Art of preservation of natureI’ve been thinking a lot about art lately since we’re getting ready to host the ‘Art of Garden Tour’ here at Picacho Mountain on September 18th, 2011. I’ll give you the details about the event in a bit.

First, have you ever wanted to restore an old piece of furniture or artwork?

When my wife and I were younger, one our favorite hobbies was traveling to junk shops and art sales around New Mexico in search of hidden treasures. Some of our favorite pieces of art and furniture are discarded pieces we discovered in the most unlikely places. There is such a great feeling that comes from discovering a forgotten treasure that can be rescued, restored and preserved, to be enjoyed for years to come.

One of the only things that’s more rewarding than restoring the beauty of something old, is having the opportunity to preserve something beautiful before it’s destroyed.

That is why I made Preservation of Nature one of our core principals at Picacho Mountain. It’s a privilege to build homes in an area as beautiful as Picacho Mountain. No matter how much I enjoy restoring beauty, being able to preserve it is even better.

Chihueahuan desert viewPicacho Mountain is set in the Chihuahua Desert between the rolling Doña Ana and picturesque Organ Mountains. One of the biggest misconceptions about Las Cruces is that it’s a barren desert. Nothing could be further from the truth! Sure, there are some things that don’t grow here, but there are thousands of beautiful native plants that flourish year-round in this climate.

The luxury homes at Picacho Mountain are developed for you with a deep respect for the natural beauty and history of the land. By preserving desert open spaces, sculpting roads and walking paths into the natural contours of the land, and complementing the natural desert with additional native plant life (xeriscaping), the developed spaces have become a natural extension of the surrounding Chihuahuan Desert.

Preservation is not always the easy choice. In many cases, preserving nature at Picacho Mountain has required more time, money and care than simply scraping the land bare to build homes. But once you visit Picacho Mountain you’ll see that it’s worth the effort

Preservation of nature makes for a more beautiful community, but it also saves you money. Purchasing a home site at Picacho Mountain is like buying a canvas that already has a beautiful backdrop painted on it. You get to spend your time and money painting your dream home onto this already breathtaking backdrop. Here’s what one of New Mexico’s top home builders has to say about building a home at Picacho Mountain:

wayne kiki suggs classic new mexico homes“Building at Picacho Mountain saves homeowners money in the long run because you have all this natural beauty around you. Your home site has already been landscaped for you. Why tear it up and then have to pay extra money to have it re-landscaped. Why the home is complete it feels like it just grew out of the ground here and is just a part of the natural landscape.”
Wayne Suggs, Las Cruces Home Builder

My kids may never truly appreciate all the treasures we restored all those years ago, but I am confident that you and your kids will be enjoy the preservation that is happening today at your future Picacho Mountain home site.

As promised, if you’d like to experience the art of preservation for yourself, be my special guest at the 4th Annual Artists of Picacho Hills Art in the Garden Tour coming up Sunday, Sept. 18 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Watch this video for more information or visit the Art in the Garden facebook page.


To schedule a private tour, call us today at 575-523-2500.



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