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Taken from hues of the environment of the high desert and canyons of tall sand stone spires, the oranges, pinks, and peach colors of the sunset meeting the clear blue sky and turquoise stones found in the area have been repeated in the homes built in Santa Fe since the now extinct Anasazi built their remarkable pueblos in the surrounding cliffs. Their colors were direct from nature as were the colors later used in the adobe structures with their historical native kiva fireplaces and rough-hewn beams. With each new influx of European settlers beginning in the 1600s, Sante Fe’s style evolved making its adobe home architecture unique to any other in the world. Eventually, the clarity of the light and earthy surroundings attracted artists and writers such as D. H. Lawrence to Georgia O'Keeffe. With the refined artist’s eye for shades of color, the colors in the environment were put on canvas showing the vast range of sunset hues that O’Keeffe made so popular. Sante Fe, with fewer than 50,000 inhabitants today, blends modern architecture and Southwestern style with inspiration from the Anasazi cliff dwellers to modern passive solar architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright.
Now for sale, this modern privately gated estate set on 13.58 acres on a ridge high above the Santa Fe Opera house, was also inspired by the concentric building layouts of the Anasazi. Sited where it has 360-degree views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountain ranges, the 7,200-square-foot home has many walls of glass and open living terraces washed in brilliant sunset colors. The five-bedroom, six-bath interior is designed with curved walls and 31 nichos for displaying an art collection. Building materials and fixtures were clearly picked with an artistic eye and range from slate to stone, hardwood, glass tile, unusual glass work and granite that take Southwest style to the next level. The separate guest house is a smaller rendition of the main house, including all similar materials and is designed for private extended residence. For more information.
Art collector’s lavish modern Santa Fe estate blending the best of the Southwest with 21st century luxury on over 13 gated acres. Priced at $5.9 million.