The Pagosa Springs Home Tour, July 12, from 1-4 p.m. will feature the Scott residence.
The Scotts — Bob, Lisa, Dean (13), Spence (12), and Diana (8), have lived in Pagosa Springs for 10 years. They chose to leave the metropolitan city of Denver for a rural, small-town life. Now living 3.5 miles out of Pagosa in a two-story log and rock home, the Scotts have transformed what was once a bed and breakfast into an uplifting treasure.
There is an extraordinary degree of engagement within these walls. Every area is filled with delightful objects. This 120-acre piece of property seems magical. The outdoor area is topped off with a barn, a treehouse, a framed-in play area, a patio with a rock fire-pit with front and back verandas. The upstairs deck is a haven for quieter times and a special feature on the lower deck is an old chairlift seat from Wolf Creek Ski Area. The panoramic view of the northern mountain ranges can also be enjoyed from the hot tub.
Another feature is the pond, with fishing, and paddleboating. The grounds have been tailored for personal interaction.
Now, let’s go inside. Entering the home, one gets to enjoy an enormous winding log stairway. Upstairs contains three personality-filled bedrooms, each with a chosen theme, and an open entertainment area. There is a very warm and loving environment in this home.
As you amble through, make a point of enjoying dozens of pieces of professional art in a variety of mediums, and a full showcase of award-winning art from the children.
Coming downstairs to the open living area, the warmth continues with a fireplace-centered gathering room. This is adjoined by both a formal and daily dining area. All three areas are accented with notable chandeliers. It seems as if each and every item has a special story and one of those stories is in the kitchen. An AGA cast iron stove from England is used for cooking and it is worth your time to hear about its design.
At ground level there is also a master bedroom/bath, a double office, a workout area, library and a guest bedroom with a wonderful view and patio.
One of our goals with this year’s only fund-raiser for Pagosa Springs Arts Council is to ensure that you remember these dwellings and their presentations with great fondness.
There are four homes featured this year on the Pagosa Springs Arts Council Home Tour. Tickets contain information about the locations.
Each ticket is $20 and can be obtained at the Chamber of Commerce, Higher Grounds Coffee Shop, and the PSAC Gallery at Town Park.
Refreshments will be provided at two of the homes and miniature art gifts and small planters for sale at the other two homes. Please join us for a full afternoon of visual treats and social interaction.