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1443 County Road 205 Durango CO Real Estate
Stunning private Turtle Lake sanctuary set along white cliffs in a captivating hidden valley with direct access to National Forest. You will appreciate the 360-degree views and 14+ acres of land to explore on this highly sought-after property with its serene location and convenient access to the Colorado Trail, Log Chutes, and Falls Creek trail systems where you will enjoy some of the best hiking, biking, and camping this area has to offer! As you enter this beautiful 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home through wonderful glass double doors, you are greeted by an open floor plan and an abundance of natural light that fills the space. The gorgeous American clay-finished walls, hardwood and tile floors, tongue and groove Pine ceilings, wood beams, and efficient Hearthstone wood burning fireplace exemplify the attention to detail in this home. The spacious kitchen features custom cherry wood cabinets, stainless steel Kitchen Aid and Jenn Air appliances, as well as granite and ceramic tile counters and flooring. The laundry area and an efficient full bath are also conveniently on the main level. Up the gorgeous staircase, you will find two bedrooms with a full bath and a perfect office space. The bedrooms have large windows to allow plenty of natural light and enjoy the fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and landscape. The full bath has an oversized soaking tub/shower and ceramic tile to create the ideal retreat. There is an abundance of natural wood that connects this space to create a warm mountain feel, with access to a small covered porch to enhance its ambience. The home includes a 3000-watt solar panel system that was installed and recently inspected by Shaw Solar, offering low maintenance and inexpensive operation costs that substantially reduces your annual power consumption. This system also includes 10-year converter and 20-year panel warranties. The Argo electric boiler with zero emissions and a compact wall-hung design compliments the Stelrad radiant heating system. There is a lovely covered front porch and several patio areas to gather with friends and family as you view the picturesque vistas that surround the property. The beautiful low maintenance landscape features lovely meandering flagstone paths and an amazing large vegetable garden with an exceptional design, shaded by 12 fruit trees, Gamble Oak, and Quaking Aspen trees. The garden is conveniently equipped with a fully-automatic drip watering system. There is a small casita adjacent to the home that offers the ideal getaway for visiting guests or for your everyday relaxation. This space features a two-level bunk area with a composting toilet, outdoor shower, and a lovely covered porch. There are two outbuildings that have plenty of shelving and storage space for all your tools and recreational toys. The home, solar panel system, and septic have been pre-inspected for transfer of title. With its recently refinished driveway, this home awaits its new owner to enjoy all it has to offer!