Just a few short minutes to downtown Durango sits this beautiful 2535 SF, southwest contemporary style home on 13 acres. Located in sought after Deer Island Preserve, a great subdivision made up of 15 large acre parcels and high-end homes on the edge of city limits. An environmentally conscious development that has succeeded in preserving the natural beauty of this high desert setting. The location combines the best of high mountain desert with beautifully manicured lawns and gardens. The large pond perfect for fishing and stand-up paddle boarding and complete with a dock and sandy beach. This property is composed mainly of pinon, cedar, and juniper trees intermixed with sage, yucca, and blooming cactus. Enjoy absolute privacy from this spot. Fishing rights will transfer to the new owner via a deeded easement to one of the best fisheries on the Animas River, the stretch famously known as Deer Island. Home features include stained concrete floors heated by solar hot water, high ceilings, granite counter tops, large windows lighting the open floor plan, master and additional bedroom on the main level. Off the kitchen is a very well designed butler's pantry complete with wine cuvee and storage that opens to the oversized laundry room/mud room with a 1/2 bath and entry to the sizable 2 car garage. Upstairs you will find an additional bedroom and 3/4 bath with steam shower, plus an open room designed for office/workout or kids space with cork floors. From here, there is a great patio with beautiful southern views and a great spot to catch the sunsets. The solar thermal system offsets the utility costs and provides for an efficient source of heating. Ample water rights feed the pond from the Animas river which provides fire mitigation and irrigated areas for gardens and landscaping. The pond is shared with one neighbor. This home has had one owner, meticulously kept, and not to be missed.
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