Word of the Week | Santa Fe Edition

Posted by Santa Fe Properties on Monday, February 18th, 2019 at 8:33am.

If you are visiting New Mexico there might be few words that you have never heard before. Don't worry we are here to help! We will be posting a new New Mexican word every week to familiarize you with our verbiage. Let us know if you have ever heard of these words before! 

Nicho (NEE-cho)

Made from traditionally from mixed elements, a nicho is a small cut out in an adobe wall that can be used to display objects such as a work of art or a pot. Most commonly found in Santa Fe homes, nichos bring a unique touch to any home. Here are a few examples of nichos in Santa Fe... 

       

  

  
Stunning, extraordinary, dramatic, sexy… These are adjectives that only begin to describe the magic of Casa Contenta. Hidden behind high walls, this secluded and private, one-of-a-kind architectural masterpiece is located on Santa Fe's historic Eastside.Room for all, this gorgeous compound includes the main house, guesthouse, guest apartment, office and guest quarters. Built in the 1890’s and rich in history, the original three room adobe structure included the vigas showing in the walls of the main stairwell and formal dining room.
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Stunning view of the city lights from this spectacular perch on the mountain located in a gated community near the cultural center of downtown Santa Fe. Live on the main level with no steps. Create joyful celebrations in the amazing gourmet kitchen designed with every detail in mind, including double ovens, double refrigerators and a spacious pantry. Entertain comfortably in the uniquely designed custom great room with an easy flow to the plant filled sun room, office space, and dining room.
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Hidden off a country road is this two story Northern New Mexico styled lower level adobe custom home. It is surrounded by 5 lush acres with beautiful gardens and an expansive portal with a kiva fireplace. Skylights and fireplaces bring warmth and light to this cozy home made with the finest materials and craftsmanship.
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All the Santa Fe architectural details plus management to tend to every detail inside and out of this quarter-ownership property. Very nice two story condo, two bedrooms, each with private bath. Well-situated on the property, this home enjoys sunset and city lights views from the upstairs deck. Walk through a handcrafted gate at the front entry courtyard and into a well furnished and impeccably maintained home, completely cared for by the Condominium Owners Association staff.
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