A Quiet Oasis in Santa Fe
- 5 Beds
- 2 Baths
- 2 3/4 Ba
- 3,162.00 Sq. Ft.
- 1.01 Acres
- Prime Location
- Guest House
- Extra Kitchen
- Balcony / Terrace
PENDING. Just minutes from Upper Canyon Road and the Dale Ball Trails, this stunning home in Valle Lejano will simply take your breath away. Every corner of this compound is exquisite with great attention-to-detail and custom woodwork. Designed to echo the natural tones and textures of northern New Mexico and embracing an Asian aesthetic, the warmth and beauty are all-encompassing. The light and shadows in each room are unique, directed and meaningful. This is accomplished at times with small windows, at other times, large ones; or by adding wooden slats or Japanese shoji screens. Each window is a picture frame focusing on a specific glimpse of nature.
Exotic wood doors and cabinetry play beautifully against the soft tone of wood and cork floors and the American Clay walls that absorb light, sound and moisture. This lovely, ever present, quiet beauty extends to the portals and gardens. Just entering the front gate makes it clear that this will be a unique adventure. The gardens are natural, and well-designed with subtle shifting of color, mature evergreens and lovely live canopies intertwined with intriguing walkways. Brick and stone paths lead to various places of interest; a nice area to rest, a lovely walking path, the guest house, the meditation room, and of course, the main house. The front portal, with its mortise and tenon posts and beams, pitched wooden roof and plank floor, is the perfect place to enjoy a meal with friends, have a quiet conversation with family, read a good book or just relax and enjoy the gardens.
Inside, the great room is expansive and inviting. The focal point is a unique wood stove sheltered within a wall of stacked stone. Wood cabinets, plank floors and a ceiling with skylight bays highlight antique shoji screens and divided windows. The kitchen is perfect with a bank of wood and glass cabinetry, a natural edge granite countertop, stacked stone wall, Viking appliances and a butcher block island. Open to the living and dining areas, the chef will always be part of the conversation in a kitchen that is truly one-of-a-kind. In the stunning dining area a bank of huge floor to ceiling windows brings the outside tableside with an immersion of nature.
Adjacent to the living area are two bedrooms that share a 3⁄4 bath and a master suite with full bath and walk-in closet. Currently, one of the rooms is a yoga room with tatami mats and screens. Off the kitchen is an oversized office/ den/bedroom with full bath, wood stove, closet, built-in cabinets and shoji screen windows.
The one bedroom guest house with kitchenette and 3⁄4 bath has the same engaging qualities as the main house with hand-hewn wood entryways, clay walls, plank ceilings and exquisite light. A detached 2-car garage has an adjoining, beamed, fully-insulated workshop/studio with woodstove, high ceilings, great wall space and perfect light... any artist’s dream come true. A freestanding meditation room and a wooden, gas-fired, hot tub with redwood deck are nestled in the pines as an added bonus.