright summer nights though. The lower level was designed as a handicap accessible living space complete with full size kitchen, commercial stove and Viking high CFM hood, pantry space, a spacious bathroom for ease of caregiver assistance. This level is also in-floor radiant heat to provide a constant and uniform heat. The upstairs heat is fin-tube radiant heat. The shop features TWO 14 ft garage doors and an additional 12 ft garage door, the heavy-duty pallet racking, the commercial shop sink and the ability to park 8 vehicles in the shop or simply drive your class A motorhome into one side of the garage and straight out of the other side. It really is a drive through garage! The multi-level Trex decking (also low maintenance) with all-weather supports and attached metal gazebo, reinforced framing in TWO areas for a future hot tub and propane hookup for your BBQ grill. Do not forget to look at the limestone masonry outdoor fireplace! Also, outside is the 22ft x 13ft fenced pet area with 6 inches of pea gravel and two entrance gates. Of course, for other outdoor storage, there is a 68 ft x 15 ft covered outdoor storage with pile driven supports and metal I-beams for roof support. Just in case you want even more storage outside (and who doesn't need extra storage) the garden shed is on a platform with stainless steel wind straps. There is so much more to this home. What you do not see or may not notice is how low maintenance the property is. There are temperature sensors, heating options that include off and on grid solutions (wood or oil fired, propane on demand hot water, solar panels with approximately 3 days of energy storage in the Hup Solar batteries AND the 12KW Northern Light Generator. There are triple pane windows, above standard build of 2x8 exterior walls with spray foam in between, insulated vinyl siding on the exterior and 2x6 interior walls (shop to home) with insulation and mass loaded vinyl for sound reductions. In between the floors there is also MLV, acoustical tile and insulation for sound transfer reduction. Even the generator room is designed with double wall construction for fire protection and sound reduction. They thought of everything! A commercial business could be an option as the home and shop are set up with thoughts of a guide service, catering business or a contractor in mind. A Bed and Breakfast could be a possibility as well.