854 Camino Ranchitos, Santa Fe, NM
This newly restored historic double-adobe home exquisitely nestled in tranquility was featured in The Secret Gardens of Santa Fe. On .763 acres in Santa Fe’s Historic Eastside and only minutes away from famed Canyon Road, this quiet compound is perfect for meaningful retreats, large scale reunions, easy outdoor entertaining or sheltering in place. With 13 fireplaces, 7 bedrooms and 8.5 baths, the main house, separate guest suites, studio apartment and casita reflect extraordinary attention to detail. John Midyette, Santa Fe’s preeminent architect, created what Bob Villa of the series “This Old House” called “the home with the million-dollar entrance.” The Sangre de Cristo and Jemez mountains can both be seen from the balconies off the spacious upper rooms. The hand-troweled plaster and mud finish walls, antique wide plank wood floors, mesquite doors, vigas and beams compliment the hand-painted doorways and fireplaces. Classic buff-colored flagstone and brick floors. The main house includes a spacious family room and chef’s kitchen with Sub-Zero refrigerator, Lacanche range from France, custom cabinetry and center island with marble tops. The living room, bar, and formal dining room, with seating for 10, include kivas and outdoor portals. Large office/theater and a 1, 500-bottle wine cellar. Lush fruit trees, majestic pines and aspens create a calming euphony over the carpet of Kentucky Blue grass. Casa Contenta, is a hidden, must-see rarity in Santa Fe.