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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
This home at 11 Turkey Springs Road in Valdez is a rare opportunity. The 5,000 square-foot passive solar homestead sits on 30 forested acres in the secluded Gallina Canyon neighborhood. more
With so much focus upon the impacts of climate change, we asked our experts: Can you name seven native plants that reduce water usage for our immediate present and our future?  more
Realtor Pennie Herrera Wardlow has deep roots in Taos. She was born in the family home where she lives now. Those who came before her constructed the home with hand-made adobe bricks and wood harvested from the nearby mountains... more
In this month’s Homes magazine, we profile a beautiful 5,000 square-foot passive solar homestead sitting on 30 forested acres in Gallina Canyon neighborhood and seven native plants we recommend that reduce water use. more
1 Stunning beauty is the primary reason the people of Taos replace their front door or entryway, says Taos Door & Hardware Company’s Peter Barlow, founder and designer of their all-custom … more
Standing in the great room of the home with its expansive southern views, one of the most striking comments people make is: "This feels really good.” more
Modern countertops and vanity trends are calling more and more for stone or stonelike finishes and Taos homeowners are as equally trendy. Traditional stone products, such as marble, natural and … more
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