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We Know Santa Fe Real Estate 2117 FOOTHILLS STYLISH FOOTHILLS ESTATE Tucked amid enchanting surroundings in the foothills southeast of the Plaza, this elegant home features a wealth of unique living spaces with distinctive details and lovely views. The home comprises a grand living and dining room, two quiet guest suites with private outdoor areas, a delightful kitchen with expertly chosen appliances, a gallery hallway, and a serene master suite in its own wing. Glorious gardens and inviting outdoor living spaces envelop the house, offering idyllic spots for outdoor dining, entertaining, and relaxing, including two patios with arbors overlooking a lush fenced garden of flowering plants, grasses, and trees. To the west, portales overlook the cascading property and peer out toward the Jemez Mountains in the west. On the east side of the home is a fabulous private pool and hot tub patio. $2,125,000 MLS #201303433




INVITING RANCH-INSPIRED HOME 4 bedrooms and 5 baths in a pitched roof main house and gueshouse totaling 4,482 sq ft on a beautiful 13.94 acre lot in gated La Tierra Nueva. $1,475,000 MLS #201302562

LAS CAMPANAS PUEBLO WITH VIEWS 3 bedrooms and 4 baths in 3,840 sq ft on .53 acres overlooking the lake between the 18th holes of the Sunrise and Sunset golf courses. $1,150,000 MLS #201301774

COMFORTABLE CLASSICAL LIVING 3 bedrooms and 4 baths in this view filled custom built Bill Kramer 3,942 sq ft hacienda-style home on 3.824 acres in Las Campanas. $1,050,000 MLS #201302939

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



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183 HEADQUARTERS TRAIL Gorgeous traditional adobe and frame home sprawled on a mountaintop with amazing views and a garden. 21.55 acres. Horses welcome. Pool and orchard. MLS #201300045



19 BUCKSKIN On 5.88 acres in Las Campanas, this home is a fresh take on the classic Territorial Style, marrying centuries-old pieces with new custom designed detailing. MLS #201302695



23 PLAZA DEL CORAZON With its spectacular view of the two finishing holes, the enormous lake and inspiring sunset mountain views, this end-unit Casita has arguably one of the best locations in the community of Las Campanas.

17 PLAZA DEL CORAZON An adobe jewel box with flagstone floors, plastered interior walls, four kiva fireplaces, beautiful ceiling treatments in every room and a magical location overlooking the lake and the two finishing holes.

MLS # 201300021

MLS #201300262




7 PUERTO ROAD Enjoy the views and the skies of New Mexico! Pristine and sparkling Adobeworks home with a location close to shopping and the Eldorado amenities. This home on 1.69 acres has beautiful vigas, latillas, fireplaces and nichos. MLS #201304080



43 VIA PAMPA - LOT 72 Beautiful homesite in the heart of Las Campanas with premium views to the sunsets and mountains to the west and also to the sunrise and mountains to the east. MLS #201300628



153 CALLE VENTOSO WEST, LOT 893 Dramatic views of the northwest mountains, canyons, sunsets and the Sangre de Cristo mountains. In Las Campanas, this 2.18 acre home site has all utilities in place including water, sewer, natural gas, underground electric and phone and cable tv. $95,000 MLS #201301328


10 THUNDERCLOUD - LOT 489 Outstanding views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at an outstanding price! This 2.5acre home site in Las Campanas has a nice southern exposure. MLS #201301230



76 GRAYTHORN DRIVE - LOT 127 Huge Sangre views! Build your home here when you’re ready; there is no timetable to begin, and a guesthouse is allowed. Just 10 minutes from the Santa Fe Plaza and minutes to Las Campanas amenities. MLS #201301240



31 LA TIERRA - LOT 31 Strikingly beautiful 10.59 acre homesite with incredible views. Lot 31 on Chisholm Trail in La Tierra Nueva neighborhood. Close to the gatehouse, yet very private. Guesthouse and horses allowed. MLS #201105250


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 A REFINED AND CRISP SOUTHWESTERN PARADISE




Tom Abrams


Laurie Farber-Condon 412.9912

Dermot Monks


Deborah Bodelson

Kevin Bobolsky



Dave Feldt

Marilyn Foss


Victoria Murphy


Cristina Branco


Pat Pipkin



Lynden Galloway 501.1111

Efrain Prieto


Val Brier


Paul Geoffrey


Matthew Sargent


Ginny Cerrella


Jan Hamilton 690.8994

Gavin Sayers


James Congdon 490.2800

Heidi Helm


Richard Schoegler 577.5112

Don DeVito


Susan Kline


Bob Lee Trujillo


Suzy Eskridge


Sharon Macdonald 660.5155

Marg VeneKlasen 660.9151

Matt Desmond 670.1289

254-A&B TANO ROAD $3,695,000 • A one-of-a-kind secluded Buzz Bainbridge double adobe masterpiece • Over 6,500 sq.ft., sited perfectly to capture Sangre & Jemez views • Guesthouse, pool, deep portals, horse facilities, mature landscaping • Traditional Spanish and Santa Fe details throughout the home • 6 br, 5 ba, 2-car garage, 35 acres approved for subdividing •

22 ENTRADA LA CIENEGA $1,700,000 • 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 •

Laurie Farber-Condon 412.9912

Ginny Cerrella 660.8064

Jim Weyhrauch 660.6032




Doug McDowell 690.9999

Jim Weyhrauch 660.6032

David Woodard 920.2000

WE DELIVER STRATEGIC MARKETING Our marketing campaign includes high profile local, national and international publications. It gives your property exposure to a worldwide audience of affluent consumers through hundreds of Luxury Portfolio affiliates around the globe and through publications with high-net-worth consumers. Call one of us today to discuss a customized marketing plan designed to produce a successful sale of your luxury home.

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

19 BUCKSKIN CIRCLE IN LAS CAMPANAS $9,995,000 • Territorial-style home, over 10,000 sq.ft. with custom designed details • Five en-suite bedrooms in the meticulously-crafted main house • Attached 1-br, 1-ba guesthouse with full kitchen, LR, laundry • Chef’s kitchen, two studies, grand indoor/outdoor spaces, pool • Wine cellar, library, outdoor dining, barbeque area, 5.88 acres •

103 AVENIDA DE LAS CASAS - NEW LISTING $1,695,000 • Contemporary pueblo-style meets Tuscany in Casas de San Juan • Three-bedroom main house and a two-bedroom guesthouse • Gourmet kitchen, luxurious master suite, tasteful design details • Spectacular views, patio and outdoor spaces • 5 br, 4 ba, 4,494 sq.ft., five fireplaces, 2-car garage •

617 GARCIA STREET AT LAS PLACITAS COMPOUND $1,495,000 • Just a short distance to Canyon Road and Museum Hill • Fully landscaped with local compound neighbors • 2 br, 2.5 bath, 1,995 sq.ft. of living space with a one-car garage • Quality detailing and hand craftsmanship throughout • Sustainable, solar, AC, HEPA filtration and universal design elements •

561 CAMINO TIERRA ALTA $1,490,000 • An incredible compound with a 100-year-plus history • 360-degree ‘top-of-the-world’ Sangre, Sandia and Jemez views • Large modern kitchen and master suite, detached studio/office • Only minutes to the Plaza, just off the ski basin road • 3 br, 4 ba, 1.56 acres bordering the City of Santa Fe greentbelt •

Marilyn Foss 231.2500 | Kevin Bobolsky 470.6263

Doug McDowell 690.9999

Jan Hamilton 690.8994 | Cristina Branco 920.7551




25 TEDDY BEAR TRAIL NOW $995,000 • A fabulous estate property with some of the finest views in Santa Fe • High-end landscaping, west-facing deep portal and patio • Top-of-the-line Versa-sport court, hot top, playground area • Guesthouse above garage with its own wonderful views • 6 br, 4 ba, 6,100 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 2.98 acres •

215 CAMINO ENCANTADO NOW $950,000 • 1950 Bill Lumpkins classic, totally refurbished with integrity • Three living rooms and courtyard for gracious in/out entertaining • Gourmet kitchen, oak and flagstone floors, all new systems • A country feel, but only 2.5 miles from downtown Santa Fe • 3 br, 2 ba, 3,600 sq.ft., 2-car garage, 2 acres, 100 mile views •

606 EAST PALACE AVENUE NOW $945,000 • Impeccably restored circa 1905 Victorian treasure • In the heart of Santa Fe’s historic eastside • An abundance of natural light • Beautiful hardwood floors, rock and brick construction • 4 br, 2 ba, 3,358 sq.ft. •

Paul Geoffrey 660.6009

Gavin Sayers 690.3070

The Efrain Prieto Group 470.6909

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




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Associate Broker Cell: 505.660.4442

Downtown Pueblo Tri-plex

949 Agua Fria


Associate Broker Cell: 505.690.2856

Viva Las Fiestas! NEW LISTING

Centrally located, 3 attached units each with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen, one off street parking space, private entrance and outdoor space. Easy to show.

Cary Spier, CNE

The Bodelson Team

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Hip Railyard Compound

The adobe main house is remodeled with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, office, portal & landscaping. The guesthouse is ultra contemporary, well appointed and ‘oh so cool.’ Be creative in the terrific studio space. Great Railyard District find!

1735 Jay Street


Extraordinary Adobe Cabin

Custom built in 2007 on 10 acres, this sanctuary is green and a gardeners paradise. The charming 2,531 sq.ft. home has modern amenities, the detached green house is solar heated, property includes barn/workshop/garage and sauna.

169 Tierra de Dios



Northern New Mexico River Home

Rastra pitched roof on 17 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.

51 Rio En Medio, CR 78B


In Town, Old Charm, All New

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

1100 Old Taos Highway


Ranchita Compound Retreat

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

90 Leaping Powder Road



Rural Living At Its Best

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

8 Don Jose Loop


An Artist’s Dream

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

10 Sudeste



12 La Vega



Gracious Country Estate

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

9B Media Luna

Fabulously Romantic

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


Comfortable, Private & Stylish

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

5 Paseo del Paloma


Historic Witter Bynner Estate

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

342 E Buena Vista Street


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.



This outstanding 2BR, 2BA, 1,485 sq ft one-level home features an “L” shaped living and dining room with wood-beamed ceiling, fireplace and gourmet kitchen that opens out to a picturesque portal with fireplace and Sangre views. In a great location, with a lush enclosed garden with fountain, radiant heating, air conditioning, 2 comfortably-sized bedrooms and 2-car garage, it’s a delight. MLS 201303764

In a quiet setting overlooking a tree-lined bosque this classic 2BR, 2BA, 1,660 sq ft adobe home updated with remarkable care and intention features a long front portal, pitched roof and thick adobe walls wrapped in plaster. The home has spare, elegant lines with great natural light, a wonderful great room with wood-beamed ceiling, concrete floors, art spaces and inviting outdoor areas. MLS 201303998



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

In a park-like setting with 3BR, 2BA and 2,741 sq ft, this mostly-adobe Santa Fe-style home is elegant. The setting is private. The living and dining room, replete with fireplace, brick floors and vigas open to the remodeled kitchen, informal dining and sunroom. With a home office, vine-covered pergola and view patio, enclosed organic vegetable garden and air conditioning, it is sublime. MLS 201304150.

OFFERED AT $515,000

Offered at $769,000

Offered at $1,200,000

OFFERED AT $515,000



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16 chicOma avenue, abiquiu $649,000 Artist’s adobe dream with incredible O’Keeffe country views! 3 building compound, beautifully designed and executed with the finest Japanese-style aesthetics and craftsmanship. #201300832

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

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

25 General saGe $825,000 An incredibly spacious 4BR, 4BA home with convenience, views, privacy and an excellent location. The 3.5 acre lot is simply the best in Sol Y Lomas! #201304027

208 ricardO $499,000 A very special 2 bedroom, 2 bath home, (approximately 2,342 sq. ft.) beautifully remodeled with a 1 bedroom attached guest house and a sweet mother-in-law quarters. #201303141

1379 cerrO GOrdO $789,000 This 3BR, 3BA, 2,200 sq ft house is loaded with high quality Santa Fe style details and filled with light and color. The house offers an office and Saltillo tile throughout, and is set on a lush 2/3 acre lot with beautiful views. #201303795

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

a realtOr since 1992 and cOnsistently in the tOp 5% OF bROkERS IN SANTA FE. AGGRESSIVE, INTEllIGENT, ETHICAl. 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.

15 backrOad $699,000 Only 25 minutes from Santa Fe on the historic Turquoise Trail, the 110-year-old deconsecrated St. Anne’s church has been converted into a functional residence while still maintaining the inspiring spaces. Separate guesthouse. #201204903 18 stacy rOad $498,000 Main house has 1,737 sq ft; 2BR, 2BA and a passive solar atrium. Lower level is a 940 sq ft mother-in-law suite. Separate 931 sq ft retreat house with 19’ domed room, 1 bedroom, kitchen and bath. #201304118 36 vista del mar $390,000 Pitched metal roof, Northern NM style home, built with energy efficient Rastra foam block, has Anasazi-style stonework, impressive decorative Ionic columns with 25 extensive acres of peace and quiet. #201301873 15 fOrt defina rOad $349,000 This charming home, 3BR, 2BA plus an office was built in 1990 with much attention to quality and with loads of Santa Fe style: vigas, Satillo tile, plastered bancos, and adobe-style fireplace. #201304008 501 riO Grande, #f-6 $299,000 This 2 bedroom, 2 full bath, 2-story condo is in excellent condition. Just painted and has had brick floors refinished. Great city views from the master bedroom balcony. #201304008


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176 nm state rOad 34 152 acres #201302469


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n top a gentle hill with spectacular sunrise and sunset views, this soft contemporary home, with its warm exterior stucco and landscaping blends beautifully with its natural environment. Once inside, quality and custom design are evident throughout – from a beautifully arcing central gallery specifically designed for art display, to earth toned American Clay wall finishes, the play of natural light from strategically placed skylights, upscale hardware and doors, granite counters, and extensive custom alder cabinetry. Views are artfully captured via carefully placed windows, deep portales, and a delightful breakfast patio. #201302227

Fine properties to suit your Santa Fe lifestyle

200 sunny slope $485,000 Charming country house right in the city. Adobe main floor and frame second floor. Large master plus 2 additional bedrooms upstairs, one on main floor. Upstairs master has AC. Mountain views, gardens and studio building. mls# 201303605

2351 Via Colibris $365,000 Outstanding views of the Sandias, Jemez and rio Grande Valley from this 3.5 acre lot in Hyde Park Estates III. A private and wooded lot with paved roads and a staked out building envelope. 10 minute drive from the Plaza. mls# 201004069

562 1/2 a GarCia sTreeT $225,000 This small old-style Santa Fe home is tucked away on a hidden lane. Comfortable as is, the property offers the creatively minded an opportunity to update and personalize. A rare offering on Santa Fe’s historic Eastside. mls# 201303445

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

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

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7 North Sparrow LaNE $599,000 Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath single level home in Tierra del oro. Gated entry, walled patios, custom kitchen and master bath, landscaped gardens with fountain and magnificent views. mls# 201301546

1105 MaNSioN ridgE road $919,000 This elegant mansion ridge estate, just minutes to the Plaza, combines the pleasure of quiet living with the convenience of location. Entertain all summer long with a luxurious heated in-ground pool. Inside you will find an inviting floor plan with an upgraded kitchen featuring Thermador appliances. a large master suite provides dual closets. five indoor fireplaces will warm your winter nights. The privately located guest suite has endless possibilities. #201303819

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3249 paSEo dEL MoNtE $849,000 Incredible mountain views from this finely constructed 5 bedroom, 3 bath residence in Hyde Park Estates. The home is perfectly sited to capture surrounding views and provide a quiet, private setting. mls# 201303620

34 CrESENCio LaNE $489,000 Private and secluded near the end of a lush lane with easy access to Santa fe and Los alamos, this 4.4 acres property features a main house, architectdesigned guest house and studio. mls# 201303618

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AShley MARgetSoN cRS, gRi office: 505.984.5186 cell: 505.920.2300 magnificent, spectacular, knock your socks off homesite Rare and spectacular 18.6 acre lot in an exclusive gated rural community, halfway between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Sweeping views of six mountain ranges from atop a private mesa home site. All underground utilities are available at the site. Amenities include a gorgeous clubhouse and idyllic outdoor pool with panoramic vistas. #201304088 $1,499,000

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

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

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. cash flows. #201304023 $625,000

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

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

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

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

doWntoWn palace aVenue Michael Mahaffey produced condos – 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, five years old, absolutely gorgeous finishes. hard-troweled plaster, brick floors with radiant heat; travertine baths and walk-in closets; kiva fireplaces, bancos and skylights. $695,000

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perfect pied-a-terre on a quiet little sunny cul-de-sac with Santa Fe’s most incredible views and magnificent sunsets, you will find a small house, the perfect pied-a-terre, with fabulous mountain views and gorgeous gardens around its private patios. #201304222 $272,000

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

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

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

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22 VISTA hErMOSA $1,250,000 7,340 sq ft spanish-style hacienda in Vista redonda with wonderful views. spacious 2-story living room with hardwood floors, interior walled courtyard with mature landscaping, private master suite, separate 3Br guest wing, plus guest house. #201302642

jim deVille 505.690.4815


8 VIA dE ESTrELLAS $689,000 on a superb view lot, this home offers a large kitchen with high-end appliances, diamond plaster, high coved ceilings, hardwood and brick floors, a large master suite, studio, and courtyard. #201301470

42 PAChECO MEAdOw LANE $649,000 Gracious adobe retreat on 8 private acres adjacent to national forest, this passive solar home captures the panoramic views. 2Br suites and a large open concept kitchen/living/dining room. #201303759

13 CALLEjON NAMbE $499,000 large adobe home in nambe, 4Br, 3.5Ba, 3 acres with private premoratorium well and acequia rights, workshop, 2-car garage, 4-car carport, great views, very quiet and private. #201204190

232 STATE rOAd 76 $199,000 Charming 2Br, 2Ba adobe home and 1Br, 1Ba adobe guest house on 5 spectacular view acres. also offering a carport, a covered portal, and huge potential. #201202008

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ABSOLUTELY CHARMING 2 BD/3BA condo gem sited in a private & treed Santa Fe location only blocks from the Plaza.Two story high living room ceilings with vigas, 2 wood burning kiva fireplaces, Mexican tile work in kitchen and baths, and saltillo tile floors in main living area. Lovely backyard patio and sitting area, landscaped entry, & garage. $349,900 Call Beth 505-690-2713



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

$220,000 Call Roseanna 505-470-5638

$242,500 Call Beth 505-690-2713




505.988.2806 1-877-98 ADOBE


ADOBE home on 1/2 an acre. 2 BD with studio/office possibilities, large country kitchen, wood plank floors & interior adobe walls.Take the Nambe road past the church to 119N, right at Arroyo Los Lopez.


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1/2 ACRE IN TOWN - enclosed lot offers room for studio & outbuilding expansion with additional auto & recreational parking. Ranch style home with 4 bedrooms plus office loft & den. Refrigerated air, wood floors & beams, high ceiling & a relatively new kitchen. Close to shopping & schools. $325,000 Call Roseanna 505-470-5638

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

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

$595,000 Call Beth 505-690-2713

$78,500 Call Roseanna 505-470-5638

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10 Via Vecino $1,185,000 Tesuque Valley with Open Floor Plan and Magnificent Views

5 Altura Vista $595,000 Impeccable Aldea Home with Custom Finishes, Guest Casita and Huge Views

211 East Houghton $350,000 South Capitol Residence minutes from the Plaza

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SophiSticated pitched-Roof Log cabin in LaS campanaS 3 campo de La Vega


perhaps one of the most charming and sophisticated pitched-roof Log cabins and guest bunk house you will ever run across! perfectly sited for Jemez mountain sunset vistas including 68,000 acres of undeveloped bLm property, this stunning home is located in the exclusive gated 18-lot cabin enclave of the estancias. the 2,880 sq. ft. main house plus 800 sq. ft. guest bunk house was custom built by Roger hunter of massive 12” x 12” squared logs with exterior accents of stone, stucco and cedar siding plus beautifully manicured gardens with mature landscaping. #201303101

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680 gArCiA Street $1,800,000 Adobe residence on one acre in the Historic Eastside not far from the Plaza and Museum Hill was originally built by the White Sisters in the 1930’s and has grown to a 4BR, 5BA, 5,600 sq ft home with 5 fireplaces plus an indoor swimming pool in a 1,570 sq ft heated room. Fabulous portal and walled garden.

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

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

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

5 CAlle AmiStoSA $599,000 Marvelous Mountain Views and Stunning Sunsets! Beautiful residence has 3BR, 4BA, a dream kitchen, media room, luxurious master plus exercise room. Great outdoor living with a kiva fireplace under a large portal in a beautifully landscaped enclosed backyard. #201303038

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

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

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

AlAn And Anne VorenBerg

6 BAyA CoUrt $425,000 Private cul-de-sac location on a greenbelt with great mountain views! This Pueblo-style home was extensively remodeled in 2010 and features high ceilings, lots of spaces to suit varied lifestyles, a large family room with fireplace and wonderful views. #201301660

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

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22 north Vuelta herradura Breathtaking views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountain ranges from this fabulous residence on 11+ acres. 4 bedroom main house, 2 bedroom guest house, studio/office, and horse facilities.

49 heartstone driVe A magnificent property on 2.5 acres. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms plus a fabulous office, a great room, formal dining room, chef’s kitchen, wine room, greenhouse, and 2-car garage. Excellent bedroom separation, top quality finishes, and incredible outdoor spaces.

#201105652 • $1,995,000

#201303829 • $1,395,000

arroyo hondo 14 Millers end Beautiful custom home on 5 acres in Arroyo Hondo. 5 bedrooms, 2 offices, den, chef’s kitchen and horse facilities. The property benefits from extensive solar electric and geothermal heating systems, resulting in zero utility costs!


#201204101 • $1,495,000

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1303 huMMinGBird court Perched high on a private site minutes from the Plaza, this immaculate 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residence provides incredible views and quick access to the many amenities of downtown. Custom designed by Paula Baker and crafted by Prull Custom Homes. #201303676 • $1,295,000

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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.

6 south caMino don carlos Beautiful 4 bedroom adobe residence in Sangre de Cristo Estates. Classic finishes, wonderful separation between bedrooms, and Sangre de Cristo mountain views define this wonderful property. Three-car garage.

#201203643 • $1,495,000

#201204912 • $1,295,000

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1847 sun Mountain driVe On 1 acre in Sun Mountain Estates. 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms plus a family room, and a very large studio/ exercise room. The 4th bedroom is on the lower level and has its own comfortable sitting room complete with kiva fireplace.

791 Paseo de Florencio Wonderful 3BR residence sited above Upper Canyon Road to capture fabulous views. This impeccably maintained Pueblo-style home features traditional finishes and Old World architecture including plaster walls, Saltillo tile, carved vigas, and lovely outdoor spaces.

#201302698 • $739,000

#201203665 • $899,000

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71 viA PAMPA $1,890,000 Stunning contemporary home in Las Campanas. Superb design, Boffi Italian cabinets, and incredible Sangre de Cristo and Jemez mountain views.


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

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

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

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

465 cAMino don Miguel noW $499,000 The quintessential Santa Fe pied-a-terre – with a prime Eastside location. This charming 2BR, 2BA home has been completely renovated and features granite counters, wood ceilings, a kiva fireplace, wood and brick floors and plaster walls. Charming! mls# 201301454

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114 eAst sunRise dRive noW $749,000 Beautiful soft contemporary 3BR, 3.5BA home on a premier 1.5-acre view lot in Salva Tierra. Includes plaster walls, vigas and beams, high ceilings, tile floors with radiant heat, chef’s kitchen with granite counters, 3 fireplaces, and 500 sq ft of portales. mls# 201205055

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

29 MAMies Mile $975,000 Premier location in Las Dos. Exceptional home with all the amenities including plaster walls, vigas, and a chef’s kitchen. Great separation of bedrooms. Privacy and stellar views! mls# 201302287

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1159 camino san acacio $639,000 with striking design elements, this smashing Eastside 2 bedroom adobe home has Sangre de Cristo views and dramatic open floor plan. Blending historic Santa Fe flavor with today’s modern amenities, it features high coved ceilings with vigas, antique doors, radiant-heated flagstone floors, and hand-troweled plaster with jewel-toned accent walls. Enchanting walled front garden, rear terrace and roof deck provide delightful al fresco options. Carefree living 2 blocks to Canyon Road. mls# 201304191

954 santo nino $1,395,000 Breathtaking mountain views, superb in-town location. This wonderful compound with stunning 3BR adobe home plus separate studio/guest house offers Southwest beauty of handtroweled plaster, vigas and coved ceilings, and luxurious modern appointments. Featured are a splendid great room with 14’ ceiling and stone fireplace, fantastic chef’s kitchen, master with lavish bath and 23’ closet, and family room. Terraces and lovely grounds. 4-car garage. no steps! mls# 201303440

1203 BanDolina roaD $996,000 Sited on a sensational, private 1.6 acres just 5 minutes to the Plaza, this exquisite 3,547 sq. ft. 3 bedroom residence with excellent attached guest house offers flawless, contemporary pueblo design and sophisticated, refined detail. The calm, exquisite environment is enhanced by an amazing kitchen, sensational living/dining portal, impeccably landscaped gardens, and sublime sunsets. Featured in Veranda magazine with good reason. mls# 201302760

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2920 Plaza Blanca $355,000 Exceptional home in Park Plazas. a custom built stand alone home on a generous corner lot. 3BR and 3Ba featuring a flexible floorplan. Many stylish details. mls# 201204220

43 ciBola circle $479,000 a lovely country home plus attached guest house on 2+ treecovered acres. Views and privacy. Recently remodeled kitchen and other improvements. Outdoor patios and portales. mls# 201302603

QuaIL Run

232-432 mesa encantaDo $240,000 Charming condo in Tesuque just across from the luxury Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado. Serene surroundings with a pool nearby, this 2BR, 2Ba home will not disappoint. mls# 201202782

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Santa Fe’s Premier Gated Community 3101 olD Pecos trail, #804 $729,000 Stunning home at Quail Run in a superior location. The Pinon D model features 3BR, 3Ba, a lovely living/dining area, 2 kiva fireplaces, a viga ceiling, and Saltillo tile floors throughout. Direct entry 2-car garage. Lovely landscaping. mls# 201303482

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

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

222 SPruce $419,500 Remodeled Stamm in Upper Casa Solana. Completely remodeled between 2002-2004. new heat, electric, plumbing, kitchen cabinets, windows, everything. Backs to 60 acre green space. #201304110

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2846 cALLe de oriente $197,000 Very clean 3BR, 2Ba home with single garage. Backyard deck, nice light with clerestory living room, sweet condition and location. #201304114

1509 KAcHinA ridGe $207,000 Clean three bedroom, two bath home with high ceilings, radiant floor heat, nice appliances, and a single-car garage on a cul-de-sac. #201301913

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228 St. FrAnciS $295,000 Efficient office space. 2,400 sq ft, split into two 1,200 sq ft spaces. Entire building is now leased at $2,400 per month. #201000839

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418-422 AbeytA Street $925,000 This small historic compound in the heart of the Eastside is comprised of a 2BR main house with separate studio, 1BR casita, and many magical private patios and courtyards. #201303703

62 eASt WiLdFLoWer drive $575,000 Views and wonderful seclusion from this sweet 2BR Tierra del Oro home just minutes from town. high ceilings with vigas and latillas, brick floors and open concept living/dining areas. #201201444

509 SunSet Street $699,000 Walk four blocks to the Plaza from this completely renovated and expanded 1939, 2,300 sq. ft. 3BR home. lovely plaster, wood floors and doors, outdoor decks & patios, new kitchen & baths. #201304108

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423 WeSt SAn FrAnciSco Street, #2 $499,000 This is the real deal! dating from the 1880’s, double adobe with high ceilings, vigas, nichos, kiva fireplaces, this 2BR, 2Ba condo is currently a rental, but also is zoned for commercial use. #201303286

2501 WeSt ZiA roAd, #10-207 $105,000 great little 1BR condo with nice upgrades including bathroom tile, new fridge and water heater and custom closets. Enjoy the many amenities including pool, tennis and workout room. #201302713

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413 CaLLE KoKoPELLi $798,000 Charming, mostly adobe home in north hills of Estancia Primera, includes spacious master suite, 2 guestrooms + bath, powder room, kitchen with island, living/dining room opens onto portal with kiva. Community amenities include clubhouse, tennis courts and swimming pool. #201303898

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

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


1673 via BoSQuE noW $865,000 Premium hilltop home minutes to the Plaza. Features include a well designed, single level, open living area with large chef’s kitchen, great room, living and dining rooms, lovely master bedroom suite, 2 guest rooms, 2nd bath, plus powder room, and an oversized 3-car garage! #201301354

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

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

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

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

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

monTE SEREno, LoT 127 oRiGinaL PRiCE $325,000 noW $74,995 Great value in Monte Sereno! On a cul-de-sac with great Northwest vistas. City utilities, close to the Opera, Tesuque Village and minutes to the Plaza. #705794


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126 State Road 503 $379,000 a beautiful irrigated river property in Nambé. approximately 3.4 acres with deciduous, fruit and evergreen trees, grasses, flowers and vegetable garden. Well-maintained traditional farmhouse has thick adobe walls, vigas, and wood and tile floors. remodeled with new plumbing and septic system. Includes 2 pre-basin wells, surface irrigation on the Caño ditch, privacy wall, fencing and storage shed. Perfect for farming, horses or building your dream home. Property is subdivided and suitable for development. #201303407

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602 a caNYoN Road $1,950,000 Used as a gallery (current use) or as a home (sublime idea), this exquisite, light-filled property features 3br and 3ba. The historic attached studio casita features a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen – all updated and air conditioned. In the doug atwill-designed main structure, the bathrooms and kitchen have also been elegantly updated with top of the line fixtures, appliances and materials. Walled gardens with drip-irrigated mature plantings and abundant parking for seven cars define the property’s flexible use. Meticulously maintained and cared for, this is a gem nestled in the heart of the Canyon road arts district. #201304033

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918 acequia MadRe $299,000 Newly remodeled downtown getaway with a new foam roof and a new radiant wall heating system. brick floors, vigas and beams, kiva fireplace, and a cozy outdoor area. #201303452

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

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

44 Via eNtRada $579,000 Luxury Santa Fe lifestyle condo blocks from the Plaza. beautiful travertine floors, plaster walls, vigas, kiva fireplace, granite countertops, and stainless appliances. Large deck with mountain views. #201303663

511 Palace aVeNue $899,000 Welcome to your most prized possession, a lovely home on Palace ave. Includes 3br, 3ba, 2 fireplaces plus a darling 1br, 1ba guest house. Wonderful space for entertaining inside and out. Separate garage, large garden, and blocks from the Plaza. #201303946

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A detail of the Grand Hacienda-winning house by Tierra Concepts

Parade of homes

Fifth big win for Tierra Concepts By Paul Weideman n mid-August, the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Assocation announced that Tierra Concepts, Inc., had won the top prize of the organization’s annual home tour — for the fifth time. The company, owned by Keith Gorges and Eric and Kurt Faust, had two entries on the 2013 edition of Haciendas — A Parade of Homes. The one that won the Grand Hacienda is a contemporary-design collaboration with architect Robert Zachry and interior designer Edy Keeler. Located at 7 Sobre Los Cerros in the Las Cordilleras subdivision, the house also won awards for best design, best kitchen, and best outdoor space in Category 3, homes valued at $1 million or more. 22

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You get the quality right off the bat with a heavy but perfectly engineered iron entry gate that swivels on a spindle. Inside, the floors are tumbled and etched limestone. The walls are gorgeously sheeny hard-troweled plaster, except for one feature wall off of the living room. Sporting a highrelief wave texture, it was built using 32-inch-square sections in a “very labor-intensive process,” according to Raul Rodriguez, Tierra Concepts’ job superintendent. “He’s the one who takes the drawings and makes them 3-D,” said Kurt Faust. On this day, the last Sunday of the tour, Rey Post of Sotheby’s International Realty was in one room doing his “All Things Real Estate” radio show while Parade of Homes visitors wandered through. Among the admirers was Gregg

Antonsen, qualifying broker at Sotheby’s. He pointed out the elegant floating walls — engineered and built with a recess all along the bottoms — and the slender trim pieces framing the walls at the top that are also useful for hanging art. The living room’s massive pocket doors and screens really open the house to the outdoors. The large, rustic stone fireplace posits an aesthetic contrast with an interior water wall. One hallway has a barrel-vault ceiling and appears to terminate with an arched window, although the vaulted ceiling actually ends a few inches before the window. That was the one of the ideas of the owner, who worked with Zachry, Keeler, and the builders.

The Haciendas house by M43 LLC (Jim Salopek)

A big photovoltaic array as seen through a slot window at the Hurlocker Homes entry

Parade of Homes winners Grand Hacienda: Tierra Concepts, Inc. (Sobre Los Cerros) Grand Green Award: Platinum Sky Construction Special awardS Best Guest Suite: Woods Design Builders (Las Campanas) Exceptional Preservation of Santa Fe Territorial Design: Woods Design Builders (Seville) Best Execution of Artistic Elements: D Maahs Construction, LLC Outstanding Sustainable Technology: Hurlocker Homes Category 1 Best Design: Homewise, Inc. (Rincon del Sol) Best Kitchen: Homewise, Inc. (Las Palomas) Best Outdoor Space: Homewise, Inc. (Las Palomas) Best Craftsmanship: Woods Design Builders (Las Campanas) Best Master Suite: Rachel Matthews Homes

A portal at the Seville Street remodel by Shane Woods

Category 2 Best Design: M43, LLC Best Kitchen: D Maahs Construction, LLC Best Outdoor Space: Woods Design Builders (Seville) Best Craftsmanship: D Maahs Construction, LLC Best Master Suite: Woods Design Builders (Seville) Category 3 Best Design: Tierra Concepts, Inc. (Sobre Los Cerros) Best Kitchen: Tierra Concepts, Inc. (Sobre Los Cerros) Best Outdoor Space: Tierra Concepts, Inc. (Sobre Los Cerros) Best Craftsmanship: Hurlocker Homes Best Master Suite: Madera Builders, LLC Green awardS, homeS under 2,500 Square feet Energy Efficiency: Homewise, Inc. (Rincon del Sol) Water Efficiency: John Di Janni Homes Indoor Air Quality: Homewise, Inc. (Las Palomas) Green awardS, homeS over 2,500 Square feet Energy Efficiency: Platinum Sky Construction Water Efficiency: Madera Builders, LLC Indoor Air Quality: Platinum Sky Construction

The Grand Green winner by Joseph and Valerie Montoya, Platinum Sky Construction H OME

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“This kind of house takes a daring customer, and Bob and Edy were fantastic to work with,” Kurt Faust said. The other Tierra Concepts entry, a new Las Campanas home, has a more traditional design: “Santa Fe style with a clean, contemporary aesthetic,” according to Parade materials. Joseph and Valerie Montoya, Platinum Sky Construction, built the tour home at 12 Paseo del Fondo for their family. Winner of the Grand Green Award, it has “lots of insulation, including in the slab, and photovoltaic panels,” Joseph Montoya said. Built using the Reward Wall brand of insulated concrete forms (ICFs) that incorporate recycled polystyrene, the house also has a highly efficient Lochinvar boiler, low-E windows, nontoxic stained-concrete floors, and a roofwater-harvesting system. Visitors noticed a pleasing variety of spaces, including, just inside the entrance, a groin vault ceiling. There’s also a full home theater, a darkened room with large screen and very comfortable seats. Platinum Sky mostly does production building. Two of the houses the company did for the nonprofit Homewise, Inc., were also on the Parade of Homes and took a total of five awards in the Haciendas competition element. Woods Design Builders also had two entries on the Parade of Homes. One was a new guest house in Las Campanas, which was given a special award for best guest suite and won the Best Craftsmanship award in Category 1 (projects up to $500,000). The other was a remodel by, and for, Shane Woods and his family. That project, on Seville Street south of Cordova Road, also received a special award for “exceptional preservation of Santa Fe territorial design,” in addition to prizes for best outdoor space and best master suite in Category 2 (projects priced between $500,000 and $1 million). “We wanted to buy a house and we looked all along this road,” Woods said. “We weren’t going to buy this because it was only 1,700 square feet, but it was really the property that sold us.” The home, after renovation and additions, is about 2,800 square feet. “We added a breakfast room and a mud room, put in some larger windows, enclosed the carport to create a garage, and added a new master suite, but we tried to keep the integrity of the house: we didn’t raise any ceilings, and these are the original beams.” The ceilings above the beams, like the walls, are diamond plaster with a beeswax finish; previously they were just painted drywall. The landscaped areas around the house are beautiful and varied, although anything would have been an improvement. “No one had lived here in a while,” Woods said. “It was pretty bleak.” M43, LLC, won for the award for best design in Category 2. Builder Jim Salopek finished the house at 148 Sunflower in Las Campanas just time for the tour. He described its overall feel in the Haciendas tour magazine as “soft modern contemporary pueblo, holding dear the hacienda tradition and adding a modern spin to the design elements.” Asked about his winning design, Salopek said one is the fact that the kitchen is separate from the living room — a refreshing departure from the “open concept’ so favored today. “The house is light and airy. With every bedroom I have an exterior door. That opens up the house a lot. 24

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“There are 16 skylights in the house; I believe in them. And they’re caulked twice so there’s no air infiltration.” The walls are wood-frame with both solid foam and blown-in insulation, which helped it win a green award for energy efficiency. Among the other features are universal design, brick floors with radiant heat, custom doors, a master bathroom with bamboo-look ceramic tile tops and travertine tub surround, a TPO roof, house views centered on the ski hill, and a rainwater-harvesting system. The Hurlocker Homes entry is located a few miles west

Hallway with barrel-vault ceiling, 7 Sobre Los Cerros

of Lamy, part of the vast Galisteo Basin Preserve project by the Commonweal Conservancy. And Commonweal president Ted Harrison was ferrying visitors in and out the long driveway. “A beautiful house like this is a function of having a great owner, who gives the builder and architect a lot of freedom,” he told a few passengers on the afternoon of Aug. 18. Like the Grand Hacienda winner by Tierra Concepts, this one is a contemporary standout. The house by Michael Hurlocker and architect Jon Dick, Archaeo Architects, took the Category 3 award for best craftsmanship and a special award for “outstanding sustainable technology.” The most obvious talking points on that special award are the big photovoltaic system and the big geothermal system. “We kind of backed into this thing,” Hurlocker said. “After we settled on doing a geothermal system for the heating and cooling for the house, it became clear that the electric bill to drive the two ground-source heat pumps would be through the ceiling, so we upped the size of the PV generation to provide what we needed.” Temperatures in the house are controlled by the heat pumps that distribute water circulating through 4,000 feet of tubing in a series of 20 holes dug 200 feet deep. The earth is constantly about 55 degrees once you get below six feet. “It’s a quick payback and the house works instantly. It’s kind of amazing, and it’s totaly passive except for those two

pumps pushing the water through the ground,” the builder said. The 57,000-watt PV array provides all the electricity for the house; heats all house water, including for an inside swimming pool and a hot tub; and runs the heat pumps. “When we applied for the tax credit for the system at the Department of Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources, the man said this was the largest system he has seen for a residential application.” The photovoltaics also run the high-efficiency electric Miele kitchen appliances. Two of the home’s fireplaces are wood-burning. Three more, and the barbecue, run on propane. The house also won the “Best Craftsmanship” award in Category 3. Its many highlights include beautiful wall plasters and colorful stuccos, a two-sided rock fireplace, a weight room enclosed in a cube of translucent glass, and a killer mechanical room. Just before the second weekend of Haciendas — A Parade of Homes, Kim Shanahan, executive director of the sponsoring Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association, said it was going well. “We’re seeing about the same in ticket sales as last year. The builders are very happy. They also feel, similar to what we saw at our home show in the spring, that we have some interested people wanting to do things, not just look. “Clearly everyone was sitting on the fence the past few years and we’re really feeling like the gates have kind of opened up as far as the demand.” Cheri Johansen, former head of marketing for SFAHBA, was on hand, doing some volunteer work for the association. “I’ve visited most of the houses and everybody I’ve talked with has said the traffic has been excellent. I was at the Woods remodel (by Shane) and about half of the people said that they come every year. They plan their vacations around it.” Six of the Haciendas homes had listing prices: three at the lower end of the price spectrum and three at the higher end. “The fact that we have three spec homes for sale in that higher range is really encouraging,” Shanahan said. “If they sell, it will send a strong message to our local lending community. “If we don’t do specs, it will create a high-end bubble. The foreclosures and the short-sale junk that was out there has pretty much been absorbed and there is not that much available.” Many people in the building community see the need for “fresh inventory” — not just new houses, but houses with significant green and technology features. “It’s still a dead market,” Hurlocker said in a telephone interview. “When housing inventories run low enough and people see that there’s nothing available except the same old stuff churning back on the market, it will pick up. It will take the banks facilitating being able to buy, number one. It takes inventory being reduced enough for the market to have real forces back in play, like demand. And it takes housing inventory being absorbed and get prices back to where it’s even close to what it costs to build. “As long as existing inventory is so much cheaper than the cost to put up new, it’s not going to change.” Shanahan believes the recovery is at hand. “We’re actually very bullish on 2014,” he said.


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1900 FORT UNION DRIVE $640,000 Museum Hill area 3885 sq. ft. +/- mostly double adobe on over half acre. 4 bed, 3 ba, fruit trees 3 fireplaces, flagstone and brick floors. Estate potential. MLS #201301251 Patrick 670-4640 KAREN WALKER 670-2909 •

1900 FORT UNION (LOT) $210,000 Adjacent to 1900 Fort union, this separately deeded lot of .55 acre is in town with quiet country feel. This lot has a 3 acre foot water well!! MLS #201304269 Patrick 670-4640

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Regardless of the stuff your house is made of, moisture is its biggest enemy. It is not just adobe that fails when saturated; wood rots, the mortar between bricks deteriorates, and moisture creeping through Rastra or strawbale will strip plaster and paint off interior surfaces in very short order.



Damp walls

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Among the joys of home ownership is constant vigilance with a trained eye to catch the insidious invader, water, before it has done damage. Coupled with the eagle eye are some simple measures you can take proactively to minimize your exposure. First, be sure the ground around your house slopes away from the walls, not toward them. Next, keep any plantings (except the ones you want to kill) at least three feet from the wall. The corollary is to only use xeric plants in that zone. Be sure that your canales or downspouts discharge well away from walls and that the water they produce is conducted post-haste away from your house. Watch, particularly, for signs of moisture invasion and retention on north walls. They are usually the most vulnerable because they dry more slowly. Look for white deposits on the exterior plaster, or cracking and spalling that seems abnormal. And don't think that an elastomeric stucco is going to keep you safe. Those finishes are every bit as prone to cracking and leaking as the old dependable cement. In the care and maintenance of a home, as with anything else, Murphy rules. Despite your loving stewardship a plumbing line will break, the acequia will overflow, or the Department of Transportation will cut a bar-ditch through your front door. When that happens, call us.

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

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Rio Grande river front property on 3 lush, green acres between Santa Fe and Taos. Perhaps your interests are water sports (kayak, canoe, raft, fishing) or relaxing on the hammock in the dappled sun of the mature cottonwoods. #201302396

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24 Old Agua Fria Rd West Beautiful and private adobe compound overlooking the magnificent Arroyo Hondo canyon. Vast, sweeping views of distant mountains are truly astonishing. Mature, lush gardens of aspens, fruit trees, and flowers surround the 3000+ sf main house and 1000+ sf guest house. #201302855 OFFERED AT US $1,175,000 INQUIRIES +1 505 470 5604 ASSOCIATE John Hancock

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Elegant Old World style property was designed by a gallery owner to display and entertain for art work premiers. Adobe 5,000+ sq ft main house has 4 bedrooms, including mother-in-law quarters with full kitchen. # 201302614

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ONE OF A KIND LOCATION! Atalaya, Sandia and Jemez views compliment this elegant 3 bed - 3 1/2 bath main house and 2 bed - 2 bath guest house. Situated on a very private cul-de-sac with only one other gated property. # 201301885 OFFERED AT US $1,495,000 INQUIRIES +1 505 501 1888 ASSOCIATE Jeff Assad

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OFFERED AT US $ 1,050,000 ID # 201205475 Breathtaking, panoramic views surround this passive solar adobe home on 5 acres. With the feel of a private compound, only 10 minutes from the Plaza and perched above Santa Fe, this 3350 sq. ft. 2 bedroom/2 bath / office and den is artistic, romantic and has that Old World charm. Perfectly sited for passive solar gain and with every viga having fallen naturally in the wood, this home is for the creative and the inspired. The main living area is an open concept design with kitchen/living/dining enjoying the unparalleled view. There are 2 master suites with vigas, a kiva fireplace, clerestory windows, a hot tub on the balcony and a newly renovated master bathroom. To enjoy the beautiful setting, the outdoor areas were thoughtfully designed with incredible hardscape. 2 separate studio spaces are also on the property for the artist, woodworker, etc. For privacy, views, artistry and quality, this unique adobe is unmatched.

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103 Avenida de las Casas - Casas de San Juan $1,695,000 Contemporary pueblo-style meets Tuscany! Truly one of a kind, brimming with character and spectacular mountain views, this unique luxury home and guesthouse are within the wonderful community of Casas de San Juan.The main home has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, an office, living room with an entertainer’s wet bar, a fabulous den with staggering mountain views, dining area, a gourmet kitchen and a luxurious master suite. Enjoy exceptional living and entertaining.View filled patios, lily pond and aspen garden. MLS #201304109

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2159 Plazuela Vista Now $629,000 This home is one-level with no steps anywhere! Beautiful upgraded finishes throughout this stylish, functional and comfortable home. The cook’s kitchen boasts a large island with gorgeous granite. MLS #201302048

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209 Plaza Montana Now $489,000 Cozy one-level home with upgraded finishes. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, open concept with large upscale kitchen. Beamed ceiling, fireplace, cool air conditioning, oversize double garage, portal/patio & coyote fenced yard. Some mountain views. Owner NMREB MLS #201303563


438 San Pasqual Now $815,000 Adobe cottage and attached casita, hidden behind walls down a dirt lane off Acequia Madre. Fabulous kitchen, 5 kiva fireplaces. Attached casita with its own entrance, parking, kitchen & bath, perfect for guests or a studio. Loaded with character. Front and back patios. MLS #201203008

Abiquiu Area Ranchette $795,000 Spectacular views of dramatic canyons and mountains are enjoyed from this enchanting home and studio/guesthouse. The main house features a fabulous kitchen and master suite. 55 acre mesa top lot offers marvelous outdoor enjoyment. MLS #201203945

Camino Rancheros Area $1,350,000 Located in the heart of the Eastside near Camino Rancheros is a main residence, guesthouse and the rare Eastside twocar garage. Recently renovated and upgraded by the owner with radiant heat, 4 fireplaces, upscale kitchen. Lovely walled in private patios. MLS #201300627


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


651 E Alameda $2,149,000 In a beautiful Eastside location, only one block from Canyon Road, you will find a modernized main home, with attached guest quarters, and a separate guesthouse and garage.The best portal in Santa Fe overlooks gorgeous lush gardens. Featuring the only chapel/bar in Santa Fe. MLS #201301697

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Mountain and sunset views from this beautiful 2.73-acre lot. The convenient location offers easy access to I-25, and it’s very close to shopping and schools. A rare Dos Griegos opportunity. MLS #903099

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

“riDgetop compounD” over 100 years have passed...

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What began as a 1910 adobe and stone house with “top of the world” views is today an incredible compound bursting with old world charm. main residence, guesthouse, and detached studio/ office on 1.5 acres adjoining a city of Santa Fe greenbelt. only 5 minutes to town!


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


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111 avenida de las casas arguably the best location in Casas de San Juan, this very private, free-standing condo is great for entertaining with large open living and great outdoor spaces. enjoy huge unobstructed views of northern new mexico and the Sangres. there is also a separate one-bedroom guesthouse that would make an ideal office or study. $1,025,000 the efrain Prieto Group 470.6909

442 acequia madre this home is a rare eastside find, with acequia frontage in a quiet off-street compound. the beautiful living room has French doors leading to gorgeous outdoor spaces, overhead beams and a wonderful kiva-inspired fireplace. there are also kiva fireplaces in both full-suite master bedrooms. $925,000 susan Kelly 690.5417

201 anita Place Unit c this South Capitol condo plus guest casita is close to restaurants, galleries, and the plaza. the main house has two bedrooms and two full baths, and the guest casita has its own kitchenette, full bath and private access. Features include wood flooring, tall ceilings with beams, granite counters, and stainless appliances in the kitchen. $675,000 audrey curry 670.1333

audrey Curry 670.1333

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CriStina BranCo 920.7551

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A serene courtyard with lush flower beds and trees invite you in to this gracious onelevel home on Santa Fe’s northeast side. Quality throughout. Two wide portals for enjoying the gardens, the sunsets and the downtown lights of Santa Fe. A special bonus is a separate office with an attached artist studio. 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 1.08 acres, 2-car garage. MLS #201303769

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1106 Calle Conejo


Impeccable and stunning one-level soft contemporary house and guesthouse with Southwest style, located in Valle Conejo, a subdivision adjacent to Sierra del Norte. The features in this home include a fantastic chef’s kitchen, hardwood and limestone floors, radiant heat and well-separated bedroom suites. 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2.4 acres, 2-car garage. MLS #201301134

505.501.1327 | 198 Sunny Slope Drive

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

1040 Sierra Del norTe

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

9 raBBiTBruSh roaD

Soft contemporary pueblo home and guesthouse offer affordable luxury and beauty. One of few properties in the subdivision allowing for horses. Extra deep acreage abuts to a green belt and pedestrian trail. Tucked away with a sense of serenity and maximum privacy. Quality finishes and thoughtfully laid out. A very comfortable home and guesthouse with many thoughtful touches. Radiant heat throughout.

MlS #201302993

georgette romero


| 505.603.1494 |

Paul geoffrey 15 CaMino anCon #7 505.660.6009

Lush and verdant bucolic country property enjoying giant cottonwood and lots of other trees, organic fruit and vegetable gardens, lawns, wetlands and lovely outdoor activities. MlS #201302027 $435,000

25 TeDDy Bear Trail

Fabulous estate property enjoying sunset views in Santa Fe. The 2.98-acre lot has the benefit of highend landscaping, a glorious west-facing deep portal and patio and a top-of-the-line Versa-sport court. MlS #201300978 $995,000

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PROPERTIES UPPer Cerro gordo adobe

1661 Cerro gordo $639,500 Updated adobe with lots of traditions on a 1+ acre lot with mountain views. Plastered walls, beamed ceilings, marble and hard wood floors, sandstone fireplace, kitchen with cherry wood cabinets. Spacious outdoor living areas with drip irrigation system. Huge portal with outdoor kitchen and fireplace. Comfortable south facing sunroom. 2-car garage/3carport with large bays for RV storage. #201205455

eLegant FLoorPLan/breatHtaking viewS!

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

modeL HomeS oPen SatUrday & SUnday 12-3

new HomeS in La Pradera SUbdiviSion three builders to Choose From

CommUnity CoLLege diStriCt | City water – 50% oPen SPaCe CUStom PUebLo-StyLe Home

beaUtiFULLy LandSCaPed

CLoSe to SUbdiviSion Park PriCe redUCed

UPdated Home near downtown

natUraL LigHt FiLLed townHome

La Pradera

4 eStanCia CoUrt $619,500 Great floor plan situated on a 2.55± acre corner lot in La Villa Escondida, a community adjacent to Las Campanas. Perfect for indoor and outdoor entertaining with a large wraparound portal and open kitchen/family room. 3 br, 3 ba, 2,700 sq.ft. #201205580

is a newly created nature-conscious and uniquely designed community that cherishes the beauty of nature and protects its fragile resources. Set in a landscape of juniper studded hills and endless skies. A lovely meadow with native plants and wildflowers. Half of the land is reserved as open space, parks and trails. Come and view nature at its best.

SunfLower ModeL.

Aptly named for its bright, sunny and open design, the Sunflower invites you to enjoy the best possible combination of private space and gathering places, inside and out. The gourmet kitchen serves as the hub of this extraordinary home, with the impressive living room and formal dining room. Two of the bedrooms and the 3-car garage are on one side of the home and the luxurious master suite on the other. 3 br, 2 ba, 1,856 sq.ft. (Under construction)

6952 goLden meSa $289,500 A beautiful home with an excellent floor plan that includes 3 full baths, and 3 bedrooms. Featuring beautifully-landscaped outdoor living areas with drip irrigation system, separate formal living and dining area. Kitchen open to family and breakfast area. 2,186 sq.ft. #201300212

49 CabaLLo viejo 2-car garage. #201304129 19 CabaLLo viejo 2-car garage. #201304128 35 Canto deL Pajaro 3-car garage. #201304127

7519 Snow bLoSSom $234,900 Beautiful home with updated stucco, windows and hot water heater. Kitchen has granite counter tops, breakfast bar and dining area. 1,410 sq.ft., 3 br, 2 ba. #201301380

70 La Pradera (Under Construction) $285,900 Olivia floorplan - 1,582 +/- sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Grand 10’ ceilings in great room and master suite. Gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, built in microwave and breakfast bar. Large master suite with separate shower and jetted tub. 2-car garage. #201304146

537 onate PLaCe $239,900 Updated home with basement, oversized 436 sq.ft. garage and completely walled and fenced-in yard. This home has plastered walls, some hardwood floors, hot water baseboard heating, and has been partially remodeled in 2009 to include a totally new kitchen, updated bath, updated windows, new roof in 2006. The back yard is totally landscaped including a beautiful gazebo. #201200894

$339,900 $349,900 $355,900

30 Camino Sabanero (model Home) $275,900 La Pradera Model Home: The Oliva Floor Plan, featuring approximately 1582 sq.ft. by Rachel Matthew Homes. This home features three bedrooms and two baths, grand 10foot ceilings in the greatroom. 2-car garage. #201303947

112 boSqUeCiLLo (Under Construction) (Contract Pending) $259,900 Casa Verde floorplan - 1,463+/- sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath which includes an attached 1 bedroom casita with 3/4 bath. Interior courtyard between main house and casita. Granite counter tops complete the gourmet kitchen which opens to dining and living areas. 2-car garage. #201304145 68 La Pradera (Under Construction) $295,900 The Girasol is an open, flowing floor plan with the kitchen and great room at the heart of it. An octagonal entryway with vaulted 16’ ceilings opens into the main living area, which has raised 10’ ceilings. 3 br, 2 ba, 2-car garage. #201304144

bob lee trujillo 3238 La avenida de San marCoS $149,000 A two-story end unit in Pueblos de Rodeo Road featuring front and back enclosed courtyards with a flagstone patio. Features brick floors & kiva fireplace, plus beamed and tongue-and-groove ceilings. #201300846

984-7305 or 470-0002

renee brooks

984-7301 or 470-1681

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Matthew Sargent cloSe-in location

cul-de-Sac lot in Sierra del norte

lupita lot - Beautiful level building site close to the hospital. Dirt road access and 1203 ojo azul (lot 121) - A fabulous 1.9+ acre lot located in upper Sierra

large lots. Feels like country living in downtown. mlS #201303517

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oaSiS in the high deSert!

del Norte, adjoining 60 acres of open space, and offering spectacular views. $195,000 mlS #201105529 $395,000

extreme privacy + development opportunity

1465 upper canyon road - Verdant and luscious building site on 0.67 acres 1467 upper canyon road with the Santa Fe River flowing through the site. Shared well. mlS #201204149

1928 Cerros Colorados

Lovely wooded lot located in Cerros Colorados off Hyde Park Road, bordering green belt. Just minutes to downtown, but also easy access to ski basin and Ten Thousand Waves. #201201661 $275,000

Lush river valley off of Upper Canyon Road adjoins 646 feet of always running section of the Santa Fe River. Nature lovers will $695,000 delight in the peaceful and serene feeling of this river-front retreat. mlS #201202907 $1,575,000

115 #C Old Galisteo Road

Rare find! Horse property just minutes to town. Lovely 2.5 acres with great views of mountains, stunning sunsets, mature juniper and pinon trees. Gently sloping natural building envelope, shared well, needs sewer. #201302938 $110,000


AUDREY CURRY 505.670.1333

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absoLuteLy exquisite adobe estate

1810 sun Mountain

- Adjacent to Museum Hill! This is truly a masterpiece; the current owners have completely remodeled this home, touching almost every surface. The layout is a two master suite concept, with one additional bedroom and guest quarters with its own entrance. MLs #201303896 $1,250,000

life without limits

linda murphy

505.780.7711 | |

beautifuL downtown Condo

621 Halona #2 - Beautiful downtown adobe in a quiet location.

Small compound of 4 units, with generous outdoor areas thru common areas, with mature landscaping. Perfect primary or secondary residence or fabulous rental. MLs #201303813 $725,000



goRgeous Las CaMpanas Lot witH Views!

2 Lookout Lane

- Absolutely gorgeous flat corner lot with spectacular views. Close to spa, tennis, equestrian. Huge East and West Views. Easy build. 1.77 acres. MLs #201203941 $99,000

Las CaMpanas HoMe and guestHouse

8 paintbrush - Incredible Las Campanas 3 bedroom, 3 bath home plus a 2 bedroom, 2 bath guesthouse. Lovely views all on gorgeous Tesuque-like grounds. This is a real value. Compare price per sq.ft.Can’t build it for that! MLs #201300639 $995,000

GAVIN SAYERS Associate Broker

505.690.3070 |

1104 Mansion Ridge

Sleek light-filled contemporary sited for sunset views. Sophisticated design and walls of glass to maximize natural light and solar gain. Large studio with loft office. Hidden away on 1.7 acres, and only a fiveminute drive from downtown. MLs #201300967

215 CaMino enCantado

Classic Bill Lumpkins home built in 1950 and authentically refurbished for modern living. Abundance of entertaining spaces. On 2 acres with 100 mile views but only 2 paved miles from downtown off Bishop’s Lodge Road.

$1,195,000 MLs #201200650

114 Coyote Ridge tRaiL

Genuine country living on 2.2 acres yet only 3 miles to downtown. Well-designed passive solar home with lots of Santa Fe style and major views. Office/4th bedroom. Nice outdoor areas. Adjacent to an arroyo/greenbelt.

$950,000 MLs #201302149

447 1/2 CaMino Monte Vista a

Authentic (1930’s) adobe condo remodeled in 2012. Romantic pied-a-terre loaded with Santa Fe style. Office/studio/2nd bedroom option. Lush communal gardens. On a little lane off Old Santa Fe Trail convenient to downtown.

$545,000 MLs #201302821


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JAMES CONGDON Associate Broker

Pecos Valley Resident Since 1973 PECOS PROPERTIES

180 Glory lane

Wonderful lot at the beginning of Luz del Sol subdivision. Driveway and building site all ready. Electric and telephone at lot. Strong Sangre and Glorieta Mesa views. MlS # 201301098


7 north Main Street

Charming and rustic house in the village of Pecos. Over 1800 sq.ft. for $129,000 priced to sell at $70.88 per sq.ft. Views to Pecos Valley. Much character, fenced backyard, garage, stable. MlS # 201301712

218 WildfloWer lane

Quality built in 2003 with natural wood accents, polished concrete slab with radiant floor heat, rock faced stairway, tongue & groove knotty pine ceiling and Vermont castings stove.

$129,000 MlS # 201103320

61 Via GetruditaS

Open concept home with stunning views! Light and bright open floor plan for 7-year-young home located between Glorieta and Pecos with expansive views of Glorieta Mesa.

$202,500 MlS # 201303173






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3116 PayuPki CirCle Delightful, open-concept 3 bed/2 bath home with high viga ceilings, radiant heat, tile floors, and sliding glass doors that open to a charming garden with views of the Jemez Mountains. MlS # 201301390


We have an interesting fixer-upper property for sale in the middle of town. Mostly adobe house plus 3 bedroom guesthouse plus barn and studio on 2.6 acres. Easy access to Downtown, Frenchie’s Field, and St. Michael’s Drive and Cerrillos Road shopping. Potential for lots of possibilities. Feels like country. Horses are even allowed! MLS #201303108

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6 anGel Peak 20 fonda Court Stylish, beautiful Fuente home in Rancho Viejo Energy-efficient home with trombe walls & with high ceiling living/dining area with gas passive solar slab floors, as well as board-andfireplace, with either tile or laminate flooring beam ceilings, tiled floors & numerous windows throughout. Fully landscaped in both back and overlooking aspens. Large office/studio has the front. separate entrance.

MlS # 201303155

$319,000 MlS # 201303252


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Courtesy John Baker/Dougherty Real Estate Co.

Wolf-Midyette house on the market By Paul Weideman


his house at 49 Calle San Martin, off of Tano Road, has a beautiful low, pitchedroof design, a bit on the casual side of the spectrum: a long, rustic front porch greets you to this Northern New Mexico-style home. Dating to 1980, the four-bedroom adobe residence was built by Wolf Construction with architect John Midyette, and design details by Bill Salman. The front door is a handsome, massive architectural antique from Mexico. It opens onto a foyer lit by a French Metro-style chandelier, then to a long gallery through the

house. One wall of this feature hallway is full of built-in, floor-to-ceiling bookcases, the higher shelves accessible by a rolling library ladder. The quiet, carpeted living room with dramatic vaulted and beamed ceiling has windows onto the front portal and the rear patio; that has a close-in portal with fireplace, then it’s a few steps down to the spacious, brick-paved patio, lap pool and walled garden. Beyond the paving and on either side of the pool are well-tended grass areas. The outdoor living area offers splendid views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The house boasts wide-plank wood floors, beamed ceilings, and plenty of wellplaced lighting fixtures. The kitchen is outfitted with practical wood countertops, a


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6-burner Garland range/oven, stainless-steel sink, and a full complement of old-fashioned, white-painted cabinets. Next to the kitchen is a handy sunroom, well-lit by two skylights, with a brick floor, work spaces topped in blue tile and wood, and a vise. The comfortable master suite has a shepherd’s fireplace and sloped, beamed ceiling — lightly whitewashed planks on beams, as elsewhere in the home — and Berber carpeting. Two walk-in closets adjoin his and her bathrooms, hers with a clawfoot tub and a basin set in an antique table.


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The house is about 4,600 square feet. A separate studio building, 1,140 square feet, was designed by the owners and Cynthia Urban, and built by Adobe Corps. It could be converted to guest quarters, but it’s perfect for artmaking, with a concrete floor, a loft, wood stove, and lots of light admitted by clerestory windows. About two acres of the 5-acre property is fenced for dogs. The landscaping around the house includes Russian olive, butterfly bush, silverlace vines, lilac, and lavender. The property is listed by Clara Dougherty, Dougherty Real Estate Co., for $1,395,000. Three adjacent 5-acre parcels are also available.


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Jane Phillips / The New Mexican

Courtesy John Baker/Dougherty Real Estate Co.

Jane Phillips / The New Mexican

505.989. 77 41 • 433 WEST SAN FRANCISCO STREET

49 CALLE SAN MARTIN. Beautiful 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with adobe walls and pitched roof resting on five acres off Tano Road. Light - filled, open floor plan focuses on portals, patios, pool and a Sangre de Cristo Mountain view. House features a breathtaking central room, well-appointed kitchen, sun & garden room, library, a guest room/office with full bath, and a separate studio with high ceilings, wood stove and clerestory windows (could easily become a guest house or family room). A quiet, private bit of paradise just five minutes from the Plaza! Added bonus: Three adjacent five acre lots are also available for purchase. MLS #201303580 $1,395,000 Clara L. Dougherty • 505.690 .0471 •



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



44 BRASS HORSE ROAD. Exceptional, 4 bedroom contemporary, Pueblo-style home in Arroyo Hondo, situated on 5 beautiful acres and surrounded by the 100+ acre Arroyo Hondo Pueblo Conservancy. With 360º views, the 4,823 sq. ft. adobe home is built in a circular plan to take in all aspects of its surroundings and has a gorgeous rock wall that moves from the outside inside as an entryway. Designed to take advantage of the outdoors and the wonders of the area, extensive portals provide additional living & dining spaces around the stunning, negative edge swimming pool. A perfect home for both formal or relaxed entertaining. $2,575,000 Clara L. Dougherty • 505.690 .0471 •




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118 LA VEREDA STREET. True double-adobe on a double lot, this historic cottage is tucked away in the heart of Santa Fe within walking distance of the Plaza. Features include a large porch, bright sunroom, living room with marble fireplace and arched windows & doorways. French doors lead from the dining room to an intimate outdoor patio with fireplace. Lovely master suite includes walk-in closet, bathroom & private office area. Second bedroom is attached to a full bath. This property includes a heated 2-car garage, mature fruit trees & enchanting gardens, along with a newly-remodeled guest house with fireplace, bathroom, and patio. MLS #201302869 $1,275,000 Clara L. Dougherty • 505.690 .0471 •

Wm. David Dougher ty, Broker . Clara L. Dougher ty, Broker Associate .


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



VIA DE ZORRITOS, TESUQUE. Stunning compound on 50+ acres adjacent to the Santa Fe National Forest. Stable, tennis court, riding arena, and bricked motor court lead to the main house and guest house. Undisturbed views of the forest rising o the ski basin. Outfitted kitchen opens onto a family dining area, family room, and separate formal dining room. A private master suite is separated from 2 other bedrooms that share a private sitting area & bath - perfect for teens or a parent suite. Outdoor kitchen, dining area, portals, swimming pool and guest house with separate fully equipped exercise room, office, studio, bathroom and laundry area. MLS #201302231 $12,500,000 Clara L. Dougherty • 505.690 .0471 • FLOOR PLANS



TESUQUE VILLAGE ROAD. Two separately deeded, contiguous condos with open floor plans and walls of windows facing the Tesuque River, but each has a distinct personality. Completely renovated 1569 sq. ft. larger unit is contemporary and has 2 en-suite bedrooms, an office, 2 fireplaces, & a private deck sheltered by cottonwoods. The smaller 1029 sq. ft. unit is traditional Santa Fe-style with a circular floor plan, pine floors & vigas, spacious living room with kiva fireplace, kitchenette, bedroom and 3/4 bath. Easily combined for a larger home, OR live in one, rent the other, OR live/work in main house + guesthouse/studio/office. MLS #201304181 $785,000 Jennifer Tomes • 505.690 .6477 •





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

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PROFILE MaryJoy Ford

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

How are things going? The market is active. There are more people looking this year than in recent years. We are hearing reports that the high end is going to start moving next year, but about 75 percent of recent sales have been below $500,000. Are those mostly in the south end? No, it’s all over. There are condos near downtown, and also the St. Anne’s area, houses that have been improved. And it’s my experience that so many people coming to Santa Fe are Boomers and they don’t want to deal with steps. So single-story homes with no steps: that’s huge. Do you specialize in a particular segment? Not really. Especially in this market you have to cover everything. It is much more difficult working in the lower price ranges. You have to work harder. It’s much more difficult at the $200,000-$300,000 level, because people’s lives are depending on it. It’s more emotional and more important financially to the buyers and sellers. I don’t really specialize, but most of my transactions are in town. I love historic properties, the Eastside and in Agua Fria. You must have to do more transactions to make money at the low end, but at least that part of the market is moving well. That’s the only part that is really moving well. At least you’ve been able to keep working. Just like the high-end builders had to get into more remodel work during the downturn. That’s exactly right. Where were you born and raised? Memphis, Tennessee. After high school I went to Memphis State, which is now the University of Memphis, and got my degree in psychology. I was a psychiatric social worker for many years, back when you did everything. Including working with indigent people and working on the streets? Yes, I did that, and a lot of group therapy. I was in charge of a 5-county program for people who had been discharged from psychiatric hospitals. After that I moved to Florida and worked with developmentally disabled people in an institute. Then I came to New Mexico and got my master’s degree in energy and environmental management at UNM. That was a switch. Well, I’ve always been interested in conservation and 48

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efficiency. I ended up managing the energy conservation bureau of the New Mexico Energy and Minerals Department here in Santa Fe. The state was doing a lot of interesting things and getting quite a bit of money from the federal government. I managed projects with the pueblos and the Apache and Navajo tribes. We instituted a great solar-energy program for the Navajos. Putting photovoltaics on their homes was lifechanging, because a lot of people didn’t even have lights. Some could be discharged from the hospital because they could have their oxygen equipment at home. The difficulty was theft. The panels would disappear from some homes and show up on others in different chapters. Energy efficiency is so important now. Yes. I like to think it has to do with raising awareness back then. Was that reservation work in the 1980s? It was. Then in the 1990s, we did a lot of energy-efficiency projects in conjunction with PNM, including alternative fuels for buses. I wrote proposals, which were funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, that took me to Canada, Malaysia, Japan, Kuala Lumpur, and Sri Lanka, to work with counterparts in those countries. I have a friend, a Japanese woman I met in Kuala Lumpur, and we developed the program for a huge natural gas convention in Yokohama in 2000. I got one of the vice

presidents from General Motors and she brought in Toyota and it expanded from there. When did you get into real estate? In 2001. I started with Town & Ranch, which morphed into Prudential Real Estate, and then I came over to Sotheby’s in 2005. Was it as challenging as what you had been doing? It is challenging. It’s working productively with other people. There are so many people involved in transactions — surveyors, appraisers, title companies, other brokers. I have a great appreciation for real-estate brokers. They’re usually very tactful and careful. You have to be in order to make everything pleasant and smooth. The great majority of Realtors in Santa Fe are very professional and hardworking, just dedicated to going the extra mile for their clients. There are many elements of social work. You’re helping people transition to a different phase in their lives. You’re just facilitating that as best as you can. You were on the board of directors for the Historic Santa Fe Foundation for a while. Have you had other involvements in Santa Fe? SWAIA, Indian Market, back when Sam Balen was on the board, and also the American Association of University Women. One thing I want to say is that David Rasch [the city’s historic preservation officer] and the Historic Design Review Board do such a great job keeping Santa Fe distinctive. What would the city be now if it wasn’t for the H-Board? Are you married? Do you have kids? I have three rescue dogs and a cat. My husband is Bob Sivinski. He was the State Botanist for 22 years and he’s now a consulting biologist. I give a copy of this catalog [The Native Plant Society of New Mexico’s Native Gardening in Northern New Mexico] to my clients because it helps to make them sensitive about water use and what plants do well here. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? We walk our dogs two miles every morning and then we walk them in the evenings. I like trekking around with Bob on plant-collection trips in New Mexico. And reading, hiking, all the usual sorts of things. The Parade of Homes just finished yesterday. Did you see any of the houses? No. It’s been an intense two weeks, a lot of work. And it’s not necessarily selling houses. It’s just all the work associated with it. If you’re thorough, you work all the time. I work every day. And I love it.

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No-doc loans again Can we expect the return of “ no doc” loans or even “stated income” loans? Remember the years 2000 to 2007 before the subprime crash? How smoothly the process was to get a loan for a home purchase or a refinance. Will we experience these low-documentation loans again? I think yes. What were the primary reasons causing this current over-documentation in the mortgage process? Beginning with defaults on subprime loans, many residential properties were foreclosed. Subprime loans, where the borrower only submitted a business card and a loan application and received a 95 percent loan, are gone for good. The real-estate market is in recovery nationwide and many borrowers are well-qualified. This financial time period is similar to the mid 1980s when real estate values fell because of the savings-and-loan crisis.

That period recovered and so will this financial period. History does repeat and is cyclical. Actually, no-doc loans do exist today in two particular forms. Several securities dealer like Merrill Lynch will lend without much verification of income and assets when you pledge an equal amount of stocks or bonds. The main problem with this method is that the borrower cannot liquidate the securities that are pledged. If you look on the internet you will see no-doc loans advertised. Some of these are not even valid loan opportunities, but some are real. Their interest rates, for the valid opportunities, are very high in comparison to the current market with Fannie Mae loans. This will change. Since probably 95 percent of the borrowers currently applying for loans today are qualified, I can envision a time in the near future when stated-income loans

will be available at competitive interest rates. Banks and insurance companies are always looking for investment opportunities and will accept loans that are riskless without the extreme verification process currently in the mortgage business. A need is developing for mortgages having high credit scores and low LTV (loan to value) without the extreme paperwork requirements. This need will be satisfied. Realtors report that many very qualified buyers now pay cash for their homes instead of putting themselves through the mortgage process. Remember the old adage, “If you don’t need the money, they will lend it to you.” This very true. I expect this mortgage need to be satisfied. I envision a loan requiring a 30 to 40 percent down payment and a credit score of 780 to 800. The paperwork for loan approval would be very small and the interest rate at the market rate. These


loans would certainly speed the loan process and stimulate the housing-market recovery. This is my prediction. When it will happen, I cannot be sure. Jim Gay was a real-estate broker for 20 years and has been a consultant to Fortune 500 companies. He is currently a broker/owner with Home Buyers Mortgage (986-9080) and can be reached at jim@


Valuing green Do you have a “green” home? Or want to buy or build a green home? You’re not alone. According to the 2012 Yahoo Real Estate Home Horizons Study, Americans say a green or energy-efficient home would be a hallmark of their dream home, taking precedence — for the first time ever — over common favorites like water views or living in a gated community. If you are looking to refinance, buy or build a home which outperforms typical code-built homes in energy efficiency, you probably have contemplated the question, what is the value of green? A common belief is that lenders and appraisers cannot put a monetary value on green building features in the loan approval process. Not true. There is growing willingness, on the part of lenders, appraisers and Realtors to reflect the advantage of green in your home value, due in part to increased support from the federal government and the Appraisal Institute, and a willingness amongst homebuyers to pay more for high-performing third50

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party- certified green homes. An extensive study conducted by the University of California analyzed 1.6 million single-family home sales from 2007 to 2012, and found that third-party greencertified homes sold for 9 percent more on average than comparable non-greencertified homes. Residential appraisers often turn to the multiple-listing service (MLS ) for comparable sales data to assist in valuing properties. Santa Fe’s MLS is one of 185 MLS databases nationwide that have green data fields; there are approximately 665 others that do not. Increasing use of these fields by Realtors will assist appraisal values for green homes. Appraisers can also use the Appraisal Institute’s Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum, a nationally recognized document that categorically highlights the energy, water, solar and other green features of a home so as to be monetized in the valuation of the appraisal. There are other valuation techniques

available to appraisers; however, a green appraisal requires more training, skill and time than a standard appraisal. Any owner requesting a green appraisal has the right to require that your lender use an appraiser experienced in green property valuation. Santa Fe has several appraisers with green valuation experience. If you hope to maximize the value of the green features in your appraisal, you should also present your qualified appraiser with easy-to-understand, itemized cost data for the energy, water, solar and other green improvements you made versus a code minimum home. With the help of a HERS rater, you can also itemize the cost savings of your energy upgrades versus code-minimum construction. It is the responsibility of the builder or homeowner to inform the appraiser of these added value features. As we emerge from the housing lull and move into a new era of slow but steady growth, we have a golden (and green) opportunity to increase the value of the


green home projects we are conducting in the City Different. Leslie Giorgetti is an associate broker with Santa Fe Properties. Mark Giorgetti holds an M.S. in climate change management and they are both principals of Palo Santo Designs LLC, a construction company that specializes in high-performance homes. Contact Mark at 505-670-4236, and Leslie at 505-670-7578,, and visit


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The City Different is also redundant Redundancy is often a good practice to avoid. When writing a newspaper column, rarely is it appropriate to repeat words, phrases, concepts, and ideas over and over and over and over again. Here, redundancy is a waste of time. Redundancy is also essential for survival. Two eyes, two ears, two nostrils, two kidneys, two lungs, this is a pattern worth recognizing. Many of our essential functions are supported by more than one component so that if we lose an ear, we can still hear, and we can continue to survive and sustain our species. The essential function of water delivery to a home is an often-used illustration of the good kind of redundancy. Instead of being fully dependent on one well, it’s great to have a cistern collecting precipitation from the roof, or a full-blown swale system at the end of a long driveway. Add thickly mulched garden beds that prevent evaporation and store water in the soil, and your essential function of water

procurement is even better protected. Let’s also not forget greywater reuse in the landscape and on-site blackwater treatment. These commodities are almost always seen as waste products, but they are actually great resources. Of course, a connection to a community-wide utility is always a major plus, especially if that system has built–in redundancies. If that’s not enough to make you feel comfortable about your water supply, in New Mexico you can even purchase land with associated rights to a centuriesold acequia system. Just make sure you’re not down arroyo from an ancient pueblo’s golf course. A web-based news service,, just listed Santa Fe as one of many that are running out of water, but the City Different actually has many levels of water redundancy. It has two reservoirs, several large wells, and the Buckman diversion project (which draws from two far-away watersheds). In addi-

tion, in the event of a water emergency, smaller wells scattered throughout town (tapping a wide variety of mini aquifers) could be what gets us through during times of need. But that’s not all. We also have a strong and growing cistern-system industry and a statewide greywater recycling law that has proved to be problem-free since its inception a decade ago. Our newfound excitement for curb cuts that direct stormwater to trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, and wildflowers is also a positive contribution when it comes to our most essential resource. On top of all of this, the city has a deeply committed water-conservation committee and professional staff working on many ways to save water. Finally, and perhaps most important, is that our population is generally very conscious about the need to respect water on many levels. If you would like to explore some of these levels more deeply, please join


me and Rev. Gail Mariner at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 107 W. Barcelona Road, on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. for a spiritual exploration of water as a force not only of life, but of light as well. Nate Downey is the author of Harvest the Rain (2010) and Roof-Reliant Landscaping (2008). He started Santa Fe Permaculture, Inc., in 1992 and can be reached for landscape consultation, design, and installation via a new website, www.


One of our sources: the Colorado River Santa Fe Mayor David Coss was recently quoted as stating that water demand exceeds supply. He was referring to the highly oversubscribed Colorado River, which supplies water to Santa Fe via the San Juan-Chama Project. Eleven percent of New Mexico’s water supply comes from the Upper Colorado River Basin. The imbalance of supply and demand and the competition for Colorado River water are detailed in the recent Bureau of Reclamation report, Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study. Though not an uplifting read, you can find it at www. finalreport/studyrpt.html. The San Juan-Chama Project captures water from three tributaries of the San Juan River, itself a tributary of the Colorado River. This water flows through a tunnel under the Continental Divide into Heron Reservoir, where contract water is released to the Chama River, conveyed to El Vado Reservoir, then Abiquiú Reservoir, and then the Rio Grande. Santa Fe’s 52

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portion is diverted, along with native Rio Grande water, at the City of Santa Fe/ Santa Fe County Buckman Direct Diversion (BDD) facility. Planning for the San Juan-Chama Project started in the 1930s. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, owner/operator of the project, began exporting San Juan River water in 1971. The original, single 40year contract among the city, county and Public Service Company of New Mexico (which then owned the city water system) was signed in 1976 and replaced by two permanent contracts in 2006. The city and county San Juan-Chama Project contracts are for 5,230 and 375 acre-feet per year, respectively. San Juan-Chama Project water is administered differently than native Rio Grande water by the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer (OSE). San Juan-Chama Project water constitutes about half the water supply for Santa Fe (current Santa Fe usage is about 10,000 acre-feet per year, or afy) and about two thirds of the BDD supply, which is limited

by permits to 8,730 afy. The breakdown of the BDD annual capacity is as follows: up to 5,230 afy to the city (consisting of its entire San Juan-Chama Project contract allotment), up to 1,700 afy to the county (including its 375 afy San Juan-Chama allotment) and up to 1,800 afy to Las Campanas. The additional legal rights held by Santa Fe County and Las Campanas include native water rights or other San Juan-Chama Project water. Our Upper Colorado River Basin source is not without significant risk. Diversions of water into Heron Reservoir are dependent on the snowpack south of Wolf Creek Pass. San Juan-Chama Project shortages have not occurred to date, but any future shortages will be shared pro rata by reduced allotments for all contractees. Contracted water is released only under specific orders and significant transfer losses occur as the water moves down the Chama. Diversions along the Rio Grande may be reduced or curtailed on the basis of low flow rates measured at


the USGS real-time stream gage at Otowi Bridge, three miles upstream from BDD. And diversion at the BDD may be halted when water clarity is low (high turbidity conditions), or when the ash content (from runoff across burned areas) is high. Stephen Wiman has a background in earth science (Ph.D. in geology) and is the owner of Good Water Company and a member of the City of Santa Fe’s Water Conservation Committee. He may be reached at 505-471-9036 and skwiman@

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A plaque for historic hydro plant By Paul Weideman


he little building that once housed one of Santa Fe’s earliest power plants is going to get a plaque. The Historic Santa Fe Foundation has added the 1895 Santa Fe hydroelectric plant structure to its registry of properties worthy of preservation. The foundation and the Canyon Neighborhood Association plan a plaque-unveiling ceremony at noon on Sunday, Sept. 22, at the building located at 1209 Canyon Road. Formerly standing derelict in a brushy field, the building has been restored and the 4.25-acre site developed as a city park. Work completed to date on the new Water History Park and Museum (officially named by city resolution last November) includes reconstruction of the building’s pitched roof, renovation of the building walls, windows, and chimneys; installation of electrical service; and installation of a parking area and park furniture. Placement on the HSFF registry “will help forward the work of creating the park and museum and raise awareness of its historic importance to our community,” according to the organization’s registry nomination. Preservationist Alan “Mac” Watson, Watson Conserves LLC, said funds to begin Phase 2 of the project should be available in the near future. That involves sprucing up the building interior, adding wall displays about the old hydro project, and making the building available to the public as a community center. “We have money to finish out the interior. We got $150,000 from the Legislature and $175,000 from a bond issue,” he said. In 2006, the small, flat-roofed building standing in the field across from Cristo Rey Church didn’t look like much. Watson served on a committee charged with selecting an architect to restore the powerhouse “to what it looked like in about 1905,” he said. Victor Johnson is architect on the job. Watson recently presented a history, “Water Flows Uphill Toward Money: Santa Fe’s New Water History Museum,” at the School for Advanced Research and at an international conference in Las Cruces. “In 1880,” he begins, “the County Commission gave all of the water in the Santa Fe River to the newly organized Santa Fe Water and Improvement Company. “The water was to be dammed, directed into cast-iron pipes, used to generate electricity at our first hydroelectric plant and then sold down the river to those in Santa Fe who could pay the water bill. From this point on, the town’s traditional Hispanic agrarian economy began to fade… “The desire for a water company to provide a dependable supply of water to the city was promoted as a means of fire suppression, but is more likely to have been related to ambitions to pursue land development and to give Santa Fe the image of a modern and up-to-date city.” Citizens of Santa Fe who were dependent on acequia irrigation for their livelihoods organized in protest of the privatization of water. “For the city’s first 250 years,” Watson said in a recent interview, “everybody who lived here except a few politicians and a couple soldiers made their living off of subsistence farming and it was all fed by a complicated system of acequias.” In a statement presented during a June 1881 public hearing, the protesters (describing themselves as “We the majority of people of Santa Fe”) resolved that the water company “is hereby cautioned to stop all work in the canyon of the Santa Fe river


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Photo courtesy AlAn “MAc” WAtson

The little hydro building in 2005 and today

Photo by PAul WeideMAn

Courtesy PalaCe of the Governors Photo arChives (nMhM/DCa) neG. no. 10599

The hydroelectric plant and spillway photographed ca. 1912 by Aaron B. Craycraft

interrupting the current of the stream and injuring the community, which action is hereby declared an outrage on the people…” Construction on the Old Stone Dam, which was facilitated by dozens of mules and scores of goats, took place almost immediately. Also that year, the Santa Fe Water and Improvement Company’s P.J. Kennedy had 30 carloads of pipe shipped to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway depot in town and the first pipe was laid at the southeast corner of the Plaza that May. The next water project, Two-Mile Dam, was constructed in 1893. At 85 feet high and 1,000 feet wide, it held 15 times as much water as the Old Stone Dam. Growth continued in Santa Fe, and so did the many improvements designed to modernize the city. On Sept. 21, 1910, the Santa Fe New Mexican wrote, “When the delegates come to Santa Fe to attend the constitutional convention, they will rub their eyes in surprise, if they arrive at night, for the Ancient and Venerable City will be lighted up in new fashion. So the council decided last night when it accepted the contract between the city and the Santa Fe Water and Light Company for a new lighting system for Santa Fe.” The little hydroelectric plant produced electricity by means of a turbine run by a Pelton wheel. This invention replaced wheel paddles with little cups to increase output. The water, under pressure from gravity flow from the watershed, was constricted in narrowed spouts to accelerate the flow into the Pelton wheel that turned the shaft to generate electricity.

In 1926 the city added Granite Point Dam about four miles upstream of Two Mile Dam. It was expanded in 1935 and the name changed to honor the state engineer, Thomas McClure. In 1940 the little hydro plant, whose second story had already been removed, was shut down. About a decade later, Watson was noticing the building every time he went past. “When I was a kid, there was a big disc, a sign, on the south wall with Reddy Kilowatt on it.” That lightbulb-nose figure was the trademark mascot, from 1926, of American investor-owned electric utilities. A third large reservoir, Nichols, was built in the 1940s between Two-Mile and McClure. In the early 1990s, TwoMile Reservoir was was drained and breached. In 1995 PNM donated the 188-acre Two-Mile Reservoir site to the Nature Conservancy. The little hydro plant building, derelict for many decades, again has a pitched roof. In his research, Watson heard from one old-timer who had an uncle who worked for the power company and lived in the building’s attic. The two smokestacks that have been restored are based on stacks that are thought to have vented wood stoves that once heated the two levels of the hydro-plant building. What happened to the beautiful curved spillway the water exited after going through the hydro plant and on the way to a settling pond? “We don’t know. We don’t know what happened to it. We did put one of the sidewalks in the park on that curved alignment.” A new hydroelectric plant was installed near the site of the old one two years ago. At the time, water-resources

coordinator Dale Lyons said the 100-kilowatt plant would result in at least $20,000 in electricity savings annually for the city. The $1 milllion hydroelectric system is connected in to PNM’s electrical grid as a net-metered generating system. “It would have been wonderful to have that where people could see it work,” Watson said, “but because one neighbor said it would be noisy, it’s now hidden away in a concrete bunker.” There had been talk of establishing a little museum inside the building, but the plans have been scaled down. “We want something sustainable,” Watson said. “Also, we don’t have a collection of artifacts, and we can’t pay guards, so the idea is for a virtual museum that will live on the city’s website. I’m looking for a curator right now.”


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The way forward - Part Two I previously discussed how Santa Fe has achieved an outstandingly low water-consumption number compared to other cities. However, over the last few years this downward trend has begun to reverse. With continued drought and growth, we need to refocus and get our gallons per capita per day (GPCD) moving down again. Santa Fe’s past efforts have proven that it is quite possible to reduce our water use without impacting our quality of life. As we look ahead, however, it’s important to realize that all the actions we’ve taken have been easier to implement. Reducing our water use further is going to be a little tougher. But technologies have progressed and it is possible to continue to drive down our water use without hurting our economy or impacting our lifestyle. The City of Santa Fe is currently updating its Long Range Water Plan and will release it next year. Past versions of this report have highlighted water conserva-

tion as the single most cost-effective way to ensure a secure water supply. Other cities have also found this to be the case and water conservation initiatives are now widespread across the country. Like our previous water-saving efforts, our approach must to be multi-faceted and include education and outreach, rebates, pricing and regulations. Each of these plays an important role. These types of programs take time and repetition to be successful and yet are essential to creating lasting change. Conversely, incentives can create short-term spikes in behavior and are effective in getting folks to act quickly, for example to swap out an inefficient washing machine for a water-saving one. When used effectively, rebate programs can have a long-term impact on a community’s water use. On the other hand, they can be costly, plus they only target individuals who can afford to make a change. For this reason, the impact of rebate programs isn’t as far-reaching as are

regulations. Regulations and ordinances shape the behavior of the entire community. Lastly, pricing shares the positive aspects of the other tool, but its power diminishes over time unless pushed ever upward. A few water-conserving alternatives not yet tried include a credit on the water bill for attending a water-conservation workshop; changing our rebate program to be seasonal in nature, with inside rebates in the cold months and outside rebates in the summer months; updating our pricing to reward very low water users; adding a new, higher tier to penalize the very, very high water users; and lastly putting greywater stubouts in every new home. While the above is not an exhaustive list, it illustrates some of the simple, low-cost approaches to water conservation that could be implemented without adversely impacting our community. Let’s move forward and keep Santa Fe at the forefront of water conservation. It is a


most precious resource for our community. It is our future. It is our water. Let’s start moving forward. 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


Poll brings out priorities for city Over the summer, the Santa Fe Association of Realtors had the opportunity to access new campaign services from the National Association of Realtors designed to help identify key issues facing the City of Santa Fe as we enter a busy election season. A public opinion poll of 400 registered Santa Fe voters was conducted between July 29 and Aug. 1 with the help of consultants affiliated with American Strategies Incorporated. Below are some of the major findings. Santa Fe voters are conflicted in their assessment of the city. Voters enjoy the quality of life and are troubled by continued growth and development that threatens the qualities and natural resources that make Santa Fe unique. At the same time, they prioritize job growth and want to create conditions that will strengthen the local economy. These sometimes conflicting agendas will come to a head in the 2014 municipal elections, and voters will be paying close attention as politicians present their ideas and debate agendas for 56

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Santa Fe. The voters were generally satisfied with life in Santa Fe, most describing the quality of life as excellent or good. A majority said the city is headed in the right direction. They give the City Council a so-so job performance review with most voters saying the City Council does a good or just fair job overall. Only one third of voters said they are willing to re-elect their current council members; 43 percent said they would like to see someone else win. Jobs and the economy, crime and public safety, and the water supply and conservation are top-tier local concerns. Majorities of voters say the council has done a just fair or poor job in these areas. They are most critical of the council’s efforts to attract new businesses and create jobs, followed by managing growth and new development, and dealing with the homeless and with low-income families who need housing. Attracting new businesses and creating jobs is a top priority for voters, with

one third saying the pace of business and commercial development has been too slow. Given this priority, voters would support a pro-business candidate for mayor. A 55 percent majority would be much more likely to vote for a mayoral candidate who supports small business and job creation. Forty-one percent would also be much more likely to vote for a candidate who will cut red tape and make it easier to do business in Santa Fe. A strong majority is attracted to a candidate with business and accounting experience. Voters also place a high priority on water use and conservation and protecting the local environment and natural resources. Forced to choose, more voters describe themselves as no-growth rather than pro-growth, with 62 percent agreeing that Santa Fe needs land-use regulations to protect the environment. Voters want a mayoral candidate who will work to make Santa Fe safe from crime and who will work to improve local government. They want to increase


transparency and make government more customer-friendly. Voters are not open to a tax hike, with two-thirds wanting a candidate that will hold the line on city taxes and fees. To access the full report and analysis, visit our website Rubel “Paco” Arguello is a Santa Fe native and chief executive of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors. Contact him at 982-8385.


Closing the deal “Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.” — Mark Twain

We’ve been lucky here at Crocker Ltd in that during the peak of the recession (a non-sequitur that the media unwittingly uses regularly) we have been busy. In 2010–2011 we spent 16 months restoring the mission church at Isleta Pueblo, and through 2011- 2012 we followed it up with a similar project at the church at Santa Ana de Tamayá. Those are, as they say, hard acts to follow. I keep hearing from the same unwitting media that now, in 2013, we as a nation are back on track as an economic powerhouse. Well, not so much for this small business. That’s not to say that we aren’t busy; we are, but it’s mostly annoying little stuff, the sort of jobs that you do to keep active and gainful but which lead to daydreaming and ever-longer weekends. One does what one must in the situation and that includes chasing unlikely leads that put me in mind of Samuel Beckett at his most sardonic as he waits for Godot. This little narrative, you will be

pleased to know, has a better ending. We have clients, a retiring couple we all like very much, who bought a derelict property in Mora County that they want to make into an exquisite retreat. We sort of bonded over the Golden Mean while discussing the size of doorways. These folks are not afraid of rustic — obviously: they bought in Mora County — but are sensitive to the visual sensation of space. Thank heavens they never mentioned feng shui because my adobes and I would have vaporized at the thought. On the chance of closing a very nice deal, my son Jess and I spent a Saturday on the Eastern Slope. It was a lovely day, cool and overcast, with a storm brewing remotely to the north. We met with our client (the male half only) and, after some discussion about just how decrepit the structure is and how extremely distant from our base of operations, sat down in an enclosed porch to discuss money. Please excuse my odd reference here, but professor Umran Inan, accurately I’m sure, has stated, “One of the things that lightning does is to remove electrons from the radiation belts.” I wasn’t thinking of

electrons or radiation belts when I turned to our client and began, “You know, the weekly dollar burn rate for this project is going to be…” You got it. The no-longer-remote storm had extracted its electrons from wherever and forced them in dramatic visual and audible fashion into the enclosed porch and, ad-hominem, into me. It tossed me, oddly, in a lateral fashion along the wall where I made a one-point landing on my right shoulder, muscles momentarily atrophied and head about eight feet from where it had been, a nanosecond before, discussing the burn rate of money. Jess says that while I was airborne, the chair in which I had been sitting tipped slowly over. It’s soothing in a didactic sort of way to think that inanimate objects react so subtly to acts of God. Now, I am not going to read anything extraordinary into this. Many people have survived such events. What I can report is that it hurt, a lot, and Rolfing really helps resolve the physical aftermath. There doesn’t seem to be any extraordinary brain alteration — I can’t, as John Travolta

Recent Home & Land Sales Sales data for the period July 19-Aug. 18 from Santa Fe Association of Realtors MLS reports. Not all sales are reported.

Homes 37,000 65,000 94,000 125,000 130,950 134,500 140,000

145,000 166,500 169,000 169,900 173,000 175,000 179,000 180,005

181,000 185,500 191,500 200,000 209,000 209,500 210,000 215,000

Homes 326,000 330,000 400,000 429,000 485,000

225,000 228,000 239,000 240,000 242,500 249,900 252,000 272,000

275,000 289,000 291,000 305,800 306,500 307,500 320,000 325,000

574,000 684,556 735,000 817,500 855,000

348,118 366,500 369,374 375,000 Land (None)

Land $125,000 $150,000 $218,000

Homes 219,000 265,000 273,000 280,000 289,000 304,700

Homes $575,000 $765,000

Land $90,000 $93,000 $105,000

$115,000 $120,000 $200,000

340,000 350,000 550,000 599,000 600,000 Land (None)


Homes 48,301 75,005 170,000

195,000 198,000 198,000 235,000

240,000 275,000 286,500 302,000

315,000 364,000 375,000 445,000

464,900 472,000 Land $115,000

Homes 175,000 251,500 265,000

301,000 315,165 318,000 324,000

345,000 370,000 390,000 407,000

Land (None)


did in Phenomenon, suddenly speak Portuguese. I can say that this sudden and extreme form of defibrillation has resulted in considerably lower blood pressure in the months since. After a few moments of enlightenment and reflection, I got up and, as my wife Ann notes admiringly given the circumstance, closed the deal. Still lucky, I guess. Edward Crocker (982-2448 or eec@ is a principal of Crocker Ltd. Architectural Conservation, which specializes in historic-preservation contracting and consulting. He is a trustee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites.

Homes 150,000 165,000 188,500 209,000 211,000 255,000 331,000 375,000 380,000

Homes 74,000 91,000 185,000 185,000 223,110 235,000 285,000 286,333 298,750 304,000 310,000

Homes 230,000 240,875 310,000 440,000

392,250 425,000 492,000 510,000 510,000 555,000 580,000 595,000 615,000 701,786

338,000 345,000 385,000 385,000 405,000 410,000 442,500 545,000 555,000 597,000 662,185 665,000

745,000 787,500 800,000 981,000 1,090,000 2,294,572 Land $106,500

700,000 725,000 750,000 755,000 800,000 808,000 1,000,000 Land $210,000 $210,000

519,000 565,000 659,000 1,050,000


Land $100,000

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Good head shot is a must Whether in the real-estate industry or in other business, the professional head shot is a window into who you are and how you want to be perceived, and how open and inviting you are to do business with. There are various philosophical and psychological thoughts on how best to accomplish this, but the commonality in general is friendliness and approachability. If a potential client perceives you in a way otherwise than that, your chances of an introduction, and moving further forward together are greatly diminished. The feeling at our studio is that we wish to assist our clients in showing themselves as professional, approachable, friendly, clean, well-dressed and groomed (whether dressy or casual), and natural. This can be accomplished in a studio setting,

as well on location in a natural or related environment, with versatility of wardrobe and backgrounds. Variety is essential. You may use a good, clean formal professional head shot for your professional website, or your real-estate agency site or print matter, and another more casual shot for another purpose that calls for that particular “look.” Good lighting is essential, and sometimes a stylist and/or hair and makeup person is needed, and last but not least, great editing/Photoshop work. A little “clean-up” work on the editing end, in a subtle way, goes a long way in adding to a great final image: smoothing out some lines in the face, wrinkles, bags under the eyes and chin, discoloration or shine of the skin, and clothing flaws are examples.

There’s a clear expertise to both how the images are shot and how they’re finished in editing, and the photographer who does both equally well is who you’re looking for. As with other imagery we’ve discussed prior in this column, how you brand yourself with your head shot can often be the difference between obtaining clients or losing them to the competition. This is more important now with social media. A great head shot is a must for LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and any other branding purpose and it should be taken as seriously as other professional aspects of a successful business. Daniel’s 25-year photography career includes work for Auberge Resorts, St. Regis, Sotheby’s, Exxon Mobil, and Western Art


& Architecture. His head shots can be seen throughout the real-estate, interior design, and building industries, as well as the modeling and acting communities of Santa Fe. Contact him at (505)695-7000, daniel@, and on Facebook and Twitter, and see www.nadelbachphoto. com .

A glossary of regional building terms adobe - sun-dried earthen bricks; and a house made of adobe bricks alacena - cupboard built into an interior adobe wall araña – traditional wooden, cross- or spider-shaped candle chandelier arroyo - natural watercourse, usually dry; a gully banco - adobe (or facsimile) bench built at the base of a wall canales -drainspouts extending out from parapet of flat roof, originally designed to protect adobe wall from falling water cedros – (See rajas) corbel – scroll-shaped wood bracket used to support a viga entrada - entryway latillas - juniper or alder branches used for ceilings and coyote fences nicho - niche in interior adobe wall used for display of santos and artworks Northern New Mexico style - Spanish Pueblo Revival-style house with pitched tin roof placita - courtyard portál - porch, often with beamed roof supported by corbels and zapatas on posts.

rajas – split juniper (“cedar”) used like latillas for ceiling sala – living room santo – artwork depicting a saint, traditonally a painted retablo or carved bulto Spanish Pueblo Revival style - House having walls of earth-colored adobe (or facsimile), flat roof with canales, often with vigas projecting from exterior walls; typically one story Talavera - colorful Mexican tile bearing Moorish designs based on precedent made in Talavera de la Reina, Spain Territorial Revival style - Pueblo style modified with sharper edges, brick coping around roofline, white-painted, milled-woodwork details such as pedimented lintels on window frames and square portal posts torta – packed mud traditionally used over viga/latilla ceiling trastero - cupboard viga - debarked log used as ceiling beam zapata – similar to corbel but double-ended, used to support beam joint on post

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

Michael DeGenring, 3 Basin View Ct. $1 million. Glenn Vianello, 70 Heartstone Dr. $637,000. Alan Gorchov, 85 Calle Sinsonte. $509,000. Univest Rancho Viejo, 17


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Calle Agua Clara. $104,511. Nancy Morrison, 20 San Rafael. $75,000. Homewise Inc., 93 Ave. Aldea. $180,000. — 25 Calle Lemita. $350,000. Century Bank, 25 Craftsman Rd. $98,750. — 28 Craftsman Rd. $98,750. — 33 Craftsman Rd. $98,750. Jesus Mendoza, 4 Courta Gracia. $165,000.

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

Infinite Ambitions, 3292 Calle Nueva Vista. $180,000. — 3236 Calle Nueva Vista. $215,000. Jim Hille, 527 Cam. Tierra Alta. $515,000. Borrego Construction Inc.,

481 Calle Volver. $160,000. Homewise Inc., 7225 Ave. El Nido. $180,000. — 7289 Ave. El Nido. $180,000. — 7308 Rio del Sol. $200,000. — 7220 Rio del Luna. $200,000. Stewart & Blair Anderson, 854 Palacio Ln. $555,000. Pulte Development of NM, 4229 Vegas de Sueños. $171,240. — 4233 Vegas de Sueños.

$118,176. — 5905 Monte Rosa St. $114,811. — 5909 Monte Rosa St. $163,389. — 5910 Monte Rosa St. $163,389. — 5914 Monte Rosa St. $141,408. — 5916 Monte Rosa St. $163,389. — 5903 Violeta Virtuoso St. $216,594.


The power of video sharing Are you sitting out the video revolution that you’re holding in your hand with your smartphone? Today, you do not need expensive gear to make a video to share. For anyone dreaming of making movies, all you need to do next is explore how to make a video on your iPhone or Android. Then discover how easy it is to share the story with family, friends, followers and fans online. Video is becoming the most effective way to communicate, engage your customers, and build your brand. It is revolutionary because you can “record” and “share” from the same mobile device in seconds. Recent numbers underscore the shift in social networking to video sharing. First, Facebook recently announced that 78 percent of USA users connect from mobile devices. Next, YouTube is the No. 2 search engine in the world with over two billion video views per day! The acceptance and fusion of these mobile, internet and video technologies have changed the way we communicate with each other. Today,

we learn new things, tell stories, market our services, brand products, share ideas and grow from our social-networking conversations. Your smartphone is a video-recording studio ready for you to create and share video content and stories. The cost is the same whether you are a painter, mom entrepreneur, real estate agent, a restaurant owner, journalist, dog walker, teacher or CEO. The difference is your skills and willingness to learn new ones. Video is an exciting way to connect with your customers, family and friends, and engage your audience. Video sharing is how people can get to know you, like and trust you online. People do business with people they know, like and trust. You can start by seeing your smartphone as a video-sharing tool. Use Twitter’s Vine or Facebook’s Instagram apps to create and upload short videos to your social networking sites. These are fun, easy apps that let you create, edit and share moments in your lifestyle with oth-

ers. Your video posts are public. They can be seen and shared again by anyone on those social media sites. Always follow the community guidelines. Video sharing is not for pornography, graphic or gratuitous violence, hateful speech, predatory behavior or spam. There is another way to benefit from video sharing without making a video. Create an account on YouTube and use it for social networking rather than a destination to surf and watch videos. YouTube is the social networking site most overlooked by both beginners and addicted social networkers. First, you do not have to upload a video to engage others. You can follow, comment, friend, rate with thumbs up or down, email or share video content, all without producing any of your own. You can learn by simply following others. When you feel ready to create your own videos to connect with your market, always follow the community guidelines and respect the copyright images and


music of others. The social-networking online community is all about making connections, learning, sharing and building trust. Be authentic and consistent, and offer content of value. See you next online. Emily Medvec (emilymedvec@gmail. com) is an associate broker with Keller Williams. For her help to buy or sell real estate, call her at 505-660-4541. Emily’s other passion is how social networking changes how we communicate. Follow her on Twitter @emilymedvec.


Marketing your vacation rental The vacation rental industry is a relatively new and rapidly evolving sector of the hospitality industry. Many business and leisure travelers are now turning to vacation rentals as a choice of lodging, due primarily to the additional value brought to the consumer. The average vacation rental will come equipped with a fully stocked kitchen, a washer and dryer, internet access, and cable or satellite television, at rates competitive to the traditional hotel room. These amenities not traditionally found in hotels and other lodging options allow travelers to cook and do their own laundry, and offer privacy to be productive and work if needed, saving the traveler additional funds on their leisure or working vacation. When marketing your vacation rental, it is important to include all the major and minor amenities available to prospective guests. The key when adding or choosing amenities is to consider the value that is added to the consumer or

traveler. Now that you have an amenity-rich home, the next question is where and how to market your unique property. The vacation rental industry is full of online travel agencies (OTAs), so deciding on where to place your listing can be a daunting task. When preparing to make your choice, it is good to do some Google searches to see which of the many OTAs comes up high in the search rankings for your geographic areas. Try using search terms like “Santa Fe vacation rentals” and “Santa Fe homes for rent.” In many markets there are three top online agencies:, homeaway. com, and VRBO is Vacation Rentals By Owner, but don’t let the name fool you as this site has many propertymanagement companies posting listings as well. VRBO has been around longer than almost all other sites and for this reason is one of the top locations to shop for a vacation home in any market. Many consumers on this site will be

working directly with home owners and will have the ability to negotiate on rental rates. This is a double-edged sword as some owners do not have the ability to communicate with and service guests with maintenance items in a timely manner. is a large, one-stop shop for vacation rentals and actually owns relies on user-submitted reviews to help the traveler make decisions on the home they are interested in renting. Flipkey is a subsidiary of Trip Advisor. Keeping your home full will require timely follow-up on inquiries from prospects; repeat marketing to past guests, timely response to all maintenance and guest concerns or issues while in the home; and the ability to clean and prepare the home for the next guest arrival within a 6-hour period. Having a successful vacation-rental property can be a full-time job and property managers can be very helpful


if you do not live in the same location as your property. Many companies offer other value-added services including daily housekeeping, concierge services, and local business partnerships that will discount services such as dining, spa, and other activities. Ryan Goodman is currently the chief marketing officer at Kokopelli Property Management (982-1013, 877-496-4989) and has been in the business all his life. Ryan’s background is in small business management and entrepreneurship. H OME

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Luxury under foot tertop and furniture tones. How will your The ground beneath us, or for purposes choice. With wood and tile, be aware of selection function in terms of furniture variations that might not be evident from of this article the floor beneath us, supone piece or small section; be sure to look or movement that requires easy rolling, ports, protects and nurtures us, affecting scooting, or smooth walking paths? at the “range” of the material. our everyday lives both directly and subIn selecting carpeting, short of a very High sheen or reflective finishes as well consciously. Flooring should accomplish as anything too light or too dark will show specific scheme that calls out for shag several things beyond the given: durability and clean-ability, aesthetic appropriate- imperfections, tracking and wear. Consid- or a pattern, we lean toward mixedlevel blends of pile and loop that do not er the transitions to adjacent flooring, as ness, and safety. Other factors to consider are acoustics, thermal quality, ergonomics well as compatibility with cabinetry, coun- show tracking and lend a subtle texture. Textures that reflect nature — and, ultimately, how does it such as reedy or striated patterns make you feel? that mimic bark or stone — add Flooring delineates spaces, interest and serenity. and contributes to a sense of Selecting a rug opens the place. Sometimes grounding is choices even wider. In addition needed — this might apply to to being visibly pleasing, they vast open rooms, to rooms that offer another opportunity for are otherwise stark, or to contactile pleasure for your feet: to nect with the earth in a tactile nurture, warm or even masway. Examples of grounding sage! An inexpensive route is choices are cork, concrete, bamthe area carpet made of nylon or boo, quartzite and, of course, wool carpeting, a natural woven wood. In places where natural material like sisal or seagrass, or lighting is at a minimum, the a wool and natural fiber blend. If ceilings are low, or an overall warranted, these may be bound brighter space is desired, a visuwith serging, jute or leather tape. ally lighter, more lifting choice, An added benefit is that these may be in order, so lighter tile can be made to size and accomor carpet are good options to modate odd shapes and angles/ consider. curves. With wood, it is best to go Often the design direction with a neutral brown (for exrequires a true rug. Like fabrics ample white oak or walnut) to and art, rugs can be key elements allow for versatility in furnishto bringing the design or sensiings. A natural oiled finish is bility of a room together with a beautiful, while a stain provides very specific blend of color palflexibility in value and intensity ette, style and texture. Rugs are of color. Salvaged wood is a often where we draw inspiration more readily available option that offers a beautiful patina and Courtesy Katie Johnson PhotograPhy for the design of a space. Be it TiRug by Robin Gray Designs betan, traditional Persians, felted is an environmentally friendly


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wool, or woven hair-on-hide, the rug will set the stage. An effective design tool is layering rugs of different types, such as a large natural/woven area carpet topped with a smaller patterned specialty rug. When selecting rugs, you will want to begin with the dimension of your desired placement, such as anchoring a grouping or centered in a room. Standard sizes are 3x5, 5x7, 6x9, 8x10, 9x12 and 10x14. Flooring is such a huge part of the way we experience an interior, soothing us underfoot, and supporting our animals, families and activities. It can provide great satisfaction on multiple levels, not to mention contributing to our wellness. Heather Van Luchene, ASID and Steffany Hollingsworth, ASID are partners in HVL Interiors, LLC, an interior design firm offering professional residential and hospitality design services. Both are New Mexico-licensed interior designers. They can be reached at (505) 983-3601 or info@

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Casa Del Rey Enjoy the spectacular views of Northern New Mexico from this special 40 acre parcel ideally situated for greatest privacy and Georgia O’Keeffe views. This lovely double adobe home takes in the Sangre de Cristos to the east and the Jemez Mountains to the south. Created using healthy, harmonious and ecologically sound materials, this custom built home has a wonderful Mediterranean feel with all the southwestern subtleties that reflect the beauty of the area. A cozy guest casita, extensive portals and lovingly tended gardens are just some of the extras to be enjoyed.

abiquiu Oasis This wonderful 2,400 sq ft adobe home resides on its own mesa surrounded by large trees and overlooks the Chama River in the heart of Abiquiu. With its enchanted views, extensive landscaping, orchard, studios, and various other buildings, it is ready to make your dreams come true. The lush landscaping and trees are possible because of the historical water rights from a nearby spring. Vegetable gardens have flourished here for many years. You’ll want to come for a visit and stay forever!

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HaCienDa alegRia Nestled between two bends of the Chama River this property is ready to gratify the most discriminating Buyer. A grand two story Northern New Mexico home graces the property with 3 bedrooms & 3 baths. Vaulted and beamed ceilings and two screened porches along with 4 fireplaces are just a few of the amenities. The expansive chef’s kitchen will delight your guests. A separate 3 bedroom 3 bath guest house further accentuates an enjoyable stay for your guests. The Hacienda is agriculturally productive with 24 ac/ft of water rights. This property is complete with 3 ponds. Horseback riding and hiking in the adjoining Santa Fe National Forest. Yes, only 60 minutes to Whole Foods in Santa Fe! MLS 201302840

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Abiquiu Realty, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

First National Bank of Santa Fe

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

Karen Walker Real Estate, Ltd. Co. . . . . 25

Assiter Auctioneers . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Keller Williams Realty

Barker Realty, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 27-30 BauerCombs Landscape Architecture . . . 49 Chapman Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Coldwell Banker Trails West


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Logic Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Santa Fe County-Free Solar Power . . . . 49 Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity . . . . . . 60

Crocker Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Santa Fe Properties, Inc. . . . . . . 31-42, 64

Dougherty Real Estate Company . . . .46-47

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

El Corazon de Santa Fe . . . . . . . . . . 63

Western Equities . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

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