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Wildwood Estate

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS 730053

This 2-acre property has great curb appeal and is located right on Junction Creek, in a country setting yet minutes from historic downtown Durango. Its custom 3,893 SF home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and large hobby room has an abundance of light and charm, and a maintenance-free exterior. The property offers irrigation from Junction Creek to water the mature landscaped yard featuring 3 ponds, a manmade creek, 2 waterfalls, and a combination of flowering fruit trees and perennial beds. The sound of the tumbling water from Junction Creek creates a most peaceful and soothing environment. This property is in a prime location, right across from Dalla Mountain Park for hiking and biking and within walking distance to Miller Middle School, Durango High School, Needham Elementary and Durango Recreation Center.

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 58,000. 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

External Features and Grounds

  • Junction Creek Frontage
  • Irrigation water, 3 ponds, manmade creek and 2 waterfalls
  • External landscaping lighting
  • Irrigated and landscaped yard front and back with raised beds for perennials
  • Trees: Maple, oak, aspen, crab apple, spruce, cherry, plum, peach, 2 kinds of apple, ponderosa pine and numerous native cottonwoods
  • Oversized asphalt driveway with heated (snow melt) sidewalk and concrete garage apron
  • Rock and stucco exterior finish
  • Quartz slate at front entry
  • 40-year architectural fiberglass roof shingles
  • 8’ high fiberglass overhead garage doors
  • Seamless gutters and downspouts with heat tapes
  • Trex deck on rear of residence looks out to Junction Creek; built-in benches on decks
  • Steel handrails on deck
  • Steel columns for all exterior supports
  • Open gables in the upper structure allow for much natural light to filter into the house
  • Tongue & groove white fir ceiling at front entry and back deck ceilings
  • 1,000-gallon buried propane tank (tank rental)
  • 500-gallon in-ground cistern
  • City water and sewer (properly located in county)
  • City-owned mountain park with hiking trails across the street
  • Access to Colorado trail for hiking and biking at end of County Road 204

Interior House Features Include:

  • Solid concrete foundation
  • I-joist floor framing system
  • 2 x 6 wall framing
  • 2-car attached garage
  • 9’ high and vaulted ceilings with tongue and groove white fir
  • Insulation: R-38 ceilings; R-26 perimeter walls; R-19 floors
  • Drywall finish with hand texture and radius corners
  • Interior doors are 6-panel solid oak; brushed nickel fixtures throughout
  • Solid oak custom-shaped 4.5” crown and 6.5” baseboard moldings and around door jams
  • Extra-wide hallways
  • Peachtree insulated jalousie windows with white clad exterior/wood interior allow for gentle breezes to move through house
  • Numerous custom wood built-ins
  • Arched doorways and hallways
  • Recessed lighted art niches
  • Ceiling fans
  • Levelor top down bottom up blinds; wood blinds
  • Tile flooring in kitchen, bathrooms and utility room
  • 3’ x ¾” white oak flooring with Brazilian cherry inlay in Dining Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom and Office
  • Recessed lighting throughout; custom lighting package offers multiple ways and areas to illumine rooms; electric 200 amp service
  • Added soffit outlets; upgraded switches and outlets
  • Kohler porcelain sinks in all bathrooms
  • Grohe kitchen faucet; Moen plumbing fixtures
  • Plumbing is Aquapex piping for domestic water supply lines
  • Hydronic in-floor heat system
  • 80-gallon high-efficiency side arm boiler-fired hot water tank; 7 zones
  • Recirculating hot water allows for instant hot water at faucets
  • Security system

– MAIN LEVEL –

Foyer

  • Custom solid oak front door with lovely custom stained glass inserts by Jill Gaffney on side transoms and above door; brings in soft natural light
  • Flooring of travertine tile with granite inlay accents
  • Stairway is custom oak treads with curved handrail and oak balusters
  • Tongue and groove white fir vaulted ceiling
  • Coat closet

Great Room/Entertainment Room

  • Tongue and groove white fir vaulted ceilings
  • Gas fireplace with oak mantel and stone hearth embedded in a cultured stone floor-to-ceiling wall
  • Wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows create expansive views out to Junction Creek; double French doors walk out to back decks
  • Built-in entertainment center of maple wood houses TV and electronics; glass insert doors, shelves and multiple drawers
  • Large open pass-through from kitchen

Kitchen

  • 18” tile floors
  • Semi-custom maple cabinetry with crown molding; ample storage with pull-out drawers; many glass door inserts
  • Large open pass-through from Dining Room
  • Granite ‘Blue-Eyes’ countertops
  • Tumbled travertine backsplashes from counters to cabinets
  • Breakfast bar with lighting underneath and glass blocks to allow natural light to filter through
  • Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with custom maple wood overlays
  • Center island features a Jenn-Air downdraft 4-burner gas cook top with 2-burner griddle/grill
  • GE Profile double ovens and microwave with conventional and convection features
  • Bosch dishwasher
  • Oversized double Kohler cast-iron custom color sink with Grohe fixture; arched window looks out to the gurgling Junction Creek
  • Wine fridge with separate wine storage shelf with dividers
  • Surround sound

Dining Room

  • Good sized room with multiple fixtures for ambiance lighting
  • Multiple windows looking out to ponds
  • Opens to kitchen entry

Sun Room

  • Tongue and groove white fir vaulted ceilings
  • Open to kitchen
  • Gas fireplace surrounded by river rock with stone hearth
  • Multiple windows fill the room with natural light and views of Junction Creek
  • Door out to back deck

Master Bedroom and Bath Suite

  • Spacious area with lots of windows looking out to Junction Creek
  • French doors walk out to back deck
  • Built-in corner display case with glass front and storage underneath
  • Levelor top down bottom up blinds

Bath

  • Large full garden tub on granite platform with beautiful views outside
  • Double sinks on granite counter
  • Large walk-in shower with pebble stone accent and floor
  • Lighted recessed art niche
  • Walk-in closet is carpeted with built-in cubbies and drawers

Office and Bath

  • Can be used as a bedroom
  • Closet with storage
  • Arched windows offer views out front to tumbling water feature
  • Wood blinds

Bath

  • Marble counter with custom vanity
  • Walk-in shower has tile accents
  • Tile floor features tile accents

Laundry, Mud Room and Toilet

  • Pantry
  • Coat closet for winter storage
  • Deep Kohler utility sink
  • Whirlpool Duet front-loading washer and dryer
  • Granite counters with storage cupboards both under and above
  • Day toilet with sink

2-Car Garage

  • Built-in storage cabinets
  • Concrete floors
  • Man door
  • Utilities housed here

– UPPER LEVEL –

  • Upper loft area good for reading; can fit a ping pong table; lots of natural light
  • Partially overlooks living room
  • Linen closet

Family & Hobby Room

  • This is a large room with vaulted ceilings that can be used for a variety of purposes; multiple lighted zones
  • Large U-shaped heavy-duty pine work-top with lots of storage cupboards and drawers, underneath and above
  • Glass and wood gun cabinet with lots of storage underneath
  • Views outside to ponds

Guest Bedroom One

  • Multiple windows with views out to Junction Creek
  • Carpet
  • Wood blinds
  • Double door closet

Guest Bedroom Two

  • Multiple windows with views to Junction Creek and east
  • Carpet
  • Wood blinds
  • Double door closet

Guest Bath

  • Marble counter in custom vanity with farm house fixture
  • Glass tile inlays in shower/tub combo

Wildlife and Recreation

The property is on the banks of Junction Creek with lush grasses and rock formations that attract migrating elk, deer, coyote, fox, bear, eagles, red tail hawks, herons, songbirds and an abundance of waterfowl. There is trout fishing on the creek, while the nearby Animas River is known for good fishing and offers a great launch site for rafting, kayaking and canoeing on the river. For downhill skiing, Durango Mountain Resort is 25 minutes away while Wolf Creek is one hour 25 minutes away, and Telluride is 2 hours away. Summertime is filled with opportunities for horseback 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 (5 minutes from the property), Hillcrest Community Club, the private Glacier Club (memberships available), and a top-rated public course at Pinion Hills in Farmington, NM (approximately 40 miles).

Offered at $1,249,000

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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