Originally built in 1993, this home on Bishop’s Lodge Road has been newly remodeled. Sean Putnam of Juniper Designs LLC and Louis Romero of Horsemen’s Construction LLC oversaw the renovation, with an eye to modernize and freshen up the property.
The main house sits midway up a hillside with lots of natural desert rising above it to the top of the hill. The 2.71-acre lot, dotted with trees, is entirely private and offers picturesque views of the Jemez Mountains. Its Southwestern-style interior is steeped in earth tones with tongue-and-groove wood ceilings in the main living area and one of the bedrooms. Previously, the kitchen, living room and dining room were divided into separate rooms. Putnam and Romero knocked down walls to join those spaces together.
“We opened it up to make it open-concept living,” says Putnam. “We redid the kitchen and the interior walls. In some of the rooms we used Venetian plaster, and diamond finish in others. Plus, we expanded one of the bedrooms.” Both bedrooms in the main house are en suite and are situated at opposite ends of the home for privacy.
The team also installed all new appliances in the main house. “The point of the remodel was to update the home, to make it more modern and functional,” says Putnam. Granite countertops, steel work and custom tile in the bathrooms finish out the renovation. High ceilings in the newly created, open living space give the home a lofty feel, full of light and warmth.
On opposite sides of the base of the driveway sit two additional structures– a guest house and a casita. The single-story, 500-square-foot casita, with a kitchenette and three-quarter bathroom, would serve well as a work studio or a short-term rental. Boasting two stories, a balcony, a kitchenette and laundry facility, the 1,200-square-foot, one-bedroom guest house could also rent as a short-term vacation spot or would work well as in-law’s quarters. Both units have new concrete countertops
The stucco has been redone, and shed roofs added to the main house and guest house. All three buildings run on a private well and septic system. A textured concrete pad gives the steep driveway good grip for tires, and there is parking for both the casita and guest house.
In such a scenic location, less than four miles from the Plaza and with two additional structures, this property presents great possibilities.