Santa Fe Real Estate Guide July 2011



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Santa Fe Real Estate Guide July 2 011 uSinG SolaR EnERGy • villa alEGRE GaRdEn club touR Historic Eastside Living 586 CAMINO DEL MONTE SOL Historic Adobe – built in 1922 by Fremont Ellis, one of Santa Fe’s Cinco Pintores, this captivating gated estate includes a classic updated Pueblo-style residence, a studio or guesthouse, and enchanting patios. 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths with a total of 4,330 sq ft on .34 acres. MLS# 201102216 Offered at $1,395,000 5 CERRO GORDO Sheldon Parsons House and Studio – Over the decades since Sheldon Parsons, one of Santa Fe’s earliest resident artists, purchased this site for his home, the estate has been updated for modern living while preserving the original footprint and architectural details. 2 bedrooms, 3 baths with a total of 3,706 sq ft on .3079 acres. MLS# 201004702 Offered at $1,275,000 We Know Santa Fe Real Estate TIM VAN CAMP See these and all Santa Fe listings on our website: Direct 505.984.5118 Mobile 505.690.2750 [email protected] RAY RUSH Direct 505.984.5117 Mobile 505.577.5117 [email protected] 231 Washington Avenue • 505.988.8088 587 CAMiNO DEL MONTE SOL w L T IS IN G $2,325,000 Art of LIVING t the end of a private lane, this authentic adobe home and guest house on a very rare 1.9-acre site offer a unique opportunity for the creation of an exceptional estate. Expansion might include a studio, tennis court, or pool. The beginnings of the 2,800 sq ft home date to the early 20th century and feature traditional thick adobe walls, vigas, and wood floors. There are mountain views from a classic portal looking out onto a lawn. This property is a special slice of old Santa Fe. MLS# 201104150 A Ne Fine properties to suit your Santa Fe lifestyle Ne w LI I ST NG w Ne I PR Ce 1117 Sangre de CriSto $849,000 Delightfully remodeled North side home with mountain views on a 1.27-acre corner lot. The main level of the home features an open floor plan with kitchen featuring brand new appliances and cabinetry, expanded master bedroom with a tastefully reconfigured bath, an inviting living room with beams, fireplace, and Sangre views. Downstairs is a den with its own entrance and fireplace. MLS# 201102657 213 Camino enCantado $1,295,000 Perfectly situated on Camino Encantado, this home feels like it is in the country, but is only 2 miles from the Plaza. A large entry portal welcomes guests into the foyer with a grand, circular wooden staircase. The 4,450 sq ft home offers 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, beams, carved corbels, gourmet kitchen and a master suite that occupies the entire 2nd floor. Lovely garden and entertainment patio. MLS# 201004150 1007-1009 Camino Santander $745,000 Georgia O'Keeffe meets the Eastside in this luxuriously updated historic compound. On two lots, this private setting offers views and seclusion in a prime location. Features include a sybaritic master suite with expansive bath, 2 walk-in closets, elegant and light-filled living room, plus top-of-the-line kitchen and dining room. The adobe guest house, in it’s own private setting, overlooks a gorgeous stone patio. MLS# 201102131 For your new and evolving Santa Fe lifestyle, trust the Santa Fe Team to find your ideal property. Amid nature’s splendor – Culture, Tradition, Community – savor the Art of Living! Santa Fe Team w w w. s a n t a f e t e a m . c o m Jennifer Gallagher, 505.660.8793 • Moo Thorpe, 505.780.0310 • Chris Haynes, 505.660.6121 Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark. 326 Grant Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501 • 505.988.2533 • 800.409.7325 H OME JU LY 2 0 11 3 PAGE 3 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- SANTA FE’S MARKET LEADER We are Local Experts with a Global Reach ABIGAIL DAVIDSON CRS, ABR, SRES, CLHMS 505.570.0335 ROXANNE APPLE 505.660.5998 IN TOWN PIED-A-TERRE PROPERTIES T AC TR ON RC DE UN sophisticAted zocAlo $343,500 lush lARRiBAs compound $375,000 chic in-town studio $205,000 AdoBe hAciendA on tAno RoAd $835,000 Looking for a super energy efficient home just 8 minutes to town? Set back off Tano Road among the abundant cumulus clouds and starry skies stands this handcrafted, much loved, adobe/frame home. Built in a “U” shape around a large courtyard, this flexible 2 bedroom—plus bonus room—plus huge studio Hacienda has diamond plaster walls, high beamed ceilings, a large family room, and a rear garden. The large roomy kitchen is the heart of this home. Designed with privacy and energy conservation as dual priorities, the home is quiet in only a way adobe can be. MLS# 201103056 lA cAsA tRAnquilA $825,000 Sublime soft contemporary Northern New Mexico home off Tano Road. Extraordinary light, landscaping, and living spaces. Two bedrooms, two offices plus a one bedroom one bath guesthouse. Extraordinary interior courtyard. Single level—no steps with very flexible configuration. A sheer delight! MLS# 201102817 Co-listed with Charles Weber. IS SANTA FE CALLING YOU? THEN CALL US! 326 Grant Avenue • 505.988.2533 4 J U LY 2 011 H OM E Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark. BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW KEVIN BOBOLSKY 505.470.6263 [email protected] The Best Addresses NEW LISTING MARILYN FOSS [email protected] 505.231.2500 NEW LISTING Featured in Architectural Digest Simply the best. This contemporary with superb finishes is undoubtedly one of the most distinctive and architecturally pleasing homes in Santa Fe. Hard-troweled plaster and museum quality wall space allows for showcasing fine art and the Sangre and Jemez Mountains. Split floor plan, 3 generous and private bedroom suites, professional Italian Boffi kitchen. #201006155 71 Via paMpa $1,965,000 Astonishing one-of-a-kind gated estate compound on Circle Drive. Comprised of a stunning 7,535 sq ft adobe main home plus a 1BR gatehouse and 2BR guesthouse. Sited atop a 4.33 acre knoll providing 360-degree city and mountain views. The ultimate entertainer’s home, a dramatic infinity edge pool with waterfalls, a putting green and nature trails complete the compound. #201102875 price Upon Request. ULTiMaTE ciRcLE dRiVE coMpoUnd Enjoying an enviable location on the historic Eastside, this impeccably restored adobe residence in a private compound is a short walk from the historic Santa Fe Plaza and Canyon Road. In addition to 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, the home features an attached 1-bedroom guest casita, a chef's kitchen, an elegant sala, lovely hardwood flooring, vigas, graceful archways, 3 kiva fireplaces, and a portal with a colorful mural. 345 dELgado STREET $1,595,000 NEW PRICE 7-Acre Beaver Lodge Lake Dramatic views of canyons, mountains and miles and miles of colorful Abiquiu landscape are visible from this immensely appealing Pueblo-style home and separate studio/guest house. 149 acres of mesa top and softly hued arroyos with trails. The main house is one-level and open with a charming kitchen. The picture windows in the guest bedroom/sunroom frame the view of Pedernal Mountain. #201102570 TainToR Ranch – ABIQUIU AREA $995,000 Where the Rio Chama and Chamita rivers converge. A recreational paradise with fishing, hiking and horseback riding on beautiful varied terrain with rivers, natural springs, lakes and plentiful wildlife. 300+ acres with meadows, aspen, cottonwoods, ponderosa pines and 1 mile of Chama River frontage. Scenic beyond belief. Roads, horse corrals, stable, hay and tack barn. #201000572 doS RioS Ranch – CHAMA NOW $1,800,000 350 acre +/- fenced and gated alpine and aspen meadow retreat, completely rebuilt compound includes main house, guest house, studio, garages and barn plus additional outbuildings. Unsurpassed natural beauty. Historic cabins and stables. Numerous spring fed ponds. The Rito de Gascon runs through the ranch and the Gascon Trail borders the east property line.Additional acreage available. #201001751 Rociada SpRingS Ranch $3,800,000 Now 50% SOLD OUT! 610–617 gaRcia STREET Six single family homes with views built by the renowned team of Doug McDowell and Jim Satzinger to the highest standards of green building. Energy efficient, one-level, universal designs built for quality and comfort. 2 and 3 bedroom homes, most with casitas, ample natural light, great art walls, open concept, landscaped portals and entry courtyards. Sustainable and responsible living with energy renewable photovoltaic, solar and thermal features providing energy savings and healthy, clean living environments. Starting at $1,485,000 McDowell • Satzinger’s Newest Project Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark. 231 Washington Avenue • 505.988.8088 • PAGE 5 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- Emily Ivette Garcia Real Estate Broker, CRS E IC PR ER OW L Excellence in Real Estate, with a touch of grace... Railyard Neighborhood 207 CLOSSON STREET MLS# 201100640 $450,000 812C CALLE SARAGOSA 400 acres, MLS# 201102257 $225,000 Central Santa Fe LOT 3, RANCHO DE SAN JUAN MLS# 201101973 $100,000 Ojo Caliente, NM Lamy, NM The Summit Nor th 1445 NEVADO RIDGE MLS# 201003370 $990,000 Historic Eastside 112 LA VEREDA MLS# 906568 $799,000 6 CERRO CIRCLE MLS# 903266 $75,000 W NE G IN IST L SILVER CITY, NM 400 acres, MLS# 201006181 $1,980,000 400 Acre Sanctuary Capitol Neighborhood 1245 MADRID ROAD MLS# 201101980 $575,000 61 SHORECLIFF DRIVE MLS# 903718 $395,000 Ramah, NM 10 PETROGLYPH PLACE MLS# 901951 $675,000 Abiquiu, NM 117A PASEO NOPAL MLS# 201002699 $650,000 Country Living Galisteo House & Studio 13 MARCELINA MLS# 201000685 $769,000 Stamm in Casa Alegre 2403 MACLOVIA CIRCLE MLS# 201101573 $325,000 W NE G IN IST L The Compound Condos 653 CANYON ROAD, NUMBER 16 MLS# 201003229 $750,000 64 RANCHO DE SAN JUAN ROAD MLS# 201101977 $875,000 Ojo Caliente, NM Dramatic Nambe 189 COUNTY ROAD 113 MLS# 201102698 $650,000 231 Washington Avenue • 505.988.8088 Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark. 6 J U LY 2 011 H OM E [email protected] DIRECT: 505.955.7963 CELL: 505.699.6644 BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW SANTA FE’S MARKET LEADER We are Local Experts with a Global Reach HiLLSiDE LUXURy AT SUMMiT Santa Fe Summit – Dazzling grand, this 5BR, 5.5BA residence is sited amid a swirl of Sangre and Jemez Mountain views and valley vistas. From the elegant entry salon to the gently curved formal dining, stylish kitchen and informal dining, den and private master suite, it opens out to portales, patios and terraces. it is a great house to share and for entertaining in a stunning setting. MLS 807559 HiSTORiC CAnyOn ROAD in the heart of it all this remodeled 2BR, 2BA home with 2nd floor den and view deck shines. The entry courtyard transports you to a lush world with rocked path, wildly wonderful plantings and kiva. A grand living room with handsome fireplace overlooks the garden. Master and 2nd bedroom are both on the main level along with an outstanding kitchen and den/dining room stands alongside. MLS 201102871 CREST OF COyOTE HiLLS Off the Old Santa Fe Trail minutes from town this 2BR, 2BA, 2-story home on 4.63 acres is luminous. The great room with wood ceilings, vigas, kiva and a wall of windows looks to the rolling and tree-covered terrain. A new kitchen includes slab granite counters and center island. The landscape, graced with pinon, juniper and an arroyo is stunning. 2nd floor master is view-filled. MLS 201102892 COzy On CLOSSOn Moments from restaurants, galleries and shops, this charming 1-bedroom casita in the Closson Compound is the perfect pied-a-terre. Graced with brick floors, wood ceilings, vigas, kiva fireplace and a successful kitchen, the floorplan is open, living spaces are comfortable in classic Santa Fe style and the location is exceptional for everyday living or as weekend retreat. MLS 201101061 OFFERED AT $1,850,000 OFFERED AT $949,000 OFFERED AT $515,000 OFFERED AT $224,900 H O M E T E A M S A N TA F E 505•470•9383 DAVID ROSEN: CHRISTOPHER ROCCA: 505•490•2999 visit our portfolio of outstanding homes & homesites at w w w . h o m e te a m s a n t a f e . c o m w w w. t h i n k s a n t a f e . c o m Custom built 3BR, 2BA Pueblo-style home with lovely flagstone patios/walkways in the Ridges. Located on a private 3.67 acre lot and sited for expansive views of the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. #201102218 172 pRincipe de paZ $475,000 Hyde Park Estates newer (1998) adobe/frame home with solar Well-maintained Villa Cab home on huge 1/3 acre lot. Kiva water and space heating, radiant floor, DSL. Single level with a (gas) fireplace, nichos, vigas, skylights, Talavera tile, wood few steps to laundry room and a 2-car garage. Huge sunset floors under carpet. High desert mature landscaping and covviews. #201005746 ered portal in the backyard. #201003278 3217 paseo del monte $520,000 2526 calle delfino $349,000 320 aRtist Road, #75 Seller finance option! Furnishings included! Short-term rental potential! This Ft. Marcy Compound 1BR, 1BA, corner end unit is one of the most private condos in the entire complex. Onsite storage. #900106 8 J U LY 2 011 H OM E $215,000 Two bedroom, two bath passive solar home on 13 acres. Desirable dead-end road near Lone Butte, movie ranches and horse hospital. Five horse pens, mountain views, huge fenced dog yard, and private well. #906121 18 highview lane $370,000 MARYJOY FORD Direct: 946.4043 Cell: 577.0177 326 Grant Avenue • 505.988.2533 231 Washington Avenue • 505.988.8088 Operated by Sotheby’s international Realty, inc. Sotheby’s international Realty® is a registered trademark. BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW We are Local Experts with a Global Reach SANTA FE’S MARKET LEADER A compound of comfortable luxury and seclusion with breathtaking views on 5.77 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. $3,200,000 masterpiece compounD W NE E IC PR Expanses of open views in every direction yet total serene privacy. Wonderful floorplan! Several living spaces, with panoramic views. High, pitched ceilings, stained concrete and marble floors, fun open concept kitchen. Outdoor living spaces look over Galisteo Basin. Stunning pool environment. $780,000 rancHito santuario A historic adobe in perfect location downtown, it is a pretty walk 3 blocks to the Plaza. 18 lovely guest rooms with stylish baths, plus livein manager’s suite. Charming breakfast great room; elegant, comfortable public spaces, patios and deck. Loaded with character, ambiance, and Santa Fe style. Parking lot. Established perennial landscaping. $2,950,000 santa fe’s finest b&b Exquisite European-style villa with high beamed ceilings, beeswax rubbed Venetian plaster walls, Italian tile floors, antique doors and columns, the loveliest finishes and fixtures, and on 11 acres as private as a palazzo in Piacenza. Expansive rooms and expansive views, 3BR and baths, extra family room, 3,000 sq ft, and 5 minutes to the Plaza. $1,195,000 Divine european villa Ashley Margetson CRS, GRI [email protected] 984.518 6 C ell: 920.230 0 W NE E IC PR Currently an art gallery, this would also be perfect for offices, a shop, a restaurant! High ceilings, great floors, great light and ambiance. Very stylish and in fabulous condition! Unbelievable high visibility location between the Plaza and Railyard! $575,000 exceptional DoWntoWn builDing Waterfront! Sunning and dramatic view lot with spectacular water Heart of tHe Historic views, red cliffs, and Ghost eastsiDe Ranch from this scenic 10 acre retreat 1 hour from Santa Fe. Here is the needle in the haystack! That very Magnificent building sites, well rare, special restored old adobe property hidden away in the heart of the Eastside, and it has and utilities. Owner/Broker. $399,000 everything! Brick floors, high coved and viga ceilings, pretty bathrooms, a sunny eat-in kitchen, a private, enclosed yard, and a sepa$1,100,000 rate, darling 1BR guesthouse! abiquiu lake Waterfront daVid 505.670.5515 [email protected] Bonnie 505.954.0736 [email protected] Exclusive Development Lots • Monte seReno $169,000—$349,000 • noRtH suMMit $289,900 Lot & Plans • tano Road aRea $189,000 Five Acres Informative • Comprehensive • Smart Visit our Website: David & bonnie sorenson • Most Comprehensive Santa Fe Real Estate Statistics • Search Complete Santa Fe MLS • Current Santa Fe Information W ina N E Col in NG s TI de IS Ver L s Great Listings in Las Estrellas 1723 Ridge Pointe LooP $440,000 Delightful former model home with 3BR, 2 1/2BA, plus loft, high ceilings, upgrades, lots of natural light, portal covered patio, master suite with private deck, mountain views, professional landscaping. Great North end location—minutes to the Plaza and easy 599 access to Albuquerque or Los Alamos. #201101592 1721 Ridge Pointe LooP $545,000 Beautifully upgraded, former model home with great floor plan, lots of light, and 4BR, 3BA. Large kitchen with breakfast bar, island, and stainless steel Viking appliances. Master suite with private deck. Large, professionally landscaped lot with portal covered patios, 2car garage, minutes to the Plaza and easy 599 access. #201101644 1675 Via Bosque $649,000 Elegant executive custom home with 3BR, 2 1/2BA, sandstone slate floors, hand-hewn solid core wood doors, beamed ceilings and plaster walls. The great room opens onto a large wraparound portal and the high-end kitchen offers granite countertops, Wolf, SubZero and Bosch appliances plus a 3-car garage. Sangre views. #201102031 41 BLuesteM dRiVe $749,000 A beautiful spacious home in Colinas Verdes with the advantage of Las Campanas gated entry but without the fees. Amenties include 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, plus a study, or 2 bedrooms plus a study and an exercise room or office, large kitchen with fireplace, lots of natural light, and an oversized 3-car garage with a 14 foot work bench. The exterior offers an inviting courtyard entry, numerous entertaining spaces with delightful landscaping, and wonderful views all around. #201102623 Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark. 231 Washington Avenue • 505.988.8088 326 Grant Avenue • 505.988.2533 H OME JU LY 2 0 11 9 PAGE 9 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- MARION SKUBI GROUP Marion Skubi Johnnie Gillespie Aleka Moore ABR, CRB, CRS 505.660.8722 [email protected] Marion Skubi Aleka Moore Partner, Marion Skubi Group 505.690.1909 [email protected] Johnnie Gillespie Operations Manager, Marion Skubi Group 505.954.0732 [email protected] Why search for Santa Fe Real Estate on • View all of our listings • Search the entire Santa Fe MLS • Save searches and favoriteproperties • Receive daily emails for: - Price Changes - New Listings - Status Changes • Updates on Santa Fe Neighborhoods, Events, and Real Estate News • Monthly State-of-the-Market Reports Eastside Jewel 712 acequia Madre $950,000 MLs# 201102265 Featured Listings Northern New Mexico Charm Quintessential Santa Fe Style 2 south brisa fresca $1,020,000 MLs# 201102165 MLs# 201102870 Lake View Club Casita 13 pLaza deL corazon $724,500 MLs# 201102117 23 via paMpa $799,000 10 326 Grant Avenue • 505.988.2533 JU LY 20 11 H OM E Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark. BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW Featured Listings GATED COMMUNITY HORSE PROPERTY Beautifully furnished home on Santa Fe’s desirable Northeast side. 3900 SF, 3 bedroom suites with full private baths, large studio/office, hard plaster walls, Italian tile floors, 3 working fireplaces, in-floor radiant heat, foam roof with transferable warranty, attached 3 car garage featuring a loft area for additional storage and roof access. $819,000 MLS# 201005650 Call Beth WELL MAINTAINED NORTHEAST SIDE HOME. PASEO BARRANCA Country living at its best in the gated commu- A centrally located 3 bdrm home with possible studio or office space.This is adobe nity of Rancho San Marcos. 11.62 acres with construction with a frame addition on an expansive views & riding trails throughout. This immaculately maintained home offers 3 8360 sq.ft. lot in an up & coming neighborhood. New windows and stucco. Covered BD, 2 BA plus an attached 3 car garage. Outhardwood floors. Great parking. Detached buildings include a horse barn, tack room, hay garage. Minutes to anywhere in town. storage & corrals.Water catchment barrels, $248,000 MLS# 201101460 Call Roseanna landscaped & treed property make this an oasis in the high plains desert. $345,000 MLS# 905580 Call Beth TESUQUE DRIVE 505.988.2806 1-877-98 ADOBE Beth E. Fauré Qualifying Broker 505-690-2713 Roseanna Z. Gonzales MORA PROPERTY Terrific 1st time homeowner, Starter home or an Investment property opportunity.Two bedrooms, one bath plus extra living space from a remodeled one-car garage, nearly 1200 square feet. Saltillo tile, carpet and wood floors. Large back yard with storage shed. MLS# 201006032 $154,900 Call Beth ACEQUIA BORRADA STUNNNING 2200+/- ACRE MOUNTAIN RANGE Access & building site possibilities on the west side overlooking the Mora Valley. Heavily tree-covered land on the east side with access from Hwy 518. Includes 2 elk permits. Community waste water system in developmental stages; other utilities nearby. $3,000,000. MLS#201100545 Call Roseanna The convenience of living on Old Pecos Trail. This 3300 sf home with attached guest quarters on nearly 1 acre of naturally landscaped land offers 3 BD, 3 BA and 3 kiva fireplaces in the main house as well as a 1 BD, 1 BA and kitchenette.Antique doors, plaster walls, vigas and California closets.Attractively priced at $699,000 MLS# 905892 Call Beth OLD PECOS TRAIL Broker Associate 505-470-5638 312 Camino Alire Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 Quail Run Santa Fe’s Premier Gated Community Enjoy the golf course, tennis courts, a modern exercise facility, indoor pool, jogging trails and the highly acclaimed restaurant. 24-hour manned gated security. Located 3 miles from the Plaza. Our inventory at Quail Run is extensive, offering many sizes, floorplans and prices. If you are interested in a carefree and maintenance free lifestyle let us introduce you to the community of Quail Run. 7 calle Siete caSaS $699,000 A beautiful customized home with sweeping views. Located in Aldea on one of the choice view lots. Hard-troweled plaster, separate guest area. MLS# 201102743 Penthouse #320 PlAzA A MoDel, #217 PlAzA B MoDel, #201 PInon C MoDel, #617 PInon e MoDel, #907 PInon e MoDel, #676 hACIenDA MoDel, #623 PlAzA A MoDel, #117 PlAzA B MoDel, #139 #201102392 #201006227 #201100246 #805027 #201100446 #201006112 #201100278 #201102094 #201004581 $314,000 $339,000 $410,000 $649,000 $875,000 $950,000 $1,335,000 solD solD W NE NG TI IS L W NE E IC PR 614 griffin Street $335,000 Perfect Santa Fe getaway. This charming, classic Santa Fe-style condo is close to the Plaza and the best of Santa Fe. 2BR plus 2.5BA. MLS# 201005401 LAND LISTINGS – SpecTAcuLAr vIewS 145 Vuelta Maria #30 $180,000 11 acres in Las Dos. MLS# 201102166 16 rainbow ridge lane $278,000 7 acres off Old Santa Fe Trail. MLS# 201101461 Combined 55 years of Santa Fe Real Estate Experience 326 Grant Avenue • 505.988.2533 Pam Wickiser [email protected] 505.470.9884 Bob Dunn [email protected] 505.470.9883 HO ME J ULY 2 0 11 11 PAGE 11 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- NEIL LYON GROUP DIRECT: 954.5505 CELL: 660.8600 DIRECT: 954.5556 CELL: 930.0999 NEIL LYON, CRB, CRS, GRI EVELYN SPIKER, CRS, GREEN, RSPS VANESSA RIOS Y VALLES DIRECT: 954.5522 CELL: 231.3708 916 OLD SANTA FE TRAIL Fabulous historic compound residence in desirable Museum Hill area featuring 4BR main house, 1BR casita, plus an artist's studio/office. Excellent location convenient to shopping, museums, and the Plaza. #201102712 $1,645,000 35 ENTRADA DESCANSO 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. #901776 $1,050,000 OLD SANTA FE TRAIL W NE G IN ST LI LAS CAMPANAS CE RI P D CE DU RE TANO ROAD AREA 7 TANO POINT LANE 9 +/- acre property consisting of gorgeous main house, 3 guest houses, studio and chapel. Incredible gardens with walkways, patios, courtyards, portales and a lovely swimming pool. 360 degree views. #201005175 $4,800,000 3 CALLE VENTOSO WEST Fabulous 4BR home plus an office featuring magnificent mountain views. Quality finishes include travertine floors, granite countertops, beautiful plaster and woodwork throughout. Equity Social membership included. #201100852 $1,150,000 LAS CAMPANAS OFF TANO ROAD 24 TANO ESCONDIDO The romance of Northern New Mexico is captured in this immaculate pitched-roof, 5BR residence on almost 10 acres. Incredible attention to detail. Large portal with outdoor fireplace and a beautifully landscaped yard with water feature. #201100515 $1,650,000 560 PIEDMONT, TAOS Historic early Taos artist’s home and compound, private and secluded, yet close to town. Property includes a main house and 2 guest cottages all on 6.2 acres. Wonderful shade trees, courtyards and gardens. #201004196 $1,495,000 TAOS LAMY W NE NG TI S LI 44 LAMY DOWNS Enjoy panoramic views of the Galisteo Basin from this lovely 4BR, 3BA residence. Beautifully renovated with many thoughtful upgrades. Outdoor areas include a lovely patio and portal. The cul-de-sac location and 4.1 acres provide for great privacy. #201102815 $640,000 545 VISTA DE LA CIUDAD Classic Santa Fe style in this quality home close to Canyon Road and the Plaza. Excellent 3BR, 3BA floor plan including a wonderful den/library with wet bar. Centered on 2 lots with mountain views. #201005541 $975,000 OFF GONZALES 326 Grant Avenue • 505.988.2533 12 JU LY 20 11 H OM E Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark. BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW We are Local Experts with a Global Reach G IN ST LI SANTA FE’S MARKET LEADER W NE Shane Cronenweth [email protected] 984.5158 1047 old santa fe trail $4,800,000 Rarely does a stellar Eastside property defying comparison in a prime Eastside location become available. That rarity is this spectacular walled estate. With remarkable views, 2.4 acres of exquisite grounds include a gorgeous infinity pool, stunning koi pond, a visual feast of seasonal blooms, and lavish entertaining spaces. The main and guest houses offer elegant design and execution, and irreplaceable detail. Uncompromising craftsmanship and flawless taste merge historic Santa Fe character with understated luxury. MLS# 201102878 Caroline Russell [email protected] 954.5530 Go to QPTAG.COM/APPS to download the reader then scan the code. Shop the entire MLS, all of our listings and so much more from your phone or visit our website at Don’t Miss the Insider’s Guide to Santa Fe, at CE RI P W NE CE RI P W NE 20 vista redonda $1,100,000 Extraordinary price! With sweeping mountain panoramas and Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture, this 5,160 sq ft three-bedroom residence with studio on 6.9 acres is exceptional. Featured are a 49-foot great room with high coffered ceilings and media area, slate floors, mahogany cabinetry, and a superb master suite with office and double baths. The spacious kitchen has an adjoining breakfast area, walk-in pantry, and a 360-bottle wine keeper. Inviting outdoor areas include a dramatic dining pavilion and gardens. MLS# 201101068 954 santo nino place $1,395,000 This fabulous, entirely one-level Northside double-adobe house with studio/guest house offers thrilling Sangre de Cristo views. Fantastically updated and transformed to perfection, it includes a sumptuous great room, a separate family room, a showcase kitchen, a marvelous master with a lavish bath and 23' closet, and superbly landscaped outdoor entertaining spaces. The house has tumbled brick floors, hand-troweled plaster walls, vigas, rich hardwood cabinetry, a private guest wing, 4-car garage, and a huge motor court. MLS# 201101820 W NE NG TI S LI 31 blazing star circle $695,000 Perfectly sited to capture expansive south and sunset vistas, this lovely open concept home on 1.6 acres was designed by architect Deb Auten. Abundant elements provide an appealing southwest flair, with Colorado-red slate floors, soaring ceilings with vigas, and outstanding access to gardens and dramatic outdoor spaces. The 2,634 sq ft include an excellent master suite with kiva fireplace and office, a spacious guest suite, and study/third bedroom with en suite bath. Impeccable, welcoming, sublimely private. MLS# 20110136 803 camino de las trampas $645,000 In gated, coveted 1000 East compound, a short hop to the Plaza, this wonderful sun-washed home awaits you. Two courtyards provide serene privacy and mature tree cover. A Southwest essence includes high ceilings with vigas and beams, skylights, nichos, tile and planked hardwood floors, and a kiva fireplace. Large windows open to Sangre de Cristo foothills views. Featured are air conditioning, custom art lighting, built-in speakers, and a wonderful guest apartment and home office with private entrance and steam shower. MLS# 201102569 102 victoria street $975,000 Nestled in the heart of the Historic Eastside, this 2,505 sq ft three bedroom adobe treasure has been lovingly restored and enhanced, with all the romance and charm one could wish for. With an outstanding master, huge guest suite/office, and magical walled, flagstoned gardens that will take your breath away, it's a piece of heaven. Hardwood and tile floors, vigas and beamed ceilings, hand-troweled walls, three kiva fireplaces, a lovely stone fountain and a wealth of other visual delights await. MLS# 904149 Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark. 231 Washington Avenue • 505.988.8088 326 Grant Avenue • 505.988.2533 HO ME J ULY 20 11 13 PAGE 13 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- We are Local Experts with a Global Reach CE RI P CE RI P SANTA FE’S MARKET LEADER cool off in a pool W NE W NE 275 circLe drive Amazing views. Minutes to downtown on Circle Drive. Newly built 4,800 sq ft, 5BR, 5BA home on 4 acres. Media room, walled entry. Construction just completed. Move right in. MLS# 905013 $1,750,000 1307 LeJANO LANe Charming 2,890 sq ft home located on the desireable Northeast side. This lovely property offers high ceilings with vigas and beams, an updated kitchen, 2 fireplaces, 2 family rooms and a large deck. MLS# 201006220 $599,500 W NE E IC PR NE W L NG TI IS rANchO de JAcONitA Family compound on 43+ tranquil acres situated for the ultimate in privacy. 7,000 +/- triple adobe main house with a 4,000 +/- sq ft, 3BR, 3BA, gourmet kitchen, and a grandparents/guest house. Two separate guest casitas, workshop, swimming pool, Sangre de Cristo views, 2 pre-moratorium wells, 11+ acre feet water rights, and 11+ hours acequia rights. Pasture lands, 80+ feet high cottonwoods ideally located between the Pojoaque River and the Barrancas. Owner is a New Mexico Real Estate Broker. MLS# 201000703 $5,000,000 99 MeJOr LAdO Light, airy and spacious best describes this 3BR, 4,100+/- sq ft, Adobeworks home with panoramic mountain views and sunsets. Oversized 3-car garage and 1,000 sq ft attached casita with private bath. MLS# 201100448 $699,999 97 ritO guicu Outstanding adobe home in gated community with Old World craftsmanship, artful finishes, plaster walls, corbels, vaulted ceilings, vigas, tiled bathrooms, gourmet kitchen, patio, courtyard, and fenced yard. MLS# 201102788 $495,000 W NE LI I ST NG NE W L TI IS NG 1224 NOrth SuMMit drive Sophisticated home in North Summit with superlative sunset Jemez Mountain and city light views. Exquisite gardens, infinity pool. Gated, underground utilities and paved roads. MLS# 201001398 $1,800,000 W NE E IC PR 2155 pLAzueLA viStA Single level Chapman Home with ideal indoor and outdoor living spaces. The home offers hardwood and tile floors, a spacious great room, stainless steel appliances. The 3rd bedroom/office has a Murphy bed. MLS# 201102790 $599,000 2 MeScALerO ridge Adobe mountain retreat nestled among wild juniper and piñon. Private and peaceful and only minutes to downtown Santa Fe. Fabulous views. MLS# 201102831 $690,000 32 LOMA bLANcA Tranquil 5+ acre equestrian or artist retreat in a beautiful lush setting in Nambe. This 3 bedroom, two bath adobe home has an Old World feel. The property features a lake and 9 acre/feet of water. MLS# 201004000 $599,000 LOtS 4 ANd 5 high SuMMit iii The very best homesites available in the Santa Fe Summit. 3.5 miles from the Plaza, gated, paved streets, all city utilities. Views of city lights and magnificent sunsets. Flat homesites. NOW $439,000 each Associate Broker darlene streit dermot monks Associate Broker c 505.470.0639 t 505.946.2258 f 505.946.1615 [email protected] • Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark. 505.920.8001 [email protected] linda Gregory, Licensed Assistant 505.438.6757 [email protected] 417 East PalaceOM E Avenue • 505.982.6207 14 JU LY 20 11 H BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW Antiques, Dining, dining chairs, desks, Chests & Armoires, Sofas, Chests&Armoires,Sofas, settees, chairs & ottomans, Coffee&OccasionalTables Beds & Mattresses barstools,mirrors, FineLinens, barstools, mirrors, Fine Linens, Enter a Drawing to win $1500 & $1000 Gift Certificates to ACC Drawing to be Held @ 4:00 on Friday July 31st @ 620 Cerrillos Rd. Winner of the Arts Award for Best Furniture Store Midwest and Southwest HO ME J ULY 20 11 15 PAGE 15 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- 16 JU LY 20 11 H OM E BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW Inside Adobe Walls Monthly cover story Home|Santa Fe Real Estate Guide off West Alameda on Friday, June 10, 2011. JANE PHILLIPS / THE NEW MEXICAN HOME JULY 2011 17 PAGE 17 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- COURTESY PAUL STEVENSON OLES The sundial on the Sundial House. This photograph, taken on June 21, shows the shadow of the index rod aligning with the summer solstice line. Monthly cover story Home|Santa Fe Real Estate Guide off West Alameda on Architecture with a view JANE PHILLIPS / THE NEW MEXICAN COURTESY PAUL STEVENSON OLES t’s called the Sundial House. The “dial” idea could conceivably refer to the home’s radial plan, but the moniker is really all about a graphic that’s subtly painted on the exterior of the house at 1602 City Lights above W. Alameda Street. “That’s an equinox line; that’s a solstice curve,” said architect Steve Oles, who designed the house for himself and his wife, Susan, as he pointed to parts of the diagram. “I dreamed the sundial up in the Google SketchUp software, then I took a year after the house was built to verify it, in situ. “It also makes a nice design, sort of like a thunderbird.” One of the best features about this house is the amount of glass — 32 linear feet — devoted to the views to the east. In the daytime, that’s the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and at night it’s the twinkling lights of Santa Fe. “This is an unsqueezed-accordion-shape plan and the 30-degree angle opens the main room to that huge amount of glass,” Oles said. “It has three slightly different views of the east aspect.” In the middle of all that glazing, and anchoring the design, is a central fireplace finished with “Arizona buckskin” flagstone. The shape of the house, besides that “fanned plan” that celebrates the vistas, was determined to a large degree by the steep site. Builder Bob Kreger explained, “Because it is in the escarpment zone, some rigorous grading and drainage and erosion control criteria were applied. It’s very steep and the house steps five levels down the hill.” Oles still has a sketch that he made on a napkin two days after he saw the site. “It’s very difficult. It’s steep and almost unbuildable. It’s almost illegal.” I Story by Paul Weideman 18 JULY 2011 HOME BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW Monthly cover story Home|Santa Fe Real Estate Guide off West Alameda on Friday, June 10, 2011. JANE PHILLIPS / THE NEW MEXICAN Paul Stevenson Oles has a master’s of architecture from Yale University and is cofounder of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. He worked for three years under Walter Gropius and has contributed illustration work for I.M. Pei, including on the Louvre Pyramid project in Paris. Both builder and architect have awards for the Sundial House. It was on the Parade of Homes in 2007, and, because of the strategies and materials employed by the Kregers, won a Silver Merit Award in the Excellence in Green Building category. In 2009, Oles won a Citation Award from the Santa Fe chapter of the American Institute of Architects for the Sundial House. The house, 3,390 square feet, has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Other standout features include a steel entry pergola, a radial-beamed ceiling in the main room, walls finished with elegant American Clay plaster, and cherrywood floors in the kitchen and dining room. “It’s very well-insulated,” Kreger said. “It employs passive cooling in the summertime using operable skylights.” Oles calls that “stacked ventilation,” which goes a step or two beyond cross-ventilation in its goal of exhausting warm air. The Sundial House is equipped with Pella windows and Kohler plumbing fixtures. There is a 600-square-foot basement. The area around the house has permaculture-based landscaping, and there’s a 5,000-gallon cistern to store rainwater for irrigation. The 1602 City Lights property is listed by Don DeVito and John DeVito, Santa Fe Properties, for $1.15 million. It’s also marketed through Santa Fe Properties’ affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate. Right, the plan for the Sundial House at 1602 City Lights. Below, Steve Oles’ drawing of the Grand Louvre for I.M. Pei HOME JULY 2011 19 PAGE 19 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- HomeequityAdvantage The Qualified Residential Mortgage “Qualified Residential Mortgages” or QRMs will be coming to your neighborhood, probably sometime in 2012. You are likely going to hear an awful lot about QRMs, both pro and con, over the next few months because this is where mortgage lending is headed. Several federal agencies — including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Agriculture — are reportedly close to releasing a proposed draft definition of the QRM. This definition will impact the required down payment to purchase a home and the interest rate on the loan because if a borrower has a QRM, which will become the standard for a “safe” loan, he will get a significantly lower interest rate. The QRM concept is a product of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, also known as the Dodd-Frank Act, designed to avert another housing market collapse like that of 2008. Anticipated features of the QRM are as follows: • full documentation of the borrower’s financial resources; • strict, mandatory debt-to-income limits. Proposed limits are that total monthly household debt cannot exceed 36 percent of gross income. Currently Fannie Mae allows 49.9 percent; • immaculate credit standards. Any account 60 days late in the previous 24 months will make the borrower ineligible for the best rate offered to QRMs; and • a minimum 20 percent down payment. Anything less will exempt the loan as a QRM and the higher interest rate will reflect the increased risk. These rules will certainly make it more difficult for first-time homebuyers and borrowers who don’t have a lot of savings. There is also another interesting feature of the QRM: if a loan does not qualify as a QRM, the new law mandates that a financial institution that packages home mortgages together as mortgage-backed securities will have to retain at least 5 percent of the “credit risk asset.” In other words, that institution has to hold 5 percent of the paper. Sheila Bair, head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) has said, “The fact that securitizers did not have skin in the game with these loans... led to a lot of lax underwriting and abuses that we saw in the mortgage markets.” The idea here is that if a financial institution wants to originate higher-risk loans, then it will share in that risk. This may not be possible for companies with little capital reserves and would eliminate them from the mortgage lending marketplace. The immediate impact of the QRMs will not be very significant. Mortgages sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will remain exempt from QRM requirements so long as Fannie and Freddie remain under federal conservatorship. Mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Veteran’s Administration (VA) will be exempt as DAVID HULTIN well. In the near future, only “private label” mortgages will be impacted, and they represent about 13 percent of all mortgage loans originated. But the concept of the QRM continues the trend of tightening standards and requirements for borrowers seeking mortgages. David Hultin (505-946-2521) is a residential mortgage-loan officer for New Mexico Bank and Trust. He previously worked in the mortgage divisions of two of the largest banks in the United States. Eastside Adobe Home $423,000 This charming, historic, all adobe home is in the process of being completely renovated from head to toe by Wolf Corp. Two bedrooms, two full baths, radiant floor heat under colored concrete floors, skylights, beams in every room, diamond finished plaster walls, 30’x 8’ brick portal, and gated driveway with parking for 3 cars. One block from Canyon Road...easy walk to Plaza. Move in date approximately July 1, 2011. Recently appraised for $480,000. An Eastside steal of a deal. MLS# 201101330. Call Missy Wolf at 310-9700. Owner is a NMLREB. Marcia Wolf, Qualifying Broker • 505-982-4201 Missy Wolf, Associate Broker • 505-310-9700 200 W. DeVargas, Suite 2 • Santa Fe, NM 87501 • 505-982-4201 20 JULY 2011 HOME BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW HO ME J ULY 20 11 21 PAGE 21 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- WaterenergyNexus Drought? What drought? For those of us paying attention to the weather, a question increasingly coming up these days is when we are going to see watering restrictions. Especially since this is the driest it has been in a long time. Average precipitation for Santa Fe this time of year is normally 4.81 inches, and so far we have only received 0.67 inches, or 13.9 percent of average. It is worse for Albuquerque, which has seen only 0.19 inches thus far this year. We should be extremely concerned about our water situation. During our last severe drought in 2002, the city was within weeks of running out of water. The drought is even worse this year, yet thanks to actions taken by the city and our community, we are not now in the dire situation we were then. Our water supply is much more varied and our water use is down. Our community no longer relies heavily on the Santa Fe Watershed. The number of city wells has increased (with five more online), our pumping capacity has increased, plus the Buckman Direct Diversion (BDD) project came online this year. Our available supply of water has increased to more than 22,000,000 gallons a day. Although this supply is non-sustainable (that is, we can’t count on having this much water available in the wells, BDD, or the reservoirs in the future), it is still a major increase from what we were able to deliver a decade ago. In years with typical snowfall and precipitation, we would now be using more water out of the watershed. Last year at about this time, our reservoirs were about 80 percent full of water. This year they are at about 45 percent. Our new supplies provide us an emergency insurance policy for the drought conditions we find ourselves in now. Since 2001, water conservation has played a vital role in providing us a more reliable water supply. Santa Fe’s population grew 9.2 percent from 2000 to 2010, while our per-person water usage dropped approximately 28 percent. In 2001, we were using approximately 139 gallons per person per day, and today we are using less than 100 gallons per person per day. But even with increased reserves and conservation, our current dry conditions are so severe that most of us are expecting the city to announce water restrictions. Our former tiered drought alert system, in use until recently, applied a set of restrictions for each level of drought. Santa Fe updated the system in 2007. Under the new plan, we have only emergency conditions: Orange and Red. Orange restricts watering to twice a week and implements restrictions on filling pools and on landscape planting. Red raises the bar and prohibits most landscape irrigation except with nonpotable water (rainwater) and prohibits pool filling and car washing, among other restrictions. With our improved water supply and admirable water conservation efforts, don’t expect Orange or Red restrictions to be announced anytime soon. However, a continued drought, fire in our watershed or any major unforeseeable event DOUG PUSHARD could drastically change our situation. Consequently, it is imperative we continue to conserve. It is one of the least expensive and most important actions we can take to ensure our water supply for today and for future generations. Doug Pushard, the founder of the website, has designed and installed residential rainwater systems for 12 years. A member of Santa Fe Water Conservation Committee and a board member of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association, he can be reached at Doug@ Recent Home & Land Sales Sales data for the period May 19-June 18 from Santa Fe Association of Realtors MLS reports. Not all sales are reported. Homes $195,000 $385,000 $525,000 $669,000 $685,000 $734,000 $760,000 $1,000,000 Land $85,000 $110,000 $120,000 Homes $147,000 $370,000 $650,000 $780,000 $1,150,000 $1,250,000 $1,395,000 $1,765,000 Land $165,000 $215,000 $260,000 Homes $180,000 $225,000 $240,000 $283,500 $375,000 $393,000 $415,000 $489,000 $525,000 $525,000 $665,500 $730,000 $950,000 $1,100,000 $1,300,000 Land $400,000 Homes $90,000 $99,500 $108,000 $119,000 $139,500 $140,000 $148,000 $154,000 $155,000 $160,000 $160,000 $165,000 $165,000 $175,000 $175,000 $178,005 $187,900 $197,000 $198,500 $199,900 $204,000 $207,000 $209,000 $209,900 $215,000 $223,062 $229,900 $230,000 $232,000 $233,000 $239,500 $285,000 $314,000 $350,000 $370,000 $374,000 Land (None) Homes $224,000 $225,000 $465,000 Land $90,000 Homes $239,375 $250,000 $250,000 $275,000 $305,000 $309,000 $310,000 $320,000 $349,000 county Homes $302,000 $314,000 $345,000 $380,000 $437,500 $449,000 $357,000 $365,000 $412,500 $415,000 $429,000 $445,000 $470,000 $495,000 $610,000 $695,000 $790,000 $800,000 $950,000 $1,723,062 $1,850,000 $2,027,000 Land (None) Homes $216,125 $220,000 $245,000 $260,000 $270,000 $275,000 $276,900 $285,000 $315,000 $359,000 $385,000 $400,000 $410,000 $415,000 $440,201 $560,000 Land $32,000 $80,000 Homes $203,000 $216,522 $260,000 $270,000 $280,000 $280,856 $292,000 $325,000 $346,500 $398,500 $426,500 Land (None) $460,000 $557,500 $563,500 $565,000 $600,000 $683,500 $750,000 Land (None) 22 JULY 2011 HOME BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW Don’t want to take it with you? your gently used furniture, appliances and building materials to the Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity ReStore. A fund raiser for Habitat for Humanity. Moving? Donate BUENA VISTA PROPERTIES ExquisitE EastsidE santa FE gardEn sanctuary 558 E. coronado Located in a spectacular setting is the historic Cutting compound. This home boasts many amenities and enhancements. 3 bedrooms 3 baths, 3 kiva fireplaces. Location allows for easy runs to shopping, downtown, Canyon Rd., I-25, schools and hospital. This home is a comfort and delight. The enclosed grounds are beautifully landscaped, irrigated and gated with a 2 car garage and RV parking area. Call 505-473-1114 to schedule a pick up. 2414 Cerrillos Road Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. HOME LOANS TO $1.5M APR’S BEGINNING IN THE 2’S! Almost as good as cash! But… tax-deductible. A fantastic opportunity to own a very special home and garden So close to Downtown and Canyon Rd. MLS #201102234 $1,275,000 *This is not a commitment to lend. All rates, fees and loan terms subject to a formal application, credit risk and appraisal evaluation, and other lending criteria. Nothing herein shall be construed as tax advice. See a tax professional or financial advisor for an opinion about tax deductibility. 1010 Marquez Place, Suite B | Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-982-3400 Company NMLS# 34973 • [email protected] HO ME J ULY 20 11 23 John Granito III, GRI 505.982.9954 PAGE 23 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- anta Fe has sunshine nine out of 10 days, and right there is a sustainable energy source waiting to be tapped. During the energy crisis of the early 1970s, specially designed buildings that capitalized on solar gain for wintertime warmth became important — in fact, Eldorado was a national leader in passive-solar design for many years. When the energy crisis waned, so did the impetus for solar design, although some builders have continued to incorporate passive-solar features in Santa Fe-area homes. By contrast, active solar applications have steadily risen over the years. These hightech panels or panel-like solar collectors convert the sun’s energy into electricity, or use it to heat water or air for household use. These technologies have become more efficient and in many cases the cost of using them has gone down. If you’re thinking about going solar, the New Mexico Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy advises that you take your time and research your options — solar hot water, solar hot air, photovoltaic — and the size of the system you need and can afford. The coalition’s online document How to Go Solar Using New Mexico’s New Solar Energy Incentives also suggests that you check for solar-equipment restrictions in your neighborhood. A good first step before buying solar equipment is to invest in energy efficiency. Rein in air leaks by adding or renewing door and window weatherstripping; replace old appliances with new, Energy Star models; and start using compactfluorescent lights instead of conventional light bulbs — just a few examples. S By Paul Weideman Sunpower 24 JULY 2011 HOME Bob Kreger, Kreger Design Build, whose Santa Fe homes have won several green-building awards, says conservation strategies come first, and solar collectors second. “Because without conservation strategies, it’s like putting Vitamin C in a cigarette; it’s still a cigarette,” he said. “I strongly advocate, even in remodels, the unsexy process of applying conservation strategies first.” Randy Sadewic, general manager of Positive Energy Solar Electric Systems, Santa Fe, zeroed in on another energywaster. “I typically go into homes and find that 15 to 20 percent of the energy being used is for phantom loads [standby-power devices] that could be eliminated — that’s anything with a remote control or with a wall cube, anything with an LED,” Sadewic said. “That’s a 24/7 load and if we could get everyone in the country to turn those off when they’re not being used, we could close power plants.” Once you’ve addressed energy efficiency, and if you decide to go with photovoltaics to generate your own electricity, the basic choice revolves around whether or not you’re going to be connected to your local electric utility. In the last decade or two, the industry has shifted from off-thegrid installations to batteryless, grid-tied systems, according to Allan Sindelar, founder and president of Positive Energy and a specialist in off-grid applications. “It has changed so fundamentally and so broadly,” he said. “It used to be beyond the reach of the powerlines and now most of what we do it tied in to the powerlines.” As is pointed out in How to Go Solar, grid-tied, or “net-metered” photovoltaic (PV) systems are attractive because all of A few happy customers with their new photovoltaic arrays. All photos courtesy Positive Energy Solar Electric Systems (including photo at far right by Jennifer Esperanza) the solar power gets used: if you don’t use it, it goes into the utility grid and someone else does. “Moreover,” the document says, “it increases local power generation on the grid, which is philosophically attractive, and benefits ratepayers generally (because the decreased load on the grid helps extend the life of transformers and other components, and avoids upgrades to the system).” Sindelar said people get into PV for various reasons. “First is the general green idea, that you should invest in your values, do the right thing,” he said. “Second is the economics, which is a strong motivator now. The cost has come down substantially in many ways. And then there’s the independence, which has always been a factor for the off-grid people, although we are seeing more people who are on the grid but who want some degree of preparedness for social or climate disruption. It’s a small but growing body of inquiry.” Off-grid systems typically include a bank of batteries to store electricity for use at night and on cloudy days. In line with the trend toward grid-tied systems, Sindelar said about 90 percent of the systems his company does have no batteries, and probably 85 percent require no maintenance. The only systems that need a bit of attention - basically just keeping up on lubrication - are those with sun-tracking mechanisms. “The advantage to the tracker is that it increases the output almost 40 percent,” said Positive Energy’s Sadewic. “Part of that is more efficient operation from sitting up there like a kite, keeping cool, rather than being on a hot roof.” BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW Sadewic said the average home installation is a 3-kilowatt system, consisting of 14 modules, and costs about $18,000. Offsetting that are tax credits: 30 percent of installed cost reimbursable through federal credits and 10 percent through state credits. That brings it down to about $10,800. “That 3-kilowatt system generates about 420 kilowatt-hours per month, which at 11 cents per kilowatt-hour is a $46.20 savings,” Sadewic said. “Then you have REC (Renewable Energy Certificate) payments from the utility, which is 10 cents a kilowatt-hour. The 420 KwH times 10 cents is $42, and add that to the $46 and you’re now looking at $90 of savings.” On a typical non-winter day, the array will generate more electricity than you use. PNM lets you carry those credits forward so you can use them when you have lower production. Sadewic said the company works with the client for the right system. One might want consumption and generation to even out to zero over a year. Another might want a smaller system because of budget concerns. Another might want to generate enough to also charge an electric vehicle or two. The bottom line, Sindelar said, is “You can get a 4 to 5 percent return investing in PV, which is a pretty good deal.” SolarWise, another Santa Fe company, handles the other side: solar heating systems and solar hot-water systems. He says solar thermal systems will give the fastest payback and the largest greenhouse gas reduction of all the renewable technologies. The panels, or collectors, in a solarthermal array use state-of-the-art materials — including black chrome and a microscopic-bead layer that was developed at Sandia National Laboratory — to trap the sun’s heat. The heat is transferred to your house water heater or your forced-air or radiant-heating system. Althouse said about 18 percent of the sun’s energy is converted into useable energy in a PV system, while it’s more like 70 percent with solar thermal. “Solar thermal pays the most. If you have a large load, like a spa or restaurant, you can get 20 to 25 percent return on your investment. Even if you have a big family, you can approach that. “The cost of a basic hot-water system to serve four people and provide probably 90 percent of their hot-water needs is about $7,500,” he said. “And that cost will be recouped in about eight years.” SolarWise also installs hot-air collectors, which blows warmed air through a vent in the roof. Those are a little less expensive because you don’t have to tie into other systems.” He also offers consulting on passive-solar design and energy conservation, sales and installation of heat recovery shower drains and skylight reflectors, solar hydronic towel-rack radiators, and on-demand hotwater recirculators. If you get a solar-thermal array, you can take advantage of the same 40 percent tax credits you get with a PV array. To qualify for tax credits, the collector must be rated. “With solar thermal, you do not get the renewable energy credit in New Mexico, although you do in California and Arizona. I think that should be changed. If you repace an electric water heater, you’re still making it so PNM doesn’t have to burn coal to heat your water.” One of the informative organizations on these matters is the New Mexico Solar Energy Association. Find it on the internet at HOME JULY 2011 25 PAGE 25 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- expect more. 505.989. 77 41 • 433 WEST SAN FRANCISCO STREET A Full Service Real Estate Brokerage SANTA FE, NM 87501 Welcome to your new home! WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT JENNIFER H. TOMES IS NOW ASSOCIATED WITH DOUGHERTY REAL ESTATE CO., LLC Jennifer is a native of Texas and had a successful career in the financial industry in Chicago after attending the University of Wisconsin. She earned her MBA at the University of Chicago while working full-time. Jennifer has had familial ties to Santa Fe for 25 years. She and her husband, John, were married in Tesuque before permanently moving to Santa Fe from Lake Forest, Illinois with their two young children, who currently attend Santa Fe Preparatory School. Jennifer and John have strong Chicago connections, and John continues to conduct business there in the private equity fund arena. Jennifer is passionate about her profession and leverages her educational background, analytical skills, and personal experience in real estate transactions to maximize the benefits of knowledge and service to her clients. . GREAT LISTINGS . VIRTUAL TOURS . SANTA FE STATISTICS . MULTIPLE PHOTOS . BROCHURES . AND MORE! 704 CALLE DEL RESPLANDOR. Located in Los Miradores, adjacent to St. John's College, this gorgeous home has been updated throughout. The entry opens to the living room creating a feeling of spaciousness. The gourmet kitchen in the two bedroom, 2 full bath, 2,216 Sq/Ft home has been renovated with Viking appliances, granite countertops, new cabinets, wood flooring and a wonderful breakfast area. New landscaping and terracing in the front yard adds to the ambience of the property. MLS #201102911 $720,000 Clara L. Dougherty • 505.690 .0471 • [email protected] 98 VUELTA MARIA. Located in Las Dos and situated on a very private 13.5 acres, this 3,800 Sq/Ft Main House is a contemporary pueblo style home offering incredible views from every room. The light and open floorplan maximizes the flow of the house and provides a feeling of spaciousness with coved ceiling and skylights throughout. A stone path leads to the 600 Sq/Ft guest house with a living room, bedroom, bathroom and full kitchen. The views of the Sangres, Jemez and Mt. Antonito are spectacular. MLS #201002419 $1,150,000 Clara L. Dougherty • 505.690 .0471 • [email protected] Wm. David Dougherty, Broker . Clara L. Dougherty, Broker Associate . Jennifer H. Tomes, Broker Associate . Pam Alexander, Office Manager 26 JU LY 20 11 H OM E BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW expect more. 505.989. 77 41 • 433 WEST SAN FRANCISCO STREET A Full Service Real Estate Brokerage SANTA FE, NM 87501 NEW LISTING Welcome to your new home! WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT JENNIFER H. TOMES IS NOW ASSOCIATED WITH DOUGHERTY REAL ESTATE CO., LLC Jennifer is a native of Texas and had a successful career in the financial industry in Chicago after attending the University of Wisconsin. She earned her MBA at the charming Pueblo style home is working of 600 BisHops Lodge road This University of Chicago while reminiscent 738 camino mirada – Lovely 3 Bedroom / 3 Bath condominium in full-time. Jennifer has had familial ties to Santa Fe for 25ayears. She and her husband, John, were a small Spanish hacienda with gracious living room, formal dining room, reading Los Miradores on Santa Fe’s Eastside. The light and bright unit looks onto an married in Tesuque before permanently moving to Santa breakfast Lake Forest, Illinois with their twolarge, room, light-filled kitchen with Fe from area. The master bedroom has a enclosed patio with colorful plantings. The unit features a gracious living room, young children, who currently attend Santa Fe Preparatorybathroom.Jennifer are two additional bedrooms private sitting room/library and School. There and John have strong formal dining room, spacious kitchen and a two-car garage. Los Miradores offers Chicago connections, and John continues to office/studio. Vigas, oldin the private equity fund arena.wood and an upstairs conduct business there world plastered walls, brick and an on-site manager, swimming pool, tennis court, workout room and beautifully floors and kiva and leverages the educational background, analytical Jennifer is passionate about her professionfireplaces add to her charm of this one-of-a-kind property. Colorful maintained grounds. Adjacent to walking trails and Saint John’s College and just gardens, private courtyards and patios - this jewel is within walking distance skills, Ideal as a primary a short distance to galleries and restaurants on Canyon Road. and personal experience in real estate transactions to maximize the benefits of knowledge and of the Plaza. service to her clients. residence or second home. MLS# 201001240 $750,000 MLS # 201102202 $685,000 Clara L. Dougherty Clara L. Dougherty 505.690.0471 • [email protected] 505.690.0471 • [email protected] . GREAT LISTINGS . VIRTUAL TOURS . SANTA FE STATISTICS . MULTIPLE PHOTOS . BROCHURES . AND MORE! PRICE REDUCTION 1319 avenida rincon Located in the popular development of Zocalo, this immaculate Barranca unit is situated in a most private location in the subdivision. 704 CALLE DEL RESPLANDOR. Located in Los Miradores, adjacent to St. John's The owners have added many upgrades and custom touches throughout the 2 College, this gorgeous home has been updated throughout. The entry opens to Bedroom room creating home including a custom banco, gourmet kitchen in the the living / 2 1/2 Bath a feeling of spaciousness. The built-in storage cabinet, leather handrail full more. There Sq/Ft home patio off the dining area and a two bedroom, 2 and bath, 2,216 is a wonderfulhas been renovated with Viking deck off the second floor bedroom. cabinets, wood flooring and a include a appliances, granite countertops, new The Zocalo community amenities wonderful pool, workout facilities and conference area. breakfast area. New landscaping and terracing in the front yard adds to the MLS #201003688 $312,975 ambience of the property. MLS #201102911 L. Dougherty Clara $720,000 Clara L. Dougherty • 505.690 .0471 • [email protected] 505.690.0471 • [email protected] 44 Brass Horse road - This exceptional, contemporary Pueblo style home in Arroyo Hondo is situated on 5 beautiful acres and surrounded by the 100+ acre 98 VUELTA MARIA. Located in Las Dos and situated on a very private 13.5 Arroyo Hondo Pueblo Conservancy. With 360 degree views, the home Sq/ acres, this 3,800 Sq/Ft Main House is a contemporary pueblo style 4,823offerFt adobe home is built in a circular plan to take in all open floorplan maximizes ing incredible views from every room. The light and aspects of its surroundings. Designed the house and provides outdoors of spaciousness of coved ceiling the flow of to take advantage of the a feeling and the wonderswithArroyo Hondo, extensive portals provide A stone path leads dining spaces. A guest house with and skylights throughout. additional living and to the 600 Sq/Ftstunning, negativeedge swimming pool is just one of the highlights of the home. a living room, bedroom, bathroom and full kitchen. The views of the Sangres, Jemez and Mt. Antonito are spectacular. $2,575,000 MLS #201002419 $1,150,000 Clara L. Dougherty Clara L. Dougherty • 505.690 .0471 • [email protected] 505.690.0471 • [email protected] Wm. David Dougherty, Broker . Clara L. Dougherty, Broker Associate . Jennifer H. Tomes, Broker Associate . Pam Alexander, Office Manager HO ME J ULY 20 11 27 PAGE 27 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- Socialnetworking Tweeting smoke, wind and fire In our digital age and this year of wild and unusual weather everywhere, it is not surprising to find this as a new niche for real-time information online. Everyone from your local meteorologist to your neighbor is tweeting about the weather. It appears the weather industry and everyone interested in what Mother Nature is going to do next is refining how social-networking sites communicate the latest weather information, storm alerts, fire images and wind forecasts. Live reports from people on the ground are changing how we learn about major weather events — whether it is a tornado in Joplin, Missouri, the nonstop overflowing Mississippi River, the Arizona Wallow Fire and its smoke and fire in New Mexico, or the Pacheco Fire in the Santa Fe National Forest. These social network connections do provide new health and safety benefits to the public, local governments and forecasters. Getting the best weather information and updates on Twitter is becoming pivotal in keeping the public informed in weather emergencies and connecting you with your family and friends with critical community resources in real-time ways. Given the amount of time most of us spend looking at a computer screen, it is not surprising that we have no idea what is going on outside. According to a recent report released by comScore, the number of people accessing social media through mobile devices in the United States recently reached 60 million. And the highest-demand search category was weather. This communication shift is changing how we learn about the weather. It is weather democracy in action. The weather industry (made up of news organizations and government entities) is shifting reporting from radio and TV to Twitter. There are so many different websites, from to weather. com, that it is challenging to track and keep up with current information. Weather reports on websites are often not current or are redundant, pushing people to rely on each other in their communities for alerts or current information. Social media gives the public the freedom and opportunity to report on the weather and provide live updates of air quality, road closures, evacuations, fire locations or even another day of blue skies. By using Twitter’s hashtag language, a term such as nmfire with the # symbol in front of it (#nmfire) will distribute information in real time to anyone searching either on Twitter or Google. In Santa Fe, follow @SantaFeGovAlert on Twitter. This additional information can help forecasters and local governments by bundling information and verifying weather events. People are no longer content just hearing weather alerts on the evening EMILY MEDVEC news, they are searching about weather 24/7 on their phones and tweeting about it… just like what the birds do every morning. See you next online. Emily Medvec is an associate broker with Santa Fe Properties. Her passion is how social networking online changes how we communicate and make decisions in real estate and every other marketplace. Follow her at Workshops investigate the ‘zero-energy home’ What’s all this talk about “zero-energy homes”? People are living in houses that give them a net annual energy bill of zero. These homes employ photovoltaic and/or solarthermal collectors, but they are also tightly built and super-insulated. Find out more in a series of one-day workshops organized by Alan Hoffman, a New Urbanism advocate, founder of the 470-acre Oshara Village development (which is currently in foreclosure proceedings), and a broker with Prudential Santa Fe Real Estate. “It’s funny that the same week we announce our zero-energy houses, the governor’s Construction Industries Commission terminated all the conservation codes for the state,” said Hoffman. “My position is that since we can build zero-energy houses for nearly the same price, the old code was too weak anyway - and consumers should demand zero-energy houses.” The workshops open on Friday, July 8, with a 4-7 p.m. reception event, “Affordable Zero Energy Homes Have Arrived.” The series continues on Saturdays and Sundays, July 9-24, with open-house sessions from 1 to 5 p.m. - the workshops take place from 3 to 4:30 each day. Topics include “Building a Zero Energy Home in Santa Fe,” “Renovating a Home to Zero Energy” and “Tax Benefits of Going Green and How to Get Them.” The events location is 700 Coyote Ridge Road in Santa Fe. For full details, see www. or call Alan Hoffman at 316-0449. Building permits SANTA FE COUNTY building permits that were issued from mid-April to mid-June included the following: Heidi Steele, 40 Main St. $75,000. Fred Gawryk, 491 General Goodwin. $180,000. E.J. Jennings, 78 Camino San Lucas. $200,000. Carlos & Cheria Quinones, 22 Mejor Lado. $300,000. Javier Fernandez, 14 Camino Don Fidel. $239,000. Paul Herrera, 3 Caminito Sena. $550,000. Jerrald Baca, 18 Camino Seco. $320,000. La Nueva Querencia, 14 Bosquecillo. $61,653. — 17 Caballo Viejo. $61,653. Kyle Lamb, 77 Lomas de Tesuque. $370,000. Paul Sandoval, 6 Callejon Lomita. $20,000. Danilo Olivas, 31 Sage Ln. $165,000. David Snyder, 9C Marcellina. $90,000. Karin & Nina Richvalsky, 11 Price Ranch Rd. $170,000. Tony & Tavery Moorhead, 34 Peaceful Dr. $50,000. Rancho Viejo, 144 Rancho Viejo Blvd. $96,752. — 49 Johnson Mesa. $105,207. Building permits that were issued by the CITY OF SANTA FE during April and May included the following: Edward Wielage, 212 Anita Pl. $240,000. Homewise, Inc., 3704 Valmora Rd. $217,620. — 3705 Valmora Rd. $177,147. — 3712 Valmora Rd. $179,000. — 3734 Valmora Rd. $140,712. — 3754 Valmora Rd. $140,000. — 3759 Valmora Rd. $175,000. — 7213 Rio de Luna. $180,000. — 7217 Rio de Luna. $216,970. Centex Construction, — 3024 Floras del Sol St. $216,594. — 3038 Floras del Sol St. $92,875. — 3011 Primo Colores St. $163,389. — 4217 Luz de Estrella. $103,070. — 4225 Luz de Estrella. $118,176. — 3032 Floras del Sol St. $92,875. Andrea Mueller, 58-A Paseo Nopal. $95,000. Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity, 7232 Vuelta de la Luz. $160,000. — 7252 Vuelta de la Luz. $135,000. Perry Samuels, 2951 Tesuque Overlook. $887,410. Melanie Cole, 2921 Aspen View. $750,000. Robert Schneck, 1351 Ferguson Ln. $240,000. 28 JULY 2011 HOME BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW We are Local experts with a Global Reach saNta Fe’s maRKet LeadeR Melissa Pippin-Carson & Roger Carson 699.3112 • 699.8759 130 Lorenzo NEW LISTING This 1,900 sq ft home feels like the country but is walking distance to the Plaza. Built with centuries old methods, this classic home meanders throughout, has a charming rear portal, and a garage and workshop. #201102200 NEW LISTING $489,000 Offered at $2,200,000 One of the most beautiful homes in Santa Fe featuring fine craftsmanship and architecture. Plaster walls, antique beams and doors, patterned brick, large dining hall, living room, plus an intimate family room and luxurious master suite. Courtyards are designed to capture stunning nights and mountain views. Private guest suite with separate entry courtyard, 4,500 sq ft, 4BR, 4BA, 3-car garage. 5 minutes to the Plaza. #201005763 Circle Drive Compound Quintessential Santa Fe home on the Eastside! Lovingly restored, this authentic property is turnkey. Modern kitchen, over 2,000 sq ft with 2BR and 2.5BA. #201101926 NEW LISTING 618C East Alameda $699,000 12 Redondo Peak 505.670.9399 [email protected] BOB BURBIC Imagine waking up and looking out your window and seeing miles of open space not to mention spectactular mountain views! Five bedrooms, 31/2 baths, over 3,000 sq ft, located in desirable Rancho Viejo. #201102621 $498,000 NEW LISTING tune in every sunday RadIo sHoW “All Things Real Estate” 2011 Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award Nominee Absolutely gorgeous, this single level 2,232 sq ft home has style and elegance and many upgrades! Open concept, split floorplan, real portal with Sangre views, nice interior courtyard with water feature and native landscaping. #201102619 $295,000 PRICE REDUCTION! 34 Sobradora $349,000 Opera District! Beautiful 4BR, 5BA home with sterling finishes, atrium, gourmet kitchen, handcarved Cantera stone, and stunning views of the Sangres. Wine cellar, 3-car garage, and a 1BR guesthouse. #201001807 30 Sangre de Cristo $1,200,000 Join host Rey Post and his guests each sunday at noon on santa Fe’s talk 1260 KtRc-am “the remote broadcast at my Hoa/condo association seminar at the Hotel santa Fe was everything I had hoped it would be both in terms of the number of people and diversity of associations in attendance. We had great interactions between attendees and the expert presenters and the remote broadcast concept gave it added credibility while also expanding the audience. I definitely plan on staging other remotes in 2011.” – Tom Simon, Principal of Westgate Properties, LLC Remote BRoadcasts This beautiful single level custom home in Tesuque Hills has high-end finishes and 3-car garage. Near the Opera and minutes to downtown and shopping. Open concept, vigas, two master suites. #201005686 BANK OWNED LAND — 60 ACRES! 5 tesuque Vista $550,000 115 B Waldo Mesa This is one of the last mesa tops available, astonishing 360-degree views, well in place, bargain priced! #201100728 $150,000 PRICE REDUCED Contact Rey Post to schedule your Remote Broadcast: 505.989.8900 Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark. 2421 Camino Capitan Very sweet, 3BR, turn-key home! Wood laminate floors in living room. Remodeled kitchen, laundry room, 1-car garage, and a huge backyard with mountain views and storage shed. #201100323 $199,000 417 East Palace Avenue • 505.982.6207 326 Grant Avenue • 505.988.2533 HO ME J ULY 20 11 29 PAGE 29 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- SANTA FE’S MARKET LEADER We are Local Experts with a Global Reach E IC PR NG CT TI RA IS L NT CO EW N ER ND U NG TI S LI W NE W NE This elegant country European home is perfectly sited on 5 acres to enjoy both Sangre and Jemez views as well as the outdoor portals, gardens and orchard. It has four bedrooms, sunrise/moonrise deck and meditation room or office space. MLS# 201102612 29 gRIEgO hILL $995,000 This 2 bedroom home is Rancho Viejo perfection! Light, bright and spacious, with many upgrades including ceramic tile floors, plantation shutters, front courtyard and rear covered deep portal, sited on a double lot. New fridge, microwave, hot water heater and roof. Truly immaculate. MLS# 201102440 1 wINDSTONE ROAD $285,000 816 STAgECOACh DRIvE Incredible value one mile to the Plaza, this 5,449 sq ft home sits on approximately one acre and has three bedrooms with separate entry, private one bedroom guest casita with kitchenette, great 710 sq ft artist studio, updated kitchen and sweet outdoor spaces. MLS# 201101864 $799,000 W NE E IC PR W NE E IC PR Katherine Blagden Office: 505.955.7980 Cell: 505.490.2400 Light, bright, freshly painted and spruced up 3BR, 2BA home on a corner lot just a mile from the park in Las Acequias. Vigas and beams in the open concept living area. Garage, fenced yard. MLS# 201001925 4348 pASEO DE LA ACEquIA $199,000 MORA LAND This 21 acre parcel of certified organic farmland near Mora is flat, on a paved road and has some spectacular views. Good irrigation rights, and includes 2% ownership of Morphy Lake. MLS# 201003179 $189,000 7464 SAgEBRuSh ROAD Sweet 3BR, energy-efficient home in Vista Primera. Easy commute to Los Alamos or Albuquerque. Fine details including plaster walls, brick floors, and new windows and French doors. MLS# 201100129 $290,000 e Investment Corner: “e Money Makers” Downtown Santa Fe Office building. Approximately 14,000 sq ft, three major tenants, plenty of parking, long-term leases. $1,850,000 Downtown Santa Fe Office building, bank, gallery, etc. approximately 7,800 sq ft, plenty of parking. For lease $16.50 or for sale. Huge visibility. $2,900,000 Near the Indian School Fiveplex on 2 deeded lots, 3 casitas on one deed, house and guest on other, garages and off-street parking. $585,000 Northside Sixplex Two 2 bedroom, two 1 bedroom, two efficiencies, laundry room, walk three blocks to town. Possible condo conversion. $625,000 Northside Fourplex All one-bedroom units with large parking area; walk 3 blocks to town. across from the sixplex. $475,000 Offered at $8,000,000 New Listing: La Bajada Ranch Northside Triplex All three are 2 bedrooms, 2 baths with private yard areas and fireplace. Walk into town. Possible condo conversion. Great owner unit when in town. $425,000 South Capital Triplex. Move right in. 1930s beautiful main house, two guest houses, large garden and privacy. New kitchen, new baths, red oak floors, rooftop deck, new stucco and electrical. $529,000 Central Santa Fe 67 unit apartment complex, laundry rooms, parking, fireplaces, efficiencies, one and two bedroom units. Off-street parking. $4,600,000 Central Santa Fe 28 unit apartment complex, laundry room, parking, fireplaces, one & two bedroom units. Off-street parking. $2,240,000 Espanola Four tenant shopping center, mint condition, corner of 76 & Riverside, 10% plus net return. Two national tenants with long term leases. Almost 1 acre. $1,250,000 La Bajada Ranch is located approximately 15 minutes south of downtown Santa Fe, and has its own freeway overpass as its access. It is currently comprised of six deeded parcels of approximately 140 acres each, for a total of 840± acres. The views of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, the canyons, and thousands of BLM acres are fabulous. There are approximately 29± acre feet of water rights that are fully adjudicated and licensed by the State Engineers Office. There are 3 existing wells, and natural gas, electricity, and telephone to the property line. The wildlife comprises dozens of different kinds of birds, coyotes, bobcats, deer, etc. This property could be a private home, horse facility, retreat, possible religious center, or for future development. #201005763 BOB CHERNOCK 505.470.3225 La Bajada Ranch South of Santa Fe 15 minutes; approx. 840 acres, 29 acre feet water rights, views, etc. Private overpass entrance from the freeway. Six deeded lots. Individual home or development. $8,000,000 [email protected] 231 Washington Avenue • 505.988.8088 Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark. 417 East Palace Avenue • 505.982.6207 30 JU LY 20 11 H OM E BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW We are Local Experts with a Global Reach SANTA FE’S MARKET LEADER Simplif y Your S earch • S A N TA F E B E AU T I F U L H O M E S . C O M Elegant Estate with stunning views on 12.5 gated acres near the Plaza comprised of an impeccable residence built in ’05 with superb finishes, 11 fireplaces, 7 baths including dual master baths, fabulous kitchen, 3,000 sq ft of portals, 1BR guest casita, and a gorgeous swimming pool with cabana and bath. MLS# 201005922 954 CeRRo de la paz $4,350,000 Extraordinary Residence and two guest houses on 9.8 acres with phenomenal views, numerous portals, 2,000 sq ft of decks, fabulous outdoor areas, and 4 fireplaces. An inspiring retreat sited among gorgeous rock outcroppings and Ponderosa Pines. MLS# 901989 12 mountaIn top Road $875,000 Spectacular Panoramic Views! Beautiful main house, guest house, and studio with kitchenette and bath on 7.9 acres off Old SF Trail has two glass-enclosed mahogany decks, 2-car garage, storage shed, and a 19,000 gallon water catchment system. MLS# 201006006 160 RIdGe Road $539,000 Striking Contemporary home on 2 plus acres has great mountain views and gorgeous sunsets. Wonderful glass-enclosed casual dining area, 4 fireplaces, master bath with exercise area, Kohler spa shower, 34-inch deep jetted soaking tub and bidet. MLS# 905717 23 BIsHop’s dome Road $750,000 Spacious and Beautiful three bedroom, three full bath home in the Historic Eastside a few blocks from the Plaza has two master suites, enclosed backyard, two-car garage, and walled front courtyard with fireplace. Lovely private compound with great landscaping and its own gate onto famed Canyon Road. MLS# 201000971 624 east alameda, #6 $825,000 Breathtaking panoramic views over Santa Fe of the Jemez, Ortiz and Sandia Mountains, and La Barbaria Canyon from this attractively remodeled 4,700 sq ft tri-level mountain home on 3.46 acres in the tall pines about 15 minutes from the Plaza. Owner Financing. MLS# 201003709 25 mountaIn top Road $475,000 Fabulous five acre parcel on the Rio Grande encompasses both sides of the river! Consisting of 4 separately deeded tracts, it features giant cottonwoods, lush vegetation and lots of green, a huge acequia, and two dwellings, including a newer home with an open concept and abundant light. MLS# 201005296 702 County Road 57 $425,000 Warm Southwest style and Santa Fe feeling in this wonderful residence nestled in thick vegetation in the foothills with beautiful views. Great country kitchen and dining room. View deck with portal. Horses allowed. Fabulous sunsets! MLS# 901393 22 Immanuel $425,000 LAND LISTINGS 316 Pawprint Trail in Monte Sereno $89,000 MLS# 201101312 16 Encantado Road in Eldorado $99,500 MLS# 201101309 17 Tanoito off Tano Road $175,000 MLS# 201101312 7 Placita Anita in Las Dos $195,000 MLS# 20110880 100 Pena Place near the Railyard $225,000 MLS# 901854 Glorieta Mesa borders National Forest $245,000 MLS# 904515 AlAn And Anne Vorenberg 505.466.0927 888.257.6750 Toll Free [email protected] [email protected] 326 Grant Avenue • 505.988.2533 HO ME J ULY 20 11 31 Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark. PAGE 31 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- SANTA FE’S MARKET LEADER We are Local Experts with a Global Reach 817 CAMINO DEL ESTE $995,000 629 AVENIDA CELAYA $379,000 342 EAST BUENA VISTA $2,500,000 In Exclusive 800 East CRISTINA BRANCO 505.920.7551 505.946.2868 Lovely Home in Zocalo The Witter Bynner Estate [email protected] [email protected] JAN HAMILTON 505.690.8994 505.946.2249 & 535 CAMINO DEL MONTE SOL 684 CALLECITA JICARILLA $2,600,000 $475,000 6 PLANO ARBOLITO $750,000 Serene Eastside Compound 510-A COUNTY ROAD 162 Gracious living, riverside! One of New Mexico's precious resources is just steps away on the Rio Chama in Abiquiu. This masterfully renovated home is beautifully sited, private, and nothing short of spectacular. The spacious heated sunroom/studio is perfect for artistic endeavors or relaxation. The Cottonwood canopies will shade outdoor gatherings and the “antique” barn/stable on property adds to the ambiance. #201102282 $625,000 DeVargas Heights Stunning Custom Home 500 COUNTY ROAD 162 Picture perfect with over 800 ft of meandering Rio Chama riverfront. Perfect building sites for your new hacienda under the tall Cottonwood trees and very accessible terrain. A small triangular piece of this property provides parking space on the Carson National Forest side of the road and provides excellent access for a hike in the forest. This 5.454 acreage may be divided into two lots. #201101725 $355,000 1100 CALLE CONEJO Nestled in the hills above Santa Fe, this custom adobe home is perfectly sited to appreciate views of beautiful mountains and twinkling city lights. Just minutes from the Plaza, the sophisticated Pueblo Revival–style residence offers 3 bedroom suites, an office, a wine room, a family room, a billiards room, an oversized pantry, an office with plentiful built-ins, and a 1BR guesthouse. Throughout are upscale features and amenities, such as hard-troweled plaster walls, stacked Anasazi stone surfaces, vigas and latillas, limestone and teak floors, designer fixtures, carved doors, multiple fireplaces, radiant heating, air conditioning, and security and drip irrigation systems, flagstone patios and portales, and a built-in spa. #201102958 $2,350,000 lori kolb 505.660-2202 [email protected] 417 East Palace Avenue • 505.982.6207 32 JU LY 20 11 H OM E Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark. BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW SANTA FE’S MARKET LEADER We are Local Experts with a Global Reach G IN ST LI NG EW TI N S LI EW N RENT VS BUY? See my complete analysis at: www.LINDAMURPHY.COM call direct 505 780 7711 G IN ST LI W NE 923 alto a Absolutely gorgeous, newer, 2 bedroom, 2 bath decorator owned condo in the Riverwalk area just minutes to the Plaza. Finest of finishes include a floor-to-ceiling Anasazi stacked stone fireplace, plaster walls, tile floors, and tall ceilings with oversized beams. Lovely views of the Sangres. Perfect floorplan with nice separation of spaces. Beautifully landscaped yard with fountain and separate vegetable garden. Lovely portal with two-car garage. This unit feels just like a single family residence. Super location next to the Riverwalk path. mls# 201102677 $419,000 la barbaria Canyon Family compound on 40 acres atop La Barbaria Canyon with gorgeous views. Live in your own private park with huge trees. This compound features an exquisite 3BR, 3BA home with two spectacular 2BR, 1BA guest houses. Additional guest suite as well. This property is like a national forest, absolutely exquisite in every way, and yes, 1 8 minutes to town! mls# 201102977 $1,950,000 8 Paintbrush Court – Las campanas Absolutely beautiful home on park-like grounds. Fabulous landscaping frames the spectacular Sangre and Jemez views. 3BR, 3BA main house and 2BR, 2BA detached guest house with rooftop deck. Completely walled and gated yard with a putting green! Kitchen adjoins a family room and includes a breakfast bar, and granite counters. Perfect floorplan, wood floors, beams and huge master. mls# 201101301 $1,320,000 46 Avenida Torreon $495,000 15 Moya Loop $425,000 1 Monte Alto Way Lovely passive solar home in Eldorado. Tall viga and plank ceilings, brick floors, wood blinds and solid wood interior doors lend a warm, inviting feeling. Dramatic open living area, split bedroom plan, large owners suite and a spacious 25'x19' studio with separate entrance. Front portal, rear deck, mountain views. Three bedrooms, 2 baths, 2,356 sq ft. #201102873 $369,000 KENT JONES 505.670.2262 Great curb appeal in La Paz at Eldorado with large front and rear gated courtyards and brick portales. Open living, dining, kitchen areas featuring tall viga ceilings, beautiful slab granite counters. Huge master suite featuring vigas, marble sinks and travertine tile accents. Outstanding mountain views. Three bedrooms plus den, 2 1/2 baths, 2,165 sq ft. #201102278 Nestled next to a greenbelt, this sunny, solar-oriented, Backe-built home in Eldorado has great privacy and excellent Sandia/Ortiz Mountain views. Features include a newer 35-foot-long portal and flagstone patio with extensive rock work and xeriscape landscaping. The living/dining, kitchen and family rooms feature soaring 13-foot-tall ceilings of vigas and planks and Saltillo tile flooring, which extend throughout the home. Newer stucco and roof. Three bedrooms, 21/2 baths, 2,450 sq ft. #201102415 MARY ARNOLD 505.577.5446 Operated by Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark. 231 Washingon Avenue • 505.988.8088 326 Grant Avenue • 505.988.2533 HO ME J ULY 20 11 33 PAGE 33 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- Mortgagematters Bottomed out Every day the national news asks, “Have interest rates bottomed out?” “Is the downward trend over?” “Have real estate values finished declining?” What is the answer? From all I see, read and experience, the answers to all three questions are a resounding “YES” for this exceptional city. Santa Fe is the least expense resort city in the country and has not only the attention of baby boomers who are retiring here as fast as they can, but also attracts Asians, British, Canadians and people from south of the border who want a safer life. I recently worked with a Canadian who successfully purchased a home here. He commented that the strong Canadian dollar was definitely an incentive to purchase in Santa Fe, topped only by our more-than-fair-market values. The old stock market adage, “Buy on bad news,” may be true. The fact that our buying market is picking up proves it. We are filled to the brim every single day with “Woe is us” broadcast news, and when the national news on the financial condition of the country turns positive, watch out, because prices in this sought-after resort will zoom. My Canadian client will be even happier he bought on bad news and, when ready, can sell on good news. What about interest rates? What you hear and read about is true. Rates are still at an historic low. That means a low since the 1950s! A few months ago, I worked with a purchaser who complained about the rates being too high at 4.5 percent. She was convinced that rates would go lower, so she waited until the last week before closing to lock her rate. She closed at 4.75 percent. Rates in the 4 percent range are about as good as it gets. Go for it! I advise everyone wanting a home in Santa Fe to buy it right now. In the second week of June, the interest rates rose for two days as a result of a negative economic statistic being less negative than anticipated. Strange! The national mortgage market is looking for any reason to increase interest rates. Yes, every element of the real-estate world in Santa Fe has bottomed. In my opinion, this is crystal clear. Another reason not to wait for lower prices that will probably never happen is the interest rate effect on the total cost of your home. A 1 percent increase in the rate of interest will cost approximately 20 percent more for the total cost of the home if you finance 70 to 80 percent of the price. So, listen carefully to the 6 o’clock news and read newspapers like you are a detective, to determine the moment when financial markets begin to turn. Look for signs that the economy is less negative or even positive in some areas. But do not look too long. Call your Realtor and make that purchase because when the news anchors begin smiling JIM GAY about the positive news then it may be too late to get that dream-home bargain in Santa Fe. Jim Gay was a real-estate broker for 20 years and has been a financial consultant to Fortune 500 companies. He is currently a broker/owner at Home Buyers Mortgage (986-9080) and can be reached at [email protected]. Wonderful Updated Family Home Quality, Creativity & Craftsmanship Updated Stamm-built family home, with room to add! Sited on a double corner Casa Solana lot, this property has a flexible 4BR/2BA floor plan and 1500+ sq ft. New stucco, windows, water heater, kitchen flooring & cabinets, canales, rear portal, flagstone patio & landscaping! Walk to school & recreational facilities! MLS #201100544 $349,000 2000 Old Pecos Trail (505) 988 - 7285 BUSINESS (505) 983 – 0332 DIRECT (505) 660 – 9074 CELL Tierra Concepts, Inc. is committed to Quality, Creativity and Craftsmanship on every design, build and remodeling project. Our on-time and on-budget track record is unparalleled by any standard. Call us for a free consultation. LYNNE EINLEGER, REALTOR™ TRAILS WEST REALTY, LTD [email protected] • • 34 JULY 2011 HOME 505.989.8484 BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW OurwaterQuality On the importance of pH control In addition to its effects on biological and chemical processes, the variability of pH affects our decisions in domestic water usage. High-pH water often tastes bitter and may be an indication of the scaling potential of the water. Low-pH water may lead to the dissolution of pipes, particularly copper pipes. The EPA classifies pH under unregulated Secondary Drinking Water Standards and recommends a range between 6.5 and 8.5 pH units. The term “pH” refers to the potential of hydrogen. The scale measures the logarithmic concentration of hydrogen ions (H+) and hydroxyl ions (OH-), which constitute H2O. Because the scale is logarithmic, a change in pH by a factor of 10 results in a change of one unit on the pH scale - the pH scale ranges from 0 to 14 and is a measure of the acidity/basicity of water. A neutral solution, with a pH of 7.0, is achieved when the activity of H+ and OH- is balanced. Water that has more free hydrogen ions (over 7) is acidic and water that has more free hydroxyl ions (less than 7) is basic or alkaline. Acids lower the pH of a solution and bases raise the pH. Well water is typically high in ions (both positive cations and negative anions) such as calcium and magnesium (the “hardness” minerals), sodium, potassium, nitrate, chloride and sulfate. The presence of these ions decreases the activity of the H+ ion and increases the activity of the OH- ions, causing the water to be higher pH. Well-water pH is a function of the minerals taken into solution as the water moves through rock strata. In Santa Fe, our municipal water, which is commonly a blend of sources, has a pH ranging from 7.04 to 8.21, with both the low and high ranges occurring in Buckman Well Field water (2010 Water Report, Sangre de Cristo Water Division). The term “alkaline” should not be confused with the term “alkalinity,” which refers to the “buffering” capacity of water, or its ability to resist or “buffer” changes that would make the water more acidic. The main sources of natural alkalinity, which limits swings in pH levels, are rocks containing carbonate, bicarbonate, and hydroxide compounds. Borates, silicates, and phosphates may also contribute to alkalinity. Conversely, granite, which is a common aquifer in the Santa Fe foothills, has few minerals that contribute to alkalinity. Areas rich in granite have generally low alkalinity and therefore poor buffering capacity. We sometimes see low pH in water produced from fractured granite aquifers. In general, reverse osmosis (RO) water, although extremely pure, has inherently low pH. This is not because of the RO process per se, but is a function of the fact that RO water has such low total dissolved solids, or mineral ions, that it has little or no buffering capacity. The easiest way to raise the pH of RO water to a more palatable, and less corrosive, pH level above 7.0, is to pass it through a food- STEPHEN WIMAN grade, NSF-certified calcium carbonate (calcite) media filter. If you buy bottled water, most of which is mass-produced by RO, you can bet that the pH has been adjusted upward. Stephen Wiman has a background in earth science (Ph.D. in geology) and is the owner of Good Water Company in Santa Fe. He may be reached at 505-471-9036 and skwiman@ Coldwell Banker Trails West Realty, Ltd. A Trusted Name - Across Town and Around The World 5 Camino Rael - Pecos Previews Property 360-ft of Pecos River along with 2.52± acre feet water rights. Zen-like setting. Fabulous 2470± sq ft home with gourmet kitchen, open concept living areas. View filled windows. 2 car garage. 25 minutes to Santa Fe. #201101995 $748,000 James Congdon 505.490.2800 1301 Cerro Gordo Well kept home enjoys views across S.F. River. Clean simple style awaits your design aesthetic. Well insulated with low utility bills. Excellent value for this eastside location. #201102808 $439,000 Suzanne Brandt 505.690.5363 14 Rito Guicu 2,350± sq.ft., 4br/3ba, 1.06± acres. Built in 2003. Open and split floor plan. High ceilings, 3-car garage. Sunroom/Solarium, 2 fireplaces, stainless steel appliances. Mountain views. Vigas, Pueblo style home. #201102324 $390,000 James Delgado 505.699.7472 2000 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe, NM 505.988.7285 800.775.5550 146-B Rough Road - Stanley Native inspired partial adobe home on 77+ Acres. 1818± Sq.Ft., 2BR/2BA + loft/office & tack room. Glorious sunsets, views, starscapes! Wondrous detail, light, quiet, near Wright’s Indoor Arena! #201102375 $369,900 Sherie Stiver Zinn 505.930.4105 Lynne Einleger 505.660.9074 3004 Plaza Blanca Single level home, painted with decorator touches, stainless steel appliances! 3br/2ba, family room with beams, cozy fireplace, French doors to covered patio. Backs to open space. Foothill views. #201102741 $299,900 Suzanne Field Kelly 505.920.3478 26 Valle Vista Charming artist owned residence with many custom details. Honey gold pine plank floors. Views. Large landscaped lot. Very well maintained 4BR, 2-3/4BA. #201100318 $204,000 Diane Harrison 505.412.9918 Marc Nussbaumer 505.310.0253 HOME JULY 2011 35 PAGE 35 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- 36 JU LY 20 11 H OM E BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW PAGE 37 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW SANTA FE ® PROPERTIES Marg & Annie Veneklasen Marg 505.660.9151 Annie 505.670.5202 [email protected] SINGLE-LEVEL CUSTOM HOME WITH VIEWS OUTSTaNdING CITy VIEWS! GreAt CommeriCAl opportuNity Great commercial opportunity in the “Heart of Espanola” Commercial District. This property consists of three buildings: Main building contains 3850+/- sq ft with loft area and has all utilities. Garage/warehouse building is unheated, no utilities, contains 1584+/- sq ft. MLS #201102299 $395,000 pride oF owNership Home located on corner lot beams with pride of ownership with nice landscaping and walled backyard. Living room has saltillo tile floors. Large kitchen with Breakfast area. Family room with fireplace. MLS #201101856 $269,500 716 A North riverside drive 125 CedAr street W NE CE RI P NE W I PR CE NORTHSIDE ELEGANCE minutes from town, single level home with magnificent sunset and city light views. This pueblo style home embraces the best of Santa Fe. MLS #902417 $995,000 1047 Sierra Del Norte City, sunset & Sandia/Ortiz mountain views are just icing on the cake for this spacious, light-filled Valle del Sol townhouse. Upstairs master suite, custom Talavera tile accents, spacious porch. MLS #201005773 $625,000 234 Camino de la Sierra IN THE MaGdaLENa COMpOUNd prICEd TO SELL IN La TIErra New eleCtriCAl, plumBiNG & Fixtures Adobe home with plastered walls and hardwood floors. Large separate living and dining rooms with gas stove. New solid wood core doors and new cabinets in kitchen. One-car detached garage, covered back portal, and pitched roof. MLS #201100043 $199,000 BeAutiFully kept AdoBe treAsure Just minutes from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, a newly remodeled kitchen, updated windows, stucco and roof. Sun filled large master bedroom. Hardwood floors, plastered walls, cozy fireplace, and evaporative air. Entire property walled in for privacy. MLS #201005777 $265,000 731 BACA street 545 FrANkliN AveNue Like new, 2BR, 2BA condo. Dining and living rooms with high, viga/pine planked ceilings and kiva FP. Wellequipped kitchen with own private deck/patio. Upperlevel master suite and lower-level guest br with bath. MLS #201004134 $509,000 322 Magdalena #10 A serene 3 bed, 3 bath home awaits you on 10 acres. Incredible 360 degree views. This innovative passive solar house is a unique opportunity and an incredible value. MLS #201101754 $549,000 42 Vuelta Tomas lANd listiNGs The Pecos River runs through this ideal grazing land in San Jose - San Miguel Co. With water rights and irrigation rights. Mobile homes allowed. Property fenced in. Utilities available. 12.442± ac. MLS #201100570 $320,000 Charming Historic Eastside LOT 13 HIGH SUMMIT SaN JOSE - TraCT 1 Truly the top lot in The High Summit. 360 degrees of absolutely fabulous mountain and City light views of Santa Fe and Los Alamos. All city utilities. Owner/Broker MLS #201002339 $495,000 Beautiful setting in the Pojoaque Valley to build your home. Lot ready for building permit. New 260 foot private well in place. Great restrictive covenants. Includes one (1) acre foot Water Rights. All utilities. Owner/Broker MLS # 201000073 $159,500 10 FraNCIS LaNE Great building lot with rolling hills, expansive mountain range and sunset views. Horses welcomed. Existing shared well, underground utilities. 5.25± acres. MLS #201102393 $89,500 65 CIELO dE OrO 536 GarCIa STrEET BoB lee trujillo Direct: 984-7305 Cell: 470-0002 [email protected] reNee Brooks Direct: 984-7301 Cell: 470-1681 [email protected] Charming and spacious 2BR, 1.5BA gem with gated and walled courtyard entry. Nichos, vigas, Saltillo tile and wood floors compliment this Historic Eastside find, set back from the street on a quiet, private lane. Large open living/dining room with corner fireplace, bancos and a builtin bar is wonderful for entertaining as are two upper level large decks off the master bedroom. The kitchen connects to a bedroom/ den with elegant built-in cabinetry, fireplace and access to the flagstone patio. #201100512 $680,000 Kathy abeles 505.470.3720 RichaRd schoegleR  505.577.5112 1000 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 • 505.982.4466 • 800.374.2931 • PAGE 39 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- Villa Alegre project to open this month By Paul Weideman illa Alegre, the new affordable-housing community developed on West Alameda Street by the Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority, celebrates its grand opening on July 8. This is pretty amazing for at least two reasons. First is the expense. It cost about $800,000 just to knock down all the 40-year-old, public-housing buildings that were there before. Then it cost nearly 30 times that to develop the 110 units that are just about ready for leasing. Those new homes for families and senior citizens were financed and built in a severely depressed market. In these tough times, many of the smart, sustainable-construction guidelines that took years to put in place are being forsaken on the argument that it’s difficult enough for contractors to build the old, standard-type houses. 40 JULY 2011 HOME V Thus the second amazing fact about Villa Alegre: it’s expected to qualify for the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest award: a LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) “Platinum” certification. “Albuquerque has done LEED Platinum, but Albuquerque’s a lot easier to build in,” said the Housing Authority’s executive director, Ed Romero. “It’s a lot easier to build a four-story LEED Platinum project there than a Platinum townhome community in the historic district in Santa Fe.” Major green points come from recycling demolition and construction waste; the installation of a sophisticated, ground-source heat pump system; 2 x 6 frame construction with efficient insulation; and the use of solar arrays on most of the rooftops. The collection of photovoltaic panels, comprising a 240-kilowatt system, is designed to provide 40 percent of all the electricity used by residents. Because the project is in the historic district and it is still verboten to have solar panels visible in the historic district, these buildings have extra-high parapets: 24 inches rather than the usual seven or eight inches. This gives the project a distinctive look, with a larger space between windowtops and the roofline. The contractor is Pavilion Construction of Portland, Oregon. Duty & Germanas Architects, Santa Fe, designed the project. The new community boasts a pleasing variety in both home designs and streetscapes - nothing like “cookie cutter” housing boxes marching down straight streets. The project also is stepped back from Alameda Street with only single-story homes on the street and the two-story units further in. There are two sides to the project that is coming online this month: a 60-unit family project, made up of BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom homes; and a 50-unit senior citizen project, most of those 1-bedroom homes. There are two community buildings, that on the senior side equipped with a commercial kitchen. Romero hoped to have a certificate of occupancy for all 50 of the senior units on July 1, and for the 60 family homes later in July. “We believe we’ll be 100 percent leased on this site by Aug. 1,” he said. Construction on the second parcel, just east of the Salvation Army, has not yet begun. It will be developed by the Housing Authority as 28 units for senior citizens and 10 units of workforce housing. Romero said the project will be given a different name to establish its own identity. The Housing Authority is aiming for the senior-citizen residences to go beyond the energy-efficiency at Villa Alegre: to a “net-zero” scenario, where energy usage balances energy generation/conservation over a year’s time. A couple of years ago, all this acreage held 104 public housing units, 40 years old. “We did an analysis and found that it would have been about $12 million to get it all up to standards, and $23 million to redevelop, which is preferred by HUD,” Romero said. When the latter route was chosen and demolition planned, the residents were given HUD vouchers with which they could find alternate housing in town for about what they were paying at the old projects. “We thought we would have up to 50 people coming back here, but now I think it will just be 10 or 15,” Romero said. “It’s been two years and a lot of people, even though they had first option to come in here, they have settled in somewhere else and would prefer to stay.” Planning for Villa Alegre began in 2006. In 2007-2008, the Housing Authority assembled a charette team and came up with the development plan. Then came the national credit crash. It was 2009, and with the help of a tax-credits program, that Romero said “we finally got some traction.” According to the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA), the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides $2.25 billion of grant funding to cover gaps in financing for low-income housing construction. The Villa Alegre project netted nearly 21 percent of New Mexico’s allotment of this Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) money — or $2,881,067 of $13,876,558. “The deal for the senior side would have been very difficult, but then we got TCAP money through the MFA and then we won a Capital Fund Recovery Competition grant, one of only about 14 authorities in the country to win it.” The total project cost is close to $32 million. Besides the MFA, funding came from Aegon Group, Los Alamos National Bank, and Dions Bank, plus the project won a federal green-construction grant of more than $5 million. “The family housing and senior housing sides are separately owned and operate independently,” Romero said. “The Housing Authority is a 1 percent partner on both sides, and we’re the managing partner and the general partner. Monarch Properties will manage the project for us. The reason for that is that it’s a pretty complex financial deal that we cut here. There are probably 10 different funding sources, requiring a variety of operational agreements.” Romero said Aegon LLC is the equity investor for the parcel that has already been developed. The other parcel will have a different equity investor. “We are negotiating with that entity and we will hopefully have a signed letter of intent to move forward on Friday [June 24].” Construction activites are winding down at Villa Alegre, and it may be a while before work begins at the other site, and Romero said the jobs have been an important aspect. “We’ve employed a lot of people on this project. When everything had gone to hell last year, we had like 200 people working here. We’re really proud of that.” The developments on both parcels will be a totally nonsmoking. “We’ve found that actually increased demand,” Romero said. If you’re curious about living at Villa Alegre or the planned second project, call Amy Martinez at the Housing Authority, 988-2859. PHOTOS BY PAUL WEIDEMAN The Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority’s Ed Romero (right) speaks with associates at the site HOME JULY 2011 41 PAGE 41 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- OutandAbout The right brain, and divine guidance The New Christy Minstrel posing as Realtor Michael Umphrey Roberto’s inspiration, the Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, and his sculpture Barbara’s latest achievement as managing editor The Neil Lyon Group: Evelyn Spiker, The Lyon himself, and Vanessa Rios y Valles David and Clara at the fabulous Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires 42 JULY 2011 HOME Darlings, Ahhhh, tomorrow is the Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast on the Plaza. The one time of year when I can enjoy guilt-free pancakes. Well, Lady Fingers, I know the glycemic index is always the same (through the roof), but I feel so patriotic. Last month it was the Buckaroo Ball redux at the Railyard and this month it’s the 35th year for Pancakes on the Plaza. There’s always something exciting to do in this City Different — verdad, amigos? It was at the Barker-oo Ball cocktail party (Barker Realty’s pre-party to the Buckaroo B) that I discovered Michael Umphrey (formerly with Prudential, NOW with Barker) strumming his guitar and sounding as good as he did when he was with the New Christy Minstrels in the 70’s and 80’s. Yes, Tootsie Rolls, that gig was before Michael moved permanently to Santa Fe, went into real estate, got married, had a child, and started living the “happily ever after” chapter of his life. Kittens, it seems that most every Realtor I know had a different career before entering the rollercoaster ride of a lifetime known as the Real Estate Profession. Some are still capable of satisfying their right-brain desires while simultaneously functioning fully as a successful Realtor. Known to us in the biz as Bob Cardinale (Sotheby’s), the art world recognizes him as Roberto Cardinale, wood sculptor extraordinaire, who creates small churches, missions, and synagogues as his tribute to spiritual places. A spiritual man himself (he was briefly many years ago - a Benedictine monk), he has a great sense of humor and never once reprimands us when we call him Father Cardinale. (Right now, I’m asking him to intercede for rain… am I asking the wrong guy??) Another Realtor who finds time to exercise the right brain is Barbara McIntyre (McIntyre Real Estate LLC). Her passion for books and art is right up there with her passion for commercial real estate. (And kayaking and skiing and tennis, even bocce ball. Good grief.) Her latest achievement is the beautiful, largeformat book coming out this month, The Rio Grande: An Eagle’s View, for which she was the managing editor. Published by the nonprofit organization WildEarth Guardians, the book chronicles one of the world’s most significant rivers and one we personally know and love. Go to www.theriograndeaneaglesview. com for a peek at some spectacular photos. Sadly, Poochie Poohs, the only photo missing is the one I submitted of Barbara and her dog, Wilson, happily kayaking down the great river. (They didn’t accept photos from iphones.) Then we have that very small percentage of Realtors (less than 5 percent, I’m sure) who were led by some sort of divine guidance into real estate as their first and only career. Take the divine Neil Lyon (Sotheby’s), for instance. I think he was born a Realtor. Oh, maybe not, Cheesecakes, but I do know for a fact that he’s an SOB (Son of a Broker — did I get you on that?). His father, Victor Lyon, started Tacoma Realty in Tacoma, Washington, in 1948. Neil received his BS in real estate finance from the U of Oregon in 1975 (and, Cutie Pies, he’s been burning up the real estate highway ever since). His father had some wonderful words of wisdom, such as, “Selling is telling the truth attractively,” and “Success is doing the right things well, often enough.” An unforgettable trademark of Victor’s was his broom. Whenever he had an open house or a showing, he would arrive early, get a broom and start sweeping the entryway or driveway so that people could see the pride and care he took in his listings. Hmmm, I’ve caught Neil doing the same thing. Apparently it works, Pumpkins. Success is Neil’s middle name. Another Realtor from the get-go is gogetter Clara Dougherty (Dougherty Real Estate). A native of Santa Fe (her family, the Lucero family, has been in New Mexico since 1689), Clara earned her master’s degree in finance with an emphasis in real estate from the U of Arizona and started selling real estate in 1980. I remember being so impressed when I met Clara way back then, because I’d never encountered a Realtor who actually had a degree in real estate. What a phenomenon, I thought. (That’s probably because I was entering the real estate profession with a background OAKLEY TALBOTT in psychiatric nursing, which, my little Cuckoos, did turn out to be incredibly helpful.) By the way, just because Clara and her husband, David (qualifying broker for Dougherty Real Estate), are homegrown natives of Santa Fe, don’t make the mistake of thinking they don’t get around. Their most recent excursion was bird hunting in Uruguay. After their Perdiz hunting, they stopped in Buenos Aires (the cultural hub of South America) and enjoyed an opera at the famous Teatro Colon. How’s that for exotica? Speaking of which, Karen WolfeMattison (Sotheby’s) was on an exotic cycling trip through Provence, when she suffered a one-person bike accident resulting in a fractured acetabulum (an essential part of the hip joint). After a stay in a French hospital, she was airlifted (via private jet) to the UNM Hospital (where her doctor daughter, Rachel, is doing her residency), and now Karen is getting used to the reality that her cycling is over for the summer. Two things she learned from this: she has a profound respect for American medicine and she wants all her future travels to be done via private jet. Entertainment Alert: Be sure to watch the July 14 episode of Burn Notice (my favorite TV spy series) on USA Network. Laurie Farber-Condon’s (Santa Fe Properties) actress/daughter, Aviva, has a starring role. The shoot was on location in Miami… and Aviva does some shooting of her own in this action-filled episode. SO TUNE IN. So long, Sweetpeas. Until next time... Oakley Oakley Talbott, aka Merrily Pierson, may be reached at [email protected] BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW LoW-CosT Zero energy hoMes T here is now, for the first time the knowledge and evolved technology to construct a healthy home with a net annual gas and electric bill of “0” for a price that a working family can afford. have arrived Visit: Call Alan Hoffman at 505.316.0449 You can afford to build a Zero Energy Homes starting at $339,000 including lot, available in many areas Existing 1,540 sq. ft. Zero Energy Home designed by Alan Hoffman 700 Coyote Ridge Road • For sale in like new condition: $529,000 Located above West Alameda only 5 miles from the Santa Fe Plaza this 2,100 square feet three bedroom two bath home captures Sangre De Cristo views. Solar Home with Zero Energy Package A FAMILY OF BUILDERS Zero energy Tours & Workshops (2.7 miles west of St. Francis Drive on Alameda to Coyote Ridge Rd. and follow signs) Learn how to build or renovate a Zero Energy Home Events at: 700 Coyote Ridge Rd., Santa Fe, NM • 505.316.0449 Open House: 1:00 to 5:00 pm • Workshops 3:00 to 4:30 pm Walt Chapman started Chapman Company in 1966. Since then, his sons and daughter have joined the company continuing to build homes the Chapman way . . . with quality and customer service at the cornerstone. We’ve weathered economic storms and will be here long after your home is complete. Friday, July 8th • Reception: 4:00–7:00 pm • Affordable Zero Energy Homes Saturday, July 9th • Building a Zero Energy Home in Santa Fe Sunday, July 10th • Renovating a Home to Zero Energy Saturday, July 16th • Rating a Zero Energy Home; LEED vs. Net Zero vs. True Zero Sunday, July 17th • New Energy Efficient Construction Techniques Saturday, July 23rd • Solar: Passive + Thermal + PV = Zero Energy Sunday, July 24th • Tax Benefits of Going Green and How to Get Them Build 505-983-8100 Remodel Sell 505.988.3700 Fidelity National Title 505.995.8800 New Mexico Solar Energy Association ( SolarWise HO ME J ULY 20 11 43 PAGE 43 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- Eight homes, gardens featured on annual tour I By Paul Weideman t’s July and that means it’s the time of year for the Behind Adobe Walls home and garden tours offered by the Santa Fe Garden Club. The tours take place on two consecutive Tuesdays, July 19 and July 26, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Each day, participants travel on a bus accompanied by Santa Fe Garden Club hostesses to visit and tour four private homes and their owners’ standout gardens. Tour tickets are $75 each day. The buses depart Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta, at 12:30 p.m. Participants who would like to share an optional pre-tour lunch ($20) at the hotel should be there at 11:15. The garden club also has an ongoing series of Pequeño Tours. Visit some of Santa Fe’s finest homes and gardens on private tours offered mid-April to mid-October. Each participant pays $45. The tours feature up to three residences on a Santa Fe Garden Clubhosted tour of three or four hours. Proceeds from these tours benefit many Santa Fe and New Mexico projects in conservation and horticulture. The Santa Fe Garden Club’s primary community-garden project is the New Mexico Museum of Art courtyard garden. Each Monday during the growing season, before the museum opens, “green apron-clad club members can be found planting, weeding, watering and the ubiquitous garden activity: removing spent blossoms and dead leaves to maintain the beauty of the courtyard,” according to Janet Zlatoff-Mirsky, the club’s publicist. Another project is the ethnobotanical garden, planted by the Santa Fe Garden Club in the summer of 2003, at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. The club maintains a stretch of the Santa Fe River under the auspices of the Santa Fe Watershed Association. And the garden club gives an annual endowed memorial scholarship for environmental design to a deserving Santa Fe Community College student. The Behind Adobe Walls tours often sell out, so reservations are necessary. For more information, visit or for information and reservations contact Terry at Westwind Travel, 984-0022 or [email protected]. 44 JULY 2011 HOME BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW Pictured on these pages are details from two of the properties on this year’s tour Live the Resort Lifestyle... The Hills and Villas at Bishop’s Lodge Free-standing Villa and Custom Home Lots with Stunning Views • One 2 bedroom, 2 bath Villa, 1,730 sq. ft. at $595,000 • Five spectacular custom lots, 1+ acre, from $168,000 Exclusively represented by Call Steve Flance for information 505-690-5838 THE FLANCE COMPANY Stephen R. Flance Qualifying Broker and Owner 505-988-9891 • 800-409-2494 All information contained herein is deemed reliable, but no representations or warranties are made as to the accuracy of the information. Availability is subject to sale or withdrawal without prior notice. Plans, specifications and prices are subject to change without prior notice. An owner is a licensed New Mexico real estate broker. HOME JULY 2011 45 PAGE 45 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- FromtheDirector Grant aids employees of nonprofits The Santa Fe Association of Realtors (SFAR) recently hosted an open house in collaboration with Homewise Inc. at the organization’s model homes on Old Las Vegas Highway to celebrate the “Charity Begins At Home” program. Last fall, SFAR received $47,500 from the Realtors Association of New Mexico as part of a statewide Ira Gribin Workforce Housing Grants Program established by the National Association of Realtors. Charity Begins At Home, launched with the grant, provides down-payment assistance to employees working for local nonprofit organizations. The grant is named in honor of Ira Gribin, a former NAR president who was a tireless advocate for fair and affordable housing for diverse populations. The Ira Gribin grants were awarded to state Realtor associations to fund programs that promote safe, decent housing for people with low and moderate incomes who cannot afford to live in the communities where they work. Workforce housing initiatives often focus on occupations that provide vital community services, such as teachers, firefighters, police officers, nurses, and health care workers. The Ira Gribin program aims to assist a broader range of working individuals, including retail, office, and restaurant workers. In Santa Fe, approximately 14 percent of the workforce is made up of nonprofit workers, compared to around 8 percent in the rest of the country. In a unique partnership with Homewise, the grant monies have been generously matched, expanding down-payment assistance to members of our community that truly contribute to the overall betterment of Santa Fe. To our knowledge, this is the only such program in the nation targeting employees of charitable organizations. It’s a perfect fit for Realtors as they already play a significant role in supporting local charities and nonprofit organizations. To date, 24 employees of the following local nonprofits have benefited from the Charity Begins at Home program and have become homeowners in our community: St. Francis Cathedral Basilica, Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Del Norte Credit Union, Esperanza Shelter, Farm To Table, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, La Familia Medical Center, National Center for Genome Research, Presbyterian Medical Services - Early Head Start Program, St. John’s College, Santa Fe Animal Shelter, Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe Preparatory School, Santa Fe School for the Arts, Southwest Cares, Think New Mexico, and Youth Shelters. At the open house, Realtor Patrice Von Eschen introduced Ashley Santos, whose partner recently had accessed the program as an employee of a local nonprofit. With her baby cradled in her arms, she spoke of her surprise at how quickly they were able to move forward on the purchase of their home with the help of the grant monies. She expressed her appreciation to those attending, publicly acknowledging the real community benefits of home ownership. The Santa Fe Association of Realtors cheers the opportunity to provide direct DONNA REYNOLDS help to new homeowners through the Charity Begins At Home down payment assistance program and has committed to providing revenues to support the program for at least the next five years. Toward this commitment, SFAR planned to hold a Super Yard Sale on June 25. Donna M. Reynolds is chief executive of the Santa Fe Association of Realtors. Contact her at 982-8385 or [email protected]. SpousessellingHouses THE TAO JONES: investor proverbs Greater than the failure of the banks and real-estate market has been the catastrophic loss of faith in ourselves as a society that we are still capable of making the world a better place. Back in the 1990s, it seemed like everyone was a financial genius who knew ways for you to make money in your sleep. Now it’s easier to find someone who will scare you into the Dark Ages than to find good advice on investing in real estate. When it comes to succeeding at anything in life, having guiding principles will improve your chances and investing in real estate is no exception. Here are a few proverbs to invest in. “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” Get your sight on a goal and get going. Quick and easy short-term gains were the lure of the stock market, not the real estate market. In real estate, the best plan is to earn your wealth over time, the oldfashioned way. The easiest expectations to manage are realistic ones, so lay out your financial 46 JULY 2011 HOME goals and be prepared to do the work it takes to earn it. Unless you happen to know the winning numbers of next week’s lottery, there is no reason to keep secrets. Many buyers do not disclose their motives or ideas to real-estate brokers for fear that someone else will scoop their idea and make all the money. They often want to get the information they think they need and disclose very little. These buyers are taking a huge risk and often they are so focused on a short-term gain that they end up with a long-term mess. “None of us is as smart as all of us.” Create a team of professionals to help you execute your plan. Yes, the term “professional” implies that these people will be paid for their work and if you’re thinking that your profit margin is coming from doing the work of these experts, don’t fool yourself. Your investment team should include a real-estate broker that you like and trust. A local broker with years of experience can use that knowledge to find you properties that can earn cash flow and develop equity. Next, you will need a contractor who gets along with you and your broker. Contractors work well with investors; their knowledge and experience can troubleshoot problems that often are the difference between profit and loss. If your contractor knows that you will be a return client, they often go out of their way to give you the best of their abilities. Finally, get a property management company that understands your goals. Avoid leasing your own properties unless you have professional experience. Property management is not easy and can be contentious and litigious. Property managers know the laws and practices that will get your properties rented and keep them rented. “Fall seven times, get up eight.” As evidenced by the remaining investors, brokers, and contractors, the key to survival and success is to get back up and keep fighting. Let’s face it, real estate investing is tough. But if you are looking ROGER CARSON MELISSA PIPPIN-CARSON for the potential to earn some money and develop long-term wealth, there are opportunities for you. Never lose sight that the journey is the reward and is best shared with others. Melissa Pippin-Carson and Roger Carson are associate brokers with Sotheby’s International Realty. Read their blog at DatelineSantaFe. com or call them at 505-984-5128 with your comments or questions. BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW HO ME J ULY 20 11 47 PAGE 47 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW PermacultureinPractice Parade of Coops planned this month You’ve heard of the Parade of Homes, but you probably haven’t heard of the Parade of Coops. Thanks to the nonprofit Home Grown New Mexico and the local-food magazine, Edible Santa Fe, our backyard will be among six gardens showcased in the Edible Kitchen Garden and Coop Tour on Sunday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to all the squash, mint, and arugula you’d care to eat, the tour boasts five flocks of chickens, a covey of quail, several beehives, a small pond, a constructed wetlands, various aboveground and underground cisterns, greywater-recycling systems, cold frames, hoop houses, a bean tipi, food forestry, a greenhouse, and even a waterless lawn. One guy has 14 raised beds! There’s a couple with a two-story chicken coop all decked out with a skylight, canales, vigas, a flagstone patio, and a “poultry promenade.” At a third garden, you’ll find tobacco, water spinach, Japanese mugwort, and three species I had to cut and paste - too afraid, was I, to spell them: Campanula ranunculus, molokhia, and shiso. But if this kitchen-garden tour were to have a cream-of-the-crop medal, you’d obviously have to give it to the contestants capable of producing cream. Steve and Moria Peters tend a community garden on the Santa Fe River that measures close to a quarter-acre under cultivation. At Tres Placitas del Rio, the dairy goats live in a straw-bale barn complete with chickens and a highly localized water-harvesting system. I hear they have impressive annual-veggie beds and some large swaths of edible perennials. Raspberries and asparagus up the wazoo. Thankfully, in the midst of this 100year drought, our family has four varieties of lettuce going, plus two kinds of kale, two chard, six chile, two bean, three or four tomato varieties, three onion, one type of sweet potato, a dozen herbs, mustard greens, carrots (purple, white, and orange), cabbage, collards, lovage, sorrel, strawberries, raspberries, rhubarb, horseradish, golden and buffalo currants, grapes, and a half-dozen reasonably dependable fruit trees - most notably, this year, a fruited pear. Eggs are a regular home-menu item. Over easy, never-dry scrambled, cheese omelets - semi-firm. If we have time in the morning, my kids prefer soft boiled, especially when they’re thoroughly mixed with ripped-up bits of supple toast (pinch of salt, hold the pepper). But lately, I’ve been taking egg salads to potlucks, and the reaction has been ethereal. “What makes your eggs so… fluffy?” Rachel squeals with glee. “What makes them so… light?” Britney ponders, half out loud. “What makes the stuff in that bowl so tasty,” demands Sean, “that I’ve gotta manipulate my own kids into going back for macaroni?” To this I say, “It’s our happy, healthy, home grown, New Mexico chickens.” “But what do you feed them?” they NATE DOWNEY sometimes wonder, drooling. “Local foodies feed chickens pretty much the same thing: lay pellets.” I reply. “Mostly, they get trucked down from somewhere near Wyoming.” For more information about the tour or to purchase tickets ($35), visit www. Nate Downey is president of Santa Fe Permaculture (505-424-4444) and the author of the new book Harvest the Rain: How to Enrich Your Life by Seeing Every Storm as a Resource (Sunstone Press). ArtfullivingByDesign Tips and tricks for organizing garage Keeping your garage organized is a challenge any time of the year, but especially in the winter when we need to park the car in the garage. Yes... I know it is just the beginning of the summer, but now is the perfect time to accomplish this monumental task. Start out by writing down everything that frustrates you about your garage so that you can address those problems when you put your new plan in place. Next identify areas of interest, such as gardening items, or sports equipment grouped by season or sport. Think vertically: the idea of this is to create as much floor space as possible. Consider hanging rakes and tools, bikes, coolers and, yes, even your wheelbarrow. Items that you use frequently should be easy to see and reach. Dedicate a day or two that you will spend accomplishing this task. Check the weather forecast to make sure that your project does not get interrupted by rain. (We should be so lucky.) Perhaps a garage sale would help to clear some of the clutter. If you decide to do this, run an ad in the newspaper and put up signs before you clean out the garage as motivation to make sure you get it done. Wear comfortable clothing and begin by emptying it out. Get the contents sorted (be sure to look through all the boxes) into three main groups: donate, sell or toss. You might consider sending some donations to places like Joplin, Missouri, where the tornado victims lost everything. Make it easy to recycle by setting up a recycling zone within the garage. If you have a habit of throwing aluminum cans into the trash, set up a recycling center right next to your trash bin or compactor. With storage-bin holders, you can set the recycling bins (plastic, aluminum, paper) off the floor and stack them up, saving you space. Do you have an extra fridge in the garage to handle the spillover from the kitchen? If the refrigerator is not a garagequalified refrigerator built to withstand the extreme temperatures of the garage, you are paying more on your energy bill than necessary. There are special refrigerators available for garage use. One is the Chillerator garage refrigerator. We hang our bikes from the ceiling to get the bikes off the floor. Look for a onemotion hang-and-release hook system to make this storage less of a headache. Bike shoes and helmets can be stored in bins that sit on shelves or hang from wall systems lining your garage walls. There are many storage items available for storing tools. Do take care of your tools and implements by storing them properly and in the same place all the time. Please keep in mind that some tools can be dangerous around children and should be placed carefully in a locked tool chest or cabinet. This will save you frustration and valuable time. If you have very few tools, it will work to hang the few LISA SAMUEL tools from a wall-hanging system so that they are visible and easy to get to. Last but not least, consider dealing with the garage floor, possibly using a snaptogether floor, which will give the garage a finished look. Lisa Samuel ASID, IIDA is a Santa Fe native and is owner/president of Samuel Design Group, located in the Artyard lofts in the Santa Fe Railyard. She is an award-winning interior designer (licensed interior designer #313), a lighting designer, and furniture designer. HOME JULY 2011 49 PAGE 49 BLACK CYAN MAGEN- Ride the Range in Abiquiu CASitA De LA JOYA Choose this easy lifestyle, spending time on Lake Abiquiu or relaxing in your own Casita. enjoy the benefits of condominium ownership with 13 individual casita sites nestled throughout the 36 acres of Casita de La Joya overlooking Lake Abiquiu & Ghost Ranch. this elegant Contemporary Southwestern 1 bedroom, 1 bath Casita (1,028 sq ft) will win your heart. it is furnished and ready for you to start spending your time at the Lake now. What an incredible price with access to a private boat ramp and swimming area. COMe See tHe VieWS AND StAY FOReVeR. MLS 903887 .72 Acres $298,000 RiNCON eSCONDiDO An incredible hidden oasis in the foothills of Sierra Negra Formation is waiting for your dream of a Mary Jane Colter inspired home design that would blend naturally into the rock formations much like the Colter designed structures along the rim of the Grand Canyon. Carson National Forest on two sides with Pedernal Views, 10 minutes to Post Office. underground electric and Shared Well. Only 60 Minutes to Santa Fe.* MLS 702814 39 Acres $397,000 RANCHO QueReNCiA - this lovely 4,300 sq.ft. pueblo style hacienda allows you to enjoy the dramatic color of Northern N. M. this private 250 acres which borders State Land has diverse topography of grasslands, mesas and red rock cliffs making it ideal for hiking and riding. this home is thoughtfully and artistically constructed with amenities that enhance everyday living with an exercise room next to the outside shower and hot tub, to a kitchen designed for serious cooks, this home creates an atmosphere of ease and elegance. the guest casita wing, dining room, family room, great room and book lined office compliment the 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and make entertaining a lovely experience. tHiS RANCH iS tRuLY Out OF tHiS WORLD & ONLY 80 MiNuteS tO SANtA Fe MLS 201005627 250 Acres $1,885,000 ReSiDeNCiA DeL RiO – 31 acre Hacienda on the Chama River. Adobe main house with extensive walled courtyard and detached guest house. two wells and 11 irrigated acres will give you plenty of water and room for pasture, vineyard, gardens and horses. Only one hour to Santa Fe. MLS 201100723 31 Acres $ 895,000 CANYONLANDS - Hear the Silence – Feel the Spirit! Once part of a historic Spanish land grant, this spectacular 520 acre ranch borders the Rio Puerco stream and is surrounded by the dramatic color of Prieta Mesa, Ghost Ranch and the mysterious Cerro Pedernal. Diverse topography includes rock towers and cliffs, deep red canyons and sage brush plants rimmed with pinon and juniper trees overlooking its own rockstrewn canyons and ancient cottonwood-lined stream. Covenants and conservation easements protect your privacy and the sanctity of the surrounding 7,000 acres,assuring this grandeur and pristine beauty will be preserved forever. Only 90 minutes to Santa Fe.* MLS 201003629 520 acres $2,275,000 MeSA De LA JOYA LOt 12A  See wonderful views in every direction! Abiquiu Lake, Ghost Ranch, Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Pedernal make this parcel extraordinary. Shared Well with transformer will make it easier to build your dream. 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