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Main Home

Main Home & Guest House




Driveways & Parking

Creek on Property

Path to Creek

Creek on Property


Living to Sunroom

Sunroom to Living & Loft


Living Area

Living Room Fireplace

Dining to Living

Dining Area

Dining to Kitchen

Kitchen to Dining & Living Area

Kitchen to Dining Area


Pantry & 2nd Stove

Prep & Dishwashing Kitchen

Prep & Dishwashing Kitchen

Main Floor Guest Bedroom

Bathroom in Main Floor Bedroom

Bathroom in Main Floor Bedroom

Dayroom to Sunroom


Dayroom / Study

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Master Dressing Area

Master Bedroom Views

Master Balcony Views

Master Balcony Views

Upstairs Guest Bedroom

Guest Bedroom Balcony Views

Upstairs Guest Bedroom

Garage to Guest House

Guest House

Guest House Living Area

Paths throughout Property

Paths throughout Property

Paths throughout Property

Entrance to Mountains

Driveway to Ziggarat

Property Line to Mountains

Property Details


A rare property with a unique history. The home was most recently the Abode of Sai Maa, a world-renowned spiritual master, healer and humanitarian. It was the residence for Bokar Rinpoche, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche and other lamas who came to consecrate the Karma Thegsum Tashi Gomang Stupa on the Dalai Lama's birthday in 1996. The property adjoins 70 acres already owned by His Holiness Karmapa.In addition,Gangaji, an internationally recognized teacher and author held her retreat here in late 1990's. Built by Sylvie Nathanson, a friend of Hanne and Maurice Strong, and later lived in as a private residence by a member of the Haidakhandi Universal Ashram.


This 23.749 acre estate is one of only 9 special tracts of land located in the Lindisfarne Endowment Subdivision of The Baca Grande in Crestone. The property adjoins Cottonwood Creek and is fully accessible to the creek. It offers a rare privacy for this area and has diverse tree life.

The 4100+sf home was built in 1981 and the structure is very substantial. It was architecturally designed with sacred geometry and the details in the floor tiles encompass the geometry. Although not currently on solar, it was originally constructed for solar hot water and a passive solar heat system. It has since been retrofitted for hot water baseboard heat.


There are three large bedroom suites in the main house and three and one-half bathrooms. On the lower level the living area includes a built-in seating area and a copper hooded fireplace. From there, enter the majestic sunroom that boasts a tile wall fountain and floor to ceiling picturesque windows that take in the sunrise over the Sangre de Cristo mountains and the sunset over the San Luis Valley from one spot. The wood beams were imported from a convent.

Perfect for entertaining, the unique kitchen has two cooking areas, one with a propane stove and one with electric. Another distinctive feature is the separate butler's pantry with dishwasher and plenty of storage.

The dining room opens to an inviting landscaped patio with hot tub.

Upstairs is where you'll find an open and spacious day room with built-in shelving and opening to a balcony.

Down the hall the luxurious master suite awaits with its separate dressing room and bathroom, private deck and views from every window.

This level also consists of the second private guest room with its own full bathroom, wood stove and balcony.

Off of the attached two car garage is another bedroom and shower bath and also a workshop room.

Move on outside to the separate, enchanting 550-sf guest house with living/bedroom space combined, wood stove, kitchen and full bathroom. There is a second parking area for both the guest cottage and for visitors.

The grounds host a variety of trees in a natural creek side setting with beautiful areas around the home.

Stately and exceptional this splendid home stands out above the rest.


This home has been reduced in price to allow someone to update a grand home to its full potential.