The east side is very popular area of Santa Fe. There are many historic homes in the area which can be both a blessing and a curse. There are very few houses on the east side that are original now. Most have been changed to some degree. The easy way to buy an historic home here is to love it the way you first see it. On the other hand if you are looking for a project that certainly exists and I will be happy to point you in the right direction.
Some people feel that the one thing that has been missing on the east side is a lack of diversity. Las Placitas on Garcia Street has solved that problem very nicely. My listing at 612 Garcia is located there and is especially appealing because of the price. The seller bought the home is 2011, there lifestyle changed and the decided to sell 612. The asking price is $1,299,000.
The home is LEED Gold certified, built by Doug McDowell who is one of our award winning builders in Santa Fe. The home offers the best of new construction in a charming historic neighborhood. There is a spacious great room with an east facing door walls to the patio area. The patio/portal has a high wall for total privacy and a garden. There is also a stone water feature and fireplace. My guess is that this will become your favorite spot to relax, read or just enjoy the sun.
The kitchen is open as you can see in the photo and is a homeowners dream. Everything has been carefully thought out: Top of the appliances, double ovens, a large granite island, a gas cook top with griddle.
The home offers solid masonry contraction with interior plastered walls, traditional ceiling treatments, concrete floors, radiant heat, state of the art high efficiently evaporative cooling, and house air filtration, system. City utilities complement photovoltaic electric power, solar domestic water heating and a catchment system for out side watering.
The home is 2320 square feet with two bedrooms, a laundry room, and the spacious great room complete with a fire place. There is a oversized 2 garage with storage. At this time the new contraction in the area is coming out of the ground at around $600.00 a sq ft.
If 612 Garcia is still available when you contact me I’d love for you see it.
The east side is loaded with charm, winding streets and big trees. Many of the homes are gated now and thick adobe walls abound. If you like to walk this is a great area to live in. It is possible to reach the hiking trails from there also. I am told that originally the streets on the east side were goat trails. That makes sense because they all seem to meander up to the mountain. Small yards, cozy residences, walk to Canyon Road and the Santa Fe Plaza. On Canyon there are nice restaurants, coffee shops, and plenty of galleries. For fine dining you may enjoy Geronimo Restaurant.It seems that everyone that comes to Santa Fe know Geronimo and they are never disappointed. Almost next door is El Farol for music and late night entertainment. (Santa Fe characters abound I hear.)
From the bottom of Canyon Road make a right to Garcia Street coffee shop and book store. You never know who you may see there. Santa Fe is a big dog town. You will dogs everywhere. Big one, tiny in between one. Dogs are welcome most places as long as they are under control and not causing a disturbance. I am total dog person so I welcome the site of a well behaved dog anywhere. If you do take you friend along please bring a plastic bag for those unexpected moments..(if you know what I mean) At the bottom on Canyon Road there is a fairly new restaurant that does a huge amount of radio advertizing. When I pass by it is crowed. Greco’s is the name. Give it try. I’d like to hear about your experience. I actually had that building for sale when the Garcia’s had it. Bobby died several years back and the tenant at that time ended up buying it. It was jewelry store for a while and I hear the new owner always wanted to serve food. Hence Greco’s
I lived on the east side when I first moved to Santa Fe and loved it. Take a look at the homes seen below or search for other property. I am happy to answer your questions. Call or text 505-690-0233 Carol Allen
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