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Santa Fe Real Estate Guide

August 2010

Pullout 2010 Parade of Homes

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DIRECT: 954.5505 CELL: 660.8600
DIRECT: 954.5522 CELL: 231.3708

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This stand-out estate includes a fabulous main house, an unusually spacious
guest house, a charming casita, heated stables, a pool with cabana and an
incredible outdoor kitchen. The craftsmanship and details are of the highest
quality and the location and views are inspiring. $13,500,000 #201003102


An incredible total renovation, in a prime Upper Canyon Road location, on
the river. An extraordinary 4BR, 4BA home suited for the most discerning
buyer. Adjoining lot included in the price. $1,800,000 #801289
NEW LISTING 1401UpperCanyon.com


Totally renovated gem in a prime Eastside location. 3BR, 2BA main house
plus a 1BR, 1BA casita. Very private location yet very close to Canyon Road.
Beautiful finishes and wonderful landscaping. $1,200,000 #201003223

Completely remodeled, this exquisite home backs up to open land. Spec-
tacular Sangre Mountain views. 3BR and 3BA. Open floor plan includes a
family room and studio/office with private entrance. $580,000 #201000723
NEW LISTING 22Alcalde.com


Beautiful 3BR, 3 1⁄2BA adobe residence located on 5.9 very private acres
close to the national forest. The house is nestled in the hillside and provides
panoramic views to the west and south. $1,095,000 #201002950

Old World charm and elegance combine in this exquisite 3BR, 3.5 BA residence.
On 1.82 acres with magnificent mountain and sunset views. 3,963 sq ft includes
a comfortable office/study. $1,200,000 #901776
NEW LISTING 35EntradaDescanso.com


Walk to the Plaza, Canyon Road and the Farmer’s Market from this absolutely
charming 1BR, 1BA adobe in South Capitol. This residence has been thoughtfully
updated and retains its authentic ambiance. $354,000 #201003631


Absolutely charming 2BR, 2BA, historic casita completely renovated in 2008.
One block from the Railyard, this lovely home features an open floor plan.
Nicely sized bedroom suites with walk-in closets. $450,000 #805105
NEW LISTING 717Manhattan.com

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12 Dream CatCher
Fabulous 360 degree views from this 2372 a Camino hualapai
extraordinary lot in Los Suenos. Easy,

Highway 14
Life here flows gracefully from 1 well
level building site with driveway in place proportioned environment to the
make this an outstanding purchase on the next. The great room hosts indoor
Northwest side of Santa Fe. #900249 dining, entertaining with kitchen set
$420,000 behind rustic beam counter, wet bar,
fireplace flanked by antique bronze
rowe frontaGe roaD traCt 2-a- sea spirits. Patina of elegance thru-
Beautiful wooded lot amoung the tall out, covered outdoor living space,
Ponderosas. Level building sites, septic in private veranda, fountain. Master
place and a possibility of community water suite with fireplace, open to veranda.
in a gated subdivision. #201003557 MLS #201003336 $640,000

traCt 1, off Cerro Chato

Unlimited potential and opportunities for
826 Dunlap a&B
growth in the Madrid area. Buy either lot Nestled in a cozy compound, this
separately or both together for a total of remodeled duplex exudes Old
69 acres. #201003763 $138,000 World Charm with its architectural
antiques, tile floors, vigas,
landscaped enclosed patio and
softly rounded adobe walls. Situated
five blocks from the Railyard, 2 br, 2
roCinante, traCt 1 ba unit B has lovely plaster walls, an
Incredible views and striking topography east facing courtyard, very private,
lend a special allure to this magnificent with good separation of bedrooms.
land. #900290 $190,000 The historic unit A is more rustic with
plank ceilings and a woodstove.
MLS #904729 $450,000
Land Listings

traCt 2 off Cerro Chato 824 1/2 Dunlap

Unlimited potential and opportunities for Authentic hand built adobe is a
growth in the Madrid area. Buy either lot comfort to live in. The thick adobe
separately or both together for a total of walls give the home a solid quality,
69 acres. #201003758 a warm and cozy feel. Arched
$138,000 doorways lead from room to room.
The floor plan is flexible with a large
country kitchen. The interior finishes
are clean, attractive an practical,
hwy 14 South of maDriD featuring plastered walls and tile or
This beautiful 15 acre lot with Highway carpeted floors.
14 frontage is just south of Madrid. Close MLS #905488 $296,000
to utilities, gently sloping topography and
big west views. #201002813 $112,000

6 GualDo roaD
roCinante, traCt 2 It starts with a superb 2.8 acre tract
Incredible views and striking topography looking north across open range and
lend a special allure to this magnificent beyond to the Sangre foothills. Lots of
land. #900291 $65,000 glass enhances the spacious feeling
in the open living dining room. Floors
are brick; ceilings are natural beams
and plank, with cabinets to match. The
master has an amazing spa steam
hwy 14, improvement 109 shower. Back yard is landscaped with
hot tub, water feature, and large trees.
Level 1/2 acre lot with good sized There’s a separate guest wing, storage
buildable area just south of Madrid. Easy
access right off Hwy 14. Power to lot, room, office and 2 car garage too.
close to water. Close to Downtown Madrid. MLS #201003931 $359,000

Laura Lichtenstein eD reiD

Direct: 946.0408 Direct: 946-0458
Cell: 470.1098 Cell: 577-6259

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The Best Addresses – Estates to Pied-à-Terres
Featured in Architectural Digest G

Astonishing one-of-a-kind gated estate compound on Circle Great prestigious location on the Eastside. Large 1.24 acre lot Hidden Eastside compound with two homes and established
Drive. Comprised of a stunning 7,535 sq ft adobe main home gated and set back from the road, giving extreme privacy. gardens with old growth trees. Completely renovated and
plus a 1BR gatehouse and 2BR guesthouse. Sited atop a 4.33 Almost all one level. Main house has 4 bedrooms plus family remodeled, this impeccable property offers the idealistic
acre knoll providing 360-degree city and mountain views. The room, office, library, formal dining, fabulous gourmet kitchen Santa Fe sanctuary. Beautifully maintained and a wonderful
ultimate entertainers home, a dramatic infinity edge pool with and great master suite with a large closet. The attached 2 entertaining estate with easy outdoor and indoor living.
waterfalls, a putting green and nature trails complete the bedroom guest house with large living room is about 2,000 sq Authentic adobe compound in a very unique setting… a joy
compound. MLS# 902634 Price upon request. Marilyn Foss ft. The entire property has been extensively remodeled in 2006. to see. MLS# 201003125 Kevin Bobolsky
www.CircleDriveEstates.com MLS# 201003038 Marilyn Foss & Kevin Bobolsky

403-405 SOSAYA LANE $1,195,000 442 ACEQUIA MADRE, #1 $979,000 725-1/2 CANYON ROAD $975,000
Historic Willard Clark (1910-1992) home. Former residence Beautiful adobe home along the actual Acequia Madre Rare Canyon Road opportunity for residential, retail or
of one of New Mexico’s beloved early 20th Century artists. surrounded by trees. All adobe with high ceilings, and huge gallery in a prime location across from Geronimo. Charming
Located in the true heart of Santa Fe’s historic Eastside, this vigas and beams. This property is in turn-key condition with adobe home or business location. Includes parking for 6 or
unique split-level, historic home is a rare find. Includes great indoor and outdoor living spaces. A wonderful more. An adjacent 11,400 sq ft lot is also available for
incredible gardens, gourmet kitchen, master suite deck, and Eastside treasure. MLS# 201003751 $895,000. MLS# 201000735
2 separately deeded lots. MLS# 201003163 Kevin Bobolsky Marilyn Foss
Kevin Bobolsky

8 AVENIDA LA SCALA $750,000 75 AVENIDA DE LAS CASAS $675,000 430 ABEYTA STREET $623,000
Elegantly renovated, 2BR, 2BA condo, in prestigious Casas de Newer custom home at Casas de San Juan. For those who Absolutely stunning two bedroom Eastside home with a private
San Juan, is but a pleasant stroll to the renowned Santa Fe desire views, privacy, security and a prestige location. One- landscaped and fenced/walled yard. Cozy up to the kiva
Opera. The great room, master bedroom, patios and yard face level, 2 or 3 bedrooms and great room. Luscious plaster fireplaces in the living room, master bedroom or outside on the
the Sangre de Cristo Mountains for fabulous views. Includes a walls in public areas, antiqued brick floors, 3 fireplaces, back portal. Upscale touches include walnut floors, plaster
kiva fireplace, tile floors, high ceilings radiant heat and evap. cooling, 3 walls, a bright and airy kitchen with just
with vigas, open concept, single-level patios. Exclusive gated community enough Santa Fe style to complement
floor plan with no steps, and an next to Santa Fe Opera. any decor. Completely turnkey and a
attractive large yard. MLS# 906168 Marilyn Foss must see! MLS# 201003377
MLS# 201002807 Marilyn Foss Gary Bobolsky


505.470.0927 505.231.2500 505.470.6263
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Magnificent Estate Property

930-928 CERRO DE LA PAZ $3,495,000
YOUR IDEAL DREAM HOME JUST CAME ON THE MARKET! Very rarely the elements combine to create
such a special property. Beautifully sited on over 8 acres in one of Santa Fe’s most sought after areas, this
exquisite residence was built in 1938 in the spirit of the owners’ good friend, John Gaw Meem, and
completely and impeccably remodeled by Sharon Woods in 1999. A romantic courtyard, expansive portals
and magnificent gardens frame the beautifully proportioned living areas, fabulous gallery, a true chef’s kitchen,
library, media/family room, magnificent master suite and 4 more light-filled bedrooms and baths which offer
views of the lush landscape, surrounding mountains and city lights.This property perfectly balances the scale
of a private estate with the charm and detail of an incredibly gracious home including 2 separately deeded
lots, city water and private well, 12,000 gallon water storage tank, fruit trees, grape vines, perennials. Elegant
and warm interiors, fabulous entertaining areas. Plans available for studio/guesthouse. Possibility for adding
a pool using well water. Excellent price for an estate of this quality and size! MLS# 201003810
Co-listed with K.C. Martin, 505.690.7192

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Winding down a lazy
country road, yet only 22
minutes from the Santa Fe
Plaza, you may chance
upon a mellow old double
adobe farmhouse totally
restored while keeping the
historic ambiance. Radiant
heat under classic brick
floors; organic adobe walls,
plastered and handpainted;
slanted viga ceilings; 2
bedroom, 3 bath; kivas,
nichos, and skylights; new
studio guesthouse. 1.3
acres of secluded bliss.
A compound of comfortable luxury and seclusion with breathtaking
views on 50 acres, 12 minutes to town. Antique doors, stone
fireplaces, handsome hardware, gorgeous plaster and divine finishes.
It has everything! Mainhouse, guesthouse, studio and office, and
caretaker casa, all custom best of everything, in gated Los Caminitos.
Ashley Margetson
Immaculate and pristine with ASSOCIATE BROKER, CRS, GRI
many upgrades: finished LUXURY REAL ESTATE EXPERT
garage; A/C; security system;
lovely professional land-
scaping. This is a one owner Office : 984.5186
home, lived in by one Cell: 920.2300
meticulous, professional
person and appears as if it
had never been lived in. You ashley.margetson@sothebyshomes.com
can move right in! This is a
rare opportunity! $219,000 www.ashleymargetson.com
7 MINUTES TO 231 Washington Avenue 988.8088
2.78 rolling acres with
gorgeous Sangre views,
the closest lot in from La
Tierra. Easy access to
Santa Fe and 599.
1898 adobe house, guest house and art studio. Off Canyon Road.
Rising up at the end of a private cul-de-sac sits this graceful 2.5 acre
SO special! High old trees. Plenty of parking. Ambiance charm
lot staring across at the Sangres sweeping across the view corridor.
character. New wiring, plumbing and unseen necessities– authentic,
Build your dream home on this great lot. $225,000
original interiors! One of a magical kind! You have never been
anywhere like this. Was $1,700,000 Now $1,100,000!

Elegant sprawling comfort.
Large floorplan with three RANCHITO SANTUARIO
separate bedroom wings. Expanses of open views in every direction yet
Chef’s kitchen. Outdoor total serene privacy. Wonderful floorplan!
entertaining areas and Several living spaces, with panoramic views.
relaxation spots. Space for High, pitched ceilings, stained concrete and
all activities! 5,300 sq ft on 5 marble floors, fun open concept kitchen. Outdoor
acres with orchard, fencing, living spaces look over Galisteo Basin. Stunning
playhouse and starry nights. pool environment. $900,000
Now $799,000


LIVE IN HISTORY! Original 1886 adobe compound in historic 30 minutes from the Plaza lies a beautiful Northern New Mexico ABIQUIU LAKE WATERFRONT
Cerrillos, 20 min. to Santa Fe, masterfully restored and enhanced in secret: the southwest facing slopes of Glorieta Baldy–bucolic, Waterfront! Sunning and dramatic view lot with
1994 and 2000. High beamed and corbelled ceilings; rich colors; serene, private, breathtaking. Magificent high plains wildflower spectacular water views, red cliffs, and Ghost
arches; tiles; glass and iron doors onto lush gardens. House, guest meadows & evergreen woods. Xeric yet lush gardens. Well designed Ranch from this scenic 10 acre retreat 1 hour
house, working artist studio and on-street gallery, solarium, garden and solid passive solar modern home has large rooms, expansive from Santa Fe. Magnificent building sites, well
shed, gazebo, sculpture garden, stone cellar, garage. $875,000 views, custom woodwork, and top-quality material. $383,000 and utilities. Owner/Broker. NOW
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Exceptional classic Tesuque
estate located in Big Tesuque
Canyon on lush, irrigated
acreage and bordering the
national forest. Large and
gracious rooms including a
grand living room with views
over the lands and orchard.
The separate master suite
includes a private office,
bedroom, dressing area and
bath, and private patio.
Lovely pool, spa, and a
barn/studio. MLS# 804172

21 Big Tesuque Canyon $1,695,000 Art of LIVING

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Well maintained eastern exposure end unit condo. 2 bedroom, 2
bath unit featuring high ceiling with beams in main living area, formal ADOBE home on 2 acres just minutes to downtown. Interior &
dining room and 3 sets of French doors leading to spacious deck exterior sculpted adobe walls & bancos. Stunning views to the
with spectacular Mtn. views. HOA fees include: CAM, exterior bldg, south. Colorful gardens enhance the exquisite outdoor spaces.
roof and road maintenance, refuse and re-cycling. Single car garage
with extra storage. $219,500 MLS# 201001597 Call Beth Great entertaining home. $1,335,000 #201002674 Call Roseanna
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11.62 acre horse property on San Marcos Loop with expansive S
views and riding trails await you.This immaculately maintained LI
home offers 3 BD, 2 BA plus a spacious 3 car attached garage.
Horse barn, tack room, hay storage and corrals.Water catch-
ments barrels, landscaped and treed property make this home an
oasis in the high plains desert. $399,000 MLS# 905580 Call Beth
Beth E. Fauré
Qualifying Broker
Tranquil & private setting close in. 3300 sqft. home with attached guest
S house on a naturally landscaped nearly 1 acre lot in Wood Gormley
School district. 3 BD, 3 BA, 3 FP and a home office plus guest house of
PRIVATELY LOCATED on a quiet dead-end street with open views
to the east. 3 BD 2 BA home with a beamed T&G ceiling, lots of sky-
1 BD, 1 BA with separate entrance.Antique doors, custom tile work, plas- lights, ceiling fans, newly tiled & carpeted floors, master bdrm separa-
ter walls, California closets in master suite. Sunset views overlooking the tion & a 9x5 utility room. $214,000 #201003173 Call Roseanna
Jemez Mountains. $895,000 MLS# 905892 Call Beth for appointment.
NE RIC Roseanna Z. Gonzales


Broker Associate

DELGADO STREET 505-470-5638

DOWNTOWN LOCATION. 2 BD 1 BA home plus a 1 BD
1 BA casita just 3 blocks from the Plaza. Main house with kiva
fireplace, new furnace & fenced back yard. Spacious remod- MARQUEZ PLACE CONDO VISTA DEL PRADO COURT 312 Camino Alire
eled kitchen in the Casita. Great investment. $525,000 Call Perfect get-a-way centrally located.Walking distance to Trader Cul-de-sac Location - End townhome unit along greenbelt &
Joes, Maria’s,Whole Foods, and banking. Renovation includes walking trail. 2 BD 2 BA, tiled floors, radiant heat, fireplace, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Roseanna 470-5638 wood & tile floors, windows and coverings, faucets and fixtures, high ceilings, private outdoor spaces & all appliances. $212,000
paint. HOA fee includes heat, water, sewer, refuse, exterior #201001107 Call Roseanna
building maintenance. Priced to sell $135,000. Beth MLS# 906615











personalize your www.LINDAMURPHY.COM
Charming, upgraded 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo in prime Eastside
location on Garcia Street. Lovely 12 unit compound with lush gardens.
world! call direct 505 780 7711 Walk everywhere. MLS# 201003782 $229,500


Most magical and exquisite home in the beau- Beautiful soft contemporary home on over 1/2 Phenomenal downtown location – 2 homes on .14 Atop Glorieta Mesa, 20 and 40 acre contigu-
tiful Summit enclave. Home plus guest quar- acre which is virtually new and lovely views over acre lot. Great history and location. Main house ous parcels with magnificent views. $125,000
ters and unobstructed views to Colorado. the park toward the Sangres. A must see. is 1,521 sq ft, 2BR, 2BA and second home is a and $150,000 respectively.
MLS# 905105 $2,195,000 MLS# 903888 $1,295,000 darling 2BR, 1BA, totaling 982 sq ft. $795,000 MLS# 802379
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Real Estate Broker

FINE HOMES Serving all of Santa Fe

A Abiquiu Views & Privacy 901951 $750,000
for more information go to: www.emilygarcia.com
B Abiquiu Plaza Land 201003112 $90,000
C In-town Family 201003617 $495,000 S ABIQUIU, NM
D Large House & GH 902834 $625,000
E Charming Adobe 201003815 $625,000 T A B
F Santa Fe Serenity 900856 $725,000
G Spacious Elegance 906856 $845,000
H Classic Canyon Rd 201003229 $875,000
I Historic Compound 201001141 $1,150,000 C
J Wine Estate 903929 $2,500,000
K Lamy Land 903266 $75,000
L Galisteo Sanctuary 201000685 $1,300,000
M Territorial House & Guest 201003819 $585,000 R
N House & Guest House 201003373 $300,000
To Santa Fe
O Perfectly Santa Fe 201003151 $250,000 M Ski Basin
P Country Living 201003248 $500,000
Q Complete Package 201002520 $735,000
R Contemporary/Views 201003390 $1,200,000 G
S Mountain Living 903717 $400,000
T Horse Property 201001569 $375,000 H



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Outstanding Luxury Properties

$530,000 $1,349,000 $2,195,000

A haven of inspiration and tranquility,
this Northern New Mexico compound
just off Tano Road features a main
house, guest house and studio all
nestled among tall pinons and glorious
xeric gardens. Bathed in light, and all
one level with open views as well as
quiet, private courtyards. A wide open
and deep portal beckons year-round
outdoor living. $875,000

This gated 360-acre Eastside community offers discerning new owners generous estate lots, consummate privacy, and the flexibility of sensible
covenants. These homesites enjoy some of the finest views in Santa Fe, encompassing the Galisteo Basin and spectacular sunsets over the Sandia
Mountains. The Boulders features the inclusion of more than 170 acres of dedicated open space and is an eco-friendly development.
$125,000 – $225,000

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Stunning 21.75 acre estate lot within the New Moon Southeast – Serenely sighted for privacy and views Off Hyde Park Road – Dazzling grand, this 5BR, US-285 – Be the galloping gourmet on 10 acres in Los
Overlook enclave of the Galisteo Basin Preserve is in one of Santa Fe’s most sought after 5.5BA, 7,200 sq ft residence is sited amid a swirl of Caballos horse community. Pitched-roof ranch-style
the prize of the preserve. Abutting open space, with neighborhoods near Quail Run, this handsome 3BR, Sangre and Jemez Mountain vistas and valley 3BR, 3BA home with great room opening to patio and
a dramatic tree-studded landscape sloping off to 3BA, 2,494 sq ft residence is graced with luminous views. From elegant entry salon to the gently curved portal, splendid kitchen with granite countertops and
spectacular views of the Basin and N, S + W living areas and Santa Fe flourish. Living and dining formal dining, stylish kitchen and informal dining, den center island, den/home office, updated baths, 3-car
mountains, easy access to hike/horse trails + open rooms meet the kitchen, creating a circular flow for and private master suite, it opens to portals, patios garage, 3-stall barn with tack room, 4 fenced areas,
space, be a part of the new wave of remarkable entertaining. LR view deck, 2 master suites with and view-filled terraces. It’s a great house to share lean to/outbuildings in a pastoral setting. Llamas,
living within the Basin Preserve. #201003064 private baths, 3rd BR/study plus bath. #201002133 with family and friends. MLS# 807559 other animals permitted. #201003107
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State looks at building code amendments
By Paul Weideman Is that for a whole house? has one tenant in 6,000 square feet and Ultimately the value of these efficiencies

The way we did it was to look at the another tenant in 4,000 square feet. If have to be incorporated into appraisals and
ew Mexico is unique not
costs of various code-change proposals. the tenant in 6,000 moves out and a new loans.
only for its historical use of
We modeled them to look at both up-front tenant comes in with a different type of There are some things like trombe walls
“alternative” building materials,
costs and short- and long-term benefits. business, which means it’s a change in that may be nonstandard in most of the
but for its government’s
The code applies to all builders in New occupancy, this amendment says you would country but they’re used around here and
willingness to sanction them. Adobe,
Mexico? have to bring the whole place up to code. they offer affordable energy-efficiency.
for example, has been an approved
Whatever we adopt at state level is But NAIOP reminded us that we have I think New Mexico has always been
methodology for a long time, but that
the minimum for everyone. The city of established leases with these other tenants. far advanced in terms of considering
doesn’t mean it’s always done right.
Santa Fe has its own green code that is We don’t have the authority to go in to the alternative materials and construction,
A set of proposed amendments to state
considerably more stringent. 4,000-square-foot space and tear it all apart which are kind of the foundation for a lot
building codes includes one that reads,
to bring it up to code. of these green initiatives. People around
“Adobes shall be laid in level courses so
The third issue has to do with a section the country are looking more at strawbale
that the top of any course shall be at the
in the International Energy Conservation and adobe. Our adobe code has actually
same height above the stem around the
Code and a proposed amendment titled been used as a model for a code developed
structure.” Who knew that was a problem?
Additional Efficiency Package Options. in Spain. While everybody else is amazed
Obviously nowadays it can be.
Basically, what it says is that if you cannot about this “new material,” for us it’s old hat.
One of the reasons for such amendments
comply with code, you are provided with We continue to be open to alternatives.
is that conformance with the 2009
some options for meeting the requirements. We have people coming in all the time and
International Energy Conservation Code
You can comply with an efficient HVAC presenting information to our Technical
(IECC) is required in order to be eligible for
performance requirement; you can comply Advisory Committee.
funding through the American Recovery
by means of efficient lighting systems; or Including (Taos earthship pioneer)
and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). In March
you can do an onsite supply of renewable Michael Reynolds?
2009, Governor Bill Richardson said New
energy, for example solar and wind Yes, Michael Reynolds comes in. We have
Mexico would comply with the act in a
applications. lots of people who come in. We’ve always
letter to U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven
Those are basically sustainability or been open to giving folks opportunities to
Chu. He simultaneously directed CID —
green-building points. It seems that if the experiment and run pilot projects. Now
the Construction Industries Division of the
state is codifying green building, there there’s a subdivision in Santa Fe called La
State Regulations & Licensing Department
should be some emphasis on things that Pradera that uses graywater systems. It
— to propose new building codes that meet
that are both green and affordable. think it’s one of the first subdivisions in the
or exceed the 2009 IECC. CID director Lisa Martinez Yes, and one of the things we’ve tried nation to do that.
Home recently interviewed CID director
to take into consideration is the fact that We have tried to integrate traditional
Lisa Martinez about these matters. CID held public hearings, the last one
this doesn’t necessarily have to cost a lot methods of building with contemporary
Tell us about the amendments. on July 1. What kind of input did you get
of money to have significant gains. Many materials and methods of construction, and
We’ve spent the last year reviewing all of about the amendments?
of our code requirements have to do with that doesn’t always work.
the 2009 codes, which are the most current. There were several main topics that were
installation, such as making sure your Like cement stucco on an adobe
They include the International Energy consistent throughout the hearings. One
insulation is installed correctly. It’s just a building.
Conservation Code. We have always gone had to do with the current international
matter of doing it the way it’s supposed to Right. One of the codes we’re adopting is
through all the codes and sorted through residential code requirement for fire
be done. You know, builders can get sloppy the New Mexico Earthen Buildings Code
them to make sure we provide amendments sprinklers. Fire officials support it from a
and that’s where you see sometimes a lot and one problem has to do with sprayed
that are specific for our state, and for safety perspective and we understand and
of energy loss. We were very careful about foam on the exterior of adobe buildings.
different areas in our state. value that, but we have lots of people in
sorting through the proposals and choosing Adobe does not have the insulation value
Is there a green-building emphasis in rural New Mexico who have their own wells
ones that promised an immediate benefit. that you might hope, which foam offers, but
the proposed amendments? and they will not have the type of pressure
If something costs you money up front, you we’ve found that anything over two inches
One of our goals is to try to meet necessary for the sprinklers. The answer
should see the savings on your utility bill causes problems with the entire stucco
the 2030 Challenge, which is to reduce from fire officials is that they can install
and your mortgage payments now, not 30 system pulling away from the wall because
greenhouse-gas emissions and we do pressure tanks, but who pays for that?
years down the road. it’s too heavy.
that through code reviews. So one of our What we will propose to the
Based on a letter the governor sent to Dissimilar materials cause problems. If
specific goals in the current code adoption Construction Industries Commission is
Secretary Chu in Washington, D.C., he you have an adobe wall and you build a
is to provide a 20 percent increase in energy that a task force be established to research
committed that New Mexico would move wood-frame parapet, there’s always going to
efficiency over the 2006 base codes. the issue.
forward with adopting the most current be movement between those two materials
That sounds pretty ambitious. The number-two issue is a proposed
codes and that we would move beyond depending on heat and cold, and that’s
It is, and some folks have criticized the amendment to the International Existing
them. We also applied for an ARRA where cracks occur.
aggressivness of that goal, saying that in Building Code. In what’s called a Level
(American Recovery and Reinvestment You have to be very conscious about
the current economic climate that could be 3 alteration, which involves alteration of
Act) grant and we received $430,000 for those sorts of things and we do that
detrimental because of the costs that might more than 50 percent of the building, the
training and education on new codes. constantly. People need to know that our
be involved. amendment would require that the entire
We’ll roll that out in the next few months. codes are living documents and we study
The costs to builders, and then to building be brought up to code.
It will be training specific for our building them over the years and when things don’t
potential buyers, who are already having What does the code say now?
inspectors, as well as contractors, architects, work we go back and reconsider them.
difficulties in the recession. You generally need to bring up to code
engineers, and bankers. Banks need to
Exactly, but there is an inherent increase the areas you’ve touched. We had a lot of
understand green building and energy TO EXAMINE THE PROPOSED RULE
built into the codes already. Just going from concern raised by NAIOP, the Commercial
efficiency. At some point, the feds are going CHANGES, SEE www.rld.state.nm.us/cid.
2006 to 2009, there’s a 12 to 14 percent Real Estate Development Association. One
to have to change the standards on this.
increase in efficiency. case is, say a 10,000-square-foot building



Green builders
whole house. “We were going to do adobe,
but it takes too long. We ended up using
ICF all the way up, then we foamed the roof
and came over the parapets to the ICF, so

focusing on
the house is hermetically sealed.
“We’re highly insulated, we have the
high-performance windows, and also
radiant heating, which you actually get a lot
of [green] points for. And we have a heat-

common sense
recovery ventilator system coming in.”
The interior walls boast a gorgeous
plaster finish. Any paints used are the
low-VOC variety. The builder put in water-
efficient, dual-flush toilets; and energy-
By Paul Weideman efficient appliances. Recycled materials

include standing-dead wood for beams, and
iven all the attention to, and hype
a lot of framing lumber salvaged from the
about, sustainability in the last few
old house. Also, some of the former garage
years, some builders want to focus
walls were preserved for the new master
the conversation onto the most practical,
and affordable, aspects of green building.
Builders whose new houses for the 2010 Parade of Homes highlight green-building elements include “A lot of the green-building things we did
One is Gabriel Browne, who’s company, Gianardi Construction (above) and Casa Solterra (below) — both homes were still under construction when are things you do anyway; they just want to
Praxis, is building a house on West these photos were taken in July. verify it, so you hire a HERS [Home Energy
Alameda. “It’s a fun house but really
Rating System] guy to look at the insulation
affordable,” he said. “It’s 1,700 square feet
and caulking and foaming, making it
for $330,000, the kind of house we might
a super-tight house. And then, with
actually build for people who really work in
these tight houses, you need really good
Santa Fe. It’s kind of a model of affordability
ventilation. We’re using a super-efficient
and also of serious sustainability.”
Eko system by Venmar.”
The first point he highlights in terms of
The primary green feature at the Parade
greenness is the walls, which are at least
of Homes entry by Gianardi Construction
eight inches thick and super-insulated.
is a ground-source, “geothermal,” heat
Doing that added a few thousand dollars,
less than 1 percent, to the cost of the house.
“You basically run a hydronic loop into
Then there are the super-efficient
the earth, which has a constant 55-degree
appliances, lighting, and on-demand water
temperature,” said Gianardi builder Frank
heater. He was very careful about window
Gonzales. “Cooling is one of the biggest
placement, also in respect to the house’s
advantages. You can use it either for radiant
energy needs, and used windows fitted
heat or forced-air, with a natural-gas
with LoĒ3-366 glass by Cardinal Glass
One of the reasons he and Anna Gianardi
“That glazing to me is the biggest change
chose to use the heat pump was just to
in the construction industry in the last five
show it off, to show how efficient it is, and
years. There have been ‘low-E’ windows for
as an alternative to a solar thermal system.
15 years - I used them in my house, but I cavities are oversized to accommodate bedroom, for example, and warm air is Sometimes, you can’t do solar panels
could never tell the difference. Those had a thicker layers of insulation. exhausted through the open clerestories. because of the site or local rules. Also, not
special layer they applied to one side of one The building site didn’t permit perfect Another Parade home with green points everyone wants to see solar equipment on
of the panes. Now the coatings go on three house orientation for passive solar, but he is being built by Scott and Maika Wong, their roof.
of the four glass faces and you can really tell compensated by careful window placement, Casa Solterra. The house at 324 Sanchez “I think, putting solar systems aside
the difference. That glass was maybe $1,600 including 18 clerestory windows, and by Street replaces a 1970 home that was because some people can’t afford them, the
extra. adding thermal mass. demolished. most important thing for green building
“Also in that house, we did exposed “Instead of a cooling system, we offset One outstanding feature here is the is this thermal bypass issue, using quality
concrete floors for thermal mass. The that cost by building an interior adobe basement. “The house can have air insulation in the home. You insulate
thermal mass added maybe $15,000 but wall, and there’s a huge stone wall that conditioning or a swamp cooler; the roof underneath the slabs and in the walls and
the house is right on West Alameda so we runs through the middle of the house. is ready for either one if the future owner roof. This is the least expensive way to
got thermal mass and acoustical separation Costwise, it came out about the same to wants it,” Scott Wong said. “But I don’t create a more efficient home.
with that 8-inch concrete-block wall. That build all those elements, which are also think you’ll need it. I have air supply “Some of methods under UBC don’t
was half of 1 percent of the house, which beautiful. That interior thermal mass is coming in from the basement, which is 20 specifically require you to do enough. For
is pretty extravagant, but we’re still getting lit by the series of clerestory windows. It’s degrees cooler, then the hot air is exhausted example, on a slab they only require a 4-
it done for $180 a square foot, and I think very similar to what’s been done around on the roof.” foot perimeter insulation, but you should
this will be 40 percent more efficient than a here for 40 years. In the winter, the low sun During a visit on July 19, when it was insulate the entire slab. It’s easy to do and it
standard home.” heats that adobe wall and in the summer, in the upper 90s outside, the interior of doesn’t cost a lot of money.”
Insulation is also the first thing Browne overhangs on the clerestories block solar the house (still under construction) was Other sustainability points in the
mentions about the house Praxis is building gain.” comfortable, even without ventilation Gonzales project include a 6-kilowatt
in the Hills & Villas at Bishop’s Lodge. Six of the small, high windows are systems turned on. photovoltaic system, the use of blown-in
The house, which will be featured on this operable, so in the summer they act Wong used Reward Wall, an insulating cellulose insulation, and lots of beautiful
month’s Parade of Homes, has insulation like vents. At night, the chimney effect concrete form (ICF) for the walls of the exterior rock work using material from the
under the slab, plus both wall and roof pulls fresh air in windows in the master basement, then decided to use them for the building site.




Reflections on a Golden Time

Well, Prickly Pears, since Oakley is quickly disabused of my foolishness by its mayordomo, José Gurulé - the kindest,
writing the definitive and authorized lethally flailing hooves. Luckily, a local most gentle and saintly man I have ever
history of Cornerstones in this edition of came by and with his rifle performed the known. One day as work progressed, José
Home, it falls to me only to fill in one or coup de grâce with a gleam in his eye that approached me and expressed his sadness
two of the lesser details that she simply foresaw a full freezer. that the newly restored bell tower was
didn’t have room to relate. Naturally, it is Sam’s itty-bitty Chevy was a wreck, magnificent, but empty. It had had a bell,
only in the furtherance of Human Interest with the whole driver’s side mashed in but it was gone.
that I render these memories, though and the windshield shattered, as they do, About three months before we were
some may blanche or even blush at these into gazillions of quarter-inch pieces that to celebrate the re-dedication mass, I got
revelations. But after all, Cholla Blossoms, nevertheless remained in place. This was a call from a local (Santa Fe, not Mora)
what is C’stones but a human-interest in pre-cellphone days and except for the who, although he has never said he
story with all the embarrassments, angst local guy sharpening his hunting knife, we wanted to remain anonymous, I will not the week we hoisted the bell into new
and good times pertinent thereto? were alone. So, what the Hell? We drove. identify except to call him Harry O. moorings. I bought a new rope and left it
First I must relate an indiscretion that It was slow going and by the time we Harry O. had read about the restoration hanging in the entry.
Sam Baca, our first and Only community got to Las Vegas around midnight, we of the La Cueva church in, I believe, The That Saturday, as we began the final
liaison, and I engaged in during Holy were eye-dazzled from the windshield New Mexican, and picked up the phone. I weekend of work before the re-dedication,
Week in the early 1990s. We had been and in need of something to focus our don’t believe the prompt was a twinge of I made sure that I was onsite before José.
invited to attend tinieblas, the Holy attention. That something was two conscience as much as it was simply the Then I followed him into the church,
Thursday night ritual, at the morada Tanqueray martinis each, after which right thing to do at that moment. You see, where he saw the rope hanging from the
in Los Hueros. It was a spectacular Sam’s nerves were soothed, his eyesight in the late ‘70s he was cruising around the original bell. He turned to me with tears
experience during which I learned that improved, and his driving skills honed. Mora Valley and saw this church in ruins, in his eyes; then, with his aged, arthritic
Sam had forgotten the words to the Our I do have to qualify this indiscretion by literally melting back into the earth. He hands, tentatively rang the bell. And rang
Father in Spanish. Shame! - and he’s 14th saying that the fastest we could travel in explored and, being young and hale, made it and rang it and rang it.
generation around here and a former the vehicle’s impaired state was 35 or so his way into the decrepit tower where he
seminarian to boot. However, that is a bit miles per hour, so the world was quite safe found a magnificent bronze bell. Edward Crocker (982-2448 or eec@
part in the story. from us. He told me what a struggle it was crockerltd.net) is a principal of Crocker
On the way home at about nine, we hit I think of the incident as instant karma to get it down and get it loaded in his Ltd. Architectural Conservation, which
an elk. It was a no-fault accident. (Well, for Sam’s having forgotten how to pray. truck. I don’t wonder; it weighs over 200 specializes in historic-preservation
the elk actually hit us, so if one is allowed The next story is a heart-warmer. One pounds. The thing was in his basement, contracting and consulting. He is a
to anthropomorphize, it was his fault.) of the more unusual and, I have to add, he said, and I was welcome to come get it. trustee of the International Council on
The poor animal was mortally wounded visually stunning adobe churches in New Naturally, I did. Monuments and Sites.
but not dead and I ran to it thinking that Mexico is the neo-Gothic San Rafael A few months later, I recruited a
I would dispatch it with my trusty Swiss mission in La Cueva, just south of Mora. number of discrete volunteers from the
army knife with its two-inch blade. I was I worked on that building for years with area (Mora, not Santa Fe) and during

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mature landscaping and beautifully rccbrooks@gmail.com
tile flooring. Open concept floorplan
with nicely landscaped outdoor living landscaped private backyard, this
areas provide for both in and outdoor custom built home is ready to move
comfort and entertaining. Ample into. With designer touches such as
parking with new concrete driveway. Spanish and Italian tile, lighted ceil-
Steel/frame/stucco construction. ing fans, and window treatments.
MLS #201003928 MLS #201003424
$229,000 $385,000

NEW PRICE 47 Calle haCienDa 186 traCt 2 el ranCho
Perfect building site awaits your custom home in this private setting in the midst of Property has well and septic tank in place and ready for you to build or place a mobile
heavily covered evergreen trees and 360 degree views. This 2.77 +/- acres borders home. Horses are welcomed. Close commute to Los Alamos and Santa Fe. 0.835 acre.
wide open spaces and the Las Campanas horse riding trails. Owner/Broker MLS # 800126 $128,500
MLS #201002060 $195,000
NEW PRICE 10 FranCis lane
NEW PRICE 26 bouquet lane Beautiful setting in the Pojoaque Valley to build your home. Lot ready for building
Amid grassland and mature trees borders one of the few pristine residential building permit. New 260 foot private well in place. Great restrictive covenants. Includes one Delilah trujillo
lots left in The Nambe/Pojoaque Valley. Owner/Broker (1) acre foot Water Rights. Owner/Broker Direct: 984-7364
MLS #201001861 $185,000 MLS # 201000073 $175,000 Cell: 470-7433
41 e. saDDlebaCk mesa NEW PRICE lot 13 high summit lilahlee13@yahoo.com
PRICE REDUCTION! This spacious 2.25 acre lot in the Estate area of Windmill ridge Truly the top lot in The High Summit. 360 degrees of absolutely fabulous
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acres and acres of open space. #201002339 $495,000
MLS # 901433 $250,000 65 Cielo de oro
2522 agua Fria street Great building lot with rolling hills, expansive mountain range and sunset views. Horses
Commercial Possibilities subject to City of Santa Fe approval. Mobile homes welcomed. Existing shared well, underground utilities.
allowed subject to Board of Adjustments approval. 0.75 acres+/-. City Utilities. MLS #201003346 $99,000
MLS # 905857 $159,500

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12 Dream CatCher
Fabulous 360 degree views from this 2372 a Camino hualapai
extraordinary lot in Los Suenos. Easy,

Highway 14
Life here flows gracefully from 1 well
level building site with driveway in place proportioned environment to the
make this an outstanding purchase on the next. The great room hosts indoor
Northwest side of Santa Fe. #900249 dining, entertaining with kitchen set
$420,000 behind rustic beam counter, wet bar,
fireplace flanked by antique bronze
rowe frontaGe roaD traCt 2-a- sea spirits. Patina of elegance thru-
Beautiful wooded lot amoung the tall out, covered outdoor living space,
Ponderosas. Level building sites, septic in private veranda, fountain. Master
place and a possibility of community water suite with fireplace, open to veranda.
in a gated subdivision. #201003557 MLS #201003336
$150,000 $640,000

traCt 1, off Cerro Chato

Unlimited potential and opportunities for 826 Dunlap a&B
growth in the Madrid area. Buy either lot Nestled in a cozy compound, this
separately or both together for a total of remodeled duplex exudes Old World
69 acres. #201003763 $138,000 Charm with its architectural antiques,
tile floors, vigas, landscaped
enclosed patio and softly rounded
adobe walls. Situated five blocks
roCinante, traCt 1 from the Railyard, six blocks from
Incredible views and striking topography De Vargas mall with banking and
lend a special allure to this magnificent Sunflower Market and 13 blocks
land. #900290 $190,000 to the Santa Fe Plaza, this duplex
offers convenience and style.
MLS #904729
Land Listings

traCt 2 off Cerro Chato

Unlimited potential and opportunities for 824 1/2 Dunlap
growth in the Madrid area. Buy either lot Authentic hand built adobe is a
separately or both together for a total of comfort to live in. The thick adobe
69 acres. #201003758 walls give the home a solid quality,
$138,000 a warm and cozy feel. Arched
doorways lead from room to room.
The floor plan is flexible with a large
hwy 14 South of maDriD country kitchen. The interior finishes
This beautiful 15 acre lot with Highway are clean, attractive an practical,
14 frontage is just south of Madrid. Close featuring plastered walls and tile or
to utilities, gently sloping topography and carpeted floors.
big west views. #201002813 $112,000 MLS #905488

roCinante, traCt 2
Incredible views and striking topography
lend a special allure to this magnificent 6 GualDo roaD
land. #900291 $65,000 Brick floors, lots of windows and
serene decor create comfortable
living spaces that incorporate the
peace and quiet of this large lot. The
living-dining room has big southern
hwy 14, improvement 109 views and a counter in the updated
Level 1/2 acre lot with good sized kitchen. The separate guest wing has
buildable area just south of Madrid. Easy its own entrance and a kiva fireplace.
access right off Hwy 14. Power to lot, MLS #201003931
close to water. Close to Downtown Madrid. $359,000

Laura Lichtenstein eD reiD

Direct: 946.0408 Direct: 946-0458
Cell: 470.1098 Cell: 577-6259

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“Matt was by far the best Realtor we have ever worked with.
M S He is extremely professional and knowledgeable.”
–2009 Buyer client
Direct: 984-7393 Cell: 490-1718 mateosargent@earthlink.net www.MatthewSargent.com
exquisite new ADOBE home with magnificient views! Charming Home Near The River In Fabulous Tesuque!
2975 Tesuque Overlook 5B Angelitos Road
An incomparable and dramatic Prime location in Big Tesuque
brand new adobe home in Canyon in a gated compound near
prestigious Monte Sereno, the river. This authentic Santa
provides tremendous mountain Fe residence exudes charm and
views from every room and from character and is located very close
the grand portal. There is a to Santa Fe National Forest and
superb media room and separate Big Tesuque Creek.
office on the master wing. MLS #201002063 $695,000
MLS #201003886 $2,150,000

Fantastic Eastside Home! Short Sale Opportunity!

624 East Alameda #1 105 Camino Teresa

Short Sale Opportunity! Spacious

Located in a cherished compound Stamm built home at a great
on a quiet dirt lane near the location on a half acre lot.
Santa Fe River, this lovely home Attached guest quarters, with two
provides simple elegance, both beds/two baths, living room and
inside and out. The grounds are kitchen. There is a large workshop
mature and there are two different or studio adjoining the two car
covered portals. Heart of the garage.
Eastside location! MLS #201002970 $495,000
MLS #903307 $519,000

“Buying or selling a home can be

165 Old Lamy Trail 106 Mejor Lado a stressful time and I have the
experience and dedication to deliver
the best in real estate services for
you. My goal is to make the entire
process as stress-free as possible.
Most of all I Care about the success
of your purchase or sale

You can be certain that your home

is in the right hands. I pride myself
on having built a strong referral
Delightful Old West feel in country setting of historic Lamy Village. This lovely open plan design centers on over 3520 Sq. Ft. beamed and business, and I make certain every
Adobe with greatroom concept, vaulted ceilings, smooth plaster walls, corbelled great room with dramatic fireplace! Entertainers kitchen,4 fireplaces, referred client is more than satisfied.”
brick floors, 1-car garage plus fenced land and tall shade trees. private guest wing, huge portal and views to die for on 12.5 acres.
MLS #201000805 $349,000 MLS #905353 $799,000

16 Camino Potrillo 2856 Plaza Verde

Sue Garfitt
Direct: 984.7312
Sparkling four bedroom open plan, split bedroom design on 5 acres horse Single family home in lovely Estates at Park Plaza is a must see! Enjoy a Cell: 577.2007
property, fully fenced & gated with concrete pad 60’X40’ ready with utilities kiva fireplace in great room or retreat to spacious master suite featuring
for studio/guest/stables or RV parking and mountain views! separate tub and shower plus lovely walled gardens and portal.
MLS #201002178 $449,000 MLS #906204 $345,000 www.wesellsantafe.com

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County Road B28A 217 Camino Del norte

The top of the Mesa! 360 degree views. Easy year Premiere John Gaw Meem gated estate
Victoria round access from county road. Canyons, rock
outcroppings, grassy areas, pinon, juniper and many
near the Governor’s Mansion on 5.4
acres. The property now comprises main
Murphy decorative rock formations, totally fenced.
MLS #201000651 $608,000
house, guest house and caretakers house
for a total of 8500 square feet. 360%
views. #904226 $4,375,000
(505) 946.0406 Direct 846 Old Santa Fe Trail
Within moments from the Plaza, Canyon Road and
(505) 660.5395 Cell Museum Hill. This wonderfully located home is your
dream home waiting for touches.
MLS #201003363 $530,000
831 el Caminito
10 NM 34 This quintessential ‘heart-of-the-
VictoriaSantaFe@gmail.com 8+/- acres with home, barn, tack room, and
outdoor riding arena. eastside’ property is one of Santa Fe’s
www.VictoriaSantaFe.com oldest, originally built in the 1700’s.
MLS #201003897 $388,000
The then four-room house and portal
County Road B31A 517 BARelA lANe lOT 2 was bought in 1845 by Spanish army
Views for miles with abundant wildlife: deer, Privacy, views, the lot is split in two. One is sergeant Francisco de la Pena, and was
elk, bears. 2 windmills, stock tanks, 2 wells, 7,892 sq ft and the other 6,967 sq ft. City water, lived in by the de la Pena family until the
electricity on the property, numerous solar sites. electric, gas, and sewer. 1920’s. #807961 $3,950,000
Adjacent to the national forest. MLS #705175 $175,900
MLS #201003894 $3,220,000
County Road B28A
1437 Bishop’s lodge Road Spectacular views from this fenced property, half 60 Camino San CriStobal
Incredible setting with lush,gardens, terraces and is grassy meadow and the rest is mixed pinon and Ranchito Santuario...One can never really
elegant entry courtyard with covered portals all juniper. Seasonal running water, rock holes, fossils own such a special place. One can simply
surrounded by the Rio Tesuque. some volcanic and rock formations. have the privilege of taking care of it for
MLS #806706 $1,695,000 MLS #201000929 $149,490 a time. This property is a lifestyle - not
just real estate. Expanses of open views
826 Canyon Road County Road B41A in every direction yet total serene privacy.
Owner financing. Lease to purchase. Gallery That farm and ranch land with water rights you
have been looking for. In the agricultural valle of #201003007 $900,000
opportunity on Upper Canyon Road with full kitchen,
storage, 6 rooms for showing, and parking. Ribera. Only 40 minutes into Santa Fe.
MLS #901176 $1,600,000 MLS #201003921 $115,000
800 Gildersleeve 10 NM 34 643 Camino De la luz
This home has currently been divided into three This 51+/- acre property is near Rowe. Just 25 True Santa Fe treasure at an unbeatable
rental units. The former orchard for the home minutes to Santa Fe. Enjoy the views of the
sits on a vacant city lot now devoid of trees. Sangres and the Pecos Valley. price. This classic old Santa Fe Style
MLS #906708 $625,000 MLS #201003870 $105,000 Eastside estate property has been lovingly
restored, while retaining all of its original
charm. #201000876

Anna Gonzales-Gianardi
505.955.1090 505.670.0443
annagianardi@aol.com 119 WeSt lupita roaD
Spacious home, attached guest house and
studio await new owners, a stone’s throw
from the hospital. Beautiful upgrades w/
uge lot that offers peace/quiet & plenty
of privacy. Pre-inspected & appraised..
#201003475 $695,000

3424 toDoS SantoS

Downtown, New remodel, all new Light
and bright, extremely well maintained
single family home in the quiet, yet
extremely convenient Ranchos Santos
Compound behind Lowes.

paul geoffrey
1003 1005 Canyon Road Direct: 946-0403
Peaceful Oasis in the Historic Heart of Santa Fe Cell: 660-6009
In the heart of Historic Santa Fe, this estate is a gem boasting with beauty all around
it’s mature landscaping and two beautiful properties that were remodeled in 2000.
MLS #201003490 $2,200,000

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Community involvement: a novel

idea in today’s high-tech world
Darlings, centers of village life: their churches.
For several weeks now, I’ve been At first, it was called Churches:
watching the restoration work going Symbols of Community, and was a
on at the San Miguel Church on Old program under the umbrella of the OAKLEY TALBOTT
Santa Fe Trail. One day, I watched as a New Mexico Community Foundation
group of teenage boys climbed up onto (on whose board Susan served). Lab), is heading the committee for this
the scaffolding to pose for a “photo Within a short time, it was so year’s annual fundraiser, Noche Feliz,
op,” and when I asked who they were, successful that it was spun off coming up October 1 at La Fonda.
Exec. Dir. Robyn enjoys an evening at the Cantina w/ Charles The organization’s executive
and their daughter, Aba.
I was told they were the St. Mike’s into its own 501(c)(3) entity and
football team. Then I found out that became what we know today director, Robyn Jones, is married to
St. Mike’s owns San Miguel Church, a as Cornerstones Community Realtor Charles Weber (Sotheby’s),
mildly obscure fact that I’d forgotten. Partnerships. Throughout the life of so we know that Charles’ contribution
Then I found out that St. Mike’s had this organization, Realtors like Susan is voluntarily giving up lots of home-
asked Cornerstones Community Herter, architects like Barbara Zook, cooked meals, as well as helping
Partnerships to do the much-needed and myriad others with all levels of people identify Cornerstones for
restorations and repairs on the church skill and education have enjoyed the specific type of community
property in order to preserve its volunteering their time and expertise organization that it is. This is an
historical beauty and significance. because its twofold aim is dear to invaluable service, because Robyn
This trail of information their hearts: preserving historic, says, “We still get phone calls from
swirled through my brain while adobe structures and reviving people’s people wanting to order How To Save
I focused on the volunteers from involvement in their communities. Your Marriage, or who want to know if
Cornerstones energetically working (Ahh, I know many of you find it hard we take insurance for in-patients.”
on the restoration project. (I think to believe that Realtors have even one Next year, my brother-in-law, Pete
St. Mike’s High football team tests the strength of the I even caught a glimpse of our city altruistic bone in their bodies, but Talbott, will succeed Jim as chairman
scaffolding in front of their San Miguel Church. councilman, Miguel Chavez - in believe me, Crumbcakes, they do.) of the board. So, Lemondrops, I
his hard hat, Dumplings, looking Ed Crocker (Crocker Ltd. guess you could say that’s one of my
quite fit.) How wonderful, I thought. Architectural Conservation) was, small contributions to Cornerstones,
Not about Miguel looking good in a in historical terms, the volunteer because I sold him and my sister, Judy,
hard hat, but Cornerstones working founding technical director who put the house that got them to Santa Fe in
on a project right here in Santa Fe. together the field training program the first place.
With more than 300 restorations/ necessary to remind the volunteers in The San Miguel Church project is a
preservations of buildings - the communities how to mud-plaster big one, so it looks as if the volunteers
predominantly churches - throughout and make adobes, techniques many at Cornerstones will be busy for a few
New Mexico and the Southwest had mostly forgotten since sometime years. Which means, Lollipops, that
undertaken by this nonprofit group around WW II. Understanding the it’s not too late for me to make an
Mr. Chairman (Jim) and his boss, Peggy.
since the mid ‘80s, the San Miguel importance of documenting historical even bigger contribution by getting
Church is the first Cornerstones events, Ed enlisted the photographic in there and getting my hands dirty
project in our own City Different. skills of his friend, Jim Gautier, (legitimately, of course). The only
Susan Herter must be very pleased, who has been the unofficial “Official thing that worries me is that I’ve never
I said to myself, to see this dream Photographer” since 1988. looked very good in a hard hat.
of hers come home to her beloved Jim was a Realtor in Los Alamos So long, Sweetpeas. And until next
Santa Fe. It was back in 1985 that from 1975 until 2007. (He started the time, remember: a community that
Susan’s keen appreciation of adobe Re-Max office up there, among other muds together stays together... Oakley
architecture and a passion for success stories.) Besides being the
preserving historical properties gave volunteer photographer, he became (Oakley Talbott moonlights as
her the brilliant idea of developing a a member of the Cornerstones board Realtor Merrily Pierson and can be
program that would get communities after moving to Santa Fe in 2005 and reached at merrilypierson@cox.net)
Cornerstones volunteers learn the secret ingredient in involved in restoring and preserving is its current chairman. His wife,
homemade adobes. their old and oftentimes crumbling Peggy (a retired chemist from the




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in 2010 for our financial markets. Never only one direction for them to travel and individuals are postponing major
before have we seen a collective lowering and that is up. Most consumers and financial and business decisions until they
of all interest rates and yields as there homeowners are pleased to the point of see the effects of the new Congressional
is presently. What are the key financial elation because the mortgage rates are legislation and its associated costs
instruments? Mortgage rates, bank prime continuing at this low level. Be on the to individuals and businesses. These
rate, U.S. Treasury rate, and the Libor lookout for a change in direction. changes, such as in health-care reform
rates (London Interbank Offered Rate, The increase in all yields and rates will and financial reform, are still to be
an international index) are the primary follow changes in the economy and the implemented into the economy.
indexes by which we measure the cost of political structure in the United States So the answer to the question “How low
money. and the world. When foreign buyers of will rates go?” is not any lower. And the JIM GAY
The 15-year and 30-year mortgage U.S. Treasuries demand higher yields at answer to “When will a change in rates
rates are at 4 percent and 4.625 percent, Treasury auctions, the Treasury bond occur?” is, when the key factors politically In a time when most news is bad news,
respectively. A historic low. The bank yield will go up. When the Federal and economically improve. Don’t make this is good news that could just get you
prime rate is 3.25 percent, also a historic Reserve becomes more concerned about the mistake of assuming that rates will your home now.
low. The 10-year U.S. Treasury bond yield inflation as the economy improves, the remain low for many years to come.
is currently at 2.98 percent, amazingly prime banking rate will increase. Home Take advantage now. Use the low rates Jim Gay was real-estate broker for 20 years
low. And the 1-year Libor yield is in the mortgage rates will follow the increase to put your financial world in a stronger and has been a consultant to Fortune 500
1.2 percent area. In every index, rates are in the Treasuries as they have for many position. If you are considering a home companies. He is currently executive senior loan
lower than most of us have seen in our years. As the U.S. stock market values purchase, do not wait another month. officer/partner at Superior Mortgage Services
lifetime. increase and more money is invested, Housing availability is better than we have (505-988-4422) in Santa Fe.
Will they continue? How will we be Treasury bonds will be sold and Treasury ever known and purchasing ability is as
able to predict the turnaround point? yields will increase. good as it is going to get.

Get away with a hike to Baldy
Doing business on the golf course is a little in elevation. A little more than a one of those Sound of Music moments as
considered standard practice for many mile from the Gate you will see a sign for the mountain falls away ahead of you and
real-estate brokers, but here in the City Nambe Lake. Keep in mind that summits the entire Pecos Wilderness reveals itself
Different things happen, well, differently. are only the halfway point and if you are below.
More often than not, we find that our not up to the 14-mile round trip, you Lake Katherine trekkers will keep
clients prefer to get out on the trail rather might consider heading to Nambe Lake heading straight and down into the Pecos
than the links when offered the choice. for a wonderful afternoon, at only half the watershed, but Baldy summiteers turn
The abundant hiking trails and easy distance. left and head upward to the northwest
access to the outdoors continues to be one From Wilderness Gate to Puerto along the ridge, leaving behind the last
of the top reasons people want to move Nambe, the trail heads through mixed remaining pines and large boulders that
to Santa Fe. Although the Atalaya trail is pine and aspen forest and is nicely define the Rio En Medio watershed.
one of our most popular trails, the hike shaded. The going is fairly easily and after Toward the summit, the glorious
people are most curious about is our local a little uphill you will find yourself in panorama of the Rio Grande valley begins the first point of contact for people
summit, Santa Fe Baldy. open meadows with great views of Ravens to unfold with views ranging from Mt. moving here and we’ve had the pleasure of
Visible from town, the treeless peak Ridge and Nambe Shoots to the south and Taylor and the Arizona border to the introducing many newcomers to the trail.
is a prominent fixture of the Sangre de Baldy to the north. You are now at the top west, up the valley to Antonito Peak and It makes our job really special and it’s a
Cristo skyline. To get to the trailhead, of the Puerto Nambe and this is a great the Colorado border all the way around great way to get out of the summer heat
you simply drive to the Santa Fe Ski area spot to take a break. to Wheeler Peak in Taos and the Truchas and enjoy the high country.
and park in the lower lot (near the Forest It gets a little arduous as you rise up Peak trinity.
Service bathrooms). Just across the creek, out of the Puerto toward the saddle, so It’s a long day out, so take the usual Melissa Pippin-Carson and Roger Carson are
you will find the Windsor Trail (254). pace yourself and keep an eye on the hiking provisions. It takes longer than associate brokers with Sotheby’s International
Commencing here, the first mile is a steep weather. Thunderstorms start brewing 28 holes of golf so start early and don’t Realty. Read their blog at DatelineSantaFe.
section, so don’t panic if you are huffing around noon and lightning is a killer, so schedule anything difficult for the com or call them at 505-984-5128 with your
& puffing 15 minutes into the hike. Soon be ready to turn around at the first sign afternoon. The Travel Bug downtown is a comments or questions.
you reach Wilderness Gate (can’t miss of bad weather. You will know when you great resource for maps and information
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16 homes on tour for 2010
Table of Contents The number of houses featured in the annual Haciendas: A Parade of Homes tour keeps
going down — from 40 in 2008 to 28 houses last year to just 16 for the tour that takes
place this month.
PAGE But, in the face of a continuing housing-market slump, Cheri Johansen, who is in
36 1. Gianardi Construction. $1.8 million charge of marketing for the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association, is optimistic about
36 2. Pinson Brothers. $1.4 million the tour.
36 3. Casa Solterra. $895,000 “I’m very pleased with the group in this Parade,” she said. “It is a really good mix.
36 4. Percy Home Design. $860,000 Sharon Woods has even opened up her own home, a remodel I think will be very
37 5. Chapman Homes. $695,000 interesting. I’m hoping the Lincoln Center condo [in the remodeled La Esquina Building,
37 6. Woods Design Builders. (Not for sale) 142 Lincoln Avenue) gets done. They’re scurrying. That will be very dramatic for people
37 7. Praxis Ltd. Co. $1.595 million in Santa Fe to see.”
37 8. Homewise Inc. $266,750 The more affordable end of the market is represented with a model home in Old Las
40 TOUR MAPS Vegas Place, a new Homewise project; and an Artistic Homes residence in Oshara Village.
At the other end, nine of the 16 tour homes are priced at over $1 million.
42 9. John H. Odell Associates. $2.5 million
Included on the tour is a house currently being built for a local family by the Santa Fe
42 10. Artistic Homes. $341,109
chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
43 11. Tierra Concepts. $3.3 million
Half of this year’s Parade houses are highlighted as having green-build attributes.
43 12. Woods Design Builders. $1.695 million
The tour homes are open from 11 a.m to 6 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays,
44 13. Berfish Devt./Schmitt & Assoc. $2.45 million Aug. 13-15 and 20-22. Most homes also will be open for a special Twilight Tour from 4 to
44 14. Tierra Concepts. $1.24 million 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19.
44 15. Hurlocker Properties. $1.75 million Tickets are $15 and are available at each tour home and at the Lensic Performing Arts
44 16. Miradores Fine Homes. $989,000 Center, 988-1234 or www.ticketssantafe.org. One ticket is all you need to visit all homes
on all days of the tour.
Notices about the Parade of Homes will appear in Su Casa and New Mexico Magazine,
but even though a good proportion of Santa Fe’s homebuyers typically come from out of
ON THE COVER - This year’s Parade of Homes entry by Praxis Ltd. Co. state, the sponsoring Home Builders Association has not advertised nationally. “When
Photograph by Paul Weideman you only have 16 houses and not as many sponsors, you can’t advertise as much,” Johansen
said. “Also, the banks have very little discretionary now. When you see the news and the
statistical figures, you don’t realize how many actual builder familiies have been affected
by this.
“Basically, my contractors, since this all started, have been trying to keep their core
BUILDING RENDERINGS AND MAPS IN THIS SUPPLEMENT groups busy, so they’ve been doing a lot of remodeling and a lot of the kinds of jobs they
normally would not have done. We have a lot of our builders just hanging on. Brother Sun
went under and Artistic Tile & Granite closed. We are losing people.”
If some of the big banks and investment firms that caused the recession are still doing
well, the same may be true of the biggest building companies. The largest homebuilder in
the country now is Pulte Homes out of Michigan, which recently acquired Centex Homes.
OWNER: Robin Martin
“Pulte finances its own projects, so they’re the biggest builder in Santa Fe now,”
MAGAZINE EDITOR: Paul Weideman Johansen said. “That’s a big thing. It just seems to me that at the top there hasn’t been a
DIRECTOR OF ADVERTISING: Joe Vigil lot of change. Those guys are still getting kamillions of dollars and I’m seeing some of our
ADVERTISING SALES: Jan Montoya little contractors just trying to put food on the table.
WEB EDITOR: Henry M. Lopez
“In all honesty, I thought we would be much better by now. We are just beginning to
PRESS MANAGER: Larry Quintana hear that people are wanting bids on things. I have heard Madera Builders has two or
three bids, and Gianardi has several projects going. It’s starting up. There’s noise out there;
This magazine published Aug. 1, 2010
by The Santa Fe New Mexican, I call it a ripple. And I’m hoping that this Parade will bring in the kind of people who have
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The 16 houses featured on the 2010 Haciendas: A Parade of Homes
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and 20-22. Also open (but not for sale) is the most current homebuilding project of
Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity. It is located at 653 Valle Chamiso Lane and is identified
by “H” on Map 1. Most of the Haciendas homes also will be open for a Twilight Tour
from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19.
Tickets are $15 and are available at each tour home and at the Lensic Performing
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My sweet desert sandwich

This is my final essay for Healthy Home different from the environs I was born in point of contact to this remarkable place,
Corner. I wish to use this allotment of to. But I move on with a very heavy heart. a salve for my homesick heart. But I have
words to express deep gratitude... to The I miss this time of year the most; crisp, said what I needed to say about what I
New Mexican and Paul Weideman for the clear mornings and then a crescendo know and it is time to make space for new
opportunity to voice what I know to be of heat followed by dramatic afternoon voices.
true about home making. I am grateful to storms that cooled and brought life to my Robert and I will be back. We travel
my friends in Santa Fe who actually took gardens and then scattered clouds to ride now to do our work and Santa Fe is one of
the time to read my column and I also the sunset like a light show. the places we will travel to. But we will be
wish to thank 23 years of clients, many I came to Santa Fe a 28-year-old visitors. Perhaps, if fortune shines on me,
of whom I count amongst my dearest of aspiring architect. Now a blink of the I will spend the next 28 years, my final
friends. I am grateful for the enormous eye and 28 years later I leave behind a one-third, homing in here in the West. I
trust they placed with me in choosing me grown daughter, beloved friends and will always remember my time in Santa
to help them fulfill their dreams of home. trusted business associates. When I Fe, where I thrived in her astounding Paula Baker-Laporte FAIA is an architect,
Most of all, I am grateful for the privilege arrived in Santa Fe, one could still do beauty and vibrant community. This is fellow of the American Institute of Architects,
of having spent so much of my life in the everyday shopping on the Plaza and where I passed my middle time between and a certified Building Biology practitioner and
most magical of places: Santa Fe. when I left Santa Fe had grown into a the east and west of Canada between a big teacher. She is primary author of Prescriptions
Now I live in the Pacific Northwest. richer community, boasting a myriad of city and a quiet island... my sweet desert for a Healthy House and co-author with
The giant trees and soft moss paths, the new cultural achievements including a sandwich... thank you! husband Robert Laporte of Econest: Creating
calm water views and dark misty winters fine farmers’ market, a performing arts Sustainable Sanctuaries of Clay, Straw and
have nurtured a part of me that suffered center, and country wide leadership in Timber. Paula and Robert are currently living
from exhaustion in the dryness of the the ecological movement. I have clung on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. You
high desert climate of New Mexico, so to my little Healthy Home Corner as a can reach Paula at paula@econest.com.


Watch out for The Fourbuck Rule

Years ago, when I was living in the with your bank if unsure.) I like to refer to having the electronic transaction that
Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, this new law as the “Fourbuck rule.” overdraws the debit account is different
it seemed very suddenly that a particular An example made by the proponents than writing paper checks and you are less
coffeeshop chain began placing one on of this new bill and hyped by the press is prone to the overdraft fees with checks.
every corner. These shops were soon the $38 cup of coffee: a man in Spokane, Maybe, but in this case, if a $4 cup of
ubiquitous, including outside the building Wash., went to a coffee shop and paid for coffee overdraws your account, you likely
where I worked in Alexandria, Va. I his coffee with his debit card. He did not have no idea of the balance of the account
and my co-workers were surrounded, know that this four-dollar cup of coffee (which is your responsibility) and are
so we patronized these establishments. would overdraw his debit account, and likely living on a financial edge. It would
We jokingly began to refer to them as when it did, he was charged with a $34 be different if you were using the debit DAVID HULTIN
“Fourbucks” because every time we went overdraft fee. Essentially, he paid $38 for a card for a $200 transaction and had it
there, a container of coffee cost about four cup of coffee. He claimed that he did not overdrawn by $4. As for the Fourbuck rule, I am not
dollars. know that he had overdraft protection, In many ways I think that the Fourbuck opting in. Call me old school, anal or “too
I mention this because on Aug. 15, and this may be true. When you sign up rule is symptomatic of modern lifestyles. banker,” but I always have a sufficient
2010, a new banking law goes into effect, for these programs, banks typically offer Electronic transactions happen quickly balance in my debit-card account to cover
covering overdraft protection for your the protection as a customer-service item. and without your participation, making a $4 cup of coffee, and would prefer not to
ATM transactions and everyday debit- If you stop to think about it, the bank is it easy (and getting frequent-flyer miles), be publicly embarrassed if I did not.
card transactions at the grocery store, providing you with a loan to cover the and you don’t need to have the money in
coffee shop, gas station, etc. You must deficiency in your account. Banks say your bank account since the credit-card David Hultin (505-946-2521) is a residential
elect to opt-in for this coverage or you this is a service to their customers, while company will give you a loan. And once mortgage-loan officer for New Mexico Bank
will not receive it. The opt-in is not proponents of the new “Fourbuck rule” these occur, trying to get them undone and Trust. He previously worked in the
required to retain your current overdraft claim the banks do this because banks is almost impossible - I know. I have one mortgage divisions of two of the largest banks in
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Have an RV or boat? Currently no tiled bathrooms. Open living area,
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per seller. MLS# 904750 bedroom/studio. Spacious front
and rear landscaped courtyards
and brick portales with dynamite
views… great for relaxing and
entertaining. MLS# 201002444

3017 SANDIA CIRCLE $149,000 $109,000

Rare vacant lot in established, convenient Pueblos del Sol.
Cul-de-sac location. Underground utilities. Jemez Mountain
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7628-C OLD SANTA FE TRAIL $2,750,000 1057 SIERRA DEL NORTE $1,495,000 3125 VISTA SANDIA $745,000
Provence meets Santa Fe within the walls of this custom Classic Territorial-style 3BR home on 1.1 acres priced well This 4BR, 4BA double adobe home and guest casita is the
mountaintop retreat on 19.5 acres surrounded by private under current appraisal. High beamed ceilings, oak floors, best of both worlds: tranquil La Mariposa location and 10 min.
gardens and patios. 360 degrees views. 6BR, 5.5BA, 6,966 marble baths, plaster walls, great light and many special to DeVargas. Classic Santa Fe touches of vigas, beams,
sq ft, formal living and dining, cozy wood paneled study, details. Wonderful wraparound covered porch enjoys coved ceilings, Saltillo floors, kiva fireplaces and bricked
his/hers offices and private guest quarters. MLS# 804941 western sunset views. MLS# 201002543 outdoor courtyards, portals, and hot tub. MLS# 201003174


KATHERINE 48 CAMINO DE MILAGRO $994,000 STATE ROAD 94 $262,500 612 GOMEZ ROAD, #4 $249,000
BLAGDEN Classic Northern NM pitched-roof adobe. Flagstone This 21 acre parcel of certified organic farmland Perfect walk to the Plaza or Railyard pied-a-terre
and wood floors, hand-hewn beams and coved near Mora is flat, on a paved road and has with Acequia Madre running behind. Sweet 1BR,
Office: 505.955.7980
ceilings. Beautiful Jemez views, gardens, and a spectacular views. Good irrigation rights. Includes 1BA condo in mint condition with brick floors, vigas,
Cell: 505.490.2400 sunset portal with kiva fireplace. MLS# 201002128 2% ownership of Morphy Lake. MLS# 201003306 beams and kiva fireplace. MLS# 201001282
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201 North Double Arrow Road $998,000 624 East Alameda, #6 $985,000 505.466.0927 888.257.6750 Toll Free
Rass Mandal, Incredible Asian Adobe with marble floors, Spacious and beautiful 3BR, 3BA home with enclosed Alan.Vorenberg@SothebysHomes.com
hand carved mahogany, and striking stained glass on 5 backyard, 2-car garage, and walled front courtyard with Anne.Vorenberg@SothebysHomes.com
acres with spectacular views. Includes a retreat cabin, fireplace. Lovely private compound with great landscaping
pavilion, aviary, and swimming pool. #201000408 and its own gate onto Canyon Road. #201000971 SantaFeBeautifulHomes.com


23 Bishops Dome Road $949,000 12 Mountain Top Road $895,000 25 Mountain Top Road $675,000
Striking Single-Level Contemporary home on 2 plus acres. Exceptional Residence and two guest cottages with Phenomenal views over Santa Fe to the Jemez, Ortiz, and
Wonderful western views, Rastra construction, 4 fireplaces; numerous decks and portales featuring phenomenal views; Sandia Mountains, La Barbaria Canyon, and Galisteo Basin
master bath has exercise area, Kohler spa shower, 34-inch sited on 9.9 acres among gorgeous rock outcroppings and from this tri-level mountain home on 3.46 acres less than 15
deep jetted soaking tub and bidet. #905717 ponderosa pines. #901989 2 MountainTop.com minutes from the Plaza. #201003709


690 La Viveza Court $675,000 79-C Mountain Top Road $575,000 6 Dandelion Circle $525,000
Alluring Residence near the Plaza. Two large master suites Beautiful mountain home and 1BR guest house on scenic Three bedroom, three bath home minutes from town and the
and a study/guest room. High-end kitchen, hardwood and private lane. Gorgeous rock outcroppings, tall Ponderosas, historic Plaza in gated Salva Tierra has fabulous Sangre and
travertine floors, air conditioning, big portal and patio. unmatched vistas, sparkling City lights, awe-inspiring Jemez views. Beautiful landscaping and decks, 2-car garage
Oversized finished garage. #901537 690LaViveza.com sunsets and breathtaking panoramas. #201001815 plus RV bay currently used as art studio. #201001728


193 North Double Arrow Road $475,000 22 Immanuel $425,000 2300 Las Casitas $279,000
Amazing view lot! 10.8 acres in a gated neighborhood has Warm Southwest style and Santa Fe feeling in this Very sweet, well cared for home in a small neighborhood
spectacular panoramic vistas over the City and to the wonderful residence nestled in thick vegetation in the next to a park. Three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and
mountains in every direction. Large building site and foothills with beautiful views. Great country kitchen and a two-car garage. Beautiful low-maintenance landscaping,
community water. 15 minutes to the Plaza. #201002900 dining room. View deck with portal. #901393 patio, and fenced backyard. #201003032
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2113 LOS PINOS COURT $199,000 2428 CAMINO DE VIDA $399,000

Top notch condition. State-of-the-art solar Lovely home in Villa Caballero II. 2,178 sq ft,
panels. Sell electricity to PNM! Quiet cul-de- 3BR, 2 1/2BA. Beautifully maintained on a 0.4
sac location, large lot, nice garage. A private, acre lot with tranquil courtyard & entertaining
economical home. #201003609 ramada. Spacious rooms, outstanding family
27 CHAPALA ROAD $599,000
room, and 2-car garage. #201003502
A superb custom designed 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home with in-floor radiant heat and A/C,
on a high lot overlooking a “greenbelt” taking in far reaching mountain views. Over 3,000 sq
Truly gracious, beautifully kept three
ft. of living space including a spacious office. The heated 23'x23' garage has abundant 1706 Painted Sky bedroom, two bath home. East and
storage. Expansive patio/portal and roof deck for outdoor entertaining and enjoying sunset
views. #201001755 Co-listed with Fred Raznick.
$595,000 west views, nice portal. Quite lovely.


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111 Jimenez
Authentic Santa Fe! Wonderful
downtown adobe home with
large living room, separate
dining room plus an office.
Walking distance to the Plaza,
Railway district and DeVargas
Mall. Private gardens in the
front and back of home.
16 Lluvia de Oro $1,595,000 92 Canada Del Rancho $439,000
First time on the market for this Mediterranean-style hilltop home with Elegant and spacious, this single-level, 5BR, 2BA, 3,000 sq ft
immaculate grounds and gardens featured in Sunset Magazine. home has style with thoughtful upgrades. Perfect for GUEST HOUSE 1265 Este Lane
Flowing 3,800 sq ft with a gourmet kitchen and professional sound entertaining with formal and informal spaces. Radiant heat and $799,000
studio. Portales, built-in BBQ, kiva fireplace, and a small pool evaporative cooling, 2 kiva fireplaces, huge master closet, and Immaculate house and guest
complete the outdoor living experience. #201003166 professional landscaping on drip system. #201002862 house for a total of 3,600+/- sq
ft. 1.3 acre lot. Minutes to
TESUQUE HORSE PROPERTY downtown. Vibrant home with
recent upgrades including
renovated kitchen and master
bath, stucco, and windows.

852 Viento Segundo

Clean 2BR, 2 1/2BA condo
Melissa Pippin-Carson 699.3112 PRICE REDUCED
with Talavera tile floors and
beamed ceilings. Plenty of light
melissa.pippincarson@sothebyshomes.com with open concept living plus
65 Vista Redonda $665,000
bedrooms feature private baths
Roger Carson 699.8759 Charming, traditional adobe home in Tesuque. Wonderful horse
and charming Venetian plaster
property with amazing views situated on over five beautiful acres
roger.carson@sothebyshomes.com walls with lovely Sangre views.
with ample riding opportunities. The landscaping and private
deck off the master create a sanctuary with soft water feature. 2-car garage and security
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Three-car garage with a custom bay. #201002863 system. #201001944

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Great Second Home Locations

808 FALDAS DE LA SIERRA 653 CANYON ROAD, #4 $1,525,000

$398,000 Elegant condominium in a gated compound at
Sought after location – walk to the Plaza the center of Canyon Road. Few come up for
and Ft. Marcy Park next door! Extensively sale. Completely redecorated from the studs out
remodeled townhome with much sought by the present owners
after convenience to downtown and ski with the finest decorative
basin road. New lighting fixtures, window materials. The living area is on the first floor with a second story
coverings, maple floors, stainless kitchen guest room/studio with full bath. Sumptuous and spacious master
eating/serving counter with four chairs. suite – dressing area and walk-in closets. Formal living room, open
Large master with walk-in organized space dining and media room and gourmet kitchen. Office/study or
closet and double basins and steam 3rd. bedroom. 2BR, 2.5BA, and 2,700 sq ft. MLS# 201002547
shower. Evaporative cooling. Brick patio.
Balcony off the master. MLS# 201002754 WEBB SHERRILL


$895,000 $675,000 This 6 acre tract of land is one of the most In the Chupadero River valley, this renovated
Two BR, 2.5BA, quintessential Northern New Northern New Mexico-style 3BR, 2 1/2BA beautiful valley properties available this close adobe compound has 3,800 sq ft, a versatile
Mexico property with studio/guesthouse, adobe house located at the end of the road near to Santa Fe. In a private valley with beautiful floor plan with 3BR including two master
caretakers house, artist studio, corrals, barns the river. Hand plastered walls, two fireplaces, grasses, an orchard, oaks and cottonwoods, suites with bath and sitting room, and a
and irrigated pastures for your horses. brick and pine floors, beams, thick adobe walls and fabulous views of the mountains. gourmet kitchen. Extra lot available.
Beautiful pastoral views. MLS# 201001110 and lovely architectural details. MLS# 201003795 MLS# 906043 MLS# 201002392

10-A ABS ROAD $699,000

Beautiful, hand-crafted adobe house, by master
61 PINE EAST $268,000
Charming 2BR, 1BA adobe home. Wonderful
builder Andrew Geer, sits on a gorgeous 1.49 living/dining area that is light and bright. Two This 4BR, 4BA, 3,600 sq ft house has a fabulous, Office: 505.954.5501
acre lot in Chupadero. Near the Rio horse run-in shed, corrals, a 125' x 200' arena, open kitchen/dining/living area, large windows,
Chupadero, the house has three deep portals. Tuff shed tack room and outbuilding. Beautiful high ceilings with beams, and a fireplace.
Cell: 505.699.0290
MLS# 807309 360º views. MLS# 905695 Beautiful views. MLS# 201002431 deborah.day@sothebyshomes.com
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In desirable Villa Caballero, this well maintained 3BR,
Northside 3BR, 3BA townhome in a quiet location
SCHOEGLER 2BA remodeled home offers an open floor plan with Behind beautiful antique iron gates this 9.3 acre with generously scaled rooms, and beautiful
505.984.5112 granite tiled kitchen, marbled tiled master bath, and estate boasts a spacious 3BR, 3BA main home, outside patios and decks. Features a well
tiled and Berber carpeted floors. Features include large detached 2BR, 1BA guest house and exceptional appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances,
505.577.5112 Cell windows for passive solar gain, 3 fireplaces, pine plank equestrian facilities including 5-stall barn, pipe-fenced a solar sunroom/art studio, steam shower, and
ceilings, skylights, beams, solar sunroom, separate paddocks, round pen, large arena, and separate beamed and pine planked ceilings.
office, and 2-car garage. MLS# 201003640 $398,000 storage building. MLS# 201002487 $1,285,000 MLS# 201001647 $665,000

With dedicated open space on 3 sides, and sweeping Perfectly placed on a private lot, this 3BR, 4BA adobe home VIEW ACRES
mountain views, this new 3BR, 2.5BA Contemporary-style combines sweeping views, fine craftsmanship, a spacious floor Pitched roof home, guest house, bunkhouse and workshop
home is a testament to high style and inspired design. Fine plan and beautiful outdoor spaces. Travertine tile floors, plastered building, 2 ft. thick rammed earth construction with active
craftsmanship, split level design, walled auto court, and walls, vigas, latillas, pine plank ceilings and 5 fireplaces. Mature solar and wind generated power. 2 wells, fully fenced, 20
2-car garage. MLS# 900047 $628,000 landscaping and 2-car garage. MLS# 905775 $1,095,000 minutes south of Galisteo. MLS# 902177 $598,000

Stroll to the Plaza

Located just 5 blocks north of the
historic Plaza, this two bedroom, two
bath home is loaded with Santa Fe
ambiance and has a flexible floor plan
that allows the property to be used as
a single family home or house and
guest house. Features include walled
entry garden, two fireplaces, Saltillo tile
and oak floors, vigas, pine plank
ceilings, outdoor spa, rear patio/portal
and ample off-street parking.
MLS# 906794

Energy Efficient Adobe with Privacy and Views

Privately located in Sol y Lomas, this
4BR, 2BA home and 1BR, 1BA
attached guest house, on 1 acre,
provides an abundance of space, 31 MONTOYA CIRCLE $750,000
views and beautiful outdoor spaces. Dramatic setting on the top of a hill overlooking the Canyon
The spacious floor plan offers a 2- Road area. 2,456 square feet. Large rooms with spectacular
story sunroom entry, a well equipped high ceilings, flagstone floors and antique doors and windows.
kitchen, large family room/den, 3 Large private patio. Air conditioned, two-car garage. Furniture
additional bedrooms with hall bath and package available under separate contract. Lots of drama in this
a private upper level master BR with 2 very unique property. MLS# 902027
walk-in closets and direct entry bath
with view deck. 2-car garage and
passive solar design. MLS# 902315 JANET AND TONY ROUSSELOT
52 470-3720
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1496 WILDERNESS GATE $1,995,000 103 CATRON STREET, #7 $865,000 8 MORNING GLORY $749,000 152 EAST LUPITA ROAD $525,000
Wonderful estate on 5 acres amongst tall One of the few three bedroom, three bath In gated Salva Tierra, this elegant custom Delightfully updated Stamm home on a 1/2
ponderosas. The expansive 3-4BR adobe condos in El Corazon. Great finishes built by R.J. McMillan home shows like new! acre landscaped lot. Features 2 or 3BR, 1
home has grand spacious rooms with warm include diamond plaster walls, vigas, 3BR plus a den/family room, generous sized 3/4BA, kiva fireplace, wood and tile floors,
finishes. Includes formal dining room with a marble countertops, gourmet kitchen and rooms with vigas, gallery hallway facing east A/C, an abundance of light, and a terrific
Mediterranean dome brick Boveda-style courtyard patio off living room. Furnishings with a big Sangre de Cristo view. Large location. Manicured grounds, flagstone patio,
ceiling, aged multi-hued oak floors, plaster included. Turn-key. MLS# 201000144 outdoor entertaining patio and deck facing private entrance to the third BR/office and
walls, nine fireplaces, bancos, and a charming the Jemez Mountains. New roof with detached studio. MLS# 904814
1BR guest casita with kitchen. MLS# 902289 warranty. MLS# 201003118

3 ESCOPETA PLACE Residential Specialist “Putting
SE $159,000
TO Great location in small sub- People and Properties Together”
ED division off West Wildflower
with Sangre de Cristo views For Over 20 Years
and shared well. Priced to
sell now! MLS# 201002882 KAREN WOLFE-MATTISON
Cell: 505.577.2245

DoubleDRanchTaos.com 204 Rogersville West San Francisco Street

Extremely rare estate that has 1,838 acres located in Taos This is the actual Historical mining village of Rogers. The A two bedroom adobe main house, fireplace, hardwood
next to open BLM lands. A wonderful 4BR, 4BA home on foundations of these stone structures date back to 1880. floors, plus two rental apartments on San Francisco Street.
a hill overlooking it all. Included are three guest homes, This is an excellent working or pleasure ranch and is rich Triple income potential with a location just blocks from
drip landscaping, pond, water rights and horse facilities. with history and soul. MLS# 201001892 $895,000 the Plaza. MLS# 201000479 $450,000
MLS# 201000037 $5,200,000
604-A Sunset 58 Lluvia de Oro Open Sunsets In Town

Almost new home, open concept kitchen/ living room with 2.5 acre lot with beautiful views and a great location. This Four bedroom, one level, air conditioning, on a hill
well separated 3BR and attached garage. Great details and property has a well and is contigous with another available 2.5 capturing wide views, open space on two sides, vigas,
perfect downtown location. MLS# 901261 $598,000 acres on Bella Loma. Sited house plans included. $179,500 natural gas fireplace, double walk-in closets, built in 2006
and landscaped with large stones and drip irrigation.
MLS# 201003966 $395,000

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Going up: the closest yet to a ‘real’ H-Haus
By Paul Weideman slab on grade, make it more Southwestern in appearance, Their answers to the inquiry, Do you have any clients in

and we’re going through a little battle regarding colors.” Northern New Mexico? was always negative.
t had been a few years since I heard from Aaron
He said the house in the Vista Redonda Subdivision near That doesn’t surprise Bohrer. “They can’t ship them,” he
Bohrer and Arunas Repecka, innovators of the H-
Chupadero does show the basic H-Haus principal: all the said. Those are prebuilt, like a mobile home, so you have
Haus, a series of modernist dwelling designs named
plumbing, electrical, and mechanical systems are ganged that transportation problem. Plus they’ll never get it up to a
after a symmetrical, 6-sided object — the cube — even
into a relatively small, core area. “That’s an idea that is site like this.”
though none of the models fits the description.
interesting and expresses the living spaces that congregate Bohrer has a master’s degree in architecture from
“Starting in December, we did a small dance studio in
around that core,” he said. “We were able to use our Columbia University. He studied there with Zaha Hadid
Lamy,” Bohrer said when he called. “It’s only 350 square
building panel and roof system. The walls went up in one and after college worked in the New York office of I.M.
feet, but it uses the wall panels and a few other aspects of
day, and the whole thing was up in three.” Pei & Partners. In 1996, he founded Archaeo Architects,
our design. Then we have a pretty good replica of a Cube
Readers may recall that, for a few years after San Santa Fe, designers of the Community Bank building on
6 going up in Tesuque. It’s a little bit more faithful to the
Francisco architect Michelle Kaufmann introduced her Guadalupe Street as well as award-winning residential
original idea in that it uses pretty much all the materials of
“Glidehouse” in 2005, there would be an occasional story projects.
H-Haus walls, roof panels, and cabinetry, but the overall
in these pages about modernist prefab housing. Kaufmann Repecka is a specialist in mechanical/HVAC engineering
aesthetic is changed just because of the local architectural
would be contacted, as would Alchemy Architects, which with projects in Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Russia, and North
review committee. So unfortunately we weren’t able to fully
has the Wee House line in Minnesota; and a few others. America. He and Bohrer have been involved in developing
implement some of the planning concepts. We had to go to



closet systems are produced offsite. We just make openings
and the pieces just slide in.”
While the shell walls come to specs from Green Source,
H-Haus has a builder crew framing out the mechanicals
core inside the house.
“There are some things we had to comply with from the
architectural review board for the subdivision,” Bohrer
said. “One is thicker walls at the bottom to give it that New
Mexico look. That house over there [on an adjoining hill]
is by Trey Jordan, and I think they didn’t want too many of
these very contemporary looking houses.”
The 8-inch-thick walls will be finished with drywall and
Venetian plaster on the interior. The exterior’s oriented-
strand board (OSB) will be stuccoed.
“The exterior finish can be anything,” Repecka said.
“It would be great if we could do corrugated steel, but
we couldn’t do that here.” He added that the inside of the
the H-Haus series since 2004. The H-Haus, according house can be as contemporary as the owners want, and
to their website, is all about “elegant living paired with Architect’s rendering of the house and guest house near they’re going in that direction with European cabinets and
Chupadero. Opposite page, Arunas Repecka and Aaron Bohrer at appliances.
eco-friendly designs adopted from European housing
the building site. Below, framing for the plumbing/mechanicals The energy efficiency of the new H-Haus is bolstered by
standards.” The idea was to utilize pre-manufactured core in the guest house.
sections to be assembled at the homesite, which promised argon, double-insulated windows and plenty of insulation:
to save money and four inches under the slab, eight inches in the walls, and 12
reduce construction inches on the roof.
waste. Sustainability “We will do four solar panels and since it’s so well-
and affordability were insulated, that will provide almost 70 percent of the
always as important heating,” Repecka said.
as the homes’ design The guest house is similarly well insulated, and also has
attributes. The models the mechanicals and plumbing in a central core. In the
share principles with space between the two buildings, the slabs extend out and
Mies van der Rohe’s 1951 stop. There will be a bridge between them, over attractive
Farnsworth house and the gravels — the metaphor is water — and on one side is a
Loblolly House designed small, built-in pool that will run off the solar panels.
by KieranTimberlake, “As an architect,” Bohrer said, “I guess I’m looking at
Philadelphia. proving a couple points here: building a smaller house,
Their biggest model, having it very functional, and, of course, I’m looking to
at 2,100 square feet, is see whether or not there’s proof of concept. We can show
the Cube 5, which the others the spatial arrangement of the house and how
pair exhibited at the flexible it can be.
Cleveland Home & Garden “We’ve stayed with this project over two years. It’s been
Show in 2006. It has two a long haul in terms of approvals. The site is terrible and
bedrooms with private we needed variances from the county. It was really pushed,
balconies, a spa bath and but we’re on the other side of it, and I think there’s a success
contemporary-design story there for the client.
plumbing fixtures, wiring “It’s for a couple moving from Dallas looking to sort of
for high-speed Internet, downsize their life. We’re trying to prove smaller can still
and features a glass bridge be very elegant and well-appointed. And it’s a pretty good
between the spa and the price, although the site costs drove things higher.
bedrooms. “We had a Realtor visit and she said she would prefer
Repecka, during a recent EPS. On this day in late July, workers were laboring to cut to see ceilings 12 feet or 14 feet high,” Bohrer said. “It’s
visit to the house under construction in Vista Redonda, more channels and anchor wiring bundles therein. interesting that because of the architectural review
said that after sitework, the steel-framed panels were set “The walls come with one pre-routed wire chase,” committee, we couldn’t go higher, but it will result in less
in place by a crane. “It’s like a Lego system and it all gets Bohrer said, “but we’re finding out that line-voltage and volume to heat. This will be an extremely efficient house
screwed together. The shell was done in one day.” low-voltage wires have to separated by 18 inches to avoid and I think it feels OK for what will be an affordable house.
H-Haus’ custom-house components are ordered from interference, so we’re cutting additional channels.” “I think I’d like to see it in the $150 per square foot
Green Source in Cleveland. That company describes the Doesn’t Green Source know about potential interference range,” he continued. “This one will be a little more, but
product as “a light-gauge galvanized metal wall and roof issues? “Well, this is our first building and basically the there’s a lot of extra equipment, including solar panels
framing system that integrates the strength and rigidity factory will learn from our experience,” Bohrer said. and upgrades in the bathroom and kitchen fixtures, such
of traditional steel framing with the ultra-efficient, rigid “What’s nice is that the perimeter can be anything you as the 48-inch-wide refrigerator. The overall cost is still
insulation characteristics of EPS (expanded polystyrene).” want it to be. We just did a rectangle and added ‘saddlebags’ within what it would cost a builder to do a normal spec in
The fully engineered walls have window and door for the entrance and the breakfast nook. The other idea town, but we think it’s a step above a standard, wood-frame
openings specified by H-Haus, and the walls come with with H-Haus is that the cabinets and bookshelves and house.
electrical and plumbing chases pre-routed in the integral


Grass can be greener on your side
Since erosion control and land Eldorado got especially hammered during place did look much greener, but there
restoration are a couple of Santa Fe the wee hours of July 3. “Looking out the were still vast swaths of exposed soil.
Permaculture’s specialties, we typically get living-room window at 3 a.m.,” one client Mostly unrecovered from the overgrazing
anxious phone calls from property owners in the affected area told me, “I not only of long ago, you could almost hear the
after major rainstorms. Sometimes, due couldn’t see the lights of my neighbor’s ravaged land begging for blue grama,
to a vicious monsoon or two, they’ve lost house, but I also couldn’t even see my alkali sacaton, galleta, and all of the
a chunk of a backyard patio. Other times, own driveway.” other seeds in Plants of the Southwest’s
they report a flooded garage or a vestibule I’m pleased to report that an April “Dryland Blend” seed mix.
that came “this close” to full-blown installation of straw-book swales (just Around the disturbed areas of the
inundation. Most of the time, however, like those described in my May column) project, I had waited to sow because I
there is less drama in their stories, and passed this extreme-rain test with verdant knew much of the seed would have blown
people are simply trying to do their best colors. Located on either side of the away between our spring windy season natural binder mixed in with the seed and
to prevent the continued slip-sliding-away aforementioned rain-whacked driveway, and our sometimes rainy (and sometimes a light straw mulch strewn on top of it,
of their real estate. the straw books held up perfectly as they not) summer season. The revegetation job the seed will be on its own. But given the
One of the interesting chacteristics of simultaneously did their job of retaining also had to work around a path that led healthier microclimate we’ve jumpstarted,
high-desert storm events revolves around native seeds, soil, bugs, mycelium, and to seven bird feeders on the south side of the grass will not be even greener on the
how localized their epicenters can be. moisture. About a week after the storm, I the property, so waiting to sow until just other side of the fence.
After Hurricane Alex, we received three was scheduled to sow a mix of grass seed before monsoon season made sense to
queries from folks who all lived within a on the same job. “In my 10 years here,” the keep the seeds from being eaten. Nate Downey is president of Santa Fe
radius of 2,000 feet. None of them knew client said as we walked around together, Even though we installed a roofwater- Permaculture, an ecological landscape-design,
each other, but each was clearly rattled in “I’ve never seen this part of my property harvesting cistern at my client’s home, no -consultation, and -installation firm. His book,
their own way by what they discovered at look so green.” supplemental irrigation would be directed Harvest the Rain, will be published by Sunstone
dawn. Evidently, the northwest corner of Thanks to the straw-book swales, the to the seeded areas. With nothing but a Press this year.

When pets rule, Santa Feans follow
The citizens of Santa Fe have been you as a companion, you can participate animal issue, why not start a discussion
making connections by word of mouth and share your stories, images, news, or blog your ideas on Scoop to organize
now for over 400 years. This uniquely events and videos there. In order to and inform others? Or if you want to
human activity and interaction is become a member of Scoop, you must know about pet-related public lectures,
nothing new. What is new is how social indicate you have an animal companion nonprofit events, pet first aid, hikes, and
networking online is becoming the way and his or her name. If you do not have other activities - or simply to give your
more people are choosing to connect an animal companion, you must say what pet her or his 14 seconds of fame, think
with each other. Pets are even breaking animals mean to you. According to Ben Scoop to the Rescue!
into social media and social networking, Swan, this rule eliminates spammers and Are you looking for other owners of
due to their innovative and talkative those with certain agendas. black-and-white cats? Are you wondering
human companions. In fact, pet social If you want to start your day with a if other dogs besides yours eat lettuce?
networking is off the leash in Santa Fe smile, browse a few of the nearly 3,000 Do you want feedback on what your pet loving community, and enrich your pet
thanks to Scoop! photos of animals in the Scoop gallery. If will wear in the pet parade at Fiesta? Do niche lifestyle. Why not give your pet a
Scoop is an online community open you want to learn more about your pet, you need help finding a missing pet? Do social networking treat? See you online!
to all animal lovers and companions just ask other members of the community you want to share your video on how
of all pets, regardless of species, breed, for help. If you want to upload photos you trained your parrot? Or is your pet Emily Medvec is a Realtor with Santa Fe
size, shape or color. It is a social network and videos, browse blogs, learn new the next face for pet-food commercials? Realty Partners. Her interests are marketing
of santafenewmexican.com, created by information, follow pet news, and interact The Scoop community will help you with and how social networking sites change how
reporter Ben Swan. You can find this with other pet lovers, then join Scoop. answers. It is the creature pulse of Santa we communicate and make decisions in the
home for everything about animals After all, even if you love dogs, but your Fe’s more wild community. marketplace. Follow her at www.twitter.com/
and their Santa Fe friends at http:// pet passion is cats or goats or reptiles, If you are new to online social emilymedvec
santafescoop.ning.com. You can join and then going to the dog park to network networking and want to jump in
participate for free. and connect with others who share your and learn, this site is a friendly place
Today, Scoop has over 800 Santa Fe particular pet passion is not the best place to discover new information, build
members. No matter what kind of pet has to start. Or if you feel passionate about an relationships, strengthen our animal-



Ranch and Residential listings:
Five Bar Ranch – 21,595 Total Acres – 7,760 deeded acres, 11,275 NM State Lease, 2,560 acre BLM lease. HQ
home is SW styled w/pool. Guest quarters, modern pens, scales, perimeter fences and cross fences in good condi-
tion. This is a First Class 300 auyl cow operation. List Price: $4,000,000
La Cueva Ranch – 4,419 acre ranch is located on top of Apache Mesa near Los Montoyas southwest of Las Vegas, NM.
Canyons, rimrock, grassy mesas and playa tanks characterize the layout. Call for appt to show. List Price: $2,056,000
Get More for Your Money in Espanola
360 Goldmine Road – This horsey 7+ acres has Main home, 2 car garage & studio, 5 stall barn, shop, work shop,
7,500 sf covered horse arena, guest m/h, lot is perimeter fenced. All for $419,900. MLS# 906562
19 Jennifer Way – South of Santa Fe on 15 fenced acres is a RASTRA constructed home. Horses okay, lot split possible. Low
utility bills, allergy free environment. Price reduced again: NOW $329,900. Call Ralph Jaramillo at 490-7720. MLS#201001606
4 County Road B-50 – Rowe, New Mexico – This immaculate 1,600 sf home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths all on 1.4
acres Price Reduced $213,900. MLS# 905884
48 Sunlight View in Cuyamungue is 1200 sf adobe home on .fenced .75 acres. Hardwood floors, wood stove, ef-
ficiency guest unit & 1 car garage, new septic tank & hot water heater. List price is $155,000. MLS#201000644
84A Haozous Road – 25 acre parcel has 2800 sf Main Home, 1600 sf Guest Home, 2 stall horse barn, perimeter
fenced with turn out. Outstanding mtn views and good cold water well. New List price is $990,000. MLS# 900454
262 Frontage Road Rastra constructed home in Rowe, NM is Energy efficient & allergy free, w/1850+ sf, 3 bedrooms & 2 156 COUNTY 84 D, EL RANCHO 23 PRIVATE DRIVE 1543-A
baths on fenced lot. Tile floors, granite counter tops, top line appliances & more. Priced reduced to $265,000. MLS#901803 1 bed, 1 bath, 1.34 acres w/ water rights 1513 Sqft. | 4 Beds | 2 Baths
1121 Calle Largo – APPROVED north Santa Fe Short Sale! 4,100 square foot home has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, hard-
wood decks, custom hardwood floors. Guest unit has 1 bedroom & 1 bath. Price Reduced: $498,900 MLS#901291
4107 Agua Fria – Wood Frame/stucco home has 900 sf on .20 acres with a guest unit in back. Remodel to your
hearts content.. EZ to show! Price is MAKE AN OFFER - MLS#905628
Vacant land listings:
Trigg Ranch Parcels – 720 acre parcel & 360 acre parcels are located atop Apache Mesa off Hwy 84 south of Romero-
ville. Price at $612,000 and $216,000 respectively both parcels are excellent small ranchette properties. E Z to Show.
Black Canyon Road – Country living & city light views, electric transformer & shared water well ready to hook up
and only 20 minutes from downtown. Adobe homes allowed too! MLS# 905355 Price is $234,900.
Sunshine Road – 77 acres has 2 cold water wells, moderate pinon, ponderosa & cedar tree cover, perimeter fenc-
ing, county road access and a building site ready to go. Pristine acreage!!! Asking $374,900. MLS# 904265
Apache Mesa – 64 acres for $79,900 has incredible sunset views from rimrock location and 120 acre fenced
pasture for $144,000. Located Hwy 84 near Las Montoyas. Owner will finance. 232 LA PUEBLA ROAD 1411 ZIEGLER STREET
Two Parcels in Rowe, NM – 8.58 acre lot is fenced all around, has electric & phone & is located across Hwy 63
from the fire station. 2nd lot is just down the road a piece & has 11.67 acres. Terrain is level and easy to build on &
Fabulous views, cozy, energy efficient 2/1 3011 sqft, 4/2 large landscaped lot
both parcels can be subdivided. Owner will finance. Priced at $135,000 & $150,000 respectively!

Lynn Cravens
Three Viejo Rastro Building Sites – Santa Fe City & Sunset Views from all lots on this cul de sac location. All lots are

Land for Sale

1+ acre w/City Utilities on site. Sensible CC&R’s Prices reduced NOW $325,000 & $350,000 MLS #806029 & 806043.
Camino Los Abuelos has 15+ acre building site w/Ortiz Mtn. Views. An ROS water system is in place, electric
transformer installed & only 20 minutes from town? Horses allowed! Priced Reduced $198,900 MLS#900425
Garita, New Mexico – Near the old ghost town of Variadero is Garita, NM Post Office. This Historic site has many
tales to tell. Fenced 11 acres has big mesa views, 4 wells on site along with electricity & telephone. Ruins and Abiquiu, Taos, Santa Fe 505-927-5636
artifacts go with sale. List Price is $68,000 OBO MLS# 806946
John Provost - 455-1201 • Ralph Jaramillo - 490-7720 1 to 85 Acres www.lynncravens.com
1433 St. Francis Dr. Ste. 210 $13,000-$150,000 lcravens@prunorthvalley.com
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-753-4878 | 1227 N. Railroad Ave, A-1 Espanola, NM 87532
I work as Buyers Agent
for Ranch Buyers anywhere Toll Free: 888-989-7573 • Cell: 505-490-0220
in New Mexico. kahler @ newmexico.com • www.SantaFeLand.com

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Two Free Standing Villas with Stunning Views
3 bedroom, 3 bath villa, 2,114 sq. ft. at $695,000
2 bedroom, 2 bath villa, 1,730 sq. ft. at $595,000

At Pueblo Encantado next to This 1583 square foot, contemporary studio/office is in the Railyard District and
the new Encantado Resort right across the street from the Tune Up Cafe. Plenty of natural light, 16 foot
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michael nicola
jody spehar william lee


gabriel bustamante

THE KATHERINE STINSON HACIENDA – 451 Arroyo Tenorio - Circa 1935, CIRCA 1924 ADOBE – 610 Bishops Lodge Road - Completely walled & IN SECLUDED HIDDEN VALLEY – 1200 Gonzales Court - A truly gracious
an Eastside property of extraordinary provenance & history. Ground up gated, walking distance to the Plaza, with an amazing sense of place & home, tremendous attention to detail, inside & out. Magnificent, fully
restoration, in keeping with Stinson’s reputation for creating some of the time. Gracious in size, intimate in nature, deeply soulful. Two separate landscaped grounds, multiple outdoor entertainment areas with the kind
finest examples of Pueblo Revival architecture in Santa Fe. Fully walled & entrances off of Bishop’s Lodge Road make this a perfect live/work of privacy you dream of, so close to town. Exceptionally flexible floorplan.
gated. Stunning grounds, 2 car garage & separate 1 BR casita complete situation, possible bed & breakfast or to add a guest house/studio. The home office is a wonder. Offered at $945,000
this very rare & special historic adobe property which is all on one level. Offered at $1,185,000
Offered at $2,100,000

RARE IN TOWN PRIVATE WELL – 555 Armenta - Unique estate with so STUNNING NORTHSIDE HACIENDA – 869 Paseo Del Sur - Gracious living VERY BEST of TRADITIONAL SANTA FE STYLE IN THE EASTSIDE – 1013
much potential. Create your own family compound. Gorgeous, 1 level, room, formal dining, gourmet kitchen & family room all flow together and Camino San Acacio - Exceptionally functional floor plan with so many
Territorial style home w/ 1 bedroom guest house. Huge, sunlit rooms. are perfectly integrated with amazing front & rear outdoor entertainment places to just be. New foam roof, all new metal clad doors & windows,
2 owner’s suites. Gracious brick paved motor court & walled entry areas. Spectacular sunset views. Lush mature landscaping. So close to newer stucco. Lush & low maintenance landscaping. Family room/library
courtyard. Lush fully irrigated gardens on this nearly 1 acre lot. Offered downtown area & amazingly private. Separate den/library. Offered at is cozy & easily converts to 3rd bedroom. Amazing storage & closet
at $1,575,000 $1,125,000 space. Gated off street parking. Offered at $955,000


This is only a partial representation of our
listings. View all our listings at:
IN POPULAR PUEBLOS DEL SOL – 2924 Pueblo Tsankawi - One of
the best entertaining homes in this desirable neighborhood. Adjoining
greenbelt & walking trails, a play park & offering spectacular western
505 989 1112
views with multiple outdoor spaces. Gourmet kitchen, enormous living
58 owner’s suite
AU G U ST withH Ooffice,
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Is Moisture Invading Your Home?

n Damp walls
n Musty smell
n Peeling, blistering, or cracking paint or stucco
n White deposits (efflorescence) on surfaces
n Crusty, powdery, chipping concrete or masonry
n Separation of plaster from walls
n Evidence of wood rot or decay

Thinking Like Water

Ed Crocker
Moisture problems For example, in the shallow, tight soils
originating below the typical of canyon areas around Santa Fe,
surface and affecting moisture is retained almost indefinitely,
the base of walls are and a system must be designed to carry the
among the most water offsite. A 16-inch deep trench is dug
common problems along the base of the wall, and the geo-drain
we encounter in Santa Fe homes. Many older material is laid facing away from the wall
structures were built with no footing. In newer with its outside edge inserted into a continu-
homes with concrete footings, waterproofing ously slotted 4” PVC pipe. Water trapped
materials may have been applied incorrectly or by the geo-drain runs into the pipe, which
901 West San Mateo Road, Suite L missing altogether. is sloped to drain to daylight or into a deep,
Santa Fe, NM 87505 gravel-filled drywell.
Adding to these dangers is that over time, the
505/982.2448 n info@crockerltd.net
grade around buildings gradually changes as Key to the success of this system is
years of debris accumulates at wall bases. Instead positive site drainage, meaning that the
of water draining away, buildings find themselves trench is backfilled and compacted with
sitting in a crater, surrounded by a moat. clean, screened earth sloping rapidly away
from the walls.
PROTECT yOuR INVESTMENT. Some of the more popular “high-tech”
solutions we have developed for retarding the
This is just one example of the many
flow of moisture into wall bases rely upon a
CALL TODAy variety of synthetic materials known
different systems we have designed and
installed — each unique to the site’s
generically as “geo-drains.” When used correctly,
for a FREE onsite evaluation. these thick, porous fabrics are used to trap water
particular conditions. In each case,
common and inexpensive materials were
and carry it away. There is no limit to the ways
manipulated differently to accommodate
these materials can be used, it only takes
specific problems. H OME AU GU ST 20 1 0 5 9
thinking like water to concoct them.

Photo of Ed Crocker Courtesy of Santa Fe Real Estate Guide


$12 Million
in Sales *

Dream Homes Available... Pending...

125 Tano Road $2,400,000 MLS-201003905 103 #68 Catron $550,000 MLS-906007
33 Primrose $1,699,000 MLS-201002921 4 Redondo Peak $439,000 MLS-901362
1170-B Camino San Acacio $1,099,000 MLS-201004044 1705 ½ Agua Fria, #A $325,000 MLS-903287
100 Mountain Top $990,000 MLS-201002892 268 Camino De La Sierra $295,000 MLS-201002139
1110 Camino San Acacio $719,000 MLS-906231
317 Magdalena $599,000 MLS-201003874
1047-C Camino San Acacio $595,000 MLS-807338
611-A Alarid NEW PRICE $539,000 MLS-201000018 Land to Build Your Own
101 Monte Vista Place #3B $379,000 MLS-201002500 518 Camino Cabra NEW PRICE $295,000 MLS-904219
1713 Montano - B $349,999 MLS-201002960 31 Sangre de Cristo NEW PRICE $240,000 MLS-900266
8 Spirit Run $295,000 MLS-201002949 8 Corte Ladera $150,000 MLS-906720
1379 Santa Rosa NEW PRICE $299,000 MLS-201003597 60 La Pradera $138,000 MLS-904908
529 Cortez Street $229,000 MLS-201001194 4 Corte Ladera $125,000 MLS-906719
1414 Hyde Park Coming Soon 1255 Maez Road NEW PRICE $25,000 MLS-906373
* Since January 2009



8.10 REG adobe walls at 217 Camino del Norte
Photos by Jane Phillips/The New Mexican

A beautiful Meem house

Story by Paul Weideman ~ Photography by Jane Phillips

Here is a prize of Santa Fe real estate, featuring a and a Sub Zero refrigerator paneled like the cabinets. The
collection of living spaces boasting elegant country kitchen is contiguous with a sitting room that offers a
comfort, with carved beams and beautifully plastered plaster-and-brick fireplace and an antiqued library hutch.
walls. The main house by the renowned Santa Fe architect The whole, long room is lit by six square skylights, a pair of
John Gaw Meem was completed in 1947; it predates the glass and tin chandeliers, and numerous windows.
Governor’s Mansion, just a few stones’ throws away, by The spacious living room has brick floors, a great
six years. The adobe house was enhanced with a 1993 fireplace, and a ceiling of carved beams and corbels. The
substantial addition by Woods Architect Builders. ceiling treatment in the master bedroom adds another
The 5.4-acre property also holds a guest house and layer: two huge, carved beams support vigas and boards.
caretaker’s house; the residential spaces comprise seven The floors are wide-plank wood, and the radiator covers
bedrooms and a dozen bathrooms and total 8,500 square have the characteristic Meem wooden covers with
feet. It is located off Camino Encantado, between Bishop’s lightning-motif cutouts.
Lodge Road and Old Taos Highway. In the addition, Sharon Woods did a fine job, achieving
8.10 REG adobe walls at 217 Camino del Norte
From a splendidly landscaped front area, the visitor an authentic look — dark and cozy — that well suits the
Photos by Jane Phillips/The New Mexican
enters a foyer with a kiva fireplace and a ceiling of latillas historic house. In this section are bedrooms and a sitting
set herringbone-style on vigas. A pair of deep pocket doors room with a bay window looking out to old apple trees. A
open into the formal dining room. Gracing the large, gallery leads past a courtyard rose garden and down stairs
bright kitchen are colorful, Talavera-tile countertops and to the “Lodge,” a big, double room with perfect carpeting,
backsplashes; white-painted wood cabinets, the uppers with mud-straw walls, and dominated by a massive fireplace
glass door panels; and a long, table-style island. Equipment built with river stones. This is a wonderful, quiet space that
includes a Viking range/oven, a Kitchen Aid dishwasher, seems to recall the old, national park lodges.



8.10 REG adobe walls at 217 Camino del Norte
Photos by Jane Phillips/The New Mexican



8.10 REG adobe walls at 217 Camino del Norte
Photos by Jane Phillips/The New Mexican

8.10 REG adobe walls at 217 Camino

del Norte
Photos by Jane Phillips/The New

8.10 REG adobe walls at 217 Camino del Norte

Photos by Jane Phillips/The New Mexican

Around a corner are steps leading up to fantastic, little The brick walk to the guest house first leads to a kidney-
roof deck with seating, a fireplace, and tin and painted- shaped swimming pool with a semicircular banco, then to a
plaster art pieces. The mountain views are terrific. deck with a hot tub, and, on the other side, a koi pond with
Photo by Kim Kurian The main rear portal (outside of the kitchen, the dining bulrushes.
8.10 REG adobe walls at 217 Camino del
room, and the master bedroom) is deep and long, shaded The Woods-built guest house has a wonderful, old-
Photos by Jane Phillips/The New Mexican by a roof of split wood on vigas and featuring a fireplace fashioned “bunkhouse” feeling, the living and dining rooms
and a built-in grill. You look out to a wide, oval lawn separated by a 2-sided stone fireplace.
bordered with ornamental junipers, currants, sand cherries, The property at 217 Camino Del Norte is listed for
and young aspens, and shaded by a mature tree-of-heaven. $4,375,000. Contact Paul Geoffrey, the listing broker with
Beyond is a lower lawn ringed by flowering perennials. Santa Fe Properties, with inquiries.
Here and there on the property are healthy, old piñons.




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Studio|$244,900 | MLS# 201003352 HACIENDAS PARADE OF HOME ENTRY
Don’t miss this year’s Chapman Homes’ entry.
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A stylish casita frames the private patio in this
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Los Arcangeles | San Miguel de Allende Casa Amor Casa Aldea Casa de Verano
$17,500,000 | MLS 807611 $1,500,000 | MLS 201002062 $725,000 | MLS 201001770 $450,000 | MLS 201002611

Casa Bella Vista Casa Romantica

$1,075,000 | MLS 902601 $1,500,000 | MLS 201001772

Villa Lucci Casa Paraiso

$1,775,000 | MLS 201000466 $1,275,000 | MLS 906389

Rancho De Las Barrancas

Casa Serena Casa Fiesta
$1,550,000 | MLS 906141 $795,000 | MLS 906267 $1,650,000 | MLS 201002147


35 Vista Lagunitas - $150,000 7 Via Diamante - $195,000 64 Heartstone Drive - $235,000
1500 Mirada Road - $675,000 9 Via Diamante - $180,000 37 Heartstone Drive - $295,000
1931 Cerro Escondido - $465,000 11 Via Diamante - $160,000 43 Heartstone Drive - $245,000
712 Calle Beatrice - $160,000 15 Via Diamante - $180,000 69 Heartstone Drive - $345,000
729 Calle Beatrice - $150,000 17 Via Diamante - $200,000 18 Via Diamante - $295,000
8 Vista Valle Grande - $250,000 19 Via Diamante - $190,000 13 Tano Escondido - $595,000 ON WAIVER

12 Vista Valle Grande - $250,000

San Miguel De Allende

2 Lots on Calle Beatrice Casa Corazon Casa Diamante Villeros Luxury Villas
Starting at $335,000 $700,000 | MLS 201001838 $825,000 | 201002606 2 Remain starting at $547,000


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It’s stone cold gorgeous
Selecting stone for your home and knowledge of the characteristics of Limestone of different shades combined
remodeling or building project can be each stone type you are considering. I with black slate could be used to create a
overwhelming and confusing, there are so personally have marble in my kitchen (not dramatic floor in an entrance foyer. There
many choices. Let’s focus on countertop usually recommended by sales people) is reclaimed floor material to consider as
surfaces for the moment. Natural stone and many kitchens in Europe have had well; how about an aged limestone-tile
such as granite, marble, soapstone, marble tops in their kitchens for many floor planked along with richly colored
quartzite, or basalt; and engineered stone decades. My husband and I are aware of hardwood? Simply stunning!
like Caesarstone, HanStone or Silestone, the issues around marble as a countertop Real stone tiles, in my opinion, provide
which are natural quartz combined with and have found it to be not a problem. We a level of obvious luxury in the home.
high-quality polymer resin... all are think it’s gorgeous and after five years of Because it is natural, no two tiles are
beautiful in their own right. And the list use, it still looks terrific. exactly the same. Stone is porous and LISA SAMUEL
goes on. Stone or stonelike surfaces can be must be finished with a penetrating sealer
You are most likely concerned about utilized in a variety of creative ways in to prevent staining. A good rule of thumb The vast array of stone to choose from
durability, cost, aesthetics, maintenance, your interior design, including on floors is that honed surfaces wear better than is phenomenal. My recommendation is
and in today’s world the impact on our and walls (interior or exterior). Imagine polished surfaces, which can etch with to get some professional advice before
environment. No wonder this can be a beautiful, bush-hammered white juice, wine, or cleaning chemicals. making such a big decision because it is,
perplexing. quartzite in a niche, subtly bathed in light Architecturally, a fireplace is a great after all, stone cold gorgeous!
First, consider how you move through as a backdrop to a lovely objet d’art. Or opportunity to design a marvelous focal
and use your space on a daily basis. If it is perhaps chiseled limestone juxtaposed point for a room, and using natural stone Lisa Samuel, ASID, IIDA, NMLID #313 is
a kitchen surface, whether the countertop with brushed limestone set in a vertical or engineered stone can be absolutely a Santa Fe native and the owner/president of
or floor, this room is prone to more running bond pattern as a surround for striking. Consider the grand statement Samuel Design Group, located in the ArtYard
substances that have the possibility for your soaking tub: GORGEOUS. The made by a large hunk of natural sandstone Lofts at the Railyard. Lisa is an award-winning
staining or burning. Your choice should possibilities are limited only by your as the mantle, surrounded by clay plaster interior designer, lighting designer, and furniture
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Health issues related to water
I start this column with the disclaimer most nitrate levels ranged from “Not low concentrations in drinking water,
that I am neither a medical doctor nor Detected” to 3ppm, which is indicative it helps strengthen teeth and bones. At
a health professional. I searched the of the local background level of nitrate concentrations above 2 mg/l (ppm),
major public health sites to find succinct that is naturally occurring. Nitrate is an negative impacts can result. Long-term
answers to the most frequently recurring excellent indicator of sewage and septic exposure to high levels of fluoride in
health inquiries by our customers. contamination. Elevated occurrences water can result in coloration of the
First, nitrate. Some consumers on in nitrate levels, including several wells teeth (fluorosis). At levels above 4 ppm
private wells have questioned whether over the MCL and with nitrate as high as (the EPA’s MCL) more severe impacts,
or not they should be concerned with 31.9ppm, are believed to represent local including alteration of bone density
nitrate because the current EPA standard occurrences of septic leakage. resulting in arthritis and tooth damage,
(MCL or maximum contamination In New Mexico, septic systems have may occur. In some areas, including the
level) of 10 ppm nitrate for drinking contaminated more ground water and City of Santa Fe, fluoride compounds are
water is specifically designed to protect wells than all other sources combined. added to the water to strengthen teeth All these constituents are easily
infants less than six months old from Coliform bacteria, including fecals, have and reduce decay. This practice is not removed from drinking water, but their
acquired methemoglobinemia (“blue baby been detected in some private domestic without controversy. presence is only detectable through
syndrome”) caused by ingesting nitrate in wells in areas contaminated by on-site Arsenic occurs commonly in ground laboratory (and not onsite) testing.
drinking water. septic systems. The EPA recommends that water in the Santa Fe area, particularly Nitrate, fluoride and arsenic are tasteless
The major sources of nitrates are private water supplies be tested annually in the northwest quadrant. The MCL and odorless and their concentration,
erosion of natural deposits, runoff from for nitrate and coliform bacteria. The for arsenic was recently decreased to if present, can actually be increased by
fertilizer use in agricultural areas, sewage agency also cautions consumers to be 0.01ppm. Long term (chronic) exposure boiling.
(proximity to the lots and pens of horses aware of activities in the local watershed to arsenic has been linked to cancer of
and other animals), and leaching from that could affect well water. the bladder, lungs, skin, kidneys, nasal Stephen Wiman has a background in earth
septic tanks. This latter cause is well Fluoride is a naturally occurring passages, liver, and prostate. Health effects science (Ph.D. in geology) and is the owner of
documented in the Santa Fe area. We mineral known to occur locally. It is from short term (acute) exposure to high Good Water Company in Santa Fe. He may
know from the 2009 Santa Fe Water Fair, considered a beneficial nutrient and is doses of arsenic can include damage to be reached at 505-471-9036 and skwiman@
in which 475 wells were sampled, that present in trace amounts in the body. At the liver and kidneys. goodwatercompany.com.


Growing with green leaps and bounds
This is the third in a series of stories
about the building of an affordable,
green house in Santa Fe

But by September, she

By Paul Weideman decided it would be better to

new house for Amy Summa and have a good, larger house for
her daughter and son, Olivia and future years when Spencer
Spencer, is taking shape on Santa and Olivia would be coming
Fe’s west side. At the beginning of the year, home from college for
Amy, coordinator of arts education for Christmas.
the Santa Fe Public Schools, hoped the “It was an opportunity
house would be finished by late spring and I had insurance to pay
when school was out. She and her building for a new house,” Summa
contractor, Dennis Niedermier, aren’t said. “They paid me three-
quite making that schedule, but it’s been a quarters of the value of
fascinating process for her. the house and it was very
“It’s now all framed and looks really tempting to just sit on it, but
cool,” she told a reporter’s voicemail on especially the way things are
June 2. “I’d love to tell you about how much in the economy, I’d rather
fun I’m having. Everyone always talks about have a house than cash.
how miserable it must be building your So in September I started
own house. Dennis has been pretty flexible working with David Tinker,
about saying, ‘Oh, sure. We can move the who was the architect on our
window.’ It’s so exciting to have something first house, and my daughter
so wonderful come out of disaster.” and son have gotten
On June 17, 2009, the Summas, just a involved a little in planning
few months after losing husband and father the house.”
Henry Summa, a renowned glass artist, The Summas had their
to cancer, lost their 18-year-old house at building permit on March
18. By mid-May, the trusses on the ground
the top of Coyote Ridge Road to fire. The
blaze was started by roofers using a torch to building site — roughly
seal joints with hot tar. It’s not an unusual the same as that of the
procedure, but on this day flammable first house — was cleared,
material in the roof ’s substructure was with piles of insulation and
ignited. By the time anything was noticed, radiant-heat tubing ready
it was too late. to go.
There are no fire hydrants nearby and “See this cutout?” Summa
Summa later said it took a long time for said, walking over to the
firefighters to get any water on the burning north corner of the site.
“That was going to be my Roof trusses at the Summa homestead and (above right) in place in the new house
house using tankers. The new house is
being designed with a 500-gallon storage coat closet, but it would
tank, and a special pump, in the garage. have killed this apricot tree. cost under $200 per square foot, and for a strive for a real tight house, but that can
“At first I wasn’t sure I wanted to build So we shifted it.” It was an example of the “Gold” certification from BuildGreen New make indoor air quality a problem, so we
another house; I thought maybe I’d just give-and-take process between owner and Mexico. A big factor in the scoring for the have a system with a 24/7 low-speed fan in
renovate this studio,” the owner said. The builder. green award has to do with insulation and the bathroom, then I have a fresh-air pipe
building she has lived in since the fire Once sitework was done and the air-tightness. coming in, typically into the mechanical
started out as her husband’s shop. She foundation was completed, vertical “I consistently go for a very low blower- room, which is a warm area of the house.
pointed to his glass-blowing bench along construction seemed to happen very door test,” the builder said. “For that, you So you have a healthy air exchange in the
one wall. Later, the couple enlarged the quickly. Suddenly, there was a house, albeit close the house, then they put a plastic house.”
studio and it also had a space for her work in skeleton form. door like at the entrance from the garage Adherence to the city’s Residential Green
in jewelry design. Later it was used as a Niedermier, who builds affordable, green with a fan hooked into a computer and Building Code is enforced by individuals
guest house. houses, has been aiming for a final house it measures the pressure in the house. I who monitor and score home construction



“We don’t have approvals yet for what when we’re done, we’ll come in here with
advanced framing could be. Hopefully, a thermal-imaging gun and we’ll look
CID, the city, the IBC, the IRC, and the ICC for spots. In a conventional house, the
will all get their acts together on this.” sun’s beating on it and you can count the
He mentioned a bunch of code agencies: studs with the gun. In my last house, you
the New Mexico Construction Industries can’t see them because it’s like continuous
Division, the International Building Code, insulation.
the International Residential Code, and the “The gun is a great tool. For me, it helped
International Code Council. me do a much better job sealing the light-
“The last two homes I built absolutely fixture receptacles.”
don’t need air conditioning,” Niedermier On July 16, Amy Summa showed off
said. “You just need to seal them good and the new, energy-efficient windows, and
tight.” the OSB sheathing, that had been installed
And mitigate “thermal bridging,” which on her house. Inside, she enthused about
happens when gaps in building insulation a pull-down ladder for access to an attic
— for example, where there are wall studs under a pitched-roof section of the house.
in a conventional stick-framed house — Mid-afternoon three days later,
allow heat or cold to be conducted through Niedermier and a crew had finished
walls. applying insulating foam to a flat roof
“One inch of this foam,” the builder said, section. It was close to 100 degrees and
pointing to a wall at the Summa house, he was close to exhaustion. Plus his foam
based on the Home Energy Rating System (Leadership in Energy & Environmental “is pretty close to R7 and that’s over all spray nozzle had stopped working, so he
(HERS). The HERS rater on the Summa Design) certification program. “I do, but the areas where traditionally you have like was going to take it home and fix it.
project is Stephen Onstad, who has the Los LEED is more problematic,” he said. The R-0, where the studs hit the wall. And The project continues.
Cerrillos company EverGreen Building HERS rating is only 15 or 20 percent of
Solutions. what goes into LEED and BuildGreen New
“We check visually,” he answered to a Mexico certifications. It’s also about where
question about the means employed by your building materials come from and
HERS raters. “The concept in Santa Fe, about the site and the house orientation,
and the sustainabile building tax credit resource-efficiency and transportation,
that New Mexico has, revolve around recycling, water, and indoor air quality,
third-party verification, rather than the old which is very big: there are more points on
concept of just putting a sign in front of air quality than for energy.”
the house that says ‘Green Builder.’ We do During a mid-June visit to the Summa
a load calculation to determine how tight house project, Niedermier and a cabinet
the building is going to be and what the R installer were having a conversation about
[insulation] values are, and we model it in an emerging green-building strategy
a software.” called “advanced framing.” The cabinet
Besides his HERS work, Onstad also man complained that it may be more
handles scoring in the national LEED problematic to hang an 18-inch cabinet, for
example, with studs set on 24-inch centers.
A page about advanced framing on the
website greenbuildingadvisor.com states,
“Frame walls with 2x6s on 24-inch centers
rather than 2x4s every 16 inches can save
a lot of wood and increase the energy
performance of a house because it makes
more room for insulation.”
For his part, Niedermier said, “Structural
engineers way over-engineer. Architects
like to overbuild. Builders like to have
economies. If a builder did what he wanted,
it would all be on 8-foot squares.”
On the potential cabinet problem, he said
the solution sometimes would simply be
to nail a horizontal piece of wood between
studs to anchor the cabinet. “You do
blocking if you need to, mostly for hanging
Builders like Dennis Niedermier save wood by using uppers. The base cabs hang to each other
lumber finger-jointed from shorter pieces that
really good. Amy Summa in her family’s new home (not quite finished)
traditionally have been thrown away




Stories of Santa Fe’s real wealth

During the month of July, I was and his team at the Santa Fe Convention the Plaza.
involved in a true labor of love. The Santa and Visitors Bureau for getting these Courtney Caswell, owner of The Shed,
Fe Association of Realtors is working promotional materials out promptly. offered his family history where the
to entice the 2012 National Association In helping to promote Santa Fe over business was started in Burro Alley as
of Realtors (NAR) Government Affairs other potential destinations, a number a shed meeting the simple meal needs
Directors annual conference to come to of local organizations and individuals of local workers. Simplicity remains an
Santa Fe. Not surprising in these tough deserve recognition. Simon Brackley with important ingredient for his restaurant,
economic times, Santa Fe is competing the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce met ensuring that their recipes endure.
with Lake Tahoe, Nevada and Bend, us at the Railyard and talked about all Michael Namingha described the art of
Oregon. the great attractions in Santa Fe. Ryan his father and brother as well as his own
To take on the challenge, our Stark with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum eclectic art.
association had the help of the Greater shared stills of O’Keeffe’s art along with A special thanks to Mayor David Coss are the hallmark of Santa Fe spas. And
Albuquerque Association of Realtors. tips about the prominence of the Santa Fe for his highlights of the City Different the owner of Osteria D’Assisi, Cav. Lino
A giant thank you goes to Michael art community. and Councilor Patti Bushee on bike with Pertusini, told how he hikes for porcini
Patrick, the group’s communications Liz Serendip with Ortega’s on the Plaza her helmet sporting the news of how and chanterelle mushrooms just minutes
director, for his tremendous assistance in happily shared just what is Santa Fe style, Santa Fe more than supports the great from the Plaza for the enjoyment of his
pulling together a promotional video to wearing unique and stunning jewelry that outdoors with a plethora of hiking and customers.
help garner support for Santa Fe as the will be admired by all. Monica Sosaya biking trails. Rounding up with a tour of These rich stories are the fabric of our
conference location. Halford offered stories of Hispanic history the New Mexico History Museum, John community and help us to attract visitors
Keith Toler with the Santa Fe and the Spanish Market while presenting McCarthey described the rich history of from far and near.
Convention and Visitors Bureau readily artistic wares destined to win accolades. our people and their experiences taming
pitched in to help promote Santa Fe. A Michelle Miano with the Randell Davey the Wild West. Donna M. Reynolds is chief executive of the
personalized letter was crafted to send to Audubon Center and Sanctuary spoke Mary Baudreau with the Estrellas Santa Fe Association of Realtors. Contact her
NAR Government Affairs Directors along of Santa Fe’s secret birding places and Moraccan Spa discussed the at 982-8385 or donna@sfar.com.
with a Santa Fe Guide. Kudos to Keith family fun hidden just a few miles from individualized body treatments that

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Adobe Realty of Santa Fe, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Milestone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
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