1201 E Celadon Drive Durango CO Real Estate
The Cliff House is a stunning residence that is a gallery of extraordinary craftsmanship and design focused on blurring the boundaries between the conditioned spaces and the outdoors. Surrounded by peaks and valleys carved by ancient glaciers, the home is situated at an altitude of just over 7200 feet, offering expansive vistas of the valley and of the celadon waters of the deep gorges of the Animas River. The land is both gentle and wild with pine tree covered terrain to the dramatic granite cliffs on the west boundary of the acreage. The mountainous terrain is complete with aspens, ponderosa pines, spruce and oak. Adjudicated water rights have been secured for irrigation and water features. Located within the gated subdivision of Celadon one of the most exclusive communities in our area with parcels comprised of 35 acres or more ensuring the quiet and private ambiance for the residents to enjoy. Direct access to the San Juan National Forest can be found on the north and east boundaries of the development for horseback riding and hiking. A full time manager lives on the project for security, maintenance and other duties. Upon entering the gates off idyllic County Road 250, paved Celadon Drive meanders through the lush forest with season streams flows along roadside creating a peaceful and serene approach to the residence. There is a stately entry the welcomes you to 1201 Celadon Drive East. The private driveway leads to the house where the home blends seamlessly to the natural surroundings. Designed by award-winning architect, Dallas Reynolds in collaboration with the designer/owner, the home is a piece of art unlike anything on the market today. The owner was mindful not to disturb the natural environment; minimal blasting to the incredible granite formations which resulted in a remarkable synergy between the home and the elements. The stone infinity entry greeting you as you approach the walkway to the front door creating a feeling of suspension and suspense as you walk around the exquisite granite rock. Wood, stone, and metal materials were incorporated to allow a contemporary yet classic feel to the architecture. These elements are of importance and add excitement with natural and introduced landscaping, water-scaping, and terracing around the house. Perfectly sited, the 3264 SF home with detached oversized 2-car garage embraces the 35 acres tract. There is a flat buildable area that is suitable for a barn or second garage that has electric, water and gas stubbed in. Here you will also find an area ideal for storing boats and other recreation vehicles out of sight from the house and neighboring properties. Additionally, if one wishes for a larger home, this would be an excellent spot to build a main residence and use the existing home as a guest house. Designed to invite the outdoors to all rooms of the house, there is not a room that does not take advantage of the incredible setting. The main level features the kitchen with walk-in pantry and breakfast. A La Cornue French stove with 5 burners and double ovens will please the most sophisticated chef. On the main level you will also find the dining room and living room both with their own fireplace. There is also an office/den with a fireplace and built-in book shelves. In addition there is a powder room and laundry room. Upstairs, you will find two guest rooms, both en suite. The intimate master suite can be found on the lower level. The 7-head shower is a showstopper that was built around the granite rock. His and her walk-in closets, large soaking tub, double vanities and a dry sauna complete this relaxing retreat. In-floor radiant heat and air conditioning will keep you comfortable during all seasons. There are a total of five fireplaces, five decks, built-in speakers strategically placed throughout the home for maximum enjoyment. The pond and recirculating waterfall can be heard both indoors and out creating a lovely and tranquil environment.