1201 E Celadon Drive Durango CO Real Estate
The Cliff House is a stunning residence that is a gallery of extraordinary craftsmanship & design focused on blurring the boundaries between the conditioned spaces & the outdoors. Surrounded by peaks & valleys carved by ancient glaciers, the home is situated at an altitude of just over 7200 feet, offering expansive vistas of the valley & of the celadon waters of the deep gorges of the Animas River. Perfectly sited, the 3264 SF home with detached oversized 2-car garage embraces the 35 acres tract. There are architectural plans to add a guest suite above the garage with plumbing in place. The mountainous terrain is complete with aspens, ponderosa pines, spruce & oak. It is both gentle & wild with pine tree covered terrain to the dramatic granite cliffs. Adjudicated water rights have been secured for irrigation & 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 & private ambiance for the residents to enjoy. Direct access to the San Juan National Forest can be found on the north & east boundaries of the development for horseback riding & hiking. A full time manager lives on the project for security, maintenance & 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 & 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 & 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, & metal materials were incorporated to allow a contemporary yet classic feel to the architecture. These elements are of importance & add excitement with natural & introduced landscaping, water-scaping, & terracing around the house. There is a flat buildable area that is suitable for a barn or second garage that has electric, water & gas stubbed in. Here you will also find an area ideal for storing boats & other recreation vehicles out of sight from the house & neighboring properties. Additionally, if one wishes for a larger home, this would be an excellent spot to build a main residence & 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 & living room both with their own fireplace. There is also an office/den with a fireplace & built-in book shelves. In addition there is a powder room & 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 & her walk-in closets, large soaking tub, double vanities & a dry sauna complete this relaxing retreat. In-floor radiant heat & 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 & out creating a lovely and tranquil environment.