Laid-back living near Santa Fe sets a relaxed tone for enjoying the family art collection.
What more could you ask for than a comfortable home in a picturesque valley, bordered by pine trees with a verdant garden and serene apple orchard outside? Well, an impressive art collection inside, for one.
In the Chupadero Valley, a short drive north of Santa Fe just beyond Tesuque, you’ll find this Spanish Territorial Revival home. The same family has domiciled here for the last decade, enjoying its Pueblo-style architecture and artistic ambience. Contemporary millwork additions like the white painted wood portál bring the charm; like a pergola, it provides an enchanting (and shaded) outdoor living area.
Unpretentious interiors offer an inviting setting for what might otherwise be an intimidating collection of Native American pots, baskets, rugs, blankets, and Edward S. Curtis photographs. This isn’t one of those cavernous new constructions with an endless open floor plan. Instead, its more modest spaces lend themselves to cozy relaxation and casual enjoyment of the finer details.
That kind of ease was the owners’ primary goal when it came to the interior design. Jason Lenox of Antèks Home Furnishings in Dallas has helped curate the look over the years. True to the region’s Territorial style, “It has some small rooms that open onto another room and another room and another room,” he says. “So you really get these series of living spaces that are great, but not grand or huge. It’s an intimate home that is great for hanging out.”
Great for hanging out and hanging art. Honestly, what more could you ask for?
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Photography: Images courtesy Antèks Home Furnishings
From our August/September 2020 issue.