Southwestern Masterpiece in New Mexico

This historic home in Santa Fe, N.M. is like a treasure trove of adobe-style architecture; inside, you'll find ancient wood beams, archways, hand troweled plaster walls, stone fireplaces and original vigas. The compound itself was built in the 1890s and consists of a main house, guest apartment and office, separated by a lush garden.

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Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

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Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Santa Fe Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Southwestern Living Room With Wood Beams, Painted Ceilings

A large sectional, two striped chairs and an alcove packed with pillows ensure that the owners can seat plenty of people in this stylish living room. A brass chandelier brightens the space from above and draws attention to the ancient wood beams and painted ceiling.
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Side View of Historic Adobe-Style Home in Santa Fe, N.M.

To create a smooth transition from the main road, the landscape architects opted for a gravel driveway instead of an asphalt one. Because the material is more natural than the alternative, it also thoughtfully complements the property's trees and shrubbery.
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Wooden Gate Welcomes Visitors to Historic Adobe-Style Home in Santa Fe, N.M.

A gravel pathway gently winds through Santa Fe's historic Eastside neighborhood, leading guests through a wooden gate and to the front of "Casa Contenta." The property was built in the 1890s and features an adobe-style main house, guest house, guest apartment, office and lush green backyard.
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Southwestern Foyer Includes Spiral Staircase, Hand Troweled Plaster Walls

Stepping further into the foyer reveals high ceilings and a spiral staircase that leads to the home's second level. Hand trowel plaster adds subtle texture to the walls and ensures that the space looks as airy as possible.
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Southwestern Foyer Showcases Original Architectural Details

Though remodeled in 1989, this historic home retains many of its original architectural details, including the heavy wood doors and ancient beams seen in the foyer. An oversized, sun-washed rug complements the Old World aesthetic and softens the floors for arriving visitors.
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Southwestern Living Room Boasts Adobe Fireplace

Taking cues from the owner's oriental rug, the designers chose a warm color palette of rust red, cream and pale blue for the living room. Plush pillows, thick throws and an adobe fireplace in the corner make the space feel especially cozy.
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Adobe-Style Archways Connect Dining Room to Kitchen

True to form, this adobe-style home features curved archways instead of squared off halls. In the dining room, these architectural details are accentuated by romantic, hand-painted lines, which helps draw the eye to the butler's pantry and the kitchen on the other side.
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Large, Southwestern-Style Kitchen Complete With Skylight

From the curved ceilings above to the terra cotta floors below, this open plan kitchen exudes Southwestern style. A large, distressed wood island centers the space, giving the homeowners another spot to prep dinner or serve it up buffet-style.
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Southwestern Kitchen Includes Clay Tile Backsplash

Though stainless appliances update this kitchen for the owners, a clay backsplash and terra cotta floors ensure that the space still speaks to the home's adobe architecture. Cabinets on either side of the stove provide plenty of storage, too.
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Formal Dining Room Showcases Original Vigas

Special occasions call for a meal in the formal dining room. In addition to a large wood table, ten slipper chairs and a buffet topped with an enormous bouquet, the space boasts original vigas.
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Adobe Fireplace, Carved Statues Speak to Home's History

You won't find many empty corners in this historic home; instead, all of its nooks and crannies are filled with interesting architectural details, like adobe-style fireplaces and carved statues. In this living space, an oil painting and antique candelabras complement the more traditional elements.
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Southwestern-Style Breakfast Nook With Cushioned Banquettes

To make this breakfast nook as comfortable as possible, the designers outfitted the banquettes with plush, paisley-printed cushions. Notice how the swirls in the pillows complement the wall's painted lines and so help tie the space together.
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Southwestern Breakfast Nook Complete With Adobe Fireplace

This breakfast nook is full of interest thanks to clay artwork, painted wall decals and a paisley-printed banquette. An adobe fireplace anchors the far corner and ensures that the room stays warm.
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Southwestern-Style Hall Leads From Kitchen to Breakfast Nook

A small series of steps leads from the kitchen down to the owners' breakfast nook. Here, a long wooden table and a built-in banquette create a cozy spot where the whole family can gather for coffee.
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Hand-Painted, Antique Door Becomes Focal Point in Hallway

This historic, adobe-style home is full of surprises, including a painted door tucked in one of the many hallways. With its saturated colors, swirling designs and antique locks, this piece is less of a fixture and more of a focal point.
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Traditional Master Bedroom With Dark Wood Ceilings

Upstairs, a dark wood ceiling and ornate chandelier bring a dose of drama to the master bedroom. To further the lavish look, the designers outfitted the bed with plush pillows and rich linens, and then pulled in a traditional armoire.
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Southwestern-Style Guest Bedroom With Carved Nightstands

One of the home's seven bedrooms, this space features an oversized gray area rug, two carved nightstands and a bed dressed with thick pillows and linens. Through the large window to the left, guests can enjoy views of the mountains.
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Elegant Master Bathroom With Carved Mirrors, Matching Vanity

The master bathroom looks especially grand with its hand-carved mirrors, elongated vanity with his-and-her sinks and bathtub defined by stone columns. A small, antique stool sits directly by the tub, giving the owners a spot for towels, books or a glass of wine.
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Traditional Master Bathroom Elevated By Stone Tub

Instead of a traditional clawfoot tub, the master bathroom boasts a sleek fixture set within thick, hand-carved stone. Two columns, a small candelabra and an archway decorated with spirals and lines completes the elaborate, almost palace-like design.
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Southwestern-Style Master Suite With Carved Bench

From the warm color palette to the wall art and carved furniture, this master bedroom exudes Southwestern style. A wooden bench brings up the edge of the bed and gives the owners a space to remove their shoes at the end of the day.
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Southwestern-Style Master Suite Boasts Private Balcony

In addition to a small chandelier and adobe fireplace, this master suite boasts its very own balcony. Double doors with glass panels fill the space with natural light and can be opened the owners want to step outside.
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Southwestern-Style Guest Bathroom With Clay Vanity

Wanting the guest bathroom to look cohesive with the rest of the house, the designers outfitted the space with a textured mirror, a clay-topped vanity and artful accents. Two iron sconces, as well as a light fixture overhead, keep the space bright for morning and evening routines.
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Southwestern-Style Patio Illuminated By Hanging Lanterns

Those reclaimed wood ceilings and terra cotta tile floors extend onto the covered patio, making the outdoor space feel like a natural extension of the home. With a wicker sofa, two matching armchairs and a coffee table, the owners can use this space to entertain guests or simply snuggle up and watch the sunset.
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Southwestern-Style Patio Boasts Extra Space for Entertaining

Because the covered patio is positioned between the home's two wings, the space feels a little more secluded and so allows for those intimate conversations. Terra cotta steps lead from the sitting area to the lower level, where the owners can set up a table and host a small dinner party, or push back the chairs and dance beneath the stars.
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Adobe-Style Home Includes Sprawling Backyard

A sprawling outdoor space is essential for a home located in sunny Santa Fe, N.M. This one definitely delivers with its grassy lawn, willowy trees and various space for soaking up some Vitamin D. A wooden fence wraps around the property and help establish a sense of privacy.
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Southwestern Outdoor Kitchen With Bright Blue Cabinets

In addition to a covered patio and breezeway, this guest house comes with its very own outdoor kitchen. Bright blue cabinets enliven the space and provide storage for plates, tablecloths and other supplies, while a stainless grill makes it easy to prep dinner.
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Sprawling Backyard Separates Main House and Guest Quarters

In addition to an expansive main house, this compound comes with guest quarters that can be access through the backyard. Tall, willowy trees decorate the landscape and offer some respite from the afternoon sun.
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Flagstone Steps Create Safe Path to Guest House

To honor the property's natural slope, the landscape designers installed flagstone steps that gradually descend towards the guest house. This feature ensures that visitors arrive safely as well.
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Southwestern-Style Guest House Includes Shady Sitting Area

Who wouldn't want to spend their afternoon underneath that awning, inhaling the scent of citrus? When they need a little fresh air, guests can step out onto this back patio, take a seat in the wooden chair and enjoy the sight and smell of the orange trees overhead.
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Southwestern Guest House Includes Breezeway Lined With Plants

That awning actually wraps around the side of the guest house, serving as a breezeway to protect visitors from the elements. Trees, shrubs and a few boulders fill out the space between the guest house and the fence and make the property feel a little more private.
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Southwestern-Style Guest House Features Wood Ceilings, Pillars

With its reclaimed wood ceilings, thick pillars, golden siding and terra cotta floors, this guest house thoughtfully complements the main house. In turn, the different pieces of the property look as cohesive as possible.
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Neutral Guest House Living Room With Brown Leather Ottoman

To make the guest house living room look as spacious as possible, the designers chose a neutral hue for the walls and then layered in comfortable, cream-colored furniture. A brown leather ottoman anchors the space, while a patterned throw pulls in some of that Southwestern style.
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Guest House Kitchen With Distressed Cabinets, Spanish Tile Backsplash

On the other side of the room, guests have access to a small kitchen and dining area. Although the distressed wood cabinets, Spanish tile backsplash and farmhouse sink share a color palette, their different textures fill this corner with visual interest.
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Southwestern-Style Guest Bedroom With Adobe Fireplace

Orange curtains, a rust-colored armchair and terra cotta floors infuse this bedroom with warmth. After they've hung their clothes in the wooden armoire, guests will love curling up on the canopy bed and basking in the heat from the adobe fireplace.
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Southwestern Guest Bathroom With Cushioned Bench

Neutral walls and an oversized mirror reflect the light coming in through the windows, making this guest bathroom look even bigger. In addition to a textured vanity and stall shower, the space boasts a cushioned bench that's perfect for painting nails or putting on lotion.
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Cozy Guest Bedroom With Simple Wood Furnishings

Though simple in style, this guest bedroom feels extra cozy with its reclaimed wood ceiling, plush white bed and light wood furnishings. A skylight, recessed lighting and a pair of sconces keep the space as bright as possible.
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Privacy Wall Separates Kitchenette From Guest Bedroom

With a sitting area area, kitchenette and canopy bed, this guest house has everything visitors could possibly need. A small wall separates the kitchenette from the bedroom and gives guests even more privacy.
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