Tim Van Camp, Knowing Santa Fe
Exemplifying the singular subtle sophistication of Santa Fe, this stately historic adobe home and guesthouse are secluded on an enviable half acre in the heart of the historic Eastside. The 5,169-square-foot, two-level main residence pays homage to the city's history and distinctive style while incorporating a wide variety of contemporary fixtures, features, and amenities--including superior-caliber appliances and spa-inspired baths with oversized walk-in showers and soaking tubs. The chic living room features striking ceiling vigas and adjoins, through a dramatic archway, a handsome formal dining area with a wall of charming built-ins. Thoughtfully appointed and spacious, the light-filled kitchen offers abundant storage, a windowed breakfast area, and doors to an inviting portal and a patio perfect for lounging. Both bedroom suites--comparatively generous in size and appointments--are quiet, restful, and stylish. Completing the satisfying picture are a media room, a study, a library, and a solarium. The 1,230-square-foot guesthouse enjoys its own living area with vigas, a fireplace, and gentle natural light from windows and skylights; a dining area; a kitchenette; a peaceful bedroom; laundry facilities; and a private breezy portal. The two homes are centered around an idyllic courtyard with emerald grass, a classical fountain, and mature landscaping. Each residence benefits from a secure gated entrance with a handsome brick drive and plentiful parking.