Southwest Contemporary Home on the Animas River


Type: Residential


Acres: 8.494

Beds: 3

Sqft: 3697

Baths: 5

Located just South of the Durango City Limits on the Animas River sits this Southwest Contemporary home and guest home on a one of a kind piece of property at the end of the road. Not everyone who loves this property likes to fish but every fisherman loves this property! Consisting of 8.494 Acres of Cottonwoods and high mountain desert landscaping to complement the southwest style. The owner retained a deeded fishing easement on almost a mile of fantastic fishing water from a previous sale that will transfer with the property in perpetuity. The main home is approximately 2745 sq ft of livable space per the assessor, and 4000 sq ft under roof including covered porches, screened in porch and an over-sized 3 car garage. The living dining and kitchen create a very open floor plan with large beautiful south facing windows that look out to the Cottonwoods, meadow and the river. The contemporary cabinetry, stainless appliances, and massive granite counter top island in the kitchen will keep the party where it always ends up anyway. IN THE KITCHEN. With 8 ft doors throughout, 10 ft ceilings, and 14 foot Douglas Fir ceilings in the living dining area with floating Douglas Fir beams that back light the ceiling, the home seems larger than it is. The large master bedroom also has large windows with views, a screened in porch, steam shower, double vanity, private water closet, and a large walk in closet.The guest master enjoys views of the river with 9 ft sliding glass doors on to the party porch overlooking the river. The guest bath has a huge soaking Jacuzzi tub and nice sized closet. The entire floor in the home is polished concrete with local aggregate to match the bottom of the Animas River with electric hot water in floor heat to create an easy conversion to solar on this very solar capable property. The very cute and recently remodeled Guest house/caretakers quarters is approximately 952 sq. ft. (assessor) and has 1 bedroom and one 3/4 bath and a half bath upstairs in the bedroom/office and is heated by propane forced air. This home has all new Anderson Windows and sliding glass door on to an upstairs patio. The best thing about this property besides the proximity to Durango and the river is the neighborhood. There are only 15 lots in the subdivision and the HOA is very laid back and governed by neighbor communication. There are several very high end homes along the rim overlooking the river and the Bald Eagles in the Winter. An HOA meeting consists of a social event where owners get together and decide how much money needs to be put in the kitty for the year. This is mostly for snowplowing. The roads are maintained annually by the gas company in exchange for access to their gas well so expenses are very reasonable. Deer Island Preserve was developed and approved with the wildlife in mind. It is not uncommon to see all species of wildlife associated with SW Colorado and the birds are amazing.

Additional Information

Taxes:  4050.08
Views:  Mountain, River
Irrigation Water:  1/3
Waterfront:  Yes
Water Rights:  

Location Data

Address:  1084 Jack Rabbit Trail
Area:  Durango Rural
County:  La Plata
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