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Santa Fe Real Estate Guide

June 2014


We Know Santa Fe Real Estate Walled Eastside Sanctuary Camino del Monte Sol encompassing approximately an acre not far from Canyon Road, the walled property is a lush, vibrant haven unlike any other found in santa Fe. spanning more than 5,000 square feet, the artfully designed main residence has, in the hands of many loving owners, gracefully evolved from its 1930s origins as an adobe home to an expansive estate of warm, welcoming elegance. thick adobe walls, kiva fireplaces, and vigas hint at the home’s heritage. the pièce de résistance, however, is the rear portal, which encompasses a bar, living and dining areas, and a hot tub. above it all is an enviable roof deck with a singular panorama. a freestanding guesthouse comfortably accommodates visitors with charm and grace. 4 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths with a total of 5,492 sq. ft. on 1.0327 acres MLS# 201402061 Offered at $2,495,000

Elegant Home in Las Campanas

Convenient Location with Magnificent Mountain Views

Lugar de Madison Filled with light and views, this elegant, welcoming home offers gracious open living areas ideal for entertaining and two secluded bedroom suites. soaring beamed ceilings pigmented plaster in mellow tones, and handsome stone and hardwood flooring contribute to an overall easy stylishness. the open kitchen features blue Brazilian granite countertops, cherry wood cabinets and stainless-steel viking appliances. the open living and dining room has expansive glass doors which disappear within the walls offering great views of the sunset golf Course. MLS# 201402091 Offered at $828,500


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Callejon Arias nestled in a quiet northside neighborhood, off hyde Park Road and just minutes from the Plaza, this inviting 3,400-square-foot home combines easy livability with spaces ideal for entertaining. suffused with gorgeous light and views, it features an array of appealing santa Fe stylistic elements — vigas, latillas, kiva fireplaces, and colorful tile. the unique floor plan places two comfortable guest bedrooms with a shared bath on the lower level. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3,415+/- sq. ft. on 1.001 acres. MLS# 201401988 Offered at $825,000

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impRessive lUxURy RAnch | 12 Avenida de Rey | $14,700,000 this fabulous 220-acre luxury ranch offers every imaginable amenity as well as breathtaking mountain views, and it is only 20 minutes to the Plaza. Highlights include an 8,750-square-foot three-bedroom adobe main residence, a guesthouse, a television production studio or gymnasium, a bowling alley and shooting range, stables that include living quarters, and multiple garages. #201401257

1402 ceRRo goRdo $3,900,000 An incredible historic Eastside adobe, Wolf Bros. remodel with impeccable taste. Gracious dining and living room, open kitchen, and master bedroom with sitting room. #201400959

41 eAst estRAdA cAlABAsA $1,495,000 la tierra II house and guesthouse. this unique property features twisted cedar details of beautifully crafted woodwork throughout. An oasis of luxury and Santa Fe style. #201302453

324 cAmino ceRRito $1,495,000 Historic adobe, totally new! Steps off Canyon Road. A beautiful 3BR, 2BA renovation capturing the character and detail of the original house. Full 1BR guesthouse. #201401971

23 cAmino del monte $745,000 Spectacular views. International Modern meets Santa Fe style in Sunlit Hills. Dramatic and sophisticated home features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, plus an office. #201304938

A ReAltoR since 1992 And consistently in the top 5% of BRokeRs in sAntA fe. AggRessive, intelligent, ethicAl.

1379 ceRRo goRdo $689,000 this 3BR, 3BA, 2,200 sq ft house features high quality Santa Fe style details, light, and color. Included is an office, Saltillo tile, and a lush 2/3 acre lot with beautiful views. #201303795

16 chicomA AvenUe, ABiQUiU $595,000 Artist’s Adobe Dream! this 3 building compound is beautifully designed and executed with the finest Japanese-style aesthetics and craftsmanship. #201300832

Born in Pueblo, CO, Bob has a BA in Mathematics and Philosophy earned while a Benedictine monk, an MA in Art from the U of Northern Colorado, and a Doctorate in Art Education from Arizona State U. He has been a professor at the U of Northern Colorado, Ohio State U, U of Arizona, and Boston U (where he was Director of the Program in Artisanry). He has been president of the San Antonio Art Institute and the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. He is an exhibiting artist of his wood sculptures of churches of New Mexico and from around the world.

Please call me for additional information or for a showing. BOB (ROBERtO) CARDINAlE 505.577.8418

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Darlene Streit Group 505.920.8001 | |

new listing – tesuque

23 ViSta reDonDa $2,500,000 This rare property enjoys sweeping views and privacy. It includes living and dining rooms, an expertly outfitted kitchen, a den, a library, three luxurious bedrooms, portales, and patios. mls# 201401808

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168 teSuque VillaGe roaD $2,250,000 This secluded Tesuque estate is perfect for entertaining. It offers two master suites, an inviting kitchen, a magnificent great room, a wraparound portal, landscaped grounds, and a swimming pool. mls# 201401625 n ew list in g

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27 Calle CaSCaBela $895,000 Stunning views, high-end details, and fine architecture distinguish this four-bedroom, three-bath home. Every room enjoys a view, from sunrises over the Sangre de Cristos to sunsets over the Jemez. mls# 201401105 a l dea

3962 olD Santa Fe trail $850,000 Wonderful home in a great location. The sixth bedroom can also be used as an office. There are multiple living areas inside, and the outdoor spaces are great for entertaining. Amazing views from the private master suite. mls# 201402053 n ew list in g – ald ea

23 CentauruS ranCh $495,000 Desirable walled courtyard home in Aldea all on 1 level. 2BR, 2BA in the main house plus a separate entrance guest casita with a kitchenette. The courtyard boasts a lovely stone fountain. mls# 201400551

24 Camino BarranCa $490,000 This private, stylish Aldea home includes a living area with a beamed ceiling and fireplace, three comfortable bedrooms, a lavish master bath, a classically detailed kitchen, and a wraparound portal. mls# 201401782

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3 aGua DulCe $1,250,000 Very private cul-de-sac location with fabulous views. Elegant exterior with generous brick portales. Richly detailed interior with tile and wood floors, gourmet kitchen with custom wood cabinetry and granite countertops. mls# 201300165 d os griegos

47 Camino Dimitrio $495,000 This 2,605-square-foot, three-bedroom home encourages indoor-outdoor living with its soaring ceilings, intriguing angles, mountain views, landscaped grounds, patios, deck, portal, paths, and gardens. mls# 201401445 new listing

10a Serenity lane $360,000 This single family home has huge Sangre de Cristo views and an entertaining flow. Lots of natural light from the large windows that opens up to the rock walled outdoor patio with fireplace. mls# 201401921

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neil D. lyon, crB, crs, Gri 505.954.5505 • 505.660.8600 cell • Vanessa rios y Valles 505.954.5522 • 505.231.3708 cell • michaelene sargent 505.954.5514 • 505.660.3850 cell • arroyo honDo

los caminitos 4 camino saBio Magnificent views from this compound on 11.7 acres featuring a dramatic and immaculate 2BR main house, a detached 1BR guesthouse, and an attached duplex that encompasses a 1BR guesthouse and a 1BR caretaker’s house. Beautifully landscaped. #201202266 • $2,250,000

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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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1057 siErra DEl nortE This seductive, texturally rich residence includes a stunning master suite, two guest suites in a separate wing, a smartly located office, gorgeous living spaces, and a wonderful kitchen. #201401076 • $1,595,000

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407 camino DEl montE sol This charming two-story Eastside home features 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, an office, two studies and an elevator. Incredible location only one block from Canyon Road’s art galleries and restaurants. #201203643 • $1,495,000

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 bedrooms, plus an efficient office space. Stunning views. #201301636 • $1,095,000

las campanas 35 Koshari A lovely three-bedroom home and one-bedroom casita in Las Campanas. Features include sweeping views, grand portal, spacious living/dining, gourmet kitchen, and a lavish master suite. #201401262 • $899,000


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66 thrEE rocK roaD Perfectly sited on a ridge-top to capture expansive views of multiple mountain ranges, this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath residence is located on the northern side of Tesuque Village, minutes from downtown Santa Fe. #201400781 • $1,295,000 SANTA FE | 231 Washington Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.988.8088 326 Grant Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.988.2533 417 East Palace Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.982.6207

GonZalEs roaD 144 GonZalEs roaD, Unit 5 Only blocks from Canyon Road and close to the Plaza. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, plus a small office. Westfacing portal enjoys city lights and sunset views. Property conveys with furnishings and personal property. #201401995 • $550,000

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June 2014


Charming and immaCulate Contemporary home 815 Canada ancha


absolutely charming and immaculate contemporary home in the gated Vista Canada ancha community located just off hyde park road and less than a 5-minute drive to the historic Santa Fe plaza in one direction, and endless hiking trails in the other. the open and spacious floor plan is flooded with beautiful natural light and surrounded by mature shading pinons and junipers accented with aspen and fall-blooming chamisas. Stunning aesthetics and value price. #201401653

Marion Skubi aBr, CrB, CrS 505.660.8722

Johnnie GilleSpie partner, marion Skubi group 505.690.1909

aleka Moore operations manager, marion Skubi group 505.954.0732

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Santa Fe Real Estate Guide

JUNE 2014

ON THE COVER This Monte Sereno home is full of wonderful tilework and other upgrades. See Inside Adobe Walls, Page 46, for more about this property on the market.






Realtor profile: Mike Baker


A fountain from the kiln


Osage street wall rocks


Inside Adobe Walls


Floral color from a mad potter


Architect’s final design is built

Jane Phillips

Deborah Villa


Robin Martin PUBLISHER:

Ginny Sohn EDITOR:


Heidi Melendrez


Wendy Ortega



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Emily Garcia

Excellence, with a touch of grace...

Broker, e-PRO, CRS, CLHMS

Exceptional NEW Homes in Santa Fe 34 VErEDA SErENA $1,000,000 A sophisticated and natural sanctuary. An exceptional home of adobe, massive beams, soft plaster and endless light. Built in 2004 with 3,400 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, and a 4-car garage on 2.5 acres. MLS 201402116

2000 CALLE LEJANO $585,000 In-town living on over an acre of land in this fashionable split level home. Views of Sun and Moon Mountains, open concept living, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2-car garage and 2,187 square feet of quality.

OLD LAMY SCHOOLHOUSE $825,000 A rare landmark property that has been lovingly restored into an authentic home. Large rooms with high ceilings and huge windows, wood floors, radiant heat, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths on over 5 private acres.

23 WILLOW BACk rOAD $350,000 Sophisticated Craftsman Jewel with high-end finishes in Oshara Village. This single level home was built in 2009 and is in perfect condition, with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2-car garage and so much more. MLS 201402113

97B LA BArBArIA rOAD $625,000 Surrounded by pines, gardens, decks, and fruit trees, your mountain retreat only minutes to town awaits you. Come home to 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and 4 garages on 5 acres with classic Santa Fe style. MLS 201401539

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109 GrAYtHOrN DrIVE LOt 117 $115,000 Spacious 1.66 acre Las Campanas lot with Sangre and Sandia views located in Estates I with easy access to Santa Fe and the Clubhouse. The large, elevated building site offers dramatic views and privacy. MLS 201401966

20 CALLE CAL $600,000 Country home with Santa Fe style including plaster walls, tile, vigas and more on 2.5 acres of privacy. A large 2,900 square foot home. Beyond the standard there’s a large family room/studio space.


SANTA FE | 231 Washington Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.988.8088 326 Grant Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.988.2533 417 East Palace Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.982.6207 Sotheby’s International Realty and the Sotheby’s International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc., Equal Housing Opportunity.


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28 ECkArDS WAY $299,000 Adjacent to 12,000 acres of BLM land, enjoy 360 degree views on over 6 acres with four horse corals, two studios, log cabin, and an artistic home with endless charm and character. You’ll love it! MLS 201304022

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sAntA fe styLe PUebLo PALAzzo A Santa Fe Pueblo-style palazzo with spectacular Sangre de Cristo views. Unique house and guest house next to the Santa Fe Opera in prestigious Casas de San Juan. Fabulous finishes, details, elements and privacy. #201401580 $1,595,000

AShlEy MARGETSON CRS, GRi cell: 505.920.2300 office: 505.984.5186

u nd er contract

the best of the best Master builder’s dream home in a private 2 acre setting with exquisite views. Featuring 2 bedroom, 3 bath, luxurious master suite, handsome office, dual closets, great entertaining and magnificent views. #201401145 $1,400,000

sPeCtACULAr homesite Rare 18.6 acre lot in an exclusive gated rural community, between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Sweeping mountain views from atop a private mesa home site. Underground utilities. Amenities include a clubhouse and pool. #201304088 NOW $1,295,000

historiC john gAw meem Designed by John Gaw Meem in 1935, this historic home features high ceilings with clerestory windows, a Pueblo-style center fireplace, nichos, and original classic oxblood concrete floors. 3BR, 2BA main house plus guesthouse. #201305991 $1,095,000

View hoUse & gUesthoUse A gated sanctuary offering peaceful seclusion, mountain views, and a comfortable environment. An open plan living room, kitchen, dining and family room offer comfortable entertaining with double fireplace, portales and decks. #201305054 $950,000

greAt VALUe in LAs CAmPAnAs Thick adobe walls, high ceilings, vigas, latillas, corbels, 5 fireplaces, skylights, and nichos. Full guesthouse. Outdoor areas include 2 roomy portales and a patio with an outdoor kitchen. 4,750 sq ft Buzz Bainbridge original. #201303174 $895,000

sPeCtACULAr Views on the northside 4,218 sq ft view house on 1.3 acres near the Governor’s Mansion with four bedrooms, three baths, two offices, two patios, absolutely spectacular wraparound views from all major rooms! Privacy, convenience, plus location. #201401085 $795,000

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downtown PALACe AVenUe Two master suites on opposite ends. Built in 2007 by international award-winning architect Michael Mahaffey in the historic district with divine finishes. Walk to the Plaza, Canyon Road – everywhere! #201400755 $695,000

inVestment oPPortUnity Adorable South Capitol house and casita on a shaded lot in the coveted Wood Gormley school district. Original hardwood floors, and great old curved ceiling with no right angles; an updated kitchen and bath, formal dining room. #201304023 $599,000

SANTA FE | 231 Washington Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.988.8088 326 Grant Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.988.2533 417 East Palace Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.982.6207

CLose-in gorgeoUs View Lot Gorgeous 2.5 acre view lot close in. Easy access to 599 and 285, town and everything. Fabulous Sangre de Cristo Views and pretty, rolling terrain. Several great building sites on the property. #201306078 $85,000

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1147 County road road 142 $2,695,000 115 acre authentic 1730’s working ranch with a 200-year-old two-story adobe home. This four bedroom, two and one-half bath historic home has been lovingly restored and expanded. The property includes massive water rights, one mile of Chama Riverfront, ponds, a casita, barns and more.

130 paCHECo road $759,000 A rare find in Northern New Mexico. This well cared for 11+ acre horse farm and home is nestled in an open sun-filled valley surrounded by majestic mountains. The farm offers a 6,000 sq. ft. indoor arena/barn, 3 horse stalls/tack room and hay fields with horse fencing all around and an abundance of water from 2 streams, 2 wells, springs, irrigation rights and ditches. #201402079


16 Camino dE paz $499,900 Elegant 3,743 sq ft residence on 2.5 acres along the Santa Cruz River, with water rights, is open and spacious with quality upgrades and lush landscaped grounds. #201400960

101 County road 162 $335,000 Unique and sought after, this Barranca hilltop sanctuary overlooks the beautiful Chama River Valley. Old restored adobe on 2 acres, lovingly landscaped. A rare find.

1190 Harrison road, studio #4 $479,000 Soho district of Santa Fe. Award-winning architects. Chic live/ work complex. 12 ft. ceilings. Upstairs for living and downstairs for work. Flooded with light and open spaces. Views. #201400894

354 County road 57 $325,000 Adjacent to the Rio Grande bosque, this light-filled 2-story home includes living and dining areas, a well-equipped kitchen, a sun porch, a 2-car garage, 3BR, a deck, and water rights. #201401187

lot 3, las animas dE abiquiu $175,000 A wonderful 58+ acre parcel in the stunning valley of the Shining Stone. 360 degree panoramic views of majestic purple mountains, red rock cliffs, and soft grassland meadows. #201401131

sErEnE riVErFront oasis $279,000 On 3+ acres of Chama Riverfront this comfortable 2BR, 1BA home has a sense of peace with an easy flowing floor plan and views to the river. Features a large enclosed gazebo. #201400533

SANTA FE | 231 Washington Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.988.8088 326 Grant Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.988.2533 417 East Palace Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.982.6207 Sotheby’s International Realty and the Sotheby’s International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc., Equal Housing Opportunity.


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Featured Listings CAMINO VALLE & HWY 285


AN IMPECCABLY maintained 3 BD, 2 BA home & studio on 1.78 AC. Great light, new kitchen, Wolf range, recently tiled floors, Pella doors w/shades, Hunter Douglas Architella shades, SFAwning skylight covers & awnings, Form & Function fixtures, landscaped courtyards & dog yard and more. $389,000 Call Roseanna 505-470-5638






2.48 ACRES surrounded with mountain views. Fenced, level building sites. Well & Septic needed. I-25 to Eldorado exit - turn left at first light - short drive to end of road. MLS# 201303625 $78,500 Call Roseanna 505-470-5638





35’ x 10’ Passive Solar Sun room provides energy efficiency in this 3 BD, 2 1/2 BA home. Hardwood, brick & tile floors, French doors from master & dining rooms to sun room, office/studio has separate entrance. $214,500 MLS #201400099. Call Roseanna 505-470-5638

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505.988.2806 1-877-98 ADOBE


Roseanna Z. Gonzales JORNADA WAY

TUCKED AWAY in a private view setting among native plantings, this special well maintained home is located on an Eldorado corner Lot.A very charming, single level McMillan built home with brick floors and vigas throughout has a thoughtful floor plan & centrally located large open kitchendining-living room. Passive solar in design, adobe trombe wall for solar gain and kitchen presents with newer appliances. $327,000 Call Beth 505-690-2713


STAMM BUILT 4 BD Casa Solana home. Wood & tile floors, wood burning FP, hot water baseboard heating system & spacious back yard w/ deck & mature landscaping. Centrally located updated kitchen, family room, living room & potential studio / 4th bedroom with pvt entrance. $535,000 Call Beth 505-690-2713


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HYDE PARK LOCATION PRICED TO SELL. Spacious home with mountain views, multiple outdoor deck areas, open kitchen, and tiled living room with kiva fireplace.The split level floor plan offers 3 large & private BD suites. Attractively located & priced to sell $525,000. Call Beth 505-690-2713

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

ExpERIENcE tHE MAgIc OF SANtA FE A glorious Sangre de cristo Mountain panorama frames this sensational one-level adobe residence and superb studio/guest house. the breathtaking great room, with soaring ceiling and magnificent stone fireplace, has massive French doors opening to an acre of groomed, wooded grounds, flagstone terrace, marvelous dining ramada with grill area, and those remarkable views. classic detail of hand-troweled plaster, vigas, coved ceilings and four fireplaces is enhanced by abundant luxury amenities, including a showcase kitchen, and romantic master suite with lavish bath and dream closet. A welcoming family room creates an gracious, informal environment, and the separate guest wing ensures privacy for all. generous motor court, 4-car garaging, exquisite privacy, wonderfully located near the heart of town. mls# 201303440 $1,395,000

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201, 203, 205 canYon Road $4,975,000 real estate For Sale Only. This is the crown jewel of commercial property in Santa Fe. 3 buildings located at the entrance to canyon road can be purchased together or separately. #201401098

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1267 SpaniSh hill $1,395,000 In prestigious Summit North, this adobe home has been meticulously maintained with many upgrades. On a 1.29+/- acre lot with awesome mountain and city views. #201304330

48 ceRRo alto Road $945,000 Incredible horse property off 285. This 40 acre offering is a fully functional and working equestrian facility with home. The main barn features 15 stalls with attached runs. #201306031



pecoS RiveRfRont land $495,000 Abundant documented water rights! Beautiful irrigated property with water rights and 270’ of river frontage. Two separate irrigation ditches on over 7 acres of flat usable land. #201202518

1402-a BiShopS lodge Road $449,000 This immaculate home offers a bit of the country near the big city. 5 minutes to the Plaza, the property boasts a new kitchen, a new patio, 2 fireplaces, and a sunroom. #201303465

121 Rito guicu $417,000 Privacy and panoramic views. This home features quality upgrades including knotty alder solid wood doors and cabinetry, tongue and groove ceilings, and vigas. #201305215 n EW P rIC E

14 noRth viSta eStRella $359,000 Quiet country living, 15 miles to town. Well maintained home with views, landscaped grounds, and oversized garage. On over 4 acres bordering green space. #201303350

405 gReg avenue $349,000 Pre-inspected home in a great location. extra large lot with great views in a quiet neighborhood near the Ortiz dog park. Wonderful back portal and mature landscaping, #201401024

rIcky AlleN 505.470.8233



604 avenida villa heRmoSa, #107 $199,000 Minutes from the Plaza, this 2Br, 2BA condominium boasts high beamed ceilings, an openplan living and dining area, stylish stained-concrete floors, and a 1-car garage. #201401682

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2 camino chupadeRo $349,000 Gateway to chupadero! Beautiful mountain views, plus views of chupadero Valley off the deck. This contemporary home has an amazing open floor plan. #201400949

1190 haRRiSon Road, #2 $410,000 Fabulous live/work in town, with lots of light, space, airy and open floor plan. 2nd floor unit – loft-style living, 15 ft. cathedral ceilings, sky lights, and marble bathroom. #201401731

Hi, I’m ricky Allen and I’m proud to carry forward my great grandfather’s legacy of hard work, commitment and determination into my work with each one of my clients – buyers and sellers alike. If you’re planning to buy or sell a home in the near or distant future, I can help.

SANTA FE | 231 Washington Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.988.8088 326 Grant Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.988.2533 417 East Palace Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.982.6207


20 ceRRo alto Road $880,000 elegant european charm in a country setting. custom built, artist designed steel frame/strawbale construction. 9-year-old vineyard, pine trees, wildflowers, and rock formation. #201400133

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villa serena The front courtyard of this magnificent estate on 4.6 acres offers views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains while the back gardens contain sweeping lawns, ornamental lily ponds and waterfalls. In between find the main house, guest house, casitas, studio and stables — all within walking distance to the Plaza. Call for an appointment. Offered at $4,200,000.

roxanne apple 505.660.5998 sanTa Fe | 231 Washington Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.988.8088 326 Grant Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.988.2533 417 East Palace Avenue | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | 505.982.6207

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125-A County RoAd 84 $985,000 This architect-designed 3,000-square-foot soft contemporary home on 4.5 acres 20 minutes from Santa Fe and Los Alamos has mountain views, a spring-fed pond, and fine craftsmanship and appointments. mls# 201401654

206 VAlle del Sol $538,000 Fabulous views of city lights and two mountain ranges from this close-in, spacious, light-filled Valle Del Sol townhome. Open plan living downstairs and large enclosed patio with huge Sangre de Cristo views. mls# 201401910

320 ARtiSt RoAd, #85 $265,000 In the Fort Marcy Compound, this condominium offers convenience, comfort, and lovely views. With two bedrooms and an open-concept design, it would make a wonderful retreat steps from the Plaza. mls# 201401485

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13 Indigo Court $1,385,000 Spectacular La Vida Residence with 360-degree Views and Exquisite Finishes

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ain residence is quintessential “Old Santa Fe” with all the charm that implies. Lovely old ceilings and casement windows looking out onto exceptional gardens, completely renovated kitchen with high-end appliances opening to a gracious dining room, modern master wing with wonderful bathroom, guest bedroom and bath. The one bedroom guest house has polished concrete floors, a great kitchen and bath and is very private from the main house. A long, classic portal fronts the house and has an ancient wisteria on it. The gardens are truly amazing with long established perennial plants, large old trees and a tucked away entertaining patio. #201401976

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1244 norTh suMMiT $2,275,000 Contemporary Pueblo-style home with guest house is nestled among ponderosa and pinon pines just minutes from downtown. The home has an elegant feel, with plaster walls, custom fireplaces, and stone accents. mls# 201203908

1523 & 1519 upper Canyon road $1,195,000 Delightful combination of traditional Santa Fe style and modern amenities. This tasteful renovation of a older adobe home includes a new addition and the opportunity for modern living. Large open concept living, dining and kitchen. mls# 201304799

14 Blue Jay $685,000 Light and bright Northern New Mexico-style home with the feel of living in the country, but only 10 minutes to the Plaza. The pitched roof creates a maximum of 14 foot ceilings and the large windows allow plenty of light. mls# 201401977

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The Grand Sweep

Sited on a breathtaking knoll with panoramic views from the Galisteo Basin to the Jemez, this remarkable gated compound on 7.4 acres includes a 3BR, 2.5BA, 3,134 sq ft main house and 464 sq ft studio-guest casita. The contour of the home echoes the sweep of the terrain, gently curving to capture the views. Living spaces open to an impressive 1,100 sq ft portal overlooking gardens and fountain, offering the perfect perch to witness the vistas. Throughout the house handsome details abound,from the beams and corbels of the great room, to plaster and travertine, a sumptuous master suite, wrought iron gates and 3-car garage. Relish life in a private country setting 15 minutes from the heart of Santa Fe. MLS 201401168 Offered at $1,050,000



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833 Canada anCha $949,000 Set on a hillside overlooking Santa Fe and minutes to the Plaza, this 3BR 4,000 sq. ft. open concept soft contemporary home sits on 0.73 acres in gated Vista Canada Ancha.

813 CaminO del este $775,000 Big views close to town from this three bedroom home in gated 800 East. Open concept living/dining, and beautifully updated kitchen. #201305737

62 east WildflOWer $499,000 The best of both worlds with killer views and wonderful seclusion from this 2BR Tierra Del Oro home while just minutes from town. High ceilings with vigas and latillas. #201401983

423 West san franCisCO street #2 $450,000 Dating from the 1880’s, double adobe with high ceilings, vigas, nichos, kiva fireplaces, this 2BR, 2BA condo is currently a rental, but is also zoned for commercial use. #201303286

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28 cAmino cielo Alto $1,150,000 Spectacular sunsets, panoramic mountain vistas, sparkling city lights! Superlative residence on 15 acres off old Santa Fe Trail. remodeled in 2010, 4Br 3BA home features superb kitchen, great master with study, formal dining. #201302774

5 colibri tierrA $1,025,000 Quintessential Pueblo-style one-level 3Br, 3BA residence on 2.5 private and beautifully landscaped acres has fabulous mountain views, classic appointments, gorgeous finishes, and wonderful outdoor living space. #201401562

43 cerro blAnco roAd $875,000 Designed for entertaining and worry-free living, this stunning contemporary home offers fabulous living spaces, views from every window, great kitchen, luxurious owner’s suite, 2 offices, and 2Br guest quarters. #201401637

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316 mAgdAlenA $575,000 classic Santa Fe-style 2Br, 3BA home a couple blocks from the Plaza with two gated off-street parking places. great deck upstairs off master with kiva fireplace for those wonderful Santa Fe evenings! Perfect getaway downtown!

750 WeSt mAnHAttAn AVenue $495,000 Downtown railyard 2Br, 2BA residence on beautifully landscaped lot. walled front brick courtyard, and walled backyard with patios, rockwork and fountain. Study/den with exterior door and French doors to the living room, Saltillo tile floors, plaster walls and solid wood doors. #201302334

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750-1/2 WeSt mAnHAttAn AVenue $345,000 railyard District Pied-a-terre. charming 1Br, 1BA adobe residence with plaster walls and ceilings, tile and hardwood plank floors, attractive light fixtures, viga and coved ceiling in kitchen, great enclosed yard with big trees. #201302493

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noRtheast estate with panoRamiC Views $3,000,000 This beautiful estate celebrates sweeping Sangre de Cristo vistas and city lights, from its expansive three acre hilltop setting. It includes lovely gardens and multiple outdoor living areas. mls# 201301903

1055 Camino RanCheRos $2,050,000 Gorgeous Eastside estate designed by Douglas Atwill. 3 bedrooms plus guesthouse, pool, gardens, portales, and an outdoor fireplace…. all on 1+ acre. Truly magical!

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71 Via pampa $1,890,000 Fabulous Contemporary-style home in Las Campanas with stunning views. This 3BR, 3.5BA home has custom Boffi Italian cabinets, a gourmet kitchen, wine storage, wood floors, diamond plaster finishes, and is sited to maximize views of 2 mountain ranges. mls# 201304787

1414 hyDe paRk RoaD $1,595,000 The quintessential, historic Santa Fe property – a turn-of-the century double adobe with views in all directions, and 21st century amenities. A magical and unique property. mls# 201400768

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586 Camino Del monte sol $1,499,000 This quintessential Eastside adobe compound, built by Freemont Ellis in 1922, is near Canyon Road and features a three-bedroom main residence, a freestanding guesthouse, and numerous amenities. mls# 201401071

3136 Vista sanDia $775,000 On 2.3 acres, this single-level 3,700-square-foot home has a spacious master suite, a kitchen with den and dining area, a generous living room, a portal, mountain views, and plenty of Santa Fe charm. mls# 201401368

4 ConChas CouRt $339,000 Lovely Eldorado home with a wonderful floor plan and Contemporary flair. Features include 4BR, 3BA, an open kitchen dining area, a large living room with high wood beamed ceilings, and numerous outdoor areas. mls# 201305581

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Pinon D | $775,000 Bright and light 3BR, 3BA home overlooking the golf course. Tastefully updated with granite countertops and designer colors. #201304495


Pinon C | $613,500 Popular model with 2BR, 2BA plus a den. Private location with views of the second fairway green. Beautiful water fountain. #201303018

Pinon C | $585,000 This lovely two-bedroom, two-bath plus den home in a cozy, quiet location has access to all the Quail Run amenities. mls# 201401558

CaSita | $528,000 Custom condo on a private cul-de-sac with breathtaking views. Lots of trees and a lovely and large outdoor living area. #201304536


1630 villa StRaDa $599,000 Tremendous finishes and thoughtful upgrades abound in this Villa di Roma 2,535 sq ft home. Wood floors, granite counters, maple cabinets, and wood burning fireplace. #201304669

534 onate PlaCe $365,000 ideally located property includes a nicely remodeled 1,250 sq ft residence; a charming 950 sq ft guesthouse with a kitchen, dining, and living area; and 2 single-car garages. #201401635

10 aveniDa HeRmoSa $362,500 Shangri La in La Cienega. 2.25 acres of trees, pond and serenity. With 2,700 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, and 2 baths, this charming home boasts beams, Saltillo tile and plaster walls. #201401839

TAx DefeRReD exChANge SPeCiALiST helping People with Real estate Strategies Since 1989 1225 vitalia $275,000 Outstanding property. Beautifully remodeled with separate guest house. Main house has 3BR, 2BA with new kitchen, new bath, oak floors, and private yard. #201400817

2846 Calle De oRiente $189,000 Very clean and neat 3BR, 2BA with single-car garage. Backyard deck makes for easy care lot. Nice light with clerestory living room, very sweet condition and location. #201304114

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1673 vIa bosque $849,000 Well designed hilltop home, single level, open living area, chef’s kitchen, great room, master suite, 2 guest rooms. #201401687

502 vIa Canyon $845,000 Beautiful like new, custom 1+ acre home with super views, in the close-in, northern rolling hills of Las estrellas. #201305371

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6 sendeRo de la vIda $739,000 Custom home on 3 acres with a lovely entry courtyard and an inviting portal. 3BR, chef’s kitchen and open dining area. #201302794 SAL E P E N D I N G

8 CamIno seRPIente $725,000 Beautiful 3,000 sq ft, single level home on 2.5 acres with open living area, chef’s kitchen, 2 master suites and views. # 201301002

815 east PalaCe, #8 $485,000 delightfully refurbished eastside condo in Llano Compound, 1BR, 1BA with custom updating throughout. #201400324

616 avenIda ColIma $375,000 most appealing northside Zocalo Condo. Upgraded features, steps to Rec facilities. Two-car attached garage. #201304662

17 RanCho de bosque south $1,395,000 Architect-designed contemporary home, plus guest house with artist studio. many green features and high-end finishes. Sangre de Cristo and Galisteo Basin views. #201305489

2166 Paseo IglesIas $819,000 Custom Trey jordan home with far reaching views. Home and gardens were designed with a Zen aesthetic. view deck, covered outdoor dining area, and peaceful gardens. #201305164

509 RIo gRande #a $525,000 Luxury living a few blocks from the Plaza. Charming 2BR, 2.5BA home features kiva fireplace, plaster walls, vigas, gardens and a single-car garage.Approx. 1,800 sq ft. #201400692

13 Callejon nambe $450,000 Large adobe home with great views in Nambe. 4BR, 3.5BA, 3 acres with private premoratorium well and acequia rights, workshop, 2-car garage, and 4-car carport. #201304607

141 County Road 155 $339,000 Chama River frontage in Abiquiu. Charming newer 2BR, 1BA home plus 1930’s adobe guest house, all on 5.88 acres with ditch irrigation rights. #201400074

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PROFILE Mike Baker

This interview series focuses on the people in Santa Fe’s real-estate industry. Mike Baker is a broker with Sotheby’s International Realty.

It’s been a long time since we’ve talked. The years are flying by. I’m glad they’re flying by. I died twice. You died twice? I did, in 2010. Flatlined. I went to the other side and it was wonderful, so I don’t worry about it anymore. How’d you get there? I got a tropical disease in a trip to Brazil. I got sicker and sicker, mostly from the medication, Prednisone. As a practicing agnostic/atheist, I realized I’d gone to 42 doctors and all the major clinics, including the Mayo, and 30 alternative practitioners, then I turned to prayer. And I got better. I’m a believer. It could be a coincidence, but I got better when I was supposed to be dead. The interesting thing is I came to it through the book Autobiography of a Yogi. By Paramahansa Yogananda. Yes. Most of his quotations are the divine romance, which is his love of God, but they’re quotes from Jesus. A lot of what Yogananda says is you’re meditating on God. It’s a psychological shift: you envision yourself being healed, rather than asking to be healed. I’m doing 20 sets times three of bench press and I can run a half mile. I couldn’t get through Target without an electric cart three years ago. I’m able to work 12- to 14hour days and I’m happy to do it. It’s the kind of thing you wish would happen when you’re 18. I think we’re here to do the best we can with what we’ve got, and that’s a hard task. Where did you grow up? A combination of a small farming town in Wisconsin and Sacramento, California, in the Fifties. My parents were separated so I alternated between those places. Growing up on a farm is a good thing. You learn that things are what they are, and it’s easier to tell people the truth. My family raised seedcorn and sorghum, alfalfa, sunflowers. I was one of those 12-year-old tractor drivers that they have all over the Midwest. What did you want to be when you were a teenager? An archaeologist. I wasn’t good enough to play center field for the Dodgers. Center field, huh? Yeah, Duke Snider was my favorite player. I went to school at San Francisco State. I moved into the HaightAshbury in 1966. I was a short-haired basketball player who never did drugs, but I loved living in the Haight because of the music: Big Brother and Jefferson Airplane, and we went early to see blues legends like Buddy Guy and B.B. King, who were the warm-up bands. I went overseas as a college junior. I was the last


generation of people for whom the California educational system had money, so I was in Sweden for two years, and I traveled around Europe. I studied literature — Shakespeare and the American novel — and 19th-century European history. I like people-watching and I’d sit on the ChampsElysées or some café and read and watch people go by. When did you get down to business? I was headed to Taos for a job as a dishwasher and my car broke down in Montana. It was a Volvo and they didn’t have parts so I got a job teaching skiing and I ended up as a 26-year-old marketing director for the Big Sky resort. I loved it. I was traveling around with an expense account, telling stories about Montana and skiing. And I traveled with the marketing director for Yellowstone Park and we’d do joint presentations. I did that until 1977 and then I came here to do the Ore House Restaurant on the Plaza. I was part owner and manager. Then I bought part of a real-estate company. After a while I wanted to do more investment and commercial real estate so I went out on my own. What companies have you been with? My biggest stays were Coldwell Banker, Santa Fe Properties, and several iterations of French & French/ Sotheby’s. I’ve done $600 million worth of stuff here, but I

think the current real-estate setup with agents and agencies in Santa Fe is a sham. When I started, there were small agencies where the qualifying broker and other brokers in the office overheard your conversations and they would correct you when you were wrong. In 1984-85 the three largest companies were in a marketshare war. They put on a campaign to collect as many agents as they could, which completely obviated anybody getting any training, so I think the public is worst-served now than they were in the Seventies. Realtors take a lot of classes on sales and psychology, but they don’t know anything about real estate. Why don’t you say what you really think? The tragedy is the buyers are actually paying for both brokers’ commissions and the buyers get terrible Realtors, thinking that real estate is really simple. You buy a milliondollar house and the commission is $60,000. Who do you think put the money into the transaction if it wasn’t you? Do you ever walk into a retail location and not think you’re supporting it when you buy something? But people think the seller’s paying. The seller never sees the money. It’s a line-item transfer on a closing statement. I don’t mind being confrontational. I always have been and I don’t mind it, because it pays off well. I get people who are iconoclastic, self-made thinkers. People have always said You may not like what Baker tells you, but he’ll tell you the truth, including about the market. Are you a stats guy? Oh, yeah. The problem is that the MLS stats for days on market are off by about 200 percent and the percentage of asking price to original listing price is about 300 percent different than what they represent. That’s because our MLS system doesn’t track the history of listings through changes of brokers or re-listings. One big change is when we became transaction brokers rather than buyers’ or sellers’ agents. The way we work now is trying to get a meeting of the minds. And it comes down to the competency and ethics of the practitioner, exactly the same as in medicine and other professions. Most of this is just about the care and feeding of human beings, from a psychological standpoint. It’s trying to get them in the position where the best thing possible happens to them given the prevailing market. What do you like doing in your spare time? A lot of reading. I ride motorcycles. I play golf. I ski. I talk and write for a living. I’ve written some unpublished novels and unpurchased screenplays. I’m a diarist. I love walking my dog. What kind of dog? I have a mutt that showed up on my porch at four months old. His name is Rocky and I’ve learned more from him about living in the minute and enjoying the day than from any being on earth. H OME

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OFFERED AT US $1,395,000 With 360 views that are seldom seen in Santa Fe, this soulful property looks intimately over the Sangre de Cristo mountain range and then captures 100 mile views to the Ortiz, Sandias and Jemez ranges. This 2896 sq. ft. house/guesthouse with a 570 sq. ft. studio and a detached 2-car garage is sited on 1.5 acres of rare Santa Fe land and located just 5 minutes from Santa Fe’s Plaza.


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OFFERED AT US $839,500 Highly revered Santa Fe contractor, Jim Hayes, has thoroughly renovated this 2 bed 2 bath home located in the heart of Tesuque. You enter the property through an exquisite river rock and adobe wall by way of the gracious flagstone walkway. The high ceilings with vegas and beam, tract lighting and skylights highlight the expansive areas available to hang your art collection. The home showcases hardwood and flagstone/tile floors, granite counter tops, and two fireplaces. Five double French doors open out to both front and back to bricked patio areas, separate covered portal area with vigas creates and an additional outdoor living area.

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linda murphy 505.780.7711

New ListiNg


his property is one of the most magical, gracious and sophisticated homes on the market today and is located right in the Heart of the Historic Eastside in the Atwill Compound. Sequestered behind adobe walls, you will undoubtedly experience a peace and serenity you might not expect being so close to galleries and the excitement of Canyon Road. Truly one-of-a-kind ambiance awaits you in this stylish contemporary with hints of European detailing and finishes, perfectly juxtaposed with traditional southwestern elements. Gorgeous thick white plastered adobe walls frame deep-set divided light windows with garden vignettes appearing outside most every window. Phenomenal ambient light glistens through skylights and windows. Most spectacular: is an almost surreal master bathroom with exquisite Portuguese tile. This home belongs in Veranda Magazine; words cannot describe it. If you love it during the day, wait till you see the mood at night! This is truly a sensational property. The best of all worlds... although designated a condo, MLS#201401156 $997,000 it feels just like a single-family home with only a tiny portion of common wall.

New ListiNg


agnificent, vibrant, gracious and sophisticated! Serene and secluded Northern New Mexico residence located on a tree lined street and nestled on over 1/3 acre in the heart of the famed Historic Eastside - buzzing with cultural and social activities, including being adjacent to the Santa Fe Riverwalk, and close to Patrick Smith Park, the Dale Ball Trails, and of course, Canyon Road! Steeped in Santa Fe history, parts of the home are presumed built as early as 1895! Beautifully maintained and lovingly restored, this property was masterfully remodeled by John Wolf and is not to be missed if history, location and Santa Fe ambiance is important to you. Come experience the serene seclusion of this lovely estate. Stunning main residence features grand entry salon with incredible frescos, amazing veranda overlooking lush, blooming gardens and mature trees, MLS#201402218 $1,995,000 guest quarters/studio and separate guest house. 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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1000 Paseo de Peralta 216 Washington Avenue santa Fe, new Mexico 87501 505.982.4466 • 800.374.2931

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711 PAnorAMA LAne $4,150,000 • 1947 Territorial masterpiece, tastefully updated and restored • Exquisite master suite has its own library and private balcony with views • Chef's kitchen with butler's pantry; office space with its own entrance • Separate guesthouse, and both a 4-car garage and a 2-car garage • 5 br, 7 ba, 6280 sq.ft., gated circular driveway, 2.8 acres--great views! • Matthew sargent 505.490.1718

334 gArCiA street $1,900,000 • Quintessential authentic eastside historic home on a double lot • Well for watering the grounds, mature landscaping, old-growth trees • Vigas, corbels, wood floors; a basement provides ample storage • See the video at • 3 br, 3 ba, 2,622 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 0.82 acre • Marilyn Foss 505.231.2500

8 sAnto doMingo CirCLe $1,850,000 • A Las Campanas home with views to the west and northwest • Beautiful home office, large kitchen opening to a sunny eating area • Five fireplaces, home theater system, Ulla Darni chandeliers • Wet bars in the living room and media room, landscaped yard • 4 br, 4 ba, office, 5,593 sq.ft., 3-car garage, 1.34 acres • Laurie Farber-Condon 505.412.9912

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22 entrAdA LA CienegA $1,495,000 • 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 • dan Wright 505.670.0779

1103 bishoP’s Lodge roAd $1,250,000 • Completely-remodeled adobe/concrete home on wooded acreage • Open kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, mesmerizing views • Oak floors, plastered walls, Carrera honed marble, granite, travertine • Detached 800 sq.ft. 2-car garage with large storage room • 4 br, 4 ba, 3,164 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 2.34 acres • Paul geoffrey 505.660.6009

53 AvenidA de LAs nubes $1,200,000 • Rastra construction, 16-foot ceilings, mahogany doors, Italian tile • Grand master suite with steam shower, walk-in closet, separate office • Incredible cook's kitchen with granite counters, high-end appliances • 16-foot stacked flagstone fireplace; plus a study and a light-filled studio • 3 br, 3 ba, 6,308 sq.ft., 4-car garage, 6.24 acres • Marg veneKlasen 505.670.5202

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17 green MeAdoW LooP $1,125,000 • Beautifully-remodeled home, open living, big east/west views • Three bedroom suites, study, large studio with northern light • Wood floors, plastered walls, cherry wood cabinets, large portal • 'Corn Maiden' sculpture by Frank McGuire is included • 3 br, 5 ba, 3,481 sq.ft., 3-car garage, 1.78 acres • Laurie Farber-Condon 505.412.9912

153 CAnterA CirCLe $1,100,000 • A new listing near Canyon Road and downtown • Single-level custom home in a self-contained enclave • Hardwood and flagstone floors, plaster walls, high ceilings • Dining room, two living rooms, huge master, guest quarters • 3 br, 3.5 ba, 3,260 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 0.34 acre • gavin sayers 505.690.3070

1976 Cerros CoLorAdos $1,050,000 • A contemporary masterpiece • Elegant and chic with majestic views • Custom cabinetry and built-ins • Features a separate studio/guest quarters • 2 br, 3 ba, 2724 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 0.52 acre • the efrain Prieto group 505.470.6909


Tom Abrams


Dave Feldt


Matthew Sargent 490.1718

Deborah Bodelson 660.4442

Marilyn Foss


Gavin Sayers


James Congdon 490.2800

Matt Desmond

Paul Geoffrey 660.6009

Richard Schoegler 577.5112


Debra Hagey


Bob Lee Trujillo 470.0002

Don DeVito


Sharon Macdonald 660.5155

Marg VeneKlasen 660.9151

Suzy Eskridge 310.4116

Dermot Monks


Dan Wright


Laurie Farber-Condon 412.9912

Efrain Prieto


David Woodard 920.2000

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Elegant Country Estate

Quintessential Equestrian Estate

European Elegance - Santa Fe Comfort

This 5-bd, 5-ba home in Arroyo Hondo has a sumptuous owners suite, chef’s kitchen, luxurious finishes, surrounding mountain views and great guest suites. Green and affordable with solar electric & geothermic heat. MLS #201401962

This 4-bd, 6-ba Arroyo Hondo home is gracious with mountain views. There is a lovely detached and fully-appointed guesthouse, a stellar horse facility with six stalls, tack room, hay storage, horse wash and bathroom. MLS #201401956

This view-filled 3-bd, 4-ba Santa Fe villa is behind gracious gates, custom built in 2005. The well-designed floorplan is perfect for entertaining and is ‘guest friendly’ while maintaining privacy for the owner. MLS #201401691

14 Millers End

46 Droege Road

22 Paseo Del Venado





Pitched Roof With Beautiful Views

In Town, Old Charm, All New

Mountain Luxury in High Summit

Northern New Mexican architecturally designed pitched roof. Pumice-Crete, huge views, courtyard, portals, and gardens on 6+ acres. Chef’s kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2-car garage 3,100 sq.ft. heated. #201305685

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

Custom built in 2012, this 4-bd, 5-ba home has a “Gold” rating and a HERS rating of 59. Green, efficient and beautiful in 3,980 sq.ft. with panoramic views. Wood and stone flooring, and chef’s kitchen. #201400780

5 Vista Del Mundo

1100 Old Taos Highway

1145 S. Summit Ridge



Equestrian Estate, Vast Land & Views

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Private Mountain Retreat

Enter through custom iron gates along the gracious driveway up to this authentic and classic home. Sited on 2.2 acres with mesmerizing mountain views, this 3200 sq.ft. home enjoys extraordinary privacy. MLS #201401073

Contiguous with 4,000 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 1,440 sq.ft. studio. #201301448

95 acres of peaceful privacy in this self-sufficient, high mountain desert oasis. It has a main adobe residence, a 300 sq.ft. guesthouse, chicken coop, horse shed, all energy-efficient & sustainable. Runway/hanger too! #201302982

1112 Calle Catalina

126 Vaquero Road

64 Clay Hill Road


Northern New Mexico River Home


Adobe & Panoramic Views


This ‘Like-New’ Home is Immaculate

Rastra pitched roof on 22.9 stunning acres. 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, basement and free standing art studio. Enjoy a rural lifestyle of peace and nature on over 1,000 sq.ft. of covered portals. #201304465

Live and entertain in this 4,400 sq.ft. adobe, on one level. This authentic and private home has a great floorplan and a well-appointed guesthouse. On 2.89 acres with a covered outdoor kitchen, and a 2-car garage. #201401373

Beautifully sited on 3 acres, the Sangre and Jemez views are extraordinary. This 2004 ‘Parade of Homes award winner has a perfect floorplan, all one level, with three bedrooms and four bathrooms. #201401645

51 Rio en Medio, CR 78B

159 Tano Road

5 Paseo Del Paloma




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.


Master Gardener helps save the bees Gardeners have always known the importance pollinators play in keeping flowers and trees blooming and reproducing. Butterflies, bees and other insects are our garden helpers and without them, our beautiful, fragrant and edible world will suffer dire consequences, something that is sadly already starting to occur. For the past decade, bee populations all over the world have been on the decline and scientists want to know why. Pesticides have been listed as the number-one cause, along with threats like Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a condition where bees are unable to resist infections caused by pesticide-contaminated parasites. Living in a culture where chemical use is commonplace, one may wonder if there is any way to help this vital insect’s plight. The answer to that is yes. For starters, try to avoid using pesticides at all costs. If you must use them, choose organic insecticidal soaps, or contact the Sangre de Cristo Beekeepers or Santa Fe Master Gardener’s Association for a list of environmentally friendly products. Another way you can help the bees is by starting an apiary and becoming a

beekeeper. While many may find this idea daunting, it’s relatively easy and inexpensive — and the stings are not as profuse as you might expect. Local Master Gardener Jannine Cabossel (known as the Tomato Lady at the Santa Fe Farmers Market) has first-hand knowledge of beekeeping and has agreed to share some of her experiences. Why did you decide to become a beekeeper? I wanted pollinators for my vegetable garden, in particular bee pollinators. I

also wanted to do something to protect the bees because of their endangered status. Was this an easy or hard endeavor?

It was not that hard at all. It’s mainly getting over the fear of stings. All you have to do is remember to always suit up: wear long sleeves, jeans, and your bee veil. How high is the risk of getting stung? Not as great as you think. It can happen, but they won’t swarm at you like many think. This was the first year I got stung because I didn’t have my suit zipped on and got too close when they were working. My only advice is, if you are allergic to bees, don’t do this! Have you noticed any differences in your garden since getting the beehives? I have noticed we have more fruit on the fruit trees! Is it hard to get the honey? Not really, but there is a process. You’ll need to count the combs to make sure you leave enough bars with honey to sustain the bees in the winter. We collect the extra honey they produce in the fall. What do you think is the most important part of having bees? That I am helping take care of a beautiful insect that is endangered. My bee mentor Les Crowder, a master beekeeper


who taught me A LOT, feels home beekeepers may be the salvation of the bees. I believe he is right. To contact Jannine, please visit her website, For information on the Sangre de Cristo Beekeepers, visit: 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,” is in Santa Fe and Baltimore. Contact her at 443.257.8833 and, and see www.

Recent Home & Land Sales Sales data for the period April 18-May 18 from Santa Fe Association of Realtors MLS reports. Not all sales are reported. Homes 39,900 45,000 70,000 70,000 75,662 104,000 111,000 117,075 124,000

127,500 140,000 149,900 150,000 150,000 160,500 169,000 169,000 170,000 170,000 Homes 189,630 195,000 199,000 210,000 222,500

173,500 175,000 177,500 179,000 180,000 182,900 184,000 184,900 185,000 190,000 230,850 240,000 247,500 257,775 265,000 265,812

Homes 180,000 353,000 435,000 453,500

196,000 205,000 205,000 209,000 214,000 215,000 219,500 220,000 223,000 225,000 275,000 285,900 301,138 307,500 315,000 323,752

225,000 228,560 230,000 235,000 244,500 256,000 259,000 260,303 270,000 270,414 338,000 394,000 440,000

281,000 300,700 335,000 345,000 345,000 360,688 472,000 Land 30,000

Land 36,500 76,000 83,700 140,000

Homes 898,500 940,000

Land 30,000 165,000 218,000

Homes 267,750 277,000 355,000 395,991 525,200

Land 53,750 53,750

53,750 53,750 165,000


550,000 580,000 825,000 Land (None)

Homes 276,000 305,000 405,000 439,000 450,000


Homes 135,000 225,108 241,000

242,500 299,000 299,900 310,000

Homes 115,000 117,000 225,000 263,000 410,000

317,000 322,000 325,001 327,500

350,000 375,000 379,000 429,000

453,040 500,000 580,000 650,000 700,000 703,000

522,500 540,000 640,000 665,000 895,000 915,000

Homes 299,000 472,500 790,000 980,000

760,000 950,000 2,817,500 Land 129,000 179,000

950,000 960,000 1,405,000 Land (None)

Land (None)

525,000 Land (None)


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Hanging with the Hondo irises

Alice Warder Seely, artist extraordinaire and dreamer with flair

Six friends from Charlotte, N.C. tour the Iris Farm

Chris Camacho, gardener, horticulturist, naturalist, cyclist

Oakley, preparing for her next career (”Welcome to Wal Mart”)

Darlings, I recently spent a week in Hondo, a minimally populated area situated about 25 miles east of Ruidoso and 45 miles west of Roswell. At first glance, the only thing there is a gas station, an Allsup’s convenience store, and beautiful scenery. But if you slow down at mile marker 284 on U.S. 70/380, you’ll see a sign directing you to the Hondo Iris Farm and Gallery. Buttercups, that makes the 3-hour drive from Santa Fe worth every mile. For those of us who nostalgically remember the old iris farm in Cerrillos, this one in Hondo is 100 times better (maybe even 1,000). The Hondo Iris Farm and Gallery was a concept of artist Alice Warder Seely, who has with her partner David Hall built an artistic empire that is like a small paradise in the middle of the unusually shaped hills and sometimes sparse vegetation of the Hondo Valley. Through Alice and David’s vision, a couple of old adobes and a vacant pasture became southeastern New Mexico’s “field of dreams.” After spending a week working during the height of the iris season, I can certainly attest to this “If you build it, they will come” theory. We had people coming from Canada, Minnesota, North Carolina, New York, California, Colorado, Texas, and all over New Mexico. Chickadees, we sold over 800 iris plants and took orders for at least that many iris rhizomes to be shipped later in July. This iris field of dreams was started about 13 years ago, and it has blossomed into

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one of the most beautiful gardens in New Mexico. Songbirds love it, hummingbirds swarm in droves, fighting each other for the multitude of feeders lining the gallery porch, and the lazy resident cat pays no attention to any of them. Three years ago, David put an ad on Craigslist, thinking he might get lucky and find a gardener who was looking for a quiet existence in a beautiful but remote spot. Within minutes of putting the ad online, he received a call from Chris Camacho, a young horticulturist working at Peckerwood Gardens, the well-known conservation garden near Houston. The prospect of having the autonomy to create a garden that would demonstrate what’s possible in a harsh Southwest climate, the chance to develop a botanical garden with exotic desert plants, and the opportunity to show visitors the beautiful and life-sustaining qualities of a garden were just what Chris was looking for. He showed up within a week, ready to get dirt under his nails. The addition of Chris allowed Alice to spend less time in the garden and more time on her artwork. Coming from a long line of artists — her biological father, William Ward, was a New Mexico muralist and landscape painter and her stepfather was famed Navajo artist Ha-So-De (Narciso Abeyta) — Alice gets restless when she’s not doing something creative. She is a writer, sculptor, tapestry designer, jewelry designer, and painter, not necessarily in that order. The gallery is filled with her work, as well as folk art from around the world, and it is all a reflection of her love for color and beauty. Sweetpeas, the first day I was there, I spent some time shopping for just the right pair of earrings (designed by Alice and made in their jewelry factory housed in an old, historic gas station in Hondo), a few beautiful scarves (to accessorize so that I could wear the same basic outfit everyday and no one would notice), a broad-brimmed hat to keep my face out of the harsh sun, and one small, handmade, cross-body purse to hold my lipstick and sunscreen while I greeted visitors and


handed out iris catalogs. Kittens, I sort of reminded myself of a rather attractive Wal Mart greeter. Of all the people I met during the week, I especially loved Mary Sumpter. She came with a tour group of senior citizens from Alamogordo. At 96, she was still living at home with her two dogs, and even though she was blind, she asked me to pick out a couple of brightly colored iris plants for her to take with her. If they were bright enough, she thought she just might be able to see a spot of color when she sat in her garden. Lemon Drops, I’m thinking I may have to take a trip down there to see how that worked out. In the evenings, after a grueling 8-hour day (next year, Fashionistas, I’ll be wearing sensible shoes instead of my stylish Christian Louboutin spiked ankle boots), I relaxed in the oh-so-charming Orchard Cottage, an adobe casita which was once a ranch hand’s house on Peter Hurd’s Sentinel Ranch. The Hurd Ranch guest homes are available for rent year-round and are part of the Hurd-La Rinconada Gallery and Guest Homes, which are now owned by artist Michael Hurd (son of the late artist Peter Hurd). What I’m basically telling you, Butter Beans, is that there is a whole world of unique people and interesting sites down in that part of our wonderfully enchanting state. Sometimes, in Santa Fe, we forget that. Yes, Virginia, there is life beyond Santa Fe County. So long, Sweetpeas. Until next time… Oakley Oakley Talbott can be reached at


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Glorious Earth transformations By Paul Weideman


any of Santa Fe’s neighborhoods boast an admirable variety of front-yard treatments, speaking to the individuality of the owners, and, it would seem, to the idea that these were not the results of production homebuilding. But in fact, residents of the communities developed by Allen Stamm between 1939 and 1980 have been as creative with their street faces as anyone living in more impromptu neighborhoods. One recent example is at 1004 Osage Avenue in the Stamm-developed Casa Alegre subdivision. The street wall, created by Tobi Wilde and Adam Steinberg of Glorious Earth Landscapes, is a festive conglomeration of materials, including railroad ties, recycled concrete, broken sections of the previous front walk, chimney tile, and boulders: dark gray rock from the Caja Del Rio landfill, blue granite quarried in the Cerrillos Hills, and red scoria from La Bajada. “I did it all,” Wilde said. “The owner [Tim Schreck] told me he wanted a wall and I said I can’t just do an ordinary wall. This is flamboyant.” The courtyard area inside the street wall contains walks and patterns — surrounding a large atom symbol — bordered with colorful, recycled, broken glass. “I don’t like using gravel. It’s a gravel universe, man. I don’t like anything boring,” Wilde said. Paths wrap around to the back yard, where Glorious Earth Landscapes fashioned a pair of large features: a sunken fire pit and a built-up rock sculpture with an integral fountain. The water feature is an eruption of rock, the water issuing from a distinctive rock slab the owner wanted Wilde to incorporate, then running down pieces of roof tile that Steinberg bought at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. “Everything is very thought-out and playful. I wanted something beyond ordinary for the water feature. I designed the shape and form, and Adam is adept at building them.” Landscaping plants include black-eyed susan, butterfly bush, hollyhocks, donkey spurge, and iris from the owner’s mother’s garden in Ohio, as well as desert willow and Arizona cypress that will grow up and ultimately provide separation from the neighbors in back. For the fire-pit feature, Wilde and Steinberg created a ring of rock seats, again recycling concrete pavers that were here previously, and artful panels of stone mosaics. “It sort of just bursts out of me,” said Wilde, who punctuated her descriptions with avowals of her healing abilitites and references to “Ozymandius, the king of kings.” An alumna of Carnegie Tech and Ivy School of Professional Arts in Pittsburgh, she previously had Café Oasis, 526 Galisteo Street, and Wild Things antique clothing on Garfield Street for 25 years. “After I broke up with Richard [Kurtz, her former husband] I was so depressed and Adam called me one day and said, ‘You have to see a project I just did.’ It was so awful. It was not my thing. And he said he would pay me to come up with an idea. That was about 10 years ago.” The landscaping around Café Oasis, which opened in 1993 and closed in 2005, was another example of her elaborate but naturalistic design sense. So is the monumental rock/ water/light feature in front of Camel Rock Casino, which the pair came up with a few years ago, when Steinberg’s company was known as Indigo Spirit Landscapes. This spring, the two are looking forward to a residential project in White Rock and a landscaping remodel at a new apartment complex in south Santa Fe. For more information about the Wilde-Steinberg business, call 989-1388 or visit the website

Tobi Wilde and Adam Steinberg in the fire pit H OME

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Investment property: wealth-builder When most of us think of investments we think of the stock market, maybe our retirement fund, and maybe that “business opportunity” last year with a colleague. It is easy to describe investments one-dimensionally; something we invest money in today that we intend to sell for a larger sum years later. Investment real estate however builds wealth simultaneously four ways. 1. Appreciating asset. Possibly the most well-known fact of real estate is that it grows in value, or appreciates. With the exception of a few brief periods over the last century, real estate has steadily risen in price, partly due to demand, but also due to other increases such as lumber and the desire for high-end finishes. Similar to the stock market, real estate in general has risen in value over time.

2. Income-producing. Rental real estate produces income once the property is leased. While this income is taxable to the investor, many expenses become deductible that are not in a principal residence. Rental income can produce up to double-digit returns annually. 3. Debt reduction. A third and maybe lesser realized benefit is the reduction of mortgage debt. With a stock rarely do we borrow money to invest. The value of stock is typically measured from its highest value, and wealth is measured from zero. Not so with real estate investments. Typically a fraction of the investment is bought with your money, while a bank or lending institution lends the remainder. This allows wealth building in two directions simultaneously — growth through appreciation of the

asset’s value, and growth in the reduction of debt borrowed from the bank - paid for with rental income. 4. Tax deduction (depreciation). Arguably the least-known benefit of investment real estate is depreciation expense on a tax return. Residential real estate is depreciated over 27.5 years and commercial real estate over 39 years. To put real numbers on paper, a rental home purchased in Santa Fe with net real property value of $275,000 carries a $10,000 annual write-off against income. For many homes, depreciation alone offsets more than six months of rental income! Regardless of your risk tolerance to investments and time horizon to invest, real estate is a great diversification to historical stock-based portfolios. Real


estate is a great way to earn income today and tomorrow, while holding an appreciating asset that in most cases can be sold for a profit years later. Jason Couillard, a certified public accountant and a Realtor, is chief financial officer for Kokopelli Property Management, 982-1013.


Unlikely al fresco It’s no mystery that Realtors spend a lot of time at restaurants entertaining their clients, and we are often asked where are the best places to eat. Now that the temperature and weather are most favorable, eating outdoors is the way to go. There are many well-established, even world-renowned, restaurants here in Santa Fe that are perfect for outdoor dining but also many not so well-known, unlikely al fresco restaurants that are worth checking out. Here is a look at some unlikely places to find great food and fun outdoor dining with a festive atmosphere. The Shake Foundation is the latest iteration of culinary creativity from Santa Fe’s statesman of cuisine, Brian Knox. Located in the renovated gas station on the 600 block of Cerrillos, you will find picnic tables under cottonwood trees and a walk-up window to place your order. Shakes may be the cornerstone of the foundation but this sublime burger joint has an inspired menu and everything is excellent, including some unexpected surprises like the incredible fried oyster 44

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sandwich with red-chile mayo. When it comes to the coveted Green Chile Cheeseburger, Brian intelligently avoids the divisive claim of “best,” instead placing his emphasis on “authentic.” The true genius, however, is reinventing an American institution without gimmicks or clichés and raising it to a revered level. Nostalgia buffs will not be disappointed and if heaven has a Tastee-Freez, this is it. Authentic is also the best way to describe another newcomer to the unlikely al fresco club. Bambini’s located on St. Francis in front of Ski Tech and next to the newest Starbucks brings true Philly cheesesteaks and Philly-inspired hoagies to Santa Fe. Anyone serious about sandwiches knows that it all starts with the bread and the Bambini’s buns come straight from Philadelphia. Next you need the right kind of cheese. Provolone and American cheeses are great but for the real deal you need Cheese Whiz. Seriously, Cheese Whiz is simply divine. Dedicated to wholesome, healthy and authentic food, the husband-and-wife team of Lynsey and Chip Storm together

with Lynsey’s father, executive chef Steve Pompei, are destined for greatness with this friendly, cheerful family restaurant. For us, Philly Friday is becoming a weekly event. Bang Bite is the latest outpost for hungry foodies in town. The distinctive orange food-truck parked on the Old Santa Fe Trail across from Kaune’s is quite possibly the perfect metaphor for chef/owner Enrique Guerrero’s extensive culinary travels in life. He has graced a long list of outstanding kitchens including the French Laundry in Napa Valley, Masa in San Francisco, and Picasso at the Bellagio in Vegas. The soulful, creative menu changes with the seasons and offers daily specials. Soups and burgers are regular items but there is nothing regular about them. Burgers are a blend of chuck, brisket, and short rib Angus beef raised in New Mexico and toppings include everything from Maytag Blue Cheese to Maple Bacon Jam. You can even take this culinary marvel on wheels home with you as they cater parties and special events. So if you’re looking for an unlikely al


fresco dining experience, Santa Fe will not disappoint. Dine on the premise or take your meal to a local park and savor the extraordinary flavors from these fine chefs. Just don’t attempt to eat any of these creations in your car. They require your full undivided attention and both you and your car will need a though cleaning if you do. Roger and Melissa are Realtors at KW. Call them at 505-699-3112, email, or follow them on Twitter @CarsonandCarson and at

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Failed footings and massive movement are often associated with water from broken utility lines, drip irrigation systems or rainfall. During the current drought it has been different: The extraordinarily dry weather has resulted in the desiccation of soils that, as they shrink, place stress on the loads imposed on them.


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As counter-intuitive as settlement caused by the absence of moisture seems, there is another seeming paradox emerging from the pattern of failures we are observing: It is newer houses that are failing far more frequently than older ones. Our largest underpinning jobs on existing adobe homes have been for houses that are less than 15 years old. Huge remediation expenses leave new homeowners feeling legitimately cheated. You may reasonably ask how this can be, given that building standards and codes are more stringent now than they were 50 or even 20 years ago. Here is part of the answer: An older adobe tends to be characterized by a single story, few and typically small window and door openings, and a low roofline. The tendency now is to increase the height and build sensuously thick walls broken by lots of large openings. Modestly sized vigas have given way to massive, whole trees. Concrete has replaced wood as a bond beam. In short, houses are heavier and more brittle now. If you love your new house even though it is betraying you, or if you want to build a new home, we can help keep it honest with helical piers or micropiles. ~Ed Crocker H OME

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he main living area of this house is a beauty, taking in living room, dining room, and kitchen. The large beams of the fan-shaped ceiling lead the eye to a bank of windows and glass doors looking out to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The distinctive living-room fireplace has a marble hearth, a lovely, slightly projecting masonry “eyebrow” just above the arched firebox, and a built-in mantel and nicho. This 2007 house was constructed by Martín Beltran, Koala Homes, in the SpanishPueblo Revival style. He built it as his own home, so many luxury upgrades were incorporated. One is the neat floral mosaic set into the stucco next to the front door; the door boasts black-steel hardware and postigo (”look-see” door) grill. The driveway from Monte Sereno Drive, a 10-minute drive from the Santa Fe Plaza, is flanked by piñon trees and stone-bordered landscaping with roses, Potentilla, and ornamental grasses. The foyer is decorated with a large painted medallion on the floor and, above, a large, circular lighting cove below a round skylight. The floors are large tiles of marble, heated by a radiant system. All windows are triplepane Pella with integral shades and most open to maximize summertime ventilation. The interior walls are hand-troweled plaster, but two rooms are finished in colored Venetian plaster: the bright breakfast nook (sage green) and one of the smaller bedrooms (mustard yellow and taupe). The residence is 3,237 square feet, with three each of bedrooms and bathrooms. The


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master bedroom has cherry-plank floors and a fogón (corner fireplace), while the master bath shows wonderful tile work, a jetted tub, granite tops, and a large closet. The sinks here and elsewhere in the house are undermount: the stone surrounds extend inward from the sink top edge, obviating the typical grout edge. There are two bedrooms in the guest wing. The second has its own bathroom and the third shares a Jack-and-Jill bathroom with the den/media room/office. The kitchen sports granite countertops and handsomely glittering glass-tile backsplashes. The wet bar off of the living room has a similar backsplash but in a different color. Realtor Colleen Dearing said Beltran started out as a tile specialist, so these are just two of the many interesting tile treatments in the domicile. Kitchen equipment includes custom, alder-wood cabinets and Bosch appliances, which includes a 5-burner cooktop in the island. Hanging lights vary from rustic to modern — examples of an interior that Dearing described as “soft contemporary.” There is a walk-in pantry and a large laundry room that includes a sink and a (humansize) dog shower. Outside the living room is a patio paved with scored concrete and incorporating subtle press-prints of evergreens, plus landscaping within low privacy walls. Walkways lead around the sides of the house to smaller patio spaces, including one outside the master bedroom that is landscaped with boulders and roses. There is a fully finished 2-car garage. The property is served by city utilities. The 1.4-acre property at 3012 Monte Sereno is listed by Colleen Dearing, Coldwell Banker Trails West Realty, for $1.25 million.


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Paying it forward Today, online social networks are the way people communicate socially. Facebook is the leader with over 1.4 billion members worldwide. The company’s statistical data reports the average amount of time a person spends on Facebook is 15 hours and 33 minutes per month. Is this you? Since networking is essential for personal growth and business success, our staggering use of social media to communicate has changed how we connect, establish trusting relationships, and build businesses. Do you ever wonder about the benefits you receive from vaguely knowing, liking and following people in your online social network? If so, you might consider the difference between marketing and paying it forward. Yesterday, I received a call from a stranger who wanted to sell his home. Someone in my social group online told him he needed to talk to me and practiced networking by paying it forward. He knew networking is about what you can do for

someone else. This is often what happens when we are engaged in a conversation. The same is true for social networking. At the same time social networking is changing how we network. Do you have less frequent talks with your friends because you watch them on Facebook? Do you spend energy networking with people you already know on LinkedIn or do you research and connect with new industry peers? Are you only marketing on Twitter and no longer handing out business cards? When you network and engage others to do something for someone else, you are paying it forward. Imagine social networking as a way to give a gift of making a difference for your customers, clients, friends, peers or strangers. Next imagine the ways you can spread the ideas, experiences and stories about things you are passionate about by paying it forward. What is important next is to know your audience and the differences in social media sites. Use Facebook to share who

you are as a person. People do business with people they know, like and trust. Avoid annoying people by selling on Facebook. Linkedin is for your business. Do not share your personal adventures there. Think of Twitter as the place to share your knowledge and passion about what is important in real time in your community and business. There is more to social networking than being on social media. Think pay it forward. Remember, social media like networking is all about people connecting to people. Your voice, your story and how you share your information will make a difference in how authentically you connect with people. Networking online is not about the quantity of your likes, friends or followers. It is all about the quality of the relationship. Your positive and giving attitude online will be recognized by your social-networking sphere. You will be seen as a trusted source for friendship, business, referrals, ideas and unexpected gifts. Think about


how much has already changed. No one searched on Google in 1997. Only birds tweeted before Twitter. Facebook was only for college students. How we use social media changes social networking. See you next online. Emily Medvec ( is an associate broker with Keller Williams. For help to sell or buy real estate, call 505-660-4541. Emily’s other passion is how social networking changes how we communicate. Follow her on Twitter @ emilymedvec.


Greywater gone wild We are fortunate to live in a state that allows greywater recycling on a small scale. It is a great way to conserve water and offers some nice advantages. One can accurately predict the quantity a system will produce, plus it is rich in nutrients, which is great for landscaping. Greywater is all water leaving the house that is not from the toilets or the kitchen. Greywater systems are simple and built on site with no controls and little filtration in new homes. In existing homes it can be more complex. Reusing greywater is an old technology that has been tried and used for decades. In New Mexico, you may recycle greywater on a landscape without a permit if you produce less than 250 gallons per day and install the system using published best practices (www.ose. A two-person home, for example, might generate 100 gallons a day of total waste water (greywater and blackwater). For businesses 250 gallons a day is too little and a permit is required. With water

supplies diminishing around the world, views about greywater are changing. Solutions like the CT Graywater Recycling System from Conservation Technology utilize advanced technology to remove virtually all contaminants from greywater with a simple low maintenance, energy-efficient process. The filtration membranes have a pore size of 0.04 micron which is small enough to eliminate the need for disinfection. Water coming out of these filters can be stored for much longer periods and can be used in a much wider range of applications (toilets, urinals) than traditional greywater systems (landscaping only). It is now technically feasible for a commercial establishment to install and maintain a large greywater system and reap the benefits for decades to come: no price increases, predictable water supply, and lower monthly operating costs. What’s more, since the water quality is so good, greywater and rainwater could be stored together to reduce costs. Lee Jaslow, president of Conservation Technology, states, “The major cost of

rainwater systems, particularly in the western states, is storage. Since greywater is generated on a daily basis year-round, storage requirements are minimal, typically just a few hundred gallons for a residential system to a few thousand gallons for a commercial system. It just makes sense to combine these two storage systems.” This filtration technology now makes high-volume greywater systems possible. In addition, these new, advanced systems can treat thousands of gallons of greywater a year, replacing the clean, filtered, potable drinking water. Installing an advanced system like this today requires passing through many regulatory hurdles, as our regulations have not caught up with this emerging technology. A state permit is required for these large systems, but combining the storage of rainwater and greywater is not permitted, nor is the use of treated greywater inside a building. New technologies such as this advanced greywater recycling system will enable us to reduce our current water and energy


footprint and become more sustainable in an environment of diminishing resources. The faster we adopt these new technologies, the better it will be for the current generation, future generations, and our long-term quality of life. 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 H OME

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In water-starved California, homeowners are learning what many in New Mexico already know: A lawn isn’t feasible

he water situation in Santa Fe is so grim that when it rains people dance naked in the streets. OK, that’s not all bad — especially given such an attractive populace fully capable of salsas and tangos — but is it wrong to feel encouraged when a neighbor has it much worse? It’s true that our state’s “use it or lose it” legal system makes no sense in an age when water conservation is so important, but at least in New Mexico, water-rights owners are limited to using a specified amount. Texas adheres to an even dumber doctrine called the “right of capture,” which Estate Guide lets landowners pump as Santa Fe Real much water as possible. The Lone Star State owns its surface water — its rivers, lakes, reservoirs, estuaries and coastal waters — but all underground water belongs to the landowner. It comes with the deed, like trees and switchgrass. The problem is that in most cases, aquifers are slow to recharge, so neighbors pump against neighbors in gem La Fond an ugly race to the bottom. Contemporary For this reason and others, the official 2012 Texas Water Plan, which looks 50 years ahead, depends more Home on the construction of 26 major reservoirs. The This column appears regularly in Home: Santa problem is that a broad Fe Real Estate Guide, consensus of intelligent inside The New Mexican experts (who I recently every first Sunday of had the good fortune of the month. Read more meeting at the annual proHome stories at www. gram of the Philosophical santafenewmexican. Society of Texas) believes com/life/home. that most of those reservoirs won’t be built within that time frame, if ever. First, there’s no dam money, as in the days of LBJ. Second, the remaining waters of Texas often provide significant local economic benefits, and since many of the reservoirs would be created to provide water to distant urban areas, the selected dam sites are often unpopular at a local level. Third, the Endangered Species Act has the power to stop many of these projects before they start. Apart from the fact that existing reservoirs are extremely low and many may soon be of little use if the drought continues, the most serious economic, legal and political challenges for the would-be Texas dam-builders come from the fact that 95 percent of Texas real estate is privately owned, and Texans aren’t known for giving up their property to the government. (In New Mexico, real estate is split about 50/50 public to private.) The ultimate irony is that Texas is currently suing New Mexico because it says some of our private landowners are pumping too much water from below Elephant Butte. That’s right. They are suing us for exercising our own version of a much more limited right of capture.

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Yolanda Muñoz at her Monterey, Calif., home, where she replaced her lawn with drought-resistant plants — including the South African daisies at the top — to help save water. Many people in California are facing the reality that in the arid West, a water-gobbling swath of lawn is no longer realistic. WINNI WINTERMEYER/THE NEW YORK TIMES

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olanda Muñoz was leading a double life, water-wise. As an accountant for the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District, in Monterey, Calif., Muñoz heard grim predictions of water shortages and rationing as the state’s continuing drought intensified. But each night, she returned to her home in an older neighborhood on the peninsula, which had a lawn so large and lush she and her husband, Ed, put in a bench. “We had a beautiful parklike setting,” Muñoz said. “It had a lot of curb appeal. I hated to give up the lawn.” Still, it seemed like the only responsible thing to do. How could she continue to justify this profligate use of water in the face of such widespread shortages?


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of last month — many Californians are facing the reality that in the arid West the well-manicured lawn is no longer realistic, or even possible. Some cities have tightly restricted water use; others have raised usage rates to levels that make grass a luxury item. As for what constitutes a suitable alternative to the lawn, opinions abound. The Seaside Garden Center, on the Monterey Peninsula, recently held a workshop on artificial turf. Chuck Ingels, a horticulture adviser at the University of California Cooperative Extension in Sacramento, has experimented with meadow-like buffalo grass and dune sedge. And one Oakland couple is starting a neighborhood competition next month to promote replacing the lawn with vegetable gardens and native plants. Lorena Gonzalez, an assemblywoman

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The clients came to interior designer Laura Casey with a space dilemma: They did not want to give up the guest room in their suburban home, yet they needed a place for their child to play. Casey came up with a solution often used in small urban apartments: a Murphy bed. It takes up less space than a sofa sleeper or futon and — unlike many of those — uses a

standard mattress, so guests, including elderly grandparents, have a more comfortable stay. “They did not want to compromise the quality of the mattress,” said Casey, owner of Laura Casey Interiors in Charlotte, N.C. The Murphy bed — which tucks into cabinetry when not in use — is enjoying new popularity as a stylish space-saver in many kinds of homes, not just studio apartments. “It’s an interesting trend,” said Chris Fahy, vice president of The Bedder Way Co. in Indianapolis, which makes Murphy beds and has seen sales rise in recent years. He says many customers are baby boomers, empty nesters, and other homeowners who want to turn a bedroom into a hobby room or

exercise room but still need a place for grown children, grandchildren or other guests to sleep. Fahy’s Murphy beds range in price from $1,300 to $3,100. California Closets, which also makes custom wall beds, has seen the same upward trend, said Ginny Snook Scott, vice president for sales and marketing. Customers still buy Murphy beds for studio apartments and vacation homes, she said, but many others are looking to get more use out of an extra room. The company designs vertical and horizontal Murphy beds, often incorporating them into cabinetry units for home offices or craft rooms.

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Contemplating life without a lawn, she moved through the stages of grief, from anger (“I want this lawn!”) to bargaining (“We thought about doing a design where half the lawn would be saved and half ripped out, like a kidney shape”) to depression (“I felt it was kind of hypocritical of me”) and finally to acceptance (“We contacted Hill and Dale,” a local landscape architecture firm). Four months ago, Muñoz replaced her guilty pasture with a mix of drought-tolerant plants and non-thirsty boulders and gravel. In place of the daily sprinkler rinse, she now has a water-conserving drip irrigation system. She is slowly adjusting to the native look, she said, scattering wildflower seeds that will sprout this spring. With rainfall at below-normal levels for several years, and streams dry and reservoirs critically low, particularly in northern areas — even after the storms at the end

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After Chicago, she was in Denver for 14 years working with a friend in the Grounds for Learning program, using school grounds as outdoor classrooms. Then for a time she dealt imported goods from Peru and Ecuador. “It was all fair trade, buying beautiful weavings, clothing, and bags directly from the artists. I was selling here and there, at farmers markets, doing shows back in Chicago. It was the adventure of finding things in the villages. If I could just travel and do the buying I’d love it, but I was losing money and it was physically difficult.” Her Santa Fe business in container gardens has grown by word-of-mouth referrals. She has done demonstrations recently for the Santa Fe Garden Club and the Taos Garden Club. She is talking to the staff at Girls Inc. about doing horticulture programs with the girls, some of whom could go on after graduating to work summers with Douglass. Most of the Mad Potter pots are priced from $60 to $300. Her clients begin by buying nifty pots at Jackalope, Moss Outdoor, garage sales, wherever they find vessels they like. Once planted, most of the flowers only need watering. They look great on patios and portales, outside the living room or bedroom. “This is primarily unique annuals that work here,” Douglass said. “I do seasonal pots, and I think I have a good eye for color coordinating.” A few of her favorites are Cuphea, the Agastaches, Gaura, and Oleander. “This will be an oleander summer. I love the height being airy. I’m tired of all the green spikes everybody does in the middle of the pots.” Once in a while, a customer wants more than a pot or two. For a couple in Tesuque, she did 15 pots, plus an antique wagon full of flowers. “I also do winter pots just before Thanksgiving with fresh-cut greens and pine cones and other fun stuff. This year I have some white birch branches from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The greens stay green all the way to March.” Douglass began doing summertime installations at the end of May. Autumn designs will be installed starting Sept. 8. Containers will be prepared for winter starting Nov. 1, with winter designs to be installed by Thanksgiving into early December. See for more information.

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nce Jamie Douglass had the idea of doing colorful, seasonal container gardens for people, she had to come up with a name for her business. It came to her when she caught herself looking at potted plants around Santa Fe and mumbling, “I should do that, I should do that pot, I should do that one.” Obviously she was The Mad Potter. Douglass is coming into her third summer with the business that she loves. It’s been a long time coming. She spent 15 years in investment work, including as a registered sales assistant with Morgan Stanley and then working in a money-management firm, before she decided to study horticulture. After two years of night classes at Triton College, Chicago, she got her degree in ornamental horiticulture. Then she applied to the Chicago Botanic Gardens internship program. “For three months I worked in all their different gardens. My favorite was the Green Chicago program, where I’d go work on vacant lots in the inner city and turn them into vegie gardens. I always said I worked with the wealthiest people in my investment days, but the richest were in the inner city. “Then I was hired full-time. I had Cook County inmates pushing wheelbarrows of manure and helping me do raised beds. I had 45 gardens and I had a truck and I loved it. I’d knock on doors to help revive old gardens that had gone by the wayside. It was a scary area, but the people were amazing.” She also did horticulture therapy sites, creating raised planting beds with wheelchair access, and sensory gardens for people with sight and hearing challenges. In a recent interview at Douglass’ home of Coronado Road, she mentioned Cathrine Snead, who has The Garden Project in San Francisco to provide job training and support to former offenders. Snead began with a horticulture training program for inmates of the San Francisco County Jail. “I thought I could do it here but I went to the prison and there was no interest,” Douglass said. H OME

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Architect’s last design realized in new house By Paul Weideman THE FINAL DESIGN OF THE LATE ARCHITECT ALFRED VON BACHMAYR was recently completed on Palacio Lane. “I think it’s a real blending of the taste and aesthetic of the owners and Alfred’s ultra-practical, environmentally conscientious approach to building,” said contractor Mark Giorgetti, who built the house for Stewart and Blair Anderson and their children. They worked with the architect during their search for a homesite and then on the design of the house and its location on the lot. During a recent visit, Stewart Anderson brought out a thick folder stuffed with more than a hundred communications from von Bachmayr on all the design details. “I had a porftolio of photos of things I liked that I had kept for five years and I gave it to Alfred and he drew up an image,” Blair Anderson said. “I was a little nervous. I thought he would be much more engineer-minded. I wasn’t sure if our aesthetics were going to click, but he just drew up this quick, crazy sketch and I thought, here’s a visionary.” Alfred Collins von Bachmayr, a pioneer in natural building, died at his home in Tesuque last August at age 65. The native of Colorado earned his architecture degree at the University of Colorado Boulder. He had been a resident of Santa Fe since the early 1990s. Von Bachmayr was a co-founder of Builders Without Borders and founder

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of the World Hands Project, which built homes in Mexico and Nicaragua. In 1998, he collaborated with Sustainable Communities to build a prototype strawbale house for an elderly Navajo woman in western New Mexico. He led a sustainable-housing project in the Fiji Islands during a two-year stint as director of the Earthworks Institute. In the mid2000s he supervised the construction of a low-cost addition — with strawbale walls and a roof made of recycled wood pallets — to a clinic Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. Giorgetti, principal of Palo Santo Designs LLC with his wife, Leslie, knew the architect for 20 years and they collaborated on a number of projects. Early on, Giorgetti worked with the husband-and-wife team of builder Robert LaPorte and architect Paula Baker ( “Alfred was their sort of R&D guy. Among other things, he designed and invented a straw-clay mixer [for the distinctive wall material LaPorte was using in this area]. I was the guy with the pitchfork and shovel loading that thing. “Alfred worked with the Andersons for close to a year when they brought me in, then we all collaborated on refining the design and value engineering and optimizing methods and materials.” Bruce Thompson managed the construction. All the dimensions of the house are laid out in 2-foot increments to minimize waste. And it’s super-insulated. “It has a HERS 57 rating without any solar technolgy at all, so it’s 43 percent more efficient than a code-built home.”

The front entry is nestled in a two-stage portal: covered at the door and open with a galvanized steel-mesh trellis on the remainder. The posts and beams are solidly mated with lap joints. Portales on the south and east sides offer the residents more opportunities for outdoor living. While the one facing east provides a place to meet the morning, the south-facing portal is designed both for relaxing and to shade the windows during the summer — the lower section of the house holding a bank of windows is notched in below an upper section to provide that shading. During the winter months, the lower angle of the sun will penetrate and heat up the thermal mass of the concrete floors. The house is 2 x 8 frame on 24inch centers, with two inches of rigid polyisocyanurate foam on the walls, and three inches of sprayed urethanefoam on the roof. Most of the windows and clerestories are operable, for crossventilation. Giorgetti said this was a fun house to build. “These guys are great clients. They have really good taste. They make it easy.”


At their new home: Blair and Stewart Anderson with their daughters Frances and Grace and canine individual Milly

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

David & America Young, 819 Gonzales Rd. $500,000. Michael Fenner, 221 Cam. Del Norte. $306,000. Pulte Development of NM, 5915 Violeta Virtuoso St. $141,408.

— 5917 Violeta Virtuoso St. $216,594. — 3132 Floras Del Sol St. $114,811. — 3138 Floras Del Sol St. $114,811. — 5902 Monte Rosa St. $114,811. 1020 CNYN LLC, 302 Cam. Cerrito. $176,000. Homewise Inc., 7209 Rio Del Luna. $206,000.

SANTA FE COUNTY building permits issued from mid-April to mid-May included the following:

Steven Wilson, 91 Paseo Del Conejo. $300,000. Scott Patten, 11 Old Santa Fe Way. $200,000. Homewise Inc., 11 Via Optima. $187,000. — 13 Via Optima. $285,000.

Dennis Comeau, 191 S.F. 74. $500,000. Jolene Mondragon, 81 Cañada Ancha. $185,961. Claire Dishman, 67A Droege Rd. $600,000. David Gallegos, 23 Calle Dos Mesitas. $140,000. Univest Rancho Viejo LLC, 65 Calle Agua Clara. $152,510. — 10 Relampago. $135,155. — 30 Johnson Mesa. $124,934.

— 140 Rancho Viejo. $150,009 Richard Crummer, 15 Tano Vida. $400,000. Kurt Koehler, 3132 Vista Sandia. $200,000. Tesuque Villas LLC, 30 Lodge Cir. $520,000. Debra Baciocco, 18 Cam. Sabanero. $165,900.


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hacienda Gracias Located in the heart of Georgia O’Keeffe country on 31 acres of tree-covered Chama River frontage. This light filled contemplative retreat calms the soul with expansive views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains, Pedernal Mesa, and cottonwoods of the bosque. Contemporary sophistication and exquisite attention to every detail has been considered within the estate including gourmet kitchen with wood burning oven and walk-in wine cellar, three wood burning fireplaces, brick boveda ceiling, two studios, private guest area, media room, library, and caretaker apartment. MLS #201401508

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Mesa de LuMbre Lot 6 Lot 6 Mesa de Lumbre resides in one of the most colorful landscapes in Georgia O’Keeffe Country. Rare beauty, great privacy and incredible views make this 11.7 acre parcel something really special. Covenants in place to protect this beauty for the future. Only 1 hour 20 minutes from Santa Fe. Great Solar site!*

VaLLito Peak ranch This is an exceptional 133± acre private equestrian retreat in the heart of Georgia O’Keeffe country. It has a professionally designed horse barn, which includes over 3,000 square feet of custom horse space, with heated washroom, tack room, bathroom, and high end construction finishes. Cottonwoods along the Ojo Caliente Stream shelter the 1,163 sq ft guest house with its fine finishes and panoramic views. Ride the range in the incredible landscape of Northern New Mexico on the adjacent 55,000 acres of BLM land that borders the Carson National Forest. Bring your horses and build your dream here. 45 minutes from Santa Fe.

11.7 acres

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Special price $90,000

133.86 acres


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

Dougherty Real Estate Company . . . . . . 55

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First National Bank of Santa Fe . . . . . . 42

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Century Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Santa Fe Properties, Inc . . . . . . .27-35, 56

Chapman Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Sotheby’s International Realty . . . 2-6, 8-20

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750 Calle del Resplandor MLS #201304831 $985,000 3,122 sq. ft. 4 bedroom, 2 bath + garage and pergola 102 Victoria Street MLS #201400060 $899,000 2,367 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 3 bath with possible office/studio

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Santa Fe Real Estate Guide June 2014  

Santa Fe Real Estate Guide June 2014

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