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Raven's Roost

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS 732540

The ultimate modern mountain estate! Gracefully tucked away in a quiet, private subdivision on CR 250, this masterpiece of contemporary design is unmatched in its setting, quality, detail and accommodations. The home’s creation was a remarkable collaboration between its owners and the talented Rick Feeney, a local architect. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, the home was built to maximize its stunning valley views and surrounding environment.

Large double pane (argon gas infused) windows tinted according to sun exposure, line the walls in every direction of the home, creating a light-filled, harmonious atmosphere. The 3,771 sq ft home is plotted on 4.02-acres, with one-acre of fully usable land, all within a partial split-rail fenced perimeter, surrounded by native foliage and healthy stands of trees, including: cedar, gambel oak, white fir and ponderosa pine. Once you arrive, you will be invited in with sweeping views of the Animas Valley, red rock cliffs and meticulously planned, xeriscape landscaping featuring shades of green, purple and white perennials.

The home features a gourmet kitchen, open great and dining rooms with double-sided fireplace, two master bedroom suites, and a large den and multipurpose room, both with access to bathrooms. The home is senior-friendly with concrete floors, 3-story elevator, lever door handles and rocker light switches. It has a three-car garage, and also offers lots of extra parking to accommodate guests. The home is Energy Star level-3 certified with a HERS rating of 18. It features eight 100 ft. geothermal wells and passive solar heat, and thirty-four solar panels on the roof. The house has open and closed cell foam insulation, which works like a charm, keeping the home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. There is a 1,800-gallon buried cistern and a buried septic system.

Location and Area

3906 CR 250 is a convenient fifteen minutes north of historic downtown Durango. It is directly accessed off paved County Road 250 in the north Animas River Valley, which is known for its scenic red cliffs. Located in the Scheer subdivision, a small quiet subdivision with only 4 lots. This property sits on the second middle lot.

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. 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 approximately 53,000. La Plata County Airport runs daily commercial air service to Denver and Dallas with seasonal service to Houston, and includes facilities for full service general aviation.

Property Grounds and External Features

  • House positioned on lot for passive solar gain
  • Stucco and Galvalume (non-reflective) corrugated siding
  • Concrete steps lead up to the concrete patio with flagstone bench at the main entrance of the home
  • Water feature with stacked moss rock gently tumbles down at the main entrance to welcome and soothe the senses
  • A sitting area behind and above the house, complete with redwood bench, has beautiful views and is conveniently accessed by built-in steps
  • Flagstone patio with PermaSand on lower level
  • Red cliff rock barrier & stacked rock walls for mud/slide mitigation
  • Asphalt drive with RV parking (30 amp hookup)
  • Shared well tested 10/26/2016 with high level production
  • 1,800-gallon buried cistern
  • Professional xeriscape landscaping with an automatic irrigation system
  • Surrounding trees have been well groomed for wild fire mitigation
  • Perennials bloom at different times, including varieties such as: white poppies, lilacs, purple salvia, sage plants and tall grasses
  • Remote controlled heaters for the roof drains and satellite dish
  • Tuff shed with electricity near the house, yet tucked away for an extra storage area
  • 34-solar panels (250-watts) are well hidden from view
  • 3-car garage with I-beam supports and a commercial floor finish
  • Septic system with a pump that transfers grey water to the leech field

Residence Features Include

  • Energy Star level-3 certified home with a HERS rating of 18
  • Excellent closed and open cell foam insulation
  • Double pane (argon gas infused) windows, tinted according to sun exposure; jalousie window openings
  • 10’ ceilings throughout
  • 6 ceiling fans – 5 with lights
  • Geo-thermal hydronic heating & cooling system
  • Stained concrete floors
  • Re-circulating hot water throughout
  • Alarm system
  • Ceiling speakers – main floor and outside covered decks
  • Approx. 85% of lighting fixtures are LED
  • Rocker light switches
  • Lever door handles
  • Dual-flush, comfort-height toilets
  • Moen fixtures throughout
  • Custom maple cabinetry throughout home
  • Elevator provides access to all levels
  • 4 decks – 2 covered – one with gas outlet for Bar-B-Que plus retractable awning
  • Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) for even temperature and fresh air ventilation
  • Solar room with H2O spigot, floor drain, potting table and full-length sun bench; great for over-wintering plants
  • Wireless, dual-entry level door bells
  • Radon evacuation system
  • Crawl space vented with conditioned air and taped plastic ground covering


Powder Room

  • Porcelain vessel sink on custom cabinet
  • Glass backsplash and stain/scratch resistant quartz counters noted for having antibacterial properties
  • comfort-height toilet
  • Small coat closet off entry


  • Adjacent to powder room with full closet
  • This room could easily be used as an extra bedroom
  • Large windows to take in the outdoor views


  • Maple cabinetry with all vertical grain and self-close quiet drawers; ample storage
  • Under cabinet LED lights
  • Beautiful glass/slate backsplash and quartz counters
  • Energy Star stainless steel appliances
  • Stand-alone refrigerator as well as stand-alone freezer
  • Drawer microwave and dual ovens
  • Extra large porcelain sink with over-sink wood cutting board
  • Instant hot water at all kitchen/bath water faucets
  • Bar area with a prep sink and quartz counters with bar height seating facing the kitchen
  • Brushed nickel fixtures throughout
  • Custom LED recessed lighting
  • Stunning views of the Animas Valley
  • Built-in desk area with cabinetry

Dining Room

  • The dining room is open and full of light, adjacent to kitchen
  • Double glass doors on each side of the room lead out to a Trex deck
  • Views from the dining room are stunning
  • Dual-sided gas fireplace

Great Room and Covered Deck

  • Kitchen opens up to the great room
  • Dual-sided gas fireplace
  • Gorgeous Haiku ceiling fan
  • Pine ceiling beams complement the great room and extend to the exterior in a continuous fashion
  • Clerestory window, electrically controlled for additional ventilation/comfort
  • Built-in niche with glass shelving has a pull out turntable for the TV so that it can easily be seen from all angles of the room
  • In-floor covered electrical outlets
  • Two individual doors lead out to a Trex deck
  • Deck includes a Sunsetter retractable awning and a gas outlet (all gas is in the ground, not propane)
  • Plenty of exterior lights on all the surrounding decks as well as dual ceiling speakers on the two covered

Laundry Room

  • Large window (only one window) with views of the north Animas Valley
  • Top-loading Whirlpool washer and a front-loading Whirlpool dryer – both Cabrio Platinum
  • Dark gray quartz counter tops
  • Ample cabinet storage
  • Stainless steel utility sink

Master Bedroom Suite

  • Has an entry connecting to a large 13.8’ x 16’ bedroom featuring an ensuite bathroom
  • Double French doors leading to a private Juliette balcony
  • Balcony has pristine views and includes powder-coated railings with open stainless steel wiring for unobstructed views
  • Master walk-in closet has LED lighting and a lower case storage system that is complete with a tie rack, belt rack and pull-out packing rods

Master Bathroom

  • Dual vanities, under mount porcelain sinks and maple cabinetry and mirror frames
  • Shower is ceramic tile with slate tile accents and a heated seat
  • Large corner soaking tub
  • Moen fixtures throughout as well as open linen shelves in the master closet with ample storage
  • Separate water closet with comfort-height, dual-flush toilets


Stairway to Main Level

  • Powder-coated railings with open stainless steel wiring and two built in niches with glass shelving for displays
  • Alder risers on carpeted stairs at this entry; other stairs have open risers
  • Storage room underneath the stairs

2nd Master Bedroom Suite

  • Large suite 11.4’x 17’ bedroom
  • Clerestory windows and a door that leads to a private flagstone patio
  • Separate sitting area is ideal for a TV room
  • Gas fireplace with slate surround
  • Ceiling fan and LED lighting
  • Bathroom has vertical, ceramic tile with glass tile inserts and quartz countertops
  • Moen fixtures, comfort-height, dual-flush toilet
  • Standard bathtub/shower combo with a built-in soap/shampoo basket in the shower
  • Linen closet has ample storage for linens and other necessities

Solar Room

  • Sliding double door leads into the solar room
  • Room is South facing providing copious amounts of sunlight
  • Redwood potting bench with storage underneath
  • Custom built, room length cabinets with melamine doors and alder tops
  • Water spigot and floor drain

Multipurpose Room

  • Large room that could be utilized in many different ways; it could be a bedroom, crafts room, office, etc.
  • Ceiling fan, LED lighting, accent door and rubber flooring (over concrete)
  • Has a nearby bathroom and room for a closet
  • Built in desk with storage
  • Large windows with lovely views


  • Garage has the capacity to hold up to three cars plus extra room for storage
  • Hidden enclosed steel I-beams create open space with no vertical supports
  • Commercial floor finish
  • LED florescent type lighting, utility sink and hot/cold hose spigot
  • Mechanical room includes a water softener and water filtration
  • Accessible from the garage is a ¾ bathroom with sink, shower and toilet
  • House comes with a snow blower (11.5 horsepower)


  • Accessed by way of elevator or stairs
  • Additional enclosed storage opposite elevator
  • Outside rooftop area (600 sq. ft.) is a very private area with phenomenal 360-degree views of the valley and red rock cliffs. A great place to check out the wildlife in the area including: RAVENS, bald and golden eagles, deer, bears, mountain lions, elk, skunks, raccoons and chipmunks
  • Wonderful space to entertain guests or just relax, sunbathe and read a book
  • Water and electrical outlets are accessible to the rooftop, which would enable easy cleaning or the option to grow plants
  • 34 solar panels and a Direct TV dish

Wildlife and Recreation

The property has a combination of manicured wild grasses and xeriscape landscaping in a beautiful setting. The area has abundant wildlife and access to the National Forest is just a couple of miles away off of Missionary Ridge Road. For recreation, there is downhill skiing at Purgatory Resort, which is 20 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.

Offered at $1,395,000

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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