Red Earth Ranch Calling all outdoor enthusiasts & horse lovers. Imagine starting your day by sitting on your wrap around deck, sipping coffee and drinking in the breathtaking views of Lake De Weese, The Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range and your own boulder outcroppings. This super energy efficient 3 bdrm, plus loft, 2 bath Dome Home sits on 35+ acres, nestled amongst the rock outcroppings and tall ponderosa pines. This custom like-new home has been lovingly restored and updated with attention to detail from the studs out. With Amish craftsmanship, the owners have created a one of a kind must see. In the Kitchen are custom cabinetry and custom handcrafted butcher block counter tops conforming to the unique dome shape. All appliances convey. The bathrooms custom paint, hand hammered copper panels, bead board, new cabinetry, new water saving toilets, Jacuzzi tub, copper sink, sandstone composite sink, new hardware & fixtures, new porcelain tile floors that give a hardwood look. The French doors open into the great room, as light plays off the domes pentagonal structure creating a bright welcoming space. The light permeates through geometric shaped windows, allowing plenty of Colorado sunshine into the home. Bask in the sunshine reflecting off the shiny new rich honey colored knotty pine, hardwood floors. The great room gives space to create an open floor plan, and at the same time a warm cozy feel with the natural slate hearth and back walls nesting a Scandia wood stove with premium DBL pipes, built in window boxes and a drying rack for those mittens. In a dome home space is a premium. Several custom space saving ideas have been incorporated into the full renovation project, such as window wells, built-ins, and an energy efficient kitchen. The bright country kitchen boasts a new custom cut butcher block counter top beautifully fitted to the unique dome shape. An old fashioned German trunk style cabinet wall, gives ample drawer & shelf storage, and still room for large size appliances. There is even room for a personalized work space, as shown by the family heirloom farm table, creating extra work space and an eat-in kitchen. The dining area is flanked with beautiful custom wainscoting and trim, accenting the unique wall structure of the dome, a new overhead draping chandelier, new track lighting, and fixtures, sink, and faucets all new… creating a wonderful, enjoyable, & functional kitchen space. New from the studs out! The home boasts pride and workmanship from both the artist owners 25% and Amish 75% craftsmen. Each room has been lovingly created and brought to life with custom accents. Such as specialty texture paint, a hand hammered copper face to the Jacuzzi spa tub, and copper sink nested into a custom granite slab, new faucets, fixtures, toilet, porcelain tile, hardwood slab look floors. New rich honey colored knotty pine hardwood floors, and painstakingly custom cut hardwood trim, accents beautiful new custom pentagonal cut drywall and paint all creating custom craftsmanship and reflecting a cozy cabin feel, yet with lots of generous light from large windows allowing breathtaking views of mountains, lakes, rock outcroppings, tall Ponderosa pines, pinons, deer filled meadows. The property is a haven for doe deer during fawning season and a large mixed population utilizes the property tree line for cover as they water at the lake and bed along the hillside under the craggy outcroppings using the property heavily for transitory movement. A plethora of small critters survey the outskirts, creating great fun for identifying tracks and knowing what migrated thru the night before. The Moose tracks on the property were definitely a new one! Close enough to view the Lake - far enough to revel in your own private retreat. The interior of this custom home is welcoming and cozy with a wood stove setup on both the main level, and basement level. Basement level is piped in and ready for your choice of wood stove. Main level has an existing Scandia wood stove installed and capable of efficiently warming the entire home. For added ease, electric baseboards are located throughout. Note that passive solar is huge in this home. The original owners smartly utilized the building site for maximum Southern exposure, while simultaneously the home is nestled up to the mountain of outcroppings, creating a very energy efficient home. The Dome extension is a 16x16 master bedroom with a huge double walk thru closet. The 6x6 extension entrance can be utilized space for the bedroom or part of the main dome area. The master has high ceilings, new French doors with interior shades inside the glass, an added crawl space above for extra storage. Beautiful views from both sides of the room. You will find ample storage tuck in every available area in this home. The smaller of the 2 downstairs bedrooms catches the beautiful morning light for painting, and has been lovingly claimed as a studio space by the artist/owner. Also downstairs is the uniquely shaped utility room and a laundry area. Ceiling fans in all the bedrooms and interior of the dome. Stay comfortable with cool rocky mountain breezes in the summer and cozy warm in the winter with 2 wood stove areas, one on each level, and also electric baseboard heat throughout the home, and don't forget the awesome passive solar windows. The larger bedroom has new French doors with interior blinds inside the glass. A moss rock back-wall and installed pipe ready for your choice in wood stove. Electric baseboard heating throughout downstairs. To accent the beauty of this ample sized bedroom and walk in closet, the special paint and trim accentuate the uniqueness of this beautiful dome home. A beautiful custom continuous spiral staircase connects the downstairs to the upper main level and again from the main level up into the loft. Easy access less than 10 miles to town on county maintained roads- winter accessible, secluded and peaceful. Enjoy the magnificent vistas from the very top of the property climb up to Red Earth Hill. This unique property located at 7500 feet sits on the edge of the remaining rock outcroppings just before descending to the Wet Mountain Valley floor. From the Red Earth Hill you can see history unfold. The owners were told and shown by elders that Nomadic Tribes of Native American Hunting parties frequented the area. As evidenced by artifacts and bent Spirit Trees leaning prostrate along or near the ground as hunting sites. More recent history shows the Valley floor dotted with holes and tailings in a linear fashion marching across the valley floor as evidence of the mining days booming in this area. This property boasts a 152’x64’ low maintenance white panel corral, an easy circle turn around leading to fenced pasture, a loafing shed with tack room and hay room and plenty of room to ride on and off the property. Stewardship of the land has been a priority, as the owners have worked with the Custer County Conservation District Advisors, towards healthy land and fire mitigation. As a horse property the coral and loafing shed both sit at the meadow/pasture bottom of the property. Water taps at the loafing shed and in the pasture. Loafing shed has 2 separate rooms attached for feed storage, and the other for tack. A fun home to enjoy early and late day fishing, horseback and hiking during the day, bonfires & s’mores at night, plenty of room for family & friends for overnight. This clean and cozy home may be used as a full or part time residence or a great fishing & hunting base camp.