For the discriminating buyer searching rural privacy, mountain views and Town convenience, 63A Torres Road is a rare find with river frontage and Acequia irrigation surface water rights. Austin Architect, Christopher A Crews, created a 2500 square foot adobe traditional Zaguan design with passageway entry with portal and courtyard, while creating sophisticated, modern interiors that integrate comfortably. Originally built by Sellers in 1999 and renovated in 2016 by Mike Compton. The predominantly single level property includes two bedrooms, three bathrooms, study and open Living Area with split Owner suite; a one bedroom, one bathroom casita on the courtyard, and a second story office accessed by exterior staircase in the courtyard, offering private flex space for meditation, yoga, exercise or art studio. Additionally, the property boasts an oversized, insulated Mueller steel two car garage with two large walk-in storage closets. Nestled in the Talpa foothills at 7050 feet elevation on nearly six acres, the property boasts dramatic views of Taos Mountain and the Sangre de Cristos.
One room deep design with towering ceilings and oversized glass doors brings the outside in and creates a spacious yet intimate interior. Special architectural details include comfy Living Room window seat; lentils, beams and shelving made from salvaged wood from the Historic Galveston Cotton Compress, and a steel Pueblo ladder leading from the study to the second floor office. Southwest design elements include ceiling beams, vigas with herringbone tongue and groove ceiling, coved ceiling, kiva fireplaces, antique hand carved doors, and hand troweled plaster walls. Living Area opens onto entry courtyard with outdoor dining area as well as onto a north side patio with manicured lawn and xeriscape garden, overlooking the property as it leads to Gambel Oak woods and the Rio Grande del Rancho. Ringing the property are birch groves, pinon and junipers, red willow, apple and chokecherry trees, an ornamental plum tree, native wild roses and old growth cottonwood trees. Wildlife abounds!
Chef’s kitchen boasts high end stainless appliances, lacquered concrete countertops, eat-in bar, island bar sink, and mountain views. New Electrolux front loading washer and dryer in utility room conveys with sale. Private Owner suite features separate closets with windows; ensuite bathroom with double vanities, walk-in shower, and access to private hot tub patio. Second Owner suite/Guest Bedroom includes an ensuite mosaic tiled bathroom with double vanities, walk-in shower with skylight, and Kiva fireplace. Third full bath with tub/shower off bedroom hallway serves as a Powder Room.
Sealed or stained concrete floors house in-floor radiant heating. Kit Carson fiber optic Internet on site! Two septic systems and a private, 425 foot well. Access is a private drive through gated entry to abundant guest parking area. Storage shed provides a home to garden tools. Room to develop as a horse property. Original building plans are available for Buyers. GPS: 36.33236500813906, -105.59523604153304.
Sharon Bumpas GilsterQualified Broker/Owner
Qualifying Broker/Owner Sharon Bumpas Gilster is the only broker chosen by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World to represent Taos, NM, one of only three LeadingRE members in New Mexico, and is a recipient of the LeadingRE Crown of Excellence Award, an unprecedented honor for any Taos real estate…Read More