Santa Fe, NM
10 BD / 7 BA / 4 Half BA (total)
Lot Size: +/- 11.3 acres
6 BD / 4 BA / 3 Half BA
+/- 6,293 sf (main residence)
1 BD / 1 BA
+/- 1,434 sf (“Casita Bonita”)
2 BD / 1 BA
+/- 1,054 sf (“Casita Chiquita”)
1 BD / 1 BA
+/- 1,101 sf (“Casita Dulce”)
1 HA BA
+/- 180 sf (Tennis Court Viewing Area)
Built: 1930 | Renovated: 2004-2008
SOLD! An iconic Santa Fe gem nestled on 11 private acres yet just minutes from the heart of town, Casa Alegre has been meticulously restored to its Pueblo Revival magnificence – and beyond! Unsurpassed in beauty and craftsmanship, the property is comprised of a spacious main residence and 3 guest houses, affectionately named Casita Bonita, Casita Chiquita, and Casita Dulce.
The property was originally built in the 1930’s for John Dempsey (who later became the governor of New Mexico), and boasts a storied provenance: Dempsey sold the property to an heir of the Weyerhaeuser timber family, and several owners later it was purchased by a member of the family that founded the Italian beverage company Martini & Rossi.
The spirits 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 a team of craftsman, architects and artisans to restore the home to perfection. Aging systems, from the roof to plumbing and electricity, were replaced, and interior finishes were chosen to reflect the property’s past. As an example of this attention to detail, 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 throughout recent years, especially for the Santa Fe Opera (which is located just a few minutes from Casa Alegre).
With 6 bedrooms (including a dual master suite with his-and-her bedrooms, baths and closets), 4 full and 2 half baths, Casa Alegre is the perfect size for a host of varied gatherings. To accommodate even the largest family event, 3 separate casitas offer an additional 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths, with each also boasting a full kitchen and spacious living areas.
The grounds of the property are spectacular (thanks to the current owners’ love of gardening), and are traversed by wood bark walking trails and hand-laid stone walls. In addition, Casa Alegre’s elevated position allows for striking views of the surrounding landscape and picturesque mountains. There is also a large pool with surrounding stone deck, multiple fireplaces and fire pits, and a spacious outdoor living area with a canopied dining table. A classic clay tennis court includes an adjacent spectator’s lounge, which offers a wet bar, fireplace, and half bath.
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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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