Hidden amongst the cottonwoods, +/- 27 miles south of Durango Colorado, lies the secluded and serene +/- 17.5 acres of the Animas River Paradise. The centerpiece of this private end of the road oasis is the + - 4000 sq ft, 3b/3b, Santa Fe style home that can truly be described as exquisite. Improvements The custom designed Santa Fe Style home was crafted and built for this exact property location, with the intention of balancing the hundreds of ft of river frontage, ponds, manicured pastures, and the gorgeous stand of cotton woods. With its spacious and tastefully designed open floor plan, this magnificent residence includes a polished and well-crafted office which has inside and outside access for the 42% of American’s now working from home. The large island gourmet kitchen, containing a massive walk-in pantry, definitely compliments the large great room with its welcoming fireplace. It’s almost as if the home has three master bedrooms due to the way each one a has its own wing designed for privacy. Two huge walk-in closets compliment the master suite. A huge 3.5 bay garage attached by a breezeway could house even the largest 3500 long-bed dually! And without a doubt, one of the homes most impressive features is the incredible front and rear veranda’s, which include an outdoor kitchen to entertain while enjoying the southwest’s phenomenal climate with family and friends. The property holds a + -30 x 60 shop/barn equipment shed 60% shop/40 % livestock /equestrian, and concrete equipment wash-down pad. Four-wheel drive Kubota and implements are negotiable. Senior water rights keep 3/4 pastures irrigated. This is perfect for the property as it historically carries several horses. A small cattle herd, llamas, or alpacas could easily be accommodated. Recreation Located in Unit 2a, the property is a wildlife & fishing Mecca. The Pond can be easily stocked, with the Animas River offering world class flyfishing for large German browns & rainbows. There also remains a couple corners of the property that are kept as native woodlots for privacy and wildlife sanctuary, carrying a resident mule deer herd and large flock Merriam’s turkeys. An early visit to your riverside blind will net a limit of Canadian Honkers and mallards. Picnic area, fire-pit and horseshoes will fill your afternoons along the riverside. Region & Climate Located just south of the Colorado line, 21 miles outside of Farmington, this prestigious ranch provides excellent access to world class recreation, several national forests and lakes, and is a mere 40 minutes to Quality Waters of the San Juan River, which is said to be home to some of the best trophy trout fishing in the country today. And amazingly, it’s only minutes to Durango for dining, shopping, and snow-skiing – as well as major hospitals and two regional airports in Durango Co and Farmington. This property is without question a hidden wonder! History With builders quoting $350-400 per ft, and 2-4 years out, it’s almost impossible to find riverfront properties – let alone a turn key, secluded from the world, yet minutes to everything property such as the prestigious Animas Riverfront Paradise. Call or email for more info and your qualified showing, co brokers are welcome.