Enjoy a heritage home with modern comfort when you stay at Harmony House! This 120-year-old adobe house has been completely updated but retains its charm, its terraced garden, and its hummingbirds!
Located within easy walking distance of the Plaza and Canyon Road, this splendid home has been fitted with all the modern conveniences from air-conditioning to WiFi and cable, yet it retains its unique design, natural materials, and sunny aspect. It's easy to imagine 19th-century life at Harmony House, yet you won't sacrifice one whit of comfort while enjoying the original layout and rich history of this home.
Terraces, levels, and short flights of steps are a hallmark of this property. Enter the blue wooden gate (set into a handsome low stone wall topped with Adobe) from the street and you immediately find yourself in a landscaped patio, stepping up a few feet to a flagstone path flanked by flower beds. Beyond that is the covered front porch, roomy and shaded, with a bench for watching the butterflies and hummingbirds visit the flowering plants.
To one side of the house is another patio with seating for a crowd, a big table, and a charcoal grill, all below a pergola. Steps cut into the hillside lead you through a terraced garden hardscaped with river stones. Breathtaking -- and not the last of the patios at Harmony House! Directly off the master suite is a small, sun-soaked stone patio with a cozy table for two, flanked by high stone privacy walls. What a lovely spot to end each day, stargazing over that final glass of wine.
Although the outside of Harmony House is dazzling, the interior equals it for interest and beauty. Wood floors, open-beam ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces, and southwestern crafts evoke the original look of the house, while state-of-the-art flat-screen TVs, beautiful lighting, and luxe furnishings update the decor perfectly.
Choose from two sitting rooms in which to spend those precious hours of downtime: the main living area, with its huge fireplace, comfy sofa, and overstuffed reading chairs; or the adjacent study, a smaller and quieter area with more relaxing seating amid lovely artwork. Although Harmony House is quite large, the design evokes a cozy feeling that is quite welcoming. The name is well chosen; you will feel a sense of the balance and harmony of this home.
Of course, "cozy" is all very well for living spaces, but in the kitchen, spaciousness is preferred, and that's what you will find at Harmony House. The kitchen has been completely modernized, with a gas range, double sink, cupboards packed with cooking pots, dishes, utensils, and flatware, as well as all the time-saving appliances that mean so much during your vacation. Set the coffee pot to brew just as you wake up; warm leftovers and takeout in the microwave; toss everything into the dishwasher and head out the door!
There are two places to dine indoors: the formal dining room, with a fine wooden table for 6 and double glass doors opening onto a patio; and a smaller round table for 4 just off the living room. This smaller table also makes a great place to play cards, work a jigsaw puzzle, or surf the web on your laptop. Or, if your party includes children, make this the kids' table and let the grown-ups dine in splendor below the modern chandelier in the dining room.
When it's time to head to bed, everyone will be delighted with the accommodations at Harmony House. The master suite contains a king-sized bed, and the other two bedrooms each have two twin beds, making for greater flexibility when friends and mixed groups are traveling together. All linens and towels are provided, of course, and Harmony House also has spare pillows, blankets, throws, and all the luxe little touches that make a good night's rest into a great sleep.
Enjoy a private fireplace and large flat-screen TV in the master suite, as well as access to the private patio. The en-suite bath offers a walk-in shower, while the second full bath has both a tub and shower option, with pretty tiling. All the bedrooms are quiet, spotless, and beautiful. You'll awake refreshed every morning at Harmony House!
Convenient to Hillside Park as well as all the history, art, shopping, and fine dining of downtown Santa Fe, Harmony House could not have a better location, more interesting heritage, or more comfortable design. Experience the unique pleasure of merging the best of old and new -- come stay at Harmony House soon!