Caroline D. Russell
Enter through a beautiful private, walled courtyard accessed by an arched custom wooden gate graced by native plantings, perennials, mature trees and a grand portal. The residence is inspired by Southwestern motifs, and the entry rotunda with its circular skylight and iron grate make a dramatic impression. The home is masterfully sited to frame views of the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges from the curved living room and dining room, the private office and the owners' suite. Outdoor enjoyment is enhanced by the dining portal featuring a kiva fireplace and spectacular views. Single-level living is enriched with a floor plan that provides gracious separation of the bedrooms to allow for privacy. The owners' suite includes a sitting area with kiva fireplace, a custom designed walk-in closet and a luxurious bath with free-standing tub and separate walk-in shower. Slate tile and wood floors, traditional Southwest ceiling treatments including radiating vigas and plastered ceilings, hand-troweled, pigmented plaster walls and skylights work in harmony to create a warm and comfortable home. Other bonuses include in-floor radiant heat, refrigerated central air-conditioning, a built-in outdoor grill just off the kitchen, and a heated three-car garage with workshop area and ample storage.