Enjoy the best of what southwest Colorado has to offer in this stately home, nestled on approximately 38.74 acres in a private canyon. This exquisite property is located in Elk Stream Ranch—a tight-knit gated community conveniently located between Durango and Mancos. Designed by renowned architect Dean Brookie and completed in 1999, this home is the one for the discerning buyer seeking that seamless blend of design and function. Mission-style accents abound in this gorgeous arts and crafts-style home, from the concrete archway and rustic corbels you see as you approach the front door to the light fixtures illuminating the extensive custom woodwork and trim in the living room area. The woodwork throughout the home is reclaimed 50-year-old douglas fir, lending its warmth and depth of character to the home. Over the living room is a soaring vaulted and beamed ceiling that also spans the upper loft area, ideal for a library, home office or gathering space. Windows high and low bring in lots of natural light. The primary bedroom suite is on the main floor, complete with two walk-in closets, and a five-piece bath en suite. Completing the main level is the dining room and cheery kitchen done in striking black and white with loads of cabinetry and a central island/breakfast bar. Two additional bedrooms and a full bath complete the upper level. The entire home has radiant in floor heat, including the lower level with the laundry room and a bonus room perfect for crafting,a workout space, etc. Character abounds in this home but it’s not just another pretty face! These original owners ensured efficiency and self-sufficiency with redundant mechanical systems and backups, from an independent solar array to a cistern for copious well water storage . This grand home boasts extensive rock-work on its exterior and landscaping, with an attached 3-car garage. Expansive Trex decking allows living spaces to extend to the great outdoors. An additional detached garage provides more storage for your toys as well as workshop room. When you’re ready for a stroll through town, Mancos is only about 12 minutes away. A thriving art community, Mancos was named one of America’s Best Small Towns in the Smithsonian Magazine and offers a wonderful mix of farm to table restaurants, a world-famous bakery, art galleries and one-of-a-kind small town artisan shops and beautiful parks! Come discover this gem of southwest Colorado for yourself.