720 James Ranch Durango CO Real Estate
This exceptional property is on a one-of-a-kind parcel that is irreplaceable in Southwest Colorado. The property is bordered on two sides by the James Ranch, with 400 acres of environmentally friendly maintained agricultural lands. On the third side (the property is a triangle shape) is the Animas River and the river riparian area. The home lives as if it is on hundreds of acres providing optimal privacy, as well as exceptional wildlife viewing. The owners built the home on this parcel in 2001 after securing permits from the Army Corp of Engineers to place the home on this unique parcel. Built by one of the regions most respected builders, Ralph Masterson, it is obvious that the quality of the construction and materials are of the finest in the area. Once you enter the home, you will be drawn to the wall of two story windows providing views of the Animas River, Missionary Ridge and the peaceful Animas valley. The windows are of course the key feature of the living area along with the large stone Rumford style wood burning fireplace which is a great evening time focal point in this spacious living room. The custom kitchen is complemented with a large Viking range and Sub-Zero refrigerator. The views from the kitchen sink provide incentive to spend hours preparing meals. The cabinetry is custom designed and built for the space and the granite countertops were selected to blend with the stonework and cabinetry. The dining room is complete with a custom built dining room table for this very home, with the ability to seat 4 to 12 people comfortably. The master suite is on the main level complete with spacious closets, full bathroom with tub, shower and dual vanities, again with custom cabinetry and hand selected granite counter tops. Upstairs offers two large guest suites with views that are unmatched. The 'great room is spacious enough to include the pool table (with ping pong table top that is removable), large seating area for the large flat screen television and an exceptional sound system for theatre sound for television watching and concert hall music enjoyment. The room has views in three directions and also has a day bed allowing for overflow guests. The oversized garage allows for a workbench; work out area and plenty of room for the largest vehicles. With a pond that holds trout, to the sounds of the river and seasonal Elk bugles, this property is ideal for gatherings. The separation of the guest rooms creates maximum privacy as well. The front doors are custom built by Doug Christie, a local craftsman. One of the guest bathrooms has a dry sauna. Spacious decks provide three season enjoyment. This home offers pure pleasure.