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MetroABQ Spanish Pueblo Revival: Leon Watson In Old Town Part II


Part I: MetroABQ Spanish Pueblo Revival: Leon Watson In Old Town.

Many of Leon Wason's homes in the Old Town area have low front walls with front yard courtyard or patio space, an example image with the blue door two above. Directly above is an image of a Watson Adobe with a uniquely-carved corbel, which spans the door & sidelight windows, continuing into the structure on both sides. I love how it appears to support the organically stacked entry piers.

Many unique interior features can often be attributed to Leon Watson. I imagine that the features in the mages below were designed by Watson; however, after ~80 years, improvements/alterations are inevitable, many adding to the character of the homes. Below are some examples.

The two images directly above & the five images below are from a Watson home that I recently helped sell on 16th St. It had (typical?) punched tin kitchen cabinet fronts, rough-hewn viga beams, a Kiva fireplace centerpiece, (often) a smaller Kiva fireplace in the largest bedroom; also, many had radiant heat concrete floors, plus random nichos & wall carvings, like the adobe-serpent carved above the nicho in the second bedroom, four images below.

I was fortunate to list that home for sale, at 711 16th St NW. It was popular: it received offers during an Open House, hours after going on the market. The 3-D Virtual Walking Tour is a great way to explore the home, from your home.