Haciendas–A Parade of Homes, 2016
By Amy Gross for Su Casa Magazine
Tucked into the cozy Villas di Toscana, this home is by Arete Homes of Santa Fe, the gated community’s exclusive builder. The Pisa floor plan, one of five Arete designs, offers a dual master suite, beautiful kitchen cabinetry, upgraded appliances, Craftsman Shaker-style doors, and an exterior inspired by Tuscan architecture with red tile accents. Emphasizing aging in place considerations, the single story home has no steps, offers wide hallways and doorways, a curbless master bath shower, and sensible spaces that are also easy to maintain.
Ideal for downsizing and simplifying, or as a second home, this villa can be personalized with additional portales and elegant French doors, while master and junior master suites, a sophisticated kitchen, an expansive great room, a den/office, a powder bath, and a 2-car garage already provide ample living space. The houses in this community embrace energy-efficient features, and homeowners will enjoy reduced energy costs by as much as 40 percent.
About the builder: Rob Gibbs, owner of Arete Homes of Santa Fe, has been building here locally for the past 24 years. Having constructed numerous designs of homes throughout the city, this company comprises a group of professionals making the home building and purchasing experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
• Spacious kitchen with convenient island seating and a skylight
• Full baths and walk-in closets in the master and junior master suites
• Outdoor courtyard with transitional Southwestern living space and low maintenance landscaping
• Located in the charming, gated community of Villas di Toscana
lot size: 0.112 acres
heated sq. ft.: 1,768
total sq. ft.: 2,365
architect/designer: Len Nobel Company
designer: Rob Gibbs
From downtown, take St. Francis Dr. south to Sawmill Road
Turn right onto Rodeo Road
Left onto Camino Carlos Rey
L eft onto Governor Miles Road
Take a right onto Viale Tresana at the main entrance of the
Villas di Toscana development
Left onto Viale Cetona