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This stunning, sunlit, contemporary residence, nestled in the gorgeous meadows of Falls Creek Ranch, Durango, has been generously remodeled in 2014 and 2016, offering a luxurious and modern living experience. Built on an open flat lot, which is unique to this area, its southern exposure makes this home energy efficient in any season. Spanning over 3016 square feet, the main house features three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. In-floor heating in the master bath and the kitchen, forced air heating, and a passive photo-voltaic solar system blend comfort with sustainability. The covered deck entry leads to an airlock-style foyer, introducing the home's thoughtful design and attention to detail. To the right, a generous-sized, sunbathed living room with built-in cabinets opens to a pave stone patio, complete with a fire pit, hot tub, and outdoor entertaining area, perfect for enjoying Durango's natural beauty. The heart of the home is its open floor plan on the main floor, incorporating a spacious kitchen with gorgeous finishes, contemporary countertops, and an island with additional seating and pendant lighting. A sunny dining room boasts large windows for viewing local wildlife roaming the incredible meadow while the great room's wood-burning fireplace adds warmth and ambiance. The views from the dining and living room treat you to an expansive, sweeping view of native trees and a colorful meadow. The main floor also features a bathroom with a tub and its sauna, enhancing the home's spa-like atmosphere. The upstairs is equally impressive, with a luxurious master suite featuring dual vanities, a remote-controlled adjustable mirror, a dual shower, and a soaking tub under a chandelier. Two additional bedrooms share a bath, completing the private sleeping/living quarters. Beyond the main house, the property includes guest quarters above a 3-car detached garage. This studio apartment, complete with a full bath and pellet stove, offers flexibility as a rental only when the home owner is not occupying the home. It is spacious and can work as a bonus room of many types and great for family and friends to have privacy while visiting. Falls Creek Ranch is a lifestyle choice, embracing an active outdoor lifestyle popular in Durango. The community offers miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, with BLM access just steps from the home. The diverse wildlife, including deer, elk, eagles, and occasionally bears, can be observed from the comfort of the home. Additional amenities include a community lake with a sandy beach and swim platform, perfect for kayaking, swimming, and paddle-boarding, a tennis area, and horse stables for equestrian enthusiasts. The ranch, spreads over approximately 1000 acres, featuring 100 one-acre home sites amidst Ponderosa Pines, meadows, and red cliffs, managed by an on-site caretaker who maintains the roads year-round. With new flooring, baseboards, water softener, and more, this home is not just a residence but a retreat into nature and luxury. Its location, within an archaeological preserve of ancient Anasazi land, adds a historical depth to its modern amenities, making it a unique and desirable property in the heart of Durango's stunning landscape.
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Listed By: Sherry Exum-peterson of The Wells Group Of Durango, Llc