Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

$8.5 Million Santa Fe Mansion Honors New Mexico’s Classic Architecture

This sprawling single level fits in beautifully with the New Mexican forest.

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This New Mexico adobe house surrounded by national forest, pine trees and rock outcroppings takes in awe-inspiring mountain views during daylight. Once darkness settles, a field of city lights comes to life in the basin below.

It’s a 24/7 feast for the eyes.

Set in a gated Santa Fe neighborhood of large estates, the mansion’s 3.4-acre site ensures privacy and plenty of elbow room.

Located on nearly 3.4 acres of land, this home has a significant amount of privacy.

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“This home is one of the largest single-level homes in Santa Fe Summit and spans two lots,” says Ginger Clarke of Barker Realty who, with Catie Ish of the same firm, holds the listing.

The 11,405-square-foot residence pays tribute to the vernacular architecture of the region. The classic Santa Fe style incorporates flagstone, stone fireplace floors and viga (wood beam) and latilla (slatted wood) ceilings. Materials include polished plaster walls, stone and adobe clay.

“The architecture and custom finishes throughout this home, honor the traditional Santa Fe style,” Clarke says.

This open and airy seating area just off the home’s entrance is filled with light from windows off … [+] the side.

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The house is entered through a gated forecourt. Sidelights and upper windows at both ends of the two-story entry hall bring in natural light.

This central space opens visually to the dining room and steps down to the living room. Wall niches, another node to the architectural roots, add visual interest.

A high-beam ceiling tops the living room, which has a stone floor. A wide two-sided fireplace with a floating-style hearth is surrounded by a wall of stone. Wooden ceilings continue in the formal dining room.

Using natural materials, the residence takes up design cues from traditional Santa Fe style design.

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The large center island in the kitchen has a sink, prep space and bar seating. Topped by an arched beam ceiling, it features stainless-steel appliances. The adjacent breakfast room offers further space for casual dining.

There are four generous-sized bedrooms, some with fireplaces, and an attached guest casita. The primary suite contains a showroom-style dressing room.

Stainless steel appliances and a generously sized kitchen island make this space functional and … [+] open.

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Other amenities include an elevator, two flex rooms and a separate exercise room with a current-driven swimming pool.

Covered lanai and space terrace with a fireplace and outdoor hot tub provide additional room for lounging or al fresco dining.

With additional outdoor space for enjoying the cool New Mexico evenings, this home embraces both the … [+] natural environment outside and in.

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The asking price for 1432 Old Sunset Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico, is US $8.5 million. The property is about five miles from downtown Santa Fe.

“Because this home is located in … a ‘destination city,’ the seller is likely to have buyer interest from a global market,” Clarke says. The “home may attract a family who wants to make Santa Fe the ‘hub’ for holiday family gatherings.”

Barker Realty is an exclusive member of Forbes Global Properties, a consumer marketplace and membership network of elite brokerages selling the world’s most luxurious homes.


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