Monday, 12 September 2011


Okay, I know I already said the Houston house was our favorite house, and it still is. But Albuquerque deserved it's own post because #1 I want to live in Albuquerque, I don't want to live in Houston. And #2 I love the style of NM houses so much. Pueblo style isn't my favorite, but it's up there on my top 5 favorites. Spanish Revival style, well, that would be my absolute favorite style of houses. Neither of these are that, but you see more of those in California anyway. We both really liked these two houses.

Albuquerque #1--Leo's favorite. Modern Pueblo. Neat entrance. Very cool.
Leo's favorite room (of course because it's almost entirely windows.) It needs a little updating, but I like the windows too.

Umm, this would be my favorite part. I love the patio.

Another view of the gorgeous patio.
I also love the ceilings.

Again, love the ceilings and the space and the light. Needs new carpet. A nice tan carpet. And just because, here's two pictures that would be my favorites for this room, above the fire place.

Yes, both John Singer Sargent. I've kind of been on a kick lately of loving all his paintings. They're so varied, everything from camping in the Rockies to Morocco to Parisian society to Venetian landscapes and on and on. I love that at times his paintings are impressionist and other times more realistic, and sometimes in between. Anyway, back to the house.

And the kitchen needs updating but not bad. 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2896 sq ft on .38 acres for $300,000.
Second house: Traditional Pueblo, my favorite.
I love that it feels like you stepped back in time going in. Oh, and I would take down those awful abstract atrocities and you guessed it, put up some John Singer Sargent paintings.

Yes, I really did post 5 more Sargent paintings. I put them under the room I'd put them in. Maybe that's a bit much, but this house lends itself so exactly to them. You could hang these much more romantic paintings and they would fit perfectly with the character of the house. Can't you just imagine them hanging here and there, some smaller and others quite large. Okay, I really wouldn't hang 5 Sargent's in my house, I would try for more of a mixture of artists, but really, his paintings are lovely.
I love how this house is so fun and different (okay, it's probably not all that different from a lot of other houses in NM but it's different from all the house in IL or ND or UT even.)

Gorgeous kitchen. I love the space and the cabinets.

My favorite part. How could you not love living there? Okay, I know it's not all that kid friendly, but really, have you seen Albuquerque backyards? They're just dirt and desert anyway, at least this looks cool and refreshing. The kids can go play at the park. That's what parks are for, right?
Again, love the earthiness of it all, and the feeling of stepping back in time.
By the way, this is the only painting I think doesn't exactly match the room, but it's late, so I need to get to bed and stop looking.
And the bedroom has a lot of light too.
It's a 5 bedroom 3 bath, 3717 sq ft on 1 acre for $275,000. Now I better go to bed while visions of houses in Albuquerque dance in my head.

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