If you‚'re interested in the ultimate Durango lifestyle, you‚'ll be attracted to this rare opportunity to live on 17.25 acres bordering BLM land with mountain biking and hiking trails in the midst of Durango‚'s ‚'Central Park,‚' Horse Gulch. Often one feels it necessary to make a choice between living in the country or living in the city, this property elegantly sidesteps the issue by checking both boxes. This superbly designed luxury home affords its owners the unique aspect of being in a one of a kind rural setting adjacent to the most extensive and diverse trail system in the Durango area, while simultaneously being just a short bike ride into the heart of downtown Durango and all it has to offer. Alternatively, the drive into town is less than 20 minutes and there are options that put you on the south or north east side of town. Stunningly situated, this superbly designed custom home offers breathtaking views that stretch off for uninterrupted miles. Privacy, seclusion, and the beauty of nature surround you at every turn. You will revel in dark skies, the whispering of the wind and profound peace and quiet. This contemporary craftsman is flooded with natural light. No detail was overlooked in this home's construction. The garage, main living space, master bedroom and a guest bedroom are all on the same level, making life easy. The living spaces and master open to a lovely south facing deck and the dining room communicates perfectly with a nice patio, open the doors for a delicious cross breeze. In winter cozy up to the fireplace in the great room and watch the sunset over Grandview Mountain. The open concept gourmet kitchen will be the heart of many parties and memories to come. The upper floor features 3 bedrooms, a lovely bath and a large storage space that could be finished out as a bonus room. The walkout basement level has an entertainment room for games and TV as well an additional bedroom and bath, currently used as an exercise room. South facing with patio doors this will be a private and quiet space to retreat to. There is also additional storage on this level. The whole house has in floor radiant heat, mini split air conditioning, and is carefully designed to benefit from passive solar orientation. This home is exceptionally clean and well maintained, ready for you to make your own. Mountain bike, cross-country ski, snowshoe, hike right out the front door or just be inspired by the open space in abundance around this residence. Durango is all about delighting in open space and its recreational opportunities and this is the base camp to all it has to offer. Call today for more information and to see this awesome property.