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MLS #684733
Price: $1,900,000
City: Bayfield
Type: Stick Built
Relax and listen to the Pine River as it approaches and makes a gentle turn just before entering this spectacular property. You don’t just notice the sound of the river….it is the only sound you hear. When you walk into this home over the hand-chiseled large-stone steps, you will probably agree with us that this site of the river set against the backdrop of the red barn of your neighbor across the river with the freshly mowed hay field and the pine covered mountains is, by far, one of the most beautiful sites anywhere along the Pine River. You won’t want to leave, and your guests will be overwhelmed with the beauty and the experience of this 22 acre park-like setting. From nearly every room in the home you can see and hear the river in all its beauty. It is with that backdrop, that the owners named this ranch SONIDOS DEL RIO… which means Sounds of the River in Spanish. Perched on a crest 75 feet above the Pine River, the owners have crafted a truly special high end, 1356 square foot “cabin” that makes a perfect home now but could be the ideal guest house if you wanted to build something larger. Very solidly crafted, this pine log home has numerous custom details including hand-hewed and dovetailed logs from North Carolina plus cabinetry made by craftsmen of Santa Fe using reclaimed wood well over 100 years old. The detail work in the kitchen-drawer fronts is reminiscent of a time long ago with the “hammered” look but modern silent closing drawers. The detail in the woodwork throughout the home is very olde world with all of the interior doors being handmade from two inch thick reclaimed timber, as well. The vaulted ceiling in the living room and dining areas is 24 feet at the peak and the Regency woodstove or the forced air furnace along with the double insulated roof and urethane insulated and heated basement (storage area) will allow you to be kept warm in the winter months. The resawn, hand-sanded Walnut hardwood floors are tongue and grooved and their rich dark color adds to the overall warmth of the home. I’m not sure you can get people to fight for the privilege to wash the dinner dishes, but whoever pulls KP will have that spectacular view down the river while standing at the kitchen sink. Looking to light a few romantic candles? Then take a soak in the main floor Jacuzzi bathtub…. watch the river, get lost in the sounds of the waters below, and the workday stresses disappear. The multilevel deck and patio on the back of the home overlooks the entire scene below as you feel the river as if at your feet. Dinner on the deck is the highlight of the day as everyone fights for seats that face the river. You will feel privileged to spot bald eagles that perch in the trees as you are reminded of the old Indian saying “Where the Eagles are, means good fishing below.” Fishing on the Pine River is excellent and you have a reciprocal fishing easement with the neighbor to the south providing approximately 1200 feet on the west side of the river. There is an additional 350 feet or so on the east side of the river that is exclusive to this property. The river is easily reached by a new set of stairs going down the bluff leading to your own private fishing spot. Besides the bald and golden eagles, you will see plenty of wildlife including wild turkey, deer, fox, and occasionally elk and bear. For those wanting something larger than the 1356 square foot cabin, the area just to the south or north offers equally spectacular views and an easy to build on site. The owner, who is a retired builder, has completed plans for a 4000+ square foot home and those plans would be included in the sale of the property. The 36 x 24 New England style barn contains 3 stalls, a heated tack room and a 12 x 24 hay loft. The stalls are concrete floors with rubber mats. At just under 22 acres, there is plenty of area to ride your horses on the property.
Listing Office: THE WELLS GROUP

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The Wells Group Real Estate Brokerage of Durango Colorado
Rick Lorenz, CRS, ABR, CLHMS
Office: 970-375-7007
901 Main Ave. Durango, CO 81301

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