Welcome to the 2019 Taos Parade of Homes sponsored by The Taos News, Enchanted Homes Magazine, and the Taos County Association of Realtors® (TCAR), with all proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Taos.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, 2019 and runs from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Tickets are $20.00 and are available at the following locations:
- The Taos News, 226 Albright St., Taos, NM 87571
- Habitat for Humanity of Taos, 504 Salazar Rd, Taos, NM 87571
- High Country Real Estate Services, 622 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571
- Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties, 204 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571
- Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Taos Real Estate, 314 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte A, Taos, NM 87571
- Century 21 Success, 114 Dona Luz St, Taos, NM 87571
Tickets will also be available for purchase on the day of the event at the Taos Habitat for Humanity ReStore located at 16 State Hwy 522 (just north of the Hwy 64/522/150 traffic light), El Prado, NM 87529 as well as at any of the homes on the Parade of Homes event. And this year, the Taos County Association of REALTORS® (TCAR) is matching ticket sales proceeds up to $5,000. This gives you the opportunity to double the donation value of your ticket purchase for the event. For more information, contact Habitat for Humanity of Taos at (575) 758-7827.
There will also be snacks available at each home as well for you to enjoy as you venture from home to home.
Habitat for Humanity of Taos
Habitat for Humanity of Taos is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical, nonprofit Christian housing ministry building decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need. Habitat for Humanity of Taos has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.
Why Taos….The town of Taos is in northern New Mexico, 110 miles northeast of Albuquerque. Taos is at an elevation of about 7,000 feet and has a population of 5,000. Surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains which includes Wheeler Peak, the highest peak in New Mexico at 13,100 feet this high desert area shows the Southwest in all its beauty. The air is thin, the humidity is low and the sun is bright.
Taos is also home to the Taos Pueblo, a multi-storied adobe building that has been used for more than 1,000 years. There are also world class museums and galleries, the historic Taos Plaza, the historic San Francisco de Asis Church in Ranchos de Taos and the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, 8 miles northwest of Taos. The latter spans 650 feet above the river.
Tourism is the dominant sector of Taos economy. As a result, the majority of the population works in the service industry. More than 20% of the population lives below the poverty line and the median personal income is $26,000. In contrast, the average home price is $289,000 and, according to the State Housing Authority, 90% of the people who live and work in Taos cannot afford a home of their own.
Remember that 100% of the proceeds from the Taos Parade of Homes go directly to Habitat for Humanity of Taos. Plus this year, the Taos County Association of Realtors® (TCAR) is matching ticket sales proceeds up to $5,000, so you have the opportunity to double the value of your ticket purchase. Also, feel free to make an additional donation with the Habitat for Humanity of Taos volunteer at any of the homes you visit. And plan on stopping by Home #4 on the event at 502 Lamento del Coyote, which is the 33rd home built by Habitat for Humanity of Taos in the Taos County area. Check out the unique construction techniques used in Taos – i.e., adobe construction, which is used by only a couple of Habitat for Humanity organizations nation wide.
Map for the 2019 Taos Parade of Homes
Use the map below to find your way to all of the homes on the 2019 Taos Parade of Homes. Click on any numbered home marker or use the map information slider control on the left-hand side of the top header of the map to bring up information about the home, including a description and additional photos of the home. Use your computer or mobile device controls to zoom in or zoom out to find your way around between each home. Use the map controls to switch between the map view and the satellite view to more clearly identify the property and surrounding area. Use the map expansion tool on the right-hand side of the top header of the map to expand the map to full screen on your computer or mobile device.
Feel free to visit any or all homes on the Taos Parade of Homes event and to visit the homes in any order you wish. The event runs from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 13, 2019. so you should have time to see all homes if you wish. There will be snacks and refreshments at each home, so move from home to home to discover what culinary delights await. Fill out the back of your ticket and drop it off with the Habitat for Humanity volunteer at the last home you visit to be eligible for a drawing for prizes to be given away by Habitat for Humanity of Taos. The drawing will be within a few days after the event, and you will be notified by Habitat for Humanity of Taos if you win.
Ready to Go? Get Your Map!
Here’s a printable map with directions to take along with you for the Parade of Homes event:
Just follow the “directional arrows” and look for the Parade of Homes “feather flags” as you venture from home to home.
Home #1 – 40 Calle Mirador, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557
An entertainer’s delight and for those seeking privacy and great views, a truly magnificent home in the beautiful El Mirador subdivision on a 10+ acre lot. An expansive home of 5635 sq ft built by Bob Orner in Pueblo style adobe construction, has been meticulously maintained. The High ceiling great room with vigas, latillas and kiva fireplace has 3 sets of French doors opening onto patios with unparalleled western views. The ultimate gourmet kitchen opens onto a beautiful Ramada for outside dining and is warmed by kiva fireplace. Home features expansive “gallery” space, wet bar and 3rd en suite bedroom is set up with kitchenette for caretaker’s space and is private. Gated entrance, paved driveway and extensive landscaping all on drip and a location that is so convenient for access to Santa Fe and points south. This home is air conditioned.
Pinon Investments of Taos
Evan Blish – 575-751-6118
Listing 102650 – $1,600,000
Home #2 – 3893 State Hwy 68, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557
Beauty, Balance and Nature. Escape to this private compound on 26 acres with expansive views of the Taos Valley. The 2 bedroom grand main house, two guest homes and gardens are a balance of contemporary modern and ancient Pueblo architecture. Santa Fe architect John Barton and contractor Ken Wolosin designed the site with contemporary adobe construction including gently tapered walls atop stacked flagstone foundations. While the views are grand, the houses live in balance with the surrounding high desert setting. Thoughtful gardens complete the setting with special attention to the natural surroundings. The main house features an entry gallery, expansive living area with a west wall of custom windows featuring sweeping views from the Rio Grande Gorge to Taos Mountain to Georgia O’Keefe’s Cerro Pedernal in Abiquiu all the way to Mt. Blanca in Colorado. Luxurious master suite, gourmet kitchen, dining room , two kiva fireplaces, handmade tiles in bathrooms and guest suite. Spacious floorplan, slate floors, rustic vigas and alluring lighting add to the appeal. Elegant indoor entertaining areas transition with ease to the outdoor living spaces, meandering paths and plenty of private acres to explore. Embrace the balance of beauty and nature at this one-of-a-kind, elegant compound.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Taos Real Estate
Joel Schantz – 575-770-7753
Listing 103520 – $2,600,000
Home #3 – 1428 Monterey Road, Taos, NM 87571
First time on market is this stunning all adobe home located in the foothills of Weimer area located on a 1.50-Acre lot taking full advantage of expansive views for sunrises or sunsets. Exterior amenities boast three walled-in fully landscaped patios, four covered porches overlooking the landscaped yard with mature shade trees to the south, fruit trees (cherry, apricot, apple & raspberry bushes) to the west and a luxurious backyard with mature plants and shrubs, BBQ porch to the west and a perfect spot for the hot tub (plumbed & ready). The interior amenities are vast and numerous with a formal dining room, family room, living room, two offices, entertainment /game room. These living areas are illuminated with big picture windows in family, dining and living room to take advantage of the views! This expansive home has Italian tile throughout with master and second bedroom being carpeted. This tremendous home include three bedrooms, three full baths and a half-bath. The master bedroom has a big walk-in closet lined with cedar wood, tiled vanities, tiled roman shower with handicap bars, bedroom is oversized with big windows, sitting area by gas kiva fireplace. The second bedroom is a cozy en suite with walk-in closet. The third bedroom is in back of the house accessed through second family room (game room). Across the hall is a huge storage room for lots of stuff you need to keep. All exterior and interior walls are adobe for winter warmth or summer cooling. This 5,475 sf home is heated by hot water radiant floor throughout with some baseboard heating in living room addition and if that’s not enough heat for you, there are five interior gas fireplaces which four are kiva-style. The exterior kiva fireplace is wood-burning. Most of the home has 14′ tall ceilings with carved beams, vigas with tongue and groove or herring bone pattern. Walls are diamond -finished throughout most of the house. There are custom built-in cabinetry in offices, master bedroom and game room with a buffet in dining room along with a dish closet in dining area! This elegant yet very comfortable and cozy home is a rare opportunity to live and enjoy what Taos is all about.
Casa Encantada Realty
Albino Martinez – 575-770-5600
Listing 102330 – $1,318,750
Home #4 – 502 Lamento del Coyote, Taos, NM 87571
Come see Habitat for Humanity of Taos’ 33rd home built in the Taos area. Check out what this event is all about and see how your participation in this event is helping Habitat for Humanity of Taos continue their humanitarian work of providing housing to individuals in need in our community. 100% of the proceeds from the Taos Parade of Homes goes to Habitat for Humanity of Taos. Plus, this year, the Taos County Association of REALTORS® (TCAR) is matching ticket sale proceeds up to $5,000, so you have the opportunity to double your ticket purchase value. Habitat for Humanity will also have a boutique set up for you to shop for unique items representative of items available every day at their ReStore shop on the north end of Taos at 16 State Hwy 522, El Prado, NM 87529, just north of the Old Blinking Light intersection of highways 64/522/150 on the left-hand side.
Habitat for Humanity of Taos
Cynthia Arvidson, Executive Director
HFHT Home #33
Home #5 – WITHDRAWN FROM EVENT
Home #6 – WITHDRAWN FROM EVENT
Home #7 – 51 State Hwy 522, El Prado, NM 87529
Step into this authentic, Pueblo Revival adobe home that sits back off a tree lined driveway and is tucked in by five, lush, irrigated acres, and you’ll step into that “Old Taos Feel,” with modern conveniences. Built by Slim and Lillian Bastion back in the 1950’s, where they had Slim’s, the well regarded, local TV Repair Shop, with easy commercial access, just north of the Old Blinking Light. This exceptional 2950 square foot home features thick adobe walls, three Carmen Valarde, kiva fireplaces, beautiful wood floors, arched doorways, vigas, latillas, divided light windows, covered portals, an outdoor living room with brick floors, vine covered arbors, and a gorgeous walled in garden. The main house features two bedrooms and two baths, carved wooden doors by Elido Gonzales, a warm and inviting living room with rich wooden floors, a dining room whose French Doors open to the covered outdoor living room, perfect for entertaining and taking in those breathtaking views. The two large guest suites are absolutely charming and were a part of the home’s history when it was the “Buffalo Gal Bunkhouse,” a local Bed and Breakfast. There is plenty of storage in the converted garage, the basement, and the free standing storage shed. The pasture land is perfect for horses as it has surface water rights on the Manuel Andres Trujillo Ditch. Income potential? The two charming guest suites are perfect for rentals. The property is zoned County, but is also within the commercial zoning of the Upper Las Colonias Neighborhood Association, giving you plenty of options. Located on the north side of town, with tons of privacy, yet easy access to world class skiing at The Taos Ski Valley, restaurants galore, galleries, The Town of Taos, Music, The Village of Arroyo Seco and the Rio Grande, and all within you own private oasis. Come take a look.
The Lora Company Real Estate
Maria Figliolia – 575-779-0285
Listing 103587 – $747,000
Home #8 – 670 Tune Drive, Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513
Magnificent views on 6.6 acres, only 20 minutes from historic Taos Plaza and world famous Taos Pueblo is the Solar Castle. A 360 degree view of the Taos valley ringed with mountains, a short walk west to the Rio Grande Gorge. The Solar Castle was custom built, then upgraded. Double adobe construction, pueblo style home with beautiful handcrafted features throughout. Downstairs master suite has a beautiful bath with steam shower. Two large upstairs bedrooms offer panoramic views. Sun rooms up & downstairs, two fireplaces. Lovely outdoor spaces include a private courtyard with outdoor shower. Enjoy spectacular sunrises & sunsets from the large second floor deck, which can be accessed via elevator from garage. Beautiful custom cabinets feature unique pierced tin panels. Custom tile in every room connected by arched doorways. The pride of the home a 20′ rubber tree happily growing along the hall from kitchen to the family room. Wildlife abounds birds, rabbits, deer and occasionally rocky mountain bighorn sheep. Excellent access, very private, only minutes from Taos & Taos Ski Valley. This is a true work of art! Call for a tour.
Coldwell Banker Mountain Properties
Jan Rader – 575-770-2012
Listing 102943 – $845,000