High Desert Luxe

Moving to the High Desert does not mean sacrificing luxury and settling for a life of spartan asceticism.

One does not need to live like Georgia O’Keeffe chose to, in order to experience the magic and wonder of the Land of Enchantment.

This home in Des Montes proves that, without ostentation or vulgar excess. Its understated modern-traditional style juxtaposed against the rugged landscape, is a quiet reminder that Taos is and always has been, a sophisticated and very cosmopolitan community.

Nothing was spared in terms of design and attention to detail, in order to create one of the most beautiful properties you’ll see in Taos County.

This very elegant adobe home designed by respected architect Bill Hoffman, includes a pool pavilion, a private gym, an expansive office/studio outfitted with a convenient Murphy bed, in addition to the guesthouse. This two bedroom, two bathroom home would be perfect for a couple who are ready to escape their urban lives, but hesitate to make the move, for fear of having to “rough it,” in relative isolation.

With room for visiting friends and family, this home renders those fears null and void.

The light filled open plan living areas with high ceilings and an abundance of windows that seemingly extend the interior outdoors, with their breathtaking expanse of mountain and mesa views. A traditional kiva fireplace accents the living room and coved ceilings with vigas and tile floors lend the home classic Southwest charm.

The living room leads into the open dining area and kitchen with its Viking 6 burner range, double oven, and state of the art fixtures.

This house is made for entertaining both indoors and out, with a beautiful patio off the dining area for more intimate gatherings with a stunning view of Taos Mountain, as well as a gorgeous courtyard which is perfect for larger groups.

The home includes other indulgences to pamper both its owners and guests; the private master suite is a spa experience (large steam shower, Waterworks soaking tub, his and her vanities, plus grand dressing area and walk-in closet), in itself!

Relax by the kiva fireplace at day’s end or soak in the hot tub just outside the door!

The guest suite offers similar luxuries, and speaking of luxury, the pool pavilion with its wall of windows that brings the outside in, is a sybarite’s paradise. If a hardcore workout is on your agenda, you don’t even need to leave your house to go to the gym.

The expansive combination office/studio, or extra bedroom, is perfect for those who still wish to work remotely, and your guests will love the charming one bedroom/one bath guesthouse which includes a kiva fireplace and kitchen.

This extra space also gives you the perfect opportunity to let your creative side run wild in that you can makeover the room any way you want to. From incorporating peel and stick wallpaper on your walls, to adding accessories that coincide with the interior design, your options in terms of what you can do are unlimited. So this room could be a blessing in disguise that you never knew you needed.

The interior courtyard of porphyry granite unites the compound providing more room for outdoor entertaining or simply enjoying the sounds of nature in luxurious privacy.

The back patio has established gardens, shrubs, trees, flowers and a koi pond enhance the natural beauty of the property There’s even a generous dog run for animal lovers.

Luxurious and self-contained, this fabulous home boasts an equally fabulous location!

Skiing at Taos Ski Valley is a snap, going for coffee in Arroyo Seco a breeze, hiking the local USFS trails a short 10 minutes away, and the historic Town of Taos is only a 15 minute drive.

This very chic shack is on the market for $1,925,000. For much more information and many more images, please visit the site linked below, or contact Diane Enright directly at 575-758-LIST (5478) or 866-758-LIST (5478)




All photos by Diane Enright