176 HWY 230, Taos, NM 87514 (MLS # 101119)
Located in Des Montes (just west of Arroyo Seco) this impeccably maintained 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom Pueblo-style home offers gorgeous views straight up the Twining Valley towards Taos Ski Valley. To the east are views towards Lucero Peak, to the south are views to Truchas Peak, and to the west out over Hondo Mesa and Rio Grande Gorge. Constructed in 2005 by a well-known local builder, this 2,934 sq. ft. suede-colored adobe brick home is rock solid and ready to be enjoyed. After arriving via the large circular driveway and passing through the adobe-walled garden in the front, the flow from the inviting front door entrance into the open-plan kitchen, living, and dining areas feels perfect for entertaining. With smooth 'Caracol - Living Room Brown' colored interior walls, lovely 18 inch 'DS Red' ceramic floor tiles throughout the entire house, eight large skylights, plenty of storage and closet space, solid wood custom doors, large Sierra Pacific windows and French doors, and high viga ceilings, this home feels spacious and inviting and reminds you that you are in northern New Mexico. The large and welcoming kitchen offers solid wood custom cabinets (the higher cabinets all with glass fronts), 9' high viga ceilings with a skylight, many square feet of gorgeous Brazilian Moscarella granite counter tops, a large island with an additional built-in sink, and contemporary appliances. The open living and dining area boasts 11' high viga ceilings, gorgeous views to the east and south via large windows, and a large and comforting kiva fireplace. The master bedroom has amazing views via two large windows (one to the north and one to the west), a large walk-in closet, as well as a high-end master bath with two sinks, tiled shower and separate bathtub. The second bedroom is currently used as an office and has a north facing window. The third bedroom is spacious and offers windows to both the east and south. Both guest bedrooms share easy access to the home's second bathroom. Radiant in-floor natural gas-powered heat works across five zones and, along with the passive solar aspects of the house, you can manage a perfect and efficient inside temperature. The wood-burning kiva fireplace also provides a cozy heat during the winter. A mudroom leading to the garage is where you will find the laundry facilities offering plenty of work space, storage space, and a large utility sink. The finished extra-large two-car heated garage allows for nice work space and is home to the mechanical room and the 'continuous flow hot water system and water softener' and will be home to your vehicles - a major benefit on winter mornings! The home is also designed with year-round outdoor living in mind. There is easy access to adobe-walled outside patio areas that wrap around the east and south side of the home featuring Colorado Red flagstone pavers, not to mention the fully enclosed 250 sq. ft. high-end, all-season porch located just off the dining area. Des Montes is a lush area and this property comes with documented surface water rights (part of the Revalse Ditch Association) with ditches for irrigation ready for use. In addition, this 1.15 acre lot offers five shared-well driven zones of drip lines for irrigating the mature orchard comprising three apple trees, two cherry trees, two peach trees, and a pear and plumb tree. The outdoor area is perfect for anyone that wants to enjoy it as it is, or has an interest in further developing the existing mature gardens - a great way to make the most of the outdoor 140 sq. ft. shed and additional 'lean-to' currently used to house yard equipment and tools. It is important to note that access to this home is on a level grade and it is a cinch to get to TSV, Arroyo Seco, the town of Taos, Taos County Regional Airport, and the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. With such a low inventory of quality homes available in this area of Taos, you won't want to let this one get away!
||Arroyos Del Nt
||DES MONTES (16A)
||Outbuildings, Satellite Dish, Shed/ Barn
||Heated Attached, Yes
||Fir, Hot Water Radiant, Solar Passive
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