This beautiful, contemporary home in Canyon Heights is a mere 7 minutes from Taos Plaza but feels like it’s a world away. Sophisticated yet unpretentious, this is quiet luxury at its best. This property comes with a private swimming pool with mountain views along with a portable carport to protect your classics from the roaring summer sun.
Built by premier builder, Don Pennington, the eco-friendly, rastra construction and attention to detail make this one very chic shack.
Clean lines, the subdued colour palette and generous use of stone – marble, granite, leatherstone and Italian tile – throughout the house bring to mind a Mediterranean villa perched above the sparkling water.
But here, the sweeping views are of the mountains and the vast, Northern New Mexican horizon, yet despite its modern construct, the house is sited in perfect harmony with its surroundings.
The great room’s high ceilings, with walls of windows capturing the dramatic views (and passive solar gain) is the centerpiece of this stunning home.The dining room has open access to the kitchen which is a gourmet cook’s dream – no expense has been spared here, from the granite countertops to the stainless double sink, 5 burner stove and a wine cooler.
Designed for utmost efficiency, this kitchen is easy to work in and just as easy to keep clean.
The generous patio spaces make this home an entertainer’s dream – one could practically live outside all summer long. I would personally add some flagstones to really help finish the garden off but that’s my personal opinion. A friend of mine recently had her paving done by a company like westminsterstone.com and it looks amazing. I think a flagstone would be the finishing touch in this house!
The Media room is another obvious entertaining area, perfect for the colder months when one wants a cosy spot to curl up in.
One might need to situate one’s desk away from the windows to get any work done in this home office!
The Master bedroom and bath are equally comfortable and luxe, as is the guest bedroom.
The 1BR/!BA fully contained guesthouse w/finished carport boasts the same quality craftsmanship as the main house.
A Nordic hot tub, central vac, CAT 5 wiring and heated garage make this property extremely people friendly but pets are not left out either. A doggie spa, airlock dog door in the mudroom and backyard fencing will keep your furry friends happy and safe.
Some people are drawn here by the magical light and the majestic landscape but don’t want to abandon city living altogether. This is the perfect hideaway for an urban dweller who craves wide open spaces and a place to get away from it all, without sacrificing the modern amenities available to them in New York, Los Angeles or London, and very soon, Taos just might not be that hard to get to.
This Chic Shack is on the Market for $995,000
For more information (and more images) on this spectacular home, please visit listing agents Diane Enright and Brandon Rose at their site linked below this post.
Photographs by Diane Enright