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The picturesque setting sells itself: a home designed with modern features and functionality; a creek twisting and flowing through the tall, jade trees; majestic mountains attempting to dominate and reach toward the big sky; birds chirping and sweet mountain air curiously sweeping through the 6.99 acres. Call this romantic background home! Sprawl out in the 3,456 square foot home that displays an open concept and utilizes striking materials of concrete, glass and woods. The natural materials, such as the maple cabinets, and earthy hues celebrate the elements of nature. The walls of windows allow the outside in spilling radiant light throughout the home. The interior space is skillfully connected and integrated to the outdoors by the fireplace that warms both the new Trek deck and the main living space. Sleek features like the bathroom sink and the cable railings create clean lines with minimal effort. Awaken every morning to huge windows that blur the boundary between inside and out. Then, stroll to White Pine Creek, cup of steaming coffee in hand, and watch the sun rise while fishing for Rainbow, Brown or Brook Trout that fill the creek. Whip up a fabulous lunch in the gourmet kitchen showcasing double ovens and two dishwashers. Maintenance-free siding means more time recreating. Cap off the night with a dinner party and entertain guests at the wet bar. Come see the exquisite qualities of this home and the splendor of the surrounding woodland full of wonders! Local AreaTrout Creek, Montana generally brings one thing to mind when mentioned to locals: huckleberries! Officially the Huckleberry Capital of Montana, Trout Creek hosts an annual festival to honor these tasty delights. This picturesque town has much to offer with friendly people ready to host people that travel from all over to take advantage of camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, or wildlife viewing in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness. This protected area is untamed and wolverine, deer, elk, moose, grizzly and black bear, mountain goats, and big horn sheep can all be seen in their natural and stunning habitats. Anglers and fisherman travel here to fish the waters of the Cabinet Gorge and Noxon reservoirs that contain Northern Pike, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, and perch. Whatever you crave as an exciting outing, Trout Creek is sure to provide the very best! The Clark Fork RiverThe Clark Fork River is one of the longest rivers in Montana meandering more than 280 miles paralleling I-90. There are many access points, and its diverse terrain makes certain that no two trips down its waters are the same. It originates in the Silver Bow Mountains with many tributaries contributing to its reputation as one of the most popular destinations for fly fishing in the United States. The river offers recreation such as floating, rafting, kayaking, river surfing in addition to its epic fishing. The best fishing waters are found between the origin and the confluence with the Flathead River near the Paradise-Plains area. Fish caught in these waters range in size, but some can be from 14-20 inches. Northern Pike can be 40 inches or more! Species thriving here include the Clark Fork native Westslope Cutthroat and world class brown and rainbow trout as well as small mouth bass. Noxon ReservoirThis serene reservoir is 7848 acres in size and is formed from the Clark Fork River. Anglers most often fish this body of water for its high bass content, but you can also find Black Bullhead, Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead, Yellow Perch, and Pumpkinseed. Several accesses are place around the reservoir and visitors can boat, swim, tube, or just enjoy the sunshine on the shore!HuntingWhere the game is as big as the sky, Montana offers hunting like no other state can. This area has a spectacular bighorn sheep population. Whether it is bow or rifle that you are aiming with, big game ranges from moose, mountain goats, and elk to white-tailed and mule deer. There are also wild turkeys, mountain lions, and bears.