Newer Golden Eagle 2-story log home (built in 2008) with a home theater on an 8.29 acre lot that borders the Rio Grande National Forest on its north side. This property has nice landscape work and an unusual Artesian well (a natural fountain in normal rainfall years) of great-tasting naturally cool water, a stream that flows during spring snow melt and a large hill on the lot that rises about 85 feet from the home's elevation at 8210 feet. The privately gated River Island Ranch development the property is in has a large clubhouse and two extra cabins on the Island in the Rio Grande River exclusively for owners and their (extra) guests use. This RIR island and area also provides 3 miles of Gold Metal rated (by U.S. Fish & Game) trout fishing river access - to the longest stretch of this rating in Colorado, where less than 2% of the rivers and streams are rated at this coveted level. The property has low property taxes since most of its land is zoned agricultural due to the ranch horses that are permitted to occasionally take a stroll around there. The 5.0% loan (as of 1/1/19) on the property is assumable with a 19% down payment (remaining is the assumed loan principal). The home is nicely appointed, has modern rustic furniture and a nice home theater. The open kitchen is great for entertaining and features stainless steel appliances, a pop-up downdraft range hood and granite bar/countertops with 4 bar stools. The dining room set can seat 6 people. For more photos see the virtual tour link above.

631 Expedition Drive, SF CO Upsides and Improvements over similar local properties
1. Larger 8.29 ac lot - ~3 ac larger than the average local RIR lots plus it has a unique creek and it borders State land and the Rio Grande National Forest just beyond the small strip of State land for direct access to those areas and its wildlife which often visit the property.
2. It has an Artesian well (a natural spring) in normal rainfall years, plus it always has had great water quality from the same drilled well.
3. All 3 sides of its crawl space - all walls, floor and the bottom-side of the entire 1st floor has been high R-value spray foam insulated for low heating cost during the winter.
4. It has 3 lighting improvements of a custom dining room chandelier, overhead bar, kitchen sink and work area spot lights. Nearly all lighting is high efficiency LED or compact fluorescent.
5. The WIFI thermostat and wireless and battery backed-up alarm systems can both be operated remotely by smart phone Apps plus more detail and functions at its alarm website.
6. The Great room is wired for 5.1 Home Theater surround sound and satellite video.
7.. It has 3 appliance upgrades of a new dishwasher, a pop-up downdraft vent for the island cooktop and a propane-fueled BBQ with searing capability.
8.. It is modern rustic furnished and interior decorated, including colorful and peaceful-setting Colorado paintings and a comfortable leather sectional with 2 relaxing reclining sections.
9.. Exterior landscape has been graded, contoured for good spring melt drainage and artistically appointed with red boulders, accent pieces and reddish gravel rock around the entire house.
10. The house's Great room with 3 sliding window doors and upper windows face east for quicker morning warm up and shading from the afternoon sun which could otherwise make it too warm.
11. The main south-facing roof is perfect for a solar power baseline and further possible off-the-grid upgrades.
12. The property's lot includes a substantial hill in the back east side of it that is great for a brisk hike, winter fun activities, views of the valley, mountains, house, river island and local areas.
13. State Farm Insurance has determined the replacement value of just the house on the property is $490,300 in 2018, so along with its larger-sized lot, house and lot improvements (landscaping, well and utilities) it would cost considerably more to be developed and built today.
14. Last but not least, don't be fooled by an old lower priced comp out there that says nothing about its environmental hazards that could be life threatening. Please contact owner for specifics.

Interior Features

  • Stories: 2
  • Square Feet: 2,133
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Additional Rooms: 20
    • MasterBath
    • DiningRoom
    • FamilyRoom
    • Office
    • LaundryRoom
    • Pantry
    • WalkInCloset
    • RecreationRoom
    • Master Bedroom: 12 x 14
    • Bedroom 2: 15 x 10
    • Bedroom 2: 10 x 15
    • Loft: 14 x 14
    • Kitchen: 14 x 16
    • Dining Room: 10 x 16
    • Great Room: 17 x 16
    • Laundry Room: 7 x 7
    • Garage: 24 x 24
    • Deck: 36 x 8
    • Covered Porch: 8 x 14
    • Balconies (2): 4 x 8
  • Floor Coverings
    • Carpet
    • Tile
    • Hardwood
  • Appliances
    • Dishwasher
    • GarbageDisposal
    • Refrigerator
    • Microwave
    • Dryer
    • RangeOven
    • Washer
  • Heating & Cooling
    • Central Heating
  • Interior Keywords:
    • Fireplace
    • Security System
    • Furnished

Exterior Features

  • Built in: 2008
  • Structure Type: Other
  • Lot Size: 8.29 Acres
  • Parking: 2 Spaces
    • Attached Garage
  • View Types:
    • Mountain
  • Exterior Keywords:
    • Porch
    • Deck
    • Patio
  • Transaction Types:
    • For Rent/Lease
    • Trade
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