3305 Majestic Ridge, Las Cruces, NM
About This Home
Views in every direction, mature landscaping, heated pool, outdoor fireplace with waterfall, outdoor kitchen, private koi pond with waterfall, dumbwaiter, Brazilian cherry wood staircase, high-end appliances, lots of storage, multiple balconies
Eddy Way | 575-405-1774
REMAX Classic Realty | 575-524-8788
Some homes evoke a specific era, like Victorian or Colonial, or a specific style, such as Southwestern or Arts and Crafts. Some special homes, however, are a framework upon which to create a sanctuary that expresses your unique lifestyle. This spectacular house in the foothills lays the foundation from which your imagination can soar to design your very own personal oasis.
Ready for a tour? The anticipation begins as you drive up Majestic Ridge. The quietness of the neighborhood quickly replaces the busy-ness of Telshor Boulevard. You observe the ground-level solar panel array that powers the home just as you turn in and ascend the driveway. With cactus on either side, it feels like you are leaving city life behind. You park in front of one of the two two-car garages, and notice that the driveway is big enough to hold the cars of a dozen guests, serve as the perfect spot for a basketball hoop, or be a safe place for little ones to learn to ride a bike.
The 1.55-acre lot at elevation guarantees privacy, even though restaurants, grocery shopping, and specialty shops are conveniently close. The homeowner notes that the central location makes this home different from other high-end properties: “You have complete privacy, but you are really in the heart of everything — so close to everything in the city, but it truly feels like you are out in the country.”
Built in 1992, the home’s 2009 remodel focused on creating a sophisticated, flexible space that would enhance many different lifestyles. Have a big, active family and need a great school district? Are you a professional or executive requiring an impressive space to work and entertain? Looking for romantic indoor-outdoor living — whether you’re newlyweds, retirees, or couples in-between? Perhaps you’re an artist, drawing inspiration from the lights of the city and the ever-changing shadows across the Organ Mountains.
This home is perfect for all these lifestyles — and more!
Enter through the garden gate into a different world, one that is lush and full of promise. Take in the heated pool with its gentle steps, the outdoor fireplace and seating area next to the waterfall, and the outdoor kitchen and bar. Mature landscaping both separates these living areas and joins them — bushes, trees, wisteria, and other climbing vines create a sensual ambiance.
Maybe you picture your kids laughing and splashing in the pool while you enjoy a cool beverage under the cover of the second-story balcony or sun yourself poolside. There’s plenty of covered space to add a dining table or conversation area, so you can invite your friends and their kids, too!
Just you and your boo? That same space makes for a perfect outdoor dance floor — just add fairy lights and turn on the surround sound that this house boasts inside and out to create your own private nightclub. Cool off from your dance party à deux with a dip in the pool . . . you’ll be visible only to the moon and the stars. On the other side of the pool is an outdoor “room” with a floor of grass and walls of towering oleander — the perfect spot for a bird feeder, a volleyball net, or for your dogs or kids to play.
Time to walk through the main entry. Where you stop. And stare. Because what you see will take your breath away.
As listing realtor Eddy Way of REMAX Classic Realty says, “The first thing you will see is the sweeping staircase made of Brazilian cherry wood — the style is timeless and elegant.” (The homeowner actually laughed when Eddy said this, saying that the staircase is stunning, but one of the many features that makes this house truly unique is “coming down the staircase and looking out the front door to see the Organ Mountains at your feet.”)
When you’ve torn your eyes from the staircase, you notice that the layout of the home allows for both privacy and separate household activities, and generous room sizes, the flow of the design, and high ceilings create a feeling of space.
To your left is a classically styled living area, featuring wide-plank wood floors and crown molding. Large windows fill the room with light, and louvered interior window treatments let you control that light. Picture yourself sipping a brandy in your wingback chair as you enjoy a fire in the ornate-yet-understated travertine fireplace, or maybe playing board games with family and friends, or perhaps it would be the perfect waiting room for your professional office . . .
Because sometimes, you gotta work. If you need professional space in which to meet clients, the office in this home rivals that of any upscale big-city office, with etched glass French doors and wood plank floors giving this room the most formal feeling of any room in the house. This would also be the perfect practice room for a musician, or a quiet spot to work or study.
Of course, there’s always cooking and grocery shopping to be done — but the details in the well-planned kitchen make them so much more enjoyable! Custom cabinetry, a pot-filler faucet, granite countertops, and a huge island workspace, not to mention a Wolf oven, range, and grill featuring a commercial vent, will bring out your inner chef. Even getting those groceries to the kitchen from the garage is a snap. A dumbwaiter is at your service: with the press of a button, it takes bags straight up to the kitchen and opens right across from the walk-in pantry.
Your homemade enchilada sauce dripped on someone’s shirt? Even doing laundry is a joy when you have plenty of workspace. The perfect detail? Adorable shirt-shaped cabinet hardware will make you smile while you fold.
There are three bedrooms in addition to the primary bedroom suite. One junior en suite is the only bedroom on the first floor and has separate outdoor access, perfect for a guest room. Both of the two junior en suites include special details: one has beautiful tile inlay in the walk-in shower, and the other features a deep tub and a double vanity. The fourth bedroom has built-in bookshelves and enough wall space for a screen as big as you like — perfect for a media room or even a library. And, as the homeowner notes, “Every room — every single one — has a different and gorgeous view!”
The primary bedroom suite is the ultimate luxurious retreat. From the comfort and privacy of your bed you see both the city lights and the mountains through French doors that lead to balconies on either side. Bring your coffee upstairs and decide which view to wake up to — the homeowner notes that on a clear day you can see all the way to Mexico. Then pamper yourself in the spa-style bathroom that has a large walk-in shower, built-in dresser, and deep, jetted tub. Lie one way in the tub and look out the window at the stunning landscape or lie the other way and watch the ceiling-mounted television.
When it’s time to be social, the bottom floor can easily be configured as the perfect family space, teen hangout, or casual entertaining area. Refreshments can be kept close to hand, as the convenient kitchenette boasts a refrigerator, microwave, wine chiller, and icemaker.
Finally, this house includes the ne plus ultra of unique amenities, the homeowner’s “very favorite place.” You’ll have a private, outdoor hideaway with a koi pond, waterfall, wall of flowering trees, and view of the mountains. All you’ll hear is the wind, the birds, and the water as you settle in with a good book or maybe just meditate on the swimming fish as you contemplate how lucky you are to have this special spot.
Whether your lifestyle is family friendly, elegant and sophisticated, romantic, artistic, or professional, the layout and indoor-outdoor living spaces make this home a must-see. Did we mention the views? As the homeowner says, “Maybe this is bold, but this house has the best views in the entire city!”
Written by Elaine Stachera Simon
Photography by Robert Ordonez
Originally published in Neighbors magazine
Posted by Ruidoso.com