84 Gravelly Range Road

6 BD, 7 BA, 5,370 Square Feet, 2 car garage, 27 Acres


The Varney Powerhouse, built in 1908 as the original Madison Valley hydroelectric power source, has been masterfully restored, remodeled, and enhanced as a single-family residence.

Listing Description

Cathy Gorman and I co-listed this extraordinary property when the seller decided he needed to be represented by Sotheby's International Realty. The power of the brand compelled them to call our office. In the fall of 2012, I brought a buyer who successfully purchased the home and continues to care for it just as much as the previous owners. Dual agency worked smoothly on this occasion.

Just a stone’s throw from the Madison River, the Powerhouse is named for its humble beginnings as Ennis’ hydroelectric power plant.

The property consists of 27 acres, an elegant home, approximately one acre stocked and registered pond, 2 additional small ponds and Blaine Springs Creek with its cottonwood shaded banks. These water features aren’t just serene, they are a significant fishery as well: the aerated pond and creek are teeming with rainbow and brown trout from the Ennis National Fish Hatchery located just upstream.

The current owners lovingly restored the original structure and beautifully harmonized it with the architecturally-designed addition which was completed in 2004. The home now consists of 6 bedrooms and 7 baths, a stunning great room showcasing the 2-foot thick stone walls, game room and a spacious open kitchen with plenty of room for entertaining. The kitchen opens onto an enchanting outdoor living space with a stone fireplace and built-in outdoor grill on the shady banks of Blaine Springs Creek.

In 1908, Blaine Springs Creek flowed through the stone building’s turbines and back out to the Madison River. Today, the creek has been meticulously rerouted so that it wraps around the home and flows through three ponds on the property. Most of the home enjoys the sounds and views of the creek tumbling directly outside the windows.

An absolute dream for fisherman. And their friends.

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