$3,499,000 - This 15,000 sq ft mansion feels like a charming historical village as much as it does a home, with winding halls and splendid plaza-like rooms.
LAS CAMPANAS DE TAOS - "The Bells of Taos" - Broad pasture, sweeping views of three mountain ranges, bell towers, and a rambling adobe set the tone for this magnificent estate, which is a subtle blend between real estate and art form. The 15,000 sq ft mansion feels like a charming historical village as much as it does a home, with winding halls and splendid plaza-like rooms. It is a dramatic yet comfortable home thoughtfully sited on over twelve acres to capture the best views and pure northern light. Set in the desirable area of Des Montes it's centrally located within minutes drive to the Taos airport, Taos Plaza and the charming village of Arroyo Seco. World class Taos Ski Valley is only 15 minutes away.
MAIN HOUSE - This home is artistically conceived & executed and reflects the skills of many Taos artisans and artists of a nearly bygone era. The interior, in true hacienda style, is heavily and tastfully influenced by Spanish and Native American arts and crafts. Hand hewn vigas, locally forged custom ironwork and hardware, carved woodwork and doors, secret turquoise inlays, tiles imported from Barcelona and custom Mexican light fixtures set the home apart from all others as a truly special place.
MAIN LIVING AND DINING AREA - Comfortable enough for a few close friends or family, yet lending itself easily to entertaining on a grande scale as the dining room is large enough to seat 30. The grande living area can easily host well over 100 for a cocktail party or event.
The eight bedrooms of the home are spacious and relaxing with kiva fireplaces, views and sitting areas. Numerous skylights and nine fireplaces offer the secure feeling of light and warmth.
The pool room has its own kitchen, spa and sunbathing courtyard. Floor to ceiling windows surround the 50-foot-long swimming pool and 14-person hot tub, offering jaw-dropping views of the mountains.
GUEST QUARTERS - The attached guest home may be used as part of the main home or closed off for privacy. It is complete with a full kitchen, breakfast room, generous living area, spacious master suite and two additional rooms for studio, bedroom or office space.
GROUNDS - The grounds are meticulously maintained with landscape featuring aspen trees, pines, perennial flowers, and alfalfa fields that sweep towards the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) mountains. The owner is quoted as saying "It's funny, we look east instead of west at sunset because of those mountains. On some nights they turn blood red, it's just incredible"
My name is Pavel Lukes, Owner/Broker of Dreamcatcher Real Estate Co. Inc. and I have first became acquainted with “Las Campanas de Taos”, the quintessence of the classic southwestern residential compound, early in my real estate career and shortly after my arrival in Taos around the year of 1996. At the time it was owned by a well heeled Realtor who was the listing agent of my future home in Taos. Being a builder and Realtor of 23 some years I could not help to be attracted to the splendor of Las Campanas de Taos, his home, and to impose on my newly found acquaintance, Mr. Paul Johnson. I was graciously treated to a complete tour of the property, only to be awed by the craftsmanship displays of excellence by local artisans, the woodwork, sculpted plaster, inlaid turquoise, tile work all of which was further enhanced by Mr. and Mrs. Johnson’s very extensive art collection complementing the “main event” of my tour. All in all this property has become a Taos residential landmark awaiting the appreciative new owner thus continuing the legacy of Las Campanas, the jewel that it is.
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