Lee Mitchell masterpiece on 2.24 tranquil acres backing to greenbelt in Chalet 1. SW-style, 1971sf 3BD/2.5BA w/ den, detached garage & finished office/studio/library. Stunning mtn/valley views inside & out. Enjoy the natural surroundings from 275sf of flagstone terrace, landscaped gardens & footbridge. Many custom features: carved posts & corbels, 18' great room ceiling, plaster walls, decorative nichos, built-ins, elegant sconces, and more. Covered entrance leads to mud/anteroom. The spacious great room is bathed in natural light, features open floor plan, dbl-height ceiling, tile floor, oversized 6'/9' arched windows, large bay window w/ comfy reading banquette & elegant Hearthstone wood stove. Separate spaces for living/dining, w/ oversized sliders leading to terraces. The kitchen features stainless appliances, attractive tile counters, wood cabinetry, island w/ porcelain dbl-sink, & pantry. Hallway leads to 2 guest bedrooms w/ large closets & full custom-tile guest bath. Separate hallway closets for laundry & utilities. Heat is radiant in-floor, fueled by LP boiler. LP tank H2O heater. On the upper level, you are greeted by another reading nook. Turn left into spacious west-facing primary bedroom, where you wake to sweeping valley views, w/ west-facing sunset balcony, 3 closets, 4-piece bath w/ jetted view tub, tiled vanity & walk-in shower. Cute 1/2-bath off hallway, followed by den, overlooking great room, w/ built-in shelves & mtn-view covered balcony. Can be used for yoga, music, etc. Membrane & Spanish tile roof. Well-maintained stucco exterior. Detached garage w/ storage room was completed in 2009. Attached to garage is office/studio/library, completed in 2010. Featuring great valley views, tile floor, ETS heat & library, this makes ideal retreat/art/music/office space, segregated from the main house. All within 5 min of historic Crestone, known for sunny days, starry nights, vibrant community & spectacular natural beauty. Won't last - come see it today!