After ...

Bringing Back
Old World Charm

A client of Hoopes + Associates Architects purchased this historic, mostly adobe home on Santa Fe’s east side in 2018. It has a storied history, even though the Historic Districts Review Board gave the circa-1940s property “noncontributing” status. The 2,150-square-foot structure received a second-story addition in 1968. Artist Seymour Tubis purchased the property and in 1974, with the help of artist and architect William Lumpkins, added a one-room, second-story addition, which became Tubis’s studio. He used an exterior beam with a pulley to lift large canvases up to the Romeo and Juliet–style balcony and into the studio. 

After the approval process, Hoopes + Associates began a major renovation with an addition. The clients wanted a large, modern, open floor plan. To achieve this dream, large steel beams and columns were needed to support the second floor. The L-shaped 1,025-square-foot addition was constructed around the lower level while the steel structure supported the upper level. The architects even restored and preserved the beam and pulley system as an homage to Tubis. 


The design reintroduced Old World charm, with hand-carved beams in the ceiling of the open-plan living area/kitchen/dining room. Artisans meticulously hand-stenciled and antiqued these beams. Reclaimed antique heart pine flooring and new hand-carved mesquite doors also evoke an Old World feel. Moroccan tile, a custom wrought-iron stair railing, an artisan-painted portal ceiling, and custom-painted furnishings round out the eclectic, worldly allure. 

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