Who wants a bucolic mountain retreat on 16.11 private, irrigated acres minutes from both Taos Ski Valley and Taos Plaza? This extraordinary property offers a flexible, single story compound at the end of a road off desirable Hondo Seco Road, with mixed terrain of meadows, foothills, mature shade trees, aspen, pinon and juniper, and acequia; surrounded by stunning views from western sunset to the Sangre de Cristo mountains.
The main house is a 2456 square feet one bedroom, two bathrooms bermed passive solar design featuring spacious rooms with stone and brick floors and coved viga ceilings. Full of natural light with large operating windows, glass blocks, and skylights, featuring hand carved wood doors, large walk-in utility room storage closet, and hot water on demand. An inviting entry way leads to a large living room with, large walk-in storage closet and access to large guest bathroom with walk-in shower and separate outdoor entrance. On the opposite side of the entry is a spacious, open dining room and chef’s kitchen with corner banco. Custom cabinet system surrounds a country kitchen with pantry. Unusually beautiful granite counters with an eat-in bar and deep farmhouse sink with reverse osmosis system. Appliances include a Viking professional gas range with two ovens, six burners and a grill, microwave, and oversized Viking refrigerator/freezer. Washer and dryer in utility room convey with sale. Beyond the kitchen is a Master Bedroom suite with sitting area, kiva fireplace and ensuite tub and shower bathroom. Quality cordless honeycomb shades, Living Room shelving unit and custom concrete dining table convey with sale. Spacious flagstone courtyard at entrance is perfect for large outdoor gatherings and summer dining and includes stucco courtyard walls with bancos. Constructed approximately 1996; renovated approximately 2015-2017.
West of the main house is a charming Pueblo style 536 square feet “casita” studio guest house with tile floors and coved viga ceilings, Queen size Murphy bed, kitchenette with custom cabinetry, gas powered wood stove, large walk-in storage closet, bathroom with walk-in shower, and wall of windows and French doors leading out to a flagstone patio in a shady grove of native cottonwoods. Behind the casita is a very large wire and split rail fenced pasture corral. Constructed approximately 1996; renovated approximately 2015-2017.
East of the main house is a 992 square feet Pueblo style studio and separate office with private exterior access. A spacious open room with custom constructed, 6’ wide armoire and 14’ long cabinet wall system features oak strip flooring, gas powered wood stove and electric radiant heat, kitchenette, and full tub/shower bathroom. Bright and light with numerous windows, skylights, and French doors. Office features custom built-in corner desk with storage and credenza, and opens also into an oversized 1085 square feet three car heated garage with numerous windows. Riding mower and tractor (with several attachments located across the driveway from the workshop) convey. Off the open room is a 472 square feet portal. Constructed approximately 1996; renovated approximately 2015-2017. Garage constructed approximately 2011.
South of the main compound, up the hill beyond the acequia madre is an 840 square feet barn style workshop with pitched ProPanel roof, gas powered wood stove, several windows and double barn doors. Constructed of Rastra block in approximately 2011, this property is particularly cool in the summer. Swimspa conveys with sale.
Private driveway into the property, parking area, and drive to garages and workshop is paved asphalt with ample guest parking and circle drive in front of the workshop. Beautiful red flagstone steps, walkways and patios connect the main house, casita and studio/office buildings, offering multiple irrigated landscaped areas for outdoor entertaining. Buried irrigation system waters grassy lawns. Surface water rights are from the Acequia Madre del Llano. Two septic systems, two owned, buried propane tanks, private well. Century Link DSL Internet on site; Kit Carson fiber optic system available. Cell service available on property. Wireless security system on site. Energy efficient construction with two owned solar array systems on a net metered electric grid. Electric radiant heating in all buildings. Every window frames a pastoral or mountain view. Minimal restrictions for further development. GPS: 36.530006, -105.656106
This truly unique property, is suitable for a completely private compound with a total 3984 flexible square feet of living space and 1925 square feet of finished, heated garage and workshop space. Acres of varied terrain to explore. Abundant wildlife. Big sky. Unlimited possibilities!
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 four 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