An 1883 Adobe and Stone Home for Sale in Mimbres, New Mexico
by Val Wilson
Welcome to Stars of the Southwest, in which Phoenix native Val takes us on a rolling, rollicking tour of the area’s most striking historical homes for sale.
1883 Rustic New Mexico home just waiting for you! This beautiful property on 10.32 acres of land next to the Mimbres River is a paradise in itself.
The home is built out of adobe and stone, and was formally the headquarters of the Hourglass Ranch. It comes complete with a 2-story bunkhouse, corral, koi pond, greenhouse, and courtyard with herb garden. The main home and bunkhouse combined are a spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bath 2,272 sqft area. The property is located at the edge of the Gila Forest and Wilderness where you can take in the wildlife and natural beauty of the lush trees and blue skies. Come bask in the sun of New Mexico today!
35XX Highway 35, Mimbres, NM 88049
4 beds, 2 baths, 2,272 sq. ft.
Asking price: $395,000
MLS #: 33116
The headquarters of the old Hourglass Ranch have become available for what you need. This gorgeous property is located on an ever running stretch of the wonderful Mimbres River. A Nature Conservancy Easement is in place. There is a 1600 sq ft main house, built of adobe and stone in the 1880s; a small 2-story 600+ sq ft bunkhouse that can be used as guest quarters/office, a horse barn and corral, koi ponds, a greenhouse, courtyard containing mature herbal gardens and other supporting structures. It?s all nestled along the Mimbres River with the whole Gila Forest and Wilderness as your backyard. This is a painter?s paradise, a meditator?s heaven with the river?s soaking holes just a minute?s walk from the house. New Mexico?s light is the artist?s delight. Picture yourself in the evening glow. Broker Owned.
See the full listing on Zillow.
AUTHOR VAL WILSON
Val Wilson was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and just never left! The sunsets and southwestern flavor of the territory have always been a place she calls home. Her love for old houses blossomed when she started exploring the many rustic ghost towns of Arizona in high school. The structures and homes left behind by former pioneers, miners, and ranchers ignited a passion to preserve such places so their story, and the people who lived there, live on in our histories.
Val has a Masters in Elementary Education, and is a teacher of the gifted. In her spare time, she is the chairman of her town’s art commission, a committee dedicated to the revitalization and preservation of the structures and community systems within the town boundaries. Her town is a former 1955 retirement community, which fuels her love for mid-century recipes that she displays on her blog Mid-Century Chef.
She is also treasurer of the Pioneers’ Cemetery Association (PCA), which researches, investigates, and preserves artifacts, documents, and pioneer cemeteries of territorial Phoenix. She is often found at their headquarters, historic Smurthwaite, which is a 1897 shingle style house built by one of Phoenix’s pioneers, James Creighton. It is also one of the few remaining nineteenth century buildings in Phoenix.