This 3BR/2BA/3824sf adobe home nestled on 5.54 acres in the Talpa Foothills abuts Carson National Forest & offers stunning views. See the Sangre de Cristos up-close & personal or gaze as far west as Pedernal, the mesa that famously inspired Georgia O'Keeffe. You'll feel inspired, too, as you discover the artistry at the heart of this special home. As you drive up a private road, wooded on either side, you'll scarcely notice the gain in altitude until you reach the top, where priceless views are yours. You'll appreciate the sunny flagstone patio & shady covered portal. The portal follows the curve of the home's floor plan, with sturdy viga supports creating a colonnade. A solid hand-crafted front door opens to the entryway, from which you can see past the dining area & great room all the way to the chef's kitchen, a distance of approximately 60'. The entryway has a built-in banco & native stone floor. The great room includes the formal dining area, which opens to a sweet interior courtyard. Beyond the dining area is a top-of-the-line kitchen with under-counter lighting, travertine floors, a five-burner ceramic stovetop, a stainless steel double sink with restaurant faucet, a stainless bar sink, & a wine fridge. The full-size stainless refrigerator is a side-by-side with water/ice dispenser. The east side of the great room has floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Taos Mesa & majestic Taos Mountain. A focal point of the great room is the Southwest-style conversation pit, where built-in bancos plastered in tierra blanca encircle a sculptural three-sided fireplace. Meditate, warm up by the fire, or use it as it was intended; the conversation pit is making a comeback. All three bedrooms are particularly spacious, each accommodating a corner kiva fireplace. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. All bedrooms have large windows looking onto the property. The third bedroom currently serves as a studio/music room. The bedrooms lead off a long, high-ceilinged hallway with windows onto the inner courtyard. Down the hall, the guest bath will take you away to the Turkish baths, with a flagstone floor & travertine steps leading to the tub, which has a Talavera surround. There's also a walk-in/roll-in shower, sauna, skylight, linen & clothing closets, & a door leading to the backyard-a great place to install a hot tub. The home has a bright, roomy laundry room as well as a large room with a private entrance, which could serve especially well as a professional office space. Throughout the home are beautifully crafted adobe walls flecked with straw & viga/latilla ceilings. You'll find glossy Saltillo floors in the bedrooms & hallway, with radiant heat throughout. Also on the property are an adobe shed (the water softener is housed here) & a geodesic dome, the 8' high base of which is block construction. At the center, the ceiling measures 20'. The shed & dome have electric & water (the breaker for the dome is in the main house). The shed is large & would make a great studio, & the dome, which has been plumbed for a bathroom & a kitchen, could easily be converted into a guesthouse. Gardens are kept fresh & green with an automatic, above-ground sprinkler system. Adjoining this property is an additional 2.63 acres of beautiful land with exceptional views. This land can be purchased by the buyers of the home (it is not available separately). Combined with the home property, this offers you more than 8 acres of splendid privacy & magnificent views. Hike or bike into the National Forest from the property or construct a barn & arenas on your land & enjoy trail riding. All this is only minutes from medical services, dining, shopping, galleries & museums.
|Year Built||0||Community||TALPA FOOTHILLS (43B)|
|Elementary School||Taos Elementary|
|APPLIANCES||Dish Washer, Dryer, Elec. Oven, Elec. Range, Refrigerator, Washer, Water Filter, Water Softener|
|AREA||TALPA FOOTHILLS (43B)|
|EXTERIOR||Horses Allowed, Outbuildings, Shed/ Barn|
|HEAT||Fireplace, Hot Water Baseboard, Hot Water Radiant, Wood Stove|
|INTERIOR||Alarm System, All Window Cov, Wash/Dry Hookups|
|LOT DESCRIPTION||Borders Nat. Forest, Gentle Slope, Horse Property, Ridge Top, View, Wooded Lot|
|STYLE||Pueblo Style, Southwest|
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