Property Description

La Isla de Ranchitos – You will never see another one! NATURAL, MODEST, PRIVATE, HISTORIC, CENTRAL… – Convenient access to Town – Private and spacious natural landscape – Views kissed by the sunrise and sunset – Historic footprint of the original homestead home – Authentic adobe construction – Appointed by Artisans’ hand woodwork and craftsmanship throughout From it’s grand scale to the cozy reading nook, you will be transported to another dimension. The compound is lush, quiet, spacious and offers extraordinary views hidden behind a Volcanic rock wall with heavy iron gates. Once owned by the McClure, Wurlitzer and Howell families, the home was reverently rebuilt in 2005. With unique design, the interior spaces are simple and large, separated by floor elevation changes instead of wall partisans. The soft exterior adobe lines such as its buttresses, parapits and thick walls, reinforce its’ historic past. Enter through a very old, original hand carved Pueblo door, you sense the traditional adobe hacienda with large, rustic living room, bright and fun kitchen, and elegant dining room and tea bar. Gorgeous inlaid tile designs and natural pigments give color to the slick diamond plastered walls. The huge raw wood vigas holding up the building were hauled from Taos Mountain and hand peeled and chinked at the job sight. They are found in each room, evoking the intrinsic serenity found in nature. There are artistic statements everywhere. Enter the “Gran Sala” Suite of four rooms including a large bedroom, a “Kama Sutra” landing, a soaking tub with Japanese shower, and a mezzanine with sundeck. Notice the hand painted walls, inlaid local quartz, and a sculptural hand-crafted floating staircase. The Gran Sala or “boudoir” has a set of original “Mable Dodge” double doors that open to a private dressing room with another shower, double sinks and a large walk-in closet and generous dressing area. The Northern light bank of windows open the art studio or office to the majestic views of Taos Mountain. Privately accessed from the Zagawa, this entrance is dramatically flanked by grand New Mexican Sand Castles. Lastly, a very spacious lock-off Casita/Mother-in-law suite with additional kitchen and bath can be absorbed back into the main home, but has a secured separate entrance. Across a beautiful flagstone path and past the lily pond, find a traditional rustic New Mexican cabin. The Gate Keepers Home is a unique guest house, solid and comfortable. Travel back in time, but don’t sacrifice the modern conveniences of indoor plumbing! Traditional details and heavy logs add to the coziness of this separate 1BR plus loft. The park-like grounds are 100% organic and pesticide-free, lush and abundant with fruit trees, willows, Black Elm, Cottonwoood, and Chamisa.. La Isla is settled between the two largest rivers in town, and thus sits on an unusually high water table. The estate’s pure and fresh drinking water is independently sourced form its own deep well. The informal country circle drive accesses both gate entrances, and allows one to easily cruise and view the entire property. Car covers and storage include two ramadas, separate garage and carport. The entire home exhibits artistic attention using sustainable materials, tasteful colors, and nostalgically highlights the skills of local artisans. This beautiful estate is completely secluded from the world, but oh so convenient to Town! Visit for a video tour and Matterport.

: Wood Stove, Hot Water Radiant
: Block Wall, Latilla
: Wood Stove
: Deck, Patio, Covered Porch
: Flat
Address Map
Upper Ranchitos
W106° 25' 24.2''
N36° 25' 14.2''
204 Upper Ranchitos
MLS Addon
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Taos Real Estate
: Single Family
Town Of Taos (45a)
From Taos Plaza, travel North on Paseo del Pueblo
: Adobe
: Pueblo Style
: Town
: Two Story
: Tile, Wood, Cement
: Well
Taos Elementary
Friday Jagers

Residential For Sale

204 Upper Ranchitos, Taos, New Mexico 87571

5 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
4,607 Sqft
1.97 Acres
Listing ID #109063
Basic Details
Property Type : Residential
Listing Type : For Sale
Listing ID : 109063
Price : $2,300,000
Bedrooms : 5
Bathrooms : 3
Half Bathrooms : 0
Square Footage : 4,607 Sqft
Approx. Main House Sq. Ft : 3,974
Number of Acres : 1.97
Agent info
Piñon Investments of Taos
98 Taos Ski Valley Road, Suite 1 P.O. Box 400 Arroyo Seco, NM 87514
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