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

Bedrooms 2
Space 157 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Library, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

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, designed by AIA's 2011 Design Firm of the Year Spears Horn, was 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.

The house neighbors the famed Santa Fe Opera, and is just minutes to the Plaza. It is 1700 square feet, split design, with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Each bedroom has a queen-sized bed. The media room 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 gorgeous Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the peaks of the Colorado Rockies. Other features include a wood-burning fireplace and an over-sized shower in the master bath. Expansive windows throughout the house allow you to enjoy the breathtaking view from multiple rooms. The home is furnished with a mid-century and modern style. It 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 built by Chip Evans of Housemakers, Inc.

For your Southwest ski experience, the Santa Fe Ski Basin is 30 minutes away and the city of Taos is less than 45 minutes away. The nearby Hyde Park National Forest and Santa Fe National Forest offer dozens hiking trails of varying distances and challenge levels. For two-wheeling enthusiasts, a bike trail greets you down the road from the house and leads you into town.

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

More Details

Property Manager
Jeffrey Forgash
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2017


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Tesuque Hills, New Mexico

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 157 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Mountain views
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Glass shower, bench, double sinks, views of mountain range
  • Master bedroom has over-sized shower with teak floor and bench. Both bedrooms have large windows looking out at the property enveloped by nature.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with private master bath and mountain views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Views of mountains from the bed
  • Queen size Beds (2) One queen in master and queen in guest. Large walk-in closets in both bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
The house was designed by James Horn of Spears Horn 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.


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Sante Fe airport and Albuquerque 45 minute
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bar and Restaurant Tesuque Market
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Local public
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Amtrak Southwest Chief, Albuquerque and Lamy NM
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 25 and 84/285
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Some of the nations best 100's within miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Santa Fe Ski and Taos
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Tesuque Hills, New Mexico

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