This craftsman-inspired mountain home is the personal residence of the founders of Mantell-Hecathorn Builders, one of the finest custom home builders in the region. Their primary residence was constructed with the exacting standard of quality their company is notorious for, without compromise from foundation to finish. It's little wonder this home was the 2007 First Place People's Choice Award Luxury Category in the Durango Parade of Homes. The two-story exterior of this home features a combination of old-world stone masonry, timber-framing and cedar shingle siding that sets this home apart. Every room offers panoramic views of the La Platas, Twin Buttes, Bodo Mountains or San Juan Mountains. The 5400+ sq. ft. home includes five bedrooms and five baths (two are half baths), a separate recreation room, enclosed breezeway, plus three viewing decks, 2100 sq.ft. of stone patios, and a three car garage, all on 35 beautiful acres in Durango Ridge Ranch approximately nine miles west of Durango off Highway 160. The interior is breathtaking: walking through the custom entry one looks east past the 2nd story bridge to the great room wall of glass and endless mountain views. Vaulted ceilings and expansive gabled windows take advantage of the views in the spacious upstairs bedrooms. Slate and hardwood floors complement the mission style custom cherry cabinetry and stone features in the gourmet kitchen and great room. Bathrooms are also wrapped in the warmth of natural stone and wood finishes. The stair and bridge railings and the finish trim throughout the home are detailed from clear cedar in the craftsman tradition. Forty-four years of building exceptional homes for clients with the highest standards has earned Mantell-Hecathorn Builders a remarkable reputation for personal attention to their clients' visions, one home at a time. Every home they build is built with the care they would give to construct their own home, and this home, as their primary residence, is one of their finest and most fully envisioned custom showplaces.