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

5665 N Desert View Drive, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,290 SqFt

5665 N Desert View Drive, Tucson

$650,000
972 W Fox Ridge Lane, Oro Valley
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,708 SqFt

972 W Fox Ridge Lane, Oro Valley

$315,000
5150 N Windsong Canyon Drive, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,816 SqFt

5150 N Windsong Canyon Drive, Tucson

$1,775,000
7 Camino Cocinero, Tubac
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,508 SqFt

7 Camino Cocinero, Tubac

$1,475,000
40 Page Lane, Elgin
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,800 SqFt

40 Page Lane, Elgin

$1,200,000 ↑ $200,000
12691 E Sonoran Ridge Drive, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4,097 SqFt

12691 E Sonoran Ridge Drive, Tucson

$1,025,000
19 Curly Horse Road, Sonoita
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,506 SqFt

19 Curly Horse Road, Sonoita

$990,000
246 Bond Canyon Rd, Tubac
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,800 SqFt

246 Bond Canyon Rd, Tubac

$905,000
10535 E Canyon Desert Place, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,022 SqFt

10535 E Canyon Desert Place, Tucson

$900,000
460 E Sweet Clover Court, Oro Valley
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,236 SqFt

460 E Sweet Clover Court, Oro Valley

$899,500 ↑ $50,000
3756 N Calle Entrada, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,272 SqFt

3756 N Calle Entrada, Tucson

$897,500
6020 N San Joaquin Avenue, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,602 SqFt

6020 N San Joaquin Avenue, Tucson

$894,000
2911 N Camino Vista Del Cielo, Nogales
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,041 SqFt

2911 N Camino Vista Del Cielo, Nogales

$850,000
9868 E Baryte Place, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,029 SqFt

9868 E Baryte Place, Tucson

$825,000 ↓ $55,100
5730 E Territory Avenue, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,008 SqFt

5730 E Territory Avenue, Tucson

$800,000
66180 E Box Elder Road, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,599 SqFt

66180 E Box Elder Road, Tucson

$785,000
6006 N Panorama Drive, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,177 SqFt

6006 N Panorama Drive, Tucson

$775,000
11650 E Camino Del Desierto, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,712 SqFt

11650 E Camino Del Desierto, Tucson

$750,000
2449 W Dry Canyon Place, Oro Valley
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,810 SqFt

2449 W Dry Canyon Place, Oro Valley

$750,000 ↓ $50,000
4948 N Ventana Ridge Place, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,315 SqFt

4948 N Ventana Ridge Place, Tucson

$750,000
2335 N Roanna Court, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,128 SqFt

2335 N Roanna Court, Tucson

$730,000 ↑ $10,000
5281 N Calle Bujia, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,267 SqFt

5281 N Calle Bujia, Tucson

$725,000
5285 E Starhaven Lane, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,423 SqFt

5285 E Starhaven Lane, Tucson

$699,000
11775 N Copper Ridge Place, Oro Valley
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,225 SqFt

11775 N Copper Ridge Place, Oro Valley

$685,000 ↑ $14,999


Santa Fe-Style Real Estate Market

In the current Santa Fe-Style homes for sale, the highest price home is listed at $1,775,000 with the lowest available home listed at $128,000. The current average price for a home in the Santa Fe-Style real estate listings is $486,979 with a median price of $380,000. Santa Fe-Style homes for sale range in size from 1,080 Sqft to 5,816 Sqft and sit on lots that average 4.39 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 Santa Cruz" 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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