Surrounded by Ponderosa Pines and stunning panoramic views, this beautiful rustic yet sophisticated updated log home and property have all the features for someone who wants country, tranquility and beauty without having to go to the wilderness to find it. Situated on 9.62 acres, there is a brand-new large barn with a second level, (unfinished) a covered loafing shed and fenced pasture. A detached three-car garage, with 365 SF heated 2-room studio or office with plenty of well-designed storage/workshop. Located just 10 minutes from downtown Durango, 7 minutes from Lake Nighthorse, it is close to schools, shopping, doctor’s offices, the Animas River, and all of Durango’s community resources. Imagine raising your children on land where they can play outside all year round; where you could have horses and other animals, but close to schools and after school activities. This house has the perfect layout for a home business, writers or artists. It is also wonderful for children or grandchildren, because its lower floor has three bedrooms, an outside entrance, laundry and full bath. Even though it’s intimately connected to the main level, it’s separate and quiet. This is a home and land to fall in love with! It has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a spacious open plan living area with large floor to ceiling picturesque windows overlooking sweeping views of the Shenandoah Highlands. The recently replaced metal roofs on barn, garage, and home are matching deep burgundy, giving a subdued but lovely feel to the surrounding greens and browns of this country property. As you walk up to well-tended xeric gardens, you step onto a delightful covered porch that invites you to take a seat and immerse yourself in the peaceful beauty of this property with true Colorado feeling. Enter the house, and the hallway guides you to a stunning living area with maple hardwood floors, crafted wooden beams and vaulted ceilings. Sunshine streams through the large south facing picture windows with sprawling views of meadows and nearby mountains. During winter mornings and evenings, a cozy wood stove fireplace easily warms this large open plan living area, which includes the newly updated (new range, refrigerator, microwave and gorgeous granite slab) kitchen with breakfast bar, dining, and family/great room making it the perfect gathering place for friends and family. The passive solar heats the upper levels of this home all winter long so you can opt not to use propane. A Mr Cool wall system A/C (main level and master upper level) keeps the home cool all summer and is also is a heat pump that can heat those areas without using propane. A half bath is also located on this level. To reach the upper level, a wide honey-colored wooden staircase takes you to the private master suite, with high ceilings, wood beams, skylights, new carpet, a double custom vanity, a shower, and his and her closets. Double glass doors open from the master to a small internal faux balcony where you continue to see magnificent views. A large external screened porch (above the main level porch) leads off the master bedroom. In the summer months, you can sit and/or sleep enjoying the fresh air and nature just outside. Hot water baseboard heat, No HOA, Central Water/Lake Durango...also a well and septic system. THERE ARE TWO VIDEOS AVAILABLE TO PREVIEW THIS HOME; VIRTUAL WALK THROUGH AND LIFESTYLE VIDEO INCLUDING DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY.