11538 N Moki, Sutton – SOLD
Nice log cabin on 32 acres with a beautiful view. Power and road to the cabin. The owner has not cleared the trees to improve the view. Good high ground.
This is the cutest cabin you’ll find nestled in its own 32 plus acres of rolling wooded hills. The forest is primarily mature birch, with aspen near the cabin and some white spruce present too. While sitting on the deck, watch the aspen leaves quake in a gentle breeze to frame the nearby Chugach Mountains. Wild roses are abundant on the property, particularly near the cabin. Look to the north, and enjoy the beauty of Eska Mountain, Granite Peak, and Lava Mountain, all members of the Talkeetna Range.
The cabin is an easy drive 11 miles northeast of Palmer on the Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway. According to the Scenic Byway official website, when you set out from Palmer, The Chugach and Talkeetna Mountains create stunning scenery and the Matanuska River coils along parallel to the Glenn.
There is a scenic overlook one mile from the cabin. Three of the accompanying photos were taken there: a southwest and southeast view of the Chugach Mountains, and a northerly view of the Talkeetnas. That northerly view shows Mount Eska on the left, Granite Peak in the center, and Lava Mountain on the right. The cabin lies in the direction of Granite Peak as seen from this vantage point. All three peaks are impressive when viewed from the cabin site.
From mile 59.1 on the Glenn, you’ll wind your way .7 miles up Moki Road to the gate.
The cabin’s construction began in 1999, and was finished with great care in 2002. You’ll love the bright kitchen with custom maple cabinetry. There is an installed 220 volt range outlet for a future oven, and another 220 volt outlet usable for a heater if desired. The 200 amp electrical service is buried from the property boundary to the cabin. The cabin is served by its own dedicated transformer.
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The woodstove is made by Jotul, a world-famous stove manufacturer in Norway. Thanks to the three-sided log construction, and 80 man-hours of chinking, the cabin warms rapidly, and holds heat well. In the summer, ten screened windows allow ventilation by gentle forest breezes. Tongue and groove paneling compliments the log construction.
Much thought went into the design of the lighting and the electrical layout. The fixture shades are charming and functionally shield occupants from glare. Some interior lights are controlled by dimmer switches. Exterior lights are available on all four walls. A switch on the cabin exterior controls the outhouse porch light to guide you to your midnight destination. Upon arriving, the facilities can already be nicely warmed by a glowing space heater.
Of course, no authentic northern cabin comes without an outhouse and woodshed. This cabin’s outhouse is superlative. It is indisputably the best in Alaska. It has a translucent roof, a 500 gallon pump-able vault, a nice porch, and electricity for a space heater and lights. You won’t want to leave!
Of historic interest, the northwest corner of the property dates back to 1915. It’s a quarter section monument set by a survey team from the U.S. General Land Office. Their blazes on the corresponding bearing tree identifying the adjacent sections are still legible almost a century later.
As a recreational turn-key cabin, you won’t find a finer example. Alternatively, one might reside there simply. Or use it as a temporary abode while building your dream home. The cabin could then become a guest cottage. Many centrally located building sites exist to maximize your tranquility. The possibilities with this first class property are endless!