So great to see a couple of my New Mexico favorites listed:
Box Road and Chandler Prewitt, congrats!
Linda and Steve Blamer sketched out the design for the Blame Her Ranch home on a cocktail napkin in a bar.
From the plans on nontraditional stationery, the home became a reality and has played host to weddings and other special events for years.
It is up for sale for just under $7 million.
The home was repositioned for sale last year, said Steve Blamer, and has been on the market since. He said their home exists within a specialized market – the luxury ranch home market – which lengthens the amount of time real estate like this will be up for sale.
He also said there has been interest but he hasn't found the right buyer. An invite-only event on Sunday was created in hopes of changing that and to give people a firsthand look at the game room, home theater, gym and guest house, among the other aspects of the property.
"One of the first things out of everyone's mouth is: the pictures don't do it justice," said Blamer.
Take a look for yourself in the accompanying slideshow.
Located at 354 County Road B31A, the house sits on a 1,630-acre ranch adjacent to the 1.6-million acre Santa Fe National Forest. The home was built in 2009 and the main home and guest house have a total of 9,000 square feet. With nine bedrooms and 9.5 baths, Blame Her Ranch can sleep 24.
Blame Her markets itself with recreation in mind, noting it is near the Pecos Wilderness, which offers fishing, big game hunting, horseback riding and hiking. It also has a golf driving range.
The Blamers aren't done with the area quite yet. They told Albuquerque Business First that after Blame Her sells, they plan on building another 4,000-square-foot home adjacent to the current ranch.
"If we weren't so creative to do one more home, we may have never left," said Steve Blamer.
By Shelby Perea
Native American art and culture will be on display starting this weekend at the SWAIA Indian Market and the newly opened ZOHI Gallery.
Photo by Phil Karshis/ Courtesy of SWAIA
Sometimes a freelance writer comes to town and falls in love with Santa Fe. Thanks to Ali Wunderman for including Santa Fe Indian Market & Shiprock Santa Fe in your article.
10:00 AM "If you're in town August 19 and 20, visit the 96th annual Santa Fe Indian Market, the world's largest Native American arts show. Otherwise, browse the craft market outside the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe Plaza, and don't miss the vintage Navajo textiles and furniture as well as contemporary jewelry at Shiprock."