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47 Pinnacle View – SOLD (2016)


The "Crown Jewel" of the Durango resort area, this exquisite 7,852 SF, 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath custom log home sits on 11+ private acres in the exclusive Two Dogs community. Located directly on a private trout filled lake, the home consists of three levels with lovely views of Needles Mountains and the Hermosa Cliffs. The quality architecture and design accentuate the exterior and interior use of log construction consisting of 200-300 year-old standing dead timbers of Engelmann Spruce from Dixie National Forest outside of Bryce Canyon, Utah. The foundation and much of the interior flooring is a lovely Utah Bluff natural stone. The home features a large chef's kitchen, custom accents, hand-forged ironwork and high-end fixtures throughout. The acreage is predominately forested with large Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Firs, Pines and Aspen trees. The property also features mulched beds of native ground cover and perennials, a landscaped yard, which includes boulder retaining walls, a wood fire pit in the backyard overlooking the lake and dock, and a nearby 40' waterfall feature. This is the quintessential Colorado retreat site with easy access to Durango Mountain Resort, The Glacier Club and historic downtown Durango.

Also featured is a large lake, approximately 1/3 of which is part of this property. The back yard borders about 60 feet of the bank of the lake. The lake holds a healthy population of rainbow trout, many of which are in the 20+" range and weigh 4-6 pounds. For you fly-fishermen, these fish love to aggressively eat flies fished on the surface and are strong fighters.

Location and Area

Two Dogs is located in the San Juan Mountains on US Hwy 550, 22 miles north of downtown Durango. The entrance gate is just off Highway 550. Two Dogs is conveniently located for recreation, 2 minutes from skiing at Durango Mountain Resort, 10 minutes from The Glacier Club, 20 minutes from Dalton Ranch Golf Club and 30 minutes to Durango. The 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.

Two Dogs Community Amenities

  • Gated stone and overhang entrance with beautiful landscaping and a flowered sod roof
  • Paved entrance area – all roads in Two Dogs are paved
  • Lighted mail and parcel boxes at the entrance by the gate
  • Strong design covenants to protect quality of homes in the community
  • The home site building envelopes have been selected to insure the most inviting and unobstructed views while maintaining privacy
  • Buried utilities including propane
  • Two Dogs offers the opportunity for membership in The Glacier Club and The Dalton Ranch Golf Club

Property Grounds and External Features

  • Acreage is open and forested with very healthy large Douglas fir, Colorado spruce, aspen, and white pine
  • Landscape features include native ground cover, abundant wildflowers and Shasta daisy beds that surround the home with stone walkways and retaining walls
  • Lawn and garden sprinkler systems on timers
  • Asphalt circular driveway
  • Standing aspen timber pole fence
  • Large Porte Cochere entryway with Utah Bluff and Engelmann spruce log supports; rough-cut tongue and groove pine overhang
  • Shake cedar roof; gutters partially surround exterior of home
  • Gas fire pit at entrance adds ambiance and warms front when guests arrive in winter
  • Outside back deck approximately 18' x 40' of Utah Bluff stone, built-in gas BBQ grill and separate smoker, small fridge in custom cabinets; Utah Bluff stone counter top; hand-forged exterior pine railings and benches between stone pillars; deck has grated steps that lead to the back grassy lawn and lake
  • The home site enjoys direct access and rights to a lake teeming with fish in its back yard
  • Wood fire pit and half log pine bench in back yard by the lake; property is adjacent to the San Juan National Forest
  • 40' waterfall feature with on/off switch in corner of property
  • Grassy back lawn leads down to lake with an oval patio dock
  • 8' x 12' separate wooden dock

Residence Features Include:

  • 7,852 Sq Ft
  • 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms
  • Vaulted and 12' ceilings throughout; radius corners
  • Mostly log and stone interior yet feels very open; structural logs feel like they're floating
  • Accent interior structural supports made of very thick iron 'barbed-wire' and Engelmann spruce
  • Many windows throughout with transom jalousie sides to allow wonderful cross breezes
  • Iron 'lariat' hand railings with leather connectors
  • Recessed and accent lighting
  • Oiled bronze and custom hardware throughout
  • Radiant in-floor heat
  • Audio distribution throughout main level of home and outside
  • Alarm, fire, motion detectors, and security system with sensors in the utility room
  • Local water supply is Twilight Peaks; 2 wells on the property – not active
  • Water softener throughout


Main Foyer

  • Double hand-carved doors, 10' x 5" thick make quite an entry statement; long hand-forged braided pulls on outside and inside; train whistle pull door bell
  • Oversized wood burning fireplace open on two sides set into a stone wall; separate log storage
  • Huge arched windows at entrance allows ability to see through the front to the back of the home; creates ample natural light inside
  • Large wagon wheel chandelier

'Jail Cell' Bar

  • Off foyer and exposed to kitchen and dining room is an enclosed wet bar with jail cell bars for the door
  • Stone wall with carved out slots for wine bottles
  • Wine cooler, ice maker, overhead glass storage and cabinets

Great Room

  • Expansive room with vaulted ceilings
  • Triple glass doors out to back deck
  • Full of windows with transom windows on each side to create wonderful cross breezes; trapezoidal windows add architectural detail
  • Oversized fireplace with hearth (also opens to foyer) set in stone wall takes 36"+ logs; separate log storage; half log mantel with supports

Gourmet Chef's Kitchen and Breakfast Room

  • Large and open to Great Room
  • Seating bar of stained concrete looking into kitchen; overhead distressed wood custom cabinets have seeded glass doors inserts and inside lighting
  • Stainless steel appliances; Sub-Zero side-by-side fridge with 4 freezer doors; 6-burner Viking stove with griddle and double gas stoves; Viking overhead exhaust; microwave
  • Stained concrete counters with huge center island; housed in island are double porcelain sink and vegetable sink with disposals, double sink has water filter faucet; oiled bronze fixtures trash compactor, separate electric oven, warming drawer, two new dishwashers
  • Ample custom distressed cabinets with acid metal inserts, made locally
  • Breakfast alcove is all windows with leather seating bench and custom stools for 8-9 people; looks out over back yard and lake

Pantry/Office/Laundry Room

  • Ample built-in cabinetry and metal folding counters
  • Large pantry with pull-out shelves
  • Washer/dryer
  • Built-in desk
  • Louvered shutters look out into long glass hallway that looks out to Needles Mountains and wooded area
  • Glass door from hallway out to the back of property

Mud Room

  • Large area with separate Dutch door entrance to front; exit door to garage
  • Built-in coat racks are weathered railroad spikes
  • 3-car garage with log walls; built-in cabinets and work bench; deep work sink; cement floors
  • Large closet for storage with entrance to crawlspace

Dining Room

  • Separate from kitchen
  • Large enough to comfortably seat 8-10 people
  • Built-in buffet and half wall
  • Large custom cast iron and candle chandelier, holds approximately 50 large candles
  • Oversized picture window looks out to front

Powder Room

  • Reclaimed barn wood walls with outhouse style crescent moon cutout in door
  • Hand pump faucet with old camp-style metal basin on a large spruce stump
  • Pull-chain style commode
  • Leather oxen yoke mirror
  • Old-style lanterns for lighting

Master Office/Study

  • Utah Bluff flooring with beautiful inlaid timber accents
  • Wood burning fireplace with separate log storage
  • Built-in bookcases
  • Door to private patio looking into woods and waterfall, with plenty of space for separate storage for firewood

Master Bedroom and Bath Suite

  • Gas fireplace with hearth and mantle
  • Large drop-down soffit to display statuary or collector's items
  • Door outside to private deck
  • Master closet with built-in shelves, cupboards and drawers


  • His and hers separate sided bathroom each has custom vanities with hand-tooled leather inserts and rustic pulls; Kohler oval sinks; satin bronze and porcelain fixtures
  • Beautiful drop down wrought iron and metal lighting fixtures
  • His and hers walk-throughs to shower with tumbled travertine tiles; large ripple-glass window to allow natural light to come in from outside
  • Deep soaking Jacuzzi tub
  • Separate water closet


Guest Apartment

  • Carpeted upper level
  • 12' ceilings
  • Bridge to open loft; loft can be used for small bedroom or office
  • Guest apartment has separate door from loft
  • Kitchenette with large windows looking out to Needles Mountains and the lake; half fridge; 2-burner electric stove; large Kohler sink; tile counters and floor; built-in cabinets
  • Sitting area has built-in bookcases with ample storage behind them
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Bath has walk-in tile shower; under-mount Kohler sink
  • Large master bedroom has several storage and clothes closets, looks out toward Hermosa Cliffs


  • Large bar with travertine counters and copper under mount basin; side-by-side fridge; wine cooler built in to stone wall
  • Separate wine storage area

Craft Room

  • Built-in counter and cupboards
  • Storage closet
  • Separate closet houses entire house audio, phone equipment

Family Room

  • Stone wall with wood-burning fireplace; separate wood storage
  • Stained concrete floors
  • Built-in 60" flat-screen TV; surround sound in ceiling
  • Log accents in ceiling
  • 3-doors out to back patio overlooking lake and back yard

Bedroom and Bath Suite One

  • Huge bay window looking out to Needles Mountains; wooden louvered blinds
  • Built-in desk and shelves
  • Accent lighting above bed
  • Wall-to-wall carpet


  • Separate toilet tub/shower area; shower has glass sliding doors
  • Tumbled travertine tile on floor and in shower
  • Walk-in closet with built-in shelves and drawers

Bunk Bedroom

  • No outside egress; could be used as exercise room
  • Deep closet with built-in shelving

¾ Bath

  • Walk-in slate tile shower; slate floor
  • Kohler sink in custom cabinets

Bedroom and Bath Suite Two

  • Windows looking out to lake
  • Door to lower deck area
  • Carpeted


  • Separate water closet
  • Tile floors and 'no-door' walk-in tile shower
  • Pocket door walk-in closet with built-in drawers and cabinets

Bedroom and Bath Suite Three

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows looks out to Needles Mountains and back yard; bright and sunny
  • Carpeted
  • Large walk-in closet with built-in drawers, shelves and cubbies


  • Tub/shower combination with tumbled travertine tiles
  • Separate water closet
  • Double Kohler sinks in custom vanities with accent horse pulls

Downstairs Laundry Room

  • Built-in cabinets
  • Double Kohler deep sink
  • Washer/dryer
  • Large separate utility room; very organized heating zones; new high-efficiency furnace; 80-gallon water tank; soft water treatment system; hallway to 20' x 5' exterior shed used for outside equipment

Wildlife and Recreation

The property has an ideal combination of wildlife habitat, manicured lawns, gardens and lakefront in a very private setting. There is abundant wildlife, including: mule deer, elk, black bear, turkey and soaring raptors. There is great trout fishing in the lake and a myriad of recreational opportunities nearby. For downhill skiing, Durango Mountain 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 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 $3,440,000 – Significant Price Adjustment

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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