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Paonia, CO

About this dome

  • Size: 3106 sq ft
  • Lot size: 2.09 acres
  • Property contacts
    • Bernadette Stech, realtor
      970-785-7639

Sale details

12999 Minerich Rd, Paonia, CO 81428

A unique country live-work property! Located just three miles from downtown Paonia, tucked away from a country road and set against many mature trees, this small-acreage property has many live-work and investment opportunities. The main home is a spacious, tastefully remodeled stone-clad geodesic dome house, two stories plus a loft. A 6 kW solar array keeps the home electricity-neutral. The second, main-floor open floor plan extends from bamboo floors to high cathedral ceilings. The roomy kitchen has locally made custom Brazilian mahogany cabinets, granite tile counter tops, newer appliances, long breakfast bar, and great views of Mt Lamborn. Tongue and groove beetle kill wood paneling in the large living room, a newer Jotul wood stove, and charming bay windows make for a cozy modern country living. A large separate dining room with more custom Brazilian mahogany cabinets extends off the kitchen, which leads to two large bedrooms and a remodeled travertine bathroom. On the top floor is a semi-enclosed loft with updated bathroom, which can be used as bedroom or bonus room. Cozy beetle kill wood paneling wainscoting trims out the ground floor, which includes a large master bedroom and updated bathroom with jacuzzi tub, as wells as a large laundry and utility room. The open floor plan on the ground floor has been used as a large office space for a home-run business, complete with fiber-optic internet and its own entry. The open floor plan could also be used as a music space, large play area, or could be divided up to make more bedrooms. The high initial build quality and excellent maintenance and updating have meant that unlike other geodesic builds, this home has repeatedly been financeable and insurable – a testament to its superior build quality. Outside, enjoy sundowners on the top wrap-around deck with views of the West Elk Mountains, or barbeque in the sunken patio surrounded by gardens and mature trees. A large grassy backyard is perfect for kids and pets, and leads to the chicken coop with a chicken yard, to keep you with a constant supply of fresh eggs. In front of the home is a 1500 sqft insulated metal shed, with two garage doors and a loft space over a large workshop area. It has electric 110 and 220, on its own DMEA meter. It also has a natural gas hookup, domestic water, french drains, and has been used as a woodworking shop in the past. Behind the house is a second large insulated shop, 3200 sqft. It has 110 and 220 electric, domestic water, a utility sink, french drains, and a large extraction fan, in addition to two large bay doors. It has been used as a metalworking shop and has been rented out. A large battery bank and charging system seamlessly manage the large solar panel installation on the roof that feeds to the main home. Gardeners and growers will love the fruit trees, rose bushes, and large areas that have been used as vegetable gardens in the past. Plenty of room for raised beds, greenhouses, and an irrigation pond. First degree Turner Ditch irrigation water coupled with a cistern supply the property with ample irrigation water. Also available is an adjacent property with a renovated farmhouse and small cottage that has been used as Airbnbs and long-term rentals. It includes additional irrigation water and will be offered at a below-market rate to the buyer of the main home – ask for more details. This property is an incredible value, lots of possibilities here, don’t delay.