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607 Colonial Drive – SOLD (2016)

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS 719186

In the Shenandoah subdivision, known for its spacious lots and out-in-the-country feeling yet still close to town, rests this cozy 3.5-acre, 2,903 SF custom Craftsman style home with Southwest accents. Featuring vaulted ceilings and multiple skylights, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths plus a loft office, with stunning views of the La Plata Mountains from its abundant interior windows. The house sits far back from the road to maintain a nice level of privacy and has many details both inside and out that create an experience of comfortable mountain living, including hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace and stove in floor-to-ceiling stacked stone walls, kitchen with stainless appliances, seating bar and walk-in pantry, and copious amounts of accent lighting for showcasing fine art. The expansive outdoor living area which captures mountain views is ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining much of the year, showcases a gracious flagstone patio with pebble stone water feature traveling the length of the patio, fire pit and hot tub. While the house is partially surrounded by native perennials and healthy stands of trees, the sky is still open and visible for phenomenal stargazing of the Rocky Mountain skies, right from inside and outside your home. Come see what makes this home and property so special!

Location and Area

Only twelve minutes from town, Shenandoah is southwest of Durango on a mesa that captures the beauty of the La Plata Mountains. 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

  • 3.5 acres in a private setting with stunning views of the La Plata Mountains
  • Circular gravel driveway with river rock and stacked stone detail along edge
  • Mature pines, aspen and oak trees along with perennial flowering shrubs and gardens, all on timed drip and sprinkler system and well mulched; birds galore!
  • Cedar plank exterior with trim and asphalt shingle roof
  • Flagstone walkway from driveway to covered stamped concrete front porch
  • Quality brass and clear glass outside fixtures
  • Large flagstone patio in front of house captures La Plata Mountain views and has a hot tub and fire pit, surrounded by semi-circular stacked flagstone benches with chiseled-edge flagstone caps
  • Cement covered deck off the dining area with ceiling fan and surround sound
  • Recycling water feature through embedded pebble stones gives the feeling of a running brook the stretch of the patio
  • Boulder retaining walls of varying levels offer interest to the landscaping
  • Septic system

House Features

  • 2,903 SF
  • 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with attached 2-car garage
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Craftsman style wood double pane windows with dividers throughout allow the house to be bathed in natural light; jalousie openings offer great cross ventilation
  • Hickory plank hardwood flooring with combination of slate and partial carpet; baseboard molding throughout
  • Radius corners throughout
  • Ceiling fans
  • Combination of fabric custom pull drapes and woven Roman blinds
  • Recessed and pendant with directional accent lighting throughout to showcase art work; lights all on dimmers
  • Douglas fir coffered cross-beams ceilings and standing supports
  • Hand-scraped wood railings with hog wire define first and second level stairwell and loft office
  • Custom solid, knotty alder bead board panel insert doors throughout with oil-bronzed fixtures
  • Surround sound in many areas
  • Kohler toilets
  • Central vacuum
  • Propane heating with forced air heat and central A/C
  • Water softener
  • Re-circulating hot water
  • Monitored security system



  • Custom, solid bead board front door with transom windows on both sides bring in ample natural light
  • Slate floor entry
  • Area for seating

Great Room

  • Vaulted ceiling with skylights
  • Walls-of-windows with knotty alder trim looking out to the expansive views of the La Plata Mountains
  • Stacked stone floor-to-ceiling wood burning fireplace with gas starter; Douglas fir mantle and flagstone hearth
  • Hickory hardwood floors with knotty alder baseboard trim
  • Abundant accent lighting to feature art
  • Custom suede-look fabric drapes with leather tassels; burnished bronze drapery rods and feather detail accent pulls

Dining Area

  • Large area with wall-of-windows facing the La Plata Mountains
  • Vermont wood-burning stove with a flagstone hearth with a stacked stone wall behind
  • Open to kitchen
  • Coffered ceiling
  • Hickory hardwood floors
  • Double sliding glass door walk-out to the flagstone patio and cement deck


  • Stainless steel appliances; 6-burner Dacor gas stove top with pull-out drawer storage underneath; Bosch dishwasher; Jennair side-by-side fridge/freezer; built-in convection and conventional ovens; built-in microwave
  • Tile backsplash edges sculpted to mimic the terrain of the La Plata Mountains
  • Double deep stainless sink with R/O faucet and pot shelves overhead looks out wall-of-windows to the La Plata Mountains
  • Center island with two-levels has bar seating with foot rail, facing the kitchen on one side and counter with cubbies and stainless vegetable sink on the other side; pendant lighting
  • Bead board custom cupboards beneath long surface counters
  • Separate recipe and computer desk area
  • Two walk-in pantry closets with lots of storage
  • Exit door to side of house

Powder Room

  • Kohler pedestal sink
  • Kohler toilet
  • Slate floor
  • Window with Roman blinds

Laundry Room and Mud Room

  • GE Profile top and front loading washer and dryer
  • Freezer storage
  • Deep porcelain utility sink
  • Great under stairwell storage with clothes hanging bar; automatic lighting
  • Exit to 2-car garage with cement floors; built-in work bench; peg board on all walls that makes for great tool, toy and equipment storage; pull-down insulated attic storage; man door exits to front of house


Loft Office

  • Vaulted ceiling
  • Surround sound
  • Carpeted
  • Ceiling fan
  • Accent lighting
  • Multiple windows with Roman blinds to capture outdoor views
  • Semi-circular hand-scraped wood and hog fence railing overlooks the great room
  • Hallway leading to office is full of skylights

Master Bedroom and Bath Suite

  • Vaulted ceiling
  • Abundant windows looking out to the La Plata Mountains with custom wood valance tops sculpted to mimic the terrain of the La Plata Mountains
  • Custom fabric pull curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Carpeted
  • Built-in dresser drawers and shelves
  • Sliding door double closet
  • Good storage closet with automatic lighting


  • Vaulted ceiling
  • Skylights offer lots of natural light
  • Walk-in shower with tile walls and floors; upper edges of shower tile sculpted to mimic the terrain of the La Plata Mountains; glass sitting bench and shampoo shelves; European glass shower door and wall
  • Double pedestal sinks with chrome fixtures; extra tile counters with built-in drawer and cubby storage
  • Separate deep soaking tub with porcelain tile surround
  • Sconce lighting
  • Porcelain tile floors
  • Kohler toilet in separate water closet

Guest Bedroom

  • Vaulted ceiling
  • Windows with custom shades looking out to the beautiful La Plata Mountains
  • Carpeted
  • Ceiling fan
  • Good-sized double door closet

Guest Bath

  • Shower tub combo with porcelain tile backsplash and ceiling
  • Single porcelain sink with porcelain tile counters; chrome fixtures
  • Custom bead board cabinets
  • Skylight

Wildlife & Recreation

Seen on the property are a combination of mule deer, elk, small game animals, abundant birds and turkey. For the sports enthusiast, there are numerous types of outdoor recreation. Downhill skiing at Purgatory Resort is a 40-minute drive from the property, 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. 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 $625,000

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.