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469 E 3rd Avenue Durango CO Real Estate

Enchanting contemporary Victorian Home on Historic 3rd Avenue awaits you! This home has been carefully restored and meticulously maintained by its current owners, who've invested over $100,000 in recent upgrades. The property blends its historic charm offering sophisticated and modern amenities of a mountain retreat in the heart of downtown, and is located in one of Durango's most desired neighborhoods. The 1690 square feet primary residence and separate 455 square feet legal accessory dwelling unit are seamlessly combined to create a space offering peace and comfort. The delightful garden area and front sitting porch welcomes you; the cool summer shade of the mature maple trees and surrounding gardens creates the perfect place to sit out front and take in the breeze, while the ornate Victorian wood design adds a feeling that takes you back in time. The newly remodeled, elegant kitchen is a chef's dream composed of gorgeous marble and reclaimed wood countertops, custom cabinets with full extension, soft closing drawers and doors, and open shelving; a new 36 Wolf Range and hood with LED lighting. Two generously sized farmhouse sinks with touchless faucets and instant hot water, 2 Bosch dishwashers, Fisher & Paykel Refrigerator, wine cooler, stylish recessed lighting; all powered on a brand-new electrical panel. Adjacent to the kitchen is the expansive great room that incorporates the living area, dining and kitchen bar sitting; the high ceilings and decorative trim setoff the room and blend nicely with the marble and natural wood in the kitchen. The new lighting, ceiling fans and light fixtures throughout home gives the sense that you're in a modern Victorian, which you are! The French doors open to the beautiful backyard. The second bedroom is a nicely sized with new wood flooring, and a full bathroom with two sinks and a vanity accessible from the hallway on the main level. The TV room has an original beautiful fireplace, and could be converted to a third bedroom if desired. The room has been upgraded with new wood flooring, paint and fixtures. The upstairs master suite has been completely re-modeled, light bright and welcoming; there is a large walk-in closet with copious storage of drawers and shelves. You will love the covered sitting-balcony with endless views over Durango towards the La Plata Mountains. The master spa bathroom has been expanded with double vanity and marble countertops, a walk-in shower with glass doors, two shower heads; body sprays, heated floors and a heated towel rack. The renovated and relocated laundry area features ASKO high efficiency washer and dryer. Adjacent to the master bedroom is an office area / library that could be used as a nursery room or yoga studio. The spacious outdoor courtyard is the quintessential Durango gathering area; perfect for barbeques and spending time with close friends and family; featuring colorful pavers lined with solid, stout stone block which frame the newly landscaped back yard perfectly. A xeriscape design offers ease of maintenance, and conservation in mind. The composition of roses, lilacs, perennials, a weeping cherry tree, crabapple tree, and a flowering plum tree, create an outdoor oasis. The recently raised height of the south fence adds extra privacy. Highly coveted in Durango to store all of your toys; a two-car heated garage. The City of Durango approved ADU is located above the garage, and historically rents for $1200 per month; perfect to help offset the mortgage, or the ideal spot for visiting family and friends. The garage was recently re-engineered, with repurposed cabinets in garage, insulated and drywalled the ceiling and most walls, and rebuilt the back wall of structure to accommodate double door configuration. This special place is located in the heart of downtown Durango, allowing easy access to world class galleries, dining and shops.