Luxury Equestrian Property | Durango Ridge Ranch
This magnificent 35-acre equestrian property features views of the La Plata Mountains and panoramic views of incredible Durango area landscape. The home is located in the Durango Ridge Ranch gated community, less than 20-minutes from downtown Durango, with a newly constructed horse barn. The property offers end of the road privacy backing up to over 3000 acres of State of Colorado land known as the Perins Peak State Wildlife Area. The new property owner will have access to this wildlife area directly from the subdivision for riding, hiking or even elk and deer hunting.
After an enchanted forest drive the house and barn come into view with Silver Mountain in the background. The gorgeous custom craftsman-style 3934 sq.ft. home features 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a 2-car attached garage, a potting room/fly shop and storage room. The home is constructed of Rastra block, an insulated concrete form made of 85% recycled materials with an R-value of 40 and rammed earth interior accent walls. All interior walls are Venetian plaster, and all interior doors are solid wood and hand finished.
The red flagstone walk leads to the front door and into the entry hallway. The living area has an aspen tongue and grove ceiling with Douglas fir cross-beams, and a hand-cut sandstone wood-burning fireplace with gas starter. A cozy library with another fireplace is the perfect place to sit back and relax! French doors transport you to a dream vacation spot right in your backyard with a north-facing covered patio framing stunning views of the mountains! Twenty-four-inch-thick arches with lighted niches separate the living/dining area.
The chef’s kitchen features Ponderosa ceilings with reclaimed oak beams, granite counter tops with a rough edge finish, Brazilian Cherry cabinets with a built-in pantry and desk, and stainless-steel appliances. The private master suite is an oasis. It offers bamboo flooring, an earth block accent wall with a built-in platform for a king size bed, a walk-in closet and an exterior door leading to the hot tub deck with views of the mountains. The bathroom features a walk-in shower, a Japanese soaking tub with a carved accent wall and floor tiled with tumbled travertine marble and slate accents.
The upper level opens to the family room with bamboo flooring, wet bar, fridge, built-in oak cabinets and a shuffleboard table. On this level you will also find a full bath, an en suite guest bedroom, and another bedroom.
The barn, built in 2017, is 36 ft x 36 ft with two twelve-foot overhangs, one outside the stalls in the dry lot, the other providing covered trailer storage and a 30-amp electrical outlet. The barn has a 12-foot center aisle, three horse stalls, a tack room and a spacious second level for additional storage. The barn also features a hot and cold wash rack with hose boom and heat lamp, as well as a kitchen with cabinets, microwave, refrigerator, hot and cold water, heated baseboard and a toilet. All stalls have mats and two stalls have freeze proof “water fountains”. Next to the barn is a flat, dry lot for your horses. And the property has approximately a 1.7 acre fenced pasture area for turn-out.
An excellent 35 gallon per minute water well provides plenty of water for the property and horses. Many improvements and upgrades to the property have been made, including a rail perimeter fence, outdoor hot tub on a TREX deck, extensive landscaping, a chip sealed driveway with a concrete apron, and a new rainwater cistern pump. The home also has recently updated boiler, hot water heater, pressure tank, garage door openers, dishwasher, oven, refrigerator, cooktop and gutters.
With this stunning property and incredible custom home, you will surely find yourself enjoying friends and family in one of the most beautiful settings in Durango!