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Starvation Peak Ranch, New Mexico
Property Types: Farms, Ranches for Sale, Homes, Recreational
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Starvation Peak Ranch is one of the truly distinct properties that has accomplished the merging of history gone by with the modern west. Silence, solitude and inspiration exist in all directions on this 1,145 acre northern New Mexico luxury ranch. Every aspect has been thoughtfully placed and masterfully crafted. The most prominent and unique focal point of the ranch, and surrounding area, is Starvation Peak, rising above the historic Santa Fe Trail and Old Route 66 Highway at the town of Bernal. Over 40-square miles of Santa Fe National Forest lands directly adjoin the ranch on the east and south boundaries. The lands near Starvation Peak are steeped in Native American history with evidence of the various civilizations extending back an estimated 9,000 years by an area archaeologist that has visited the ranch and analyzed surrounding area artifacts.
The ranch is centrally located a short distance south of Interstate 25 with approximate travel times as follows:
- 20-minutes to Las Vegas (historic western city)
- 45-minutes to Santa Fe (State capital, arts and cultural district)
- 90-minutes to Albuquerque (major metropolitan area & International Airport)
- 90 -minutes to Taos (ski resort, shopping and art studios)
- 120-minutes to Abiquiu (Abiquiu Lake, Georgia O’Keefe Home and Studio, Public Recreation Lands)
Santa Fe is oldest State capital in the United States having been founded in 1610. Primary attractions include the Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark, the Canyon Road art and shopping district, Santa Fe Opera, Museum of International Folk Art and the New Mexico History Museum. The Santa Fe Regional Airport provides commercial air service with daily non-stop flights to Denver, Dallas and Phoenix.
Attention to detail is readily apparent in all aspects of construction with the end-result providing one of the finest examples of Historic Northern New Mexico style architecture in all of the Southwest. Each structure was custom planned and constructed down to the finite feature in exhibiting complimentary combinations of adobe, mud, plaster, stone, ornate tile and reclaimed wood with energy-efficiency in mind. Finishes include custom milled cabinetry, doors, windows and shelving, tile and wood floors, smooth plaster and rustic rock walls, reclaimed barn wood beams and ceilings. All interior and exterior fixtures, hardware and other decorative items have been carefully matched to the era.
Main Home: The main home was positioned to maximize both southern sunlight exposure and views of Starvation Peak from the large picture windows along the rear elevation. The single-story structure totals for 5,317 square feet and features a (3) bedroom, (3.5) bathroom floor plan. The kitchen includes custom designed cabinetry, a large rustic wood-slab center island, tile and solid surface counter tops, walk-in pantry and (2) sinks. A formal dining area and indoor chimenea style fireplace for indoor cookouts are also positioned just off-of the kitchen. The spacious master bedroom and bath are contained on the western end of the home along with a private office and half bath. A large fireplace serves as the centerpiece of the family room in the central portion of the home.
Casitas: In addition to the main residence, there are (2) guest casitas of 868 and 606 square feet. Each consist of a one-bedroom, one bath design with equally unique design and finish characteristics to that of the main home.
Garage/Workshop: The workshop portion of the larger building is fully finished and contains enclosed storage rooms along with a three-quarter bath. Features include many of the custom details found in the residential structures, which would allow for potential conversion to additional living space if desired. The garage area consists of (3) oversized bays that will accommodate the storage of vehicles and ranch equipment.
Grounds: A series of stone-lined pathways traverse through the building compound along with an extensive irrigation system servicing the native vegetation and flowerbeds.
LAND: The ranch is comprised of two tracts combining for 1,145-acres (+/-) and reside at elevations ranging from 6,200 to 6,600 feet. Topography throughout the property consists of level valley and mesa top meadows, treed arroyos and rimrock lined canyons. Internal roads extend throughout the ranch and connect with gated access to Santa Fe National Forest Lands bordering the property on the east and south. Primary wildlife inhabitants include various species of birds, deer, antelope, turkey, black bear and mountain lion.
*Additional land is available for purchase immediately adjoining the deeded parcels.
Utilities: Thoughtful consideration was utilized in the extension of all utilities to the improvement compound. Water is provided by (2) wells that maintain (3) 10,000-gallon storage tanks with up to a 15 gallon per minute delivery rate. The water lines servicing the existing structures are readily expandable in allowing for the construction of additional improvements. A combination of below ground electricity, solar arrays and propane power the property along with a 65kw generator for redundant back-up. Fiber optic service is in-place and can provide up to 100 mb of connectivity. The sustainable and efficient construction materials, along with 300-days of sunshine, serve to limit utility usage.
Starvation Peak Ranch is equally ideal for use as a private hideaway, corporate retreat or for further expansion to fit anyone’s blueprint. The property could easily accommodate helicopter access. The cost to replicate this exclusive property far exceeds the list price and will transfer fully furnished with minimal seller exclusions. Contact Brent Hedrick for additional information and to schedule a private tour. Buyer qualified showings require 72-hour notice.