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1650 Sheep Springs Road – JUST SOLD
at Durango Ridge Ranch

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS 710431

This lovely 35+-acre property in the premier gated community of Durango Ridge Ranch has panoramic views of the La Plata mountains, Perrin’s Peak, Twin Buttes, Needles, and Missionary Ridge with a very gracious, custom 4,115 SF stone and stucco home, featuring open living spaces, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and 3 fireplaces. Only 15 minutes from town, yet very private, this home is surrounded by healthy stands of aspen, ponderosa pine, and spruce, well-maintained gardens and grassy meadows and is adjacent to Department of Wildlife land with easy nearby access to the San Juan National Forest.

Location and Area

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 53,500. 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 Details

  • Grounds and Exterior Features
  • Gated entry into Durango Ridge Ranch
  • 35+ acres with meticulously maintained home; adjacent to Department of Wildlife land
  • Home design thoughtfully planned to take in variation of mountain views and seasonal sun exposure
  • New asphalt paved driveway with a circular drive at front of house and extra gravel parking; cattle guard on drive
  • Semi fenced
  • Stucco and river rock exterior with sandstone capstones; rock matches interior fireplace walls
  • Asphalt composite 30-year shingle roof; eaves with electric tape for snow and ice melt; gutters and downspouts
  • Professionally landscaped and xeriscaped with native perennials; multiple beds of Shasta daisies; French drains surround home for managed water run off
  • Property has been fire mitigated and has weed abatement
  • Healthy stands of aspen, spruce and pine
  • Front porch with wood deck; T&G overhang with Ponderosa pine support beams
  • Expansive outside deck with sun and shade; large hot tub to view the magnificent Colorado night Milky Way and stars; even Durango and Bayfield fireworks are visible from here!
  • Regulation horseshoe pit
  • Well water; well at 420 ft; 6.5 gal/minute
  • Engineered, electronic septic system

General House Features

  • House and window placement is designed with sun exposure to keep warm in winter and cool in summer; every room has windows allowing lots of natural light throughout
  • Stunning views as far as 70 miles east include Lake Durango, Perrin’s Peak; Twin Butte’s; Needles; Wolf Creek; La Plata Mountains to north
  • Open space living with kitchen and views central
  • Cathedral ceilings throughout the Great room, Dining room, Kitchen, and Master bedroom; with 9’ ceilings downstairs
  • Porcelain tiles and carpeted
  • Common T&G ceiling throughout main living areas
  • Very inviting foyer beckons you into the living space to see the panoramic views from walls of windows; custom alder door with transom windows above and on sides
  • Distressed solid alder wood doors and cabinets; oil bronzed fixtures; Phantom magnetic roll-up screen doors
  • Hurd double-paned wood cased windows upstairs, vinyl downstairs; jalousie windows allows for wonderful cross ventilation
  • Wood, Levolor blinds and fabric drapes
  • Recessed and accent lighting
  • Radius corners throughout
  • Faux paint in soothing colors
  • Overhead pot shelves and lighted alcoves for decorations
  • In-floor radiant heat throughout utilized by propane
  • Central vacuum
  • Speaker system
  • 3+-car garage with doggie wash; windows
  • 1,500 gallon cistern
  • Re-circulating hot water; multiple zones
  • Water filtration – R/O system and water softener
  • Underneath deck has an open protected storage area, good for firewood, ATV, etc.

– Main Level –

Gourmet Kitchen, Pantry and Breakfast Room

  • Spacious open kitchen with incredible views of the Twin Buttes and Missionary Ridge to the east
  • Stainless steel appliances; Sub-Zero 42” side-by-side fridge and freezer; double KitchenAide convection and conventional ovens; KitchenAide trash compactor; KitchenAide Supra dishwasher
  • Large center island with 4-burner gas stove and griddle in middle; bar seating facing kitchen with ample storage underneath; pot rack overhead
  • Corian counters with lots of storage above and below; decorator glass fronts on accent cabinets
  • Deep double stainless steel sink with brushed nickel fixtures; R/O and soap dispenser
  • Breakfast room has great views looking east
  • Walk-in pantry with full glass door and ample storage


  • Very cozy and inviting
  • Built-in wall of bookshelves and cupboards

Great Room

  • Cathedral ceilings
  • Towering peaked windows looking east at sunrise and offer stunning views of Twin Buttes and Missionary Ridge – you literally see for miles!
  • Linen full-length drapes
  • Floor-to-ceiling river rock wall and wood-burning fireplace surrounded by windows; sandstone hearth and mantle

Dining Room

  • Recessed alcove for buffet
  • Open to kitchen and living room

Master Suite

  • Cathedral ceilings
  • Double alder door entry
  • Carpeted
  • Half wall of river rock with gas fireplace, sandstone hearth and wood mantle
  • Separate door walkout to expansive deck and hot tub
  • Sconce reading lights at bedside

Bath and Walk-in Closet

  • Deep jetted soaking tub looks outside to aspen and views
  • Corian counters with double sinks and Kohler fixtures; separate makeup vanity sitting
  • Built-in drawers and cupboards of alder
  • Walk-in shower with toiletry niches; tile floor and walls with tile accents
  • Wall separates toilet from rest of bath
  • Double sided walk-in closet with built-in drawers, shelves and cubbies

Powder Room

  • Pull-up handle Kohler toilet
  • Pedestal oval sink

Laundry Room and Mud Room

  • Large area with counters for folding; cupboards above and below; window
  • Drop down built-in ironing board
  • Maytag washer and dryer
  • Broom closet

3+-Car Garage

  • Heated with cement floor
  • Raised tile doggie or boot wash with hot and cold running water
  • Lots of windows
  • Pull down stair attic storage

– Lower Level –

Guest Living Area with 2 Bedrooms and Bath

  • Carpeted
  • Living room has gas fireplace with river rock surround; sandstone hearth and wood mantle
  • Separate walkout to private ground patio
  • Built-in dart board
  • Large storage closets

Bedroom One

  • Large area
  • Carpeted
  • Great mountain views


  • Linen closet
  • Double Kohler sinks in Corian counters
  • Walk-in shower with glass sliding door
  • Pony wall encloses toilet

Bedroom Two/Workout Room

  • Currently used as workout room
  • Walk-in closet with built-in shelves
  • Carpeted

Large Storage Room

  • Pre plumbed for third bath

Wildlife and Recreation

The property has an ideal combination of wildlife habitat and gardens in a very private setting. Commonly seen are migrating elk, deer, coyote, red tail hawks, eagles, turkey, bear and many other small animals and sporting birds. The property is adjacent to and has access to the Colorado Division of Wildlife.

For downhill skiing, Durango Mountain Resort 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 snowmobiling are also available throughout the area. Summertime is filled with opportunities for riding, hiking, fishing, boating, 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 $875,000

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.