Mantell-Hecathorn Builders Inc. are masters at turning dream-home visions into a reality — real homes that embody the elegance of the dream, as well as the details and practicalities of real life. The award-winning builders at Mantell-Hecathorn have had 38 years of experience exceeding the expectations of their discerning clientele while also standing steadfastly committed to their guiding principle: personal attention to detail, one home at a time.
At 190 Engineer Drive, the luxury fourbedroom, 3.5-bath home was lovingly constructed by the owners of M-H Builders and was just completed in 2013. Located at Durango Mountain Resort, 25 miles north of Durango, the 3,320-square-foot home enjoys a premier site in the Engineer Village neighborhood, Purgatory’s first single-family home development.
Directly across from the ski-area entrance, Engineer Village at Purgatory features 85 homesites bordering national forest and complete with paved roads, underground utilities, tennis courts, playground equipment and hiking trails. Custom signage, design controls and dark-sky ordinances set the area’s highest standards.
Homes in the Engineer Village neighborhood enjoy on-demand shuttle service to the slopes year-round, as well as all of Purgatory’s amenities. Included are the private restaurant, lounge, game room, outdoor heated swimming pool and facilities of the Durango Mountain Club.
A showpiece of innovative design and craftsmanship that takes full advantage of its setting, 190 Engineer Drive is a mountainmodern structure made in an architectural collaboration between the builders and Eccher Design and Planning LLC. Features include low-maintenance landscaping outdoors, as well as a two-car garage with added workspace and built-in storage. Oversize windows encompass the views and are triplepane Kolbe Energy Star for greater comfort and warmth.
Inside, the home opens to a great room, comfortable dining area, large open kitchen and a spacious master suite on the main floor. Custom finishes include hickory floors, alder custom cabinets and doors, and granite and Silestone counter - tops. The home is framed and engineered for adding an optional two-story elevator.
An homage to exceptional energy effi - ciency, the home is built to perform to the demands of its location at 8,900 feet in elevation, with 300 inches of snowfall annually and bracingly cool winter tem - peratures. The residence has a HERS rating of 44, given by a third-party verifier, which means it is 56 percent more energy effi - cient than a new code-built home. With airtight construction, higher insulation val - ues and structurally insulated panel walls, real-dollar utility savings are projected at $3,300 a year on energy expenditures. Energy-Star certified, with EPA Indoor Air Quality Standards also certified, the home boasts comfortable in-floor heat with a high-efficiency boiler.
Experts in the field of high-performance home building, Greg and Hunter MantellHecathorn are the first two of only three Master Certified Green Professionals in the state of Colorado.
With design and performance charac - teristics that ensure a legacy of quality for generations to come, this property at 190 Engineer Drive is a rare opportunity to buy a home by this exceptional builder and is offered for sale at $1,160,000.
Chris Bettin, Durango Mountain Realty, is the listing broker, with his website at www.durangomountainrealty.com. Also, www.m-hbuilders.com.