Spectacular panoramic views of the La Plata Mountains, Black Ridge, and Lake Nighthorse with much privacy, close proximity to down-town Durango, hospitals, Lake Nighthorse, and airport from this 4979 square feet custom home built in 2008 heated by natural gas. There is no HOA. This one-of-a kind, beautifully renovated, architecturally-pleasing residence features 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, plus 30â'x35â' workshop sitting on a 53-acre lot. The stand-alone workshop can house a Kabota tractor plus a second vehicle, and there is a carport suitable for storing an RV. The house boasts of extensive storage space throughout, in-floor heat, Atmos Energy natural gas, double-paned windows, beautifully laid travertine tile, Hunter Douglas window shades, ample wall space to exhibit your art collection, and space for a future, tri-level elevator if desired. A swamp cooler keeps the home temperature cool in the summer. The covered porch leads into expansive foyer with beautiful tongue and groove, vaulted ceilings, and spiral staircase leads you up to a large, stunning art studio. The voluminous interior living space boasts vaulted T&G ceilings and large windows that allow lots of natural light that beautifully frame the surrounding vistas, sunrises, and sunsets. Great for entertaining large groups of people both indoors and out. The living room includes a soapstone wood-burning stove, a gas fireplace, and a computer nook. Additionally, there is a wet bar centrally located and ideal for any gathering. Plus, there is a full guest bedroom suite off of the entryway. The separate dining room leads you through an arch to a large kitchen with cooktop island with bar seating and a large walk-in pantry. This presents an ideal setting for gatherings and preparing meals for family and friends. Off the dining room is a covered deck with a wooden ceiling which provides a delightful space with beautiful views. The deck opens to a private, 8-person hot tub and a stone fire pit. This home offers two master suites. The main floor master suite includes a fireplace, a unique copper tub, walk-in shower, water closet, and walk-in closet. The over-sized, two-car garage includes a separate garage door for bikes or snowmobiles and shelving. The laundry room adjacent to the garage includes a washer and dryer, custom cabinetry, and a large stainless-steel utility sink. A mudroom is accessible from the front door, garage, and laundry room. The upper level includes the second spacious master suite with breathless views of the La Platas and Lake Nighthorse and includes his and hers walk-in closets with custom design shelving, a spacious no-door walk-in shower, and a stand-alone Jacuzzi tub. The large art studio offers spectacular views of the La Plata Mountains with a balcony. It could easily be converted to a fifth bedroom, home office, hobby room, nursery, etc. The finished lower level is complete with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living area, workout space, a storage room with custom shelving, understairs storage, and a walk-out. This space can easily be converted into a two-bedroom apartment with its stub out for a kitchen. The front of the house was recently landscaped with pinon, maple, and aspen trees, sage bushes, and numerous flowers, complete with a sprinkler and drip system. The backyard also includes a variety of flowers plus a drip system that extends to potted plants and hanging baskets. The driveway is graded with a concrete/asphalt mixture.The roof was replaced in 2014. A highlight of this 53-acre estate is its private playground with established trails that could be used for snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, hiking, sledding, and horseback riding. Yes, this property would be great for horses as well! The trails take you through clusters of trees, down into washes, onto flat meadows, that can take up to two hours to complete, all with spectacular views of the La Plata Mountains and the surrounding area. This is truly a spectacular property.