August 2010

Santa Fe Real Estate Guide
Pullout 2010 Parade of Homes
CID works on greening
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TESUQUE HISTORIC EASTSIDE
HISTORIC EASTSIDE ELDORADO
ST. JOHN’S AREA LAS CAMPANAS
SOUTH CAPITOL RAILYARD DISTRICT
49 RANCHO ESCONDIDO
This stand-out estate includes a fabulous main house, an unusually spacious
guest house, a charming casita, heated stables, a pool with cabana and an
incredible outdoor kitchen. The craftsmanship and details are of the highest
quality and the location and views are inspiring. $13,500,000 #201003102
1401-1407 UPPER CANYON ROAD
An incredible total renovation, in a prime Upper Canyon Road location, on
the river. An extraordinary 4BR, 4BA home suited for the most discerning
buyer. Adjoining lot included in the price. $1,800,000 #801289
538 GARCIA STREET
Totally renovated gem in a prime Eastside location. 3BR, 2BA main house
plus a 1BR, 1BA casita. Very private location yet very close to Canyon Road.
Beautiful finishes and wonderful landscaping. $1,200,000 #201003223
22 ALCALDE ROAD
Completely remodeled, this exquisite home backs up to open land. Spec-
tacular Sangre Mountain views. 3BR and 3BA. Open floor plan includes a
family room and studio/office with private entrance. $580,000 #201000723
2558 ATALAYA HILL TRAIL
Beautiful 3BR, 3 1⁄2BA adobe residence located on 5.9 very private acres
close to the national forest. The house is nestled in the hillside and provides
panoramic views to the west and south. $1,095,000 #201002950
35 ENTRADA DESCANSO
Old World charm and elegance combine in this exquisite 3BR, 3.5 BA residence.
On 1.82 acres with magnificent mountain and sunset views. 3,963 sq ft includes
a comfortable office/study. $1,200,000 #901776
713 GALISTEO
Walk to the Plaza, Canyon Road and the Farmer’s Market from this absolutely
charming1BR, 1BAadobeinSouthCapitol. Thisresidencehasbeenthoughtfully
updated and retains its authentic ambiance. $354,000 #201003631
717 WEST MANHATTAN AVENUE, #1
Absolutely charming 2BR, 2BA, historic casita completely renovated in 2008.
One block from the Railyard, this lovely home features an open floor plan.
Nicely sized bedroom suites with walk-in closets. $450,000 #805105
326 Grant Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87501 505.988.2533 www.santafesir.com www.sothebyshomes.com/santafe
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NEIL LYON, CRB, CRS, GRI
DIRECT: 954.5505 CELL: 660.8600
VANESSA RIOS Y VALLES
DIRECT: 954.5522 CELL: 231.3708
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Laura Lichtenstein
Direct: 946.0408
Cell: 470.1098
lauralichtenstein@earthlink.net
12 Dream CatCher
Fabulous 360 degree views from this
extraordinary lot in Los Suenos. Easy,
level building site with driveway in place
make this an outstanding purchase on the
Northwest side of Santa Fe. #900249
$420,000
roCinante, traCt 2
Incredible views and striking topography
lend a special allure to this magnifcent
land. #900291 $65,000
traCt 2 off Cerro Chato
Unlimited potential and opportunities for
growth in the Madrid area. Buy either lot
separately or both together for a total of
69 acres. #201003758
$138,000
hwy 14 South of maDriD
This beautiful 15 acre lot with Highway
14 frontage is just south of Madrid. Close
to utilities, gently sloping topography and
big west views. #201002813 $112,000
hwy 14, improvement 109
Level 1/2 acre lot with good sized
buildable area just south of Madrid. Easy
access right off Hwy 14. Power to lot,
close to water. Close to Downtown Madrid.
#201003698
$62,000
roCinante, traCt 1
Incredible views and striking topography
lend a special allure to this magnifcent
land. #900290 $190,000
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Direct: 946-0458
Cell: 577-6259
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6 GualDo roaD
It starts with a superb 2.8 acre tract
looking north across open range and
beyond to the Sangre foothills. Lots of
glass enhances the spacious feeling
in the open living dining room. Floors
are brick; ceilings are natural beams
and plank, with cabinets to match. The
master has an amazing spa steam
shower. Back yard is landscaped with
hot tub, water feature, and large trees.
There’s a separate guest wing, storage
room, offce and 2 car garage too.
MLS #201003931 $359,000
2372 a Camino hualapai
Life here fows gracefully from 1 well
proportioned environment to the
next. The great room hosts indoor
dining, entertaining with kitchen set
behind rustic beam counter, wet bar,
freplace fanked by antique bronze
sea spirits. Patina of elegance thru-
out, covered outdoor living space,
private veranda, fountain. Master
suite with freplace, open to veranda.
MLS #201003336 $640,000
824 1/2 Dunlap
Authentic hand built adobe is a
comfort to live in. The thick adobe
walls give the home a solid quality,
a warm and cozy feel. Arched
doorways lead from room to room.
The foor plan is fexible with a large
country kitchen. The interior fnishes
are clean, attractive an practical,
featuring plastered walls and tile or
carpeted foors.
MLS #905488 $296,000
826 Dunlap a&B
Nestled in a cozy compound, this
remodeled duplex exudes Old
World Charm with its architectural
antiques, tile foors, vigas,
landscaped enclosed patio and
softly rounded adobe walls. Situated
fve blocks from the Railyard, 2 br, 2
ba unit B has lovely plaster walls, an
east facing courtyard, very private,
with good separation of bedrooms.
The historic unit A is more rustic with
plank ceilings and a woodstove.
MLS #904729 $450,000
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traCt 1, off Cerro Chato
Unlimited potential and opportunities for
growth in the Madrid area. Buy either lot
separately or both together for a total of
69 acres. #201003763 $138,000
rowe frontaGe roaD traCt 2-a-
Beautiful wooded lot amoung the tall
Ponderosas. Level building sites, septic in
place and a possibility of community water
in a gated subdivision. #201003557
$150,000
BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW
6 AUGUST 2010 HOME
231 Washington Avenue • 505.988.8088 www.santafesir.com • www.sothebyshomes.com/santafe
945 ACEQUIA MADRE $1,795,000
Hidden Eastside compound with two homes and established
gardens with old growth trees. Completely renovated and
remodeled, this impeccable property offers the idealistic
Santa Fe sanctuary. Beautifully maintained and a wonderful
entertaining estate with easy outdoor and indoor living.
Authentic adobe compound in a very unique setting… a joy
to see. MLS# 201003125 Kevin Bobolsky
442 ACEQUIA MADRE, #1 $979,000
Beautiful adobe home along the actual Acequia Madre
surrounded by trees. All adobe with high ceilings, and huge
vigas and beams. This property is in turn-key condition with
great indoor and outdoor living spaces. A wonderful
Eastside treasure. MLS# 201003751
Kevin Bobolsky
KEVIN BOBOLSKY
505.470.6263
KevinBobolsky@RanchNewMex.com
GARY BOBOLSKY
505.470.0927
gary.bobolsky@sothebyshomes.com
824 CAMINO DEL MONTE SOL $2,495,000
Great prestigious location on the Eastside. Large 1.24 acre lot
gated and set back from the road, giving extreme privacy.
Almost all one level. Main house has 4 bedrooms plus family
room, office, library, formal dining, fabulous gourmet kitchen
and great master suite with a large closet. The attached 2
bedroom guest house with large living room is about 2,000 sq
ft. The entire property has been extensively remodeled in 2006.
MLS# 201003038 Marilyn Foss & Kevin Bobolsky
MARILYN FOSS
505.231.2500
SantaFeRealEstateOnline.com
ULTIMATE CIRCLE DRIVE COMPOUND
Astonishing one-of-a-kind gated estate compound on Circle
Drive. Comprised of a stunning 7,535 sq ft adobe main home
plus a 1BR gatehouse and 2BR guesthouse. Sited atop a 4.33
acre knoll providing 360-degree city and mountain views. The
ultimate entertainers home, a dramatic infinity edge pool with
waterfalls, a putting green and nature trails complete the
compound. MLS# 902634 Price upon request. Marilyn Foss
www.CircleDriveEstates.com
430 ABEYTA STREET $623,000
Absolutely stunning two bedroom Eastside home with a private
landscaped and fenced/walled yard. Cozy up to the kiva
fireplaces in the living room, master bedroom or outside on the
back portal. Upscale touches include walnut floors, plaster
walls, a bright and airy kitchen with just
enough Santa Fe style to complement
any decor. Completely turnkey and a
must see! MLS# 201003377
Gary Bobolsky
75 AVENIDA DE LAS CASAS $675,000
Newer custom home at Casas de San Juan. For those who
desire views, privacy, security and a prestige location. One-
level, 2 or 3 bedrooms and great room. Luscious plaster
walls in public areas, antiqued brick floors, 3 fireplaces,
radiant heat and evap. cooling, 3
patios. Exclusive gated community
next to Santa Fe Opera.
MLS# 906168 Marilyn Foss
403-405 SOSAYA LANE $1,195,000
Historic Willard Clark (1910-1992) home. Former residence
of one of New Mexico’s beloved early 20th Century artists.
Located in the true heart of Santa Fe’s historic Eastside, this
unique split-level, historic home is a rare find. Includes
incredible gardens, gourmet kitchen, master suite deck, and
2 separately deeded lots. MLS# 201003163
Kevin Bobolsky
8 AVENIDA LA SCALA $750,000
Elegantly renovated, 2BR, 2BA condo, in prestigious Casas de
San Juan, is but a pleasant stroll to the renowned Santa Fe
Opera. The great room, master bedroom, patios and yard face
the Sangre de Cristo Mountains for fabulous views. Includes a
kiva fireplace, tile floors, high ceilings
with vigas, open concept, single-level
floor plan with no steps, and an
attractive large yard.
MLS# 201002807 Marilyn Foss
725-1/2 CANYON ROAD $975,000
Rare Canyon Road opportunity for residential, retail or
gallery in a prime location across from Geronimo. Charming
adobe home or business location. Includes parking for 6 or
more. An adjacent 11,400 sq ft lot is also available for
$895,000. MLS# 201000735
Marilyn Foss
The Best Addresses – Estates to Pied-à-Terres
Featured in Architectural Digest
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8 AUGUST 2010 HOME
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.*
*Based on dollar sales volume from the last 3 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.
ROXANNE APPLE
Direct: 954-0723
Cell: 660-5998
Visit my Website: SantaFeCalling.com
930-928 CERRO DE LA PAZ $3,495,000
YOUR IDEAL DREAM HOME JUST CAME ONTHE MARKET! Very rarely the elements combine to create
such a special property. Beautifully sited on over 8 acres in one of Santa Fe’s most sought after areas, this
exquisite residence was built in 1938 in the spirit of the owners’ good friend, John Gaw Meem, and
completely and impeccably remodeled by Sharon Woods in 1999. A romantic courtyard, expansive portals
and magnificent gardens frame the beautifully proportioned living areas, fabulous gallery, a true chef ’s kitchen,
library, media/family room, magnificent master suite and 4 more light-filled bedrooms and baths which offer
views of the lush landscape, surrounding mountains and city lights.This property perfectly balances the scale
of a private estate with the charm and detail of an incredibly gracious home including 2 separately deeded
lots, city water and private well, 12,000 gallon water storage tank, fruit trees, grape vines, perennials. Elegant
and warm interiors, fabulous entertaining areas. Plans available for studio/guesthouse. Possibility for adding
a pool using well water. Excellent price for an estate of this quality and size! MLS# 201003810
Co-listed with K.C. Martin, 505.690.7192
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Ashley Margetson
ASSOCIATE BROKER, CRS, GRI
LUXURY REAL ESTATE EXPERT
Of f i ce: 984. 5186
Cel l : 920. 2300
ashley.margetson@sothebyshomes.com
www.ashleymargetson.com
www.santaferealestatelady.com
GLORIETA
30 minutes from the Plaza lies a beautiful Northern New Mexico
secret: the southwest facing slopes of Glorieta Baldy–bucolic,
serene, private, breathtaking. Magificent high plains wildflower
meadows & evergreen woods. Xeric yet lush gardens. Well designed
and solid passive solar modern home has large rooms, expansive
views, custom woodwork, and top-quality material. $383,000
HISTORIC HACIENDA COMPOUND
LIVE IN HISTORY! Original 1886 adobe compound in historic
Cerrillos, 20 min. to Santa Fe, masterfully restored and enhanced in
1994 and 2000. High beamed and corbelled ceilings; rich colors;
arches; tiles; glass and iron doors onto lush gardens. House, guest
house, working artist studio and on-street gallery, solarium, garden
shed, gazebo, sculpture garden, stone cellar, garage. $875,000
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.
$3,650,000
231 Washington Avenue 988.8088
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. $900,000
HISTORIC STORYBOOK HOUSES
1898 adobe house, guest house and art studio. Off Canyon Road.
SO special! High old trees. Plenty of parking. Ambiance charm
character. New wiring, plumbing and unseen necessities– authentic,
original interiors! One of a magical kind! You have never been
anywhere like this. Was $1,700,000 Now $1,100,000!
7 MINUTES TO
THE WILD WEST
2.78 rolling acres with
gorgeous Sangre views,
the closest lot in from La
Tierra. Easy access to
Santa Fe and 599.
$175,000
CAMINO CUERVO
Immaculate and pristine with
many upgrades: finished
garage; A/C; security system;
lovely professional land-
scaping. This is a one owner
home, lived in by one
meticulous, professional
person and appears as if it
had never been lived in. You
can move right in! This is a
rare opportunity! $219,000
ABIQUIU LAKE WATERFRONT
Waterfront! Sunning and dramatic view lot with
spectacular water views, red cliffs, and Ghost
Ranch from this scenic 10 acre retreat 1 hour
from Santa Fe. Magnificent building sites, well
and utilities. Owner/Broker. NOW $399,000
SPRAWLING
FAMILY HOME
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.
Now $799,000
Rising up at the end of a private cul-de-sac sits this graceful 2.5 acre
lot staring across at the Sangres sweeping across the view corridor.
Build your dream home on this great lot. $225,000
COUNTRY ADOBE
Winding down a lazy
country road, yet only 22
minutes from the Santa Fe
Plaza, you may chance
upon a mellow old double
adobe farmhouse totally
restored while keeping the
historic ambiance. Radiant
heat under classic brick
floors; organic adobe walls,
plastered and handpainted;
slanted viga ceilings; 2
bedroom, 3 bath; kivas,
nichos, and skylights; new
studio guesthouse. 1.3
acres of secluded bliss.
$385,000
BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW
10 AUGUST 2010 HOME
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326 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501 – 505.988.2533 – 800.409.7325
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21 Big Tesuque Canyon $1,695,000
Exceptional classic Tesuque
estate located in Big Tesuque
Canyon on lush, irrigated
acreage and bordering the
national forest. Large and
gracious rooms including a
grand living room with views
over the lands and orchard.
The separate master suite
includes a private office,
bedroom, dressing area and
bath, and private patio.
Lovely pool, spa, and a
barn/studio. MLS# 804172
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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
DELGADO STREET
DOWNTOWN LOCATION. 2 BD 1 BA home plus a 1 BD
1 BA casita just 3 blocks from the Plaza. Main house with kiva
freplace, new furnace & fenced back yard. Spacious remod-
eled kitchen in the Casita. Great investment. $525,000 Call
Roseanna 470-5638
VISTA DEL PRADO COURT
Cul-de-sac Location - End townhome unit along greenbelt &
walking trail. 2 BD 2 BA, tiled foors, radiant heat, freplace,
high ceilings, private outdoor spaces & all appliances. $212,000
#201001107 Call Roseanna
MARQUEZ PLACE CONDO
Perfect get-a-way centrally located.Walking distance toTrader
Joes, Maria’s,Whole Foods, and banking. Renovation includes
wood & tile foors, windows and coverings, faucets and fxtures,
paint. HOA fee includes heat, water, sewer, refuse, exterior
building maintenance. Priced to sell $135,000. Beth MLS# 906615
BARRANCA ROAD
ADOBE home on 2 acres just minutes to downtown. Interior &
exterior sculpted adobe walls & bancos. Stunning views to the
south. Colorful gardens enhance the exquisite outdoor spaces.
Great entertaining home. $1,335,000 #201002674 Call Roseanna
OLD PECOSTRAIL
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, plas-
ter walls, California closets in master suite. Sunset views overlooking the
Jemez Mountains. $895,000 MLS# 905892 Call Beth for appointment.
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RANCHO SAN MARCOS
11.62 acre horse property on San Marcos Loop 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 catch-
ments barrels, landscaped and treed property make this home an
oasis in the high plains desert. $399,000 MLS# 905580 Call Beth
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VIENTO DEL NORTE
Well maintained eastern exposure end unit condo. 2 bedroom, 2
bath unit featuring high ceiling with beams in main living area, formal
dining room and 3 sets of French doors leading to spacious deck
with spectacular Mtn. views. HOA fees include: CAM, exterior bldg,
roof and road maintenance, refuse and re-cycling. Single car garage
with extra storage. $219,500 MLS# 201001597 Call Beth
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CAMINO PLACITAS
PRIVATELY LOCATED on a quiet dead-end street with open views
to the east. 3 BD 2 BA home with a beamed T&G ceiling, lots of sky-
lights, ceiling fans, newly tiled & carpeted foors, master bdrm separa-
tion & a 9x5 utility room. $214,000 #201003173 Call Roseanna
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530 GARCIA STREET, #3
Charming, upgraded 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo in prime Eastside
location on Garcia Street. Lovely 12 unit compound with lush gardens.
Walk everywhere. MLS# 201003782 $229,500
OLD SANTA FE TRAIL
Beautiful soft contemporary home on over 1/2
acre which is virtually new and lovely views over
the park toward the Sangres. A must see.
MLS# 903888 $1,295,000
CALLE LA PENA
Phenomenal downtown location – 2 homes on .14
acre lot. Great history and location. Main house
is 1,521 sq ft, 2BR, 2BA and second home is a
darling 2BR, 1BA, totaling 982 sq ft. $795,000
SOARING HAWK TRAIL
Atop Glorieta Mesa, 20 and 40 acre contigu-
ous parcels with magnificent views. $125,000
and $150,000 respectively.
MLS# 802379
NORTH SUMMIT
Most magical and exquisite home in the beau-
tiful Summit enclave. Home plus guest quar-
ters and unobstructed views to Colorado.
MLS# 905105 $2,195,000
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231 Washington Avenue Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 505.988.8088 Contact me: 505.955.7963 • 505.699.6644 • emily@emilygarcia.com
Serving all of Santa Fe
for more information go to: www.emilygarcia.com
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A Abiquiu Views & Privacy 901951 $750,000
B Abiquiu Plaza Land 201003112 $90,000
SANTA FE
C In-town Family 201003617 $495,000
D Large House & GH 902834 $625,000
E Charming Adobe 201003815 $625,000
F Santa Fe Serenity 900856 $725,000
G Spacious Elegance 906856 $845,000
H Classic Canyon Rd 201003229 $875,000
I Historic Compound 201001141 $1,150,000
J Wine Estate 903929 $2,500,000
K Lamy Land 903266 $75,000
L Galisteo Sanctuary 201000685 $1,300,000
M Territorial House & Guest 201003819 $585,000
N House & Guest House 201003373 $300,000
O Perfectly Santa Fe 201003151 $250,000
P Country Living 201003248 $500,000
Q Complete Package 201002520 $735,000
R Contemporary/Views 201003390 $1,200,000
RAMAH, NM
S Mountain Living 903717 $400,000
T Horse Property 201001569 $375,000
Excellence in Real Estate,
with a touch of grace…
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Real Estate Broker
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1444 NEVADO RIDGE
$1,349,000
644 CANYON ROAD, #4
$530,000
1244 NORTH SUMMIT
$2,195,000
THE BOULDERS
This gated 360-acre Eastside community offers discerning new owners generous estate lots, consummate privacy, and the flexibility of sensible
covenants. These homesites enjoy some of the finest views in Santa Fe, encompassing the Galisteo Basin and spectacular sunsets over the Sandia
Mountains. The Boulders features the inclusion of more than 170 acres of dedicated open space and is an eco-friendly development.
$125,000 – $225,000
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CRS, ABR, SRES, CLHMS, CNE
Outstanding Luxury Properties
CASA TRANQUILA
A haven of inspiration and tranquility,
this Northern New Mexico compound
just off Tano Road features a main
house, guest house and studio all
nestled among tall pinons and glorious
xeric gardens. Bathed in light, and all
one level with open views as well as
quiet, private courtyards. A wide open
and deep portal beckons year-round
outdoor living. $875,000
BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW
14 AUGUST 2010 HOME
SANTA FE’S MARKET LEADER
We Outsell All Other Santa Fe Brokerages.*
*Based on dollar sales volume from the last 3 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 231 Washington Avenue • 505.988.8088
GALLOPING GOURMET
US-285 – Be the galloping gourmet on 10 acres in Los
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16 AUGUST 2010 HOME
State looks at building code amendments
By Paul Weideman
N
ew Mexico is unique not
only for its historical use of
“alternative” building materials,
but for its government’s
willingness to sanction them. Adobe,
for example, has been an approved
methodology for a long time, but that
doesn’t mean it’s always done right.
A set of proposed amendments to state
building codes includes one that reads,
“Adobes shall be laid in level courses so
that the top of any course shall be at the
same height above the stem around the
structure.” Who knew that was a problem?
Obviously nowadays it can be.
One of the reasons for such amendments
is that conformance with the 2009
International Energy Conservation Code
(IECC) is required in order to be eligible for
funding through the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). In March
2009, Governor Bill Richardson said New
Mexico would comply with the act in a
letter to U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven
Chu. He simultaneously directed CID —
the Construction Industries Division of the
State Regulations & Licensing Department
— to propose new building codes that meet
or exceed the 2009 IECC.
Home recently interviewed CID director
Lisa Martinez about these matters.
Tell us about the amendments.
We’ve spent the last year reviewing all of
the 2009 codes, which are the most current.
They include the International Energy
Conservation Code. We have always gone
through all the codes and sorted through
them to make sure we provide amendments
that are specific for our state, and for
different areas in our state.
Is there a green-building emphasis in
the proposed amendments?
One of our goals is to try to meet
the 2030 Challenge, which is to reduce
greenhouse-gas emissions and we do
that through code reviews. So one of our
specific goals in the current code adoption
is to provide a 20 percent increase in energy
efficiency over the 2006 base codes.
That sounds pretty ambitious.
It is, and some folks have criticized the
aggressivness of that goal, saying that in
the current economic climate that could be
detrimental because of the costs that might
be involved.
The costs to builders, and then to
potential buyers, who are already having
difficulties in the recession.
Exactly, but there is an inherent increase
built into the codes already. Just going from
2006 to 2009, there’s a 12 to 14 percent
increase in efficiency.
Is that for a whole house?
The way we did it was to look at the
costs of various code-change proposals.
We modeled them to look at both up-front
costs and short- and long-term benefits.
The code applies to all builders in New
Mexico?
Whatever we adopt at state level is
the minimum for everyone. The city of
Santa Fe has its own green code that is
considerably more stringent.
CID held public hearings, the last one
on July 1. What kind of input did you get
about the amendments?
There were several main topics that were
consistent throughout the hearings. One
had to do with the current international
residential code requirement for fire
sprinklers. Fire officials support it from a
safety perspective and we understand and
value that, but we have lots of people in
rural New Mexico who have their own wells
and they will not have the type of pressure
necessary for the sprinklers. The answer
from fire officials is that they can install
pressure tanks, but who pays for that?
What we will propose to the
Construction Industries Commission is
that a task force be established to research
the issue.
The number-two issue is a proposed
amendment to the International Existing
Building Code. In what’s called a Level
3 alteration, which involves alteration of
more than 50 percent of the building, the
amendment would require that the entire
building be brought up to code.
What does the code say now?
You generally need to bring up to code
the areas you’ve touched. We had a lot of
concern raised by NAIOP, the Commercial
Real Estate Development Association. One
case is, say a 10,000-square-foot building
has one tenant in 6,000 square feet and
another tenant in 4,000 square feet. If
the tenant in 6,000 moves out and a new
tenant comes in with a different type of
business, which means it’s a change in
occupancy, this amendment says you would
have to bring the whole place up to code.
But NAIOP reminded us that we have
established leases with these other tenants.
We don’t have the authority to go in to the
4,000-square-foot space and tear it all apart
to bring it up to code.
The third issue has to do with a section
in the International Energy Conservation
Code and a proposed amendment titled
Additional Efficiency Package Options.
Basically, what it says is that if you cannot
comply with code, you are provided with
some options for meeting the requirements.
You can comply with an efficient HVAC
performance requirement; you can comply
by means of efficient lighting systems; or
you can do an onsite supply of renewable
energy, for example solar and wind
applications.
Those are basically sustainability or
green-building points. It seems that if the
state is codifying green building, there
should be some emphasis on things that
that are both green and affordable.
Yes, and one of the things we’ve tried
to take into consideration is the fact that
this doesn’t necessarily have to cost a lot
of money to have significant gains. Many
of our code requirements have to do with
installation, such as making sure your
insulation is installed correctly. It’s just a
matter of doing it the way it’s supposed to
be done. You know, builders can get sloppy
and that’s where you see sometimes a lot
of energy loss. We were very careful about
sorting through the proposals and choosing
ones that promised an immediate benefit.
If something costs you money up front, you
should see the savings on your utility bill
and your mortgage payments now, not 30
years down the road.
Based on a letter the governor sent to
Secretary Chu in Washington, D.C., he
committed that New Mexico would move
forward with adopting the most current
codes and that we would move beyond
them. We also applied for an ARRA
(American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act) grant and we received $430,000 for
training and education on new codes.
We’ll roll that out in the next few months.
It will be training specific for our building
inspectors, as well as contractors, architects,
engineers, and bankers. Banks need to
understand green building and energy
efficiency. At some point, the feds are going
to have to change the standards on this.
Ultimately the value of these efficiencies
have to be incorporated into appraisals and
loans.
There are some things like trombe walls
that may be nonstandard in most of the
country but they’re used around here and
they offer affordable energy-efficiency.
I think New Mexico has always been
far advanced in terms of considering
alternative materials and construction,
which are kind of the foundation for a lot
of these green initiatives. People around
the country are looking more at strawbale
and adobe. Our adobe code has actually
been used as a model for a code developed
in Spain. While everybody else is amazed
about this “new material,” for us it’s old hat.
We continue to be open to alternatives.
We have people coming in all the time and
presenting information to our Technical
Advisory Committee.
Including (Taos earthship pioneer)
Michael Reynolds?
Yes, Michael Reynolds comes in. We have
lots of people who come in. We’ve always
been open to giving folks opportunities to
experiment and run pilot projects. Now
there’s a subdivision in Santa Fe called La
Pradera that uses graywater systems. It
think it’s one of the first subdivisions in the
nation to do that.
We have tried to integrate traditional
methods of building with contemporary
materials and methods of construction, and
that doesn’t always work.
Like cement stucco on an adobe
building.
Right. One of the codes we’re adopting is
the New Mexico Earthen Buildings Code
and one problem has to do with sprayed
foam on the exterior of adobe buildings.
Adobe does not have the insulation value
that you might hope, which foam offers, but
we’ve found that anything over two inches
causes problems with the entire stucco
system pulling away from the wall because
it’s too heavy.
Dissimilar materials cause problems. If
you have an adobe wall and you build a
wood-frame parapet, there’s always going to
be movement between those two materials
depending on heat and cold, and that’s
where cracks occur.
You have to be very conscious about
those sorts of things and we do that
constantly. People need to know that our
codes are living documents and we study
them over the years and when things don’t
work we go back and reconsider them.
TO EXAMINE THE PROPOSED RULE
CHANGES, SEE www.rld.state.nm.us/cid.
CID director Lisa Martinez
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HOME AUGUST 2010 17
By Paul Weideman
G
iven all the attention to, and hype
about, sustainability in the last few
years, some builders want to focus
the conversation onto the most practical,
and affordable, aspects of green building.
One is Gabriel Browne, who’s company,
Praxis, is building a house on West
Alameda. “It’s a fun house but really
affordable,” he said. “It’s 1,700 square feet
for $330,000, the kind of house we might
actually build for people who really work in
Santa Fe. It’s kind of a model of affordability
and also of serious sustainability.”
The first point he highlights in terms of
greenness is the walls, which are at least
eight inches thick and super-insulated.
Doing that added a few thousand dollars,
less than 1 percent, to the cost of the house.
Then there are the super-efficient
appliances, lighting, and on-demand water
heater. He was very careful about window
placement, also in respect to the house’s
energy needs, and used windows fitted
with LoĒ-366 glass by Cardinal Glass
Industries.
“That glazing to me is the biggest change
in the construction industry in the last five
years. There have been ‘low-E’ windows for
15 years - I used them in my house, but I
could never tell the difference. Those had a
special layer they applied to one side of one
of the panes. Now the coatings go on three
of the four glass faces and you can really tell
the difference. That glass was maybe $1,600
extra.
“Also in that house, we did exposed
concrete floors for thermal mass. The
thermal mass added maybe $15,000 but
the house is right on West Alameda so we
got thermal mass and acoustical separation
with that 8-inch concrete-block wall. That
was half of 1 percent of the house, which
is pretty extravagant, but we’re still getting
it done for $180 a square foot, and I think
this will be 40 percent more efficient than a
standard home.”
Insulation is also the first thing Browne
mentions about the house Praxis is building
in the Hills & Villas at Bishop’s Lodge.
The house, which will be featured on this
month’s Parade of Homes, has insulation
under the slab, plus both wall and roof
cavities are oversized to accommodate
thicker layers of insulation.
The building site didn’t permit perfect
house orientation for passive solar, but he
compensated by careful window placement,
including 18 clerestory windows, and by
adding thermal mass.
“Instead of a cooling system, we offset
that cost by building an interior adobe
wall, and there’s a huge stone wall that
runs through the middle of the house.
Costwise, it came out about the same to
build all those elements, which are also
beautiful. That interior thermal mass is
lit by the series of clerestory windows. It’s
very similar to what’s been done around
here for 40 years. In the winter, the low sun
heats that adobe wall and in the summer,
overhangs on the clerestories block solar
gain.”
Six of the small, high windows are
operable, so in the summer they act
like vents. At night, the chimney effect
pulls fresh air in windows in the master
bedroom, for example, and warm air is
exhausted through the open clerestories.
Another Parade home with green points
is being built by Scott and Maika Wong,
Casa Solterra. The house at 324 Sanchez
Street replaces a 1970 home that was
demolished.
One outstanding feature here is the
basement. “The house can have air
conditioning or a swamp cooler; the roof
is ready for either one if the future owner
wants it,” Scott Wong said. “But I don’t
think you’ll need it. I have air supply
coming in from the basement, which is 20
degrees cooler, then the hot air is exhausted
on the roof.”
During a visit on July 19, when it was
in the upper 90s outside, the interior of
the house (still under construction) was
comfortable, even without ventilation
systems turned on.
Wong used Reward Wall, an insulating
concrete form (ICF) for the walls of the
basement, then decided to use them for the
whole house. “We were going to do adobe,
but it takes too long. We ended up using
ICF all the way up, then we foamed the roof
and came over the parapets to the ICF, so
the house is hermetically sealed.
“We’re highly insulated, we have the
high-performance windows, and also
radiant heating, which you actually get a lot
of [green] points for. And we have a heat-
recovery ventilator system coming in.”
The interior walls boast a gorgeous
plaster finish. Any paints used are the
low-VOC variety. The builder put in water-
efficient, dual-flush toilets; and energy-
efficient appliances. Recycled materials
include standing-dead wood for beams, and
a lot of framing lumber salvaged from the
old house. Also, some of the former garage
walls were preserved for the new master
bathroom.
“A lot of the green-building things we did
are things you do anyway; they just want to
verify it, so you hire a HERS [Home Energy
Rating System] guy to look at the insulation
and caulking and foaming, making it
a super-tight house. And then, with
these tight houses, you need really good
ventilation. We’re using a super-efficient
Eko system by Venmar.”
The primary green feature at the Parade
of Homes entry by Gianardi Construction
is a ground-source, “geothermal,” heat
pump.
“You basically run a hydronic loop into
the earth, which has a constant 55-degree
temperature,” said Gianardi builder Frank
Gonzales. “Cooling is one of the biggest
advantages. You can use it either for radiant
heat or forced-air, with a natural-gas
backup.”
One of the reasons he and Anna Gianardi
chose to use the heat pump was just to
show it off, to show how efficient it is, and
as an alternative to a solar thermal system.
Sometimes, you can’t do solar panels
because of the site or local rules. Also, not
everyone wants to see solar equipment on
their roof.
“I think, putting solar systems aside
because some people can’t afford them, the
most important thing for green building
is this thermal bypass issue, using quality
insulation in the home. You insulate
underneath the slabs and in the walls and
roof. This is the least expensive way to
create a more efficient home.
“Some of methods under UBC don’t
specifically require you to do enough. For
example, on a slab they only require a 4-
foot perimeter insulation, but you should
insulate the entire slab. It’s easy to do and it
doesn’t cost a lot of money.”
Other sustainability points in the
Gonzales project include a 6-kilowatt
photovoltaic system, the use of blown-in
cellulose insulation, and lots of beautiful
exterior rock work using material from the
building site.
Builders whose new houses for the 2010 Parade of Homes highlight green-building elements include
Gianardi Construction (above) and Casa Solterra (below) — both homes were still under construction when
these photos were taken in July.
Green builders
focusing on
common sense
BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW
18 AUGUST 2010 HOME
Well, Prickly Pears, since Oakley is
writing the definitive and authorized
history of Cornerstones in this edition of
Home, it falls to me only to fill in one or
two of the lesser details that she simply
didn’t have room to relate. Naturally, it is
only in the furtherance of Human Interest
that I render these memories, though
some may blanche or even blush at these
revelations. But after all, Cholla Blossoms,
what is C’stones but a human-interest
story with all the embarrassments, angst
and good times pertinent thereto?
First I must relate an indiscretion that
Sam Baca, our first and Only community
liaison, and I engaged in during Holy
Week in the early 1990s. We had been
invited to attend tinieblas, the Holy
Thursday night ritual, at the morada
in Los Hueros. It was a spectacular
experience during which I learned that
Sam had forgotten the words to the Our
Father in Spanish. Shame! - and he’s 14th
generation around here and a former
seminarian to boot. However, that is a bit
part in the story.
On the way home at about nine, we hit
an elk. It was a no-fault accident. (Well,
the elk actually hit us, so if one is allowed
to anthropomorphize, it was his fault.)
The poor animal was mortally wounded
but not dead and I ran to it thinking that
I would dispatch it with my trusty Swiss
army knife with its two-inch blade. I was
quickly disabused of my foolishness by
lethally flailing hooves. Luckily, a local
came by and with his rifle performed the
coup de grâce with a gleam in his eye that
foresaw a full freezer.
Sam’s itty-bitty Chevy was a wreck,
with the whole driver’s side mashed in
and the windshield shattered, as they do,
into gazillions of quarter-inch pieces that
nevertheless remained in place. This was
in pre-cellphone days and except for the
local guy sharpening his hunting knife, we
were alone. So, what the Hell? We drove.
It was slow going and by the time we
got to Las Vegas around midnight, we
were eye-dazzled from the windshield
and in need of something to focus our
attention. That something was two
Tanqueray martinis each, after which
Sam’s nerves were soothed, his eyesight
improved, and his driving skills honed.
I do have to qualify this indiscretion by
saying that the fastest we could travel in
the vehicle’s impaired state was 35 or so
miles per hour, so the world was quite safe
from us.
I think of the incident as instant karma
for Sam’s having forgotten how to pray.
The next story is a heart-warmer. One
of the more unusual and, I have to add,
visually stunning adobe churches in New
Mexico is the neo-Gothic San Rafael
mission in La Cueva, just south of Mora.
I worked on that building for years with
its mayordomo, José Gurulé - the kindest,
most gentle and saintly man I have ever
known. One day as work progressed, José
approached me and expressed his sadness
that the newly restored bell tower was
magnificent, but empty. It had had a bell,
but it was gone.
About three months before we were
to celebrate the re-dedication mass, I got
a call from a local (Santa Fe, not Mora)
who, although he has never said he
wanted to remain anonymous, I will not
identify except to call him Harry O.
Harry O. had read about the restoration
of the La Cueva church in, I believe, The
New Mexican, and picked up the phone. I
don’t believe the prompt was a twinge of
conscience as much as it was simply the
right thing to do at that moment. You see,
in the late ‘70s he was cruising around the
Mora Valley and saw this church in ruins,
literally melting back into the earth. He
explored and, being young and hale, made
his way into the decrepit tower where he
found a magnificent bronze bell.
He told me what a struggle it was
to get it down and get it loaded in his
truck. I don’t wonder; it weighs over 200
pounds. The thing was in his basement,
he said, and I was welcome to come get it.
Naturally, I did.
A few months later, I recruited a
number of discrete volunteers from the
area (Mora, not Santa Fe) and during
the week we hoisted the bell into new
moorings. I bought a new rope and left it
hanging in the entry.
That Saturday, as we began the final
weekend of work before the re-dedication,
I made sure that I was onsite before José.
Then I followed him into the church,
where he saw the rope hanging from the
original bell. He turned to me with tears
in his eyes; then, with his aged, arthritic
hands, tentatively rang the bell. And rang
it and rang it and rang it.
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
Reflections on a Golden Time
ED CROCKER
Recent Home & Land Sales
Sales data for the period
June 19-July 18 from Santa
Fe Association of Realtors
MLS reports. Not all sales
are reported.
Homes
$215,000
$334,000
$345,000
$350,800
$389,000
$475,000
$480,000
$500,000
$822,000
$857,500
$975,000
$1,320,000
$1,450,000
$1,500,000
$1,600,000
Land
(None)
Homes
$84,000
$165,000
$183,000
$200,000
$280,000
$434,000
$445,000
$480,000
$489,250
$525,000
$617,000
$620,000
$645,000
$650,000
$730,000
$797,500
$880,000
$900,000
$920,000
Land
$170,000
Homes
(None)
Land
(None)
Homes
$150,001
$176,000
$185,000
$188,000
$190,000
$200,000
$205,000
$210,000
$210,000
$220,000
$226,000
$235,000
$242,000
$275,000
$288,000
$293,000
$300,000
$307,000
$318,000
$368,664
$375,000
$380,000
$430,000
$443,000
Land
(None)
county
Homes
$190,000
$269,640
$382,500
$590,000
Land
(None)
Homes
$327,000
$355,000
$400,000
$450,000
$700,000
$740,000
$812,000
$965,000
$1,710,000
Land
$75,000
$225,000
Homes
$240,000
$251,397
$255,000
$295,431
$297,281
$330,000
Land
(None)
Homes
$237,500
$271,000
$279,500
$369,000
$401,000
$404,245
$410,000
Land
(None)
Homes
$630,000
$950,000
Land
$85,000
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217CaminoDel Norte- Premiere John GawMeemestate 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. Enjoy the 360-degree views. 7 br,
12 ba, 8500 sq.ft., 2-car garage. SEARCH MLS#904226 at SantaFeProperties.com
$4,375,000 Paul Geoffrey (505) 660-6009
1204 Camino De Cruz Blanca - Behind adobe walls and in the high southeast
side of the Sangre de Cristo foothills, this John Wolf remodel is magnifcent.
Surrounded by landscaped grounds, choose where you spend your outdoor
living. 5 br, 4 ba, 4600 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 1.2 acres. SEARCH MLS#201002990 at
SantaFeProperties.com
$2,227,000 Deborah Bodelson (505) 660-4442
523 East Alameda - A rare fnd, in-town three block to the Plaza.This elegant
restored historic NMTerritorial home offers graceful gardens with a Bocce court
and a fabulous guest house. One block to Canyon Road. 5 br, 4 ba, 2356 sq.ft., 0.36
acre. SEARCH MLS#201002364 at SantaFeProperties.com
$1,795,000 Suzy Eskridge (505) 310-4116
57 Polmood Farm Road - Local artisans crafted antique doors, custom
ironworks, 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
SantaFeProperties.com
$2,900,000 Jim Weyhrauch (505) 660-6032
2975 Tesuque Overlook - Situated on an excellent view lot, this new home
offers outstanding views from every room in the home. The high end gourmet
kitchen is complimented by a circular breakfast room. 3 br, 4 ba, 4450 sq.ft., 3-car
garage, 1.35 acres. SEARCH MLS#201003886 at SantaFeProperties.com
$2,150,000 Matthew Sargent (505) 490-1718
72 E Off Tano Norte - Rare opportunity to acquire a large and secluded 37-
acre parcel only 6 miles northwest of Santa Fe. Gorgeous land with sublime 360º
mountain views for the ultimate custom home. Three-lot potential. Exceptional
value. Owner/Broker. SEARCH MLS#201002280 at SantaFeProperties.com
$1,100,000 Gavin Sayers (505) 690-3070
1730 Camino Carlos Rey - Offce warehouse complex completed in 2003 with
elevator. Includes 4 light, high-ceiling warehouse spaces with motorized overhead
doors and large truck access. Each warehouse has a separate storefront offce
area. 20372 sq.ft., 0.9 acre. SEARCH MLS#201000320 at SantaFeProperties.com
$2,390,000 Steve Rizika (505) 577-8240
7 Stormview Lane - Elegant Provence inspired villa with fairway views.
Bountiful portal space for outdoor living and dining. Award winning kitchen,
charming wine room, offce, guest suites, media room, extensive master suite
and lush landscaping. 4 br, 4 ba, 5100 sq.ft., 3-car garage, 1.73 acres. SEARCH
MLS#201003337 at SantaFeProperties.com
$1,850,000 Zoë Greenberg (505) 412-9923
Laurie Farber-Condon (505) 412-9912
1047 Sierra Del Norte - Northside elegance just minutes from town, single-
level home with magnifcent sunset and Sandia views. energy-effcient home
features such amenities as built-in cabinets and bookshelves.3 br, 3 ba, 3311 sq.ft.,
2-car garage, 1.056 acres. SEARCH MLS#902417 at SantaFeProperties.com
$1,095,000 Marg Veneklasen (505) 670-5202
Historic JoHn Gaw MeeM estate
style, settinG and surroundinGs!
eleGant Historic renovation
tesuque estate of 16 acres
exquisite new adobe
Precious tranquility witH Profound views
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Mobile: 505.670.0779
Direct: 505.984.7332
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Old school architectural traditions by Buzz Bainbridge defne this Eastside double adobe with
modern benefts such as a generous master bedroom with high ceilings and a sitting salon.
Designed with an incredibly functional 4000 sf foor plan, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence
includes many desirable extras including freplaces, plaster walls, exquisite woodwork, brick
foors, garden room, and wine cellar. Enjoy the east and west views from 2 patios within the
lush and incredibly tranquil confnes of this beautifully landscaped 1.5 acre property sitting
quietly on Tatum Lane, a private drive off historic Old Santa Fe Trail. An ideal location just
minutes to the Museums or Downtown. #807479 NOW $1,295,000
This exceptional and rare 8.5 acre lot sits atop the ridge overlooking the vast Arroyo Hondo
Valley, with views of the dramatic Ortiz Mountains and our famous sunsets off to the west. A
well positioned and generous building envelope will make constructing your dream home a
pleasure. There is a well already in place and a set of architectural drawings available to see
what exciting things can be done. Hike down this wooded property to the Arroyo Hondo thru
protected open space and archeological areas where it is believed some of the frst Santa Fe
settlements occurred. This property is remarkably close to town but with all the benefts of a
rural feel. A truly remarkable buying opportunity. #905402 $399,000
PRICE REDUCED
3101 Old Pecos Trail #408
One of the loveliest Pinon B condos in exquisite,
gated Quail Run. 2BR, 2 BA, custom book shelves,
built-in kitchen window seat, large outdoor patio
with fountain-overlooks 1st fairway.
MLS #900770 $715,000
RemaRkable Quail Run
1047 Sierra Del Norte
NORTHSIDE ELEGANCE minutes from town, single
level home with magnifcent sunset and Sandia
views. This pueblo style home embraces the best of
old Santa Fe.
MLS #902417 $1,095,000
SinGle-leVel CuSTOmHOme WiTH VieWS
Marg 505.660.9151
Annie 505.670.5202
annievk@newmexico.com
Marg & Annie
Veneklasen
102 Del Rio Drive
This adorable townhome is located just a block fromthe
river walk/bike path. It features a spacious living/dining
room with beamed and vaulted ceiling, Kiva freplace,
lovely courtyard and is just a quick drive to the Plaza.
MLS #201002259 $257,000
PRiCe ReDuCeD bank OWneD!!
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. Sunset Views.
MLS #902287 $1,110,000
Kate
Prusack
505-946-0404 Offce
505-670-1409 Cell
kate@prusack.com
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bob lee trujillo
Direct: 984-7305
Cell: 470-0002
bltbroker@aol.com
Delilah trujillo
Direct: 984-7364
Cell: 470-7433
lilahlee13@yahoo.com
renee brooks
Direct: 984-7301
Cell: 470-1681
rccbrooks@gmail.com
47 Calle haCienDa
Perfect building site awaits your custom home in this private setting in the midst of
heavily covered evergreen trees and 360 degree views. This 2.77 +/- acres borders
wide open spaces and the Las Campanas horse riding trails. Owner/Broker
MLS #201002060 $195,000
26 bouquet lane
Amid grassland and mature trees borders one of the fewpristine residential building
lots left in The Nambe/Pojoaque Valley. Owner/Broker
MLS #201001861 $185,000
41 e. saDDlebaCk mesa
PRICE REDUCTION! 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 $250,000
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
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
10 FranCis lane
Beautiful setting in the Pojoaque Valley to build your home. Lot ready for building
permit. New 260 foot private well in place. Great restrictive covenants. Includes one
(1) acre foot Water Rights. Owner/Broker
MLS # 201000073 $175,000
lot 13 high summit
Truly the top lot in The High Summit. 360 degrees of absolutely fabulous
mountain and City light views of Santa Fe and Los Alamos. Owner/Broker MLS
#201002339 $495,000
65 Cielo de oro
Great building lot with rolling hills, expansive mountain range and sunset views. Horses
welcomed. Existing shared well, underground utilities.
MLS #201003346 $99,000
open ConCept Floorplan
4081 sanDia Vista
Beautiful 2 story open concept
foorplan. Master Bedroom
conveniently located on frst foor
with walk-in closet, double sinks,
separate tub and shower. Outdoor
living areas landscaped with
complete time drip irrigation system.
Owner/Broker. MLS #201003902
$288,500
aspen DriVe oFFiCe
ConDominiumComplex
1925 aspen DriVe 400 b
Centrally located and well
maintained. Natural light flls this
Offce Condo that has two separate
offces, one restroom reception/
waiting area, break area and
storage room. Move in ready. Ample
parking.
MLS #201004048
$124,500
Corner lot Customhome
2701 Via VenaDo
Situated on a large corner lot with
mature landscaping and beautifully
landscaped private backyard, this
custom built home is ready to move
into. With designer touches such as
Spanish and Italian tile, lighted ceil-
ing fans, and window treatments.
MLS #201003424
$385,000
liVe/Work unit
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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3258 Calle De molina
Located across from Rodeo de Santa
Fe, this home has high ceilings and
clerestory windows to capture light,
evaporative cooler for comfort on
warmer days and a wood stove to
add warmth in colder seasons. MLS
#201003504
$175,000
great loCation anD
serene setting
2252 Camino iris
Living room has high beamed
ceilings, accent painted walls and
wet bar. Private cozy master suite
features kiva freplace, accent painted
walls, large dressing area with sink.
Location. DeVargas Heights, near
hospital - downtown.
MLS #201002037
$439,500
Well maintaineD home
6384 entraDa De milagro
Freshly painted with new carpet and
tile fooring. Open concept foorplan
with nicely landscaped outdoor living
areas provide for both in and outdoor
comfort and entertaining. Ample
parking with new concrete driveway.
Steel/frame/stucco construction.
MLS #201003928
$229,000
Well maintaineD home
1102 Calle quieta
Freshly painted with beautiful outdoor
living spaces surrounded by grass,
large patio with banco and covered
portal. Kitchen has lots of natural light
and plenty of cabinet space. Living
room plus family room with freplace.
Existing Roof Warranty.
MLS #201002523
$205,000
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Cell: 470.1098
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12 Dream CatCher
Fabulous 360 degree views from this
extraordinary lot in Los Suenos. Easy,
level building site with driveway in place
make this an outstanding purchase on the
Northwest side of Santa Fe. #900249
$420,000
roCinante, traCt 2
Incredible views and striking topography
lend a special allure to this magnifcent
land. #900291 $65,000
traCt 2 off Cerro Chato
Unlimited potential and opportunities for
growth in the Madrid area. Buy either lot
separately or both together for a total of
69 acres. #201003758
$138,000
hwy 14 South of maDriD
This beautiful 15 acre lot with Highway
14 frontage is just south of Madrid. Close
to utilities, gently sloping topography and
big west views. #201002813 $112,000
hwy 14, improvement 109
Level 1/2 acre lot with good sized
buildable area just south of Madrid. Easy
access right off Hwy 14. Power to lot,
close to water. Close to Downtown Madrid.
#201003698
$62,000
roCinante, traCt 1
Incredible views and striking topography
lend a special allure to this magnifcent
land. #900290 $190,000
eD reiD
Direct: 946-0458
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824 1/2 Dunlap
Authentic hand built adobe is a
comfort to live in. The thick adobe
walls give the home a solid quality,
a warm and cozy feel. Arched
doorways lead from room to room.
The foor plan is fexible with a large
country kitchen. The interior fnishes
are clean, attractive an practical,
featuring plastered walls and tile or
carpeted foors.
MLS #905488
$296,000
6 GualDo roaD
Brick foors, lots of windows and
serene decor create comfortable
living spaces that incorporate the
peace and quiet of this large lot. The
living-dining room has big southern
views and a counter in the updated
kitchen. The separate guest wing has
its own entrance and a kiva freplace.
MLS #201003931
$359,000
826 Dunlap a&B
Nestled in a cozy compound, this
remodeled duplex exudes Old World
Charmwithitsarchitectural antiques,
tile foors, vigas, landscaped
enclosed patio and softly rounded
adobe walls. Situated fve blocks
from the Railyard, six blocks from
De Vargas mall with banking and
Sunfower Market and 13 blocks
to the Santa Fe Plaza, this duplex
offers convenience and style.
MLS #904729
$490,000
2372 a Camino hualapai
Life here fows gracefully from 1 well
proportioned environment to the
next. The great room hosts indoor
dining, entertaining with kitchen set
behind rustic beam counter, wet bar,
freplace fanked by antique bronze
sea spirits. Patina of elegance thru-
out, covered outdoor living space,
private veranda, fountain. Master
suite with freplace, open to veranda.
MLS #201003336
$640,000
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Unlimited potential and opportunities for
growth in the Madrid area. Buy either lot
separately or both together for a total of
69 acres. #201003763 $138,000
rowe frontaGe roaD traCt 2-a-
Beautiful wooded lot amoung the tall
Ponderosas. Level building sites, septic in
place and a possibility of community water
in a gated subdivision. #201003557
$150,000
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624 East Alameda #1
Located in a cherished compound
on a quiet dirt lane near the
Santa Fe River, this lovely home
provides simple elegance, both
inside and out. The grounds are
mature and there are two different
covered portals. Heart of the
Eastside location!
MLS #903307 $519,000
105 Camino Teresa
Short Sale Opportunity! Spacious
Stamm built home at a great
location on a half acre lot.
Attached guest quarters, with two
beds/two baths, living room and
kitchen. There is a large workshop
or studio adjoining the two car
garage.
MLS #201002970 $495,000
Fantastic Eastside Home!
“Matt was by far the best Realtor we have ever worked with.
He is extremely professional and knowledgeable.”
–2009 Buyer client
2975 Tesuque Overlook
NEWLISTING
An incomparable and dramatic
brand new adobe home in
prestigious Monte Sereno,
provides tremendous mountain
views from every room and from
the grand portal. There is a
superb media room and separate
offce on the master wing.
MLS #201003886 $2,150,000
exquisite new ADOBE home with magnificient views!
Short Sale Opportunity!
5B Angelitos Road
NEWLISTING
Prime location in Big Tesuque
Canyon in a gated compound near
the river. This authentic Santa
Fe residence exudes charm and
character and is located very close
to Santa Fe National Forest and
Big Tesuque Creek.
MLS #201002063 $695,000
Charming Home Near The River In Fabulous Tesuque!
Sue Garfitt
Direct: 984.7312
Cell: 577.2007
wesellsantafe@comcast.net
www.wesellsantafe.com
“Buying or selling a home can be
a stressful time and I have the
experience and dedication to deliver
the best in real estate services for
you. My goal is to make the entire
process as stress-free as possible.
Most of all I Care about the success
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referred client is more than satisfed.”
Delightful Old West feel in country setting of historic Lamy Village.
Adobe with greatroom concept, vaulted ceilings, smooth plaster walls,
brick foors, 1-car garage plus fenced land and tall shade trees.
MLS #201000805 $349,000
Sparkling four bedroomopen plan, split bedroomdesign on 5 acres horse
property, fully fenced &gated with concrete pad 60’X40’ ready with utilities
for studio/guest/stables or RV parking and mountain views!
MLS #201002178 $449,000
This lovely open plan design centers on over 3520 Sq. Ft. beamed and
corbelledgreat roomwithdramaticfreplace! Entertainerskitchen,4freplaces,
private guest wing, huge portal and views to die for on 12.5 acres.
MLS #905353 $799,000
Single family home in lovely Estates at Park Plaza is a must see! Enjoy a
kiva freplace in great room or retreat to spacious master suite featuring
separate tub and shower plus lovely walled gardens and portal.
MLS #906204 $345,000
165 Old Lamy Trail 106 Mejor Lado
16 Camino Potrillo 2856 Plaza Verde
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VictoriaSantaFe@gmail.com
www.VictoriaSantaFe.com
(505) 946.0406 Direct
(505) 660.5395 Cell
County Road B28A
The top of the Mesa! 360 degree views. Easy year
round access from county road. Canyons, rock
outcroppings, grassy areas, pinon, juniper and many
decorative rock formations, totally fenced.
MLS #201000651 $608,000
846 Old Santa Fe Trail
Within moments from the Plaza, Canyon Road and
Museum Hill. This wonderfully located home is your
dream home waiting for touches.
MLS #201003363 $530,000
10 NM 34
8+/- acres with home, barn, tack room, and
outdoor riding arena.
MLS #201003897 $388,000
517 BARelA lANe lOT 2
Privacy, views, the lot is split in two. One is
7,892 sq ft and the other 6,967 sq ft. City water,
electric, gas, and sewer.
MLS #705175 $175,900
County Road B28A
Spectacular views from this fenced property, half
is grassy meadow and the rest is mixed pinon and
juniper. Seasonal running water, rock holes, fossils
some volcanic and rock formations.
MLS #201000929 $149,490
County Road B41A
That farm and ranch land with water rights you
have been looking for. In the agricultural valle of
Ribera. Only 40 minutes into Santa Fe.
MLS #201003921 $115,000
10 NM 34
This 51+/- acre property is near Rowe. Just 25
minutes to Santa Fe. Enjoy the views of the
Sangres and the Pecos Valley.
MLS #201003870 $105,000
County Road B31A
Views for miles with abundant wildlife: deer,
elk, bears. 2 windmills, stock tanks, 2 wells,
electricity on the property, numerous solar sites.
Adjacent to the national forest.
MLS #201003894 $3,220,000
1437 Bishop’s lodge Road
Incredible setting with lush,gardens, terraces and
elegant entry courtyard with covered portals all
surrounded by the Rio Tesuque.
MLS #806706 $1,695,000
826 Canyon Road
Owner fnancing. Lease to purchase. Gallery
opportunity on Upper Canyon Road with full kitchen,
storage, 6 rooms for showing, and parking.
MLS #901176 $1,600,000
800 Gildersleeve
This home has currently been divided into three
rental units. The former orchard for the home
sits on a vacant city lot now devoid of trees.
MLS #906708 $625,000
paul geoffrey
Direct: 946-0403
Cell: 660-6009
www.SantaFeHideaways.com
PaulGeoffrey@earthlink.net
60 Camino San CriStobal
Ranchito Santuario...One can never really
own such a special place. One can simply
have the privilege of taking care of it for
a time. This property is a lifestyle - not
just real estate. Expanses of open views
in every direction yet total serene privacy.
#201003007 $900,000
831 el Caminito
This quintessential ‘heart-of-the-
eastside’ property is one of Santa Fe’s
oldest, originally built in the 1700’s.
The then four-room house and portal
was bought in 1845 by Spanish army
sergeant Francisco de la Pena, and was
lived in by the de la Pena family until the
1920’s. #807961 $3,950,000
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 caretakers house
for a total of 8500 square feet. 360%
views. #904226 $4,375,000
643 Camino De la luz
True Santa Fe treasure at an unbeatable
price. This classic old Santa Fe Style
Eastside estate property has been lovingly
restored, while retaining all of its original
charm. #201000876
$775,000
3424 toDoS SantoS
Downtown, New remodel, all new Light
and bright, extremely well maintained
single family home in the quiet, yet
extremely convenient Ranchos Santos
Compound behind Lowes.
#201003726
$269,000
119 WeSt lupita roaD
Spacioushome, attachedguest houseand
studio await new owners, a stone’s throw
from the hospital. Beautiful upgrades w/
uge lot that offers peace/quiet & plenty
of privacy. Pre-inspected & appraised..
#201003475 $695,000
Anna Gonzales-Gianardi
505.955.1090 505.670.0443
annagianardi@aol.com
1003 1005 Canyon Road
Peaceful Oasis in the Historic Heart of Santa Fe
In the heart of Historic Santa Fe, this estate is a gem boasting with beauty all around
it’s mature landscaping and two beautiful properties that were remodeled in 2000.
MLS #201003490 $2,200,000
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Darlings,
For several weeks now, I’ve been
watching the restoration work going
on at the San Miguel Church on Old
Santa Fe Trail. One day, I watched as a
group of teenage boys climbed up onto
the scaffolding to pose for a “photo
op,” and when I asked who they were,
I was told they were the St. Mike’s
football team. Then I found out that
St. Mike’s owns San Miguel Church, a
mildly obscure fact that I’d forgotten.
Then I found out that St. Mike’s had
asked Cornerstones Community
Partnerships to do the much-needed
restorations and repairs on the church
property in order to preserve its
historical beauty and significance.
This trail of information
swirled through my brain while
I focused on the volunteers from
Cornerstones energetically working
on the restoration project. (I think
I even caught a glimpse of our city
councilman, Miguel Chavez - in
his hard hat, Dumplings, looking
quite fit.) How wonderful, I thought.
Not about Miguel looking good in a
hard hat, but Cornerstones working
on a project right here in Santa Fe.
With more than 300 restorations/
preservations of buildings -
predominantly churches - throughout
New Mexico and the Southwest
undertaken by this nonprofit group
since the mid ‘80s, the San Miguel
Church is the first Cornerstones
project in our own City Different.
Susan Herter must be very pleased,
I said to myself, to see this dream
of hers come home to her beloved
Santa Fe. It was back in 1985 that
Susan’s keen appreciation of adobe
architecture and a passion for
preserving historical properties gave
her the brilliant idea of developing a
program that would get communities
involved in restoring and preserving
their old and oftentimes crumbling
centers of village life: their churches.
At first, it was called Churches:
Symbols of Community, and was a
program under the umbrella of the
New Mexico Community Foundation
(on whose board Susan served).
Within a short time, it was so
successful that it was spun off
into its own 501(c)(3) entity and
became what we know today
as Cornerstones Community
Partnerships. Throughout the life of
this organization, Realtors like Susan
Herter, architects like Barbara Zook,
and myriad others with all levels of
skill and education have enjoyed
volunteering their time and expertise
because its twofold aim is dear to
their hearts: preserving historic,
adobe structures and reviving people’s
involvement in their communities.
(Ahh, I know many of you find it hard
to believe that Realtors have even one
altruistic bone in their bodies, but
believe me, Crumbcakes, they do.)
Ed Crocker (Crocker Ltd.
Architectural Conservation) was,
in historical terms, the volunteer
founding technical director who put
together the field training program
necessary to remind the volunteers in
the communities how to mud-plaster
and make adobes, techniques many
had mostly forgotten since sometime
around WW II. Understanding the
importance of documenting historical
events, Ed enlisted the photographic
skills of his friend, Jim Gautier,
who has been the unofficial “Official
Photographer” since 1988.
Jim was a Realtor in Los Alamos
from 1975 until 2007. (He started the
Re-Max office up there, among other
success stories.) Besides being the
volunteer photographer, he became
a member of the Cornerstones board
after moving to Santa Fe in 2005 and
is its current chairman. His wife,
Peggy (a retired chemist from the
Lab), is heading the committee for this
year’s annual fundraiser, Noche Feliz,
coming up October 1 at La Fonda.
The organization’s executive
director, Robyn Jones, is married to
Realtor Charles Weber (Sotheby’s),
so we know that Charles’ contribution
is voluntarily giving up lots of home-
cooked meals, as well as helping
people identify Cornerstones for
the specific type of community
organization that it is. This is an
invaluable service, because Robyn
says, “We still get phone calls from
people wanting to order How To Save
Your Marriage, or who want to know if
we take insurance for in-patients.”
Next year, my brother-in-law, Pete
Talbott, will succeed Jim as chairman
of the board. So, Lemondrops, I
guess you could say that’s one of my
small contributions to Cornerstones,
because I sold him and my sister, Judy,
the house that got them to Santa Fe in
the first place.
The San Miguel Church project is a
big one, so it looks as if the volunteers
at Cornerstones will be busy for a few
years. Which means, Lollipops, that
it’s not too late for me to make an
even bigger contribution by getting
in there and getting my hands dirty
(legitimately, of course). The only
thing that worries me is that I’ve never
looked very good in a hard hat.
So long, Sweetpeas. And until next
time, remember: a community that
muds together stays together... Oakley
(Oakley Talbott moonlights as
Realtor Merrily Pierson and can be
reached at merrilypierson@cox.net)
OutandAbout
Community involvement: a novel
idea in today’s high-tech world
OAKLEY TALBOTT
Exec. Dir. Robyn enjoys an evening at the Cantina w/ Charles
and their daughter, Aba.
St. Mike’s High football team tests the strength of the
scaffolding in front of their San Miguel Church.
Mr. Chairman (Jim) and his boss, Peggy.
Cornerstones volunteers learn the secret ingredient in
homemade adobes.
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Treasure Chest of Property at Astonishing Price! One acre+ on E.
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Jane Hiltbrand 505.946.2842 jane@sfrp.com
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52 Paseo del Pinon
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Beautiful Homesites
Santa Fe Summit: Lots from $349,000-$749,000
Cerros Altos: 3 miles to the Plaza. Views, paved streets.
4.38 acres mls 201003070 $490,000
Las Campanas: Lots from $129,000-$190,000
3 Sol Y Nubes: In town lot with views
830 acres mls 906180 $195,000
Monte Sereno: 2 acre view lot $390,000
Camino Peralta: Two lots for the price of one!
Great views, minutes to the Plaza.
3.989 acres $219,000
1602 Villa Strada
The Villas at Ridge Point, minutes to town, city light views,
walking trails, largest lot in area, beautifully landscaped,
open and light. 3 years old. Outdoor living. 2534 sf, 3 bed-
rooms, 3 1/2 baths. mls 201002566
$499,000 32 Loma Blanca
Tranquil 5+ acre equstrian/artist retreat. Beautiful lush setting
in Nambe, sweet old world feel adobe with lake and 9 acre
feet of water. Additional 2¼ acre feet available for additional
$60,000. mls 201004000
$649,000
37 Cattle Drive
3 BR, 3½ BA main house, 2 BR, 2 BA guest house. Custom
cabinetry, high end appliances, slate foors, private courtyards,
herb garden, Zen garden. Equestrian facility with barn and RV
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Seller is licensed NM Real Estate Broker. mls 201003768
$1,200,000 1135 High Summit Ridge
Amazing price reduction from $2,450,000 for a quick sale.
Completion date: Aug 2009. Santa Fe Summit estate built by
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$1,750,000
1224 North Summit Drive
Breathtaking sophistication with superb architectural details.
This home offers an elegant master suite, 7 freplaces, high
ceilings, plaster walls, stained concrete foors, a 2-car garage,
heated driveway,extensive fagstone terraces, an infnity pool,
panoramic vistas, & a luxurious guest house. mls 201001398
$2,400,000
Rancho de Jaconita
Rancho de Jaconita is an 11,000+ sq.ft. triple adobe estate with 7 bedrooms, 10 baths,
2 separate residences perfect for caretakers with 2 kitchens, a 26 person formal dining
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This setting is surrounded by the Pojoaque River and Jacona Land Grant with abundant
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$6,500,000
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This 2,142 sqf3bed/3bth home features green
living in the heart of South Capitol. Separate
ofce, large utlity room, high ceilings, hickory
foors with radiant heat downstairs, bamboo
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142 W. Houghton Street
From $630,000 to $585,000
# 904137
Beautful 3,150 sqf 4bed/3bth home on 3
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throughout, radiant heat, high ceilings/vi-
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formal dining room and wrap-around portals.
41 Camino Mariquita
From $749,000 to $725,000
#201002370
This 1,540 sqf 2bed/2bth main house has high
ceilings with vigas, great natural light, views, 2
living areas and a deck. A 500 sqf studio adds
to the artstc essence of this 2.78 acre prop-
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In the coveted Museum Hill area, this pris-
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Features a gym, hot tub and a detached 3-car
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On 2.5 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac in La
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an open foorplan with a circular living room,
a sumptuous master suite and views of the
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On .24 acres above Casa Solana with views of
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This 1,943 sqf 4bed/2bth duplex in SouthCapi-
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131/133 Booth Street
From $525,000 to $489,000
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15 Wilowa Lane
From $550,000 to $535,000
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34 CALLE SAN ACACIA • $1,100,000
Stunning soft contemporary
559 CAMINO DEL MONTE SOL • $925,000
Classic adobe with great views
4322 LOST FEATHER • $398,000
Hacienda home in Nava Ade
342 EAST BUENA VISTA • $2,750,000
Step into a piece of history
2339 SANTA BARBARA • $697,000
In-town compound with country privacy
3004 PLAZA BLANCA • $285,000
Light, bright, single level in Park Plazas
207 NORTH DOUBLE ARROW • $591,000
Mountain top retreat
16 CLOUDSTONE • $255,000
10 acre lot with magnifcent views
509 ACEQUIA MADRE • $299,000
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32 AUGUST 2010 HOME
Records have been set every month
in 2010 for our financial markets. Never
before have we seen a collective lowering
of all interest rates and yields as there
is presently. What are the key financial
instruments? Mortgage rates, bank prime
rate, U.S. Treasury rate, and the Libor
rates (London Interbank Offered Rate,
an international index) are the primary
indexes by which we measure the cost of
money.
The 15-year and 30-year mortgage
rates are at 4 percent and 4.625 percent,
respectively. A historic low. The bank
prime rate is 3.25 percent, also a historic
low. The 10-year U.S. Treasury bond yield
is currently at 2.98 percent, amazingly
low. And the 1-year Libor yield is in the
1.2 percent area. In every index, rates are
lower than most of us have seen in our
lifetime.
Will they continue? How will we be
able to predict the turnaround point?
When rates are this low, there is definitely
only one direction for them to travel
and that is up. Most consumers and
homeowners are pleased to the point of
elation because the mortgage rates are
continuing at this low level. Be on the
lookout for a change in direction.
The increase in all yields and rates will
follow changes in the economy and the
political structure in the United States
and the world. When foreign buyers of
U.S. Treasuries demand higher yields at
Treasury auctions, the Treasury bond
yield will go up. When the Federal
Reserve becomes more concerned about
inflation as the economy improves, the
prime banking rate will increase. Home
mortgage rates will follow the increase
in the Treasuries as they have for many
years. As the U.S. stock market values
increase and more money is invested,
Treasury bonds will be sold and Treasury
yields will increase.
Also, look to politics. Many businesses
and individuals are postponing major
financial and business decisions until they
see the effects of the new Congressional
legislation and its associated costs
to individuals and businesses. These
changes, such as in health-care reform
and financial reform, are still to be
implemented into the economy.
So the answer to the question “How low
will rates go?” is not any lower. And the
answer to “When will a change in rates
occur?” is, when the key factors politically
and economically improve. Don’t make
the mistake of assuming that rates will
remain low for many years to come.
Take advantage now. Use the low rates
to put your financial world in a stronger
position. If you are considering a home
purchase, do not wait another month.
Housing availability is better than we have
ever known and purchasing ability is as
good as it is going to get.
In a time when most news is bad news,
this is good news that could just get you
your home now.
Jim Gay was real-estate broker for 20 years
and has been a consultant to Fortune 500
companies. He is currently executive senior loan
officer/partner at Superior Mortgage Services
(505-988-4422) in Santa Fe.
Mortgagematters
How low can it go?
JIM GAY
Doing business on the golf course is
considered standard practice for many
real-estate brokers, but here in the City
Different things happen, well, differently.
More often than not, we find that our
clients prefer to get out on the trail rather
than the links when offered the choice.
The abundant hiking trails and easy
access to the outdoors continues to be one
of the top reasons people want to move
to Santa Fe. Although the Atalaya trail is
one of our most popular trails, the hike
people are most curious about is our local
summit, Santa Fe Baldy.
Visible from town, the treeless peak
is a prominent fixture of the Sangre de
Cristo skyline. To get to the trailhead,
you simply drive to the Santa Fe Ski area
and park in the lower lot (near the Forest
Service bathrooms). Just across the creek,
you will find the Windsor Trail (254).
Commencing here, the first mile is a steep
section, so don’t panic if you are huffing
& puffing 15 minutes into the hike. Soon
you reach Wilderness Gate (can’t miss
it) and things level out and in fact drop
a little in elevation. A little more than a
mile from the Gate you will see a sign for
Nambe Lake. Keep in mind that summits
are only the halfway point and if you are
not up to the 14-mile round trip, you
might consider heading to Nambe Lake
for a wonderful afternoon, at only half the
distance.
From Wilderness Gate to Puerto
Nambe, the trail heads through mixed
pine and aspen forest and is nicely
shaded. The going is fairly easily and after
a little uphill you will find yourself in
open meadows with great views of Ravens
Ridge and Nambe Shoots to the south and
Baldy to the north. You are now at the top
of the Puerto Nambe and this is a great
spot to take a break.
It gets a little arduous as you rise up
out of the Puerto toward the saddle, so
pace yourself and keep an eye on the
weather. Thunderstorms start brewing
around noon and lightning is a killer, so
be ready to turn around at the first sign
of bad weather. You will know when you
reach the saddle because you will have
one of those Sound of Music moments as
the mountain falls away ahead of you and
the entire Pecos Wilderness reveals itself
below.
Lake Katherine trekkers will keep
heading straight and down into the Pecos
watershed, but Baldy summiteers turn
left and head upward to the northwest
along the ridge, leaving behind the last
remaining pines and large boulders that
define the Rio En Medio watershed.
Toward the summit, the glorious
panorama of the Rio Grande valley begins
to unfold with views ranging from Mt.
Taylor and the Arizona border to the
west, up the valley to Antonito Peak and
the Colorado border all the way around
to Wheeler Peak in Taos and the Truchas
Peak trinity.
It’s a long day out, so take the usual
hiking provisions. It takes longer than
28 holes of golf so start early and don’t
schedule anything difficult for the
afternoon. The Travel Bug downtown is a
great resource for maps and information
about hiking. As brokers, we are often
the first point of contact for people
moving here and we’ve had the pleasure of
introducing many newcomers to the trail.
It makes our job really special and it’s a
great way to get out of the summer heat
and enjoy the high country.
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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ON THE COVER - This year’s Parade of Homes entry by Praxis Ltd. Co.
Photograph by Paul Weideman
OWNER: Robin Martin
PUBLISHER: Ginny Sohn
MAGAZINE EDITOR: Paul Weideman
DIRECTOR OF ADVERTISING: Joe Vigil
ADVERTISING SALES: Jan Montoya
MARKETING MANAGER: David Del Mauro
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T a b l e o f C o n t e n t s
1. Gianardi Construction. $1.8 million
2. Pinson Brothers. $1.4 million
3. Casa Solterra. $895,000
4. Percy Home Design. $860,000
5. Chapman Homes. $695,000
6. Woods Design Builders. (Not for sale)
7. Praxis Ltd. Co. $1.595 million
8. Homewise Inc. $266,750
TOUR MAPS
9. John H. Odell Associates. $2.5 million
10. Artistic Homes. $341,109
11. Tierra Concepts. $3.3 million
12. Woods Design Builders. $1.695 million
13. Berfish Devt./Schmitt & Assoc. $2.45 million
14. Tierra Concepts. $1.24 million
15. Hurlocker Properties. $1.75 million
16. Miradores Fine Homes. $989,000
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BUILDING RENDERINGS AND MAPS IN THIS SUPPLEMENT
COURTESY OF VALENTINE & TATE ADVERTISING DESIGN
16homes ontour for 2010
The number of houses featured in the annual Haciendas: A Parade of Homes tour keeps
going down — from 40 in 2008 to 28 houses last year to just 16 for the tour that takes
place this month.
But, in the face of a continuing housing-market slump, Cheri Johansen, who is in
charge of marketing for the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association, is optimistic about
the tour.
“I’m very pleased with the group in this Parade,” she said. “It is a really good mix.
Sharon Woods has even opened up her own home, a remodel I think will be very
interesting. I’m hoping the Lincoln Center condo [in the remodeled La Esquina Building,
142 Lincoln Avenue) gets done. They’re scurrying. That will be very dramatic for people
in Santa Fe to see.”
The more affordable end of the market is represented with a model home in Old Las
Vegas Place, a new Homewise project; and an Artistic Homes residence in Oshara Village.
At the other end, nine of the 16 tour homes are priced at over $1 million.
Included on the tour is a house currently being built for a local family by the Santa Fe
chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Half of this year’s Parade houses are highlighted as having green-build attributes.
The tour homes are open from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays,
Aug. 13-15 and 20-22. Most homes also will be open for a special Twilight Tour from 4 to
9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19.
Tickets are $15 and are available at each tour home and at the Lensic Performing Arts
Center, 988-1234 or www.ticketssantafe.org. One ticket is all you need to visit all homes
on all days of the tour.
Notices about the Parade of Homes will appear in Su Casa and New Mexico Magazine,
but even though a good proportion of Santa Fe’s homebuyers typically come from out of
state, the sponsoring Home Builders Association has not advertised nationally. “When
you only have 16 houses and not as many sponsors, you can’t advertise as much,” Johansen
said. “Also, the banks have very little discretionary now. When you see the news and the
statistical figures, you don’t realize how many actual builder familiies have been affected
by this.
“Basically, my contractors, since this all started, have been trying to keep their core
groups busy, so they’ve been doing a lot of remodeling and a lot of the kinds of jobs they
normally would not have done. We have a lot of our builders just hanging on. Brother Sun
went under and Artistic Tile & Granite closed. We are losing people.”
If some of the big banks and investment firms that caused the recession are still doing
well, the same may be true of the biggest building companies. The largest homebuilder in
the country now is Pulte Homes out of Michigan, which recently acquired Centex Homes.
“Pulte finances its own projects, so they’re the biggest builder in Santa Fe now,”
Johansen said. “That’s a big thing. It just seems to me that at the top there hasn’t been a
lot of change. Those guys are still getting kamillions of dollars and I’m seeing some of our
little contractors just trying to put food on the table.
“In all honesty, I thought we would be much better by now. We are just beginning to
hear that people are wanting bids on things. I have heard Madera Builders has two or
three bids, and Gianardi has several projects going. It’s starting up. There’s noise out there;
I call it a ripple. And I’m hoping that this Parade will bring in the kind of people who have
always been interested in Santa Fe.”
Are people buying houses they see on the Parade of Homes?
“What happens is people come two or three years in a row, then they decide. A lot of
people plan their vacations around the Parade.”
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1429 - A & B BISHOPS LODGE ROAD Located at 1429 A & B Bishops Lodge Road
this Tesuque riverfront gem is one of the most beautiful properties in Tesuque. Authentic,
historical compound with a main house, guest house and adobe chapel on 600 feet of river
frontage. The property was fully renovated in 2005 by Wolf Corporation. The gorgeous
grounds feature mature gardens, fruit trees, cottonwoods, willows and aspens.
MLS #201004151 $1,775,000
Listed by Clara L. Dougherty, 690-0471
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432 CAMInO DEL MOntE SOL Charming, updated adobe home with 2
Bedrooms and 2 Baths. The 1,475 Sq/Ft home has a wonderful country kitchen
with colored concrete and tile counters, stainless appliances, an atrium style dining
area, living room, 3 fireplaces, plus a single car garage. The enclosed courtyards
are adorned with flagstone walkways and colorful plantings. Close to Canyon
Road, galleries, restaurants and hiking trails.
MLS #201000467 $798,000
Listed by Clara L. Dougherty, 690-0471
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1319 AvEnIDA RInCOn Located in the popular development of Zocalo, this
immaculate Barranca unit is situated in a most private location in the subdivision.
The owners have added many upgrades and custom touches throughout the 2
Bedroom / 2 1/2 Bath home including a custom banco, built-in storage cabinet,
leather handrail and more. There is a wonderful patio off the dining area and a
deck off the second floor bedroom. The Zocalo community amenities include a
pool, workout facilities and conference area.
MLS #201003688 $369,000
Listed by Clara L. Dougherty, 690-0471
996 PASEO DEL SuR Charming 3,962 Sq/Ft Pueblo style home on Santa Fe’s
Northside. Unique floorplan offers two living areas that can be used as one large
home with two kitchens or a house and guest house that can be rented. The home
has 4 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Baths, four fireplaces, 3 car garage, and wonderful
outdoor spaces with decks and patios. The setting is quiet and serene, perfect for
full time living or a relaxing get-a-way.
MLS #201004027 $938,000
Listed by Clara L. Dougherty, 690-0471
3101 PECOS tRAIL - unIt #519. Located in the development of Quail Run, this
2 Bedroom, 1 3/4 Bath condo is immaculately maintained. The 1,491 Sq/Ft unit
has tile and carpeted flooring, and offered with the property are: refrigerator, stove,
washer, dryer, insulated windows, kiva fireplace, vigas, beams and sprinkler/drip
system. Amenities at Quail Run include: athletic facilities, club house, golf course,
pool and tennis courts.
MLS #201003158 $625,000
Listed by Clara L. Dougherty, 690-0471
56 POLMOOD FARM ROAD Elegant serenity and privacy is found in the 5,300
Sq/Ft Main house and 1,735 Sq/Ft Guest House on 15 acres in Tesuque. The
Main House features 2 Bedrooms and 3 Baths, formal dining room, living room
exercise room, library and gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances. The
separate Guest House has 1 Bedroom and 1 Bath, living room, kitchen and studio.
Custom cabinetry and Mexican quarry tile is found throughout. Museum quality
iron work is used for light fixtures, stair rails, door hardware and room dividers. An
oasis in Tesuque.
MLS #201001549 $2,990,000
Listed by Clara L. Dougherty, 690-0471
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acres, this 3,800 Sq/Ft Main House is a contemporary pueblo style home offer-
ing incredible views from every room. The light and open floorplan maximizes the
flow of the house and provides a feeling of spaciousness with coved ceilings and
skylights throughout. A stone path leads to the 600 Sq/Ft guest house with a living
room, bedroom, bathroom and full kitchen. The views of the Sangres, Jemez and
Mt. Antonito are spectacular.
MLS # 201002419 $1,495,000
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2162 PLAzuELA vIStA Located at The Plazas at Pecos Trail, this fabulous 2,300
Sq/Ft home, with beautiful upgrades throughout including custom plantation
shutters, hardwood floors, cabinetry in kitchen & bathrooms, granite countertops,
landscaping and more. The light and bright home features an exceptionally large
chef’s kitchen, formal dining room, master suite with dressing area and walk-in
closet, guest bedroom, a third bedroom/study, plus an attached 2-car garage.
Views of Sun Mtn. and the Sangre de Cristo Foothills and a gorgeous portal for
entertaining.
MLS #201003212 $849,000
Listed by Clara L. Dougherty, 690-0471
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The 16 houses featured on the 2010 Haciendas: A Parade of Homes
are open from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Aug. 13-15
and 20-22. Also open (but not for sale) is the most current homebuilding project of
Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity. It is located at 653 Valle Chamiso Lane and is identified
by “H” on Map 1. Most of the Haciendas homes also will be open for a Twilight Tour
from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19.
Tickets are $15 and are available at each tour home and at the Lensic Performing
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This is my final essay for Healthy Home
Corner. I wish to use this allotment of
words to express deep gratitude... to The
New Mexican and Paul Weideman for the
opportunity to voice what I know to be
true about home making. I am grateful to
my friends in Santa Fe who actually took
the time to read my column and I also
wish to thank 23 years of clients, many
of whom I count amongst my dearest of
friends. I am grateful for the enormous
trust they placed with me in choosing me
to help them fulfill their dreams of home.
Most of all, I am grateful for the privilege
of having spent so much of my life in the
most magical of places: Santa Fe.
Now I live in the Pacific Northwest.
The giant trees and soft moss paths, the
calm water views and dark misty winters
have nurtured a part of me that suffered
from exhaustion in the dryness of the
high desert climate of New Mexico, so
different from the environs I was born in
to. But I move on with a very heavy heart.
I miss this time of year the most; crisp,
clear mornings and then a crescendo
of heat followed by dramatic afternoon
storms that cooled and brought life to my
gardens and then scattered clouds to ride
the sunset like a light show.
I came to Santa Fe a 28-year-old
aspiring architect. Now a blink of the
eye and 28 years later I leave behind a
grown daughter, beloved friends and
trusted business associates. When I
arrived in Santa Fe, one could still do
everyday shopping on the Plaza and
when I left Santa Fe had grown into a
richer community, boasting a myriad of
new cultural achievements including a
fine farmers’ market, a performing arts
center, and country wide leadership in
the ecological movement. I have clung
to my little Healthy Home Corner as a
point of contact to this remarkable place,
a salve for my homesick heart. But I have
said what I needed to say about what I
know and it is time to make space for new
voices.
Robert and I will be back. We travel
now to do our work and Santa Fe is one of
the places we will travel to. But we will be
visitors. Perhaps, if fortune shines on me,
I will spend the next 28 years, my final
one-third, homing in here in the West. I
will always remember my time in Santa
Fe, where I thrived in her astounding
beauty and vibrant community. This is
where I passed my middle time between
the east and west of Canada between a big
city and a quiet island... my sweet desert
sandwich... thank you!
Paula Baker-Laporte FAIA 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. You
can reach Paula at paula@econest.com.
HealthyhomeCorner
My sweet desert sandwich
PAULA BAKER- LAPORTE
Years ago, when I was living in the
Washington, D.C., metropolitan region,
it seemed very suddenly that a particular
coffeeshop chain began placing one on
every corner. These shops were soon
ubiquitous, including outside the building
where I worked in Alexandria, Va. I
and my co-workers were surrounded,
so we patronized these establishments.
We jokingly began to refer to them as
“Fourbucks” because every time we went
there, a container of coffee cost about four
dollars.
I mention this because on Aug. 15,
2010, a new banking law goes into effect,
covering overdraft protection for your
ATM transactions and everyday debit-
card transactions at the grocery store,
coffee shop, gas station, etc. You must
elect to opt-in for this coverage or you
will not receive it. The opt-in is not
required to retain your current overdraft
protection for your paper checks or
recurring debit-card transactions. (Check
with your bank if unsure.) I like to refer to
this new law as the “Fourbuck rule.”
An example made by the proponents
of this new bill and hyped by the press is
the $38 cup of coffee: a man in Spokane,
Wash., went to a coffee shop and paid for
his coffee with his debit card. He did not
know that this four-dollar cup of coffee
would overdraw his debit account, and
when it did, he was charged with a $34
overdraft fee. Essentially, he paid $38 for a
cup of coffee. He claimed that he did not
know that he had overdraft protection,
and this may be true. When you sign up
for these programs, banks typically offer
the protection as a customer-service item.
If you stop to think about it, the bank is
providing you with a loan to cover the
deficiency in your account. Banks say
this is a service to their customers, while
proponents of the new “Fourbuck rule”
claim the banks do this because banks
make hefty fees.
The proponents of the bill claim that
having the electronic transaction that
overdraws the debit account is different
than writing paper checks and you are less
prone to the overdraft fees with checks.
Maybe, but in this case, if a $4 cup of
coffee overdraws your account, you likely
have no idea of the balance of the account
(which is your responsibility) and are
likely living on a financial edge. It would
be different if you were using the debit
card for a $200 transaction and had it
overdrawn by $4.
In many ways I think that the Fourbuck
rule is symptomatic of modern lifestyles.
Electronic transactions happen quickly
and without your participation, making
it easy (and getting frequent-flyer miles),
and you don’t need to have the money in
your bank account since the credit-card
company will give you a loan. And once
these occur, trying to get them undone
is almost impossible - I know. I have one
with an internet service provider that is
yet unresolved after two years.
As for the Fourbuck rule, I am not
opting in. Call me old school, anal or “too
banker,” but I always have a sufficient
balance in my debit-card account to cover
a $4 cup of coffee, and would prefer not to
be publicly embarrassed if I did not.
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.
Watch out for The Fourbuck Rule
DAVID HULTIN
HomeequityAdvantage
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$495,000
Beautifully kept, single-
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in La Paz at Eldorado.
Elegant entry, good
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separate dining with
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Large backyard. Nice
views. MLS# 201001628
3101 OLD PECOS TRAIL, #808 $699,000
A really nice “Pinon B” model, located on a private greenbelt. This
delightful 2BR, 2BA has been elegantly upgraded; new kitchen bamboo
cabinetry and appliances, remodeled bathrooms, custom built-ins, and a
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wood floors, wonderful light, private patio spaces and views.
MLS# 201002505
26 AVENIDA LA SCALA
$1,100,000
Premium Casas De San Juan home
in prestigious gated community next
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This special jewel is sited on a
superb lot with fantastic views of the
Sangre Mountains and the Badlands.
Beautifully landscaped around a
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Single level Nava Ade
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amenities: pool, hot tub,
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MLS# 201002315
11 ZORRITO COURT
$535,000
Beautiful, 3BR, 3BA
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Conejos built for easy
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SANTA FE’S MARKET LEADER
We Outsell All Other Santa Fe Brokerages.*
*Based on dollar sales volume from the last 3 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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7628-C OLD SANTA FE TRAIL $2,750,000
Provence meets Santa Fe within the walls of this custom
mountaintop retreat on 19.5 acres surrounded by private
gardens and patios. 360 degrees views. 6BR, 5.5BA, 6,966
sq ft, formal living and dining, cozy wood paneled study,
his/hers offices and private guest quarters. MLS# 804941
3125 VISTA SANDIA $745,000
This 4BR, 4BA double adobe home and guest casita is the
best of both worlds: tranquil La Mariposa location and 10 min.
to DeVargas. Classic Santa Fe touches of vigas, beams,
coved ceilings, Saltillo floors, kiva fireplaces and bricked
outdoor courtyards, portals, and hot tub. MLS# 201003174
1057 SIERRA DEL NORTE $1,495,000
Classic Territorial-style 3BR home on 1.1 acres priced well
under current appraisal. High beamed ceilings, oak floors,
marble baths, plaster walls, great light and many special
details. Wonderful wraparound covered porch enjoys
western sunset views. MLS# 201002543
612 GOMEZ ROAD, #4 $249,000
Perfect walk to the Plaza or Railyard pied-a-terre
with Acequia Madre running behind. Sweet 1BR,
1BA condo in mint condition with brick floors, vigas,
beams and kiva fireplace. MLS# 201001282
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Classic Northern NM pitched-roof adobe. Flagstone
and wood floors, hand-hewn beams and coved
ceilings. Beautiful Jemez views, gardens, and a
sunset portal with kiva fireplace. MLS# 201002128
STATE ROAD 94 $262,500
This 21 acre parcel of certified organic farmland
near Mora is flat, on a paved road and has
spectacular views. Good irrigation rights. Includes
2% ownership of Morphy Lake. MLS# 201003306
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36 CARISSA ROAD $515,000 $498,000
Dramatic, unobstructed views of the Sandia and Ortiz
ranges from this 5.57 acre perimeter lot with adjoining
greenbelt in La Paz at Eldorado. Home shows beautifully
with tall ceilings, vigas and planks, 3 kiva fireplaces, great
kitchen with granite and tumbled stone finishes, travertine
tiled bathrooms. Open living area,
split bedroom plan with 4th
bedroom/studio. Spacious front
and rear landscaped courtyards
and brick portales with dynamite
views… great for relaxing and
entertaining. MLS# 201002444
5 ESTAMBRE PLACE $140,000
Located high on a hill at the end of a cul-de-sac in Eldorado,
this 1.90 acre, gently north sloping lot has outstanding views
of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez ranges. Available
underground utilities include community water, natural gas,
electricity with transformer. MLS# 201002374
2 CHAPARRAL COURT $349,000 $329,000
Compare! Four bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2,196 sq ft Territorial-
style home on 2.51 acres in Eldorado Community School
District. Living room, family room with fireplace, office,
kitchen with stainless steel appliances, large master suite
with fireplace and oak flooring. Great Sandia and Ortiz views.
Have an RV or boat? Currently no
active homeowner’s association
per seller. MLS# 904750
GREAT ELDORADO LOT 5.5 ACRES, INCREDIBLE VIEWS
3017 SANDIA CIRCLE $149,000 $109,000
Rare vacant lot in established, convenient Pueblos del Sol.
Cul-de-sac location. Underground utilities. Jemez Mountain
views. MLS# 904753
PRICED TO SELL
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25 Mountain Top Road $675,000
Phenomenal views over Santa Fe to the Jemez, Ortiz, and
Sandia Mountains, La Barbaria Canyon, and Galisteo Basin
from this tri-level mountain home on 3.46 acres less than 15
minutes from the Plaza. #201003709
79-C Mountain Top Road $575,000
Beautiful mountain home and 1BR guest house on scenic
private lane. Gorgeous rock outcroppings, tall Ponderosas,
unmatched vistas, sparkling City lights, awe-inspiring
sunsets and breathtaking panoramas. #201001815
193 North Double Arrow Road $475,000
Amazing view lot! 10.8 acres in a gated neighborhood has
spectacular panoramic vistas over the City and to the
mountains in every direction. Large building site and
community water. 15 minutes to the Plaza. #201002900
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12 Mountain Top Road $895,000
Exceptional Residence and two guest cottages with
numerous decks and portales featuring phenomenal views;
sited on 9.9 acres among gorgeous rock outcroppings and
ponderosa pines. #901989 2 MountainTop.com
690 La Viveza Court $675,000
Alluring Residence near the Plaza. Two large master suites
and a study/guest room. High-end kitchen, hardwood and
travertine floors, air conditioning, big portal and patio.
Oversized finished garage. #901537 690LaViveza.com
6 Dandelion Circle $525,000
Three bedroom, three bath home minutes from town and the
historic Plaza in gated Salva Tierra has fabulous Sangre and
Jemez views. Beautiful landscaping and decks, 2-car garage
plus RV bay currently used as art studio. #201001728
22 Immanuel $425,000
Warm Southwest style and Santa Fe feeling in this
wonderful residence nestled in thick vegetation in the
foothills with beautiful views. Great country kitchen and
dining room. View deck with portal. #901393
23 Bishops Dome Road $949,000
Striking Single-Level Contemporary home on 2 plus acres.
Wonderful western views, Rastra construction, 4 fireplaces;
master bath has exercise area, Kohler spa shower, 34-inch
deep jetted soaking tub and bidet. #905717
SantaFeBeautifulHomes.com
2300 Las Casitas $279,000
Very sweet, well cared for home in a small neighborhood
next to a park. Three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and
a two-car garage. Beautiful low-maintenance landscaping,
patio, and fenced backyard. #201003032
201 North Double Arrow Road $998,000
Rass Mandal, Incredible Asian Adobe with marble floors,
hand carved mahogany, and striking stained glass on 5
acres with spectacular views. Includes a retreat cabin,
pavilion, aviary, and swimming pool. #201000408
624 East Alameda, #6 $985,000
Spacious and beautiful 3BR, 3BA home with enclosed
backyard, 2-car garage, and walled front courtyard with
fireplace. Lovely private compound with great landscaping
and its own gate onto Canyon Road. #201000971
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SANTA FE’S MARKET LEADER
We Outsell All Other Santa Fe Brokerages.*
CHARLES WEBER
Direct: 954.0734 Cell: 670.9377
TAX DEFERRED EXCHANGE SPECIALIST
Helping People with Real Estate
Strategies Since 1989
27 CHAPALA ROAD $599,000
A superb custom designed 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home with in-floor radiant heat and A/C,
on a high lot overlooking a “greenbelt” taking in far reaching mountain views. Over 3,000 sq
ft. of living space including a spacious office. The heated 23'x23' garage has abundant
storage. Expansive patio/portal and roof deck for outdoor entertaining and enjoying sunset
views. #201001755 Co-listed with Fred Raznick.
2113 LOS PINOS COURT $199,000
Top notch condition. State-of-the-art solar
panels. Sell electricity to PNM! Quiet cul-de-
sac location, large lot, nice garage. A private,
economical home. #201003609
Truly gracious, beautifully kept three
bedroom, two bath home. East and
west views, nice portal. Quite lovely.
#201002481
2428 CAMINO DE VIDA $399,000
Lovely home in Villa Caballero II. 2,178 sq ft,
3BR, 2 1/2BA. Beautifully maintained on a 0.4
acre lot with tranquil courtyard & entertaining
ramada. Spacious rooms, outstanding family
room, and 2-car garage. #201003502
1706 Painted Sky
$595,000
65 Vista Redonda $665,000
Charming, traditional adobe home in Tesuque. Wonderful horse
property with amazing views situated on over five beautiful acres
with ample riding opportunities. The landscaping and private
deck off the master create a sanctuary with soft water feature.
Three-car garage with a custom bay. #201002863
16 Lluvia de Oro $1,595,000
First time on the market for this Mediterranean-style hilltop home with
immaculate grounds and gardens featured in Sunset Magazine.
Flowing 3,800 sq ft with a gourmet kitchen and professional sound
studio. Portales, built-in BBQ, kiva fireplace, and a small pool
complete the outdoor living experience. #201003166
SantaFePropertyFinder.com
92 Canada Del Rancho $439,000
Elegant and spacious, this single-level, 5BR, 2BA, 3,000 sq ft
home has style with thoughtful upgrades. Perfect for
entertaining with formal and informal spaces. Radiant heat and
evaporative cooling, 2 kiva fireplaces, huge master closet, and
professional landscaping on drip system. #201002862
Melissa Pippin-Carson 699.3112
melissa.pippincarson@sothebyshomes.com
Roger Carson 699.8759
roger.carson@sothebyshomes.com
1265 Este Lane
$799,000
Immaculate house and guest
house for a total of 3,600+/- sq
ft. 1.3 acre lot. Minutes to
downtown. Vibrant home with
recent upgrades including
renovated kitchen and master
bath, stucco, and windows.
#902478
111 Jimenez
$475,000
Authentic Santa Fe! Wonderful
downtown adobe home with
large living room, separate
dining room plus an office.
Walking distance to the Plaza,
Railway district and DeVargas
Mall. Private gardens in the
front and back of home.
#201001896
852 VientoSegundo
$290,000
Clean 2BR, 2 1/2BA condo
with Talavera tile floors and
beamed ceilings. Plenty of light
with open concept living plus
bedrooms feature private baths
and charming Venetian plaster
walls with lovely Sangre views.
2-car garage and security
system. #201001944
INCREDIBLE VALUE!
TESUQUE HORSE PROPERTY
SOUND STUDIO
Price Reduced
GUEST HOUSE
PRICE REDUCED
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Cell: 505.699.0290
deborah.day@sothebyshomes.com
183 CAMINO DEL RINCON, NAMBE
$895,000
Two BR, 2.5BA, quintessential Northern New
Mexico property with studio/guesthouse,
caretakers house, artist studio, corrals, barns
and irrigated pastures for your horses.
Beautiful pastoral views. MLS# 201001110
56 CAMINO CHUPADERO $950,000
In the Chupadero River valley, this renovated
adobe compound has 3,800 sq ft, a versatile
floor plan with 3BR including two master
suites with bath and sitting room, and a
gourmet kitchen. Extra lot available.
MLS# 201002392
60 CAMINO DE LAS MONTOYAS
$690,000
This 4BR, 4BA, 3,600 sq ft house has a fabulous,
open kitchen/dining/living area, large windows,
high ceilings with beams, and a fireplace.
Beautiful views. MLS# 201002431
10-A ABS ROAD $699,000
Beautiful, hand-crafted adobe house, by master
builder Andrew Geer, sits on a gorgeous 1.49
acre lot in Chupadero. Near the Rio
Chupadero, the house has three deep portals.
MLS# 807309
10-B ABS ROAD, CHUPADERO
$675,000
Northern New Mexico-style 3BR, 2 1/2BA
adobe house located at the end of the road near
the river. Hand plastered walls, two fireplaces,
brick and pine floors, beams, thick adobe walls
and lovely architectural details. MLS# 201003795
DEBORAH DAY
61 PINE EAST $268,000
Charming 2BR, 1BA adobe home. Wonderful
living/dining area that is light and bright. Two
horse run-in shed, corrals, a 125' x 200' arena,
Tuff shed tack room and outbuilding. Beautiful
360º views. MLS# 905695
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We Outsell All Other Santa Fe Brokerages.*
231 Washington Avenue • 505.988.8088 www.santafesir.com 326 Grant Avenue • 505.988.2533
WEBB SHERRILL
505.670.6054
webb.sherrill@sothebyshomes.com
653 CANYON ROAD, #4 $1,525,000
Elegant condominium in a gated compound at
the center of Canyon Road. Few come up for
sale. Completely redecorated from the studs out
by the present owners
with the finest decorative
materials. The living area is on the first floor with a second story
guest room/studio with full bath. Sumptuous and spacious master
suite – dressing area and walk-in closets. Formal living room, open
space dining and media room and gourmet kitchen. Office/study or
3rd. bedroom. 2BR, 2.5BA, and 2,700 sq ft. MLS# 201002547
808 FALDAS DE LA SIERRA
$398,000
Sought after location – walk to the Plaza
and Ft. Marcy Park next door! Extensively
remodeled townhome with much sought
after convenience to downtown and ski
basin road. New lighting fixtures, window
coverings, maple floors, stainless kitchen
eating/serving counter with four chairs.
Large master with walk-in organized
closet and double basins and steam
shower. Evaporative cooling. Brick patio.
Balcony off the master. MLS# 201002754
Great Second Home Locations
30 SENDERO DEL OSO $289,000
This 6 acre tract of land is one of the most
beautiful valley properties available this close
to Santa Fe. In a private valley with beautiful
grasses, an orchard, oaks and cottonwoods,
and fabulous views of the mountains.
MLS# 906043
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We Outsell All Other Santa Fe Brokerages.*
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KATHY ABELES
470-3720
RICHARD SCHOEGLER
577-5112
108 ARTIST ROAD
$519,000
Located just 5 blocks north of the
historic Plaza, this two bedroom, two
bath home is loaded with Santa Fe
ambiance and has a flexible floor plan
that allows the property to be used as
a single family home or house and
guest house. Features include walled
entry garden, two fireplaces, Saltillo tile
and oak floors, vigas, pine plank
ceilings, outdoor spa, rear patio/portal
and ample off-street parking.
MLS# 906794
2311 OLD ARROYO CHAMISO ROAD
$695,000
Privately located in Sol y Lomas, this
4BR, 2BA home and 1BR, 1BA
attached guest house, on 1 acre,
provides an abundance of space,
views and beautiful outdoor spaces.
The spacious floor plan offers a 2-
story sunroom entry, a well equipped
kitchen, large family room/den, 3
additional bedrooms with hall bath and
a private upper level master BR with 2
walk-in closets and direct entry bath
with view deck. 2-car garage and
passive solar design. MLS# 902315
Energy Efficient Adobe with Privacy and Views
Stroll to the Plaza
RICHARD
SCHOEGLER
505.984.5112
505.577.5112 Cell
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 $1,095,000
8 LEAPINGPOWDER ROAD – ARROYOHONDO
ESTATE WITH EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES
Behind beautiful antique iron gates this 9.3 acre
estate boasts a spacious 3BR, 3BA main home,
detached 2BR, 1BA guest house and exceptional
equestrian facilities including 5-stall barn, pipe-fenced
paddocks, round pen, large arena, and separate
storage building. MLS# 201002487 $1,285,000
666 LA VIVEZA COURT – NEAR THE PLAZA
Northside 3BR, 3BA townhome in a quiet location
with generously scaled rooms, and beautiful
outside patios and decks. Features a well
appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances,
a solar sunroom/art studio, steam shower, and
beamed and pine planked ceilings.
MLS# 201001647 $665,000
115 AVENIDA FRIJOLES – CONTEMPORARY 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 $628,000
2804 CALLE DULCINEA–CONTEMPORARY FLAIR
In desirable Villa Caballero, this well maintained 3BR,
2BA remodeled home offers an open floor plan with
granite tiled kitchen, marbled tiled master bath, and
tiled and Berber carpeted floors. Features include large
windows for passive solar gain, 3 fireplaces, pine plank
ceilings, skylights, beams, solar sunroom, separate
office, and 2-car garage. MLS# 201003640 $398,000
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
JANET AND TONY ROUSSELOT
505.690.6666
tony.rousselot@sothebyshomes.com
31 MONTOYA CIRCLE $750,000
Dramatic setting on the top of a hill overlooking the Canyon
Road area. 2,456 square feet. Large rooms with spectacular
high ceilings, flagstone floors and antique doors and windows.
Large private patio. Air conditioned, two-car garage. Furniture
package available under separate contract. Lots of drama in this
very unique property. MLS# 902027
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KAREN WOLFE-MATTISON
505.984.5154
Cell: 505.577.2245
www.RealEstateSantaFeOnline.com
8 MORNING GLORY $749,000
In gated Salva Tierra, this elegant custom
built by R.J. McMillan home shows like new!
3BR plus a den/family room, generous sized
rooms with vigas, gallery hallway facing east
with a big Sangre de Cristo view. Large
outdoor entertaining patio and deck facing
the Jemez Mountains. New roof with
warranty. MLS# 201003118
3 ESCOPETA PLACE
$159,000
Great location in small sub-
division off West Wildflower
with Sangre de Cristo views
and shared well. Priced to
sell now! MLS# 201002882
152 EAST LUPITA ROAD $525,000
Delightfully updated Stamm home on a 1/2
acre landscaped lot. Features 2 or 3BR, 1
3/4BA, kiva fireplace, wood and tile floors,
A/C, an abundance of light, and a terrific
location. Manicured grounds, flagstone patio,
private entrance to the third BR/office and
detached studio. MLS# 904814
1496 WILDERNESS GATE $1,995,000
Wonderful estate on 5 acres amongst tall
ponderosas. The expansive 3-4BR adobe
home has grand spacious rooms with warm
finishes. Includes formal dining room with a
Mediterranean dome brick Boveda-style
ceiling, aged multi-hued oak floors, plaster
walls, nine fireplaces, bancos, and a charming
1BR guest casita with kitchen. MLS# 902289
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Extremely rare estate that has 1,838 acres located in Taos
next to open BLM lands. A wonderful 4BR, 4BA home on
a hill overlooking it all. Included are three guest homes,
drip landscaping, pond, water rights and horse facilities.
MLS# 201000037 $5,200,000
Four bedroom, one level, air conditioning, on a hill
capturing wide views, open space on two sides, vigas,
natural gas fireplace, double walk-in closets, built in 2006
and landscaped with large stones and drip irrigation.
MLS# 201003966 $395,000
DoubleDRanchTaos.com
This is the actual Historical mining village of Rogers. The
foundations of these stone structures date back to 1880.
This is an excellent working or pleasure ranch and is rich
with history and soul. MLS# 201001892 $895,000
204 Rogersville
2.5 acre lot with beautiful views and a great location. This
property has a well and is contigous with another available 2.5
acres on Bella Loma. Sited house plans included. $179,500
58 Lluvia de Oro
Almost new home, open concept kitchen/ living room with
well separated 3BR and attached garage. Great details and
perfect downtown location. MLS# 901261 $598,000
604-A Sunset
103 CATRON STREET, #7 $865,000
One of the few three bedroom, three bath
condos in El Corazon. Great finishes
include diamond plaster walls, vigas,
marble countertops, gourmet kitchen and
courtyard patio off living room. Furnishings
included. Turn-key. MLS# 201000144
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floors, plus two rental apartments on San Francisco Street.
Triple income potential with a location just blocks from
the Plaza. MLS# 201000479 $450,000
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Going up: the closest yet to a ‘real’ H-Haus
By Paul Weideman
I
t had been a few years since I heard from Aaron
Bohrer and Arunas Repecka, innovators of the H-
Haus, a series of modernist dwelling designs named
after a symmetrical, 6-sided object — the cube — even
though none of the models fits the description.
“Starting in December, we did a small dance studio in
Lamy,” Bohrer said when he called. “It’s only 350 square
feet, but it uses the wall panels and a few other aspects of
our design. Then we have a pretty good replica of a Cube
6 going up in Tesuque. It’s a little bit more faithful to the
original idea in that it uses pretty much all the materials of
H-Haus walls, roof panels, and cabinetry, but the overall
aesthetic is changed just because of the local architectural
review committee. So unfortunately we weren’t able to fully
implement some of the planning concepts. We had to go to
slab on grade, make it more Southwestern in appearance,
and we’re going through a little battle regarding colors.”
He said the house in the Vista Redonda Subdivision near
Chupadero does show the basic H-Haus principal: all the
plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems are ganged
into a relatively small, core area. “That’s an idea that is
interesting and expresses the living spaces that congregate
around that core,” he said. “We were able to use our
building panel and roof system. The walls went up in one
day, and the whole thing was up in three.”
Readers may recall that, for a few years after San
Francisco architect Michelle Kaufmann introduced her
“Glidehouse” in 2005, there would be an occasional story
in these pages about modernist prefab housing. Kaufmann
would be contacted, as would Alchemy Architects, which
has the Wee House line in Minnesota; and a few others.
Their answers to the inquiry, Do you have any clients in
Northern New Mexico? was always negative.
That doesn’t surprise Bohrer. “They can’t ship them,” he
said. Those are prebuilt, like a mobile home, so you have
that transportation problem. Plus they’ll never get it up to a
site like this.”
Bohrer has a master’s degree in architecture from
Columbia University. He studied there with Zaha Hadid
and after college worked in the New York office of I.M.
Pei & Partners. In 1996, he founded Archaeo Architects,
Santa Fe, designers of the Community Bank building on
Guadalupe Street as well as award-winning residential
projects.
Repecka is a specialist in mechanical/HVAC engineering
with projects in Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Russia, and North
America. He and Bohrer have been involved in developing
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the H-Haus series since 2004. The H-Haus, according
to their website, is all about “elegant living paired with
eco-friendly designs adopted from European housing
standards.” The idea was to utilize pre-manufactured
sections to be assembled at the homesite, which promised
to save money and
reduce construction
waste. Sustainability
and affordability were
always as important
as the homes’ design
attributes. The models
share principles with
Mies van der Rohe’s 1951
Farnsworth house and the
Loblolly House designed
by KieranTimberlake,
Philadelphia.
Their biggest model,
at 2,100 square feet, is
the Cube 5, which the
pair exhibited at the
Cleveland Home & Garden
Show in 2006. It has two
bedrooms with private
balconies, a spa bath and
contemporary-design
plumbing fixtures, wiring
for high-speed Internet,
and features a glass bridge
between the spa and the
bedrooms.
Repecka, during a recent
visit to the house under construction in Vista Redonda,
said that after sitework, the steel-framed panels were set
in place by a crane. “It’s like a Lego system and it all gets
screwed together. The shell was done in one day.”
H-Haus’ custom-house components are ordered from
Green Source in Cleveland. That company describes the
product as “a light-gauge galvanized metal wall and roof
framing system that integrates the strength and rigidity
of traditional steel framing with the ultra-efficient, rigid
insulation characteristics of EPS (expanded polystyrene).”
The fully engineered walls have window and door
openings specified by H-Haus, and the walls come with
electrical and plumbing chases pre-routed in the integral
EPS. On this day in late July, workers were laboring to cut
more channels and anchor wiring bundles therein.
“The walls come with one pre-routed wire chase,”
Bohrer said, “but we’re finding out that line-voltage and
low-voltage wires have to separated by 18 inches to avoid
interference, so we’re cutting additional channels.”
Doesn’t Green Source know about potential interference
issues? “Well, this is our first building and basically the
factory will learn from our experience,” Bohrer said.
“What’s nice is that the perimeter can be anything you
want it to be. We just did a rectangle and added ‘saddlebags’
for the entrance and the breakfast nook. The other idea
with H-Haus is that the cabinets and bookshelves and
closet systems are produced offsite. We just make openings
and the pieces just slide in.”
While the shell walls come to specs from Green Source,
H-Haus has a builder crew framing out the mechanicals
core inside the house.
“There are some things we had to comply with from the
architectural review board for the subdivision,” Bohrer
said. “One is thicker walls at the bottom to give it that New
Mexico look. That house over there [on an adjoining hill]
is by Trey Jordan, and I think they didn’t want too many of
these very contemporary looking houses.”
The 8-inch-thick walls will be finished with drywall and
Venetian plaster on the interior. The exterior’s oriented-
strand board (OSB) will be stuccoed.
“The exterior finish can be anything,” Repecka said.
“It would be great if we could do corrugated steel, but
we couldn’t do that here.” He added that the inside of the
house can be as contemporary as the owners want, and
they’re going in that direction with European cabinets and
appliances.
The energy efficiency of the new H-Haus is bolstered by
argon, double-insulated windows and plenty of insulation:
four inches under the slab, eight inches in the walls, and 12
inches on the roof.
“We will do four solar panels and since it’s so well-
insulated, that will provide almost 70 percent of the
heating,” Repecka said.
The guest house is similarly well insulated, and also has
the mechanicals and plumbing in a central core. In the
space between the two buildings, the slabs extend out and
stop. There will be a bridge between them, over attractive
gravels — the metaphor is water — and on one side is a
small, built-in pool that will run off the solar panels.
“As an architect,” Bohrer said, “I guess I’m looking at
proving a couple points here: building a smaller house,
having it very functional, and, of course, I’m looking to
see whether or not there’s proof of concept. We can show
others the spatial arrangement of the house and how
flexible it can be.
“We’ve stayed with this project over two years. It’s been
a long haul in terms of approvals. The site is terrible and
we needed variances from the county. It was really pushed,
but we’re on the other side of it, and I think there’s a success
story there for the client.
“It’s for a couple moving from Dallas looking to sort of
downsize their life. We’re trying to prove smaller can still
be very elegant and well-appointed. And it’s a pretty good
price, although the site costs drove things higher.
“We had a Realtor visit and she said she would prefer
to see ceilings 12 feet or 14 feet high,” Bohrer said. “It’s
interesting that because of the architectural review
committee, we couldn’t go higher, but it will result in less
volume to heat. This will be an extremely efficient house
and I think it feels OK for what will be an affordable house.
“I think I’d like to see it in the $150 per square foot
range,” he continued. “This one will be a little more, but
there’s a lot of extra equipment, including solar panels
and upgrades in the bathroom and kitchen fixtures, such
as the 48-inch-wide refrigerator. The overall cost is still
within what it would cost a builder to do a normal spec in
town, but we think it’s a step above a standard, wood-frame
house.
Architect’s rendering of the house and guest house near
Chupadero. Opposite page, Arunas Repecka and Aaron Bohrer at
the building site. Below, framing for the plumbing/mechanicals
core in the guest house.
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Since erosion control and land
restoration are a couple of Santa Fe
Permaculture’s specialties, we typically get
anxious phone calls from property owners
after major rainstorms. Sometimes, due
to a vicious monsoon or two, they’ve lost
a chunk of a backyard patio. Other times,
they report a flooded garage or a vestibule
that came “this close” to full-blown
inundation. Most of the time, however,
there is less drama in their stories, and
people are simply trying to do their best
to prevent the continued slip-sliding-away
of their real estate.
One of the interesting chacteristics of
high-desert storm events revolves around
how localized their epicenters can be.
After Hurricane Alex, we received three
queries from folks who all lived within a
radius of 2,000 feet. None of them knew
each other, but each was clearly rattled in
their own way by what they discovered at
dawn. Evidently, the northwest corner of
Eldorado got especially hammered during
the wee hours of July 3. “Looking out the
living-room window at 3 a.m.,” one client
in the affected area told me, “I not only
couldn’t see the lights of my neighbor’s
house, but I also couldn’t even see my
own driveway.”
I’m pleased to report that an April
installation of straw-book swales (just
like those described in my May column)
passed this extreme-rain test with verdant
colors. Located on either side of the
aforementioned rain-whacked driveway,
the straw books held up perfectly as they
simultaneously did their job of retaining
native seeds, soil, bugs, mycelium, and
moisture. About a week after the storm, I
was scheduled to sow a mix of grass seed
on the same job. “In my 10 years here,” the
client said as we walked around together,
“I’ve never seen this part of my property
look so green.”
Thanks to the straw-book swales, the
place did look much greener, but there
were still vast swaths of exposed soil.
Mostly unrecovered from the overgrazing
of long ago, you could almost hear the
ravaged land begging for blue grama,
alkali sacaton, galleta, and all of the
other seeds in Plants of the Southwest’s
“Dryland Blend” seed mix.
Around the disturbed areas of the
project, I had waited to sow because I
knew much of the seed would have blown
away between our spring windy season
and our sometimes rainy (and sometimes
not) summer season. The revegetation job
also had to work around a path that led
to seven bird feeders on the south side of
the property, so waiting to sow until just
before monsoon season made sense to
keep the seeds from being eaten.
Even though we installed a roofwater-
harvesting cistern at my client’s home, no
supplemental irrigation would be directed
to the seeded areas. With nothing but a
natural binder mixed in with the seed and
a light straw mulch strewn on top of it,
the seed will be on its own. But given the
healthier microclimate we’ve jumpstarted,
the grass will not be even greener on the
other side of the fence.
Nate Downey is president of Santa Fe
Permaculture, an ecological landscape-design,
-consultation, and -installation firm. His book,
Harvest the Rain, will be published by Sunstone
Press this year.
PermacultureinPractice
Grass can be greener on your side
NATE DOWNEY
The citizens of Santa Fe have been
making connections by word of mouth
now for over 400 years. This uniquely
human activity and interaction is
nothing new. What is new is how social
networking online is becoming the way
more people are choosing to connect
with each other. Pets are even breaking
into social media and social networking,
due to their innovative and talkative
human companions. In fact, pet social
networking is off the leash in Santa Fe
thanks to Scoop!
Scoop is an online community open
to all animal lovers and companions
of all pets, regardless of species, breed,
size, shape or color. It is a social network
of santafenewmexican.com, created by
reporter Ben Swan. You can find this
home for everything about animals
and their Santa Fe friends at http://
santafescoop.ning.com. You can join and
participate for free.
Today, Scoop has over 800 Santa Fe
members. No matter what kind of pet has
you as a companion, you can participate
and share your stories, images, news,
events and videos there. In order to
become a member of Scoop, you must
indicate you have an animal companion
and his or her name. If you do not have
an animal companion, you must say what
animals mean to you. According to Ben
Swan, this rule eliminates spammers and
those with certain agendas.
If you want to start your day with a
smile, browse a few of the nearly 3,000
photos of animals in the Scoop gallery. If
you want to learn more about your pet,
just ask other members of the community
for help. If you want to upload photos
and videos, browse blogs, learn new
information, follow pet news, and interact
with other pet lovers, then join Scoop.
After all, even if you love dogs, but your
pet passion is cats or goats or reptiles,
then going to the dog park to network
and connect with others who share your
particular pet passion is not the best place
to start. Or if you feel passionate about an
animal issue, why not start a discussion
or blog your ideas on Scoop to organize
and inform others? Or if you want to
know about pet-related public lectures,
nonprofit events, pet first aid, hikes, and
other activities - or simply to give your
pet her or his 14 seconds of fame, think
Scoop to the Rescue!
Are you looking for other owners of
black-and-white cats? Are you wondering
if other dogs besides yours eat lettuce?
Do you want feedback on what your pet
will wear in the pet parade at Fiesta? Do
you need help finding a missing pet? Do
you want to share your video on how
you trained your parrot? Or is your pet
the next face for pet-food commercials?
The Scoop community will help you with
answers. It is the creature pulse of Santa
Fe’s more wild community.
If you are new to online social
networking and want to jump in
and learn, this site is a friendly place
to discover new information, build
relationships, strengthen our animal-
loving community, and enrich your pet
niche lifestyle. Why not give your pet a
social networking treat? See you online!
Emily Medvec is a Realtor with Santa Fe
Realty Partners. Her interests are marketing
and how social networking sites change how
we communicate and make decisions in the
marketplace. Follow her at www.twitter.com/
emilymedvec
Socialnetworking
When pets rule, Santa Feans follow
EMILY MEDVEC
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Land for Sale
Abiquiu, Taos, Santa Fe
1 to 85 Acres
$13,000-$150,000
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505-927-5636
www.lynncravens.com
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505.690.5838
At Pueblo Encantado next to
the new Encantado Resort
Fully furnished townhome with
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 fireplaces.
1,350 sq. ft. at $345,000
Pueblo Encantado
NEW on Market!
Ranch and Residential listings:
Five Bar Ranch – 21,595 Total Acres – 7,760 deeded acres, 11,275 NM State Lease, 2,560 acre BLM lease. HQ
home is SW styled w/pool. Guest quarters, modern pens, scales, perimeter fences and cross fences in good condi-
tion. This is a First Class 300 auyl cow operation. List Price: $4,000,000
La Cueva Ranch – 4,419 acre ranch is located on top of Apache Mesa near Los Montoyas southwest of Las Vegas, NM.
Canyons, rimrock, grassy mesas and playa tanks characterize the layout. Call for appt to show. List Price: $2,056,000
360 Goldmine Road – This horsey 7+ acres has Main home, 2 car garage & studio, 5 stall barn, shop, work shop,
7,500 sf covered horse arena, guest m/h, lot is perimeter fenced. All for $419,900. MLS# 906562
19 Jennifer Way – South of Santa Fe on 15 fenced acres is a RASTRA constructed home. Horses okay, lot split possible. Low
utility bills, allergy free environment. Price reduced again: NOW $329,900. Call Ralph Jaramillo at 490-7720. MLS#201001606
4 County Road B-50 – Rowe, New Mexico – This immaculate 1,600 sf home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths all on 1.4
acres Price Reduced $213,900. MLS# 905884
48 Sunlight View in Cuyamungue is 1200 sf adobe home on .fenced .75 acres. Hardwood floors, wood stove, ef-
ficiency guest unit & 1 car garage, new septic tank & hot water heater. List price is $155,000. MLS#201000644
84A Haozous Road – 25 acre parcel has 2800 sf Main Home, 1600 sf Guest Home, 2 stall horse barn, perimeter
fenced with turn out. Outstanding mtn views and good cold water well. New List price is $990,000. MLS# 900454
262 Frontage Road Rastra constructed home in Rowe, NM is Energy efficient & allergy free, w/1850+ sf, 3 bedrooms & 2
baths on fenced lot. Tile floors, granite counter tops, top line appliances & more. Priced reduced to $265,000. MLS#901803
1121 Calle Largo – APPROVED north Santa Fe Short Sale! 4,100 square foot home has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, hard-
wood decks, custom hardwood floors. Guest unit has 1 bedroom & 1 bath. Price Reduced: $498,900 MLS#901291
4107 Agua Fria – Wood Frame/stucco home has 900 sf on .20 acres with a guest unit in back. Remodel to your
hearts content.. EZ to show! Price is MAKE AN OFFER - MLS#905628
Vacant land listings:
Trigg Ranch Parcels – 720 acre parcel & 360 acre parcels are located atop Apache Mesa off Hwy 84 south of Romero-
ville. Price at $612,000 and $216,000 respectively both parcels are excellent small ranchette properties. E Z to Show.
Black Canyon Road – Country living & city light views, electric transformer & shared water well ready to hook up
and only 20 minutes from downtown. Adobe homes allowed too! MLS# 905355 Price is $234,900.
Sunshine Road – 77 acres has 2 cold water wells, moderate pinon, ponderosa & cedar tree cover, perimeter fenc-
ing, county road access and a building site ready to go. Pristine acreage!!! Asking $374,900. MLS# 904265
Apache Mesa – 64 acres for $79,900 has incredible sunset views from rimrock location and 120 acre fenced
pasture for $144,000. Located Hwy 84 near Las Montoyas. Owner will finance.
Two Parcels in Rowe, NM – 8.58 acre lot is fenced all around, has electric & phone & is located across Hwy 63
from the fire station. 2nd lot is just down the road a piece & has 11.67 acres. Terrain is level and easy to build on &
both parcels can be subdivided. Owner will finance. Priced at $135,000 & $150,000 respectively!
Three Viejo Rastro Building Sites – Santa Fe City & Sunset Views from all lots on this cul de sac location. All lots are
1+ acre w/City Utilities on site. Sensible CC&R’s Prices reduced NOW $325,000 & $350,000 MLS #806029 & 806043.
Camino Los Abuelos has 15+ acre building site w/Ortiz Mtn. Views. An ROS water system is in place, electric
transformer installed & only 20 minutes from town? Horses allowed! Priced Reduced $198,900 MLS#900425
Garita, New Mexico – Near the old ghost town of Variadero is Garita, NM Post Office. This Historic site has many
tales to tell. Fenced 11 acres has big mesa views, 4 wells on site along with electricity & telephone. Ruins and
artifacts go with sale. List Price is $68,000 OBO MLS# 806946
John Provost - 455-1201 • Ralph Jaramillo - 490-7720
Toll Free: 888-989-7573 • Cell: 505-490-0220
kahler@newmexico.com • www.SantaFeLand.com
I work as Buyers Agent
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1433 St. Francis Dr. Ste. 210
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-989-7573
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!!!
$325,000 • MLS# 904607
200 W. DeVargas, Suite 2 • Santa Fe, NM 87501 • 505-982-4201
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EXPERTLY MATCHING BUYERS AND SELLERS FOR 25 YEARS
This is only a partial representation of our
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THE KATHERINE STINSON HACIENDA – 451 Arroyo Tenorio - Circa 1935,
an Eastside property of extraordinary provenance & history. Ground up
restoration, in keeping with Stinson’s reputation for creating some of the
finest examples of Pueblo Revival architecture in Santa Fe. Fully walled &
gated. Stunning grounds, 2 car garage & separate 1 BR casita complete
this very rare & special historic adobe property which is all on one level.
Offered at $2,100,000
RARE IN TOWN PRIVATE WELL – 555 Armenta - Unique estate with so
much potential. Create your own family compound. Gorgeous, 1 level,
Territorial style home w/ 1 bedroom guest house. Huge, sunlit rooms.
2 owner’s suites. Gracious brick paved motor court & walled entry
courtyard. Lush fully irrigated gardens on this nearly 1 acre lot. Offered
at $1,575,000
IN POPULAR PUEBLOS DEL SOL – 2924 Pueblo Tsankawi - One of
the best entertaining homes in this desirable neighborhood. Adjoining
greenbelt & walking trails, a play park & offering spectacular western
views with multiple outdoor spaces. Gourmet kitchen, enormous living
room, owner’s suite with office, second large suite with private outdoor
area, plus a den. Offered at $450,000
CIRCA 1924 ADOBE – 610 Bishops Lodge Road - Completely walled &
gated, walking distance to the Plaza, with an amazing sense of place &
time. Gracious in size, intimate in nature, deeply soulful. Two separate
entrances off of Bishop’s Lodge Road make this a perfect live/work
situation, possible bed & breakfast or to add a guest house/studio.
Offered at $1,185,000
STUNNING NORTHSIDE HACIENDA – 869 Paseo Del Sur - Gracious living
room, formal dining, gourmet kitchen & family room all flow together and
are perfectly integrated with amazing front & rear outdoor entertainment
areas. Spectacular sunset views. Lush mature landscaping. So close to
downtown area & amazingly private. Separate den/library. Offered at
$1,125,000
IN SECLUDED HIDDEN VALLEY – 1200 Gonzales Court - A truly gracious
home, tremendous attention to detail, inside & out. Magnificent, fully
landscaped grounds, multiple outdoor entertainment areas with the kind
of privacy you dream of, so close to town. Exceptionally flexible floorplan.
The home office is a wonder. Offered at $945,000
VERY BEST of TRADITIONAL SANTA FE STYLE IN THE EASTSIDE – 1013
Camino San Acacio - Exceptionally functional floor plan with so many
places to just be. New foam roof, all new metal clad doors & windows,
newer stucco. Lush & low maintenance landscaping. Family room/library
is cozy & easily converts to 3rd bedroom. Amazing storage & closet
space. Gated off street parking. Offered at $955,000
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THE WARNING SIGNS

nDamp walls
nMusty smell
nPeeling, blistering, or cracking paint or stucco
nWhite deposits (efforescence) on surfaces
nCrusty, powdery, chipping concrete or masonry
nSeparation of plaster from walls
nEvidence of wood rot or decay
901 West San Mateo Road, Suite L
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505/982.2448 n info@crockerltd.net
www.crockerltd.net
Moisture problems
originating below the
surface and affecting
the base of walls are
among the most
common problems
we encounter in Santa Fe homes. Many older
structures were built with no footing. In newer
homes with concrete footings, waterproofng
materials may have been applied incorrectly or
missing altogether.
Adding to these dangers is that over time, the
grade around buildings gradually changes as
years of debris accumulates at wall bases. Instead
of water draining away, buildings fnd themselves
sitting in a crater, surrounded by a moat.
Some of the more popular “high-tech”
solutions we have developed for retarding the
fow of moisture into wall bases rely upon a
variety of synthetic materials known
generically as “geo-drains.” When used correctly,
these thick, porous fabrics are used to trap water
and carry it away. There is no limit to the ways
these materials can be used, it only takes
thinking like water to concoct them.
For example, in the shallow, tight soils
typical of canyon areas around Santa Fe,
moisture is retained almost indefnitely,
and a system must be designed to carry the
water offsite. A 16-inch deep trench is dug
along the base of the wall, and the geo-drain
material is laid facing away from the wall
with its outside edge inserted into a continu-
ously slotted 4” PVC pipe. Water trapped
by the geo-drain runs into the pipe, which
is sloped to drain to daylight or into a deep,
gravel-flled drywell.
Key to the success of this system is
positive site drainage, meaning that the
trench is backflled and compacted with
clean, screened earth sloping rapidly away
from the walls.
This is just one example of the many
different systems we have designed and
installed — each unique to the site’s
particular conditions. In each case,
common and inexpensive materials were
manipulated differently to accommodate
specifc problems.
Thinking Like Water
Ed Crocker
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Is Moisture Invading Your Home?
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Dream Homes Available...
125 Tano Road $2,400,000 MLS-201003905
33 Primrose $1,699,000 MLS-201002921
1170-B Camino San Acacio $1,099,000 MLS-201004044
100 Mountain Top $990,000 MLS-201002892
1110 Camino San Acacio $719,000 MLS-906231
317 Magdalena $599,000 MLS-201003874
1047-C Camino San Acacio $595,000 MLS-807338
611-A Alarid NEW PRICE $539,000 MLS-201000018
101 Monte Vista Place #3B $379,000 MLS-201002500
1713 Montano - B $349,999 MLS-201002960
8 Spirit Run $295,000 MLS-201002949
1379 Santa Rosa NEWPRICE $299,000 MLS-201003597
529 Cortez Street $229,000 MLS-201001194
1414 Hyde Park Coming Soon
Pending...
103 #68 Catron $550,000 MLS-906007
4 Redondo Peak $439,000 MLS-901362
1705 ½ Agua Fria, #A $325,000 MLS-903287
268 Camino De La Sierra $295,000 MLS-201002139
Land to Build Your Own
518 Camino Cabra NEWPRICE $295,000 MLS-904219
31 Sangre de Cristo NEWPRICE $240,000 MLS-900266
8 Corte Ladera $150,000 MLS-906720
60 La Pradera $138,000 MLS-904908
4 Corte Ladera $125,000 MLS-906719
1255 Maez Road NEWPRICE $25,000 MLS-906373
505.988.3700 | WWW.LSKSANTAFE.COM | 314 S. GUADALUPE SANTA FE, NM 87501
Over
$12 Million
in Sales
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Since January 2009
Susan
Lumley
490.3792
Mary
Kehoe
310.1422
Francesca
Stedman
670.5566
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Here is a prize of Santa Fe real estate, featuring a
collection of living spaces boasting elegant country
comfort, with carved beams and beautifully plastered
walls. The main house by the renowned Santa Fe architect
John Gaw Meem was completed in 1947; it predates the
Governor’s Mansion, just a few stones’ throws away, by
six years. The adobe house was enhanced with a 1993
substantial addition by Woods Architect Builders.
The 5.4-acre property also holds a guest house and
caretaker’s house; the residential spaces comprise seven
bedrooms and a dozen bathrooms and total 8,500 square
feet. It is located off Camino Encantado, between Bishop’s
Lodge Road and Old Taos Highway.
From a splendidly landscaped front area, the visitor
enters a foyer with a kiva fireplace and a ceiling of latillas
set herringbone-style on vigas. A pair of deep pocket doors
open into the formal dining room. Gracing the large,
bright kitchen are colorful, Talavera-tile countertops and
backsplashes; white-painted wood cabinets, the uppers with
glass door panels; and a long, table-style island. Equipment
includes a Viking range/oven, a Kitchen Aid dishwasher,
and a Sub Zero refrigerator paneled like the cabinets. The
kitchen is contiguous with a sitting room that offers a
plaster-and-brick fireplace and an antiqued library hutch.
The whole, long room is lit by six square skylights, a pair of
glass and tin chandeliers, and numerous windows.
The spacious living room has brick floors, a great
fireplace, and a ceiling of carved beams and corbels. The
ceiling treatment in the master bedroom adds another
layer: two huge, carved beams support vigas and boards.
The floors are wide-plank wood, and the radiator covers
have the characteristic Meem wooden covers with
lightning-motif cutouts.
In the addition, Sharon Woods did a fine job, achieving
an authentic look — dark and cozy — that well suits the
historic house. In this section are bedrooms and a sitting
room with a bay window looking out to old apple trees. A
gallery leads past a courtyard rose garden and down stairs
to the “Lodge,” a big, double room with perfect carpeting,
mud-straw walls, and dominated by a massive fireplace
built with river stones. This is a wonderful, quiet space that
seems to recall the old, national park lodges.
Story by Paul Weideman ~ Photography by Jane Phillips
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8.10 REG adobe walls at 217 Camino del Norte
Photos by Jane Phillips/The New Mexican
8.10 REG adobe walls at 217 Camino del Norte
Photos by Jane Phillips/The New Mexican
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Around a corner are steps leading up to fantastic, little
roof deck with seating, a fireplace, and tin and painted-
plaster art pieces. The mountain views are terrific.
The main rear portal (outside of the kitchen, the dining
room, and the master bedroom) is deep and long, shaded
by a roof of split wood on vigas and featuring a fireplace
and a built-in grill. You look out to a wide, oval lawn
bordered with ornamental junipers, currants, sand cherries,
and young aspens, and shaded by a mature tree-of-heaven.
Beyond is a lower lawn ringed by flowering perennials.
Here and there on the property are healthy, old piñons.
The brick walk to the guest house first leads to a kidney-
shaped swimming pool with a semicircular banco, then to a
deck with a hot tub, and, on the other side, a koi pond with
bulrushes.
The Woods-built guest house has a wonderful, old-
fashioned “bunkhouse” feeling, the living and dining rooms
separated by a 2-sided stone fireplace.
The property at 217 Camino Del Norte is listed for
$4,375,000. Contact Paul Geoffrey, the listing broker with
Santa Fe Properties, with inquiries.
8.10 REG adobe walls at 217 Camino
del Norte
Photos by Jane Phillips/The New
Mexican
8.10 REG adobe walls at 217 Camino del
Norte
Photos by Jane Phillips/The New Mexican
8.10 REG adobe walls at 217 Camino del Norte
Photos by Jane Phillips/The New Mexican
8.10 REG adobe walls at 217 Camino del Norte
Photos by Jane Phillips/The New Mexican
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The Company Ahead of the Curve | 982.9836 | 1.800.586-1032 | 530 S. Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Seller Financing available on this charm-
ing Aldea Townhome. Great foor plan, won-
derful light, magnifcent views and loaded with
upgrades. This home has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths,
an incredible great room with freplace and high
ceilings, a large deck with views and a 2 car ga-
rage. Call for info on Lease/Purchase option.
MLS#90533
Offered at: $348,000
Paul
BarkerRealtySantaFe.com
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For Sales Information Call
Robin Zollinger at 505 660-5170
Trudi Conkling & Jenny Bishop
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670-4242
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992-3599
August 2001 in the Agora Shopping Center
www.SantaFeSummit.net
Lots from: $150,000-$786,250
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1462 AvenidA de LAs AmericAs
931 Sq. Ft. | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Baths
$153,900 | MLS# 201000925
2937 cAmino deL Bosque
1872 Sq. Ft. | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths
Studio|$244,900 | MLS# 201003352
4 escondido mountAin
1,824 Sq.Ft. | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths
$349,000 | MLS# 201002129
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1,842 Sq.Ft. | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Baths
Passive solar custom built home, open concept,
great separation of bedrooms, beams, wood burn-
ing stove, sunken living room, hot tub, private,
views. Convenient to 599 Rail Runner stop. Ad-
jacent 2.5 acres available. Enhanced barbed wire
fencing. $395,000 | MLS# 904092
625 pAuLin street
1,900 Sq.Ft. | 3 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths
$380,000 | MLS# 201002245
Includes a Casita
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505-690-9831
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Superb mountain views from every room of this
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Three fireplaces and much, much more.
$1,499,900 | MLS# 902856
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3,114 Sq. Ft. | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths
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2,547± sq.ft. home nestled in Sangre de Cristo
Mountains. 2br/2.5ba, 3 car 833± sq.ft. garage
and 1br/1ba guest home. Just 3.3 miles from
the Plaza, meticulously maintained and land-
scaped. #201003488 John e. Grover 505.690.8100
$1,175,000
2503 Camino de Vida
New paint, tile, s/s appliances, remodeled baths.
4br/2.5ba, 2338± sq.ft. on 0.33± acre lot. Walled
entry/backyard, nicely landscaped with drip sys-
tem, RV pad, outbuilding. 2003 roof with war-
ranty. #201003484 Carol day 505.690.6806
$410,000
10 Calle de montanas
3 br/2.5 ba, 2,495± sq.ft., 2006 bonus offce/study
room, split foor plan, radiant heat, high ceilings,
vigas, evaporative cooling, 2 car garage, gorgeous
mountain views from southeast facing portal.
#201002800James P. delgado505.699.7472$585,000
25 Panther Peak
Energy star qualifed Rancho Viejo home with
sunsets, views, quiet open space. Low mainte-
nance landscaping, concrete and tile foors. Enjoy
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66 AUGUST 2010 HOME
470.6909
Los Arcangeles | San Miguel de Allende
$17,500,000 | MLS 807611
Casa Amor
$1,500,000 | MLS 201002062
Casa de Verano
$450,000 | MLS 201002611
2 Lots on Calle Beatrice
Starting at $335,000
Casa Corazon
$700,000 | MLS 201001838
Casa Diamante
$825,000 | 201002606
Casa Bella Vista
$1,075,000 | MLS 902601
Casa Romantica
$1,500,000 | MLS 201001772
Casa Aldea
$725,000 | MLS 201001770
Villeros Luxury Villas
2 Remain starting at $547,000
San Miguel De Allende
ON WAIVER
505.988.3700 | WWW.PRUSANTAFE.COM | 314 S. GUADALUPE SANTA FE, NM 87501
www.mysantaferealestate.com
HEARTSTONE
7 Via Diamante - $195,000
9 Via Diamante - $180,000
11 Via Diamante - $160,000
15 Via Diamante - $180,000
17 Via Diamante - $200,000
19 Via Diamante - $190,000
LAND AVAILABLE
35 Vista Lagunitas - $150,000
1500 Mirada Road - $675,000
1931 Cerro Escondido - $465,000
712 Calle Beatrice - $160,000
729 Calle Beatrice - $150,000
8 Vista Valle Grande - $250,000
12 Vista Valle Grande - $250,000
CANTERBURY FARMS
64 Heartstone Drive - $235,000
37 Heartstone Drive - $295,000
43 Heartstone Drive - $245,000
69 Heartstone Drive - $345,000
18 Via Diamante - $295,000
13 Tano Escondido - $595,000
Casa Serena
$1,550,000 | MLS 906141
Casa Fiesta
$795,000 | MLS 906267
Villa Lucci
$1,775,000 | MLS 201000466
Casa Paraiso
$1,275,000 | MLS 906389
Rancho De Las Barrancas
$1,650,000 | MLS 201002147
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Selecting stone for your home
remodeling or building project can be
overwhelming and confusing, there are so
many choices. Let’s focus on countertop
surfaces for the moment. Natural stone
such as granite, marble, soapstone,
quartzite, or basalt; and engineered stone
like Caesarstone, HanStone or Silestone,
which are natural quartz combined with
high-quality polymer resin... all are
beautiful in their own right. And the list
goes on.
You are most likely concerned about
durability, cost, aesthetics, maintenance,
and in today’s world the impact on our
environment. No wonder this can be
perplexing.
First, consider how you move through
and use your space on a daily basis. If it is
a kitchen surface, whether the countertop
or floor, this room is prone to more
substances that have the possibility for
staining or burning. Your choice should
be made in harmony with your lifestyle
and knowledge of the characteristics of
each stone type you are considering. I
personally have marble in my kitchen (not
usually recommended by sales people)
and many kitchens in Europe have had
marble tops in their kitchens for many
decades. My husband and I are aware of
the issues around marble as a countertop
and have found it to be not a problem. We
think it’s gorgeous and after five years of
use, it still looks terrific.
Stone or stonelike surfaces can be
utilized in a variety of creative ways in
your interior design, including on floors
and walls (interior or exterior). Imagine
a beautiful, bush-hammered white
quartzite in a niche, subtly bathed in light
as a backdrop to a lovely objet d’art. Or
perhaps chiseled limestone juxtaposed
with brushed limestone set in a vertical
running bond pattern as a surround for
your soaking tub: GORGEOUS. The
possibilities are limited only by your
imagination.
Limestone of different shades combined
with black slate could be used to create a
dramatic floor in an entrance foyer. There
is reclaimed floor material to consider as
well; how about an aged limestone-tile
floor planked along with richly colored
hardwood? Simply stunning!
Real stone tiles, in my opinion, provide
a level of obvious luxury in the home.
Because it is natural, no two tiles are
exactly the same. Stone is porous and
must be finished with a penetrating sealer
to prevent staining. A good rule of thumb
is that honed surfaces wear better than
polished surfaces, which can etch with
juice, wine, or cleaning chemicals.
Architecturally, a fireplace is a great
opportunity to design a marvelous focal
point for a room, and using natural stone
or engineered stone can be absolutely
striking. Consider the grand statement
made by a large hunk of natural sandstone
as the mantle, surrounded by clay plaster
or natural fissure fossil stone cladding.
The vast array of stone to choose from
is phenomenal. My recommendation is
to get some professional advice before
making such a big decision because it is,
after all, stone cold gorgeous!
Lisa Samuel, ASID, IIDA, NMLID #313 is
a Santa Fe native and the owner/president of
Samuel Design Group, located in the ArtYard
Lofts at the Railyard. Lisa is an award-winning
interior designer, lighting designer, and furniture
designer. Contact her at 505-820-0239.
It’s stone cold gorgeous
LISA SAMUEL
ArtfullivingByDesign
I start this column with the disclaimer
that I am neither a medical doctor nor
a health professional. I searched the
major public health sites to find succinct
answers to the most frequently recurring
health inquiries by our customers.
First, nitrate. Some consumers on
private wells have questioned whether
or not they should be concerned with
nitrate because the current EPA standard
(MCL or maximum contamination
level) of 10 ppm nitrate for drinking
water is specifically designed to protect
infants less than six months old from
acquired methemoglobinemia (“blue baby
syndrome”) caused by ingesting nitrate in
drinking water.
The major sources of nitrates are
erosion of natural deposits, runoff from
fertilizer use in agricultural areas, sewage
(proximity to the lots and pens of horses
and other animals), and leaching from
septic tanks. This latter cause is well
documented in the Santa Fe area. We
know from the 2009 Santa Fe Water Fair,
in which 475 wells were sampled, that
most nitrate levels ranged from “Not
Detected” to 3ppm, which is indicative
of the local background level of nitrate
that is naturally occurring. Nitrate is an
excellent indicator of sewage and septic
contamination. Elevated occurrences
in nitrate levels, including several wells
over the MCL and with nitrate as high as
31.9ppm, are believed to represent local
occurrences of septic leakage.
In New Mexico, septic systems have
contaminated more ground water and
wells than all other sources combined.
Coliform bacteria, including fecals, have
been detected in some private domestic
wells in areas contaminated by on-site
septic systems. The EPA recommends that
private water supplies be tested annually
for nitrate and coliform bacteria. The
agency also cautions consumers to be
aware of activities in the local watershed
that could affect well water.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring
mineral known to occur locally. It is
considered a beneficial nutrient and is
present in trace amounts in the body. At
low concentrations in drinking water,
it helps strengthen teeth and bones. At
concentrations above 2 mg/l (ppm),
negative impacts can result. Long-term
exposure to high levels of fluoride in
water can result in coloration of the
teeth (fluorosis). At levels above 4 ppm
(the EPA’s MCL) more severe impacts,
including alteration of bone density
resulting in arthritis and tooth damage,
may occur. In some areas, including the
City of Santa Fe, fluoride compounds are
added to the water to strengthen teeth
and reduce decay. This practice is not
without controversy.
Arsenic occurs commonly in ground
water in the Santa Fe area, particularly
in the northwest quadrant. The MCL
for arsenic was recently decreased to
0.01ppm. Long term (chronic) exposure
to arsenic has been linked to cancer of
the bladder, lungs, skin, kidneys, nasal
passages, liver, and prostate. Health effects
from short term (acute) exposure to high
doses of arsenic can include damage to
the liver and kidneys.
All these constituents are easily
removed from drinking water, but their
presence is only detectable through
laboratory (and not onsite) testing.
Nitrate, fluoride and arsenic are tasteless
and odorless and their concentration,
if present, can actually be increased by
boiling.
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.
OurwaterQuality
Health issues related to water
STEPHEN WIMAN
BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW
68 AUGUST 2010 HOME
By Paul Weideman
A
new house for Amy Summa and
her daughter and son, Olivia and
Spencer, is taking shape on Santa
Fe’s west side. At the beginning of the year,
Amy, coordinator of arts education for
the Santa Fe Public Schools, hoped the
house would be finished by late spring
when school was out. She and her building
contractor, Dennis Niedermier, aren’t
quite making that schedule, but it’s been a
fascinating process for her.
“It’s now all framed and looks really
cool,” she told a reporter’s voicemail on
June 2. “I’d love to tell you about how much
fun I’m having. Everyone always talks about
how miserable it must be building your
own house. Dennis has been pretty flexible
about saying, ‘Oh, sure. We can move the
window.’ It’s so exciting to have something
so wonderful come out of disaster.”
On June 17, 2009, the Summas, just a
few months after losing husband and father
Henry Summa, a renowned glass artist,
to cancer, lost their 18-year-old house at
the top of Coyote Ridge Road to fire. The
blaze was started by roofers using a torch to
seal joints with hot tar. It’s not an unusual
procedure, but on this day flammable
material in the roof ’s substructure was
ignited. By the time anything was noticed,
it was too late.
There are no fire hydrants nearby and
Summa later said it took a long time for
firefighters to get any water on the burning
house using tankers. The new house is
being designed with a 500-gallon storage
tank, and a special pump, in the garage.
“At first I wasn’t sure I wanted to build
another house; I thought maybe I’d just
renovate this studio,” the owner said. The
building she has lived in since the fire
started out as her husband’s shop. She
pointed to his glass-blowing bench along
one wall. Later, the couple enlarged the
studio and it also had a space for her work
in jewelry design. Later it was used as a
guest house.
But by September, she
decided it would be better to
have a good, larger house for
future years when Spencer
and Olivia would be coming
home from college for
Christmas.
“It was an opportunity
and I had insurance to pay
for a new house,” Summa
said. “They paid me three-
quarters of the value of
the house and it was very
tempting to just sit on it, but
especially the way things are
in the economy, I’d rather
have a house than cash.
So in September I started
working with David Tinker,
who was the architect on our
first house, and my daughter
and son have gotten
involved a little in planning
the house.”
The Summas had their
building permit on March
18. By mid-May, the
building site — roughly
the same as that of the
first house — was cleared,
with piles of insulation and
radiant-heat tubing ready
to go.
“See this cutout?” Summa
said, walking over to the
north corner of the site.
“That was going to be my
coat closet, but it would
have killed this apricot tree.
So we shifted it.” It was an example of the
give-and-take process between owner and
builder.
Once sitework was done and the
foundation was completed, vertical
construction seemed to happen very
quickly. Suddenly, there was a house, albeit
in skeleton form.
Niedermier, who builds affordable, green
houses, has been aiming for a final house
cost under $200 per square foot, and for a
“Gold” certification from BuildGreen New
Mexico. A big factor in the scoring for the
green award has to do with insulation and
air-tightness.
“I consistently go for a very low blower-
door test,” the builder said. “For that, you
close the house, then they put a plastic
door like at the entrance from the garage
with a fan hooked into a computer and
it measures the pressure in the house. I
strive for a real tight house, but that can
make indoor air quality a problem, so we
have a system with a 24/7 low-speed fan in
the bathroom, then I have a fresh-air pipe
coming in, typically into the mechanical
room, which is a warm area of the house.
So you have a healthy air exchange in the
house.”
Adherence to the city’s Residential Green
Building Code is enforced by individuals
who monitor and score home construction
trusses on the ground
This is the third in a series of stories
about the building of an affordable,
green house in Santa Fe
Growing with greenleaps and bounds
Roof trusses at the Summa homestead and (above right) in place in the new house
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based on the Home Energy Rating System
(HERS). The HERS rater on the Summa
project is Stephen Onstad, who has the Los
Cerrillos company EverGreen Building
Solutions.
“We check visually,” he answered to a
question about the means employed by
HERS raters. “The concept in Santa Fe,
and the sustainabile building tax credit
that New Mexico has, revolve around
third-party verification, rather than the old
concept of just putting a sign in front of
the house that says ‘Green Builder.’ We do
a load calculation to determine how tight
the building is going to be and what the R
[insulation] values are, and we model it in
a software.”
Besides his HERS work, Onstad also
handles scoring in the national LEED
(Leadership in Energy & Environmental
Design) certification program. “I do, but
LEED is more problematic,” he said. The
HERS rating is only 15 or 20 percent of
what goes into LEED and BuildGreen New
Mexico certifications. It’s also about where
your building materials come from and
about the site and the house orientation,
resource-efficiency and transportation,
recycling, water, and indoor air quality,
which is very big: there are more points on
air quality than for energy.”
During a mid-June visit to the Summa
house project, Niedermier and a cabinet
installer were having a conversation about
an emerging green-building strategy
called “advanced framing.” The cabinet
man complained that it may be more
problematic to hang an 18-inch cabinet, for
example, with studs set on 24-inch centers.
A page about advanced framing on the
website greenbuildingadvisor.com states,
“Frame walls with 2x6s on 24-inch centers
rather than 2x4s every 16 inches can save
a lot of wood and increase the energy
performance of a house because it makes
more room for insulation.”
For his part, Niedermier said, “Structural
engineers way over-engineer. Architects
like to overbuild. Builders like to have
economies. If a builder did what he wanted,
it would all be on 8-foot squares.”
On the potential cabinet problem, he said
the solution sometimes would simply be
to nail a horizontal piece of wood between
studs to anchor the cabinet. “You do
blocking if you need to, mostly for hanging
uppers. The base cabs hang to each other
really good.
“We don’t have approvals yet for what
advanced framing could be. Hopefully,
CID, the city, the IBC, the IRC, and the ICC
will all get their acts together on this.”
He mentioned a bunch of code agencies:
the New Mexico Construction Industries
Division, the International Building Code,
the International Residential Code, and the
International Code Council.
“The last two homes I built absolutely
don’t need air conditioning,” Niedermier
said. “You just need to seal them good and
tight.”
And mitigate “thermal bridging,” which
happens when gaps in building insulation
— for example, where there are wall studs
in a conventional stick-framed house —
allow heat or cold to be conducted through
walls.
“One inch of this foam,” the builder said,
pointing to a wall at the Summa house,
“is pretty close to R7 and that’s over all
the areas where traditionally you have like
R-0, where the studs hit the wall. And
when we’re done, we’ll come in here with
a thermal-imaging gun and we’ll look
for spots. In a conventional house, the
sun’s beating on it and you can count the
studs with the gun. In my last house, you
can’t see them because it’s like continuous
insulation.
“The gun is a great tool. For me, it helped
me do a much better job sealing the light-
fixture receptacles.”
On July 16, Amy Summa showed off
the new, energy-efficient windows, and
the OSB sheathing, that had been installed
on her house. Inside, she enthused about
a pull-down ladder for access to an attic
under a pitched-roof section of the house.
Mid-afternoon three days later,
Niedermier and a crew had finished
applying insulating foam to a flat roof
section. It was close to 100 degrees and
he was close to exhaustion. Plus his foam
spray nozzle had stopped working, so he
was going to take it home and fix it.
The project continues.
Builders like Dennis Niedermier save wood by using
lumber finger-jointed from shorter pieces that
traditionally have been thrown away
Amy Summa in her family’s new home (not quite finished)
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70 AUGUST 2010 HOME
During the month of July, I was
involved in a true labor of love. The Santa
Fe Association of Realtors is working
to entice the 2012 National Association
of Realtors (NAR) Government Affairs
Directors annual conference to come to
Santa Fe. Not surprising in these tough
economic times, Santa Fe is competing
with Lake Tahoe, Nevada and Bend,
Oregon.
To take on the challenge, our
association had the help of the Greater
Albuquerque Association of Realtors.
A giant thank you goes to Michael
Patrick, the group’s communications
director, for his tremendous assistance in
pulling together a promotional video to
help garner support for Santa Fe as the
conference location.
Keith Toler with the Santa Fe
Convention and Visitors Bureau readily
pitched in to help promote Santa Fe. A
personalized letter was crafted to send to
NAR Government Affairs Directors along
with a Santa Fe Guide. Kudos to Keith
and his team at the Santa Fe Convention
and Visitors Bureau for getting these
promotional materials out promptly.
In helping to promote Santa Fe over
other potential destinations, a number
of local organizations and individuals
deserve recognition. Simon Brackley with
the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce met
us at the Railyard and talked about all
the great attractions in Santa Fe. Ryan
Stark with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
shared stills of O’Keeffe’s art along with
tips about the prominence of the Santa Fe
art community.
Liz Serendip with Ortega’s on the Plaza
happily shared just what is Santa Fe style,
wearing unique and stunning jewelry that
will be admired by all. Monica Sosaya
Halford offered stories of Hispanic history
and the Spanish Market while presenting
artistic wares destined to win accolades.
Michelle Miano with the Randell Davey
Audubon Center and Sanctuary spoke
of Santa Fe’s secret birding places and
family fun hidden just a few miles from
the Plaza.
Courtney Caswell, owner of The Shed,
offered his family history where the
business was started in Burro Alley as
a shed meeting the simple meal needs
of local workers. Simplicity remains an
important ingredient for his restaurant,
ensuring that their recipes endure.
Michael Namingha described the art of
his father and brother as well as his own
eclectic art.
A special thanks to Mayor David Coss
for his highlights of the City Different
and Councilor Patti Bushee on bike with
her helmet sporting the news of how
Santa Fe more than supports the great
outdoors with a plethora of hiking and
biking trails. Rounding up with a tour of
the New Mexico History Museum, John
McCarthey described the rich history of
our people and their experiences taming
the Wild West.
Mary Baudreau with the Estrellas
Moraccan Spa discussed the
individualized body treatments that
are the hallmark of Santa Fe spas. And
the owner of Osteria D’Assisi, Cav. Lino
Pertusini, told how he hikes for porcini
and chanterelle mushrooms just minutes
from the Plaza for the enjoyment of his
customers.
These rich stories are the fabric of our
community and help us to attract visitors
from far and near.
Donna M. Reynolds is chief executive of the
Santa Fe Association of Realtors. Contact her
at 982-8385 or donna@sfar.com.
FromtheDirector
Stories of Santa Fe’s real wealth
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25 Windridge Circle
$2,800,000 | MLS #903640
4 Beds / 4.5 Baths / 5,470 Sqft
One of the most outstanding homes on one of
the most outstanding lots in Las Campanas.
Views say it all-the #11 hole for the Sunrise
Golf Course with a lake & absolutely most
stunning sunsets in the world over the Jemez
Mtns. Poured Pumice Creek extra thick walls
with custom tinted hand polished clay & subtle
mica chips make this home an architectural
masterpiece. The Arizona flagstone floors
were hand chiseled to reveal exact 1” wide
grout lines throughout. The gourmet kitchen
is a chef’s dream.
52 West Golden Eagle Road
$1,550,000 | MLS #201002761
3 Beds / 3.5 Baths / 5,200 Sqft
Stately, Elegant yet Flowing and Comfortable!
This graceful home is the epitome of lofty
country living. Restful sounds of falling water
from fountains, delicate fluttering from a koi
pond invite you to linger. Every room in this
home has been carefully designed to maximize
majestic views of all 4 surrounding mountain
ranges. The 3 bedroom suites are luscious, the
kitchen is a chefs dream. Club Membership
available for purchase. An exquisite Santa Fe
home you need to view.
1290 Lejano Lane
$1,590,000 | MLS #201002646
5 Beds / 4.5 Baths / 5,500 Sqft
Tuscan in Santa Fe! Beautifully redone double
adobe home with gorgeous gardens and a
separate complete 1400 Sqft guest house.
Landscaping by Clemens and Associates
featuring water, sculpture, English, vegetable
and orchard gardens. The master suite is
so luxurious, one would think they are in a
European villa. Formal living boasts a library
area with custom book cases. Truly a home
of distinction.
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Residential Offerings
235 Morada Lane, Taos $2,800,000
2 Beds / 2.5 Baths / 6,525 Sqft / MLS 906139
2034 Senda de Andres $1,195,000
4 Beds / 3.5 Baths / 3,803 Sqft / MLS 900847
13 Columbine Lane $1,150,900
3 Beds / 3.5 Baths / 4,050 Sqft / MLS 906554
225 Espejo Place $930,000
4 Beds / 3.5 Bath / 3316 Sqft / MLS -TBD
20 Ravens View Road $788,599
3 Beds / 2 Baths / 2,900 Sqft / MLS 906427
5 Calle Amistosa $750,000
3 Beds / 3.5 Baths / 3,100 Sqft / MLS 201001937
700 Gonzales Road $660,000
3 Beds / 2.5 Bath / 2460 Sqft / MLS 201004067
22 Camino Montuoso $685,000
2 Beds / 2 Baths / 2,575 Sqft / MLS 902652
130 Lorenzo Road $489,000
2 Beds / 2 Baths / 2,200 Sqft / MLS 201001899
2372 Camino Hualapai #E $465,000
3 Beds / 2 Baths / 1,840 Sqft / MLS 201001367
3 Amistad Place $437,999
3 Beds / 2 Baths / 2,291 Sqft / MLS 903956
2991 Plaza Blanca $399,999
2 Beds / 2 Bath / 2,065 Sqft / MLS -TBD
133 La Placita $395,000
3 Beds / 2 Bath / 1,680 Sqft / MLS -TBD
3600 Cerrillos #508 $328,500
2 Beds / 1.5 Baths / 1,923 Sqft / MLS 904435
2808 Plaza Rojo $299,000
2 Beds / 2 Bath / 1190 Sqft / MLS -TBD
6597 South Richards $225,000
2 Beds / 2 Baths / 1,300 Sqft / MLS 201000840
527 East Alameda #10 $225,000
1 Beds / 1 Bath / 500 Sqft / MLS 902061
Land Offerings
20 Lodge Circle $345,000
1.45 Acres, Western Views MLS 201001034
11 Desert Mountain Drive $249,000
12.6 Acres, South West Views MLS 802253
16 Bella Loma $225,000
2.5 Acres, Eastern Views MLS 901390
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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 benefits 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 contemporary
completely furnished 1-bedroom, 1–bath home (1,028).
Access to a private boat ramp. Come see the views and stay
forever. MLS 903826 $380,000
MLS 903887 $350,000
NEWS FLASH... Real Estate is
Alive & Well in Abiquiu in 2010
CANYONLANDS - Hear the Silence – Feel the Spirit! Once part of a historic Spanish land grant, this spectacular
520 acre ranch borders the Rio Puerco stream and is surrounded by the dramatic color of Prieta Mesa, Ghost Ranch
and the mysterious Cerro Pedernal. Diverse topography includes rock towers and cliffs, deep red canyons and sage
brush plants rimmed with pinon and juniper trees overlooking its own rock-strewn canyons and ancient cottonwood-
lined stream. Covenants and conservation easements protect your privacy and the sanctity of the surrounding
7,000 acres,assuring this grandeur and pristine beauty will be preserved forever. Only 1 ½ hours to Santa Fe.
MLS 2010003629 520 acres $2,275,000
MESAS DE LA JOYA, LOT 1A - Lakefront home site among the rock outcroppings around
Lake Abiquiu. Incredible privacy across from Ghost Ranch. Shared well with transformer make it
easy to build your dream adobe. Private boat ramp and swimming area nearby. Lakefront living
allows you to enjoy your own boat dock on Lake Abiquiu. Only 1 hour 15 minutes to Santa Fe.
MLS 804438 22 Acres $335,000
CASA CANONES –This historic pitched roof adobe surrounded by gardens, trees, the Canones
Creek and BLM land is truly everyone’s idea of living in a northern village. Over 1500 sq.ft. of
100 year old adobe charm with wood floors, high viga ceilings, and finally the screen porch for
your evening wine. Bring your horses to enjoy the irrigated field. Only 90 minutes to Santa Fe.
MLS 202000422 2.0 Acres $310,000
HACIENDA ALEGRIA – Nestled on a bend of the Chama River, Hacienda Alegria with its stunning
views will please the most discerning buyer. Ancient cottonwoods along the river shelter ponds
that speak of lazy summer days. This grand 2-story home with a gourmet kitchen and 2 covered
portals is ideal for entertaining. There is plenty of room for you and your guests with a 3 bedroom,
3 bath main house, 3 bedroom, 3 bath guesthouse and a caretakers house and barn/garage as well.
The irrigated acreage with 24 acre ft. of water has been farmed as an organic farm for the
last 6 years and with 28 acres, has plenty of room for horses and great riding and hiking
in the National Forest that borders the property. Come see this magnificent property.
MLS 201002091 $1,550,000
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
If you are someone with a passion for Santa Fe, an
appreciation for luxury and service, and a desire to own
a hassle-free vacation home at a sensible price, we invite
you to stop by for more information about the benefts
of Club ownership at El Corazon de Santa Fe.
Ownership from $130,000
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This advertising material is not an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy to residents of any state or jurisdiction in which registration requirements have not been fulflled. Pricing and information are subject to change without notice and are not
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If you are someone with a passion for Santa Fe, an
appreciation for luxury and service, and a desire to own
a hassle-free vacation home at a sensible price, we invite
you to stop by for more information about the benefts
of Club ownership at El Corazon de Santa Fe.
Ownership from $130,000
Your Santa Fe Vacation Home ...
Just a Stroll from the Plaza
This advertising material is not an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy to residents of any state or jurisdiction in which registration requirements have not been fulflled. Pricing and information are subject to change without notice and are not
guaranteed. Destination Club Realty—New Mexico, 505.820.0850
Financing &
Preview Stays
available.
1
/8 deeded real estate • fully furnished
Visit our sales center today.
We’re located just three blocks from the Plaza on the corner of
Catron Street and Grant Avenue.
Models open daily • www.ElCorazondeSantaFe.com • 866.721.7800
If you are someone with a passion for Santa Fe, an
appreciation for luxury and service, and a desire to own
a hassle-free vacation home at a sensible price, we invite
you to stop by for more information about the benefts
of Club ownership at El Corazon de Santa Fe.
Ownership from $130,000
Your Santa Fe Vacation Home ...
Just a Stroll from the Plaza
This advertising material is not an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy to residents of any state or jurisdiction in which registration requirements have not been fulflled. Pricing and information are subject to change without notice and are not
guaranteed. Destination Club Realty—New Mexico, 505.820.0850
Financing &
Preview Stays
available.
1
/8 deeded real estate • fully furnished
Visit our sales center today.
We’re located just three blocks from the Plaza on the corner of
Catron Street and Grant Avenue.
Models open daily • www.ElCorazondeSantaFe.com • 866.721.7800
If you are someone with a passion for Santa Fe, an
appreciation for luxury and service, and a desire to own
a hassle-free vacation home at a sensible price, we invite
you to stop by for more information about the benefts
of Club ownership at El Corazon de Santa Fe.
Ownership from $130,000
Your Santa Fe Vacation Home ...
Just a Stroll from the Plaza
This advertising material is not an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy to residents of any state or jurisdiction in which registration requirements have not been fulflled. Pricing and information are subject to change without notice and are not
guaranteed. Destination Club Realty—New Mexico, 505.820.0850
Financing &
Preview Stays
available.
1
/8 deeded real estate • fully furnished
Visit our sales center today.
We’re located just three blocks from the Plaza on the corner of
Catron Street and Grant Avenue.
Models open daily • www.ElCorazondeSantaFe.com • 866.721.7800

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