Ute Junction Ranch, a 200-acre luxury ranch in Durango, Colorado, spanning across the base of the majestic La Plata Mountain range, will be sold at auction without reserve by Platinum Luxury Auctions on Friday, May 6. Previously listed for $20 million, the elegant estate features over 20,400 square feet of interior living space and offers rare amenities in the region like paved access, a range of terrains from forest to field, and a border abutting 1,500 acres of Ute Mountain Tribe lands.
The luxurious ranch welcomes residents and their guests with elegant stone terraces and paved drives that are fitted with snowmelt systems. Water features, multiple ponds, hardscaping and lush meadows with tall Pine and Scrub Oak trees complement the natural environment. Dramatic vistas of La Plata Mountain range can be admired from nearly every vantage point on this incredible property. In addition to views, the estate’s open acreage allows wild duck, elk and deer to freely roam, offering owners the ultimate space for peace and serenity.
Designed by Phillip Liederbach of Chicago’s famed Liederbach & Graham Architects, the luxury Colorado ranch’s main house spans over 16,000 SF and features a cobbled courtyard recycled from Chicago city streets, and the creamy façade.
Built for entertaining, the home is equipped with a gourmet kitchen, temperature-controlled wine room, multiple sitting areas, six fireplaces and an elevator. There are 7 bedrooms, 7 full and 1 half baths inside the main house. For long-term guests or live-in staff, there are two separate residences, each with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and attached 2-car garages.
Additional structures include 2 heated barns/shops with ample storage for cars and equipment plus a horse barn with fenced pasture. The ranche is fenced and cross-fenced, making it suitable for horses, cattle, goats, and other livestock. Water rights include 3 permitted wells, two water taps secured from the future Animas La Plata Water Project, two lined ponds, and rights to the Brown Brothers Ditch and Pine Ridge Ditch, which are used to irrigate the Property’s fields.
Ute Junction Ranch is only ten minutes drive from historic downtown Durango and a few minutes from Hesperus ski area. Located less than an hour away from the ranch, Purgatory Ski Resort offers sports enthusiasts a year-round slice of heaven in the middle of the San Juan Mountains.
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