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New Listing: 1150 Cristo Rey, Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe adobe home for sale

In the extremely desirable east side of Santa Fe, New Mexico, on a small rise over Cristo Rey Street, sits this beautiful and authentic Santa Fe adobe home now listed for sale. It has all the Santa Fe touches – including 2 kiva fireplaces, nichos, and vigas painted the most amazing red you’ll ever see.

This home was originally built in 1945 according to county tax records. It’s likely there were a few additions along the way, and primarily owned by one family. The current owner has been in the home about 5-6 years and has taken great care of the home. Recent inspections were completed to ensure that the roof is in good shape, and all outside wood trim (including the canales) are freshly painted.

The lot itself is .25 acres and has room for a potential guest house. Also, there are plans for an addition of about 400 square feet plus a rooftop deck. Plans will be included with the purchase of the home. This home is zoned ‘historic contributing’ which means additional care needs to be taken when doing any sort of remodeling or additions. The architect who drew up these plans is well versed in working with the Santa Fe Historic board. These plans have NOT been submitted yet, and so will need to go through the full historic zoning process. In addition to that, simple sketch drawings are available which include a guest house of approximately 750 square feet.

The home itself has 2 bedrooms (one with a fireplace) and 1 bathroom. There is an additional large ‘utility’ room which contains the washer and dryer, a utility sink, and the hot water heater. This room is large enough to reconfigure into a separate use if desired.

The kitchen is modest but functional, and a dining room and small sitting room adjoin. The star of this home is the main living room, which has 2 fireplaces, one a traditional kiva and the other a brick fireplace, stunning wood floors, and those incredible red vigas.

There are several outside sitting areas, with large mature trees all around. The landscaping is simple, and so easy to care for. A carport sits at the top of the driveway, and an outside attached storage area sits next to the carport.

We will have a video tour soon so you can see for yourself, or stop by one of our open houses!

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74 West Golden Eagle – Las Campanas lot for sale

Las Campanas Lot for Sale

How would you like to live on Golden Eagle Rd in Santa Fe New Mexico? Now’s your chance! This 1.808 acre Las Campanas lot is newly listed today and is priced at $123,000.

The lot is less than one mile from the Las Campanas Clubhouse , where you will find 2 Jack Nicklaus golf courses, a spa, tennis courts, workout areas, a lovely restaurant with patios, and a brand new dog park! Club memberships are available on the social level, or with a full golf package and can be purchased separately from the lot. Please check out their website for more information below. I’m happy to set up a tour of the clubhouse, spa, and golf course for you so you can see for yourself what a wonderful community this is.

Las Campanas 

The lot has all utilities at the lot line itself – natural gas, electric, phone, and community water and sewer. The HOA fees for the lot are approximately $3000 per year, and that covers the road and gate maintenance, as well as access to the 24 hr emergency responders.

The building envelope is staked, so if you want to go look at this Las Campanas lot you can get a good sense of where the home will be sited. As well, the owners have preliminary conceptual plans for a 3,500 square foot 3 bedroom / 2 bath home. With an acceptable offer these plans will be included in the purchase. Or bring your own architect and builder and build your dream home.

Click Below for some nice photos of the native vegetation (mostly Juniper and Pinon) and to get an idea of the views.

Las Campanas Santa Fe Lot for Sale

 

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SantaFunky in La Cueva Canyon

Here’s a recent listing that came on the market that caught our eye – check out the photos and you can see why.

This home is located on 38 acres in La Cueva Canyon. La Cueva is located about 23 minutes to the northeast of Santa Fe, a quick drive on I25 to the Pecos exit gets you there. Head up into the mountains where you’ll find this extraordinary home/structure. Built in the early 80s originally, someone obviously had some great talent in putting this place together. The bottom half/walls are adobe, up to about 12 feet around. From there a wood frame coved ceiling was added on. The outside of the structure needs some work. Basically – an entire new ‘roof’ is required, and maybe some new windows, so there are some deferred maintenance items that need to be addressed.

But if you look closely through the photos you will notice that the inside is in very good shape, and there are lots of fun details.

Add to all that that the pure privacy of the land and surrounding area this property has tons of potential if you’re looking for a home in the mountains, a relaxing place to get away, or work.

The property has it’s own private well and septic system, and heat is provided from a propane tank.

Blue toilet ? check. Amazing floating staircase? check. 2 outbuildings for storage or chickens? check.

Check it out here:

http://www.pearsonkramer.com/homes-for-sale-details/la-cueva-canyon-glorieta-nm-87535/201801853/144/

This property is listed with Susan Monroe and Terry Smith of Santa Fe Properties.

Or search for more listings in La Cueva Canyon.

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Former Home of Georgia O’Keeffe and Paul Allan – Huge price reduction

THE most prestigious and renown home for sale in Santa Fe has recently had a drastic price reduction. After being on the market since 2012 at an original listing price of $12,500,000, the owners have recently decided to lower the asking price to $7,900,000. Formerly owned and occupied by none other than Georgia O’Keeffe herself, and later Paul Allen from Microsoft, no other property in Santa Fe even comes close to what this estate offers.

Located on Old Santa Fe Trail, the property includes a 10,000 square foot main house, 1,272 square foot studio, 1,400 square foot guest house, 11 garage spaces (including 2 for RVs), stables for horses, and a caretakers house on 36 acres in the southeast foothills of Santa Fe.
Astounding views, elegant luxury, and fine craftsmanship aboud throughout the entire property. The main house was originally built in the early 40s.
The main house consists of 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.
Horse stables are plenty, and riding trails cross-cross through the property. There are also 2 sand training arenas and another one with grass. A one hole golf course completes the property, offering a variety of terrain to practice in your own backyard.
There is also a pool (doubles for whole-house fire suppession) and cabana, as well as lovely manacured grounds surrounding the main house and guest house.
This property is serviced by natural gas and public electric, and also has a well and a septic tank. City water is also available.
This property is currently listed by Christine McDonald of Santa Fe Properties.
I am HAPPY to give you a personal tour of this property at your earliest convenience. I ride my bike past this home a few days a week during the summer so I hope to meet you up there. Please give me a call at 505-570-1422 to schedule your private showing.
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Budget Kitchen Remodeling: 5 Money-Saving Steps

kitchen remodel

Can’t afford an entire kitchen remodel in one fell swoop? You can complete the work in 5 budget-saving stages (and still cook dinner during the down time).

Major kitchen remodels are among the most popular home improvements, but a revamped cooking and gathering space can set you back a pretty penny. According to the “2015 Remodeling Impact Report” from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, a complete renovation of a 210-square-foot kitchen has a national median cost of $60,000, and you’ll recover 67% of that cost come selling time.

Despite the big price tag, you’ll be glad you upgraded. In fact, homeowners polled for the “Report” gave their kitchen redo a Joy Score of 9.8 — a rating based on those who said they were happy or satisfied with their remodeling, with 10 being the highest rating and 1 the lowest.

If you can’t afford the entire remodel all at once, complete the work in these five budget-saving stages.

Stage One: Start with a Complete Design Plan

Your plan should be comprehensive and detailed — everything from the location of the refrigerator to which direction the cabinet doors will open to whether you need a spice drawer.

To save time (and money) during tear-out and construction, plan on using your existing walls and kitchen configuration. That’ll keep plumbing and electrical systems mostly intact, and you won’t have the added expense — and mess — of tearing out walls.

Joseph Feinberg, vice president of Allied Kitchen and Bath in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recommends hiring a professional designer, such as an architect or a certified kitchen designer, who can make sure the details of your plans are complete. You’ll pay about 10% of the total project for a pro designer, but you’ll save a whole bunch of headaches that would likely cost as much — or more — to fix. Plus, a pro is likely to offer smart solutions you hadn’t thought of.

For a nominal fee, you also can get design help from a major home improvement store. However, you’ll be expected to purchase some of your cabinets and appliances from that store.

  • Cost: professional designer: $5,800 (10% of total)
  • Key strategies: Once your plans are set, you can hold onto them until you’re ready to remodel.
  • Time frame: 3 to 6 months

Stage Two: Order the Cabinets, Appliances, and Lighting Fixtures

Cabinets and appliances are the biggest investments in your kitchen remodeling project. If you’re remodeling in stages, you can order them any time after the plans are complete and store them in a garage (away from moisture) or in a spare room until you’re ready to pull the trigger on the installation.

Remember that it may take four to six weeks from the day you order them for your cabinets to be delivered.

Related: How to Choose Stock Cabinets for Your Kitchen

If you can’t afford all new appliances, keep your old ones for now — but plan to buy either the same sizes, or choose larger sizes and design your cabinets around those larger measurements. You can replace appliances as budget permits later on.

The same goes for your lighting fixtures: If you can live with your old ones for now, you’ll save money by reusing them.

You’ll have to decide about flooring, too — one of the trickier decisions to make because it also affects how and when you install cabinets.

You’ll need to know if your old flooring runs underneath your cabinets, or if the flooring butts up against the cabinet sides and toe kicks. If the flooring runs underneath, you’ll have some leeway for new cabinet configurations — just be sure the old flooring will cover any newly exposed floor areas. Here are points to remember:

  • Keep old flooring for cost savings. This works if your new cabinets match your old layout, so that the new cabinets fit exactly into the old flooring configuration. If the existing flooring runs underneath your cabinets and covers all flooring area, then any new cabinet configuration will be fine.
  • Keep your old flooring for now and cover it or replace it later. Again, this works if your cabinet configuration is identical to the old layout.

However, if you plan to cover your old flooring or tear it out and replace it at some point in the future, remember that your new flooring might raise the height of your floor, effectively lowering your cabinet height.

For thin new floor coverings, such as vinyl and linoleum, the change is imperceptible. For thicker floorings, such as wood and tile, you might want to take into account the change in floor height by installing your new cabinets on shims.

  • Cost: cabinets: $16,000 (27% of total); appliances and lighting fixtures: $8,500 (15% of total); vinyl flooring: $1,000 (2% of total)
  • Key strategy: Keep old appliances, lighting fixtures, and flooring and use them until you can afford new ones.
  • Time frame: 2 to 3 weeks

Stage Three: Gut the Kitchen and Do the Electrical and Plumbing Work

Here’s where the remodel gets messy. Old cabinetry and appliances are removed, and walls may have to be opened up for new electrical circuits. Keep in close contact with your contractor during this stage so you can answer questions and clear up any problems quickly. A major kitchen remodel can take six to 10 weeks, depending on how extensive the project is.

During this stage, haul your refrigerator, microwave, and toaster oven to another room — near the laundry or the garage, for example — so you’ve got the means to cook meals. Feinberg suggests tackling this stage in the summer, when you can easily grill and eat outside. That’ll reduce the temptation to eat at restaurants, and will help keep your day-to-day costs under control.

  • Cost: $14,500 for tear-out and installation of new plumbing and electrical (25% of total)
  • Key strategies: Encourage your contractor to expedite the tear-out and installation of new systems. Plan a makeshift kitchen while the work is progressing. Schedule this work for summer when you can grill and eat outside.
  • Time frame: 6 to 10 weeks

Stage Four: Install Cabinets, Countertops, Appliances, Flooring, and Fixtures

If you’ve done your homework and bought key components in advance, you should roll through this phase. You’ve now got a (mostly) finished kitchen.

A high-end countertop and backsplash can be a sizable sum of money. If you can’t quite swing it, put down a temporary top, such as painted marine plywood or inexpensive laminate. Later, you can upgrade to granite, tile, solid surface, or marble.

  • Cost: $12,000 (21% of total)
  • Key strategy: Install an inexpensive countertop; upgrade when you’re able.
  • Time frame: 1 to 2 weeks

Final Phases: Upgrade if Necessary

Replace the inexpensive countertop, pull up the laminate flooring, and put in tile or hardwood, or buy that new refrigerator you wanted but couldn’t afford during the remodel. (Just make sure it fits in the space!)

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Siler Road Area – New Developments

The Siler Road area isn’t what you’d think would be the most exciting part of Santa Fe. Long an uninteresting industrial area supporting local businesses, warehouses, materials yards, and manufacturing facilities, the area is undergoing a renaissance in the past few years.

The first signs of hipness happened when Meow Wolf (with the help of George RR Martin) took a  look at the long abandoned Silva Lanes bowling alley (my kids are still sad it closed down) and decided it would be the perfect place to create their magical funhouse. After a year plus of renovation, they opened their new artspace which can only be described as indescribable. It was instantly a hit and outpaced initial visit estimates by an incredible amount and drew over 400,000 visitors in the first year. It has been listed nationally on many websites and travel blogs and their visit numbers are expected to continue to grow. Be sure to check out the new food truck – Trinity Kitchen – serving up Louisiana-style barbecue and other treats.

Second Street Brewery – a venerated Santa Fe brewpub with 2 locations – decided to purchase and renovate an old warehouse on Siler Road. Most of the square footage is devoted to the new brewing facility, something that will help them keep up with demand of their award winning ales and lagers. But the front third of the building will be the new taproom, which will also offer live music and a light menu.

Around the corner is another new brewpub serving up a different style of beer. Focusing mostly on sours and Belgian ales – Rowley’s Farmhouse is another cool place to check out. It’s not your typical pub, and not your typical pub food.

Siler Road Area Listings:

1300 A-4 Rufina Circle

1300 A-3 Rufina Circle

1300 A-2 Rufina Circle

1300 A-1 Rufina Circle

1301 Siler Road

Juniper Park Apartments

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Things to do in Santa Fe

Santa Fe New Mexico

If you’re planning a trip this spring or summer to look at some homes – here’s a good list of things to do while you’re here!

https://santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/Things_to_Do/index.html

Santa Fe New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM, USA – The old water tower in the Santa Fe Railyard Park, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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