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Property Summary

Square Footage6,801 ft²
Lot Size2.82 acres
Listing Number201902410
HeatingNatural Gas
SubdivisionSierra del Norte
Waste WaterCity
Water SourceCity
Casa de Ensueños

This timeless adobe estate built by Doug McDowell encourages enjoyment of refined relaxation indoors and out. In the three-bedroom main residence, a spacious living and dining room, a media or family room, and a chef's kitchen with a butler’s pantry create an ideal setting for fabulous gatherings; while the private quarters have been thoughtfully placed in quiet wings for restful relaxation. The highlight is the alfresco spaces: a generous west-facing portal, a magnificent sun-soaked patio, a well-outfitted outdoor kitchen, and an alluring swimming pool and hot tub encourage taking the festivities outside. Throughout, the sophisticated aesthetic combines tasteful use of Southwestern details—including vigas, flagstone floors, and kiva fireplaces—with an easy, open flow and majestic views that encompasses mountains, foothills, badlands, sunsets, Santa Fe and Los Alamos city lights, and the rugged rolling terrain of northern New Mexico. Across a charming colorful courtyard from the main residence lie a two-door, two-car garage and a quiet, delightful one-bedroom guesthouse with its own kitchen, living and dining area, and portal. The kitchens and all baths have been thoughtfully updated, and air conditioning is a welcome amenity. The location, in the peaceful foothills, is within the city limits and only minutes from the Plaza.

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Cooling DistributionForced Air
Cooling SystemRefrigerative
Heating DistributionForced Air, Radiant
Heating SystemNatural Gas
Insulated WindowsYes
Security SystemYes
Square Footage5,760 ft²

This warm, inviting home—elegant yet livable—encourages relaxed indoor-outdoor living and stylish entertaining with equal ease. It is minutes from the Plaza, yet its peaceful location north of town affords majestic views that sweep across hills, arroyos, and the lights of Santa Fe and Los Alamos toward the Jemez and Sandia Mountains. Private wings offering three bedrooms—including a serene master suite with two walk-in closets and an exercise room—emanate off a central living and dining area, with a family or media room, an office, and an enviable chef’s kitchen and butler’s pantry nearby. The highlight is the outdoor spaces, which include a generous west-facing portal, a magnificent sun-soaked patio, an alfresco kitchen with a grill and a range, and an alluring swimming pool and hot tub. Air conditioning is a welcome amenity, and the home’s kitchen and all baths have been thoughtfully updated. Warm plaster walls, flagstone flooring, vigas and beams, and several fireplaces show respect for the architectural traditions of northern New Mexico.