1583 Paisano Road, Las Cruces, NM
About This Home
Five acres on a private road with views of the mountains and the city, attached casita, orchard, pipe fencing all around, EBID rights, two massive garages/workshops with RV and trailer space, outdoor gazebo with kitchen, pool and hot tub, bar and entertainment area, private family space
Elias “Eli” Elizaldez
EXIT Realty Horizons
Dreaming of country living, but work or other obligations keep you tied to town? This could be the home for you!
Listing agent Elias “Eli” Elizaldez calls this property a “two-holler” house — “You have neighbors, but they are far enough away that you have to holler twice for them to hear you!”
To visit this country manor, turn down the private dirt road, pass through the gate at the end, and there you are. Check out the home’s classic design, and look around to take in your surroundings: rosebushes, a lush lawn, and the scent of hay wafting from the pastures.
Enter through the ornate wrought iron door and notice the built-in planters in the foyer that create an elegant transition space between inside and out. Spoiler alert: A unique and fascinating aspect of this home is the thoughtfulness with which the “zones” of the house were planned. There are work zones, private family zones, and entertainment zones. At 6,000-plus square feet, this house clearly has ample room, but the layout makes it feel cozy and inviting, not cavernous and cold. The tile flooring, muted wall color, and wooden shutters all extend throughout the house, seamlessly joining the “zones.”
The first work zone, just past the foyer, has a suite layout. To one side is the office and to the other is a sitting area with a huge window, a fireplace, and a powder room close by — perfect for small meetings or as a client waiting area. The design is that of a contained space, with no line of sight to the living areas beyond.
Walk down the hallway past the work zone, and the layout widens — dramatically — as you are greeted with a stunning view through the 24-foot window. The view is expansive, and sunlight on the second-floor wooden walkways creates a subtle glow. You’ve reached the entertainment zone!
To your left is a space that could be used as it is currently — an intimate, surround-sound TV area — or could be left empty to open the layout even more. A two-sided fireplace divides this space from the formal, private dining area, and the custom dining table and hutch remain with the house.
Across from the dining area is the über-functional, carefully planned kitchen. All appliances are covered with wood, making the space both peaceful and practical — no worries about keeping stainless steel smudge free. A particularly thoughtful feature is the chest-high wall that divides the kitchen and formal dining room, hiding dirty dishes and cooking paraphernalia from view. Recessed lighting allows you to de-emphasize the workspace even further.
Tucked away unobtrusively next to the kitchen’s casual dining area is a laundry room with abundant storage and counter space.
To your right past the work zone is a swanky mirrored bar, with enough room for four to belly up comfortably. A full-size pool table alongside the bar remains with the house . . . but if pool’s not your thing, the space would also be perfect for a dance floor . . . or a posh formal gathering (picture half a dozen high-top tables with candles at sunset) . . . or a “company’s coming” living room.
A window between the bar area and the Florida room expands the entertainment possibilities, or lets you keep an eye on the kids. As you step into the Florida room, floor-to-ceiling windows reveal an outdoor oasis: a pool, hot tub, gazebo, and the orchard. The pool has seats and benches so you can beat the heat in comfort, and a retractable cover keeps out the leaves and the buggies when you’re done with your swim. A powder room close by means you won’t drip water through the house.
After your swim, have some lunch al fresco on the gazebo! A bar-style counter at one end leaves plenty of room for a dining table or seating around the large kiva fireplace. You’ll enjoy cooking in your full outdoor kitchen while looking at the mountains and the orchard.
Speaking of the orchard, you will never want for grapes, apples, pears, peaches, apricots, and plums. In the summertime, these vigorous trees are heavy with fruit, and a raised rock-wall garden full of fine valley soil is ready for your best gardening efforts! Concrete irrigation ditches and water rights give you the option to use the space for a hobby farm or for more serious production.
If you do need outdoor workspace or storage for your RV, trailer, UTVs, ATVs, pickups, or cars — or all of those — you’ll have room to spare in the two huge massive enormous gargantuan garages, one of which is attached to the main building by a breezeway and both of which are cooled with evaporative cooling. The asphalt drive keeps the floors clean, a convenient powder room keeps dust out of the house, and multi-height doors, workbenches, and windows mean the space is way more than just storage. Lowered drains make washing your vehicles easy, and an opposite-wall “trailer door” lets you pull your trailer in out of the elements, unhitch, and pull your truck out the other side.
The last zones are for family. The “attached casita” is on the first floor. With an inconspicuous entryway, the casita has a full bedroom, bath, living room, and kitchen — perfect for a live-in relative or long-term guest.
The second family zone is the entirely private, bedrooms-only, second-floor loft area, from which you can observe first-floor activities. The common area features a large round window (spectacular view, of course!) and a built-in bookshelf.
The owners’ suite boasts a kiva fireplace for chilly nights and a private deck with a swing for watching the sunrise or taking in the stars. Another fireplace faces the deep, jetted tub in the en suite. A double-sink vanity and huge walk-in closet provide plenty of storage. The commode/bidet room and large walk-in shower ensure privacy, and heat lamps overhead ensure warmth. Two junior suites and two bedrooms with a Jack-and-Jill bath complete the floor plan of the private family zone.
According to listing agent Eli, this home is for people who “want beautiful country living, work hard, play hard, aren’t interested in following the crowd, and enjoy sharing their slice of paradise — but value their family’s privacy.” He notes that discriminating buyers will appreciate the details of this unique property.
The homeowner agrees that having spaces for family and friends to both come together and have their own privacy make the home’s layout unique. But she agrees with Eli that what she appreciates most is “two hollers away” country living. “One of our favorite things to do is walk to Old Mesilla for dinner, maybe enjoy some shopping or music, then stroll on home to relax in the pool or by the outdoor fireplace (sometimes we do both!). This home is perfect for someone who wants country living with city convenience!”
Written by Elaine Stachera Simon
Originally published in Neighbors magazine.
Posted by LasCruces.com