4900 Durante Road, Fort. Garland

Listing Status: Active


This home is an absolute gem! It is situated on a hilltop with breathtaking 360-degree mountain views from each of the many windows. Mount Blanca towers nearby in all her magnificence. This one-bedroom, one-bath hacienda-style home has an open floor plan, making it feel bigger than the square footage would imply. Sit by the wood-burning stove on a winter day, the snow-covered mountains surrounding you, and you will feel as though you are in the Alps. Current owner has already invested nearly $200,000 in improvements, inside and out, which now will benefit a future owner. A brand-new well has been drilled to feed a 2,000-gallon cistern, and a whole-house water filtration system is being installed. A brand-new 9,000-watt generator powers the well and supplements a robust 16-panel solar array.

A brand-new 10 x 12 ft. shed has been insulated to house the batteries and inverter for easy access. A large propane tank powers the water heater and a wall heater in the house. On the inside, this lovely mountain home has been extensively renovated. The entire house has been freshly painted; the cabinets refinished; and new Southwestern-style sideboards added for extra storage and counter space. The bathroom has been completely remodeled, with a custom shower featuring stone tiles, an authentic Southwestern-style vanity with a hammered copper sink, and a unique mirror fashioned by a Turkish artisan. A brand-new, high-quality stackable washer and dryer set makes doing laundry a joy.
Roughly five of the ten acres are enclosed with a mixture of brand-new, ten-foot-high field fencing and treated six-foot picket fencing with cedar-posts, and a 30 x 40 ft. Quonset hut has been transformed into a spacious greenhouse.This off-grid home allows you to fully embrace the self-sufficient, off-grid lifestyle, while affording the comforts and luxury of a modern home, complete with Southwestern touches and mountain views that will take your breath away.

If you wish to explore the surrounding area, an easy forty-minute drive west will take you to Great Sand Dunes National Park, home of the tallest sand dunes in North America. An hour and a half south you can visit Taos Pueblo, one of the longest continuously inhabited structures in North America. Continuing south, you will come to Santa Fe, where you can browse in the art galleries on Canyon Rd. and admire the Southwestern and native crafts sold on the Plaza. And if skiing is your passion, you are within four hours of a weekend on the slopes at Vail, Aspen, the Taos Ski Valley, and many other world-class ski areas.And no matter where your adventures take you, your mountaintop retreat will be there when you return, offering peace, tranquility, and beauty.

Listing Details

Price: $325,000
Acreage: 10.14
State: Colorado
County: Costilla
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

Listing Agent:

Shanna Armijo Broker Associate