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Elk Pointe Estate

Colorado, Archuleta County, Pagosa Springs

Elk Pointe Estate is a meticulously kept 45.21-acre property, tucked away in the exclusive Hidden Valley Ranch gated community, not far from historic downtown Pagosa Springs. Imagine yourself living on the only property in probably all of Colorado with 1,971 feet of lake frontage surrounded by lakeshore, right in the middle of a peninsula in the center of a 55-acre lake. With world-class trout and bass fishing, stunning views of Pagosa Peak and the surrounding San Juan Mountains, the beautifully crafted 7,595 SF main home reflects gracious Old World living – elegant yet cozy and casual. The home features 2 ensuite master bedrooms, 4.5 baths, gourmet chef’s kitchen, office and game room, theater room, wine cellar, spa and work-out center with professional equipment, hot tub, full bath and laundry, and a 4-car garage. There is a completely separate yet connected 1,784 SF guest house with private lock-off entrances and garage with 3 bedrooms and 2.75 baths. Additional improvements include a 5-acre fenced-in dog run, a 4,250 SF two-story insulated barn with full concrete floor, and a heated geodesic dome greenhouse. This is a must-see un-replicated property in a very private and pristine setting that glorifies Colorado living at its best!

Location and Area

The property is beautifully situated 5 miles north of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, just off of Highway 160 in Archuleta County. Far from any big cities, Pagosa Springs is the Ute Indian word for ‘healing waters’. This town is well known for its refreshing and rejuvenating natural, hot mineral springs and riverside hot pools; it also has fine restaurants and a hospital. Two city parks straddle the San Juan River, and encompass a river walk and picnic areas. The area is also known for its world-class fishing rivers. Archuleta County’s Stevens Field Airport in Pagosa Springs with FBO supports private aircraft up to 55,000 lbs. The entire four-corners area provides endless activities for the outdoor sports enthusiast. The area offers comfortable summer temperatures reaching the upper 80s, while the autumn days are clear, cool and full of vibrant foliage colors. The crisp and sunny winter days often feature abundant, light powdery snow. The historic downtown area of Durango is located just 55 miles to the west. La Plata County Airport runs daily commercial air service to Denver, Dallas, and Phoenix, and includes facilities for full service general aviation. The property is 230 miles from Grand Junction, 210 miles from Albuquerque, 150 from Santa Fe, about 285 miles from Denver and Colorado Springs and 475 miles from Phoenix.

Features and Benefits of Hidden Valley Ranch (HVR)

  • Electronic gated entry to HVR
  • HVR has 1,630-acres with 35 building envelopes
  • 5 miles from town and minutes away from San Juan National Forest and hiking trails
  • HVR has seven ponds and first water rights leading to the main Hidden Valley Lake of 55-acres; water is rare in the West but not at HVR!
  • Lake is for the exclusive use of HVR property owners; electric motors only
  • HVR has its own tower for Internet connection (10 times faster than the local CenturyLink provider, with a choice of 3 speeds)
  • HVR has its own fire station with a fire truck
  • Fire mitigation has been completed on at least 50% plus of HVR
  • HVR has a private equestrian facility with indoor and outdoor riding arena
  • 300-acres of common area meadows for horseback riding, including hiking, ATV and snowmobile trails; includes waterfall
  • Gazebo for parties and picnics at main boat launching with enclosed toilet and sink; electricity and water
  • Community fishing pier
  • Canoe/kayak storage rack
  • HVR’s HOA maintains all roads year round, weed control, water supply, electronic gates entering in to the ranch, etc.
  • 30 minutes from Wolf Creek ski area – most powder in Colorado with an average of 430 feet of snow per year

Property Details

  • Property and home is secured behind a second electronic gate and is invisible from the HVR road
  • Home is on a peninsula surrounded by a private 55-acre spectacular fishing lake – Hidden Valley Lake, which is stocked several times a year with trout and bass; goal of HVR is to make this the finest private fishing lake in all the West; different levels for trout and bass fishing, fish cribs under the water
  • Lake frontage is 1,971 feet
  • Long driveway is asphalted and placed deep within the property so traffic is not heard from main ranch road; driveway area between main and guest house is concrete
  • $75,000 worth of fire mitigation has been done on the property
  • Property has its own fire hydrant and 500’ fire hose and reel on a trailer
  • 6-acre building envelope is totally fenced in and taxed residential
  • Majority of the property is taxed agricultural as Longhorn and Angus cattle graze on the ranch
  • Has its own private floating dock and pier with private ATV road to pier and walking path from house to pier
  • Private Zipline recreational area
  • Property encompasses 2 valleys and 3 ridges with views of the North and Eastern San Juan Mountains and lake views from all windows of main and guest house
  • Only home in HVR that has a view of the entire lake and 300-acre meadow
  • One-touch exterior security lighting
  • Stone infinity terrace on south side of main house overlooking Hidden Valley Lake has fire pit and seating bench; terrace and stone pathway are from Uinta stone mined from Utah
  • 5-acre outside corral/kennel for dogs with coyote-proof fencing is attached to guest house and has heated inside kennel with elevated doggie shower, toilet, sink
  • Mature landscaping with spruce, aspen and abundant perennial flower beds
  • 6’ x 6’ boulders used in retaining walls brought from Wolf Creek Pass Tunnel
  • Monument size bronze elk in front garden by Joslyn Russell
  • Multiple bird houses bring local and seasonal birds
  • Rainbird automatic irrigation system for sod, trees and flower beds
  • Custom electric down lights along entire driveway made of Core-ten highlight drive yet keep light pollution to a minimum
  • 2 LPEA power company whole-house surge protectors outside home
  • 2 buried 1,000 gallon propane tanks
  • Huge industrial generator with capacity to supply electricity to BOTH main and guest house; V-8 engine converted to propane
  • Engineered ADVANTEX septic treatment system with alarm system

Main Residence – General Features

  • Design by Wayne Huff Architecture of Pagosa Springs; log construction is balanced with traditional frame construction to create an ‘Old World’ feel – a “Castle
    in the Rockies”
  • Full of natural light from many windows; all south facing windows are Sun-145 coated for full UV protection
  • Levelor blinds and full-length fabric drapes
  • Overlooks 300-acre common area which is abundant with elk, mule deer, lynx, bobcat, coyotes, badgers and many varieties of birds, water fowl and a pair of eagles that has a yearly nest in the nearby trees
  • 4+ car garage all heated
  • Four separate ironwood decks – viewing the mountains and viewing lake; porch railings are custom fabricated from rebar and powder-coated for longevity, or log
  • Up to 20” diameter Engelmann spruce logs from dead standing timber in Utah, combined with stucco inside and outside home; hand ‘skip-peeled’ and fitted in Montrose, CO by Forest Classics
  • 100% of floors have radiant in-floor hydronic heating in both main house and guest house, each with private boiler systems
  • All wood floors in main house from owners’ private forest in Wisconsin. It was a 7-year project to cut, dry and install the wide-plank boards, which are up to 21” wide and are all glued, screwed and plugged. Woods include Black Cherry, Black Oak, White Oak, Red Oak, Maple and Antique Heart Pine; tile floors in bathrooms and kitchens; Uinta Stone in Foyer
  • Doors are solid 8’ from Alder wood
  • Baseboards are custom milled from 1” x 10” Oak; window moldings are custom milled from 1” x 12” Oak
  • Multiple one-piece arched window and frames throughout the home
  • Jalousie double-paned windows allow great cross ventilation throughout the house
  • Main house has 4 fireplaces; 2 Rumford wood-burning in great room and office/game room on lower walkout level; gas fireplace in kitchen and electric antique fireplace imported from London in master bedroom; Guest House has its own gas fireplace
  • Many faux walls on the interior created by Durango artisan, Mariah Kaminski
  • Kohler fixtures throughout both main and guest houses
  • FIREPROOF walk-in poured concrete Vault Room under house with electricity and poured concrete floor, walls and ceiling
  • Oversized storage area under main house kitchen with 8’ ceilings; separate huge poured concrete storage room under guest house
  • Panasonic phone system with intercom to all rooms and barn (advanced hybrid KX TA624 and Panasonic TVS50 Voice Processing System; GE Smart Connection Center with cat 5 cables
  • RUSS SOUND whole house system with separate keypads for every room with speakers inside and outside; amplifier DPA 6.12 for great room; guest house has own sound system
  • BEAM Serenity Plus central vacuuming system in both main and guest houses
  • ‘Destiny’ residential National Wheel Elevator in main house with telephone
  • Dumb waiter to send firewood upstairs
  • Water ‘cops’ in main and guest houses - if any leak is detected under a sink, bathtub, washing machine, etc., the master water valves will turn off automatically to prevent a flood
  • Culligan soft water system adapted for high pressure regulation
  • ADT security system in both main and guest houses with independent controls and wired for motion detection, temperature and fire; set up via satellite, independent of phone lines
  • Switches in both Master Suites turn on all outside lights
  • Satellite TV for main and guest houses
  • 2 inside surge protectors, US Tec Digital Networking Solutions and Tec Center System
  • Roof combination of Cor-Ten metal and 30-year architectural shingles on main house with electronic melting system in all north facing valleys; heat tapes on all eaves; Cor-Ten roof exclusively on barn and guest house; metal harness rings for workmen to clip on for protection
  • Log roof trusses are over-engineered and frame walls and roofs are over-insulated

Main Residence – Main Floor

Foyer

  • Walking through the custom entry door, you will see directly into the Great Room, viewing the oversized wood-burning Rumford fireplace with roaring flames
  • Yamaha Baby Grand piano
  • Flooring of Uinta stone with mica is from a Utah mine
  • Two 6’x 8’ and two 5’x 14’ windows allow for stunning views of Pagosa Peak and San Juan Mountains

Powder Room

  • Off the Foyer
  • Antique vanity has marble basin and brass fixtures, antique pulls, and antique light fixture from one of the first buildings in Durango

Gourmet Kitchen and Breakfast Room

  • Golden Ray granite counters with beveled edges and large center island with copper vegetable sink and large separate cutting board top at end
  • Custom arched cabinets and drawers with copper pulls
  • 6-burner gas Dacor range with full travertine backsplash and overhead vent; stove pot filler with expandable arm; Provence style stone
  • Stainless steel appliances; warming drawer; trash compactor; microwave; double ovens with convection and conventional features; dishwasher (plumbed for second dishwasher); side-by-side fridge/freezer
  • Double-wide farm-style copper sink with burnished bronzed fixtures; separate R/O filter faucet
  • Old antique English breakfront
  • Breakfast Room has vaulted faux ceiling with surround windows with views
  • Separate sitting area with a gas fireplace; Provence style stone fireplace
  • Lighted art niches
  • Pot shelves for decoration
  • Expansive separate walk-in pantry with antique glass window door; near elevator

Separate Formal Dining Room

  • Easily seats 14 people or more
  • Elaborate 10’ French antique doors imported from Paris

Laundry Room

  • Near kitchen and elevator
  • Extra counter space acts as a Butler pantry
  • Custom cupboards and extra counters for clothes folding
  • Stackable Duet washer/dryer
  • Drop-down ironing board

Great Room

  • Huge Rumford wood-burning fireplace – flames get to 4’ high! – with carved stone hearth and mantel; hand forged fireplace screen
  • Oversized custom designed and fabricated arched windows on north and south walls give an open feel and allow for phenomenal views of the surrounding mountains, lake and meadow
  • Full-length, lined fabric drapes on curved, custom fabricated iron curtain rods
  • Custom design elk antler chandelier
  • Dumb waiter brings firewood up from downstairs
  • Wooden bookshelves
  • Structural logs in ceiling supports offer intricate truss design

Master Bedroom and Bath Suite

  • Antique electric fireplace imported from London
  • Wall of windows looking out to 300-acre meadow, lake and Pagosa Peak
  • Structural logs in ceiling supports offer intricate truss design
  • Door out to private deck
  • Large walk-in closet with his and hers sides has built-in dressers, jewelry drawers, etc.

Bath

  • Beautiful and rare Verde Bamboo marble counters with double porcelain sinks
  • Custom cabinets made of Black Cherry from Wisconsin
  • Verde Bamboo marble platform surrounds deep soaking tub
  • Large walk-in shower with 3 separate shower heads, 1 of which is a rain showerhead in a huge overhead log; sitting bench of matching Black Cherry
  • Separate water closet with bidet
  • Tumbled travertine floors
  • Kohler fixtures

‘Eagle’s Nest’

  • Upstairs near the master bedroom
  • Circular stairway climbs to the third level for a 360 degree view from surround windows
  • Ceiling and walls designed with Aspen wood to keep a light and airy view
  • A pair of nesting Eagles can easily be seen from this lovely room
  • Custom wide-plank maple flooring

Master Bedroom and Bath Suite, #2

  • Elaborate 10’ carved French antique doors, imported from Paris
  • Fabulous views to the lake and mountains
  • Built-in glass bookshelves
  • Two double closets
  • Antique chandelier came from first hotel built in Pagosa Springs

Bath

  • Enter from bedroom through an antique door with window
  • Separate water closet with a view outside
  • Pedestal sinks with brass fixtures
  • Antique free-standing, hand-painted claw-foot bathtub

Main Residence – Lower Walkout Level

Office and Game Room

  • Rumford wood-burning fireplace designed after a British general’s fireplace in Nairobi, Africa; polished oak mantel
  • Stamped concrete floors
  • Built-in semicircular bookshelves in Library
  • Dumb waiter transports wood or other items upstairs
  • Wainscoting around office from wood in Wisconsin forest
  • 8’ wide swing doors open to ground level to bring in
    and out furniture easily
  • Two Dutch doors enter on either side of office
  • Huge walk-in closet

Wine Cellar

  • Faux finish walls
  • Built-in wooden wine racks

Theater Room

  • Raised balcony with overhead projector and equipment
  • Separate audio/visual system

Spa and Workout Center

  • Wall of windows looking out to landscape
  • Complete bathroom with steam shower; blue and white glass tiles in shower and on counter; faux wall painting
    on walls looks like water
  • Separate laundry room
  • Faux underwater scene on walls and ceiling

Bathroom

  • Close to lower entry
  • Vessel sink on marble vanity

Garages and Mud Rooms

  • Heated floors in garages / all painted
  • Workbenches and built-in shelving
  • Multiple closets and storage areas
  • Separate fishing room with custom fly-fishing wooden workbench and outside access door

Mechanical Room

  • ADT Security System with separate main and guest house systems
  • Central vacuum
  • Multiple zones for in-floor heating
  • Culligan water softener
  • Separate boilers and systems for main house and guest house

Guest House

Main Level

  • Designed by Wayne Huff Architecture, Pagosa Springs
  • Completely independent while still attached to main house with separate locked entry, enclosed overhead walkway, security system and 3 garages
  • Large light-colored logs, hand peeled by Forest Classics, Montrose, Colorado, and plaster faux walls
  • Vaulted ceilings with several programmable skylights bring added natural lighting
  • Electronic blinds can close skylight in multiple positions for optimal shade or sun and open/close
  • Open living, dining and kitchen space is full of light with floor-to-ceiling windows, featuring views of the lake and mountains on both ends of the room
  • Open kitchen with center island with chopping table and bar seating; fridge/freezer; oven and microwave; great views of mountains and lake; copper pulls on cabinets
  • Double-sided fireplace in living room also heats master bedroom with remote control
  • Living Room and Kitchen both have walkout doors to private ironwood balconies with log railings – beautiful views
  • Reclaimed wide-plank Yellow Heart Pine flooring in Living Room, custom wide-plank Oak in bedrooms and tile in kitchen and baths
  • Power-flush toilets
  • Steps downstairs are 2.5” planks of reclaimed Douglas Fir logs from old warehouse in Wisconsin; leads to garage and separate mudroom with coat closets for ski gear, etc.

Master Guest Bedroom and Bath Suite

  • Pony wall opens space up to let in more light and show off log trusses
  • Gorgeous views to mountains and lake
  • Double-sided fireplace also heats Living Room
  • Walk-in closet
  • Deep soaking tub overlooks the lake
  • Walk-in shower
  • Double Mexican Talavera basins on tile counters
  • Separate water closet

Guest Bedroom One

  • Vaulted ceiling
  • Widows with views to lake
  • Cushioned window seat with beautiful views

Guest Bedroom Two

  • Vaulted ceiling
  • Windows with views to lake and mountains

Guest Bath

  • Tile counter with sun/moon
    porcelain sink and sun mirror
  • Tub/shower combo
  • Tile floor

Laundry Room

  • Washer dryer
  • Hanging and drying rack
  • Utility sink
  • Pull-down ironing board
  • Central vacuum

Outdoor Buildings

Barn/Workshop

  • 4.250 SF total on two levels
  • Construction of heavy, wide Wisconsin pine that was sawn and dried for 7 years, then shipped to Pagosa and dried for another year on the property
  • Insulated with full cement floors and large asphalt apron in front
  • Water and electricity
  • Two 14’ x 14’ sliding doors on the front accommodate the largest of R.V.’s, a sailboat, boats, tractors, trucks, etc.
  • Drive-through door 10’W x 8’H
  • Side overhead doors each 10’W x 8’H
  • Overhangs on both sides can be used for covered storage of firewood, implements, vehicles, etc.

Workshop

  • Enclosed finished dry wall room with two locking doors; Panasonic phones and intercom with loud ringer bell; 3 large sliding windows
  • A balcony and two cupolas for light –
    one for 360 degree view of the property; cupolas are constructed with Aspen wood interiors

Greenhouse

  • Solar 26’ diameter
  • Raised vegetable beds and all ventilation is controlled by solar thermostat
  • Equipped with water, electricity and propane stove
  • 1,000 gallon water tank for solar heat and 300 gallon propane tank

Wildlife and Recreation

Elk Pointe Estate has an amazing combination of wildlife habitat and privacy in a setting that uniquely represents Colorado outdoor life. Commonly seen are migrating elk, deer, lynx, bobcat, coyote, red tail hawks, eagles, wild turkey, geese and ducks, Albert’s squirrels and songbirds. Occasionally, one may even get a glimpse of a black bear or mountain lion. Equine enthusiasts will find this estate right next to excellent riding terrain, supplemented by HVR indoor and outdoor riding arenas, with breathtaking views from all points of the ranch. Parelli Natural Horsemanship Headquarters is just 10 miles from the ranch. In addition, the opportunities for exploration and recreation are limitless—whether it’s hiking, bird watching, rock climbing, 4-wheeling, boating, kayaking and canoeing, hunting, fishing or just relaxing—this property and the adjacent National Forest have it all. The local area also provides many opportunities for all types of recreation. For downhill skiing, Wolf Creek Ski Area is 30 minutes away, while Durango Mountain Resort is a 1 hour and 40 minute drive. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are also available on the estate and throughout the area. Summertime is also filled with opportunities to kayak/boat on many area lakes and rivers. Williams Lake and Echo Lake are 15 minutes from the property and can be fished for salmon and trout, respectively, year round. You can even catch trout and bass in Hidden Valley Lake! Navajo Lake is 25 miles from the property. Excellent golfing can be found in Pagosa Springs at the Pagosa Springs Golf Club, just 10+ minutes from the estate. In addition, people come from around the world to soak in the Hot Springs along the San Juan River, ride the Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and visit attractions like Mesa Verde National Park, Chaco Canyon, the Four Corners National Monument, Chimney Rock National Park, Treasure Falls, and Sand Dune National Park.

Offered at $6,997,000

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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