An oasis of tranquility nestled in mature trees at the base of the mountain, close to town and the ski valley, this 3 BR, 3 BA, 2,796 sq. ft. adobe home has been remodeled and expanded with understated elegance and lovingly maintained. No detail has been left unattended to in its amenities and furnishings so you can relax and enjoy the serenity of Taos in a home that feels more like a soothing spa. The original adobe features a lovely open floor plan that makes it an ideal home for entertaining, including a spacious living room with kiva fireplace, an azur blue tiled central kitchen with stainless steel appliances including an Electrolux refrigerator and Dacor convection oven with vented hood and gas range and a large island facing the dining area and built-in buffet with a honed sandstone surface. The space opens with french doors onto the southern-facing courtyard enclosed by curving adobe walls. Designed with the master bedroom and guest bedroom on opposite ends of the courtyard for privacy, each with their own bath, both have doors and windows facing the zen rock work and flowers of the patio. Everything flows in this design, inside and out. The en suite master bath includes a jaccuzzi tub for two, separate shower (all showers have frame-less glass), two vanities and a separate water closet with a bidet. The adobe addition, designed by architect Bill Hoffman was built by Ben Van Willigan, and is currently an office, but includes a murphy bed, a plush double banco window-seat with built-in bookcases at arm's length, a built-in desk, a bath with a steam shower, closet, large storage space and separate french doors opening onto the courtyard complimented by Susan Raymond designed landscaping. This compound courtyard, which is also accessible to the kitchen through a shaded pergola, features a built in propane grill in a tiled counter, delicately burbling recirculating stone fountain, and flagstone bordered with thyme that releases its aroma as you walk barefoot on your way to the hot tub with a front-row seat of Taos Mountain. Two dozen mature aspens and two dozen varieties of pines were added to the property for privacy, all on an irrigation system. Literally thousands of plants and shrubs were planted and the entire property was hand seeded with wild flowers. Meander the gravel paths through the xeriscaped gardens on an automatic drip irrigation system. The nearly 2 acres also includes water rights. Set back from the road the home is approached through a gate with a large circular driveway leading to the 2-car garage with a propane heater. Across the road is a corral, currently home of 2 miniature donkeys. A 15' X 15' chicken coop could also be a vegetable garden impervious to rabbits and deer. A garden shed is attached to the side of the house. The covered front portal has just been re-flagstoned and is perfect for watching the sunset even with the afternoon rainstorms. In the winter, the living room with a roaring fire provides the same sunset view from a large picture window. All windows have not only Hunter Douglas insulated blinds, but most have sunshades as well. The home is also a model of efficiency with a top-of-the line boiler and water heater, radiant floor heat throughout, water filtration system, whole house surge protection and solar electric dog fence. The true beauty of this adobe, however, is reflected in the loving and logical attention to the details: tasteful two-tone painting of the exterior windows, subtle recessed lighting from the coved plasterwork between the vigas, from custom tin-work fixtures above the bath vanites, from ceiling fans with copperwork-trimmed lights, mostl on dimmer switches for atmosphere, solar tubes in the garage and closets, copper-trimmed gates, landscape lighting, copper canale chains to french drains and nichos. Furnishings available. Rental history. Nothing has been left out to create a home of peace and beauty that reminds you every day why you live in Taos
|DAYS ON MARKET||10||LAST UPDATED||8/7/2017|
|COMMUNITY||ARROYO SECO (06A)||GARAGE SPACES||2.0|
|STATUS||Active||PROPERTY TYPE(S)||Single Family|
|Elementary School||Arroyos Del Nt|
|High School||Taos Jr High|
|APPLIANCES||Dish Washer, Disposal, Dryer, Gas Oven, Gas Range, Microwave, Refrigerator, Washer, Wate|
|AREA||ARROYO SECO (06A)|
|EXTERIOR||Corral/Stable, Dog Pen/Run, Free Stand Hot Tub, Horses Allowed, Other, Satellite Dish, Shed/ Barn|
|GARAGE||Heated Attached, Yes|
|HEAT||Hot Water Radiant|
|INTERIOR||Alarm System, All Window Cov, Ceiling Fan(s), Garage Dr Opener, Satellite Receiver, Smoke Detector(s), Walk In Closet(s), Wash/Dry Hookups|
|LOTDESCRIPTION||Horse Property, Irregular, Solar Orientation|
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