This historic estate, named “Casa La Luna,” astounds and delights! At 13,400 square feet, it has eight bedrooms, seven and a half bathrooms, and six fireplaces, and is sited to offer inspiring, all-encompassing views.
The original house dates back to the 1920s. A new wing was designed by renowned architect Meisa Batayneh, whose deft touch, blending the historic and the new, is evident. Authenticity abounds, with Rockwood Ceramic Factory fireplaces, cherrywood ceilings and doors, rich oak floors, and William Morris wallpaper. A highlight is the intricate and lovingly crafted mosaic that is a reproduction of one at the ancient church at Mount Nebo, Jordan, believed to have been built in the fourth century.
Features include a unique Santa Fe Olympic-length swimming pool, a tennis court, a giant sundial, a gym, and an outdoor life-size chess game. Art, history, and meaning abound and intersect at Casa La Luna. The granite used in the house was sourced from the building site, and the foyer ceiling incorporates ancient motifs of longevity and welcome.
From many spots in the estate you can take in fabulous New Mexico sunsets and vistas of the Sandia and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Rio Grande Valley, and beyond. Exceptional quality, truly unique features, history, and abundant artwork make this estate a true Santa Fe treasure.
Darlene Streit is the exclusive agent representing the, Santa Fe/Taos, New Mexico, real estate market as a member of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network. View all of her listings here.
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