Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

The Most Expensive Listing In Santa Fe Hits The Market

On a Santa Fe hilltop with views of distant mountains, the Vida Encantada is a unique and luxurious … [+] property.

Daniel Nadelbach for Sotheby’s International Realty

A hilltop compound just north of the center of Santa Fe is a private retreat newly on the market. Offered for $28 million by Tim Van Camp and John Rigatti of Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe Brokerage, Vida Encantada is a rare property in this desirable New Mexico city.

A vast kitchen is just one of several.

Daniel Nadelbach for Sotheby’s International Realty

Occupying 3.7 acres, it encompasses four residences offering roughly 18,000 square feet of living space. There are 14 bedrooms and 15 full and 10 partial bathrooms, spa facilities including a salon, a two-person massage room, an impressively outfitted gym and a sauna. The houses offer plentiful storage throughout, including a safe in the main residence, a ski locker room, fur storage and numerous areas for grand entertaining. These include three large kitchens and five kitchenettes, a 600-bottle wine cellar and a three-car garage along with additional parking. An outdoor living and entertaining complex under an outsize portal boasts a heated swimming pool and a 10-person spa. An artificial lawn is perfect for lounging al fresco. The Campo entertainment pavilion supplies additional outdoor living and dining space along with a retractable screen and projector, creating a veritable open-air cinema.

There is drama at any time of day or night

Daniel Nadelbach for Sotheby’s International Realty

For gardeners, the property is a lush place to grow things with colorful landscaping, perennial and rose gardens, vegetable and herb gardens, dozens of fruit trees, scores of berry vines and bushes, a 25-chicken coop and a greenhouse.

Spacious, elegant and designed for luxury living

Daniel Nadelbach for Sotheby’s International Realty

No comfort, convenience, or security has been overlooked: driveways, motor courts, and paths are equipped with a snow-melt system. Every residence is outfitted with a Crestron home automation system, and the estate offers four lighted underground storage spaces and four electronic server rack rooms.

Beautiful landscaping graces the property

Daniel Nadelbach for Sotheby’s International Realty

Santa Fe is one of the Southwest’s most beloved places. The city is known for its luxury residential properties, but also for beauty, culture and recreational activities that work wonders in soothing the soul and stimulating the mind.

Santa Fe enjoys a diverse economic base, with many residents employed not only in government institutions but in such industries as tourism, light manufacturing, health care and mining. In addition, “The City Different,” as it is nicknamed, has highly-rated public and private schools.

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