Joel K. Schantz, CRB, QB, NMLS, Qualifying Broker
Schantz & Company
Taos, New Mexico Real Estate
575.758.1924 ext 501 or 503


One of the finest homes in Taos County, this extraordinary property built by the renowned Don Godsoe, is being offered to discerning buyers looking for unmatched quality, craftsmanship, attention to high end details, and an unrivaled location with views for miles of the mountains and surrounding valley. Perched high on a private ridgetop in the exclusive Sandia Canyon neighborhood, this gated retreat is surrounded by pinon pines and sits on nearly five acres bordering Pueblo reservation lands and boasts 3,300+ sq. ft. of living space, including the two bedroom, two and a half bathroom main house plus an exquisite detached one bedroom, one bathroom two story casita featuring treehouse level views, with its own full kitchen and private deck. The adobe constructed main house keeps remarkably warm in the winter and is lavishly appointed with numerous features such as an 603 sq' oversized heated two car garage, a rooftop deck with 360 degree views, a large piazza adjoining the living room with expansive, commanding views of the high desert landscape, a wood-burning fireplace, Pella windows and exterior sliding doors that feature a clever hidden screen system, a security alarm, and a top of the line six person salt water hot tub for soaking under the stars situated on a deck accessed by a stone path from the bedroom. Next to the hot tub, you’ll walk down to the firepit seating area nestled amongst the trees and surrounded by a natural stone wall. Soaring ceilings throughout the home are constructed with vigas paired with tongue and groove wood paneling, and the finely detailed hand troweled walls complete the traditional and timeless New Mexican look. The spacious primary suite is appointed with a kiva gas fireplace and large bathroom with a double vanity, a glass encased shower, a separate soaking tub, as well as tasteful built in storage cabinets and drawers in both the bathroom and oversized closet. Five skylights throughout the home let in an abundance of natural light, and the gourmet kitchen boasts a copper bar top and a generous pantry. Further evidence of the extraordinary craftsmanship can be found by studying the carved doors to the bedrooms and guest bathroom, or by relaxing on the day bed in the beautiful banco situated off of the living room. Built for performance and efficiency, you’ll find designer tiled floors with a seven-zone radiant heating system powered by an on-demand combination boiler for both heating and domestic hot water which couples with a recirculating pump for nearly instantaneous hot water in any room. A Northstar water softening system provides truly soft water throughout the home. Heated canales divert water and snow runoff from the roof onto rock beds. Upon heading up the winding driveway that meanders through the forested canyon, you’ll be greeted by the security gate before reaching the top of the ridge. Meticulously crafted stone walls, garden beds, and landscaping with a multi-zoned irrigation system set the stage for this incredible property. Views abound of the surrounding landscape, and the Milky Way glows at night, filling you with a sense of peace and wonder in this private escape that feels a world away, yet is only 15 minutes from town. This is truly a one of a kind opportunity for a buyer who is looking for nothing less than the best that Taos living has to offer!

Price: $1,795,000

Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Taos Real Estate

MLS: 111882
Acres: 4.62
Zoning: County
Bedrooms: 2 / Bathrooms: 2
Garage Capacity: 2

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(toll free at 800-530-8899), or Contact Us.

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