A million dollars doesn't go very far in ski country these days, especially when billionaires like Bill Koch keep raising the price on their $100 million compounds. But this architectural wonder in Taos proves that in New Mexico, it's still possible to have a gorgeous custom home just 20 minutes from skiing. Asking a reasonable $1.25 million for it's well-sized 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, the "Sage House" was built by Albuquerque-based architect Antoine Predock in 2008 to take full advantage of unobstructed panoramic views. The July 2010 issue of Architectural Digest described Predock as "the contemporary equivalent of [Albert] Bierstadt" conceiving "buildings of, by and for the landscape." And whether you're in the open-concept kitchen area or the generously-sized master bedroom, the 3,800-square-foot Sage House is all about the vistas. Broker Numi Hirsch told Realtor.com that the house is aggressively priced to sell and listed for less than what it cost to build. In addition, investing in Taos is a good bet in the ski world these days, as new owner and billionaire conservationist Louis Bacon plans to turn Taos Ski Valley into a world-class resort.
*The following photos are from the real estate listing.
· Natural Wonder [Architectural Digest]
· Antoine Predock Architect [Official Site]
· Louis Bacon Tries to Turn Around Taos Ski Valley [Wall Street Journal]
· 9 Reasons Why Skiing Taos Should Be on Your Bucket List [Curbed Ski]
· See the Vertigo-Inducing Photos of Taos's New Chairlift [Curbed Ski]
· Taos Ski Valley Wants To Compete "With The Big Boys" [Curbed Ski]
· Just In: Billionaire Conservationist Buys Taos Ski Valley [Curbed Ski]
· Unconventional New Approaches to the Traditional Ski House [Curbed]