SACRIFICE NOTHING and celebrate your superior home-selection skills when you move into this custom 2BR/2.5BA treasure in the quiet and picturesque Vista Linda neighborhood of Ranchos de Taos. The 2,292-square-foot floor plan was carefully designed to think of everything, so you don’t have to compromise. The highest level of energy efficiency is achieved with Rastra block construction, in-floor radiant heating, Hunter Douglas blinds, and abundant natural lighting, keeping the utility bills to a minimum. Top quality appliances throughout the home are built to perform, and to last. The natural-stone beauty of the Travertine tile flooring is easy to maintain and nearly impossible to damage. Tasteful xeriscaping delivering year-round color and life is maintained by an 8-zone drip system over the 1.24-acre lot. And those are just the broad strokes. Take a look at the finer details. The interior is infused with the charisma of pueblo-style architecture, with silky diamond-finish walls, soft archways and nichos, Viga ceilings and Kiva fireplaces. Your upscale kitchen will inspire you, with its granite surfaces, large central island with built-in U-line wine cooler and a trash compactor, six-top Viking stove, and large adjacent space for discreet storage of cookware, small appliances, and pantry items. The master bedroom features a full-sized Kiva fireplace and an elegantly appointed master bath with luxury shower and separate tub. The second bedroom also comes with its own private full bath. For your guests there is a powder room with all the style and class of the main bathrooms. Custom spotlighting illuminates the interior of the home without overdoing it, and solar tubes provide soft natural lighting without the harshness of conventional skylights. The main living area features a built-in custom library with durable wood shelving. Each room has a ceiling fan for maximum comfort. This home, with its many built-in solutions for keeping your belongings secure and organized, has your storage needs covered, including walk-in California closets and soft-close cabinets. A heated, oversized one-car garage adds another layer of versatility to the home with its potential as a studio, office, exercise room, den, storage unit, “man cave,” or even a place to park your vehicle. Entertaining is a no-brainer here. You’ve got a pre-wired indoor/outdoor sound system, a company-ready outdoor dining area and four distinct patios furnished for relaxation and enjoying the scenery. Mature deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs, hardy agave, colorful Russian sage and stone accents highlight your immediate surroundings while 360-degree mountain views provide a backdrop framed by tasteful, low-profile pueblo-style walls. This property – and everything in it – is protected by an alarm system. And don’t forget these perks of living in the neighborhood: Taos Country Club golf course is just down the street, and a little further on is a designated hiking trail overlooking the famous Rio Grande Gorge. This is the home you’ve been holding out for!