Property Crush

Look Inside: A Magical Middle Eastern-Inspired Adobe in Santa Fe

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  • 100 Lorenzo Road
  • Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico       
  • $975,000, listed with Alan Vorenberg of Sotheby’s International Realty
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Things we love about this property crush: 

There’s nothing quite like the architecture in Santa Fe. This home, constructed in 1940, marries Middle Eastern design with a southwest adobe. Traditional Pueblo details combine with the colors and shapes of the Middle East run throughout the house: wood, brick, and colorful tile flooring; plaster walls; viga ceilings with coves; herring-bone cedar latillas; and kiva fireplaces. 

The living room has arched doorways, a big fireplace, and access to a walled front courtyard through the French doors. The space manages to feel artsy and cozy, yet sophisticated all at the same time. There’s a sitting room, too, with stunning hand-painted details and a kiva fireplace. 

Through the intricately hand-painted doorway is a kitchen. It’s as unique as the rest of the house with design details galore—cabinetry with carved fronts, built-in shelves with Moroccan tile backsplash, herringbone brick floors. Plus, you’ll find modern appliances. Off the kitchen lies a built-in curved banquette in a breakfast nook and sunroom. The skylight and tile details are the star here. Through another hand-painted portal is the formal dining room, designed to elevate a large dining table. 

The house may be listed at just two bedrooms, but that’s a bit deceiving. The property has 2,376 square feet of space with tons of room for wandering, plus a large office (with a fireplace), and a pretty sunroom. 

The master bedroom feels almost like you’re staying in a riad as you step down into the space with more of those incredible design features; but it’s the master bath that should be in a magazine: It’s made entirely of intricate blue and white tiling with a step-up soaking tub. The second bedroom has those lovely wooden ceilings and another kiva fireplace. 

What’s more, is that the outside of the home is just as impressive as the inside. A deck made of hand-carved posts, beams, and corbels is the perfect place to sit on a warm evening, while the walled backyard surrounds terraced gardens, artful rock work, and a small pond with a waterfall. Additionally, there’s a 700-square foot detached studio space—ideal for the artistic Santa Fe residence.

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