The Five Neighborhoods of the Rio Grande's West Cliffs

The Five Neighborhoods of the Rio Grande's West Cliffs
by Chris Lucas

Once across the river, you're at the West Cliffs, an area that stretches from the rio, further west to Coors Blvd. There are five major--& very diverse--neighborhoods there: West Bluff, Grande Heights, Vista Grande, Oxbow Bluff & Oxbow North. The housing stock is a diverse mix of apartments, townhomes, small residences, & numerous grande properties that you can see from across the river. Homes with magnificent views along the cliffs come in all shapes, sizes & price-points.
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Nob Hill Neighborhoods: History & Architecture Walks

Nob Hill Neighborhoods: History & Architecture Walks
by Chris Lucas

Nob Hill has so much to offer, from architectural walks through the historic residential neighborhoods, to uniquely built commercial spaces along the commercial corridors in the neighborhoods, straddling both sides of the famed Motheroad of Route 66.  Read More


MetroABQ Parks & Greenspaces Part V

MetroABQ Parks & Greenspaces Part V
by Chris Lucas

Above is a pocket greenspace with public art pieces, on the edge of Netherwood Park & the North Bike Path Diversion Channel that travels north from the UNM CAmpus up to Balloon Fiesta Park & beyond.
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Old Town Classic Leon Watson Adobe: 711 16th St NW

Old Town Classic Leon Watson Adobe: 711 16th St NW
by Chris Lucas

Quintessential Leon Watson Adobe home on a lush, tree-lined Old Town lane. Built of earth & timber, the classic Spanish Pueblo Revival home--at 711 16th St NW--has all the Watson artistry: thick-cut viga beams supporting T&G wood ceilings, dramatic lintel beams, Kiva fireplaces, stained concrete & tile floors, organically-formed windows & portals flowing between living areas & remarkable punched tin kitchen cabinets. Unique touches like stained glass nicho & an adobe-carved serpent motif in each bedroom. Includes two skylights for optimum light, & generous-sized kitchen & dining room to stretch out. High-walled front & back private courtyards encircle the lush, fully-landscaped property with distinct custom steel entry gates. Near Explora, ABQ Museum & Tiguex Park, with four Little Free Libraries within a four block walk.
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The Plaza at The Barales Rail Yards

The Plaza at The Barales Rail Yards
by Chris Lucas

Visited the Barales Rail Yards for the Winter Market & got to see the new Plaza at the Rail Yards, an event space plaza set between the ruinous rail yards buildings. The plaza has greenspaces & plenty of room for the markets venders. It's an impressive outdoor space... Read More


The Year In Pictures: A 2019 Photo Essay Part I

The Year In Pictures: A 2019 Photo Essay Part I
by Chris Lucas

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MetroABQ Newsletter -- December: Public Art & Parks & Greenspaces

MetroABQ Newsletter -- December: Public Art & Parks & Greenspaces
by Chris Lucas

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Floorplan for 6817 Nagoya Rd in NorthEast Rio Rancho 87144

Floorplan for 6817 Nagoya Rd in NorthEast Rio Rancho 87144
by Chris Lucas

Welcome to 6817 Nagoya Road NE, in Rio Rancho, NM 87144.  Read More