Houses go­ing up at Longview sub­di­vi­sion

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THE FIRST HOUSE IN THE NEW LONGVIEWAT SANTA FE sub­di­vi­sion will be ready early in 2019. A to­tal of 23 lots will be de­vel­oped in the first phase of the project lo­cated on Old Las Ve­gas High­way a half-mile north­west of the in­ter­sec­tion with U.S. 285.

Wil­liamEb­bert of Ari­zona is the owner of the 358-acre par­cel (pre­vi­ously known as Tres Coli­nas) and the builder of the Longviewat Santa Fe homes. His fa­ther was a con­trac­tor in south­ern Cal­i­for­nia, where Eb­bert grew up, he said in a state­ment. “At an early age, I re­al­ized that I en­joyed the con­struc­tion trades and the over­all busi­ness. I started work­ing full-time in the busi­ness in 1973 at the age of 18. In 1976 I con­vinced my fa­ther to ‘com­put­er­ize’ the busi­ness ac­count­ing and job-cost­ing sys­tems. Be­ing in charge of the con­ver­sion forced me to learn even more about the busi­ness end of our com­pany.”

Eb­bert and his fa­ther built sub­di­vi­sions on land owned by var­i­ous com­pa­nies, among them Utah In­ter­na­tional and Gen­eral Elec­tric. Af­ter his fa­ther re­tired and sold the busi­ness to him in 1980, he ar­ranged for sev­eral joint ven­tures with Gen­eral Elec­tric Real Es­tate Eq­ui­ties. “In the mid­dle of the sec­ond ven­ture, I made a deal to pur­chase their share of the joint ven­ture along with 150 acres of raw land for fu­ture de­vel­op­ment. I con­tin­ued to de­velop the land and build houses un­til 1989, when I de­cided to tem­po­rar­ily re­tire to spend more time with my young chil­dren.

“Af­ter six years, I built a new house for my fam­ily in Par­adise Val­ley. That be­gan a se­ries of build­ing and sell­ing prop­er­ties in that area, and cul­mi­nated in 2004 with the sale of an 11,000-square-foot home and guest­house for $7,000,000.”

Prices for the Longview at Santa Fe homes with lots will range from $650,000 to $890,000, ac­cord­ing to Ju­dith Ivey of Sotheby’s In­ter­na­tional Re­alty. “We’re build­ing four right now,” the Real­tor said dur­ing a late-Oc­to­ber tour of one of the houses go­ing up, a 3,100-square-foot floor plan. “We are not sell­ing lots; we’re sell­ing homes. I have one pre­sale and po­ten­tially three more con­tracts thisweek.”

The par­cel is set in the piñon-ju­niper wood­lands up against the foothills of the San­gre de Cristo Moun­tains; on the other side of the nestling hills to the north­east is the com­mu­nity of Cañada de los Alamos.

Ivey said the project has a build­out of 48 wood-framed homes. All will have three be­d­rooms and three bath­rooms and will range from about 2,700 square feet to about 3,500 square on lots of about 2.5 acres. The in­te­ri­ors fea­ture open floor plans with 10- and 12-foot beamed ceil­ings in the great rooms and kitchens, ma­sonry fire­places, and tile floor­ing through­out.

Kitchens and bath­rooms will be out­fit­ted with mar­ble coun­ter­tops and cus­tom cabinetry. The his/her mas­ter bath­rooms have spa tubs and show­ers.

Out­side, the houses are tra­di­tional Santa Fe style with por­tal pa­tios (no pitched roofs) and 3-car garages. Although there are fairly large ex­panses of glass to bring in the ter­rific views of the Or­tiz Moun­tains, the San­dia Moun­tains, and the Man­zano Moun­tains, Ivey said there will be no bla­tantly con­tem­po­rary styling on the ex­te­ri­ors “in or­der to main­tain the in­tegrity of the sub­di­vi­sion.” How­ever, buy­ers will have some choices in in­te­rior col­ors and ma­te­ri­als to add a more con­tem­po­rary flair if they wish. Walls will be painted dry­wall, un­less the own­ers want to pay ex­tra for trow­eled plas­ter.

The homes boast ra­di­ant heat­ing and re­frig­er­ated air con­di­tion­ing. Each prop­erty will have a large buried cis­tern to store rain­wa­ter com­ing off the roofs for the ir­ri­gation of land­scape plants. A guard­house has been con­structed at the en­trance to the prop­erty; Longview at Santa Fewill be a gated com­mu­nity. “There will be a home­own­ers’ as­so­ci­a­tion; fees will be about $150 a month to take care of the roads, which will be chipsealed,” Ivey said.

Call Ju­dith Ivey at 505-984-5157 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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