355 State Road 230, Valdez, 87580-0000



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Award-winning architectural design in the most magical Taos County location. The Gold Residence, designed by renowned Santa Fearchitect Suby Bowden, won the highest award for “Design Excellence” in New Mexico in 2009 from The American Institute of Architects.The home has been featured in a cover story in Santa Fe Trend magazine. The home is located on the floor of the Valdez valley, withroughly 345 feet of river frontage right on the Rio Hondo. The valley is a lush oasis in the high desert and its riparian environment isvisited by abundant wildlife and migratory birds making the location one of the rarest of the county’s many ecosystems. The architect’svision for the home was to fuse a contemporary aesthetic with the rural vernacular of Northern New Mexico. The rural pitched roof andtwo-foot thick rammed earth walls are reconceived in a modern manner. The design is envisioned as a geode, with a textured exterior(achieved by sandblasting the rammed earth walls to reveal the organic lifts of earth into the forms used to frame the walls) and a refinedmodern design on the inside. Passive solar and water collection are incorporated to further energy efficiency and rural tradition. Theinterior of the main house is just under 5000 square feet and is dominated by mountain views of El Salto to the east with soaring spacesand extensive glass to bring the outside views in. With construction of the highest quality, the home abounds in luxury finishes but alsoembraces simple materials, su

Listing Details

Listing Agent: Joel Schantz
Listing Office: Berkshire Hathaway HomeService

Essential Information

MLS® #: 202000595
Price: $2,350,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3.00
Full Baths: 2
Half Baths: 1
Square Footage: 5,868
Square Footage: 5,000 +
Acres: 2.33
Year Built: 2004
Type: Residential
Sub-Type: Single Family
Style: Contemporary
Status: Active

Community Information

Address: 355 State Road 230
Area: 70-Taos and Environ
City: Valdez
County: Taos
State: New Mexico
Zip Code: 87580-0000


Features: Cooking - Gas, Garage Door Opener, Hot Tub/Spa, Insulated Windows, Landscaped, Vigas & Beams, Wetbar, Other - See Remarks
Parking Spaces: 4
# of Garages: 2
Garages: Attached, Carport, Heated
Is Waterfront: Yes


Interior: Brick, Carpet, Tile
Appliances: Dishwasher, Dryer, Microwave, Range/Oven, Refrigerator, Washer
Heating: Passive Solar, Other - See Remarks, Fireplace, Baseboard(Hot Water), Radiant in Floor
Cooling: Geothermal
Fireplace: Yes
# of Fireplaces: 4
Fireplaces: Kiva, Wood Burning


Lot Description: .80 & 1.53 acres described in Deed Bk M248 Pgs 911-912 & PR Deed Bk A251 Pgs 188-190 in Taos County.
Roof: Metal - Corrugated, Pitch
Construction: Frame, Other - See Remarks, Rammed Earth
Foundation: Slab

School Information

Elementary: Taos
Middle: Taos Jr High
High: Taos High School

Additional Information

Date Listed: February 25th, 2020
Days on Market: 97
Zoning: County


$/SqFt: $400

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