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Meet Picacho Mountain Neighbors — The Brockways

New neighbors Charlotte and Gary Brockway moved to Picacho Mountain from La Grande, Oregon, earlier this year. They had visited friends who live in the area a number of times and fell in love with all that Las Cruces has to offer. Then Oregon’s extended periods of six- to ten-foot drifts of snow that kept them indoors for months last year were the deciding factor. They knew they wanted to move their retirement nest to sunny Las Cruces, and Picacho Mountain was the perfect place for them!

History and the arts keep them busy

Both Charlotte and Gary are involved in many arts hobbies. Charlotte sings in the choir and Gary plays the handbells. They have passed along this hobby to their two grown sons. Their son Jeff plays the handbells as well!

They have enjoyed the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, particularly the POPS Under the Stars series. And they have been busy checking out the many other unique cultural and arts attractions available in our beautiful Las Cruces desert setting.

Both of them were educators who taught multiple subjects but had an emphasis in history. Gary also has a unique hobby that highlights both his family history and his interest in historical studies. Check out the article about Charlotte and Gary in Picacho Living to find out more about Gary’s fascinating collection!

[su_button url=”” target=”blank” style=”flat” background=”#ef9111″ size=”4″ radius=”5″]Read more[/su_button] about your neighbors Charlotte and Gary Brockway in this month’s issue of Picacho Living Magazine.

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New Courtyard Home Virtual Tour

Enjoy this virtual tour our newest model courtyard home here in The Willows at Picacho Mountain. Based on the popular Encanto floor plan, this charming home blends indoor and outdoor living, making it the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful New Mexico climate. The spacious great room, flex room and kitchen all open to an intimate enclosed outdoor living space featuring an outdoor kitchen, bar and fire pit. The home also features an all new mud room/laundry room/utility office concept that connects the master closet and great room.

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New Home Construction

Custom Home Construction – Phase One

This clip kicks off our new “Custom Home Construction” video series showcasing a behind the scenes look into West Mesa Builders’ construction and design process. In the coming months we will cover everything from framing and insulation, to kitchen design and color selection. Bob and Karen Pofahl also share the stringent quality control steps they take to ensure each home is built to the highest standards and much more.

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Custom Home Tour With Karen

Custom home designer and builder Karen Pofahl, of West Mesa Builders, walks us through one or her new home during its final stages of construction. This 3600 square foot home is located in Picacho Mountain Master Planned Community and sits on a 2 acre lot that has breathtaking views of the Organ Mountains and Mesilla Valley. The home has a contemporary feel to it, yet seamlessly blends into the beautiful desert surroundings.

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