Mary Joy Ford
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Barrio de Analco Historic District, this home appears on the Urrutia Map of 1767—the earliest known map of Santa Fe. Research suggests it belonged to Bernadino Sena, a renowned blacksmith, landowner, and fundraiser for San Miguel Church in the 1700s. Archeological findings suggest that some portions of the property may date to a time before the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. The main home features two portales, three bedrooms with en suite baths, a living room, an updated "farm kitchen" with new appliances, a laundry room, and a garage. The property also includes an attached two-bedroom, one-bath apartment with a garage and a two-story, one-bedroom studio. Three-foot-thick adobe walls, hand-peeled vigas dating to the 1720s, split cedar rajas, and hand-planed Territorial-style vigas contribute to the charm and have been carefully preserved over the centuries—the current owners received an award for stewardship from the Historic Santa Fe Foundation in 2019. A private well provides irrigation for the lush landscaping and patio areas, including fruit trees. Business-Capitol District zoning and separate metering of the three units allows for excellent flexibility. The property is a quick walk from the Plaza, Canyon Road, and the Railyard District. For the historical purist, this is a unique opportunity to become a steward of a part of Santa Fe's history and to sustain and preserve this significant property into the future.