Juniper and pinon trees dot the open rolling terrain. Mountaintops stretch along the far horizon. Beyond them, the setting sun leaves pink and gold traces across the darkening sky.
This contemporary adobe set on 1.2 acres in Santa Fe, New Mexico, makes the most of privacy, views and new construction convenience. Completed in 2020, it is in the Compound at Monte Sereno, a luxury development about a 5-minute drive from downtown Santa Fe.
The wellness and sustainable living community, with walking trails throughout, attracts second-home owners, couples and some retirees, says listing agent Mark Banham of Barker Realty. “A good mixture of all types of folks—doctors to ranchers.”
A brick-paved courtyard with a fountain sits just through the single-level home’s entrance gates. Low walls shelter the grounds immediately surrounding the Santa Fe-style residence. The space and a second courtyard act as an expansion of the indoor living areas and include an outdoor fireplace with seating, built-in grills and multiple lounging areas.
“Santa Fe is all about bringing the outside in,” Banham says, “since we enjoy entertaining/eating outside five-plus months out of the year.”
Inside the more than 2,800-square-foot home, wood beam-topped living areas including an open-concept kitchen and dining space flow into one another. A raised-hearth fireplace anchors the living room.
Large glass doors access outdoor entertainment areas and bring in views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, which Banham describes as “simply magical—especially known for the orange glow when the sun is setting.”
A center island provides casual dining space in the kitchen, which is outfitted with Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances, stone counters and a built-in bar. The butler’s pantry is equipped with a wine fridge.
Views continue in the primary suite. A corner fireplace, wood-plank floors and a closet with built-ins are among the features.
There are two additional en-suite bedrooms, a powder room, laundry room and two-car garage.
Other premium features of this property include plaster walls, beamed ceilings, in-floor radiant heat, refrigerated air, gated access, an oversized heated two-car garage with cabinetry, half-bath for guests, and a handsome laundry/mudroom.
The listing price for 3104 Monte Sereno Drive is $2.7 million. Banham envisions a couple or single person buying the property as a primary or secondary home.
“A great lock and leave given ‘The Compound at Monte Sereno’ is gated,” he says. “The only requirement to being a part of our ‘city different’ is kindness.”