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Ashley Margetson, CRS, GRI | Sotheby’s International Realty®
Ashley Margetson, Realtor...the Santa Fe Real Estate Lady!
Santa Fe Luxury Homes
Santa Fe, New Mexico consists of a beautiful town situated deep in the bosom of history and committed to preserving its southwestern heritage. Also the capital of New Mexico, Santa Fe encapsulates the spirit of the state unlike any other town. Similarly, Santa Fe homes provide various levels of luxury, whatever their style and size. For example, unique and genuine adobe buildings set the stage for some Santa Fe luxury homes, echoing indigenous architectural style.
Santa Fe Luxury Homes and Lifestyle
Runoff from the magnificent Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains may indeed have drawn early Native Americans to the Santa Fe locale, 7,000 feet in the foothills. Here, they built their homes and communities. Today, the town exhibits a strong identity with its origins, overlayed by a modern accent and sophisticated, yet relaxed lifestyle. A world-renowned center for arts and culture, famous artists hail from the area with many more rising in a town that fosters talent and cherishes beauty. It also fosters and nurtures an optimum in gracious living, with Santa Fe luxury homes found anywhere from the historic district to contemporary golf communities like Las Campanas.
Beautiful, pristine surroundings, panoramic views and a coveted way of life represent just a small sampling of what comes with the offering of homes for sale in Santa Fe. Those interested should expect a a variety of discerning architectural styles that include not only Pueblo and Territorial, but also Mountain and Contemporary. They should expect to find posh, secluded homes within walking distance of the museum district, horse properties and estates further out and everything in between with custom features and exclusive amenities as a standard.
Custom-designed and built, this incomparable residence and its two-bedroom guesthouse are nestled in the gorgeous undulating hills just north of Santa Fe. An air of grandeur pervades the nearly 14,000-square-foot manor, yet every space is warm and welcoming. The heart of the home is a generous kitchen and family room with a fireplace, a breakfast area, an adjoining portal, and an awe-inspiring view of the Sangre de Cristos. Other noteworthy spaces include magnificent formal living and dining rooms, a handsome library, a finished basement and oversized garage, and utterly private bedroom wings for owners and guests. Surfaces of lustrous plaster and cool antique Jerusalem stone contribute to the regal ambience, while earthy reclaimed walnut, hickory, and mesquite add warmth and depth. A third-generation German stonemason crafted mantels for the homeâs 13 fireplaces and many other details. Enveloping the residence are a number of wonderful outdoor living spaces, each of which has been thoughtfully positioned for utmost enjoyment of the views and tranquil surroundings.
Truly a treasure of the American Southwest. Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, overlooking historic Santa Fe, New Mexico, the property showcases the unique, rustic beauty of the high desert. From the moment you enter through the unassuming front gates of this breathtaking estate, you experience why New Mexico is called the Land of Enchantment. This 36 acre property provides a distinct backdrop for a magnificent estate that exemplifies the wonders of the Southwest. No detail was overlooked in the architecture â from the hand-forged wrought iron railings, diamond trowelled plaster walls, and custom cabinetry, to floors of imported stone, marble, ceramic tile, and hardwoods including hickory and quarter sawn oak. Large windows and skylights, custom draperies, light fixtures, and wooden beam vegas and latillas also add to the unique beauty of the interiors. The original home was built in the early 1940s. Over the next seventy years, additional land was acquired and assembled, the property was renovated and expanded, and the many site improvements and buildings were precisely designed and integrated into the current setting. Care was taken to maintain the integrity of the Pueblo-style architecture, which is symbolic of the areaâs original inhabitants dating back as early as 1050 A.D.
Behind an elaborately crafted historic stone and adobe wall, this famed compound of residences and gardens was both inspired by ancient Pueblo architecture and adapted for modern sensibilities. The estate â which includes an elegant guest home; a magnificent main residence; a idyllic sculpture garden; and three free-standing guesthouses â has been created over many decades by combining and expanding once-distinct structures and incorporating materials from demolished barns and cabins from across northern New Mexico. Initially established by Nicolas Woloshuk, expanded and augmented by Forrest Fenn, and purchased and maintained since 1988 by Nedra Matteucci, this is surely one of the most outstanding and highly sought-after properties in Santa Fe.
LAS MILPAS â Santa Feâs only authentic East Side adobe compound. This one-of-kind residence captures the truest essence of Northern New Mexico âs culture, architecture, materiality and artisan creations. Las Milpas represents a 25 year effort to restore and maintain an extraordinary property that few have had the fortune of touring. This legacy residence is a step back in time where one can experience the essence of the Spanish-Pueblo Revival and the many art-forms that were created during that era. The compound consists of a main-house, studio, guest-house, casita, detached library, chapel and numerous out-buildings ,situated on 1.5 acres. A living museum quality home.
Extraordinary property 20 miles north of Las Vegas, NM, perfectly suited for a school, ranch, or retreat, ready for its next reincarnation. 916 acres with over 80,000 heated sq ft of buildings including a gymnasium, 2 residences, cabins, stables, a dining hall with full commercial kitchen, an adobe rec hall with pool tables, a barber shop, soda fountain and post office; 3 wells, artesian spring, natural gas, stables, river frontage on the Mora River, 2 buildings on the National Historic Register, elk, ponderosa pines, and its own zip code! Just 5 miles east of I-25 on paved county maintained roads.
El Rancho de la Mariposa. Set against the rugged beauty of Taos Mountain, on over 14 verdant acres, this unique property reflects the tranquility and grandeur of a bygone era. With 11 of its acres fully enclosed by over 1,000 linear feet of walls and wrought iron gates, the estate offers privacy and a feeling of secluded removal in a prime situation one half mile from the business heart of Taos. On the grounds, magnificent Douglas Fir trees tower more than 60 feet over a grassy understory, landscaped with perennials and flowering shrubs which are irrigated by an extensive underground system. The 14,669 sf mansion, built in the mid 1930's, is an exquisite time capsule of the era. Beautifully outfitted with classic accoutrements, such as custom, wrought iron window grills, Art Deco light fixtures and hand-carved wooden accents and columns, this grand property includes two indoor swimming pools, an elevator, and a carriage house. Two wells and surface water rights are included. The 14,415 square foot commercial-grade museum, built onto an historic 1929 art studio, was constructed to house and display a rare collection of art work. State-of-the-art at the time of its completion in 1994, the museum offers climate control, specialized lighting and a 3,783 sf basement with sliding art storage. An extraordinary expression of its extraordinary owners, this estate is a rare offering, ripe to be reinvented and re-purposed.
BLAME HER RANCH (Where She Is Never Wrong) is an extraordinary 1,630 acre northern New Mexico ranch perched at the southern tip of Glorieta Mesa, yet only 45 minutes from Santa Fe. At 7,000 feet elevation with dramatic and panoramic southern and northern views of distant mountains, there are mature ponderosa pines and pinons throughout the ranch with pasture lands and several seasonal ponds. The entire western boundary is adjacent to the 1.6 million-acre Santa Fe National Forest providing access to hiking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing and the majesty of the natural world. With nine bedrooms and nine and one-half baths in over 9,000 square feet of the main lodge log home and barn complex, 30-inch logs, wide plank flooring, and two massive moss rock fireplaces sumptuously enhance the living room with 28 foot ceilings, dining area, rustic yet custom chefâs kitchen, game room, home theatre, office, and full service gym. The cliffâs edge swimming pool and one-of-a-kind caldron hot tub, 18,000 SF lawn with automated drip/sprinkler system, 1,830 SF barn, greenhouse, fountains, orchard, two fire pits, golf driving range, hunting permits are available upon application, and skeet shooting platform provide tremendous at home amenities aplenty. Proximity to classic historic northern New Mexico villages and the world renowned cultural community of Santa Fe additionally complements this fantastic fulfillment of rural lifestyle with enchantment.
Nestled in the Tesuque Valley, this extraordinary secluded compound, a portion of which dates to the 1920s, includes a 6161 square-foot main residence, a 3204 square-foot guest home and studio, and an 1863 square-foot caretakerâs residence or second guest house. The fully updated and refurbished two or three-bedroom main residence has a classic northern New Mexico-style pitched roof and is inspired by the architecture of the renowned Betty Stewart. It boasts double adobe walls; hand-adzed beams of reclaimed wood; hand-buffed Red Top plaster walls, French Beaumaniere limestone; antique interior doors; deep-set windows; abundant storage; custom-designed light fixtures and cabinetry and floors of antique brick, reclaimed wood, and antique pavers imported from France. Other highlights include multiple areas for indoor-outdoor entertaining, wonderfully proportioned living areas, and a chef's country kitchen with appliances by Wolf, Sub-Zero, and Miele. The home's wiring and systems are updated and state of the art. New gutters, snow guards, and lightning rods have been added. Forced heat and air help maintain a comfortable temperature year-round. The perfectly picturesque 2.794 acre property was once an enchanting farm. It is completely walled and fenced and features mature landscaping; vegetable, flower and her gardens; two premoratorium wells; an orchard; portales and patios, and a superior chicken coop.
Probably the best views and location in Santa Fe County. 18 minutes from the north end of Santa Fe and 6 minutes from the Las Campanas stone bridge, this ranch is situated between La Tierra and La Tierra Nueva and has almost 1.5 miles of BLM border for riding out. There is a large Koi pond and several golf tees and greens which offer up a 160 yard hole as the longest. Most of the ranch is fenced. There is a main house, caretaker's house and a guest house, plus a large, metal equipment barn/shop and a separate shop, storage building, plus animal pens, 3 wells, and, all in all, what may be the best views in the county, offering vistas from a mesa top location to all mountain ranges in true 360 degree fashion. Various Las Campanas memberships may be purchased by those owning land such as this outside Las Campanas itself. This is the former home of Zannie Hoyt/Weil/Garcia who developed the 4 La Tierra subdivisions and sold Las Campanas its land. This is her former ranch headquarters and what she kept back for herself with the opinion this was the best site in Santa Fe County. Seller also has tracts of 160, 255 and 400 acres in the area, one with access of Horcado Ranch Road, and two off Buckman Road. This property may also be offered in four separate lots, see MLS for those if they are offered.
Architecturally significant Contemporary Estate perched atop the highest point of an eastern mountain off the Old Santa Fe Trail. This mountain top retreat enjoys seriously spectacular views which encompass the surrounding mountain ranges and city lights. Exacting improvements include a Main House, Guest House, Safari House Entertainment Center, a pool, a spa and much more. This is a rare find not to be easily duplicated today. A very private setting made from three lots of record totals almost 52 acres of privacy with the ability to expand. Water rights, a paved and gated entrance and just a 15 minute drive to downtown Santa Fe. 80southdoublearrow.com
Ranch Compound like no other; Buildings completed in 2011 by master craftsman, enjoying robust infrastructure and modern green high performance construction. Hand crafted of the finest materials over a four year period. Materials include Perform wall, Abobe, rock, rustic reclaimed woods, floor boards hand tuned for the right sound under foot, plaster finishes, wood burning fireplaces, unique custom ceilings; every detail will amaze you in its simplicity, perfection and performance.The compound includes a main house, separate guest casitas, and huge meeting and recreation house. Green PV power as primary electricity, grid tied with propane generator back up, solar hot water, super insulated and professional landscaped. The Ranch is perched on over a 1,100 acre mountain top with thousands of additional acres available. Robust private well with 30,000 gallons of storage make this Compound a private and secure location. Uncompromising views, stunning vistas, vast broad swaths meadows of wildflowers, evergreens, stone mesas and abundant wildlife make for an unforgettable ranch. All of this is only 45 minutes from Santa Fe and 20 minutes from Las Vegas New Mexico
Welcome to The Hunt Ranch at Abiquiu. An ultra rare, unsurpassed, historic jewel set in the pristine landscape of Northern New Mexico. The 310 year-old Grand Hacienda has a strong connection to the unspoiled land and quiet beauty of the Northern New Mexico frontier. The Spanish Colonial details throughout the home have you feeling as though you are back in time. With vaulted halls, a central courtyard, spacious library hallway of floor to ceiling books with cozy chairs for reading while the scent of pinon wood from the nearby kiva fireplace has you thinking Legends of the Fall. Also included is the darling Historic Ruth House made of soft faded red bricks with 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms. Surrounded by majestic cottonwoods and abundant wildlife, the Ranch offers up 353+/-acres with massive irrigation rights of 702+/-acre feet that border the Chama River. The property was set up in the 40's as an authentic working ranch and has live stock feeders, troughs, pumps, gates, pressure tanks, irrigation equipment, chutes, fuel tanks, corrals, scale open sheds for feed storage, sorting pens, arena area, barn, scale house, staff quarters and offices. The Hunt Ranch at Abiquiu is like no other and holds a magic of the history and people it has housed. To feel the history, see the wide open sky and the beauty of the light.
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