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Real estate professional Dawn Grainger brings a uniquely Taos-centric perspective to her job. We asked her about life, work and quarantine. more
In honoring the 20th year of the publication “Enchanted Homes,” we have been visiting the many ways in which the community looks different between “then and now.” And perhaps the most significant changes have come in the way we look at and utilize our land. more
For it's 20th Anniversary, Enchanted Homes magazine revisits 10 of the magical homes that have graced it's pages over the years, with an introduction by managing editor Paul Gutches. more
Sensible luxury best describes the sun-drenched authentic adobe condominium on leafy Dolan Street in the heart of Taos.  With a Southwest aesthetic extending from solid pine doors in and out, turquoise-blue window frames and the soaring tongue-and-groove vigas cradling the vaulted ceilings, this exceptionally maintained two bedroom, two bath abode lends itself to a pedestrian lifestyle perfect for those wishing to downsize.  more
The Adobe Casita at Cañon wasn’t on the market, according to Pavel Lukes of Dreamcatcher Real Estate Co. Yet he was fielding multiple offers to buy the property. The original purchase and current sale of this home and its owner, author Glenn Aparcio Parry, is one to which many who purchase property in Northern New Mexico can relate. Some call it déjà vu, others call it serendipity. Although the casita at 585 Baca Lane is under contract, Parry agreed to share his bittersweet story of letting go of the creative place he had at one time called home. more
6 ways to spruce up a small space with Max Jones more
By early 2021, Kit Carson Electrical Cooperative (KCEC) will complete the installation of a 15 megawatt solar array near the airport, reaching its goal of 100 percent daytime solar. This is a huge milestone: 100 percent of our daytime electrical needs will be solar-generated on a sunny midsummer day. In effect, about 42 percent of our annual load will be renewable energy – mere shouting distance from the 50 percent goal mandated for 2030 by the New Mexico Energy Transition Act. Kudos to Kit Carson and CEO Luis Reyes! more
Cohousing isn’t new to Taos. Long before Valverde Commons (VC), decades prior to the 1960s communes, the Red Willow community lived within the adobe walls of Taos Pueblo. Cohousing US (cohousing.org) defines cohousing as “community designed to foster connection.” This means shared governance, resources, socializing and spaces. more
If anyone  has their  fingers  on the pulse of the local real estate market, it's Joel and Marny Schantz of top-performing Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Taos Real Estate. Active in the Taos Valley real estate commu­ nity for decades, the Schantzes have, they laughed, "sold the same houses over and over again." more
Vaughn Dearing began his realtor career in 2001 with ReMax in California. He discovered Taos after his aunt, Chien Motto, moved to Lama in the 1970s and wed Doroteo Frank Samora, a spiritual leader … more
The Phoenix is a fantastical castle complete with turrets and towers, rising above the sage-covered desert landscape. Full of whimsy, warmth, color and texture, this earthship shows that sustainability can co-exist with luxury and comfort. more
Casa Mariposa in Des Montes is a dance of light and shadow. The mood of the home changes with the time of day and the seasons. This spectacular house was designed to echo the shape of a mountain on the ancient volcanic plain to the west. Pueblo and territorial architecture are captured and reinterpreted in a completely original way by world-renown architect Antoine Predock. more
Robert Vander knows rugs. For nearly four decades Vander has been traveling between New Mexico and Asia, bringing a sweeping assortment of Oriental treasures to his retail location, Alhambra, where Chinese and Indian finds co-mingle with Nepalese altars and Tibetan-style artisan creations. more
Ask people what rooms they love the most, and you’ll get answers ranging from favorite childhood hideouts to dreamhouse living rooms with fifty-mile views. But if you ask them why, they may not be able to explain that the first was an intimate refuge that made them feel safe and secure – while the second delivered a fantastic expansiveness that somehow took them beyond themselves. more
Taos’ signature “Passive Solar” design long ago melded into the broader rubric of “green building.” Building technology continues to evolve in pace with the mounting concern over carbon footprint and climate change. Here we look at four high-performance homes in Taos Ski Valley. more
What do you do when you have an asset that no one else wants? Do you invest more money in the hope you’re not throwing good money after bad, or do you take your losses and move on? This … more
The ongoing evolution of Taos Ski Valley took another major step forward with the announcement in December 2018 that the ski area was embarking on its first housing development, the Blake Residences. more
This month’s Enchanted Homes “High Design” edition looks at high tech sustainable ski homes; the new Blake Residencies condos; offers tips for making your home holiday-friendly; and more. more
In addition to the alfresco elements of life in the main house and guest house, Los Cielos Ranch comes with a full range of opportunities for the outdoors enthusiast, all within its 300 acres, where you can enjoy hiking, snowmobiling, fishing and hunting. more
Location; mountain views; sprawling acreage; tidy small houses. What we want to call home means different things to everyone who is looking to buy or sell a property, whether in New Mexico or anywhere else. more
The High Country is known the world over for skiing and snowboarding, but its best-kept secret is golf. Attitude at altitude is one of the big perks of mile-high-and-more elevations. Located at … more
On the face of it, not much has changed in the world of fireplaces. You still see the usual array of corner “kivas,” ranch-style fireplaces with mantles, and metal inserts and … more
In recent years, natural stone has taken backseat in the trend towards contemporary design with its use of concrete, porcelain, and the many shades of gray. more
This is more than a home… it’s an experience.  Located between Taos and Arroyo Seco, these 9.7 acres against the backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo mountains deliver all the … more
Handcrafted doors of the Southwest – built in the Taos tradition In Taos, there is a long tradition of handcrafting everything needed for life. The Pueblo people grew and made much of what … more
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