There are rare times when striking architecture and design combine with the perfect location and views; this is one of the times at 1785 Lake Purgatory Drive, an exquisite custom-designed home by Asher Custom Homes. Perched on a cliff 200 feet above a canyon overlooking Little Cascade Creek, with unobstructed views of Electra Lake, towering mountains, and the Animas Valley, this home has an abundance of natural beauty exudes from every corner. Drawing from the region's historical mining structures, the rusted steel, timber, traditional steel connectors, exposed beams combined with granite countertops, custom cabinetry, and an open floor plan create a mining-inspired home that perfectly fits today's modern style. The home offers 5,363 sq. ft. of living space and includes four bedrooms, four full and two half baths, an office, and a media room. The great room's large stacked stone fireplace invites you to get comfortable and relax with plenty of space for family and friends. Modern comforts bring warmth, while the rustic wood interior accents, hardwood floors, and a vintage chandelier above the dining table reflect the old Wild West. The gourmet kitchen with modernized appliances is open to the dining and living area with a large granite countertop island, including a bar sink adding additional prep space and seating for guests. The slate tiled flooring with hardwood inlays and dark custom cabinetry add to the room's allure and functionality. Extending the living space outdoors is an expansive covered deck that is arguably the best room in the house, with a fire pit and heated sitting areas to capture the sights and sounds of the surrounding natural environment and a gas grill for summer celebrations. The view is mesmerizing! Unwind and star gaze off the balcony of the primary luxury suite or curl up, listening to a crackling fire as the snow falls outside. The spa-like bathroom offers a space to rejuvenate after skiing or hiking in the mountains with a soaking tub, steam shower, custom cabinetry, vanity, and a vast walk-in closet. The downstairs living area provides space for all guests with three additional guest suites, including a bunk room for kids, a media room, an office, and a separate covered deck with a hot tub taking advantage of the mountain and lake views. Other features include forced air heating and air conditioning, central humidification, a surround sound system, automatic blinds, a state-of-the-art lighting and security system, and an oversized 2-car heated garage. Enjoy fishing, kayaking, or paddleboarding in the community lake and incredible hiking and mountain biking in the national forest. A few minutes from Purgatory Resort and 30 minutes to downtown Durango, this home is a great place for lots of fun and making unforgettable memories with family and friends, or simply a place to recharge surrounded by natural beauty and all nature has to offer.