Architecture

January 2010
Santa Fe Real Estate Guide
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www.santafesir.com • www.sothebyshomes.com/santafe 326 Grant Avenue • 505.988.2533
Marion Skubi
ABR, CRB, CRS
505.660.8722
Marion@MarionSkubi.com
Johnnie Gillespie
Partner, Marion Skubi Group
505.690.1909
Johnnie@JohnnieGillespie.com
Aleka Moore
Assistant, Marion Skubi Group
505.954.0732 Aleka@MarionSkubi.com
MARION SKUBI GROUP
Marion Skubi Johnnie Gillespie
Aleka Moore
January, 2010
What an incredible year this has been! We are celebrating the first anniversary of our business partnership and it has been a
remarkable year for our clients and for us. There is no question that sales in Santa Fe have been depressed in 2009, but take a look
below – real estate is still selling and we’re proud that our clients are a major part of that success story.
Santa Fe has seen a slide in both the number of sales city and county wide as well as in the median price. The number of sales
in the city and county has declined by 8% after a 27% drop from 2007 to 2008. The median price declines 11% from 2008 to 2009
after a decline of 9% from 2007 to 2008. These statistics compare the first 11 months of each year (the data available to us on
December 1st as we write to you). It appears to us that, although we are not out of the woods, we may be working our way toward
some stability in the local market if we are spared another wave of foreclosures or other economic dislocations.
Here’s more good news: We have closed over 20 sales as we write this in early December and have more under contract set to
close in December and January. Sotheby’s International Realty has seen a noticeable increase in sales as well as in properties under
contract during the last quarter of 2009 compared to 2008. In fact, we have closed twice the number of properties in November of
this year compared to last November!
We often hear people say that all you have to do is list your house with whatever broker is close at hand and get it into MLS
and if it’s going to sell, it will sell. We hear people say that any broker will do when you’re looking for a house because they all have
access to MLS. We think our success and the success of Sotheby’s throughout Santa Fe proves otherwise.
Another myth we’d like to dispel – there are no sales made in the winter. Our clients have had exceptional success in the first
quarter of years past. Waiting until spring to buy or list your house isn’t a proven strategy by any means. Mortgage rates are at all
time lows, financing is available and property is selling right now.
Call us and let us know how we can make your real estate needs a reality.
22 Hawthorne Circle
3 Chestnut Circle
7 Greywolf
20 Green Meadow
45 Paseo Aragon
7 Madrona Circle
3 Bluesky Circle
9 Green Meadow
12 Hollyhock
5 Summer Storm
40 East Wildflower
26 Honeysuckle
87 Bluestem
Violet Circle
92 Amberwood
7 Plaza Molleno
93 Paseo Aragon
95 Paseo Aragon
13 Paintbrush Court
7 Penny Court
832 Bishop’s Lodge Road
59 Sunflower
5 Dayflower
10 Parsley Circle
15 Calle Ojitos
13 Sundance
4 Camino Barranca
54 Dayflower
2009 SOLD & UNDER CONTRACT HOMES & LAND 2009 SOLD & UNDER CONTRACT HOMES & LAND
This material is based on information which we consider reliable, but because it has been supplied by third parties, we cannot represent that it is accurate
or complete, and it should not be relied upon as such. This offering is subject to errors, omissions, change of price or withdrawal without notice. If your
property is currently listed for sale, this is not a solicitation. ©MMI Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
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SANTA FE’S MARKET LEADER
We Outsell All Other Santa Fe Brokerages.*
231 Washington Avenue • 505.988.8088 326 Grant Avenue • 505.988.2533
*Based on dollar sales volume from the last 2 years obtained from the Santa Fe Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and Sotheby’s International Realty sources. Deemed reliable but not guaranteed and subject to change.
Shane
Cronenweth
984-5158
shanesantafe@gmail.com
www.ChooseSantaFe.com
1344 UPPER CANYON ROAD $1,998,000
Privately sited on 1.87 acres, boasting mountain and sunset
vistas, this thoroughly enchanting home with attached guest
house on highly coveted Upper Canyon Road merges historic
appeal and contemporary delights. A beautiful 43-ft. great room
accesses 2 portals and fabulous grill island. The superbly
equipped eat-in kitchen opens to a handsome panelled family
room. Featured are a romantic master suite with private terrace,
5 fireplaces, hardwood floors, a separate office, radiant heated
floors, and A/C. MLS# 905559
6 LUGAR DE MADISON $869,000
Understated luxury and the ultimate in sophisticated southwest
living are the hallmarks of this exciting 3,300+ sq ft home in the
exclusive Las Puertas enclave. The spectacular finish level
features lavish use of quarried stone, fine hardwoods and
pigmented plaster. Highlights include an outstanding master
suite, fantastic Viking kitchen, and a dramatic beamed great
room with immense “disappearing” glass doors opening to a
spacious south-facing portal and lush fairway beyond. Not to be
missed. MLS# 901427
Caroline
Russell
954-5530
caroline.russell@sothebyshomes.com
www.ChooseSantaFe.com
Visit our website, www.ChooseSantaFe.com for Real Estate and so much more!
2300 WILDERNESS HEIGHTS $1,800,000
Enjoying explosive, sweeping views, this fabulous double adobe Eastside, Wilderness Gate estate
by William Lumpkins is a vision of classic design, modern luxury and timeless warmth. Over 7,200
sq ft include 3 bedroom suites, a family/media room, library, office, studio/sunroom and separate
guest house. Amenities include a showcase kitchen, walk-in wine cave, a hi-tech media system
with Blu-ray, an outstanding main floor master suite, refrigerated A/C, and abundant outdoor
entertaining spaces. MLS# 903213
741 CAMINO MIRADA $1,125,000
Entirely one level, this sumptuous 3,559 sq ft Los Miradores residence has enviable scale and style. The great room is
breathtaking, with soaring ceiling, hardwood floors and garden vistas. Featured are a huge entry galleria, dream library,
suberb master with double baths, an enormous dining room, and an excellent kitchen with granite counters, adjoining
breakfast room and pocket office. Also included are four fireplaces, custom cabinetry and art lighting. Nothing in Los
Miradores compares. MLS# 904388
548 GARCIA STREET $1,295,000
With its fantastic Eastside location, this appealing 3,559 sq ft
home plus 700 sq ft guest house, on 2 lots totalling almost 1/3
acre, is an exciting value. The main house has adobe walls,
generous dining and family rooms, a capacious eat-in kitchen,
three bedrooms, plus a great office/4th bedroom. The private
master suite has a kiva fireplace, and its own balcony. Featured
are generous high-walled gardens, central A/C and a two-car
garage. The owner will consider selling the main house alone!
MLS# 904478
69 ESTRADA CALABASA $1,995,000
This extraordinary 28 acre La Tierra compound offers astonishing views and total privacy. Featured
are an outstanding 6,466 sq ft main house, two 2-bedroom guest houses, carriage apartment and
cabana/guest house. With lush, landscaped grounds, amenities include a superb three-room master
suite with double baths, marvelously equipped kitchen with spacious breakfast room, a pool and
stocked pond. Impeccably updated, this is a truly exceptional offering. Available with 18 acres for
$1,695,000. MLS# 805877
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Art of LI VI NG
Fi ne pr oper t i es t o s ui t y our Sant a Fe l i f es t y l e
For your new and evolving Santa Fe lifestyle, trust the Santa Fe Team to find
your ideal property. Amid natureʼs splendor – Culture, Tradition, Community –
savor the Art of Living!
326 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501 – 505.988.2533 – 800.409.7325
w w w. s a n t a f e t e a m . c o m
Santa Fe Team
2 Camino Libre $1,275,000
Located adjacent to
historic Galisteo Village,
this northern New Mexico-
style compound on 5
view-filled acres, features
soaring ceilings, wide
planked floors, French
limestone tiling, antique
doors, hand finished 16”
thick walls, and French
doors that lead to a
peaceful walled courtyard.
Includes a guest house
and equestrian facility.
#905568
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NEIL LYON, CRB, CRS, GRI
DIRECT: 954.5505 CELL: 660.8600
DEBORAH DOUGLAS
DIRECT: 954.0777 CELL: 577.5169
VANESSA RIOS Y VALLES
DIRECT: 954.5522 CELL: 231.3708
With attractive property values and very low interest rates, it’s a great time to buy in Santa Fe.
For detailed information about the Santa Fe market go to the USA Report on NeilLyon.com
326 Grant Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.988.2533
2009 CLOSED TRANSACTIONS
1985 Cerros Colorados (S) $1,050,000
7 Madrona Circle (B) $1,295,000
825 Placita del Este (B) $699,000
2564 Tano Compound Drive (S) $1,125,000
5 Paintbrush Circle (S) $795,000
1322 Cibola Circle (B) $434,000
688 La Viveza Court (S) $710,000
7150 Old Santa Fe Trail (S) $1,495,000
3 Chestnut Circle (B) $2,295,000
24 Tano Escondido (S) $1,650,000
4 Encantado Loop (S) $424,500
4305 Cloud Dance (S) $237,500
9 Cloudview Court (S) $1,350,000
946 Cerro de la Paz (S) $1,100,000
1128 West Ridge Road (SB) $1,950,000
3278 Paseo Segunda (S) $1,190,000
9 Carissa Road (S) $485,000
1040 Bishop’s Lodge Road (B) $1,100,000
27A Glowing Star Road (S) $1,495,000
1908 Meadow Court (S) $895,000
1011 Monte Serena (SB) $1,595,000
18 Sunlit Drive East (S) $489,000
128 West Zia Road (S) $465,000
7 Greywolf (B) $1,650,000
UNDER CONTRACT
410 West San Mateo (B) $450,000
1159 South Summit Drive (B) $382,500
54 Dayflower Drive (B) $1,295,000
Prices shown are listing prices at time of sale.
S = Seller, B = Buyer
January 2010
For at least 6 months I have been looking forward to this new year. My desire for 2009 to end wasn’t
really because 2009 was such a bad year. It wasn’t. Challenging, yes. Bad, no. My desire to see 2010
was more about my curiosity about how ‘09 was going to end. Te suspense about the year was due to
the fact that 2009 was really two very diferent years rolled into one. I wasn’t sure if we would see yet
another major shif before it was over. Te frst few months of 2009 were defned by a fear that I’d never
seen or felt before, and I think I speak for most of us. Tose of us with jobs experienced concerns and
uncertainty unlike any in the past. Tose fortunate with substantial wealth felt an insecurity that they
never expected to feel at this point in the lives, and that was most unsettling.
Te election of the Obama administration spread needed hope over the national landscape, but the
reality of what we saw and felt daily created a confusing disconnection. It wasn’t until the stock mar-
ket started its dramatic assent did the fear start to recede for many. However, it felt as though we were
inching our way onto the icy surface of a newly frozen lake, hoping that it was thick and solid enough to
carry our weight. It felt good to be back on the ice, even while sensing the fear of possibly venturing onto
the lake before it was solidly frozen.
As we moved into the summer months, something wonderful started to happen. Buyers returned to
Santa Fe, found properties that excited them, found values that emboldened them... and bought homes.
Tis didn’t happen as frequently as we had seen in past years, but it was happening. Prior to this, buyers
looked and looked, and then returned to their homes, assuming that prices would continue to decline,
and expected to be rewarded for delaying their purchase.
Is the recovery real? It appears that it is. Is the recovery going to continue without hiccups? Very doubt-
ful. Is the Santa Fe housing market alive and well? Yes to alive, but still recovering with much more work
ahead. Values are well of the highs of the past, but we now have sufcient market information that has
accumulated since the dramatic changes that began in September of 2008 that gives us a much clearer
picture of where we are and what most likely lies ahead. It is good to know that we are in a far better
place than we were 12 months ago.
A few comments about the Neil Lyon Group. 2009 ended up being a very solid year for us, as you can
see. With 2 truly incredible real estate brokers and dedicated professionals, Vanessa Rios y Valles and
Deborah Douglas, we managed an extremely challenging environment exceedingly well. Many of our
completed transactions were complex and rife with obstacles, but we had the great fortune to work with
committed buyers and sellers who stayed focused on the desired outcome of each of their transactions.
Lenders worked diligently to cope with ever-changing rules and requirements, escrow and title profes-
sionals executed their roles expertly, appraisers successfully struggled with too little relevant data and
much of it inconclusive, and most of the cooperating brokers we worked with went the extra ten miles to
get their jobs done with impressive skill and professionalism.
Afer the holidays, as we focus on the year ahead and how to best serve our clients, I am very grateful for
the many successes we had in 2009, but my team and I are very mindful of the many clients for whom
we still have much work to complete.
To each of you who contributed to our successes in 2009, my team and I ofer a sincere thank you.
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34 PLAZA DEL CORAZON $1,245,000
Casas del Corazon home in Las Campanas,
close to the Clubhouse, overlooks the fairway
and Sangre de Cristo views. 3,200 sq ft, 3BR,
4BA plus guest house connected by an interior
courtyard. French doors lead to outdoor patios.
Equity Golf Membership included. MLS# 900787
7 CALLE CASCABELA $1,299,000
Located in Campo Conejos, this beautiful
5,050 sq ft custom adobe has four
bedrooms, four baths, gorgeous sunset
views and is 5 minutes to town. 2.11 acres
on city water. A wonderful floorplan with two
living areas, a media room, workout room,
and a four-car garage. MLS# 905169
Stephanie Duran
505.204.2491
stephanie.duran@sothebyshomes.com
Michael D’Alfonso
505.670.8201
michael.dalfonso@sothebyshomes.com
SIERRA DEL NORTE $1,895,000
Minutes to town, this 5,050 sq ft Driscoll home
on 2.95 view-filled acres includes a gated
entry with a heated driveway, master suite,
plus 3BR, 4BA. Views from every room,
single level floor plan, dining room with wet
bar and a gourmet kitchen. Extensive portals
and 4-car garage. MLS# 905390
332 URIOSTE STREET $397,000
Gem near the Railyard. Two bedroom, two
bath, 1,230 sq ft home with high ceilings and
vigas. Open concept kitchen/living setting
and beautiful brick floors. Home is completely
enclosed with a wall and an electric gate for
privacy. MLS# 905550
314 LA MANCHA $338,000
A great buy on the Northeast side, this 1,300
sq ft, 2BR, 2BA townhome is in good
condition and is sited on a quiet cul-de-sac
just minutes from the Plaza. Attached 2-car
garage, 3 courtyards, beams in living room
with a wonderful fireplace. MLS# 906404
713 GALISTEO STREET $398,000
Adobe dollhouse in South Capitol. Single-
family one bedroom, one bath home with
landscaped courtyard, high ceilings and
vigas, a dramatic fireplace, a country kitchen
and basement storage area. Completely
furnished. MLS# 905208
142 WEST HOUGHTON STREET $598,500
At the end of a quiet lane, this 2,142 sq ft, 3BR, 3BA home features
green living in the heart of South Capitol. Includes a separate office,
large utility room and high ceilings with radiant heat downstairs and
baseboard heat upstairs. MLS# 904137
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601 ABEYTA STREET $449,000
Beautiful adobe remodeled from head to toe. Located on a very
quiet street on the historic Eastside. Two bedroom, one bath with
private walled-in backyard and outbuilding for storage. Exquisite
turn-key. Move right in! MLS# 902718
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2948 ASPEN VIEW, LOT 173
$350,000 MLS# 902735
2912 ASPEN VIEW, LOT 181
$399,000 MLS# 806866
325 PAWPRINT TRAIL, LOT 132
$449,000 MLS# 806868
TESUQUE OVERLOOK, LOT 154
$119,000 MLS# 904681
28 PLAZA DEL CORAZON
$225,000 MLS# 903575
30 PLAZA DEL CORAZON
$225,000 MLS# 903575
Land Listings
Featured Properties in January
Over $1, 000, 000
Under $1, 000, 000
SOLD!
1564 CERRO GORDO $1,300,000
Amazing 2,700 sq ft adobe compound with
2BR, 2BA main house, office and studio with
separate entry. 2,200 sq ft, 2BR, 1.5BA
guesthouse and 600 sq ft ceramics studio
with high fire kiln. 1.5 acre lot overlooking
Cerro Gordo canyon. Traditional Eastern
architecture blended with Southwestern style.
MLS# 905657
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Duran
1031 GOVERNOR DEMPSEY DR. $1,675,000
Special 4% financing available. This Parade of
Homes winner for Best Craftmanship and Most
Innovative is 4,600 sq ft with 4BR, 4BA
house/attached guesthouse and masterful soft
contemporary/pueblo design. Remodeled by
Prull & Associates and located in the coveted
Northeast area on 2.35 private acres with
panoramic views. 3-car garage. MLS# 900434
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SANTA FE’S MARKET LEADER
We Outsell All Other Santa Fe Brokerages.*
KAREN WOLFE-MATTISON
505.984.5154
Cell: 505.577.2245
www.RealEstateSantaFeOnline.com Featured Homes in All Price Ranges
6700 CAMINO ROJO $218,000
Charming 3BR, 2BA home on private cul-de-
sac near the Country Club Golf Course.
Freshly painted and beautifully maintained
with patio and private fenced backyard,
separate laundry, eat-in kitchen, security
system, and double garage. MLS# 900711
1309 CALLE LEJANO $449,500
Charming older home in Northeast location
off Gonzales Road. 3BR, 2BA, Saltillo tile
floors, beams, two kiva fireplaces, a wood
stove and new heating and air-conditioning
system. All on one acre. MLS# 906574
1496 WILDERNESS GATE $1,995,000
Wonderful estate on 5 acres amongst tall
Ponderosas. 3-4BR adobe home has grand
spacious rooms, warm finishes, formal dining
room with Mediterranean dome brick Boveda-
style ceiling. 1BR guest casita. MLS# 902289
Residential Specialist “Putting
People and Properties Together”
For Over 20 Years
152 EAST LUPITA ROAD $598,000
Bright, delightfully updated Stamm home on
a private half-acre lot. Two or three BR, 2BA,
private entrance to 3rd bedroom/office. Kiva
fireplace, French doors, A/C and detached
heated studio with A/C. MLS# 904814
2501 WEST ZIA ROAD #306 $145,000
Location in gated Zia Vista Condos. Very
quiet two bedroom, one bath, 3rd floor
condo in the back with views! Upgraded tile
in kitchen and bathroom. Amenities include
club house, gym facility, library, pool and
sauna. MLS# 905143
15 LA VISTA $685,000
Four BR, 4BA home plus guest apartment on
1.8 acres in gated La Vista. Open living/
dining/kitchen. Master suite with sitting area,
office, fireplace, and patio. Beams with T&G.
Beautiful city and sunset views. MLS# 904947
www.santafesir.com • www.sothebyshomes.com/santafe 231 Washington Avenue • 505.988.8088
Ashley Margetson
ASSOCIATE BROKER, CRS, GRI
LUXURY REAL ESTATE EXPERT
Certified By The National Trust for
Historic Preservation
Certified By The National Association
of Realtors for the Ethics and
Professional Standards Committee
Of f i ce: 984- 5186
Cel l : 920- 2300
ashley.margetson@sothebyshomes.com
www.ashleymargetson.com
www.santaferealestatelady.com
HISTORIC
STORYBOOK HOUSES
1898 adobe house, guest house
and art studio. Off Canyon Rd.
SO special! High old trees.
Plenty of parking. Ambiance
charm character. New wiring,
plumbing & unseen necessities–
authentic, original interiors! One
of a magical kind! You have
never been anywhere like this.
Was $1,700,000
Now $1,395,000!
RANCHITO
SANTUARIO
Expanses of open views in every
direction yet total serene privacy.
Wonderful floorplan! Several
living spaces, with panoramic
views. High, pitched ceilings,
stained concrete and marble
floors, fun open concept kitchen.
Outdoor living spaces look over
Galisteo Basin. Stunning pool
environment. $995,000
ABIQUIU LAKE
WATERFRONT
Spectacular water views, red
cliffs, and Ghost Ranch from this
dramatic 10 acre retreat 1 hour
from Santa Fe. Own waterfront
property in NM! Well and utilities
are in. NM Real Estate Broker.
$495,000
HISTORIC HACIENDA
COMPOUND
Divine San Miguel d'Allende-style
hacienda compound in historic
Cerrillos, 20 minutes to Santa Fe.
Original 1886 adobe, masterfully
restored with high beamed and
corbeled ceilings; rich colors;
arches; tiles; established gardens.
House, guest house, working artist
studio, on-street gallery, solarium,
garden shed, gazebo, sculpture
garden, stone cellar. $925,000
EXQUISITE
PERFECTION
A compound of comfortable luxury
and seclusion with breathtaking
views on 50 acres, 12 minutes
to town. Antique doors, stone
fireplaces, handsome hardware,
gorgeous plaster and divine
finishes. It has everything!
Mainhouse, guesthouse, studio
and office, and caretaker casa, all
custom best of everything, in
gated Los Caminitos. $4,995,000
LAUGHING MOOSE
LODGE
Elegant sprawling comfort. Large
floorplan with three separate
bedroom wings. Chef’s kitchen.
Outdoor entertaining areas and
relaxation spots. Space for all
activities! 5,300 sq ft on 5 acres
with orchard, fencing, playhouse
and starry nights.
Was $1,395,000 Now $947,000
SUNLIT HILLS VALUE!
*Based on dollar sales volume from the last 2 years obtained from the Santa Fe Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and Sotheby’s International Realty sources. Deemed reliable but not guaranteed and subject to change.
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*Based on dollar sales volume from the last 2 years obtained from the Santa Fe Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and Sotheby’s International Realty sources. Deemed reliable but not guaranteed and subject to change.
326 Grant Avenue • 505.988.2533 www.santafesir.com • www.sothebyshomes.com/santafe
SANTA FE’S MARKET LEADER
We Outsell All Other Santa Fe Brokerages.*
ROXANNE APPLE
Direct: 954-0723
Cell: 660-5998
Visit my Website: SantaFeCalling.com
RARE CONTEMPORARY OASIS
$699,000
Designed by noted sculptor Otto
Rigan, this sleek Contemporary-style
home is a true rarity on historic
Bouquet Lane. The distinctly modern
residence centers around a single axis,
allowing the eye to move naturally from
one end to the other, and through 10’
custom glass doors, out toward the
surrounding trees, pasture land, and
Sangre de Cristo Mountains.A Koi pond
and fountain, fire pit, and walled private
garden and lawn add alluring accents to
this unique home only minutes from
Santa Fe. MLS# 806804
1608 CAMINO DE CRUZ BLANCA $1,370,000
An ideal Eastside location with wonderful sunset and city light views provides the setting for this private, gracious and light
filled 3BR, 3BA home. Vigas, Saltillo tile, hard-trowel plaster walls, high ceilings, skylights, open concept living, dining and chef’s
kitchen, extensive and thoughtfully landscaped outdoor areas with private well for irrigation, great separation between all
bedrooms, wonderful flow and feel, plus a tucked-away media/exercise/playroom: this house has it all! Also close to Atalaya
trailhead and Santa Fe National Forest. MLS# 900769
Eastside Privacy with Views
caminocruzblanca.com
8 VISTA TESUQUE
$1,695,000 MLS# 902016 (S)
79 CAMINO RINCON
$995,000 MLS# 904102 (S)
1155 CAMINO DELORA
$739,950 MLS# 807972 (B,S)
1504 HICKOX
$289,950 MLS# 901327 (S)
1145 1/2 CAMINO SAN ACACIO
$239,500 MLS# 807975 (S)
610 JIRON
$139,950 MLS# 901333 (S)
143 GRAYTHORN DRIVE
$799,000 MLS# 801084 (B)
1711 PAINTED SKY
$650,000 MLS# 903236 (B)
B = Buyer, S = Seller
SOLD IN 2009
santafecontemporaryhome.com
6 EAGLE DANCER COURT
$238,500
Absolutely beautiful 2.5 acres in Sundance
Estates conveniently located between Tano
West and Sundance Drive. Be the first home
on this cul-de-sac with wonderful,
unobstructed views in one of Santa Fe’s most
sought after areas. MLS# 806218
Thank You to all my Friends for a Wonderful
2009! I look forward to helping you with your
Real Estate needs in 2010!
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Plaza Blanca
3 BD 2 BA detached single level home
12 ft. ceilings in 28x 15 living room & formal dining;
15x15 master bdrm with patio door to courtyard;
kiva FP; utility room; skylights; attached dble garage
$350,000 Call Roseanna MLS#903142
Featured Listings
505.988.2806
1-877-98 ADOBE
www.adoberealtyofsantafe.com
Beth E. Fauré
Qualifying Broker
505-690-2713
Roseanna Z. Gonzales
Broker Associate
505-470-5638
312 Camino Alire
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
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Well maintained 3 BD 2 BA home with tiled foors &
radiant heat. Studio/Offce opens to both courtyards.
Separate master opens to private courtyard. High ceilings,
lots of light, beautifully landscaped courtyards & koi ponds.
Includes all appliances.
$229,000 Call Roseanna MLS# 906160
RancHO San MaRcOS
11.62 acre horse property with expansive views and riding
trails await you.This immaculately maintained home offers
3 BD, 2 BA plus a spacious 3 car attached garage. Horse
barn, tack room, hay storage and corrals.Water catchments
barrels, landscaped and treed property make this home an
oasis in the high plains desert.
$419,000 Call Beth MLS# 905580
ROSaRIO BlVD. @ GRIFFIn ST.
Adobe & Frame Home. Individual Lot * No RC/HOAs
CoveredVigas * Updated Heating System
New Shingle Roof * New City Sewer Line
$200,000 Call Roseanna MLS# 900169
MESa DEl ORO
Rare & spacious 4 BD, 2.5 bath nearly 2500 SF home with 2 car garage
home.Walking distance to neighborhood Park & library is an enjoyable
distance from home. Private & large backyard with fruit trees, grassy
areas for relaxing, pavers & lots of space for a growing family.
$335,000 MLS# 905431 Call Beth
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3 bedroom, 2 bath Eldorado country home beautifully sited to mountain views
on a quiet cul-de-sac street bordering green belt. Portal entry through French
doors offers greenbelt privacy. Natural light through tall windows, brick foors
in main living area, lovely gardens and courtyard spaces. Numerous options in
this fexible foor plan home. $348,000 Call Beth MLS# 902731
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Tranquil & private setting close in. 3300 sqft. home with attached guest
house on a naturally landscaped nearly 1 acre lot in Wood Gormley
School district. 3 BD, 3 BA, 3 FP and a home offce plus guest house of
1 BD, 1 BA with separate entrance. Antique doors, custom tile work,
plaster walls, California closets in master suite. Sunset views overlooking
the Jemez Mountains. Call for appointment. $995,000 Call Beth
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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY located at 450 St. Michaels Drive
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7770 SF * 2-Story Building on 1.1 Acre
Individual Offces, Reception, Conference Rm.
$950,000 Call Roseanna #902119
Excellence, with a touch of grace…
Emily Ivette Garcia
CRS, Real Estate Broker
231 Washington Avenue Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 (505) 988.8088
w. 505.955.7963
c. 505.699.6644
emily@emilygarcia.com
“We must accept finite disappointment,
but we must never lose infinite hope.”
– Martin Luther King
After a challenging year for the earth, our county,
Our community and ourselves,
The glimmer of hope is burning bright.
May this light warm your heart and life,
And the lives of your beloveds in the coming year.
Thank you for allowing me to serve you.
I look forward to 2010!
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SANTA FE’S MARKET LEADER
We Outsell All Other Santa Fe Brokerages.*
*Based on dollar sales volume from the last 2 years obtained from the Santa Fe Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and Sotheby’s International Realty sources. Deemed reliable but not guaranteed and subject to change.
231 Washington Avenue • 505.988.8088 www.santafesir.com • www.sothebyshomes.com/santafe
RICHARD SCHOEGLER
505.984.5112
505.577.5112 Cell
1103 STATE HIGHWAY 472 – ENERGY
EFFICIENT ON 80 VIEW ACRES
Pitched roof home, guest house, bunkhouse and
workshop building, 2 ft. thick rammed earth
construction with active solar and wind generated
power. 2 wells, fully fenced, 20 minutes south of
Galisteo. MLS# 902177 $598,000
51 VIOLET CIRCLE – LAS CAMPANAS
Stunning contemporary with open floor plan
and gallery-like art spaces, on a sunset view
lot in Estates I. Fabulous kitchen, media
area, office, luxurious master suite and bath,
plus 1,000+ sq ft patio/portal. Guest house.
Owner/Broker. MLS# 903376 $1,985,000
TEN HIGH RANCH – OCATE, NEWMEXICO
Approx. 2 hours from Santa Fe, the 1,159 acre
Ten High Ranch offers spectacular mountain
views, a stream running through, ponds,
grass-filled meadows, dense tree cover and a
6,500+ year old peat bog. A private oasis with
abundant wildlife for the horse or outdoor
enthusiast. MLS# 900539 $1,500,000
3101 OLD PECOS TRAIL, #655 – QUAIL RUN
Desirable Pinon D condominium, meticulously
maintained, with privacy and mountain views.
A spacious floorplan offers open concept
living/dining, well equipped kitchen, 2 guest
BR, 3BA and luxurious master suite with
fireplace. Plastered interior walls, vigas, Saltillo
and Talavera tile, attached 2-car garage and
large patio/portal. MLS# 803647 $795,000
115 AVENIDA FRIJOLES – Crisp, Clean
Contemporary Lines in Aldea
With dedicated open space on 3 sides, and
sweeping mountain views, this new 3BR, 2.5BA
Contemporary-style home is a testament to high
style and inspired design. Fine craftsmanship,
split level design, walled auto court, and 2-car
garage. MLS# 900047 $698,000
70-A VISTA REDONDA – TESUQUE
Spectacular views and value, gated, 5.5 acre
lot, double adobe residence with studio,
carport, 9 fireplaces, 70' portal, outdoor spa,
and cliffside pool. A stunning property with a
rare combination of privacy, serenity and
magical ambiance. MLS# 905144 $1,350,000
14 RISING MOON – LAS CAMPANAS
Perfectly placed on a private lot, this 3BR, 4BA
adobe home combines sweeping views, fine
craftsmanship, a spacious floor plan and
beautiful outdoor spaces. Travertine tile floors,
plastered walls, vigas, latillas, pine plank
ceilings and 5 fireplaces. Mature landscaping
and 2-car garage. MLS# 905775 $1,195,000
Prospero Año Nuevo Estimados
Amigos y Clientes!
With heartfelt thanks to all my Buyers & Sellers for your business in 2009
!
Katherine
Blagden
Direct: 505.955.7980
Cell: 505.490.2400
Katherine.Blagden@
sothebyshomes.com
Hablo Espanol
2010 is the year to spend!
Please call me for any real estate needs or advice!
My 2009 Solds!
B = Buyer, S = Seller
My Current Listings
3869 Old Santa Fe Trail (B) $1,675,000
16 Monte Alto Road (B) $468,000
32 Old Arroyo Chamiso (S) $630,000
512 Camino Lejo (S) $895,000
1656 1/2 Cerro Gordo (B,S) $469,000
201 Rendon Road (B) $1,049,000
213 East Berger (B,S) $499,000
3 Eagle Thorn Place (S) $259,000
7628 C Old Santa Fe Trail $2,750,000 MLS# 804941
7628cOldSantaFeTrail.com
23 Calle Alexia $1,050,000 MLS# 906369
7 West Wildflower $999,000 MLS# 904416
313 Rosario Boulevard, #3 $679,000 MLS# 903183
407 Greg Avenue $529,000 MLS# 905293
291 Lomita PENDING $599,000 MLS# 803120
242 Goldmine Road $295,000 MLS# 900965
Land Listings
Calle Vistoso, Lot 7 $660,000 MLS# 138632
Laurel Court, Lot 82 $200,000 MLS# 805005
427 A City Road 84, Route 5 $99,900 MLS# 801181
KBSantaFe.com
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4159 MIDNIGHT OWL
$299,000
Beautiful 3BR, 2BA Sundance model home
is on a quiet street and boasts numerous
upgrades. Includes welcoming tiled entrance
area, open-concept living room, dining room
and kitchen, high ceilings and oversized
windows. The landscaping sets this house
apart. MLS# 905614
MARY ARNOLD
505.577.5446
mary.arnold@sothebyshomes.com www.EldoradoAreaRealEstate.com
NAVA ADE
LOS SUENOS
KENT JONES
505.670.2262
kent.jones@sothebyshomes.com
2 CHAPARRAL COURT $349,000
Spacious 4BR, 3BA, Territorial-style home on 2.51 acres in
Cimarron. Living room, family room with fireplace, office,
kitchen with stainless steel appliances, large master suite
with fireplace and oak flooring. Wraparound portal. Great
Sandia and Ortiz views. MLS# 904750
6 TETILLA ROAD $575,000
Three BR, 3BA, 2,725 sq ft custom on Eldorado’s west fence
line with exceptional mountain and sunset views! Living and
family rooms, kitchen and breakfast room, formal dining
room, owner’s suite with study. Beautifully landscaped.
MLS# 905790 Co-listed with Fred Raznick, 505.577.0143
8 DREAM CATCHER $809,000 NOW $675,000
Stunning custom-built home in Los Suenos features curved
plaster walls and a 400 sq ft chef’s kitchen. Formal dining room
with kiva fireplace opens to a flagstone portal and courtyard,
perfect for entertaining with grill, kiva fireplace & Jemez Mountain
views. Dramatic circular living room, wine room and artist’s
studio. 2,822 sq ft, built in 2004 on 2.5 acres. MLS# 902006
ELDORADO CIMARRON
SANTA FE’S MARKET LEADER
We Outsell All Other Santa Fe Brokerages.*
*Based on dollar sales volume from the last 2 years obtained from the Santa Fe Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service and Sotheby’s International Realty sources. Deemed reliable but not guaranteed and subject to change.
326 Grant Avenue • 505.988.2533 231 Washington Avenue • 505.988.8088
CATE ADAMS
Direct: 954-5508
Cell: 660-4228
120 MALAGA ROAD $950,000
Elegant home surrounding an inner courtyard with fountain. Spacious master and two
guest rooms with bath en suite, artist’s studio, plus a den, office, gallery and sitting
room. Three fireplaces, tile floors throughout, radiant heat and baseboard heat in
newer rooms. MLS# 906048
458 VISTA JOYA $299,000
Sleek two bedroom, two bath home with high ceilings, tile
floors, a close-in location, Asko washer and dryer, radiant
heat, nice views, one level. Work from home in spacious
living area, lots of light. MLS# 906018
FRED RAZNICK
Direct: 505.984.5142
Cell: 505.577.0143
Eldorado285AreaHomes.com
11 ASTER WAY $382,500
Pride of ownership is reflected in
this fine home with mountain
views from every room. Inviting
walled landscaped and gated
entry yard and portal. 1,755 sq ft
plus an oversized garage. Living
and dining rooms, kitchen and
breakfast room. 3BR, 2BA floor
plan with high viga ceilings and
skylights. Owners bathroom with
jet tub and separate shower. 1.68
acre lot, paved street. MLS#
905387
47 HERRADA ROAD $315,000
Unique 2 bedroom, 2 bath solar oriented
home by Sierra Homes with both an
attached insulated heated garage AND
a 28'x22' detached insulated and heated
2 1/2-car garage (or studio/ guest
quarters) with stubbed out plumbing in
place. Tile floors, beam ceilings, custom
carpentry. Patios
and fenced yards
front and back.
MLS# 904211
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Development, Client Services and all facets of residential relocation.
JAMES RUTHERFORD Associate Broker
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A native New Mexican, James attended the University of New
Mexico. In addition to his real estate career, James is involved with
numerous non-profit and charitable organizations.
ARNOLD VALERIO
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Arnold has helped many New Mexicans in their efforts to start, buy, sell,
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Darlings,
2010 — the beginning of a new
decade, an event that fills me with eager
anticipation and a certain nostalgia. Eager
to see things improve, but nostalgic for
things I miss that are SO last-century.
Like what? I know you’re curious,
Cupcakes. Well, I miss being able to
look up someone’s phone number in the
“real white pages” (this techno move to
cell-phones-only has forced me to join
Facebook just to find someone’s telephone
number.) I miss collecting matchbooks
with designer covers advertising the
restaurants where I’ve eaten. (The war
on smoking killed that.) I miss the thrill
of leafing through a Rand McNally Road
Atlas while trying to figure out where I
am, instead of being scolded by that rude
lady on my GPS telling me to make a U-
turn at the next available exit.
But, please, Ginger Snaps, I don’t want
to focus on what I don’t have. Let me tell
you what I got for Christmas. I received
the book Tony Hillerman’s Landscape: On
the Road with Chee and Leaphorn. What
a thrill. Immediately (well, actually, Sugar
Plums, I waited until after Christmas Day,
in case they were opening presents) I
called Anne Hillerman and congratulated
her and her husband, Don Strel, on a
tribute well done.
As most of you know, Tony Hillerman
died in 2008, and thus, sadly, Lt. Joe
Leaphorn and Sgt. Jim Chee ended their
fictional careers. I say sadly, dear readers,
because Leaphorn and Chee were partly
responsible for guiding me to this land
of enchantment many years ago, when
Leaphorn first appeared in The Blessing
Way. An addict of mystery novels, I was
intrigued by these Navajo Tribal Police
stories. Hillerman’s well-crafted tales
described things so foreign to me that
I had to get out to New Mexico and see
for myself. Needless to say, angels, like
a multitude of other searchers just like
myself, I was hooked.
Knowing this background, Pumpkins,
you can understand my joy when Anne
and Don put together a book filled with
magnificent images that took me on a
photographic journey of the landscape so
aptly described in Tony Hillerman’s novels.
Publisher HarperCollins describes the
book thus: “Compiled with remembrances
by his eldest daughter, Anne Hillerman,
and original photos by Don Strel, here
is a timely showcase of a hauntingly
beautiful region that captured one man’s
imagination for a lifetime.” Yes, Tony, and
thank you for capturing mine and many
others, as well.
Relocating to New Mexico (whether
for the landscape or for reasons not yet
revealed to you) brings me to the topic
of real estate. And nobody knows real
estate like a Realtor! (Wow, what a segue.)
Sometimes, Sugar Cookies, buyers need
a little help locating the right Realtor
who can lead them to the right location,
location, location. Jill Bossory is Santa
Fe Realty Partners’ new director of
relocation. (This is not a shipping title
at UPS, by the way). Jill herself relocated
to Santa Fe Realty Partners from Santa
Fe Properties in November; she actually
started out 10 years ago as relocation
director at French & French. Jill describes
her job as a “glorified matchmaker” (now
it sounds more like eHarmony), and she
loves it when she puts together that perfect
buyer/Realtor match made in heaven. (It
happens often.)
So, who’s the “glorified matchmaker”
at Santa Fe Properties now that Jill has
relocated herself? Elaine Huismann
selflessy stepped up to the plate. She
is a natural for this job, because she’s
been involved in some kind of customer
relations (Century Bank, French &
French, Santa Fe Properties) for the last
20 years, so she knows how to put buyers
and Realtors together. She has such
great respect for Realtors that she even
married one! And just because she and
Paul Duran (Santa Fe Realty Partners)
got divorced several years ago, it doesn’t
mean they aren’t still good friends and
happy grandparents to their year-old
granddaughter, Audrey. By the way,
Kittens, this relocation thing is a two-way
street, so when you decide you’ve had
enough New Mexico enchantment (for a
while... you’ll probably be back), either Jill
or Elaine will find the perfect Realtor to
assist you WHEREVER you go.
Remember Diane McIngvale, a
recovering Realtor, who joined the Peace
Corps and relocated to Azerbaijan in
October? Here are some excerpts from
her latest letter: “Have I told you about the
space heater cooking technique? Amazing
people! When there is no gas, Shefaget
cooks on that little, old, rusty space heater
with only one coil that heats. She starts the
potatoes at her saher yemeyi (lunch) and
by 6 they are perfect. We have those on a
small plate, mashed, with pickled cabbage
and beets on top and eaten with bread as
a utensil. When I go to my room to study,
Arife brings the space heater in to take the
chill off, then they unplug it for sleeping...
“At school, we learned all about how
to avoid political conversations about
basically everything. Americans do not
have diplomatic immunity here and we are
subject to Azeri law. Recently, there was a
case of young boys in a Baku coffee shop
insulting the Government, and they are
spending time in prison... Sunday - I got
to take a hot shower, wash my hair, have
it dried and combed by Arife, not worry
about anything. What a great day!.. Be
grateful that you can bathe daily, that you
have rights, that you don’t HAVE to marry
your cousin, that you can smile at anyone
you like, that you can drink tea anywhere
you like, and that you can have electricity
all the time. There are people out in the
world that don’t have those privileges!!”
A good reminder for us starting the
New Year. So long. Sweetpeas. Until next
time... Oakley
(Oakley Talbott moonlights as Realtor
Merrily Pierson and can be reached at
merrilypierson@cox.net)
OutandAbout
A Hillerman gem for Christmas
OAKLEY TALBOTT
Anne and Don on tour (photo by Charmaine
Coimbra)
Jill, an expert at this relocation stuff
Elaine, on her way to becoming an expert at this
relocation stuff
Diane (on right) bakes an apple pie for her
host sister, Arife (on left), and family
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Recent Home & Land Sales
Sales data for the period
Nov. 19-Dec. 18 from Santa
Fe Association of Realtors
MLS reports. Not all sales
are reported.
Homes
$284,000
$335,000
$420,000
$500,000
$600,000
$622,800
$625,000
$825,000
$1,600,000
Land
$150,000
Homes
$166,510
$183,500
$276,000
$285,000
$340,000
$340,000
$340,000
$415,000
$437,500
$450,000
$500,000
$549,000
$805,000
$814,800
$875,000
$1,175,000
$1,475,000
Land
(None)
Homes
$288,000
$375,000
$420,000
$451,785
$500,000
$899,000
$999,000
Land
$188,882
Homes
$45,000
$55,000
$124,900
$145,000
$170,000
$173,000
$175,000
$186,000
$190,000
$190,000
$195,000
$204,250
$210,000
$214,750
$220,000
$220,000
$222,000
$222,500
$228,400
$230,000
$237,000
$237,500
$240,000
$245,000
$252,000
$254,000
$265,000
$274,000
$290,000
$293,000
$294,000
$320,000
$325,000
$364,000
$465,000
Land
$70,000
county
Homes
$210,000
$269,500
$300,000
$348,000
$1,100,000
Land
$110,000
$227,700
$418,000
$418,000
Homes
$425,000
$495,000
$515,000
$630,000
$770,000
$857,200
Land
$95,000
$234,000
Homes
$219,000
$226,110
$230,000
$263,763
$305,085
$307,402
$315,945
$350,000
$357,500
$388,250
$412,500
$415,000
$450,000
Land
$76,500
Homes
$185,000
$995,000
$1,375,000
Land
$175,000
$256,000
Homes
$265,900
$284,500
$297,500
$320,000
$321,000
$326,000
$463,250
$520,000
Land
(None)
Robert and I have moved away from
Santa Fe. We have left our “known” and
comfortable world of beloved friends,
family, associates and our nest... to
explore the next chapter in this union
dedicated to home making.
Currently we are renting someone
else’s dream. Our rental home was built
with the best of intentions of alternative
materials and it is a healthy house,
meaning there is no indoor pollution
from scents, petrochemicals, or stray
electromagnetic fields. It was comfortably
cool in the heat of summer when we
committed to it. In October, we moved
and settled in with relative ease.
A couple of weeks later, during the first
power outage, we were able to stay warm
and cook our food on a woodburning
stove and luckily the umbilical chord
called BC Hydro began to feed us
again before we ran out of candles and
batteries. By island standards, where
multi-day outages are not uncommon, we
had gotten off lightly.
Through November the days began
to get shorter (very short by Santa Fe
standards) and the skies rainier. The
house, which sits in the shade of an
ancient woodlot, became dark and
uncomfortably cold, and the inadequacies
of the woodstove became grievously clear
to us. As island rookies, we had invested
in wet firewood - the good, dry stuff
reserved, no doubt, for repeat clientele.
Our cord will be well seasoned after three
more years of drying, but we are cold now.
“Oh well,” I reasoned, at least the place has
a deep tub and I can luxuriate in a warm,
nightly bath before crawling beneath the
freezing sheets.
Then the waterlines froze and the
bathtub and the toilet bowl became
porcelain souvenirs of the good old days,
when we used to have running water.
It seems that they don’t always bury or
insulate waterlines around here because
it doesn’t usually freeze like this. We have
some bottled water to drink and a nearby
source from which to haul water in to
meet other basic needs. Sometime in the
middle of last night, as I made my way
outdoors, I deeply resented leaving the
warmth of my bed, a warmth that we had
created through the transfer, over many
hours, of our precious body heat.
Enough! I realize I’m whining. In truth,
there is an educational silver lining to
this crash course in personal resilience
that I seem to have signed up for. There
is nothing that teaches about water
consumption more quickly than having to
haul it yourself. I can now do a 1-gallon
dishwashing, and a reasonable 3/4-gallon
bath. I don’t intend to make this my new
way of life. I like bathing too much. But
as we plan our new home, I am thinking
about the balance between creating a
responsible home that buffers well from
nature’s vicissitudes and becoming a more
conscious consumer of less.
Lesson learned so far:
• Regardless of what a house is built
of, it must be built well with attention to
details or cold air will just rip through it.
• If you don’t want your home to feel
like a meat-storage facility, put it where
the sun can get at it when the sun does
shine.
• One good source of clean, potable
water is the sky. Collect lots of it.
• Reconsider the whole flush-with-
potable-water thing.
• Plan for a more extreme climate then
what has, up until now, been normal.
Note to self: Get some good, wool long-
johns and toughen up, because choosing
to consume less is only a volunteer
endeavor for the privileged few, and I
have some talk to walk.
Paula Baker-Laporte is an architect, fellow
of the American Institute of Architects, and
a certified Building Biology practitioner and
teacher. She is primary author of Prescriptions
for a Healthy House and co-author with
husband Robert Laporte of Econest: Creating
Sustainable Sanctuaries of Clay, Straw and
Timber. Paula and Robert are currently living
on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.
HealthyhomeCorner
Helter-skelter shelter
PAULA BAKER- LAPORTE
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built in 1936 by Myrtle and Wilfred Stedman and completely remodeled in 2008.
All of the original hand-adzed lintels, beams and vigas are in place as well as
Mrs. Stedman‘s handmade tin light fixtures.3 bedrooms,2½ baths, 2,911sq.ft.
including a small detached studio/guesthouse with an additional bathroom. Old
World craftsmanship with all of the modern amenities makes this truly a rare find.
MLS #803783 $1,499,000 $998,000
Listed by Clara L. Dougherty, 690 -0471
4017 OLD SANTA FE TRAIL. Magnificent sunset views from this 3,300 Sq/
Ft, 4 Bedroom / 3 1/2 Bath home on 1.25 acres. Remodeled, eat-in kitchen
full of character & charm with pressed tin ceilings, granite counters & high-end
appliances. There is an adjoining family room/den with built-in bookcases, a formal
living room, formal dining room and light & bright sunroom. Beautifuly landscaped
gardens both in the front and the back of the house done by the owner who is a
master gardener. Extremely well maintained, across from the O’Keeffe Estate.
MLS # 904966 $998,000 $948,000
Listed by Jennifer Gallagher, 660-8793
19 ARROYO GRIEGO. The main house in this amazing compound in Tesuque
was built over 100 years ago. Rooms and buildings were added in typical New
Mexico fashion. House has a modern kitchen, living room, libraries, large master
bedroom, bath, and portal. Guest house has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room,
large kitchen and private sun porch. Studio/garage is perfect for an office or
shop. All this plus splendid gardens with fruit trees, makes a lovely rural retreat, just
minutes from the Plaza. MLS #903162 $850,000
Listed by Clara L. Dougherty, 690•0471
1115 CALLE CATALINA. This stunning, contemporary, northside home is minutes
from the Plaza and sits on nearly 2 acres of mature gardens & trees. A beautiful
curved entry hallway leads into this thoroughly modern home with its 3 bedrooms,
2 full baths, 2 half baths, and library/office. Clean lines are accented by high
ceilings, clerestory windows and wood and slate floors. This home is filled with light
and great spaces for art. Enjoy panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristos, Sandias
and Santa Fe from either of the 2 large patios with pergola.
MLS #903363 $1,210,000
Listed by Clara L. Dougherty, 690-0471
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I once worked with a man in Zuni
Pueblo named Wapton Toshowna. He
was a mason who could quarry, cut, dress
and lay the local red sandstone with an
understanding of the material that, to the
observer, made rock seem malleable. As
he costively chipped and shaped, he never
seemed mindful of where the block would
be set, but when he lifted it into place, it
was always a perfect fit.
Spending a day with Wapton and some
of his more restive, and very much younger,
protégés was a day spent mostly in silence.
The hammers and chisels rang, to be sure,
but there was seldom a word spoken.
Instruction was transmitted by a nod of the
head, a lifting of the chin or, occasionally,
by a quiet visit to the student’s dressing
stand.
One day while we were working on the
Coyote Clan house, the south wall of which
had collapsed, a young mason-in-training
suggested to Wapton that they, the clan,
needed more room and so the wall should
be moved out a few feet.
I was on the spot. The money being
spent on the clan house had come to Zuni
via a federal housing grant that carried
certain strictures. In a historic district,
and on an important building therein,
the basic configuration must comply with
standards set by the federal government. I
was the heavy with whom the builders were
supposed to consult on compliance issues.
You will not be surprised to know that I did
a very, very poor job.
When I brought up Section 106 of the
Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and
argued that the footprint and elevations of
the house needed to remain the same, there
followed a short conversation between
Wapton and the trainee to which I was
not privy as it was in a language I did not
understand. When they were through,
Wapton approached me and said simply,
“Time for a change.”
Preservation is change, paradoxically. If a
building cannot accommodate its purpose,
it becomes a skeleton. Dust to dust, as it
were.
In Antigua, Guatemala, there is a house
called Casa del Carmen. I know it well
because my paternal uncle restored it, in
1946, for his client, Gore Vidal. Antigua
is a very symmetrical town, seven blocks
wide by seven blocks long with straight
streets, straight walls, plumb windows,
and everything built to a right angle. It’s
delightful, but square.
Pat, my uncle, met Vidal while catting
around bars in Guatemala City and the two
became friends. Pat, in fact, edited Vidal’s
first really successful novel, The City and
the Pillar, and appreciatively inscribed a
copy to him, which I still have along with
part of Gore’s typescript and Pat’s editing
notes. Editing, however, was not Pat’s job;
he was an architect and Vidal retained him
to restore and make livable the convent
adjacent to the ruins of the colonial church
of El Carmen.
In the sala of Casa del Carmen was a
fireplace with a typically Antiguan, which is
to say flat and straight, mantel. One of the
first things Vidal had Pat do was turn the
mantle into a rather exuberant curvilinear
affair with no flat surfaces upon which
could be placed “even a small snapshot
of my mother.” An architectural tradition
centuries long was thus shattered by one
man’s maternal revulsion.
Gore Vidal’s mantel and Wapton
Toshowna’s wall are, I think, iconic
examples of how the layering of
idiosyncrasy and use enhance rather than
detract from a historic building. The
present is, after all, the eventual past.
Edward Crocker (982-2448 or eec@
crockerltd.net) is a principal of Crocker
Ltd. Architectural Conservation, which
specializes in historic-preservation
contracting and consulting. He is a
trustee of the International Council on
Monuments and Sites.
UnderstandingAdobe
Wapton Toshowna’s wall and Vidal’s mantel
ED CROCKER
The Santa Fe Association of Realtors
(SFAR) will welcome a few new faces as
officers and board directors in January.
Lois Sury assumes the role of president
for the association in 2010. She has been
affiliated with Sotheby’s International
Realty for 13 years. She holds numerous
certifications and designations within the
real-estate industry and has held various
leadership positions through her years of
service to SFAR.
Lois’ peers named her “Realtor of the
Year” in 2008. This award is one of the
highest honors given to a Realtor and
is based on how he/she upholds and
exemplifies the Realtor Code of Ethics, on
professionalism, on participation in Realtor
associations, and on community service.
JoAnne Vigil Coppler serves as SFAR
president-elect. JoAnne has served as a
board member since 2005, including two
terms as treasurer. An associate broker
with Keller Williams Realty, she holds a
master’s degree in public administration
and has a background in human-resources
consulting. JoAnne brings management and
leadership skills through her experience
in both state and local government. She
also serves as chairwoman of the Northern
New Mexico College Management/Labor
Relations Board.
Dan Wright, Santa Fe Properties, takes
on the role of first vice president on behalf
of SFAR in 2010. Dan is a graduate of
Santa Fe High School and holds a degree
in business administration. After some
years in the insurance business, he chose to
switch to real-estate sales in 1988. He has
been a licensed broker for two decades now.
Dan is a golf enthusiast and a past president
of the Santa Fe Country Club.
Three new board directors will join
SFAR in 2010. Barbara Blackwell has
been an associate Broker with Prudential
Santa Fe Real Estate since 2003. She holds a
degree in business administration and has
been investing in Northern New Mexico
property since 1976. She is involved in
the community and has led Prudential’s
American Cancer Relay for Life team for
seven consecutive years.
Coleen Dearing with Coldwell Banker
Trails West Realty began her real-estate
career in Colorado. Before picking up
real estate in New Mexico, she worked
for eight years with the New Mexico
Repertory Theatre. She currently chairs
the our organization’s Government Affairs
Committee as well and is a member of
several other SFAR committees. Coleen
also serves as vice-president elect of the
local Women’s Council of Realtors.
Bill McCoy is the chief operating officer
of Prudential Sandia Real Estate, an author,
and a respected instructor in real-estate
education. He has served on the Education
Steering Committee of the New Mexico
Real Estate Commission for 15 years and
is the dean of real-estate instruction for
Kaplan Professional Schools. Bill also
provides analysis on real-estate matters for
several New Mexico government entities. In
his spare time, he enjoys glass-blowing and
stained-glass work.
Donna M. Reynolds is chief executive officer of
the Santa Fe Association of Realtors. Contact her
at 982-8385 or donna@sfar.com.
FromtheDirector
Lois Sury is newassociation president
DONNA REYNOLDS
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$210,000 | 98 Lower Llano Road $475,000 | 14 Tano Point Lane $2,300,000 | 8 Westwind Road $450,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 6345 Entrada de Milagro $190,000 | 4413 Mesa Bonita $339,000 $210,000 | 98 Lower Llano Road $475,000 | 14 Tano Point Lane $2,300,000 | 8 Westwind Road $450,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 6345 Entrada de Milagro $190,000 | 4413 Mesa Bonita $339,000
| 3908 Rodeo Road $235,000 | 609 A Pinon $499,000 | 4RedondoPeak.com $480,000 | 258Staab.com $319,000 | 31 Sangre De Cristo $285,000 | 627 Camino De La Luz $325,000 | 27 Mamie’s Mile $240,000 | 3908 Rodeo Road $235,000 | 609 A Pinon $499,000 | 4RedondoPeak.com $480,000 | 258Staab.com $319,000 | 31 Sangre De Cristo $285,000 | 627 Camino De La Luz $325,000 | 27 Mamie’s Mile $240,000
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| 98 Lower Llano Road $475,000 | 14 Tano Point Lane $2,300,000 | 8 Westwind Road $450,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 6345 Entrada de Milagro $190,000 | 4413 Mesa Bonita $339,000 | 3908 98 Lower Llano Road $475,000 | 14 Tano Point Lane $2,300,000 | 8 Westwind Road $450,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 6345 Entrada de Milagro $190,000 | 4413 Mesa Bonita $339,000
Rodeo Road $235,000 | 609 A Pinon $499,000 | 4RedondoPeak.com $480,000 | 258Staab.com $319,000 | 31 Sangre De Cristo $285,000 | 627 Camino De La Luz $325,000 | 27 Mamie’s Mile $240,000 | 35 Vista Rodeo Road $235,000 | 609 A Pinon $499,000 | 4RedondoPeak.com $480,000 | 258Staab.com $319,000 | 31 Sangre De Cristo $285,000 | 627 Camino De La Luz $325,000 | 27 Mamie’s Mile $240,000 |
Lagunitas $180,000 | 60 Silver Spur $900,000 | Rancho Alegre $160,000 | 1500 Mirada Road $675,000 | 518 Camino Cabra $395,000 | 2077 Calle Contento $295,000 | 1014 Sierra Del Norte | 2020SendaDeAndres. Lagunitas $180,000 | 60 Silver Spur $900,000 | Rancho Alegre $160,000 | 1500 Mirada Road $675,000 | 518 Camino Cabra $395,000 | 2077 Calle Contento $295,000 | 1014 Sierra Del Norte | 2020SendaDeA
com $995,000 | 22Piute-SantaFe.com $699,000 | 1705.5-A Agua Fria $375,000 | 6458TahawashStreet.com $220,000 | 1047CaminoSanAcacio.com $599,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 3910 Rodeo com $995,000 | 22Piute-SantaFe.com $699,000 | 1705.5-A Agua Fria $375,000 | 6458TahawashStreet.com $220,000 | 1047CaminoSanAcacio.com $599,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 3910
Road $210,000 | 98 Lower Llano Road $475,000 | 14 Tano Point Lane $2,300,000 | 8 Westwind Road $450,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 6345 Entrada de Milagro $190,000 | 4413 Mesa Bonita Road $210,000 | 98 Lower Llano Road $475,000 | 14 Tano Point Lane $2,300,000 | 8 Westwind Road $450,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 6345 Entrada de Milagro $190,000 | 4413 Mesa
$339,000 | 3908 Rodeo Road $235,000 | 609 A Pinon $499,000 | 4RedondoPeak.com $480,000 | 258Staab.com $319,000 | 31 Sangre De Cristo $285,000 | 627 Camino De La Luz $325,000 | 27 Mamie’s Mile $339,000 | 3908 Rodeo Road $235,000 | 609 A Pinon $499,000 | 4RedondoPeak.com $480,000 | 258Staab.com $319,000 | 31 Sangre De Cristo $285,000 | 627 Camino De La Luz $325,000 | 27 Mamie’s
$240,000 $240,000 2020SendaDeAndres. $160,000 | 1500 Mirada Road $675,000 | 518 Camino Cabra $395,000 | 2077 Calle Contento $295,000 | 1014 Sierra Del Norte | 2020SendaDeA
com $995,000 | 22Piute-SantaFe.com $699,000 | 1705.5-A Agua Fria $375,000 | 6458TahawashStreet.com $220,000 | 1047CaminoSanAcacio.com $599,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 3910 Rodeo com $995,000 | 22Piute-SantaFe.com $699,000 | 1705.5-A Agua Fria $375,000 | 6458TahawashStreet.com $220,000 | 1047CaminoSanAcacio.com $599,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 3910
Road $210,000 | 98 Lower Llano Road $475,000 | 14 Tano Point Lane $2,300,000 | 8 Westwind Road $450,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 6345 Entrada de Milagro $190,000 | 4413 Mesa Bonita Road $210,000 | 98 Lower Llano Road $475,000 | 14 Tano Point Lane $2,300,000 | 8 Westwind Road $450,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 6345 Entrada de Milagro $190,000 | 4413 Mesa
$339,000 $339,000 | 3908 Rodeo Road $235,000 | 609 A Pinon $499,000 | 4RedondoPeak.com $480,000 | 258Staab.com $319,000 | 31 Sangre Lagunitas Vista Lagunitas
$180,000 | 60 Silver Spur $900,000 | Rancho Alegre $160,000 | 1500 Mirada Road $675,000 | 518 Camino Cabra $395,000 | 2077 Calle Contento $295,000 | 1014 Sierra Del Norte | 2020SendaDeAndres.com $180,000 | 60 Silver Spur $900,000 | Rancho Alegre $160,000 | 1500 Mirada Road $675,000 | 518 Camino Cabra $395,000 | 2077 Calle Contento $295,000 | 1014 Sierra Del Norte | 2020SendaDeAndres.com
$995,000 | 22Piute-SantaFe.com $699,000 | 1705.5-A Agua Fria $375,000 | 6458TahawashStreet.com $220,000 | 1047CaminoSanAcacio.com $599,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 3910 Rodeo Road $995,000 | 22Piute-SantaFe.com $699,000 | 1705.5-A Agua Fria $375,000 | 6458TahawashStreet.com $220,000 | 1047CaminoSanAcacio.com $599,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 3910 Rodeo
$210,000 | 98 Lower Llano Road $475,000 | 14 Tano Point Lane $2,300,000 | 8 Westwind Road $450,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 6345 Entrada de Milagro $190,000 | 4413 Mesa Bonita $339,000 $210,000 | 98 Lower Llano Road $475,000 | 14 Tano Point Lane $2,300,000 | 8 Westwind Road $450,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 6345 Entrada de Milagro $190,000 | 4413 Mesa Bonita $339,000
| 3908 Rodeo Road $235,000 | 609 A Pinon $499,000 | 4RedondoPeak.com $480,000 | 258Staab.com $319,000 | 31 Sangre De Cristo $285,000 | 627 Camino De La Luz $325,000 | 27 Mamie’s Mile $240,000 | 3908 Rodeo Road $235,000 | 609 A Pinon $499,000 | 4RedondoPeak.com $480,000 | 258Staab.com $319,000 | 31 Sangre De Cristo $285,000 | 627 Camino De La Luz $325,000 | 27 Mamie’s Mile $240,000
35 35 Vista Lagunitas $180,000 | 60 Silver Spur $900,000 | Rancho Alegre $160,000 | 1500 Mirada Road $675,000 | 518 Camino Cabra $395,000 | 2077 Calle Contento $295,000 | 1014 Sierra Del Norte | SOLD |
22Piute-SantaFe.com $699,000 | 1705.5-A Agua Fria $375,000 | 6458TahawashStreet.com $220,000 | 1047CaminoSanAcacio.com $599,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 3910 Rodeo Road $210,000 | 22Piute-SantaFe.com $699,000 | 1705.5-A Agua Fria $375,000 | 6458TahawashStreet.com $220,000 | 1047CaminoSanAcacio.com $599,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 3910 Rodeo Road $210,000
98 Lower Llano Road $475,000 | 14 Tano Point Lane $2,300,000 | 8 Westwind Road $450,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 6345 Entrada de Milagro $190,000 | 4413 Mesa Bonita $339,000 | 3908 98 Lower Llano Road $475,000 | 14 Tano Point Lane $2,300,000 | 8 Westwind Road $450,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 6345 Entrada de Milagro $190,000 | 4413 Mesa Bonita $339,000
Rodeo Road $235,000 | 609 A Pinon $499,000 | 4RedondoPeak.com $480,000 | 258Staab.com $319,000 | 31 Sangre De Cristo $285,000 | 627 Camino De La Luz $325,000 | 27 Mamie’s Mile $240,000 | 35 Vista Rodeo Road $235,000 | 609 A Pinon $499,000 | 4RedondoPeak.com $480,000 | 258Staab.com $319,000 | 31 Sangre De Cristo $285,000 | 627 Camino De La Luz $325,000 | 27 Mamie’s Mile $240,000 |
Lagunitas $180,000 | 60 Silver Spur $900,000 | Rancho Alegre $160,000 | 1500 Mirada Road $675,000 | 518 Camino Cabra $395,000 | 2077 Calle Contento $295,000 | 1014 Sierra Del Norte | 2020SendaDeAndres. Lagunitas $180,000 | 60 Silver Spur $900,000 | Rancho Alegre $160,000 | 1500 Mirada Road $675,000 | 518 Camino Cabra $395,000 | 2077 Calle Contento $295,000 | 1014 Sierra Del Norte | 2020SendaDeA
com $995,000 | 22Piute-SantaFe.com $699,000 | 1705.5-A Agua Fria $375,000 | 6458TahawashStreet.com $220,000 | 1047CaminoSanAcacio.com $599,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 3910 Rodeo com $995,000 | 22Piute-SantaFe.com $699,000 | 1705.5-A Agua Fria $375,000 | 6458TahawashStreet.com $220,000 | 1047CaminoSanAcacio.com $599,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 3910
Road $210,000 | 98 Lower Llano Road $475,000 | 14 Tano Point Lane $2,300,000 | 8 Westwind Road $450,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 6345 Entrada de Milagro $190,000 | 4413 Mesa Bonita Road $210,000 | 98 Lower Llano Road $475,000 | 14 Tano Point Lane $2,300,000 | 8 Westwind Road $450,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 6345 Entrada de Milagro $190,000 | 4413 Mesa
$339,000 | 3908 Rodeo Road $235,000 | 609 A Pinon $499,000 | 4RedondoPeak.com $480,000 | 258Staab.com $319,000 | 31 Sangre De Cristo $285,000 | 627 Camino De La Luz $325,000 | 27 Mamie’s Mile $339,000 | 3908 Rodeo Road $235,000 | 609 A Pinon $499,000 | 4RedondoPeak.com $480,000 | 258Staab.com $319,000 | 31 Sangre De Cristo $285,000 | 627 Camino De La Luz $325,000 | 27 Mamie’s
$240,000 | 35 Vista Lagunitas $180,000 | 60 Silver Spur $900,000 | Rancho Alegre $160,000 | 1500 Mirada Road $675,000 | 518 Camino Cabra $395,000 | 2077 Calle Contento $295,000 | 1014 Sierra Del Norte $240,000 | 35 Vista Lagunitas $180,000 | 60 Silver Spur $900,000 | Rancho Alegre $160,000 | 1500 Mirada Road $675,000 | 518 Camino Cabra $395,000 | 2077 Calle Contento $295,000 | 1014 Sierra D
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$210,000 | 98 Lower Llano Road $475,000 | 14 Tano Point Lane $2,300,000 | 8 Westwind Road $450,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 6345 Entrada de Milagro $190,000 | 4413 Mesa Bonita $339,000 $210,000 | 98 Lower Llano Road $475,000 | 14 Tano Point Lane $2,300,000 | 8 Westwind Road $450,000 | 226 Camino Del Norte $1,075,000 | 6345 Entrada de Milagro $190,000 | 4413 Mesa Bonita $339,000
| 3908 Rodeo Road $235,000 | 609 A Pinon $499,000 | 4RedondoPeak.com $480,000 | 258Staab.com $319,000 | 31 Sangre De Cristo $285,000 | 627 Camino De La Luz $325,000 | 27 Mamie’s Mile $240,000 | 3908 Rodeo Road $235,000 | 609 A Pinon $499,000 | 4RedondoPeak.com $480,000 | 258Staab.com $319,000 | 31 Sangre De Cristo $285,000 | 627 Camino De La Luz $325,000 | 27 Mamie’s Mile $240,000
35 Vista Lagunitas $180,000 | 60 Silver Spur $900,000 | Rancho Alegre $160,000 | 1500 Mirada Road $675,000 | 518 Camino Cabra $395,000 | 2077 Calle Contento $295,000 | 1014 Sierra Del Norte | 35 Vista Lagunitas $180,000 | 60 Silver Spur $900,000 | Rancho Alegre $160,000 | 1500 Mirada Road $675,000 | 518 Camino Cabra $395,000 | 2077 Calle Contento $295,000 | 1014 Sierra Del
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and transition departments — the latter for students
transitioning from school to the greater community and
the work world — as well as the educational rooms for
art, technology, and woodshop. The historic gym gets new
spectator seating and a refinished wood floor.
The locations of building buttresses and some windows
are being restored to the original locations. New windows
have the same white-framed, double-hung appearance as
shown in old photos of Connor Hall.
Connor Hall is designed to achieve “Silver” in the U.S.
Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy &
Environmental Design) certificaton system. Hooker said
the project incorporates rainwater harvesting, energy-
efficient windows, increased insulation, and added
daylighting to help reduce electricity use.
“We’re also recyling demolition waste,” said Richard
Gorman, the school’s project manager. “All the steel and
concrete was sorted for recycling; rebar was separated from
the concrete and the concrete was broken into manageable
sizes. Also, there were asbestos issues we
needed to deal with.”
The roots of this school go back to
1885, when deaf pioneer Lars Larson
and his wife, Belle, began teaching deaf
students in a small adobe house at the
corner of Dunlap and Irvine streets.
Two years later, the New Mexico School
for the Deaf was officially established by
the State Legislature.
The campus was designed in 1917
by Rapp & Rapp, the Colorado-based
firm that also served as architect on
the Gross Kelly Warehouse (1914),
the Museum of Fine Arts (1915), and
La Fonda (1920), among many other
buildings in Santa Fe.
Today NMSD provides educational
and support services to deaf and hard-
of-hearing children from throughout
the state, ages birth to 22. It also
administers a variety of outreach
programs and offers early-childhood
services through satellite preschools in
Albuquerque and Las Cruces.
Speaking in mid-December about
the school’s 8-year improvement plan,
NMSD superintendent Ronald J. Stern
said, “We knew from the start that we
wouldn’t be able to do everything in eight years. But what
he have now is four new residential units, and that emptied
the old dormitories, Cartwright Hall and Connor Hall.”
“What’s really significant is that those residential
cottages introduced a progressive residential model for
deaf schools,” Hooker added. ‘Cartwright and Connor were
very institutional dormitories and the way the rooms were
arranged was impacting the relationships of people using
the spaces. They were in many ways very restrictive for deaf
users.”
In the early years of the school, teachers and
administrators furthered the school’s mission with an
informed, caring attitude, but the architects apparently
came up a bit short in in regards to program requirements.
“Well,” Stern said, “at that time, they thought it met the
needs of the deaf, but we’ve come a long way. “What we
say is the renovated facilities are deafcentric, and what that
means is that there are unobstructed vision lines and there’s
a lot of natural light. Deaf people are people of the eye.
Also, rooms are configured so people can see one another,
and they are more squarish.”
Why that shape?
“The row situation does not work for us,” Stern
answered. “This is so the desks can be arranged in a
horseshoe or circular shape, so people can see each other.”
Connor Hall is accessed at the east and west sides. A
central, wooden balcony gives the appearance that the
south facade facing Cerrillos Road is the “front” with the
main entrance. “One funny point about the Pueblo Revival
style is that, in may ways, it’s more appropriate for smaller
buildings,” Hooker said. “When you translate it into a
big building like a dormitory, it’s almost like putting air
into the balloon: it gets bigger and you end up with these
things that, on a house, look lovely, like three or four steps
up to the front door, but that turns into like 15 steps up
to a second floor, which is completely not useable. There
were elements of that in Connor Hall that had to really be
adapted. We wanted to develop a strong, new entrance and
a new lobby, an area that is visually obvious, that welcomes
everybody, and where everybody knows where the front
door is, and once you’re in the lobby, access to the various
departments is clear. It’s a huge improvement.
“We really love Connor Hall and we’re trying to save the
best parts of it. But when we’re all done, you’re going to
walk through Connor and there’s going to be new spaces
where you’ll think, ‘This doesn’t really feel great. I wish it
were higher.’ Well, sorry. We’re doing the best we can with
what we have.”
The limited budget also affected material choices. “For
example, the new addition has these very marvelous,
staggered wing-walls that are trying to respect the
passageway between the existing Connor area and the
new Hester Hall. The area is adjacent to the small, Hester
Hall preschool playground. We were sensitive to the scale
of outdoor space and quality of light for the pedestrian
journey between the existing Hester Hall and the new
addition to historic Connor Hall.
“The wing-walls were envisioned as precast-concrete
walls with a curtain wall system to allow unobstructed light
and view to the art rooms. The budget allowed stucco-on-
metal-frame wing-walls, with a standard aluminum frame-
and-glass system. The result honors the design goals in less
expensive materials. Designing within budget is often filled
with this type of compromise.”
Next up in the improvement plan is a renovation of
1935 Dillon Hall, just east of Connor. “That is our primary
academic classroom building,” Gorman said. “It’s the
middle school/ high school, the largest building on campus.
That won’t involve anywhere near as much demolition as
Connor. Then after that, we’re looking at our dining hall/
museum, and also Delgado Hall.”
Keri-Lynn McBride, NMSD director of development and
community relations, noted that the school would enter its
125th year on Jan. 1. “There will be celebrations associated
with homecoming and on Founders Day, Nov. 10,” she said.
“Members and alumni are amazed at what’s happening,”
McBride said. “They love being able to see the construction
photos.”
See the “News” link at www.nmsd.k12.nm.us for
construction updates and photos, and for general
information about the school.
NMSDwork preserves historic façades
By Paul Weideman
P
eople may naturally worry when they
see demolition going on at the lovely,
old campus of the New Mexico School for
the Deaf — after what happened at another
lovely, old campus next door (the Santa Fe
Indian School) during the past year or so.
Be at ease. The School for the Deaf is in
the midst of an 8-year improvement plan,
but no historic buildings will be obliterated.
The current project is a major reworking
of Connor Hall, built in 1928. This is one of
four buildings on the campus that is listed
on the National Register of Historic Places.
The historic facades facing on Cerrillos
Road and wrapping around to the east and
west sides are being preserved, as is the
elementary school gymnasium at the rear,
while a new, steel-frame building is added
in the heart of the hall.
The project, saving much of the existing
building, qualifies as adaptive re-use,
“the greenest thing you can do,” said the
project’s architect, Kim Hooker with
Studio Southwest Architects, Albuquerque.
Renovation projects on the Studio
Southwest resumé include the Wheelwright
Museum for the American Indian, the
Gallup Train Station, and Memorial
Hospital in Albquerque.
“State and federal law say we have to
preserve these buildings,” Hooker said.
“It’s another of those unfunded mandates
— you know, ‘Don’t let them fall down, but,
sorry, we can’t fund it.’ And often it costs
more to renovate than to build new.”
Connor Hall probably wasn’t going to fall
down anytime soon.
“Even in our first walk-through, the first
thing you look for are signs of settlement
or cracking, impending structural failure,
and that building is just rock-solid,” the
architect said. “It’s a treasure of a building,
and it has never received the sort of
capital funding that a state resource like
this should receive. But sometimes when
something is neglected, bad change didn’t
happen, either. There have been additions
over the years that were visually confusing.
One of the most joyful parts of this job was
removing the hideous late-1970s addition
that had been sort of hung on to the east
facade.”
The interior walls of Connor, which was
formerly a dormitory, have been completely
removed. The rebuilt, two-story space will
house the school’s technology, counseling,
COURTESY NEW MEXICO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
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AIA selects eight for accolades
By Paul Weideman
E
ight projects by local architects were honored in the annual design awards of the
Santa Fe chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The awards were bestowed
Dec. 7 at La Posada, with introductions and comments by Henry Tom, principal of
Line and Space LLC, Tucson.
Paul Stevenson Oles, Interface Architects, won an AIA Citation Award for his Sundial
House. “Architecture,” Oles told the gathering, “is really about dreams, and about
dreaming, and the beginning of my dreaming about a house in Santa Fe of our own began
50 years ago with Philippe Register, who many of us knew as the consummate gentleman
architect.” (Oles was Register’s first employee after the older architect opened his own
office in Santa Fe in 1960.)
Spears Architects won two Citation Awards for its Santa Fe Prep library, which
achieved LEED “Gold” certification, and for its St. Michael’s Drive redevelopment study.
ellis/browning architects ltd. won a Citation Award for the Lena Street Lofts, a grouping
of several structures that includes the home of the Trust for Public Land and many small
businesses. Lisette Ellis offered her firm’s thanks to developers/builders/owners Rick and
Rachel Brenner “for their commitment to this vision of an affordable industrial village.”
Suby Bowden + Associates won an AIA Merit Award for Casa Paciencia, an Arizona
biomedical think tank and residential complex that was designed after the old barrio
in downtown Tucson. An effort to bridge the traditions of Mexico and United States,
it features brightly colored buildings (which also helps visitors orient themselves) and
Mexican detailing.
Bowden’s company also won an Honor Award for its muscular, angular, glassy, and
elegant Taos Residence.
Also recognized were Atkin Olshin Schade Architects for its work on the Center for
Contemporary Arts and WoodMetalConcrete Architecture for its Tesuque Elementary
School addition. Santa Fe Public Schools superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez called the
school project “very creative, and that’s what education is all about.” She praised the
addition as “creating a wonderful and warm working environment for our students.”
After the awards were announced, Geraldine Isais Forbes, director of the architecture
program at the University of New Mexico, thanked the chapter for its generosity and
dedication to architecture. “We tend to think of that 60-mile drive as this huge divide, but
we can’t really do that,” she said. “I mean, we really have to think about architecture and
the design of our communities and the environment of New Mexico — advancing it and
saving it at the same time and what does that mean? That’s a huge question for all of us.”
Closing remarks were given by Albert Moore, AIA. “I’ve asked myself,” he said to the
gathering, “if there’s some significance to my becoming AIA-Santa Fe president at a time
that burdens our souls with concern for our own economic health, safety, and welfare, both
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for our firms and for our profession in general. And when I listen, there is that small, soft
voice within that I sometimes pay attention to saying that this is a time for boldness and
leadership, not of the egoic kind, but a boldness of the heart...
“Let this year mark a shift in the paradigm that divides us, the paradigm of the fierce
competition and the belief that there is not enough work for us all, to a new paradigm
expressed by the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who said, ‘Changing the world is an inside
job.’”
Moore pledged to provide “the bold leadership that will enliven the spirit that has led
us all to practice this noble profession.” Among the things he wants to do as president
are to develop an understanding of the holisitic nature of the profession through active
collaborations with appraisers, builders, bankers, lawyers, landscape architects, zoning
officials, and others; facilitate debate among Santa Fe’s mayoral candidates on how
architects will play a role to shape the future of the city; and sponsor a fundraising event
“focused on the public awareness of our modern design work and our urban design work.”
The AIA-Santa Fe gave special recognition to James Horn, Spears Architects, for
his work as originator and 2009 chairman of the organization’s lecture series. Horn
acknowledged the University of New Mexico, the Center for Contemporary Arts, and the
Santa Fe Art Institute as partners in the lectures.
He announced a collaboration with the New Mexico Museum of Art, which will bring
the traveling exhibition Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts, Projects, Buildings to Santa
Fe. The show, opening on Jan. 29, will feature guest talks and workshops. Potential guest
presenters include Christopher Mead, professor and dean of fine arts in the UNM School
of Architecture + Planning; and Brad Cloepfil from Allied Works in Portland, Ore.
Facing page: Taos House by Suby Bowden & Associates (Photo
courtesy Kate Russell)
Top, right: the Sundial House by Paul Stevenson Oles, Interface
Architects (Rendering and photo courtesy Paul Stevenson Oles)
Bottom, right: the Lena Street Lofts by ellis/browning architects ltd.
(Photo by Paul Weideman)
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Tey collaborate through constant networking with other brokers who specialize in Santa
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By Don DeVito
What has been a challenging year for
high-end real estate sales suddenly
changed in September and october! We
had a buying spree for homes priced
over a million dollars in Santa fe that
lasted all of about 70 days. it was a
“wave” of buying that took us all by
surprise, and was a blast from the past.
the numbers prove what a lot of us were
experiencing:
• In 7 ½ months, from January through
mid-August, we had a grand total
of 36 sales in that special “million
dollars plus” category.
• In 3 months, between mid-August
and mid-November, there were 41
sales for the same price point! Many
of these transactions were cash deals
and relatively fast closings.
What’s more, the wave of buyers came
from all parts of the country, including
Santa fe. We saw people from Chicago,
new york, Atlanta, Los Angeles, the Bay
Area, and yes of course, Houston and
Dallas.
So what was behind a rather sudden
wave of buyers coming off the fence and
launching into this market place?
Patterns in the buying behavior were
hard to detect leaving us in the business
to enjoy the activity and remain puzzled
at the same time. in select parts of the
country including Santa fe, it seems as
though people could no longer resist some
of the homes on the market.
Economic news is studied by all of us in
trying to make some sense of the tough
times we fnd ourselves in, and this positive
sales development may hold insight for
the future. We are not returning to the
sales levels of three years ago, and no
one here is saying we’ve reached the
bottom, but spurts of sales activity at
different price points in the market may
be a new trend. realtors say “this is the
time to buy” and we are prone to slogans,
but prices for high-end homes have been
beaten down, selection is up, and now is
probably the time to buy.
As the economic recovery continues to
bump along and other investment options
look marginal or even shaky, real estate
sales will experience spurts of activity.
Buyers and sellers need to pay attention
to what is happening in this market place
as these waves come and go. Will you
be ready?
Eric Lloyd Wright. “the home is a culmination of sorts, imbued with his ambition and
For information on this home, search for 905044 at SantaFeProperties.com
Joan
grossman
690-9445
gwen
gilligan
660-0500
dermot
monks
470-0639
Lynden
galloway
501-1111
don
devito
690-1866
gavin
sayers
690-3070
Lee
Lowary
470-6500
david
mead
470-2917
Zoë
greenberg
412-9923
sharon
macdonald
660-5155
Peggy
Conner
501-1327
marg
veneKlasen
660-9151
Laurie
Farber-Condon
412-9912
matthew
sargent
490-1718
ginny
Cerrella
660-8064
Paul
geoffrey
660-6009
deborah
bodelson
660-4442
Christopher
rocca
490-2999
Julia
gelbart
699-2507
Jane
hume
690-5213
Pat
Pipkin
946-0449
Philip
vander wolk
660-7506
suzy
eskridge
310-4116
victoria
murphy
660-5395
susan
Kline
501-0101
robert
Frank
699-9420
Jim
weyhrauch
984-7323
bob Lee
trujillo
470-0002
An Overview Of SAntA fe’S Luxury reAL eStAte MArket
2009 yeAr-tO-dAte
January 1, 2009 through august 15, 2009
7 ½ months
36 Sales $1 million +
Average Sales Price: $1,469,644
Average List Price: $1,641,333
Average Days on the Market: 253
Sales prices ranged from $1,000,000 to $3,550,000
august 16, 2009 through november 16, 2009
3 months
41 Sales $1 million +
Average Sales Price: $1,571,610
Average List Price: $1,765,110
Average Days on the Market: 280
Sales prices ranged from $1,000,000 to $4,455,000
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in november Santa fe Properties sold the
La Cueva Ranch in the Pecos River Valley.
Santa fe Properties now holds the record
for the highest price properties sold in
both Santa Fe and San Miguel Counties
as reported to the Santa fe MLS.
Third Quarter 2009
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217 Camino Del Norte - Premiere John Gaw Meem gated estate near the
Governor’s Mansion on 5.4 acres. The property now comprises main house,
guest house and caretaker’s house for a total of 8500 square feet with 360-degree
views! 2-car garage. SEARCH MLS#904226 at SantaFeProperties.com
$4,375,000
Paul Geoffrey (505) 660-6009
Historic JoHn Gaw MeeM estate
57 Polmood Farm Road - Local artisans crafted antique doors, custom iron-
works, fve foor and seven ceiling treatments. The views of the mountains and
Tesuque Valley are spectacular! The home and guest house are beautiful! 5 br, 6
ba, 5779 sq.ft., 3-car garage, 16.59 acres. SEARCH MLS#900079 at SantaFePro-
perties.com
$2,900,000
Jim Weyhrauch (505) 660-6032
tesuque estate of 16 acres
171 Sunfower - Extraordinary value! Charming outdoor areas with mature
landscaping and Koi pond/lap pool. Built by Roger Hunter, this home has special
design features and high-end fnishes. 3 br, 5 ba, 5072 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 2.2 acres.
SEARCH MLS#806676 at SantaFeProperties.com
$1,380,000
Zoë Greenberg (505) 412-9923
Laurie Farber-Condon (505) 412-9912
LoveLy House, GuestHouse and art Barn!
1422 Bishops Lodge Road - Possibly the prettiest property available today.
Lush acreage. House, guesthouse, pool, ramada, stables, corral, a pond, playhouse
and teepee, private well and Sangre de Cristo Mountains views. 7 br, 6 ba, 7538
sq.ft., 3-car garage, 3.71 acres. SEARCH MLS#903706 at SantaFeProperties.com
$3,995,000
Peggy Conner (505) 501-1327
Beauty aLL around
931Vista Jemez Court - Exquisite traditional adobe hacienda totally remod-
eled with high end fnishes including brick and hardwood foors, a‘gourmet’ kitch-
en, family room, dining room and great room. Spectacular views. 4 br, 4 ba, 5117
sq.ft., 2-car garage, 1.18 acres. SEARCH MLS#904479 at SantaFeProperties.com
$1,695,000
Gavin Sayers (505) 690-3070
cLassic adoBe By MuseuM HiLL off oLd santa fe traiL
51 Ojo de LaVacaTrail - Spectacular land in two separately-deeded tracts, 20
miles Southeast of Santa Fe provides privacy, all-weather roads and diverse ter-
rain with ponderosa and pinon trees, open meadows and stone ruins. 153 acres.
SEARCH MLS#807554 at SantaFeProperties.com
$1,200,000
Matthew Sargent (505) 490-1718
spectacuLar Land on GLorieta Mesa!
1263 Spanish Hill – On a hillside in the Summit with views, this spectacular
adobe estate blends comfort and function. Architectural details: antique vigas,
beams and wooden foors. A magnifcent portal, plastered walls, media room
plus gorgeous gardens enhance the city and mountain views in this meticulously
crafted residence.. 3 br, 4 ba, 2-car garage, 0.6 acre. SEARCH MLS#904066 at
SantaFeProperties.com
$2,950,000
Susan Kline and Lynden Galloway (505) 501-0101
Robert Frank (505) 699-9420
Best views in tHe suMMit!
616 1/2 East Alameda - Historic adobe home with guest home, quietly situ-
ated in the heart of the Eastside. Short distance to the famous Canyon Road, and
a quick trip to Santa Fe’s fnest dining and entertainment.3 br, 3 ba, 2743 sq.ft.,
0.199 acre. SEARCH MLS#901239 at SantaFeProperties.com
$1,577,000
Deborah Bodelson 505-660-4442
Historic adoBe and Guest HoMe
767 #1 Acequia Madre - Betty Stewart condo, the ultimate in a peaceful
and serene setting yet close to everything! This unit is over 2,000 square feet
with beautiful details and fnishes throughout. Open and spacious and lovely!
Everything you want for your Santa Fe retreat. 2 br, 3 ba, 2180 sq.ft. SEARCH
MLS#905044 at SantaFeProperties.com
$1,090,000
Julia Gelbart (505) 699-2507
Betty stewart condo
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JimWeyhrauch
Associate Broker
Mobile: 505.660.6032
Direct: 505.984.7323
jimw@sfprops.com
Dan Wright
Associate Broker
Mobile: 505.670.0779
Direct: 505.984.7332
dansfp@hotmail.com
The ReseRve Convenient and affordable
Northside living in a community just minutes from
the Plaza. Amenities include pool, spa, ftness
center and laundry facilities on site. One and two
bedroom units available on all three levels. Come
and see what 240 residents have already found.
sTaRTing aT $159,900 $149,500
8 WesT Old agua FRia
An Old Agua Fria Treasure.
This exceptional eight acre
parcel is close to town yet
has a rural atmosphere, this
beautifully wooded property
has magnifcent views of the
Arroyo Hondo Valley, the Ortiz
Mountains and the Sandia.
#905402
$399,000
45 veRanO lOOp
You must see this incredible
value in the established
area of Eldorado! This three
bedroom, two bath home has
lots of character and even
more potential. With just over
2200 sq. ft. this home offers
an open living area providing
lots of sunlight, several unique
features and is situated on just
over an acre with open views.
Ready for you to make it your
own! #906105
$279,000
30 CaminO dimiTRiO
Mountain and sunset views from this beautiful 2.73
acre lot. The convenient location offers easy access
to I-25 and close to shopping and schools. Rare Dos
Griegos opportunity. #803666
$175,000
under contract
512 Alto Street #2
Light and bright two story condo with 2 beds and
2 baths and two parking spaces, short distance
plaza and the railyard. Saltillo tile throughout,
beams, faux kiva freplace and remodeled
kitchen. MLS #905128
$320,000
511 Rio Grande, #3
Santa Fe style 2 bedroomcondo just 6 blocks from
the Plaza ina well maintained 5unit condominium.
Romantic kiva feplace, French doors leading to a
private courtyard. MLS #904044
$330,000
33 Avenida Frijoles
Fabulous price on a well-appointed home in
Aldea. This 2469 square feet features 3 bed/2
baths open concept great room, kitchen and
dining room area. MLS #905885
$575,000
2 Eagle Feather
Warm and elegant home with lovely fnishes,
including antiqued pine foors, a chef’s kitchen
and beautiful plaster walls. There are 2 bedroom
suites and an attached casita. 3954 sq.ft.
Sunset Views. Fantastic price on Bank owned
property MLS #902287
$1,195,000
Val Brier
505.690.0553
valbrier@comcast.net
Kate Prusack
505.670.1409
kate@prusack.com
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51 Ojo de La Vaca Trail
Spectacular land in two
separately-deeded tracts, 20
miles Southeast of SF provides
privacy, all-weather roads and
diverse terrain with ponderosa
and pinon trees, open
meadows, and stone ruins.
MLS# 807554 $1,200,000
Spectacular Land on Glorieta Mesa!
616 1/2 Canyon Road
A celebration of diversity
on Historic Canyon Road: a
gorgeous contemporary gallery
space-designed by a prominent
local architect-welcomes you
into the compound, and extends
through lovely courtyard.
MLS# 902146 $1,470,000
Three buildings on Canyon Road with parking!
35 Camino Quien Sabe
Magnifcent hilltop location with
breathtaking views! This two level
authentic Santa Fe style residence
provides an open concept foor
plan, with an elegant eat-in kitchen,
grand living room.
MLS# 904574 $945,000
Wonderful home on a magnificent hilltop location
1284 Camino de Cruz Blanca
Fabulous contemporary house
and guest house on Santa Fe’s
Eastside, with an incredible
water fall feature at the entry
courtyard with great views and
privacy. Huge price reduction
makes this one of the best
buys in the Santa Fe market!
MLS# 801753 $1,985,000
Contemporary Adobe Artistry
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Happy Holidays!
SF SUMMIT HILLSIDE LUXURY
NEWLY OFFERED aT $$1,990,000
Off Hyde Park - Dazzlingly grand, this 5-bedroom,
4 ½ bath, 7200 s/f residence is sited amid a swirl
of Sangre & Jemez Mountain vistas & valley views.
From the elegant salon to the gently curved formal
dining, stylish kitchen with custom cabinetry &
informal dining, family room, den and private master
suite, the foorplan opens to portals, patios and
view-flled terraces. MLS No.807559
Southeast -Serenely sited for privacy &views in one
of Santa Fe’s most sought after neighborhoods,
this handsome 3-bedroom, 3-bath, 2494 s/f
residence is graced with light-flled living & Santa
Fe fourish. Living & dining rooms meet kitchen,
creating a circular fow for entertaining. Sleeping
quarters include 2 master suites with private
baths & a 3rd bedroom/study. MLS No.905445
SEcRET OF LOS SENDEROS
OFFERED aT $649,000
The timeless design of architect Robert Peters
integratesastunninglandscapewithwell-considered
indoor & outdoor living areas & panoramic views of
the SF National Forest & Jemez Mountains. Fusing
southwest modérne, Japanese and solar design
on 7.98 acres in the Tesuque Hills, the 4364 s/f
compound includes main house, guest & caretaker
houses + studio. MLS No.900437
TESUQUE cOMPOUND
OFFERED aT $1,100,000
SOMETHINGTO cROWaBOUT
OFFERED aT $329,000
Laughing crow-Nava ade…Outstanding expanded
3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1635 s/f Mountain Breeze
model is flled with handsome upgrades including
vigas & wood ceilings, tile fooring, butcher block
center island, breakfast bar, breakfast alcove, air-
conditioning & adobe-walled garden that opens out
to community walking path. Nava ade amenities:
pool, exercise facilities & trails. MLS No.906374
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Located in environmentaLLy conscious La Pradera
38 Caballo Viejo - Custom home to be built by Advantage Total LLC. Flat/
pitched and tiled roof. 3-car garage. Covered portals. Private master wing.
Set in an incomparable landscape of juniper-studded hills. Owner/Broker.
MLS #903904
$495,000
1999 Realtor
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Associate of the Year!
bob Lee trujiLLo
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renee brooks
Direct: 984-7301
Cell: 470-1681
rccbrooks@gmail.com
exceLLent deveLoPment oPPortunity
442 Galisteo Street - Development opportunity with permits in place & plans
for offce/gallery. BCDzoning, offce, gallery, restaurant, B&B, Spa, etc. 2 Story
allowed, up to 8000 sq ft total. Steps from the Railyard. MLS #902221
$795,000
mountain, sunset and city Light views
16 Via De Estrellas - Great home with plastered walls, open space foor plan,
vigas with split cedar ceilings, 2 kiva freplaces, colored concrete foors, Pella
windows and doors, and Chef’s kitchen with stainless steel! MLS #905361
*Subject to lenders approval. $558,500
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3760 Academy Road, Unit B - 1338+/- sq. ft. comprised of 800+/- sq ft. of
work space with bath and 1 garage door. 538+/- sq. ft. of live in or offce space
with 3/4 bath, hook ups for washer/dryer, kitchen with stove, refrigerator and
dishwasher. MLS #900388 $195,000
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6493 Camino Rojo - Open concept living space with decorative accent walls,
beam ceilings, skylights, ceiling fans, and kitchen accessories and still allows
for privacy to bedrooms with a split foor plan design. MLS #902265
$205,900
Price reduction! 2940 asPen view- Lot 175 monte sereno
Located in one of the most beautiful areas in Santa Fe with
unbelievable mountain views. Easy access to downtown. Great
building sites with city utilities, paved and maintained city roads.
1.15 acres. MLS # 806847 $390,000
Price reduction! 3082 monte sereno drive- Lot 122 monte sereno
In one of the most beautiful areas in Santa Fe with easy access to
downtown and unbelievable mountain views. City utilities, paved
and maintained city roads complement this site. 2.13 acres. MLS
#806845 $265,000
41 e. saddLeback mesa
This spacious 2.25 acre lot in the Estate area of Windmill ridge in
Rancho Viejo affords views an privacy to build your dream home.
Bordered by acres and acres of open space. MLS # 901433
$275,000
3 caminito sena
Perfect building lot ready permit. Pojoaque Valley. Private well in
place. Natural gas line stubbed out to utility easement. Existing
transformer. Water rights available. Horses allowed. Owner/
Broker. MLS # 901313 $179,500
2522 agua Fria street
Commercial Possibilities subject to City of Santa Fe approval.
Mobile homes allowed subject to Board of Adjustments approval.
0.75 acres+/-. City Utilities. MLS # 905857 $159,500
Lot 13 high summit
Truly the top lot in The High Summit. 360 degrees of absolutely
fabulous mountain and city light views. All underground utilities.
Paved streets. City Water and Sewer. Within 5 minutes from
Plaza. MLS #905223 $1,000,000
6 tierra vistoso, Lot 789
Great building site in Las Campanas Estates VII. Grand views from
this lot located in cul de sac. 2.776 acres. MLS # 806849
$220,000
186 tract 2 eL rancho
Property has well and septic tank in place and ready for you to build
or place a mobile home. Horses are welcomed. Close commute to
Los Alamos and Santa Fe. 0.835 acre. MLS # 800126 $128,500
www.SantaFeProperties.com
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Unique Home on Sun Mountain
TO BE SOLD AT AUCTI ON*
* S ubj e c t t o Te r ms a nd Condi t i ons
3823 OLD SANTA FE TRAIL
1960 square foot house, built in 1930’s, on 1.2 acres
Former home of Judge Watson, adjacent to conserved land
House is sold “As-Is” / Bids open at $536,000
OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, January 3
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and Saturday, January 9
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from 1–3PM
INFORMATION SHEET, APPRAISAL, & TERMS AND CONDITIONS AVAILABLE AT
Jenny Parks, Director
The Trust for Public Land
1600 Lena Street, Suite C, Santa Fe, NM 87505
988-5922 / e-mail: jenny.parks@tpl.org
SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY
This 1583 square foot,
contemporary studio/office is in
the Railyard District and right
across the street from the Tune Up
Cafe. Plenty of natural light,
16 foot ceilings, brick floors
throughout and a newer heat/air/
exhaust system. Off street parking,
private fenced yard and security
system. A MUST SEE!!!
MLS# 904607
200 W. DeVargas, Suite 2 • Santa Fe, NM 87501 • 505-982-4201
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$12,000 below appraisal. New
windows, new stucco, new
stainless steel appliances, gas
stove, high-end laminate wood
floors throughout living area.
Radiant heat. Huge fenced-in
backyard with a separate garden
area. Two car garage.
MLS #906021
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1114 N. Riverside Drive
Española, NM • 505-753-7159
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ESPAÑOLA - This 1717 sq. ft. home has 3
bedrooms, 1 l/2 baths, plus 2 apartments. One apartment
is 540 sq. ft and the other is 731 sq. ft. both having 2
bedrooms and 1 bath. Great investment property. Easy to
Show. $215,000
ESPAÑOLA - Owner is Anxious!! 1648 sq.
ft. home featuring 3 bedrooms, 1 3/4 baths in the Valley
Estates Subd. Kitchen has granite counter tops, large
den, propanel roof, nice deck, water softener system,
storage shed and additional lot in back. Price reduced to
$227,000
EL LLANO- La Vista del Rio Subd - 2005
Karsten Home with 1860 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths,
large kitchen with work island, living room and family room,
nicely landscaped and fantastic views. $262,500
ESPAÑOLA - Small starter home, newly
remodeled, new floor tile, carpet and fresh paint. This 2
bedroom, 1 bath sits on 2 lots. Close to schools and shop-
ping. .330 acre. $145,000
LAND
RESIDENTIAL
Española - 0.170 ac. city utilities - $40,000
Guachupangue -.495 ac. great views - $52,000
Alcalde - 1 ac. $56,000
Fairview - Chacoma Vista Subd. city utilities. $62,000
Chimayo - 1.330 ac. utilities, 2 car garage $72,000
Fairview - Montana Vista - .466 ac. $82,500
Mesa de Poleo - 21.6 ac., water rights, Pedernal views - $125,000
Chamita - Agricultural land -water rights - 3.8 ac. $135,000
Guachupangue - 4.6 ac., grassland, cottonwoods - $187,000
El Guique - 34 ac. & 160 ac. tracts. Secluded
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2010 JANUARY HOME 35
Visitor centers sport Barton designs
By Paul Weideman
W
hen the New Mexico Department of Transportation
decided it would build a pair of fine-looking rest-
area visitor centers to rival a number of attractive roadside
facilities in Texas, architect John Barton was brought in.
The two structures, which were completed in 2008, are
located at New Mexico’s two ends of Interstate-40: the Glen
Rio visitor center is on the eastern border with Texas and
the Manuelito facility is on the Arizona border.
“At Manuelito, we really wanted to reflect the traditions
and themes from that part of the state, which is Chaco
Canyon and the Navajo country,” said Barton, an architect
of 27 years’ experience. “That led to the use of stone in the
veneer, and also to the round shape.”
In the center of the steel-framed building is a round
space symbolic of the Pueblo Indian kiva. Above is an
11-sided skylight. “We split 22 in half for that; 22 is the
number of Indian tribes in New Mexico. We have 11
vigas on each side, and the skylight represents the coming
together of all tribes.”
The state also did a big renovation of the whole rest
area, including parking areas and recycled graywater for
irrigation. Landscape design here and at Glen Rio is by
Judith Phillips, the author of New Mexico Gardeners Guide
and other books. She specified plants native to each area.
“At Glen Rio we thought we would emphasize the
Hispanic culture in the state and work with a courtyard
style with portales, and also reference the great Spanish
mission churches,” Barton said.
The main reception area is bordered at the top by rows
of small clerestory windows. “It’s a stretch but I love the
lighting in the small mission churches, particulary at
the transepts, where they have the backlighting from the
windows above that light the altar.”
Just below the clerestories at Glen Rio is a slender line of
multicolored neon lights. Those were funded by 1 Percent
for the Arts and created by a neon artist from Clovis.
Another fun element at Glen Rio is a couple of concrete
balls on the roof. Those, the architect said, symbolize world
travelers to New Mexico.
Both visitor centers share a few design features: theaters
for film showings by the State Tourism
Department, lots of bathrooms, and some
distinctive tapered, precast-concrete pillars.
“This is a design I’ve been working on. I
thought it would be nice to do something
different from the traditonal wood column
and bracket capital,” Barton said. I’ve always
loved the simple columns in the really old
Greek buildings.”
Barton wasn’t able to indulge his love for mud on the
visitor centers, but his second home in Ojo Caliente is full
of mud plaster. He did a whole mud-replastering of the
historic church in Ojo Caliente about 10 years ago, then
he engaged himself in a grittier project at the newer Saint
Mary’s Church next door: pulling off the existing concrete
plaster and finishing the building with natural mud.
How do you get cement plaster off a building? “Well,
if you crack it, hitting the wall as hard as you can with a
sledgehammer, you get a little hole. They did such a good
job before; they had wire in it and huge, 10-penny nails
holding it on, but you could get a crowbar in behind it and
you started pulling off a sheet and the whole thing would
pull itself off, it was so heavy.”
He’s doing a masonry study for Holy Faith Episcopal
Church. The stonework is starting to fall apart, due, Barton
said, to the use of mortar that’s harder than the stone — in
this case sandstone from the Lamy-Galisteo area.
“You basically have to repoint the entire facade, after
taking out and replacing the mortar probably five or six
inches deep. I think we estimated it would be $700,000 to
take care of that front facade.”
Barton admitted he’s “a little worried” because the state,
which has often employed him on projects, is currently
strapped. “I’m scrambling to make up that work with
residential and commercial work.”
Here’s how a Santa Fe architect scrambles: Barton and his
associate, Emily Stout, are designing a large adobe house in
Silver City. They’re getting ready for the groundbreaking
for a new storage building for the fire marshall in Socorro.
They’re doing restoration work for schools at Zuni Pueblo.
They’re doing some rainwater catchment systems for a new
Los Alamos County transfer station. And they’re designing
a greenhouse for Northern New Mexico Community
College in Española.
PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY ROBERT RECK
The new I-40 visitor centers at Manuelito (top and
right) and Glen Rio (bottom)
BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW PAGE 36
36 HOME JANUARY 2010
As you apply for your new Fannie
Mae 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage, the
loan officer presents you with 35 pages
of disclosures and says that not only do
you have to sign them but they must be
explained to you. Is this the government’s
way of helping you to understand the
pitfalls of a loan process or just helping
you waste your afternoon?
Jan. 1, 2010, will be remembered as the
beginning of requirements for borrowers
and loan officers, the likes of which we
have never imagined. New regulations
and disclosures are coming at us so fast
that only the best and brightest will
survive. After you spend your day trying
to understand the 35 pages of disclosures,
you will be presented with a list of items
needed to complete your loan approval,
and you will be challenged with verifying
your income and assets in more detail
than before.
Here are a few recommendations,
based on new guidelines. If you’re buying
a home and transfer funds from an
investment account to your checking
account prior to closing, be prepared to
document the flow of money into your
checking account.
If your total income is from wages/
salary, you will still be required to present
copies of your tax returns from the last
two years. Then, to top it off, the returns
are verified directly with the IRS. One
borrower had to delay his purchase
because the IRS did not verify the receipt
quickly enough. What a mess.
Recent changes require your lender to
disclose a completely accurate good-faith
estimate three days prior to closing. Also,
you must receive a copy of your appraisal
three days prior to closing. Both must be
acknowledged in writing between you
and your lender.
If your Realtor has negotiated
successfully for a credit from the seller at
closing, a new good-faith estimate must
be drafted and signed. If this negotiation
happens the day before closing, you must
start over with a new good-faith estimate
and wait the three days to close.
These examples are only a few of the
many that can affect your financing. Don’t
panic. Just go about choosing your Realtor
and mortgage lender in the smartest way
you can. Hopefully, I have given you
some items to ask about. You don’t need
to spend time learning all the vast new
information that has been implemented
in the mortgage world. That is the job of
your Realtor and mortgage expert.
Patience , knowledge and calm trust
in the professionals you choose is now
the name of the game. Huge volumes of
paperwork await you, but along with the
huge process comes record low interest
rates, values that are hard to believe, and
profit potential that is almost assured.
Rest up and attack.
Jim Gay was a real-estate broker for 20
years and has been a consultant to Fortune 500
companies. He is executive loan officer/partner
with Superior Mortgage Services (505-988-
4422) in Santa Fe.
Mortgagematters
Loan documentation is huge now
JIM GAY
Welcome to 2010 and all the wonderful
mystery that this new decade holds. For
regular readers of this column, welcome
to the new generation of “Pip’s Tips.” With
a new decade just beginning, we thought
it would be a good time to look back to
where we were and, with a little help from
the crystal ball, see where we are going.
The last decade started with a bang
as the whole world ushered in the
new millennium with a cacophony of
worldwide celebrations. Nationally, home
values at the beginning of the last decade
were continuing the steady rise that they
had maintained for a full decade prior and
the nation was full of promise. While the
market hit an all-time high mid-decade,
the events that followed affected not only
our home values but also the confidence
that we as Americans have in ourselves.
Our forecast for the new decade is a
steady improvement in both.
National indices show a market
returning to health. The Case-Schiller
Index is considered one of the better
gauges of the market as it is a three-
month moving average of correlated data
from major markets around the country.
They reported steady improvement in
home price values for the third straight
quarter. The final report of the year
was not available at press time, but was
anticipated to show the same improving
trend. Further correlating signs of
national health come from the National
Association of Realtors, which reported
for December nine consecutive monthly
gains for pending home sales.
Locally, we look to data collected by the
Santa Fe Association of Realtors and find
several months of increased sales activity.
A further look at absorption rates, a ratio
of home sales to housing inventory, shows
improvements for the past three months,
meaning that the inventory is decreasing.
It will be a while before supply and
demand reach equilibrium, which in real-
estate terms is considered a market time
of six months, but the trend is heading
that way.
Other positive factors include the
extended homebuyer tax credit and
record low interest rates. Early in
November, President Obama signed the
extension to the homebuyer tax credit
which makes it good through April 30,
2010, and adds an additional credit for
existing homeowners of up to $6,500.
Interest rates are another important
variable and we don’t know anyone that
can ever remember rates being better. For
a $500,000 home, a 1 percent increase in
the interest rate on a 5 percent mortgage
equals a $310 increase in the monthly
payment. If you are looking for a hedge
against market decline, think about the
compound effect of coupling current
interest rates with the homebuyer tax
credit.
As a nation of homeowners, the value
of our homes is measured not only in
monetary terms but emotionally and
psychologically as well. We urge people
to take stock in homeownership sooner
than later and stake their claim in the
American dream. A friend of ours shared
a stock-market analogy to our dilemma.
Few people buy a stock at its low point;
it’s only when the stock starts to go up
in price that people get excited and buy.
So, we wish you a happy and exciting
New Year and look towards a healthy and
prosperous decade ahead.
Melissa Pippin-Carson and Roger
Carson are associate brokers with Sotheby’s
International Realty. Read their blog at
DatelineSantaFe.com or call them at
505-984-5128 with your comments or
questions.
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ROGER CARSON
MELISSA PIPPIN- CARSON
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2010 JANUARY HOME 37
We commonly treat taste and flavor
as one and the same, but flavor is
considered by water-tasting experts to be
the combination of taste plus odor. The
American Water Works Association has
even published a drinking water taste
and odor wheel. The appeal of water to
an individual is very personal and often
represents similarity with the water to
which one is most accustomed.
Water is truly the universal solvent,
taking on various attributes of minerals and
substances with which it comes in contact.
Consumers pay good money for (mostly)
imported spring and mineral bottled
waters because of their distinctive taste and
perceived purity. But let’s keep it simple
and look at water attributes we are likely to
observe in our local water.
TASTE. The most commonly perceived
taste of city water is what we would
describe as “chlorine” or a similar taste
(and odor) contributed by disinfection
processes. The amount of this substance in
municipal water varies highly with respect
to the location of its final destination to
the treatment station and transmission
pipelines. The EPA allows up to 4 parts per
million of chlorine in municipal systems
and requires a residual level of chlorine be
present to protect treated water throughout
the distribution system. As a frame of
reference, a chlorine level as high as 3 ppm
is often enough to close a public swimming
pool. If your infrastructure is intact and
microbiologically safe, your household
water should not need disinfection and you
can easily remove the chlorine at the point
of entry.
A salty taste in untreated water is usually
caused by high levels of naturally-occurring
sodium, magnesium, or potassium. A
metallic taste may be related to minerals
such as iron, manganese, copper, and zinc
that may leach into water from pipes and
infrastructure components. In well water,
high chloride-ion concentrations can
produce a salty taste, as will sulfate, which
may also have a laxative effect.
ODOR. A sulfurous or rotten-egg odor
is commonly caused by leaving your
water heater setting too low, thus allowing
bacteria to grow. Check to see if the smell is
in the hot water only. Moldy, musty, earth,
grassy or fishy odors may be organic matter
in the water.
COLOR. Brown, red, orange, yellow,
and even black staining may be attributed
to various chemical oxidation states of
iron and manganese in raw water and
may also be contributed by water mains
or the building infrastructure. Green or
blue-green staining may be attributable
to the corrosion of copper pipes in the
infrastructure and may be caused by low
pH, galvanic reactions between dissimilar
metals, or improper electrical grounding.
Milky white or cloudy water is almost
invariably caused by dissolved oxygen in
the water.
Many of the constituents of water that
have the most impact on flavor fall under
the EPA’s Secondary Standards, which are
non-enforceable guidelines for aesthetic
considerations. But metallic taste and
blue-green coloration may be indicative
of more serious concerns. Some health-
risks contaminants are invisible and
tasteless, can only be detected by testing,
and are potentially present in private and
unregulated wells. When in doubt, have
your water tested.
Stephen Wiman has a background in earth
science (Ph.D. in geology) and is the owner of
Good Water Company in Santa Fe. He may
be reached at 505-471-9036 and skwiman@
goodwatercompany.com.
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38 HOME JANUARY 2010
By Paul Weideman
I
n 1986, Ancient City Press
published American Adobes:
Rural Houses of Northern New
Mexico by Beverley Spears. In its pages, the
Santa Fe architect focuses on “the unique
status of the New Mexico village adobes
within the architecture of the United States”
and presents a visual tour of homes in the
style known, appropriately, as “Northern
New Mexico.”
Spears enjoys, and is expert at,
architectural updates of this state’s historic
precedents. One is the recently completed
house next to Acequia Madre Elementary
School. Talking about it in a recent
interview at the Spears Architects office,
she said, “One of my favorite things is to
relate to the context, relate to the culture
and history of Northern New Mexico, and
yet do something that’s very clean and
elegant and simple and well-designed,
that doesn’t look like it’s trying to fool
somebody that it’s much older.”
Another recent example is her “Fandango
House” in Abiquiu, in which she tweaked
the Northern New Mexico form. “In some
ways, this house is very traditional in its
layout, but what’s not traditional is that this
portal has a flat roof (as opposed to a shed
roof), but this has the advantage that you
block less light coming into the house. And
I think it’s a simpler look.”
There’s also a very dark roof that
contrasts with white-painted portales.
“The dark roof is really important because
it tilts up and it can be very bright in the
landscape. This one is almost black. The
white portales are also important. The
house form is very simple and there are
three of the portales and it kind of creates a
rhythm.”
The house is 1,820 square feet and
is adjoined by an oversized garage.
Sustainability points come with the Rastra
walls — finished with mud plaster on the
interior — and the fireplace, which stands
well away from exterior walls so that more
of the heat stays in the house. The floors are
wood and Spears used a tray ceiling, shaped
like an upside-down tray. “You get a little
height and a little drama and you can build
very conventionally using collar beams and
you have plenty of cavity to insulate.”
Business is depressed — “We’ll survive,
but this coming year will be particularly
dreadful,” she said — but whatever the
business climate, it doesn’t hurt to have
a major LEED “Gold” building in your
portfolio. Spears and collaborating firm
Fentress Architects, Denver, were notified
last month that the 73,000-square-foot
Santa Fe Community Convention Center
had won the second-highest certification
(only “Platinum” is higher) in the
Leadership in Energy & Environmental
Design system.
Spears Architects has an even bigger
project afoot in Taos: the Taos County
courthouse, administration building,
and jail — three buildings surrounding a
landscaped plaza. “It’s more traditional than
we would have done, but the client insisted:
more corbels, more Taos style,” she said. “I
think the community will like it a lot but it
probably won’t win any AIA awards.
“It’s an 11-acre site and there are a lot of
big, old cottonwoods we’re trying to save,
although it’s been tooth and nail and we lost
the first battle. You know, if you could put
a price tag on a big, old tree — if you could
sell them on eBay, they would go for tens
of thousands of dollars. They’re extremely
valuable but because you can’t buy and sell
them, people don’t value them and think
nothing of saying, ‘Those trees are in the
way. Let’s get rid of those.’”
Her firm also is at work on a new
building at the site of the fire-destroyed
Seton Castle for the Academy for the Love
of Learning (Kate Leriche, project architect
from the Spears office, hopes it will achieve
the LEED “Gold”) and on a project to
restore the ballpark grandstand in Madrid.
Asked about the extent of collaborations
with various clients, Beverley Spears said,
“It’s always collaborative to some extent,
which I love. Occasionally we’ll do houses
for clients who are artists and they tend
to be very hands-on, so we’re kind of both
doing architecture. We did a house in
Nambé for Tom Berg and he actually did
more of the house designing than we did,
but we loved working with him, and he was
very grateful for what we contributed.”
She also loved working with Tom and
Ria Spier on a recent restoration/addition
on Santa Fe’s Eastside. One point about that
project triggered a discussion about the
town’s 1957 historic-styles ordinance.
The house was designed by architect
John Gaw Meem and was built in 1946.
And even though Meem was the most
famous architect of buildings in the “Santa
Fe Style” (which the ordinance was enacted
to protect), Spears and the owners of the
home were not allowed to reproduce one of
Meem’s features on the house.
That was a 3-part window, two divided-
lite panels flanking a central pane, that
they wanted to repeat in the same room,
but the ordinance disallowed it because that
central pane is over 30 inches diagonal.
“It is so tricky to try to have an ordinance
that is not subjective, that is very clear, and
that really fits every situation properly,”
Spears said. “You end up with problems like
this. You can’t see this house from the street
anyway, so it would have been much better
if they’d said we could match that original
window.
“But I do support the H Board [the
Historic Design Review Board that oversees
ordinance compliance] and I think the
town is enormously better off for having
had the historic ordinance for all these
decades.”
There are architects, of course, who think
the town is stuck in the past, stuck with a
“Disneyland” of adobe lookalikes because
of the 1957 law.
“Sometimes it’s a little tiresome, because
the part of town that is protected by the
ordinance is a tiny geographic part,” Spears
responded. “The real problem is that the
demand just doesn’t seem to be here yet for
contemporary architecture.
“The other thing is that this is a fairly
grey-haired town, and it’s not that you
have to be young to like contemporary
architecture, but I think it is a factor.”
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY BEVERLEY SPEARS
The Fandango House in Abiquiu
Spears keeping pretty busy in recession
PAGE 39 BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW
2010 JANUARY HOME 39
On Dec. 12, 2009, Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac instituted significant changes
to their lending guidelines to reduce
losses and correct what are now deemed
as risky lending practices. They are, in
effect, turning the screws of the lending
apparatus, tightening its operative parts,
and risk-proofing the vehicle against future
losses. They are returning to previous
practices that can prevent people from
simply walking away from a mortgage
obligation.
There are three characteristics that
strongly affect mortgage lending: debt
ratios, credit ratings, and down payment.
These three features are the basis upon
which underwriting decisions are made.
The changes that went into effect on Dec.
12 targeted all three, and will eliminate
quite a few people from obtaining a
mortgage loan.
Debt ratios refer to the ratio of debt
to gross income, i.e., income before any
deductions. Until recently, if a person’s total
debt, mortgage payment, taxes, insurance,
and all other consumer debt (credit cards,
auto loans, home equity lines of credit)
did not exceed 50 percent of the gross
income, it was considered acceptable.
There has been a certain amount of flex in
this number, and with good credit, liquid
reserves, low credit-card debt, I could get
an underwriting approval above the 50
percent. This is no longer the case, and the
debt ratio has dropped to 45 percent of
gross income. I am assuming there will be
some flex in this number, but it is too early
to tell how much. I sense the turning of a
screw.
Credit ratings are based on FICO scores,
scores generated from the Fair Isaac
Corporation formulae. The new rules
require a minimum score of 620. There is
no flex in this score. If the FICO score is
619, the loan will be rejected by Fannie and
Freddie. The turning of another screw.
In the above scenarios, I am assuming
a 20 percent down payment, which
represents low risk. It is unlikely that the
home’s value will drop lower, and the
buyers of the home have a substantial
financial interest in the property. If the
buyer cannot put 20 percent down, he will
need private mortgage insurance. PMI
protects the lender if the loan goes into
default, and does not benefit the buyer in
any way other than that the home can be
purchased with less than 20 percent down.
If the buyer needs PMI, the debt ratio
cannot exceed 41 percent and the FICO
score must be a minimum of 680. There is
no flex in either number. If the debt ratio
is 41.5 percent, or the FICO score is 679,
the PMI companies will not issue the PMI
certificate, thus no loan. Another screw is
turned.
The PMI companies have made a recent
concession and will allow a debt ratio of
45 percent, but the minimum FICO score
must be 740. This is a very risk-averse
combination. Another screw turning.
These changes are clearly designed to
prevent losses for the lender, and perhaps
bring more sanity into lending practices.
Today’s homebuyer would be wise to visit
with a mortgage lender and to determine
if his financial profile fits the new
requirements before shopping for a home.
David Hultin (505-946-2521) is a residential
mortgage-loan officer for New Mexico Bank and
Trust. He previously worked in the mortgage
divisions of two of the largest banks in the United
States.
HomeequityAdvantage
The turning
of the screw
DAVID HULTIN
Jeanne Langelier-Symington
cell 505.670.6264
angeli1@plateautel.net
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY IN
RIBERA!
2090 sq.ft. Studio/Workshop in large stone
building. House & Studio on 0.5048 acre.
Fixer upper on 0.1333 acre. Vacant lot –
0.1817 acre. MLS 901742. $249,000.
40 ACRES STANLEY
Breathtaking sunsets, stunning western
views and the Monzano and Sandia
Mountains. 20 minutes to Moriarty and East
Mountains, 30 minutes to Albuquerque, 40
minutes to Santa Fe. Horses welcome. MLS
#904162. $55,000
DYNAMIC VIEWS &
SUNSETS
5.777 acres of country space just
minutes from The Agora, Utilities &
community water. Horses allowed.
MLS 805977. $179,500.
COUNTRY LOVERS
10 acres bordering National Forest. A mere
35-40 minutes to S.F. Horses welcome.
MLS #903752. Great value at $59,000!
EL RANCHO
.23 acres with .23 acre feet of water
rights. Boundaried on the south by
San Ildefanso Reservation. Easy
comute to Los Alamos or Santa Fe.
MLS #802850. $165,000.
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302 Catron Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-988-2413
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Beautiful light flled home with a fantastic art studio. Frame construction.
Outdoor kitchen in a nature garden. MLS #902012 $950,000
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Wonderful condo close to the Santa Fe Plaza. Perfect for your primary
residence or for your weekend getaways to Santa Fe. MLS #906546
$360,000
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Perfect location for Breeders or Trainers, grazing pasture and two
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Within moments from the Plaza, Canyon Road and Museum Hill. This
wonderfully located home is your dream home waiting for touches.
MLS #902589 $598,000
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A private enclave tucked in the middle of Santa Fe with wonderful amenities
and quick and easy access to all Santa Fe has to offer is this charming
single level townhouse. MLS #905742 $326,000
9 IA IA9BA9¡A A&I
These Beverly Spears designed units are a wonderful investment
opportunity to live in one and rent out two. Nestled in a pine setting on
2.5 acres.
MLS #905996 $450,000
BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW PAGE 40
40 HOME JANUARY 2010
HGTVfeatures NewMexico house
By Paul Weideman
“In general, the overall expression is
kind of a quiet, muscular structure,” said
architectural designer Amy K. Coburn
about the HGTV Dream Home 2010. “It’s
spare but strong.” The new house is the
prize in this January’s version of the annual
Dream Home sweepstakes sponsored by
Home & Garden Television.
“The project was originated by HGTV,”
Coburn said. “They send out their project
lead, Jack Thomasson, and he picks the
site and he works with a master developer
to identify a builder, and that was Mark
Roccaforte. Then they identify a design
entity. That was me.”
The principal of Amy K. Coburn
Planning & Design has her master’s in
architecture from Harvard University.
During her career, she has worked for
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and the
Catellus Development Corporation in
San Francisco; Pulte Homes in Las Vegas,
Nev.; and was vice president of Forest
City Enterprises, Albuquerque, when she
developed a residential builder program for
the proposed Mesa del Sol master-planned
community just south of Albuquerque
International Sunport.
She is a licensed architect in
Massachusetts and California. A resident of
Albuquerque for the past three years, her
New Mexico certification is pending.
Dream Home 2010 is a 3,900-square-foot
house and detached casita in San Pedro
Overlook at Campbell Ranch, a master-
planned community on the east side of the
Sandia Mountains.
“It is a courtyard home that integrates
indoor and outdoor living. I call it
contemporary Southwest in terms of its
design expression,” Coburn said. “We
wanted a continuous floor plan, with spaces
that moved easily from one room to the
next. So we created a major entry hall that
becomes the center of the house.”
The entry hall has a fireplace, which
Coburn think of as the hearth of the
home. “To me, it’s kind of like the lobby
of a boutique hotel, where you don’t
necessarily sit there every day, but it gives
you the image of your home and it grounds
the character of the place and so you’re
constantly sort of rotating around the
hearth like a Frank Lloyd Wright home, but
modernized.”
There Dream Home has many pleasing
contemporary touches, although the
references to the “Pueblo style” are a bit
weak, with “decorative beams that serve as
a nod to traditional ceiling vigas” rather
than using actual, structural vigas; and
the Product Showcase is full of Sherwin
Williams colors for interior walls, but
there is no mention of El Rey or Red Top.
Sometimes the stereotypes shine through,
as in a photo of the house showing shelves
stocked with cans of menudo and hominy.
The house does boast clean lines and
sharp corners, with a handsome porte
cochere leading to the paved “motor court.”
“The porte cochere is a covered entry
that’s like a giant arm stretching out
horizontal to the landscape,” Coburn said.
“It reinforces the horizontal lines and it
links the casita back to the house.”
Several standout areas inside the house
sport distinctive, modern tile treatments.
“The builder and myself recommended
bringing in Erin Adams, the tile artist in
Albuquerque, and she did several beautiful
installations with both ceramic and glass
tile,” Coburn said. “The kitchen is very
unique. She used a reclaimed-aluminum
tile with a glass insert and you can see that
as a sort of full-wall backsplash, 16 feet tall.”
Coburn calls this a “high-performance
home.” The green or sustainability aspects
include energy-efficient appliances, ample,
blown-in insulaton, and photovoltaic
panels.
Find out more at www.hgtv.com/dream-
home/index.html.
PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY ERIC PERRY/HGTV
HGTV ‘Dream Home 2010’ — exterior front and entryway with fireplace
PAGE 41 BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW
2010 JANUARY HOME 41
It’s easy to think of 2009 as one vast left-
wing ignominy. The public option sank like
Balloon Boy. Time named Bernanke “Man
of the Year.” Obama decided to send more
troops to Afghanistan. Copenhagen was, of
course, officially scheduled to be ignored.
Even on a molecular level, the year was
an embarrassment. Due to a Clinton-era
pesticide company’s half-brained weed-be-
gone project, significant quantities of lead
suddenly showed up in the White House
slow-food project. Later, NASA claimed to
have found water on the Moon. All the way
from Houston, you could smell the pork
being hurled at outer space.
Closer to home, policies to be proud
of actually gained ground. Santa Fe’s
living-wage law remained strong. A new
green-building code was enacted. Water
was allowed to flow in the Santa Fe River.
A major rebate program for rooftop water
harvesting was also put into place for all
Sangre de Cristo customers.
My favorite Santa Fe success story
for 2009, like those mentioned above,
sprang from city hall. The tale is a
great example of the importance of any
community’s “invisible structures,” to use a
permacultural term. Given sustainability-
based decisions by government, sustainable
societies will be much easier to create.
I had called with bad news. “The city
made a huge mistake when it formulated
a checklist for handing out permits for
cistern systems. As of today, only plumbers
can conduct the installation. Mr. Mayor,”
I explained, “the problem is two-fold.
Plumbers typically don’t install cisterns,
and most reputable contractors who do
install cisterns aren’t plumbers.”
“Thanks,” Coss replied. “There has to be
an easy way to straighten this out.”
Turns out he was right. Within a week,
the city’s one-year pilot program to
obtain a permit for a cistern installation
was amended to allow other experienced
contractors to harvest rain. This list
includes drainage-control contractors and
“specialty” contractors, who must prove
a minimum of two years of experience
with the design and installation of cistern
systems.
Other parts of the cistern-permitting
process will need to be improved, but
it’s great to know that the city is already
planning for these changes with their
concept of a year-long trial period. The
Land Use Department has expressed hope
that the remaining nine months of the
pilot can be spent collecting data, so that
the overall process can be significantly
improved by late September.
We are talking about the potential
liability of thousands of gallons of water, so
it is wise to protect the public by requiring
a permit for cistern installations, but it
is also inspiring to realize that, at the
leadership level, the city understands the
hard reality of job loss in this community.
Putting experienced people out of a green
job would have made little sense in these
challenging times.
Since I have a few projects that I will
soon be working through the city’s new
system, I’ll try to keep you posted here at
“Permaculture in Practice,” but feel free to
check out recent updates at my new blog at
www.harvesttherain.com.
Nate Downey is president of Santa Fe
Permaculture, Inc., an ecological landscape-
design firm. His book Harvest the Rain is in
the advance-praise harvesting phase of the
publication process. Please contact him via www.
sfpermaculture.com or 505-424-4444.
PermacultureinPractice
Both slips
and gains
evident in 09
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3038 GOVERNOR LINDSEY RD
- Beautiful, charming 2400+/- sq.ft.
3 bedroom (all with walk-in closets),
2 1/2 bath home with Granite
countertops throughout, large pantry,
diamond plaster walls in main rooms
and vigas. Beautiful courtyard & back
patio with fountain, heavily treed
and irrigation. 2 car garage. Close to
Hospital, schools & shopping.
$529,000
MIRTHA DAVALOS
505.690.1167
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Advertiser index
Abiquiu Realty, Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Adobe Realty of Santa Fe, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Architectural Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Barker Realty, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Chapman Realty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Del Norte Credit Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Dougherty Real Estate Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
El Corazon de Santa Fe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Feather & Gill Architects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Flance Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Good Water Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Jeanne Langelier Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Ken Ahler Real Estate Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Margo Cutler Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Prudential Santa Fe Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21
Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity ReStore . . . . . . . . . 37
Santa Fe Properties, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-32, 39, 44
Santa Fe Realty Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Sotheby’s Int’l. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6, 8-13, 34
Trust for Public Land. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Western Equities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Woods Architects Builders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Yucca Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Zachary’s Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
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CASITAS DE LA JOYA - Casitas de La Joya - Enjoy the easy
lifestyle, spending time on the lake or relaxing in your own
Casita while enjoying the vistas that surround you. Enjoy
the benefts of condominium ownership with 13 individual
Casitas nestled throughout the 36 acres of Casitas de La Joya.
Overlooking Lake Abiquiu & Ghost Ranch these casitas are
the answer to your dreams. Elegant completely furnished
2-bedroom, 2-bath home (1,346 sq ft) or a contemporaty
completely furnished 1-bedroom, 1–bath home (1,028).
Access to a private boat ramp. Come see the views and stay
forever. MLS 903826 $390,000
& MLS 903887 $360,000
103 BLUE EARTH TRAIL - Where the Eagles Soar. Sierra Negra is in the front yard of your 22 acres.
The distant views of the Sangre de Cristos and the Chama River Valley are in your backyard. Energy
efficient, Rastra construction makes this Southwest style home standout. Forest access for those who love
to hike and ride the wilderness. The ultimate in big views with privacy is waiting for you. Additional 10
acres available.* MLS 806002 22 Acres $685,000
RANCHO DEL SOL - LOT 4 - Build your dream home on this exquisite 11 acre parcel in Abiquiu.
Experience the magical 360 degree views that inspired the artistry of Georgia O’Keeffe. Ride or hike
through the Carson National Forest with all of its varied landscapes via an adjacent private pedestrian/
equestrian access. Shared well and electric transformer. MLS 905992 11.1 Acres $125,000
EL RITO RETREAT - Secluded Northern village adobe with tranquil privacy. Vigas throughout
the home enhance the New Mexico charm. The 3 bedroom, one bath home has a sunny open
floor plan with warm brick floors and lots of windows. Enjoy the beautiful views from your
roof-top deck. Great spot for hiking and riding with easy access to the Carson National Forest.
MLS 906073 Acres 3.0 $292,000
RANCHO PALIZADA - Luxury & wilderness in O’Keeffe country make this 500 acre equestrian
retreat outstanding. Designed by renowned architect Beverly Spears, this ranch reflects and
responds to the surrounding landscape. Incredibly private, breathtaking Rancho Palizada provides
unlimited opportunity for riding, hiking & enjoying the varied & colorful outdoors. This Ranch’s
adobe main house & guest house with caretaker’s casita & large barn were crafted with an eye for
beauty and quality. Call today to preview this premier property. Only 90 minutes to Santa Fe.
MLS 902978 501 Acres $5,500,000
LA CANADA DE ABIQUIU – Tract 4 - In the foothills of Sierra Negra amidst a rock strewn
landscape is a spectacular area known as La Cañada de Abiquiu.  Vistas of the Jemez Mountains
and the Rio Chama Valley make this Tract ideal for your dream home or your retreat away from
home.  Shared well and underground electric.*  MLS 906697   8.04 Acres        $112,000
THE HIGH MESAS – LOT 11 High on the mesa this lot has breathtaking views in all directions from
Abiquiu Lake and Ghost Ranch on the opposite shore to the grandeur of Cerro Pedernal. Shared well and
underground electric are in place, plus common access to the lake and boat ramp. Only 90 minutes to
Santa Fe. MLS 902274 12.93 Acres $296,000
NEWS FLASH... Real Estate is
Alive & Well in Abiquiu in 2010

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