Designed by respected Dallas architect Jack Nottingham, these two contemporary Territorial Farmhouse-style dwellings with pitched roofs and gabled dormers are simply incredible. Side-by-side on 12.47 acres, this spacious home and inviting guesthouse were created and situated to showcase stunning views of both the snow-capped Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east, and 100-miles of uninterrupted vistas to the west, all while still offering personal scale warmth and cozy living. Built in 2008, the main house features a great room with a soaring 22' high stone wood-burning fireplace, open truss ceiling, intricate beveled glass cabinets, and banks of custom bookcases. Through French doors to the patio, an unlimited view to the west embraces brilliant sunsets and the silhouettes of ancient volcanoes on the Taos Plateau. The large master bedroom has a post and beam ceiling, built-in window seats and faces north for low morning light. The master bath has custom bench, mirror and tile work, two vanities, heated towel bar, large shower with seating, separate whirlpool tub and laundry. The comfortable guest bedroom has private slate tiled bath and shower and mountain views. This elegant home is ideal for hosting family and friends. There is a large walk-in pantry and breakfast nook in the kitchen, a gracious adjacent dining room, and flat screen TV with flush mounted stereo speakers in the family room, as well as another wood burning fireplace, and a wet-bar with dishwasher and wine cooler in the great room. Plenty of guest parking with five heated garage bays (two with main house and three with guest house) and multiple designated storage rooms for everyone's ski gear and sportswear makes it easy for all to come and enjoy. Follow the landscaped, lighted flagstone path across the parking area from the main house and you’ll come to the two-story guest house. Built in 2006, the light-filled open layout includes giant clerestory windows with a custom built in window seat, an open kitchen and dining area with breakfast bar, and an upstairs king bedroom and ensuite master bathroom with views spanning in all directions. Both houses are encircled by landscaping berms with mature trees creating human scale in the midst of vast 360-degree views. Three outdoor porches at the main house and a long wraparound porch at the guest house invite you outdoors where you can plan days of skiing, fly fishing, hiking, rafting, gallery-hopping or just savor your coffee while watching hot air balloons rise above the Rio Grande Gorge. Located mid-way between Taos Ski Valley (ten miles) and the town of Taos (nine miles) it's all within easy access. The nearby village of Arroyo Seco (three miles) offers shops, restaurants and a great 4th of July parade! All aspects of the property location, acreage, land stewardship, home design, construction, relationships with the architect and builder and with other service professionals have been carefully chosen and tested to ensure quality, reliability, and efficiency. More at bit.ly/solgrandenortetaos
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