THE PERFECT MARRIAGE. Earthy yet elegant, old yet new, and private yet not remote, this incredible property provides a haven that deftly combines form and function with the beauty of Nature. A carefully selected 11 ac. ridge top site in gated Turley Mill with the Sangre de Cristo mountains as a backdrop provides privacy and quiet and unobstructed views in every direction. The compound consists of a custom 4,850 sq. ft pueblo style hacienda, a 1,500 sq. ft 2BR/2BA guesthouse, a 970 sq. ft. chapel/studio, and an oversized garage for your classic cars. A walled entrance opens to the welcoming front courtyard and leads to the hand crafted grand double doors taking you inside the home. From the foyer your eyes are drawn to the dramatic living room with a 12’ window framing Taos Mountain and further enhanced by 15’ ceilings and a stone fireplace. A myriad of wall space is fantastic for your art collection. The builder incorporated many reclaimed materials to achieve the “old” feel and patina of traditional adobe homes. The wood floors throughout are from an 1870’s schoolhouse and other architectural details are antiques. You’ll find handcrafted wrought iron in handrails, light fixtures and railing. The “new” is most evident in the huge chef’s kitchen with its new Subzero refrigerator, 6 burner DCS range and grill, double ovens, a professional built in wok, plenty of custom cabinets, and granite countertops. Again, large windows bring the outdoors in and a large walnut countertop graces the island providing seating and the warmth of wood. The fireplace is another bonus. A lovely pantry with wet bar is tucked between kitchen and the formidable formal dining room lined with bookshelves and accented with a custom iron chandelier and unique sconces. The downstairs master suite boasts a kiva FP, private patio, and bath w/ walk-in. Out the door is a path to the hot tub. Follow the curved staircase upstairs to find a hallway/gallery leading to the elegant study w/ lots of built-ins and more drop-dead views. The yoga/dance studio even has a private balcony. The upstairs master suite is made sweeter by yet another balcony, a kiva FP to add a touch of romance. The lovely guesthouse has its own entrance and can be accessed from the house by the gorgeous portal w/ a sculptured fireplace and bancos – again the hacienda feel is captured. The guesthouse features a great room w/ kiva FP, vigas, an open, bright kitchen, 2BR/2BA, and laundry. Perhaps the most intriguing structure is the chapel created to mimic the traditional charming churches that dot Northern NM. The lofty, trussed ceiling soars and provides a feeling of space and freedom allowing one’s creative juices to flow. It’s also a versatile space that can accommodate the guest overflow w/ 2 pocket beds, a kitchenette area, & 1/2BA. Again, a stunning window to capture the views. Throughout the property an abundance of patios provides an abundance of separate spaces to take in the awe-inspiring views, to have a siesta, or just enjoy the solitude. Besides the attached 2 car oversized garage, there’s a separate garage large enough for your vintage cars plus outdoor toys & equipment. Love the great outdoors? Take your mountain bike, ATV, cross country skis, snowshoes, or your horse up the road and hit the USFS road that goes for miles and miles. Love the comforts of home? This property allows one to experience the beauty of Nature from most any room but take it outside to the bocci ball court for the best view ever. Garden? There’s a greenhouse w/ watering system. A latilla fence hides the solar panels which supplement hot water heat for the subfloor radiant heating system in the main house and guesthouse for more energy efficiency. Turley Mill is an upscale, gated community with 10 ac. minimums, so you have neighbors but not too close and you’re close to Arroyo Seco, world class Taos Ski Valley, and 25 min. to the heart of Taos. Let the honeymoon begin??
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