Beautifully renovated Colonial Revival style home built in 1886 on Historic E 3rd Avenue, south facing exposure brightens this home located on a desirable corner. Known as the Pearson House after the land was donated in honor of Una C. Pearson, the first baby born in Durango in 1881, this property has been lovingly and authentically renovated to reflect the needs of today’s modern lifestyle.
The main house is 2,386 SF, 3BR/2.5BA. Beautiful Wisteria wraps around columned, covered entry porch. Enter to grand foyer with built-in under stair cabinetry and high ceilings. Columns frame entry to large and bright living room with huge bay window with original diamond style mullions in upper sash. French glass doors open to spacious dining room with additional bay window, built in cabinetry and coffered ceilings. The bright living room with bay window features French glass doors open to the study/Den The Study features gas fireplace with blower for heating efficiency.
Updated kitchen includes (2010 new appliances) Viking Stove (dual fuel), Bosch dishwasher, copper countertops, butler’s pantry and powder bathroom. Back entrance leads to enclosed porch with shelving and plumbed for gas. Main level flooring is old growth Douglas Fir and Maple. Kitchen is checkerboard style Armstrong commercial linoleum tile.
Lighting, door knobs and hardware by Restoration Hardware reflect the authentic style of the home. Wrap around staircase to upper level features original oak banister with lit newel posts and carpeting flooring. Master bedroom is bright, with updated windows and lovely built-in cabinetry and 2010 new sink and counters. Enormous master bath boasts his and hers closets, clawfoot tub, large shower, dual vanity with antique vessel sinks and custom marble countertop and travertine tile flooring. 2 additional bedrooms both have ample closet space, one includes a bay window and are off the large upper foyer area with great storage, including a closet which is plumbed and vented for stackable washer/dryer. 2nd full bathroom completely updated with nod to historic style. Upstairs foyer and bedrooms fully carpeted.
Forced air heat and central A/C. Detached building/Garage is 968 SF. 2 Car garage is currently used as ½ garage and ½ living space, with lower level as a non-conforming bedroom (previously improved as a media/theater room), full bathroom and utility room with washer/dryer. This building features in-floor hydronic radiant heat, recirculating air system and built-in speakers throughout. Exterior has been painted with historically accurate 5 color paint scheme including gold leaf detailing. Southern side has been replaced with Hardy board for ease of maintenance.
Professionally landscaped yard and back patio with outdoor speakers is plumbed for gas grill, 10 zone automatic sprinkler system will keep your gardens in full bloom. Wrought iron fencing surrounds property. 2010 new interior paint & 2017 all exterior new paint. 2 garage and 2 off street parking spaces. This location is EN-1 and allows for occupational business with approval from City. Utilities: LPEA Avg $128 ($176/$92), Atmos Avg $66 ($125/$21).