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Casa de las Nubes

Santa Fe Properties - Luxury Home for Sale Santa Fe, NM


Santa Fe Properties
Associate Brokers:
Deborah Bodelson and Cary Spier
Cell: (505) 660-4442;
(505) 690-2856
Office: (505) 982-4466

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Casa de las Nubes, “the house of the clouds”, truly captures the spirit of Santa Fe with history, architecture, and views of mountains in all directions. This 18-acre estate is a peaceful sanctuary and an inspiring retreat located just a short drive to the cultural activities unique to Santa Fe. Originally built for renowned artist Eric Sloane, a member of the National Academy, the home is a Santa Fe treasure that embraces authentic architecture, beauty, and a grand lifestyle with all the modern conveniences.

The triple adobe 8800-square-foot Grand Hacienda affords both unparalleled entertaining and comfortable living spaces. Three additional separate buildings consist of guest house or caretakers quarters, private executive offices, and an art studio that was once Eric Sloane’s.

Offered at $2,350,000.

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Eric Sloane Legacy

Since the mid-1970s Casa de las Nubes has stood as a testament to the genius of Eric Sloane. Eric Sloane (1905-1985) was a prolific artist, author, and illustrator of over 30 books.
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The Legacy of Eric Sloane

Since the late-1970s Casa de las Nubes has stood as a testament to the genius of Eric Sloane and his evocative landscapes and overwhelming skyscapes. Eric Sloane (1905-1985) was a prolific artist, author and illustrator of over 30 books. A museum in Kent, Connecticut features works of art by Eric Sloane and houses a reconstruction of one of his studios.

Eric Sloane PhotoPerhaps the most notable work, Earth Flight Environment, a large mural, hangs prominently at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. But closer to home, Forest Fenn writes in his book Seventeen Dollars a Square Inch-A Personal Tribute to Eric Sloane, that "Eric Sloane was the best thing that ever happened to Fenn Gallery in Santa Fe."

An authentic adobe, Casa de las Nubes (House of the Clouds) evolved into an integral part of the land and mood of New Mexico. The property commands an inspirational view of four mountain ranges and expresses the Santa Fe vernacular while exemplifying the rich heritage and timeless elegance unique to the area. After the house was built, an article in Architectural Digest, quotes Mimi Sloane "we didn't work with an architect-just a contractor." However, a close personal friend of the Sloanes, William Lumpkins, (1909-2000) who studied architecture but never became an architect, offered his consulting services while the Sloanes were building.

Eric Sloane Taos VillageAfter Eric Sloane died, his 5th wife Mimi sold the property to a New York financial guru who enhanced the property with an expansion of the kitchen, a spacious master suite, a full gym replete with sauna, hot tub, steam and ample space for exercise equipment, plus an office building with some of the best views in all of Santa Fe. But, the original design has remained largely intact. The architect for the remodel, Philippe Register, kept key elements of Sloan's vision. Hand-punched tin cabinetry in the kitchen, hand-forged hardware, the original fireplaces and bedrooms that became guest bedrooms, continuation of adobe walls that are over 3 feet thick, and soaring ceilings with clerestory windows are some the features that contribute to Casa de las Nubes' distinctive look and feel.

The current owners who recognized the provenance and historical significance of the property have lovingly maintained and updated many mechanical systems to accommodate modern conveniences. They now realize that Casa de las Nubes needs a new steward with the keen appreciation for the history, the inspiring native lands, and the importance of preserving this architectural masterpiece.

Main Residence Features

Sited in La Tierra, a subdivision of minimum 10-acre parcels, the property is a short drive from downtown Santa Fe.  Paved scenic country roads wind through the area zoned for horses.  Nearby is the Club at Las Campanas, a world-class private club with two Jack Nicklaus golf courses, spa, tennis, fitness, and equestrian centers, plus fine dining.  Memberships are available upon approval.


Nestled into a hilltop of 18 rolling acres, the estate overlooks the Upper Rio Grande Valley to the west and mountain views in all directions.   A gated entry and 650-ft. paved driveway lead to the main residence with parking court for more than 20 cars.  Substantial stone work, adobe walls, flagstone patios highlight the native plantings, deciduous and evergreen trees.  A private 650-ft. well, 26,000-gallon underground water storage, root cellar, backup generators, security and septic systems serve the property.

Main Residence

The main residence is a triple-adobe grand hacienda of approximately 8800 square feet.  A gracious entry leads to a central hall accessing the two-story living room with massive adobe fireplace and clerestory windows.

The kitchen is a cook’s delight with large center island, dual dishwashers, two sinks, double ovens, eating area, kiva fireplace hand-painted by Eric Sloane, abundant custom cabinetry and walk-in pantry.  A powder room, laundry, mudroom, and atrium provide additional conveniences.  On the north side is a large breakfast room with kiva fireplace and doors to the west patio with outdoor barbecue and dramatic sunset views.

Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining room that seats 12 for more formal entertaining or family dinners.  A gracious kiva fireplace, banco, French doors and original wrought-iron chandelier highlight the room.  Nearby is a cozy library with kiva fireplace and built-in bookshelves.  Overlooking the living room is a mezzanine that is accessed via curved staircase.  Ideal for an in-home office, large windows capture views all the way to the Colorado border.

The master bedroom with fireplace accesses a north-facing patio.  The master bath includes expansive dual vanities, dual walk-in dressing rooms and whirlpool tub.  On the east side of the residence, offering complete privacy are two guest bedrooms, each with kiva fireplace, rose garden access and full baths.

The lower level includes a two-room fitness center with sauna, steam room, shower, and dressing room.  Outside is a hot tub and cold plunge.  Hand-carved wooden doors, corbels, oxen-cart wheels accent the house with impressive details.  Throughout are radiant/hot water heating and refrigerated air conditioning system.


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Three one-car garages are conveniently located near the Main House enhancing the compound’s aesthetics.

Gatehouse (Caretakers Quarters or Guest House)

The gatehouse of approximately 1900 square feet can be converted into two apartments to accommodate multiple staff or remain as one unit consisting of three bedrooms, two baths, laundry room, full kitchen, and workroom.  Attached garage can house a large RV.

Office Building

Privately located and concealed from the Main House, the office building of approximately 1000 square feet includes a reception area with wet bar and half bath and large office area with fireplace.  A wall of windows provides a panoramic view of the mountains to the east.  The office building, with modifications, could be converted to a guest house.

Artist’s Studio

Built into a hillside, and just 100-feet from the main residence, the studio was designed to be reminiscent of a Pueblo Indian kiva except the stairs went p to the sky.  A dark room, built-in workshop and cabinets and half bath are contained in the approximately 450 square foot studio.


There are two underground concrete buildings.  One currently serves as a root cellar but could be a wine cellar.  The other is a pump house for the private well.


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Casa De Las Nubes Facts


  • La Tierra, a country subdivision of minimum 10-acre parcels
  • Minutes to the Club at Las Campanas
  • Paved country roads
  • 15 minutes to Santa Fe


  • 18 deeded acres
  • Views of all mountain ranges
  • Motor court for 20+ cars

Main Home

  • Approximately 8800 heated square feet
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 full baths, 2 powder rooms
  • 8 fireplaces
  • 2 atriums
  • 2-room fitness center with sauna, steam room, shower
  • Outdoor hot tub and cold plunge
  • 3 detached one-car garages
  • Triple adobe construction
  • Radiant/hot water heating
  • Central air conditioning

Gatehouse (Caretaker’s or Guest Quarters)

  • Approximately 1900 heated square feet
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 full baths
  • Laundry room
  • Full kitchen
  • Separately metered for 2 apartments
  • RV garage

Office Building (Guest House)

  • Approximately 1000 heated square feet
  • Half bath, wet bar
  • Fireplace
  • Panoramic views
  • Central air conditioning

Artist’s Studio

  • Approximately 450 square feet
  • Dark room, workshop, cabinets
  • Half Bath

Well House

  • Approximately 240 square feet
  • Private 650-ft well
  • 26,000 gallon underground water storage
  • Well permit for 3-acre feet of water annually

Root Cellar

  • Approximately 96 square feet
  • Electricity and shelving


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An Ideal Life in Santa Fe

Santa Fe, a truly cosmopolitan city of 70,000, celebrates a unique fusion of art, culture, history and natural beauty. As the country's third largest art market with more than 300 galleries and prominent art shows, Santa Fe also ranks with top-rated performing arts like its world-renowned opera, chamber music, symphony, and ballet. Boasting 300 days of sunshine annually at an elevation of 7,000 feet, the moderate four-season

Jack Nicklaus Golf Course climate allows for numerous outdoor activities. Santa Fe has also earned a stellar reputation for its food. More than 200 restaurants range from local New Mexican flavors to creative Southwestern fare to authentic world cuisines. Readers of Conde Nast Traveler rated Santa Fe #10 of their favorite cities in the world for its art, architecture, history, and cuisine.

The Club at Las Campanas

Just a few minutes away from Casa de las Nubes, the Club at Las Campanas is the only full-amenity private club in Northern New Mexico. The 48,000-square-foot Hacienda Clubhouse is the hub of member activity with both casual and fine dining options. Two 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Golf Courses offer an unparalleled golfing experience enhanced by glorious mountain vistas. There is a state-of-the-art exercise facility, a comprehensive tennis program, indoor and outdoor pools, and a world-class equestrian center for riders of all ages and levels. Memberships are available upon approval.

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Deborah Bodelson and Cary Spier
Cell: (505) 660-4442;
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Office: (505) 982-4466

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