Houses going up at Longview subdivision
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.