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250 Basin Creek Circle – JUST SOLD

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango

Located 10 minutes west of Durango in the lovely Shenandoah Highlands, this spacious, light-filled home is situated on 5-acres (approved for 2 horses with large flat area for barn) and has 6,229 SF with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, gourmet kitchen, game rooms and wet bars and large spacious living areas. This is a great home for entertaining! As you enter the front of the home, you'll walk through a beautifully landscaped area with a peaceful water feature that tumbles through river rock allowing you to feel relaxed before you even enter. Inside there is ample room for guests and family on two levels, creating both privacy and comfort.

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, 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

  • Asphalt driveway
  • Calming and peaceful re-circulating water feature at the front of the home that runs through river rock
  • Lovely landscaping; healthy aspen, pine and juniper trees surround the property on timed watering system; nicely mulched
  • Flagstone walkway to front of house and at back of house
  • Extra driveway goes to lower part of the house with private entrance to lower level; great as a growing teen or mother-in-law quarters
  • Stamped concrete slabs outside of garage
  • Lake Durango water source with a 500-gallon cistern
  • Septic system
  • Construction of home is cedar siding and rock with sandstone cap ledge
  • Main redwood deck outside is 23' x 20'; area for two BBQs; it has slate top storage cupboards; iron railing; steps walk down to back lawn
  • Hot tub outside on gravel in back yard with nice privacy

Residence Features Include:

  • 3-car attached garage with metal automatic doors; full of light with built-in shelving and peg board for storage; man-door; separate closet for outdoor gear; hot/cold faucet handy for pet wash
  • Custom solid wood front door with transom windows on the side
  • Carpet and tile throughout with hardwood floor in office
  • Propane with forced-air heating; three zones
  • A/C
  • Recessed lighting on dimmers
  • HERD double-paned windows throughout; Hunter Douglas translucent blinds throughout
  • Fans in most rooms
  • Solid core oak doors throughout
  • Oak baseboard and trim
  • 9' ceilings throughout with Aspen tongue and grove vaulted ceilings in master bedroom and family room with cross beam accents
  • Radius corners
  • Double coat closet in large foyer entry; extra closet for cleaning supplies adjacent to kitchen
  • Ceiling speakers for sound distribution in dining room, living room, family room and upper deck
  • Recessed lighted art niches



  • Hardwood flooring and lots of natural lighting
  • Looks out to the tumbling water feature in front of home

Gourmet Kitchen

  • Expansive kitchen
  • Granite counters with radius edges; double stainless steel sinks with brushed nickel fixtures
  • Cherry cabinets; copious amounts of storage
  • Double walls of double door pantry with swing-out and pull-out shelving
  • Kitchen recipe desk with file cabinet and storage
  • GE Profile side-by-side fridge
  • Two Asko dishwashers
  • Kitchenaid trash compactor
  • GE Profile double up and down convection and conventional ovens
  • Dacor 5-top gas stove with overhead vent
  • Center island with stainless steel sink with brushed nickel fixtures; breakfast sitting at counter; ample storage underneath
  • Walk through into dining room

Dining Room

  • Large room can comfortably seat 16 people
  • Lots of windows
  • Pony wall separating dining room from hallway
  • Dropped soffit with up-lighting surrounds room for lovely ambiance
  • Tile flooring

Mud Room

  • Walk through from kitchen
  • Office sitting area with drawers, cupboards and desk looks out to front of house with re-circulating fountain
  • Free standing storage cabinet
  • Walk-out to 3-car garage

Laundry Room

  • Lower upper cupboards for storage
  • Area for hanging clothes
  • Washer and dryer

Sitting or Reading Room

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows looking out to Wildcat Canyon
  • Gas insert fireplace with tile accents; oak mantle

Powder Room

  • Custom porcelain oval sink with embossed leaves; burnished brass fixtures; storage and drawers under sink
  • Tile counter and floor
  • Pony wall to hide toilet

Great Room, Wet Bar and Game Room

  • Huge room with pellet stove in floor-to-ceiling faux stone wall (can be made into wood fireplace); sandstone hearth; solid wood mantle
  • Vaulted ceiling with cross beam
  • Carpet and tile
  • Wonderful views from floor-to-ceiling arched windows; jalousie windows allow for great cross ventilation
  • Built-in entertainment center with cupboards for DVD's and CD's; adjustable bookshelves on both sides
  • 55" LED flat screen TV
  • Double sliding doors lead outside to deck
  • Walk behind U-shaped wet bar with seeded glass in cherry cabinets and custom under cabinet wine glass storage; granite counters with drawers; Kohler porcelain sink with brass fixtures; U-line fridge with ice-maker

Master Bedroom and Bath

  • Beautiful views from lots of windows yet very private
  • Three pane sliding glass door leads out to private 5' x 24' deck
  • Vaulted ceiling
  • Carpet


  • Double Porcelain Kohler sinks with oil-bronzed fixtures
  • Tile floor and counters
  • Watco jetted tub on tile platform
  • Large walk-in shower with accent tiles; recessed niches for shampoo, etc.
  • Separate water closet
  • Custom oak cabinet for toiletries and linens
  • His and hers separate sided closet each with 8 built-in drawers; cubbies and shoe rack
  • Lots of big mirrors and windows

Guest Room One and Bath

  • Carpet
  • Closet with double doors


  • Shower/tub combo
  • Porcelain tile accent in shower, floor and backsplash
  • Porcelain Kohler sink in tile counter; burnished bronze fixtures
  • Windows offering lovely views yet very private

Guest Room Two

  • Carpet
  • Closet with double doors
  • Lots of windows looking out to front of house

Guest Bath or Second Powder Room

  • Wainscoting wall and pedestal sink
  • Walk-in tile shower
  • Tile floor


Large Game Room and Wet Bar

  • Area for TV, exercise equipment, pool table,
    ping pong, foosball and darts
  • Berber carpet
  • Wet bar area with slate counters; stainless steel sink with chrome fixtures; ice maker and fridge for drinks; microwave; built-in cabinets with storage up and down with drawers
  • Walk-out door to lower level deck and back yard area

Guest Bedroom Three

  • Large room with private walk-out door to lower level driveway
  • Carpet
  • Large walk-in closet with built-in cubbies and shelving
  • An large extra closet off bedroom is great storage for holiday decorations


  • Tile shower/tub combo; tile floor
  • Two Kohler sinks in porcelain counter; twig motif on burnished bronze pulls and lighting fixtures
  • Separate water closet
  • Linen closet

Huge Bonus Room

  • Gift-wrapping station
  • Large corner infrared sauna/spa
  • Workroom with built-in workbenches and peg boards
  • Separate utility room; built-in shelves; 2 Lennox Elite Series heating furnaces; State Select water heater

Wildlife and Recreation

The property has an ideal combination of wildlife habitat, manicured lawns and gardens in a handsome setting. There is abundant wildlife, including: mule deer, elk, black bear, turkey and soaring raptors.

For downhill skiing, Durango Mountain Resort is a short drive from the ranch, while Wolf Creek and Silverton Mountain Ski Areas are an hour-and-a-half away. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snow-mobiling are also available throughout the area and on the ranch. Summertime is filled with opportunities for biking or horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, fly-fishing, 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 $995,000

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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