This is a must see, truly one of a kind property just 5-7 minutes from downtown Durango. The 3000 sq/ft, 4 bedroom, 3 bath home sits on 9.5 fully fenced acres with a large barn, ready for horses or farming! This ranchette is just outside of city limits in the highly sought-after Ptarmigan Farms neighborhood. Nestled in the North Animas River Valley, the home is perched above the former bend of the Animas River, with stunning views to the West toward Perrins Peak, and North straight up the Valley framed on either side by Missionary Ridge and Animas Mountain. The home is a prime spot for watching the incredible array of wildlife in the river flats, including bald eagles, red-tail hawks, deer and elk. It offers the feeling and expanse of being in the country, while only minutes to downtown. The property includes rare water rights for irrigation of the pastures with a sprinkler system in place, and has its own pond complete with snapping turtles and great for ice skating in the winter. The home is on city water. The house exudes a sense of warmth and welcome with its abundance of windows taking in the shady yard with mature trees, and the extended views across the valley to the west and north. The fireplace, with exquisite stone work and an insert stove, anchors the living room, which opens to the dining room and kitchen. Hubbardton Forge light fixtures, and exposed wood beams add to the rustic charm of this special home. Three bedrooms and 2 baths are upstairs; the ensuite master bathroom has gorgeous tile work and a full steam shower. A fourth bedroom downstairs has easy access to the 3rd bath with a tub. A den for relaxed entertainment and a home office with a gas stove and to-die-for views complete this 3000-sq-ft gem of a Colorado home. Location, Location, Location. You won't find a more spectacular piece of property with all of the amenities this close to town with the feel of living in the country!