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Santa Fe Real Estate Guide

January 2013

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We Know Santa Fe Real Estate

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ay Rush and Tim Van Camp—know Santa Fe. They are consistently among the top producing agents—year in, year out. Whether it is a high or low market, Rush/Van Camp has the experience, insight and understanding of the Santa Fe real estate scene to guide their clients toward the right strategy for the times. There is a difference, and that difference is reflected in facts, data and most importantly, results. We invite you to know the difference. www.knowingsantafe.com

RANCHO ALEGRE

STONEGATE CIRCLE

A true southwestern treasure—rolling across 175 acres, this is a magnificent residential property nestled near the crest of a hill with panoramic views. 13 bedrooms, 4 full, 7 threequarter and 4 half bathrooms with a total of 24,687 sq ft

Las Campanas retreat—with expansive spaces, soaring ceilings, luxurious yet comfortable bedrooms and numerous outdoor living areas. 7 bedrooms, 6 1/2 baths with a total of 13,758 sq ft on 4.325 acres

MLS# 803749 Offered at $9,990,000

MLS# 201004315 Offered at $5,400,000

GREYWOLF Fabulous indoor-outdoor living—designed by Kim Dressel, this magnificent, sophisticated estate boasts open, elegant spaces and a rare blend of Old World design. 4 bedrooms, 1 full, 5 three-quarter and 1 half baths with a total of 6,500 sq ft on 2.426 acres MLS# 201202208 Offered at $4,500,000

T hank you to our clients, for your continued business and loyalty this past year. It has been a pleasure helping you with your real estate needs. W e wish you and everyone a prosperous and Happy New Year! RAY RUSH Direct 505.984.5117 Mobile 505.577.5117 ray@knowingsantafe.com

TIM VAN CAMP Direct 505.984.5118 Mobile 505.690.2750 tim@knowingsantafe.com

BROWNELL HOWLAND

VIOLET CIRCLE

Sophisticated living—from its regal 1.5 acre perch atop a hill just north of Santa Fe, this magnificent private enclave enjoys a dramatically sweeping view that encompasses mountains to the west and south. 4 bedrooms, 4 full, 1 three-quarter and 2 half baths with a total of 8,364 sq ft on 1.5 acres

Distinctive modern Las Campanas estate—less than 15 minutes from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, this superlative Pueblo-style home with sweeping panoramas that encompass both the Sangre de Cristo and the Jemez Mountains. 5 bedrooms, 3 full, 2 threequarter and 1 half baths with a total of 6,000 sq ft on 2.66 acres

MLS# 807215 Offered at $4,000,000

MLS# 201103977 Offered at $2,785,000

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JOHN RIGATTI Direct 505.984.5141 Mobile 505.660.3353 jrigatti16@comcast.net

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Art of LIVING 571 GARCIA STREET

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esigned and constructed in 2005 by architect Randy Falk, and located blocks from Canyon Road this private compound on the historic Eastside is a tasteful blend of Santa Fe style and clean contemporary lines, plaster walls, beams, poured concrete floors and natural light. Completely renovated and transformed in 2005, the main house features two bedrooms and baths which open onto a private patio, a gourmet European-style kitchen, and a stunning living/dining room which opens onto two adjoining patios. A one bedroom guest house includes a cozy living/dining/kitchen area.

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1145 EAST ALAMEDA $1,050,000 At the end of a private lane among tall trees is this charming 3BR, 2 3/4BA hideaway. A spacious living/dining room with high ceiling and tall French doors looking out to a large courtyard serve as the central core of the home while a country-style kitchen with sitting area and kiva fireplace is a causal entertaining area. MLS# 201205178

653 CANYON ROAD, #10 $895,000 A lovely 3BR, 3BA home in the quiet and lushly landscaped Compound Condominiums steps from Canyon Road. Features a spacious living room looking out to a private courtyard, a quaint dining area that opens to a bright kitchen, a master wing that overlooks the courtyard garden, and 2 guest bedrooms and baths. Large 2-car garage. MLS# 201103602

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1647 WILDERNESS GATE $795,000 A truly exceptional value for the discriminating buyer who is looking for privacy and a convenient location. Situated on 5+ acres with gorgeous tree coverage in the prestigious Wilderness Gate subdivision, this property would be a dream for the artist. Includes 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. MLS# 201203286

For your new and evolving Santa Fe lifestyle, trust the Santa Fe Team to find your ideal property. Amid natureʼs splendor – Culture, Tradition, Community – savor the Art of Living!

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MARION SKUBI GROUP

COMFORTABLE ELEGANCE IN LAS CAMPANAS 38 Via Pampa $1,220,000

Panoramic Jemez Mountain and western sunset views, private Las Campanas Park Estates location, renowned Michael Kern & Associates construction, high-end architectural design and stunning owner furnished appointments all combine to make this one of those few unique and stylish offerings. This immaculately maintained home includes a gated entry courtyard with putting green; grand foyer art gallery; formal living room; built-in sideboard dining room; an inviting gourmet kitchen/wine and pantry storage/windowed breakfast nook/comfortable TV/media relaxation den; elegant master suite with fireplace sitting area; and a separate guest wing containing two cozy bedrooms. #201205310

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Johnnie Gillespie

ABR, CRB, CRS 505.660.8722 Marion@MarionSkubi.com

Partner, Marion Skubi Group 505.690.1909 Johnnie@JohnnieGillespie.com

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Operations Manager, Marion Skubi Group 505.954.0732 Aleka@MarionSkubi.com

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Shane Cronenweth 12 AVENIDA HERRERA

$785,000

Enjoy informal Southwest elegance and luxury appointments in this divine 3 bedroom villa with fairway and mountain views, on a private Las Campanas brick-paved lane. Featured are a dramatic galleria, great room with huge Cantera stone fireplace, exquisite limestone floors, pigmented plaster, custom cabinetry, a very private master suite, and gorgeous kitchen. Banks of 8-foot French doors open to both terrace with deep portal and spacious patio with fireplace and gardens, for fabulous al fresco entertaining. The ideal escape! #201201319

120 CANTERA CIRCLE

$1,250,000

First time ever offered. Remarkable mountain vistas from this stately in-town 4,400+ sq ft residence. In gated La Cantera close to Canyon Road, it boasts traditional style on a lavish scale. An entry gallery sets the tone for gracious living and entertaining, indoors and out. Featured are a sumptuous master with gym, spacious guest quarters, family room, private office, center-island kitchen with breakfast room, large studio/bedroom, and huge portal with terrace. High ceilings, impressive wine cave, rich custom detail. #201205099

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Country Club Living

Amenities include 24-hour hosted security gate, golf course, tennis, swimming pool, state-of-the-art exercise facilities, jogging and walking trails, fine dining, club house and spa.

UNIT #240 $352,500 Resort living at its best. This charming Plaza home is located just steps to the club and all amenities. 2BR, 2BA beautifully maintained light and bright interior/south facing location. #201204939

UNIT #709 $534,500 Casita at Quail Run with exquisite details throughout. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2-car garage home is situated adjacent to the golf course with nice views of the abundant landscaping. #201204322

UNIT #102 $349,000 Great location for a Plaza home. 2BR, 2BA split floorplan with large patio facing the central plaza. Steps to the club house. Gas log fireplace, viga ceilings. Private end unit. #201201583

UNIT #511 $454,900 This is a very special location for a Casita. Located high above the 6th green overlooking a green space with trees and lovely views. 2BR, 2BA, 2-car garage. #201203500

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UNIT #685 $619,000 Free-standing home at Quail Run. 2BR, 2BA, 2-car garage. Beautifully maintained with many custom finishes. All club amenities included with 24-hour hosted security gate. #201201750

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UNIT #669 $799,000 Stunning Pinon F unit with views. 4BR, 4BA, 2-car heated garage, tile floors, plaster walls, new furnace and hot water heater, wired for speakers. Landscaped front and back. #201205006

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1110 Old Santa Fe Trail $3,800,000

15 Callejon Alegre $80,000

961 Paseo del Sur $798,000

Elegant Eastside Estate with Luxury in Abundance

View Lots Near Marty Sanchez Golf Course

Convenient Northside Location Santa Fe Contemporary

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NEIL LYON GROUP NEIL LYON, CRB, CRS, GRI

DIRECT: 954.5505 CELL: 660.8600

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VANESSA RIOS Y VALLES DIRECT: 954.5522 CELL: 231.3708

2012 CLOSED TRANSACTIONS 1054 Encantado Drive (B) 44 Lamy Downs (S)

$1,595,000 $599,000

1055 Old Santa Fe Trail (S)

$1,350,000

7 Greywolf (B)

$1,495,000

114 Thundercloud Road (S)

$110,000

11 Sonrisa Court (S)

$570,000

545 Vista de la Ciudad (S)

$895,000

15 Calle Ventoso East (S)

$60,000

111 Coronado Lane (SB)

$449,000

1776 Fort Union Drive (S)

$509,200

964 Old Santa Fe Trail (S)

$1,235,000

10 Bluesky Circle (S)

$1,037,000

1 La Traviata (SB)

$2,100,000

1433 Old Sunset Trail (S)

$1,375,000

2558 Atalaya Hill Trail (S)

$995,000

7 Bluesky Circle (S)

$899,000

18 Calle Noble (S)

$2,975,000

7 Tano Point Lane (S)

$4,800,000

817 Camino del Este (S)

$859,000

76 Paseo del Coyote (S)

$595,000

16 San Juan Ranch Road (SB) 105 Valencia Road (S)

$1,375,000

245 Rael Road (B)

With the usual excitement and energy that I experience after the greatly-enjoyed holiday season, my team bounds into 2013 with great anticipation and enthusiasm. We had a wonderful and very productive 2012 and we hope you had the same. 2012 was an unusual year. A mixed-bag of sorts. Quite a few very positive outcomes occurred. Nationally, we witnessed the end of the 5 year slide of the real estate market. Good news was heard often. Cautiously delivered, but still heard frequently. That was very refreshing and important. Property values not only stop dropping in many markets, but some markets actually saw increases in values. In a few cases, markets saw very significant increases in values. These were normally the markets that were hit the hardest. Interest rates stayed very low. Record low mortgage interest rates benefitted many buyers for much of 2012. The U.S. saw significant improvements in the rate of unemployment, to levels that we hadn’t seen for 5 years. Homebuilding saw its first signs of recovery since the market began to slide. Not universal improvements, but it happened in enough markets to signal that the corner on new construction had been turned. And to top it off, the expected slowdown that was anticipated between Thanksgiving through the New Year didn’t really happen. The post-election period saw buyers coming to Santa Fe, engaging and being excited by the environment of attractive values and very low interest rates. We ended 2012 pretty strongly. 2012 was not without its challenges. In the months leading up to the November election, we saw a significant slowdown in our local market. This was especially true in the higher-end segment of the market. While the market priced under $1,000,000 saw a 26% increase in sales in 2012, the market over $1,000,000 experienced a decrease in sales of 12%. That certainly was unexpected. We also continued to see lenders making the buying and selling process unnecessarily difficult. Working through the short-sale process remained far too painful. Buyers seeking loans to finance their purchases experienced the dreaded inefficiencies of the loan process. As is usually the case, the Neil Lyon Group had a truly wonderful year. We sold listings priced as low as $60,000 to as high at $4,800,000. I added to my staff to improve our turnaround time on key activities. We engaged professional consultants to improve our tools and services. We sold properties for 21 of our sellers, which was close to a record number of listings sold. We also saw a level of civility between buyers and sellers that we hadn’t see for quite a few years. That fact alone contributed immensely to 2012 being a really wonderful year.

$895,000 And the sprinkling on the cake…Vanessa Rios y Valles celebrated her 8th anniversary with my team. She is such a valuable asset to all with whom we interact.

UNDER CONTRACT 1023 Sierra del Norte (S)

January 1, 2013

$1,295,000 $299,000

Here is to wishing everyone a great 2013 and thanking our clients in advance for making 2013 another great year.

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Beautiful and luxurious 3,000 sq ft custom home! Surrounded by green hills and blue sky, yet just minutes from the Plaza, this lovely 3 bedroom, 3 bath property has high ceilings with vigas and beams, hard-troweled plaster, 4 fireplaces, a sumptuous master suite with a very luxurious travertine bathroom, and an open plan entertaining kitchen. $895,000

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Michael Mahaffey produced two condos – five years old, absolutely gorgeous finishes. Hard-troweled plaster, brick floors with radiant heat; travertine baths and walk-in closets; kiva fireplaces, bancos and skylights. Two bedrooms and two baths. NOW $695,000 One bedroom NOW $475,000

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Your furniture will look fabulous in this stylish, well maintained 3BR home in charming Casa Solana! Bright and sunny, with hardwood parquet floors, an oversized, romantic master bedroom, and a well planned, cheery kitchen, this house also includes a studio for the artist in you! Lovely landscaping with mature lilacs and old trees, there is also a huge, walled backyard! $295,000

HISTORIC EASTSIDE COMPOUND P.L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins, once lived here! 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! $950,000

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SINE QUA NON!

Architectural Digest design, detail, and quality join a magnificent historic double adobe hacienda in a rare downtown setting on the Old Santa Fe Trail to create a masterpiece. Rare 4.5 acres with views in the heart of the historic Eastside. Classic Spanish floorplan includes 4-5 BR plus a full guest house. 18th Century doors, 12 fireplaces, pool, $4,850,000 and chapel!

Magnificent 360˚ views from this unique villa. The 6,130 sq ft home is poised on 1.3 private, wooded acres on a hill minutes to the Plaza. Antique doors, diamond finished plaster, high ceilings with coves, vigas, corbels, and beams. Handcarved stone windows. Five fireplaces, skylights and a comfortable floorplan. Owner is a NM Real Estate Broker. $1,795,000

MINUTES TO THE WILD WEST 2.5 acres with unspoiled views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range. $149,000 2.5 acre view lot, close in La Tierra! $120,000

With Great Appreciation and Thanks I Want to Wish All My Clients and Friends a Great 2013 SOLD IN 2012 – Representing Buyers

SOLD IN 2012 – Representing Sellers

20 Vista Redonda 615 Avenida Colima 9 Camino Sudeste

38 Calle San Martin 106 Valley Drive 217 Vuelta Roble 1013 Flora Drive

808 West Manhattan 39 Coyote Crossing 1005 Camino Oraibi

2803 Camino del Bosque 223 Spruce 858 Magee Lane 29 Paseo del Coyote 610 Rio Grande

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$471,500

Beautifully appointed, spacious and luxurious three bedroom, three bath home. Located 1.5 miles to the Plaza. You will be surprised by the views from this 2003 custom, close-in charmer in El Robledo. #201205385

10 AVENIDA HERMOSA

$410,000

Shangri La in La Cienega. 2.25 acres of trees, pond and serenity. With 2,700 sq ft, three bedrooms and two baths this charming home boasts beams, Saltillo tile and plaster walls. A true sanctuary! #201204917

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2844 PUEBLO BONITO

$249,000

Three BR, 3BA home, 15 minutes from the Plaza, near shopping, public schools, and the SF Community College. This Pueblos del Sol charmer has been refreshed and features a comfortable floor plan with many Pueblo-style accents such as viga and plank ceilings, beautiful Southwest solid wood doors, newly refinished Saltillo tile floors, and a kiva fireplace. MLS# 201202330

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Lovely and private home with lots of light and a wonderful feeling! Beautiful brick floors, viga and herring bone ceilings, hand-carved front door, striking granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Large, comfortable family room and big working studio. Gorgeous landscaping and great backyard with fabulous outdoor living area. MLS# 201204671 33Aventura.com

This Pied a Terre with the utmost in Santa Fe Style is two blocks from the Historic Plaza! Designed by Blaine Young and built by Sharon Woods, this 2BR, 2.5BA residence in the beautiful Magdalena Compound has an elegant yet comfortable feeling. Extra thick adobe walls, brick and hardwood flooring, gorgeous kitchen, and lovely bathrooms. MLS# 201201992 322Magdalena.com

An absolutely stunning adobe home in Apache Canyon, this fabulous residence is really a treat! Experience elegant living in a wonderful setting on 8 acres with picturesque views of Apache Canyon over the Galisteo Creek. Over $240,000 in thoughtful and gorgeous improvements have been added. 20 minutes to the Plaza. MLS# 201201017 12ValenciaRanch.com

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616-B PASEO DE LA LOMA $595,000

100 MOUNTAIN TOP ROAD $835,000

End of the Road Fabulous Adobe! On a quiet and private 2.8 acres with lots of trees and vegetation is a classic Santa Fe Pueblo Revival-style adobe home with all the qualities; flagstone, brick, Saltillo, and hardwood floors, plaster walls, wooden lentils, solid wood doors and cabinets, viga with latilla, plank, and cove ceilings. MLS# 201204263 23CaminoDeLasMinas.com

Adobe residence on one acre in the Historic Eastside not far from the Plaza and Museum Hill was originally built in the 1930’s and has grown over the years to a 4BR, 5BA, 5,600 sq ft home with 5 fireplaces plus an indoor swimming pool in a 1,570 sq ft heated room. Enjoy wonderful outdoor living with a fabulous portal and walled garden. 680GarciaStreet.com

Rare offering downtown a few blocks from the Plaza with Amazing Views! Spectacular city lights, and remarkable vistas over Santa Fe to the Sandia and Ortiz Mountains, as well as gorgeous views of the Sangre de Cristos! Relax in this 2BR, 2BA residence with bountiful light in an open-concept living room, kitchen, and dining room/sunroom. MLS# 201201987 616PaseoDeLaLoma.com

Extraordinary 9.5 acre property has a captivating feeling from gorgeous rock outcroppings, huge boulders, tall pines, and spectacular panoramic views. Bill Lumpkins designed residence, wonderful studio, and writer’s cabin. High in the hills above SF with crystal blue skies, awe-inspiring sunand moon-rises, and incomparable starry nights! MLS# 201204731 100MountainTop.com

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Elegant Estate with stunning views on 12.5 gated acres near the Plaza comprised of an impeccable residence built by Doug McDowell in 2005 with superb finishes, 11 fireplaces, 8 baths including dual master baths, fabulous kitchen, 3,000 sq ft of portales, 1BR guest casita, and gorgeous swimming pool with cabana and bath. MLS# 201005922 954CerroDeLaPaz.com 417 EAST PALACE AVENUE I 505.982.6207

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NEW, NEW, NEW all the work has been done. Move in condition. Extensive renovation includes sanded & refinished hardwood floors, re-stuccoed, colonial style windows, new fixtures & tile in bathrooms, spacious designer kitchen with hardwood floors, added utility room, new plumbing, electrical & 5-zone HWBB heating, heated garage & landscaped to minimize upkeep. $310,000 MLS# 201204634 Call Roseanna 505-470-5638

SICOMORO

THIS SOUTH CAPITOL 2 bd 2 ba home location 2 BD 2 BA - Stamm-built territorial-style home is within a couple of blocks to shopping & banking in its original condition. Hardwood floors, kiva as well as a close proximity to downtown. Finishes fireplace, single garage. include pine and tiled floors, stone counter tops, $229,000 Call Roseanna 470-5638 numerous skylights, front and back courtyards, fruit trees and great windows for lots of natural light. $350,000 MLS# 201205375 Call Roseanna 470-5638 G DIN

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Roseanna Z. Gonzales CALIENTITO LOOP

CALLE ALTAMIRA

SPACIOUS ESTANCIA PRIMERA home complete with community pool, tennis court & club house. Natural light fills this split level home with 3 full-size BD’s, open kitchen & pantry, storage galore, resourceful master BD’s complimented by sitting areas, numerous patio areas, mountain & city light views & sense of privacy. Terrific in town location less than a mile up Artist Rd, just a hop, skip & a jump to Santa Fe National Forest year round recreation! $695,000 Call Beth 505-690-2713

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VACANT LOT in South Capitol between Don SPACIOUS 5 BD, 3 BA home. First level private Gaspar and Gildersleeve. City utilities available. bdrm & bath; kitchen & large pantry open to great Great location for convenient access to downtown. room with gas fireplace. Sangre views. Great utility room. Use west-facing 5th bedroom as MLS# 201204663, $250,000 studio, office or library. 2 A/C units, Call Roseanna 505-470-5638 security system, double garage & more. MLS#201204532, $298,000 Call Roseanna 505-470-5638

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931 ALTO STREET, UNIT C $589,000 Final Unit! Contemporary new Condo being built in an incredible urban location, along the Santa Fe River. Very close to parks, restaurants, shopping and schools. Three bedroom, two and a half bath with attached 2-car garage. Close to the Plaza and the Railyard. MLS# 201204536

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8 CAMINO BOTANICA $399,000 Beautiful Aldea patio home. High-end finishes including granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and Indian sandstone floors. Excellent views from the front portal. Very charming and intimate, yet close to town. MLS# 201204500

1520 CERRO GORDO $999,000 Oldest farmhouse in the Historic Cerro Gordo district. Double adobe with green and sustainable features. Pitched roof, vegetable gardens, fruit orchard, 300-year-old wooden floors, 5 fireplaces. Southern exposure and views. Studio outbuilding. MLS# 201204516

111 MICHELLE DRIVE $1,495,000 Enjoy stunning Sangre de Cristo Mountain views from this in town, gated, elevated pristine property. The home is 5,033 sq ft, on 1.31 tree-covered acres, with 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, and multiple gardens and fountains. MLS# 201203547

7 OWL CREEK $775,000 Endless mountain views from this 2-story home with a casita. Bordering the National Forest, this double adobe home has natural stone, granite, and Saltillo tile floors, diamond plaster finishes, and high ceilings. The living room, study and casita have fireplaces. MLS# 201204615

208 WILLIAMS STREET $675,000 Exceptional Territorial-style 2 bedroom, 2 bath home just minutes to Santa Fe Historic Plaza. Custom finishes and hardwood floors throughout. A wraparound portal looks out to the landscaped garden and sunset views. Gated entry, coyote fence and wall surround offers plenty of privacy. MLS# 201202628

520 DEL NORTE LANE $495,000 Hidden 2,524 sq ft, downtown jewel with great outdoor spaces. This 3BR, 3BA home has a newer addition that affords you an amazing entertaining area with 3 fireplaces, beamed ceilings, and wonderful play of light. Minutes to the Plaza. MLS# 201204828

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A world of its own on Big Tesuque Canyon adjoining the forest and the Rio Tesuque, this stunning compound includes a gracious Territorial-style 3BR, 3.5BA, 4,239 sq ft main residence with wraparound portal, pitched-roof Tesuque farm-style 1BR + den, 2BA, 1,744 sq ft guest house, studio/guest quarters, treehouse + painter’s shed on 3.59 acres in an unparalleled one-of-a-kind lush setting. MLS 201200912

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Tano Road Area–Wedding Santa Fe style with an outstanding open floorplan and commanding view of the Sangres, this remarkable 3BR, 3.5BA, 3,710 sq ft residence includes an entry gallery, great room, gourmet kitchen, gracious master, den, family room and sunset view deck on 2.5 acres. Opening to portales and enclosed gardens, it’s perfect for entertaining and everyday living. MLS 201203832

Authentic and exquisite 2BR, 2BA, 2,240 sq ft mostly adobe main residence circa 1920+ with formal living room, dining room and kitchen overlooking a wondeful portal and lush gardens, updated with care and graced with a handsome master suite, 4 fireplaces, alcoves and nichos plus a free-standing 1BR, 1BA, 1,247 sq ft guest house with kiva circa 2005 in an incomparable setting. MLS 201202834

Wrapped in landscaped courtyards, grand portales and views west, this elegant 3BR, 3BA, 3,174 sq ft Santa Fe-style home in gated Colinas Verdes includes a splendid living room with Anasazi stacked stone fireplace, travertine floors, formal dining, deluxe kitchen with family room and home office graced with lofty archways, wood ceilings and vigas. One-level living with 3-car garage. MLS 201201865

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851 Camino de Las Trampas (B) 1046 Encantado Drive (B) 2304 Calle Corta (B) 1144-D Canyon Road (B) 705 Galisteo Street (S) 956 Camino Oraibi (B) 36 Raven Ravine (S) 18 Calle Alejandra (B) 18 Remedios Road (B) 33 Monte Alto Road (S) 38 Vista Hermosa (B) 31 Glowing Star Road (S) 48 Camino de Milagro (S) 15 Avenida de Sevilla (B) 25 Mountain Top Road (B)

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707 East Palace Avenue, #7 $550,000 901 Allahna Way $845,000 604 1/2 Galisteo Street $388,000 74 Camino San Cristobal $375,000 23 Calle Alexia $1,500,000 62 East Wildflower Drive $575,000 81-B La Barbaria Road $620,000 706 Camino Militar $395,000 2 Wildflower Way $595,000

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My mother on her 95th birthday with three of her 22 great-grandchildren

Jeff works on his tan in preparation for Marilyn’s visit

Trudi and Jenny, after their vows, before the Yankees game

The one who goes home with the most jewelry wins. That’s you, Jama.

Darlings, I must tell you I’m in a bit of a fog. My mother died last month. She was 96, so it’s not that she wasn’t old enough to die, but, rather, she had such a life force about her that it really didn’t occur to me that death would be the final outcome for her. Until it happened. I think it even surprised my mother, because as unafraid of death as she was, she really preferred sticking around so she could continually be in the midst of everything going on around her. And, yes, Butter Beans, she was definitely always there in the middle of life: mine, as well as everyone else’s. My sisters and I called her the Motherboard. Among her many admirable qualities, my mother had staying power. She was happy to tell you she hated exercise, and her favorite stress-reducing food was marshmallows. When the “godfather of fitness,” Jack LaLanne, died two years ago at 95, my mother was still standing. It was then I decided that it was time for me to quit lecturing her about diet and exercise. Her dying has temporarily left a big void in my life. Maybe that’s the way it is with everyone and their mothers. After all, our moms have been with us since that first day we opened our eyes to the bright lights of “earth calling.” No matter what age you are when your mother dies, it’s life-changing, that’s for sure. For instance, this is the first column I’ve written in a few years that she didn’t expect me to read to her when it was finished. (Cupcakes, she found all of you so interesting, even though she’d never met you.) So I guess you might say that I’m now

walking the tightrope of life without a safety net. Gulp. Here goes. Christmas. What did everyone do this year? For one thing, we defied the Mayan calendar doomsdayers’ predictions and were alive to enjoy chestnuts roasting on the open fire and Jack Frost nipping at our nose(s). I know that Marilyn Foss (Santa Fe Properties) was out in Phoenix, enjoying warmer weather with her old Santa Fe Realtor friends who have migrated to Arizona: Fran Hill, Jeff Harakal, Deborah Douglas, and Suzanne Fuqua. Trudi Conkling and Jenny Bishop (Barker Realty) enjoyed their first Christmas as newlyweds. Sweethearts, they were married on September 16 in New York, on the steps of the NY Supreme Court Building. Kristina Lindstrom, Robin Zollinger, David Rulon, and David Barker were the “Barkerites” who flew in for the vows. Afterwards, the wedding party hopped on the subway and went to a Yankees game, enjoying a lovely sit-down reception dinner of hot dogs and beer. A couple of firsts for Trudi: her firstwedding and her first Major League Baseball game. My goodness, dear hearts, all in one day. I should be so lucky. Chris Haynes (Sotheby’s International Realty) carried on in his usual way. (He loves the comfort of traditions and old friends.) For over 30 years, his friend, Gail Zweigenthal (former editor of Gourmet magazine), has been flying in from New York for the holidays, and together they plan and execute a delectable Christmas Dinner (spelled with a capital D) for around 100 of their closest friends. Snowflakes, I’m exaggerating. It’s always more modest than that. (Not that they don’t have 100 close

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friends; don’t get me wrong.) For instance, this year, it was a lively table of around 15 guests who simply adore Gail’s cooking, and who were on their best behavior in hopes of returning next year. Now you have a peek into how Realtors spend their holiday time. How about a preview of 2013? I do know that the Keller Williams office is moving to a new location very soon. Jama Fontaine (team leader and CEO at KW) is putting lots of energy (which she has, by the way) in coordinating this move so that her precious Realtors will be disturbed as little as possible by the change of venue. Speaking of Jama, I do believe she must have three grand trines in her chart. At the Realtor of the Year dinner last month, her name was randomly picked out of the hat for ALL THREE of the necklaces given out as prizes. This included the grand prize: a John Hardy design donated by Packard’s. Gumdrops, Jama is nothing if not generous. She gave two of the necklaces away (one to our Realtor of the Year, Barbara Blackwell), and kept the grand prize for herself. (That’s generous AND smart, don’t you think?) This January marks the first year anniversary of Paco Arguello’s reign as chief executive for the Santa Fe Association of Realtors. Paco had been the Association’s finance director for 14 years prior to this position. In addition to his financial acumen, Paco was recognized a couple of years ago by the NM Athletic Association for his accomplished skills as a basketball referee. Angels, I think this makes him perfect for the vexing task of making out-of-control Realtors stay within bounds. Keep up the good work, Paco. So long, Sweetpeas. Until next time… Oakley (Oakley can be reached at merrilypierson@me.com)

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Let’s get into active water catchment For those who want to capture as much rainwater as possible yet don’t want to spend a ton of money, a combination of above- and below-ground cisterns is the optimal solution. The below-ground system is sized to capture only winter precipitation, so the tanks can be smaller and consequently less expensive. These tanks can be augmented with aboveground tanks that are kept empty during the very cold months but are used the rest of the year. Typically in these hybrid systems the rainwater drains automatically into the below-ground tank. All the tanks are interconnected so that those above ground drain to the subterranean tank and water there can be pumped to the above-ground tanks. As spring, summer and fall storms approach, water is pumped out of the below ground-tank into the above-ground tanks, allowing ample room in the former for incoming rainwater. The water levels in all tanks must be monitored and actively managed to optimize rainwater harvesting. With this hybrid approach, it is possible to capture water year round without worrying about freezing valves, pumps or tanks — and your system can be as big as you need without busting the bank. It is

less expensive and easier to install than a total below-ground system. The catch is that it requires active participation of the homeowner to monitor and manage the water levels in the tanks. Two such water devotees are Fred Nugent and his wife Yasuyo, who actively manage their combination system. In a normal winter, the below ground tanks are full with winter precipitation. In the early spring, as the threat of hard freezes has passed, they start moving water to the tanks on the surface. As our normal late, wet, winter storms move through, they are able to capture this moisture and hold it until the irrigation season begins. When the summer monsoons approach, they pump any remaining water out of the below-ground tank into the above-ground tanks so they have a ready reservoir to capture any and all the rain that may fall. This active approach maximizes the water stored and minimizes costs. A side benefit is that you are extremely aware how much water you use and how much is available for your garden. “My wife and I believe that conservation of all natural resources is an individual and serious responsibility,” Fred said. “Prior to moving to Santa Fe, we had never lived in a place where an adequate water supply was

an ongoing concern. Now that we have acclimated to desert living, water conservation has become the ‘new normal’ for us. Harvesting rainwater in Santa Fe is an obvious, logical, and efficient extension of our overall conservation philosophy. “We actively manage our rainwater catchment system through both underground (1,100 gallons) and above-ground (300 gallons) storage tanks. The rainwater is initially captured in the underground tanks. When those tanks reach approximately 80 to 85 percent of capacity (which is monitored by in-tank gauges) we pump water to the above-ground tanks. This transfer process is very simple and only takes a few minutes to initiate. We primarily use this stored water through a drip irrigation system for our vegetable garden that naturally thrives on the untreated rainwater. During the milder, drier winter months we use the rainwater and snowmelt to water our landscape. “We believe that our system is a winwin solution. Not only are our plants receiving natural, unchlorinated water, but we are making our individual contribution to a worthwhile, and much needed, water conservation program.” The suggestions made in this article can seem overwhelming and they can be if started all at once. Instead, think of it

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as a far ranging, life-long project during which you will use less water and energy over time, not more. How low can you go? Start in the areas that interest you and procrastinate in the areas that seem hard or uninteresting. The important thing is to start. Know how much water you use and then start saving today! You will save water and money and the planet. And what could be better than that? Doug Pushard, founder of the website www.HarvestH2o.com, has designed and installed residential rainwater systems for over a decade. He is a member of the Santa Fe Water Conservation Committee, a lifetime member of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association, and an EPA WaterSense Partner. He can be reached at doug@HarvestH2o.com.

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Fischer has an affinity for the Brutalist qualities apparent not only in the vertical metal box of the tower but in the form marks visible on the naked concrete walls on its interior. Even the slablike rammed-earth surfaces perhaps posit sort of a “Santa Fe brutalism.” “That’s right,” Dzurec said. “Zane said he likes the little imperfections you see as remnants of the construction process.” And in dialogue at the property, Fischer said, “Whenever I’m in a parking lot, I feel like I want to live there. Hopefully what we have here is kind of a balance: some of those harsh materials but put together in a way that feels warm and inviting.” Some of the dwelling’s softness comes from the interior doors and staircase made of Brazilian cherry wood purchased from Plaza Hardwood Inc. The rammed-earth walls are two feet thick, providing a level of structural integrity so that no buttressing was needed. “We both liked the thickness of those walls, which we thought also was ‘ruin’-like,” Dzurec said. Fischer has an added level of satisfaction, because he did the rammed earth himself. “After getting bids from a few contractors here, it seemed like rammed earth is subject to a real sort of Santa Fe surtax, so my girlfriend [artist Katherine Lee] and I went to Arizona and took a class with Quentin Branch, a contrac-

tor with a lot of experience in rammed earth, including on houses Rick Joy has done, and the Univision studio in Phoenix. “So we ended up doing the work ourselves in barn-raising style with friends and pizza and beer.” Much of the earth for the walls came from the building site; it was augmented by some imported soil, and the builders added about 9 percent Portland cement. The house includes some south-facing glass for wintertime solar gain. The earth walls act as thermal mass, retaining heat. Some houses also have thermal mass in interior walls, but there aren’t many interior walls in the Fischer abode. “Zane had a big thing against drywall and wood framing, so the interior walls in the tower are six-inch concrete block.” “I was a house painter for a long time and I didn’t want any painted surfaces, either,” Fischer added. The homeowner indulged a childhood dream with the deck outside his bedroom and a bed on wheels, which he can push out and sleep outside whenever he wants to. He fabricated some unique ceiling lights using molds for concrete bases for rail ties. “There are some things that are slightly funky, but we had fun doing it ourselves,” he said. Autotroph also won the AIA-Santa Fe Merit Award for an unbuilt project called “Re-Barn.”’ Dzurec, who also maintains a Maryland office, has always loved the old

tobacco barns, some dating to the 1750s, in that state. These are basically barns built with extra lumber structures inside for hanging tobacco leaves, and having gaps in the siding, and sometimes shutters and flaps, for ventilation. He identified one of the barns, probably dating to the 1930s, that had a good solar orientation. He developed a set of plans that describe building a home inside, using structural insulated panels, then cutting out large parts of the skin and rebuilding them as operable flaps. Those would be raised to shade the building, and porch/patio spaces below, in the summertime. A solar array would be added flat onto a south-facing portion of the roof. It represents a creative example of adaptive re-use. Dzurec’s references (outside of his own brain) include a Kentucky tobacco barn that now serves as a visitor center — “although that was just inserting a glass cube into part of the inside space,” he said — and the Australian architect Sean Godsell, who has incorporated flaps into some of his houses. Autotroph is currently at work on several projects, one a series of Santa Fe Trails bus shelters featuring designs based on the traditions of Hispanic punched-tin works and Native basketry. The firm did two prototypes, installed on Sandoval Street and Guadalupe Street, and has submitted drawings to the city for 40 more bus stops. Autotroph also is designing tenant improvements in the Market Station building in the Santa Fe Railyard for 50 city employees who are schedule to move out of the building next to the main post office on Federal Place. The other winners in the 2012 AIA-Santa Fe design awards, announced on Dec. 13, are AOS Architects, Archaeo Architects, and Spears Architects/Fentress Architects. (Please see separate story on Pages 34-35.) ———————————— Anna van Schayk of the AIA-Santa Fe reports that the organization is on the verge of launching a new entity, Friends of Architecture Santa Fe. The Friends group, a separate entity from AIA, will highlight the local built environment through lectures, exhibits, online and paper materials, workshops, and design and architecture tours. Watch aiasantafe.org for news.

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KAREN WALKER REAL ESTATE LTD. CO.

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Let’s all have a nice new year! Despite all the predictions, the world did not end last year and in light of the tragic events that marred the holidays for many around the world, we would like to share a reprinting of the article we wrote last year since it still represents our feelings towards the New Year and the new time in which we live. The holiday season in Santa Fe is the best time, with snow-covered streets, the smell of piñon wood burning in the fireplace, the cold mountain air. With the holidays come good feelings toward humanity and hope for world peace. And then, before you know it, it’s January and it’s freezing outside, the cold wind keeps blowing, the roads are slick and icy, and that warm feeling of comfort and solidarity slips. But the most notable difference: what happened to all those nice people? During the holidays they were everywhere. People were greeting friends and

strangers with the warmest of salutations and everybody was nice, really nice. What changes in January? Is it because we start thinking about politics, taxes, what we aren’t doing that we should be doing, and all those yucky kinds of things? Why not make this year different? Why not make it a nice year? For those who make New Year’s resolutions, here is an idea for how we can all start the year off right. Resolve to be nice. That’s it: just be nice. If you have already made your New Year’s resolution you can simply take what you already have and attach the words “and be nice” to the end of it. For instance, I will quit smoking and be nice. I will lose 15 pounds and be nice. I will read more books and be nice. See how easy it is? It seems that our generation has grown up believing the unfortunate myth that “nice guys always finish last.” Well, we think its time to debunk this untruth and

replace it with a more positive message. No matter what area of life we’re talking about, it all gets better by adding niceness on top. How do we achieve all our personal goals? Simply identify what they are, focus on them daily, and be nice. All you need to do to make the world a better place is build a great family and be nice. To make a difference in the world today, all you need to do is give, care, share, and be nice. Who knows, maybe in a generation or two we will hear the young folks say something like “Only the nice come out on top.” The heart is really what’s at heart in the holidays. The heart opens our senses to appreciate everything from the cold air to the snow-covered streets and. most importantly, to appreciate each other, so let’s keep it open year round. On behalf of the Carson family, we wish all our Santa Fe friends and families a healthy, prosper-

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ous and nicer New Year. Be marvelous, be brilliant, be inspired, and be nice. Roger Carson and Melissa Pippin Carson are Realtors Carson & Carson at Keller Williams Realty Santa Fe. Call them at 505-699-3112 or email them at twicethesellingpower@gmail.com.

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New officers, board members for ’13 As the New Year rolls in, SFAR welcomes a new team of leaders to help guide the association’s vital work. Incoming president Victoria Murphy of Santa Fe Properties took the helm on Jan. 1. Mrs. Murphy has served as a board member and officer of the association since 2009. She has served as chair of the SFAR Government Affairs Committee and as a member of the Grievance and Education committees. Victoria holds seven real estate designations and certifications and is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals. She also serves in a variety of leadership roles as NE District vice president with the Realtors Association of New Mexico and with the Council of Certified Residential Specialists. She is a National Association of Realtors certified mediator. Her family has roots in Santa Fe dating back to 1598, her grandparents built and named many of the streets on the historic Eastside. Coleen Dearing with Coldwell Banker Trails West Realty serves as president-

elect in 2013. Coleen’s colleagues recognized her as the 2011 Realtor of the Year for her service to the industry and community. Coleen hails from a Realtor family with both of her parents operating as successful brokers in Colorado, where she recalls dinner conversations revolving around real estate. She has a degree with three majors and began her career in the theatre performing and eventually serving as an administrator for the New Mexico Repertory Theatre here in Santa Fe. She is active on many committees within the local and state Realtor associations as well as a number of local charities. Coleen also serves as past president of the Santa Fe Women’s Council of Realtors. The 2012 Realtor of the Year, Barbara Blackwell with Keller Williams, was voted in by members to serve as first vice president in 2013. At the local association, Barbara has served as a member of the board of directors and served on various committees, including chairing the Community Services Committee. Before

becoming a Realtor, Barbara worked for IBM for over 30 years in a number of project management roles. She is active in the community, serving as team leader for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life over the last nine consecutive years. She has a degree in business administration from the University of Nevada. The Santa Fe Association of Realtors welcomes four new board members in 2013. Margaret Bertram of Keller Williams has been in the industry serving as a closing officer or Realtor for three decades. She grew up in Santa Fe, graduated from Santa Fe Prep, and was voted as Affiliate of the Year in 1999. Gary Bobolsky, affiliated with Sotheby’s International Real Estate, is a native of Virginia and a graduate from Clemson University serving the real estate community in Santa Fe for over 20 years. Debra Hagey with Santa Fe Properties grew up in Vermont and graduated from the University of California-San Diego with a degree in fine arts. Debra has been active on the associa-

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tion’s Government Affairs Committee and chairs the candidate selection and contributions committee. Paul Stenberg, Sotheby’s, hails from wine country near Sonoma as well as the coast of Mendocino in California. He is a graduate of St. Mary’s College in Moraga and had his first work experience during college in the bustling atmosphere of a local real-estate firm. Paco Arguello is chief executive of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors. Contact him at 982-8385 or paco@sfar.com.

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Best investment ever? Your home. As we begin 2013, the BIG question arises once again: where do I put my savings? As always, this is a difficult question. But now, after an economic struggle that will define our history, safely investing our savings presents a challenge like we have never known. The facts show that the stock market is performing poorly. Interest rates on savings and U.S.Treasury Bonds remain low. Many of us have faced dropping values and yields in our retirement IRA or 401K over the last 12 months. Economists are predicting a recession in 2013 as a result of the congressional and presidential stalemate, which could further depress stock-market investments. After reading the pessimistic forecast above, we have to be asking, what can we do? Where do we go from here? What is safe? Is it gold, silver, or a foreign currency? The most obvious answer is that the single best investment is still home own-

ership. Realtors say Santa Fe real estate is still at bargain basement prices. But, going with the idea that history is the only true predictor of future events, Realtors expect real estate to inflate in value in 2013. Remember the mid 1980s in Santa Fe? Home values slid downward at record speed. Then from 1990 until 2005, values appreciated from 12 percent to 20 percent annually. Everyone who had any savings invested in Santa Fe real estate. Values boomed and a lot of money was made. Francesca Stedman with Sotheby’s International Realty agrees. “The real estate market in Santa Fe is stabilizing. Real estate investments have always been profitable.” Janet Rousselot, with Karen Walker Real Estate, says, “From my personal experience over 40 years in real estate ownership in Santa Fe, I would say real estate is the best investment. The Santa Fe market has certainly stabilized and a gradual increase in values is expected.”

Judy Camp, Keller Williams Realty Santa Fe, is looking forward to “buyers that are coming to Santa Fe soon because properties they were interested in are selling.” Last month, a client purchased a $440,000 home here and withdrew $200,000 out of an IRA for the down payment. The client expects a far greater return on the investment, and I agree. When exploring this idea of investing in real estate, be sure to discuss your options with a financial advisor. Also, your CPA and your stock-market advisor will have plenty to say. Listen to them all and make an informed decision. My advice, to buy a home right now, is redundant. I have written article like this before. But, now, at the end of an extremely trying year financially, I feel I need to say again, “While interest rates are still low, go for a home purchase.” Rates are predicted to remain low through 2013 while values rise. A no-brainer! Believe in

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the old, tried-and-true adage, “Buy now, profit later.” Have a happy and prosperous year in 2013. Jim Gay was a real-estate broker for 20 years and has been a consultant to Fortune 500 companies. He is currently a broker/ owner at Home Buyers Mortgage and can be reached at 986-9080 or jim@jimgayhomemortgage.com.

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It’s all in how you frame it One tool in our interior designer bag of tricks is art or object framing. This is one area in most homes that is often overlooked or undervalued. Framing has the ability to turn an inexpensive print into a great statement or, conversely, lessen the beauty of a great piece. Framing also allows us to display unusual pieces of artwork or artifacts. For instance, we have mounted Depressionglass plates on linen, and in another project collected a few meaningful “artifacts” from our client to tell a visual story using an old photo and memorabilia mounted to a nubby silk background, each contained within a shadowbox to create unique wall art. We often find that re-framing is needed, the most common reasons being the frame and matting are outdated, damaged or faded, or the frame is not well suited to the interior or grouping it is situated within. The options are many and we recommend seeking the advice of a trusted framer. 22

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The molding is the first consideration and should speak to the color, texture, or feeling of the piece, and overall should add to the beauty but not outshine the work. The importance of the work is also a factor. A valuable oil painting might warrant a hand-leafed, rather than factory-made, molding. Even if you are framing a poster or an inexpensive piece, a metal frame kit is almost never the answer. Black frames are often overused and create too much of a visual barrier for artwork. Rather, try warm gray or a simple wooden frame instead, especially if you are working with a black-and-white photograph. You should also consider the frames on other framed work that will hang in the vicinity. Alongside the molding, consider a mat that matches or enhances the work, providing a necessary transition or breathing space between the work and the molding. We always use archival mat board to prevent yellowing over time, or damage to the artwork. Layering with different colors

is always an option, as is adding texture with a linen or silk. We err conservatively and stay away from bright mat colors to avoid the framing from becoming outdated. If a work on paper has a deckle edge (an indicator that the work on paper is most likely an original versus a print), or a signature close to the edge, consider floating the work on top of the mat. If the work requires glass (most work will when not on canvas), consider the area where it will be displayed. For an area without much direct sunlight, we use a non-reflective glass to prevent any glare from overhead lighting. Where sunlight streams through windows or skylights, as is often the case in New Mexico, we use Museum Glass, which is both nonreflective and has an ultraviolet coating that prevents damage to the work. We encourage you to look around and see what needs to be re-framed, or to be framed for the first time. Art often is passed down to another generation, so make sure that your selections will remain

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timeless as well as extend the life of the artwork. Heather Van Luchene, ASID and Steffany Hollingsworth, ASID are partners in HVL Interiors, LLC, an interior design firm offering professional residential and hospitality design services. Both are New Mexico licensed interior designers. They can be reached at (505) 983-3601 or info@ hvlinteriors.com.

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Georgeous traditional adobe and frame home sprawled on a mountaintop with amazing views and a garden. 21.55 acres. Horses welcome in this gated community. Pool and orchard. www.LasCampanasExperts.com MLS #201100149 $1,600,000

Outstanding western views. Pumice construction, new stucco. Fabulous open gourmet kitchen/family room. Three bedrooms plus office. www.LasCampanasExperts.com MLS #201202564 $945,000

1.76 acre lot with mountain views. Flat topography makes an EZ build site. Guest house allowed. Horse bridle trail nearby. Equity social or equity golf membership available. www.LasCampanasExperts.com MLS #201105422 $75,000

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Strikingly beautiful 10.59 acre homesite with incredible views. Lot 31 on Chisholm Trail in La Tierra Nueva neighborhood. Close to the gatehouse, yet very private. Guest house and horses allowed. www.LasCampanasExperts.com MLS #201105250 $325,000

With its spectacular view of the two finishing holes, the enormous lake and inspiring sunset mountain views, this end unit Casita has arguably one of the best locations in the Community of Las Campanas. www.LasCampanasExperts.com MLS # 201102834 $750,000

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Here is one of the great home sites in Las Campanas, offering commanding Sangre de Cristo Mountain views and an elevated building site above the golf course and water views. www.LasCampanasExperts.com MLS #201202562 $449,000

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Mountain and sunset views to warm your heart and affirm why you love New Mexico. Located in the beautiful neighborhood of La Mariposa, with 360-degree beautiful views of all mountain ranges! www.LasCampanasExperts.com MLS #201202597 $179,000

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606 EAST PALACE AVENUE • Impeccably restored circa 1905 Victorian treasure • 4 Bedrooms, 2 baths, 3358 sq.ft. • Beautiful hardwood floors • Rock & brick construction • In the heart of the Historic East Side SantaFeProperties.com/201200798 $1,200,000 The Efrain Prieto Group 505.470.6909

1104 MANSION RIDGE ROAD • New price on sophisticated contemporary close to downtown • Attached studio and office for potential add’l 1-2 bedrooms • Flooded with natural light from walls of glass • Sleek gourmet kitchen/dining/living, shaded outdoor living • 3 br, 3 ba, 3342 sq.ft., 3-car garage, 1.79 acres SantaFeProperties.com/201100664 $1,195,000 Gavin Sayers 505.690.3070

2310 WILDERNESS RIDGE • A peaceful private setting in the tall pines and aspens • Home with guest house and studio • City lights and mountain views • Living room, kitchen, formal dining feature hand-hewn beams • 3 br, 3 ba, 4263 sq.ft., 1-car garage, 5.03 acres SantaFeProperties.com/201203641 $1,095,000 Richard Schoegler 505.577.5112

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Sanctuary on Opera Hill

Santa Fe style, views & adobe at their best in the community of Casas de San Juan. Beautiful portal facing the Santa Fe Opera with views and kiva. Main home, guest house and studio apartment. MLS #201202960

9 Camino Del Alba

$1,550,000

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Las Campanas Golf Course View Lot

Las Campanas - This Las Campanas lot overlooks the 17th fairway of the Sunset Golf Course. It has spectacular 360° mountain views. This is a very buildable 1.6-acre lot. MLS #706056

Fabulously Romantic

Historic Galisteo Village. This walled acre has 3 unique dwellings. The 1800’s adobe has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths restored, and a spacious guesthouse. Studio has a chef’s kitchen, theater & bath. MLS #201205400

12 La Vega

$1,910,000

5 Calle Arbusto, Lot 23 $150,000

Architecturally Designed Contemporary

With custom finishes and unique design the main house of 2800 sq. ft. has a chef’s kitchen open to dining with views of the Galisteo Basin. Black & grey water system. Very green. MLS #201204350

17 Rancho De Bosque South

$1,500,000

Build Your Dream Home on this 5 Acre Lot

In La Barbaria canyon, this parcel is nestled amongst ponderosa pines with gorgeous canyon views and interesting rock formations. At least 3 possible building sites. MLS #201203368

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Lot 2 La Barbaria Canyon $168,000

Historic Frank Applegate Estate

Located in the heart of the Eastside. With a total of 10,019 sq.ft on 1.74 lushly landscaped acres with water rights, 6 bedrooms, 7 baths and detached fully appointed guest house. MLS #201204218

831 El Caminito

$3,300,000

41.5 Spectacular Secluded Acres

Ride into the Sunrise

Located in the prestigious original Cash Ranch. This 41.5 acre lot has more than 12 buildable sites for your home. Mountain views from almost every location the best of the wild west. MLS #800753

3554 sq.ft. on 5.8 acres with mountain views, 3 beds/3 baths, chef’s kitchen, 5-stall barn, view portals, significant landscaping, 3-car garage and 500 sq. ft. studio/workshop all behind private gates. MLS #201204259

208 Arroyo Hondo Trail

$1,100,000

21 Allucia Lane $175,000

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Historic Witter Bynner Estate

Downtown and on close to one acre, this 8600 sq.ft. home is romantically set behind adobe walls with terraced rock and mature landscaping. Presently functioning as the Inn of the Turquoise Bear B&B. MLS #201203211

342 E. Buena Vista

$2,399,000

Gracious Country Estate

Smashing views, lush landscaping & beautiful gardens. This 5100+ sq.ft. estate has 6 kivas, a guest suite, swimming pool, 6-stall horse facility with turnouts. Chef’s kitchen. MLS #201202604

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$1,700,000

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In the gated Summit Ridge, this 1.5 acre lot comes with a full set of working architectural drawings. Minutes from downtown and the Santa Fe Ski basin. MLS #201203360

1112 Summit Ridge, Lot 32 $299,000

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Custom built on large Corner lot 2 Calle amistosa

This custom built home is located on a large corner lot. Open concept living. Wet plastered walls, kiva fireplace, high ceilings, some vigas & beams, tile in living areas and bathrooms. Granite countertops. MLS #201204196 $425,000

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4 bedroom Home on oversized lot 2555 Camino Cabestro

Large 4 bedroom home plus family room. Situated on an oversized lot in an established neighborhood. New carpet, paint, hot water heater, garbage disposal and new heater in family room. excellent price per sq. footage ($91.46 +/- sq. ft.) Conveniently located near shopping centers, hospital, parks and community services. MLS #201203614 $189,500

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is a newly created nature-conscious and uniquely designed community that cherishes the beauty of nature and protects its fragile resources. Set in a landscape of juniper studded hills and endless skies. A lovely meadow with native plants and wildflowers. Half of the land is reserved as open space, parks and trails. Come and view nature at its best. SuNFLOWeR MOdeL. Aptly named for its bright, sunny and open design, the Sunflower invites you to enjoy the best possible combination of private space and gathering places, inside and out. The gourmet kitchen serves at the hub of this extraordinary home, with the impressive living room and formal dining room. Two of the bedrooms and the 3 car garage are on one side of the home and the luxurious master suite on the other. (To be built)

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great CommeriCal oPPortunity 716-a nortH riverside drive

Great commercial opportunity in the “Heart of espanola” Commercial district. This property consists of 3 buildings: 3850+/- sq.ft. main building with loft area and all utilities. Garage/warehouse building contains 1584+/- sq ft. 0.7 acre lot. MLS #201102299 $379,000

lowest PriCe Per sq. Ft. in ranCHo viejo 84 Canada del ranCHo

Great floorplan for both entertaining and comfort. Formal living/dining areas with separate family room. Kitchen has breakfast nook and built in desk. Kiva Fireplace, Vigas, Accent painted walls, evaporative air, radiant heat. Over 3000 sq.ft. MLS #201104386 $419,500

28 bosqueCillo (Home to be Built) desert Marigold Floor Plan - 1415 +/- sq.ft., 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Kiva Fireplace, Carpet and Tile Flooring. 2 Car Garage. Barrel vault entrance into family room opens to kitchen and dining. Master Suite with large closet, full tub and separate shower. 2 Car Garage. Engery Efficient. Front Area Landscaped with drip Irrigation System.. MLS #201205266 $245,900 41 bosqueCillo (Model Home Now Available)

Apache Plume Floor Plan –1308 +/- sq.ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Kiva Fireplace, Carpet and Tile Flooring. Spacious Family room with raised ceiling. Open kitchen, dining and living area. $239,900 Large Master Suite. 2 Car Garage. Energy Efficient. Front Area Landscaped.

beautiFully uPdated 537 onate PlaCe

Great updated 1530 sq.ft. home with oversized investment oPPortunity in esPanola! 436 sq.ft. garage. Completely walled and fenced yard. Home has some plaster walls and bond street Mixed use commercial building contains a medical hardwood floors. Totally new kitchen, updated office, which is approx. 2684 +/- sq.ft. with a 7 year bath, updated windows and roof. $245,000 lease in place with 5 remaining (and with increases). In MLS #201200894 addition, this property offers a 722+/- sq. ft. residential land listings 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment upstairs. Strong lease 186 TracT 2 El rancho history. Call Listing Broker for info. do not disturb Property has well and septic tank in place and tenants, please call for a private showing MLS #201103936 $349,000 ready for you to build or place a mobile home. Horses are welcomed. Close commute to Los Alamos and Santa Fe. Ld MLS #800126 $128,500 SO

44 bosqueCillo (Model Home Now Available)

desert Marigold Floor Plan - 1415 +/- sq.ft., 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Kiva Fireplace, Carpet and Tile Flooring. 2 Car Garage. Barrel vault entrance into family room opens to kitchen and dining. Master Suite with large closet, full tub and separate shower. 2 Car Garage. Engery Efficient. Front Area Landscaped with drip Irrigation System. $245,900

33 Canto del Pajarito (Model Home Now Available)

evening Primrose Floor Plan – 1522 +/- sq.ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Kiva Fireplace, Carpet and Tile Flooring. Forced Air heating. Welcoming entrance with gracious curb appeal. Open Floor Plan. Master Suite separate from guest bedrooms. Front Area Landscaped with drip Irrigation System. 2 Car Garage. Energy Efficient. $249,900

nEw PricE! 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 two (2) acre foot Water Rights. All utilities. Owner/Broker. Call agent for gate code. MLS #201000073 $149,500

Park Plaza living 2950 Plaza azul

Partially backs to open space. updated heating/ air-conditioning system and roof in 2003. New wood windows installed 1997. Cozy living/dining room with Kiva Fireplace, carpet, high wood beamed ceilings. MLS #201203252 $215,000

loT 13 high summiT - PricE changE!

Truly the top lot in The High Summit. 360 degrees of absolutely fabulous views of Santa Fe watershed, city lights of Santa Fe and Los Alamos. All city utilities. Just minutes to downtown. Owner/ Broker. Call agent for gate code. MLS #201002339 $489,500

bob lee trujillo Direct: 984-7305 Cell: 470-0002 bltbroker@aol.com

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Upper Casa Solana lot close to downtown on a quiet cul-de-sac. Views across the city to the Sangres with large evergreen trees on southwest of property giving privacy and shade. Utilities at lot line. MlS #201201728 $90,000

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Charming condo in the heart of the historic Eastside in one of the most beautiful compounds available. Lovely setting with beautifully-landscaped grounds and fabulous gardens. MlS #201203649 $225,000

7 Two Trails Road

Tons of potential!! A great opportunity to buy a 3 br home, with den plus add’l studio/br - enough space to garden, tinker… Priced to allow updating. Convenient to El Gancho, Harry’s, Bobcat Bite. Chicken coop, greenhouse, garden, fruit trees, carport and a large storage/workroom.

$339,000

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1713 MontaÑo Modern design passive solar home, designed to qualify for State Sustainable Tax Credit. Light-filled design makes the home feel larger than it is! Green home features high efficiency heat, hot water. 1450 sq. ft., 3br, 2ba, 0.21 acre.

$299,900

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855 Camino Francisca Lovely soft contemporary home just minutes from downtown, privately sited and offering views of Sun and Moon Mountains and city lights. 2508 sq. ft., 3br, 3ba, 1.64 acre.

$649,000

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Paul Geoffrey 1040 Sierra Del norte 505.660.6009 paulgeoffrey@earthlink.net

1.5 acre lot with sunset and city light views. Good building site with easy access. No association dues, or association building restrictions. Plans available for a 7,400 square foot house. MlS #201204369 $350,000

15 caMino ancon #7

Rare opportunity to own a piece of one of Jacona’s most beautiful compounds. This adobe/straw bale house and guest house sits on a very private part of a ten acre compound. MlS #201205315 $495,000

Team Veneklasen Annie Veneklasen 505.670.5202

Marg Veneklasen 505.660.9151

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255 Camino de La Sierra

Just what you’ve been looking for... bright and charming townhome close to the Plaza. This end-unit has been upgraded and boasts large master bedroom suite, guest bedroom, office and a private courtyard. 2 Br, 2 Ba, 1-car garage, 1700 sq.ft.

MLS #201205041

$439,000

234 Camino de La Sierra

Sue Garfitt

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City, sunset and Sandia/Ortiz mountain views are just icing on the cake for this spacious, light-filled Valle del Sol townhouse. Upstairs master suite, custom Talavera tile accents, and a spacious porch. 3 Br, 2 Ba, 2-car garage, 2,200 sq.ft.

MLS # 201005773

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Price reduction!

Charming southwestern style adobe home overlooks the nearly 20 acre property to embrace dramatic 360º views. Property includes an 8600 sq. ft. heated car storage facility with small office and bath and a mobile home used as a caretakers house or office (both strategically located so as not to be seen from the home). The 3 bedroom, 4 bath home has a magnificent master suite, office/library, formal living/dining, comfortable kitchen, wet bar, and spa room. It is surrounded by walled courtyards, beautifully landscaped gardens on drip, outdoor kitchen and dining areas, sweeping portals and patios. 3 Bedroom / 4 Bath / 19.6 Acres #201204490

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3900 Old Santa Fe Trail

Price reduction!

Tucked away off of one of Santa Fe’s most historic roads, this spacious double-adobe home, with traditional Northern New Mexico architectural features, offers cozy living and tons of charm. The kitchen has been remodeled with granite counters and a breakfast nook. The home has many extras including oversized master bedroom with separate sitting area and fireplace, a garden room, wine cellar, and views from patios on east and west side of the house. 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath / 1.5 Acres #807479

$1,100,000

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Ski BaSin and the Colorado MountainS ViewS

PerfeCtion, CloSe to dowtown!

this North Summit Home. This home affords easy living with a Wolf electric oven and microwave, two-drawer dishwashers, Sub-Zero, refrigerator, and smooth surface cooktop. MlS # 201105799 $890,000

room/dining room. High end finishes include brick floors, beautiful cherry cabinets, granite tile counter tops, double ovens & stainless appliances. MlS #201204576 $475,000

1448 nevado ridge -. Views of the Ski Basin and the Colorado Mountains from 207 Calle roble - 2000 sq.ft., 3br, 2ba, single story, evap. cooling, radiant heat, open living Lower Price

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exquiSite uPPer Canyon riVer Cottage and additional lotS unique and Beautiful hoMe in naVa ade

4205 Big Sky road -. This home affords privacy behind gated courtyard wall.

1544 sq.ft. is inclusive of a 3 bedroom, 2 full bath main house and a 252 sq.ft. guest house with a full bath, 1-car garage and hot tub. MlS # 201204061 $299,000

1463 upper Canyon road - A remarkable and rare setting for this utterly

charming cottage on the always flowing section of the Santa Fe River. There are two adjoining lots available all with high producing wells. MlS #201204149 0.67 acre, 55% well share of 3 acre foot well. $1,575,000 MlS #201202907 2.24 acres, 3 acre foot well. $695,000 MlS #201203849 Cottage $897,500

Matthew Sargent ConteMPorary SouthweSt hoMe high aBoVe Santa fe

1204 ojo Verde - Impressive contemporary Southwest architecture, huge mountain and city light views from this superb and well located home. Amazing chef’s kitchen with all the amenities; great master suite with its own private portal; all guest bedrooms have en-suite baths. Lower level exercise room has a steam shower. Consistent, high-end finishes throughout this rare example of contemporary SW architecture in Sierra del Norte. MlS # 201102786 $1,745,000

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403-405 Sosaya - Perfect downtown location. This was once the print shop and

residence of famous Santa Fe artist Willard Clark. Superb gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances. Elegant main living room and a secondary social gathering Salon room with high ceilings and clerestory windows. Incredible grounds. MlS # 201204407 $1,045,000

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A truly remarkable and rare setting for this utterly charming cottage on the always flowing section of the Santa Fe River. There is ample room to expand on the .56 acre lot. There is an adjoining .67 acre river front lot available for $695,000. These two properties are served by a high producing private well! MlS #201203849 $897,500

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This single-level home has great sunset views and an impressive outdoor kitchen and deep portal. A truly superb gourmet kitchen is the centerpiece of this elegant and comfortable residence. Fantastic close-in Northside location. MlS # 201203302 $849,000

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Architecture resources American Institute of Architects, Santa Fe Chapter AIA Santa Fe periodically holds lectures, exhibitions, tours, workshops, and luncheon presentations. Check in at aiasantafe.org. (There’s also a Jobs bulletin board.) aiasantafe.org Santa Fe Community College SFCC offers the Associate in Arts (AA) in Architectural Design, a degree meant for transfer to a 4-year architecture program; and the Certificate in Architectural Design, providing courses necessary for a student to build a design portfolio for use in applying to a 4-year architecture program. Continuing-education courses at our community college include: Off-campus Earth Architecture course with Bart Kaltenbach ($155), eight sessions starting Monday, Feb. 18. Field trips with William Neuwirth to Chaco Canyon March 17 ($129) and early-May course with classroom and Chaco visits ($149). Introduction to Green Building, 3-hour class with Daniel Clavio ($49) on Feb. 5. Great Southwest Design in an Energy-Efficient Home, a 3-hour class with Daniel Clavio and Robin Dorrell ($49) on Feb. 12. Also, in the School of Trades and Technology, SFCC of-

fers classes in construction, drafting, energy efficiency, solar energy, and other building-related subjects. sfcc.edu Santa Fe University of Art & Design Offers courses on the history of architecture. santafeuniversity.edu Cornerstones Community Partnerships Works with local communities to save important historic buildings, through joint adobe preservation projects. cstones.org Historic Santa Fe Foundation Founded in 1961, the foundation owns eight historic properties, including the James L. Johnson house (El Zaguan) on Canyon Road and the Felipe B. Delgado House on W. Palace Avenue; holds historic-preservation easements on seven others; and is involved in preservation education in Santa Fe. historicsantafe.com Old Santa Fe Association Eighty-seven years old this year, the association’s mission is “to promote the prosperity and welfare of the City and County of Santa Fe and their inhabitants; to preserve

and maintain the ancient landmarks, historical structures and traditions of Old Santa Fe; and to guide their growth and development in such a way as to promote that unique charm and distinction, born of age, culture, tradition and environment, which are the priceless assets and heritage of Santa Fe.” The Old Santa Fe Association actively advocates for the preservation of Santa Fe’s built heritage; current concerns include St. Catherine Indian School, Plaza Chamisal, and Manderfield School. oldsantafe.org Creative Santa Fe The nonprofit organization is dedicated to the growth and vitality of the region’s creative economy. Projects in 2013 include Plaza-to-Plaza, a walk between the Santa Fe Plaza and the Railyard; and El Parque del Rio, involving improvements to the Santa Fe River corridor through town. creativesantafe.org Santa Fe Public Library The Southwest Room has a wealth of materials about architects Isaac Rapp, John Gaw Meem, Katherine Stinson, W.C. Kruger, Myrtle Stedman, and Bill Lumpkins, as well as contemporary practitioners and researchers such as Chris Wilson, Corinne Sze, and Beverley Spears. catalog.ci.santa-fe.nm.us/

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Refinance while you can Ah, New Year’s resolutions. So easy to make, so hard to keep. Let’s get down to business and do something that can make a tremendous difference in your life and for your family for years to come. Take care of your personal mortgage NOW. Refinance while you can. A year ago the average rate on outstanding mortgages was 5.098 percent. The U.S. government continues to buy long-term bonds weekly as part of its mission to keep rates low through 2013. The question is: how low is low? And when will the government end the bond buy-down that is temporarily keeping rates down? The most recent trends show that the American economy is starting to improve, and rate increases will follow. Many people assume that they cannot qualify for a home loan. They think they don’t have enough income, or their home is underwater, or they don’t have enough equity. Don’t assume. Check with your lender this month. You may find that

there are ways to lower your payments or pay off your home faster as you take advantage of historic lows with annual percentage rates in the 2’s and 3’s, even for jumbo loans. If you don’t qualify, find out what you need to do to position yourself to get approved later this year. Here are some ideas to consider. Convert an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) to a fixed-rate loan to take advantage of fixed, stable rates. Move credit-card and other debts to your home loan. Maybe you think you don’t want to borrow more money. But guess what? You already have borrowed the money and chances are your creditcard rates are in the double digits. If you feel you are not disciplined enough to over-pay your new lower-rate mortgage to pay off the old credit-card debt, then segregate the new debt with a home equity line of credit (HELOC) to pay it off and get your financial house in order.

Get free and clear! Even a loan with a rate in the mid 4’s with 28 years remaining could be moved to a 20- or 15-year fixed-rate loan, cutting many years off the mortgage and saving tens of thousands of dollars. Cash out equity in your home to buy an investment property or second home for retirement. How? Refinance your primary residence and take extra cash out for the down payment on your additional home purchase. We are seeing a combination of low rates and low home prices, but it won’t last. Rent your new purchase and let your tenants pay your mortgage. Consolidate your first and second mortgages into one low, fixed-rate loan. Address family matters now while the market is in your favor. If you are divorcing or need to take former partners off a mortgage loan, or need to remove yourself as a co-signer on a loan, refi now. You’ve heard it for a couple of years now: refi, refi, refi. Even if you refinanced

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a few years ago, rates in the 2’s and 3’s warrant one last look as you plan your finances for the next 10 to 30 years. Don’t wait and be sorry later. Contact your local lender to see how you may qualify. Francis Phillips (FPhillips@fcbmtg.com) is senior mortgage loan originator with First Choice Loan Services in Santa Fe. He has served as director of business development for national mortgage companies. He and his mortgage partners have funded and built three homes for Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity. HOME

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Trends and tips for 2013 The New Year has arrived in spite of not being on the Mayan calendar. Now it is time again to take a look at what is happening on the social networking calendar. One thing for certain is that mobile social media use will continue to grow beyond expectations as social networking soared on smartphones and tablets in 2012. If you were active on Facebook and Twitter, you experienced a leap in social sharing as people posted their views on nearly every news headline to their sphere of friends and followers. The past year’s stream of digital conversations on trending topics continued to change how we communicate and influence each other in our marketplace and political arena. What does this mean for you, your business and your job? The answer is to change and adapt and get involved. Social-media sites and social networking will always be changing. The key is taking advantage of new opportunities for you as

a connected consumer, business owner or employee. Here are some trends: Social networking is mobile. In 2012, over half of Facebook’s members accessed the site from a smartphone or tablet. Next, even small businesses are now aware of YOU, as a customer, and your tendency to post a picture of your lunch or a comment about the service. Most likely, the CEO or your boss is using Facebook and Twitter. They want to track customer activity, future buying habits, and what people are saying about you and their company, product or service. Here are some resolution tips to consider for 2013. Remember how mastering using a computer and the internet became a skill to learn for your career and job? Now social-media skills and literacy are becoming a workplace and career necessity. Social-media compliance training is in vogue in industries such as health care, real estate, media, law and finance. Re-

specting someone’s privacy and privileged information are now more important than ever. Just learning how to post on Facebook or send a tweet on Twitter does not mean you passed Social Networking 1.0. If you are a small business, there is no way to continue to believe social media is a fad. If you are not using social networking to connect with, listen to, and engage your customers, you are missing opportunities to build business relationships. If you are still push marketing, you are most likely losing customers. People do business with people they know, like and trust. The best way to promote your company or service or product online in 2013 is to be YOU on Facebook and Twitter. Post a current, friendly looking photograph to reinforce your image. Take advantage of the tutorials on these sites before you start friending your entire email sphere. Make a resolution to learn more about social networking. Why not use it in ways

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the Mayans and their calendar never imagined? Participate to make a difference. After all, we made it to 2013. See you next online. Emily Medvec is an associate broker with Santa Fe Properties. Emily’s passion is how social networking changes how we communicate. Follow her on Twitter @ emilymedvec. To buy or sell real estate, call 505-660-4541.

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Nix the winter blahs with orchids It’s the New Year, a time many flowerlovers dread. The fresh pine boughs you painstakingly placed upon mantles and staircases must now come down, taking with them your memories of a more festive, happier time. Sadly, January is a month known for little else than its blaring beginning. Our homes are put back to normal, holiday décor is placed into boxes, and the 2013 social calendar looks as empty as a new sketch pad. Just when you think there’s nothing left to look at, you glance at the poinsettia, hoping it will hang in a bit longer. But its leaves are curling and, what’s worse, the last bloom on the amaryllis has flowered, and you know all signs of botanical life are coming to a very abrupt end. It’s depressing, to say the least. (Unless, of course, you’re a Capricorn or Aquarius — Happy Birthday to you!) But you don’t have to wait till springtime’s bloom season for the dopamine to kick in. There are ways to continue beautifying your space

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until that first tulip pops up in your rock garden. OK, so you still have some house plants, those old staples that have always made our lives a bit greener and more livable. But now you are craving color and FLOWERS, and that Ficus tree in the corner just isn’t cutting it. What’s a gardener to do? Poof! As if by magic, there is a place on the outskirts of town that is waiting to transport your winter blahs into an exotic experience. Exotic experience in Santa Fe, you say? Yes, New Earth Orchids, a greenhouse, located on Jaguar Drive, is a charming, one-of-a-kind, locally owned business that, believe it or not, grows orchids. Wait, orchids growing in a desert? Yes, again you heard right. Owner Ron Midgett has been in the orchid business for 43 years and moved his business to Santa Fe just over two years ago. He is committed to exposing and educating Santa Feans on

all things orchid and a visit to his dewy greenhouse may be just what you need during this dry, cold time of year. Midgett, a longstanding member and judge for the American Orchid Society, can help you replace the paperwhites with a perfect exotic specimen. Whether you are looking for a cascading Dendrobium or a fragrant Phalaenopsis, he can guide you in the right direction. Unlike large grocery stores, Midgett houses a wide and diverse variety of orchids. The best part about his business? His plants are locally grown. So are his containers: New Earth Orchids now offers an exclusive line of pots by Ginny Zipperer, Baca Street Pottery. Just when you thought you’d have to suffer through a month of drabness, the orchids come to the rescue. Maybe you’ll find a rare lady’s slipper for your Januaryborn BFF or a fragrant chocolate orchid for your New Year’s love. Don’t forget that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

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Supporting local growers was never more exotic. New Earth Orchids is in Plaza Contenta, 6003 Jaguar Drive, 9831025, www.newearthorchids.com. Carole (443-257-8833) has been in the floriculture industry, from wholesale and retail sales to public outreach and events planning, for over 23 years. She is a Master Gardener and is an advocate, lecturer and supporter fo New Mexico’s sustainable, local flower farms. Her floral design studio A Garden of Earthly Delights is located in Santa Fe and Baltimore.

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AIA awards for AOS, Archaeo, Spears/Fentress By Paul Weideman The designers of a new Santa Fe building for Easter Seals, two residential projects, and the Santa Fe Community Convention Center were all winners in the 2012 design awards of the Santa Fe Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Jamie Blosser and Faez Soud, AOS Architects, won a Citation Award for the Easter Seals Santa Maria El Mirador commercial project. “I think the challenge and the opportunity was primarily about the owners, this fabulous nonprofit that’s been serving the developmentally disabled community in Northern New Mexico for the last 30 years,” Blosser said. The new building is arranged around a south-facing courtyard, with ample openings for solar gain in winter, according to project materials. The courtyard is paved with masonry to act as a heat sink and extend the comfortable seasonal use of the space. A new kitchen encourages training in cooking and baking, and a computer lab is used for technology training. “There are some therapies that focus on bringing the outdoors indoors and we wanted to focus on having it be as warm a space as possible, with some natural materials and colors and connection to the outdoors with landscaping,” Blosser said. The architectural program called for spaces for Easter Seals clients, for administration, and for a new training component. “They’re so excellent at what they do that they have begun training other nonprofits from around the country.” The training center has a butterfly roof, a form the late Samuel Mockbee liked using in his Alabama-based Rural Studio. “That’s interesting; he’s someone I admire tremendously,” Blosser said, but added that if there was a Mockbee tribute intended, it was only subconscious. “We really just wanted to provide an interesting space, rather than a simple box. We were trying to stay within a modest budget but not look like that.” Jon Dick, Archaeo Architects, won for two projects: the Van Drimmelen/Gore Residence and an unbuilt El Paso residence. The home for John Van Drimmelen and his wife, Shelly Gore, built by Gianardi Construction, also won the Grand Hacienda Award in the 2011 Parade of Homes. It’s a very open plan, the living room and kitchen well-exposed to the outdoors via large windows and portales. The master bathroom is a standout space, with an unwalled shower and cabinets of lyptus wood. “The idea is because the views are so present to build a very restrained, minimalist architecture,” Van Drimmelen said in 2011.

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Above and below, the Santa Fe Community Convention Center

He and Gore studied architectural design, and selected their architect, before they bought their Santa Fe lot. The Power Point presentation provided by Dick to AIA-Santa Fe noted, “This was an exercise in keeping things minimal. It was a reductive process where we explored reducing the design down to its essence in an almost Zen-like manner… The site is steep and narrow and the hope was to keep the house as close to one level as possible. This required close attention to the topography so there was as little intervention onto the site as possible. The result is an expression of anchoring into the landscape on the back side, countered with elevated portals on the front that lifts one’s eye…” His El Paso project was designed for “a very difficult site, steep and rocky, a classic desert environment,” Dick said. “The clients bought the site for a particular view south to the city, and it’s also panoramic, taking in western sunset views. “The project is on the back burner right now, but I felt very fortunate even getting the job, because they interviewed a lot of firms, including Lake Flato and Rick Joy.” The handsome design shows a number of horizontal slabs, some of which are cantilevered roofs over patio areas. “At the AIA awards,” Dick said, “jury chairman Emily Little [of the Austin, Texas, firm Clayton & Little] pointed out Richard Neutra details and when I accepted the award I said I stole from Neutra left, right and center. The client loves architecture and he loves Neutra.” Beverley Spears, Spears Architects; and Michael Winters, Fentress Architects, won a Citation Award for the $51 million Santa Fe Community Convention Center. “Sensitivity to the city’s scale and careful exterior elements ingeniously disguise the building’s massing,” according to materials provided to the AIA jury. “Flexible, adjustable interior and exterior spaces provide the ability to comfortably host a diverse set of concurrent users.” The architects’ design objective was a state-of-the-art convention and community center deeply rooted in the spirit of Santa Fe. They “followed Spanish Colonial building form as well as Pueblo Revival detail and massing,” Spears wrote in a guest column in The Santa Fe New Mexican in October 2008. “We brought the building to the street edge in the Spanish Colonial custom; we added portals, doors, windows and other elements of visual interest at the level of the sidewalk; we tried to save the old cottonwoods along Marcy; and we created a central courtyard linked to Marcy by an open-air but covered zaguan, a standard spatial arrangement in Spanish Colonial towns.” The community center was designed and built to achieve a Gold rating in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Green features include underground rainwater cisterns, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, and a reflective roof. They employed salvaged timber from the Sierra Blanca forest fire for exterior lentils, corbels and portal woodwork. And nearly 90 percent of materials from demolition of the old Sweeney Convention Center was salvaged and recycled — including 65,000 bricks for the new center’s outdoor areas.

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This beautiful Northern New Mexico house and guest house is located on two lush acres. Handcrafted with double adobe, with details that include coved ceilings with vigas, plaster interior walls, hand carved doors, tall windows and kiva fireplaces. The light filled chef’s kitchen is in a French Provencial style. There is a 3 car garage and a fruit tree orchard.

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$6,225,000 Located in downtown Santa Fe and only several blocks from the Plaza, this Class A building has over 29,500 sf and 100 parking spaces. It can be used as office, retail, gallery, hotel or any combination of the above. Currently used as the offices of the Santa Fe New Mexican, interior spaces include large open rooms with high ceilings, private offices, conference rooms and mezzanine. An award winning remodel was completed in 2006 with new HVAC, electrical, plumbing, roofing systems, windows, stucco. This is a fabulous building in a superb location. MLS # 201205068

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colab: community at the office By Paul Weideman “I’m way more productIve here than I am at home, and It’s defInItely payIng off.” That’s Eric Genesoto, founder of SEO Conquest, talking about his office space at CoLab at Second Street Studios. CoLab is based on the CoWork model of shared office space. Genesoto does search-engine optimization. He’s fresh here from Reno, where he also had a CoWorking space, although that one was just oriented around long tables. “This is much better for me, because I have my own desk and filing cabinet.” He and the other tenants at CoLab — among them freelance writer Roger Snodgrass and LEED certification reviewer Melanie Dubin — have 24-hour access; networked printer, scanner, and copier; broadband internet; a shared meeting room with projection-enabled conferencing, and a lounge and kitchen area. “We took one of our older spaces and created a big, contemporary-style open area with 15 work stations,” said CoLab’s Wayne Nichols. “This is 2,700 square feet. It was a space that was available and we added a garage door to let light in. In the summer, the tenants can open that and have all that light and air.” A CoWork adjunct at Second Street was a logical move for the Nicholses, who created the studio complex a little over two decades ago with Jonathan F.P. Rose, with project design by architect and planner Peter Calthorpe. It was the country’s first live-work, loft-type project built from scratch. Today, there are 80 units there. CoLab’s neighbors include artists, architects, designers, lawyers, doctors, fitness studios, the Northern New Mexico Group of The Sierra Club, Mothering Magazine, and Back Road Pizza, among many other businesses and organizations. Nichols’ grandfather founded the Urban Land Institute, which gives the $100,000 J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries

The desks (above), meeting cube (right), and entry area (left) at CoLab at Second Street Studios

in Urban Development. Past winners include Calthorpe, former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley, His Highness the Aga Khan, and landscape architect Peter Walker. Spaces such as CoLab are in step with the ULI’s mission to promote responsible use of land and create thriving communities. CoWorking, according to the rap at colabatsecondstreet. com, is “the gathering of a group of people, who are still working independently, but who share values, and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with talented people in the same space. A 2007 survey showed that many employees worry about feeling isolated and losing human interaction if they were to telecommute.” Nichols said there are three CoWorking sites in Albuquerque; this is Santa Fe’s first. “CoWorking spaces are generally about this size,” he said, standing in the main room at CoLab. “The philosophy is to create a sense of community. It’s for people who don’t want to be in their garage or bedroom.

“Susan and my daughter-in-law, interior designer Jennifer Langsdale, did the design and my son Sebastian did the construction,” Nichols said. “We had our opening on Feb. 11, 2011. We were aided by a $20,000 grant from the City of Santa Fe’s Economic Development Division and that gave our tenants free IT consulting, legal consulting, marketing consulting, and financial consulting.” CoLab work spaces for independent professionals and small-business entrepreneurs are $250 a month. CoLab also offers four private offices for those desiring a less open arrangement but sharing the same amenities. These range from $400 to $600 a month. Second Street Studios is located at 1807 Second Street. For further details, see colabatsecondstreet.com or contact Wayne Nichols, 699-7280 and wayne@nicholsagency.net.

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It’s time for affordable zero-energy homes! By Paul Weideman

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he living room in Maxine Chelini’s new house offers great views of the Ricardo Legorreta-designed Zocalo condominium community and beyond to Cerro Gordo, Atalaya, Pichaco Peak, and Sun and Moon mountains. The handsome, scoredconcrete floors are warmed with a radiant-heating system. The open-feeling kitchen is outfitted with beautiful, and sustainable, horizontal-grain bamboo cabinets, and glass-tile backsplashes. Shower surrounds and vanities in slate tile grace the bathrooms. The contemporary design of the home includes well-placed windows for views and daylighting. And it’s an affordable, zero-energy house. The goal of such houses is to use no imported energy, averaged over the year. That can be achieved through the employment of energy-efficient lighting and appliances, a superinsulated building envelope, photovoltaic and solar-heated-water systems, good design (including making use of passive-solar gain for wintertime heating), and conservative utility use by the homeowner. Developer Alan Hoffman and contractor Dennis Niedermier built the Chelini home in the Piñon Bluff development on Santa Fe’s north side. “We had an architect helping on the drainage and grading,” said Chelini, who moved in Dec. 5. “There’s a six-foot drop on the site. At first they wanted me to do it all at the front door and I said if we do that, my friends will never be able to visit me when they get older. So we divided it into two levels: the garage and living level and the kitchen-bedroom level. “We used Alan’s basic plan, but shifted it so that it forms an irregular rectangle and gives you interesting spaces inside.” The home of a little over 1,500 square feet includes a closet holding compact, efficient utilities: a Lochinvar condensing modulating boiler and a Kubix whole-house heat-recovery ventilator. “These houses are so tight they would become toxic if they didn’t have whole-house ventilators,” Hoffman said. “And the heat exchanges: it takes the warmth from the stale air and transfers it to the fresh air, reducing your energy use.” Hoffman, a longtime advocate of New Urbanist planning and green homes, was the developer of the 470-acre Oshara Village project near Santa Fe Community College. That project had its grand opening in August 2007, when Hoffman envisioned building more than 700 homes in two years. The recession halted progress, and Hoffman filed for bankruptcy last summer. But he has never wavered in his commitment to sustainable building. The Chelini house is certified under the Build Green New Mexico program. Niedermier’s super-insulated, tight building envelope, energy-efficient appliances and lighting, and 1.7-kilowatt photovoltaic system on the roof is all designed to dramatically minimize annual energy costs. Another important aspect of these houses is the employment of nontoxic materials, such as soy-based insulating foam and low- or no-VOC paints and finishes. On Dec. 2, State Sen. Peter Wirth visited the site and spoke to about 40 people about the virtues of sustainable construction. He quoted a recent Albuquerque Journal story that reported, “Green home construction has gone mainstream in Albuquerque, where 67 percent of all permits issued for single-family homes from Jan. 1 through Sept. 26, 2012, were green-certified.” Wirth, Hoffman, and Santa Fe resident and arts educator Amy Summa were guests on a KSFR radio show in December. Summa praised the performance of her zero-energy home, built by Niedermier in 2010-2011. At the Chelini house, the owner has added handmade touches here and there, including the fruits of a welding class she took at Santa Fe Community College. These include patio vine structures and a steel fence woven with willow branches. “I looked for a home for six months and couldn’t find anything I liked,” Chelini said. “Now I have a zero-energy home, the way I wanted it, and it was in my affordability bracket. This is under $400,000.” Hoffman has three other zero-energy houses going up in Santa Fe. ”If you’re a mass 38

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producer and you design a green home and train your crews to built it, it’s the exact same price as an energy-wasting home,” he said. Perhaps more importantly, these houses promise to be less expensive to live in. “Everybody who’s bought my houses so far, they were all happy about the environmental thing, but when I ran the savings for them, it was like, ‘Let’s do it,’” Hoffman said. ���No one’s going to complain about lower heating bills.” For more information, see newvillage.com.

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A former Santa Fe police detective says he believes he was fired because he was working on a federal investigation into cocaine involving City Manager Robert Romero and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujån, D-N.M. Romero and Lujån, who both grew up in the Pojoaque Valley, denied the allegations, saying they know of no such investigation and believe it is a ruse to distract the public from the former detective’s problems. James Vigil, 31, made the allegations at a Tuesday arbitration hearing at which he seeks reinstatement as a police detective. The off-duty officer was charged with driving while intoxicated after he was stopped by a state police officer for swerving between lanes on N.M. 599 on May 29, 2010. His blood alcohol level was tested at 0.15 — nearly twice the legal limit for driving.

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On opposite sides of the broad basin between the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez mountain ranges, Nambe Pueblo and Bandelier National Monument are dealing with the aftermath of summer wildfires and recent floods. Rains in the last couple of weeks sent tons of massive logs, whole trees, ash and branches into Nambe Lake, the 56-acre reservoir in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The reservoir is owned by the pueblo and provides water for more than 700 downstream irrigators. A thunderstorm in the Jemez Mountains over the weekend sent a wall of water down Frijoles Canyon, turning over concrete barriers and threatening to flood into the Bandelier National Monument visitor center. Crews were at both places Tuesday, removing debris, taking stock of the damage and trying to prepare in case another deluge arrives.

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atricia Cisneros celebrated her 34th birthday on Monday night. The working mother of three spent the evening out with family and then enjoyed a snack of red-chile enchiladas — her favorite dinner prepared by her mother — early Tuesday morning in her home off Airport Road. It was her last meal. Police say her ex-boyfriend, JosÊ MelÊndezTrillo, 39, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who used the name Jose Soto when working around Santa Fe and on his state-issued driver’s license, shot and killed Cisneros around 3 a.m. Tuesday. Her family says the shooting caught them off guard, as MelÊndez-Trillo was having a conversation with Cisneros — who had been

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at her home, watching their three children for the evening — when he walked out to his truck, retrieved a rifle and returned to shoot the woman before abducting their 5-year-old son, CĂŠsar. “In a second he came back in [the home] with a rifle and shot her,â€? said Josefina DurĂĄn, Patricia’s mother. “Oh God, it was awful. I froze and saw my daughter fall to the ground, covered in blood.â€? An arrest warrant charging one open count of murder has been issued for MelĂŠndez-Trillo. Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Lt. Adan Mendoza admits investigators are still trying to pinpoint a motive for the shooting, as MelĂŠndez-Trillo has no known criminal history and the family members report they are unaware of any physical harm he has committed in the past. Cisneros and MelĂŠndez-Trillo are both from

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MINERAL, Va. — Buildings emptied, monuments closed, trains and planes were halted, and people ran in terror into the streets after a rare earthquake measuring 5.8 jolted the Eastern United States, stunning millions who consider temblors a California problem and who, in many cases, simply couldn’t believe what was happening. “This is an ACTUAL EARTHQUAKE ALERT,� read a notice posted on New York’s emergency management website minutes after the quake sent the city’s high-rises and bridges swaying and prompted rumors that the Washington Monument was tilting. “Simply not correct,� said Bill Line of the National Park Service, which closed the monuments on Washington’s National Mall just in case. But late Tuesday

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Desiree Romero’s bridesmaids help her prepare for her wedding day at her mother’s home in Tesuque. Desiree and Ryan Hanson, who both have Down syndrome, were married Sept. 3 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Hanging on the wall to the left are three of the 100 Special Olympics medallions Desiree has won over the last 18 years. PHOTOS BY NATALIE GUILLÉN/THE NEW MEXICAN

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President Barack Obama greets supporters as he walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia, right, and Sasha at his election night party early Wednesday in Chicago. Obama defeated his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. CARolYN KASteR/tHe ASSoCIAteD PReSS

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san bickering aside and “reach across the aisle� to tackle the nation’s problems. Still, after the costliest — and one of the nastiest — campaigns in history, divided government was alive and well. Democrats retained control of the Senate with surprising ease. Republicans did the same in the House, ensuring that Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, Obama’s partner in unsuccessful deficit talks, would reclaim his seat at the bargaining table. At Obama headquarters in Chicago, a huge crowd gathered waving small American flags and cheering. Supporters hugged each other, danced and pumped their fists in the air. Excited crowds also gathered in New York’s Times Square, at Faneuil Hall in Boston and near the White House in Washington, drivers joyfully honking as they passed by. With returns from 84 percent of the nation’s precincts, Obama had 53.7 million, 49.6 percent of the popular vote. Romney had 53 million, or 48.9 percent.

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s young children, Desiree and Ryan Hanson both dreamed of finding love and getting married. Yet, when each was born, doctors provided little hope for the child’s future, let alone for dreams. It was the norm back then to expect that a child born with Down syndrome would never walk or talk. In 1983, the year Desiree was born, the life expectancy for a person with the disorder was only 25. With the support of their families, however, the newly married Desiree, 28, and Ryan, 25, are looking forward to a long future together. When Ryan talks about Desiree, words aren’t enough. He clutches his chest, squeezes his hands into fists and pumps the air. He looks at her adoringly, holds her hand in both of his, then strokes her arm. “She lets my soul come out,� he says. Desiree and Ryan’s wedding has served as an inspiration for parents who have children

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Ryan helps Desiree with her dress before they take their wedding vows at the cathedral. Their ceremony, attended by about 700 people, was followed by a reception at the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino in Pojoaque.

with Down syndrome, such as Gay Romero, a friend of Desiree’s mother, Magdalena Romero. “The wedding is more of an illustration that these things are possible and to not let someone else tell us or tell her that her dreams and ambitions are limited,� Gay Romero said of her 11-year-old daughter, Elena.

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Beating the odds by defying the doctor When a doctor told Magdalena Romero that her newborn, Desiree, had Down syndrome, she had never heard of the condition.

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Republicans are lining up against a Democraticbacked proposal for redistricting New Mexico’s utility regulatory agency. Republicans complained Saturday that proposed district boundary changes for the Public Regulation Commission will make it harder for GOP candidates to compete in some parts of the state. The House Judiciary Committee endorsed the proposal on a party-line vote and sent it to the full House for consideration. Speaker Ben LujĂĄn said the House may debate the measure on Sunday. Two Republicans and three Democrats currently serve on the PRC, which regulates utilities, telecommunications and insurance. “I believe quite firmly that we should make it possible for voters to elect their elected representatives and not have elected representatives basically predetermine the outcome,â€? said Rep. Cathrynn Brown, R-Carlsbad. “I really believe there could have been an effort, if there had been a spirit to do it, of making

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ornerstones Community Partnerships, the Santa Fe organization that works with local communities in the Southwest to restore historic adobe buildings, had a good year in 2012. Cornerstones staff and volunteers repaired the south wall at the 300-year-old San Miguel Mission — they completed adobe repairs on the other three exterior walls the previous three years. One of the reasons behind Cornerstones’ recent successes is its focus on young people. “We’re fortunate because, although historic preservation is pushed somewhat into the background when the economy is depressed, youth training is not,” said executive director Robin Jones. “Working with youth, trying to give them leadership skills, teaching basic safety and teaching how to value themselves as part of a work force and as part of the community is so important. We work regularly with Bosque School and Youth Shelters, and we’re working with the Leadership Institute at Santa Fe Indian School.” The youngest children learn about adobe while having fun playing with mud. Tiny bricks made by tots from Girls Inc. have been sold as candle holders at the Oldest House gift shop, raising hundreds of dollars for the San Miguel project. The older kids working with Cornerstones see career possibilities as a contractor or architect. Many have learned a lot about the material through hands-on experience at San Miguel Mission. Jake Barrow, Cornerstones program director, said more than 500 volunteers have contributed nearly 6,000 hours of work there. The adobe church in Santa Fe’s old Barrio Analco section was originally built in the early 1600s, but it was partially destroyed during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. The chapel we see today (or at least some of it) dates from 1710. The damage Cornerstones has been addressing was caused by inappropriate cement stucco added in the past, which trapped water in the walls, and by drainage problems. “All the adobes for the work we’ve done at San Miguel were made there onsite, some with earth from the old bricks,” Barrow said. “We did whole sides, taking the old stucco off all the way to the ground. Our new plaster on the facade [the first wall tackled] is three years old now. We learn as we go, and the plaster gets better and better.” How much effort goes into finding the right kind of earth for making adobe bricks and the right kind of mud mortar and plaster? “We always have to play with that, but there’s a big range of satisfactory materials,” Barrow answered. “We do tests and if it’s cracking, we add a little more sand. There’s no perfect formula, because it also depends on the type of sand. At San Miguel we’ve been using pure clay from Nambé. We’re very happy with our plaster there.” The last part of the exterior restoration is the bell tower. As it did on the walls, Cornerstones is planning to remove the stucco, evaluate the adobe, and probably install some stabilizing elements.

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San Miguel Mission: the bell tower is the next preservation target

Architect Beatriz Yuste, an International Council on Monuments and Sites intern from Spain, who is helping at Cornerstones, has been up in the bell tower several times. “That tower is complex,” Barrow said. “The drawings we have are not very accurate. Bea is measuring and doing accurate architectural drawings.” Also assisting is St. Francis Hotel, which is designating a percentage of its income to the bell tower project. Barrow has also discussed it with the Archbishop’s Commission for the Preservation of New Mexican Churches. Barrow was in Lima, Peru, this year, making a presentation about Cornerstones at the XIth International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architecture Heritage. He then headed south into Chile, where the organization has had an ongoing relationship with the FunThe trading post at Santo Domingo, photographed about 40 years ago dación Altiplano. Yuste has worked in Chile for two years. She the New Mexico Rail Runner Express stops there. and Barrow will talk about their work in the near “It’s going to be incredible with the Rail Runner and a future in Santa Fe. café not a part of the gas station there, or the traditional “We’ve had this relationship with the Fundación and village, ” Horn said. [preservation specialist] Pat Taylor goes down there and “The first phase will be done in the helps on the workshops,” Barrow said. “He has invented spring, when we’ll open the doors. technology having to do with basal erosion and he teaches We’ve had limited funds. Hopefully that and plastering. there will be support monies coming “In Peru, we learned that the early Spanish were educated in for later phases.” very quickly about earthquakes, probably from the Incas. A third Cornerstones project in They would build very thick first-floor adobe walls, then this area is La Sala de Galisteo, the the second story was made with quinche, something like old dance hall in Galisteo south of what we would think of as wattle and daub. It’s strong and Santa Fe. “A committee there is relightweight and flexible; in an earthquake, the plaster will storing it and we’re helping,” Barrow fall off but the structure stands. said. “We’d like to have adobe-repair “The other thing we learned, and the reason we went workshops there this summer.” down there in the first place, is all the seismic-retrofit work Jones said Cornerstones has a grant done there. The engineers at Catholic University in Lima to develop a curriculum in earthen have been recognized as experts in providing stability to architecture. It will be a distanceadobe walls and pinning a roof to the walls. And that is learning program managed by Adobe applicable to San Miguel, where a lot of times we find the In Action, Santa Fe, and the Earthold vigas just sitting on the walls with no connections. We Photos by builders Guild, Albuquerque. “We know New Mexico has seismic events and we’re thinking Paul Weideman have been in touch with the Santa about safety.” Cornerstones will Fe Community College Trades & assist the Galisteo Another ongoing New Mexico project is rebuilding the community in Advanced Technology Center and old trading post at Santo Domingo, which suffered a fire in adobe repairs to the 2001. Cornerstones helped Santo Domingo Pueblo secure a they’re enthusiastic about it. We’re old dance hall also interested in the certification of $1 million economic-development grant for the work. workers after they’ve had this train“The adobe walls have all been repaired — Pat Taylor ing.” did all that — and the wood-frame roof will be in place Skill in earthen building is most appropriate for both later this month,” Barrow said in early December. “Pat is a architects and contractors working in the Santa Fe area. subcontractor with Avanyu Construction, which did a lot “There are a lot of adobe buildings in this region and we of work on San Miguel.” know that many are not being well cared-for,” Barrow The Santo Domingo restoration was designed by Spears said. “Ed Crocker [Crocker Ltd., Santa Fe] has been a very Architects. “We have the adobes stabilized and lumber successful contractor, including with major repairs on the coming in,” said architect James Horn with Spears in midsignificant churches at Isleta and Santa Ana pueblos. His December. “We’re looking to get trusses put on next week, team has done a beautiful job and it’s not as if the work is anxious to get the roof on and decked in before we’re too not there for people who know how to do it.” far into winter.” Cornerstones also is doing workshops for National Park The job includes rebuilding the interesting front parapet Service volunteers and interns at Organ Pipe Cactus Naand restoring the many inscriptions on the facade, and at tional Monument and Walnut Canyon National Monument some point adding a café. in Arizona, Mojave National Preserve in California, and The trading post will likely be more vital than ever, since Arches National Park in Utah.

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On the cost of title insurance Is purchasing title insurance obligatory? It is if you need a mortgage, because all mortgage lenders require such protection for an amount equal to the loan. It lasts until the loan is repaid. As with any mortgage insurance, it protects the lender but you pay the premium, which is a single payment made up-front, once and only once. Title insurance does not protect your investment or equity in the property. It is advisable that you purchase an owner’s title policy because the additional cost is relatively small. Title policies are indemnity policies that protect against loss arising from problems from the past. Claims may surface from such issues as forged signatures, unpaid real-estate taxes, or other liens. A lender policy only covers the lender’s loss, not the owner’s. Title insurance is necessary because no search of title is 100 percent dependable.

Title insurance protection lasts as long as the owner or heirs have an interest or obligation with the property. If the property is sold, the new lender will require a new lender policy that protects against liens or other claims against the property that may appear since the date of the last policy. When a property is refinanced, a new search is required to issue a new lender policy. The existing lender’s policy terminates when the mortgage is paid off. The new search will evidence the old mortgage to be paid off. This is a condition of the refinance. Title insurance companies pay out very little in claims. But that is not an indicator that title insurance is overpriced or that it is not necessary. The majority of the expense incurred by title companies is in loss reduction because they perform searches. They research to reduce losses by finding and fixing defects before the policy is issued.

According to the U.S. Census, the average American moves 11.7 times in a lifetime. A recent survey by the National Association of Realtors shows that Americans move on the average of every five years. The average sale price, based on the Santa Fe Association of Realtors November 2012 sold statistics, was $413,465. The premium for an owner’s title policy issued for that sale would be $2,382 without any credits (although credits may be available). The commitment premium is $100. The lender policy premium for the mortgage of $113,000 is $30 plus $50 for mechanics lien coverage and an EPA endorsement. The additional premium for the owner’s policy for survey coverage, lien protection is $382. The total title insurance premium to pay is $2,944. Spread out over five years, the title insurance annual cost is $589 in contrast to homeowner insurance with annual premiums

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of not less than $1,000 annually. A loss because of the past or future is catastrophic no matter how you look at it. Otis Phillips is the business development officer for Stewart Title. He has been in the title business since 1978 and has served in the independent title agency, direct office, and underwriter arena in 14 states. Contact him at otis.phillips@stewart.com or 505.954.3334.

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Drought should influence consumption What should we expect in the year ahead with respect to water quality and quantity? Changes. Currently the water delivered to city customers by the Buckman direct-diversion (BDD) project is of the highest quality residents have experienced in recent years with respect to lower levels of hardness, silica, arsenic and uranium. The simplest explanation is that the surface water diverted from the Rio Grande does not move through aquifers and have the same exposure to the mineralogy of host rocks as does groundwater. That is of particular concern with the Buckman wells as compared to the city wells, which were drilled in older meanders of the Santa Fe River. Water from the latter source generally requires less treatment than Buckman well water. A recent warning shot fired by the Bureau of Reclamation — that subscribers to the San Juan-Chama Project may be looking at 20 percent reductions of their entitled distributions in 2013 — raises the issue, in combination with low reservoir

levels and the prospect of continuing precipitation at half-normal levels, that Santa Fe may have to go back to using the Buckman wells. One of the major objectives in building the BDD was to capitalize on the city’s rights to San Juan-Chama (Colorado River drainage) water to rest the Buckman wells and diversify the water supply portfolio. There is about the same amount of water on the planet as when it was created, but drought dramatically brings home the reality that water is not always where man lives or can achieve affordable and practical access to it. The City of Santa Fe, in conjunction with the Bureau of Reclamation, is planning to accommodate future climate change as specified in the draft document “Climate Change and the Santa Fe Watershed: A Preliminary Assessment” (at http://nm-santafe.civicplus.com/index. aspx?nid=2577). On that same Water Resources webpage, I strongly encourage you to have a close look at the slide pre-

sentations from the Interactive Climate Change Workshop hosted last March by these organizations and Santa Fe County. I call your attention to the presentation of Park Williams et al. of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Piñon, ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir forests in the Southwest were almost entirely eliminated by pine beetles and wildfires as consequences of major stress during the megadroughts of the late 1200s and late 1500s. Drought is not unexpected in our area. We need to ramp up our resilience and learn to live with drought. Although we have water restrictions in place from May 1 to Oct, 1 each year, the restrictions govern watering hours and not the amount of water used. It is time we concern ourselves more with not only how much water we use, but what our priorities are for using public water supplies and what is important to us as a community. I would like to see the city at least consider limiting the days of the week, based on the ending number of an address, for

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landscape irrigation. It could start out as a voluntary program. We need to put policies in place to avoid another summer of drought denial. Stephen Wiman has a background in earth science (Ph.D. in geology) and he is the owner of Good Water Company. He also serves on the City of Santa Fe’s Water Conservation Committee. He may be reached at 505-471-9036 and skwiman@ goodwatercompany.com.

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Time to submit for $10K Harnar Award By Paul Weideman FEB. 14 IS DEADLInE DAy FOR THE 2013 JEFF HARnAR AwARD FOR COnTEMPORARy ARCHITECTURE. Santa Fe businessman Garrett Thornburg, a fan of good architecture, created the award in 2007 to encourage creativity and excellence in design and to honor the memory of Santa Fe architect Jeff Harnar. Architects with New Mexico buildings completed within the last five years may enter the award competition. The 2013 winner receives a $10,000 cash prize. Previous winners of the award include Suby Bowden and John Morrow, Calott + Gifford Architecture/Urban Design, Baker Architecture + Design, Kramer Woodward Architect, and — last year — Antoine Predock Architect in association with Jon Anderson Architecture, for George Pearl Hall, home of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico. The Harnar Award jurors are architects and landscape architects from the Southwest, primarily, as well as a UNM School of Architecture faculty member and graduate

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George Pearl Hall by Antoine Predock Architects in association with Jon Anderson Architecture

student. Last year’s jury included architects Larry Speck of Austin, Texas, and Marilys Nepomechie of Miami Beach; and landscape architect Christine Ten Eyck, Phoenix and Austin. The 2012 Harnar Lecture, presented on awards night last Feb. 24, was delivered by Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, principals of Weiss Manfredi Ar-

chitecture/Landscape/Urbanism, New York. “Since the Thornburg Foundation has been collaborating with the UNM School of Architecture on the Harnar Award, we’ve had an outstanding speaker each year,” said Suzanne Barker Kalangis, executive director of the Thornburg Charitable Foundation. The speaker for the 2013 awards program

had not yet been selected, she said. The world financial crash came not long after the Jeff Harnar Award was established. Since late 2008, business has been slow for many architects who depend on new construction. “It has been a little difficult,” said Roger Schluntz, former longtime dean of the UNM School of Architecture and Planning and professional advisor for the Harnar competition. “We don’t get as many submissions as we did five years ago, but I’ve been surprised and impressed at the entries we do get.” Barker Kalangis added, “We are concerned that what has happened in the financial world has had a substantial impact on architects, which makes the award even more important.” The winner of the 2013 Jeff Harnar Award for Contemporary Architecture will be announced at an evening event, open to the public, at Pearl Hall on March 1. For competition details, contact Roger Schluntz at schluntz@unm.edu and see jeffharnaraward.com.

Building permits SANTA FE COUNTY building permits issued from

Building permits issued by the CITY OF SANTA FE

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during the month of November included the following:

ing:

Tierra Concepts Inc., 54 Paseo Aragon. $485,000. — 56A Paseo Aragon. $480,000. Brenda Ortega, 97 Las Estrellas. $280,000. Univest-Rancho Viejo, 46 Victorio Pk. $291,000. E.J. Jennings, 32A Cam. Don Patron. $250,000. Ed & Linda Goff, 5 N. Stargazer. $400,000.

Manuelito Salas, 705 Calle Beatrice. $180,000. Sharon Starkey/Steven H., 2095 Piñon Bluffs Dr. $246,413. Infinite Ambitions, 5325 Joshua Ln. $185,000. Roger Said, 3005 Monte Sereno Dr. $465,000. Thomas Hughes, 1409 Hickox St. $289,000. Richard & Laurie Meyer, 2940 Aspen View. $700,000. Pulte Dev’t., 3018 Floras Del Sol St. $195,106. — 4221 Vegas De Suenos. $171,240.

— 3840 Montana Verde Rd. $254,557. — 4224 Plaza Sonata. $118,176. Homewise Inc., 1604 Ave. De Luna. $228,000. — 1605 Ave. De Luna. $145,000. — 1608 Ave. De Luna. $159,000. — 1609 Ave. De Luna. $209,000. — 1635 Ave. De Luna. #$217,000. — 1633 Placita De Luna. $209,000. — 1637 Placita De Luna. $134,000. — 700 Luna Vista. $135,000. — 705 Luna Vista. $223,000. — 717 Luna Vista. $209,000.

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As counter-intuitive as settlement caused by the absence of moisture seems, there is another seeming paradox emerging from the pattern of failures we are observing: It is newer houses that are failing far more frequently than older ones. Our largest underpinning jobs on existing adobe homes have been for houses that are less than 15 years old. Huge remediation expenses leave new homeowners feeling legitimately cheated.

n Stairstep cracks n Diagonal cracks from windows n Floors out of level

You may reasonably ask how this can be, given that building standards and codes are more stringent now than they were 50 or even 20 years ago.

n Cabinets separating from walls

Here is part of the answer: An older adobe tends to be characterized by a single story, few and typically small window and door openings, and a low roofline. The tendency now is to increase the height and build sensuously thick walls broken by lots of large openings. Modestly sized vigas have given way to massive, whole trees. Concrete has replaced wood as a bond beam. In short, houses are heavier and more brittle now.

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