Villa de Piedra, Estate of the Day
Today's home is a Southwestern masterpiece tucked into the luxury community of Las Campanas, Santa Fe, New Mexico. This classic adobe home is around 12,000 square feet of luxury designed with Anasazi and Pueblo influences. The five-bedroom home belongs to a member of the family that owned the company that conceived the product Rice A Roni and introduced it to the world. The family also owned Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. The owner's wife has been an international architectural and interior design consultant for a number of celebrities.
The home is constructed mostly of adobe with 24 to 48-inch-thick walls which keeps things cool in the summer time. The home's large entertaining spaces have floors of imported tile, stone, and cherry wood. What sets this estate apart is the fine details such as custom iron and glass work, hand crafted, hand adzed custom built doors, fine millwork, and nine uniquely designed fireplaces. Large windows show the mountains in the distance. Massive ancient vigas support the ceilings and add a rustic look especially in the glassed in curved dining room with a skylight. More pictures are available on the property website. The home is listed at $8.2 million.
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Gallery: Villa de Piedra