This beautiful historic property is now on the National Register of Historic Places and was built in the turn of the century circa 1920's on Historic Twelve Street, is for sale. It was originally a pharmacy called Rolland's. The storefront is full of history of the early days of Carrizozo when Model T Fords traversed the street. Back in the day the pharmacy had an old fashioned ice cream parlor, and apparently during the prohibition era, the owner would offer to spike ones drink with a little bit of hootch. More recently the property became a coffee shop to the local artists of this emerging art town. Prior to that it was used in the film "Book of Eli" starring Denzel Washington.
The over 2500 square foot space is divided in such a way as to provide a separate living area fully equipped with a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. There is a head high basement made of solid concrete as are the floors of the building along with authentic adobe walls. Heating is with a wood burning stove that has one opening the outside door as it gets pretty warm and toasty inside the living area. The facade of the property is brick in great condition. There is another 300 square feet of backyard ready to be transformed into an organic garden.
Carrizozo enjoys 360 days of sun and mild winters and hot summers. There is top of the line high speed internet recently installed by Tularosa Basin Tele communications. ZoZo has its own private airport which can accommodate small jets and propeller type aircraft. The town is at the crossroads of the Frontier Highway with scenic alternative routes of 380 and 54. An easy two and a half hour trek to either Sante Fe to the north and El Paso to the south. Taxes are low, as are utilities. There are two gas stations at the intersection along with a Family Dollar. There are three motels, several restaurants and a soon to be truck stop.
For those looking for an alternative to the hustle and bustle of big city life in a peaceful setting with breathtaking landscapes full of glorious sunsets and sunrises, then Carrizozo just might be what you are looking for. A perfect place for someone to come and reinvent oneself hassle free. Your best offer considered.