Art requires space - to be, to work, to see, to reflect, listen and create. This artist compound has space, inside and out, for all the above. 40 minutes from Santa Fe on 40 acres, this passive-solar, straw-bale constructed custom home with three separate large studios is integrated into a south-facing hillside that looks out toward Rowe Mesa and the historic Santa Fe Trail. It is bordered by a private wildlife preserve and Cow Creek, a favorite fly fishing stream, runs within the eastern boundary of the property. Designed and built by renowned contemporary artists, the main house is minimally elegant. Plaster walls, concrete and flagstone floors, plumbed for radiant floor heat, solar electric system, well, redwood deck and two beautiful wood stoves. The European style kitchen features limestone countertops and energy efficient appliances. If you are one who believes that home is where the art is, and space is what you need, then this extraordinary property is what you've been looking for.
These small communities are located in the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains along Interstate 25 on the east side of Glorieta Pass (elevation 7500 ft.). With many homes backing up to National Forest land, these areas are ideal for those wanting peaceful seclusion within commuting distance of Santa Fe.