This very private and secluded home is situated at the end of a private driveway marked by an old cowboy type wooden fencing and adobe walls. It clearly evidences great vistas in all directions, mature trees and flowering bushes and perennials (all on drip systems with timers) plus grassy areas too. The thick exterior walls of the house are adobe and the front entrance is a vintage, extra wide front door - very unique, eye-catching, and welcoming. Details here are a covered front porch, carved corbels, carved columns, and flagstone floor. Immediately there is an arched entrance to the kitchen. The brick floors, hand-hammered tin sconces and skylights create an instant old world Spanish warmth. The living room, to the right, faces mountain views from a triplex of windows, and there sits in the corner a lovely, elevated horno fireplace (which was once wood burning though is now jetted natural gas) with cushioned built in adobe bancos on either side. The kitchen, just a few steps down and through French doors, possesses Taos charm and character. On the other side of the dining table there is another covered large patio/eating area with additional carved corbels and columns. Beyond that is a large grassy area the goes all the way around the house to the left. The views are gorgeous. There is a carved wooden handmade gazebo with built in benches for a sweet niche for reading or sketching, viney plants growing wildly all around. Trees are shading intermittently and the adobe walls create containment. To the left and set back a tad, is a newly built adobe-looking storage shed generous in size and which could be a studio or a sleeping cottage. Following the grass further to the left is a bench surrounded by greenery and sky, perfect for meditation, dreaming, sketching. Back in the house through those French doors, the cooking area is on the right, slightly elevated, beautifully tiled in a rich green. Built-in wooden cabinets are plentiful. Originally, prior to 1991, this kitchen was an open silversmith work space! To the left of the dining table a few stairs up is the master bedroom beautifully plastered with scattered nichos. This room was formerly the kitchen! And through a large archway is an elevated open bath area. The jetted tub is very generous and sits in the windowed corner for maximum appreciation of the views. Adjacent is an enclosed separate shower. There is a sink and counter, commode and bidet, then off to the side is a large washer and dryer with plentiful wooden cabinets and closets. On the opposite side of the house are two more bedrooms, both generous in size and with closets, which share an end-of-the-hallway bathroom with vintage carved Mexican doors and shutters, hand hammered tin sconces, and rich in color. Within the large bathroom, there is a true vintage claw-foot tub, separate shower, commode, sink and counter. In the front of the house is a two car latilla-covered car port with attached adobe storage shed. Across the gravel drive is the casita. With many nichos and much charm and character, this is a perfect place for guests, or a caretaker. It is well appointed with a covered patio entry, small, raised horno fireplace in the corner of the cozy living space, sweet tiled galley kitchen (reminiscent of Jim Wagnerâ€™s work), open shelving, stacked washer/dryer, and sliding door to a back patio sitting area with views of Taos Mountain. There is one fairly large bedroom with ample closets, and the bathroom with shower off of it. This casita is light and bright with stained vintage Mexican doors, hammered tin fixtures, wood sash windows, and waffle shades. The house is very colorful, almost like artwork in itself!
Listed by ["Martin Molz"] of Engel & Voelkers Taos - 575-779-2572.