Sensational adobe with a rich history adorns the New Mexico real estate market. check it out

A jaw-dropping Santa Fe home with a colorful history has landed on the New Mexico real estate market for $14 million.

It is known as the De La Pena/Frank Applegate residence, and among its many sought-after attributes, its renovation has also recently won it a prestigious award.

“This property won the 2022 Historic Preservation Award for Best Renovation of a Historic Property from the Historic Santa Fe Council,” listing agent Kendra Henington told

The history of the estate dates back to the mid 1800s when it was purchased by Sergeant of the Spanish Army. Francisco De la Pena, says the list. Its aesthetic appeal was captured by world-renowned photographer Ansel Adams, who photographed the house for a 1930s edition of the Ladies Home Journal when the property was owned by artist Frank Applegate.

“This is truly an incomparable and significant property – a once-in-a-lifetime real estate offering,” Henington told McClatchy News. “A lot of people think this should be a museum because of its historical provenance and architectural features.”

A lot needs to be looked at when faced with a massive renovation of a property with such a historic past, so the owners – who bought the house in 2018 – not only spent millions on its renovation, but also had to skip through hoops to get it. done correctly.

“You have to go before historic design review boards for anything you want to change in this property,” Henington told Realtor. “You had to have an archaeologist on site when something was being dug because of the history of this area.”

The result is a modern, smart hybrid home that has retained its flawless roots.

The property consists of an adobe house with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, which is the main building, as well as:

  • Bed and breakfast

  • Two garages

  • Clay tennis court

  • Ramadan

  • Private well

  • Multiple courses

  • Gardens

“A Control 4 smart home operating system connects virtually all of the technology in the home,” the listing reads. “Exquisite architectural and artistic details featured throughout the property capture the romance of classic Santa Fe style.”

The listing is owned by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

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