This A.J. Gibson-designed, historic home is being offered for sale for the first time in 20 years. A home for the ages, the property has been modernized, but remains architecturally true to Gibson’s timeless vision, now over a century ago. Located on Missoula’s iconic University Ave, the large front porch is both a design statement and a modern welcome sign for visitors. Beyond the front door, the elegant foyer is punctuated by the broad staircase which turns 90 degrees and includes a period-perfect reading nook at the landing. The striking living room features custom bookcases, a fireplace, and large windows. The high ceilings give the room, and the adjacent formal dining room, an airy feel, while the coffered detail of the dining room ceiling adds another beautiful touch. The kitchen is large enough for an informal dining table, includes a magnificent amount of storage, and has a view of the sunny, south-facing backyard, accessed through the small mudroom connected to the kitchen. On the second level, the jewel in the crown is a massive primary bedroom, bright with light from so many windows. There are two additional bedrooms on this level, as well as an office with a large built-in desk, and a generous full bathroom. Like many of Gibson’s homes, this home features a full third story which has been beautifully finished by the current owners. A tiled, 3/4 bath, built-in shelves and cupboards, and soft cork flooring create a place of respite and private oasis. The basement is partially finished with a bonus room and 3/4 bath, as well as a large utility/laundry room. Outside, the backyard has plenty of space for people and pets and features raised garden beds, an herb garden and an in-ground trampoline. There is a detached garage with alley access as well. For more information or for your personal showing, please contact Julie Gardner , or your Real Estate Professional.