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Home by Spears Architects, NM AIA 2011 Design Firm of Year

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Butterfly House and view of the mountains to the NE


Last updated: 07/12/2011

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Architecturally significant, The Butterfly House is a re-creation of a classic case-modern home with wings, ample glass, and sloped ceilings. Completed in summer of 2011, this new one-story home sits on one acre of secluded property with unobstructed views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The Butterfly House is being featured in the 2012 Design Santa Fe tour. The initial design concept of this residence was to provide a vibrant entry and open living space in the heart of a minimal arrangement of supporting spaces / forms rooted in the earth. The implied butterfly roof is the intersection of these spaces creating a spirited appearance from a distance and up close. The house was designed to reflect an environment of health and repose within the surrounding high desert of north Santa Fe.
Both the Santa Fe Plaza and the Santa Fe opera are just minutes away. The Santa Fe Ski Basin and the city of Taos are each less than 45 minutes away. The home is 2100 square feet with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Each bedroom has a queen-sized bed. The library and master bedroom both have flat-screen televisions. The kitchen shines with black granite countertops, an island, and top-of-the-line appliances. A patio, which features a table and chairs and a gas grill, is accessible from both the living area and the master suite, and looks northeast, directly at the mountains. Other features include a wood-burning fireplace, an over-sized shower in the master bath, and a split bedroom design. The home is furnished with a mid-century and modern style. It incorporates environmentally conscious systems for the management of water, waste, heating and cooling in order to help preserve the beauty of the New Mexican landscape. The house is oriented and was built to assure optimal natural heating and cooling and has state of the art high powered ceiling fans to provide comfort year round. The home was designed by James Horn of Spears Architects and built by Chip Evans of Housemakers, Inc.

Keywords: Modern, house, two-bedroom, ranch, private, secluded, close to downtown, close to opera, quiet, mountain views, new


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Like living in a National Park...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Library


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master bedroom with private master bath and mountain views...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Views of mountains from the bed...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) One queen in master and queen in guest

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Mountain views...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Glass shower, bench, double sinks, views of mountain rang...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The house was designed by James Horn of Spears Architects. Mr. Horn specializes in modern, minimalist design. His work has won several awards and has been featured in Western Interiors magazine. James took our vision of a modern, clean structure and created a spacious, comfortable, light-filled home that is both contemporary and loyal to the Santa Fe landscape. Brand new construction by builder Housemakers Inc on one-acre private lot with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains from every room of the house. Master bedroom has queen bed, luxurious oversized shower with bench, access to patio. Guest bedroom has queen bed with private shower/bathtub. Great room comprised of living room, dining room and kitchen. Wood-burning fireplace. Bathrooms have German honed limestone counters. Kitchen has black granite counters and island with 2 stools. Double oven, dishwasher, microwave, gas stove. Dining room has seating for 6. Concrete zoned radiant heated floors....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    NAD System, integrated stereo amp and CD player. High performance speakers in studio/ library and living spaces. CD library and Ipod access from amplifier....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    40' HD flat in Library...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Cable/Satellite in Library, Blu-ray player, wired and wireless internet...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Music DVD's...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jimenez mountains and valley. The Butterfly House is located on one acre and secluded at 7000 feet....moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Santa Fe Ski Basin is 20 miles and Taos is an hour drive....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    New split ductless air conditioning system installed in October...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Hard wired...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Energy efficient...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Garage:

    One car plus storage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Energy efficient radiant floor...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:


  • Living Room:

    Mid Century modern, fireplace, ceiling fans, air with unparalleled views of mountains...moreless

  • Parking:

    one car garage and parking for 2 - 3 additional vehicles...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Drive accomodates 2 -3 additional vehicles...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Energy efficient...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:


  • Wood Fireplace:

    EPA approved for energy efficiency...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Recommendations to be provided....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully-stocked kitchen with cooking spoons, knives, cutting boards, pots and pans, measuring cups and spoons, blender, cuisinart...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Baltic birch plywood for all of the cabinetry, polished black granite tops, red glass backsplash, all new top-of-the-line appliances, island with two stools, desk area, filtered drinking water....moreless

  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio:

    Spectacular views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges. Table and chairs, gas grill, sail cloth for covered sun protection. The nearly 500 square feet of combined Patio and Entry Court have adobe-colored concrete block walls and pavers, accented by miscanthus grasses, Russian sage, aspens, and Santa Fe brown crusher fines....moreless

  • Golf:

    Great Public and private courses within 10 miles...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Butterfly House is located within 20 miles to the Santa Fe Ski Basin and within an hour of Taos Ski...moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Apr 1 - May 25, 2015
4 night min stay
High Season
May 26 - Jun 30, 2015
4 night min stay
Peak Season
Jul 7 - Aug 31, 2015
4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sante Fe limited and Albuquerque 45 minutes
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bar and Restaurant Tesuque Market
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Local public
18 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Southwest Chief, Albuquerque and Lamy NM
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 25 and 84/285
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Santa Fe Ski and Taos

Car: Necessary

Exceptional dining, cooking classes, art classes, photography classes, yoga, spiritual retreats, walking tours, gallery tours.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2011

About: Great admirers of the Santa Fe area and classic modern architecture that melds the home and enviroment. The land is our treasure.

Why Tesuque Hills:
We have been vacationing in Santa Fe for over 10 years and purchased a lot to build our dream house in a unique and special location.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Butterfly House affords unrivaled mountain views and private living all within 10 minutes access to Santa Fe and the surrounding area.

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Speaks: english, spanish



  • Butterfly House and view of the mountains to the NE

    Butterfly House and view of the mountains to the NE

  • Front entry

    Front entry

  • Living and dining from kitchen area

    Living and dining from kitchen area

  • Living room to patio and mountains

    Living room to patio and mountains

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Guest bedroom

    Guest bedroom

  • Butterfly House from driveway

    Butterfly House from driveway

  • Kitchen and dining area

    Kitchen and dining area

  • Living room out to patio and mountains

    Living room out to patio and mountains

  • Patio with access from living and master bedroom

    Patio with access from living and master bedroom

  • Master bathroom with views of the mountains

    Master bathroom with views of the mountains

  • Den


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Home by Spears Architects, ~NM AIA~ 2011 Design Firm of Year

Santa Fe #368432

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