The owners were sensitive of the architectural foundation of this gambrel barn home when they meticulously designed and extensively remodeled (2014) it
into a lovely mountain contemporary. Inside is a blending of mountain chic with a monochromatic color scheme, using plenty of stone, metal and windows.
The multitude of windows allow for rays of natural light to enter the house throughout the day and provides for gorgeous views in all directions. The
spacious floor plan of 4,654 SF includes an open great room with fireplace, expansive chef ’s kitchen, office and large master suite on the 1st level and
family room with kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on the second level. The home and property offer magnificent views of Engineer Mountain and the
Animas Red Cliffs and include a barn, large shop and organic raised-bed greenhouse. There are excellent water rights and most of the property can be
irrigated for good hay production. It has a large pond and is bordered by Coon Creek.
Durango is a town of rural mountain charm and character, and has many big city conveniences, including a state-of-the-art new hospital, fine restaurants, hotels, shopping, a four-year college, golf courses, first class fly fishing, numerous outdoor hiking and biking trails, both alpine and cross country skiing, rafting, and kayaking, with endless activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast. There are 40 national and state parks within a day's drive. It is located 6,512 ft. above sea level, surrounded by scenic mountain views, and over 300 days of sunshine each year. Comfortable summer temperatures reach the upper 80s, while the autumn days are clear, cool and full of vibrant foliage colors. The crisp and sunny winter days often feature abundant, light powdery snow. The La Plata County area that includes Durango and Bayfield has a population of 52,000. La Plata County Airport runs daily commercial air service to Denver, Dallas and Phoenix, bi-weekly service to Las Vegas, with seasonal service to Houston, and includes facilities for full service general aviation. The property is 100 miles from Telluride, 170 miles from Grand Junction, 200 miles from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, about 300 miles from Denver and Colorado Springs, and 450 miles from Phoenix.