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Mar 23, 2023


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A more than 100-year-old residence in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has hit the market for the first time ever for $7.3 million.

Built in 1920, the adobe home was designed by renowned Santa Fe-based architect John Gaw Meem, who helped popularize the Pueblo-revival style. The property includes a 5,900-square-foot main residence—a classic triple-adobe hacienda—plus two guest casitas and "has impressive views of the Badlands of the Pojoaque Valley to the north, Jemez Mountains to the west, and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east," according to Jackson Blagden of Sotheby's International Realty in Santa Fe. He and Katherine Blagden, also of Sotheby's, listed the home last week.

"This estate has never before been offered for sale to the public since its construction and has only ever changed hands through private transactions," Jackson Blagden said. The home is likely one of the first residential designs by Gaw Meem in the city, according to the agent, who cited an expert from the University of New Mexico's School of Architecture.

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The house has many period details, including whitewashed adobe arches, benches and built-in shelving, listing photos show. There are also wooden ceilings with vigas and latillas—a system of large beams with smaller pieces of wood placed perpendicularly between them—200-year-old carved wood doors and kiva fireplaces throughout.

There's a semi-open main living and dining area with an adjacent kitchen and a sunken family room with a fireplace, listing photos show. Another room a few steps down currently serves as a music room with a grand piano, and there's another reception room next to the stairs with a fireplace, chandelier and huge windows with sky views.

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The main house has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, and the primary bedroom has a sitting area with a fireplace. The casitas each offer one additional bedroom.

About two miles from Santa Fe's famous Plaza—where many of the city's museums, shops and restaurants are located—the new owner could also subdivide the property and add more dwellings, the listing said.

The seller was not available for comment.

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