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412 8th St NW

Aprox Yr:  1920  3Bed/2Bath  1440 SF
$239,000 (no mls)

This 1920s adobe home was built circa 1920 and has many desirable features that you would expect in a historic home: a sunny front porch, gleaming hardwood floors, a brick Jefferson fireplace, rounded archways, and a large basement.  Of course, the current owners have made some upgrades: new appliances, a remodeled bathroom, an updated electrical system and a brand new furnace and refrigerated air unit.  But they have also left many of the unique vintage structures that add to the home’s charm, like the original glass windows, open & glass-faced cabinetry and hardware.  Another unique feature of this property is that it has a small casita in the back.  This casita also has gorgeous hardwood floors and boasts decorative beams in the ceiling.  The back house is separately metered and zoned R-2, so it can be used for additional rental income if desired.


Kelly R Taliaferro
270-5552 direct
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RE/MAX Elite 798-1000


817 Marquette Ave NW

Aprox Yr:1916, 3 Bed / 1.5 Bath 1508 SF
$ 235,000 MLS# 640102

Located in the Historic Fourth Ward in downtown Albuquerque, the adobe home at 817 Marquette Dr was built in 1916 as a recovery home for tuberculosis patients. One of the most effective treatments for tuberculosis at the time was a healthier climate consisting of high altitude, good food, sunshine and continuous fresh air. Looking at the architecture of 817 Marquette Dr. NW, it is clear that providing the inhabitants with plenty of sunshine and fresh air was a priority when it was built. For starters, there is a covered porch perfect which encourages the occupants to come outside to relaxing. Three doors adorn the entrance to the home, allowing maximum air circulation. Every room in the home is bright and sunny due to plentiful windows. The floor plan is also conducive to the flow of fresh air. In addition to being a unique adobe home, 817 Marquette also contains many other features common of the 1920s era like hardwood floors, a basement, wood clad windows, black and white marble tile and a wood-burning fireplace.
Over the years many different families have since inhabited the home. Circa 1930s and 40s one of the first Jewish families of Albuquerque lived in the home. Leo and Betty (Markus) Horwitz arrived in Albuquerque in 1933. Leo was a trader of Native American crafts and goods. They had two children, Don and Helen, who grew up in the home. The most recent inhabitants of the home are Kurt Reed and Patricia Tupper. Kurt is a certified public account who has enjoyed his work/live space. Patricia works for the State of New Mexico and enjoys the homes proximity to her work, allowing her to walk everyday!


Kelly R Taliaferro
270-5552 direct
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RE/MAX Elite 798-1000



614 11th St NW

Aprox Yr:1912, 3 Bed/1.75 Bath, 1541 SF
$299,000, MLS 642260

One of the first homes built in the early 1900"s, this home was built in 1912. It is of wood frame construction. The original owner was Placido G. Sanchez, the Barber who worked at 109 W. Silver Avenue and later at 1501 W. Central Avenue.

It's historic significance is defined by the original carriage house to the rear of the property, as well as the carriage turn off of the alley behind the property. The carriage turn was primarily for this board-and-batton structure, with its gracious 10 foot ceilings, formal columned arch separating the formal living and dining rooms. Four wood pilasters on the porch corners flank the entrance and 3 steps lead to the glassed in front porch. Wood slatted vents open into the second story attic. Eave soffit of flush boards. Under major north and south gables are smaller gables articulating an interior space.

This Classic Bungalow style home features plate molding and beveled glass windows and doors, a Franklin Fireplace, arched detail between the formal living and dining Rooms. Accented by a bay window on the south wall of the formal dining room, plates were displayed on the eye level crown molding in this same room. The original wood floors are bird's eye maple and rough sewn Douglas Fir. The large windows and original front door contain original leaded glass, and the pocket windows on either side of the fireplace show the detail of the period. Wide hallways open to the 3 bedrooms, and the turn of the century wall texture is a one of a kind delight. Recent renovations include the remodel of the kitchen, a new bath and laundry room, and a wonderful wrap around deck. For privacy, their exists an electronic gate in the rear for access and for covered parking. There is additional off street parking in the front of the home. The huge shaded park-like back yard is the focal point of this gem. A charming picket fence surrounds the front, and it and the glassed, heated front porch are shaded by a 40 year old historic mulberry tree. In the heart of the district, find your peace and comfort in this "Victorian Bungalow".


Steve Benoit
(505) 235-7218 direct
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Coldwell Banker Legacy Rio Grande 244-1600
Web: www.stevebenoit.com


408 11th St NW

Apx. Yr: 1915, 3 Bed/1.75 Bath 1794 SF
$ 357,000 MLS# 636688

This home is characterized as having a “Hipped” style, with a multi diamond gable over the porch and an enclosed soffit under the hipped roof. Exterior details include exposed rafters, decorative brackets and tenons, as well as a side bay window. The home boasts original beveled glass windows and doors, Two sets of original interior French doors, and a Formal Foyer. At one time the home was divided into 3 apartments, and the front sable was probably added and the back porch was enclosed during this time. The 3rd lot to the south was for many years a large flower and vegetable garden for the home.

Most of the existing home was built in 1908 for Dr. Arthur S. Bronson, a local physician who shared an office with his brother Joseph E. Bronson. They maintained Proprietorship of the Bronson Sanitarium at 224 W. Central Avenue. Brother Joseph resided at 815 S. Arno. The second owners were the Owens family, who lived in the house approximately 30 years.

The Nicholas family then purchased the house in 1946 and lived there approximately 47 years. During the time the Nicholas family owned the house, they converted it into three apartments: one on the north side of the house, one on the east side of the house and one on the south side of the house. Each apartment had a kitchen and full bathroom.

The current owners, Don & Gayle Page, purchased the house in 1993 and have lived there nearly 16 years. When the Page family purchased the house, they converted the house back to a single family dwelling. The east apartment kitchen is now the utility room. The current master suite on the east side of the house was formerly a small living room, bedroom and full bath. A bathroom was removed on the south side and the current kitchen was restored to its original size. Three exterior doors were closed off along with removing some interior doors and interior walls were restored to their original configuration. The main bathroom on the north side of the house is the original bathroom – but with updates of course. The remodel of the master suite was accomplished in 2000 and the remodel of the current, expansive, kitchen was completed in 2003-2004. The side yard on the south of the house is a separate lot and could be used for a guest house, provided construction and setbacks are approved by the City. As you can see, in the last 100 years there have been only four changes of ownership.

A few years ago portions of the film “The Flock” starring Richard Gere were filmed in the house. And, by the way, Richard Gere was a delight.


Steve Benoit
(505) 235-7218 direct
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Coldwell Banker Legacy Rio Grande 244-1600
Web: www.stevebenoit.com


1115 Tijeras NW

Aprox. Yr: 1903, Brick, 4-5 Bed/3Bath, 4547 SF
$649,000 MLS# 623230

The Pollock/McCanna House has a rich history, possibly the richest of any home in Albuquerque. The fabulous Dutch Colonial home was built in 1903 on a street lined with 100 year old mansions and completed in 1904. The house was built by Frank H. Moore, a lawyer with Hickey and Moore. It changed owners several times after Mr. Moore sold the home in 1910. For 9 years the home was owned by Robert R. Pollock, the general sales agent for Diamond Coal Company, then for 5 years by Frank H. Strong, one of the founders of the Strong Thorne Mortuary. Frank Bond and his family lived in the house for the next year while there home at 201 12th Street was being built.

1115 Tijeras NW remained vacant for 4 out of the next eight years. In 1935, Raymond J. McCanna and his family moved in and remained there until 1983. During the McCanna's ownership Conrad Hilton and Zsa Zsa Gabor were frequent visitors. McCanna's daughter told the current owners that Mr. McCanna gave Conrad Hilton the loan to open the La Pasada Hotel. Mr. McCanna also installed a gym in the lower east half of the garage which was used by the neighborhood people, the gym equipment still remains in the gym.

The Bounty family purchased the home from the McCanna's in 1983 and sold to Dr. Larry Davis and Joellen Murphy in 1985. Davis/Murphy did 5 months of renovations on the home before moving in November of 1985.

In June of 1993 Keith and Ann Baird moved in and did an extensive restoration that took over 10 years. The remodel was done carefully to preserve the important architectural features. The restorations consisted of updating the kitchen, new electrical service, removal of vinyl siding and repair the redwood shingles that were original and underneath the siding, all new trim over 700 feet of specially milled wood, install new roof, all new windows upstairs, complete new furnace and refrigerated air. The 1100 square foot Carriage House was completely restored and updated with a new kitchen, bathroom and separate meters. The .25 acre is completely irrigated and landscaped, with many fruit trees and thousands of bulbs, as Ms. Baird was a master gardener.

Dr. and Rebecca Fuette purchased the home in 2003 and did more renovations and decorating updates. The Fuette's and had three children in the home until Dr. Fuette was moved back to California in 2008.


Mick Burke
(505) 228-1500 direct
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Golden Realtors 344-9205 office


219 14th St NW

Apx. Yr: 1924, Brick, 3 Beds/2 Bath, 2000 SF
$468,000 MLS# 646322

Exquisite 1920's red Brick Colonial in historic Fourth Ward, updated for today’s world. The original builder was Lembke, in 1924. The last owner lived here from 1935 until her near death in 2006.
This precious cape cod style bungalow is now fully restored with tons of original details: built-in shelves, drawers & china cabinet, arched doorways, 2 fireplaces, hardwood & ceramic tile flooring, original window casings. South-facing sunroom/study.

219 14th Street sits in the Fourth Ward Historic Zone, a stone's throw from Mary Fox Park. From this wonderfully restored home, you can walk to the Old Town, ABQ Museum, NM Museum of Natural History and Science, Tiguex Tri-Centennial Park, Manzano Day School, Downtown Rail Runner station, farmers markets, grocery stores, bike trails at Tingley Beach, and so many more things to see and do in the Downtown area.

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Chris Lucas
(505) 463-5317 Direct

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Coldwell Banker Legacy Rio Grande
(505) 244-1600 office



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