This Is Albuquerque’s Costliest Listing

Nestled at the base of the Sandia Mountains, this magnificent house was built in 2007 by Michael Sivage of Sivage Homes, a well-known builder in the state. On a 2.76-acre lot within the private gates of the Tanoan Country Club and golf course, the house measures 13,000 square feet, with five bedrooms and six full and two half baths. It is listed for $7,500,000 by Gary Bobolsky of Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe – Main Downtown Brokerage. 

The house is designed for entertaining, with a grand entrance and curved spiral staircase that leads guests from the panoramic bar area all the way to a wine tasting room and nearby home theatre. The floors are marble in the living and formal spaces, while the bedrooms boast hardwood flooring. There is handsome wrought iron both inside and out. 

A gourmet chef’s kitchen and a large commercial prep kitchen are fitted with high-end luxury commercial appliances and enough space for any catering staff to work. The bathrooms, too, are outfitted with luxurious fixtures, including steam showers and soaking tubs.

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The grand owner’s suite is separated from three large and luxurious secondary bedroom suites.One private guest suite is just off the full-sized gym, which overlooks a zero-edge pool, hot tub, outdoor fire features and a spacious covered outdoor kitchen for entertaining. Two separate home offices are outfitted with custom cabinetry, making it easy for several family members to work in privacy and comfort. A large billiards/game room offers opportunities for play and conviviality. The garage accomodates over five vehicles. Because the house is sited at the edge of mountains, there are magnificent views of the city of Albuquerque and its surrounding peaks.

Albuquerque, which was founded in 1706 as a Spanish colonial outpost, is famous for its annual hot-air balloon festival and, since the 1920s, has been a regular stop on legendary Route 66, one of the original roads in the U.S. highway system, a major path for Americans traveling westward, and one of the most famous thoroughfares in the country. Today the city is home to the University of New Mexico, Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia Laboratories, top hospitals, the state’s largest electricity provider, and numerous other businesses. 

The house is being sold together with its furnishings because most of the décor and furnishings were custom made and designed for the spaces, although some exclusions apply. Together with its interior décor, this house is truly a work of art.

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