Co-Housing Community Home for Sale New Mexico

by Elizabeth A. Zaring
Land, Houses, Real Estate

Valverde Commons (VC) is an intentional community of seniors (over 55) that follows the concept of CoHousing.  Residents are actively involved in the design and operation of their community and as neighbors know each other and have ongoing social contact.   Our individual homes circle a common, grassy area with paths providing access and opportunity for socialization. Activities and meetings occur in the Common House. Our Barn houses shared landscaping tools, a complete woodworking shop, and space for individual projects. Our homes are built with energy efficiency, water saving features, and sustainability principles. Sunset Park, adjacent to VC, provides 10-acres of open space for the greater Taos community

This 2BR/1BA/1500sf single-family territorial-style home in the Town of Taos was custom-built with thoughtful and meaningful details that will appeal to the most discerning buyer, particularly fans of the American Arts and Crafts movement. Clean craftsman lines blend beautifully with Southwest style, creating a home that is at once contemporary and timeless. Through the front door and down the hall is the great room. The mountain views (a rarity in an in-town listing) from the backdoor and the windows are pricelessand check out the more intimate view in the foreground, a covered back porch and veggie/flower gardens. And the interior view is just as appealing. The focal point of the great room is the Green Smart energy-efficient gas-log fireplace with an arched face. The red oak mantle and surround, complemented by green ceramic tile) are flanked by built-in bookshelvesand right down to the windows over the shelves, this is classic Craftsman. A defined dining area divides the living area from the kitchen, which was designed with the serious cook in mind. Subway tiles add a fresh spin on the backsplash. High-performance, environment-friendly Eco countertops, made of 75% recycled content, are resistant to stains, scratches, and scorching (and they’re certified by the NSF, National Sanitation Foundation). Stainless steel Maytag appliances include a five-burner gas stove, a dishwasher, and a fridge; theres also a stainless steel Broan Elite hood. The stainless steel double sink is handcrafted, deep with squared edges and a distinctive contemporary vibe. Base cabinets, wall cabinets (some with glass fronts), and a large walk-in pantry make kitchen storage a snap. Return to the entryway, and youll find a smart split floor plan, with the guest room on one side of the home and the bathroom and master bedroom on the other side. The bathroom has a marble vanity, custom cabinetry (including ample linen storage), a shower, and a Kickspace heater. The master bedroom has a closet with built-ins. A Trombe wall in the hallway captures winter sun, making for low heating bills. All cabinetry (kitchen, pantry, fireplace surround/bookshelves, laundry space, hall closet, bathroom, and master BR closet) is custom-built. The home has an extra room, currently used as a quilting studio and exercise roombut this additional space, heated for your comfort in winter, is versatile. Youre limited only by your imagination. Theres also a laundry room, cleverly concealed behind louvered doors. Both washer and dryer are front-load Whirlpool Duet. The back garden and covered back porch offer a serene outdoor living area. The front yard is landscaped, too, with a variety of flowers that enhance this peaceful home. Craftsman-style windows, Shaker-style doors, light fixtures with an oiled bronze finish, hard-trowel plaster, 5 floorboards manufactured from hickory especially for radiant floor heat, sleek lines, and tall ceilings that follow the slope of the roofline all come together to make a cohesive, tasteful environment. Other stats and features: natural gas, town water and sewer, three heating zones, alarm system, solid hickory baseboards.…


Elizabeth A Zaring

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