Far Niente: A Masterpiece by Santa Fe Home Builders and Architects


We are thrilled to present Far Niente, a custom-built green and sustainable home in Santa Fe. This project, a collaboration between the renowned WAMO Studio Architects and the adept Palo Santo Designs, exemplifies a unique blend of the owner’s vision and Santa Fe’s architectural ethos.

Design Philosophy: Santa Fe Architect’s Vision

The architectural design of Far Niente, crafted by Santa Fe architects, features:

  • Contemporary Santa Fe Style: Emphasizing stucco walls, parapet roofs, and an orientation that captures the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
  • Old-World Craftsmanship: The home’s interior showcases plastered walls that play with New Mexico’s light, creating depth and character.
  • Modernist Architecture: Clean lines and tranquil forms pay homage to Santa Fe’s pueblo revival architecture, with notable features like exposed beam ceilings and open covered portals.

Far Niente: The Essence of Santa Fe Living

Named after the Italian phrase ‘dolce far niente’, meaning the sweetness of doing nothing, Far Niente is a tribute to the laid-back lifestyle of Santa Fe. Living here offers:

  • Clean air and sunshine
  • Majestic mountain views
  • Rich wildlife and diverse flora
  • Opportunities for hiking, biking, rafting, and skiing
  • A dynamic play of light across a high desert landscape

Collaboration with Robert Reck Photography

Our partnership with Robert Reck Photography, a highly acclaimed name in New Mexico architectural photography, has beautifully captured the essence of Far Niente. Visit Robert Reck Photography for a glimpse into this exquisite property.

Home Specifications

As a premier Santa Fe home builder, we proudly detail Far Niente’s features:

  • Stunning Location: Perched on a bluff near the Rio Grande Gorge.
  • Home Layout: A 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom main house with a detached studio, totaling nearly 3000 square feet.
  • Unique Amenities:
    • Entry courtyard
    • Two large covered portals
    • West-facing star gazers courtyard with an outdoor firepit
    • Detached studio with expansive views of the Western Jemez Mountains

In conclusion, Far Niente stands as a testament to the skill and creativity of Santa Fe architects and home builders, offering an idyllic retreat for those seeking the serenity of Santa Fe’s landscape and lifestyle.

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