You Need to See This Stunning New Mexico Home with the Conversation Pit of Your Dreams
From the outside, this home looks like some kind of high-tech headquarters. From its soaring glass-and-steel roofline to its low-profile exterior made of blocks that nearly blend into the arid valley surroundings, this contemporary creation is alluring from the get-go.
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- Where: Glorieta, New Mexico
- Price: $1,700,000
- Size: 3,863 square feet
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 5.5
What you’ll find inside might not be what you expect (which, if you’re me, was the set of Spy Kids) but it is a gorgeous Southwestern surprise. The open-concept layout ushers in heaps of sunlight, thanks to glass doors and transom windows aplenty, and warm wooden ceiling beams balance out shiny reddish concrete floors.
The angled kitchen features floating shelves so you can showcase your favorite handmade ceramics (perhaps the Pueblo pottery the region is known for) and spotlight fixtures that keep the cook space extra bright.
The star of the open living area, though, simply must be the giant conversation pit that makes up the living room. The pit is a conversation piece in itself: A unique J-shaped sunken sofa faces the wall-mount TV and hooks around toward the rustic stone fireplace that anchors the area. There, you and a dozen of your closest friends could comfortably gather, or you could cue up a movie while luxuriating in all of that glorious space.
The bedroom suite is a home of its own, boasting a kitchenette, wood-burning fireplace, space for a personal dining table, and a private entrance.
The bathroom’s bright-blue tiling contrasts with the cinder block-style walls and wooden cabinetry to create a space that feels warm and cool at once. And the private entrance leads out to a lovely little patio where you can sip your morning coffee without even having to pad out to the full-size kitchen to brew a cup.
If that’s still not quite enough space, fret not. A short walk away is a second home built just a couple of years ago, which features a sunny living room with a double-sided fireplace, two more bedrooms, and three more bathrooms. You’d be hard-pressed to find a reason to leave this contemporary compound.
This Property Crush is listed by David Fries of Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe Brokerage.
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