The owner built this home to encompass great function, amazing views, and preserved privacy. Entering through the front door you are greeted by a large loft area handsomely covered with reclaimed oak flooring. The staircase wraps around the central fireplace leading down onto the main floor. In the expansive living area you are greeted by the Colorado landscape through a set of oversized windows and a full glass door, creating harmony with the interior of the home. The post and beam structure, with locally harvested straw bale infill capitalizes on the passive solar throughout the house making for highly efficient warmth in the winter and cool temperatures in the summer months with affordable comfort. There are two bedrooms in separate areas of the main level, one having it's own private bath featuring a slate tiled double shower. The second bedroom is at the end of a hallway and features views out into the aspen meadow. The open, large kitchen is perfect for entertaining with plenty of storage and reclaimed maple cabinetry. The detached, oversized two car garage has plenty of room for extra storage, and also features an adjacent shop space. The home sits on two lots making for quiet enjoyment inside and out. This is the perfect space to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Durango, while still being less than 15 minutes to town. National Forest access with hiking, biking, climbing, and hunting are footsteps out the door. Arguably the showcase of the house is a 2 level Brazilian hardwood deck of over 1000 square feet with custom steel railings and expansive views as far as the mountains beyond Pagosa Springs. The property also has a hot tub pad ready to go with 220 power. Durango offers so much including raft/kayak and gold medal fishing on the Animas River, Fort Lewis College. In town walking/bike path, excellent restaurants, shops, Mesa Verde national park and great skiing. The Narrow Gauge Railroad is amazing with trains through most of the season. The owner has taken great pride in the home and is ready for the new owner to enjoy the property as he has.