It’s the 2016 Pa­rade of Homes!

Home - Santa Fe Real Estate Guide - - ART OF LIV­ING - By Paul Wei­de­man

Twenty-five houses are open to the pub­lic in the an­nual Ha­cien­das— A Pa­rade of Homes tour staged over two week­ends in Au­gust. This year there are five re­model projects; all of the oth­ers are new con­struc­tion.

The tour is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 12-14 and Aug. 19-21.

“We have 25 homes, up from 18 last year,” said Kim Shana­han, di­rec­tor of the spon­sor­ing Santa Fe Area Home Builders As­so­ci­a­tion. “Our price spreads are pretty dra­matic. The least ex­pen­sive en­tries are $311,782 for a Home­wise house in Oshara and $305,000 for the Twi­light Homes en­try in Cielo Azul.”

The most ex­pen­sive is all the way up to $5,750,000 for the Ap­ple Con­struc­tion house in Te­suque. The home by Chuck Ap­ple, with de­sign help from ar­chi­tects Richard Gluck­man and Lorn Tryk and in­te­rior de­sign firm Vi­olante & Rochford, is the most ex­pen­sive house ever fea­tured in the Pa­rade of Homes.

“A new builder on the Pa­rade is Lynn G-Scott, Coy­ote Devel­op­ment Group, and they have two homes on the tour, one on Calle Grillo in the cen­tral area and one in the Aldea sub­di­vi­sion off N.M. 599. We have six builders with two en­tries each this year.” The oth­ers are Tierra Con­cepts, Palo Santo De­signs, Praxis, Woods De­sign Builders, Solterra, and Home­wise.

“Rob Gibbs, Arete Homes of Santa Fe, was the devel­op­ment man­ager for Home­wise for years and be­fore that he had BT Hous­ing and BT Homes. In 2006 or 2007, he closed 140 homes in one year, which is more than we had in all of Santa Fe last year. He’s taken over Vil­las di Toscana. And Twi­light Homes (Alex Gran­nan) has kind of taken over the Cielo Azul sub­di­vi­sion that TomWade started. Twi­light is an Al­bu­querque builder and ap­par­ently they have 14 pre­sales in Cielo Azul.”

There are just three houses on the Ha­cien­das tour that are priced be­low the most re­cent city/county me­dian sales price of $370,000. They are a tiny Praxis re­model on the East­side, a Home­wise en­try in the Os- hara Vil­lage sub­di­vi­sion, and the Twi­light Homes en­try in Cielo Azul.

Be­sides the Chuck Ap­ple house, there’s a good hand­ful of mil­lion-and-up’ers this year. Those en­tries are by Satzinger De­sign ($2,395,000) on Brownell-How­land Road; Solterra ($1,795,000) on Ace­quia Madre Street; RayLee Lux­ury Homes ($1,425,000) in Las Cam­panas; Prull Cus­tom Builders ($1,400,000) in the re­mod­eled Man­der­field School con­dos; Tierra Con­cepts

($1,159,000) on Paseo Aragon in Las Cam­panas; and a cou­ple of oth­ers that are not priced on the tour, but are known to be in the $2 mil­lion-plus cat­e­gory for the Pa­rade’s com­pe­ti­tion as­pect.

In the past few years, when the new- home mar­ket was still slumped, Shana­han com­mented that there were some ar­chi­tec­turally bold homes on the Pa­rade be­cause builders were fea­tur­ing new homes they had built for them­selves— houses that did not have to be ar­chi­tec­turally mod­er­ate for a broad buyer ap­peal. “That’s true,” he said in July, “but I think that be­cause we’ve had a good eight years of con­tem­po­rary stuff, it has lit­er­ally shifted what’s ac­cept­able and we’re see­ing some edgier de­sign.”

Tick­ets can be pur­chased in ad­vance for $15 through the Len­sic or at most homes on the tour. Six­teen of the 25 houses are open for the free Twi­light Tour on Fri­day, Aug. 19, from 4 to 9 p.m.

For more in­for­ma­tion, see www.sfahba. com/pa­rade-of-homes or call 982-1774.


A tiny re­model by Praxis De­sign Build at 1049 Camino San Aca­cio


9 Via San Mar­tin, one of two houses on the 2016 Pa­rade of Homes by Palo Santo De­signs LLC

Coy­ote Devel­op­ment Group of­fers this re­model on Calle Grillo, off of Don Diego Av­enue

2916 Aspen View in Monte Sereno, one of two en­tries by Solterra

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