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 The Pied-à-terre

Work area
Steve & the owner
Entry & the stairway
Living room
Living from loft
Master bedroom
View from bed

A  pied-à-terre; French for "foot on the ground") is a small living unit usually located in a large city some distance away from an individual's primary residence. It may be an apartment, flat, or condominium. The term pied-à-terre implies usage as a temporary second residence, either for part of the year of part of the work week.

The Pied-à-Terre, a modern bungalow nestled behind a 1920's craftsman, is the ideal place to relax after a day of exploring vibrant Missoula. The Alley House is located in the Slant Streets neighborhood, One of the oldest and coveted neighborhoods in Missoula. Walking distance to The University of Montana, food, shopping, history, recreation - The Pied-à-Terre is in the center of it all.

After a long day of exploring Missoula, enjoy an iced tea or a local beer from the brewery a block away, while barbecuing on the back patio. Listen to the sounds of the neighbor's chickens, skateboards cruising by and all else that gives Missoula that funky vibe.

The cheerful kitchen has modern appliances, gas cooking, and all the tools you need to cook your meals. There is also a coffee machine, microwave oven, and toaster for breakfasts, and a good number of wine glasses just in case you need to unwind with friends after a long day of fun.

The loft style master bedroom has a queen size bed a cozy pillows. The sofa pulls out into a full-sized bed with plenty of pillows and crisp cotton sheets. The bathroom is new and features a beautiful marble shower.

The living room has a flat screen TV and a Bose I-Pod docking station. It's open to the kitchen, making for an easy layout to hang out with friends and family. There is also high speed wireless internet and a wonderful work space, for those times when work hasn't quite escaped you.

 Alice L.
Appealing Cottage in Great Location
This bright and airy 600 sq. ft cottage is within walking distance of downtown Missoula and a mere couple of blocks from the famous Big Dipper Ice Cream shop. When you walk in the front door of the Alley House, you immediately feel the airy, light filled charm and after you have stayed a day or two, you appreciate the quiet, comfort of the place. I originally chose this place so I could walk to my class at the downtown photography school. The location was as perfect as it seemed and the walk to the 200 block of Higgins St. was delightful because the neighborhood has personality and nearby Higgins street is lined with shops and cafes. Added bonuses to the Alley House include two excellent work tables--one that my husband used for his research and writing projects and the other (intended to be a breakfast table) that I used for my photography work. We both noticed the top notch lighting in the Alley House---especially the reading lamps by the both sides of the bed. Other thoughtful details include the books on hiking in Missoula, the extra thick bath towels, and the outdoor patio table. Special comment on the kitchen: It is well stocked with dishes, glasses, knives, measuring spoons, and other helpful accessories. We enjoyed a trip to the Good Food Store and had just what we needed so we could eat in. The bedroom is on the second floor in a open, airy loft. The bathroom is downstairs and is contemporary in design with great water pressure and an attractive contemporary feel. Finally, I can attest that the management of the Alley House is professional and competent. When we contacted them, we got immediate response---always reassuring. Based on our six day stay, we got to know the place well and we would recommend it without hesitation.

    Stayed: August 2016
    Submitted: August 31, 2016
    Source: VRBO


 The Pied-à-terre

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