Experience the beauty and quiet solitude of the rolling mesa hills in Northern New Mexico. Located on 20 acres of pristine land bordering the Carson National Forest, this custom off-grid home built by Salamander Construction is a testament to thoughtful design. Constructed from post and beam with straw bale insulation, it boasts three full bedrooms, a bathroom, and a dedicated office space. Only 18 miles from Taos proper on a scenic and easy drive, the property balances untouched landscapes with convenience. Enter through the walled courtyard and enjoy the private manicured outdoor living space. Mature trees, a large flagstone patio, covered wrap-around portal, hand-carved wood garden gates, and rock flower beds welcome you. On the opposite side of the home, a large patio with curved and established planter beds allows for one to enjoy the stunning views and sun soaked afternoons. Inside, the foyer greets you before leading to the light filled expansive living room. Floor-to-ceiling southeast facing windows flood the space with natural light, offering great views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and rollings mesa hills while contributing to the home's efficiency through passive solar gain. Facing the living room atop a flagstone base sits a Lopi gas stove, installed in November of 2022. The large kitchen island topped with granite, custom cabinets, frosted glass cabinet doors, and energy efficient appliances round out your kitchen with an adjoining dining area. Features like brick, wood, & stained concrete floors, diamond plaster walls, nichos, tongue-and-groove ceilings, and, of course, stunning views can be found throughout the home. A walk-in shower, linen closet, travertine-tiled floor, cast concrete vanity top, custom cabinetry, solar tubes for natural light, venetian plaster, a full sized washer, and a well placed nicho above the claw foot bathtub finish out the bathroom. Many of the furnishings stay with the home, making it close to a turnkey home! A stand-alone utility room accessed from the front courtyard houses a solar system installed in 2021, featuring top-of-the-line lithium iron phosphate batteries that offer maintenance free use. The solar panel array has also undergone a full upgrade with new bifacial solar panels. In addition to the main dwelling, a spacious storage room with concrete floors and built-in shelving is perfect for all your storage needs. Adjacent to it is an attached polycarbonate greenhouse with a rainwater catchment tank, where tomatoes are currently grown in abundance. For added peace of mind, the entire roof was replaced in 2021 along with the roof jacks, and all exterior stucco has been professionally patched and sealed with masonry sealer/paint as of October 2022. This home has been meticulously cared for, walking around this property will make that abundantly clear. Internet connectivity is provided by Taos Net, offering speeds to match your needs. Domestic water is provided by two 3,000-gallon cisterns, and the property includes a membership to the community well, granting the owner 2,000 gallons per month. All water is pulled through multiple stage filters before reaching the home, guaranteeing fresh water from the tap. The Homeowners Association (HOA) focuses solely on maintaining well-kept roads, with current dues set at $375 per year. As of 2023, a new septic system has been installed, another upgrade completed to complement the home's great condition. Come take a look at this thoughtfully crafted home and see if it is right for you.
Listed by ["The Walking Rain Group of Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties"] of Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties - 575-689-8929.