Ski country isn't wanting for log cabins- nor does it seem their allure is lacking in more urban destinations. Too often, however, log homes are just janky, prefab approximations of the real thing. This 5-bedroom, 6.5 bath beauty in Durango's fancypants Two Dogs community is the real deal, constructed from 200-300 year-old standing dead timbers of Engelmann Spruce from Dixie National Forest, near Bryce Canyon, Utah. Situated on the on the edge of a private, trout-filled lake on 11.04 forested acres and priced at a cool $3,750,00, it's super close to skiing at Durango Mountain Resort, not too far from Wolf Creek, and even closer to downtown Durango. Read on for more reclaimed design details, and a peek at the interior.
While some of the décor in this 7,852-square-foot home leaves much to be desired (we're looking at you, blah guest rooms/baths), we're digging the rough-hewn timber and Utah Bluff natural stone interior flooring and fireplace (it's also used in the foundation), as well as the lofty beamed ceilings, spacious rooms, hand-forged ironwork, and abundant picture windows.
The kitchen dining nook and cozy kid's room are also captivating, conjuring lazy wintry days spent sipping coffee or hot chocolate while curled up with a good read. Après ski, crank up the gas fire pit on the back deck overlooking the lake (no other homes obstruct the view) and enjoy being the, er, master or mistress of your domain.
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