Tour Santa Fe’s Villa del Alma
Santa Fe Home Featured in Sotheby’s International Realty® Art of Living
Santa Fe is known for its unique blend of cultures — the architecture, food, and traditions of Native American, European, and Anglo people interweave easily here, creating a rich, enchanting tapestry.
That easy blend is readily apparent at this unique estate deep in the hills north of Santa Fe, where classical elements combine in a home of stately and unexpectedly welcoming beauty.
From its location, the home could be mistaken for a villa in the rolling hills of Tuscany, its distinctive barrel-tile roofline creating a recognizably iconic silhouette among the deep green piñons and junipers that blanket the Sangre de Cristo foothills.
The home sits on nearly 13 acres at the base of a long, winding drive of earthy-hued gravel and elegant imported pavers. A garage with wooden carriage-house doors houses up to three vehicles.
An idyllic courtyard walled in cream-colored stone block continues the Old World theme, and the home’s double wooden entry doors open to reveal an angelic statue at the center of a skylit colonnaded atrium with a reflecting pool, a year-round virtual garden lush with plants, color, and light.
The current owner, who spent years designing the home and collecting nearly every element, says she strove to create beauty wherever she looked. It would be hard to argue that she hasn’t succeeded.
Details throughout the home bear out the extent of her dedication to beauty. Corbels and cornices are ornate, fireplace mantels are stately and intricately carved, stair risers are buttressed by colorful tile, and walls and ceilings are enlivened by hand-painted accents.
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