House of Wow

$893,000 - This home is a perfect place to entertain friends. Everyone who has ever entered the house has exclaimed, 'Wow', or some such thing, as they come into the living area. 

    

The story of our love affair with Taos and our captivating home...

Majestic Taos Mountain looked down upon the two of us, and smiled. We had come to New Mexico for the first time, having sought a brief respite from our busy lives in New York City.  There was an extraordinary sense of expectation as we crested the Horse Shoe Turn, and we were filled with wonder at the huge expanse of sky, land and mountain that greeted our eyes and opened our hearts.
The next day, after having spent the Night at an Inn on the Ski Valley Road, we felt so inspired that we visited a Real Estate office in town. There was a photograph of a most unique home on an easel, and although the folks in the office didn't think the house would be what we were looking for, we convinced them to show it to us.  
10 Sagebrush Trail.  The only home we looked at, and the home we have lived in for twenty five years in Taos, presented us with a phenomenal contrast to the life that we so unexpectedly had left behind.  The panoramic views from our patio, reaching as far as Colorado, are open, glorious and unprecedented.   The well cared for property is expansive and charming.  This home has brought us joy beyond words.  We have continued to improve the house and property during our sojourn here with loving care, and have created a true masterpiece of Taos living in a tribute to this magical and enchanting place.

MAIN HOUSE - This home is a perfect place to entertain friends. Everyone who has ever entered the house has exclaimed, 'Wow', or some such thing, as they come into the living area.  Some have even asked if they can move in with us.  

Catherine Zeta Jones, Alan Arkin, Paul LeBlanc, R.C Gorman and other illustrious personalities, have dined at our table with us, and enjoyed with us the spectacular sun set in the West, and the clear, night sky in a planetarium like extravaganza, that must be seen to be believed.  

10 Sagebrush Trail is a truly wondrous place to wake up each morning; the sweet calm and peace in this private oasis envelops the land.  There are beautiful birds of many kinds, and their songs fill the air for most of the year.  

The quiet is so profound that one can almost hear the soft snow falling in Winter.  All around is the flowing beauty of the land, the Pinon and Juniper trees, and always the Mountain, magnificent, powerful Taos Mountain watching over us.

This wonderful home and property signifies The Land of Enchantment in the truest and most real sense imaginable.

Beds 3
Baths 2
Sq footage 3,900
Acres 5.54
Price $893,000
MLS # 95440

2.6 additional acres are available for sale

2.6 additional acres are available for sale

Interior Living Area - The 'House of Wow' is a truly unique space.  It is approximately 4000 square feet, octagonal in shape and built around a central courtyard.  All of the windows are large and open out onto extremely beautiful views of the property, and in the case of the living area, beyond to a huge open view of sky and mountains.

Upon entering the house, one passes through the stone floored entrance area into a very spacious, open living area, which fills the eye with some of the many unique characteristics of this home.  The walls are covered in a soft brown, velvety adobe plaster, which coincides with the soft contours of the house.  The original rustic pine wood floors are meticulously maintained and the ceilings are of the original vigas and latillas, which add to the natural flow of the space.   The living room space is open and expansive and has cedar supporting posts, some of which are in their original tree trunk form.  

A stunning, round, step down area with a fireplace in the center, is the perfect place for guests to sit and chat.  A double glass door opens on to the central courtyard.

Kitchen - The open kitchen, at the far end of this living space was newly renovated in 2013, and has such features as custom made cabinets, granite counter tops, under cabinet lighting, all new stainless steel appliances, soft close drawers and cabinets, a custom made spice drawer, a wet bar and wine cooler, a travertine tile floor and pewter drawer and cabinet fixtures.  All lighting in the kitchen is on one of several area dimmer switches.  The sink is set up with a garbage disposal system.


Master Suite - The Master Suite is composed of a spacious, charming bedroom, which is offset by an original kiva fireplace and an en suite bathroom.  In the bedroom, a large, three paned window takes up much of one wall, and looks out on a magical landscape, where the birds come to drink at the bird bath.

Bedrooms - The bedrooms, as well as a large spa bathroom open off of a circular hallway, which winds around the central courtyard and ultimately returns to the living area of the home. The hallway and all bedrooms have Saltillo tile floors, which offsets the adobe walls beautifully. Each spacious bedrooms have kiva fireplaces, which add to the old world elegance of these rooms. 

 


Guest Bath & Sauna - The guest bathroom, located off the hallway, opens into a beautifully unique space, equipped with a tub, separate shower and door leading to the outside.  The floor is flagstone, with areas in stone tile, and the commode is situated in its own enclosed room. A Sauna, with cedar walls and ceiling leads off of this room.


Library - Tucked away off the main living area is a cozy nook that is now used as a library.  The walls are adobe and have recently been re-plastered and the floor is a soft earthy colored stained concrete. The bright and spacious laundry room with new washer & dryer is actually part of this room, cleverly concealed by a large set of bookcases.

Office/Studio - Adjacent to the Library area is a lovely room with a great potential.  It has a private entrance and awe-inspiring southwest facing view.


Geodesic Dome - The out buildings on the property include a large work shed and a Geodesic Dome. The dome blends perfectly into the landscape and is a blank slate inside.  It would be suitable as guest quarters, artist studio or even caretakerís housing.

Landscape - Flowers, both wild and planted, abound on the property.  Near the main house are planted gardens which the automatic sprinkler system keeps moist and blazing with color and fragrance.   The gardens under the willow are landscaped with low stone walls.  The courtyard is filled with potted plants and flowers as well as hollyhocks and other flowers growing in the soil.  Predominant on the property are Pine and Juniper trees and there is a very large, extremely lovely willow in front of the house.


This home, which backs up to the National Forest, has to be seen to be believed.  There are hiking trails and a horse path that run through the forest. The house and beautifully landscaped groundsí many unique features, aesthetic beauty and extremely private setting make it a one of a kind destination.

 


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My name is Pavel Lukes and I am Broker/Owner of Dreamcatcher Real Estate Co. Inc. Please contact me if you would like to know more about this beautiful and unique home. You can reach me at 575-770-1116, pavel@taosnewmexico.com or by using the form below. 

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