Captivating, well-maintained home in a desirable Durango neighborhood with lush gardens and a backyard patio creates a spectacular space for all season living, adventuring, and entertaining. After taking advantage of nearby recreational activities on local trails, cool off in the shade of your secluded backyard. Surrounded by gardens and small stands of aspen, this home has three large, south-facing windows in each of the front three rooms, welcoming light of the changing seasons inside. The kitchen integrates oak cabinets, Corian countertops, a new EdgeStar 18 dishwasher, a newer refrigerator, newer microwave, Kenmore electric oven/range, and a large, beautiful window in the dining area where you can enjoy your morning coffee watching the aspen leaves in the yard change from green to gold. Features include gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the main living area and bedrooms, a 2nd living area with Pergo flooring, a covered carport, matching tile in the kitchen and bathroom, and a laundry room with a utility sink and washer/dryer. The private backyard is fully fenced and includes a workshop/studio shed, a utility shed, storage areas, and a brick patio with fresh, mature landscaping. Recent upgrades include exterior painting, a new sewage line, and a new gas line. Within a 1-mile radius of this charming home are 5 trailheads and 5 schools. Turn key and move-in ready! Come experience this bright, charming home less than a mile from the Animas River and the Animas River Trail.