Tim Van Camp, Knowing Santa Fe
In the hills north of downtown Santa Fe, this 4,790-square-foot residence and including a very private guesthouse combines elegant Southwestern style with inviting spaces and majestic views of mountains and sunsets. The generous, versatile floor plan includes a multitude of options for magnificent indoor-outdoor living and entertaining, a well-appointed open kitchen, and two separate bedroom wings--a master suite and office secluded in one and two guest bedrooms and a study in the other. Rich hues of wood and stone contribute to a natural warmth, and nearly every space is filled with wonderful light from windows and skylights. Closet and storage space is plentiful, with a storage room included in the oversized three-car garage. A colorful garden courtyard is a peaceful oasis filled with trees and flowering plants, while a series of patios and portales running along the western side of the home and guesthouse were designed for outdoor living and entertaining while appreciating breathtaking vistas. The very private guesthouse has its own portal, living and kitchen spaces, a quiet bedroom, and easy access to an open air patio perfect for a hot tub.