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5 Pine Tree Way – JUST SOLD

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS 716207

Beautifully situated in the heart of Durango, this 2.2-acre property features a stunning light-filled contemporary home with elegant clean lines and open floor plan of 6,200 SF on two levels, including a Carriage House with separate entrance. This aesthetically pleasing ‘smart-home’ with high-end fixtures has 6 bedrooms, 5 full baths with master suite on main level, a second master suite above and more guest rooms on the opposite end of the house. It is complete with gourmet kitchen, office, media room, playroom, workout room, brass fireman’s pole, and heated 3+-car garage. The partially fenced property has seasonal landscaping with large rectangular pavers and flagstone walkways surrounding the house and multiple deck areas to the side and back allowing for your enjoyment of al fresco dining much of the year. If you love in-town living with a feeling of privacy and easy access to everything, this is a must see home of impeccable charm and quality!

Location and Area

The home and property while still being tucked away in nature, is centrally located just off W 25th Street in Durango and within easy walking distance to hiking trails, the Recreation Center and Miller Middle School. 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.

Exterior and Property Detail

  • 2.2-acres adjacent to Junction Creek with views of Perrin’s Peaks and easy access to hiking trails. Additionally, a fenced yard provides immediate privacy and a quiet setting.
  • Exterior house is combination of vertical cedar siding and stucco with cedar shake shingle accents; several dormers for interest
  • Roof has a combination of standing seam metal and composite shingle with heat tape for snow melt
  • Trex and wood decks on two sides of house; some with pergolas
  • Healthy stands of aspen, pine, oak and Western Catalpa trees with multiple variations of perennials including lots of lavender, creeping thyme and peonies all on timed sprinklers and drip system
  • Large rectangular slab pavers and flagstone walkways meander around house
  • Huge boulders accents at the perimeter of house; stacked moss rock retaining walls
  • Concrete driveway with snow melt apron extending 1,200 SF and two extra parking spots

House Features

  • Owner architect; Michael Stith builder; Deakan Mitchell, local steel worker for hand-forged interior accents and railings. Paul Wilbert landscape design and Down to Earth landscape consulting collaborated on project.
  • Very well insulated with foam and bat insulation; vapor barrier on inside and stucco on top of foam insulation exterior.
  • Open floor plan with lots of natural light from strategically placed windows; jalousie windows offer great cross breezes
  • 13’ and vaulted ceilings
  • In-floor radiant heat and A/C; 6 separate heating zones; A/C on several separate zones
  • Heat recovery ventilator constantly re-circulates fresh air throughout house
  • Flooring is a combination of cement, engineered maple hardwood floors and tile.
  • Shiplap offer clean horizontal lines on several accent walls
  • Combination of chrome, polished oil-bronzed and brushed nickel fixtures
  • Kohler fixtures
  • Complete ‘smart-house’ Lutron Ceseta controls all outside lighting and partial inside lighting from smart phone app within 1,000 FT from home; recognizes when approaching home and automatically turns on at night or on command due to geo-locator on smart phone. Iphone or Android apps provide voice control ability.
  • Outside and inside lighting on automatic timers controlled by sunrise and sunset
  • Interior stairway step lights controlled by sunrise and sunset so stairs are automatically illumined for safety and ease
  • Wireless internet controlled by a series of access points around the house and property to ensure seamless wireless internet.
  • All Sonos and DirecTV receivers hidden in large network rack.
  • Every room has coaxial cable and Cat 5 wiring
  • Sonos surround sound system inside and outside
  • Alarm system
  • Central Vacuum
  • Hidden laundry chute from second floor to first
  • 3+-car attached heated garage



  • Solid raised panel front door with custom stainless steel knocker
  • Concrete floors
  • Retro sconce lighting for art work accent
  • Hall closet
  • Access to exercise room and great room

Great Room

  • Spacious with several sitting areas
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Wall of windows with clerestories brings the outdoors inside; clerestories have remote operating blinds for light control
  • Wide wood-burning fireplace with gas starter; recessed nooks on either side of fireplace can be used for sculpture or wood storage; steel hand-forged surround and fire screen
  • French doors walk out to Trex deck with pergola

Gourmet Kitchen and Dining Area

  • Carrara marble counters and Carrara marble Subway tile backsplashes; stainless vegetable sink with hot cold filtered water
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Ample cupboard storage
  • Stainless appliances; Sharp drawer microwave; KitchenAid side-by-side fridge with freezer drawer on bottom; KitchenAid dishwasher drawer; 50+ bottle wine fridge
  • 12’ center island of Carrara marble with bar seating and storage beneath houses a 6-burner gas top stove with Bluestar oven below; stainless overhead vent; deep stainless under mount Farmer’s sink
  • 2 large wall pantry cabinets with pullout drawers
  • Dining area has open seating next to kitchen

Dry Pantry

  • Built-in shelving
  • Central vacuum storage

Downstairs Bath

  • Walk-in steam shower
  • Full pedestal porcelain sink
  • Chevron tile wall
  • Separate water closet with pocket door

Media Room

  • Wall mounted flat screen TV
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Windows look out to landscaped yard
  • Storage closet

Master Bedroom and Bath Suite

  • Solid sliding barn door entry
  • Spacious peaceful area
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Wall of windows with French walk-out doors to deck with pergola
  • Linen full-length drapes

Bath and Walk-in Closet

  • Raised vessel sinks on custom wood vanity; built-in mirrored medicine cabinets; tile wall
  • Kohler stand alone deep soaking tub is surrounded by windows looking out to back of property; very private
  • Walk-in steam shower with tile walls and floors
  • Separate water closet
  • Built-in drawers and cubbies in closet with area for dressing table and chair


  • Solid sliding barn door entry
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Windows with Roman shades look out to front of house
  • Built-in metal counter runs length of one wall with area for desk and chair
  • High-gloss foil cupboards for storage

Laundry Room

  • Large area with craft table
  • Laundry chute from second floor enters here
  • Wall of high-gloss foil cabinets creates lots of storage
  • GE front loading washer dryer
  • Folding counter with Subway tile backsplash
  • Deep stainless utility sink
  • Exterior door to outside; area can be used as a mud room

Workout Room

  • Oversized with lots of natural lighting
  • Door to backyard and garage
  • Wall mounted flat screen TV
  • Double doors give access for more garage space if desired; allowance large enough for cars to drive through

3+-Car Garage

  • Epoxy floor
  • Door to the workout room and man door to outside, along with double door access for additional car, toy storage if desired
  • Lovely stained pine cabinets with ceramic pulls give room for lots of storage
  • Built-in work station
  • Extra storage closet
  • Separate thermostat zone heats the garage as necessary


Second Master Suite and Bath

  • Spacious space with sitting area
  • Solid sliding barn door entry
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Walls of windows
  • Walk-in closet with built-in cubbies and shelving, lots of storage
  • Brass fireman’s pole as a unique second way to get downstairs


  • Hexagonal porcelain tile floor
  • Pedestal porcelain sink
  • Walk-in shower with tile walls and floor

Guest Bedroom One

  • Hardwood flooring
  • Honeycomb blinds filter light
  • Single closet with built-in cubbies and shelving
  • Sky light and angular ceiling creates interest

Guest Bath

  • Double porcelain pedestal sinks
  • Subway tile floor to ceiling
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Separate water closet
  • Storage
  • Porcelain hexagonal floor tile

Guest Bedroom Two

  • Shiplap walls and hardwood flooring
  • Angular ceiling provides architectural accent
  • Great views of Perrin’s Peak from the windows with long window seat; built-in bookshelves
  • Double door closet with built-in cubbies and shelving

Guest Bedroom Three

  • Stenciled accent wall lends lots of interest
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Double door closet with built-in cubbies and shelving
  • Access to attic/storage closet under roofline
  • Angular ceiling creates interest
  • Linen closet adjacent to bedroom three provides ample storage for upper level bedrooms

Play Room

  • Skylight in angular ceiling
  • Can be used as large storage room

Carriage House/Guest House

  • Separate entrance
  • Full of light from lots of windows; linen Roman shades
  • Fully wired for internet, surround sound and TV
  • Kitchen has Subway tile walls; quartzite counters; Fisher Paykel side-by-side fridge with freezer drawer; Fisher Paykel dishwasher; double stainless under mount sink
  • Living area has hardwood floors with views out to Perrin’s Peak; door out to private deck and circular metal stairs that descend to private flagstone patio and gated yard below
  • Bedroom is carpeted with angular ceiling; double door closet
  • Bathroom has vessel sink in quartzite counter; Subway tile wall in shower with sliding European glass doors
  • Laundry room with front-loading GE washer and dryer under folding counter with storage cupboards above
  • Baseboard hot water heat and A/C
  • Lots of storage
  • Separate utility room houses its own water heater + separate boiler for carriage house heat and driveway heat
  • 2 separate parking spaces

Wildlife & Recreation

The property is very close to Miller Middle School, Durango Recreation Center and adjacent to Junction Creek with easy access to hiking and biking trails. There are numerous types of outdoor recreation for sport enthusiasts. For downhill skiing, Purgatory Resort is a 30-minute drive from the ranch, while Wolf Creek and Silverton Mountain Ski Areas are an hour-and-a-half away. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are also available nearby and throughout the area. Trail riding possibilities are virtually endless in the area. Summertime is also filled with opportunities in the area for 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 45 miles)

Offered at $1,695,000

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.

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