Ray Rush & Tim Van Camp
As the gravel drive of this secluded estate winds uphill from Old Santa Fe Trail toward Sun and Moon Mountains, dense mature piñons and ponderosa pines give way to tall, stately aspens, flagstone walkways, colorful courtyards and gardens, and impressive architecture. Gently rolling terrain and clean, crisp air give the property the distinct quality of a refined northern New Mexico mountain estate.
Comfortable grandeur is the hallmark within the home: soaring ceilings, plentiful skylights and windows, impressive views, and a generously sized rooms create a sense of expansiveness, yet every space is relaxing, intimate, and warm. The home comprises two discrete bedroom suites that include private baths and an office or sitting room, a grand living room, a cozy media room with a fireplace, and an open kitchen, family room, and casual dining area destined to become the heart of the home. The flow among the close-knit public spaces is perfect for entertaining; the bedrooms, located on opposite sides of the home, are cleverly secluded. Lush, vibrant landscaping and two portales — one with a kiva fireplace — offer places for outdoor dining, entertaining, and leisure.