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New Listing! 409 Brownell Howland & Lot 2

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Offered at $3,050,000.  MLS#201802106.  Located in one of Santa Fe’s most exclusive neighborhoods, this gated, 5 bedroom, 7 bath (4-full, 2-3/4, 1-1/2),  7,918 sq. ft. contemporary pueblo-style estate presents a rare kind of grandeur.  Designed with two separate wings, both are complemented with top-line appliances, wet and dry saunas, dining and entertainment areas and multiple connecting patios, pergolas, terraces, and decks.  The entry portal lined with columns and stacked stone pillars advances to the first entrance and a foyer with soaring ceilings, tile floors, and a wood-burning fireplace.   Two steps down lead to a comfortable living room with sliding glass doors that access a wrap-around deck and hillside views.  The dining room with hand-troweled plaster and trey ceilings opens into a well-appointed kitchen featuring patterned tile floors, granite countertops and bar seating.   Of the three impressive and generously-sized guest suites situated on the main floor, the first guest suite is the largest with not only a full bath and sitting room but also built-in bar, kiva fireplace, and separate entry.  Designed to provide both atmosphere and scale for entertaining, a wall of windows overlooking lush garden and mountain views, skylights, art lighting, a built-in audio system, bath with steam shower, sauna and access to a hot tub, truly define the second living area as the Great Room.  After a great banquet served from its adjoining catering kitchen, two master suites on the second level provide a private and peaceful respite with lavish master baths, jetted tubs and separate sitting rooms.  From the second story decks with banco seating, views of the hillsides and extensively landscaped grounds are vast and uninterrupted.

New Listing! 1569 Cerro Gordo – Elegant Cerro Gordo Residence with Views of the Foothills

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

New on the Market!  Offered at $2,200,000.  MLS#: 201801676.

In a highly desirable location just minutes from Canyon Road and the Plaza, this elegant, beautifully detailed 4,990 SF, 4 bedroom, 5 bath Eastside home offers both a wonderful environment for easy living and for gracious entertaining. A wisteria-covered front portal forms a rich canopy to an entrance that leads to a stunning, light-filled living and dining room with gorgeous plaster walls, a wood-burning kiva fireplace, and tinted concrete floors. The master suite, secluded in its own main floor wing, is near the formal living areas and, like them, is flooded with light from over-sized windows and impressive glass doors that flow into a spacious covered rear portal. Handsome beam and decked ceilings, another kiva fireplace, a spacious master bath with adjoining private fitness room, are all smartly designed into the master suite to provide ultimate comfort and convenience. On the second landing is a well-appointed, open-concept kitchen featuring Bosch and Viking appliances, an eat-in counter, wide plank wood floors, butler’s pantry and utility room. The family room/den flows easily off the kitchen and transitions into an outdoor living space outfitted with a built-in banco, wood-burning kiva fireplace and customized barbeque. Two guest suites are privately located on the main level next to a commodious playroom/studio/office with adjoining full bath. Sequestered downstairs is a guest suite with separate entrance, sitting room, kitchenette and sauna.

The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Here in Santa Fe, the coming of Spring and warmer weather signals the beginning of our fabulous outdoor Summer art markets, the first of which is the International Folk Art Market, scheduled this year July 13, 14 and 15 at Milner Plaza on outrageously beautiful Museum Hill.

Back in July 2004, 61 master folk artists ventured to this high-desert city at the foot of the Rocky Mountains to share in a then-untested proposition that creativity, prosperity, and community well being could be realized through the art of the handmade.

This July, the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market and that proposition mark 15 years of art and impact as 162 master artists from 53 countries from around the world gather in Santa Fe to create what has become the largest, most diverse, folk art market in the world — a folk art market voted Best Art Festival by USA TODAY’S 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards.

Collectively, these artists’ eye-dazzling forms, textures, and designs in textiles, jewelry, bead work, basketry, sculpture, ceramics, rugs, metalwork, clothing, home accessories and more – blur borders in colorful displays of culture dignity, beauty, and hope.

As its popularity has grown, the Market’s belief in the power of these artists as cultural ambassadors who provide common ground in an increasingly polarized world has been validated. The Market’s success has sparked an international folk art movement here in Santa Fe that resonates throughout the global creative economy as consumers embrace and support the art of the handmade and the artisan sector.

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Price Reduced $99,000! 585 Camino Montebello

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Was $898,000, Now Offered at $799,000. MLS#: 201704769.  This is a classic Santa Fe home in a private cul-de-sac location only minutes from downtown. The four-bedroom, three-bath floor plan is ideally configured for easy living and entertaining, with the primary living spaces located on the main level and two bedrooms, one bath, a den or media room, and generous storage space occupying the lower level. The kitchen and family room combination is desirable and inviting, with views of the Sangre de Cristos and the eastern foothills. Patios and portales encourage outdoor relaxation and enjoyment. views.

946 Cerro de la Paz – Prime Hilltop Location Just Minutes From Downtown!

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Offered at $1,175,000. MLS#: 201801164. Enchanting Entertainment Ready 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2,619 Sq. Ft. Residence With Fabulous Indoor Swimming Pool. Minutes from the Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe Ski area and the Santa Fe National Forest, this private and enchanting foothills retreat enjoys sumptuous views of the southern and eastern mountain ranges by day and the Santa Fe City lights at night. An extensive front patio offers not only a dramatic stage for absorbing the views but also an expansive entertainment arena. A host of mature Pinon trees, walled courtyards, and numerous flagstone pathways surround the home and echo the engaging quiet and tranquility of the location. Patio spaces outside each of the indoor bedrooms, an outdoor kiva fireplace, and a natural stone waterfall in the backyard offer even more occasions to stand still. The interior defers to the magnificence of its surroundings with straightforward, easy accents, and simple, rustic design elements. Vigas, square beams and decking on the ceilings, hardwood and Saltillo tile floors, and a wood-burning kiva fireplace add to the informal, relaxed yet intimate atmosphere of the home. A split floor plan creates separate sanctuaries for its residents by placing the master bedroom suite with two full baths at one end of the house and three inviting bedrooms with a shared bath at the opposite end. Adjoining the master suite is a heated lap pool and pool house. A cook-friendly kitchen with a commercial-size gas stovetop and Sub-Zero refrigerator is situated next to the central living and dining rooms all of which flow easily into the compelling outside patio area.  In addition to the main house square footage, the pool is housed in an area that measures approximately 1,491 sq. ft.

Price Reduced by $30,000! Expansive and Stunning View Lot Ready to Build!

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

4.82 Acres (approx.) Was $129,000 Now Offered at $99,000! 14-A Cicuye. MLS#:201705108. Come build your custom dream home on this private, beautiful lot located in the gated Luz Del Sol subdivision. This accessible and ready to build lot is set amongst Ponderosa Pines, Pinon and Juniper trees offering spectacular, sweeping views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, the Pecos Monument and Pecos Valley. A shared well is in place. Also an electric transformer and telephone at the road with a rough driveway cut to the building site. Horses are allowed and the scenic drive from Santa Fe takes less than 30 minutes.

A Recent Interview in with Cindy and Neil Lyon.

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Making a Difference to Zambia School Children

During an Epic 2-Week Safari in Southern Africa

Neil Lyon, and his wife Cindy, recently traveled to four African countries for a 17-day safari adventure. Not only did the Lyons and great friends and travel partners, Bill and Margi Greenfield, have the time of their lives, they decided to significantly improve the lives of over 330 primary school students at the Twabuka Primary School, near Livingstone, Zambia by donating the funds necessary for a daily second meal for the students there.

By piggybacking on the efforts of a group from Italy that started funding nutritious lunches that include important protein and vegetables in 2015, the students now have a nutritious daily breakfast, as well. The new funds also created another cook’s position at the school. Offering students two healthy meals a day that they can count on does more than just cure rumbling stomachs—it increases attendance, promotes great focus and learning and makes for a healthier community.

Read the entire interview by clicking on the link below to OutsideGo, the safari planning company that organized the Lyon/Greenfield adventure.


Price Reduced by $200,000! Spacious Main House and Guest Casita Near El Nido Restaurant and Tesuque Village Market

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Now Offered at $1,495,000. MLS#:201701395.    5 Bedrooms/6 Baths/5,889 SF (approx.)/ 0.75 Acres (approx.).  A wonderful gated and private compound in the heart of Tesuque Village, a stone’s throw from the newly reopened El Nido Restaurant. This one-of-a-kind property consists of a 4,163 square foot, 4 bedroom main house and a 1,726 square foot, 1 bedroom casita. The main house can be separated into two 2 bedroom residences, each with a full kitchen and wonderful entertaining spaces with soaring ceilings and wood burning fireplaces. The casita, a former art studio, can be used as either a 1 bedroom plus loft residence, or a magnificent artist’s studio. Enjoy multiple portals in a lush setting surrounded by towering cottonwoods. The largest of the 4 private outdoor patios features a stacked stone wood burning fireplace. The property is a perfect second residence, as it can be rented while not being enjoyed by the owner. The property has a very strong rental history. All furnishings, except for a few pieces of art, are included in the price, making it extremely easy for the next owner to enjoy this special property immediately.


885 East Palace Avenue – Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Grace and Historic Charm in the Heart of Santa Fe

MLS# 201800589 – 885 E. Palace was designed by Ward Alan Minge and crafted in Territorial style in the early 1990’s mainly from reclaimed materials from the Village of Mora. The 2,165 SF (approx.) adobe and frame residence was constructed to reflect the style and vintage of Las Milpas. It is entirely single-level with 2 bedrooms, two 3/4 baths (tub with no shower) and four fireplaces. Its grace and historic character are unparalleled and a true find for a lover of history and charm in the heart of Santa Fe’s Canyon Road district.

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