Welcome to Ponderosa Pines Ranch, a gated piece of paradise! Come fall in love with your own private Magic Kingdom complete with every amenity imaginable. The awe-inspiring custom built 4 bedroom 4 bath home is nestled on 16 acres of towering pine trees overlooking the La Plata Mountains and Lake Durango where the untamed beauty literally surrounds you. The views from this property are breathtaking. This spectacular home is just 15 minutes from downtown Durango yet has the feel of total privacy. There is a 2 bedroom 1 bath recently remodeled and updated apartment above the garage which is perfect for guests to have their own private space or for extended family. There is a fenced and irrigated garden, a garden shed, a 2 stall barn and tack room, 2 pastures with electric fencing, a greenhouse, a spectacular inground swimming pool, a hot tub and a tree house! The car enthusiast will love the 2 car attached garage and the 60'x30' 3 car detached garage/workshop with an RV bay and a room that has been set up for a home gym. The massive back deck is the perfect place to relax with your morning coffee while enjoying the incredible mountain views or walking down the stairs for a refreshing swim. This is also a great place for hosting cookouts and stargazing just before you grab your favorite beverage and head down to the hot tub for a relaxing soak under the amazing starlit night sky. The property has a paved driveway and there are hiking trails throughout the property. There is central water and there is an additional paid water tap and electrical box in case you want to build a 2nd home.The main level of this magnificent home has an open living/dining/kitchen design with a wall of windows that brings the outdoors in. There is a soaring vaulted tongue and groove ceiling and a double sided fireplace between the kitchen/dining area and the family room. The great room also has a fireplace. There are french doors accessing the back patio from each room. The gourmet kitchen boasts exquisite custom built cabinetry, granite and butcher block countertops, a large center island with a 5 burner range, a double oven with warming drawer, a copper bar sink and an oversized farm sink. The main level also has 2 half baths, a large mudroom with a washer/dryer, a utility sink and a brand new built in cabinet/drawer organization system. The mudroom is set up for a dog wash. The entire upper level is a sumptuous master suite with a vaulted tongue and groove ceiling, captivating mountain views, a gas fireplace, wood floors and a luxurious private bath with 2 separate closets, a large tiled shower, jetted tub and an oversized oval antique bathroom sink. There are 3 additional bedrooms on the ground level with french doors leading out to the covered patio and fenced in backyard. There is a full bath on this level with a steam shower and a soaking tub. This home has an abundance of storage spaces throughout. This home truly is the perfect balance of all the modern conveniences while retaining it's rustic mountain style.