Monte Conejo

This adobe residence in Santa Fe County horse country is in the traditional Pueblo style, with huge buttresses adding to the mass at the corners. The entry courtyard is sheltered from the strong prevailing spring and summer winds, creating an oasis in a dry and dusty landscape.

The generously proportioned interior spaces flow from one to another and open to vistas through the house – it invites guests to wander. There is also discrete private circulation through the house for its owners – lots of fun. To enter the library with its red Chimayo weavings between the ceiling beams, a small circular room shaped and painted to look like the inside of a hide-covered cottonwood drum must be passed through.

Everyone eventually swirls into the kitchen where they can settle comfortably to watch the Cook at work and share a glass with him and help out by taste testing tidbits.

Distant views from every window draw guests outside in good weather to relax or dine under one of the many portals. By good weather, is meant the pleasure of watching a rain storm walk across the plain to the house, bringing its refreshing sound and scent.

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