Tim Van Camp, Knowing Santa Fe
At this estate on Upper Canyon Road, the ambience is both elegant and easygoing, with refined living, dining, and entertaining spaces; an exceptional kitchen with a vaulted brick ceiling and a wine room; and four restful bedrooms joined by a sun-drenched courtyard and multiple decks facing the river which borders the property. Its core dating to the 1930s, the home combines history, Santa Fe charm, luxurious finishes, and modern appliances and amenities, including air conditioning and wiring for a Sonos system. Rugged flagstone, brick, and walnut floors; vigas and corbels; kiva fireplaces; and antique doors and other accents have been retained, updated, or added. An enviable deck with a fireplace and an oversized grill is an oasis amid fresh air and greenery, with the Sangre de Cristos visible over the treetops and the serene sounds of the river serving as a soundtrack. This stylish, peaceful retreat is sited on two lots, includes a well, and is minutes from galleries, shops, restaurants, and museums.