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712 & 724 Animas View Drive Durango CO Real Estate

This custom-built duplex, completed in 2015, is located within the Durango City Limits right along the Animas River. This property is situated just above the Oxbow Park & Preserve for premiere wildlife viewing. The attention to detail this duplex offers from the landscaping to the modern interior finishes are equivalent to the quiet, unparalleled beauty of the surrounding nature and unique location of the property itself. The duplex 712 being the top unit and 724 being the lower unit, extends the views to be captured by both residences alike, giving no visual preference to either home. The nine-foot-high ceilings with 8 feet high window tops accentuate this view of the Animas River and Valley floor. Both residences have nearly identical floor plans which boast twin master bedroom suites as each bedroom has its own walk in closet and luxury en-suite bathroom featuring an oversized walk in shower with tiled shower surroundings and granite vanity countertops. The entertainment style living and chef's kitchen area offers a breakfast bar, dining room table space and office area which opens up to additional living space around the built-in gas fireplace. The cherry cabinets in the kitchen offer soft-close hinges and drawers, slide-out trays in lower cabinets and the accent cabinets at the ends of the kitchen peninsulas are maple. Through the kitchen, there is a separate laundry room, washer/dryer included in purchase, with additional pantry space, or butler's pantry if you will. There are 2 walkout decks in the upstairs residence and a walkout patio space for the downstairs home with phantom 'disappearing screens on the entry doors and rear sliding glass doors. In addition, each residence has a 22' wide x 24' long garage each with a huge shelf above for even more storage. Located beneath the garages and breezeway are 2 huge walk-out bonus areas. The south area is 28' x 22' (616sf) with 3 big windows and an exterior door; while the north area is 24' x 22' (528sf) with 2 big windows, an exterior door plus an overhead garage type door, 8'w x 8'h. Each area has its own 100 Amp electrical sub-panel and the drain and vent piping is in place for each to have a separate bathroom. Leave it up to your own imagination for how to develop these 2 incredible spaces. This house has established landscaping with a great street-side berm created with stones from the old Durango courthouse, which was demolished in the 60's. Over 20 rapidly growing aspen trees, all with multiple trunks surround the buildings. An Autumn Blaze Maple tree planted about 10 years ago is ready once again to show off its gorgeous red leaves this fall. The attention to detail this residence offers is a must-see. Builders Upgrades: In Floor heating system with four zones in each residence provided by Lochinvar Knight wall-mount with natural gas-fueled boilers with indirect water heaters with heat exchangers and hot water storage which are equipped for high altitude; Leviton Decora receptacles and rocker switches; Hunter Douglas blinds throughout, Steel Reinforced concrete floors; 2 deep well for washer and dryer in laundry room; 36 Wide Therma-Tru entry doors; Marvin aluminum clad windows with clear pine interior finish; 2x6 wall behind vanities which keeps the plumbing from being exposed to the colder exterior walls in low winter temperatures; Surge protectors installed by LPEA; Attic is fully lighted and ventilated with a gable mounted exhaust ventilator; Upper residence has a ceiling mount Tamarack whole house exhaust fan; Crawl space is fully lit and 36 high with radon/crawl space ventilation exhaust fans; Concrete perimeter footings 12 thick and 24 wide and 13wide ICF stem walls; Fantech whole-house wall-mount exhaust fan in lower unit; Four-zone 20A 120V each, self-regulating ice melt cables by SR Trace Easy Heat in all gutters and downspouts, all 4 zones have individual lighted switches in the mechanical room; mechanical Room with outside entran