A gem along the low road to Taos
This lovingly restored Velarde adobe home is something special ...
Located at the mouth of the Rio Grande Canyon, along the scenic low road to Taos lies the dreamy farming community of Velarde. With its rustic charm, this Spanish-settled village originally served as a peaceful resting spot for travelers heading north from the low country, and has evolved into a quaint farming town known for small orchards and roadside produce stands.
Here along the Rio Grande, amidst the peace and quiet is 17 Private Drive 1040, an authentic adobe home that's been painstakingly restored by the current owner. "The restoration process has been a labor of love," states listing broker Andrea Cohen. "For nearly 25 years they've been caring for and improving on this amazing property."
The home features a shady portal, solid alder front and screen doors, flagstone, tile, and wood floors, plaster walls, updated electric and plumbing, and a newer well and septic. "You'll adore the herringbone-pattern brick driveway, privacy wall and horno," asserts Cohen, "and the detached 2-car garage with electricity make a perfect shop or studio space."
Enjoy the versatility of the large, loft-style attic that can be used as a bedroom, office or studio space. The property extends across the roadway and slopes down to the local acequia, preserving the amazing views of the valley and mesas beyond. Don't miss the opportunity to own this authentic adobe home!