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4398 Highway 172

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS 733032

Location and Area

This peaceful home is located just off the highway and sits on 4 acres. Sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and valleys frame the home in every direction, capturing sunrises and sunsets with glimpses of wildlife grazing across the nearby open landscape. This 4,000+ sq. ft., 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom custom home was featured in Log Home Living magazine. It is perfect for those who have always dreamed of living in an authentic, one-of-a kind log home. The home was handcrafted with extra-large logs of mature Engelmann Spruce in the saddle-notch style of the early frontier, with remarkable attention to detail. The floors are a mix of Douglas fir, stone tile and premium carpets. The ceilings are tongue & groove Aspen, and there are accents throughout from heritage cottonwoods taken from a nearby family farm. Even the handles on the blue pine kitchen cabinets are from the apple orchard right outside the back door. Outside, there is a large spring-fed trout pond in front of the house with its own dock, which is also permitted for irrigation use. An apple orchard of over 20 mature trees surrounds the home and draws an abundance of wildlife including herds of deer and flocks of duck and geese. In addition to the apple orchard there is a large fenced garden area.

Property Details

External Features and Grounds

  • Large spring-fed trout pond with island and dock
  • Apple orchard of over 20 mature trees
  • Custom log wood shed and a board & batten style animal shed
  • Abundant well and water tastes great
  • Small fire pit off to the side of the orchard
  • Completely fenced – woven wire on the bottom – two smooth wires on top
  • Garden has tall fence
  • Metal roof
  • Flag stone siding and patio
  • Under deck storage area with lattice siding
  • Recently re-stained Engelmann Spruce in the saddle-notch style
  • Treated Sunwood decks in the front and back of the home

Interior House Features:

  • Two-story moss rock fireplace
  • Tongue & groove Aspen, and accents throughout from heritage cottonwoods
  • Mix of Douglas fir, stone tile and premium carpets
  • Propane in floor radiant heat
  • Custom Blue Spruce cabinets
  • Beautiful stained glass window with light from the North

Main Level

Living Room

  • Red fir flooring in living room
  • Side door leading to the front west Sunwood treated deck, with lots of sun
  • Imposing 15’ wide, two-story moss rock fireplace with log hearth
  • Barrel vaulted aspen ceilings
  • Wall-of-windows looking out onto the property and the apple orchard

Kitchen and Dining

  • Open space with plenty of counters accented by blue Mexican tiles with inlays
  • Custom Blue Spruce cabinetry
  • Unique spinning pot hanger made from an ancient wagon wheel
  • Eat-in kitchen bar, plus a dining area with access to the back deck
  • Cabinet knobs made from the apple orchard trees on the property
  • Recessed lighting
  • Jenn-Air four burner gas stove, convection oven, Kenmore double door fridge and dishwasher
  • Porcelain sink with windows looking North to mountain views
  • Built in china hutch

Guest Bedrooms

  • Down the hall from the kitchen are two large guest bedrooms
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Extra-large windows allowing for lots of light
  • Closet with space above for extra storage
  • Blue carpeting
  • Ceiling fans

Guest Bath

  • Small full bath with tile matching the kitchen
  • Full tiled tub shower combo

Upper Level

Master Bedroom

  • Master bedroom and bath accessed by wrap-around staircase
  • Private deck looking out North
  • Second stairway leads to a loft over the master bedroom
  • Green carpet
  • Custom cedar TV stand with built in jewelry rack
  • Double closet – his and hers with your own side. Lots of shelving.


  • Tile flooring and porcelain sink
  • Custom Blue Spruce cabinetry, matching kitchen
  • Two large windows in the shower/tub looking North

Lower Level


  • A “bonus” finished walk-out basement consisting of a game room
  • Efficient wood stove with moss rock and flag stone setting
  • Tile floor
  • Storage closet under stairs
  • Large sliding glass door to front flag stone patio
  • Engelmann spruce and aspen walls
  • Burlap used as backsplash wall
  • Windows looking out East to the orchard
  • Pine staircase headed up to the second level – main level

Guest Bedrooms

  • Extra-large windows allowing for lots of light
  • Closet with space above for extra storage


  • Shower stall
  • Porcelain sink
  • Tile counter tops


  • Large pantry area with shelving
  • Double freezer
  • Storage area

Wildlife and Recreation

This home is easily accessible to the historic town of Durango, the Durango La Plata county regional airport and Mercy Regional Medical Center. There is an abundance of wildlife including herds of deer and flocks of duck and geese.

Offered at $779,000

This property is offered by Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty, LLC, Tom and Zach Morse, Brokers. All information provided by Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty, LLC or its sales representatives in connection with this property was acquired from sources deemed reliable, however, we do not warrant its accuracy or completeness and any users of such information waive any claims related thereto. Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty, LLC recommends that every item of interest to the purchaser (i.e. issues regarding title, water, minerals, survey, zoning, permits, land use regulations and other applicable laws, and any other issues) be independently verified by the purchaser’s attorney.

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