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1241 and 981 Thoroughbred Road Durango CO Real Estate

Southwest Colorado Ranch at its finest! This magnificent estate property demonstrates the great deal of thought and dedication to detail that was given at each opportunity during its design and construction. Nestled among some of the most beautiful rock formations and ancient tress imaginable, this home oversees the ranch's verdant valley. Senior water rights are derived directly from the Florida River ensuring the ability and freedom to maintain the lush grounds that make it the paradise that it is. Irrigated pastures currently produce just over 2000 bales of Timothy/Orchard Certified weed-free grass annually. This home is being offered with 35 acres on the hilltop plus the 71+ acres below in the valley---see listing #792700. The 71 acre parcel includes an estimated 1700 linear feet of Florida River frontage plus two building envelopes allowing two homes each, an organic orchard, and hay barn. THE HOME: Comprised of the 3800 sq ft home and separate charming guest quarters, this home has been constructed for the utmost in visual appeal and energy efficiency. R42 insulation factor was achieved with application of Rasta block and concrete throughout all exterior walls. Originally developed in Austria, this method of construction is not only energy efficient, but is also sound absorbent and non-combustible. In addition to this advanced wall design, the concrete slab construction further creates a bedrock feel when one enters the home. The primary residence is almost 3800 square feet with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Flooring materials range from beautiful cherry wood throughout the living areas and kitchen to individually hand-laid brick pavers in the bedroom. Each room beholds a breath-taking view of the green valley below or the incredible rock formations. The amazing great room presents a high efficiency Rumford fireplace which is uniquely accented with an ornate Rod Picket Metal Crafter screen. To top it off, the mantel was a hand-peeled cedar log found on the ranch that has been sanded to perfection. The kitchen is a chef's dream with an AGA stove imported from England as the focal point of this ranch style room. These stoves are efficient due to their cast iron design that stores heat and cooks more evenly. Open shelves throughout the kitchen allow access to your cookware effortlessly. Just off the kitchen is a preparing station that also serves as a pantry. Surrounded by bookshelves and windows to the west, the dining room begs one to slow down and enjoy a fine meal and family get-together. The large master suite is positioned to be greeted by morning sun as it rises over the sandstone hillside and old growth trees. The extra-extra large walk-in closet includes a dedicated washer/dryer. Right outside is your own flagstone patio to enjoy a morning coffee or hot tub. There is another bedroom on the main level as well as a convenient and spacious office adjacent to the master. The spiral stairs located in the hallway leads one to a very private view-filled bedroom with its own bath. This room would also make a stunning office. The heated, extra deep 2 car garage is complete with an extensive dog/cat run with safety outdoor access for your pets. There is also a shower to clean up the pets or for after a long day of skiing or working on the ranch. THE GUEST HOUSE: Much larger than most, at 1800 sq ft, , it may be difficult to get your guests to leave! It is just down the driveway a bit from the home, and has two bedrooms, one 3/4 and a half bath. The loft bedroom is large and ready for multiple beds or pool/pingpong table or additional office/workout room. The well-appointed kitchen is complete with granite countertops, travertine floors and a smaller AGA stove. Beautifully tiled bathroom at this bedroom and half bath with hickory flooring on upper level. The brick patio to the east of the unit is comfortable all day and is equipped with sound system and irrigated planters. Central air, stackable washer/dryer.