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Quail Run, a gated community located on Old Pecos Trail minutes from the Santa Fe Plaza, was designed for a laid-back, sophisticated lifestyle, with plenty to enjoy. The planned community, started in 1985 and completed a decade later, was originally intended to serve as a senior living site.

Two years into the project Scout Development Corporation purchased the entire site and eliminated the senior living aspect, making it available to everyone.

Laid out on 103 acres, Quail Run includes 265 homes. Living options range from a 700-square-foot penthouse to a 4,000-square-foot home. For the traveler, there are vacation and long-term residence rentals as well.



Quail Run offers a broad array of enticing amenities. For the fitness-minded, there are spa services, lighted tennis courts, a complete gym with personal training opportunities, a 65-foot-long indoor swimming pool, as well as two whirlpools and a hydrotherapy pool.

Quail Run also sports a nine-hole golf course. A full-service restaurant, private bar and banquet facilities round out the gastronomic offerings. Part of the Audubon Society, Quail Run doesn’t spray chemicals on the golf course, resulting in a healthy population of wildlife on property, including the iconic quail and roadrunners. All of this is protected by 24/7 security behind a staffed gate.

The community’s private club offers an array of membership packages, from social to golf-centered to spa-focused, and all packages include entertainment events, monthly lectures, and use of the billiard room, among other amenities.

For prospective buyers interested in living in Quail Run, there is one very convenient amenity. Sotheby’s International Realty has two full-time, onsite brokers, Mary Guzman and Leea Musser. They are available in the Quail Run office Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The home featured here, the Hacienda floorplan, boasts three en suite bedrooms, and the spacious living areas include a breakfast nook, a study, and a wrap-around garden. Of the coveted single-story floorplans at Quail Run, there are only nine Hacienda models (three bedrooms plus a study) and 12 Piñon E models (three bedrooms without the study) on property, making this market listing a rarity.

This single-owner home, purchased new in 1992, underwent a kitchen remodel 10 years ago and bathroom remodels two years ago.

“It is Quail Run’s largest single-level, detached-unit floorplan,” says Musser. “I think the thing that stands out is it’s an original-owner home. She took care of it. She was so meticulous and installed such fantastic upgrades. Someone with a discerning eye would appreciate the quality.”

Throughout the home are zero-threshold doorways and showers, which eliminate steps, perfect for aging in place. Wood beams and kiva fireplaces anchor the Santa Fe style, while high-end appliances by Subzero, Wolf and Thermador make for a thoroughly modern kitchen.

This house is one of only a handful of completely detached homes on the property. “This one doesn’t have any attachment on either side,” says Guzman. “There is no road noise on this property. And Quail Run is the only community like this within a six-mile radius of the Plaza. It will always hold its value.”

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