Home Tour: Making Memories

July 22, 2017 Jessica Muncrief

huge wooden door home tour memories
Perched atop the majestic hills of Las Cruces sits a hidden sanctuary, the epitome of Southwestern charm and elegance. To the west, are picture-perfect views of the Mesilla Valley and the city lights. To the east, breathtaking vistas of the Organ Mountains. Best of all, this gem of a residence is a prize waiting to be claimed.

This custom-built home is both centrally located and extremely private. Just minutes from both major hospitals, the Mesilla Valley Mall, and New Mexico State University, this property offers a tranquil retreat right in the hub of restaurants, shops, and amenities.

wooden rustic chairs home tour memoriesJodie McMillan and husband Dr. Terry McMillan began construction in 1994 on the home that now holds 23 years of priceless family memories. “We raised our kids here, and it’s hard to leave,” says Jodie, “but it’s a lot of house, and it needs another family.”

This Pueblo-style home is the full package.

“It has a lot of custom touches, like the sandblasted glass in the windows and all the gates, designed with roadrunners, cacti, Indian shields, and arrowheads,” describes Jodie, adding that the pool gate was inspired by a picture of “Apache,” a horse she rides when on the beach in Mexico.

High ceilings lined with wooden planks and vigas harvested directly from forests in Santa Fe give the home New Mexican charm. Other authentic touches include the no less than five (four inside, one out) Southwestern-style fireplaces around the property including an oversized version in the main living area modeled after a similar design the couple came across in a hotel in Taos.

“It has a lot of custom touches, like the sandblasted glass in the windows and all the gates, designed with roadrunners, cacti, Indian shields, and arrowheads,” Describes Jodie McMillan, adding that the pool gate was inspired by a picture of “Apache,” a horse she rides when on the beach in Mexico.

“We raised our kids here, and it’s hard to leave,” Says Jodie, “but it’s a lot of house, and it needs another family.”

red pool table home tour memoriesWhether it’s relaxing in front of the fireplace (Below), challenging friends to a game of pool in the rec room (right), or taking a dip in one of the mesilla valley’s most beautiful swimming pools (opposite), there’s always something to do in this vibrant home.

Vibrant colors, large windows, and Azul granite countertops set the tone in the kitchen.

huge comfy couches home tour memories“This specific type of granite forms under the oceans in South America,” explains Jodie, “and it can only be harvested when the tide is out at certain times of the year.” Both the kitchen and den exhibit unique Native American masonries constructed by a member of the local Tigua tribe.

The home’s multi-level floorplan boasts a total of six bathrooms, and four bedrooms, including three “mini master suites” featuring walk-in closets and private bathrooms with separate tub and shower areas. And the official master suite, is nothing short of luxurious with a hand-painted, Native American mural on the fireplace surround, and a bathroom decked out with all the trimmings, like quartz countertops and a Jacuzzi-style tub with a TV mounted overhead.

overlooking pool home tour memoriesOn the lower level of the house, the McMillans included a spacious study. Built-in shelving lines the walls and large windows face out towards the city, offering natural lighting during the day and an inspirational glow upon nightfall. Not a bad spot to get some work done.

Just as enchanting outside as it is in, this sprawling home includes a clever two-lane driveway offering plenty of parking for hosting parties. From front to back, the landscape is completely matured with grassy lawns, floral life, and native cacti, making this property a favorite haunt for the neighborhood squirrels, rabbits, quail, and other birds. An expansive patio with fireplace lines the back of the house, overlooking a basketball court and a heated pool.

As an added bonus for potential homebuyers, the McMillans have completed an impressive list of recent upgrades, including a new stucco roof in 2016, two air conditioning units replaced in 2015, and a total of 60 solar panels installed in 2013, making the house entirely solar powered.

Right in the heart of a safe, friendly, and active neighborhood, this Southwestern gem might just be the ideal place to settle down and call home.

About THIS Home

805 Roadrunner Circle

  • Year built: 1995
  • Square Feet: 4,767 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Currently offered at: $824,900

Features:
Five Fireplaces, Library/Office, Sub-Zero Refrigerator, Double Ovens, Large Pantry, Walk-In Closets Throughout, Built-in Speaker System, Three “Mini Master-Suites,” Organ Mountain and City Views, Heated Swimming Pool, Basketball Court, Security System, Solar Panels.

Listed by:
Vicki Martin & Cecilia Levatino
330-388-6822 • 575-644-6763
Steinborn & Associates Real Estate
575-522-3698

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