Casa de Los Arboles is located on an acre of land in the desirable Cima Norte (North Hills) district of Santa Fe. It overlooks Santa Fe's historic plaza, which is an easy one-mile walk downhill from the house. Casa de Los Arboles provides 2,800 square feet of gracious living. There are three separate sleeping areas. Upstairs is the master suite. Downstairs is a guest suite and a third bedroom with its own kitchenette. Each has its own full bath. The Casa is available for rental much of the year.
The main floor of the house has a sunken living room with a kiva fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, and a formal dining room. The main floor also has the large guest suite with its own fireplace, and a small bedroom suite with a kitchenette. Adjacent to the dining room is a breakfast alcove for informal meals. The alcove has french doors that open to the patio and the private enclosed gardens. The upstairs master suite has a private deck with spectacular views to the East, South, and West. Look at the interior images in the picture gallery to see the details. Other amenities include a 48" 1080p LCD HDTV, digital cable with a DVR, a Blu-ray disc player, and broadband internet access with a WiFi 802.11b/g router. The house is air-conditioned for those few very hot summer days.
Santa Fe is situated at an altitude of 7,000 feet on the side of the Rio Grande valley. To the east are the Sangre de Cristos mountains rising to over 13,000 feet. To the south are the Ortiz Mountains, the Galisteo Basin, and Sandia Peak which overlooks Albuquerque. To the West one can view the Jemez Mountains which rise to over 12,000 feet. The house has a wonderful 300 degree view of these mountain ranges from the deck off the upstairs master bedroom. All of Santa Fe's museums, the Canyon Road galleries, and the Santa Fe Opera are within 5-10 minutes drive of the house. The Santa Fe ski basin is 17 miles to the east. Taos is 75 miles north. There are many activities for all nearby including fine dining in world class restaurants, visiting the areas many museums, shopping and gallery hopping, and exploration of the area's hispanic and native american heritage.
In summer Santa Fe temperatures range from the mid 80's and low 90's during the day to the upper 50's and 60's at night with very low humidity. The weather is almost always sunny with an occasional thunderstorm in late summer. This is a perfect climate to enjoy both the private walled garden with its birds, fountain, and sculptures, and the spectacular views from the upper level. See the picture gallery for many examples. There is also a Santa Fe birds gallery with pictures of birds taken in the garden.
In winter Santa Fe's climate has cold nights in the teen's and 20's alternating with dry sunny days in the 40's and 50's. The winter images in the picture gallery shows the house after a snow fall along with a few winter birds. There are also some fine examples of views from the house.
Modified: Jul 22, 2016, 4:27 pm