This luxurious home comes with TWO lots for a total of 3.11 acres at the end of a cul de sac, and rises above all others on its own ridge to command the most captivating views in Placitas. This home is secluded, private, yet only 20 minutes from Albuquerque. Enter the winding driveway of concrete colored to match the home - there is plenty of room for all your toys and the cars of your guests on the generous pad. Park in the four car, drive-through garage, but, for the pure pleasure of it, come through the main entrance. Warm lights guide you through the portal as your favorite music plays on the 32 built in speakers scattered inside and outside the home. Pass through the landscaped yard with kiva fireplace and water feature, and the flagstone, wraparound porch. You can leave the lights on, the photovoltaic solar will take care of the bills. Depending on the season your solar systems will generate between $360 and $640 worth of energy per month.
The grand double doors open into a majestic great room, with sculpted adobe walls, viga ceilings overhead, Italian tile and a view of the valley and mountains that fills the floor to ceiling windows and takes your breath away. There’s a substantial kiva high efficiency fireplace to curl up beside by as you watch the stars by night, to the music of the water feature that draws you into the dining room and kitchen.
The gourmet kitchen is a dream: spacious and warmed by granite and tile, and enough maple and cherry cabinets to store everything and the white elephant your mother-in-law gave you. Pull out shelves to make selection a breeze. Sub-Zero, convection ovens, trash compactor, extra-large double stainless sink and a huge walk-in pantry are enhanced by a gigantic island with seating for three, vegetable sink, and a downdraft cooktop. Make yourself a mug of something hot with the instant hot water dispenser (the household water is softened and filtered with a full Kinetico system) and take a minute to catch the news in the living room, with its sculpted adobe walls. This is one of the few homes where you can have both seclusion and high-speed internet!
You’ll never feel hemmed in with this open floorplan: its few hallways are wide, tall, and gracefully arched. The office is spacious, with built in desks of cherry and granite on three walls, and one distinctive wall of adobe. Work or craft with a view that thrills and inspires.
The master bedroom has an adobe wall and high-efficiency kiva fireplace, and enjoys that fabulous mountain view for which this home is famous. It has the same high, rough-hewn cedar and beam ceilings as the office, and an entry onto the ramada, with a hot tub where you can soak away your cares and enjoy the stars. Yes, you can see the Milky Way up here! Rinse off after your soak in the spacious, walk-in shower, and put on something comfy in the gigantic California style closet. Your feet will be warmed by the floor radiant heat. You guessed it: that’s solar, too!
Now that you’re relaxed, maybe a bit of stretching in the gigantic workout room. If yoga is your thing, you won’t need a mat – the flooring is 2” thick carpet-bonded foam. If more bedrooms are your thing, the roughly 20’ by 35’ room can be easily converted into a hallway and multiple bedrooms, should that be your pleasure. Should it be, we include over 200sq ft of original tile.
Or, maybe you’d prefer to peruse a book or a movie. The magnificent library/theater is just the thing: fifty linear feet of warm cherry cabinets below and bookshelves above, as well as a refrigerator and wet bar. The complete 138” 4K projector and surround-sound system can be left in place, set up and ready for your enjoyment. If you need an intermission, the full hall bath is right across the way.
Guests will love to visit your magnificent home, and – luckily – you have a suite for them, with their own bath, patio, and separate entrance, and a large laundry room with plenty of cabinets and shelves nearby. You can welcome them with fresh fruit from your orchard.
Solar, food - this house has it everything needed for the next zombie invasion. But, what if it’s dark out and the power is down? No worries, you’ve got a Cummins 20KW, liquid cooled generator, and you can vacuum up any zombie remains with the powerful built in Electrolux vacuum system.