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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