Placitas, NM 87043
Rarely is an estate of this quality available for purchase! This exceptional Gold Level Green Built hacienda-style home is located on one of the finest view lots in desirable Diamond Tail Ranch, a 1754-acre gated community offering community water, natural gas, high speed internet, a trail system, community parks and rugged natural Southwestern landscape. The 2.5 acre property feels more like 10,000 acres as it is located at the easternmost side of the community and features breathtaking unobstructed panoramic views of the San Pedro and Ortiz Mountain ranges.
Hand-hewn wooden gates open to the spacious brick-floored courtyard featuring a tranquil tiered Spanish fountain surrounded by covered breezeways. The entry, with a feature wall of lighted nichos, opens to the great room with soaring beamed ceilings, hand-scraped oak floors, custom stone wood burning fireplace and windows with eastern and southern views of the mountain ranges and the Crest of Montezuma. The kitchen and dining area were meticulously planned to include many gourmet amenities. The kitchen is a foodie's dream! Amenities include large island with breakfast bar and Wolf 5-burner gas cooktop; double oven; warming drawer; microwave; full sized dishwasher and dishwasher drawer; trash compactor; hammered copper farm sink and prep sink; expansive granite countertops; custom cabinetry; and skylights and walls of windows filling the space with natural light. The large butler's pantry offers additional counterspace, built in shelving and a glass-front commercial refrigerator. The spacious dining area features a wet bar with sink, refrigerated drawers and icemaker as well as a walk-in climate-controlled 1200 bottle wine cellar crafted with flagstone floors and stone lined walls and ceilings.
The private owners' suite features a large walk-in closet with built-ins, attached office area with granite wraparound desk and storage, large en-suite his and hers bath with tumbled stone shower, separate vanity areas and water closet and a private covered portal with southern views. The guest wing features walls of windows opening to the entry courtyard. Amenities include a large theater room, library/study with private portal, two guest bedrooms sharing a full Jack-and-Jill bathroom with jetted tub and private vanity areas and a third guest bedroom with private en-suite bath.
Over 3000 square feet of exterior living spaces offer many opportunities for entertaining guests or simply relaxing. The great room, kitchen and dining rooms all access the primary covered portal offering the perfect spot for morning coffee or an evening glass of wine while enjoying the spectacular panoramic views! This portal, with beamed tongue and groove ceilings and ceiling fans, features a woodburning stone fireplace, woodburning pizza oven, outdoor kitchen with sink, refrigerator, Wolf natural gas grill and storage. The 32x16 in-ground heated saltwater pool enhances the resort-like feel and is framed by the expansive views. Other exterior amenities include: 4' woven wire fence enclosing the backyard, irrigated garden area, stamped concrete walkways, Southwest natural and xeric landscaping, large storage/pool equipment room with toilet.
Pride of ownership is not only accented within the main home walls, but within every aspect of this meticulously maintained estate. The quality of construction, detailed craftsmanship and finishes offered in this home cannot be duplicated at current construction prices. If you are looking for the Southwestern lifestyle and an exclusive Placitas estate, welcome home!
Other luxury amenities include:
LEED Gold Rated
54 Hers rating
5.2 kW rated owned photovoltaic system
Thermal water heating system
4 electrical panels
Lutron integrated lighting system throughout the home
Wired for sound
Central vacuum system
American Clay walls
8' solid knotty alder doors
4 heat/refrigerated air combo units
In-floor radiant heat
Foam wrapped with blown-in insulation
5 car garage
Separate 6th garage bay with ½ bath, currently utilitzed as a workshop
4 electrical panels
Pool is heated with solar and/or natural gas