A true Pueblo home. Spacious with lots of natural lighting, a very unique collection of art inside and a serene and beautiful sculpture garden outside. Designed in 1994 with Native Feng Shui by the home owner, Estella Loretto, a world renowned native American artist. She created this home to be her sanctuary which gives it the real pueblo feel but has all the amenities you will need to keep you comfortable and grateful to be surrounded and nestled by the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains with spectacular views. The space isdesigned to create an earthy feeling, the walls are painted with Morning Glories, hummingbirds, sparrows and more.
No sharp edges can be found. Everything is flowing, sensuous and soft on the eyes. Mood lighting designed throughout the home.
There are original paintings, pottery and sculptures throughout the house. Outside is a Sculpture Garden that lights up at night is serene and divine. The open space patio outside has a grill for outside cooking and authentic native entertainment can be provided upon request.House is heated by radiant heat and is air conditioned.
Multiple kiva fire places throughout the home.
Guests will have access to the entire home. There is however a kiva studio next to the home where the artist works from. She can be available for private tours, art classes or workshops. Interaction with guests
Estella Loretto's studio, The Gentle Spirit Studio, is on the property and is available to be shown by the artist upon request and by appointment only. If you are interested, please let us know.
"To be able to create beauty with my hands is a gift; it is an honor for me to be an artist. My art is inspired by nature, and the beauty of life’s unfolding. My art is stylized, colorful, and contemporary, rooted in but not confined by my cultural traditions.
I see the making of art as a process that entails a sincere and beautiful way of communicating with the Great Spirit.
I like the freedom of creative expression without boundaries and limitations, yet achieving art that is serene, balanced, harmonious, and graceful."
Estella Loretto is currently the only Native American woman working in monumental bronze sculpting.
Recognized internationally as one of the finest sculptors living today. Estell's genuine spiritual nature defines her commitment to integrity and authenticity in her art and in her life.
She has studied and trained with mentors including her mother, her grandmother, and most notably with Native American sculptor Allen Houser-Haozous. She was his last student before his death in 1994.
Estella left her native New Mexican home at the Pueblo of Jemez at age 15 and traveled the world for eight years studying with remarkable artists in Italy, Japan, India, Nepal, Mexico, New Zealand, and Australia.
Estella's work has always reflected her highly internalized spiritual vision of the world, an intimate legacy of her Pueblo background that is manifested in her artistic creations as well as her home, which is a sanctuary of beauty.
For additional artist information, please contact the Walatowa Visitor Center
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18 min by car (8.7 miles)
Single level home
Master Suite with One king bed, Second and third bedroom each have queen beds, One full sleeper sofa in the living room entrance
Master bathroom with jetted tub and walking in shower
Second bathroom with a claw foot tub only is in the hall
Full living room kitchen and dining room
Amazing sculpture garden views and grounds outdoor dining
Sculpture garden and magnificent views
Beautiful natural light
Flat-screen TV in living room A and bedroom
Mulitaple Kiva fireplaces through out the home
Lots of light