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10184 CR 250 – JUST SOLD


Casual and serene elegance set in the pristine northeast Animas Valley on 3.26-acres, where water abounds, this lovely custom home has approximately 4,100 SF of living space, plus a three-car garage and features a large pond with Coon Creek bordering on the east and south. There are 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 offices, a large and open gourmet kitchen, vaulted living room, formal dining room, family room, and game room. The grounds are meticulously cared for with mature gardens, lush lawns, aspen and evergreen groves, along with a fenced recreational area that could support several horses or a Sunday afternoon football game. Guests describe their visit as "resort living at its finest."

Location and Area

This property is a convenient twelve miles north of Durango in the picturesque red cliff and tree-lined Animas River Valley. Durango is a town of rural mountain charm and character, and has many big city conveniences, including a state-of-the-art new hospital, many fine restaurants, hotels, shopping, a four year college, golf courses, first class fly fishing, numerous outdoor hiking and biking trails, with endless activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast. It is located at 6,512 feet above sea level, surrounded by scenic mountain views, and over 300 days of sunshine each year. Comfortable summer temperatures reach the upper 80's, while the autumn days are clear, cool and full of vibrant foliage colors. The crisp and sunny winter days often feature abundant powdery snow.

The La Plata County area that includes Durango and Bayfield has a population of 52,000. La Plata airport runs daily commercial service to Denver, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque and Phoenix, with seasonal service to Dallas, and includes facilities for full service general aviation. The property is 105 miles from Telluride, 205 miles from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, 170 miles from Grand Junction, about 300 miles from Denver and Colorado Springs, and 450 miles from Phoenix.

Property Grounds and External Features

  • Bountiful water rights
  • Above 100-year flood plain
  • Fencing around property
  • Beautiful lush grounds with large sub-irrigated pond, year-round rushing creek, perennial beds; professional irrigation system for property with 20 separate zones
  • Healthy cottonwoods, aspen, willow, flowering crab, locust, flowering ash and spruce trees; grove of cherry trees which turns out the most delicious cherry pies
  • Sweet well water with brand new well pump, July '14
  • Large back and side decks with numerous sitting areas looking out to different beautiful sites
  • BBQ area and hot tub on back deck looking out to yard and Coon Creek
  • Roof is 60 millimeter Firestone with Trex upstairs

Residence Features Include

  • 23' vaulted ceilings
  • 3 gas fireplaces
  • Forced air heat
  • Solid red oak flooring and Karastan carpet
  • Solid wood doors with double-paned glass and brushed nickel fixtures
  • Dimmer switches throughout
  • Sound system inside and out
  • Sliding screen doors
  • Jalousie windows allow for great cross ventilation through the home; Hunter Douglas pleated double-cell shades
  • Water softener, pressure tank for well
  • Kohler fixtures throughout
  • Front and back stairways inside house


Main Foyer

  • Vaulted ceiling and full-of-light entry
  • Solid oak front door and side transoms with clear stained glass and over door arched transom
  • Pot shelves for decorations above two coat closets
  • Architectural ledges and shelves add interest

Living Room

  • Gas fireplace with marble surround; sconce lighting at sides
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows viewing front pond and creek

Formal Dining Room

  • French doors walk out to full back deck, yard and rushing creek
  • Recessed tray ceiling
  • Hand-blown bowl-shaped light over table area

Gourmet Chef's Kitchen and Breakfast Room

  • Lots of natural light from wall of windows
  • Walk in pantry
  • Jenn-Air stainless steel side-by-side opening fridge with freezer bottom
  • Advantium speed oven and microwave
  • Convection and conventional oven
  • Three-sided porcelain sink
  • Golden ray granite counters and tumbled marble backsplash from counter to ceiling
  • Fisher Paykel full-sized 2-drawer dishwashers
  • Lazy Susan corners
  • Ample storage all with soft closed hinges; under counter lighting; light switch above cabinets so Christmas decorations can be placed and illumined
  • Center granite island with KitchenAid 5-burner stove and push-button down-draft, pop-up vent; storage drawers and cubbies underneath counters; built-in wine rack; bar seating at counter; pendant lights overhead
  • Breakfast area looking out to backyard and Coon Creek
  • Vaulted ceiling with arched detail for interest

Great Room

  • Gas fireplace with marble surround and oak fluted mantle; 46" flat screen, wall-mounted TV over
  • Lots of windows
  • French doors walk out to shaded front porch with fire pit and pond views; from porch, walk out to the back and creek on pavers or grass

Powder Room/Guest Bathroom

  • Carrara marble bath
  • Full glass walk-in shower
  • Kohler sink with brushed nickel fixtures
  • Windows looking out to Coon Creek

Guest Bedroom

  • Carpet
  • Double door closets
  • Windows looking out to Coon Creek


  • French door entry with glass windows
  • Lots of windows with natural light look out to pond and shaded front porch


Hallway to master, guest bedrooms and baths has a sitting area with built-in bookshelves; overlooks living room

Master Bedroom and Bath Suite

  • Recessed sitting area with doors going out to private porch
  • Karastan carpet
  • Multiple windows with shutter blinds and full length drapes
  • Two-ways gas fireplace with honey onyx and tumbled marble surround; remote gas turn on


  • Vaulted ceiling
  • French doors enter bath area
  • Honey onyx counters and backlit bathtub surround; double Kohler lavatories with brushed nickel fixtures
  • Jetted soaking bath with wall-mounted flat-screen TV above bathtub with surround sound
  • Large walk-in steam shower with honey onyx and Botticino tumbled marble; overhead shower, two separate heads and benches with two separate body sprays; built-in speakers
  • Separate water closet
  • Heated floor
  • Lots of windows
  • His and hers walk-in closets with built-in cubbies, drawers and shelves, and cupboards with glass shelves

Guest Bedroom One and Bath

  • Window seat looking out over Coon Creek with storage underneath
  • Carpeted
  • Built-in bookshelves
  • Double closets


  • Framed for Jack-n-Jill bath
  • Carrara marble and Botticino tumbled marble tile
  • Shower/tub combo

Laundry Room

  • Bright with ample natural light
  • Whirlpool front-loading washer/dryer
  • Built-in shelves
  • Hanging space for clothes

Guest Bedroom Two

  • Carpeted
  • Includes a loft area
  • Double closets
  • Views to Coon Creek


  • Tub/shower combo

Game Room and Office

  • French doors walk out to private deck looking out to pond and mountains
  • Windows on three sides

Wildlife and Recreation

The property has an ideal combination of wildlife habitat, manicured lawns, gardens, rushing creek and pond in a pristine setting. There is abundant wildlife, including: mule deer, elk, an occasional black bear, wild turkey, ducks and soaring raptors. There is trout fishing in the creek and a myriad of recreational opportunities nearby. For downhill skiing, Durango Mountain Resort is twenty minutes from the estate, while Wolf Creek and Silverton Mountain Ski Areas are hour-and-forty minutes away. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snow-mobiling are also available throughout the area. Summertime is filled with opportunities for biking or horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, and boating or canoeing in the area. Also, the Animas River provides great fly-fishing, kayaking, canoeing and rafting. There are many other things to do in the area, like visiting the local Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park and the Four Corners National Monument.

Excellent golf can be found at Dalton Ranch Golf Club, Hillcrest Community Club, the private Glacier Club (memberships available), and a top-rated public course at Pinion Hills in Farmington, NM (approximately 60 miles).

Offered at $1,697,000

This property is offered by Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty, LLC, Tom and Zach Morse, Brokers. All information provided by Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty, LLC or its sales representatives in connection with this property was acquired from sources deemed reliable, however, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness and any users of such information waive any claims related thereto. Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty, LLC recommends that every item of interest to the purchaser (i.e. issues regarding title, water, minerals, survey, zoning, permits, land use regulations and other applicable laws, and any other issues) be independently verified by the purchaser's attorney.

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