Santa Fe-Style Homes For Sale In Tucson

Santa Fe-style homes (also known as southwestern style) can be found throughout the Tucson metro area. A Southwestern home is currently the most popular style of architecture within the city. Santa Fe-style homes for sale exist in Tucson and all over the southwest because the building materials required were readily available before the introduction of the railroad. The railroad subsequently brought in many alternative building materials not previously available in the southwest.

Due to the detail and materials involved, Santa Fe homes are typically the most expensive to build. They require a lot of additional thought and elements to achieve an authentic architectural look and feel. Even contemporary Southwest-style homes in Tucson still have vigas, parapet walls, large kiva fireplaces, as well as other features that give these homes a southwestern feel while still also remaining contemporary in style.

Start your search for Santa Fe-style real estate listings in Tucson below, or learn more about what defines this popular building style.

Tucson Santa Fe-Style Real Estate Listings

3555 W Camino Alto, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,305 SqFt

3555 W Camino Alto, Tucson

$845,000
6591 N Hay Trail, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,438 SqFt

6591 N Hay Trail, Tucson

$699,000 ↑ $46,000
6698 N Yuma Mine Road, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,236 SqFt

6698 N Yuma Mine Road, Tucson

$674,700
4601 W Little Dove Place, Marana
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,801 SqFt

4601 W Little Dove Place, Marana

$1,998,000
3530 E Calle Puerta De Acero, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,937 SqFt

3530 E Calle Puerta De Acero, Tucson

$1,750,000 ↑ $100,000
40 Calle De La Buena Vida, Tubac
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,209 SqFt

40 Calle De La Buena Vida, Tubac

$1,590,000 ↑ $59,000
8621 E Hanover Place, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,143 SqFt

8621 E Hanover Place, Tucson

$1,550,000
4604 W Saguaro Cliffs Drive, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 5,188 SqFt

4604 W Saguaro Cliffs Drive, Tucson

$1,500,000
200 Willow Cross Circle, Nogales
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,455 SqFt

200 Willow Cross Circle, Nogales

$1,500,000 ↑ $250,000
36637 S Desert Sun Drive, Saddlebrooke
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,713 SqFt

36637 S Desert Sun Drive, Saddlebrooke

$1,315,000
4615 E Coachlight Lane, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,403 SqFt

4615 E Coachlight Lane, Tucson

$1,099,000
5660 N Abington Road, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,200 SqFt

5660 N Abington Road, Tucson

$1,050,000
4390 N Soldier Trail, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,794 SqFt

4390 N Soldier Trail, Tucson

$1,000,000 ↑ $150,000
4353 W Majestic Saguaro Lane, Marana
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,996 SqFt

4353 W Majestic Saguaro Lane, Marana

$1,000,000
11695 E Summer Trail, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,478 SqFt

11695 E Summer Trail, Tucson

$950,000
2510 N Sunrock Lane, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,630 SqFt

2510 N Sunrock Lane, Tucson

$949,000
3746 W Linda Vista Road, Oracle
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,936 SqFt

3746 W Linda Vista Road, Oracle

$870,000 ↑ $25,000
3790 E Tapia Drive, Vail
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,705 SqFt

3790 E Tapia Drive, Vail

$850,000 ↑ $25,000
10925 N Camino De La Tierra, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,245 SqFt

10925 N Camino De La Tierra, Tucson

$849,900
633 E Frontage Road, Nogales
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 4,907 SqFt

633 E Frontage Road, Nogales

$825,000
5300 E Wolfer Drive, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 3,828 SqFt

5300 E Wolfer Drive, Tucson

$825,000
5536 N Grande Avenue, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,526 SqFt

5536 N Grande Avenue, Tucson

$800,000 ↑ $24,900
4902 E Avenida Del Cazador, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,236 SqFt

4902 E Avenida Del Cazador, Tucson

$800,000 ↑ $50,000
6075 W Gerhart Road, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,170 SqFt

6075 W Gerhart Road, Tucson

$795,000


Santa Fe-Style Real Estate Market

In the current Santa Fe-Style homes for sale, the highest price home is listed at $1,998,000 with the lowest available home listed at $145,000. The current average price for a home in the Santa Fe-Style real estate listings is $589,807 with a median price of $495,000. Santa Fe-Style homes for sale range in size from 799 Sqft to 5,188 Sqft and sit on lots that average 4.09 Acres in size. Santa Fe-Style properties appeal to a wide variety of home buyers and are some of the most popular homes in the SCC-Tubac East" area.";


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Characteristics of Santa Fe-Style Homes

What makes for a Santa Fe-style home? While the details depend on the architect and home buyer, traditionally a Santa Fe-style home located in the Tucson, Arizona, area contains the following features:

 

Stucco Exterior Walls

Stucco WallsAt one time, the stucco (which is a light concrete product applied by hand or sprayed on) was not stucco but earth mixed up into bricks or blocks and built up to make the walls. There are still some of these adobe homes in Tucson, but most of the Southwest homes today are built with wood frame and stucco walls.

 

 

Vigas

Santa Fe VigasVigas are the rough saw wood posts and beams used to hold up the ceiling, frame rooms and windows. Vigas also protrude out from the exterior of the home to complete the look most people associate with a true Santa Fe-style home. In today's world unless the home is very old, exterior vigas are only for decoration and simply screw on to the exterior of the home. The interior vigas are also typically decorative, although many posts you see do carry weight.

 

Canales

Santa Fe CanalesSanta Fe-style homes for sale in Tucson also have drains that shoot out from the roof line and drain the water away from the home. These drains are known as "canales" and are another exterior aesthetic feature. These perform a real function, as you want water to flow away from your home during a monsoon.

 

Kiva Fireplace

Kiva FireplaceThis is the large, rounded fireplace that is usually found in the living room but also can be seen outside the home or in other areas like master bedrooms. These Kiva fireplaces are great showpieces and also usually have large benches build into them. The Kiva fireplace is one of the hallmarks of the Santa Fe-style home.

 

 

Parapets

These are low walls that extend above the roof to make for a more finished and larger home. It also prevents water from draining directly off the home, diverting the water to the canales. Older Southwest-style homes without parapets can have issues due to water running over the exterior walls and into the home.

 

If you are looking to buy or sell a southwest/Santa Fe-style home in the Tucson area and would like assistance, contact the Michael Oliver team today. We understand the distinctive differences that this type of home has in the marketplace. We can provide a wealth of knowledge for both buyers and sellers regarding this type of home transaction.


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