Joel K. Schantz, CRB, Qualifying Broker
Schantz & Company
Taos, New Mexico Real Estate
575.758.1924 ext 217 or 212


La Isla Villa Grande You will never see another one! NATURAL, MODEST, PRIVATE, HISTORIC, CENTRAL... From it’s grand scale to it’s cozy reading nook, you will be transported to another dimension. Enter the ornate wall and metal gates, the compound is lush, quiet, spacious and offers extraordinary views. Once owned by the McClure, Wurlitzer and Howell families, the home was later taken down to the footprint and rebuilt in 2005. The soft exterior adobe lines such as its buttresses, parapits and thick walls reinforce its’ historic past. Enter through a very old, original and reverend hand carved Pueblo door, you sense the traditional adobe hacienda with large, rustic living room, bright and fun kitchen and elegant dining room. But, look a little closer at the reading nook, tea bar and gorgeous inlaid tiles! The interior tiles throughout the proeprty are hand crafted and laid with artistic statement. Enter the “Gran Sala”, a large bedroom that includes a “Kama Sutra” landing, with Japanese soaking tub and shower, hand painted walls and an ornate hand-crafted floating staircase up to a mezzanine floor with sundeck. The Gran Sala or "boudoir" has a private dressing area framed behind a set of Mable Dodge double doors that open to another shower, double sinks and a large walk-in closet and generous dressing area. Lastly, a large Northern light art studio or office with majestic views of Taos Mountain, is conveniently accessed from the Zagawa, the main house double door entrace dramatically flanked by New Mexican Sand Castles. A lock-off Casita/Mother-in-law suite with additional kitchen and bath can be absorbed back into the main home, but does have separate entrances. The entire home exhibits artistic attention using sustainable materials, tasteful color, and nostalgically highlights the skills of local artisans. A traditional New Mexican log cabin, the Gate Keepers Home, is a unique guest house. Travel back in time, but enjoy the modern conveniences of indoor plumbing! Traditional details and heavy logs from our own mountain add to the coziness of this hand-built, separate 1BR plus loft. The park-like grounds are 100% organic and pesticide-free, lush and abundant with fruit trees, willows, black elm, cottonwoood, chamisa, and a lily pond. La Isla is settled between the two largest rivers in town, and thus sits on a high water table. The estate's pure and fresh drinking water is independently sourced form its own well. The informal country circle drive accesses both gate entrances, and allows one to easily cruise and view the entire property. Car covers and storage include two ramadas, separate garage and carport. This beautiful estate is completely secluded from the world, but oh so convenient to Town! website:

Price: $3,000,000

Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Taos Real Estate

MLS: 109063
Area: TOWN OF TAOS (45A)
Acres: 1.79
Zoning: County
Bedrooms: 3 / Bathrooms: 3
Garage Capacity: 4

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