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Cohousing isn’t new to Taos. Long before Valverde Commons (VC), decades prior to the 1960s communes, the Red Willow community lived within the adobe walls of Taos Pueblo. Cohousing US (cohousing.org) defines cohousing as “community designed to foster connection.” This means shared governance, resources, socializing and spaces. more
If anyone  has their  fingers  on the pulse of the local real estate market, it's Joel and Marny Schantz of top-performing Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Taos Real Estate. Active in the Taos Valley real estate commu­ nity for decades, the Schantzes have, they laughed, "sold the same houses over and over again." more
Vaughn Dearing began his realtor career in 2001 with ReMax in California. He discovered Taos after his aunt, Chien Motto, moved to Lama in the 1970s and wed Doroteo Frank Samora, a spiritual leader … more
The Phoenix is a fantastical castle complete with turrets and towers, rising above the sage-covered desert landscape. Full of whimsy, warmth, color and texture, this earthship shows that sustainability can co-exist with luxury and comfort. more
Casa Mariposa in Des Montes is a dance of light and shadow. The mood of the home changes with the time of day and the seasons. This spectacular house was designed to echo the shape of a mountain on the ancient volcanic plain to the west. Pueblo and territorial architecture are captured and reinterpreted in a completely original way by world-renown architect Antoine Predock. more
Robert Vander knows rugs. For nearly four decades Vander has been traveling between New Mexico and Asia, bringing a sweeping assortment of Oriental treasures to his retail location, Alhambra, where Chinese and Indian finds co-mingle with Nepalese altars and Tibetan-style artisan creations. more
Ask people what rooms they love the most, and you’ll get answers ranging from favorite childhood hideouts to dreamhouse living rooms with fifty-mile views. But if you ask them why, they may not be able to explain that the first was an intimate refuge that made them feel safe and secure – while the second delivered a fantastic expansiveness that somehow took them beyond themselves. more
Taos’ signature “Passive Solar” design long ago melded into the broader rubric of “green building.” Building technology continues to evolve in pace with the mounting concern over carbon footprint and climate change. Here we look at four high-performance homes in Taos Ski Valley. more
What do you do when you have an asset that no one else wants? Do you invest more money in the hope you’re not throwing good money after bad, or do you take your losses and move on? This … more
The ongoing evolution of Taos Ski Valley took another major step forward with the announcement in December 2018 that the ski area was embarking on its first housing development, the Blake Residences. more
This month’s Enchanted Homes “High Design” edition looks at high tech sustainable ski homes; the new Blake Residencies condos; offers tips for making your home holiday-friendly; and more. more
In addition to the alfresco elements of life in the main house and guest house, Los Cielos Ranch comes with a full range of opportunities for the outdoors enthusiast, all within its 300 acres, where you can enjoy hiking, snowmobiling, fishing and hunting. more
Location; mountain views; sprawling acreage; tidy small houses. What we want to call home means different things to everyone who is looking to buy or sell a property, whether in New Mexico or anywhere else. more
The High Country is known the world over for skiing and snowboarding, but its best-kept secret is golf. Attitude at altitude is one of the big perks of mile-high-and-more elevations. Located at … more
On the face of it, not much has changed in the world of fireplaces. You still see the usual array of corner “kivas,” ranch-style fireplaces with mantles, and metal inserts and … more
In recent years, natural stone has taken backseat in the trend towards contemporary design with its use of concrete, porcelain, and the many shades of gray. more
This is more than a home… it’s an experience.  Located between Taos and Arroyo Seco, these 9.7 acres against the backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo mountains deliver all the … more
Handcrafted doors of the Southwest – built in the Taos tradition In Taos, there is a long tradition of handcrafting everything needed for life. The Pueblo people grew and made much of what … more
Any courtyard or patio can become a dream landscape, according to Ben Maddox, proprietor of Maddox Outdoor Solutions. Here the local landscaper and ISA-certified arborist shares some of his … more
Touch the earth and the earth breaths back – that’s what it feels like standing in Julie Parker’s poured-earth home overlooking the Río Grandé Gorge. more
The Pat Woodall Fine Art Gallery is bursting with color and grace. It is filled with flowers, aromatic smells, and the distinctive artwork of Pat Woodall. more
There’s no question that living small has become a big thing.  Whether by circumstance or choice, the way in which we view our material world is undergoing a quiet revolution. more
Thomas Soule and Mark Brewer are Taos sustainability contractors who strive to make the world a better place – for humans and the planet in general. more
At Sierra Pacific, "Seed to Window" means that every atom of wood used in the company's windows is harvested from forests that have been tended by the company's founding family, the Emmersons, for four generations. more
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