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Free-standing Villa and Custom Home Lots with Stunning Views • Only one 2 bedroom, 2 bath Villa remaining, 1,730 sq. ft. at $595,000 NEW PRICE $560,000 • Only five spectacular custom lots remaining, 1+ acre, from $168,000 $142,800 Exclusively represented by

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All information contained herein is deemed reliable, but no representations or warranties are made as to the accuracy of the information. Availability is subject to sale or withdrawal without prior notice. Plans, specifications and prices are subject to change without prior notice. An owner is a licensed New Mexico real estate broker.


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54 Headquarters Trail La Tierra Nueva

Reduced, now $3,850,000! MLS #201104063 www.54headquarterstrail.com

It’s all about TRUST Although social media may still appear complex or strange to you, the best value of social networking is to build trust. Why? People do business with people they know, like and trust making trust crucial to your bottom line. Today, most of your customers get the majority of their information about you and your business from online Google or Bing search results of your name or company. In the days before social networking, your online marketing goal was simply to be found online. Today, your customers are using social networking to “find” people they know, like and trust. They want to engage with you. However, if your social media focus is to accumulate 30,000 Twitter followers, thousands of Facebook “like” hits and LinkedIn connections to your competition, your marketing strategy is turning you into a commodity. You will be found online only as a free source of information and not a trusted source for your services or products. Let’s take real estate as an example. If people want to buy or sell a home, over 96 percent of them now begin their search online. The results of their quick random search will frequently produce results of people or companies unknown to them personally. Their next option will be to ask their followers or friends who they connect with online for a referral to someone they know and like and trust in real estate. They trust the recommendations of their friends more than a “free consultation” flyer they received in the mail or email spam. How can you reduce this trust gap in your marketing? Sometimes you have to act like your potential customer and change your online marketing behavior. Marketing today is all about reducing the trust gap by building trusting relationships. Social networking gives you a social way to connect with your past, present and future customers by interacting and engaging with them online.With the rapid convergence of social networking and mobile smart phones and tablets, these tools are literally in the

“Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful estates in Santa Fe”, this 7728 sqft home & guest house has 5 bedrooms/7 baths and offers the perfect balance of elegance and luxury with exquisite details. The outdoor entertaining area is showcased by a large free form pool with tiered waterfalls, stone bridge and benches, hot tub and cabana. Incredible panoramic views of the mountains. 4 car heated garage; 14.28 acres.

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hands of you and your customers. Like you, they are beginning to use social networking to have a conversation to express their ideas, likes and dislikes. Remember, we are using technology to communicate with human beings. We all have different personalities, habits and opinions and we all like to express them. The best way to build trusting business relationships with people is to be you, to be authentic. This means being the same “you” online as in person. Outsourcing your social networking to someone pretending to be “you” is an accident waiting to happen. Why? People are not stupid. They will know the difference as soon as they meet you or hear your real voice on the phone. Even though we use technology to communicate, we believe we are still speaking to each other when we connect and engage online. If you want to build trusting business relationships and have a positive presence online for your business, you need to be the one present and engaging. Focus on reducing your trust gap by being authentic the next time you tweet and post on Facebook or Linkedin. It will always be beyond challenging for your business competition to be “you” online. Emily Medvec is an associate broker with Santa Fe Properties on a team with Ulla Allyn. Emily’s passion is how social networking online changes how we communicate and make decisions in real estate and every other marketplace. Follow her at www.twitter.com/ emilymedvec or call her at 505-660-4541.

$1,275,000 MLS #201201971 www.21risingmoon.com Picturesque views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains are enjoyed from this gorgeous 3 bedroom/3 bath, 4100 sqft, “Adobe” home. Designed with true Santa Fe style, concentrating on details & high end finishes, are decorative ceilings, skylights, plaster walls, Saltillo tile floors & hand hewn corbels/vigas/latillas. A perfect home for entertaining with formal living & dining rooms, ADA Compliant, and a “Chef’s” dream kitchen. Enclosed adobe walled courtyards & patios, a roof top deck and a Gunite Jacuzzi with waterfall complete this magnificent property. 3 Car Garage; 1.99 Acres.

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Investing in real estate Everyone seems to agree that we’re in a buyer’s market. Interest rates remain at historic lows. Prices are attractive in many markets, sometimes including distressed properties. If you’re searching for investment opportunities, you might consider joining the ranks of an opportunistic group eager to take advantage of today’s conditions: real estate investors. Investors are a unique group, holding a different mindset than consumers purchasing a primary residence. Investors are interested in a spectrum of residential properties, including single-family homes, condos, townhomes, and small multi-unit properties. Previously, investors were attracted by the opportunity to make a quick profit by “flipping” properties. Now it’s more likely to be a buy-and-hold strategy, often driven by value-picking among distressed properties. Strong rental rates have also benefited investors. But that doesn’t mean real-

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estate investment opportunities will evaporate once the housing market rebounds. There will always be an opportunity for investors to make money, regardless of what state the real estate market is in. The biggest difference between investors and “regular” buyers is an objective mindset. Consumers shopping for a home may be constrained by hard numbers like household income, but they are also more likely to make decisions based on emotions. After all, this is where they plan to live, and it has to feel right. Investors, on the other hand, want to make sure the numbers add up. They need details on current rental rates, comparable property prices, taxes, maintenance fees, and other related expenses. This is where a Realtor comes in handy. Four broad components should be included in the analysis: • Cash-on-cash returns — rental

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income versus operating expenses, relative to the amount invested; • Tax implications — incentives for property owners and future sale considerations; • Amortization — paying down the mortgage, if not a cash purchase; and • Appreciation — any gains (or losses) in purchase price versus future selling price. Some of these numbers are easier to estimate than others. Investors also need to factor how much time and money are needed to get the property rent-ready. New carpet and fresh paint are common expenses. But any major repairs or replacements can add up fast and create costly delays. After all, an investment property only earns money if a paying tenant resides in it. Each day it sits empty detracts from its earning potential. Smart investors also build a cushion into their analysis to allow for unexpected costs or delays.

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While Realtors have a solid understanding of depreciation, capital gains, property exchanges, and other factors, tax-related aspects of the analysis may require input from a tax professional. I invite you to visit www.sfar.com and find a Realtor who can assist you in realizing your dreams though real-estate investments. Rubel ”Paco” Arguello is a Santa Fe native and chief executive of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors. Contact him at 982-8385.


Walk to the Plaza

Luxury in the high desert.

317 Magdalena You can’t get any closer to The Plaza! This authentic Santa Fe adobe is the real Santa Fe experience. Two mastersuites, high ceilings with vigas and latillas, kiva fireplaces, brick flooring with radiant heat, skylights and French doors that lead to an incredibly private large shaded courtyard. While this property would make a wonderful residence, it is also a completely furnished, turnkey property that has a great rental history and short-term rental permit.

Located in the heart of Las Campanas, selling in all areas of Santa Fe.

Price At: $569,000 MLS# 201200802

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From top, Minka-Aire’s Rainman, Gaugin, Wing, and Vintage Gyro models

In 2011, Dahl Lighting Showroom sold more ceiling fans than in the past six or seven years. “We’re doing well. We should have a good one this year, too,” said Lorenzo Mascarenas, who has been on the Dahl sales team for 18 years. “It’s supposed to be a warm year and when it’s warm and sunny, fans sell well.” Another factor came into play last year. Smoke from forest fires — notably the Las Conchas Fire, New Mexico’s largest wildfire ever — resulted in more people buying fans, he said. The reason? Swamp coolers will bring smoky air in from outside. A good ceiling fan creates a cooling breeze. Dahl has a good variety, among them the Monte Carlo selling for $189 and a stylish Minka-Aire model that was marked down from $328 to $230. What’s selling these days? “We find more people buying fans with clean, classic, simple lines,” Mascarenas said. Judith Reeder, who owns Allbright & Lockwood with her husband, Arthur, agreed. “Generally, people want simpler fans. We have lots of what I would say are transitional Santa Fe: a little bit of rustic mixed in with a contemporary or industrial spin. We have some in the Hunter Prestige line that fit that bill. “Hunter is one of the oldest companies. It makes one of the quietest, oil-bathed fans, completely reliable. Although Arthur and I think Craftmade, another old company, has the best motors. They run forever.” Is there an ideal number of blades? You see a lot of fans with three or five blades, and the new Minka-Aire “Wing” is a contemporary standout with just two. “The angle of the blades and the distance from the ceiling — the farther away the better — and the motor are more important than the number of blades,” Reeder said. So you should just buy a fan that you like the looks of, and that fits (even obliquely) into your decor. The Artemis from Minka-Aire is a sculptured beauty, and it’s almost $700. On the more affordable end is the the Craftmade CSL, a workhorse that Reeder said is a great bedroom fan. It comes in many different finishes, or you can also get it unfinished so you can stain it to match your ceiling. “And driven by the California market, many fans are EnergySmart-rated with fluorescent capabilities,” she said, adding that she doesn’t personally like lights on fans. “People in older houses sometimes need the light, but we try to keep it to a minimum. We have some ornate fans but we don’t sell a lot, because in Santa Fe the ceiling is the story. A lot of times it is nice to have an uplight that shines an indirect light on a beautiful ceiling and accents the room.” Why do people buy? “People get hot and they order a fan. They take out a ceiling light and they put in a fan.” Allbright & Lockwood works with “architects, designers who come in with clients, and just people off the street, and people from all around the country who come to Santa Fe to shop.” — Paul Weideman

In a recent conversation with developer Alan Hoffman, Natural Homes, he spoke of the good sense of using skylights that open, cooling the house through “thermal siphoning.” Gabe Apodaca, part-owner of Insulite Skylights LLC, said, “It works as a chimney to exhaust warm air in the house.” But even in situations where operable skylights are impractical, they can help cool the space as well as light it. Insulite has teamed up with another Santa Fe company, Aerolenz, to manufacture and market skylights filled with a high-tech material called Lumira aerogel. It’s billed as “the lightest and lowest-density solid on the planet” by the Cabot Corporation. It’s been around for more than 70 years, but has only been commercially available for seven or eight years. “It’s amazing,” said Bill Kurtz of Aerolenz. “It’s 95 percent air, and it’s made out of silica, so it’s very green. Insulated skylights have higher thermal resistance to heat transfer. So in the winter the warm temperatures inside the building don’t transfer (leak) out as easily, and in the summer the warm temperature outside doesn’t transfer in.” These are the same thermal resistance characteristics, Kurtz added, that are valued in foam, cellulose, and other good building-insulation materials. Skylights filled with Lumira aerogel admit a soft, opaque light and they offer six times more insulation value than traditional skylights. Insulite, which was started in 2002 as Santa Fe Custom Skylights, uses a high-efficiency oven for shaping acrylic and can do skylight panes up to 100 inches square. “These aerogel units are great for replacement skylights or new ones on an existing building, to brighten up a room,” Apodaca said. “Also, the older ones can also have air infiltration, so it’s a big improvement for several reasons.” — P.W. 44

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OutandAbout

Let’s start off with some hip updates

The bodacious Ms. Bodelson sports her new hip

Santa Fe cowboy poet/designer L.D. Burke lends his famous quote to the newlyweds: “A good woman is like a great horse: faithful but hard to lead” (something David already knows)

Alice and David skip down the aisle (seniors gone wild)

Jan and Bonnie with their spouses, L.D. Burke and Ed Larson; and me with my walker

Santa Fe artist Ed Larson adds a new career to his repertoire - marriage minister Alice & David’s Gallery….wow

Michael Combs, multi-talented Santa Fe street musician, provides the wedding music

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A small sample of jewelry designed by Alice

A lovely view of a small portion of the Hondo Iris Farm

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Darlings, I do apologize for skipping out on you last month. I hated to do it, Creampuffs, but sometimes a girl just has to be a little selfish and think of herself for a change. My good friend Deborah Bodelson (Santa Fe Properties) had called me a month or two earlier to tell me that she was having a hip replacement, and then she had it, and she was so excited about the results that I decided to have one, too. Sort of like the celebrities of today who are so excited about having a baby that their friends decide to have one, too. We all know how that goes — when someone trendy decides to do something, then what they do becomes trendy, and other people follow. Wildflowers, I’m thankful that Deborah opted for a hip replacement instead of a baby. Within a few weeks after her surgery, Deborah was on a flight to Italy for a month. I, on the other hand, was not quite so lucky. Let’s see, Pumpkins, it went something like this: “Ms. Talbott, the good news is that you have a new hip. The bad news is that we broke your leg in the process. It will heal, but you can’t put any weight on your right leg for the next eight weeks.” Well, you can imagine, Cupcakes... there went my dance vacation and in went my order for a shiny new aluminum walker. Dearest readers, I must admit that this protracted period of recuperation was not all bad. It gave me the opportunity to experience the generosity of friends. I was also the recipient of help from people whom I’d never known before. (As Blanche Dubois said in A Streetcar Named Desire, “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”) Propelling myself around on a walker definitely improved my upper body strength (although I doubt I look as good as Michelle Obama in sleeveless dresses - yet); and it gave me plenty of time to watch old movies on TCM in the sleepless hours of the early the morning. (When was the last time you saw a 9-year-old Ron Howard starring as Eddie in The Courtship of Eddie’s Father? And enjoyed

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it??) However, as exciting as all that has been, the best part of May was traveling down to Hondo (in Lincoln County) to meet up with some Santa Fe friends for a wedding celebration. The famous artist and designer Alice Warder Seely and the infamous Santa Fe Dave, David Hall, finally decided (after a very long-term relationship, both business and personal) to do something uber conventional: get married. Wait, Petunias, now that I think about today’s marriage statistics, maybe getting hitched is becoming uber unconventional. Which would make more sense in David’s and Alice’s case. Conventional is a word never used to describe them. About 20 years ago, David and Alice moved to Hondo. Their first jewelry factory for producing Alice’s designs was in their home. Today, their jewelry factory is in a converted gas station across the road from their commercial iris farm, which can be viewed from the deep portal of their gallery where people come from all over to buy Alice’s designs - jewelry, original paintings, hand-embroidered tapestries, pillows, and rugs - as well as other intriguing objects imported from around the globe. And iris, naturally, a staggering variety at that. Yes, Possums, the lush Hondo Valley has been enhanced even more by the creativity of these two. Alice thinks up her next lemonade stand, and David builds it. Okay, okay, enough. Rather than blab on, I’m including lots of pictures so that you’ll get the picture for yourself. So long, Sweetpeas. Until next time... Oakley Oakley can be reached at merrilypierson@cox.net


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Higher water, higher purpose Long before we were here, it was here. Before the Anglos, the Spanish and even the first Native Americans, the Santa Fe River has existed since the beginning of time and is the primary reason why we reside here today. As the first winter’s snowfall began to melt from the windswept cornices of Lake Peak, so has water flowed and in its wake an abundance of life has followed. Ancient cottonwoods, wild rose, tiger salamanders, Woodhouse’s toads, and an array of mammalian species including foxes and raccoons all began to inhabit this 46-mile-long, verdant corridor that we call the Santa Fe Watershed. Recent times, however, have not been kind to the river. Since it was first damned back in 1881 up until just recently, the pressures of growth and industry have pushed our little river beyond its limits. Headed toward certain extinction, it was designated in 2007 by the environmental group American Rivers as the country’s most endangered river. But this familiar story of environmental degradation has not had the expected ending. Due to the hard work of many Santa Feans, in particular the Santa Fe Watershed Association, and the

leadership of Mayor David Coss, the hands of time are being pushed back and a living river has been reborn. On April 16, the City of Santa Fe breathed new life into the river by releasing water under the target flow ordinance in support of the Living River Initiative. The target flow, which is 1,000 acre-feet, is the adjudicated amount of water deemed vital to restoring life to the watershed. Over the last century the river has seen highs of 19,000 acre-feet to lows of 1,530 acre-feet, so the flow is adjusted based on seasonal variability of the snowpack forecast. This years forecast is 60 percent of average,

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which means that 600 acre-feet will be the target flow. Where water flows, life follows, so in addition to providing us with over 40 percent of our water supply, the river can once again continue with its intended purpose of bringing life to the land around us. On Thursday, May 10, the agents and staff of Keller Williams and their friends at Stewart Title teamed up with the Santa Fe Watershed Association and dedicated the entire day to cleaning up trash and debris along the river. It’s important to remind ourselves that there is always a higher purpose behind every occupation so every year Keller Williams has a celebration called Red Day. Red is the acronym for Renew, Energize, and Donate and on May 10 of every year the entire company, every Keller Williams office across the country, closes to perform community service. Locally, 51 of us collected, sorted and recycled over 237 bags of trash from the river. Nationally, we were part of the 192,000 hours of community service - that’s 95 years of service - provided in a single day. In support of the vision of Mayor David Coss who proclaimed 2012 as “The Year to Love Your River,” we hope to see many of you out there treasuring our little river today and for many years to come. Roger Carson and Melissa Pippin Carson are Realtors Carson & Carson at Keller Williams. Call them at 505-699-3112 or email them at twicethesellingpower@gmail.com.

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Area also known as Lot 32 La Vista del Rio Unit 1. Great family home featuring 2 BR, 1 BA, remodeled, large living area, 971 sq. ft., spacious lot, easy access to schools and minutes from town. 0.220 ac. $78,000

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Check this 2348 sq. ft., home on .74 ac., with 5 BR, 2 BA, tile, carpet and vinyl flooring, fireplace insert, frame and stucco, own well and septic. Within the Pojoaque School District. Close commute to Santa Fe and Los Alamos. $114,500

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3 BR, 1 BA, home on 1.03 ac., with frontage on Riverside Drive. Possible business use, metal pitched roof, all city utilities. $120,000

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Large manufactured home with several additions, 2300 sq. ft., 4 BR, 2 BA, enclosed front & back porch, sun room, hardwood, carpet & ceramic tile floors. Redwood deck and tiled patio. Irrigation rights for a variety of fruit trees. Pine trees and majestic cottonwoods surround the house. Detached garage/workshop. 1.70 ac. Great family home. $180,000 Additional acreage available.

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San Pedro - .75 ac. $63,000 Abiquiu - 1.48 ac. $28,000 Santa California City - 1.9 ac. $30,000 Medanales - 5.47 ac. $70,000 Mesa de Poleo - 21.6 ac. $95,000 El Rito - 2.13 ac. $38,000 Abiquiu - 4.86 ac. $125,000 Espanola - .20 ac. $52,000 Espanola - 1.14 ac. $160,000 Truchas - 2.39 ac. $53,000 Espanola - 4.6 ac. $182,000 Cedar Ridge - 10 ac. $55,000 Espanola - 1.26 ac. $220,000 Espanola - Chac.oma Vista $55,000 El Guique - 34 ac. & 160 ac. trs.

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Drought declaration for the state Governor Susana Martinez recently issued a drought declaration for the entire state. This is a formal acknowledgement of something we already know. Within the last year, 90 percent of New Mexico faced severe drought conditions and the 2011 water year (September 2010 to October 2011) was the second driest on record. Only the water year 1955-1956 was drier. In addition, Governor Martinez has established a New Mexico Drought Task Force, led by State Engineer Scott Verhines, to prepare for and mitigate against problems that occur as a result of drought conditions. The drought declaration and the task force will allow water authorities to access both state and federal funding. Some New Mexican communities - Las Vegas for example - have taken dramatic steps to reduce water consumption in homes and businesses. According to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), May 2011-April 2012 was the warmest consecutive 12-month period on record in the contiguous United States. And temperature projections through July call for a greater than 50 percent chance of above-normal temperatures for New Mexico. Precipitation is more difficult to predict, but models call for equal chances of above- and below-average conditions through July. There is some encouragement that in April of this year La Niña conditions transitioned to neutral. Some climate models predict that El Niño conditions may develop. Voluntary water conservation to help reduce our gallons per capita per day (GPCD) from the current level of 105 plays an important role in Santa Fe waterplanning projections. This gross GPCD figure includes all water used in the city divided by the population. Average residential usage ranges from about 45 to 65 GPCD. It is estimated that we will have to reduce our gross consumption number from 105 GPCD to 85 GPCD by 2045.

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The City of Santa Fe has four active supply sources and the 2012 projections are as follows: Buckman Direct Diversion, 50.9 percent; Buckman Well Field, 8.7 percent; City Well Field, 18.8 percent; and Nichols and McClure Reservoirs, 21.6 percent. The latter source consists of surface water processed at the Canyon Road Water Treatment Plant, which typically requires less treatment than aquifer-sourced water. The city has made significant strides in practicing the conjunctive use of water, or prioritizing the use of surface water over aquifer water, by increasing the use of surface water from 7 percent in 2002 to 21 percent in 2006 to 63 percent in 2011. Especially with drought, higher temperatures and even average precipitation in the forecast, we need to adhere to the recommendation by the Water Conservation Department to water three times per week. Under the current ordinance, this is only a recommendation. The days-of-the-week restrictions have been replaced by permanent conservation requirements; but the current ordinance specifies that, in order to move into elevated water restrictions, emergency conditions must exist. The current ordinance does not accommodate drought conditions. Admittedly, such conditions are difficult to define, but day-specific watering restrictions would be a step in the right direction. If you agree, I encourage you to contact your City Council representative. 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@ goodwatercompany.com.


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Outside influences What’s hot right now? Seasons come and go, but design that gives a nod to nature will always be in vogue. As the days move into the warmer months, elemental colors and earthy accents always work in the Southwest and are both soothing and stylish. Perennially fresh are palettes of sky blue hues and grass green tone, while neutrals with texture and touches of shine lend sophistication to a space. Samuel Design Group has the latest chic pieces, from mid-century to contemporary,

that speak to what’s simultaneously timeless and new from around the design globe. Weave Fallen in Love Bold and colorful patterns, stripes, and embroidered motifs are hot right now. You’ll want to check them out yourself with names like WOW, OB-LA-DI, Ziggy and Soho Brush. Pictured with this column is the delicate embroidered textile brought to us by the Italian company of Donghia. The pattern name is “Eliza” and it is available in five

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colors. This fabric is suitable for bedding draperies and light upholstery. Furnishings from Ironies Our firm recently spent an afternoon looking at furniture and accessories from “Ironies,” a line of furnishings and home accessories known for its unique designs, esoteric materials, and comfortable organic feeling. Organic feeling, elegant and comfortable; wow... nothing better than that in my opinion! Carpet Diem Anji Mountain has introduced a line of affordable organic rugs that are made from renewable resources - beautiful and earth-friendly, too! New for 2012 are chunky naturalfiber rugs made of jute, wool, coir, and hemp that make a fabulous textural statement in any space. Paper shag rugs made from recycled paper are a textural and visual delight. This month’s DESIGN GLOSSARY term is crinoline, originally a stiff fabric with a weft of horse-hair and a warp of cotton or linen thread. The fabric first appeared around 1830. Lisa Samuel, ASID IIDA (505-820-0239, lisa@samueldesigngroup.com) an award-winning interior and furniture designer, is the owner of Samuel Design Group Interiors and Home Boutique located at 428 Sandoval Street, Suite B, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501.

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Dreaming on the River

RESIDENCIA DEL RIO What an incredible 32 acre riverfront property. You can enjoy an early morning stroll along the river or enjoy the colorful sunset from your portal. It has a hacienda style floor plan with adobe walls connecting to an outdoor covered courtyard with room for studio, workshop or whatever you desire. The lovely adobe home with its light filled spaces has a cook’s kitchen and 3 baths 2 bedrooms. With 11 acres of irrigation (33 acre feet) this property is ready for gardening or farming. Ideal for horses with the nearby Carson National Forest. Only 60 minutes to Santa Fe.

LOT 2 RANCHO DE ABIQUIU – Overlooking the Chama River in Abiquiu, this spacious custom home (2,594 sq ft) was made for entertaining. The grand living room leading to the southern portal is ideal for enjoying the evening sunsets over the river. The cook’s kitchen and elegant dining room encourage conversation with friends and family. So many tasteful details in this home, with its dramatic entrance, study/library and master bedroom suite, will delight the most discriminating buyer. The 2 bedroom 2 bath guest house (954 sq ft) is done as nicely as the main house and is so inviting. This incredible24.5 acre parcel in the heart of Abiquiu has it all, riverfront (900+ ft), privacy, great hiking and riding in the nearby Carson National Forest as well as one of the loveliest home in Abiquiu.

MLS 201100723

MLS 201200568

32 ACRES

$795,000

24.5 ACRES

$798,000

HACIENDA ALEGRIA Nestled on a bend of the Chama River, Hacienda Alegria with its stunning views will please the most discerning buyer. Ancient cottonwoods along the river shelter ponds that speak of lazy summer days. This grand 2-story home with a gourmet kitchen and 2 covered portals is ideal for entertaining. There is plenty of room for you and your guests with a 3 bedroom, 3 bath main house, 3 bedroom, 3 bath guesthouse and a caretakers house and barn/garage as well. The irrigated acreage with 24 acre ft. of water has been farmed as an organic farm for the last 6 years with 28.86 acres, has plenty of room for horses and great riding and hiking in the National Forest that borders the property. Come see this magnificent property. MLS 201105380 28.86 ACRES $1,495,000

HIGHWAY 84, AT THE ABIQUIU INN • (505) 685-4646 www.abiquiuland.com

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