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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.
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.
Behind an elaborately crafted historic stone and adobe wall, this famed complex of galleries, gardens, and residences was both inspired by ancient Pueblo architecture and adapted for modern sensibilities. This collection of some 18 gallery, office, and storage spaces; an indulgent guest residence; a magnificent main residence; a idyllic sculpture garden; and three free-standing guesthouses has been created over many decades by combining and expanding once-distinct structures and by using materials from demolished barns and cabins from across northern New Mexico. Established as a gallery space by Nicolas Woloshuk, expanded and augmented by Forrest Fenn, and purchased and maintained since 1988 by renowned art maven Nedra Matteucci, this is surely one of the most outstanding and highly sought-after properties in Santa Fe.
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.
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.
An extraordinary custom home on an unparalleled vast private estate of forty ridge top acres, sited to bask in brilliant views. Designed by Kroeger Woods Associates, Architects and built by Denman & Associates. The private and gated driveway leads to a stone motor court and stone steps rise through a noble mahogany gate and onto a stone path with welcoming fire pit, and leading on through rustling aspens and lush greenery to the magnificent sheltered courtyard entrance. The door opens to an exalted and breathtakingly beautiful world of understated elegance, cherry wood and stone floors, mahogany doors, soaring peaked and trussed ceilings, an indoor 1500 sq ft lap pool with outdoor private patio to take the sun, grand fireplaces in spectacular living areas with glass walls and doors spilling onto a broad portal reaching out to immense patios, and views everywhere, as if one is floating and hovering in a new and exciting stratosphere. An incomparable residence of perfect proportion with luxurious and private master suite wing offering more astounding views, three luxurious guest suites with private gardens and stone travertine baths, plus a guest apartment, a three- car heated garage, a remarkable kitchen with two of every appliance, a wine room with 1030 bottle capacity, an office/ library, and state-of-the-art media room, security system, and more, many more features too numerous to list.
At the headwaters of the Galisteo Basin, Apache Creek Ranch shelters at the base of Shaggy Peak. Comprising a significant portion of the Apache Creek watershed, the Ranch's main 302 acre parcel borders the SF National Forest. This is a rare property that offers security, great privacy, natural abundance, diverse wildlife, multiple water features, dramatic geological formations, and an edible permaculture and farming landscape. There are multiple outbuildings and residences that are sited so as to enhance the intimacy of the compound. Recreational access to the adjacent National Forest is immediate and trails leading into the Pecos Wilderness are literally out the back door! All of this , and only 20 minutes from the Plaza! Come and pursue your dream.
CASA LA LUNA: Dating back to the 1920s, one of the oldest houses in Santa Fe has been preserved and revitalized with a 1990s addition. Casa La Luna is a Heritage Home and part of Santa Feâs history and is located just minutes from downtown Santa Fe. The 13,400 sq. ft. structure has 6 bedrooms/7 baths, a glorious indoor infinity pool, exceptional outdoor patios and 10 acres of unbelievable sunset views. The cohesive contemporary addition is in beautiful harmony with the original stone structure, adding depth and vitality. This Heritage property is a piece of Santa Fe history, unmatched in rich culture and meaning. The granite construction of the original house comes from the actual building site, the mosaic entry is a precious gift that depicts famous architectural sites from the Holy Land, the foyer ceiling is made from a mango plantationâs harvest with each tablet having been carved with ancient motifs of welcome and longevity and a fountain giving homage to earth, wind, fire and water. Beauty. Views. Depth of Meaning. These elements are the fiber that are 10 Altazano.
Macho Canyon Ranch is an incomparable Mountain top family compound on 156 +/- acres overlooking the Pecos River Valley, 30 minutes east of Santa Fe. Richard Roybal of Pecos Trail Contractors has painstakingly built the 4 structures with no expense spared. The property is a one of a kind destination strategically sited at 7,650 foot altitude to maximize privacy, creating an extraordinary estate. The main house and guest casita are built with hand hewn logs, have custom rock fireplaces and foundations, expansive covered porches/portals and open concept design with vaulted ceilings. The bunkhouse is made from more traditional round logs, and offers ample and elegant spaces, 2 bedrooms/2 baths, an oversized 2 car heated garage, radiant heated driveway and entry portal. The heart and soul of this compound has to be the rock built Cantina with a professional grade kitchen and adjoining flagstone lined Hot tub that offers stunning views of the Canyon all the way to the Pecos Wilderness. Whenever folks congregate at Macho Canyon Ranch they inevitably end up at this special area. The Ranch adjoins the Santa Fe National Forest, includes 8-1000 gallon propane tanks, over 1,200 +/- feet of El Macho Creek, a 45,000 KW propane powered generator that ensures continual power, a private well w/3000 gallon storage capacity, 6 bedrooms, 8 baths and over 7,100 heated square feet of living areas. This property is truly a magnificent retreat from the pressures of modern society.
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.
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.
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