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605 Red Rock Road – SOLD (2016)

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS 719184

Located in one of the premier subdivisions in the north Animas Valley, this beautifully maintained 2,825 SF, 4 bedroom and 3.5 bath custom home with its combination of contemporary and traditional touches with custom accents is sure to please! Designed by Kevin Reed to create a space that is filled with natural light and accentuate the stunning views of the Red Cliffs and Mountain View Crest nearby from walls of low-E windows and cathedral ceilings. This is an ideal home for elegant, comfortable living and entertaining, both indoors and outdoors. It features an open floor plan with master on the main level, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with stainless and wood-panel appliances, granite counters, custom maple cabinetry with under-counter lighting, walk-in pantry, raised 2-sided gas fireplace in the kitchen and dining areas, great room with gas fireplace and built-in speakers with surround sound, 3-car heated garage with extra parking outside. The property is partially fenced with front and back cement patios and abundant landscaping, showcasing a combination of grassy lawns, perennial flower beds, mature pines and aspen trees, including an orchard of Canadian Chokecherry trees in the front yard to create breath-taking beauty as they blossom in the springtime and added privacy, all on an irrigated timed watering system. The home has a feeling of being in the country due its large lot along with those in the neighborhood, while being located only five minutes from the shops at Trimble Crossing, including grocery, hardware store, dry cleaners and Dalton Ranch Golf Course, and a quick drive to skiing and downtown Durango. This is a must see home!

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, fine restaurants, hotels, shopping, a four-year college, golf courses, first class fly fishing, numerous outdoor hiking and biking trails, both alpine and cross country skiing, rafting, and kayaking, with endless activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast. There are 40 national and state parks within a day’s drive. It is located 6,512 ft. above sea level, surrounded by scenic mountain views, and over 300 days of sunshine each year.

Comfortable summer temperatures reach the upper 80s, while the autumn days are clear, cool and full of vibrant foliage colors. The crisp and sunny winter days often feature abundant, light powdery snow.

The La Plata County area that includes Durango and Bayfield has a population of 53,000. 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 100 miles from Telluride, 170 miles from Grand Junction, 200 miles from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, about 300 miles from Denver and Colorado Springs, and 450 miles from Phoenix.

Property Details

Grounds and Outdoor Entertainment Area

  • 0.87-acre fenced lot
  • Located in the Red Rock Ranch Subdivision, which has a private park and trout pond with irrigation water, including 38 shares in the Animas Consolidated Ditch
  • Partially fenced with wood and hog fencing; a wide extra gate gives easy access for riding lawn mower to enter
  • Numerous flower gardens, grassy lawns with extensive landscaping including Pine, Aspen trees, and blossoming Canadian Chokecherry orchard located in the front yard to maximize privacy
  • All landscaped area is on a timed drip irrigation system including planters
  • French drains wick away moisture from the foundation
  • Front and back cement patios are great for entertaining; front patio enclosed by a half stucco wall with flagstone caps to enhance privacy
  • Stacked flagstone sitting bench at front of house
  • Cement walkways around house

General House Features

  • Architect Kevin Reed; builder Tom Gorton Construction
  • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
  • Cathedral ceilings with T&G aspen ceiling; soffits add architectural interest
  • Walls-of-low-E, high quality wood windows to bring in natural lighting and striking views of Red Cliffs and Mountain View Crest; no direct summer sunlight keeps house cool in summer
  • Master on main level
  • Floors are a combination of hardwood oak and tile
  • Baseboard molding throughout
  • Radius corners
  • Solid raised panel doors throughout
  • Recessed, custom pendant and spot lighting
  • Contemporary ceiling fans throughout
  • Jalousie windows allow for great cross ventilation
  • Custom window coverings
  • Surround sound
  • Forced air heating with natural gas
  • Full house A/C
  • Whole house humidifier
  • Beam central vacuum system
  • Whole home air purifier system
  • Water softener system with R/O purifier in kitchen; re-circulating instant hot water
  • Security system with low temperature warning
  • Attached 3-car heated garage with cement floors; electric garage door openers; utility sink; pull down stairs for extra attic storage
  • Large mechanical room

– Main Level –


  • Coat closet
  • Solid custom knotty alder raised-panel door with peak hole; glass block sidelights on both sides

Living Room

  • Cathedral ceiling
  • Wall of windows with trapezoidal clerestories offer outstanding views of Red Cliffs
  • Douglas fir cross beam supports and accents on aspen T&G ceiling
  • Lennox gas log fireplace with flagstone hearth; mantle above with recessed area for art or sculpture; built-in bookshelves
  • Soffits with retro wall sconces
  • Open to dining area

Gourmet Kitchen and Pantry

  • Raised Lennox 2-sided gas fireplace in re-claimed wood housing with metal trim
  • Cathedral ceiling with custom drop-down lighting
  • Granite counters with radius edges
  • Granite center island with custom pendant lighting overhead; storage beneath
  • Wood panel front Sub-Zero fridge top, freezer bottom with satin nickel pulls; R/O water filter water dispenser
  • KitchenAid wood panel front dishwasher
  • Easy-to-clean GE Profile glass flat-top 4-burner stove
  • Stainless steel appliances; built-in GE Profile Advantium Speedcook ovens (bake, roast, broil, warming and microwave functions); microwave
  • Built-in custom cabinets with glass inserts and under cabinet lighting; pull-out cutting board
  • Double under mount porcelain sinks with satin nickel fixtures; R/O water system for drinking
  • Large window over sink with clerestories bring in beautiful natural light
  • Walk-in pantry with pocket door; great storage with adjustable shelving

Dining Room

  • Open to living room
  • Raised Lennox 2-sided gas fireplace in re-claimed wood housing
  • French door exits to back patio

Master Bedroom and Bath Suite

  • Wall of windows with custom Roman blinds allow for ample natural light
  • Cathedral ceilings, ceiling fan and wood floors
  • Custom woven rope cord reading lights by bed
  • His and Her walk-in closets with built-in shelving, drawers and cubbies
  • Dressing area located between bedroom and bath
  • Bath
  • Separate vanities with granite counters and under mount Kohler sinks; chrome fixtures; separate make-up vanity
  • Built-in mirrored medicine cabinets
  • Walk-in shower with glass door
  • Deep soaking tub with granite and tile platform; window looking out to side of house – very private
  • Custom knotty alder cabinets with oil-bronzed pulls
  • Separate water closet with own exhaust fan; storage cabinets above toilet
  • Linen closets with lots of storage space
  • Full-length mirror behind door to bathroom

Guest Bedroom Suite One (currently used as Office)

  • Ceiling fan and wood floors
  • Built-in bookshelves
  • Double door closet with built-in drawers, cubbies and storage
  • Hardwood floors


  • Separate walk-in shower with tile walls and accent tiles
  • Kohler porcelain sink
  • Porcelain tile floors
  • Custom maple cabinets with custom pulls

Powder Room

  • Under mount Kohler sink in granite counter
  • Custom maple cabinets with satin nickel pulls
  • Linen storage cabinets over toilet

Laundry Room/Mud Room

  • Open to garage
  • Cabinets-Plus storage
  • Counters for laundry folding with underneath storage; built-in hanging bar for wet clothes
  • Kenmore front-loading washer and dryer
  • Porcelain tile floor

– Upper Level –

  • 138 SF of additional insulated attic storage with walk-in access
  • Custom sconce lighting
  • Carpeted

Guest Bedroom Two

  • Oversized bedroom with cathedral ceilings and wall-of windows
  • Ceiling fan
  • Carpeted
  • Custom sconce lighting
  • Closet with built-in shelving, cubbies, etc.

Guest Bedroom Three

  • Cathedral ceiling and wall-of windows with amazing views
  • Ceiling fan
  • Carpeted
  • Built-in speakers
  • Custom built-in wall-to-wall bookshelves
  • Double door closet entrance with half a wall of storage

Upstairs Guest Bath

  • Shower/tub combo with tile backsplash
  • Single Kohler sink with satin nickel fixtures; custom maple cabinets

Wildlife and Recreation

The property has an ideal combination of wildlife habitat, manicured lawns and gardens in a gorgeous and serene setting. There is abundant wildlife, including: mule deer, elk, turkey and a myriad of seasonal birds. There are abundant recreational opportunities nearby. For downhill skiing, Purgatory Ski Resort is thirty minutes away, 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.

Offered at $850,000

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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