Well loved home. See our Seller’s Story below!
This restored Hacienda style, historic home offers the best of both old world charm and new world convenience. The original structure was built in 1950 and features beautiful hard wood flooring and many architectural details from the past. The kitchen has been completely remodeled and boasts silestone countertops and stainless steel appliances. The formal dining room is open to the kitchen and living area and has French doors leading to the patio, making this a great space for entertaining your guest. The Master retreat is large and private with stained concrete floors, corner kiva fireplace, and French doors leading to the back patio. The spacious master bath has duel sinks, talavera tiled countertop, jetted tub, and separate shower. You’ll also find a bonus room with multiple skylights and windows on all four walls allowing for superb natural light making this room ideal for an artist studio. Enjoy the New Mexico weather on the enclosed, rear courtyard patio. All appliances including washer & dryer convey.
The Homeowners love this home so much, they wanted to share their story.
Our Seller’s Story:
(Click on the pictures as are you are reading to see much larger pictures of this beautiful home!)
I wasn’t looking for a house. I had moved to Las Cruces barely two weeks before. Yet there she stood, this beauty before me, every morning and afternoon on my way to and from work. I refused to look. I wouldn’t pick up a flyer. Every day she beckoned me to peek in her windows, wander onto the porch and around the back. “I don’t even know if we’ll like it here,” I admonished myself. “Anyway, it’s too expensive.” (Listed for more than it is today.) I continued to pass the house daily until one day the For Sale sign was gone. “Whew, close call.” I thought as I wiped my forehead with my wrist.
Alas, the story doesn’t end there. A few weeks later I passed by and the sign was back, “For Sale” it taunted, returned to the market at an even lower price (albeit still higher than today). Defiantly, I picked up that flyer; I peeked in the windows. At some point, I began referring to it as, “my house on Parker Street.” Just as I feared, it was beautiful, everything we weren’t looking for and absolutely wanted. We broke Real Estate Cardinal Rule #1, if there is such a thing, and fell in love. “My house on Parker” was soon to become our home for the next five years.
What’s so special about it you ask? I love where it sits on a corner lot, a tree-lined street in the North Alameda Historic District. I love how it’s a short distance to the twice-weekly Farmers & Crafts Market, to shows at the Rio Grande Theatre and in recent years,salsa and beer festivals, jazz concerts, Movies on Main Street and the Las Cruces Country Music Festival. More than its proximity to downtown and convenient central location, the neighborhood embodies everything it should. Our neighbors are warm and friendly. They threw a welcome party in our honor. We share the bounty from our gardens, warm nights on our patios and chilly evenings in our living rooms.
What about the house itself? Imagine the charm of 1950’s era arched doorways and original, restored hardwood floors combined with the modern conveniences of a master suite, resplendent with kiva fireplace, large closets and Jacuzzi tub. Access the enclosed courtyard from any one of three sets of French doors. Those from the dining room make this the perfect home for entertaining. The pièce de résistance is its large, airy artist’s studio. With windows facing four directions and skylights, it’s a bright space for any activity.
Practically speaking, the windows have all been replaced, the plumbing and electrical updated, each wing has it’s own climate control including refrigerated air conditioning in the original section. The yard is filled with plants known to thrive in this area and everything is watered by an extensive drip irrigation system. A flagstone patio, rock wall and coyote fence, Talavera bar and raised garden beds complete the outdoor living experience.
The truth is, we don’t want to part with our home but are leaving Las Cruces. It’s been the source of much happiness, filled with friends and family, laughter and love. It’s so much more than just a house. We know some others will be drawn to it as we were and they too will live healthy, happy lives here.
Contact Dan Kubiak to view this beautiful home!
Dan Kubiak, GRI, SRES, AHWD
Prestige Realty Group
3780 Foothills Rd., Ste. C
Las Cruces, NM 88011