Welcome to Shangri-La, a majestic mountain lodge nestled in the trees of world-renowned Taos Ski Valley. This exquisite, well-maintained custom home blends high-end construction & beautiful finishes, offering comfort & livability, seclusion & accessibility, & contemporary features with traditional characteristics that are the hallmark of an exceptional year-round retreat. The authentic appeal of this large, well-appointed two-story home is undeniable. It has at least three separate living spaces, making the property extremely diverse; your options are numerous. This home has intricate, rugged stonework, including rock wainscoting on the exterior, one-of-a-kind designs integrated into the stone fireplaces both indoors & out, & unique designs in the flagstone patios. Outdoor living spaces include a large patio with a moss-rock/flagstone fireplace with a firebox & barbecue grate, a stone firepit, covered patios, & two large redwood balconies. The home has several entrances. The formal entrance has lovely cherrywood doors. When you enter the foyer, you see travertine stone floors with glass tile embellishments, a stunning pendant chandelier, & vaulted, hard-trowel-plaster walls. The great room encompasses the living room, kitchen, formal dining room, casual dining bar, & breakfast nook with bay windows. The cathedral ceiling, as high as 28' at its apex, boasts robust beams & wood details. The walls are finished with a warm, neutral plaster. There are cherry floors & a wall of south-facing windows that showcase the magnificent mountain view & surrounding forest. The great room includes a striking stone fireplace with a special star detail & an African walnut mantel. Bright natural light & tasteful stained glass fixtures illuminate this room. The kitchen is a chef's dream, including solid cherry cabinets, granite counters with a two-sided glossy bisque porcelain sink & a butcherblock island with a stainless-steel bar sink. GE Profile stainless-steel appliances include double ovens (one conventional, one convection with conventional option), a warming drawer, a cabinet-depth refrigerator, & a small built-in GE microwave. The kitchen has a double-drawer Fisher & Paykel stainless-steel dishwasher & a Wolf five-burner cooktop & downdraft. On the main floor, the master suite has a stone fireplace with a high-efficiency insert, vaulted ceilings, lots of windows, a large walk-in closet, & an inviting, luxurious master bath decorated with cherry cabinets, marble, & travertine stonework. The large jetted Jacuzzi & steam sauna for two provide everything you need for your personal spa experience! Upstairs are a workout room & a library, both of which have cherrywood windowseats with storage, vaulted ceilings, & large closets; one provides access to a generous attic space used for storage. The workout room opens to an extra room, currently set up as an office. Downstairs, you'll find a guestroom with an en suite shower, a Jotul woodstove, & its own exit to the backyard; a large pantry; & a laundry room with a sink & an extra-deep counter (great for folding clothes). And you're in for a surprise: Through the powder room on the main floor is a rental unit that can be locked so your guests are separate from the main house. The rental has its own entrance, living room, kitchenette, dining area, full bath, & two bedrooms. If you're interested in a second rental, over the garage & ground floor rental unit is an apartment with its own entrance & vaulted ceilings. The apt great room encompasses a kitchen, counter seating, dining area, & living room with a gas fireplace. There's one more surprise: a built-in bookshelf swings open to reveal a pantry. The apt has two bedrooms with large closets, full bath, & laundry area. The heated 3-car garage is a generous 827sf. The roof has a high-end built-in snow-melt system with heated gutters, preventing ice dams.
Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties