The Inside Adobe Walls house
This handsome house is located on a wonderful corner lot in the South Capital district: 710 Gildersleeve Street, within walking distance of the Santa Fe Plaza. Architect T. Charles Gaastra and engineer James Gladding built it in 1928 for David Chávez, who was elected mayor of Santa Fe six years later and went on to serve as a New Mexico Supreme Court justice from 1960 to 1968.
The living room is stately and comfortable, with wood floors, lovely plastered walls, and a ceiling of boards on bullet-carved beams. A feature fireplace is flanked by built-in bookshelves, white-painted wood with glass doors, extending to both walls. The room has several windows plus French doors and double skylights, so is nice and bright— and the entire house is very quiet.
The kitchen is outfitted with beige granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, including a DCS range oven (with colorful tile backsplash), Northland refrigerator, and Bosch dishwasher. The white-painted wood cabinets are faced with either wainscot-beading or glass. The adjacent dining room has an elegant chandelier and a traditional fogón (bell-shaped corner fireplace).
The four-bedroom house totals 3,625 square feet. The master suite is graced by a coved-plaster ceiling and a stylish, substantial fireplace. There is a sitting room/office and a bathroom with double sink and marble tops.
Glass doors lead to a beautifully landscaped courtyard with thriving gardens and a large, terraced water feature with boulders, waterfalls, and a koi pond. Also on the 0.27-acre lot are flagstone walks through lilacs and fruit trees; a detached, heated studio/office/gym/play room; and separate quarters with a private entrance with bedroom and bath, perfect for guests or a nanny.
710 Gildersleeve is served by city water and sewer. It is listed by Sabine Artaud, Coldwell Banker TrailsWest Realty, for $1,095,000.