1241 Thoroughbred Rd Durango CO Real Estate

This magnificent estate property demonstrates the great deal of thought and attention to detail that was given at each opportunity during its design and construction. Nestled among some of the most beautiful rock formations and ancient trees imaginable, the main home site oversees the Ranch's verdant Florida River Valley. It and the charming detached guest quarters have been constructed for the utmost in visual appeal and energy efficiency. R42 insulation factor was achieved with Rasta Block and concrete throughout all exterior walls. Originally developed in Austria, this method of construction is not only energy efficient, but is also sound absorbent and non-combustible. In addition to this advanced wall design, the concrete slab construction further creates a bedrock feel when one enters the home. The primary residence is three beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms. Flooring materials range from beautiful cherry wood throughout the living room areas and kitchen to individually hand laid brick pavers in the bedroom. Each room beholds a breath-taking view of the incredible rock formations and surrounding mountains. The amazing living room presents a high efficiency Rumford fireplace which is uniquely accented with an ornate Rod Pickett Metal crafter screen. To top it off, the mantel was a hand-peeled cedar log found on the ranch that has been sanded to perfection. The kitchen is a chef's dream with an AGA stove imported from England as the focal point of this ranch-style room. These stoves are efficient due to their cast iron design that stores heat and cooks more evenly. Open shelves throughout the kitchen allow access to your cookware effortlessly. Just off the kitchen is a preparing station that also serves as a pantry. Surrounded by bookshelves and windows to the West, the dining room begs one to slow down and enjoy a fine meal and friendly get-together. The large master suite is positioned to be greeted by morning sun as it rises over the sandstone hillside and old-growth trees. The extra large walk-in closet includes a dedicated washer/dryer. Right outside is your own covered flagstone patio to enjoy morning coffee or hot tub. There is another bedroom on the main level as well and a convenient and spacious office adjacent to the master. A spiral staircase located in the hallway leads one to a very private, view-filled bedroom with its own bath. This room would also make a stunning office. The heated, extra deep 2 car attached garage is complete with an extensive dog/cat run with safety outdoor access for your pets. There is also a shower to clean up the pets or for after a long day of skiing or working outside. The guest house is larger than most at 1800 sq ft. It may be difficult to get your guests to leave! It is just down the driveway a bit from the main home and has two bedrooms, one 3/4 bath and one 1/2 bath. The attic bedroom is large and ready for multiple beds or for ping pong and pool tables or an additional office/workout room. The well-appointed kitchen is fabulous with granite, travertine, and smaller Aga stove. Beautifully tiled bathroom/laundry compliment downstairs bedroom and half bath upstairs with hickory flooring services attic. The brick patio outside to the East of the unit is comfortable all day and is equipped with sound system and irrigated planters. Beautiful, over-sized attached 2 car garage, carport. A sweet 'potter's shed' is outfitted with water and gas. Separate building nearby houses water pump and water treatment systems for both homes.