S Higgins Ave

MLS #21706705

Missoula, Montana $599,900

This 1937 brick home is one of Missoula’s most iconic and revered residences. At 3,908± sf and 5 bd, 2.5 ba, this stately home offers Victorian elegance and style with high-end, custom finishings. The home’s main level showcases a dignified, classy living room complete with original oak hardwood floors, a gas fireplace, a custom-built mantle, and three very sizeable, bright windows. The very polished formal dining room connects the living room to the kitchen and it is quite bright and very tasteful. The kitchen is stunning in size and features a double Viking range and a large kitchen island surrounded by warm, Italian tile flooring. Also on the main floor, you’ll find a quaint, tucked away half ba and a handsome bd currently being used as a very functional office. There is also a large open “bonus” space that would be perfect for a home gym, play area, music room, or a multitude of other uses. The rest of the house is just as stylish and beautiful as the main floor! Upstairs, there are three bright and lavish bd; each with white oak hardwood floors and complete with the original 1930’s brass chandeliers. There is a charming, full ba adorned in light-blue tiles and offering more built-in storage than most could ever use. The sellers have finished the downstairs and it offers an entirely separate living space complete with a bd, gas fireplace, kitchen, built-in record player, and a secret wine storage area which is hidden behind a built-in bookcase. Outside, you’ll find an English garden that is absolutely unparalleled in a neighborhood so close to downtown Missoula. The 11,700± sf lot has been separated into several delightful, breathtaking, and distinctive garden spaces all created pesticide-free and with organic compost. You’ll find a peaceful, Japanese-inspired garden complete with a trickling, soothing pond located adjacent to the home’s outdoor barbecue space. On the other side of the yard, you’ll find what the sellers lovingly refer to as “Bird Island.” A charming and whimsical garden space made up of berry bushes and other enticing plants, all intended to attract a bevy of birds. Strawberry plants and roses are fondly and carefully planted throughout nearly every garden, creating a fun and memorable “treasure hunt” experience. This entire property is watered with underground sprinklers, illuminated with glowing bricks, and enclosed with a striking, decorative, and a custom-made wrought iron fence. The outside portion of this property also has a myriad of very practical benefits as well. For instance, the barbecue area is wired with surround sound speakers, there is a generously sized tool shed, and there are three off-street parking spots privately tucked behind the home. If you desire to live in one of Missoula’s most memorable and striking homes, please contact Aaron Curtis or your preferred real estate agent for a personal tour.