Spend the day enjoying your own private Animas Valley beaches with over 3,000 feet of your private river access, and watch the sunset against the mineral rich Animas Valley cliffs on this irreplaceable ~79 acre estate. Located in the “Golden Belt” of Durango this property is secluded on County Road 250 and gated, only 1.5 miles from Durango city limits. The gently sloping terrain has a mix of natural mature Siberian Elms, Box Elder, Pine, Willows,fruit trees (Apple and Cherry) and mature grass accented by planted and meticulously maintained landscaping. The main home is an absolute treasure, and one that must be toured in person to truly appreciate. The focal point of the home is a 1880’s barn that came from the east coast, and was hauled to Durango and re-purposed to give the home rustic charm.Compliment that with the real reclaimed barn wood, ample metal work inside and outside, salon style doors, open floor plan, concrete in-floor radiant heated floors, warm and inviting natural colors, with the home being low maintenance and poised perfectly for maximum solar gain, this is a true masterpiece. The four bedrooms are all nicely sized, have large windows, a warm feel and plenty of storage. The owners suite has a jetted Jacuzzi tub, walk in shower, walk in closet, and on the main level with views of hogs back mountain, the valley, Animas Mountain, and Perins Peak . There is also a large bonus loft that is currently used for a home office and art studio, that could easily accommodate more guests or be converted to suit the new owners. Everyone loves to gather in the kitchen, and the owner took this into account in the design process. The kitchen has a spacious island, with a built in sink and plenty of seating, top of the line appliances, including Viking, and a large window over the farmhouse sink. Designed to be open to the dining room and living room, allows for easy entertainment and will not shut off or exclude any of your guests. There are four outdoor seating areas, an enclosed sunroom, reading nook, lighted walkways, and river rock stone pillars, with Walker Air Force Base light fixtures. There is a nicely redone guest home/caretaker house/potential AIRBNB that has been updated and has hardwood floors, a modern/chic bathroom, viking range, stainless appliances, and a nice farmhouse feel with a warm interior. This estate has plenty of storage! The stable dwelling has seven 12x12 rubber matted box stalls, with a walk in freezer, and attached six car tandem garage. As well as a stable manager barn apartment that is roughly 780 sq ft. There is also a massive walk in freezer that can stay or be removed. There is a three car workshop, an additional 3+ car port, an enclosed arena (currently hay and equipment storage), a full barn with workshop and oversized garage, a round pen, a chicken coop, 26 acres of hay pastures, 16 shares of Class A water from the Animas Valley, gated pipe irrigation system, and a 10 zone sprinkler system. Pre-inspected, proof of funds and/or pre-approval required prior to showing, contact agent for more information and for full video tour. An irreplaceable property with the proximity to town and the craftsmanship throughout, perfect to enjoy whatever your dreams are of living in Durango and Southwest Colorado.