Adobe Abides: Six Adobe-Style Estates in Santa Fe

With its characteristic soft, rounded edges and warm organic tones, adobe architecture in Santa Fe dates back to the region’s earliest residents—the Pueblo Indians—and continues to be respected and revered across the City Different.

Luxurious Equestrian Ranch


Rolling across 220 acres of ranchland 20 minutes from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, this luxurious ranch includes an 8,750-square-foot adobe home, a guesthouse, a pool, stables, a heated three-car garage, a workshop and bus garage, a greenhouse, a caretaker’s office, a television-production studio, a gymnasium, a bowling alley, and an indoor shooting range. In traditional hacienda style, the home is centered around a courtyard and is rich in artistry, with hand-carved doors, ceiling vigas and corbels, hand-stitched leather detailing, and 10 distinctive fireplaces.

Offered at: $9,850,000
Location: 12 Avenida De Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87506
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Elegant Hillside Compound


Looking over the 14th fairway of the Jack Nicklaus–designed Sunset Course toward the Jemez Mountains and brilliant sunsets in the west, this Pueblo Revival–style compound features an elegant great room, a formal dining room, a cook’s kitchen, informal living and dining areas, a luxurious master suite, two spacious guest suites with a sitting room, a media room, a library and office, a three-car garage, generous storage space, and extraordinary outdoor entertaining areas. The two-bedroom guesthouse offers a great room and a kitchen.

Offered at: $3,900,000
Location: 17 Storm View Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87506
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The William Penhallow Henderson Estate

Dating to circa 1922, this estate is one of Santa Fe’s revered architectural treasures. A masterpiece of craftsmanship, the adobe residence was the home of esteemed painter, architect, and furniture designer William Penhallow Henderson. A painstaking restoration completed in 2010 added modern comforts and conveniences while paying respect to the home’s history. The 1.4-acre property benefits from colorful gardens, a private guesthouse, views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and a coveted location on the historic Eastside.

Offered at: $3,800,000
Location: 555 & 551 Camino Del Monte Sol, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Authentic Santa Fe Ambience


This enviable compound on Santa Fe’s storied Canyon Road comprises three adobe structures surrounding a central yard and garden. Special zoning allows for a customized combination of residential and commercial space in the heart of the historic arts district, with eight parking spaces adding to the convenience. Authentic regional elements include ceiling vigas, kiva fireplaces, breezy patios and portales, a fountain, landscaped yards, gardens, and mature trees—all contributing to the unique Santa Fe ambience.

Offered at: $3,400,000
Location: 550 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Tranquil Hacienda


Down a quiet lane on the Eastside of Santa Fe, this discreet, private, and comfortable gated property is one of the area’s finest residential compounds. Boasting a rare combination of classic design, superior construction, distinctive finishes, modern amenities, and a historic location, it includes a four-bedroom hacienda with a fully outfitted attached guesthouse, a spacious courtyard, established gardens, mature shade trees, patios—including one with an outdoor fireplace—and abundant parking.

Offered at: $2,349,000
Location: 464 Arroyo Tenorio, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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John Gaw Meem Estate


This historic residence was designed and built in 1939 by John Gaw Meem, the influential architect who developed and popularized the region’s signature Pueblo Revival Style. Restored and updated in 2014, it exudes tradition, with adobe walls, doors created by local craftspeople based on original drawings, restored vintage hardware, reproductions of original tin light fixtures, and a fireplace matching an archived design. The 2.8-acre property consists of two legal lots with lovely views; plans for a guesthouse and a second home are available.

Offered at: $1,985,000
Location: 3961 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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