The main residence at Rancho Alegre is quite simply one of the most beautiful homes in the Southwestern United States. The residence derives its graceful beauty, understated power, and impeccable sense of style from its intelligent architectural design, extensive use of authentic natural materials, and exacting attention to world-class quality and detail. Built for a successful business entrepreneur, and reflecting a deep passion and respect for Southwestern history, culture, and craftsmanship, no expense was spared in creating this Santa Fe adobe masterpiece. Three-foot thick adobe walls, hand-carved beams and cabinetry, illuminated nichos, hand-tooled leather accents, rare bóveda ceilings, 600-year-old santuario doors, studied use of stacked Anasazi stone, flagstone floors, copper-clad windows, reclaimed antique wood, and vigas cut from standing dead trees are just some of the remarkable features that comprise this peerless Shangri-La.
The main residence is comprised of six buildings organized around a central courtyard plaza. The buildings include the 13,000 square-foot main house, santuario, torreon, guest and caretaker’s quarters, carriage house, and cabana. Other notable areas of the main residence include the expansive rear patio with entertaining portal, infinity-edge pool, and hot tub; front courtyard with circular stone driveway, landscaped gardens, and fountain; outdoor cantina; rose garden; fruit orchard; petting zoo; and basketball court.
Suitable for both informal living and entertaining on the grandest scale, the main house encompasses a majestic living room, sun room, whimsical cantina, intimate dining room with attendant wine cellar, custom-appointed kitchen, utility room, handsome study, exercise room, steam room, walk-in vault, three-car garage with storage, and five full bedroom suites. Seven bathrooms and thirteen fireplaces can be found in the building. The other five buildings that comprise the main residence include an additional four bedrooms, six bathrooms, and two fireplaces.