Destination Home

There's no place like it

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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 ingredients of the ideal southwest escape. Miles of breathtaking views beyond the courtyard walls present a contrast to the privacy of the gardens and the comfort of classic adobe design. There may not be a property in Northern New Mexico to rival the high standards thoughtfully crafted into every inch of this home. The care in construction, the arrangement of the rooms and all the extras, not to mention the simple and sophisticated aesthetics of this creation are a tribute to the skills of Taos architect Daniel William Hoffman.    

This house is for living. Hoffman’s unique talent for blending utility and luxury effortlessly achieves what most exclusive properties strive for, but few achieve. That is what truly sets this property apart. Add to that a design which reflects the best of southwest style and you have a dream location in one of the most desired locations in the country.

A welcoming entrance leads through lavish gardens to a shady, cool portal and thick traditional doors that hint at the authenticity awaiting within the walls of the house, where all of the defining features of New Mexico living are vividly honored.

Main living areas give subtle cues to designate function, a tasteful variation on the modern great-room design and one that reflects the rambling charm known to historic properties around our area. This version of an open floor plan flows from the gracious dining arrangement to a relaxed living space with one of the home’s multiple Kiva fireplaces. The upscale kitchen combines granite countertops with a nicho as a focal point and exposed beams and corbels. The kitchen opens off the dining area while maintaining its own identity, just waiting for a tamale-making celebration.

The private areas of this home further extend the traditional and artful plan. The master bedroom is accessed through an art gallery set apart by archways and complete with delicate lighting fixtures to enhance the viewing experience. The four bedrooms offer comfort with exquisite surroundings. Each overlooks the central courtyard, creating a communal feel that echoes days gone by while being so welcoming that one may never want to get out of bed. En suite baths make privacy and comfort a priority.

A fitness room and a lap pool support an active lifestyle and add to the all-inclusive features of this complex. The pool frames one side of the inner courtyard with walls of windows and French doors that offer a choice of private garden views or majestic mountains. A handsomely finished office displays much sought-after flexibility for a work-from-home lifestyle and can also serve as an additional bedroom or a studio.

First-class to the last detail.

“You don’t see this level of quality in many homes, even expensive homes,” says Diane Enright, an associate broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Taos Real Estate. 

The modern kitchen is appointed with high-end appliances and fixtures. That interior courtyard is floored with genuine porphyry granite. The luxurious patios echo the focus of the interior design with their many options for gathering and relaxing. Those lush, mature gardens boast a peaceful koi pond and a fountain to enhance the experience of leisure in an unparalleled union of comfort and the natural world that plays such an essential role in life here in the Enchanted Circle.

A bright and sunny, 500-square-foot guest house replicates the stylishness of the main house and is constructed with materials clearly chosen for maximum appeal as well as longevity. Fully independent with one bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom, and another Kiva fireplace, the guest house provides visitors with all the comforts of home and easy access to the main house with its full range of amenities.

A large dog run installed on the property ensures that those friends and family members with paws and lots of energy are not left out of the plan.

A celebration of artistry and style, this home undeniably represents the best of the local culture, from the natural energy efficiency of the adobe construction to the convenient proximity to historic downtown Taos, the mountain village of Arroyo Seco, and Taos Ski Valley.

Enjoyment of the outdoors is made richer by the imaginative, picturesque, and don’t forget functional, natural elements of the stunning landscaping as it draws together trees, flowering shrubs, and perennials that are right at home in this high-desert climate.

Coved ceilings, Vigas, Kiva fireplaces, and tiled floors accentuate the authenticity of design and experience.

Distinct spaces for art encourage the love of creativity that has come to honor the history of this isolated valley where artistic imagination is a necessity. Art is a way of life in our diverse community, surrounded as it is with spectacular inspiration. It can be difficult to find a property that echoes the refined taste of a knowledgeable collector, but this one is the perfect environment for an artistic lifestyle appreciative of its setting in every way.

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