Historic 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Haven-- Close to Everything!
About NOËL BENNETT
The owner, NOËL BENNETT, has lived most of her life in the Southwest. After graduating from Stanford University, she lived with the Navajo for eight years and authored nine books on Navajo weaving, history and culture. She continues to write and paint from her studios in Santa Fe and in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico.
NOËL BENNETT purchased this House in 2010
Why NOËL BENNETT chose Historic Eastside
While living in Santa Fe for ten years, in the heat of the summer NOEL would walk her Komondor dog along the Santa Fe river. Always the shady paths and trickling water were refreshing and revitalizing---a stark reminder that water in the Great Southwest is sacred. One day she noticed that the two hand-mudded adobe homes along the river--a home and guest home that had always fascinated her--were for sale! There was no doubt that the location was unbeatable. Once inside, she found the earthiness, solar absorption, and quietness of the authentic adobe to be also irresistible. Since then she and her husband, "SIR DOKTOR" RUSSELL BETTS (International Environmentalist) have worked to remodel the homes to bring them into today's living standards--ever mindful of maintaining their original ambiance.
What makes this House unique
But there is more! What struck NOËL especially was how clearly the homes manifested Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural style. First there is his signature honey-comb 120 degree angles so reflecting the way humans most comfortably function within architectural spaces. Second, there is his hallmark "continuous space" in which architecture is wielded to blur the line between humans and nature. Having herself grown up in California in a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home, plus having lived with the Navajo for eight years, plus having previously lived in a double-walled adobe, the unique combination of styles and materials ("Imagine! A 'Frank Lloyd Wright Adobe!') immediately felt like home. Over the years, NOËL has pieced together the fascinating history of these homes. Specifically they were HAND-built in the 1950s by Harry Pierson, an Economic Anthropologist/Columbia University Professor and co-author of "Trade and Market in the Early Empires." But fact finding continues: They have yet to find out how much of a hand Frank Lloyd Wright--or more likely one of his Taliesin West apprentices--might have played in creating the dual sense of coziness and expansiveness inherent in this oasis along the Santa Fe River.
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The epitome of Santa Fe living, near all the City has to offer.
Great property with all the amenities. Close to the Plaza, galleries, restaurants, museums and shopping. Beyond the location, we enjoyed the games, BBQ and quiet environment. The local soaps and sundries were a plus.
A Gem of a House!
Beautiful, quaint older Adobe house close to the Plaza. Really enjoyed the back patio drinking coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening. Area was very quiet - beds were comfy - an overall wonderful stay.
Perfect Santa Fe Location
We loved the little house off Canyon Road. The house is well maintained and clean. The location is perfect for walking up and down Canyon Road and all around the nearby square. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Santa Fe in this house.
Enjoy the Spirit of Santa Fe
An authentic and artful home in a perfect location. We appreciated all the amenities often not available in other rentals, toiletries, paper goods, (paper towels and tissues) and wrap in the kitchen (you miss them when they are not there!) We enjoyed the outdoor space, had breakfast there each morning before heading off to wander Canyon Rd and the plaza. Two couples were very comfortable there, plenty of space. Looking forward to going back, it was wonderful.
So glad you enjoyed our extra amenities. The flow of chatting,cooking, sleeping...and just Being...seems more seamless when everything you need is at your fingertips.
Thank you for sensing it:...."The spirit is here."
Wonderful, cozy home. Walking distance to square (art, shops, great restaurant's). We had an excellent time.
We love exceeding guest's visual expectations--from the sense of spaciousness at first step inside the doorway, to intimate authentic details such as the antler chandelier. We strive to reflect the native sensibility of living with beauty around us.
Wonderful stay in historical home in Santa Fe
Wonderful location, artistically decorated, cozy adobe home. The home is within blocks of the finest restaurants and art galleries in town. High quality washer, dryer and dishwasher. Really nice outdoor patio for relaxing or having a post shopping drink.
Being an artist, I love to surprise guests with unexpected moments of beauty: an authentic petroglyph deer design, a view of the mountain echoed in a nearby book cover, historic handcarved furniture and doors everywhere you look. Thanks for noticing!
World class restaurants, as well as informal bistros
Art and architecture studded Canyon Road, reminiscent of old Europe
State Capital with the largest art collection of any capital in the U.S.