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Mountain View Estate

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS 730082

Exquisite custom 10,215 SF, 5 bedroom, 6 bath log home in the exclusive Two Dogs community with 9+ lakefront acres. The home was completed in 2005 and consists of three levels with lovely views of Engineer Mountain, Spud Mountain, Twilight Peak, the Needles Mountains and the Hermosa Cliffs. The quality architecture and design masterfully accentuate the exterior and interior use of log construction consisting of a combination of 20" plus individually cut Douglas Fir logs, natural stone, custom ironwork and wood shingle roof. The acreage is predominately forested with large Ponderosa Pines, Aspen trees, native ground cover and landscaped yard surrounding the home, which features meandering stone walkways, retaining walls and a gas fire pit in the backyard. The home enjoys direct access and rights to a private lake on its western boundary and the San Juan National Forest on its northern property line. This is the ultimate Colorado retreat site with easy access to Durango Mountain Resort, The Glacier Club and historic downtown Durango.

Location and Area

Two Dogs is located in the San Juan Mountains on US Hwy 550, 22 miles north of downtown Durango. The entrance gate is just off Highway 550. Two Dogs is conveniently located for recreation, 2 minutes from skiing at Durango Mountain Resort, 10 minutes from The Glacier Club, 20 minutes from Dalton Ranch Golf Club and 30 minutes to Durango. The community is secure, private and quiet with many opportunities for hiking, snowshoeing and horseback riding. The National Forest can also be accessed from the property.

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 airport runs daily commercial service to Denver, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque and Phoenix, with seasonal service to Dallas, 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.

Two Dogs Community Amenities

  • Gated stone and overhang entrance with beautiful landscaping
  • Paved entrance area - all roads in Two Dogs are paved
  • Lighted mail and parcel boxes at the entrance by the gate
  • Strong design covenants to protect quality of homes in the community
  • The home site building envelopes have been selected to insure the most inviting and unobstructed views while maintaining privacy
  • Buried utilities including propane
  • Two Dogs offers the opportunity for membership in The Glacier Club and The Dalton Ranch Golf Club

Property Grounds and External Features

  • Two premier lots combine to make these 9.42 acres that capture the most dramatic views of Engineer Mountain, Spud Mountain, the West Needles Mountains (Twilight Peak), Needles Mountains and the Hermosa Cliffs
  • The homesite enjoys direct access and rights to a private lake on its western boundary and borders the San Juan National Forest on its northern property line
    Several short trails have been established connecting the residence to adjacent private lake and to an historic wagon trail directly accessible on the north property line in the San Juan National Forest
  • Acreage is open and forested with large ponderosa pine, aspen, juniper, gambel oak
  • Landscaped yard featuring native ground cover surrounds the home with meandering stone walkways and retaining walls
  • Lawn sprinkler systems on timers
  • Asphalt circular driveway spanning the two lots
  • Gas fire-pit in backyard
  • Quartzite flagstone patio on lower level, partially covered, allows for expanded views of mountain ranges
  • Exterior has been freshly stained; all logs in very good condition
  • 12" cold roof system of .5" cedar shake shingles; 3.5" extra layer to vent cold air and maintain temperature, alleviating ice build-up
  • Full gutters surround exterior of home
  • 3' x 3' stone columns with large stone caps; log 4.5" x 12" window bucks
  • Outside back decks of Brazilian ironwood (Epay); very large overhang; hand-forged exterior hand railings
  • Built-in stainless steel propane BBQ
  • Amazing views of Engineer Mountain, Needles Mountains, Spud Mountain and Tank Mesa along Missionary Ridge

Residence Features Include:

  • 10,215 SF gracious living space in 3 levels with loft and separate guest wing; full of large 360 degree panoramic windows allowing for a very light and bright interior
  • 5-bedrooms; 5-full and 2-half baths
  • 20" and up logs create multiple points of interest throughout home
  • Elevator from lower level services second floor
  • Security system
  • Sound system inside and out
  • Cathedral and 9', 10', 12', and 16' ceilings
  • Kolby casement windows
  • Ceiling fans in most rooms
  • Radiant in-floor heat; propane heating
  • On-site hand-hewn support beams throughout
  • Hand-forged custom metal work by Rod Pickett, notable local artisan
  • Radius corners throughout
  • 7'6" solid wormhole and distressed knotty alder doors throughout the house, featuring oil-rubbed bronze Rocky Mountain Hardware
  • Custom wormhole and hand-distressed knotty alder, raised panel, full-overlay cabinets with Rocky Mountain Hardware
  • Wormhole and distressed knotty alder 6" baseboard throughout
  • Combination of hand-scraped hickory hardwood with wood plug detail, wool carpet, stone, and cement floors
  • 2 separate front and back stairways – one to guest wing, second to owner's wing
  • Custom plumbing and light fixtures; lighting dimmer controlled
  • Recessed and up lighting; chandelier; lighting sconces
  • Heavy insulation and sealing provides a "no draft" home
  • 3-car+ oversized heated garage with concrete floors; cedar garage doors; extensive storage in built-in maple veneer cabinets for ample storage; built-in workbench & pegboard; doggie shower; stainless steel sink basin; Whirlpool Duet washer/dryer; ski and snowboard racks; large storage closet underneath stairs
  • Mechanical Room: Culligan water softener; central vacuum; HEPA air filtration/heat recovery system; 150-gallon water heater; air exchange and handling unit; full humidification system; state-of-the-art fire suppression system; multiple heating zones clearly marked
  • 600 AMP electrical to service home

– MAIN LEVEL –

Main Foyer

  • 9' double 2¼" doors with flanking 3' x 5' side-light casement windows
  • Random-set slate flooring with hand-scraped 10" hickory planks
  • Foyer flanked by 2 stone walls
  • Very large stone columns outside main entry
  • Flagstone porch with overhang

Great Room

  • 4' hand-distressed wet bar with bronze faucet and under-mount sink
  • 35' ceiling from floor ridgeline with large prow
  • Very large sitting area with walls of oversized and trapezoid windows take in spectacular views of Engineer Mountain, Needles and Twilight Mountains, Spud Mountain
  • Floor-to-ceiling stone wall with 4' x 4' Rumsford-type fireplace; wood storage underneath
  • 6' radius custom Mexican hand-made chandelier
  • 6" pine tongue and groove ceilings walk-out to large Brazilian ironwood (Epay) decks with hand-forged exterior railings

Kitchen

  • 10' ceilings
  • Coppers Mine slate flooring with hand-scraped 10"-wide hickory planks with steel hand-forged medallions on a grid pattern
  • Hand-distressed Ogee alder cabinets with open top shelves for decorations; glass inserts upper cabinets; sand-cast nickel hardware
  • 48" Viking cook top with 6-burners and center griddle
  • Custom plaster hood with metal tile inlays; commercial exhaust fan with heat lamps
  • Black 3CM double-layer granite counters
  • Large radius center island with copper vegetable sink; double-layer black 3CM chiseled-edge granite; 6 turned wooden legs supporting to create a furniture-like piece with granite top
  • 4' x 7' 3-panel casement windows looking out from sink area to Hermosa Cliffs
  • Two Bosch dishwashers
  • Upper and lower Viking convection and conventional ovens
  • Sub-Zero side-by-side fridge/freezer
  • Kitchenaide trash compactor
  • Double stainless-steel sinks
  • Travertine tile backsplash
  • Walk-in pantry with built-in and open shelving; power supply for appliances

Dining Room

  • 10' ceilings
  • Two custom light chandeliers over dining room table seating for 10-12
  • Coppers Mine slate flooring with hand-scraped 10"-wide hickory planks with steel hand-forged medallions on a grid pattern

Owner's Master Bedroom and Bath Suite

  • 18' vaulted ceiling
  • Large windows with northern views taking in Needles and Twilight Mountains; fully lined floor-to-ceiling double-lined linen drapes with accent trim
  • SW style Kiva fireplace
  • 8' door goes out to private Brazilian ironwood (Epay) deck
  • Walk-in closet with 13' ceiling; built-in adjustable shelving; his and hers sides with center island; various shelves, cubbies and drawers for jewelry, belts, shoes, built-in clothes hamper, etc.; large 5' x 7' opening windows facing south with lined linen window coverings
  • Secondary master closet is 5' x 6' has separate door; cedar lined with adjustable shelves

Bath

  • Custom knotty alder distressed cabinets; pulls sand-cast brushed and pitted nickel
  • Large master shower with two shower heads, steam unit; long sitting bench and two soap niches
  • Rainforest granite countertops; separate make-up vanity with knee hole
  • Kohler porcelain dual sinks with separate mirrors; granite accent tile at corners
  • Travertine tile floors with granite accent tiles
  • Oversized serpentine tub deck with 12" x 12" travertine tiles and ½" mosaic facing; large 2-seater Kohler Jacuzzi jet tub
  • Large windows facing west
  • Separate large water closet with built-in bookshelf and phone jack

Master Office/Study

  • 16' vaulted ceiling
  • Pocket half-light doors with seeded glass, wood panels below; clavos accent inlays
  • 15'W x 7'H built-in bookcase and desk with slide-out keyboard tray
  • 8' tall bay windows with custom cushions; incredible views to Engineer Mountain, Twilight Peaks, Needles Mountains, and Spud Mountain

Powder Room

  • 5' x 9'
  • 24" French Quarter setting in travertine flooring
  • Distressed wormwood vanity with copper sink
  • Oil rubbed bronze mirror, faucet and wall sconces

Gallery Foyer

  • 2 entrances; one from south of home enters from outside into guest wing; other door opens to back deck; both large doors with half glass to capture mountain views
  • 12' ceilings
  • Pine tongue and groove ceilings
  • Custom iron chandelier
  • Elevator access

Guest Wing

  • Built-in desk separates guest room suites
  • Large utility closet with built-in cabinetry stores cleaning supplies and central vac parts

Main Laundry Room

  • 12' x 12'
  • Built-in desk "bill-pay" center with under-mount keyboard tray; closed cabinets on top
  • Separate wall-to-wall cabinets and drawers for storage; ample counter space for folding clothes
  • Under-mount large stainless steel basin
  • Whirlpool high-end washer/dryer
  • Central vac "dust-pan toe-kick" allows for quick easy disposal of dust and dirt

Two Guest Bedroom and Bath Suites

  • 16' vaulted ceilings with 30" ridge beam
  • Wool carpet
  • Window coverings are full length, double-lined linen with accent trim; wood rods
  • Built-in drawers
  • Walk-in closets, fully adjustable hanging, shelving and cubbies; slide-out drawers

Bath

  • Honed black slate tile floors
  • Showers porcelain tiles with black slate deco bands; brushed nickel fixtures
  • Vanities of porcelain tiles with Kohler under-mount sink; rusted metal wall sconces; Western mirror

– LOWER LEVEL –

Owner's Entry – Mud Room

  • Large mud room with concrete floors; built in seating bench with floor-to-ceiling wall cubbies and hanging spaces for outdoor gear
  • Elevator to second floor
  • Large walk-in coat closet
  • Double staircases to main level with stairs of 5" x 13" Douglas fir timber steps with alder risers and skirting
  • Long gallery hallway with 12' barrel ceiling of corrugated rusted metal

TV Room, Billiard and Wet Bar Area

  • Five 10" x 14" hand-hewn on-site, hand-distressed with burnt edging ceiling beams with hand-forged plates, replicating metal detail on handrails throughout
  • Wood-burning 4' x 3' Rumsford-type fireplace set in floor-to-ceiling wall of Telluride fieldstone and lead stone with brick accents; wood storage underneath; serpentine floor hearth of quartzite flagstone
  • Copper radius wet bar; black granite counter encloses icemaker/mini-fridge combo; copper sink with oil-rubbed bronze fixtures; upper cabinets combination of fluted glass and open-shelves
  • Billiard area has full slide-out A/V cabinets; separate built-in computer desk
  • Glass block wall separating workout room
  • Floor is integral-colored, stained concrete
  • Large sitting area with doors out to quartzite flagstone patio

Wine Cellar and Card Room

  • Mounted ½ wine casks on wall of entry area
  • Separate 8' x 12' Poker Room with large windows; hand-hewn ceiling beams; rusted tin walls sconces; quartzite flagstone floor; German smears stone wall; ¾ light door with fluted glass and rusted clavos nails
  • Separate fresh-air intake to exhaust cigar smoke
  • Separate climate controlled, air-tight wine cellar with Speak-Easy door
  • Secondary owner's deadbolt closet off main wine room

Work-out Room

  • Climate controlled with separate fresh-air intake
  • Full floor-to-ceiling tempered glass full-wall entry
  • Full length floor-to-ceiling mirrored wall; trim also mirrored
  • Glass block wall separates view from Billiard Room
  • Enclosed 6-8 person, cedar-lined dry/wet sauna with tile floor and drain; Finnleo state-of-the-art sauna control system

'Boys Dorm and Bath' – Guest Room

  • Bunk room to sleep 5 people; 2-up/down hand-hewn log bunks; built-in hand-hewn shelving on wall with clavos detail
  • Large window facing the range of mountains
  • Walk-in closet with built-in fully adjustable hanging, shelving and cubbies, slide-out drawers; built-in dressers and clothes hamper
  • Wool carpet

Bath

  • 8' porcelain tile vanity with double Kohler under mount sinks; accent trout backsplash tiles; oil rubbed bronze fixtures
  • 16" x 16" copper slate floor
  • 2 full showers; oil-rubbed bronze fixtures; soap/shower niches; matching porcelain tiles, slate; trout tile deco bands

'Outhouse' – Powder Room

  • Replicated outhouse using old, reclaimed lumber on walls, counter and Kohler toilet platform
  • Original turn-of-the-century copper farmhouse water pump
  • Copper basin

– UPPER LEVEL AND LOFT–

'Girls Dorm' – Guest Suite

  • Landing area has storage room underneath roof
  • Alder hand-distressed, multi-layered wood cap going upstairs
  • Stairs slab 5" x 13" Douglas fir timber steps with alder risers and skirting
  • Spacious, spit-level room with two separate sitting areas
  • Vaulted ceiling – 20' to peak
  • Carpeted
  • Radius cushioned sitting bench looking over Great Room
  • Built-in floor plug locations across length of loft
  • Built-in writing/computer desk on west side; built-in linen storage on east side of upper level sitting area
  • Large windows taking in spectacular views of above said mountain ranges
  • 6" pine tongue and groove ceilings
  • Bedroom area has access to separate loft area with hand-hewn log ladder and handrail
  • 6' x 9' panel casement windows looking out to mountain ranges
  • Fabric Roman shades with lining
  • Walk-in closet with built-in closet with built-in fully adjustable hanging, shelving and cubbies

Bath

  • Travertine tile floors with 3" Mexican tile inlays
  • Porcelain 6' vanity with double Kohler under-mount sinks; brushed nickel hardware and fixtures
  • Separate make-up vanity with knee hole; magnifying mirror
  • Separate room for toilet and tub/shower combo

Wildlife and Recreation

The property has an ideal combination of wildlife habitat, manicured lawns and gardens in a very private setting. There is abundant wildlife, including: mule deer, elk, black bear, turkey and soaring raptors. There is direct access to the National forest for a myriad of recreational opportunities. For downhill skiing, Durango Mountain Resort is a few minutes from the estate, 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, fly-fishing, 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.

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 60 miles).

Now $5,545,000 Significant Price Adjustment
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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