Light-Filled Living in the High Desert
Santa Fe’s Museum Hill is a unique cultural nexus representative of that city’s uncommon culture as a whole—a place where Spanish Colonial, Native American, and international folk art and culture are gathered and celebrated in one place, enveloped by rugged terrain and flooded with a distinctively exhilarating natural light.
On more than three acres near this important location is an inspiring compound that collects a chic four-bedroom home, a charming one-bedroom guesthouse, a library or office, a studio or gym, and an alluring swimming pool and cabana.
Views of mountains or sunsets—in some cases both—can be enjoyed from nearly every vantage point.
Dating to the 1950s, the home has been thoroughly, tastefully renovated by renowned architect Robert Glazier, known for his impressive portfolio of resorts and hotels. In 2012 Glazier rejuvenated the floor plan to be open, airy, light-filled, and more easily adaptable to the indoor-outdoor living that Santa Fe’s temperate climate and fresh air encourage.
The result is a sophisticated haven featuring contemporary flourishes while maintaining a respect for the region’s traditional Pueblo style. Concrete floors with desirable radiant heating flow throughout, and walls are finished in soothing plaster.
Five fireplaces provide ambient warmth during the delightfully chilly moments of the high desert.
The sleek kitchen is accented by handsome walnut cabinetry and features top-tier appliances from Wolf and Sub-Zero.
The primary master suite—one of two in the home—includes a lavish bath with a stone soaking tub and access to a peaceful private courtyard with a traditional covered patio or portal.
A den on the upper level affords a full sweeping panorama of the surroundings.
The home also includes a two-car garage and a basement—a relative rarity in Santa Fe—perfect for long-term storage or a wine cellar. A private well—a welcome amenity in this arid climate—and drip irrigation maintain the estate’s professionally landscaped grounds, which include gardens, stone patios, fountains, and a vine-covered pergola.
The acreage is handsomely fenced and gated for privacy.
Santa Fe’s botanical gardens, which celebrate the region’s unique biodiversity and include a 3.25-acre piñon-juniper woodland, are a short stroll away. The city’s historic downtown Plaza can be visited in minutes, and the galleries and restaurants of storied Canyon Road are within walking distance as well.
Offered at: $3,375,000
Location: 1000 Camino Pinones, Santa Fe, NM 87505