For Traditional Pueblo Architecture, Santa Fe’s Historic Eastside Is Hard to Beat
Reposted from Mansion Global | December 2, 2017 | By V.L. Hendrickson
With an international arts scene and top-notch shopping and restaurants, Santa Fe, New Mexico, is a small city with a sophisticated feel. But it’s the weather and the unique landscape that often draw people to the historic town.
“It’s a true four-season climate,” said Ray Rush of Sotheby’s International Realty, who has lived in the New Mexico capital for more than 30 years. “We have more than 300 days of sunshine a year.”
The city’s Historic Eastside, which includes one of the town’s most famous streets, Canyon Road, is among the most desirable places to live in Santa Fe. These addresses are close to shops, galleries and restaurants but still offer great views and privacy.
The Historic Eastside is bordered by Hillside Avenue to the north, Camino Cabra to the east, Old Santa Fe Trail to the south and Paseo De Peralta to the west.
The median price for a home in this area is about $750,000, compared to about $388,000 in the rest of the city, according to the Santa Fe Association of Realtors
“Luxury buyers are looking for space and incredible views,” said Kevin Bobolsky of the Kevin Bobolsky Group, who also has lived in Santa Fe for more than 30 years. “Many want to be right downtown or near Canyon Road, which has restaurants and galleries, as well as privacy. Canyon Road has some of the most expensive housing in the area.”
Mr. Bobolsky said, in general, luxury homes in Santa Fe range from $1 million to $5 million, although he has one listing in the area—the Cerro Pelon Ranch, which is about 30 minutes south from the Historic Eastside and was designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando for fashion designer Tom Ford—on the market for $75 million.
Mr. Rush and his business partner, Tim Van Camp, said $2 million was the bottom floor of the luxury market. One of their most expensive listings is a 10-bedroom, 12-bathroom home on Acequia Madre, in the Historic Eastside, for $9.95 million.
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