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Santa Fe Real Estate Guide

August 2 013

Beauty in Ranch Estates Parade of Homes • Homewise busy

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The Nedra Matteucci Compound

One of Santa Fe’s premier properties, the Nedra Matteucci Compound offers a rare combination of Historic Eastside residential living and commercial possibilities. With over 20,000 sq. ft. of heated space, in four separate Pueblo-style buildings, the lush 1.7 acre lot features extensive gardens, huge trees and a pond including a re-circulating waterfall. This is a rare opportunity to own a Santa Fe Landmark! Offered at $12,000,000 MLS# 201303211




505.984.5117 cell 505.577.5117

505.984.5118 cell 505.690.2750

505.984.5141 cell 505.660.3353

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nEW liSTinG 954 SanTo nino plaCE $1,395,000 amazing Sangre de Cristo views with a superb in-town location. this wonderful compound with gorgeous 3 bedroom double adobe home plus excellent studio/guest house combines traditional beauty of hand-troweled plaster, vigas and coved ceilings, with luxury finishes and modern amenities. Featured are a splendid great room with 14’ ceiling and impressive stone fireplace, fantastic chef’s kitchen, master suite with lavish bath and 23’ closet, and lovely family room. terraces, patios, lovely landscaped grounds. Four-car garaging, no steps! mls# 201303440


1203 Bandolina Road $996,000 Featured in Veranda magazine, 5 minutes to Canyon rd, this 3,547 sq ft, 3Br home and guest house on 1.6 acres was brilliantly transformed into a chic contemporary Pueblo style with crisp modern lines. Superb living spaces, spectacular kitchen, and sophisticated design elements. Dramatic living/dining portal, established gardens, sublime sunsets. Luxurious country living in the city. mls# 201302760 UndER ConTRaCT

653 Canyon Road $625,000 amid lush, park-like grounds, just steps to Canyon road’s delights, this elegant 2,031 sq. ft. two bedroom plus office home is impeccable. Sun-washed, high-ceilinged living room with kiva fireplace, large dining room, and excellent kitchen. enjoy al fresco dining on the deep portal and walled patio. Fabulous closets, a/C, and 24-hour manned gatehouse. mls# 201301976

32 MonToya CiRClE $855,000 near Canyon road and offering mountain views, this ravishing adobe 2 bedroom plus den 2,073 sq. ft. home is incomparable. Completed 2005, with a historic aesthetic and luxury finishes. Flagstone floors, 14’ ceilings, lustrous plaster walls, 4 fireplaces, antique doors, rich custom detail, divine master, gorgeous kitchen, and gardens with 3 water features. mls# 201301737

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1203 don diEGo $535,000 a stroll to restaurants, shops and trader Joe’s, this delightful 2,509 sq. ft. 2Br + office home has a 833 sq. ft. 2Br guest house. the main house has a great room with vigas and kiva fireplace, huge master, sunny kitchen with walk-in pantry, hand-troweled plaster, tile floors, radiant heat, 2-gar garage and 6-car off-street parking. Patio, deck, and 3-hole putting green. mls# 201303638

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1572 CoRTE la Canada $375,000 this lovely young 4Br home is on a quiet cul-de-sac, convenient mid-town location. Ceramic tile floors, newly carpeted bedrooms, living room with vigas and wood decking, great kitchen with high-end stainless appliances. romantic master with walk-in closet and private deck. 4th bedroom is ideal as office. Large fenced yard, with portal and glorious roses. mls# 201303376

Shane Cronenweth l 505.577.2000

326 Grant avenue i 505.988.2533 231 WashinGton avenue i 505.988.8088 417 east Palace avenue i 505.982.6207

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Combining ClassiC and Contemporary in tesuque 1438-C bishops lodge road $1,980,000 this betty stewart-style, approximately 6,300 sq ft home in the heart of tesuque includes the timeless appointments of brick floors, a pitched roof, dormer windows, gleaming plaster and numerous fireplaces, all blended with distinctively clean contemporary lines. #201302483

impeCCable los Caminitos Contemporary 34 Vista tesuque $975,000 serene, pristine and impeccably contemporary with magnificent sunset views. Features include 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and 3,845 square feet. exquisite finishes, abundant light and an amazing value. #201301178

arroyo hondo 57 leaping powder road $720,000 Warm finishes adorn this single level 4br, 3ba home with vigas and latillas, saltillo tile floors and talavera-tiled baths. private back portal. attached 2-car garage and lovely landscaping. studio/casita with separate parking and a private patio. #201201748

simply loVely home in eldorado 21 mimosa road $360,000 three br, 2ba home with a skylight entry, living room with high clerestory windows, a terrific kitchen, an attached 2-car garage, a wonderful lot surrounded by green, lovely views, a walled entry courtyard, and a backyard. #201301928

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hacienda de Las herManas 90 Tesuque Ridge Road


Proudly sited on a spectacular 5.8 acre mountain view lot, Hacienda de Las Hermanas features classic Mexican Colonial architecture, extraordinary construction, intimate garden courtyards, portales and balconies overlooking a swimming pool and cabana, and exquisite handcrafted details throughout. 8,100+ sq ft, 3 bedroom suites, 2 bedroom guest quarters. #201300393

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Neil D. Lyon, CRB, CRS, GRI 505.954.5505 direct • 505.660.8600 cell •

Vanessa Rios y Valles 505.954.5522 direct • 505.231.3708 cell • Los CaMiNitos 4 CaMiNo saBio Magnificent views from this compound on 11.7 acres featuring a dramatic and immaculate 2 bedroom main house, a detached 1 bedroom guest house, and an attached duplex that encompasses a 1 bedroom guest house and a 1 bedroom caretaker’s house.

#201202266 • $2,250,000

wiLderNess gate 2232 wiLderNess arroyo Exquisite home offering privacy, convenience, and magnificent views. The property includes a 4BR main house plus a very large studio casita. The grounds include multiple entertaining areas and truly spectacular gardens.


#201303307 • $2,250,000

TESUQUE 18 MErEdiTh driVE Wonderful Northern New Mexico pitched roof home. This stunning residence is beautifully sited on almost 7 acres to capture the gorgeous mountain views. The property consists of a 3,500 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath main house, and a 850 sq ft, 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest casita. #201300057 • $1,695,000

We are thrilled to announce that Michaelene Sargent has joined the Neil Lyon Group. Michaelene’s personal and professional background, combined with her many personal strengths, make her a great addition to our team. A native Santa Fean, with local family ties that date back to the 16th century, guarantees that Michaelene knows Santa Fe! As an escrow officer with a leading title company for almost a decade and her most recent experience as an assistant with a high producing team of real estate brokers, her professional skills and knowledge give her the ideal background for the work to be done with our Group. Michaelene has very strong technology skills, is highly organized, is a very clear communicator and has a keen eye for detail. We are very proud and excited to have Michaelene on the Team.

505.954.5514 direct 505.660.3850 cell

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18 Media LuNa Well situated on 10 acres in Arroyo Hondo. The main house features 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, a great room, wonderful chef’s kitchen, den, and a study. There is also a freestanding double adobe studio casita and wonderful horse facilities! #201303092 • $1,260,000

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off hydE park road

960 oLd saNta Fe traiL Gated property in a desirable location. The 6,319 sq ft, 3 bedroom main house also includes an office, formal living and dining rooms, chef’s kitchen, plus a recreation room with 2 fireplaces. The detached guest suite provides excellent privacy for guests. #201205163 • $1,600,000

Michaelene Sargent

710 CaNada aNCha Immaculate Contemporary-style home in the gated community of Vista Canada Ancha, very close to the Plaza. Featuring a dramatic great room, a chef’s kitchen, a spacious master suite and 3 guest BR, plus an efficient office space. Stunning views.

#201301636 • $1,195,000

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Santa Fe Real Estate Guide


ON THE COVER A section of the stately portales surrounding a pool at this house in Ranch Estates. Please see Inside Adobe Walls, Page 61, for more about this property on the market. PHOTOGRAPH

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Regarding the home at 54 Headquarters Trail featured in last month’s “Inside Adobe Walls” story, the house is frame/stucco, not double adobe as reported. And the bear sculpture above the top pool is by Dan Ostermiller, not Rebecca Tobey. H OME

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Darlene Streit Group


neW ConStruCtion HomeS

laS ColinaS DriVe $755,000 – $925,000 Rare new construction – homes just minutes to the Santa Fe Plaza and Canyon Road. Modern Pueblo-style designs with spectacular views. To be constructed to the highest green building standards with high-end finishes throughout. mls# 201300112

neW liStinG – SHort Sale

2188 CanDelero – SHort Sale $265,000 Located in the Candlelight subdivision. Move right in! It shows with pride of ownership inside and out. Garage converted and is listed as part of the square footage. mls# 201303010

ViSta Clara ranCH anD Spa $4,995,000 Located 20 minutes south of Santa Fe in the beautiful historic Galisteo Basin. Over a million acres of open range and Rocky Mountains surround the resort; the ranch exemplifies the true New Mexico experience while just minutes away from one of the worlds top tourist desinations. The spa resort property is a virtual oasis in the high mountain desert. mls# 201303460

neW liStinG – loS VaqueroS

143 Vaquero roaD $699,000 Beautiful home with open floor plan. hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen. Grand master bedroom and bath with steam shower. Large fenced backyard with fireplace. Mountain views. New wood stove, new wine cooler 2012. mls# 201303131

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4509 CeDarCreSt CirCle $275,000 This great two story view home has 4-5BR with 1BR on the main level. There could easily be two master bedrooms or use the other master as a media room/entertaining area. There is an insulated large attached, direct entry garage. Spacious viewing deck upstairs, fenced backyard, bright and cheery kitchen. mls# 201303333

CloSe to DoWntoWn

111 miCHelle DriVe $1,175,000 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

neW liStinG – aBiquiu

145 County roaD 0211 $1,700,000 Luxurious and private, stunning property. Approximately 250 acres and fabulous views of Pedernal surround this 4,000 sq. ft. home. Beautifully designed with walled gardens and portals which open to the views of the surrounding beauty. Access to Santa Fe National Forest for horseback riding and hiking. Property includes a guest casita, horse facilities and motorized gate access. mls# 201302170

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215 a & B Campo VerDe $575,000 This amazing adobe home is all one level. It offers 3BR, 3BA, 9 ft gunite pool (pool changing area w/shower), 2BR, 2BA guesthouse, chicken coop, garage, work space, gardens, irrigation rights, tons of storage, basement, and a greenhouse.This unique home was built in the 1950’s and offers a country Old World feeling. mls# 201303619

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new listing

ASHLEy MARGEtSON cRS, GRI office: 505.984.5186 cell: 505.920.2300 the perfect santa fe home Buzz Bainbridge designed Mexican-style Hacienda with great Santa Fe style. Features include thick solid adobe walls, high handsome ceilings, vigas, latillas, corbels, many fireplaces, skylights, and nichos, and lovely hard-troweled plaster. Spacious rooms and big closets and baths. Outdoor areas include 2 roomy portales with views, and a patio with an outdoor kitchen. An incredible value. $799,000

new listing

Zocalo on the arroyo Quiet end condo facing the green trees of the Arroyo Rincon. Garden level oversized 2BR, 2BA with fireplace, large landscaped portal and 2-car garage. Lush country ambiance right downtown with all health club amenities of Zocalo! NM Real Estate Broker. $265,000

new listing

the best of the best No expense was spared in creating this dream home in a private 2 acre setting with exquisite views. Asian influences blend with Santa Fe style featuring 3BR, 3BA, luxurious master suite, study with dual closets, and a large living room with magnificent views. $1,495,000

craftsman-era bungalow 1930s craftsman-era bungalow, designed and remodeled in 2009 from the studs-up. Located in the top-rated Wood Gormely Elementary School District, and featuring many upgrades and improvements. Includes three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. $595,000

new price

close-in gorgeous view lots Unspoiled views of the Sangre de cristo Mountain range from these beautiful, easy access, close-in lots. Build your dream house! 50 Paseo Del coyote 2.5 acres $115,000 2 West Wildflower 2.79 acres $120,000

magical santa fe Luxurious 3,000 sq ft custom home. Surrounded by green hills and blue sky, minutes from the Plaza, this 3BR, 3BA property has high ceilings, vigas and beams, hard-troweled plaster, 4 fireplaces, a sumptuous master suite, and an open plan entertaining kitchen. $865,000

sine qua non! Architectural Digest-style historic double adobe hacienda in a rare downtown setting on Old Santa Fe trail. Rare 4.5 acres with views in the heart of the Eastside. classic Spanish floorplan includes 4-5BR plus a full guest house.12 fireplaces, pool, and a chapel! $4,850,000

convenient townhouse Immaculate and pristine home with many upgrades: finished garage; Ac; security system; professional landscaping. New water heater and all appliances included. this is a one owner home, lived in by one meticulous, professional person and appears brand new. $170,000

exquisite roger hunter patio home Roger Hunter-built, tuscan-inspired patio home in pristine condition. Features a comfortable floorplan with gorgeous, high-quality finishes including hand hewn granite countertops in the chef’s kitchen; high ceilings; travertine floors; and a newly built custom patio. $465,000

downtown palace avenue Michael Mahaffey produced condos – 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 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. $695,000

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time is precious. give yourself the gift of time to enjoy your life. as a homeowner you can take advantage of the amenities daily. exercise in the complete spa and fitness center, enjoy a massage, or meet your friends for lunch or dinner in the beautiful dining room. play a round of golf or tennis all just steps from your front door. 3 miles to the plaza and within the city limits. such is the exceptional lifestyle that awaits you at Quail run. a unique community with a full staff of professionals ready to assist you.

quail run

let us introduce you to quail run and all it has to offer. We have been the leading sales team for the past 15 years. no one knows quail run like we do.

Santa Fe’s Premier Gated Community plaZa homeS starting at $295,000

CaSitaS starting at $499,500

pinon homeS starting at $560,000

• 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath • Underground Parking • 1,121-1,292 sq ft • Kiva Fireplace

• 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath • 2-Car Garage • 1,148-1,491 sq ft • Kiva Fireplace

• 2, 3, 4 Bedroom • 2, 3, 4 Bath • 2-Car Garage • 1,600-3,500 sq ft • Kiva Fireplaces

Currently 3 available 2 Sold

Currently 2 available 1 pending Sale 2 Sold

Currently 5 available 1 pending Sale 3 Sold

the leading sales team at Quail run since 1998 combined 60 years of santa fe real estate experience

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14 riSing moon, laS CampanaS $975,000 mls# 201301196

54 headquarterS trail, la tierra nueva $3,500,000 mls# 201104063

7 Sendero Centro, laS CampanaS $1,295,000 mls# 201300298

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2 BEDRm ADOBE home on .5 acre off county road 119N & Arroyo Los Lopez. Possible studio space with wood plank floors. 1089 sf + 278 sf for studio with gas stubout and electric.


$220,000 Call Roseanna 505-470-5638

COUNTRY PROPERTY on 1/2 an acre in town. Split level home with 4 bdrms & 2 baths. Spacious living & dining room combination.Wonderful eat-in kitchen overlooking the gardens and patio area. $325,000 Call Roseanna 505-470-5638

505.988.2806 1-877-98 ADOBE


HYDE PARK RD AREA Newly priced spacious townhome. 3 bdrms, 4 baths, open kitchen, high ceilings, kiva fireplace & decks to view city lights & mountain vistas.This Artist Road setting is minutes from downtown & just a hop, skip & a jump to Santa Fe National Forest year round recreation.

$595,000 Call Beth 505-690-2713



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Roseanna Z. Gonzales VIENTO DR.


LOCATION ON NORTH SIDE Well maintained End unit condo with a one-car garage. 2 BD, 2 BA, wood floors in the living room, fireplace, high ceilings, beams & tall glass doors opening up to a large east facing patio. Direct access from the upper parking area, convenient to downtown & shows beautifully. $242,500 Call Beth 505-690-2713

2.488 acres with level building sites & beautiful mountain views affordably priced at $78,500. Well & septic needed; electricity in the area. I-25 to Hwy 285, left at Ave de Amistad light onto Camino Valle & continue to the top of the hill. Boundaries follow fence line. $78,500 Call Roseanna 505-470-5638

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HOmE SITED ON A CORNER LOT with high ceilings, warm wood floors, bedroom separation, 2 full BA’s & open kitchen make this a splendid & affordable home for the first time home buyer. 1-car garage, fenced backyard, & private side patio. Close to Southside library, walking trails & park. $168,000 Call Beth 505-690-2713

505-470-5638 312 Camino Alire Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Caroline D. Russell, CRS SFAR Realtor of the Year 2010 505.699.0909 LD O S

5 Altura Vista $575,000 Impeccable Aldea Home with Custom Finishes, Guest Casita and Huge Views

643 Galisteo Street


1110 Old Santa Fe Trail $3,800,000 Elegant Eastside Estate Luxurious Oasis with Gorgeous Guest Quarters

Boutique Service with International Exposure 326 Grant avenue i 505.988.2533 231 WashinGton avenue i 505.988.8088 417 east Palace avenue i 505.982.6207

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123 weSt SAn MAteo $525,000 Right in the middle of town, this wonderful, expansive home offers a formal dining room, a den, an enclosed front porch, and a remodeled kitchen. Mature trees, a circular driveway, and a huge, landscaped backyard. mls# 201202868

15 Blue CAnyon wAy $549,000 This home offers a circular driveway, a grand entry, a formal living room with corner fireplace, soaring ceilings, a formal dining room with wonderful mountain views, a 3-car garage, and a spacious master suite. Wraparound portal. mls# 201203144

304 Alegre B $435,000 Fabulous Griffin Park Condominium that is close to the Plaza. Saltillo tile throughout, 2 kiva fireplaces, high ceilings with vigas. Beautiful Talavera tile in the kitchen and bathrooms, lovely patio areas, and a garage. mls# 201203907

1708 SeCond Street $210,000 With plenty of parking and garden space, this 2BR, 1BA home is filled with natural light. hardwood floors add an Old World atmosphere to this charming home. Positioned at the back of the lot, there is privacy from the street. mls# 201301040

19 CloudStone $875,000 This custom 3BR, 3BA home off Old Santa Fe Trail offers spectacular views. An artful blend of traditional and soft contemporary, the property boasts a large multi-purpose room, a gourmet kitchen, and a den/4th bedroom. mls# 201205436

127 eASt lupitA roAd $875,000 Mature trees surround this Territorial-style home which combines the rambling layout typical of older, classic Santa Fe homes with a contemporary remodel. Attached artist’s studio overlooks lush gardens and a brick patio. mls# 201301734

12 vAlleCito roAd $850,000 This custom built home with an attached guesthouse on 2.6 acres is stunning and offers panoramic views. Spacious great room, gourmet kitchen, study with French doors, and expansive portal with fireplace. mls# 201105491

604 SunSet Street C $639,000 Just 3 blocks from the Plaza, this beautifully appointed condominium offers gorgeous hardwood floors throughout, formal dining space, a state-ofthe-art kitchen, and a lovely living room with a fireplace. mls# 201303327

exCeptionAl view lotS 11 deSert MountAin drive $195,000 Arroyo Hondo vistas. #802253 2966 Broken SHerd trAil $349,000 Monte Sereno. #201100882

1 lAuro roAd $410,000 huge views out of every room in this eldorado home. Move-in ready, and all one level. There is an extra large bonus room, beautifully landscaped gardens, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and an oversized garage. mls# 201303172

317 CordovA lAne $820,000 Asian Adobe! Complete adobe custom home on an acre in town! Views of the Sangre de Cristo foothills, cement floors, custom woodwork, passive solar design, three fireplaces with one a shepherd’s style in the kitchen/dining area. mls# 201303218

13 redondo roAd $400,000 Oasis in Pecos! This home shows excellent pride in ownership. Green lawns, huge shade trees and lots of outdoor space. The grand portal has a kiva fireplace, surrounded by a BBQ grill, built-in fridge and wet bar. Features 3BR, 2BA. mls# 201303356

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576 Camino Del monte Sol $1,400,000 Casa Bakos, a quintessential adobe home and Santa Fe treasure. Josef Bakos was one of the founders of the Los Cinco Pintores group in the early 1900’s, and helped shape the Santa Fe artist community. His former home is one of distinction and has been lovingly remodeled but possesses all the architectural characteristics of a true Spanish Pueblo Revival home. There are wall frescos and woodcarvings by Josef Bakos himself throughout making this home an art gallery within itself. mls# 201303129

1881 CerroS ColoraDoS $1,349,000 Imagine sitting in a hot tub high on the side of a mountain gazing at the stars and night sky – absolute luxury! This custom home has everything you can imagine for comfort and relaxation – even a heated 3-car garage. mls# 201301672

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25 WinDriDge CirCle $2,400,000 One of the most outstanding homes on one of the most outstanding lots in Las Campanas. Views say it all – the #11 hole for the Sunrise Golf Course with a lake and absolutely the most stunning sunsets in the world over the Jemez Mountains. Features include custom tinted poured Pumice Crete walls, hand chiseled Arizona flagstone floors, a gourmet kitchen, an attached guesthouse, a 4-car garage, and a roof deck. mls# 201302150

81 BlueStem DriVe $1,200,000 Custom-built house and guesthouse with mountain views in a gated community. Fabulous outdoor spaces including portales and courtyards, gourmet kitchen, high beamed ceilings, formal dining room, and a luxurious master suite. mls# 201204510

319 CorDoVa lane $1,075,000 If location is key, then this wonderful home and detached two bedroom guesthouse is the perfect choice. down a country lane, it has the Santa Fe compound feel. Income producing! mls# 201303296

326 Grant avenue i 505.988.2533 231 WashinGton avenue i 505.988.8088 417 east Palace avenue i 505.982.6207

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326 Grant avenue i 505.988.2533 231 WashinGton avenue i 505.988.8088 417 east Palace avenue i 505.982.6207

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Extraordinary northErn nEw MExico ranch StylE hoME 8 Plaza del centro


Extraordinary 4,080 sq. ft. pitched-roof northern new Mexico ranch-style home in the gated area of the Estancias in las campanas offering sweeping vistas of the Jemez Mountain range and 69,000 acres of undisturbed BlM space. this comfortable Santa Fe home by roger hunter Builders and design features a large living/ dining great room with open gourmet kitchen and adjacent butler’s pantry; spacious entertaining portal with plenty of dining/lounge area; private master suite with generous master bedroom and sitting area with rock-face fireplace; master bath with his/hers vanities and walk-in closets; his plus hers master suite studies with plenty of room for a desk plus lounge chair/ottoman. Giant interior roof trusses, expansive wood floors, wood/stucco/rock exterior, unique architectural design appointments, mature landscaping and premiere home site! #201302865

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1673 via BoSquE $895,000 Premium hilltop home minutes to the Plaza. Features include a well designed, single level, open living area with large chef’s kitchen, great room, living and dining rooms, lovely master bedroom suite, 2 guest rooms, 2nd bath, plus powder room, and an oversized 3-car garage! #201301354

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3101 oLD PEcoS TRaiL #808 $590,000 One of the nicest Pinon B models, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Smartly remodeled including bamboo cabinetry, Viking appliances, remodeled bathrooms. High efficient boiler and water heater. Located on a private cul-de-sac on a greenbelt with mature landscaping. #201301297

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852 caLLE DaviD WaS $839,000 noW $799,000 Lovely, like-new, Las Estrellas Contemporary home, super mountain and city views, single-level, 2,400 sq ft, 3BR, 2.5BA, offices, high-end kitchen, heated 2+ car garage, landscaped, outdoor entertaining area. #201205143

1112 caLLE caTaLina $1,300,000 Exceptional 2.2 acre property in a premier neighborhood, with impressive gated entry, tree-lined drive to a very private, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, plus guest suite home with beautiful grounds, a heated 3+ car garage, and superb Sangre de Cristo mountain views. #201302403

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8 camino SERPiEnTE $725,000 Beautiful 3,000 sq ft, soft contemporary, custom home with great design, open living/dining areas and chef’s kitchen with cooktop island plus breakfast nook, 2 well separated master suites, 2 guest bedrooms/office or media room, high-end finishes, and views on 2.5 acres. #201301002

787 avEniDa PRimERa SouTH $745,000 Lovely 2-story contemporary home in the northeast foothills of Estancia Primera. The main level includes a spacious, open living/dining room, kitchen and master bedroom suite with fireplace and newly remodeled bath. Light and bright with mountain views and outdoor deck. #201302472

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606 avEniDa coLima $385,000 Desirable Zocalo condominium designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Legorreta! Lovely split level with great floor plan, 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, located close to the clubhouse, gym/spa and pool. Enclosed patio, viewing deck, laundry, and two-car garage included. #201303590

6 SEnDERo DE La viDa $775,000 Beautiful 3BR, 2BA custom built home in Tierra Grande with a lovely enclosed entry courtyard with aspen trees, water feature and an inviting portal, all with a charming Spanish motif. The interior includes large glass doors that lead out to the portal and garden area. #201302794

monTE SEREno, LoT 127 oRiGinaL PRicE $325,000 noW $79,995 Great value in Monte Sereno! On a cul-de-sac with great Northwest vistas. City utilities, close to the Opera, Tesuque Village and minutes to the Plaza. #705794

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adoBE WItH panoRaMIC vIEWS 14 Tano Point #201302788 $2,200,000

GalIStEo SantuaRy 13 Marcelina lane #201303284 $658,000

quIntESSEntIal RaIlyaRd adoBE 522 alicia #201302831 $325,000

SpaCIouS EaStSIdE EStatE 303 Cadiz Road #201300756 $999,000

aBIquIu oaSIS 10 petroglyph place #201201769 $525,000

ojo CalIEntE faRMHouSE 34973 Hwy 285 #201301419 $275,000

WEStERn vIStaS off old Santa fE tRaIl 10 Camino Monte feliz # 201303406 $1,100,000

SoutH CapItol puEBlo-StylE HoME 206 anita place #201302089 $500,000

RanCHo dE San juan 7 & 10 Casita drive #201203924 $166,250 #201203914 $95,000

ClaSSIC Santa fE StylE 86B arroyo Hondo #201201723 $1,069,000

pojoaquE HoME, offICE & StudIo 189 Country Road 113 #201301730 $500,000

tWo aCRES – SuBdIvIdaBlE lamy land #201302086 $50,000

EaStSIdE jEWEl 1182 Camino delora #201303086 $985,000 noRtHSIdE ElEGanCE & pRIvaCy 229 Camino del norte #201300850 $950,000 MaGnIfICEnt vIEWS & HoME 60B Estrada Maya #201301417 $950,000

RaMaH, nM adoBE dREaM 7 Blue jay Court, Ramah #201204535 $475,000 SoutH CapItol 112 la placita Circle #201303399 $400,000 BCd zonInG on tHE tRaIl 816 old Santa fe trail #201300706 $350,000

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Art of LIVING 1244 NORTH SummIT



ith perhaps the most spectacular views in all of Santa Fe, this beautiful Contemporary Pueblo-style home with guesthouse is nestled among ponderosa and piñon just minutes from downtown. The home has an elegant yet slightly rustic feel with beautiful plaster walls, custom fireplaces, stone accents, flagstone floors, and high ceilings. The floor plan is gracious with generously proportioned rooms and a spacious outdoor area overlooking the amazing western and northern views. A gourmet kitchen with a cozy family area enjoys an intimate patio area with a natural rock water feature. #201203908

Fine properties to suit your Santa Fe lifestyle

653 Canyon road $895,000 This cheerful three bedroom, three bathroom Canyon road Compound home offers a huge living room perfect for art, an upgraded maple kitchen and a master suite with upgraded bathroom on the first floor overlooking one of two lush walled courtyards. mls# 201103602

1170-b CaMino san aCaCio $969,000 Quintessential old Santa Fe charm combined with tasteful modern amenities all executed with the highest caliber of taste and workmanship. many original features including beamed ceilings and warmly patinated wood floors. mls# 201302494

lush naMbe esTaTe $979,000 This estate property is well situated on a gorgeous 1.85 acre site with fabulous mountain views. The 4,500 sq ft house is full of light with spacious rooms, many opening to a lovely portal with garden and mountain views. mls# 201302678

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

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MARY kehoe And FRAncescA stedMAn 505.310.1422 | 505.670.5566

20 pueblo de cielo, #216 $399,000 Located at Pueblo Encantado in Tesuque, this freestanding 2BR, 2BA condo features diamond plaster finishes, remodeled kitchen, Anasazi-style stone, private courtyard with lush landscaping, and beautiful Sangre de Cristo views. mls# 201303170


310 delgAdo stReet $1,150,000 Open concept 1BR main house plus a self-contained 1BR guest house. High-end quality finishes throughout. Gorgeous plaster work, beams and vigas, private gardens, multiple courtyards, impeccable landscaping, and 2 off-street parking spaces. mls# 201301673

noRtheAst geM $3,000,000 This gracious, private estate on over 3 acres enjoys magnificent Sangre de Cristo mountain views and magical city lights views. The interior spaces are large and high-ceilinged, and the chef’s kitchen is impressive. Excellent indoor and outdoor entertaining areas. mls# 201301903

1414 hYde pARk RoAd $1,895,000 Turn of the century adobe meets 21st century luxury. The absolute best of authentic Santa Fe style nestled in the Sangres in the near Northeast area with panoramic views. Double adobe with myriad architectural details. Rich with local history and provenance.

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1146 cAnYon RoAd $1,650,000 Completely remodeled 4,300 sq ft, 2BR, 2BA main house featuring a finished basement with wine cellar, home gym and media area. New 1BR, 1BA guesthouse with kitchen, as well as a third structure/ studio. High-end finishes, chef’s kitchen, and 2-car carport.

114 eAst sunRise dRive $829,000 Beautiful soft contemporary 3BR, 3.5BA home on a premier 1.5-acre view lot in Salva Tierra. Includes plaster walls, vigas and beams, high ceilings, tile floors with radiant heat, chef’s kitchen with granite counters, 3 fireplaces, and 500 sq ft of portales. mls# 201205055

458 cAMino de lAs AniMAs $1,100,000 This is a magical, vintage adobe on a quiet and picturesque lane in the historic Eastside featuring beautiful gardens, outdoor entertaining areas, and an elegant, high ceilinged living room. It includes a master suite with dual baths, plus a charming guest room. mls# 201301295

3101 old pecos tRAil, #137 $325,000 This elegant 2BR Quail Run home includes membership to it’s gym and spa facilities, indoor pool, tennis courts, and golf course.This updated Model B has oak floors, mosaics, a fireplace, custom closets, salt cedar shutters, and a stainless steel kitchen. mls# 201300145

465 cAMino don Miguel $529,000 The quintessential Santa Fe pied-a-terre – with a prime Eastside location. This charming 2BR, 2BA home has been completely renovated and features granite counters, wood ceilings, a kiva fireplace, wood and brick floors and plaster walls. Charming! mls# 201301454

29 MAMies Mile $975,000 Premier location in Las Dos. Exceptional home with all the amenities including plaster walls, vigas, and a chef’s kitchen. Great separation of bedrooms. Privacy and stellar views!

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Home plus Studio/Creative Space 15 minutes from Santa Fe’s Plaza – on 5 rolling Sunlit Hills acres, sited with 180 degree views from the Sangre de Cristo Foothills to the Jemez, this outstanding residence includes a remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bath and office, 2,211 +/- sq ft primary living area with a soft contemporary feel and a luminous 598 +/-sq ft studio, view-filled deck & lush entry garden. MLS 201302218



A world of its own adjoining the SF National Forest along the Rio Tesuque, this stunning gated compound includes a gracious Territorial-style 3BR, 3.5BA, 4,239 sq ft main residence with wraparound portal, pitchedroof Tesuque farm-style 1BR + den, 2BA, 1,744 sq ft guest house, studio/guest quarters, treehouse, plus painters shed on 3.59 acres in an unparalleled one-ofa-kind lush setting. MLS 201200912

Sited for privacy on a breathtaking knoll with unobstructed views from Galisteo to the Jemez, this remarkable estate includes a 3BR, 2.5BA plus office, 3,134 sq ft main residence plus a 464 sq ft casita with bath. Savor living on 12 Sunlit Hills acres with an elegant open floorplan, handsome architectural details, grand portal overlooking view and gardens, 3-car garage and gated entry. MLS 201302410

In the hills above Tesuque, successfully integrated in a beautifully rugged terrain, capturing panoramic mountain vistas, this perfectly scaled 2BR, 2BA, 2,361 sq ft dwelling is a wondrous synthesis of materials. With a nod to the Bauhaus, glass and block walls float over concrete floors. Light is integral to the design, the great room in its minimalism is a feast for the eyes. On 5.5 acres near the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado Resort.

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85 Calle franCisCa $610,000 Custom builder’s home on 5 acres. Plaster walls throughout, beautiful sandstone floors in the main areas, high-end appliances, vigas, beams, 2 kiva fireplaces, and incredible outdoor portales, terraces. #201204855

121 fOrest rOad 321 $1,489,900 Top-of-the-world views from this 367 acre ranch that borders National Forest land. Private seculded getaway designed by an award-winning architect and built by the areas finest custom builder. double walls and double insulation with wide plank hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, cherry cabinets, viking appliances. #201303113

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4 entrada emPinada $465,000 This gem of a horse property sits on over 2 acres of meadow-like land, with gorgeous Sangre de Cristo views. Passive solar design with a great open floor plan, tile and brick floors, vigas, beams and a kiva in the master suite. Horse corral, stall, water rights. #201303247

5 Bajada PlaCe $315,000 Beautiful and open Fuente floorplan. Lovingly maintained and cared for, with stone tile floors, vigas, a kiva fireplace and a sunny kitchen with a breakfast nook. Numerous upgrades. #201205049

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501 riO Grande j-7 $370,000 Luxury Santa Fe lifestyle condo just blocks from the Plaza. Beautiful travertine floors, plaster walls, vigas, kiva fireplace, granite countertops, and stainless appliances. Large deck with mountain views and 2 smaller Juliette balconies for views all around. #201303081

CAROL ALExANdER 505.690.4991

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680 gArCiA Street $1,800,000 Adobe residence on one acre in the Historic Eastside not far from the Plaza and Museum Hill was originally built by the White Sisters in the 1930’s and has grown 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. Fabulous portal and walled garden.

28 CAmino Cielo Alto $1,225,000 Spectacular Sunsets! Panoramic Mountain Vistas! Sparkling City Lights! Superlative residence on 15 acres in the foothills. Remodeled in 2010, this 4BR, 3BA home features a superb kitchen, formal dining, library/study, outstanding master suite and luxurious bath. #201302774

701 JoAqUin lAne $1,199,000 Exquisite Home in a Marvelous Location! Nestled in the foothills above St. John’s College this fabulous three bedroom residence has magnificent mountain views in a private and picturesque wooded setting on over two acres of land. Lovely outdoor living areas.

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12 VAlenCiA rAnCH roAd $695,000 Stunning adobe home in Apache Canyon. Experience elegant living in a wonderful setting on 8 acres with picturesque views of Apache Canyon over the Galisteo Creek. Over $250,000 in gorgeous improvements. 20 minutes to the Plaza. #201201017

5 CAlle AmiStoSA $649,000 Marvelous Mountain Views and Stunning Sunsets! Beautiful residence has 3BR, 4BA, a dream kitchen, media room, luxurious master plus exercise room. Great outdoor living with a kiva fireplace under a large portal in a beautifully landscaped enclosed backyard. #201303038

9 PiedrAS negrAS $535,000 Handsome 2BR, 2BA solar-designed adobe home on 5+ acres. Arched adobe doorways, fountain illuminated by a skylight, adobe walls, solarium/dining room with adobe walls flecked with straw, living room plus comfortable, view-filled sitting room. #201301639

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750 WeSt mAnHAttAn AVenUe $525,000 Downtown Railyard residence on landscaped lot. Walled front courtyard, and walled backyard with patios, rockwork and fountain. 2BR, 2BA, study/ den with French doors to the living room, Saltillo tile floors, plaster walls, solid wood doors, Pella windows. #201302334

115-B old gAliSteo roAd $459,000 Fabulous Mountain Views and Quiet Country Living minutes to the Plaza! Open concept kitchen/ dining room/living room leads to a wonderful big portal with a kiva fireplace. Adobe walled backyard with delightful, lush landscaping. #201303171

AlAn And Anne VorenBerg

6 BAyA CoUrt $439,000 Private cul-de-sac location on a greenbelt with great mountain views! This Pueblo-style home was extensively remodeled in 2010 and features high ceilings, lots of spaces to suit varied lifestyles, a large family room with fireplace and wonderful views. #201301660

750-1/2 W. mAnHAttAn AVenUe $359,000 Sweet pied-a-terre in the Railyard District! Charming Adobe Residence has plaster walls and ceilings, tile and hardwood plank floors, viga & coved ceiling. 1BR, 1BA, kiva fireplace, generous eat-in kitchen and a fabulous walled yard and trees. #201302493

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320 artiSt road, #75 $189,500 Walk to the Plaza from this privately situated one bedroom, one bath ft. marcy compound end unit. The condo has lots of light and an open, natural setting from the front portal. Turn-key furnished, newer appliances, central heating and air conditioning. Spanish tile countertops, skylight, beamed ceiling, front patio, off-street parking. mls# 201300701

7 North Sparrow LaNE $599,000 Gated entry and walled patio welcome you to this beautifully maintained 3Br, 2Ba, single level home in Tierra del oro. Soaring ceilings provide a spacious ambiance, and a charming floor plan features separation of bedrooms, open common areas and privacy. Upgrades include custom kitchen with granite countertops and maple cabinets, master bath with travertine tile and walk-in shower. mls# 201301546

18 CErro BLaNCo road $99,000 forever, big sky views of the Cerrillos Hills, Sandia and ortiz mountains on this desirable 5 acre parcel in the Spirit Wind Subdivision. flat building site on paved road with utilities and septic tank in place. Two horses allowed, sunrise and sunset views, Eldorado community school district, close to restaurants and the agora Shopping Center, and 20 minutes to the Plaza. mls# 201300149

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viLLa dE piEdra $5,970,000 Superlative design in concert with exquisite workmanship has resulted in this extraordinary property. The classic Pueblo-style home is around 12,000 sq ft of pure luxury designed with anasazi and Pueblo influences. The home’s large entertaining spaces and family spaces have floors of imported tile, stone, and cherry wood. What sets this estate apart is the fine details such as custom iron and glass work, hand crafted, hand adzed custom built doors, fine millwork, and nine uniquely designed fireplaces. Large windows show the mountains in the distance. #201302437

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1100 CaLLE CoNEjo $2,500,000 Exemplary Santa fe style. Nestled in the hills above Santa fe, this custom adobe features beautiful mountain and city lights views. Upscale details and amenities include a guest house, plus billiards and wine rooms. at over 5,000 sq ft, this unique property is located in a small gated community very close to town.

BEaUTIfUL LaNd LISTINGS 9 BLaCk MESa #728 l $125,000 Las Campanas one acre view lot in Estates V. #201102321 500 CouNty road 162 l $327,000 5.454 picture perfect acres in abiquiu with over 800 ft of meandering rio Chama riverfront. #201301536

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16 CHiComa avenue, aBiquiu $649,000 artist’s adobe dream with incredible O’Keeffe country views! 3 building compound, beautifully designed and executed with the finest Japanesestyle aesthetics and craftsmanship. #201300832

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62 avenida aldea $549,000 Beautiful Loft Space. Live and/or work in this aldea plaza unit. a spacious 2,522 sq ft total with a downstairs space of 600 sq ft for studio or business space. #201302974

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208 RiCaRdo $499,000 a very special 2 bedroom, 2 bath home, (approximately 2342 sq. ft.) beautifully remodeled with a 1 bedroom attached guest house and a sweet Mother-in-law quarters. #201303141

3024 goveRnoR lindsey Road $495,000 Beautifully designed 3BR, 2.5Ba, 2,082 sq ft home by Chapman in 2004. Welcoming courtyard entry into living room/dining room area opening to nicely landscaped backyard with views. #201301868

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41 east estRada CalaBasa $1,950,000 La Tierra ii house and guesthouse. This unique property incorporating design elements of twisted cedar details of beautifully crafted woodwork throughout is an oasis of luxury and style. #201302453

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27 County Road 84d $849,000 Old World charm with New World comfort. 3BR home plus 1,200 sq ft gallery space with adjacent sleeping area, bath and office/storage. 700 sq ft guesthouse. 2 wells, walled, landscaped. #201302563

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10 avenida HeRmosa $399,000 Shangri La in La Cienega. 2.25 acres of trees, pond and serenity. With 2,700 sq ft and 3 bedroom, 2 baths this charming home boasts beams, Saltillo tile and plaster walls. #201204917

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2429 Camino de vida $349,000 Lovely living space with vigas, fireplace, and wood stove. New kitchen, new stucco, and an oversized garage. Three bedroom, two bath, with 2,317 sq ft on a .45 acre lot. #201203344

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ChaRLeS WeBeR 505.670.9377 12 Camino Cieneguilla $249,000 Nice views from this large 5 bedroom home. Slab poured for a 3-car garage. Cu-de-sac location offers nice privacy. #201301068

1509 kaCHina Ridge $211,500 Clean three bedroom, two bath home with high ceilings, radiant floor heat, nice appliances, and a single-car garage on a cul-de-sac. #201301913

19 old lamy Road $157,500 Nestled over the Lamy Valley, this 4.2 acre lot boasts privacy and views. Overlooks the galisteo Basin and the Village of Lamy. Utilities ready. #201303323

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1932 CERROS COLORADOS $850,000 Mountain living minutes from the Plaza. On over an acre with lovely views in Cerros Colorados. Fabulous outdoor living spaces, cook’s kitchen, private master and many architectural details. #201301915

604 GALIStEO StREEt $327,700 Although close to the city center, behind the 18” walls of this South Capital historic Spanish Colonial adobe that is over 100 years old it is peaceful and quiet. Lovingly renovated. #201301659

423 WESt SAn FRAnCISCO StREEt, #1 $330,000 Dating from the 1880’s, this 1Br,1BA condo has classic New Mexican charm with vigas, skylights, nichos and grand kiva fireplace. Blocks from the Plaza and zoned for commercial use. #201303294


One of the Top 3 Santa Fe donors to Conservation International Sotheby’s International Realty partnership 2012, and donor to Dollars4Schools with every closing.

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423 WESt SAn FRAnCISCO StREEt, #2 $499,000 This is the real deal! Dating from the 1880’s, double adobe with high ceilings, vigas, nichos, kiva fireplaces, this 2 Br, 2BA condo is currently a rental, but also is zoned for commercial use. #201303286

901 ALLAhnA WAY $835,000 No interior steps. Bright, quiet and close to town 3,200 sq ft, 3Br plus office/studio home on 1.39 acres. Wonderful spaces for art, fabulous storage, delightful outdoor courtyard. #201204805

Brand new Luxury homes in Las Campanas Starting Under $400,000!


StARtInG At $394,000

Las Melodias de Las Campanas at Los Santeros – a special neighborhood nestled along side the 7th, 14th and 15th fairways in which style and value are perfectly complemented to one another. Choose from 6 floor plans integrating architectural styles of Modern, Pueblo, Territorial or Andalusian.

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StARtInG At $695,000

Michael Sivage Homes and Communities is proud to introduce absolutely new, semi-custom homes in the Park Estates community of Las Campanas at fantastic pricing for new construction. Double gated and private, each of these 8 Park Estates lots (lot included in the price) are sited to maximize panoramic views of the Jemez, Sangres and/or signature Jack Nicklaus golf course.

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Double weddingforlongtimecouples John and Joe (far left) at their double wedding with their best friends (right)

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Connie joins the party

Paul and Jama under the big KW

Darlings, Last month, while listening to the news of record-breaking temperatures and outof-control fires in the West and Southwest, my thoughts turned to my old friends, Joe Hoffman and John Day, who were once upon a time Santa Fe Realtors and who are now Happy Palm Springs Residents. I envisioned them riding out the heat wave — or should I say floating out the heat wave — in their pool, decked out in nothing more than their altogether and sipping mojitos. Well, Love Bugs, I was wrong. It was too hot in the pool, so they got married instead! Yes, as soon as DOMA was struck down by the Supreme Court at the end of June, they made their wedding plans, and on July 2, they were in the Indio courthouse saying their vows. Joe and John (together 26 years) had a double wedding with their two best friends, who have been together for 43 years. But the record holders that day were another couple who have been together 67 years. What a landmark day for all these people. The only thing that upsets me about this is that I wasn’t there. (Cupcakes, when will I stop being so selfish? Never?) Another event that I won’t get to attend is the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Ceremony in September. Why is that, you’re dying to know? It’s because Jama Fontaine (Keller Williams Santa Fe) is taking her best friend instead of me. (Always the brides-

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maid, never the maid of honor, sob.) Yes, Dear Hearts, Jama, forever the enthusiastic participant in every event she attends, was the highest bidder for the two tickets to the Emmys auctioned off at the Buckaroo Ball in June. Now her big decision is what to wear, because these tickets include a walk on the red carpet, and she knows we’ll all be waiting to hear her answer when the interviewer yells out to her, “Jama, darling, who are you wearing?” Uh-huh, the pressure is on. Butter Beans, it seems that Keller Williams has been adding a few new names to its roster lately. Freddie Sue Gatewood returned to KW after leaving a few years ago. She came to her senses about how good her orange motorcycle looks parked on Lincoln Ave. Connie Young (formerly a one-person company, Connie Young Real Estate) loves KW because she has access to up-to-the-minute technology, and there are more Realtors to lunch with. Paul Duran (formerly Sotheby’s) really liked the idea of riding the old escalator every day, but it’s been removed in favor of a new elevator. In the meantime, he finds the enthusiasm in the KW offices so energizing that he runs up and down the stairs several times a day just to calm himself down. Andy Ault (formerly Santa Fe Properties) likes new challenges — he was on his way to climb a Fourteener mountain peak in Colorado when I caught up with him — so he’s excited about accessing new marketing techniques, plus he likes the KW profit-sharing business model. (Paul does, too, Petunias, I was just kidding about the escalator.) Breaking the mold of the traditional brick-and-mortar real estate office is the new kid on the block, eXp Realty. A new business model, yes, but it still has an attraction for seasoned Realtors. Including ones


we know. Julee Brooke, Peter Kahn, Robbie Dobbins, Anthony Atwell, Fran Hill, and Suzanne Fuqua, to name a few. Called “The Global Real Estate Cloud Brokerage,” eXp has eliminated the office as we know it in favor of a national full service, collaborative, cloud-based environment where agents, brokers and staff work together across state borders while learning and transacting business from anywhere in the world. As the founder, Glenn Sanford, says, “The future is cloudy.” Since eXp Realty affords Realtors the possibility of transacting business from anywhere, Suzanne returned home to Santa Fe, and here she’ll happily stay with her head in the cloud (I mean her business in the cloud). Kittens, I do believe we have another rising star in our midst. Any day now we’ll be seeing Skye White (Skye’s the Limit Realty) in one of Debbie Boone’s Lifestyle Lift commercials. She told me that when she recently turned 60, she felt bad about her neck, so she naturally did something about it. The Lifestyle people were so pleased with her results that they want to show her off. My, my… real estate; music (Vogue is the name of her all-girl band); writing (she’s just publishing her second book, and the first one, Lost and Found Forever, can be found at; and now TV commercials. The sky is definitely the limit for my friend, Skye. So long, Sweetpeas. Until next time… Oakley Oakley can be reached at

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PROFILE Patrick Walker

This interview series focuses on the people in Santa Fe’s real-estate industry. Patrick Walker is a broker at Karen Walker Real Estate; in fact, he and his brother Jim are both brokers at the firm, and both sons of its owner, Karen Walker.

Where did you grow up, Patrick? I was born in Santa Monica and raised in the Valley, in Sherman Oaks, then Karen kind of dragged myself and my brother here in 1970. I was 10. Talk about culture shock, from freeways and swimming pools and manicured lawn to a dirt road and a very old adobe on Abeyta Street. My mom came here with $500 in her pocket and we rented from Don Van Soelen. The house in California was very middle-class, but my mom’s parents lived in Bel Air so we used to love visiting their house. We have a great photograph of my grandfather’s golf team at the Bel Air Country Club and it’s Dean Martin and Ray Bolger and Lex Barker. Then suddenly we’re in Santa Fe with — from a kid’s perspective — one McDonald’s, three TV stations, and your phone number was five digits. Karen is a big advocate for historic preservation, which is so important on the Eastside. It’s huge. Basically she kind of took over Sara Melton’s mantle, although in a lower key, as a keeper of records. The city has not been the best at that. She gets and I get inquiries from a lot of brokers about what can and cannot be done on the Eastside. We’ve seen numerous times permits were either not taken out at all or they were given for changes to properties that basically took them out of historic status. When I first started in the early 1980s, some national lenders didn’t want to lend on Eastside properties because of the lack of paving and gutters and streetlights, yet these were some of the most expensive properties in the state. Where did you go to school? I went to Acequia Madre School, then Harrington Junior High School, which is now a playground for Wood Gormley Elementary, then to mid high school. That was pretty interesting because it brought all the junior highs together for one year. At the time it was Harrington, Harvey, DeVargas and Young junior high schools and they all were together for the 9th grade. Then I went to Santa Fe High, which was the largest high school in the state when I graduated in 1978. What did you want to do? I wanted to have some career tied to athletics: an agent, a broadcaster, a writer. Jim Murray was the guy I looked up to at the LA Times, and Chick Hearn, the play-by-play announcer for the Lakers. I was the co-captain of the only 26

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state champion basketball team Santa Fe High has ever had and for basketball-crazed Northern New Mexico, that was a pretty big deal. I remember them saying that at the time the crowd for the championship game against Albuquerque High was the second biggest high school basketball crowd ever in the country. Then I went off the to University of Colorado and graduated four years later with a double major in economics and political science. Right before that, I had a sports-related shoulder injury that required surgery. During my recuperation I had no idea what I was going to do. My mom asked if I wanted to join the family business. She had started in 1973 and had her own firm, which was Walker and Dickerson at first, in 1975. I said sure and here I am 30 years later. You never did anything professionally in sports? Sports and politics is still what I love the most. For a couple seasons I did do some color commentary on local radio for high-school basketball games, but that was it. I do play a lot of golf and I like swimming and skiing. Are you married? I’m single, but I am getting married on Aug. 1 to Susan Loomis, who is a broker with Santa Fe Properties.

What do you think about our water-supply issues? New Mexico is pretty far behind the curve in water planning. One interesting angle is that about five years ago, there was a low- and slow-flying plane zig-zagging above Santa Fe for a few days. The New Mexican produced a 3-sentence paragraph saying they were mapping the underground water and we never heard anything more. About two years ago I went to the State Engineer’s Office and asked about this. The guy I found kind of winked at me and gave me the runaround that some “federal mechanism” had to kick in before they could reveal the results. I wanted to say that our firm was the first to get rid of agency and become simply transaction brokers. Can you talk about that a little? Realtors are commonly referred to as agents, but people don’t understand that even your attorney doesn’t have that leeway unless you give it to him. As an agent you can speak for and act for your clients; that is part of the legal definition of agency. You cannot do that if you are a transaction broker. The reason we made that change was to limit the liability of our buyers and sellers. In agency, if you make a mistake, the court will look at the buyer or seller with more culpability. There was a lot of resistance to this, but today agency is very rarely used. One thing I want to mention that I’m pleased about is that this firm has never been sued. I am not aware of another firm that’s been around as long as we have that hasn’t faced some kind of legal challenge. I’ve chaired the Santa Fe Association of Realtors Grievance Committee and I sit on the Professional Standards Committee and both deal with complaints, either public-to-broker or broker-to-broker. Aren’t many transactions simple and straightforward? My guess is that if you asked the average Realtor in Santa Fe what is the percentage of your simple, nonproblematic transactions, it will be under 10 percent. So what we do is try to do is to identify any and all issues as early as we can. It’s the 11th-hour when the real problems happen. The psychological element in real estate is huge. To me, it is imperative to know the background of the buyer and the seller. What do they do? What did they do for a living? What part of the country are they from? What are they used to? I want to know their tendencies. Is it an engineer at Los Alamos National Laboratory or an attorney from Houston or an artist on Canyon Road? Because they may look at the same property from totally different perspectives and if I know about this, I’m better prepared to assist them and to communicate what’s important to them. The ability to paint a big picture for both buyers and sellers is greatly enhanced when you know who they are and what they like.

36 ACRE EQUESTRIAN ESTATE IN CITY LIMITS Breathtaking estate overlooking Santa Fe from the hills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. On over 36 acres, this is the largest residential property in town with both horse and golf facilities. #201202149

> 11400 sq ft of interior living space > 36 acres in city limits OFFERED AT US $12,500,000 INQUIRIES +1 505 577 3120 ASSOCIATE Christine McDonald

PEACEFUL MEADOWS FARM & WILDERNESS RETREAT Majestic and serene describe this 623 acre mountain ranch retreat which includes 2 homes, care-takers quarters, natural springs, yearround flowing stream, meadows, alfalfa fields, spring fed pond, and 2 separate horse facilities. #201302654 > 4,936 sq ft of interior living space > 623 Acres OFFERED AT US $2,575,000 INQUIRIES +1 505 501 1888 ASSOCIATE Jeff Assad

THE LINCOLN: DOWNTOWN RESIDENCES The most exquisite luxury residences in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. Enjoy the convenience of walking to your favorite restaurants, museums, art galleries and all the seasonal markets that are held in the center of town with the luxury of returning to your private oasis. > Up to 3,328 Sq Ft. of interior space > Middle of Downtown OFFERED AT $1.15m-2.1m INQUIRIES +1 505 920 0900 / ASSOCIATES Gary Hall & Meleah Artley

SANTA FE 530 S Guadalupe Street Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 USA +1 505 982 9836 tel +1 505 986 0097 fax

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A Tradition of Selling the Exceptional

418 Canyon Road

This incredible 200 year old building is drenched in Santa Fe history and has been maintained in immaculate condition. Flexible zoning offers a plethora of possibilities from art gallery to high end restaurant or residence. # 201302862

This three bedroom, three bath home is located on a hilltop with views of the city lights, Sangre and Jemez Mountains, all within two blocks of Canyon Road. # 201301745

8 La Traviata

Old world charm abounds in this classic hacienda with adobe walls, large vigas with split cedar latillas, handmade saltillio tile floors, antique mexican doors, and a U-shaped portal with a “cocktail” pool overlooking the Sangre Mountains # 201303083

OFFERED AT US $2,550,000 INQUIRIES +1 505 603 2212 ASSOCIATE Christopher Harris

OFFERED AT US $1,995,000 INQUIRIES +1 505 920 8150 ASSOCIATE Gary Hall & Meleah Artley

OFFERED AT US $ 1,395,000 INQUIRIES +1 505 920 8150 ASSOCIATES Gary Hall & Meleah Artley

1940 Hwy 68 Embudo

23 Hacienda Tranquilas Lamy

16 Tres Lagunas

Rio Grande river-front property on 3 lush, green acres between Santa Fe and Taos. Perhaps your interests are water sports (kayak, canoe, raft, fishing) or relaxing on the hammock in the dappled sun of the mature cottonwoods. #201302396 OFFERED AT US $1,500,000 INQUIRIES +1 505 670 3645 ASSOCIATE Ginger Clarke/Linda Bramlette


1126 C Camino Delora

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Where the Old West meets the New West! This 56 acre ranch is carved out of the New Mexico landscape thirty minutes south of Santa Fe. Surrounded with mountain ranges and hills sits this 6900 sq. ft. custom estate. # 201302056 OFFERED AT US $1,600,000 INQUIRIES +1 505 670 1783 ASSOCIATE Mark Banham/Philip Ross

Peace and tranquility, in a private community sitting on the Pecos River. A rare opportunity to own a home in the highly desired Tres Lagunas. This could be the best home in this beautiful, fly fisherman’s paradise. # 201302594 OFFERED AT US $1,230,000 INQUIRIES +1 505 690 7333 ASSOCIATE JC Linson

12 Calle De Luz: Casa De Vidrio (The Glass House)

609 Camino Rancheros

Contemporary House and Guest House located in the exclusive gated Casas de San Juan community next to the Santa Fe Opera. This estate features all the amenities the homeowner and their guests would want with a private home in Santa Fe with over 7200 +/- sq.ft. on 13.5 acres with beautiful views of the land and stunning sunsets.

Located in the heart of the Historic Eastside, this private estate property offers a 4715 +/- square foot main house and a 903 +/- square foot guest house and has all one would want to live the Santa Fe lifestyle. Enjoy summer’s poolside cooking and dining under the cabana.

OFFERED AT US $6,700,000

OFFERED AT US $2,895,000

ID # 201303085

ID # 201303712

531 Camino Tierra Alta

142 Lincoln - #301

The Crescent House - Carved into a hillside site with spectacular 180 degree views of the 5 mountain ranges and city night lights. As you approach the house, you enter in the open drive-through porte-cochere. Once inside, you’ll discover the entire living area curves around the outdoor patio with those endless views.

Brand new residence in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, located in a five story building on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Marcy Street, just one block from the historic Santa Fe Plaza. This soft, contemporary residence is the first to be completed in The Lincoln by builder and artist, Jay Parks.

OFFERED AT US $2,395,000

OFFERED AT US $2,100,000

ID # 201301651

GARY R HALL 505 920 0900

Barker Realty, Inc.

ID # 201303316

MELEAH ARTLEY 505 920 8150

530 South Guadalupe St. Santa Fe, NM. 87501 USA | +1 505 982 9836 tel | H OME

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7628 Old Santa Fe Trail

28 Calle Varada

Exceptionally elegant Santa Fe Country Home Estate,on 18.5 acres of great beauty and privacy. European influence with masterful construction & design. 6 bd/6ba. Bedrooms have their own fireplaces with hand-picked Portuguese Tiles. There is a stately formal wood paneled library with fireplace plus his and hers offices.

Elegant Old World style property was designed by a gallery owner to display and entertain for art work premiers.Adobe 5,000+ sq ft main house has 4 bedrooms, including mother-in-law quarters. Brazilian cherry hardwood floors in dining, game and great rooms.

OFFERED AT US $1,999,999

OFFERED AT US $ 1,590,000

ID # 201006323

ID # 201302614

41 San Sebastian Rd

22 Vista Redonda

Gorgeous property is situated on a site so spectacular that renowned artist Fremont Ellis, of Los Cinco Pintores, lived and painted from here. After that it was the home site of Glenn Frey of the Eagles. The home is elegantly finished with slate flooring, hand trowel plaster walls, custom lighting, and coved plaster ceilings. Detached guesthouse plus outdoor sleeping casana.

If extraordinary views are a priority - this beautiful home is a must-see! Situated on the middle ridge of Vista Redonda, you will see enormous full sky views of the Jemez Mountains. Just imagine the sunsets! There are extensive patios all around the house to experience the New Mexico views in every direction. Additionally there is guesthouse and pool.

OFFERED AT US $1,195,000

ID # 201300721

OFFERED AT US $1,095,000

JANE HILTBRAND 505 946 8475 JHiltbrand@SantaFeRealEstatecom

ID # 201203872

TONY ALLEGRETTI 505 690 6287

530 South Guadalupe St. Santa Fe, NM. 87501 USA | +1 505 982 9836 tel | 30

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Barker Realty, Inc.

Sierra del Norte: Santa Fe NM OFFERED AT US $ 1,245,000 ID # On Waiver Built in 2001/Architect –designed for his own use Split floorplan, 3 bedroom 3 bath plus study/media room Heated studio space off of garage Bordered by open space to the west and 100 acres of conservation easement to the north 6 inch slab with reinforcing rods Rastra construction (garage frame) Structolite plaster 12’ ceilings Sto –Brand stucco finish 8’ foot ransom doors Rumford fireplace Jacuzzi tub and steam shower in master/travertine finish in baths Functional utility room with wine cooler Heated two Car garage w/ adjoining heated studio office space

ROBIN ZOLLINGER 505 660 5170 1520 Cerro Gordo: Santa Fe NM OFFERED AT US $ 1,179,000 ID # 201302963 Distinctive and elegant East side property in the Cerro Gordo river valley dating back to the late 1700’s. Idyllic South facing double adobe set among lush gardens and mature cottonwood trees. Renowned designer Ron Mann combines primitive elements and natural materials indigenous to the area, defining space and creating his signature soft and contemporary edge. Today’s owner has preserved the classic open two story floor plan. Infloor radiant heat, state of the art lighting, new custom roof preserving the original character, updated kitchen and appliances. A fireplace graces every room. The French doors lead out to tranquil stone terraces overlooking the Santa Fe River Valley. Mature flowers and vegetable gardens complete this manicured, sustainable landscape. Amid the fruit trees, one can find the perfect sanctuary in the quaint artist/writer’s studio with a view to the East Mountains.


Barker Realty, Inc.

530 South Guadalupe St. Santa Fe, NM. 87501 USA | +1 505 982 9836 tel | H OME

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802 Bishops Lodge: Santa Fe NM Gated and luxurious property on 1.5 acres a short distance north of Santa Fe Plaza. Over 4000 sqft with 3 bedrooms & 3 1/2 baths, den with custom built-in entertainment center & fireplace, office with exterior entry, elegant living room with 14ft high-beamed ceiling & large kitchen with granite counters & custom cabinetry. The finishes are the highest of quality: walnut flooring in master bedroom suite with fireplace & private portal/patio, chiseled Turkish travertine floors throughout rest of the house, hand-troweled plaster walls, handmade custom doors & selected antique doors with high-end hardware, & vigas or beams throughout the home.

OFFERED AT US $1,595,000 ID # 201205415

1805 Arroyo Chamiso: Santa Fe NM The reflection of another era, when gracious living was just how it was. The site alone stands testament to a time when homes were located solely to take advantage of a desired view-line and, built entirely of double adobe. The view in this case, is one of the rare, coveted, head on Sangre vistas in the city. The remarkable Great Room will take your breath away, opening onto an expansive outdoor entertainment area and park-like grounds, all commanding the same glorious views.

OFFERED AT US $1,575,000 ID # 201303021

28 S. Double Arrow: Santa Fe NM Breathtaking, panoramic views surround this passive solar adobe home on 5 acres. With the feel of a private compound, only 10 minutes from the Plaza and perched above Santa Fe, this 3350 sq. ft. 3 bedroom/2 bath plus office and den is artistic, romantic and has that Old World charm. Perfectly sited for passive solar gain and with every viga having fallen naturally in the wood, this home is for the creative and the inspired. The main living area is an open concept design with kitchen/living/dining enjoying the unparalleled view.

OFFERED AT US $1,050,000 ID # 201205475

A Tradition of Selling the Exceptional

STEPHANIE DURAN 505 204 2491

530 South Guadalupe St. Santa Fe, NM. 87501 USA | +1 505 982 9836 tel | 32

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Barker Realty, Inc.

A Tradition of Selling the Exceptional Palazzo Tornabuoni: Florence, Italy

The Palms: Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica

The iconic and historic Palazzo Tornabuoni is a private residential building created through the restoration of a magnificent 15th century former Medici palace in the heart of Florence, Italy. The first opera ever performed was here and it is also home to many frescoes by artists whose works are in the Uffizi Museum

Costa Rica’s most exclusive luxury villas and private residence club on Playa Flamingo, the most prestigious beach on Costa Rica’s breathtaking Gold Coast. Gorgeous villas just steps from the white sand beach with all the services and amenities you’d expect from a five-star resort.

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The Reefs Club: Southampton, Bermuda

Grand Isle Resort & Spa: Great Exuma, Bahamas

Open your sliding glass door and welcome the calm aromatic breeze into your elegantly appointed luxury two and three-bedroom residence. Travel & Leisure Magazine’s Resort of the Year features three restaurants, infinity pools, and an award-winning spa all overlooking your private pink sand beach.

Experience luxurious beachfront living and Bahamian hospitality anytime you like. As the Owner of a quintessential home away from home, you can settle into one of five upscale villa styles at one of the most sought after Caribbean destinations.


VILLAS FROM US $ 700,000

PETER KEMPF 847 347 2477

Barker Realty, Inc.

530 South Guadalupe St. Santa Fe, NM. 87501 USA | +1 505 982 9836 tel | H OME

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Exclusive Rocky Mouintain Ranch: 2 Hours From Santa Fe Considered by many to be the finest and most exclusive sporting property in New Mexico and one of the finest in the Rocky Mountains, this scenic 18,000 acre ranch features blue ribbon fly fishing on 10 miles of the Chama River and pristine high country lakes. Grass meadows and shimmering aspen groves are backed by spectacular Rocky Mountain peaks and are the ideal habitat for large elk herds, deer, bear, beaver and all the other mountain wild life. The hunting is a good as the fishing with the opportunity to take trophy elk. Three charming log cabins, a main lodge and other cabins provide the perfect atmosphere for you to enjoy all this amazing property has to offer.

OFFERED AT US $1,600,000 ID # On Waiver

202 & 201 East Marcy

OFFERED AT US $6,225,000 ID # 201205068

24 Old Agua Fria W - Price Reduced Located in downtown Santa Fe and only several blocks from the Plaza, this Class A building has over 100 parking spaces. It can be used as office, retail, gallery, hospitality or any combination of the above. Interior spaces include large open rooms with high ceilings, private offices and conference rooms. It was completely remodeled in 2006 with new HVAC, electrical, plumbing, roofing systems, windows and stucco. This is a beautiful, modern building in a great location.

13-B Paseo C de Baca

OFFERED AT US $1,050,000 ID # 201203780

OFFERED AT US $1,175,000 ID # 201302855

6 Overlook Road Beautiful Northern New Mexico double adobe house and guest house located on five lush acres with water rights. Thoughtfully remodeled with coved ceilings, plaster walls, hand-carved doors, vigas, and tall windows.There is a French Provencial style kitchen, and a luxurious master bedroom suite with high ceilings, a large walk-in closet & spacious master bathroom with windows overlooking the east garden and courtyard fountain.

A Tradition of Selling the Exceptional

OFFERED AT US $ 749,500 ID # 201301606

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Adobe residence and guest house nestled on 1.88 acres of trees. The spacious living area has tall ceilings, vigas, bancos, and brick floors. Hand carved cabinets, big windows and fireplace create a warm and bright country kitchen. A sunny study and formal dining room separate the kitchen from the living area. Walk into the adjacent room and there is a stunning sparkling indoor pool, sauna and deck with wonderful northwestern views of sunsets and city lights.

JOHN HANCOCK 505 470 5604

530 South Guadalupe St. Santa Fe, NM. 87501 USA | +1 505 982 9836 tel | 34

Beautiful and private adobe compound overlooking the magnificent Arroyo Hondo canyon. Vast, sweeping views of distant mountains and endless skies are truly astonishing. Mature, lush gardens of aspens, fruit trees, and flowers surround the 3000+ sf main house and 1000+ sf guest house. The 5 car heated adobe garage leaves plenty of space for a fabulous studio or workshop. One-of-a-kind home located at the end of Old Pecos Tr. Seller financing available.

Barker Realty, Inc.




life without limits


34 Sendero de Corazon - La Barbaria Magical compound featuring 3 bedroom, 3 bath main home + two guest homes, all beautifully sited on 40 gorgeous acres of huge Ponderosa Pines, dramatic rock outcroppings and fabulous views. A sanctuary just 15 mins to town with great access! MLS #201303567 $1,875,000


335 Magdalena Road

Incredible 3 bedroom, 3 bath adobe with historic roots directly across from the Scottish Rite Temple. Fabulous location, fabulous remodeled adobe - very dramatic and perfect Santa Fe styling. MLS #201302523 $895,000

linda murphy

1000 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 • 505.982.4466 • 800.374.2931 • All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and Equal Opportunities Act. Santa Fe Properties ("SFP") strives to confirm as reasonably practical all advertising information herein is correct but assumes no legal responsibility for accuracy and should be verified by Purchaser. SFP is not responsible for misinformation provided by its clients, misprints, or typographical errors. Prices herein are subject to change. Square footage amounts and lot sizes are approximates.

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• Territorial-style home, over 10,000 sq.ft. with custom designed details • Five en-suite bedrooms in the meticulously-crafted main house • Attached 1-br, 1-ba guesthouse with full kitchen, LR, laundry • Chef’s kitchen, two studies, grand indoor/outdoor spaces, pool • Wine cellar, library, outdoor dining, barbeque area, 5.88 acres Laurie Farber-Condon 505.412.9912



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• Beautiful hilltop estate with panoramic city light and mountain views • Multiple guest and studio-office possibilities • Fine architectural design and construction • Enjoy privacy, views, space and peaceful landscaping • 5 br, 4 ba, 4,955 sq.ft., 4-car garage, 3.32 acres $1,845,000

David Woodard 505.920.2000


Dermot Monks






• Currently an interior design studio and showroom • Award-winning renovation, high traffic count location • Multiple offices, baths, kitchen and lower storage area • The design supports multiple tenants and uses • 7,485 sq.ft., 0.55 acre, 18 parking spaces or Richard Schoegler 505.577.5112 Matthew Sargent 505.490.1718



1000 Paseo de Peralta | 216 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 • 505.982.4466 • 800.374.2931

• A nearly 5,000 sq.ft. adobe home, in the vicinity of Abiquiu • This modern masterpiece has the look and feel of haciendas of old • Separate carriage house, studio/workshop, guesthouse, gate house • Extensive horse facilities including a dressage arena • 8 bd, 7 ba, 7,509 sq.ft., 1,060 acres

• Property includes an 8,600 sq.ft. heated car storage facility • Magnificent master suite, office/library, and formal living/dining • 360-degree views of the Sangre, Sandia and Ortiz Mountains • Next to the Santa Fe Canyon Ranch, overlooking Las Lagunitas • 3 br, 4 ba, 7,410 sq.ft., 19.6 acres Jim Weyhrauch 505.660.6032



• Masterfully built by award-winning builder Bruce Thompson • Embraced by panoramic views of the Jemez, Ortiz and Sangres • Exceptionally sited hilltop location, the best pueblo elements • Just minutes away from the historic Santa Fe Plaza • 3 br, 3 ba, 4,426 sq.ft., 3-car garage, 5 acres

• Sophisticated contemporary close to downtown • Chic kitchen/dining/living. Ample outdoor living spaces • Flooded with natural light from walls of glass • Attached studio and office (or additional bedrooms) • 3 br, 3 ba, 3,342 sq.ft., 2 garages (three cars), 1.79 acres



The Efrain Prieto Group 505.470.6909

Gavin Sayers 505.690.3070


• Lush river valley off of Upper Canyon Road on the Santa Fe River • Perfect for orchards, gardens and ponds, a true sanctuary • The house & smaller 0.56-acre lot: $897,500 (MLS: 201203849) • A 0.67-acre lot with 55% of well: $695,000 (MLS: 201204149) • Two adj. lots (2.24 acres), 646 feet river front, 3 acre-foot well $1,575,000

Matthew Sargent 505.490.1718 Val Brier 505.690.0553



• Custom fireplaces, 18-foot beamed ceilings, antique wood doors • Spacious dine-in kitchen, generous covered portal and sun deck • Four distinct, well-appointed bedroom suites • Detached guesthouse designed by Trey Jordan • 5 br, 4 ba, 3,875 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 0.451 acre $1,100,000

Deborah Bodelson 505.660.4442

1000 Paseo de Peralta | 216 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 • 505.982.4466 • 800.374.2931 All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and Equal Opportunities Act. Santa Fe Properties ("SFP") strives to confirm as reasonably practical all advertising information herein is correct but assumes no legal responsibility for accuracy and should be verified by Purchaser. SFP is not responsible for misinformation provided by its clients, misprints, or typographical errors. Prices herein are subject to change. Square footage amounts and lot sizes are approximates.




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Associate Broker Cell: 505.660.4442 Women’s Council of REALTORS®-2010 President-Santa Fe Chapter Member - Santa Fe Properties Luxury Market Group


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The Bodelson Team

Associate Broker Cell: 505.690.2856

Interest rates are going up so buy now! NEW LISTING

In Town, Old Charm, All New

Vigas, latillas, nichos, kiva fireplaces, old world charm all newlyredesigned and remodeled. Chef’s kitchen, top-of-the-line appliances, new baths, views & lush landscaping on 1.3 acres downtown! MLS #201303608

1100 Old Taos Highway


Elegant, Comfortable & Green Too!

This Sundance Estates home is 3,745 sq.ft., has huge views, chef’s kitchen, grand master suite, 3 fireplaces, and did we mention 3-car heated garage? The spacious detached guesthouse is icing on the cake. MLS #201303710

20 White Bear Trail


Comfortable, Private & Stylish

Views surround this award-winning home. Chef’s kitchen, gracious living, dining, portals, fireplaces, sumptuous owner suite, 2 guest suites, custom den/ library, walled & landscaped courtyards & studio, 3 acres. MLS #201303048

5 Paseo del Paloma



Equestrian Estate, Vast Land & Views

Contiguous w/4000 acres of wilderness, this 7,000 sq.ft. Pumice Crete home has 7 bedrooms, 6 baths, chef’s kitchen, vaulted ceilings, plaster walls, exceptional finishes, pool, and 1440 sq.ft. studio. MLS #201301448

126 Vaquero Road


Magic In Santa Fe

Chapel, conversation pit, 30-ft. vigas, high-end finishes and artist’s studio on this fenced and gated 5-acre property. Keep the 5,200+ sq.ft. of magical décor or make it your own. Priced to sell. MLS #201302641

10 Sudeste


Rural Living At Its Best

Located in the Don Jose Loop community, this rural home has amazing views, high ceilings, vigas and so much light! This like-new property has been tastefully remodeled. MLS #201300949

8 Don Jose Loop


Perfect For Outdoor Entertaining

On a quiet lane in the Historic Eastside, this house and guesthouse are nestled behind high adobe walls. Enter this compound through antique wood doors that open to a protected courtyard. MLS #201302140

1226 B & C Cerro Gordo


Dirt Yurt

Achieve sustainability and comfort in the adobe main residence with a cook’s kitchen, on 95 acres, runway & hangar. The detached studio can easily be a guesthouse. Ask about HERS rating of 10! MLS #201302982

64 Clay Hill Road


Ranchita Compound Retreat

Designed and built by the famed environmentalist Edith Pierpont, this comfortable home, guesthouse and studio is horse friendly and enjoys sunset views and quietude. MLS #201302312

90 Leaping Powder Road



Las Campanas Hacienda

Comfort meets elegance in this view-filled home. Custom water features greet you in the gated courtyard entrance. Sumptuous owner’s suite and separate guest quarters, each with a private bath. MLS #201303014

7 Falling Star Circle


Historic Witter Bynner Estate

Privately sited on close to one acre, this 6,959 sq.ft. home is romantically set behind adobe walls with terraced rock and mature landscaping. Presently functioning as the Inn of the Turquoise Bear. MLS #201203211

342 E Buena Vista Street


Gracious Country Estate

Smashing views, lush landscaping and beautiful gardens. This 5,100+ sq.ft. estate has 6 kivas, a guest suite, swimming pool, 6-stall horse facility with turnouts and chef’s kitchen. MLS #201202604

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1000 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 • 505.982.4466 • 800.374.2931 • All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and Equal Opportunities Act. Santa Fe Properties ("SFP") strives to confirm as reasonably practical all advertising information herein is correct but assumes no legal responsibility for accuracy and should be verified by Purchaser. SFP is not responsible for misinformation provided by its clients, misprints, or typographical errors. Prices herein are subject to change. Square footage amounts and lot sizes are approximates.

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new eastside listing

Kevin BoBolsKy 505.470.6263

Exquisite Upper Canyon Road Compound $4,750,000 Magnificent 4 bedroom, 6 bath residence with a sophisticated blend of Santa Fe Style & European Elegance. Completely refurbished with superior finishes including hand sculpted walnut floors, chef’s kitchen & 9 unique fireplaces. Radiant heat & refrigerated air conditioning. Separate 2 bedroom guesthouse. Entertainer’s paradise with a pool, spa, ramada and 2 covered outdoor entertaining areas. Nearly 2 acres with English gardens & old growth trees watered by a private well. Sunrise & sunset mountain views.

Marilyn Foss


new listings price reduced

874 Paseo Del Sur $749,500 Northside custom-built and never on the market before. Three bedroom, single-level, Pueblo-style, with air conditioning.All tile floors, vigas, 3 fireplaces and fabulous portal. One-acre private lot with views. Must see! MLS #201302664

209 Plaza Montana $499,000 Cozy one-level home with upgraded finishes. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, open concept with large upscale kitchen. Beamed ceiling, fireplace, cool air conditioning, oversize double garage, portal/patio & coyote fenced yard. Some mountain views. Owner NMREB MLS #201303563

323 Calle Estado $1,395,000 Close-in Northside compound on 1.2 acre private view lot. Elegant, spacious one-level residence with gorgeous formal dining room & renovated upscale kitchen. The 2 bedroom guesthouse is one of the best in town! Fabulous outdoor entertaining portal with fireplace. MLS #201302782

price reductions Georgia O’Keeffe Country

637 E. Alameda $675,000 This delightful Eastside adobe cottage is only one block to Canyon Road. Remodeled and comfortable with air conditioning, 2 bedrooms & baths, kiva fireplace, dining/den, large wonderful private back yard and a front porch to watch the world go by. MLS #201301826

Abiquiu Area Ranchette $795,000 Spectacular views of dramatic canyons and mountains are enjoyed from this enchanting home and studio/guesthouse. The main house features a fabulous kitchen and master suite. 55 acre mesa top lot offers marvelous hiking and riding.

Casas de San Juan

103 Avenida de las Casas $1,995,000 Architecturally stunning Santa Fe and Tuscan inspired 3 bedroom home and 2 bedroom guesthouse. Large windows facing spectacular mountain views. Wonderful landscaping, lily pond and aspen courtyard. MLS #201203193

1055 Encantado Drive $2,730,000 Northeast side 5,000 sq.ft. adobe home set amongst 5 lots totaling 9.5 acres. Large living room, luxurious master suite, chef’s French country kitchen and A/C. Brick floors, great wall space for art, viga ceilings, large exercise room. Landscaped patios. Mountain views! MLS #201301861

216 washington avenue, santa Fe, new Mexico 87501 • 505.982.4466 • 800.374.2931 • All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and Equal Opportunities Act. Santa Fe Properties (“SFP”) strives to confirm as reasonably practical all advertising information herein is correct but assumes no legal responsibility for accuracy and should be verified by Purchaser. SFP is not responsible for misinformation provided by its clients, misprints, or typographical errors. Prices herein are subject to change. Square footage amounts and lot sizes are approximates. H OME

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Dramatic views of city lights, Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains from this outstanding ridgetop lot. Property adjoins to approximately 300 acres of open space. One of the most desirable lots remaining in Sierra del Norte. MLS #201005802

1000 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 • 505.982.4466 • 800.374.2931 • All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and Equal Opportunities Act. Santa Fe Properties (“SFP”) strives to confirm as reasonably practical all advertising information herein is correct but assumes no legal responsibility for accuracy and should be verified by Purchaser. SFP is not responsible for misinformation provided by its clients, misprints, or typographical errors. Prices herein are subject to change. Square footage amounts and lot sizes are approximates. 40

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UnsUre of the differences between a condo and a townhoUse? cUrioUs aboUt homeowner dUes and what these dUes inclUde? A condominium or townhome may be what you have been searching for: From small developments of 1 or 2 units, to large resort-style properties, there is a condominium or townhome property that fits your budget and lifestyle. Call one of our experienced real estate brokers to learn more about these and other properties in Santa Fe. t h i s m o n t h ’ s f e at U r e d c o n d o s a n d t o w n h o m e s GUadalUPe area

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625 don felix, Units a, b & c these three condominiums are spectacularly close to the new railyard amenities, as well as the historic plaza, on quiet, attractive don Felix Street. easy to view, these historic units are fully updated. rents are rising in the area, so income could top the recent $3,250 per month gross income (with tenants paying all but water, tax and insurance). originally a traditional house and guesthouse, it would also make a lovely historic residence with guest quarters. $638,000 ed reid 577.6259

514 b alto street this adobe condo has been updated like new for carefree comfort, but keeping the vigas, scale, and the Santa Fe feel we all cherish! there is radiant heat under brick and wood floors, a Jacuzzi tub, a large master suite, a cook’s kitchen with custom cabinets and Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a sociable island. in a quiet compound adjoining historic Foundation property; very close to the railyard or the plaza, yet tranquil. owner is a licensed nm real estate broker. 2 br, 2 ba, 1,240 sq.ft. $395,000 ed reid 577.6259

2600 w Zia, Unit h-16 this unit could be an investor opportunity, or a second home and retreat for all the Santa Fe seasons! location, light and price make this condo a perfect choice for a live/work artist lifestyle, investment or vacation home. the condo is all about function and features Satillo tile, a fireplace, skylights, a walk-in closet, and balcony with views of pond/fountain. the compound features a pool and sauna plus acres of nature. more at 1 br, 1 ba, 466 sq. ft. $110,000 emily medvec 660.4541

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1000 paseo de peralta, Santa Fe, new mexico 87501 • 505.982.4466 • 800.374.2931 • All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and Equal Opportunities Act. Santa Fe Properties (“SFP”) strives to confirm as reasonably practical all advertising information herein is correct but assumes no legal responsibility for accuracy and should be verified by Purchaser. SFP is not responsible for misinformation provided by its clients, misprints, or typographical errors. Prices herein are subject to change. Square footage amounts and lot sizes are approximates. H OME

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2852 Pueblo boniTo $259,000

MlS #201204685


This charming two-story home in Pueblos del Sol offers high ceilings, an open floor plan, great natural light, Mexican Saltillo tile, a grand kiva fireplace, large outside deck and four bedrooms.

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1000 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 • 505.982.4466 • 800.374.2931 • All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and Equal Opportunities Act. Santa Fe Properties (“SFP”) strives to confirm as reasonably practical all advertising information herein is correct but assumes no legal responsibility for accuracy and should be verified by Purchaser. SFP is not responsible for misinformation provided by its clients, misprints, or typographical errors. Prices herein are subject to change. Square footage amounts and lot sizes are approximates. 42

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new Homes in la Pradera subdivison three builders to Choose From Community College distriCt City water – 50% oPen sPaCe

uPdated Home near downtown 537 onate PlaCe

updated home in a neighborhood near downtown. Approximately 1,530 sq.ft.+/- living area plus an additional 357 sq.ft.+/- in the basement area. Oversized 436 sq.ft. garage and completely walled and fenced-in yard. This home has plastered walls, some hardwood floors, hot water baseboard heating, and has been partially remodeled in 2009 to include a totally new kitchen, updated bath, updated windows, new roof in 2006. The back yard is totally landscaped including a beautiful gazebo. MLS #201200894 $239,900

uPPer Cerro gordo adobe 1661 Cerro gordo

Located off of upper Canyon road. updated adobe-built beauty with lots of traditions. Situated on a 1+ acre lot with mountain views. Plastered walls, beamed ceilings, marble and hard wood floors, built-in bookcases, sandstone fireplace, kitchen with cherry wood cabinets. Spacious outdoor living areas landscaped with drip irrigation system. Huge portal with outdoor kitchen and fireplace. Comfortable south facing sunroom. 2-car garage/3-carport with large bays for RV storage. Pro-Panel roof. MLS #201205455 $639,500

La Pradera

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.

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28 bosqueCillo (Home to be Built)

beautiFully landsCaPed 6952 golden mesa

A beautiful home with an excellent floor plan that includes 3 full baths, and 3 bedrooms. Featuring beautifully-landscaped outdoor living areas with drip Custom Pueblo-style Home irrigation system, separate formal living and dining area. 4 estanCia Court Kitchen open to family and breakfast area. 2,186 sq.ft. Great floor plan situated on a 2.55± acre corner MLS #201300212 $289,500 lot in La Villa Escondida, a community adjacent to Las Campanas. Perfect for indoor and outdoor entertaining with a large wraparound portal and open kitchen/family room. 3 br, 3 ba, 2,700 sq.ft. MLS #201205580 $619,500

Close to subdivision Park 7519 snow blossom

Beautiful home with updated stucco, windows and hot water heater. Kitchen has granite counter tops, breakfast bar and dining area. 1,410 sq.ft., 3 br, 2 ba. MLS #201301380 $239,900

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)

Desert Marigold Floor Plan - 1,415± 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 $255,000

41 bosqueCillo (Model Home Now Available)

SOLD Apache Plume Floor Plan – 1,308± sq.ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Kiva fireplace, carpet and tile flooring. 2-car garage. Spacious Family room with raised ceiling. Open kitchen, dining and living area. Large Master Suite. 2-car garage. Engery efficient. Front area landscaped. MLS #201204152 $239,900

44 bosqueCillo (Model Home Now Available)

SOLD Desert Marigold Floor Plan - 1,415± 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 #201204244 $255,000

33 Canto del Pajarito (Model Home Now Available)

SOLD Evening Primrose Floor Plan – 1,522± 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. MLS #201204246 $259,900

elegant FloorPlan/breatHtaking views! 6 HaCienda Court

Elegant floor plan and breathtaking mountain and sunset views. Exceptional custom finishes throughout this home include thick double walls, tinted interior plaster walls, flagstone window sills. 4 br, 3 ba, 2,500 sq.ft. Over 3 acres. MLS #201300931 $639,500

natural ligHt Filled townHome 3238 la avenida de san marCos

a two-story end unit in Pueblos de rodeo road featuring front and back enclosed courtyards with a flagstone patio. Features brick floors & kiva fireplace, plus beamed and tongue-and-groove ceilings. MLS #201300846 $149,000

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1000 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 • 505.982.4466 • 800.374.2931 • All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and Equal Opportunities Act. Santa Fe Properties (“SFP”) strives to confirm as reasonably practical all advertising information herein is correct but assumes no legal responsibility for accuracy and should be verified by Purchaser. SFP is not responsible for misinformation provided by its clients, misprints, or typographical errors. Prices herein are subject to change. Square footage amounts and lot sizes are approximates. H OME

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$1,000,000 Price Reduction!

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A highly visible commercial building on the corner 2311 anna Jean Court - Spacious and comfortable, centrally-located home of St. Francis and Alameda. Currently an interior design studio and showroom with with custom tiled kiva fireplace in living room, additional den or family room. Master multiple offices, showrooms, baths, kitchen area, storage rooms and ample parking. suite is generous in size with high ceilings. Newly-built back portal, great yard. mLS #201102290 $1,775,000 mLS #201300854 $215,000

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1105 Camino San acacio -

Just one block from Canyon Road, this beautifully- 70-a Vista Redonda - Embracing a breathtaking and spectacular panorama renovated Santa Fe style home offers a spacious floor plan, plastered interior walls, stretching to the horizon, this stunning Tesuque home in Vista Redonda offers a rare flagstone floors, vigas, & great master suite with a fireplace completes this charming retreat. combination of privacy, serenity and magical ambiance. A heated pool. mLS #201301869 $685,000 mLS #201201763 $945,000

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115 #C Old Galisteo road Rare find! Stunning building site just minutes to town. Peaceful 2.5 acres with great views of mountains on both sides, stunning sunsets, native grasses, mature juniper and piñon trees. Horses are allowed and there is easy access to trails. Gently sloping natural building envelope, shared well and easy access to electric. This is a wonderful site for your custom home. $125,000



mLS #201302938

7 Millers End On Millers End in Arroyo Hondo lies a grand adobe home on a dreamy parcel of land with endless sunsets, clouds and abundant riding trails. Built with distinction... old, weatherworn doors and lentils, white plastered walls with occasional bancos, vigas with split cedar, aspen and salt cedar latillas. MLS #201302655


1000 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 • 505.982.4466 • 800.374.2931 • All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and Equal Opportunities Act. Santa Fe Properties (“SFP”) strives to confirm as reasonably practical all advertising information herein is correct but assumes no legal responsibility for accuracy and should be verified by Purchaser. SFP is not responsible for misinformation provided by its clients, misprints, or typographical errors. Prices herein are subject to change. Square footage amounts and lot sizes are approximates. 44

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Gorgeous traditional adobe and frame home sprawled on a mountaintop with amazing views and a garden. 21.55 acres. Horses welcome. Pool and orchard. MLS #201300045 $1,600,000

On 5.88 acres in Las Campanas, this home is a fresh take on the classic Territorial Style, marrying centuriesold pieces with new custom designed detailing. MLS #201302695 $9,995,000

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. MLS # 201300021 $750,000

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An adobe jewel box, flagstone floors, plastered interior walls, four kiva fireplaces, beautiful ceiling treatments in every room and a magical location overlooking the lake and the two finishing holes. MLS #201300262 $650,000

Outstanding western views. Pumice construction, new stucco. Fabulous open gourmet kitchen/family room. Three bedrooms plus office. 2.29 acres. MLS #201202564 $820,000

Beautiful home site in Park Estates, Las Campanas. Not only is it an easy-to-build-on home site but it has the western mountains and sunset views along with the Sangre de Cristo mountain views. MLS #201301794 $95,000

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Beautiful 1.76 acre lot has flat topography that makes for an easy build of your home. A southern orientation gives a southern exposure, delightful light, mountain views. MLS #201300043 $75,000

81 w gOldeN eagle, lOt 408a

Beautiful, wooded 2.2 acre golf course homesite in Las Campanas with views to the Sangre de Cristo mountains and to the western Jemez mountains and sunsets. MLS #201302322 $250,000

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Feel like you own a western dream ranch with views to the mountains, canyons and sunsets. This 3 acre homesite borders 68,000 acres of open federal land. MLS #201203048 $395,000

1000 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 • 505.982.4466 • 800.374.2931 • All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and Equal Opportunities Act. Santa Fe Properties (“SFP”) strives to confirm as reasonably practical all advertising information herein is correct but assumes no legal responsibility for accuracy and should be verified by Purchaser. SFP is not responsible for misinformation provided by its clients, misprints, or typographical errors. Prices herein are subject to change. Square footage amounts and lot sizes are approximates. H OME

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Homegrown wisdom-buffet at SFCC There is a patch of ground near the southern edge of town. Not long ago, this landscape was a desolate embarrassment. Today, it’s exploding with food. What’s even better is that you can be part of it in a wide variety of ways. Smack dab on the backside of the Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) campus, a challengingly shaped triangle next to the Culinary Arts Café seemed to be the neglected stepchild of the campus-planning team. Now, in less than a year, a bountiful garden has produced 100 pounds of chard and kale, two crops of lettuce, and all sorts of edible alliums, greens, herbs, and root crops. One week last June, according to garden coordinator Erin O’Neill, they hauled out 30 pounds of beets. Fortunately, for the haulers, their harvests have come from 16 raised beds provided by Ken Kuhne. One of the convenient aspects of Kuhne’s Grow Y’ Own system is that, like any raised bed,

harvesting is relatively easy when you don’t have to clamber around on your knees. Raised beds are also great in hightraffic areas because they keep people from trampling all over your hard-earned soil. O’Neill admitted that aphids were a challenge early on, but as soon as her group got the hang of keeping the covered beds properly ventilated, the aphids disappeared. A wise and experienced high-mesa gardener, O’Neill will be teaching a class called Gardening in the Desert this fall as part of the SFCC’s continuing education program. Culminating in a big harvest party at the end of October, the class will meet for six Saturday mornings from mid-September through October. (Don’t worry, early birds can still hit the farmers’ market!) But if you can’t make the class, opportunities abound if you’d like to participate in this impressive volunteer-project. More at http://sfccgarden.wordpress. com.

But that’s not all. This fall at the community college, you can also learn how to grow huge quantities of vegetables in closed-loop systems that are also connected to schools of delicious tilapia, trout, or bass. Yep, fish in the desert. John Eric Scholz, president of the Bioponics Institute, is teaching a relatively new technology in which hydroponics meets ichthyology and limnology — the studies of fish and ponds, respectively. (Don’t be ashamed; I had to Google them, too!) Bioponics claims to use 1/50th of the water that conventional farming uses, but it does take some knowhow: a 16-week college-credit course, to be exact. By December’s end, Scholz says graduates will be able to build their own bioponic systems and start making money by selling food to humans or even fodder to cattle. Scholz was also quick to point out that a significant part of the class will focus on the business side of a real-world bioponics venture.


A newcomer to town, Scholz is a smart and enthusiastic proponent of bioponics, so he is also offering an introductory class Aug. 9-11 where you can get your feet, or maybe your appetite, wet. See www. Nate Downey is the author of Harvest the Rain (Sunstone Press, 2010) and the president of Santa Fe Permaculture, Inc. You can contact him through his new company website,


HOA Act is now New Mexico law On July 1, the first Homeowners’ Association Act recently passed by the New Mexico Legislature became law. The act provides a framework for future amendments, but offers important protections to both homeowners and associations. The act applies to all homeowners’ associations, but not to condominiums governed by the Condominium Act. A homeowners’ association (HOA) is an organization of homeowners of a particular subdivision or planned unit development, its purpose to preserve, maintain and enhance the homes and property within the HOA. Generally, HOAs provide services, regulate activities, levy assessments, and impose fines. The rights and obligations of an HOA also are dictated by the HOA’s declaration, bylaws and policies (collectively “governing documents”). With the exception of rights and obligations as provided for in those documents, the HOA’s board of directors acts on behalf of the HOA. Here is a summary of key provisions of the HOA Act. 46

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Recording or Filing of Homeowner Association Notice and Declaration. Each association organized after July 1, 2013, has 30 days to record a notice with its county clerk’s office. Associations organized prior to July 1 have until June 30, 2014, to record notice. Association Record Disclosure to Members. Associations must make available all financial and other records to a lot owner within 10 days of request. Associations may not charge a fee to review the records; however, they may charge reasonable fees for copies. Duties of Homeowner Associations. Associations shall exercise any powers granted to the association by the governing documents. Associations have a lien on a property with unpaid assessments or fines after the assessments or fines are due. Duties and Responsibilities of the Board Members. The board is to act on behalf of the association, adopt a budget annually, and provide a summary of the budget to the owners within 30 days.

Declarant Control. Except in masterplanned communities, the period of declarant control must terminate no later than the earlier of the following: • 60 days after 75 percent of the lots are owned by someone other than the declarant; • two years after the declarants have stopped offering lots for sale; • two years after the development right to add new lots was last exercised; and • the day the declarant gives written notice of surrendering their rights to the lot owners. Absentee and Proxy Voting. Associations shall provide for votes in person, by absentee ballot, proxy, or by some other form of delivery. Financial Audits. Associations consisting of over 100 lots must have an annual financial audit conducted by a CPA within 180 days of the end of the fiscal year. The audit must be made available to all owners within 30 days of completion. Disclosure Statements. Prior to closing, purchasers must receive a disclosure


packet. The packet must include the declaration of the association; the association’s bylaws; any covenants, conditions, and restrictions; the rules of the association; and the disclosure certificate from the association. Cancellation of Purchase. Purchasers have the ability to cancel a contract based on the association’s status. Rubel ”Paco” Arguello is a Santa Fe native and chief executive of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors. Contact him at 982-8385.


R.E. contracts and seller financing Are you thinking about entering into a seller financing situation? First thing, use a Realtor licensed by the New Mexico Real Estate Commission who is familiar with seller financing. There are forms produced by the Realtor’s Association of New Mexico (RANM). Hand-written contracts are the past. The Realtor can also supply a seller’s disclosure form that requires the seller to disclose in writing everything available to the property and any defects that exist. Do you know if you are purchasing in a legal subdivision? Does the seller have the right to sell the property? Are there any liens or lawsuits that possibly the seller did not disclose? A title company can tell you all of these things. For the closing, the title company can prepare a closing statement. It defines who pays for what

according to the Purchase Agreement. It prorates property taxes. The title company will provide the buyer with a title insurance policy. State law says that you must record with the county clerk any document that transfers property. You are putting everyone on notice that the buyer has purchased the property from the seller. The seller cannot sell this property again. It puts the county on notice who the new buyer is so it can assess the property and send tax notices to the buyer. The title company can issue a title insurance policy because it has a clear chain title. If real estate is conveyed using a real estate contract, New Mexico law requires deeds to be placed with an escrow agent. If the seller does not deliver a deed into escrow, the buyer does not have

to make any payments and can ask to rescind the contract and ask for all of the buyer’s money back. With the deed in escrow, there is a third party (the escrow company) that prevents the seller from improperly foreclosing or terminating the contract. The escrow company accounts for all of the buyer’s payments and delivers the deed to the buyer upon the completion of the contract. The buyer then records the deed with the county clerk notifying everyone that the real estate contract has been satisfied (paid off). As you will when making your choice for a real estate professional, be sure your choice of the escrow company is no less than the standards you require of your Realtor and title company: experience, integrity, license, and standing in the community.


Otis Phillips has been in the title business since 1978 and has served as an independent title agent, in direct office management, and in the underwriter arena in 14 states. Contact him at nmabop1@yahoo. com or 505.577.3601.

Building permits SANTA FE COUNTY building permits issued from mid-June to mid-July included the following:

Leonard Rand, 51 Mustang Mase. $1 million. Massimo & Laura De Na Dai, 5 Light Air. $1.1 million. Donald Stepalovich, 14 Vista Galisteo. $125,000.

Henry Killmar, 19 Daisy Cir. $325,000. Jim Wright, 169 Ave. Ponderosa. $365,000.

Infill Solutions, 7 W. Ave. Sebastian. $200,000. Jim Winter, 14 Hawthorne Cir. $900,000. RCS TT SOUTH LLC, 99 Carson Valley Way. $70,000. Lydia Montoya, 12 Entrada De Montoya. $100,000. Univest Rancho Viejo, 156 Rancho Viejo Blvd. $117,714. — 69 Calle Agua Clara. $108,009.

Building permits issued by the CITY OF SANTA FE during the month of June included the following:

Paul Rieger, 6431 Cerros Grandes Dr. $185,000.

Satzinger Circle Drive LLC, 129 Circle Dr. $725,000. Georgia Maryol, 739 Acequia Madre. $200,000. Pulte Dev’t of New Mexico, 5900 Monte Rosa St. $195,106. — 5904 Monte Rosa St. $141,408. — 5908 Monte Rosa St. $216,594. — 5915 Monte Rosa St. $216,594.

Recent Home & Land Sales Sales data for the period June 19-July 18 from Santa Fe Association of Realtors MLS reports. Not all sales are reported. Homes 95,000 125,000 127,500 135,000 164,000 167,500 180,000 189,000 190,000 Homes 145,000 149,000 155,000 165,000

213,000 218,000 222,000 224,900 235,000 260,000 264,000 265,000 295,000 300,000 177,005 197,150 200,000 208,500 210,000

300,574 315,000 350,000 355,000 385,000 430,000 Land $92,500

Homes 465,000 510,000 515,000

Homes 209,000 210,000 320,000 350,000

750,000 775,000 955,000 1,195,000

355,500 500,000 522,000 568,500 568,920

580,000 610,000 620,000 686,500 699,000

Homes 150,000 421,250 427,000

1,650,000 Land $47,000

800,000 810,000 850,000 853,000 1,092,500

730,000 770,000 1,080,000

209,000 210,000 320,000 350,000 355,500 500,000

Land $60,000 $61,000 $210,000

Homes 74,000 114,500 174,200 189,000 220,000 235,000 259,000 280,000

1,374,500 Land $70,000

300,000 306,000 325,000 345,000 355,000 370,000 418,500 430,000 430,000

— 5917 Monte Rosa St. $163,389. — 3144 Floras Del Sol St. $128,133. — 3892 Montana Verde Rd. $261,121. — 3806 Montana Verde Rd. $118,176. — 3858 Montana Verde Rd. $225,714. Walton Chapman Builders, 404 Plaza Lomas. $209,914.

522,000 568,500 568,920 580,000 610,000 620,000

1,092,500 1,374,500 Land $94,000

686,500 699,000 800,000 810,000 850,000 853,000

912,000 920,000 1,100,000 1,100,000 1,175,000 1,330,000 1,350,000 1,395,000 1,620,000

440,000 478,500 492,000 510,000 549,000 590,000 600,000 625,000 687,500

2,360,573 2,575,000 2,800,000 Land (None)


215,299 230,620 250,000 259,900 294,000

300,000 312,531 344,900 361,000 473,500

Land $122,500 $122,500

Homes 185,000 240,000

285,000 305,000 348,990

352,500 365,000 375,000

389,000 389,500 395,000

425,000 429,000 465,000

485,100 Land (None)

Homes 390,000 400,000 430,000 442,000

450,000 545,000 626,000 675,000 810,000


Land $180,000 $123,500

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3631 RODEO LANE $395,500 Country Living! 2-3 bd, 1 ba. 2 fireplaces. Adobe guest house 1 bd, 1 ba, 2 fireplaces. Private 3 acre foot well. MLS # 201300197 Karen 670-2909 Jim 699-9210 BE



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Tips for choosing a company If you are the owner of an unfurnished investment home, how do you go about selecting the best property management company? Here are three tips for making an informed choice: 1. How many homes does the property manager have under management? Follow up with how many employees manage these properties. A trained employee with the right systems and support can manage up to 250 relationships effectively, assuming accounting and maintenance tasks are not part of their job duties. Most property management companies will charge between 8 percent and 12 percent of rental income for full service property management, and then charge leasing or renewal fees in order to facilitate a new tenant lease or existing tenant lease renewal. If a manager requires payment of monthly management fees even when the home is not rented, Buyer Beware. This should be a deal-breaker, since there is no incentive for the manager to rent the home quickly.

2. Make sure you understand how a property manager will take care of maintenance issues. There are many ways a property manager can resolve and pay for maintenance items that arise. A good property management company will have preferred relationships with trusted vendors holding the reputation of doing the job right the first time at a reasonable and competitive price. Expect the property manager will want to make maintenance decisions on your behalf, and understand that issues involving “health and safety” should be taken care of immediately without your approval. Most managers will hold a reserve amount in your trust account, likely between $200 and $500, in order to cover items arising between the time your monthly disbursement check is sent and collecting the following month’s rent. Also, a property manager may add a 10 percent mark-up or handling fee on top of maintenance invoices, which should be

negotiated to be waived prior to signing up with a manager. 3. Check the property manager’s licensing and review the management contract. New Mexico requires property managers to hold a broker’s license with the New Mexico Real Estate Commission in order to collect rental money as an agent and act in a homeowner’s best interest. Be wary of any unlicensed property managers as they will not be held to the standards of the Real Estate Commission. While a licensed property manager does not guarantee high ethical standards and acting in good faith, you can rest assured you have recourse with a state government body should the property manager not act in these ways. The contract with the property management company should clearly define the responsibilities of the homeowner and the responsibilities of the property owner. Verify that terms and fees are the same as discussed during your interview with the manager.


Pay close attention to any fees outside of the regular monthly management fee, as well as your responsibilities as a homeowner to comply with fair housing laws and quiet enjoyment privileges of a tenant. Finally, be sure to review any hold-harmless clauses and terms regarding cancellation of the contract. Charles A. Goodman is qualifying broker of Kokopelli Property Management and has over 30 years of experience investing in residential and commercial properties.


Quality varies with water sources If you are a customer of the City of Santa Fe Water Division, you should have received a copy of the 2012 Water Quality Report in the mail along with your July utility bill. The publication of this report, which is also known as a Consumer Confidence Report and is due by July 1 of the following year, is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirement for public water systems. Water being delivered to utility customers is very closely monitored by Water Division staff and by the New Mexico Environment Department on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The water is EPA-compliant with regard to both primary standards (legally enforceable) and secondary standards (non-enforceable guidelines for contaminants that may cause cosmetic or aesthetic effects). But two common constituents that may annoy customers, and cause damage within their households, are not regulated under either category and are therefore not treated. These are hardness (also known as lime scale and consisting

primarily of calcium and magnesium) and dissolved silica. The City of Santa Fe has four distinct sources of water supply: surface runoff from the Santa Fe Watershed into the Santa Fe River drainage (and stored in McClure and Nichols Reservoirs), the City Well Field (eight active wells), the Buckman Well Field (13 wells), and the Buckman Direct Diversion (BDD) project, which diverts native Rio Grande water and released water from the Bureau of Reclamation’s San Juan-Chama Project. (There are also the unofficial fifth and sixth sources of water: reclaimed wastewater and water saved by conservation.) In the past, when the Buckman wells made a much greater relative contribution to the water supply, we measured silica levels as high as 40-50 ppm (parts per million). Our experience is that the silica staining threshold is 15-20 ppm. Recent post-BDD tests run by clients confirm that the levels of both hardness and silica are lowest (with silica sometimes not detected) when the dominant percentage

of our water supply is surface water being diverted at BDD and highest when Buckman Well Field groundwater contributions dominate the supply. One of the objectives of the Buckman Diversion was to reduce pumping from the Buckman Well Field aquifers. But there are times when using this source is necessary, including periods of high turbidity (relative clarity) and low flow in the Rio Grande. During the summer peak irrigation system, it is likely that withdrawls from the well field will constitute a larger percentage of the total water supply, but it is anticipated that Buckman Well Field groundwater will constitute about 12 percent of the total supply in 2013, as in 2012. We should all be appreciative that the city does have a diverse water-supply portfolio and we should anticipate that water quality will vary as sources are switched. When the relative contribution of Buckman well water increases, such as during peak irrigation season, we should expect an increase in hardness and


silica. If you are curious about the relative contributions to the blend from the four major water sources, I refer you to the latest water reports, published daily under Water Statistics on the weather page of The Santa Fe New Mexican. Stephen Wiman has a background in earth science (Ph.D. in geology) and is the owner of Good Water Company and a member of the City of Santa Fe’s Water Conservation Committee. He may be reached at 505-471-9036 and skwiman@ H OME

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1130 PIEDRA RONDO. A gated, paved driveway leads into a stunning motor court with native plants, pines, aspens and a fountain. The 3 bedroom, 3½ bath home, separate guest house with fireplace & kitchenette, and 3-car garage create a lovely, private compound. Elegant features include 5 fireplaces, coved vigas, high ceilings, and French doors that open onto the portal. The large eat-in kitchen is superbly equipped with a center island that has plenty of storage, a butler’s pantry with wine cooler, an industrial refrigerator, and a wonderful sitting area with the Jemez Mountains as a backdrop. This is a perfect home for entertaining. MLS #201303604 $1,890,000 Clara L. Dougherty • 505.690 .0471 •



623-B ALTO STREET. Magnificent 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo overlooking the Santa Fe River in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. The open & light great room has wood floors, vigas, divided light windows, and a beautiful kiva fireplace. The well-appointed kitchen has lots of storage and stainless steel appliances. The first floor has a bedroom, full bath, walk-in closet and French doors that open to a private patio. The entire second floor is a lovely master suite with a large deck for dining or just relaxing and watching the sunset views. Outstanding views are unusual in the city, but here they are: the Ski Basin, Baldy and views to the West. MLS #201301507 $525,000 Clara L. Dougherty • 505.690 .0471 • FLOOR PLANS



327 EAST DEVARGAS. Entering the gate into the courtyard is a journey back in time. Old pine trees, stone walls, large corbels and a long portal are all highlights of one of the oldest homes in Santa Fe. Kiva fireplaces, divided light windows, wood floors and old vigas, make this three bedroom home with music room and game room and large kitchen each with its own unique features. This compound includes 3 private parking spaces on the street, a garage, a studio and a guest house. Discovering such a delightful retreat in the heart of downtown Santa Fe is like the house itself... one rare treat after another. MLS #201204288 $1,575,000 Clara L. Dougherty • 505.690 .0471 •




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3101 OLD PECOS TRAIL. Overlooking the 8th green at Quail Run, this 2,920 sq. ft. detached condominium is one of the few free-standing units in the gated community. Beautiful trompe l’oeil paintings illuminate corners, hallways, nooks and doorwaysThe light and spacious great room and dining area open onto a large portal and courtyard, offering views of the golf course and mountain ranges. Two master suites, a well appointed kitchen, and a third bedroom on the main level could easily be used as an office, studio or family room. The 2nd floor bedroom would be perfect quarters for a live-in assistant. A beautiful place to call home. MLS #201302524 $975,000 Warren Thompson • 505.577.2744 •

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10 SHORTHORN LANE. The family home of acclaimed architect and artist, Robert T. Ritter, is a true hacienda, symmetrically-sited around the heart of the home – a central courtyard with lush lawn and landscaping – and gracious portals that connect the main house, guest house and office. Thick adobe walls, high beamed ceilings, brick floors, hand-troweled plaster walls, and large, divided light windows contribute to the warmth and elegance of this exquisite property. A freestanding studio/garage/office, and a stable with corral area for four horses complete the 11 acre property in exclusive La Tierra Nueva. MLS #201203431 Newly priced at $1,950,000 Jennifer Tomes • 505.690 .6477 •



82 CANYON HILL LANE. Amazing design. Amazing location. Minimal carbon footprint. This well-proportioned, finely detailed contemporary home focuses on the quality of space with a unique, open floor plan. This 2,821 sq. ft.home has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. The design of the house facilitates community with the living room to one side of the kitchen and the dining room to the other. The kitchen has ample storage with state - of - the - art appliances. Located off Upper Canyon Road and close to the Audubon Center, walking & mountain biking trails. Net zero utility costs with an array of green features. MLS #201203603 $1,050,000 Jennifer Tomes • 505.690 .6477 • FLOOR PLANS



22 TANOITO. Designed by an architect for himself, and winner of best design awards from Parade of Homes for its kitchen and master suite, this Northern New Mexico, pitched-roof home features unobstructed views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mtns. Portals flank the 50‘ windowed entrance gallery, kitchen, master bedroom, and the orchard garden. This home has brick and wood floors, radiant heat, an eat-in kitchen with sitting area and archways that lead to the dining room and gallery. A separate building houses a 2-car garage, large storage area and two guest units. A charming oasis. MLS #201302397 $850,000 Clara L. Dougherty • 505.690 .0471 •





64 CIELO TRANQUILO. A fabulous 13.6+ acre horse property with 360 degree views. Spacious, light-filled home with an open floor plan, gallery hallway, and high ceilings. Large chef’s kitchen with informal dining counter and high-end appliances. Expansive 16' sliding doors frame the Sangre de Cristo Mtns and open onto the back portal with fireplace and hot tub. The 4 bedrooms include a master with kiva & spa bathroom, two bedrooms sharing a Jack-and-Jill bath, and an upstairs bonus room with en-suite bath and view deck. A 2,000 sq.ft. barn has a tack room, concrete pads for washing horses, hay storage, plus 6 acres of turnout. MLS # 201301929 $985,000 Jennifer Tomes • 505.690 .6477 •

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Zia Realty Group now in Santa Fe


By Paul Weideman ia Realty Group, founded in Los Alamos one year ago, has expanded into Santa Fe. “It was just me and no listings and now we’re up to 25 agents and over 90 listings,” said broker/ owner James Chrobocinski. “We’re one of the fastest-growing real-estate companies in New Mexico.” He moved to New Mexico with his wife, Jacqueline, and two sons after 26 years in Corpus Christi, Texas, but he was coming home. “My mother and father met here at the College of Santa Fe, so I started my life here,” he said. “My mom, Jean Bramble, was in nursing school and my dad, Tom Chrobocinski, taught at Young Junior High School. It’s easy to assume that Chrobocinski timed the opening of Zia Realty Group with the easing of the recession impacts to the local market, but that is not the case. It had more to do with the death of Bramble (who was a Los Alamos High School graduate and worked as a nurse at Los Alamos Medical Center for many years) on Valentine’s Day 2012. “My mom was taking care of my grandfather, who is 93 years old now. We had wanted to get back to New Mexico for quite a while and after she passed we decided it was time to come and help with my grandfather. That was the only thing about the timing.” In Corpus Christi, James was a nurse, then moved into the business end of the field, working in health-care management for 15 years. He has owned several businesses over the years, including a restaurant, a purified-water business, car washes, a body shop, and a limousine company.


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Owner James Chrobocinski with Sarah Cook, one of the most recent brokers to join Zia Realty Group, at 433 Paseo de Peralta

He opened the Los Alamos office of Zia Realty Group at 1460 Trinity Drive, soon afterward taking over the local firms REA and Los Alamos Properties. “Those Realtors, including their brokers, came to work for me. My goal when I started was to have offices throughout the state within seven years. Santa Fe is the next step after Los Alamos.” The Santa Fe office is at 433 Paseo de Peralta, in a handsome historic building that was once a dormitory for the AllisonJames School. “I’ve just been discussing with one of the top brokers in Santa Fe to bring him in as a market penetration person to get recruiting here and grow,” Chrobocinski said. “I think we’ll be very successful here. I’m real excited about the people I’ve met here.” Mandy Marksteiner, Zia Realty Group’s marketing director, gathered information about his four new brokers in Santa Fe. One is Sarah Cook, a retired attorney who has worked for the past 11 years has worked as a Realtor, most recently with Santa Fe Properties. “I like that Zia Realty is a small firm and there is more accountability,” she said. Pojoaque native Carrie Montoya-Pegg and her husband own the Los Alamos Fit-

ness Center; she previously worked there as well as at Los Alamos National Bank and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Charlie Khan has had his real estate license for four years. About Chrobocinski he said, “I like his track record and what he’s accomplished in Los Alamos in such a short amount of time.” Khan is among the top 10 professional squash players in the United States. Brock Salazar, who grew up in Española, has four years of experience in real estate. He also has worked as a mortgage broker and an insurance agent and is currently pursuing an MBA. Asked about the real-estate market on the hill, Chrobocinski said sales activity is stronger in Los Alamos, but added that White Rock has picked up. “I think the higher-dollar homes, from $450,000 up, are still slower than the $200,000 to $400,000 range.” One of the unique aspects about Los Alamos is that most of the landscape is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy. Because of that, there is little land available for development and the great majority of transactions are resales. However, Chrobocinski said there is a new development coming in White Rock.

The County of Los Alamos is now accepting requests for proposals for the 70-acre “A-19” site on the north side of N.M. 4. A master plan for the site was developed by Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, Albuquerque. “I’d like to see The New Mexican have more about Los Alamos real estate,” Chrobocinski said. “I delivered The New Mexican when I was in 5th grade up there; I was a paper boy. I really like the open house section you have on Sundays.” What sort of a niche does he see for his company in Santa Fe? “The reason I found success in Corpus Christi and in Los Alamos, I think, when I got into this business is that, unfortunately, there are individuals who give real estate a bad name. I really focus on treating our clients, our competition, and our vendors with kindness and respect and on creating more of a familystyle environment. “That has been very attractive to people and I think there is a need here for that style of business. I also offer my agents a very good split, an 80-20 split, and minimal office fees, and I provide most of the tools they’re going to need.” For more information, call 662-8899 or see

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Is MoIsture InvadIng Your HoMe? Thinking Like Water

| Ed Crocker

Moisture problems originating below the surface and affecting the base of walls are among the most common problems we encounter in Santa Fe homes. Even in newer homes, waterproofing materials may have been applied incorrectly or missing altogether.




Damp walls


Musty smell


Peeling, blistering, or cracking paint or stucco


White deposits on surfaces (efflorescence)


Crusty, powdery, chipping concrete or masonry


Separation of plaster from walls


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Adding to the dangers is that as years of dirt and debris gather at wall bases, the grade around buildings gradually changes. Instead of water draining away, buildings are left in a crater, surrounded by a moat. Some of the more popular “high-tech” solutions we have developed for retarding the flow of moisture into wall bases rely upon a variety of synthetic materials known generically as “geo-drains.” When used correctly, these porous fabrics are used to trap water and carry it away. There is no limit to how these materials can be used; it only takes thinking like water to concoct them. For example, in the shallow, tight soils typical of canyon areas around Santa Fe, moisture is retained almost indefinitely, and a system must be designed to carry the water offsite. A 16” deep trench is dug along the base of the wall; geodrain material is laid facing away from the wall, with its edge inserted into a continuously slotted 4” PVC pipe. Trapped water drains into the pipe, which is sloped to drain to daylight or into a deep, gravel-filled drywell. Key to this system is positive site drainage, meaning that the trench is backfilled and compacted with clean, screened earth sloping away from the walls. This is just one example of the many different systems we have designed—each unique to the site’s particular conditions. In each case, common and inexpensive materials were manipulated to accommodate specific problems. n


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Gold has passed; go for the silver It’s official Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke announced last month that the Fed bond buy-back program ends mid-2014 AND the Fed will decrease bond buy-back activity this year through mid-2014 as the economy continues to strengthen. Continued increases in realestate sales and real-estate prices, as well as rapid growth in consumer confidence, led to this decision. The Fed projects continued modest growth in the months and year ahead and forecasts increasing employment. It was the Fed program of buying $85 billion a month in Treasury and mortgage-backed securities which caused rates to hit their 2013 lows through the spring, with 30year fixed rates in the 3’s. As a result of the announcement, interest rates on fixed-rate mortgages increased almost a full point last month and moved into the mid to high 4’s. Bond funds saw enormous liquidations given that the bottom of interest rates seemed to have passed.

For all of you who heeded the hints and warnings that this announcement was soon to come, congrats! You may have just won the gold medal by crossing the finish line by early June with 15- and 30-year fixed-rate mortgages in the 2’s and 3’s. If you are sitting on the sidelines waiting for a return to rates in the 3’s, this writer believes the gold medal has already been awarded and you need to go for the silver and grab rates in the still-record 4’s to 5’s while you can. Remember: In 2008 the 30-year fixed was 6.57 percent before the government bond-buy program and quantitative easing began. The difference on a monthly loan payment is… not that bad! For example, on a $300,000, 30-year, fixed-rate loan: • A 1/8-point difference in rate = approximately $25 a month difference in payment (principal and interest); and • A 1/2-point difference in rate = about $100 a month difference. And you bet it still is a great time to refinance. Here are two scenarios when

refinancing makes sense: 1. Reducing your interest expense. Moving from a 30-year, fixed-rate loan with APR’s in the high 4’s to a 15-year, fixed-rate loan in the high 3’s can save tens of thousands of dollars of interest over the life of the loan — and on your bottom line. 2. Debt consolidation. Paying off high credit-card debt, higher-rate land loans, and other higher-rate debt instruments by refinancing can work by refinancing your current first mortgage to a lower rate or obtaining a second mortgage (a home equity line of credit, or HELOC) to 85 percent or 90 percent of the home value and using the funds to pay off debts and to lower interest payments. If you have investment accounts, beware. As bonds sell off and values fall, be sure to contact your financial advisor for updates on your portfolio holdings. Statistics continue to flow in strongly suggesting that Santa Fe real estate is in recovery mode. Grab the opportunity while we


have attractive home prices combined with low rates. Francis Phillips ( 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.


Market improving slowly but steadily There have been a lot of crazy stories in the news about double-digit appreciation and bidding wars in markets around the country, but sellers in Santa Fe are not finding the market quite as robust. The Santa Fe Association of Realtors just released its second-quarter reports and it looks, overall, as if the real-estate recovery is ongoing but it’s going to be a bit bumpy. The current market is a study in opposites. While the average sales price for the second quarter is up over this same time last year, $401,000 from $376,000, the overall average sales price year to date is down. This time last year we had an average sales price of $385,000 while it is presently at $379,000. A similar phenomenon is occurring with our inventory levels. The month’s supply of homes fell from this quarter last year by almost 25 percent. However, Santa Fe has experienced an 18 percent increase in new listings in that same time frame. Bolstered by the activity from the last quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of 2013, we saw inventory levels increase in 56

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the spring from optimistic sellers. However our pending activity fell from March to June. The 2013 pending sales to date is 14 percent less that 2012. So despite the great activity and the huge decline in inventory that we experienced only a few months ago, we are back to a buyer’s market with over 11 months of supply. There are some exceptions, with pockets of robust activity, and in some instances multiple-offer situations. We see the most activity at $300,000 and below. Buyers in that price point are the most serious and the feeling is that the best inventory is quickly being bought up, urging buyers to make quick decisions and not dicker too much about prices. If a property in that market segment is in good condition and priced well, it will sell in a matter of weeks. The northwest city limits had an 18 percent increase in price to $385,000 but a decline in closed sales of 13 percent. The southwest city limits experienced only a marginal price increase to $215,000 from $209,000 but sales dipped 1 percent. The

northeast and southeast city areas both saw gains. The northeast had a 20 percent increase in closed sales and a 7 percent increase in median sales price to $687,500 while the southeast had a 35 percent increase in sales and movement in price to a median of $570,750. Eldorado showed big gains in median sales price, now up to $348,000 and a 33 percent increase in closed sales. The Highway 285 corridor along with Old Las Vegas Highway had an increase in median sales price to $390,000 with a big increase in closed sales over last year, from 59 to 76. But the northwest county had a 36 percent decline, from 49 homes sold last year to 31 for the same quarter. Southwest county also had a 25 percent decline in sales but a small increase in the median sales price to $300,000. Be clear, just because the median price rose in certain areas, it does not suggest that overall values went up by that percentage. Purchases of homes in the higher price points has helped move the median upwards as have the decline in bank


owned properties and short sales, which were roughly 35 percent of the market this time last year. Overall, our market is steadily improving and that is the best news yet. Roger Carson and Melissa Pippin Carson are Realtors Carson & Carson at Keller Williams. Call them at 505-699-3112 or email them at twicethesellingpower@gmail. com.

Homewise busy in Tierra Contenta By Paul Weideman


he Old Las Vegas Place project is complete — 50 houses built and sold during the recession-fueled construction slowdown — and its developer is busy on three other fronts. The Santa Fe nonprofit Homewise, Inc., has another hot success with the northside project called Piñon Ridge. “As of July 15, after just over a year, we have 100 percent of our 39 homes at Piñon Ridge under contract,” said Rob Gibbs, the organization’s real estate development manager. The homes there are priced from $265,000 to $350,000. The newest project for Homewise is Las Palomas, which has a grand opening this month in the southside Tierra Contenta subdivision. “This will be 46 homes,” Gibbs said. “We have four floor plans, both 2- and 3-bedroom models, with some pitched-roof elements that include some vaulted living-room ceilings.” Prices at Las Palomas run between $212,000 and $224,000, with square footage ranging from 1,300 to 1,700. The third project, also in Tierra Contenta, is ongoing. Rincon del Sol is a 38-home development and 22 had been sold as of mid-July. “We should be built out there in another year,” Gibbs said. “Las Palomas will be built out in 18 months.” Built out and sold. “That’s right. Most everything we do is pre-sold. “One thing that’s unique about Homewise is that we have this steady pipeline of people who are working with our home advisors and that’s generating about 21 ‘buyer-ready’ families per month who then meet with our sales team to find what they want and what they can afford.” Some Homewise clients choose a pre-existing home. “The reason why we started building houses ourselves is that there was not enough inventory,” said Sonja Kalyani, Homewise marketing associate. The advantages of a new Homewise house are simply freshness and significant green qualities. For a few years now, every one of its new homes has been built to the BuildGreen New Mexico “Gold” standard. A wall chart at the nonprofit’s Siler Road office shows that a new Homewise-built house can save the owner more than $4,000 a year compared to what Gibbs calls a typical “used” house. This is achieved both through lower monthly payments with the Homewise financing and through savings on utilities bills and maintenance costs. “One couple previously lived in a mobile home and she was really excited about the energy efficiency after they bought a new house in Rincon del Sol,” Kalyani said. “I asked her what the best thing was and I thought she would say having the space or having a yard, but she said it was the energy savings, for both water and heat.” Homewise is a member organization of Washington, D.C.-based NeighborWorks America, which creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities, according to the mission statement. In line with its annual NeighborWorks Week in early June, Homewise held a “Happy Trails” event in Tierra

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Homewise, a NeighborWorks America member, held a community trail walk and dinner in Tierra Contenta in early June. Below, a new Homewise model goes up in the Las Palomas project.

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Contenta. “We had an event at the Zona Del Sol community center and we invited all of Tierra Contenta as well as Homewise customers for a walk on their nice trail system, then we had dinner and just got to know each other,” Kalyani said. “There are more than 7,000 residents in Tierra Contenta, including about 60 percent of Santa Fe’s young people. A lot of Tierra Contenta homeowners went through the Homewise program, where they meet with our home-purchase advisors and take our classes and use our brokers, and take advantage of our lending.” Homewise offers free financial fitness classes every other month. These are useful for people who are thinking about

buying a house, but also for anyone interested in improving her or his budgeting. The next one is Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 983-9473. Kalyani said another example of the Homewise emphasis on the local community is its Artisan Project. It recruits local artists to produce hardware, lighting, and other fixtures for Homewise homes. The three model homes at Las Palomas also will feature local artists’ work as part of its decor, she said. “Our Las Palomas grand opening is 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, and we’ll have another event for customers and neighbors to tour the three model homes and have dinner.” H OME

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Shooting for resorts, hospitality This month I’d like to discuss the photography of resorts and the hospitality industry. As with the real estate and building sectors, the focus on shooting resorts and related businesses of the hospitality industry has its own needs and requirements in assisting these businesses in gaining notice, and attracting potential clients. Its called the hospitality business for a reason, and the obvious key here with imagery is accentuating that, so potential clients see themselves at the resort or hotel or motel, in a comfortable way, that they feel “at home,” or better than at home. You’d think that would be fairly obvious to anyone in the industry, and certainly it is evident in many hospitality marketing campaigns around the world that do a beautiful job in communicating and branding their products, but it’s not apparent when looking at the campaigns of

some. Although I’m a part of the industry and shoot resorts internationally on a regular basis, there are times I’m just simply another traveler looking for a nice place to go, whether on vacation or for business. I often go online and read travel publications, both as that vacationer, as well as professionally, keeping up with the business and seeing what others are doing. I’m often very impressed with what I see, but occasionally surprised at how unappealing some marketing can be. I wonder how much potential business that resort may have lost due to not putting in the proper effort to convey their assets and hospitality in their imagery. The photographing of a resort encompasses many aspects of the photography business into one big shoot. A resort photographer needs to be adept, a specialist, in many areas, including architecture and interiors, interior design and décor, food

and drink, lifestyle and fashion, fitness and spa, and travel reportage. He or she needs to convey, in an extremely hospitable way, the many interests and needs a traveler has when booking a trip. The photography is a big part of the client’s decision to book your resort or hotel, or your competition’s. We are “visual animals.” Our sense of sight is our most prominent sense, and photos that convey elegance, comfort, professionalism, cleanliness, taste in design, organization, and security — that is, HOSPITALITY — are very often the difference between a hospitality business having a high occupancy rate or not. Further put, a business in the hospitality industry needs to be hospitable to themselves, and one of the integral ways to execute that is through good marketing and photography.


Daniel’s 25-year photography career has been featured in magazines, books, catalogues, advertising campaigns, and resort and real-estate marketing. Clients include Auberge Resorts, St Regis/Starwood, Intercontinental, Rock Resorts, The Zanzibar Collection, and CGH Earth India. Contact him at (505)695-7000,, and on Facebook and Twitter,


A lush August in the high desert Welcome, August! While this month may not boast the grandiose fanfare of July or offer Americans a three-day weekend like September, there is something August is known for that you may not be aware of: National Water Quality Month. This holiday was established with the help of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to remind people of the importance of protecting our water supplies. August is typically the month with the most water concerns and its scarcity is seen globally on a monumental scale. Being in the Southwest, we know all too well the effects of living with less water each season, but thankfully July came through and provided Santa Fe enough showers to keep things blooming until the end of the summer. In honor of National Water Quality Month, I am foregoing my usual column where I highlight a particular flower or garden and dedicating this space to the beauty of moisture or, better said, the beautiful effects of moisture. I am encouraging my readers to get out and play, discover, admire and become inspired by 58

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the lushness that has managed to cover our town’s once lethargic flower beds. There is plenty of flower spying to do now that the desert dust is damp. A visit to Santa Fe’s new, beautiful Botanical Gardens just one month ago revealed early plants that seemed doubtful they would bloom much this season. But after attending the opening gala the end of July, the

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change was surreal. Geraniums, sages and salvias almost doubled in size, the colorful penstemons were thick and bushy, and

woolly thyme had all but filled in the sidewalk cracks — pretty impressive for just one month’s worth of moisture. Drought-tolerant, xeric and native plants are also doing happy dances all over town, with blossoms at the Railyard Park, Audubon wildlife garden, and Cornell Rose Gardens nothing less than bodacious. Even the State Capitol seems to be covered in a lushness not seen earlier in the season. There’s a jungle like quality as you walk around the buildings, making you wish you had that kind of view from your office window. Hollyhocks sneaking out of unexpected places were a common feature in July, only to be replaced by prolific Russian sages that are literally pouring onto sidewalks and streets now. The adopted median strip on Paseo de Peralta is an excellent example of how consistent amounts of moisture can transform a community garden into an abundant wildflower field. So thank you, Mother Nature, for painting Santa Fe once again in the perfect shade of green. Happy National Water Quality month! Keep in mind that


conservation is key. A little bit of moisture can go a long way. And remember to keep a pair of clippers in your car. Gardens are made for admiring and cutting. Just make sure to ask permission first! Carole has been in the floriculture industry for over 23 years, from wholesale and retail sales to public outreach and events planning. She is a Master Gardener and is an advocate, lecturer and supporter of New Mexico’s sustainable, local flower farms. Her floral design studio, “A Garden of Earthly Delights,” has two locations: Santa Fe and Baltimore. She can be reached at 443.257.8833.


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esigned by Jake Rodriguez and built by Sharon Woods, this house is accessed by a porphyry-paved drive and turnaround with stacked-stone borders. The gorgeous plantings, designed and installed by Chamisa Landscaping Inc., include blue spruce here and, through a gate into the front courtyard, aspen trees and mugo pines. The 9,939-square-foot residence, with walls of energy-efficient Rastra block, was completed in the summer of 2009. The property of nearly 6 acres is located on Buckskin Circle in the Ranch Estates community of Las Campanas. Horses may be kept at the Equestrian Center that is almost adjacent to the homesite. With Territorial Revival-style features including brick coping on the parapets and garden walls, and an entry hall running the house’s full length, a grand sense of symmetry prevails. At the rear, the U-shaped house (fronted on all three sides with tall, white-painted portales) wraps around a long, rectangular swimming pool set, jewel-like, in a paved plain of porphyry. The mesquite and sabino-wood front doors are architectural antiques dating to 18thcentury Guanajuato, Mexico. In the powder room are leather-tile wainscot below an ornate Art Deco trim handmade in Taos. The living room, like most of the public spaces, boasts walnut floors, hand-plastered walls, and ceiling beams of both new and reclaimed lumber. The white-painted, wood fireplace surround is a classic. The house has an assortment of handsome, unique fireplaces with screens designed by Annie O’Carroll Interior Design and fabricated by Harmony


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Forge. A wonderfully comfortable window seat at one end of the long library is a magnet. The gallery of built-in bookshelves boasts squared, fluted columns and dentil cornices. This and the woodwork in several other rooms is by David Samora. His craft shows in the deeply coffered ceiling in one of the two offices, which also has a wood floor set in a handsome, squared pattern. In the other study are mesquite floors, bullet-carved ceiling beams, and wooden shutter blinds. The spacious kitchen is outfitted with granite countertops except on the 10-foot, bluepainted island, which has a butcherblock top. The appliance package is in multiples: double Viking ranges/ovens (also blue and nestled in a nook of rustic brick, from which sprouts a handy pot-filler faucet); double Bosch dishwashers; and three Sub-Zero refrigerators, one of them in a large pantry with soapstone countertops. Just outside is a copper prep sink flanked by cabinets having fronts finished in an elegant weave pattern. The large apron sink looks over a sitting bar to the family room. Nearby is the refrigerated wine room with redwood racking to hold 615 bottles. Among other standout features are a formal dining room that may be closed off to traffic by means of pocket doors; Robern medicine cabinets and crema marfil marble countertops in the master bathroom; wall panels offering easy control of lights, security, and outdoor water features; and hand-forged exterior lighting fixtures. There is a very comfortable guest house of 1,020 square feet. Laurie Farber-Condon, Santa Fe Properties, is listing the 19 Buckskin Circle property for $9,995,000.


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Parade of Homes set for Aug. 9-18 Story and photos by Paul Weideman Fourteen houses are highlighted on this year’s self-guided Haciendas — A Parade of Homes. The fact that there are two spec homes on the tour indicates an uptick in optimism about the market. One, in Las Campanas, is by Tierra Concepts, a high-end builder that has two homes in the Parade. The other, by John Di Janni, is on Valle Chamiso, closer to downtown. There are two whole-home remodels this year. One is by Shane Woods of Woods Design Builders and the other is by D Maahs Construction. However, the latter is in The Compound on Canyon Road and it turns out The Compound won’t allow Parade of Homes visitors. The house will be part of the Parade of Homes competition aspect, but it will not be on the tour, according to Kim Shanahan, director of the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association, sponsor of the annual event. Fourteen is a record low for the Parade, which typically boasted 30 to 40 houses in the decade before 2009. “Last year we really felt like there were a lot of people coming into town who were finally getting off the fence and saying, We’re going to move forward,” Shanahan said. “And they did, but the thing is they made their decisions and hooked up with their architects early this year, at the beginning of the building season, and they’re simply not ready for the 2013 Parade. A lot of these homes are really two-year projects. Now we have a hunch that 2014 is going to be the year where the Parade really takes a jump in the right direction, based on the fact that in 2012 the market finally did change. “I also think it’s time now for the banks to start recognizing that specs are viable, because we have visitors on the Parade who can literally write a check right now for a completed home. It will be interesting to see if the homes on the tour that have prices sell. If they do sell during the Parade or soon after that, it could very well tell our banking community that it’s time to get back in this game.” Also notable is that the 2007 Parade of Homes featured 31 houses, 17 of them carrying prices of over $1 million. This year there are none priced that high — the range is $234,900 for a Homewise model to $889,000 for the spec home by Tierra Concepts — although a few that are already sold or that were built as homes by the builders, would be over a million dollars if they were on the market. The Parade is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Aug. 9-11 and 16-18, plus several of the homes are open for a twilight tour from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16. A ticket entitling you to visit any of the homes on any of the days is $15, available at the Lensic Performing Arts Center box office, 988-1234,, and at any of the houses during the tour. For more information, see or call 982-1774. Design Santa Fe has its annual Home & Garden Tour, held in conjunction with the Parade of Homes for the first time. Also self-guided, it showcases work by architects Paul Stevenson Oles and Randy Falk and designers Cara Leigh, Kenneth Francis, and Lisa Samuel. For details, see 64

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New houses going up all over town

Valle Chamiso Lane is the site of this home project by John Di Janni Homes, with design help from Tom Lechner. It is priced at $635,000.

A contemporary standout by Tierra Concepts, Inc., and architect Robert Zachry on Sobre Los Cerros

One of the houses featured on the 2013 Haciendas tour is this one designed by Jon Dick, Archaeo Architects, and built by Gerry Barber (Madera Builders, LLC) for himself and his wife, Linda


Appraisal procedures are broken Licensed appraisers are required to be educated and competent in the real-estate market that they service. They have a code of ethics and are accountable to their clients to perform their services professionally. This was the old tried and true way of doing business. But, as usual, what is not broken, the government immediately tries to fix and for the past several years everyone involved in home purchases have faced the current appraisal nightmare. Bureaucracy has become the name of the game in the appraisal world. Realtors, mortgage companies and banks do not order appraisals directly from the licensed appraiser, nor can they discuss the property with the appraiser. Appraisals are ordered by entities known as appraisal management companies (AMCs). Appraisers are now accountable to appraisal-management companies, not their clients. Look at how many bureaucracies are involved in setting up this redundant system. There is the Federal Reserve, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIR legislation that replaced the Dodd Frank legislation, AMCs and the State of New Mexico. How incredible. The AMC receives the appraisal order from the underwriting department. Then the problems arise. The appraiser may be from a city outside Santa Fe and not familiar with the local market. Some appraisers are not competent but have been able to secure business with the AMC involved. The appraiser is only accountable to the AMC and not the Realtor or the mortgage company. The work can be slow and poor in quality. Values can be significantly inaccurate. The New Mexico Board of Real Estate Appraisers is responsible for overseeing their licensing and regulations. Ron Blessey with Home Buyers Mortgage, a director with the New Mexico Association of Mort-


gage Professionals, is working to amend the rules for appraisals at the state and national levels. Ron says,” Changes must be made. Consumers and loan professionals need to object to this appraisal process directly with state and federal officials.” The worst-case scenario in this current process consists of the hiring of an appraiser from a far-off city. The AMC gets paid a portion of the fee normally sent to the appraiser, who does the work quickly. Being responsible to none of the parties in the transaction, the appraiser is not too concerned about the quality of work and sometimes produces an inaccurate report. This procedure has become a weak link in the real-estate financing process. It frustrates mortgage companies. Realtors and clients hold their breath until the appraisal is completed, fearing some inaccurate value that will harm the purchase transaction. I recommend that home buyers, sellers, and Realtors complain whenever the opportunity arises. I believe it will change but slowly. In the meantime, my message to all concerned in the purchase of a home is to understand that obtaining an appraisal is a winding process. Be patient and prepared to work closely with all parties to achieve a common goal: the closing. Jim Gay was a real-estate broker for 20 years and has consulted with Fortune 500 companies. He is currently broker/owner with Home Buyers Mortgage, Inc. (505-9869080) in Santa Fe and can be reached at



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In the habit of ‘LinkingIn’ Ten years ago, LinkedIn was born in an entrepreneur’s living room. Today, it is the social network for professionals and entrepreneurs to expand connections and build new business. According to a recent portrait of the 2013 LinkedIn user, 84.5 percent use the free user account and 35 percent of the over 250 million users are in 1-9 groups. In addition, over 50 percent say these features are most helpful: groups, who viewed your profile, and people you may know. If you originally created your profile and have done nothing else since then, it’s time to get in the habit of LinkingIn. Why? Your connections most likely see you as someone with a resumé-type profile rather than a person worthy of connecting with for business. If you are tired of seeing vacation pictures posted to your other social networks, the new LinkedIn features give you more direct opportunities to build your network business community and reach your long-term career goals. Like face-to-face non-digital

networking, the bottom line is about transforming those LinkedIn connections into real business relationships, referral sources, and professional resources. Yet today many customers and colleagues often check your LinkedIn profiles before doing business with you or hiring you. This is the major reason why you need to keep your profile up-to-date. Here are some tips on staying current. Post a recent professional image and not a vacation photo. Complete your profile in details with information about your education and professional background. Avoid saying what you did and instead tell your audience why you did it. LinkedIn gives you the tools to transform your career. The math is simple. A more complete profile equals more views and future connections. Next, collect recommendations graciously from customers and clients without sending them email blasts. Mark your calendar to stay LinkedIn to your connections by updating your status

once a week. Focus on posting news, information, articles, links and what you think about them related to your career or business. Remember, unless you own the restaurant, skip talking and posting pictures about lunch. Before you log out, spend extra time looking at LinkedIn Groups to join and engage people with similar interests, in your industry areas, or school alumni. Simply go to the “Groups” tab to find them. Next, search for your contacts and request a link. LinkedIn is a numbers game and more people in your professional network means more business. In fact, two people are joining LinkedIn every second. Can you afford to be missing new business or your next career move? LinkedIn has released updates making it easier to build and reconnect to your network. You can post video and pictures as a way to showcase your talents on your profile page. For example, this means you can add an image of your new artwork or a business presentation or a video of


your next band career. Check out the new LinkedIn homepage for better navigation, how to add documents, photos and video and discover who is viewing your profile. Your opportunities are endless. See you next online. Emily Medvec (emilymedvec@gmail. com) is an Associate Broker with Santa Fe Properties. For her help to buy or sell real estate, call her at 505-660-4541. Emily’s other passion is how social networking changes how we communicate. Follow her on Twitter @emilymedvec.


The way forward Santa Fe is in the midst of one of the worst droughts in recorded history and city officials have announced that they’re considering new water-conservation measures. The above-normal precipitation we experienced in recent decades does not seem likely to return anytime soon. So where do we go from here? Santa Fe water officials and folks living here have already done a splendid job reducing the gallons used per capita per day (GPCD). This number when we first started recording it back in 1998 was 168 and it is now around 109, a stunning decrease of over 35 percent. Historically, Santa Fe has maintained a low GPCD that other cities have struggled to achieve — for example, Las Vegas, 222 GPCD; Phoenix, 185; and Tucson, 177. Our historically low GPCD is most likely due to a historical culture of water conservation. We also don’t have much agriculture or industry within the city limits that require a lot of water. Santa Fe has used many methods to 66

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achieve our enviable results, including education, rebates, regulations, and pricing. Of these, regulations have played an especially important role. Data shows that regulations are one of the primary reasons we are where we are without experiencing noticeable lifestyle impacts. These conservation ordinances touch almost every aspect of life in Santa Fe, though not many people have an awareness of them. They include residential and commercial building codes (for example requiring EPA Water Sense-approved appliances and other products), landscaping ordinances (including limiting the type and amount of cool-season grasses), business regulations (restaurants cannot serve drinking water unless requested and hotels must limit sheet-washing to four times a week), and development codes (requiring large developments to obtain water rights). Our city officials have also used rebates and pricing to incentivize water conservation. Rebates have been in use in Santa Fe

since 2004. Thousands of rain barrels have been installed and hundreds of washing machines and toilets have been swapped out, resulting in the savings of millions of gallons of water. Lastly, education and outreach programs have been staples of our waterconservation efforts. These wonderful long-term programs, such as the Children’s Water Fiesta and Children’s Water Conservation Poster Contest build ongoing awareness about water conservation. While we are fortunate to live in a city that is uniquely beautiful, we are highly dependent upon a secure source of water. Without long-term water security our tourism would suffer, our local economy would be dramatically impacted, and of course the value of our homes would decline. We should all care about this precious commodity that for the most part we all take for granted. To maintain our lifestyle we need to continue to move forward on all water conservation fronts. We have already


implemented many of the easy solutions. To become even better conservers of water we must plan, think creatively, and engage the whole community. Doug Pushard, founder of the website, 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

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Lovely 1970 square foot home in Casa Solana. Completely renovated in 2004. New windows, new stucco, new roof, new stainless-steel appliances, gas stove, hardwood floors, and diamondfinish plaster walls throughout. Three bedrooms, two baths, open living with separate dining, office, den and wood burning fireplace. Large walled-in yards; landscaper’s dream. Plenty of parking. For an appointment to view, call 505-310-9700 or 505-982-4201. MLS #201205544

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Well-priced, 1058 sq. ft. condo unit near Plaza in residential area of W. San Francisco Street. Only 3 condos in small compound with on-site parking. Two bedrooms and one full bath on second level, half bath on ground level with kitchen/dining and living room with wood burning fireplace. This condo has been a rental for many years. Keep as rental or move in and make it home. Owner financing. For an appointment to view, call Marcia at 505-982-4201. MLS# 201301654

EASTSIDE ADOBE - Beauty and elegance form the essence of this magnificent home. Old World charm and traditional features throughout. Handcrafted of the finest materials by local artisans this fabulous east side estate is located in a gated community just minutes from the Plaza. $2,500,000 MLS # 201205600






Keller Williams Realty Santa Fe - 505.983.5151 - - 130 Lincoln Avenue Suite K, Santa Fe NM 87501

Marcia Wolf, Qualifying Broker • 505-982-4201 Missy Wolf, Associate Broker • 505-310-9700 200 W. DeVargas, Suite 2 • Santa Fe, NM 87501 • 505-982-4201

Nestled between two bends of the trout-filled Chama River, Hacienda Alegria is surrounded by stunning mountain and valley views of the adjoining Santa Fe National Forest. If you dream of a magnificent but

Hacienda Alegria of Abiquiu Pristine, Organically – Farmed Wilderness Retreat on the Chama River

relaxing getaway for family and friends – where you can fish, swim in a private pond, hike, ride horses, and enjoy 7.9 acres of organic farm land – this is the place for you.

One hour to Santa Fe!

MLS # 201302940

28.86 acres


Features Two-story contemporary home 3 bedrooms & 3 baths Vaulted and Beamed Ceilings Expansive chef’s kitchen Two spacious screen porches Four fireplaces 3 bedroom & 3 bath guest house 24 ac/ft water rights 3 ponds 2 wells 1/2 mile of river frontage Separate Caretaker’s home Barn/Workshop

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Focus on the heart: the kitchen Kitchens are the heart of the home. They are the source of all those delicious smells and where favorite memories are made, clichéd as that sounds. They are where people always congregate during a party, even when there is plenty of space elsewhere. As the room we probably spend the most waking time in, not surprisingly it’s also where we spend the most time agonizing over details during a construction or remodel project.

extra dishwashers or refrigerators, beverage centers or space to accommodate caterers and extra hands? In design-speak, this information-gathering stage is called programming, and is critical to the final outcome of the project. Following these questions, appliances and fixtures need to be selected, as they drive many of the other decisions, given their space and power requirements. Appliance selections can be very personal as

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The functional component for kitchens is perhaps more critical than with any other space with so many requirements and uses to accommodate in the design. How do you like to cook? Wok, grill, griddle? How do you like to access, organize and store your tools? Do you frequently entertain and need warming drawers,


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sometimes there is a preferred or coveted brand, or a preference for certain characteristics. Hoods are integral to the design given their structure, and all of the options for housing them — wood, plaster, or metal-clad. Other appliance decisions from the design perspective are proportion relative to room size, and available

options for panel fronts, handles, controls and finishes to maintain continuity. For sink and faucet fixtures, we consider use needs, finish durability, and style in relation to the overall design concept. In conjunction with appliances and fixtures, cabinetry enters the conversation as the framework that holds all the pieces together. At this stage in the project (if not before) it is good to turn to a knowledgeable kitchen designer who can offer an array of cabinet options and suggest layouts that both accommodate needs and take advantage of every inch. A quality cabinet is important to prioritize as you will most likely have it for a long time. Design considerations such as glass doors and the myriad of finishes (stains, glazes, distressing) must be coordinated with the countertop, tile and flooring selections to create a perfect balance of texture, contrast and color. Functional and decorative lighting must provide quality illumination for all tasks and food presentation. Some combination of recessed, surface-mounted, track, and undercabinet is optimal. LED and fluorescent recessed fixtures are ideal for their energy savings, but it is important to include bulbs in a warm but neutral range of 2700-3500 degrees Kelvin. Decorative lighting can provide a splash of color and make an individualized statement. Countertop options range from granite and quartz to copper, zinc and stainless steel, all having advantages and disadvantages depending on intended use. An island might beg a more unique pattern or color while the perimeter counters


step back with a subtler pattern or color. Backsplash choices can be fun with layering tile sizes, shapes, materials, finishes and patterns; they are an opportunity to create art on the kitchen walls with color and texture. Cabinet hardware adds the “jewelry” and should be selected thoughtfully to reflect the overall design concept, blending or adding bling. The decisions can seem overwhelming, and often more than one choice per element can be applied. A professional interior designer can help mix all of the ingredients with just the right amount of flavoring. Whether making a meal or memories, this space should make it as effortless and enjoyable as possible. 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@

60 Vaquero Road


“Soft Contemporary” Santa Fe home, 15 minutes from the center of the most culturally, & artistically, stimulating small city in the country. Offering equestrian and/or art facilities. MLS#201302478

206 La Cruz


Sundance Estates 3 Luxury Lots

7525 Kachina Loop $216,000

View downtown Santa Fe from a one of a kind downtown Santa Fe location. Rare and unique hardly begin to describe the possibilities for this property just blocks from events that are downtown Santa Fe. MLS#201303648

Pastoral and Mountain Views from a beautiful home site with mood and personality. Located just 10 minutes from shopping, galleries and restaurants, this enchanting property is subtle, elegant, tasteful, and a smart investment.

Charming home in Charming neighborhood in surprisingly convenient location. Hop onto 599 and in ten minutes you can be in the midst of all the art, shopping and culinary adventures of downtown Santa Fe. MLS#201303656

Please mention this ad when you call for your free market consultation. All qualified buyers or sellers, or anyone referring a qualified buyer or seller will be entitled to a free custom charcoal portrait by the former downtown Plaza portrait artist. Value $50 and time required is about 30 minutes. Call today.

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a onE-oF-KinD aDoBE coMPoUnD Scenic property is surrounded by cottonwoods, lush vegetation and a 75-yearold orchard irrigated from a nearby spring. A two-story 2,538 sq ft Northern New Mexico style house, lovingly and stylishly restored, plus three separate studios, a root cellar, hay barn and a 100-year-old jacal outbuilding (none included in the square footage). A private oasis on four acres above the Chama River with panoramic views in all directions and hiking and riding outside the front door. Extensive gardens, acequias and a level field for growing your favorite vegetables. A truly exceptional property. One hour to Santa Fe!

Dos rios ranch Dos Rios Ranch is wild and untouched, with the vivid beauty that reflects the magic of Northern New Mexico. The seasonal stream on the eastern border, which flows into the lake, provides a riparian area with ancient cottonwoods. This ranch features a diverse topography from lake frontage with stunning views of red canyons that excite the soul and sagebrush plains that beckon the naturalist, pleasure rancher, or horse lover. 90 minutes from Santa Fe, yet a world away.

la caÑaDa lot 2 Nestled in the foothills of Sierra Negra on the edge of the Carson National Forest is an incredible area called La Cañada de Abiquiu. These parcels exist amid the mesas and rock strewn vistas that Georgia O’Keeffe made famous. Exceptional views of Tuff rock formation and the Jemez Mountains. Shared Well and Electric. 1 hour to Whole Foods.*

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Abiquiu Realty, Ltd. . . . . . . . . 55, 67 & 70

First National Bank of Santa Fe

Adobe Realty of Santa Fe, Inc. . . . . . . 11

Hudson & Marshall . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Barker Realty, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 27-34

Karen Walker Real Estate, Ltd. Co. . . . . 50

BauerCombs Landscape Architecture . . . 68

Keller Williams Realty

Chapman Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity . . . . . . 68

Coldwell Banker Trails West

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Santa Fe Properties, Inc. . . . . . . 35-45, 72

Crocker Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Sotheby’s International Realty . . . 2-6, 8-24

Dougherty Real Estate Company . . . .52-53

State Employee Credit Union . . . . . . . 65

El Corazon de Santa Fe . . . . . . . . . . 71

Western Equities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

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Santa Fe Real Estate Guide August 2013  

Santa Fe Real Estate Guide August 2013