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Crystal Sky Ranch

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS 730052

Beautiful 33+ acre property with a gorgeous and totally remodeled custom 4,501 SF log and glass home, featuring 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces and gorgeous views of the La Plata Mountains, Twin Buttes and Missionary Ridge. Completely remodeled over the past two years. Close to town, yet very private with close access to the San Juan National Forest. This property has all of the amenities for luxury living in a wonderful alpine setting. The architectural details, lovely finishes and trim make this a perfect Colorado retreat that embodies casual elegance at its best.

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 52,000. La Plata County Airport runs daily commercial air service to Denver, Dallas and Phoenix, bi-weekly service to Las Vegas, with seasonal service to Houston, 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

  • 33+ acres architecturally landscaped and designed
  • Concrete paved driveway – stained earth-brown on the house-side of the cattle guard
  • Cattle guard to keep the leased animals off the immediate property
  • Rustic log fencing surrounding approx. 2 acres of the property around the house to keep cattle out of the immediate property – deer and elk still abound...they simply hop over the fence
  • Landscape architect designed water feature: 2 tumbling waterfalls, one on each side of the front entry feed a stream that flows under the front deck and then cascades down a beautiful moss rock hillside adjacent to the house, forming a pond at the level of the lower outdoor living area. Water is pumped from the pond back up to the waterfalls to make this lovely feature very water efficient. Bird watchers will revel in the varied species that drink and play in the flowing water. In the mornings and late afternoon, watch for the deer that sip from the pond. A soothing, natural background that is a treat to the ears and the eyes!
  • Landscape architect designed plants, trees, and flower gardens surrounding the stream on the north side of the house, and a custom designed rock drainage feature on the south side
  • Abundant low water plants that are on a timed drip irrigation system were specifically selected to tolerate our alpine climate and to be unappetizing to deer and rabbits.
  • The surrounding grass area is irrigated on a timed pop-up sprinkler system
  • Underground 1800-gallon cistern fed by the private well; UV purification system to keep the water pure; cistern has an alarm to signal low water levels
  • Underground LP gas tank to provide abundant fuel for the indoor gas fireplaces, cook top, outdoor kitchen, and cozy outdoor fireplace
  • Heavy-duty ice-melt cable system aids in keeping the roof clear of ice during the winter months with automatic sensor that activates when snow levels reach a predetermined depth. The melting system extends through and down the gutter system to facilitate drainage of the melt-off water.
  • Expansive flagstone tiled outdoor living area runs the entire width of the house and is accessed from the lower level of the home
  • Lovely patio area is adjacent to the pond and features a large LP gas-fed fire pit; custom designed outdoor kitchen with grill, refrigerator, and a heating burner; trimmed in half-logs with large granite countertop workspace. Under the workspace are cabinets for easy storage of grilling tools and outdoor tableware.
  • Sit and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Twin Buttes and Missionary Ridge

General House Features

  • Custom 4,501 SF of beautiful living space with great attention to detail and high-quality finish
  • Kitchen recently remodeled and expanded
  • In-floor radiant heat in most areas
  • 4,000+ SF of 5" hand-scraped new wood flooring throughout
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Multiple mountain views
  • 2-car garage

– Main Level –

Gourmet Kitchen and Social Area

  • Spacious L-shaped kitchen with incredible views of the La Plata Mountains to the north, and the Twin Buttes and Missionary Ridge to the east
  • Towering peaked windows on north side supported by a cultured river rock hearth and twin gas fireplaces for heat - a cozy, stunning setting that must be seen!
  • High-end stainless steel appliances: Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator; ElectroLux Icon series 5-burner gas cook top with pop-up venting system; ElectroLux Icon double oven with warming drawer; ElectroLux Icon wine refrigerator; ElectroLux Icon dishwasher; Sharp drawer-style microwave
  • Beautiful brushed stainless farm-style double sink with chrome restaurant style, extending pot-washer faucet
  • Granite counter tops with chiseled edges for a custom look
  • Deep chestnut stained solid wood cabinetry with pewter hardware; tumbled stone backsplashes
  • Antler chandelier
  • 5" hand-scraped hardwood floors complete this mountain-elegant kitchen that you will never want to leave

Living Room

  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Towering peaked windows looking east offer a stunning view of the Twin Buttes and Missionary Ridge – you literally see for miles!
  • Twin 5' wide antler chandeliers
  • Massive butterfly-style support beams trimmed in iron
  • Ceiling-high cultured river-rock fireplace with thermostat controlled gas insert; artisan quality hammered pewter front surround
  • 5" hand-scraped hardwood floors are heated with thermostat controlled radiant heat

Master Suite – Most romantic master suite, ever!

  • Floor-to-ceiling river rock fireplace in the corner of the room; fireplace is thermostat controlled to provide not only charming ambiance, but also warm, inviting heat on a winter's eve
  • 5" hand-scraped wood floors in the bedroom, and under the 18" marble tiles in the bath
  • Sliding doors provide private access to the expansive outdoor upper deck with 'see-forever' views
  • Walk-in closet
  • Arched entry into the master bath
  • Wide picture window frames your private view of the Ponderosa pines
  • Deep jetted tub; double porcelain sinks, rustic chandeliers
  • Marble floors and surfaces
  • Leather-like faux painting on walls and ceilings
  • Rich chestnut stained cabinetry
  • Walk-in closet

Powder Room

  • Chiseled edge granite top on rustic cabinet with real antler knobs and pulls
  • Hammered copper vessel sink
  • Fixtures are old-rubbed bronze; faucet old-fashioned pump style

Laundry Room

  • Spacious laundry room has abundant cabinets and granite surfaced work space
  • Rustic stained porcelain tile floor
  • Stainless steel sink and oil rubbed bronze fixtures
  • Convenient access to the attached 2-car garage is through the laundry room.

– Upper Level –

  • Walk up solid half-log stairs to upper level
  • From the loft landing, you can look down to the living room or out through the massive windows to enjoy the 'see forever' views
  • Walk forward and up two steps to a room that is perfect for a home office

Office

  • Spacious room with stunning mountain views on three sides
  • Vaulted ceiling
  • 5" hand-scraped wood flooring

Guest Bedroom and Bath

  • From the left side of the loft area, the upper level opens to a delightfully decorated guest bedroom and guest bath
  • Bath has ceramic tile floor in rustic earth tones
  • Shower is tiled with complementary accent tiles
  • Vanity has chiseled edge granite countertop, rustic cabinet with real antler knobs and pulls
  • Sink is hammered rustic copper in the style of an old two-handled wash basin; fixtures are old-rubbed bronze with faucet in style of an old-fashioned pump

Guest Bunk Room

  • Custom designed and built "bunk room" is a charming and spacious accommodation
  • 4 built-in twin sized beds, each with its own privacy curtains and reading lamps (think old-time train sleeper cars)
  • Lantern style light fixtures
  • Rustic log ceiling fan
  • 5" hand-scraped wood floors
  • Private access to the room via an outdoor log staircase

Lower Level

  • Walk down solid half-log stairs to the lower level
  • Slate rock walls adorn the staircase both upstairs and down

Guest Bedroom and Bath

  • The spacious guest bedroom features a large sliding window offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains as well as the soothing sound of the cascading waterfall at the front of the house
  • Walk-in closet
  • Rustic chandelier, and hand painted picture rails
  • Guest Bath custom designed walls of the bathroom are partially tiled in slate stone; the slate climbs the walls and finishes at the top in a pattern that is reminiscent of the La Plata Mountain Range
  • High-end iron and glass light fixtures
  • Double hammered copper sinks, and slate counter tops

Full Living/Family Room

  • Abundant shelves and cabinets to hold all your entertainment needs – DVD player, cable box, games, DVD movies, books, etc.
  • Ceiling is bordered with custom made rustic alder crown moldings which match the wood on the entertainment wall and on the custom made drapery cornices
  • Floor to ceiling two-sided stone fireplace with thermostat controlled gas heat and an artisan quality metal fireplace surround
  • Room features walkout access to the lower outdoor patio area, as well as a wall of windows providing 'see forever' views of the eastern horizon
  • Twin lighted ceiling fans

Game Room

  • Two beverage refrigerators, plenty of mirrored shelf space on the back wall of the bar (bar listed below)
  • Overhead light fixture of leaded glass that matches the glass in the bar (bar listed below)
  • Walls of the game room are custom faux painted to resemble weathered leather in a rich "English racing" green

Offered fully furnished, including:

  • Authentic reproduction English pub walk-in bar with lighted, leaded glass in the front panel and in the ceiling of the bar; front seating space for 4 bar stools; brass rail foot rest
  • Original Wurlitzer Juke Box featuring CD library and an iPod dock
  • Poker table
  • Full entertainment wall featuring a 46" HDTV with separate virtual surround sound system
  • Electric faux stone fireplace in upper level Bunk Room

Wildlife and Recreation

The property has an ideal combination of wildlife habitat, manicured lawns, water features and gardens in a very private setting. Commonly seen are migrating elk, deer, coyote, red tail hawks, eagles, and many other small animals and sporting birds. The property is near to the National Forest and there is direct access from the subdivision. For downhill skiing, Durango Mountain Resort is 45 minutes from the property, while Wolf Creek and Silverton Mountain Ski Areas are an hour and 30 minutes away. Cross-country skiing and snow-mobiling are also available throughout the area. Summertime is filled with opportunities for riding, 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 35 miles).

Offered at $1,795,000 – Fully Furnished.  By Appointment Only

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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