From burned-out to beau­ti­ful

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This project was a chal­lenge for the own­ers of this once fire-dam­aged shell of a house on East Palace Av­enue. Fire de­stroyed this, the Francisca Hi­no­jos House (which was plaqued by the His­toric Santa Fe Foun­da­tion as “wor­thy of preser­va­tion”) in 2013. The home has re­cently been trans­formed into a mag­nif­i­cent mas­ter­piece byWolf Cor­po­ra­tion, a well­known master builder. The build­ing’s style is a Gothic Re­vival Style, also re­ferred to as Vic­to­rian Gothic or neo-Gothic. This ar­chi­tec­tural move­ment be­gan in the late 1700s and gained pop­u­lar­ity in the early 19th cen­tury. Gothic re­vival draws fea­tures from the orig­i­nal Gothic style ar­chi­tec­ture, in­clud­ing finials, dec­o­ra­tive pat­terns, and lancet win­dows. The wrap­around porch is set off by a beau­ti­ful in­tri­cate pat­tern of balus­ters that form the white-painted rail­ing. The his­toric ar­chi­tec­ture has been re­stored to more than its for­mer glory, cer­tainly some­thing to lay your eyes on.

The interior of the home is no less mag­nif­i­cent to see. The own­ers’ vi­sion is one of a bright and beau­ti­ful place to show­case and en­joy ob­jets d’art as well as fam­ily art col­lec­tions of many va­ri­eties from around the globe. The en­trance hall is seven feet wide and spans the dis­tance fromthe front of the house to the back and boasts very high ceil­ings that lead your eye to a wal­nut stair­case at the end that is quite a fo­cal point with a huge steel beam sup­port smack in the cen­ter!

It was an honor to work on this project closely with the own­ers. We se­lected rugs, fab­rics, and fur­nish­ings that com­pli-

Above, art and an­tiques show­cased in a sim­ple serene set­ting in the re­built and re­fur­nished Francisca Hi­no­jos House Right, the rhythm of the stair treads adds vis­ual in­ter­est to this grand en­try hall

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