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1434 A Bishop's Lodge Rd

Property Summary

Square Footage11,228 ft²
Lot Size2.794 acres
Listing Number201704200
HeatingNatural Gas
Waste WaterSeptic
Water SourceWell (Private)
It Feels Like the South of France

Nestled in the Tesuque Valley, this extraordinary secluded compound, a portion of which dates to the 1920s, includes a 6161 square-foot main residence, a 3204 square-foot guest home and studio, and an 1863 square-foot caretaker’s residence or second guest house, offering a total of seven bedrooms.

Architecturally, the fully updated and refurbished two- or three-bedroom main residence has a classic Northern New Mexico–style pitched roof and is inspired by the style of the renowned Betty Stewart. The owners refer to it as their "elegant farmhouse". It boasts such distinctive features as double adobe walls; hand-adzed beams of reclaimed wood; hand buffed Red Top plaster walls; French Beaumaniere limestone; antique interior doors; deep-set windows; abundant storage; light fixtures custom-designed by Brad Betzinger; other accents inspired by designs of northern New Mexico; custom cabinetry designed by Bob Pepper; five flat-screen Sony televisions; and floors of antique brick, reclaimed wood, and antique pavers imported from France. The home includes private office space that could easily be converted into sleeping space, multiple areas for indoor-outdoor entertaining, wonderfully proportioned living areas, and a chef’s country kitchen with appliances by Wolf, Sub-Zero, and Miele. The home’s wiring and systems — cutting-edge Lutron lighting, an advanced whole-home music system, a high-tech telephone system, cell-phone coverage enhancements, and wifi coverage throughout property — are updated, superior in quality, and state of the art. New gutters, snow guards, and lightning rods have been added. Forced heat and air help maintain a comfortable temperature year-round.

The guesthouse offers visitors convenience and comfort, including a full kitchen, three spacious bedrooms and baths, and a relaxing living area with a corner kiva fireplace. The charming caretaker’s or second guesthouse has its own patio, garage/workshop, walk-in closet, and sunroom. Added attractions include a voluminous studio or home gym, two greenhouses, and a superior chicken coop.

The perfectly picturesque 2.79-acre property was once an enchanting farm. It is completely walled and fenced and features mature landscaping, vegetable, flower, and herb gardens; two pre-moratorium wells; a fruit orchard and mature trees — more than 100 of which have been added in the last decade; lush green grassy knolls; climbing roses; peonies; wildflowers; portales and patios for outdoor entertaining; an iron-fenced area for dogs; and stacked Anasazi-stone paths meandering through it all. Completely private and quiet yet only minutes from downtown Santa Fe, this is the perfect Tesuque retreat, a rare opportunity for anyone in search of tranquility and serene natural beauty.

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Address1434 A Bishop's Lodge Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87506
Cable TV AvailableYes
Elementary SchoolTesuque
Has Landscape LightingYes
High SchoolSanta Fe
Horses AllowedYes
Lot Size2.794 acres
Map GridH 54 B3
Middle SchoolMilagro
OwnershipFee Simple
Waste WaterSeptic
Water SourceWell (Private)

A hidden treasure, only minutes from downtown Santa Fe, this idyllically pastoral acreage includes green swaths of grass, towering mature trees, a fruit orchard, organic vegetable and herb gardens, a superior chicken coop, and area for the display of sculpture. Anasazi-stone paths and steppingstones meander among the grass and landscaping, and mature trees tower overhead. Numerous portales and patios allow for the appreciation of the verdant landscape and the famous New Mexico skies, brilliantly blue by day and star-filled by night.