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No doubt Santa Fe is a spe­cial place! Many as­pects of the “City Dif­fer­ent” at­tract vis­i­tors all year round. I would like to draw your at­ten­tion to the month of Au­gust in par­tic­u­lar. One of the most spe­cial and old­est ju­ried Na­tive arts show in the world is boasted by Santa Fe, New Mex­ico. In­dian Mar­ket be­gan in 1922 and at­tracts 100,000 vis­i­tors from all over the world. Just so hap­pens an­other great show, also part of an Au­gust event lineup that at­tracts thou­sands of vis­i­tors, is Ha­cienda— a Pa­rade of Homes hosted by the Santa Fe Area Home Builders’ As­so­ci­a­tion.

This world-class event spread over a two-week pe­riod is a show­case of the truly tal­ented pro­fes­sion­als in the de­sign, con­struc­tion, and green-build­ing and ar­chi­tec­ture fields, as well as in in­te­rior de­sign. This tour gives vis­i­tors an op­por­tu­nity to en­joy a unique ex­pe­ri­ence and build­ing style that is truly ex­clu­sive to “Santa Fe Style.” The re­gional build­ing ma­te­ri­als used are cre­ative and ro­man­ti­cally rare to the city dif­fer­ent. Santa Fe has long cap­tured the hearts of many who visit the Pa­rade ofHomes, Santa Fe Opera, and In­dian Mar­ket and dine in our many ex­quis­ite restau­rants. And many who visit are look­ing to make this unique city their home or part-time res­i­dence.

As you tour the unique homes this year, con­tem­plate the vast num­ber of peo­ple who con­trib­ute to their beauty and liv­abil­ity — the­ma­son, the land­scape artist, the in­te­rior de­signer, the elec­tri­cians, plumbers, and tile set­ters. The gross re­ceipts from the home build­ing in­dus­try help fund the very ameni­ties and util­i­ties we en­joy in Santa Fe. The ticket sales for the event it­self have funded many char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions such as Santa Fe An­i­mal Shel­ter and Hu­mane So­ci­ety, the Big Brothers Big Sis­ters pro­gram, high-school ath­letic teams, and many more.

The Santa Fe Area Home Builders As­so­ci­a­tion hosts this event and is a non-profit trade as­so­ci­a­tion of which I am a mem­ber. SFAHBA serves the res­i­den­tial build­ing in­dus­try and re­lated pro­fes­sions in Santa Fe and in North­ern New Mex­ico. The mem­bers of this as­so­ci­a­tion are not only build­ing con­trac­tors. There are lo­cal banks, gran­ite and coun­ter­top fab­ri­ca­tors, and cab­i­net mak­ers. The busi­ness mem­bers con­trib­ute to the growth of our lo­cal econ­omy and pro­vide one of life’s ba­sic needs: shel­ter.

At one time, the Pa­rade of Homes was much larger than we are see­ing in 2017. The 2008 crash re­ally took a bite out of this in­dus­try, but the tal­ent has not di­min­ished one iota! The cream of the crop is still here and pro­duc­ing amaz­ing and beau­ti­fully crafted homes. There is a gem out there wait­ing to be seen and it is the evo­lu­tion of Santa Fe Style at its best. Please join us and log onto the SFAHBA web­site or look for the Ha­cien­das Mag­a­zine for a sched­ule and ticket in­for­ma­tion and be part of en­joy­ing the beauty and crafts­man­ship as well as sup­port our com­mu­nity.

Lisa Sa­muel ASID, IIDA, is a Santa Fe na­tive and prin­ci­pal of Sa­muel De­sign Group, lo­cated in the heart of down­town Santa Fe. She is an award-win­ning in­te­rior de­signer known for cre­at­ing unique in­te­ri­ors im­bued with warmth and el­e­gance. Lisa (info@samuelde­sign­group.com) is pas­sion­ate about good de­sign that sup­ports well-be­ing.

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