Saddleback Ranch

Santa Fe County

Galisteo | Lamy, NM

Auction Date & Time

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 4:00pm MT

Registered bidders only. Contact Platinum for registration information.

Property Specs

Lot Size: +/-3,250.41 acres

Drogheda Residence
6 BD / 6 BA / 2 Half BA
+/- 7,264 sq. ft.
+/- 1,914 sq. ft. Portals
+/- 1,106 sq. ft. Heated Ga.

Windland Residence
4 BD / 4 BA / 1 Half BA
+/- 5,010 sq. ft.
+/- 1,093 sq. ft. (Attached casita)
+/- 2,619 sq. ft. Portals
+/- 830 sq. ft. Unheated Ga.

Chamisa Residence
3 BD / 3 BA / 1 Half BA
+/- 2,800 sq. ft.
+/- 1,325 sq. ft. Portals

Ranch center
1 Half BA
+/- 3,577 sq ft. Stables
+/- 4,552 sq. ft. Portals
+/- 3,250 sq. ft. Partially Heated Ga.

Ranch Apartment
1 BD / 1 BA
+/-548 sq. ft.

Foreman’s Quarters
2 BD / 2 BA
+/- 1,605 sq. ft.
+/- 353 sq. ft. Portals
+/- 1,018 sq. ft. Heated Ga.

Add’l Heated Spaces:
+/- 934 sq. ft. Equipment Ga.
+/- 2,000 sq. ft. Hay Storage
+/- 785 sq. ft. Shop
+/- 501 sq. ft. Storage Shed

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The Property

RECENTLY OFFERED FOR $18 MILLION. NOW SELLING WITHOUT RESERVE!  Boasting 3,250 picturesque acres, Saddleback Ranch is a legacy property that will delight generations to come. Wide-open spaces, expansive views, and an extraordinary pedigree traceable for more than 100 years define the ranch, but it is not isolated; indeed, it is ideally located just minutes from downtown Santa Fe. The ranch also offers its own motion picture history: both Johnny Depp’s Lone Ranger and the acclaimed western series Longmire have been filmed here.

With four main living structures ranging from a cozy casita to an impressive, 7,300-sf estate, Saddleback Ranch offers an exceptional opportunity for large families, or for those interested in realizing dreams of a cattle or equestrian operation in an unmatched natural setting. The architectural-award-winning Windland House, designed by architect Suby Bowden and built by Robert Slattery, took the American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Top Architecture of the year in 2002 and the Thornberg Charitable Foundation First Jeff Harnar Award for Contemporary Architecture in 2007, in addition to hosting multiple tours for New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Whitney and local organizations Site Santa Fe and the Center for Contemporary Arts. Windland offers 2 master suites, 2 full and 1 half baths, and an attached “casita” with an additional 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths in approximately 6,100 sf.

The largest of the properties, called Drogheda house, is designed in a more traditional adobe style, and offers 6 bedrooms, 6 full and two half baths in 7,264 sf with a 1,100 sf heated garage and nearly 2,000 sf of portals ideal for enjoying sublime sunsets over Drogheda’s pond. Additional living structures include the 3 bedroom, 3 full and 1 half bath Chamisa house and foreman’s quarters with 2 beds and 2 full baths. The Ranch Center offers an additional apartment with 1 bedroom and 1 full bath.

The Ranch Center also offers 10 stalls, a wash stall, and tack room for resident equines, with an additional living area complete with office, game room, living room, half bath and den for grooms and guests. Cattle and equestrian operations have previously been run on the Ranch, with 13 wells and unlimited grazing rights supporting the operations of more than 80 head of cattle – and capable of supporting more.

Multiple heated and unheated structures provide garage space and equipment storage – and each building offers panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo, Sandia, Ortiz and Jemez mountain ranges as well as the breathtaking Galisteo Basin.

Additional details on this luxury auction® opportunity are available in the online Document Portal above.

The Community

GALISTEO, NM. Replete with natural beauty that has made it a favorite filming location for the motion picture industry, Galisteo New Mexico is a small town with access to the many conveniences in nearby Santa Fe. May westerns have taken advantage of the stunning backdrops of this southwestern paradise, from Silverado to Crazy Heart – parts of Legion and Thor were also filmed here. Galisteo is home to a variety of artists and celebrities who value the peace and privacy afforded by its location; Ambassador David T. Killion, artists Bruce Nauman and Susan Rothenberg, and fashion designer Tom Ford all hang their hats here.

Though secluded, Galisteo is not remote: the nearby towns of Santa Fe, El Dorado and Glorieta offer culture, shopping, dining and schools that make Galisteo appealing to even the most cosmopolitan. The Agora Shopping Center just 15 minutes away offers local restaurants, boutiques and groceries, while the sights and sounds of Santa Fe are just 25 minutes to the north. Outdoor activities abound, in line with the New Mexico lifestyle – visit the Pecos National Park, journey through the Cibola National Forest, or hike the stunning Galisteo Basin Preserve to fully enjoy all this beautiful land has to offer.

The Location

SANTA FE COUNTY, NM. With dry, warm summers and snow-filled winters, Santa Fe County is beautiful year-round. A high-desert county, the elevation begins around 5,000 ft above sea level and reaches more than 7,100 ft at its highest points. The incredible terrain provides world-class hiking, biking and skiing; indeed, one of the New Mexico’s largest ski resorts, Ski Santa Fe, is located here. Over 400 miles of mountain biking trails cross the county, and USA Today, Singletracks Magazine, and the International Mountain Biking Association have all honored the county as one of the top mountain biking areas in America. Also awarded for its 600 miles of hiking trails, the area is considered a premiere destination for trail and high altitude running, and horseback riding, fly fishing, and golfing are top-notch as well.

If a more relaxed lifestyle is preferred, Santa Fe County can deliver exceptional opportunities to see exciting art, architecture, and historic landmarks. Traditional Native American culture is celebrated alongside American artists like Georgia O’Keefe, and many galleries showcase upcoming artists. Theater and opera thrive as well, with family friendly installations like Meow Wolf sharing the limelight with the celebrated Santa Fe Opera. The cutting-edge productions are set in a breathtaking outdoor theater, whose electronic libretto system (one of only two in the world) delivers translations of the works directly to each audience member’s seat. With so much beauty in one place, Santa Fe County is sure to move you: as D.H. Lawrence said in 1917, “Touch the country [of New Mexico] and you will never be the same again.”

Property listed and offered for sale by Barker Realty (#176), an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate (Ph. 505.982.9836). Listing agents Stephanie Duran (#38495) & Juli King (#49531). Platinum Luxury Auctions LLC is a Registered Foreign LLC in the state of New Mexico (#5782260) performing auction-marketing services as part of this transaction, and is not performing any real estate brokerage services where prohibited.


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