Located in the unique Horse Gulch area located just 10 miles from downtown Durango via car or 3 miles from downtown on foot or mountain bike. This impeccably built custom estate is perched upon an 18.95 acre tract in Durango, with proximity to hundreds of acres famous hiking and biking trails in the Horse Gulch Trail system. Unbelievable 360 degree views of the La Plata Mountains as well as Lake Nighthorse. The meticulously crafted 4900 sf home offers 5 large bedrooms (or 4 with main level office) with 3.5 bathrooms and attached 2 car garage. The main level of the home has an open floor plan with great room dining space, large gourmet kitchen with eat in kitchen dining nook, master suite, and office/sunroom as well as decks on all four sides. UPSTAIRS: loft area, 2nd and 3rd bedrooms and guest bath and more decks. LOWER LEVEL - large rec room with wet bar and 4th bedroom, full bath, loads of storage and a fireproof "safe room" to lock up your valuables. The lower level could make a nice mother in law quarters with it's own exterior entrance. A thoughtful feature of this home is the existence of the structural shaft for a future elevator to be installed if new homeowner desires. Energy conscious property has a 9.5 kilowatt solar system, providing enough electric power to eliminate most if not all of the electric bills for this residence. Air conditioning makes it comfortable in the summer. Many low maintenance features include a fully landscaped garden with native plants, stucco exterior, three gravel parking spaces, a good producing well with RO water filtration system, water spigots throughout the property, fire pit, horseshoe pit, decking and patios on all four sides to take in the incredible views. Located on a county maintained road with no HOA so a second home owner could use it as an excellent vacation rental to offset carrying costs.