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820 Elkhorn Mountain Road

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS 718928

Every once in awhile a property becomes available that defies description; a property so unique, designed with such thought and attention to detail and built with such commitment to quality and excellence that owning such a home would be a dream come true.

820 Elkhorn Mountain Road is such a property.

Fall in love with this property in a quiet, secluded setting with only the sound of the creek’s tranquil song soothing your soul. The 6,482 SF home on 35 acres brings the Colorado dream to life in every season. The property includes a 2,200 SF guest house that is spacious and inviting to all that come to share the Colorado experience with you.

Main Residence

Built by Madera Construction, one of the premier builders in the region, this home was designed and engineered to span Coon Creek and integrate the home into the natural formation of the terrain. The uniqueness of the property with the stream running through it provided an opportunity to create a home that “bridged” the creek. With the master wing on one side of the main home and living and guest quarters on the other, the stream provides a natural separation.

Meander along the gently winding paved road which brings you through the lower pastures of Elkhorn Mountain Ranch onto the property and up to the main house. The babbling water feature and curved iron accents welcome you through the front door.

The soaring ceiling of the great room with crackling wood-burning moss rock fireplace, flows into the gourmet kitchen and formal dining room. With 180 degree windows, the curved walls of the dining room are matched by the curved dining room table and mahogany and birds eye maple built ins, making entertaining a delight. The kitchen is a chef’s dream with Dacor double ovens, two dishwashers, two refrigerators, ample granite counter space, and a spacious butler’s pantry. Don’t miss the pantry’s curved wall designed to match the curves in the dining room.

Double doors open to expand your entertaining area to multiple decks with built-in gas grill, stone fireplace and heater lamps – all adjacent to the creek. Enjoy your morning coffee or evening beverage listening to the tranquil song of the creek and watching the local wildlife amble on by.

Spanning the creek is the interior bridge with custom lighting to accent your art collection, and double doors out to the deck, allowing the music of the creek to follow you over to the master suite. On your way, you’ll pass an “office” where custom walnut cabinets, gas fireplace and walls of windows make “going to work” an absolute pleasure.

Completely private at the south end of the home, entering the master suite feels as if you’ve been transported to a spa. Italian marble accents the dual vanity, birch cabinetry and triple headed steam shower. Windows surround the jetted tub and open to the creek and waterfall. An outdoor shower truly lets you become one with nature! The master bedroom and lofted office/yoga/Pilates room continue the theme of unique architecture, walls of windows and private decks overlooking the creek.

Guests have their own private level with two bedroom suites and cozy sitting room which opens onto the reflecting pool.

Saving the best for last, the “tree house” is the icing on the cake of this architectural masterpiece. With the north and south walls comprised entirely of windows, you do truly feel as if you are in the most amazingly decadent tree house ever built. Creatively designed, the open room provides a sleeping area tucked behind the fireplace, media center, game/dining table as well as wet bar and ¾ bath. The common theme of decks opening onto the creek is continued in the tree house.

Guest House

Designed with long term guests or a caretaker in mind, this additional 2,200 square feet provides an additional two bedrooms and two baths to the estate. Built with the same quality and attention to detail as the main house, the guest house boasts radiant in-floor heat, air conditioning, gourmet kitchen with double ovens, 5 burner range, Jennaire refrigerator and separate wine refrigerator. The master suite offers a huge custom designed master closet and ample master bath. The west facing deck provides long views of the Animas Valley.

Car collectors will drool over the garage which has room for up to 13 cars or RV storage. There is plenty of room for a work bench and tools.

Tucked away from the main residences is a barn suitable for horses. Another building is there for storage and for all the toys required for the Durango lifestyle.

Offered at $3,999,875

Co-listed with Samantha Gallant, Keller Williams

This property is offered by Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty, LLC, Cathy Craig, 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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