Authentic adobe home tucked in The Spires Broadmoor neighborhood

Gina Cronin

Driving up the hill through The Spires Broadmoor neighborhood is a delight in itself – with private treed roads and awe-inspiring panoramas of Cheyenne Mountain. All of the elements of the natural surroundings come into perfect alignment as you approach 172 Stanwell Street – a jaw-dropping 4,673 square foot adobe home with three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and a two-car garage with workspace. This energy-efficient, one-of-a-kind artisan home was custom designed by a Sante Fe architect and built on site over a period of two years by a crew from Santa Fe. Completed in 2001, the home has amazing two-foot thick plaster walls, three adobe fireplaces made with mud and straw, superior I-beam construction and stunning artistic touches throughout. The home is priced at $899,000, and is located in the highly-esteemed Cheyenne Mountain School District 12.

The private .31 acre lot features three outside patio areas with sweeping mountain views and enchanting professional landscaping all around. A flagstone walkway leads up to the large, custom, hand-carved, antique Hacienda front entry door, which is a marvel in itself. The main level boasts an incredible circular great room that features a soaring 18 foot round copper ceiling with beams and an antler chandelier. The ceiling is structural and spans 24 feet. The room also has a magnificent wall of glass comprised of seven double-pane low-e windows with plantation shutters. Brick floors and a fabulous two-sided fireplace with adobe brick surround welcome you to sit down, relax and enjoy the luxury and artistry of every little detail of the home – from the arched doorways to the rounded walls to the hand-hewn diamond finishes. The convenient half bathroom on the main level has a rustic alder pocket door, a Mexican antique vanity inset with a hand painted Talavera sink and hand laid Latillas ceiling.

The great room opens to a spacious formal dining room, which comes complete with a Taos dining table that seats 12 or more people. Adjoining the dining room is a charming kitchen adorned by a large center island, beamed ceiling, custom alder cabinetry with a white wash treatment and polished concrete countertops. Appliances include a Wolfe six-burner gas stove with double oven and a Subzero refrigerator with wood panels that match the cabinetry. Off the kitchen is a verandah with retractable awning over a Latillas ceiling. To the opposite end of the great room are gorgeous antique double doors that open to a captivating hallway with brick floor and a plastered barrel ceiling with two skylights. This hallway leads to the master suite, but first passes a studio/office with brick floors, plantation shutters, alder built-ins and burnished copper cabinet drawers.

An arched door opens to the master bedroom that boasts a kiva fireplace, beamed ceiling with wrought-iron chandelier and a large walkout flagstone patio. The remodeled master bath has travertine floors, jetted tub, a walk-in double travertine shower, skylight, private water closet and raised dual vanities. The vanities have handsome copper sinks and faucets with hand-carved mirrors above. A large walk-in closet with built-ins completes the master suite.

Continuing to the walkout lower level, you are welcomed into a cozy family room that features brick flooring, an entertainment center, wet bar, fireplace with handsome adobe surround and a curved adobe accent wall with built-in bench for seating. This space has plenty of natural light and opens to a front flagstone courtyard. There are two guest bedrooms on the lower level, one with a private full bath and wood floors; and the other with beamed ceiling, ceiling fan, wood floors, double closets and a bath with walk-in travertine shower just across the hall. To the other end of the lower level is access to the oversized two-car garage and workspace. Just off the garage is a laundry room with brick floors, travertine countertop, sink, storage cabinets, included washer and dryer, and a door to the utility room. The home has two hot water heaters and two furnaces – one with a humidifier for the main level.

This beautiful home will sweep you away with its rare, authentic Pueblo designs and adornments throughout.

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