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New Mexico’s most expensive old house listing! De La Pena House, Circa 1845. $14,000,000

February 26, 2023

Welcome to New Mexico’s most expensive old house listing! This house is worth every penny. It is pretty amazing! The De La Pena House was built in 1845. It is located on 1.74 acres in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Photographer, Ansel Adams, was a frequent guest at this home. In 1937 the home was documented by the Library of Congress as one of only 8 New Mexico properties of national importance. The listing includes the main house, a guest casita, two garages, clay tennis court and a ramada. Six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and 10,180 square feet. $14,000,000

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From the Zillow listing:


A significant, historical Santa Fe treasure, the De la Pena/Frank Applegate Residence was a favorite destination of, & extensively photographed by Ansel Adams. Documented by the Library of Congress in 1937 as one of only 8 New Mexico buildings of national importance, this extraordinary gated estate is tucked away down a private lane on 1.74 acres in the heart of the coveted Eastside, just steps away from the famed Canyon Rd fine art galleries and restaurants. Recently honored with the prestigious 2022 Historic Preservation Award, this incomparable property has been extensively renovated utilizing only the highest level of craftsmanship & quality. The premier location & provenance of this unique offering is unsurpassed. Spanish officer Francisco De la Pena purchased the property in 1845, and was later acquired by artist/architect Frank Applegate. The property consists of a 5BR, 7B adobe main house with a placita courtyard, guest casita, 2 garages, clay tennis court, ramada, & private well. A Control 4 Smart Home operating system connects virtually all of the technology in the home. Exquisite architectural & artistic details showcased throughout the property capture the romanticism of classic Santa Fe style. The alluring outdoor areas feature fabulous entertaining spaces, mature trees, multiple courtyards & gardens, a lush lawn, portals & privacy. The main house is furnished with a rare collection of museum quality Spanish Colonial antiques that are available for purchase.



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