Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association
2520 Camino Entrada Unit B,
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
Fax: 505.982.0238
Miles D. Conway
Executive Officer
Tanya Dorame
Administrative Manager
2023 Haciendas: A Parade of Homes

#14 Paul Davis Restoration

57 La Pradera

also open for Twilight Tour August 18th from 5:30-8:30 PM


  • Beautiful beam joinery showing the craftsmanship and defining the style of Northern New Mexico homes
  • Efficient and inviting gas log fireplace
  • Gourmet kitchen with beautiful appliances and lots of storage space


  • Price: $875,000
  • Lot Size: 1,337 square feet
  • Heated Square Feet: 2,300
  • Total Square Feet: 2,800
  • Interior Designer: Bernie Romero

Contemporary Northern New Mexico Home

New Mexico homebuilder Betty Stewart, who was active in the 1960s and 1970s, built Northern New Mexico–style homes across Santa Fe. Her work greatly influenced Sam Garcia of Paul Davis Restoration, who grew up loving the homes she built. When Garcia began this project, he wanted to pay homage to the Stewart houses he’d long admired. Continuing the lineage of traditional Northern New Mexico style with some updated features to fit the modern era, this adobe home features ICF (insulating concrete form) exterior walls and an extra-insulated ceiling to allow for easy cooling and heating. These measures increase the home’s energy efficiency. Hand-selected giant timber beams in the living room/dining room are the home’s focal point. The exposed-beam joinery showcases Garcia’s craftsmanship and dedication to traditional-style houses. The dwelling also features polished and sealed concrete floors with no steps, in keeping with the simple, elegant design.

Pictured: Sam Garcia

Photo: Courtesy of the builder


About the Builder

After becoming a contractor in 1977, Sam Garcia built homes in the early 1980s in Los Alamos. After a decade, Garcia returned to Santa Fe to work on residential and commercial projects. One of Garcia’s homes was featured in the 1997 Parade of Homes. Garcia purchased Paul Davis Restoration in 1996 and enjoyed a long career in restoration before returning to homebuilding last year.


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