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Cascade Pointe at Windom Ranch

Colorado, La Plata County, Durango – MLS 730079

This estate has 35-acres of the most captivating, unblemished views of the San Juan Mountain range and Electra Lake in a very private, secure and pristine setting. The 11,700 SF home is completely turnkey with everything imaginable ready for your comfort and entertaining in elegant style. Decorated with luxurious finishes, upscale Ralph Lauren furniture and fabrics, pieces from American Country Collection and many antiques and original paintings, this expansive yet cozy home is the epitome of casual elegance. The home has 5 bedrooms, including an upstairs guest suite/apartment, 6 full baths and 2 half baths, gourmet kitchen, sewing room, office and workout room, wood-burning and gas fireplaces, attached heated workshop with all tools and 6-wheel Ranger included. There is a 3-car heated garage on the main level and a 3-car heated garage below. Outside there is native landscaping featuring 2 ponds, each highlighted by tumbling waterfalls with exquisite mountain views in all directions. This is a spot of exceptional beauty and charm!

Location and Area

Windom Ranch is a very small conservation community in a secure, private and quiet setting, located in the San Juan Mountains on US Hwy 550, 25 miles north of downtown Durango. The entrance gate is just off Highway 550, located for recreation, 5 minutes from skiing at Durango Mountain Resort, 7 minutes from The Glacier Club, 20 minutes from Dalton Ranch Golf Club and 25 minutes to Durango.

Durango is a town of rural mountain charm and character, and has many big city conveniences, including a state-of-the-art new hospital, many fine restaurants, hotels, shopping, a four year college, golf courses, first class fly fishing, numerous outdoor hiking and biking trails, with endless activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast. It is located at 6,512 feet above sea level, surrounded by scenic mountain views, and over 300 days of sunshine each year. Comfortable summer temperatures reach the upper 80’s, while the autumn days are clear, cool and full of vibrant foliage colors. The crisp and sunny winter days often feature abundant powdery snow.

The La Plata County area that includes Durango and Bayfield has a population of 52,000. La Plata airport runs daily commercial service to Denver, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque and Phoenix, with seasonal service to Dallas, and includes facilities for full service general aviation. The property is 105 miles from Telluride, 205 miles from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, 170 miles from Grand Junction, about 300 miles from Denver and Colorado Springs, and 450 miles from Phoenix.

Property Grounds and External Features

  • Double gated keyed entrance on a paved road with pond at entrance
  • Security cameras installed throughout property connected to in-house monitors and accessible from the Internet
  • Exquisite and unblemished views of the Needles Mountains, Engineer Mountain, Spud Mountain, Pigeon Mountain, Monitor Mountain, Turret Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Hermosa Cliffs, and Electra Lake
  • Abundant native landscape; healthy groves of aspen and evergreen trees; raised stacked stone beds around house feature perennial gardens
  • Stucco exterior; 40-year warranty for triple-layer composite roof; chain link downspouts are heated; malleable washer accents surround exterior
  • Large stone and Douglas fir Porte Cochere at entryway
  • 2 ponds surrounding the house, each with 3-levels of lighted cascading water features can be heard from every room in the house; created by Chad White
  • Multiple life-size bronze sculptures of deer (stag is World Record) by Michael Boyce; oversized metal pine cone and hollyhocks by local Durango artisan Dave Claussen, 2 large bear bronze sculptures by Dan Ostermiller
  • Expansive wrap-around Trex decks with a wood-burning fireplace and wood storage for autumn or spring warmth while dining or sitting outdoors; infrared heaters in porch ceiling; areas to sit during every time of day, protected from wind and maximize or minimize solar gain; beautiful heavy Castelle metal deck furniture; 2 long mesquite benches; 7 teak chests for storing outdoor cushions
  • Stone patio with 12’ umbrella overlooks Electra Lake with uninterrupted and expansive mountain views
  • Snowmelt features on concrete garage aprons and under Porte Cochere
  • Asphalt driveway is seal-coated
  • Separate house with 2 double doors on driveway for wood storage; has windows and electricity
  • Separate storage for flammables
  • Two 1000-gallon buried cisterns for back-up water
  • 60-KW generator back-up runs on propane

Residence Features Include:

  • Tim Flanagan, Architect
  • Fully furnished inside and out, including all art work, rugs, furnishings and collections, tasteful indoor and outdoor decorations with extras of almost everything
  • All interior Douglas Fir reclaimed solid 8’ doors by Kendal Baker
  • Rocky Mountain hardware throughout
  • Wide-plank slightly distressed natural wood flooring in kitchen, dining room and hall; combined with porcelain tile in laundry rooms and guest baths; carpet in bedrooms, living room and master bath
  • 18’, 10’ and vaulted ceilings
  • Some walls, baseboard molding and around door jams is reclaimed Douglas Fir
  • Leutron recessed lighting throughout
  • Loewen windows and doors with electric Hunter Douglas blinds and full length fabric drapes; jalousie windows offer gentle cross breezes; retractable magnetic screens on doors allow for unblemished views
  • Ceiling fans in all rooms
  • Custom arched wall decor outside entry and lighting fixtures from Art de Mexico; metal matches chandelier in dining room
  • Kohler fixtures, magnifying mirrors and heated towel racks in all baths; robes and slippers in all closets; 8-12 sets of towels for each bathroom; 3-4 extra sheet sets for beds; 3 sets of bathroom and kitchen rugs by Abyss and Habi-decor
  • Sprinkler system throughout home
  • Radiant in-floor heating and A/C and one forced air unit for master bedroom; each room has its own temperature control
  • 4 wood-burning fireplaces with gas starters; 1 airtight stove in shop and 1 gas fireplace in master bath
  • Separate sound system in each room with XM radio
  • 2 full-size safes and smaller safe for jewelry and precious items
  • House has instant hot water
  • Re-circulating hot water in large showers keep floors and benches warm
  • Water softener and water filter with added ultra-violet purifying; Environmental Water System removes most of minerals from water
  • Pressure pump to maximize water pressure throughout home
  • 6-car heated garage
  • Heated workshop room with many power and hand tools

Art and Artifact Collection

  • Custom heavy-weight Aubusson Polonaise ‘Red Vine’ rugs in foyer, living and dining rooms from FJ Hakimian
  • Collection of Lalibela Ethiopian Coptic crosses in solid silver
  • Collection of hand-carved Chinese soapstone ink pots
  • Collection of Chinese artifacts
  • Collection of copper hand-hammered and burled wooden bowls; large burl wood mirror
  • 3 large antique tin mirrors
  • Collection of wood carved boxes by Phil Dodd of Silverton, Colorado
  • Collection of leather, gourd and metal boxes
  • Basket collection from Botswana, India and Shanxi Provence; 2 silver woven baskets from Myanmar
  • Collection of antique copper and bronze vases and trays; 3 antique Tuscan urns
  • Multiple signature, hand-woven mohair blankets from Finland, Lena Rewell
  • Collection of paintings, pastels, photographs, lithographs, serigraphs, pottery, mixed media and prints by Patty Andre, Clyde Aspevig (pre-eminent Plein Air artist today), Larry Basky, Gustave Baumann, Mickey Baxter, Irby Brown, Gustave Baumann, Gary Campbell, Peter Campbell, Lyle Clift, Michael Coleman, Steven Day, James Disney, Herbert W. Dunton, Santore Englehart, Luke Frazier, David Halbach, Harry Hilson, Pat Howard, Greg Kucharis, Tom Lockhart, Tom Lovell, Allan McConnell, Eric Michaels, John Moyers (gold medal painting), Gary Niblet, Ralph Olberg, Ed Posa, Volker Ritter, Linda Tuma Robinson, Sherri Sanders, Michael Wheeler, and Butch White
  • Collection of etchings by Gene Kloss, Doris Wokurka
  • 2 paintings done by Chaing Mai elephants!
  • Mosaic, Roses from Vatican, ‘Fiori-Rose-Filato’
  • Framed newspaper clipping from The New York Herald, April 16, 1865, ‘Death of Lincoln’
  • Dale Chihuly 6-piece Seafood blown glass sculpture
  • 3 Daum crystal bowls and vase; 3 Steuben crystal trees by Jeff Zimmerman; 16 Lalique crystal table knife rests; 4 Waterford plates; Rosenthal crystal of 5 sizes for 12 and Ralph Lauren crystal wine and champagne goblets for 16 and bar glasses for 24; 16 Waterford green goblets ; Nancy Calhoun everyday plates-2 sets—yellow set for 24 and white set for 12
  • Outdoor ceramic mushroom house by Michael D. Ezzell
  • Lennox Holiday Christmas china place settings for 16
  • 3 bronze life-sized deer statues by Michael Boyce
  • Metal sculpture of 3 hollyhocks at front entrance and oversized pinecone at side of house by Dave Clausen
  • Outside collection of 2 bronze life-sized bear statues by Dan Ostermiller
  • Collection of interior bronze statues by Clyde Doney, R.C. Hunt, Dan Ostermiller, Sherri Sanders, and J. Willits
  • Collection of animal mounts, including a full-sized elk from White Mountain Apache Reservation
  • 6’ Antler tree, lighted
  • Private collection of antique Western memorabilia

MAIN LEVEL

Foyer

  • Double solid custom wood doors at entry by Kendal Baker
  • Entering a wide stucco hallway traveling the length of the home allows instant views through the glass French doors of surrounding mountains and bear sculpture on tree
  • Ralph Lauren Bombay Chest; beautiful antique English lighted library case with glass shelves holding many unique artifacts
  • Old French farm table; King and Queen antique chairs; 1700’s French carved pine buffet
  • Refurbished cast iron and chrome Quincy wood-burning stove
  • Original paintings

Powder Room

  • Marble basin and counter
  • 4 Lalibela crosses
  • Iranian rug on wall

Great Room

  • Floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows overlook Electra Lake with sweeping mountain views
  • Various sitting areas with furniture from Ralph Lauren, American Country Collection and antiques, including Mary Corley Antiques grace this expansive yet still very cozy great room, along with many artists’ paintings and rare artifacts; Chapman lamps from Howard Lorton; 60” round burled table makes for a lovely breakfast sitting area overlooking lake and mountains; full weather station
  • Massive wood-burning fireplace (6’) with sandstone hearth housed in dry-stack sandstone wall; separate wood storage; reclaimed Douglas Fir mantle; built-in entertainment center with flatscreen TV of knotty alder
  • Surround sound
  • Antler tree
  • Extra large sliding glass walkouts to expansive back decks

Dining Room

  • Custom chandelier from Art de Mexico features electric motor to lower and raise allowing easeful cleaning
  • Wall-to-wall windows looking out to front pond and waterfall
  • Table-height wood-burning fireplace in a sandstone dry-stacked wall allows the fire to be viewed and enjoyed while sitting down; glass screens; storage for wood under sandstone hearth
  • 11.5’ antique walnut dining table easily seats 12 people; Ralph Lauren chairs
  • 2 built-in buffet benches with pull-out drawers for storage underneath house multiple linens, chargers, and dinnerware; Christmas china and decorations; sea grass baskets
  • Aubusson rugs (One 22’ and two runners)

Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen

  • Alder custom cabinets with self-closing drawers, Lazy Susan corners and pull-out storage drawers
  • Fronts of appliances covered in alder wood
  • Sub-Zero side-by-side fridge and freezer
  • Separate Sub-Zero fridge and separate freezer
  • 2 double sized Dacor dishwashers
  • 2 Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers in bar
  • 8-burner Dacor gas stove top with powder-coated overhead vent
  • 3 Dacor ovens – conventional and convection; microwave; warming drawer
  • 3 garbage disposals
  • Tile counters with bronze Farmhouse sink with brushed bronze fixtures with separate faucet for boiling water; beautiful views out to front pond and waterfall from large windows over sink
  • Center island of stunning 20’ Iroko wood with cutting blocks on each end and bronze Farmhouse sink with brushed bronze fixtures
  • Side island tile bar looks into kitchen
  • Extremely well stocked kitchen with multiple chafing dishes, mini-appliances, 2 sets of cutlery and dinnerware, pots and pans, mixing bowls, cheese service, steamers, pitchers, serving dishes, bread baskets and entertainment service; many sets of linens and towels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Keurig coffee maker with every imaginable kind of coffee and tea pods
  • Large assortment of a variety of salts and Penzy spices

Master Bedroom, Bath Suite and Office/Exercise Room

  • Grand room with wood-burning fireplace in a dry-stacked sandstone wall and several seating areas
  • Stunning views to Electra Lake and mountains through wall-to-wall windows; separate sliding double door to private deck
  • Ralph Lauren and antique furniture
  • Built-in bookcases and built-in entertainment center of knotty alder
  • 2 Mahogany lighted étagères

Bath

  • Gigantic master bath with incredible views looking out to mountains and Electra Lake
  • Carpet throughout except for individual water closets
  • 2 Mahogany lighted étagères
  • Huge walk-in shower with cascade sprays and heated floor and bench
  • Heated towel rack and heated drawer
  • Tile platform houses oversized circular jetted tub
  • Gas fireplace next to tub
  • His and hers separate water closets
  • Wall-to-wall mirrors over vanity with embedded medicine cabinets reflect mountain views; 2 Rocky Mountain bronze sinks; mirrors pull out for a 3-way view, magnifying mirrors
  • Storage benches for extra towels
  • Kilim 3’ x 3’ bench for sitting
  • Very large walk-in closet feature his and hers sides with multiple cubbies, drawers
  • Safe for jewelry
  • Full sized safe
  • Wall cabinet houses a full security system and TV monitor with ability to see outside activity on any TV in house

Office/Exercise Room

  • Cantilevered room attached to Master is all glass and looks out to magnificent views of the mountains, Electra Lake and wildflowers in the summer
  • Built-in L-shaped desk; shredder; wireless internet access
  • Bow-Flex treadclimber, Nautilus recumbent bike; Power Plate, TV

Laundry Room and Day Bathroom

  • Very large area opens to Master closet huge center island for packing and unpacking suitcase; lots of storage with cabinets and drawers underneath
  • Opens to garage so easy to load and unload suitcase
  • Front loading washer and dryer
  • Full size drying/refresher cabinet for air-drying sweaters and blankets
  • Day bathroom with toilet
  • Deep sink

Sewing Room

  • Mangle for pressing sheets
  • Clothes steamer
  • Singer sewing machine
  • Peg boards to house spools of thread
  • Ample windows bring in plenty of natural light
  • Ironing board and iron
  • 2 Large tables for folding/wrapping/sewing

Pantry and Storage Room

  • Large room connects to kitchen with floor-to-ceiling Alder shelves
  • Many, many back-up household items
  • Heart Start defibulator
  • Wine cooler

Guest Bedroom and Bath Suite One (off Foyer)

  • Large area with Ralph Lauren king bed and bedding; armoire; Ralph Lauren chairs and chaise lounge; writing desk and antique chair; most lamps from American Country Collection
  • Multiple windows provide lovely mountain views to front, side and back of home
  • Deep bay window with cushioned seat and underneath storage has multiple Ralph Lauren covered pillows
  • Large walk-in closet with storage shelving; extra pillows, mattress pad and bedding

Bath

  • Double porcelain sinks with brushed bronze fixtures; custom vanity
  • Ceramic tile floors
  • Shower with teak bench and shower head and hand held
  • Medicine cabinet
  • Magnifying mirror
  • Heated towel rack

Guest Bedroom and Bath Suite Two (off Foyer)

  • Ralph Lauren bed, love seat, chair/ottoman and bedding/fabric
  • Desk with antique chair
  • Custom chair and standing mirror
  • Multiple windows provide stunning mountain and pond views to side and back of home
  • Deep bay window with cushioned seat and underneath storage has multiple Ralph Lauren covered pillows;
  • Large walk-in closet with storage shelving; extra pillows, mattress pad and bedding

Bath

  • Double porcelain sinks with brushed bronze fixtures; custom vanity
  • Ceramic tile floors
  • Large walk-in shower with shower head and hand held and heated floor and bench
  • Medicine cabinet
  • Magnifying mirror
  • Heated towel rack

Work Shop

  • Connected to house
  • Lots of windows allow for natural light
  • Fully heated and cooled (AC) plus a wood-burning stove
  • Walls of pegboard for storing tools
  • Full-size safe
  • Many antique tools and a lifetime of collectible items
  • 2 large job boxes; hand tools; power tools; air compressor; drill press
  • Double doors open to garage

Mud Room and 3-Car Garage

  • Mud room is large with hanging hooks and cubbies
  • Deep utility sink has hot and cold running water; great as a dog wash; ample counters
  • Garage is heated
  • Built-in benches for putting on and taking off ski and winter gear; multiple cubbies and extra storage in custom built-in cabinets
  • Car park on concrete floor keeps snow from melting inside garage with drains in each car park
  • Pegboard on most of the walls for hanging everything, including private collection of antique Western memorabilia which stays with house
  • Extra tools; carts for wood carrying
  • Full sized washer and dryer
  • 6-wheel 2012 Ranger

UPPER LEVEL

  • Extra wide steps – 5.5’ to Guest Apartment

Guest Apartment with Kitchenette, Bath and Laundry Room

  • 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with another king size bed and bath and closet in main area (bed separated by Burmese wood screen)
  • Sitting area with 2 Ralph Lauren leather sofas, antique and American Country Collection furniture; old English solid oak pub bench, 60” round game table and RL chairs
  • Built-in entertainment center
  • 2 antique oak chests of drawers in hall
  • Faux brick wall hand-painted by Mariah Kaminsky, local Durango artisan
  • Kitchenette has small Sub Zero fridge, GE small dishwasher, deep Kohler sink, microwave, Keurig coffee machine with many coffees and teas, dishes and cutlery, full sized washer and dryer, ironing board and iron

Bedroom and Bath Three

  • Incredible views looking from Missionary Ridge to the Needles; looks out to cascading waterfalls and ponds
  • Ralph Lauren king-size bed and chest of drawers, love seat, chaise lounge with side table
  • Bedside tables
  • Desk with chair
  • Entertainment center
  • Built-in shelving
  • Bay window with covered window seat can be used as extra beds; storage underneath
  • Walk-in closet; lots of storage
  • Shower with teak stool; shower head and hand held
  • Double porcelain sinks in custom vanity
  • Magnifying mirror
  • Heated towel rack

Bedroom and Bath Four – ‘The Flower Room’

  • Hand-painted flower wall and ceiling by Mariah Kaminsky
  • Red metal king bed
  • Bay window with covered window seat, storage underneath
  • RL chaise lounge
  • Chest of drawers; tables by chair and chaise; bedside tables
  • RL chair/ottoman
  • Kilim bench
  • Desk and chair
  • Walk-in closet; lots of storage
  • Large walk-in shower with heated floor and bench, shower head and hand held
  • Delightful flower-painted Kohler porcelain toilet, double sinks and faucets

LOWER LEVEL

3-Car Garage

  • Concrete heated floor
  • Air pump, large job box, cart, log splitter, fire pump, trailer, 2 snow blowers, power washer, chain saw, ladders, yard tools, hoist and walls of peg board for storage

Mechanical and Storage Room

  • Concrete floors
  • Stainless steel racks house Christmas and outside decorations; 2 Norwegian kick sleds
  • Water purifying equipment and snow melt systems
  • 2 hot water tanks and 3 furnaces
  • Separate paint closet
  • Control box for generator
  • Another storage area houses humidifiers, AC – all easily accessible

Wildlife and Recreation

The property has an ideal combination of wildlife habitat, in a very private setting. There is abundant mule deer and elk, wild turkey and soaring raptors, with an occasional black bear and fox. There is great trout fishing in the area and a myriad of recreational opportunities nearby. For downhill skiing, Durango Mountain Resort is a few minutes from the estate, while Wolf Creek and Silverton Mountain Ski Areas are hour-and-forty minutes away. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snow-mobiling are also available throughout the area. Summertime is filled with opportunities for biking or horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, and boating or canoeing in the area. Also, the Animas, Florida and Pine Rivers provide great flyfishing, kayaking, canoeing and rafting. There are many other things to do in the area, like visiting the local Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park and the Four Corners National Monument. Excellent golf can be found minutes away at the private Glacier Club (memberships available), Dalton Ranch Golf Club, and Hillcrest Community Club.

Offered at $11,750,000

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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