Framed by dramatic mesas and grasslands, the Galisteo Creek bosque nearby, this sensuous home has classically withstood the tests of time in this iconic Galisteo Basin community. Built of thick adobe and double adobe walls in most spaces, this classic home is highlighted with original architectural features throughout every living space, and designed passive solar in nature. From plaster walls, nichos, flagstone and wood floors, wood cased doorways and custom kitchen cabinetry, the artist has left touches of personal flair throughout. A cozy passageway warmed by a bank of windows, overlooking a quiet outdoor pergola, connects the main part of the home, to another flexible living space and bedroom, completely made private and accessible by French doors. The warm and inviting kitchen plays with light from the clerestory windows near a sweet loft space adding a whimsical feel to the authentic Pueblo styling. A lovely sunroom flanks the front bedroom, ideal for greenhouse plants, solar gain or just sitting in tranquil serenity. The front yard and side yards are landscaped with lush shrubs, grass and large privacy trees, creating an ideal oasis for private reflection and wonderful star gazing. This is a wonderful property, made special by the warmth and history built into the walls, ideal for those looking to experience an authentic Santa Fe lifestyle.
The 2,500 or so acres that comprise this area immediately south of Eldorado are part of the old Sebastian De Vargas Grant and include Lamy, Galisteo, Camino Valle Street, Los Caballos, Los Vaqueros, Old Road Ranch, Pinon Street, Ranchitos de Santa Fe, The Ridges and Cimarron. Lovely tree-covered artist and ranching villages are surrounded by gently rolling hills.