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115 Elm NE
MLS #524870

115 Elm NE, a modified Queen Anne, was built in 1906 just west of the sand dunes that divided Huning Highlands from the Tuberculosis Hospitals just east of the present I-25. Built originally for Charles Schupe who was a cigar maker, 115 Elm was sold in 1912 to Leslie Rice, the owner of Highland Pharmacy on Railroad Ave (now Central.) Mr. Rice lived in the home until 1964 when he passed away. At that time the home became part of the Walker rental properties and soon it fell into disrepair. In 2005 the house was condemned by the city as uninhabitable and a public nuisance.

In 2006 Kay Adams and Jerry Smith purchased the substandard property. They have spend the last 19 months lovingly restoring this stunning home. They found old love letters, children's toys, invoices from the pharmacy, and many other "treasures" inside the walls and under the floors. The upstairs' walls and ceilings were covered in 16' long Douglas Fir boards that were probably from the Rice's remodel in the late teens or early 20's. Kay and Jerry recycled the pristine 90 yrs. boards into the upstairs floors! They stripped up to 10 coats of paint off the window trims and baseboards and re-stained them where ever possible and replaced the claw foot tubs and period fixtures in the 2 bathrooms.

They re-plastered walls and coved ceilings, built a new staircase, added a gourmet kitchen with utility room and a breakfast room. In addition, they replaced the electrical systems, the plumbing, the floors, & the roof as well as adding a new furnace and refrigerated air, storm windows, fences, and a two car garage. This amazing renovation brings out the best in this historic home while giving all the comforts and amenities of a modern life in one of Albuquerque's most exiting and evolving neighborhoods!

Lauren Austin 459-2844
The Ingles Company 828-1366

124 Edith SE
MLS #520897

The Florence Chess House, built in 1889.

This two-story brick Victorian Cottage is one of the jewels of the Historic Huning Highland/EDO District neighborhood. This beautiful 2321 sq ft, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, Victorian boasted much of it's original charm, claw foot tub, transom windows throughout, hardwood floors on the main level, original turn of the century doorbell, some original hardware. New roof in 2005.

In 1892, the house had four residents living in it as a boarding house:

Frank Farnsworth, conductor for the AT&SF Railroad; H G Russell, postal clerk; Dr. Charles Windslow, physician and surgeon; and Mattie Windslow, principal of the high school from 1892 to 1898. From 1897 to 1901, the house was owned by two undertakers, H.A. and W.C. Montfort; Mrs. Florence Chess returned the house to its former use as a boarding house from 1909 to 1920. Not much information is known about the house until the 1980's when renovations were done to bring the electrical, plumbing, and heating up to code.

Come live in Huning Highlands, Albuquerque.s most beautiful historic homes neighborhood. Located in The EDO area, you will find yourself walking past the cities most beautiful Victorian style homes to great restaurants, cafes, shops, artist and yoga studios, and theatres.

State historic area tax credits (taken against taxable state income) are available for major renovations

Rhonda Protzen 710-5982
Keller Williams 271-8200

214 Walter NE
MLS #527316

Simplified Queen Anne Victorian home, circa 1896. This unique Albuquerque neighborhood has a rich heritage as the .neighborhood of choice. for Easterners who moved to Albuquerque in the late 1880.s with the advent of the railroad. According to state historic records, the original owner was C.L. Gardner, a railroad conductor. Kenneth Heron, a Civil Engineer, lived in the house from 1931-1938. Heron Lake near Chama, NM is named after him. During renovation in 1992, 15 love letters were found from Nell Frances Naylor to her future husband and Kenneth.s son, Robert, who was a Civil Engineering student at UNM at the time. Robert Heron, was inducted into the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame in 1985 for his pioneering work in the development of ski lifts. Robert established Heron Engineering in 1945, which won recognition for installing the famous #1 chairlift in Aspen and for major developments in chair lifts and aerial tramways. History was also made directly behind the house during the Manhattan Project spy scandal, where homeowner David Greenglass passed atomic secrets to Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were subsequently executed for selling this information to the Russians.

Steve Benoit 848-3148
Coldwell Banker Legacy 244-1600

301 Arno SE
MLS #604477

This Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Prairie Mission style 2362 sq ft home was built in 1916 by Jacob Korber. Korber immigrated to Albuquerque from Germany. He was a blacksmith by trade but became a prominent banker and business owner. He was an officer or owner of State National Bank, Western Brewing and Ice Co., Coca Cola Bottling and J. Korber Hardware, Harness, Saddlery, Agricultural Implements and Automobiles. His son, Albert, lived next door. 301 Arno remained in the Korber family until it was purchased by Benjamin & Rose Chavez in 1953. This home is listed as a significant building on the NM State Register of Historic Properties and is known for its large gracious rooms, beautiful wood work, coffered ceiling, dramatic staircase and hand made glass. The home has a heated basement (1084 sq ft) currently used as an office as well as a 1264 sq ft 3- 4 car garage/workshop and a large walled backyard.

Susan Nelson Anderson, CRS, GRI 350-3235
Coldwell Banker Legacy 828-1000

420 Edith SE
MLS #531814

Beautiful restored Victorian built in 1901. Covered front porch, formal entry, family room with double pocket doors and fireplace. Living/Dining room w/ceiling fan, chandelier and storage closet. Kitchen with Silestone counters, custom light, tile backsplash, dishwasher, antique Chambers gas stove & GE refrigerator, Kohler faucet, breakfast bar and ceramic tile floors. Master suite downstairs with claw foot tub. Wood floors throughout!

Dana Slade 515-5710 and Susan Feil 271-6391
Coldwell Banker Legacy 293-3700