We call our home the "House of Birds and Light". This sunny, passive solar home, in safe and friendly Glorieta Estates (just 20 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.
Because of its orientation to the sun, the house is warm in the winter and cool in the summer making it an extremely efficient home to heat and cool.
We have used it as a vacation rental and over the past year, it has grossed more than $20,000. If you are looking for a second home in the Santa Fe area, this would be perfect because it can simultaneously serve as an income property when you are away and your home-away-from-home when you are here. In fact, I would be willing to continue managing the property for you if you so choose. The house is completely and beautifully furnished and the buyer can choose to keep the furnishings and kitchen supplies if desired. Because it is still functioning as a vacation rental, showings and move in date will need to be scheduled around occupancies.
Glorieta is one of the most beautiful areas in the state! It is also a neighborhood watch area and the neighbors are very friendly but also respectful of your privacy. There are only two other homes within sight of this home and the south facing windows have an unobstructed view of the forest, mesas and skies. 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; birds flying about will make your enjoyment complete.
If you have children, the local school is highly recommended. It is one of the best community schools in the state. Eldorado Community School has been recently upgraded and has state of the art classrooms and teachers. It serves children from grades K-8. Santa Fe High School, which offers students wonderful learning opportunities, serves the children of Glorieta.
Located short distances between the city of Santa Fe and the Pecos River and Wilderness, this home offers the best of both worlds! 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. But, SITE Santa Fe is my favorite museum of all. 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)!
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!
For Sale By Owner Home Prices for Glorieta, New Mexico 87535