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You enter this home and are greeted by huge fossils from Morocco and a sculpture of a petite Japanese lady giving you an 'Ohaio'(Good day) greeting. You turn to the right into the Great Room and adjacent Dining Room, with their own unique sculptures and paintings. Huge Night Blooming Cereus cactus and tropical ginger shade the floor to ceiling from the desert sun. Continue your journey into the kitchen, equipped for someone who LIKES to cook (OR NOT). The surrounding windows look out onto your gigantic patio with its views of the grounds and neighborhood. You complete your primary circular journey by entering the gigantic living room with its soaring ceilings and stone fireplace. You can imagine yourself holding forth on the issues of the day with a glass of wine while supper is being prepared. A roaring fire is adding warmth to the convivial glow.
And the journey is only half over. Pass through the living room to right. You will see the great library, stocked with books, records and CD's spanning a collection life of nearly 50 years.
The bedrooms and computer room are just down the hall... The laundry room is just to the left. The computer room is straight ahead. It is equipped with a Dell desktop computer with 2GB of RAM and scads of memory. It also has a wireless router, a scanner, and a color laser printer if you simply cannot leave business behind. Movies? You ask? Netflix is available (at no charge) for instant online viewing. And to continue the motif you noted upon entry to the house, the computer room desk is a 6 foot long black marble table filled with fossils The table originated in Morocco. The guest bedroom is just to the right with its own bath. And the Master Bedroom? Goodness! It is fully 28' X 21' with its own entrance to the patio. The bath? Ah. The Master Bath! A fully glassed and tiled shower, 3' X 9', handicapped accessible, with the adjoining lav area including his and hers basin areas.
This is truly a vacation home you will talk about for years to come.
*The 3rd bedroom is used as an office. Please specify if you need sleeping accommodations for the 3rd bedroom. But your third bed is not forgotten. We erect a queen bed with a 10' memory foam mattress in the library. Same privacy, just 12 additional feet to the bathroom. You can peruse my Calvin cartoon book collection and laugh yourself to sleep, or you can go through the really incredible collection of 'coffee table' books ccovering logging in the late 19th and early 20th century to 500 Million Years of Art in glorious sea shells.
Children, like pets, are welcome and will enjoy it here...moreless
Non Smoking Only:
This house has never been smoked in. Smoking is allowed, of course, out of doors. California rules have not yet been put in force here....moreless
This is a pet friendly home. The entire property is walled and suitable to keep your pets in, unless, of course, your pet(s) are escape artists....moreless
There is a 4'' step to negotiate if you have a person who is wheelchair bound. The remaining house is level and flat, and the floors are tiled in the living area, carpeted in the bedrooms and bathrooms....moreless
King size beds (2) Master bedroom has an 18th century burl walnut bedstead with a memory foam mattress to comfortably snooze the night away, or in which to nap after that hard game of golf in the afternoon at the famed Picacho Hills Country Club golf course. (Membership or participating membership required.)
The 2nd bedroom has a recent vintage, queen bed...moreless
The Master Bath is especially suited to those folks with disabilities.It is glass enclosed without a door. This arrangement allows easy wheelchair access. There is a bench at one end to allow the disabled person to sit down. ...moreless
Your membership in a country club elsewhere will be honored here at Picacho Hills. I am not a golfer, but I am told that the golf course at Picacho Hills Country Club has few peers.
Maid service is provided once each week so that you may enjoy your stay here without the fuss of caring for 'yet another house.'...moreless
Lots of coffee table books including 'The Shell, 500 Million Years of Beauty; Logging in the pre-20th Centsury Northwest; Calvin and Hobbes collection; The world Acccording to Carp, and much more....moreless
A collection of CD's accumulated over the past 30 years. Mostly classical, with a little jazz....moreless
We have a ROKU device attach4ed to the 36' flat screen Vizio television set. Any material that is available on the net is available through the ROKU. We do not scscribe to Direc TV...moreless
All games that are available through ROKU are available to yo here...moreless
I have a limited video library running from the video sereis 'Ascent of Man to Lonesome Dove. Yes. I am addicted to Westerns and the West...moreless
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Golf Privileges Optional
The elegant Chinese Chippendale dining set will add elegance to your dining pleasure. The walls are covered with Limited Edition art and your dining is observed by the Oryx and Cassowary sculptures...moreless
Seating for 12 people
Refrigerated air throughout, including the shop, which itself includes its own double basin sink so that you will never have to carry the soil from the shop to the house....moreless
Large stone fireplace for that desired ambiance on a cozy night in, or when you are having guests....moreless
Premium rice cooker, counter top Kitchen Aid Mixer,crock pot slow cooker, electric griddle, waffle iron, mixing wand, Cuisinart cookware, iron skillets for the fussy cook, plastic storage containers for those leftovers, three sets of china, each with 8 place settings, (You can use a different set for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.) chef quality cutlery together with a chef quality knife sharpener....moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
Three sets of CHINA. You can change the decor at will if elegant dining is your desire....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Las Cruces is located in the Chihuahua Desert and is surrounded by the incredible rocky peaks of the Organ Mountains, the San Andreas Mountains, and some of the most beautiful desert landscape in the US. The hiking possibilities are endless as are the activities for the young at heart and at least moderately fit. New Mexico State University has many activities which are community oriented throughout the year.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: I grew up in Pennsylvania and was a great fan of Western movies. I knew I had to live in the Southwest one day. My wife and I purchased this home just last year. We were drawn to it because it in the Southwest, has seclusion, is in a country club community and yet is close to town and the University I attended 51 years ago. I will be staying with my son through the winter.
Why the Owner Chose Las Cruces: As previously noted, I love the Southwest, most specifically the desert. Additionally, the Incredible Organ Mountains call out to me daily to hike with my two dogs...an Old English Sheep Dog and a Brittany/Poodle mix.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Seclusion, room for me and for my 'boys' (dogs) on one half acre, access to the desert and wonderful hiking, yet close to the city, shopping, and health care facilities.