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Square Feet: 2,973
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Currently Offered At: $$689,000


2.5-acre lot backing up to BLM land, horses allowed, unobstructed views, gated entry courtyard, porcelain floors, high-end appliances, quartz countertops, custom cabinetry, oversized pantry, indoor utility room, mud/laundry room, oversized three-car garage and workshop, protected and gated dog run, professional landscaping, fire pit, direct access to hiking and biking trails.

Listed By:

Anela Borrego-Flores    575-650-6264

Keller Williams Realty   575-527-0880

Tucked behind A Mountain, the Talavera residential area is quickly becoming the chic place to live in the Mesilla Valley. City views that can’t be beat, and the Organ Mountain-Desert Peaks National Monument literally in your backyard. Large lots. Easy access to excellent shopping and restaurants, with miles and miles of hiking and biking just steps away. The neighborhood has plenty to offer.

Two years ago, the owners of this stunning, nearly 3,000-square-foot home bought a 2.5-acre lot just off Soledad Canyon Road to build their dream home. Consideration went into each detail, including a number of upgrades not found in most new construction. As for many, 2020 changed the couple’s plans and they are now setting their sights northward, leaving behind a pristine, top-of-the-line home for someone new to love.


“From the lighting, to the drainage system, to the positioning of the home to capture the most magical views, it was all thought out very thoroughly,” says listing agent Anela Borrego–Flores. “Not only is the home stunning, it will also be enjoyable and functional for years to come. The quality exists both where the buyer can see, as well as where they cannot.”

This custom-built gem is also unique in that it lacks any of those over-personalized touches that only work for a specific lifestyle. Singles, couples, and families of all sizes will find the floor plan functional, the amenities beneficial, and the aesthetic stylish. Clean lines and colors set the tone for a design built around wood accents, tall ceilings, porcelain tile floors, and oversized nichos for that touch of classic Southwest. The result is modern and fresh, and for anyone who may be a pet owner . . . trust me, this is your dream home, too.

“We had to make some hard decisions in determining how we could create a truly modern home that still has that Southwestern vibe that makes this area so special,” the owner notes. “Take the wall colors, for example. We considered going with a brighter or richer color, but we ultimately chose white; I think it’s called ‘Simply White.’ It really creates a light and airy feeling, but it’s also a clean slate for someone to do what they’d like.”

The heart of the home is, of course, the open-concept kitchen, living, and dining area which manages to find that perfect balance: big enough that the distinct spaces don’t interfere with each other, yet cozy enough to still be intimate. All while enjoying the jaw-dropping mountain and desert views. Picture windows are strategically oriented toward Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land, so when looking out, you don’t see any other houses and you never will.

Photo by: MLS Camera Guy

“We designed the entire house with all the high-end lighting and the entertainment wall in the living room. The lighting in here at night is epic. It’s just so romantic,” the homeowner explains. “When our guests walk into this house they say, ‘Oh my gosh, something about it is just . . . sexy.’”

The kitchen offers custom soft-close cabinetry, quartz countertops, high-end appliances, an oversized island, and — every chef’s dream — a massive walk-in pantry.

“And for those who don’t really care about the kitchen, they usually love this,” the homeowner says, revealing a spotlessly clean indoor mechanical room tucked conveniently off the laundry/mud room. “The water heater, the softener, all the mechanical stuff is inside and safe. It stays immaculate and the service people love it!”

The laundry room also has two doors leading out to the garage — one for the two-legged family members and one for the four-legged ones. The massive garage/workshop includes a full, built-in doggy bath, big enough for any breed of dog. A set of stairs gets elderly and heavy dogs up to the bath, which is tall enough for groomers to stand while they work. (It’s great for dirty boots too, the homeowner points out.)

Another lockable dog door leads from the garage out to a completely fenced-in dog run that’s half open-air and half shaded. Another gate gives pups full access to the entire backyard. The homeowner says, “The dog area is snake proof and coyote proof, and it keeps the pets safe from the elements. It’s great for when we go up to the mountains for the day or El Paso. We know they’re safe and warm.”

There are plenty of other amenities for the human household members as well. The home has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, plus an insulated and soundproofed office.

“There are little retreats all over this house,” the homeowner says, starting with the owners’ suite bathroom, which

Photo by: MLS Camera Guy

she likens to a Zen spa. On the opposite side of the living room, doors lead into a junior owners’ suite, which includes an only slightly smaller bathroom and walk-in closet, and views that are just as spectacular.

Both bedrooms overlook the manicured yard with a full lawn, garden, bonfire pit, and a covered patio with a ceiling as tall as those indoors. “We’ve planted about 15 trees that will mature and provide more shade and privacy,” the homeowner adds.

With 2.5 acres of land, this property offers a pleasing compromise for prospective homebuyers grappling between buying something move-in ready and something they can put their stamp on. The interiors are clean enough to meld with any design style, while the outdoors offer plenty of room to grow. From horse corrals (yes, they’re allowed), to a guest casita, to a swimming pool, there are plenty of ideas and space to run with. As the homeowner points out, “The great thing about Las Cruces is that we really can live an indoor-outdoor lifestyle all year long. This house is perfect for Southwestern living.”

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