By Adrienne DeGuere, Editor and Office Administrator, Sotheby’s International Realty
Erected in 1935 by celebrated architect John Gaw Meem, this classic territorial home nestled in Santa Fe’s beloved South Capitol neighborhood sits on 1/3 of an acre with a main house and guest house totaling 3,672 square feet. Meem built the house for Berkeley Johnson, a World War I veteran and national commissioner appointed by the President of the United States to sign several water compacts, including the Pecos River Compact signed in 1948 to oversee allocation of water from the Pecos River between New Mexico and Texas.
Also of historical interest, the guest house was used at one time by George Blodgett, sculptor and husband of Helen Hyde of Hyde Park renown.
The home’s features include a loft/library overlooking the living room graced with 15 foot ceilings, clerestory windows, and original oxblood concrete floors. The modernized kitchen offers handmade cabinets and a corner kiva fireplace set level with the granite countertops.
Set on a corner lot with close proximity to the Plaza, Canyon Road and the Railyard, this property includes four bedrooms, three baths, office and sunroom, attached guest house and brick courtyard for outdoor entertaining.
Exclusively represented by ASHLEY MARGETSON