Happy Cinco de Mayo! In case you didn’t know, this nacho cheese–drenched holiday celebrates Mexico’s unlikely win over invading French forces many, many moons ago. And on this day, while we decide if we’d like our tequila-based beverage blended or on the rocks, we’re celebrating another Mexican inspiration, the Pueblo-style home.
Located mainly in the Southwest, these thick-walled homes feature natural materials, courtyards that stretch on for days, and intriguing architectural flourishes.
We scoured our listings for sale to find some of the most luxurious examples of Pueblo style on the market and came up with a magnificent seven…
The salt on the rim: This classic Pueblo-style house isn’t your typical home. There are 18 gallery/office/storage spaces, a guesthouse, and a main residence. That is on top of some serious historical details, including a Juliet balcony, exposed wood beams, and a Mexican-tiled bathroom. You even get your own cowboy!
The salt on the rim: This retreat has it all: rustic tile floors, exposed rafters, and a courtyard with a kitchen. Did we mention it comes with 10,000 private acres? No, that isn’t a TV screen you’re looking at, that’s the view.
The salt on the rim: It isn’t just the margaritas talking—we’re floored by this 310-year-old hacienda. From the kiva fireplaces to the Mexican-influenced modern kitchen to the carved wood doors leading to the amazing library, this ranch home is the stuff adobe dreams are made of.
The salt on the rim: The simplicity of this home raises Pueblo style to an art form. There are exposed beam ceilings, wrought-iron chandeliers, and brick floors against a backdrop of white plaster walls. Can Pueblo be elegant? Yes, it can!
The salt on the rim: If you’re going to go adobe, you need a good courtyard—and this home has one of the best. With ivy-covered walls, a lion’s head fountain, and a built-in dining spot, we’re ready to dig in to a fabulous feast.
The salt on the rim: If the word “adobe” makes you think of dark and cramped living spaces, think again. With high ceilings and tons of natural light, this home has a bright and open feel. There’s also plenty of Spanish-style charm accompanying that airy feeling, including the intricately detailed exposed rafters.
The salt on the rim: This home was so well-restored, we almost mistook it for a museum. From the basic plank wood floors to the cast-iron, claw-foot tub, everything looks like you’ve stepped back in time. Especially the kitchen, which comes with an icebox and turn-of-the-century stove.
Posted by Angela Colley on realtor.com