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616 17th St NW

Apx. Yr: 1945, Adobe, 3 bed/ 2 bath,  2078 SF
$329,000   ML# 634015

Built in the early 1940's, this all adobe home is a charming example of an authentic, pueblo style home located in Albuquerque's Old Town neighborhood. The home was recently remodeled bringing modern comforts while maintaining its original SW style & charm. This 1800 square foot home is warm & cozy with hardwood floors in the main living area, ceramic tile throughout the kitchen and baths. Large wooden beams stretch across the ceiling, reaching through the entire home. A screened porch sits adjacent to the kitchen & dining area, extending the living or dining space during warm months of the year. Granite countertops & stainless steel appliances glisten in the spacious kitchen. An adobe wall surrounds the property, concealing private courtyard spaces that fill with sunlight, making the perfect spot for sunning, reading & relaxing. Step back in time to this quiet spot in Albuquerque's Old Town neighborhood.

3 bedrooms, 1 & ¾ baths, 1812 square feet
Detached office/studio/4th bedroom - 266 square feet
Gas forced heat
Evaporative cooled air


Rebecca Langton
(505) 321-1868 direct
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Prudential Sandia
(505) 344-4336 office



1701 Marble Ave NW

Turn of the Century Adobe shell, 
Late 1800's, 21st Century high-end interior
4 Beds / 3 Baths,  2030 SF
$ 525,000 ML# 642058

One of the very first houses to be built in the Old Town area, 1701 Marble Ave NW started out as a 2 room farm house. The adobe shell of the original house is estimated to have been built in the very early part of the 20th Century. It has been in the family of the current owners since before World War II, preceding all of the Watson subdivision homes. Joe Cuellar, now age 84, purchased it from his sister some 60 + years ago and has passed it on to his son Joseph, the current owner who has carefully and conscientiously updated the property into the charming, high quality home you see today.


Sandi Presley
(505) 271-6357

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Coldwell Banker Legacy
(505) 293-3700


Country Club

1608 Park Ave SW

OPEN SUNDAY ONLY, NO Saturday hours
Aprox Yr: 1936  3 Bed/2.5 Bath, 3000 SF

The home at 1608 Park Avenue SW was built for Dr. Mark P. Beam and his wife Suzanne, a physician at the XRay and Pathological Laboratories located at the old First National Bank Building on 3rd and Central. It was built in 1936 by Harold W. Balay, a contractor who lived at 209 S. Dartmouth. Dr. Beam was Mr. Balay’s next door neighbor at the time. Harold Balay is famous for the Balay Apartments built at 902 W. Tijeras NW. The style derives its name from Spanish adobe construction with a pitched roof called Monterey Colonial. It is a free revival of the Anglo-influenced Colonial homes of Northern California. The revival version similarly fuses Spanish Eclectic and Colonial Revival details. Identifying features include two stories, with low pitched gables roof (occasionally hipped), second story balcony, usually cantilevered and covered by the principal roof. This home is constructed of hollow tile with a high gable, 2 stories, a wooden balcony with front facade, embraced by wooden corbels. The front door is on an angle. The roof is Spanish tile. Prominent owners of this home include Dr. Hugh Bass is 1979, as well as the Kozar Family in the late 80’s. The home’s nearly 3000 square feet consists of a formal and an informal living area, 3 bedrooms, a formal dining room as well as an eat in kitchen, 2 ½ baths, and a front courtyard entrance with an arched door entry to the home. The four car tandem garage has been separated into a two car garage and a large workshop/storage area. Willliam and Mary Dennis owned the home from 1998 to 2004. Mary was the Head of Landscape Architecture at UNM, and the grounds at 1608 Park SW are a tribute to her talent as a landscape architect. The rear and west courtyards are a plethora of color all summer long. Shaded by 100 year old cottonwoods, the ¼ acre lot faces both Park and Silver, across from Oxnard Park. Connecting the home and the garage is a grotto with fountain, a delight for homeowners and guests.


Steve Benoit (505) 235-7218 direct
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Coldwell Banker Legacy Rio Grande 244-1600
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