Durango, Colorado — Green Home For Sale

Luxury craftsman masterpiece just nine miles from downtown Durango. It is quintessential Colorado exemplified, designed toward a degree of perfection in aesthetics, function and efficiency rarely achieved, & leads with its attention to green building


Listing ID: 19731


  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Photovoltaic (PV)

Annual Property Tax $2,189
Annual Utility Cost $2,500
Home Area 3,205 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms
Total Property Area 43560 sq ft
Year Built 2010

Property Description

This four bedroom, 3.5 bath luxury home is a craftsman masterpiece in Falls Creek Ranch, just nine miles from the heart of downtown Durango, Colorado. It feels, however, like a world apart, situated in the midst of the magnificent red cliffs and tall pines hanging above the Animas Valley surrounded by the San Juan National Forest. This home was carefully designed over the course of five years of planning the architecture and innovative engineering of the home. In addition to its stunning elevations and exquisite craftsman detailing, the home leads with its attention to green building efficiencies (see the detail on it's green-built components including geo-thermal heat and solar power in the green remarks section of this listing). The attention to design is evident in every square inch of the home. Each room is crafted to take full advantage of the multitude of extraordinary mountain and pine vistas. It truly feels a part of the plentiful streaming light, tall pines, and red cliffs in its immediate company. In an area with over 300 days of sunny blue skies, the home has the advantage of three generous decks and a private patio, two of which are covered, and a private hot tub oriented perfectly toward the longest and most impressive vista. The use of natural stone, hardwoods, and metal are accoutrements in the interior crafted in astonishing concert with the home's signature aesthetic and mountain modern sensibilities. For detailed features, please see our feature list in associated documents. As you tour the home, pay close attention to craftsman details including art nooks, coffered metal elements, pottery shelves, accent uplighting, and the careful plan to allow light to flow freely in the open floor plan that carefully guards privacy in its well-designed spaces. This home is quintessential Colorado exemplified, designed toward a degree of perfection in aesthetics, function and efficiency rarely achieved.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Custom Designed Energy Efficient Home built by Mark Galbraith with a HERS Rating of 28; GREEN FEATURES INCLUDE: Geothermal Heat Pump; Two heat recovery ventilators (one for kitchen/living/dining areas and one for bedrooms and upper level); Insulating Hunter Douglas window coverings; Solar Panels by Shaw Solar allow LPEA Electric meter to credit power to this account for both energy and cost savings; Blown-in Insulation throughout and Flash and Batt insulated flooring; Hot water circulating pump, conserving water so you don't have to run the hot water more than 2-3 seconds before water is "hot". All of these energy efficiency features factor into the overall total cost savings of the home. Propane consumption is so modest that the 500 gallon propane tank can last an entire year. Average monthly electric bill is $185/ month, however, often this is offset by solar power. See Assoc Docs for details. Click this link to learn about the GeoThermal component: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,20162296-2,00.html


Neighborhood Description

Falls Creek Ranch is a community of 100 one-acre home sites nestled within 940 acres of private land. It is located in a hanging valley above and west of the Animas River valley North of Durango, CO. The residents in the ranch share ownership of an additional 840 acres permanently reserved for open-space, hiking and cross-country skiing trails, equestrian and tennis facilities, a private lake for fishing and swimming, and the red rock cliffs that are a signature accoutrement to the mountains.


Market Area

Durango is the kind of town you daydream about. It’s an authentic Colorado town, with endless opportunities for recreation, a rich history, an exciting future, and countless true stories to tell. Durango is a 21st century Old West town, where people are friendly and real, where they work hard and play hard. With more than 16,000 residents, Durango is the largest town in southwest Colorado. It’s also certainly one of the happiest.


School District

Needham Elementary, Miller Middle School, Durango High School


Community

Locals are fond of saying that those who choose to live in Durango do so not for fame and fortune, but for the superb quality of life. Durango is known for endless outdoor recreation, as well as world-class attractions like the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park, and historic Downtown Durango Downtown Durango.


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story


Location of Home or Land

Rural


Elevation of Home

Mountain


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area No
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Geothermal
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Heat Exchanger
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum No

Home Energy Ratings

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) 28
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) Rating: -
Type:

Energy & Water

Energy System Photovoltaic (PV)
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Carpet
Tile
Wood - Laminated
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 3
Garage Area 0 sqft