Best-selling novelists Jonathan and Faye Kellerman are preparing to write a new chapter in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where their personalized home is on the market. The contemporary Pueblo-style dwelling is listed for $ 2.595 million.
Perched on a ridge, the earth-toned stucco house sits on nearly three acres of land with views of the surrounding mountain ranges. A rounded adobe-type wall borders the enclosed driveway.
Faithful to the architecture of the southwest, raw wood posts support the entrance porch which houses the front door.
Inside the generously sized lobby, exposed beams mark the transition to the living room. Details include high ceilings, hardwood and Saltillo tile floors, and plaster walls.
Windows brighten up the living room’s brick fireplace. Beams line the ceiling. A wall of glass doors opens onto a dining patio with views of the surrounding hills.
The dining room has French doors and side windows that flood the space with natural light. A less formal dining area adjoins the open concept kitchen and incorporates a kiva style fireplace. French doors from the kitchen open onto the patio area.
Several patios and terraces create additional outdoor living spaces.
The master bedroom suite includes another kiva style fireplace. There are a total of four bedrooms in the main house. Including the guesthouse, which has its own kitchen, there are five bedrooms and 6,144 square feet of living space.
Judith Ivey of Barker Realty is the listing agent for 148 Barranca Road, Santa Fe.
Jonathan Kellerman is the prolific author of detective novels, non-fiction and children’s books. Faye Kellerman writes detective novels and is known for the Peter Deck / Rina Lazarus series.
The house they are selling is part of their larger Sage Hill complex, where they have written many of their mysteries. Another portion of the complex, which included another 5,400 square foot custom home, was sold this month. It had been listed for just over $ 2.22 million.
The property is approximately 10 minutes from downtown Santa Fe, known for its Pueblo-style architecture, world-renowned art scene, and historic buildings including chapels and shrines.
Santa Fe, both the county seat and capital of New Mexico, is the site of the Georgie O’Keefe Museum, the Museum of International Folk Art, and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, to name a few. some. There is even an insect museum.
The culinary mecca offers such dishes as Native American fried bread style sopaipillas, green chili stew, Frito pie and posole, a red chili stew made from hominy.
Outdoor activities include skiing, hiking and mountain biking.
Among the airports in the area is Albuquerque International Sunport, about an hour southwest.
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