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Historic Taos Territorial Home For Sale

Known originally as The Casa Romero Compound, this historic oasis with mature landscaping sits just off the main plaza in the center of town. The main house was originally constructed in 1875 with 18" adobe bricks, hand blown beveled windows with wood shutters, wood floors, elaborate carved wooden doors, vigas and latillas ceilings, four kiva fireplaces, projecting balconies and gabled roofing. A classic Center Passage Territorial, the home includes a main sala, perfect for entertaining and 4 generously proportioned size rooms on the ground level. Two luxurious master suites occupy the second floor. Also included are two colorful stand alone, 1BD/1BA casitas, fully furnished and hand painted by Taos' own Jim Wagner. A 1,200-sf artist studio building known as the Chicken Coop, was redesigned as a sophisticated loft/guesthouse apartment with 2 baths, gally kitchen, large windows, stone floors and oversized ceilings. Each of the building enjoy private seating areas, gardens and hot tubs. The entire estate was lovingly restored in the early 2000's to add new kitchens, new bathrooms, new windows, inlaid wood floors, soft plaster walls. Intricate details such as Greek Revival trim around the windows, squared columns with chamfered corners which adorn the front porch and a pitched roof made of metal. The home offers the perfect blend of modern upgrades and historic charm and meticulously landscaping. This compound is perfect for a family retreat, private school or museum or investment property. Spend quiet evenings sitting on the front porch, or take a short walk to summer concerts on the plaza, the weekly organic farmer’s market, or one of many excellent restaurants in the area. Host an elegant dinner party in the large dining room featuring many original built-ins or dine alfresco under one of several portals. Located on one of the quietest streets in the town of Taos, and a convenient walk to all the towns’ attractions. This home is perfect for those who appreciate the custom touches and character that only vintage homes can offer. There is a basement for storage and large parking area/driveway that adds connivance and charm. Call us to see this authentic territorial home in the heart of the historic district.

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