Some vacation rentals are simply a place to sleep, but Butterfly House will be central to the pleasure and beauty of your trip. Boasting phenomenal views, contemporary designs, and utter privacy. Butterfly House will become your dream vacation home that you will remember for a lifetime!
This ultra-contemporary home was designed by award-winning architects and constructed with premier natural materials enhanced by the abundant light and wide open spaces of the Santa Fe countryside. Situated atop a mesa in the northern part of the city, it is completely private and offers breathtaking views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, the Sun and Moon mountains, and the Espanola Valley. Its name comes from the elevated entryway roof and the butterfly-like shape of this 2,100 sqft single-floor home. But you may think the spacious layout and featherlight ambiance of Butterfly House is even more evocative of bright, fluttery beauty.
Even before you enter the front door, you know you're in for something special. A sweeping circular drive carries you upwards to the main entry, past a bright blue garage/workroom and a generous entertaining area covered in a local gravel called Santa Fe brown crusher fines. Beautiful landscaping and wide spaces contribute to the luxe feel of this property, but they pale in comparison to the design features indoors.
Enter the double glass doors beneath the upturned butterfly wing of the roof, and you will find yourself in a large, spare, ultra-modern living space. Concrete flooring of burnished cocoa and gleaming white walls are highlighted with an occasional pop of brilliant color: red in the living room and kitchen, gold in the master bedroom, and aquamarine in the master bath. Floor-to-ceiling windows, sliding glass doors, pocket doors, and perfectly-placed minimal furnishings all contribute to the feeling of vast open space and breathability. There are 360-degree views from Butterfly House, and not a curtain or carpet to mar the vista (or harbor allergens).
The fireplace is a pocket in a bright red accent wall in the living room, creating the perfect glowing focal point on chilly evenings. It is set high enough in the wall to prevent you from having to kneel to feed the flames, and is surrounded by windows and a very large, comfortable couch, area rug, and triangular coffee table. Connected to this area is a simple wood and glass dining table designed for 4, adjacent to the large, open kitchen and breakfast bar.
Birch cabinetry and polished black granite countertops give a clean and spare look to this gourmet kitchen, which is completely equipped with all the appliances, utensils, cookware, and serving dishes you would wish. Double ovens, a range, microwave, dishwasher, and more make preparing meals in this kitchen a dream. There is even a laptop nook in one corner, set apart from the openness of the dining and living area.
Butterfly House has two bedrooms as well as an office in which to work or play. The master suite features a queen-sized bed, flat-screen TV, and access to the spacious patio through double glass doors; its en-suite bathroom includes a large walk-in shower with inset seat and plentiful windows overlooking the hills and sky. The second bedroom also offers a queen-sized bed, enviable views of the countryside, and a full bath featuring a combination shower and tub.
Indoor living is exquisite at Butterfly House, but outdoor living rivals it for sheer beauty! The spacious covered patio is beautifully tiled, its shade awning offering filtered light and plenty of fresh breezes. This is a fine place to grill out and linger for hours over a bottle of wine, savoring the stunning panoramic views beyond the low adobe-colored walls. The landscape is always changing and will surprise you every day with new wonders.
For all its privacy and feeling of remoteness, Butterfly House is quite convenient to all the sights of Santa Fe, from the Plaza to the Opera House. You will feel as though you are on top of the world when you look out over the mountains and valley, but a short drive brings you back into the heart of New Mexico culture and vibrant activity. Book a stay at Butterfly House today, and experience the peace and beauty of this phenomenal property up close!