Taos, NM, US
48 Mariposa Ranch Road 48
A slice of heaven is the best way to describe this magical 5600 sf house and guest house and studio. Designed by Architect Antoine Predock. Nestled on the vast plain of Des Montes and just down the road from Arroyo Seco and 15 min to Taos Ski Valley. The home sits on a 19-acre parcel surrounded by a sea of green sweeping towards the Taos mountains and Wheeler Peak. There are staggering 360-degree vistas of endless sky and unparalleled views of the Sangre de Christos to the East, Pedernal and the geometric expanse of the western horizon and the snow-capped Truchas mountains to the south. An adobe wall at the entrance provides a gracious envelope to draw one in from the vast expanse of surrounding land. You will be delightfully led through a honeysuckle covered trellis that leads you to the grand entrance of the home. This charming entrance is flanked by a beautiful fountain and charming guest house to the right. Once inside, you will be drawn by the stair case to the intimate and common areas of the space. The master bedroom, large living and den, and kitchen are all on the main floor. There is a 3,000 sq. ft covered portal surrounding the living and dining areas. The 35' ceilings in the living and dining areas are framed with enormous windows to preserve the feeling of an extension of setting and panoramic expanse. Upstairs you will find 3 bedrooms and a loft office and rooftop deck that continue to enchant. Enjoy every evening basking in the views on the wrap around portal.