This exceptional custom home in Edgemont Highlands blends contemporary and modern mountain aesthetics for a truly balanced living experience. Custom built by Ron Enge of Summit Custom Homes and awarded the Platinum Overall Winner ‚'Best Kitchen and Best Bath‚' in the 2011 Durango Area Parade of Homes, the inviting 550 Monarch Crest Trail is situated on 1.2 acres in the pines with expansive views of the Florida Valley. With 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, a fabulous custom kitchen, 3-car garage, and many modern updates, this home is an absolute stunner. The open main floor features a marvelous kitchen with a double Frigidaire Professional stainless steel refrigerator/freezer, a 36‚' Wolff range with three 15,000 BTU burners, one 9,200 BTU burner, a 15,000 BTU infrared griddle, and two Electrolux double ovens, both offering regular and convection cooking. The bar area contains a separate sink and second garbage disposal as well. Slab granite throughout, custom cabinetry with pull-outs, walk-in pantry and separate coffee nook. Brand new Bosch dishwasher. The 850 SF 3-car garage offers abundant space and features both cold and hot water outlets, built-in high-end metal cabinetry, butcher block work table, custom wood cabinets and overhead storage racks. The mudroom has custom cabinetry for shoes and gear located next to the utility room equipped with Electrolux washer and dryer. Stepping onto the deck featuring built-in speakers, enjoy the fresh smell of pines, wind in the trees and a comfortable place to relax, entertain or grill. Inside, there is beautiful 3/4 inch Hickory wide-plank flooring throughout the main and lower levels. Also on the main floor, you‚'ll find the captivating master suite, complete with tall windows and beautiful en suite bath with steam shower, oversized soaking tub, huge walk-in closet and in-floor heating system for cold winter days. A second bedroom on the main floor is currently used as an office (with a custom, solid wood bookcase) but could serve as a guest bedroom or television room. A full bath with a walk-in slate shower and heated floors serves this bedroom. The current owners have thoughtfully improved key areas of the home including the utility room with custom cabinetry and new slate floors, brand new upper decking and new railings, interior and exterior masonry, new exterior paint, all new lighting and hardware from Tile and Light Art of Durango, 220 EV charger in the garage, smart thermostat with brand new furnace, dog run off the garage, hot tub and recent landscaping improvements by Advanced Design. Downstairs, the spacious family room with freestanding gas stove provides endless possibilities for entertainment and relaxation. Outside the 600 SF of stamped concrete for outdoor enjoyment is where you'll find the hot tub and access the the 1.2 acre lot, which backs to three acres of open space. To one side of the den are two generously sized (17x17 and 15x13) light and bright bedrooms, each with their own walk-in closet. Full bath in hallway, also with a heated floor. To the other side of the den is the generous guest suite with full bath and en suite custom bunk room (solid wood bunks) for extended guests. NAHB Certified Green Built - Bronze Level Energy Star rated with a HERS score of 60, brand new furnace and central air conditioning unit, Rheem 60 gallon hi-efficient water heater, high efficiency wood burning fireplace. High-end Eagle brand aluminum clad, Low E, double-paned solid wood casement windows, solid wood doors and cabinetry throughout the home. Some furnishings sold separately.