$749,000 - Imagine the possibilities of this immaculate adobe on 2.7 irrigated acres of R-4 zoned land (backing up to El Monte Sagrado) in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Taos.
Tucked away off Las Cruces Road is a small slice of heaven, a private sanctuary, verdant with trees, flowers and grassy landscape. It is almost hard to imagine when you are taking in the solitude and beauty that you are within blocks of the center of town and Taos Plaza. It is even harder to believe that you are standing, in the midst of almost 3 acres, in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Taos. While a one-of-a-kind private residence, there are also numerous other possibilities for the property. With its R-4 zoning distinction, either a portion of the land could be developed or a custom home could be built, leaving the current home as a guesthouse.
The Classic Pueblo style home was originally built in 1915. Imagine the surprise of the current homeowners, when during a remodel, they found a very old photo of a young couple buried inside an adobe wall. One has to think it was a folk or Spanish tradition akin to putting your heart and soul into your home and family. The current owners have turned this once humble abode into a spacious 2000+ square-foot comfortable home with all the modern amenities, without losing a bit of its historic Taos charm.
Enter the home by way of a cool, welcoming portal (Spanish word for porch) into a roomy living area with large windows and French doors that invite lots of natural light into the room. The space is tranquil with its hard wood floors and soft coved ceilings, making you want to sink into the nearest sofa and take it all in. The focal point of the room is its Spanish style fireplace, extended on each side by plaster bancos. The rich color of the fireplace is a lovely accent to the room’s neutral colored diamond finish plaster walls.
An elongated arched doorway, inspired by an archway at the Mabel Dodge Lujan House, at the far end of the living area, leads to the kitchen, dining and sunroom areas. Upon entering, one of the first things you will notice is the Classic Pueblo kiva style fireplace. The traditional style ceiling constructed of viga beams and softened with plaster coving are carried into this room and throughout most of the home. Mexican Saltillo tile further radiates the warmth of this room.
The galley style kitchen, while not considered gourmet, is very functional with lots of storage space and a large stainless Samsung fridge. The whitewashed cabinets blend with the style of the home, and the kitchen sink faces the east fenced lawn and gardens.
Just off the living area is the home office or library. It is a small but functional space that could serve many uses.
Through this library is the master suite, a renovation to the house by the current owners. At approximately 280 square feet, it is large enough to accommodate an intimate sitting area for reading or watching TV. Built-in rich wood closets line most of the north wall of this room. The hardwood flooring is soft on the feet while the creamy plaster walls add a comforting natural element. The whitewashed exposed beam ceiling, influenced by local craftsman architecture, has a unique diagonal aspect. The adjoining master bath with tub/shower has pops of color with geometric designed Mexican tile.
A second bedroom off the living room features is charming and simple featuring Saltillo tile floors, coved ceilings and smooth plaster finished walls. A Jack-and-Jill bath separates this guest bedroom from the library.
French doors on the east side living area lead out to another covered portal. This space is fenced and has a grassy lawn along with one playful Willow tree, several mature juniper and pine trees, and apple and apricot fruit trees. Perennial beds line the rustic wood fencing at the far end of the lawn. The gates of this area open into a wide expanse of land filled with natural grasses and wildflowers. Raspberry and Currant bushes and more fruit trees are located here as well.
The water rights and historic acequia (irrigation) system that run with this land could be used to irrigate this or any part of the property. A quaint potter’s house, just past the gate, has more than enough room to store all garden equipment Even though the home is on the town of Taos water system, it also has a private well, and a least six outdoor faucets are conveniently located.
A three-car garage, a rarity in Taos, is also accessible from the fenced lawn area. In addition to all the equipment and storage space you could want, there is an attached studio space for whatever creative endeavors await. It is utilized as a meditation room but could be turned into guest quarters with the addition of a bathroom.
My name is Pavel Lukes and I am Broker/Owner of Dreamcatcher Real Estate Co. Inc. We are pleased to present Casa Rosing. Imagine the possibilities of this immaculate, nearly-a-century-old adobe on 2.7 irrigated acres of R-4 zoned land (backing up to El Monte Sagrado) in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Taos. Spacious 3 car garage includes a meditation room. This is truly a gem of a property. You can reach me at 575-770-1116, firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the form below.