It's all about the lifestyle If you love the mountains and the privacy that comes with 35+ wooded acres, then this is the place for you! It is located in the beautiful South San Juan Mountains in an 8600 acre private ranch community just 20 miles south of town. This beautiful custom designed ranch style home is low maintenance and offers 3 bedrooms plus an additional 400 square foot heated bonus room. The home has a lovely open floor plan and big vaulted ceilings. The large windows and 3 dormers provide lots of light and views. A beautiful covered front porch and a two level back deck with awning offers every convenience for living and entertaining. A large master suite has a custom walk in closet with built in shelves and drawers, a soaking tub, a stall shower, and two sinks, as well as a cozy separate sitting area. The large great room has a 15 foot tall cathedral ceiling and includes a 'U' shaped kitchen with peninsula breakfast seating, a comfortable dining area, and a living room, all with hardwood floors. The living room includes a built in surround sound system. The kitchen is spacious but efficient and includes all appliances and two pantries, one in the kitchen and a larger extra pantry just steps away. The laundry room functions as a mudroom and has plenty of storage cabinets and shelves. The great room has a stone covered wood burning fireplace, and a sliding door wall to the back deck. A guest bedroom and full bath is situated off the great room. The third bedroom, currently being used as an office, completes the floor plan you decide how you want to use this space. The 35+ acre property includes a perimeter trail, spectacular views of Archuleta Mesa and amazing sunsets. Special features making this home require minimal maintenance include Hardiplank siding and soffits, metal roof and fascia, vinyl deck rails, and Trex decking. The home is energy efficient with R38 wall & floor insulation. A 1650 gallon emergency cistern is located in the walk out crawl space. A generator ready electrical panel is included in the garage. Central heating is by propane forced air with a 350-gallon tank. A central vacuum system and water softener are also included. Storage is abundant & includes an 1800 square foot walk out crawl space, storage/bonus room over the garage, and attic storage with pull down steps. A 12x16 custom shed house the toys, color matches the house, and has a covered wood bin and solar lighting. The garage is extra deep and considered 2 1/2-car and has built in shelving, a second refrigerator and a chest freezer. An alarm system is installed. The engineered septic system was pumped in 2016. Don't miss out on this lovely property located in the prestigious Alpine Lakes Ranch community where all parcels are 35 acres or more. The POA does a great job maintaining the private roads and operates under reasonable covenants. The Water Company maintains the state approved and monitored community central water system. The POA leases the ranch for cattle grazing so participating owners enjoy the tax advantage of Agricultural status. Ownership includes private accesses to the national forest for hiking and horseback riding and access to a private lake for fishing.
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