Caroline D. Russell
In the heart of the Eastside, a short distance from Canyon Road and the Plaza, this elegant historic adobe estate has been lovingly restored with careful attention to authentic style and craftsmanship. The property boasts such exquisite features and finishes as double adobe walls; hand-hewn ceiling beams and vigas; brick, flagstone, and wood floors; handcrafted doors and hardware; custom tilework; and period-fashioned light fixtures. The main residence is filled with light and boasts grand entertaining spaces, including a gracious living room with French doors opening to lushly landscaped grounds enveloped by mature trees, a formal dining room that easily accommodates 12 or more seated guests, and a sophisticated adjoining parlor with garden access. The gourmet kitchen features custom walnut cabinetry, stunning Caucasus Mountain stone countertops, and period-inspired custom-designed tile. The owner's wing consists of an inviting library, a comfortable bedroom with a fireplace, a reading nook, and a handsomely appointed bath with a steamshower. The guest room includes an en suite bath and enjoys direct access to the entry garden. A one-bedroom studio, complete with a full kitchen and a spa-inspired bath, has its own patio. Across the glorious gardens is a private guesthouse with a living room, a kitchen, and two bedrooms with en suite baths. A charming stone structure has been repurposed as a wine grotto.