Sunny Adobe Studio, Private Courtyard, 1.2mi to Plaza, Convenient Location!
Renovated Artists Studio 1.2mi from the plaza in a quiet, convenient neighborhood a stones throw from the historic Camino Real, the oldest 'highway' in the US (1598). With an award-winning cafe two blocks away, the Railyard District & Farmer's Market just 0.5mi down the street and a beautiful, sunny Santa Fe setting, you'll never want to leave. There is a newly remodeled kitchen, small dining area, and bathroom with shower. Relax in your private courtyard and graze from my attempt at vegetable gardening! This apartment is attached to my home where I live with my partner, our son, and two fuzzy dogs!
Outside there is a beautiful private courtyard where you can sit outside at the table & chairs under the lilac & trees to have a glass of wine or a morning coffee. Inside the studio is a sunny sitting area with a full couch & chair, as well as a dining table for two. The newly remodeled kitchen features handmade Italian tile, full size gas range, pots & pans, kitchen tools, & tableware. The half-size refrigerator should hold your leftovers or delicious finds from the Farmer's Market that is open Tuesday & Saturday.
Santa Fe enjoys an average of 320+ days of sunshine per year - and capturing the light & clean air is a big part of being here. The studio takes advantage of this and all of the windows face private areas (except the window behind the bed) that cannot be seen by the neighbors or the street. So although we have curtains for your privacy - feel free to throw them open and let the outside in! The studio is tucked way back on the property, although it is attached to our house.
The sleeping nook has a full size handmade murphy bed that easily stores away if you'd like the extra space. We've provided sheets, pillows, a down comforter, and plenty of extra blankets should you need them (Santa Fe can be very cold at night!). We have stocked the bookshelf with a strange selection of mostly fiction - help yourself to reading them, but please do leave them here - some of them are very special to us. Also, the book by Beverly Ungar was written by my mom - she loves a mystery!
The bathroom is small, simple, and sunny. With a pedestal sink and new low-flow toilet, we've got fluffy towels ready! I feel that the shower is a bit basic, the fixtures are old and we hope to update it sometime soon.
Please keep in mind that Santa Fe has some of the the lowest water consumption per person in the US, with our per person rates averaging 95 gallons per person per day, compared to the national average of 150! We therefore ask you to be mindful of your water use in our dry city. Also, you will be sharing the water heater with us, and we will try to restrict heavy use to nighttime.
Finally, the property has three separate living spaces. In front is a gate to the guesthouse where our tenant has lived for many years, around the back of the guesthouse are two more gates, one leads to our house, and the last one is yours! Tucked privately in back, our sunny studio is a gem.
The location is amazing in that it is close to everything, without being in the middle of everything. It is a typical neighborhood in Santa Fe, which means it isn't really typical, it is a residential street, although you won't find any lawns or that sort of thing, most of the residences here are behind adobe walls. It's residential, yet just two blocks away from St. Francis, which is one of the larger thoroughfares in the city.
The "Tune Up" cafe, which was featured on the Food Network, is just three blocks away, as well as a laundromat two blocks in the opposite direction. If you like to cook or dine in, there is a Sprouts, Albertson's, and CVS about a mile away at DeVargas Center (there are restaurants & shops as well) as well as two Whole Foods & a Trader Joe's the same distance in the opposite direction. During the summer months, the Farmer's Market is a very popular place for local organic produce & beautiful handmade food & products. The Railyard District has a Violet Crown movie theater, restaurants, shops, galleries & events just 0.5mi down the street.
Canyon Road & the Santa Fe plaza are about 1.5mi away and offer endless choices for dining, gallery strolling, and shopping all steeped in 400 years of history. The plaza (or downtown) area is about a mile away and has zillions of shops, galleries, and restaurants as well as one of Santa Fe's specialties - museums! The New Mexico History Museum, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Governor's Palace, New Mexico Museum of Art, & famed Institute of American Indian Art are all right there (not including our own Museum Hill, with a handful of other museums there!).
If you're taking a day trip up north to Chimayo or thereabouts, simply hop on to St. Francis and you're already on 285 north. If you'd like to head up the mountain for snowboarding or hiking, swing around Paseo de Peralta to Artist Rd & you're on your way.
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