Tierra Monte & Evergreen Hills Two pocket neighborhoods on the edge of the City

Tierra Monte & Evergreen Hills Two pocket neighborhoods on the edge of the City
by Chris Lucas

This is a great time of year to explore, especially now, as personal space is so important. And what a great way to get away from it all, by never leaving the MetroABQ...  Read More


La Cueva Picnic Area Civilian Conservation Corps Structures

La Cueva Picnic Area Civilian Conservation Corps Structures
by Chris Lucas

The La Cueva Picnic area in the Cibola National Forest. Read More


A Buyer's Home Purchase Guidebook

A Buyer's Home Purchase Guidebook
by Chris Lucas

I've been working with an equal number of buyers & sellers each year. Both types of transactions can be(come) quite complicated. There are upwards of 100+ details to consider in the buying or selling of real estate, & missing just one of them can create challenges. Read More


Huning Highlands Historic Home Tour: The Secret Courtyard

Huning Highlands Historic Home Tour: The Secret Courtyard
by Chris Lucas

The Huning Highlands neighborhood has a lot of depth to it. I was surprised that one of the tour properties was located discreetly next to & then behind The Artichoke Cafe: the 100+ year old home/gallery opened up at the back to an expansive courtyard that lead to numerous private residences. There was an established chicken coop there, above, along with shaded sitting areas & pathways that zigged throughout the large courtyards, seen below. I'd passed by the area for 30 years & had no idea of that great space just beyond the fence. Read More


Huning Highlands Historic Infill

Huning Highlands Historic Infill
by Chris Lucas

How do you infill housing in an historic neighborhood? Do you restrict the build, so the home the same as it's 100+ year old neighbors? Do you build a modern structure that may or may not look comfortable juxtaposed amidst it's neighbors? Read More


Beyond The MetroABQ: The Diamond St Compound in Las Vegas New Mexico

Beyond The MetroABQ: The Diamond St Compound in Las Vegas New Mexico
by Chris Lucas

The private Diamond Street Compound residences enjoy a half acre of land & is discreetly hidden behind gates on a side-street, a few blocks from the Plaza. If you know what you're looking for--beautifully decorated sculptures that act as gates--you'll know when you pass by. Built in the mid 1920's, the three rock houses sit amongst gardens, greenspaces & incredible sculptures across the property. The rock walls are approximately 18" thick & are comprised of random-sized uncut boulders & stones with plaster interiors. You can see the gates & stone houses below. Read More


Beyond The MetroABQ: The Historic Trolley Building Transformed at NM Highlands University (NMHU)

Beyond The MetroABQ: The Historic Trolley Building Transformed at NM Highlands University (NMHU)
by Chris Lucas

A short & very scenic two-hour drive to Las Vegas New Mexico is always an incredible daytrip. Read More