Property: Sol y Luna Estate at 5200 Old Santa Fe Trail
Realtor: Christine MCDonald of Santa Fe Properties
Theme: wEST OF cONTEMPORARY - A Journey in Black & White
Participating Designers: 20
History of the Property: Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and overlooking Santa Fe, this 36-acre property features hand-forged wrought-iron railings, diamond-trowelled plaster walls, and custom cabinetry and floors of imported stone, marble, ceramic tile, and hardwoods (including hickory and quarter-sawn oak). There are also unusually large windows and skylights, custom draperies and wooden-beam vegas and latillas.
The original home was built in the early 1940s. Over the next 70 years, additional land was acquired and assembled, the property was renovated and expanded and the many site improvements and buildings were precisely designed and integrated into the current setting. Care was taken to maintain the integrity of the Pueblo-style architecture.