Caroline D. Russell
A rare find, this exquisite adobe home represents exceptional quality complemented by sophistication and understated elegance that defies comparison. Remarkable views of the Santa Fe River Valley below, Picacho Peak and National Forest, are enhanced by beautiful viewing decks with large planted pots, portals and patios, meandering paths through colorful seasonal landscaped vignettes that feel worlds apart, yet are within close proximity of Canyon Road, the Plaza and the Dale Ball Trails. From the handsome gated entry that accesses the heated paver driveway, follow the pathway, bordered by impressive stacked stone and lush plantings, to the double door front entry. You have arrived. The main residence boasts thick, organically curved adobe walls and timeless Santa Fe appointments that include: thick vigas; hand-troweled plaster walls; brick and wood floors; multiple fireplaces; stacked stone accents; magnificent finishes; and beautiful hand-carved and antique doors. The glorious gourmet kitchen is both beautiful and functional. It adjoins the family room and dining room, with access to the dining patio. Privacy is provided with excellent separation between the Owners’ Suite on the main level and two Guest Suites - plus a separate office below. In-floor radiant heat, as well as refrigerated air-conditioning insures comfort in all seasons. The guest house provides ultimate privacy with beautiful views, two entrances, a kiva fireplace and kitchenette.