Casa Alegre

Santa Fe, NM

Auction Date & Time

Saturday January 12, 2019 at 4:00PM MT | Denver, CO

Registered bidders only. Contact Platinum to obtain registration information.

Property Specs

10 BD / 7 BA / 4 Half BA (total)

6 BD/ 4BA/ 3 Half BA
+/- 6,293 sq. ft. (main residence)

1 BD/ 1 BA
+/- 1,434 sq. ft. (“Casita Bonita”)

2 BD / 1 BA
+/- 1,054 sq. ft. (“Casita Chiquita”)

1 BD/ 1 BA
+/- 1,101 sq. ft. (“Casita Dulce”)

+/- 180 sq. ft. (Tennis Court Viewing Area)

Built: 1930 / Renovated: 2004-2008

Lot Size: +/- 11.3 acres

Property Previews

Beginning December 17th, Property Previews will be held daily from 11-4pm MT, until the Auction date.

Inquiries? 800.674.6369

*Note: In observation of the Christmas holiday, previews will not be held December 24-26.

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The Property

PREVIOUSLY OFFERED FOR $11.5 MILLION. NOW SELLING WITHOUT RESERVE!  An iconic Santa Fe gem on 11 acres, Casa Alegre has been meticulously restored to its Pueblo Revival magnificence. Unsurpassed in beauty and craftsmanship, the Property is comprised of a spacious main residence and three guest houses, affectionally named “Casita Bonita,” “Casita Chiquita,” and “Casita Dulce.” Built in the 1930s for John Dempsey (who later became the governor of New Mexico), the house has a storied provenance: Dempsey sold the Property to an heir of the Weyerhauser timber family, and several owners later it was purchased by a member of the family that founded the Italian beverage company Martini & Rossi.

The beverage heiress allowed the estate to lapse into disrepair, but over the span of four years – and at a cost of more than $18 million – the current owners retained craftsman, architects and artisans to restore the home to perfection. Aging systems, from the roof to plumbing and electricity, were replaced, and the interior finishes were chosen to reflect the Property’s past; even the 64 different types of windows in the home were hand-selected and special-ordered. Spacious, welcoming, and charming, the Property has been host to many parties and fundraisers over the years, especially for the Santa Fe Opera House (located just a few minutes from the Property).

With six bedrooms (including a dual master suite with his-and-hers bedrooms, baths and closets), four full and two half baths, Casa Alegre is the perfect size for gatherings. To accommodate even the largest extended family, three separate casitas offer an additional four bedrooms and three full baths, as well as full kitchens and living areas.


The grounds of the residence are spectacular, owing much to the current owner’s love of gardening. The manicured grounds showcase a classic clay tennis court with a covered viewing area and large swimming pool, and are traversed by wood bark trails and stone walls perfect for strolling, sitting, and quietly contemplating the beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Additional information on this exceptional Luxury Auction® opportunity is available in the online Document Portal.

Property listed and offered for sale by Barker Realty (Lic#176), an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. Listing agent Stephanie Duran (Lic#38495). Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC is a Registered Foreign LLC in the state of New Mexico (ID#5782260) performing auction and auction-marketing services as part of this transaction, and is not performing any real estate brokerage services where prohibited.


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