935 Mountain Memories Lane Durango CO Real Estate
TRULY ONE OF A KIND MOUNTAIN RETREAT. Mountain Memories property has the three most important features of a home, a location that is private and close to town, the best views in all of Southwest CO, and unsurpassed Timberframe construction and design. After entering through an electric security gate, one discovers an iconic 75 acre estate that has been termed 'magical by more than one person. It truly makes the dream of Colorado come to reality with 360 degree mountain top views, bordered on two sides by the 13,442 acre Perins Peak Wildlife Area. This wildlife area is restricted to only hiking, horseback riding, and hunting during the season, making it feel like you have all of this property as your own backyard without the taxes. This property also has Junction Creek frontage and is adjacent to tens of thousands of acres of National Forest while less than 1.5 miles from the 486 mile Colorado Trail that runs to Denver. The over 50 gpm well is tapped into an aquifer that was tested to yield ample premium quality water for the residence and guest house.. Only 15 minutes to downtown Durango, this property is perfect for someone wanting ultimate privacy with easy access to Durango's long list of amenities and events. The MAIN RESIDENCE is a 5708 sq ft Timberframe constructed with 34,000 board feet of oak. It's engineered design and impeccable construction was documented from beginning to end. This 3 bed/4.5 bath home could easily be 5 bedrooms, and has an exceptional layout with the master on the main level and the guest bedrooms upstairs, each with their own private Brazilian teak deck. The main level has all the features that make entertaining and family gatherings come to life. When entering through the double 8' oak doors, your attention is immediately drawn to the massive 24 ft tall rock fireplace. Watching a movie with the fire crackling in the background is one of the many soothing features of the home. Or enjoy entertaining guests at the full, stone cowboy bar with wine storage feature. The fireplace is the focal point. It is in a 32 ft high hammer beam cathedral ceiling great room with solid oak entertainment system and floor to ceiling trapezoidal windows and doors. The KITCHEN with chiseled granite countertop affords views of the 13,000 ft La Plata mountains through a 10 ft wide bay window. Beneath this window is a 14 gauge hammered copper farm sink with a pedal water valve, and a hammered copper chef's sink located in the large 5 ft x 6.5 ft granite top island with seating. The kitchen features a WOLF Propane Gas Rangetop (factory set for 7420 ft elevation) with custom commercial copper rangehood, GE MONOGRAM Advantium Oven, GE MONOGRAM Baking Oven, BOSCH Dishwasher, GE MONOGRAM Side by Side Refrigerator, ULINE Pure Ice Maker, and ULINE Bar Refrigerator along with a 7 ft x 10 ft ft walk-in pantry. Continuing on to the master bedroom again with impeccable views, you will enter the master bath after passing by two oversized his and hers closets. There is a large bay window in the master bath, with a soaking tub below perfect for relaxing while entertained by the home theater system or just enjoying spectacular views to the North including Log Chutes range of the National Forest, Turtle Lake, and the red cliffs. There is a 70 ft long Brazilian Teak southern exposed wrap-around deck that is accessible from the kitchen, great room, master bedroom, and laundry room. This offers the perfect spot for morning coffee or entertainment with friends, enjoying a panoramic VIEW of the red cliffs, downtown Durango, Perins Peak range, and the La Plata mountains. It's easy to get lost watching the Peregrine falcons soaring both above and below. Also present is an abundance of other wildlife including elk, and deer to name a few. A walk up the solid timber oak stairs to the SECOND FLOOR gives access to the two aforementioned guest bedrooms each with its own in suite full bath.