A river runs through this extraordinary mountain property. The Rio Costilla flows for 0.7 miles through the entire 50.36± acres. In addition, there are several ponds and 14.99 irrigated acres of 1874 priority water rights. The property is a wonderful combination of irrigated valley land with groves of tall cottonwoods and wild plum thickets along the river.
A tall protective hillside shields the property from view and gives great privacy. Adding to the privacy is the fact that the entire 0.5 mile southern boundary of the property borders the privately owned Rio Costilla Livestock Association.
Nestled in an idyllic setting is the 5,050± sq.ft. main home. It has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, sleeping loft, 5 fireplaces and an oversized 3-car garage. The living area has viga ceilings, a large fireplace, wet bar, ceramic tile flooring and a large covered patio area.
The den has high beamed ceilings and Saltillo tile with oak inlay floors. Mud plastered walls and a huge floor to ceiling sculpted Kiva fireplace add to the warmth of this room.
The upper level is a master suite accessed by a spiral staircase or private elevator. There is a lovely sitting area with fireplace and private covered balcony. The en-suite bath has a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.
The gourmet kitchen has Saltillo tiled/oak inlaid flooring, recessed lights, copper wall sconces and a beautiful chandelier over the center island.
On the lower level offers another master suite. An entire wall of glass encloses the shower and Jacuzzi tub and allows a straight on view of the ponds.There are tall viga/latilla ceilings, flagstone floors and artistically shaped windows and doorways.
There is a one bedroom, one bath guest house with kitchen. It sits on a private ridge-top behind the main house. There is also a studio just a short distance from the guest house.
The 1700± sq.ft. caretaker’s home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths is a double-wide with entry deck and covered utility porch.
The property is fenced and cross-fenced and produces approximately 600 to 750 bales of native hay in the irrigated pasture.
Truly a one-of-a-kind mountain property. Located less than one hour north of Taos, NM, one hour southeast of Alamosa, CO, and just an hour or so from several New Mexico and Colorado ski areas.
Showing is by appointment only to qualified buyers!
Please call MONTE VERDE REALTY at 800-368-0753 or locally at 575-377-2344
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