189 Sunshine Ln – Ouray, CO
When you see this property, its location, its beyond magnificent views , and the home with its mountain design woodwork and comfort, you should be hearing the soundtrack from The Sound of Music in your head! The home is at the end of a lane in a small subdivision, with views that are unbelievable. The mountains rise up on all sides and the other view from the front deck is the small town of Ouray, also known as The Switzerland of America . The Trex deck is 31 X 10 and wraps around the side of the home to where the door to the laundry room ( complete with dog door and wet sink) is located. The passive solar is significant. Almost every window has a breathtaking view and allows in so much natural light. There is a soapstone woodstove in the open concept living, kitchen and dining areas which heats the house, along with a smaller propane log soapstone tiled stove in the master bedroom. Because of the solar gain, the owners mostly use the wood stove, although there is propane baseboard heat in all rooms, and natural gas availability down in the road. The wood flooring in the home is ash and the kitchen cabinets are pine with easy slide drawers… and a lot of them! The living room, dining area, and kitchen are so welcoming. The living area is 15.7 X 19- lots of room to visit and enjoy those views! Don’t feel sorry for whoever is washing dishes at the farmhouse apron sink- they are seeing those views from a large set back herb window. Dining area- yep, has those great views, too! This level has a large pantry closet, a 3/4 bath, and two bedrooms. One of the bedrooms is non-conforming as it has no closet, but could be used as an office, or add an armoire for bedroom use. A gently rising set of stairs brings you to the master bedroom with its three distinct sections. The center section as you walk in, has an center alcove of three large windows for the bed. On one side is a sitting area with built in book shelves and the walk-in closet. The third section of this room is whatever you would want it to be (another office area or workout area) and has the small soapstone gas stove. The bath is large, has a wonderful slipper tub , double sinks, and a separate toilet room. This bath has entrance to a very large bedroom ( 31 X 10 ) with double closets, The owner has used it for a craft room, but it could be dorm style bedroom or possibly two bedrooms. To enter the home, you drive in the two car garage (with a lot of storage and work areas) and go up to the main level, or the main level can be accessed from the stairs off of the deck. Over the years the owners have added many small planting areas- herbs, lilacs, etc. Additionally , they have a viewing area on the land just below the deck, where they have set up a fire pit, deck chairs and a table to enjoy an adult beverage of choice as they watch the wildlife around them and the fireworks in Ouray on the 4th of July! There is a good size shed on the lot and an RV pad. There is a list available of inclusions, exclusions and helpful info from the sellers. Additionally, all photos were taken on or from the property! This home was built for enjoyment, for vising with family and friends, for board games and reading , for sitting by the fire or on the deck with your furry family members, for taking off to cross country ski locally, hit the slopes at Telluride, or watch the international ice climbing event in Ouray each January. The drive to Ouray is beautiful for those that choose that way to travel to visit you, or there are multiple flights on multiple airlines from Montrose. And if you think I mentioned views a lot… there is a reason! WELCOME HOME TO THE MOUNTAINS!