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 fire pit, 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 butcher block 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.