1829 Gem Lane Bayfield CO Real Estate

Magnificent setting for ultimate privacy yet only 2 miles to town! Enjoy over 20 acres of land adjacent to BLM in close proximity to Bayfield, Ignacio, and Durango. The drive to the property along Gem Lane boasts ranches, secluded homesteads and forests of Ponderosa, Pinyon and Juniper. The home itself is situated amid a fire mitigated forest and field with lovely views of nearby hills and mountains. A flagstone path takes you up to the deck entry and into the bright and cheerful sun room. With large windows on 3 sides, the sunroom is a warm and inviting place for relaxing even in the dead of winter, a place to view wildlife, vistas and sunrises. The main focus in the middle of the home is a glass-fronted wood stove in a moss rock surround that easily heats the main living spaces. On this level is a half bath, master suite, office, and second bedroom. 4 leggeds? They will love the doggie door leading out to a spacious deck with steps down to a large fenced in yard. Stairs to the main entrance and the deck are high quality trex decking. Downstairs is an additional living space perfect as a mother in law dwelling or for adult kids/teenagers. There is ample room with a bedroom, 3/4 bath, second kitchen and laundry area and another moss rock surrounded wood stove. The lower level also includes a separate entrance and an outdoor sitting area. This is truly a multi generational home! An oversized 2-car garage; a newly built and finished 576 SF heated workshop with a good foundation, metal roof and lots of windows; and a newly installed large quality shed are all part of this estate. The workshop is currently home to a hobby train layout, an inclusion if desired. Seller added over $50,000 in upgrades including a new metal roof, doggie door, whole house water filtration system, raised the height of the backyard fence and completed fire mitigation. There is an 1800 gallon cistern, 2 refrigerators and 2 stove/ovens plus 2 wood burning stoves, one on each level.