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185 Irongate Way – JUST SOLD

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango

This exquisite 5,600 SF light-filled 3 bedroom, 4 bath custom log home sits on 10+ acres. The home was completed in 2007 and has three levels with lovely views of Engineer Mountain to the north and Missionary Ridge to the east. The quality architecture and design were masterfully created by the owners/builders/designers, accentuating the exterior and interior use of log construction, consisting of a combination of 20"+ logs of dead standing lodge pole pine from Canada and Montana, individually cut and skip-peeled. Natural stone and detailed accents, custom ironwork, large windows, and very high-end finishes further enhance the beauty of this home. The acreage is predominately forested with large ponderosa pine and aspen trees with native ground cover and landscaping that surrounds the home, featuring flagstone walkways, patios and moss rock retaining walls. This is the quintessential Colorado retreat site with easy access to historic downtown Durango, Durango Mountain Resort and The Glacier Club.

Location and Area

Located in the San Juan Mountains on the west side of US Hwy 550, 15 miles north of downtown Durango. The property is 10 minutes from skiing at Durango Mountain Resort, 5 minutes from The Glacier Club with exceptional golf, 5 minutes from Dalton Ranch Golf Club and 15 minutes to Durango. The small community is secure, private and quiet with many opportunities for hiking, snowshoeing and horseback riding. The National Forest can also be accessed from the property.

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

  • Acreage has access to San Juan National Forest
  • Gated entry
  • Landscape features native ground cover and accent trees surrounding the home with flagstone walkways and retaining walls of huge moss rock accessed from Dove Creek
  • Lawn and landscaping have sprinkler systems on timers
  • Gravel driveway and large concrete apron outside 3-car+ garage
  • Large flagstone porch and steps; vaulted tongue and groove pine overhang at entrance with large, skip-peel lodge pole pine supports; custom iron railings with oak leaf motif
  • ¾-surround Trex decks with overhang and gorgeous views have sets of steps down to back lawn area
  • Full gutters surround exterior of home

Residence Features Include:

  • 5,600 SF gracious living space and open floor plan on 3 levels with loft and oversized game room
  • 3 bedrooms, 4 full baths; each bedroom has its own ensuite bath attached
  • 20" and up logs create multiple points of interest throughout home
  • 3+ car garage with cement floor
  • Security system
  • Sound system inside and out
  • 30' cathedral and 10' ceilings
  • Weather-Shield casement windows
  • Floors of beautiful mesquite hardwood, stone-like porcelain tile and cut berber carpet
  • Log and dry wall interior; many character logs throughout home give delightful interest
  • Ceiling fans in most rooms
  • Radiant in-floor, natural gas heat; Smart-home-controls for all heating
  • Hand-forged custom metal work by Steve Williams from Cowboy Forge - notable local artisan
  • Custom cabinets by Jeff Wells of Wells Woodwork
  • 8' solid wormhole and distressed knotty alder doors throughout the house, featuring oil-rubbed bronze hardware
  • Custom light fixtures; recessed and pendant lighting, chandeliers are custom made from natural-shed horn in Ruidoso, New Mexico
  • Kohler sinks and Toto toilets throughout
  • Heavy insulation and sealing provides a "no draft" home
  • Boiler room area is a large space on ground floor that stays a constant 55 degrees; would make a great wine room
  • Soft water system throughout
  • 3-car+ oversized heated garage with concrete floors and ample built-in storage; chevron accents on solid wood garage doors


Main Foyer

  • Oversized solid custom mesquite door with hand-forged, heavy iron strapping and hammered clavos; wood panels and chevron accents
  • Tile floors with insert accents
  • Railing and spindles are uniquely cut wood; large ½ log steps going to upper level

Great Room

  • 30' ceiling from floor to ridgeline with open trusses and custom, heavy iron braces
  • Large open floor plan
  • Mesquite floors
  • Floor-to-ceiling moss rock wall houses wood-burning fireplace with gas starter; character log mantle with easy access electrical outlets above for lighting and decorations; large hearth; custom, hand-forged iron fire screen
  • Walls of windows look out to Missionary Ridge, all have remote sunshades


  • Hand-painted, stamped tin ceiling, 12'
  • Mesquite floors
  • Gorgeous granite counters with bull-nose edge
  • Double hammered copper sink with oiled bronze fixtures; copper backsplash; double windows over sink look up to Engineer Mountain
  • Custom cabinets with aged, glazed finish offer ample storage; pull out shelves; twig bronze pulls; pot shelves above cabinets
  • Sub-zero 4' side-by-side fridge
  • Wolf 4-burner stove with double center griddle
  • Custom copper overhead exhaust with decorative iron corner wraps
  • Large Wolf warming drawer
  • Wolf built-in microwave
  • Double Wolf convection and conventional ovens
  • Asko dishwasher
  • Large walk-in pantry with transom window above door; custom-painted, tin panel inserts with decorative iron clavos; decorative handle; built-in and open shelving; automatic lighting
  • Separate long granite counter wet bar with hammered relief copper sink; seeded glass cupboards with inside lighting; U-Line wine cooler
  • Large, thick juniper counter for bar seating faces into kitchen, easily sits 3-4 people

Dining Room

  • Circular vaulted ceiling of timbers
  • Long views to Engineer Mountain and Missionary Ridge through walls of windows; jalousie bottoms allow for great cross breeze
  • Mesquite floors
  • Double sliding doors out to Trex decks
  • Large seating area

Master Bedroom and Bath Suite

  • Separate foyer with glass door entry to back covered Trex deck
  • Large room with sitting area
  • Cut berber carpet
  • Gas fireplace in floor-to-ceiling moss rock wall with character log mantle; fireplace has remote thermostat
  • Walls of windows look out to Missionary Ridge; Roman shades
  • Built-in bookshelves


  • His and hers hammered copper sinks with granite counters and backsplash
  • Custom stamped copper framed mirrors above vanities
  • Deep Kohler soaking bubble tub with step-up, bronze deco tile deck
  • Large walk-in steam shower with copper and 'chrome' accent tiles; L-shape sitting bench; overhead rain shower, standard and hand-held shower heads with dual controls
  • Separate water closet
  • Walk-in closet with built-in distressed knotty alder dressers and shelving; handsome twig bronze pulls

Full Day Bath

  • Beautiful black granite counter with custom glazed cabinets; black porcelain sink
  • Tile floor with accents
  • Walk-in shower with tile accents and niches for shampoo, etc.

Laundry Room

  • Ample counter and storage
  • Window looking out
  • Stainless steel deep sink
  • Large storage closet automatically lit


Guest Bedroom and Bath Suite One

  • Cut berber carpet
  • Large enough for king size beds and night stands
  • Separate alcove with built-in bunk beds
  • Closets with built-in shelving and cubbies
  • Sliding door out to concrete patio overlooking the nearby forest


  • Large walk-in showers with pebble accent floors, tile walls and niches for shampoo, etc.
  • Granite counters with porcelain sink
  • Custom mirror frame of carved worm wood


  • Expansive game room with magnificent windows and views looking out two directions
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Gas fireplace heats whole area
  • Cut berber carpet
  • Wet bar with hammered copper sink; wine or beverage cooler; granite counters
  • Beautiful juniper character log creates interesting bar ledge

Guest Bedroom and Bath Suite Two

  • Cut berber carpet
  • Large enough for king size beds and night stands
  • Separate alcove with built-in bunk beds
  • Closets with built-in shelving and cubbies
  • Sliding glass door out to deck and balcony


  • Large walk-in showers with tile accent floors, tile walls and niches for shampoo, etc.
  • Granite counters with porcelain sink
  • Custom mirror frame of carved worm wood

Loft and Reading Room

  • Cut berber carpet
  • Vaulted ceiling
  • Overlooks great room
  • Custom skip-peel railing and spindles

Wildlife and Recreation

The property has an ideal combination of wildlife habitat, manicured lawns and gardens in a very private setting. There is abundant wildlife, including: mule deer, elk, black bear, turkey and soaring raptors. There is direct access to the National forest for a myriad of recreational opportunities. For downhill skiing, Durango Mountain Resort is 15 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, fly-fishing, and boating or canoeing in the area. Also, the nearby 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 $1,950,000

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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