Crowning an 18-acre hilltop in La Tierra northwest of Santa Fe, Casa de las Nubes (House of the Clouds) overlooks the surrounding world of the Upper Rio Grande Valley. Unsurpassed 360-degree multiple-range mountain views perpetually reward the senses with the light, drama, and tranquility of this wilderness sanctuary. The triple-adobe 8,800-square-foot Pueblo Revival country estate was designed by architect William Lumpkins for painter Eric Sloane, a member of the National Academy. Built in the mid-1970s, the adobe home and property were further expanded in 1989 by architect Philippe Register. Contemporary amenities and siting make the compound ideal for entertaining—pleasing the most demanding owner or caterer—with sufficient indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate large parties in elegant surroundings. Additional conveniences and amenities include an office building, a studio, a guest/caretaker’s house, a generator backup power supply, and a water storage/fire prevention system. Deservedly named, Casa de las Nubes embodies an exceptional retreat situated in the inspiring natural beauty of northern New Mexico, with Santa Fe’s downtown, museums, and art galleries a short drive away.
“I used a level and square more to make sure everything would not be level and square.”
– Eric Sloane, N.A., Architectural Digest, 1982