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976 E 3rd Avenue


976 E 3rd Avenue, Durango, CO 81301


MLS® ID: 802477

  • 7,405.2 Sq.Ft.
  • 2,112 Sq.Ft.
  • 1881 BUILT

Property Details

Located in a highly coveted Historic 3rd Avenue neighborhood on the sunny side of the street, this idyllic 2,112 SF Historic residence is just two blocks east of Main Avenue boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants. Built in 1881, capturing the rich history of Durango and the Rio Grande Railroad, this home is one of the oldest homes in the area that has been lovingly remodeled while keeping the authenticity of its historic allure with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus a charming upstairs office with views of Perins Peak, the old growth 3rd Avenue trees and manicured neighborhood lawns. Recent updates include the back Trex deck, all windows, bathrooms, and the kitchen. Located on an expansive corner lot of 10th and 3rd, the front yard entrance welcomes you through the white picket fence and down the concrete pathway to a covered front porch entry. Perfect for enjoying a morning cup of coffee, an afternoon cocktail, or just visiting with neighbors and friends. The impressive entry has the original grand staircase with wooden dowels and a solid wood banister leading to the upper-level bedrooms. Immediately, you are met with 19th-century charm in the bright, airy hallway with rich hardwood flooring and tall ceilings. The adjacent living area opens up to four large windows, creating abundant natural light and the perfect place to entertain guests in this cozy space. Directly off the living room is the formal dining room with a metal antique decorative fireplace. This stately room includes tall ceilings and an antique Tiffany-style chandelier combining old-world charm with modern-day space for family and friend gatherings. Flow into the efficient, light, and bright remodeled kitchen with stainless steel GE appliances, granite countertops, a deep double basin sink, and tile flooring. A mudroom with tile flooring overlooks the large fenced backyard with access to a Trex deck, concrete patio, gas hookup grill, and walkway to the garage. A conveniently located updated bath with a tiled walk-in glass shower, a bench, and an updated double vanity with quartz countertops is accessible from the mudroom and the main level bedroom. The main-level bedroom is quaint and includes a large window looking North up 3rd Avenue and a ceiling fan for the warmer months, enabling a light breeze. The second story includes a full bath, two bedrooms, and office space. The updated spacious upper-level bath enhances the luxury feel of this home with travertine tile flooring and a tiled tub/shower combo, plus a vanity with a quartz countertop. The first bedroom boasts plenty of storage space with a roomy walk-in closet. Additional built-in shelving in the room creates an opportunity to add unique decor in combination with the historic aesthetic of the home. Two south-facing windows allow sunlight to pour in throughout all four seasons. The second bedroom, located in the South-west corner of the house, includes four large windows and double closets. Take in the views of Perins Peak, and watch the colors of the leaves change on the massive old strand trees of 3rd Avenue. Finally, the cozy office space at the end of the hall with custom shelving for all your business needs finishes the upper level. Adding to the space of this home is a basement with flooring and a GE front load washer and dryer, plus ample storage space for those holiday decorations. A separate door leads to the mechanical room for easy access. The tall, fully fenced private backyard sanctuary includes beautifully manicured grass, established roses, native landscaping, and a raised garden bed with access to the two-car detached garage with automatic doors and storage space for all of the Durango lifestyle gear. This incredible treasure is a rare combination of the modern world living with historic charm and space, privacy, and convenience to living the downtown Durango lifestyle.

Maile King




  • total bedrooms 3
  • Total bathrooms 2
  • full bathrooms 2
  • Flooring Hardwood Partially Carpeted
  • Appliances Convection Oven Dryer Dishwasher Disposal Refrigerator Washer
  • other interior Features Ceiling Fan(s) Separate/Formal Dining Room Main Level Master

Exterior & Building

  • Stories 2
  • Garage Space 2.0
  • water Source Public
  • utilities Electricity Available Natural Gas Available
  • roof Asphalt Metal
  • lot features Corners Marked
  • parking Detached Garage Garage Door Opener
  • Heat Type Natural Gas
  • sewer Public Sewer
  • other exterior Features Deck Sprinkler/Irrigation Landscaping

Financial Details

  • Sales Price $1,207,500
  • Real Estate Tax $2,277/yr

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • Living Area 2,112 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Area 7,405.2 Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® ID 802477
  • Type Residential
  • Year Built 1881
  • View Description Mountain(s) Other
  • Elementary School Park K-5
  • Middle School Escalante 6-8
  • High School Durango 9-12
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