Novelists Jonathan And Faye Kellerman Seek New Chapter For Santa Fe Home

Best-selling mystery novelists Jonathan and Faye Kellerman are preparing to write a new chapter in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where for their custom home is on the market. The contemporary Pueblo-style dwelling is listed for $2.595 million.

Perched on a ridge, the earth-tone stucco house sits on a nearly three-acre lot with views of the surrounding mountain ranges. An adobe-type rounded wall lines the gated driveway.

inside the santa fe, new mexico, home of novelists jonathan and faye kellerman

Details include high ceilings, hardwood and Saltillo tile flooring and plaster walls. (Barker Realty)

In keeping with the Southwestern architecture, rough-hewn lumber posts support the entry porch, which shelters the front door.

Inside the generous-sized foyer, beamed ceilings mark the transition to the living room. Details include high ceilings, hardwood and Saltillo tile flooring and plaster walls.

Windows brighten the brick fireplace in the living room. Beams line the ceiling. A wall of glass doors opens to a dining patio with views of the surrounding hillsides.

breakfast area with kiva-style fireplace inside santa fe home at 148 barranca road

A kiva-style fireplace adds another southwestern touch to the breakfast area. (Barker Realty)

The dining room has French doors and sidelights that flood the space with natural light. A less formal dining nook adjoins the open-concept kitchen and incorporates a kiva-style fireplace. French doors off the kitchen open to patio space.

Multiple patios and terraces create additional outdoor living spaces.

The primary bedroom suite incorporates another kiva-style fireplace. There are a total of four bedrooms in the main house. Including the guest house, which has its own kitchen, there are five bedrooms and 6,144 square feet of living space.

view from 148 barranca road in santa fe, new mexico

Mountain vistas and rolling hills sit in the backdrop. (Barker Realty)

Judith Ivey of Barker Realty is the listing agent for 148 Barranca Road, Santa Fe.

Jonathan Kellerman is the prolific author of crime novels, nonfiction works and children’s books. Faye Kellerman writes detective fiction and is known for the Peter Deck/Rina Lazarus series.

The house they are selling is part of their larger Sage Hill compound, where they have written many of their mysteries. Another portion of the compound, which included another custom home of 5,400 square feet, sold this month. It had been listed for a little over $2.22 million.

The property is about 10 minutes away from downtown Santa Fe, known for its Pueblo-style architecture, world-renowned arts scene and historic buildings including chapels and shrines.

148 Barranca Road Santa Fe NM  Living Room

The guesthouse adds another bedroom, small kitchen and living area. (Barker Realty)

Santa Fe, both a county seat and the capital of New Mexico, is the site of the Georgie O’Keefe Museum, the Museum of International Folk Art and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, to name a few. There’s even a bug museum.

The culinary mecca offers such fare as Native American fry bread-style sopaipillas, green-chili stew, Frito pie and posole, a hominy-based red-chili stew.

Outdoor pursuits include skiing, hiking and mountain biking.

Among area airports is Albuquerque International Sunport, about an hour to the southwest.

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During four decades of covering luxury and celebrity housing, I’ve looked into people’s homes, lives and property records through many lenses. I was the Los Angeles Times Real Estate section editor for eight years, the Hot Property columnist for six and did stints as a newspaper reporter, copy editor and page designer. My work for The Times Business, Home and Real Estate sections has garnered in-house and national awards for blogging, editing and feature writing.