Caroline D. Russell
Occupying more than 3.5 acres off Upper Canyon Road in the heart of the historic Eastside, this private, park-like hilltop estate enjoys glorious unobstructed views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains and Santa Fe city lights. Constructed in 1930 in classic Pueblo Revival style, the main residence features design elements unique to the era, among them thick “battered” adobe walls, hand-hewn beams, corbels, vigas, and latillas. Also significant are Territorial-style windows, handcrafted doors, vintage hand-forged hardware, original light fixtures, and numerous kiva fireplaces. Highlights include a grand living room, a spacious garden room, a large media room or office, an updated kitchen with an adjoining butler's pantry, a gracious owner's suite, and two additional bedrooms with flagstone and hardwood floors—all with windows offering vistas of beautiful scenery. The property also features a passive-solar adobe guesthouse, an original stone garage with a kiva fireplace, a period stone entertainment pavilion, walled patios, extensive portales, stone terraces and walls, a boxwood English garden, and numerous fruit trees, including apple, pear, and cherry. The current owners purchased the property more than 34 years ago and—aided by local artisans—have been loving stewards in the restoration and renovation of the property with thoughtful dedication to authenticity.