The Birch

  • $530,000
1450 McGrath Road, Fairbanks North Star, Alaska, 99712, United States
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The Birch

1450 McGrath Road, Fairbanks North Star, Alaska, 99712, United States
  • $530,000


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This rare mid-century modern architecturally designed home is the kind of house you see in magazines and where you feel like you’re always on vacation. There is nothing like this home in Fairbanks and maybe even all of Alaska. Located in the hills above the inversion on 2 acres, the house has 4 large bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms plus a finished dry cabin that can be used as an extra guest suite, work-from-home space, or workshop. The house has been completely remodeled over the last three years. This is a designer home with the extra benefit of brand new plumbing, water well pipes, septic tank, and electric along with smart home features such as nest thermostats, built-in USB outlets, and integrated lighting throughout the cabinets. The floor to ceiling windows throughout the home offer spectacular views of Denali and the entire city of Fairbanks, all while making you feel like you’re in the midst of a birch forest. The one-of-a-kind details in this home are like seeing your dream Pinterest board come to life. This is a house designed for entertaining in summer and winter with the Scandinavian concept of “hygge” or “cozy” in mind.

The cabinets throughout the home were sourced from Scandinavia and all designed by celebrity architects. The true chef’s kitchen has a large butcher block island with a built-in cooktop, beer tap, wine fridge, breakfast nook, and an outdoor balcony seating space with amazing views. The featured paint is environmentally friendly small batch limewash paint flown-in from Los Angeles. Build-in furniture features throughout the home were custom built by a local master carpenter. The light fixtures throughout the home were hand-picked by an interior designer and sourced internationally. The entrance floor of the home features the kitchen, living area, half bath, and a main bedroom that has enough space for a king sized bed and a built-in daybed. The attached main bathroom has a double shower with handmade designer cement tile. The bottom floor of the home has a fireplace with a seating area, laundry room, utility room, extra storage space, and three additional bedrooms and two full bathrooms. One of these bedrooms is designed as a second main bedroom or a guest suite with a bathroom, seating area, and separate entrance with an outdoor deck. The entire bottom floor can be closed off from the top floor of the home with a sliding door for extra privacy. This set-up works well if the homeowner wants to use part of the home for a short-term rental, bed and breakfast situation, or to get away from noisy teenagers. Outdoors you’ll find a custom made wood-fired brick pizza oven, a brand new cedar hot tub, greenhouse, small nature trail, a covered patio area with built-in furniture as well as two outdoor patio sitting areas. The outdoor area is also wired with a plug for an RV with ample room for parking. Title was ordered early June and there is an Arctic Engineering report dated Jun 2021 available on request.


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Updated on October 25, 2021 at 9:40 am


  • Address 1450 McGrath Road
  • City Fairbanks
  • State Alaska
  • Zip/Postal Code 99712

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