Just a five-minute drive from some of the best shopping and restaurants in the Mesilla Valley, this 5+ acre property is the perfect spot to find peace and quiet.
Written by Jessica Muncrief
Photography by Donicio Madrid
Built in 2005, this custom home boasts more than 3,000 square feet of living space and an open concept floorplan.
Nothing says warmth quite like a kiva fireplace in the master suite. it’s one of three in the home!
This home, nestled among the farmlands off South Fairacres Road, was custom built for a couple who enjoy their art, their animals, and peaceful moments away from it all. The born and bred Las Crucens built their 3,072-square-foot home in 2005 just far enough off the beaten path.
“One of the best things about this home is the location,” the husband notes. “It’s rural, yet close to everything; we’re just five minutes from shops and restaurants. We’re near a main road, but not right on it, so there’s minimal traffic. Plus, we have great neighbors, but they’re not right next door.”
“It’s quiet here, very serene,” his wife affirms. “And we really do have awesome neighbors.”
Tucked amid the 27 producing pecan trees included in the purchase price, the property includes EBID water rights. Other trees, shrubs, and cacti also dot the property, adding to the tranquility factor that can be enjoyed from either of the two expansive, covered porches. The current owners turned the large plot of land in front of the home into a sculpture garden, but the just over five-acres of space could just as easily be used as a horse property. (There are several other equine lovers in the area.)
The grassy stretch of lawn in the enclosed backyard has been a playground for the couple’s dogs and cats, and over the years, they’ve also housed a goat, a pig, and chickens.
“We see a lot of wildlife here too,” the wife notes. “Quail, squirrels, and even javelina roam the ditch banks.”
The home—which the owners define as “modern Spanish Colonial” in style—boasts a traditional white stucco exterior with a pitched, red clay tile roof. McGinley Construction utilized insulated concrete forms (ICF) in the build, and the thick walls add to both the authenticity of the look and the energy efficiency of the home. Hardwood floors cover the main living area and the master bedroom, while the other rooms in the home are graced with ceramic tiles. Other authentic design features include rustic ceiling vigas, solid wood doors, and casement windows throughout, along with a pair of nearly floor-to-ceiling arched picture windows for soaking in the views of Picacho Peak.
As artists and art-lovers, these homeowners appreciate both light and color, and their home has an abundance of both. The walls are a creamy yellow hue, with individual spaces accented by touches of blue, green, red, or purple, depending on the vibe of the particular room. The main living space is bright and open concept with 12-foot ceilings and a skylight above the kitchen area that allows light to flood in. They’ve been using an adjacent office space as an art studio.
“Windows on every wall in the studio keep it sunlit at any hour of the day,” the wife points out.
The owners are putting the home on the market because they plan to spend the next few years exploring the United States in their Airstream trailer. They say that the property’s detached workshop will be one of the hardest things to give up. The 40-foot by 60-foot space, with two 10-foot wide, 15-foot tall overhead doors, has been used for car restorations, as a ceramic shop, and as a photography studio.
“It’s a really nice sized space with big skylights, and it stays pretty warm when it’s cold outside,” the husband notes. “We think of it as just a creative space.”
Despite the openness that seems to be a running theme throughout the property, the homeowners say there is an abundance of cozy spaces, from the soaking tub in the master bath to the three wood-burning fireplaces.
“When I think about this house, I’ll remember lying in bed or working in the studio with the fire crackling nearby,” the husband reminisces. “Or getting comfy in my chair in the living room and propping my feet up on the hearth while I enjoy my coffee on a cold winter morning. It’s peaceful and warm and homey here. Those are things I think we will miss the most.”
The Current owners had a hard time deciding to sell this luxury home surrounded by farmland, but the lure of traveling the united states in their Airstream trailer was just too strong to resist.
ABOUT THIS HOME
5655 Tres Sendas
Square Feet: 3,072 sq. ft.
Currently offered at: $549,000
5.05 Acre Property, 27 Producing Pecan Trees, EBID Water Rights, Horses Allowed, Landscaped Grounds, Detached 40’x60’ Workshop with Bathroom, Three Fireplaces, Hardwood and Ceramic Tile Flooring, Split Bedroom Floorplan, Soaking Tub, Walk-In Closet, Office/Art Studio, Breakfast Nook, Walk-In Pantry
Dan Delaney Real Estate