This $17 million Santa Fe Estate was once home to late billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. The clay walls have also touched hands with renowned artist Georgia O’Keeffe.
It was love at first sight when late billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen stepped into his spicy New Mexican Santa Fe Estate. Following two notable residents, the home is back on the market for $17 million.
From slot canyons to inactive volcanoes, New Mexico is a state that is rich in beauty and history. Regardless of the season, food, culture and nature, buffs will find ample reason to linger in and around Santa Fe – the oldest capital in the United States.
Located about three miles outside Downtown Santa Fe is a property that reeks of creativity and sophistication.
Custom-designed and built, this incomparable residence and its two-bedroom guesthouse are nestled in the gorgeous undulating hills just north of Santa Fe, to be precise. A 14,000-square-foot manor, yet every space is warm and welcoming.
An exquisite home offering privacy, convenience, and magnificent views. The property includes a four-bedroom main house plus a very large studio casita. The grounds on this 20-acre property include multiple entertaining areas and genuinely spectacular gardens.
Owning the Spanish Pueblo Revival style estate with its 21 bedrooms, 26 baths, and a greenhouse may seem like a dream come true but wait until you see the Bodhi tree that was once gifted to the property by the Dalai Lama when he visited O’Keeffe at home. The tree is grown from the seed of the tree that the Buddha sat beneath to achieve enlightenment.
Allen also introduced many rare plant species to the garden. But one of the many hallmarks of this beautiful estate is the greenhouse and botanical garden, which Ed Mazria designed.
There is also a guest cottage called Lucie’s Cottage, built in the 1930s, to be used as administrative space. The property purchase includes a business license for a convention centre and a room for 80 dinner guests.
Paul Duran of Keller Williams Realty, the property listing agent, said that “the Santa Fe Estate is the jewel of the city”.