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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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Additional AppliancesDishwasher, Disposal, Microwave, Refrigerator, Trash Compactor
Ceiling MaterialVigas, Plaster
Ceiling StyleCoved
Cooktop TypeGas
Countertop MaterialGranite
Floor StyleFlagstone
Light FixturesChandelier, Spot
Oven TypeElectric (Convection)
Speaker LocationIn Wall
Wall MaterialPlaster

Handsome granite surfaces and plentiful wood cabinetry create a sophisticated air in the very spacious open kitchen. The anchor is an oversized working island with storage and a sink that is surrounded by a collection of top-tier stainless-steel appliances, including a distinct refrigerator and freezer from Sub-Zero and a six-burner Wolf cooktop with a pot filler built into an Old World–inspired niche. The layout—with a peninsula offering counter seating and a charming breakfast area with a fireplace—encourages the preparation of wonderful meals and lingering with friends in groups large or small. Doors open to a patio beside the serene fountain in the front courtyard.

Butler's Pantry

Built-insCabinets, Countertop

The butler’s pantry features a generous system of cabinets, drawers, and granite countertops as well as two wine chillers, a sink, and an ice maker that makes large-scale meals and festive entertaining easy.