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421 S. Windom Way

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS 730074

This estate has approximately 12-acres of the most captivating views of the Needles of the San Juan Mountain range and Electra Lake in a very private, secure and pristine setting at the very end of a road. The approximately 10,700 SF home is complete with everything imaginable ready for your comfort and gracious entertaining. Decorated with luxurious finishes and fabrics, this expansive yet cozy home with open floor plan is the epitome of casual mountain elegance. The main house has 4 bedrooms and bathroom suites, 3 half baths, gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry, separate dining room, 3 living areas, office, media theater room, 5 wood-burning and gas fireplaces, and a separate 2,200 SF guesthouse with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, all with stunning views right outside your windows. There is an oversized 3+-car heated garage with an additional heated RV garage with extra tall door. Relax outside much of the year while sitting in front of your outdoor wood-burning fireplace, a built-in BBQ, with two levels of decks and patios from which to enjoy the exquisite mountain and lake views. This is a spot of exceptional beauty and appeal!

Location and Area

Windom Ranch is a very small conservation community in a secure, private and quiet setting, located in the San Juan Mountains on US Hwy 550, 25 miles north of downtown Durango. The entrance gate is just off Highway 550, located for recreation, 5 minutes from skiing at Purgatory Resort, 7 minutes from The Glacier Club, 20 minutes from Dalton Ranch Golf Club and 25 minutes to 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, 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 County Airport runs daily commercial air service to Denver, Dallas, and Phoenix, 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

  • Double gated entrance on a paved road
  • Security cameras installed throughout property connected to in-house monitors and accessible from the Internet
  • Exquisite views of the Needles Mountains, Hermosa Cliffs, and Electra Lake
  • Abundant native landscape; healthy groves of aspen and evergreen trees; all on irrigation
  • Large Telluride stone and Douglas fir Porte Cochere at entryway with cedar T & G cathedral ceiling overhang
  • Travertine steps and porch
  • Telluride stone, log and oxidized corrugated steel home exterior with metal standing seam roof; heat tape on north face and roof valleys
  • Circular asphalt driveway with extra guest parking is seal coated
  • Exterior high-end fixtures; area around house is well lit
  • Carport area between main house and guest house
  • Stamped concrete decks with iron railings; built-in BBQ with granite chiseled-edge counters; wood-burning fireplace and separate wood storage for three season warmth while dining or sitting outdoors; overlooks Electra Lake with stunning Needles Mountain views
  • Snowmelt features on concrete garage aprons, back patio and under Porte Cochere
  • Exterior storage rooms

Residence Features Include:

  • Approximately 17,708 SF under roof with 13,000 SF air conditioned and heated (10,700 livable) in the main house and 2,200 ST in the guest house
  • Leutron and smart home lighting throughout with one-touch panels for all rooms; recessed and accent lighting; self-illuminating closets; remote digital and mobile controls
  • Complete security system with remote audio and visual accessed digitally
  • 16” – 20” logs and drywall wall interior
  • Approximately 28’ -36’ cathedral ceilings and 12’ ceilings all with sweeping views of Needles Mountains and Electra Lake
  • T & G cedar ceilings with Douglas fir cross beams; Douglas fir supports and window bucs
  • Solid fir baseboard molding, trim and vertical line doors; oil bronze fixtures
  • Ceiling fans in most rooms; jalousie windows
  • Gorgeous stone work throughout home
  • Floors combination of hand-scraped hickory planks, travertine, slate and carpet; sculpted iron heating vents; brass floor outlets
  • Radiant in-floor heating and A/C
  • 6 wood-burning fireplaces with gas starters
  • Kohler high-end fixtures
  • Custom full length, lined fabric drapes with valances or Roman blinds throughout
  • Surround sound
  • Four separate mechanical rooms house: sprinkler fire suppressant system throughout, instant hot re-circulating water, 500-gallon water tank; central A/C units, 2 separate boilers, 6 separate heating/cooling zones accessed remotely, humidification system, carbon-filter water softener for both potable and irrigation systems, snow-melt system for concrete slabs at garage aprons, entry and off back patio
  • High-end outdoor and indoor fixtures
  • Stamped concrete decks and patios with snow melt
  • 3+-car garage with additional RV garage and tall overhead door; high-gloss finish on floors; man door; windows and automatic lighting; utility sink; dog wash with hot and cold water and extendable faucet
  • Great storage throughout

– MAIN LEVEL –

Foyer

  • Custom cedar oversized 10’ door with sidelights and clerestory windows
  • Coat closet
  • Hickory floor

Great Room

  • Cathedral ceilings
  • Floor-to-ceiling Telluride stone wall with oversized wood-burning fireplace with propane starter; full-length stone hearth with wood storage cubby
  • 72” flat screen TV built-in knotty alder cabinets with speakers in bottom and storage on either side
  • Large windows looking out to Electra Lake
  • Double door walk-out to back deck
  • Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen, Breakfast Area, Wet Bar and Butler’s Pantry
  • Granite chiseled counters with stainless appliances
  • Breakfast sitting area with door walk-out to front of house
  • Large granite bar between kitchen and great room with Telluride stone supports to ceiling; hammered copper bar sink with R/O faucet, ice maker, pull-out drawer storage for glasses and cabinets in knotty alder with brass pulls; bar seating facing kitchen
  • Large granite center island with 6-burner Viking stove-top with center griddle; double ovens below; storage cabinets with brass pulls
  • Sub Zero side-by-side wood panel each full size fridge and freezer
  • Bosch dishwasher; double Viking convection and conventional ovens; Viking microwave and Thermador warming drawer
  • Double Kohler cast iron sink with burnished bronze fixtures; lots of large window looking to front of house
  • Knotty alder cabinets with self-closing drawers and cupboards; brass pulls; Lazy Susan corners and baking shelves; under cabinet and up lighting accents
  • Butler’s pantry has granite counters with cabinet storage; double cast iron sink; wine cooler; Bosch dishwasher; freezer storage

Dining Room

  • Open to kitchen and great room
  • Wall of windows with double walk-out doors featuring clerestory windows above brings in ample light and great views
  • Seating easily for 10-12 people

Living Room

  • Cathedral ceilings
  • Open to kitchen and dining rooms
  • Huge floor-to-ceiling windows with unobstructed views looking out to the Needles Mountains and Electra Lake
  • Full-length fabric curtains with leather tufted valances
  • Full-size wood-burning fireplace
  • Half-wall Telluride stone wainscoting with cherry finishes

Powder Room

  • Kohler cast iron one-piece sink and counter in vanity with burnished copper fixtures
  • Separate toilet area

Master Bedroom and Bath Suite

  • Cathedral ceilings
  • Carpet
  • Floor-to-ceiling Telluride stone wall with wood-burning fireplace and gas starter; stone hearth and wood mantle
  • Double door walk-out to private deck overlooking the Needles Mountains and Electra Lake
  • Huge walk-in closet has center island with drawers and hampers; enclosed closet with private full-size stackable Maytag washer/dryer; boot shelves and cubbies; full-length mirror; window
  • Linen closet

Bath

  • Tumbled travertine floor
  • Separate his and hers granite vanities with carved stone vessel sinks; brass pulls and satin brass fixtures
  • Separate his and hers water closets; bidet in her side
  • Huge walk-in steam shower in honed slate with multiple shower heads and rain shower; long granite bench; shampoo niches; bull-nose honed slate accent tiles; window
  • Granite platform with jetted soaking tub
  • Heated towel bars
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Surround sound

Office

  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Gorgeous views from large windows looking out to the Needles Mountains and Electra Lake
  • Wood-burning fireplace in floor-to-ceiling Telluride stone wall and hearth with wood mantle Pocket doors for privacy
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Double door walk-out to deck

Guest Bedroom and Bath Suite One

  • Carpet
  • Sliding door walkout to private patio
  • Ante room to walk-in closet with drawers, shelving and cubby storage

Bath

  • Tumbled travertine floors
  • Granite counters
  • Deep separate pine soaking tub with burnished copper pedestal fixtures; huge window looking outside
  • Wooden pedestal sink on vanity
  • Separate water closet

Laundry Room

  • Dog wash
  • Granite counters with storage cupboards above and below
  • Deep utility sink
  • Full-size stackable Maytag washer and dryer

Powder Room

  • Chiseled edge granite counter vanity with Kohler Artist Edition Pheasant porcelain sink
  • Kohler Artist Edition Pheasant porcelain toilet box
  • Travertine floors

Mud Room and 4+-Car Garage

  • Travertine floors
  • Large sitting area
  • Double door coat closet
  • Access to garage

– LOWER LEVEL –

  • Telluride stone walls down to lower level
  • Travertine steps

Game Room and Bar

  • 11’ ceilings
  • Surround sound
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Wood-burning fireplace in half Telluride stone wall and separate wood storage
  • Lots of windows with double door walk-out to stamped concrete patio and views to the Needles Mountains and Electra Lake
  • Bar has stunning semi-circular under-lit onyx bar with seating; storage alder cabinets underneath
  • Granite counters with hammered copper sink and slate backsplash; knotty alder cabinets underneath with fridge, ice maker, and small dishwasher

Powder Room

  • Pedestal sink
  • Travertine floor

Guest Bedroom and Bath Suite Two

  • Carpeted
  • Large windows with walk-out doors to private patio; beautiful views

Bath

  • Chiseled-edge double granite counter and vanity with Kohler porcelain under mount sinks
  • Tumbled travertine floors
  • Tub/shower combo with European glass doors and travertine walls with tile accents
  • Half wall hiding toilet
  • Walk-in closet with cubby and drawers storage

Bedroom and Bath Suite Three

  • Carpeted
  • Soffit ceilings
  • Large sitting area with flat-screen TV and good sized windows looking out to Needles and Electra Lake
  • Large walk-in closet with drawers and cubbies

Bath

  • Granite counter with double Kohler porcelain under mount sinks
  • Tumbled travertine walk-in shower with granite bench and tile accents; window

– UPPER LEVEL –

Theater Room and Bar

  • Fabric walls for great acoustics
  • 3 tiers carpeted
  • Bar area has highly polished chiseled edge granite counter with under counter fridge, stainless steel bar sink; storage cupboards
  • Storage closet with built-in shelving

Powder Room

  • Hickory wood floor
  • Pedestal sink with cast iron one piece sink

Separate Guest Apartment
with Kitchenette and Laundry Room

  • Vaulted ceilings; lots of natural light
  • 2 floors; travertine stairwell with stair lights
  • 3 bedrooms with large closets and walk-outs to private patios; 3 baths with wood-grain and tile floors; chiseled edge marble counters with single porcelain sinks; tub/shower combos and shower with tumbled travertine walls; laundry hamper; linen closet
  • Floor-to-ceiling Telluride rock wall in sitting area with wood mantle and wood-burning fireplace; wall of windows with double door walk-out to concrete patio overlooking Electra Lake and Needles Mountains
  • Kitchen has stainless steel appliances, fridge freezer combo, built-in microwave, 4-burner gas cook top, oven; Kohler Farmer’s under mount porcelain sink; GE Profile dishwasher, separate ice maker
  • Laundry room with utility sink; granite counters with alder cupboards; front loading Maytag washer/dryer
  • Independent fire protection system, humidifier, heating and A/C
  • Good storage

Wildlife and Recreation

The property has an ideal combination of wildlife habitat, in a very private setting. There is abundant mule deer and elk, wild turkey and soaring raptors, with an occasional black bear and fox. There is great trout fishing in the area and a myriad of recreational opportunities nearby. For downhill skiing, Purgatory Resort is a few 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, Florida and Pine Rivers provide 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 minutes away at the private Glacier Club (memberships available), Dalton Ranch Golf Club, and Hillcrest Community Club.

Offered at $7,980,000

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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