Better Schools by Design
Santa Fe Properties and The City Different’s interior design community ‘stay after class’ to make ShowHouse Santa Fe 2016 a huge success for local students.

When creativity meets compassion, great things happen in The City Different. Such is the case with the non-profit ShowHouse Santa Fe, a partnership between the city’s interior design and business community to support Dollars4Schools — a nonprofit that provides much needed auxiliary funding for Santa Fe Public Schools. “Over the last three years, ShowHouse has been a fundraising powerhouse, bringing in nearly fifty thousand dollars for Santa Fe Public Schools and positively impacting the educational experience for nearly ten thousand students,” states Ona Johnson, Project Director at Dollars4Schools. “In an era where teachers and parents are having to foot the bill to fill the gaps in the system, the money from ShowHouse Santa Fe and sponsors like Santa Fe Properties makes a major difference and truly demonstrates their commitment to building a substantial future for Santa Fe’s children.”


ShowHouse Santa Fe 2016 once again harnessed the very best of city’s interior design community to transform 820 Camino Atalaya, a hidden gem on Santa Fe’s Historic Eastside, into a colorful fusion of Old Mexico and New Mexico. The listing was brought to ShowHouse by Santa Fe Properties’ associate brokers Deborah Bodelson and Cary Spier through owners Barbara and John Clum. “There is so much to this amazing home that unfolds before your eyes - not to mention the deep historical ties to Santa Fe,” says Bodelson. “Cary and I knew this was the perfect home to carry the theme for 2016 ShowHouse.”

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For the second year, Santa Fe Properties was a ShowHouse diamond sponsor. “We were thrilled that Old Mexico was the inspiration,” asserts Liz Cale, Qualifying Broker at Santa Fe Properties and Santa Fe native. “Even more so when our marketing department helped design the promotional campaign around the theme “Everything Old (Mexico) is New (Mexico) Again.” Santa Fe Properties was also the proud host of the ShowHouse Realtor Preview Party with music from Alto Estilo, delicious food from Eloisa Chef John Rivera Sedlar and guest appearance from Mayor Gonzales. “Because the home is an active listing,” says Cale, “the preview party gave our brokers, as well as the entire local real estate community and intimate setting in which to familiarize themselves with the home to attract prospective buyers.” The 2016 ShowHouse was formerly part of the estate of the famous White Sisters, daughters of a wealthy New York newspaperman.

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The original structure dates back to 1923 with additions added all the way up until 1992. Moreover, the neighborhood was the heart of the Santa Fe artists’ and writers’ colonies during the first half of the last century.” Throughout the years, many notable people lived in the home: Stanley Lovett, Manager of Spitz Jewelry and Gift Shop, Herbert Maier, Regonal Director of US National Park Service, Thomas J. Mabry, Justice NM Supreme Court, Alexander V. Wasson, Trust Officer First National Bank, Ava G. Earle, Accountant State Public Service Commission and Raymond Jonson, American-born Modernist painter.

To schedule a private viewing, contact The Bodelson-Spier Team at 505.982.4466

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