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1174 E 4th Avenue – SOLD (2016)

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS 719093

Set in the heart of Durango’s Historic District along the charming tree-lined ‘Avenues’ and within walking distance to downtown and numerous amenities, this home has everything you’re looking for! Completely remodeled from the ground up, this Parade of Homes winner has incorporated contemporary design with classic historic and Craftsman style accents with custom features throughout. Featuring 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, 2 separate living areas, dining room and a craft room, the 3,250 SF light-filled home has a pleasing open floor plan. Centrally located is the great room, dining room, and kitchen, which extend outside through a wall of sliding glass doors. The private enclosed outdoor patio sports a gas fireplace for al fresco dining and endless nights of gazing at the spectacular Colorado night stars from the nearby hot tub. Surround sound is both inside and out for music and entertainment enjoyment. The gourmet kitchen has granite counters and stainless appliances, including a 6-burner Wolf gas stove with oven, Sub-Zero fridge with double freezers below, Bosch dishwasher, 2 Fisher-Paykel dishwasher drawers, a beverage fridge, and a breakfast nook. A cozy master is on the main level along with an office that has its own separate entrance, powder room, custom built-in laundry/mud room, heated 2-car garage with another detached garage/workshop, plus 3 additional off-street parking spaces. All landscaping and flowerpots are on timed sprinklers and drip system. This is a great place to entertain and if you’re looking for quiet, in-town living, this is a gracious, charming must-see home.

Location and Area

The home is across the street from The Mason Center with tennis courts and a park and very close to the Smiley Building, which offers a cafe and various exercise, yoga and art classes for people of every age. It is centrally located in the Historic District and within walking distance to downtown Durango.

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, 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.

Property and Outside Features

  • Partial fencing surrounding property
  • Separate third garage/workshop with possibility of adding a second story ADU with separate electric service in place and stubbed for other utilities
  • Fence gate swings opens for vehicle to access separate garage
  • Additional three off-street parking spaces
  • Outdoors has a combination of mature trees, landscaping, grass and perennials all on a timed sprinkler system
  • Hardy plank siding and cedar shake shingles with exterior corrugated tin wainscoting and architectural composite roof shingles
  • Gutters and engineered retaining walls for drainage control
  • French drains protect structure from moisture
  • Solar stick lighting along walkways
  • Private enclosed cement patio with custom steel canopy and fabric awning features an outdoor gas stove and hot tub (seats 6) for year round enjoyment; access to dining area and separate garage/workshop; fence encompasses grass back lawn and a sunny vegetable or herb garden

General House Features

  • 3,250 SF
  • 4 bedroom, 4 baths with abundant natural light throughout including skylights
  • Original house built in 1932 with a total custom remodel complete in 2013 from the foundation up
  • In-floor hydronic radiant heat; natural gas; 6 zones for heating efficiently
  • Flooring a mixture of engineered, hand-honed hardwood, 18” tile and carpet
  • Radius corners
  • Popped-up ceilings offer architectural interest
  • Recessed and custom pendant and sconce lighting throughout; all on dimmers
  • Hurd jalousie windows throughout offer great cross ventilation
  • Skylights create abundant natural lighting
  • Ceiling fans in most bedrooms
  • Knotty alder custom cabinets, trim and 6” baseboard molding throughout; textured protective covering on high traffic areas
  • Solid knotty alder recessed panel doors throughout
  • All closets have custom organizers with drawers, cubbies and hanging storage
  • Kohler fixtures and toilets
  • Sound system inside and out
  • Central vacuum
  • Heated 2-car garage with cement floor; has electric openers for doors which can be activated from mobile phone; rack storage for paddle boards etc.; hot and cold water faucets
  • Whole house custom water filtration with extra U/V light system
  • Re-circulating instant hot water

Main Level

Great Room

  • Custom built-in media wall with stained-glass cabinet doors by local artisan
  • Large gas fireplace with ventilator and mantle; metallic tile surround; remote control access
  • Either side of mantle has recessed area with window for art placement
  • Window seat with large picture window looking outside
  • Separate exit door to private driveway

Dining Room

  • Open to great room and kitchen
  • Wall of windows with double sliding doors exit to enclosed patio
  • Custom pendant lighting from an old kerosene chandelier

Gourmet Kitchen

  • ‘Best Kitchen’ in People’s Choice – Parade of Homes
  • Honed and smooth granite counters with stainless appliances; Subway glass tile backsplashes
  • Smooth granite center island with 2 Fisher-Paykel dishwasher drawers and vegetable sink
  • Sub-Zero fridge with double freezer drawers on bottom
  • Wolf 6-burner gas range and oven below with overhead vent and pot-filler faucet on backsplash
  • Bosch dishwasher
  • Broad, deep stainless Farmers’ sink with brushed nickel fixtures
  • Custom cabinets with extra deep drawers and custom designed corner drawers; appliance garage with ample outlets and built-in microwave
  • Beverage center with honed granite counter and refrigerator; wine storage custom cabinets
  • Breakfast nook with custom cushions all tucked in a windowed corner

Master Bedroom and Bath Suite

  • Linen tile floors
  • Reading lights over bed
  • His and hers closet space


  • Double raised vessel sinks on granite counter
  • Large walk-in shower with travertine tile walls and floor; multiple body jets
  • Separate water closet


  • Separate entrance with its own doorbell – ideal for home office
  • Custom built-in office cabinets and desk with crystal and pewter pulls; lateral filing cabinets; all printer equipment, etc. wireless and hidden
  • Alcove sitting area with built-in storage underneath
  • Lots of windows
  • Linen porcelain tile floor

Powder Room

  • Kohler pedestal sink with satin nickel fixtures
  • Beautiful crystal studded wallpaper including ceiling
  • Pocket door makes great use of space

Laundry and Mud Room

  • Pocket door entry and exit door to 2-car heated garage
  • Built-in sitting area with hooks, lockers and shoe storage
  • LG Front and top loading washer and dryer; hanging space above dryer
  • Lots of storage space and a huge window
  • Storage for central vacuum

Upper Level

Craft or Reading Room

  • Step down to a hardwood area with windows in original roof line room
  • Very cozy

Guest Bedroom One

  • Hardwood floors
  • Cubby accesses crawl space
  • Ceiling fan
  • Pendent lighting
  • Custom closet organizer with built-in dresser

Guest Bedroom Two

  • Hardwood floors
  • Cubby accesses crawl space
  • Ceiling fan
  • Custom closet with built-in dressers
  • Built-in bookshelves and desk with pipe accent brackets
  • Built-in pipe accent night stand
  • Custom fabric pull drapes


  • ‘Best Bathroom’ in Parade of Homes
  • Semi Jack-n-Jill bath with shared shower, bath and toilet
  • Separate vanity spaces for each room feature granite counter with under mount sinks and satin nickel fixtures
  • Oversized soaking tub
  • Shower/tub combo with corner granite niches for hair care

Lower Level

Game Room

  • Carpeted
  • Lots of storage

Second Master Guest Bedroom and Bath

  • Carpeted
  • Window with blinds
  • Pendent lighting
  • Closet with custom closet organizer


  • Linen porcelain tile floor
  • Granite counter with under mount sink
  • Walk-in shower with pebble tile floor
  • Combined linen and clothes closet

Wildlife and Recreation

The property has an ideal combination of manicured lawns, perennial gardens, mature trees and shrubs that host many local birds. Downhill skiing is offered at Purgatory Ski Resort, which is 45 minutes from the property, while Wolf Creek and Silverton Mountain Ski Areas are an hour and 30 minutes away. Cross-country skiing and snow-mobiling are also available throughout the area. Summertime is filled with opportunities for riding, hiking, fishing, boating, kayaking, tubing, golfing and 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 35 miles).

Offered at $1,100,000

This property is offered by Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty, LLC, Kelly Kniffin, Broker. 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.