The SpaceWe call our home the "House of Birds and Light". This sunny, passive solar home in Glorieta Estates (just 25 minutes scenic drive from Santa Fe) is a signature masterpiece consisting of both Old World charm and traditional New Mexican construction producing a pleasing blend of art and design. Among the uniquely notable features are the singular tile murals, stained glass, antique imported English cottage doors, hand planed beams and smooth diamond finished plaster walls. Fine details include granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and brick and oak flooring.
Located short distances between the city of Santa Fe and the Pecos River and Wilderness, this home offers the best of both worlds! A very private dwelling, it sits high on a knoll surrounded by more than an acre of idyllic park-like property. Native grasses blow in the breeze and are dotted with Indian Paintbrush, Wild Lupine, Desert Sage, Barrel Cactus, Pinon, Juniper, large Ponderosa Pines and Scrub Oak. Right outside the house is a lawn, fruit trees and a perennial garden. The scenery is stunning with views of Rowe and Glorieta Mesas and surrounding Barrias Peak as far as you can see. This beauty can be enjoyed while sipping mint tea on the front deck or the back porch and listening to your favorite music on speakers which are wired to the living areas and bedrooms. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)ing birds flying about will make your enjoyment complete.
You can have fun going between the outdoor offerings in the Pecos area and the state capital of New Mexico, Santa Fe. Close by, you will find the Pecos National Historical Park which provides museum and walking tours of the Pecos Pueblo's ruins, the Glorieta Battlefield of the Civil War and Greer Garson's Ranch House. Heading up the Pecos Canyon, visit the Lisboa Springs Fish Hatchery, swim at Pink Rock in the Dalton Fishing Area, fish the Pecos River (famous for its fly fishing), take a horse back ride at Terrero General store, or hike the beautiful trails in the Pecos Wilderness. In the other direction, you can zip into Santa Fe where you can check out the galleries on Canyon Road and the Plaza or spend an incredible evening at the world class Santa Fe Opera. There are also plenty of museums including The New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, the Palace of the Governors, The Children's Museum, the Museum of New Mexico History, The Native American Museum, Georgia O'keefe Museum, and Museum Hill which includes the Folk Art Museum, Wheelwright Museum, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, The Museum of Indian Art, and I think one other which I can't recall. But, SITE Santa Fe is my favorite museum of all and you can get in for free on Fridays! Of course, you can go skiing at the Santa Fe Ski Basin or, for the more adventurous, to the Taos Ski Basin. Other activities include Gallery hopping and eating at restaurants too numerous to even list here, but guaranteed to satisfy even the hungriest and most discriminating of tastes. It's fun to check out the second hand shops and Antique stores along Cerrillos Road which are popping up to support all kinds of causes and private enterprises. North on I-25, Las Vegas, NM has more to offer with it's Victorian style architecture, the Armand Hammer World College with it's natural hot springs which are still free (although very natural and rustic)(URL HIDDEN)
With this home's fine attention to detail and one-of-a-kind artistic flair, you will find none other that gives you better value per square inch! Glorieta translates to "little heaven" and for this home, the term is most appropriate! Guest AccessDuring a visit, the house belongs to the guests. You will find a linen closet full of towels and bedding as well as fresh linens on the beds. In the kitchen, you have the start of fabulous dining with a variety of herbs and spices as well as flour, salt, sugar, baking soda and powder and other staples. You will find soap, shampoo and cream rinse in the bathrooms along with an iron and blow dryer. Feel free to make yourself at home and use what you need! Interaction with GuestsQuite often, we never meet our guests, so privacy is ensured. On the other hand, if the guest has a need or request, they can expect us to be right there for them. I am willing to act as an insiders tour guide, taking a day to show guests the best of Santa Fe for an additional fee if desired. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is close to I-25 for easy access to Santa Fe and northern New Mexico, but it maintains a rural and country feeling. The neighbors are friendly. You often pass them running or walking their dogs. There is a Neighborhood Watch and since it is off the beaten path, there isn't much traffic on the road that leads to the house. I think it is one of the safest places you could be. Getting AroundThe nearest public transportation is a free bus from Eldorado that takes you downtown to the plaza for free. It's about a 10 minute drive. We have ample free parking at the house.