See inside: 'Kromer House' offers historical living in Los Ranchos

Many New Mexican homes’ architecture features notes from the past, with plastered adobe walls and vigas being commonplace in nearly every neighborhood. However, if mere references aren’t enough, a new listing in Los Ranchos allows its residents to get as close to history as possible.

Located at 1024 El Pueblo NW on a nearly 1-acre lot just off the banks of the Rio Grande, the property was originally built in 1880 out of terrones — or bricks made of sod and dirt. Despite being restored and upgraded over centuries, the property still comes across as an authentic depiction of New Mexican life in the 1880s. A registration with the National Register of Historic Places adds to the estate’s historical credentials.

Wood floors, vigas and thick walls make up the design of both the primary residence and nearby casita. The property hosts three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and five fireplaces, alongside an updated kitchen. Two additional structures serve as storage or workshop space and a three-car garage, respectively.

The price for such historical living is steep, though; the property is currently listed by Marsha Adams of Sotheby’s International Realty for $975,000.


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