Santa Fe Home

Several weeks back I posted about my trip to Santa Fe and teased you with a few pictures of the beautiful home I stayed in. Like I promised, I am now back with more eye candy.

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First, let me give credit where credit is due.

The Owners: Over the past few years I have had the pleasure of working with Janine and Ronnie Dunn. (Yes, the Ronnie Dunn from the rockin' country music duo Brooks & Dunn!) To say that I adore their family is an understatement. They are some of the most genuine people I know and it just so happens that their taste..? is impeccable. I went out to Santa Fe with them with the expectation that their western getaway would probably be amazing......

It did not disappoint.

The Designers: This home was previously owned by Renea and Greg Abbott. Renea Abbott and Barbara Carlton are the talented mother/daughter designers who own Shabby Slips in Houston, TX. (I have yet to be in their store but if it's anything like this house I'd be drooling at the doorstep.) So when the Dunns bought the home a few years ago-- they didn't have to change much.  

So that's the background. Now I'm going to do what I do best on this blog: let the pictures do the talking.... 

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OK wait- one more thing...

One major selling point for them was the view. The back porch looks out over the entire city of Santa Fe. It's unreal! And you know how the sky is HUGE out west?? Well, it's even bigger from up there...

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fun fact: The sun sets in the west over the Ortiz mountains. To the East are the Sangre De Cristo (Blood Of Christ) mountains- named for the red color they turn at sunset. 

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One thing I LOVED about this place was the quirky floorplan. It's unique and very fitting for a home in Santa Fe. To orient yourselves: the backporch/VIEW is to the left of the sofa, the next hallway leads to the kitchen/breakfast room, the hallway to the right leads to the front door. 

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Moving onto the dining room... 

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The painting to the far left has been replaced. With none other than... a Joe Andoe original.

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It's STUNNING in person.

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The charming kitchen....

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A little sitting room right outside the master bedroom...

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Talk about a headboard! (Double click photo for the full effect)

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The winning back porch... (that spans the entire length of the house)

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Behind the house there is a path that leads up to a little chapel

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Which was covered in snow when I saw it...

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And here it is at night...

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 Soooo pretty and peaceful....

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The End. 

(for now, atleast)

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 <photos by Ronnie Dunn ... and some by me. But the good ones are his.>