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

5110 N Old West Road, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 0 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 600 SqFt

5110 N Old West Road, Tucson

$215,000 ↑ $9,700
40 Calle De La Buena Vida, Rio Rico
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,209 SqFt

40 Calle De La Buena Vida, Rio Rico

$1,850,000 ↑ $145,000
8621 E Hanover Place, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,143 SqFt

8621 E Hanover Place, Tucson

$1,550,000
200 Willow Cross Circle, Nogales
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,455 SqFt

200 Willow Cross Circle, Nogales

$1,495,000
7 Camino Cocinero, Tubac
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,508 SqFt

7 Camino Cocinero, Tubac

$1,475,000
4480 W Mountain Side Drive, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,539 SqFt

4480 W Mountain Side Drive, Tucson

$1,450,000
6179 W Sonoran Links Lane, Marana
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,541 SqFt

6179 W Sonoran Links Lane, Marana

$1,175,000
5233 N Sonoran Canyon Place, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3,321 SqFt

5233 N Sonoran Canyon Place, Tucson

$999,950 ↑ $150,050
11671 E Darcy Place, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,328 SqFt

11671 E Darcy Place, Tucson

$995,000
900 N Rancho Del Jefe Loop, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,638 SqFt

900 N Rancho Del Jefe Loop, Tucson

$980,000 ↑ $45,000
1605 N Indigo Drive, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,050 SqFt

1605 N Indigo Drive, Tucson

$969,000
11570 N Skywire Way, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,092 SqFt

11570 N Skywire Way, Tucson

$900,000 ↓ $50,000
6020 N San Joaquin Avenue, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,602 SqFt

6020 N San Joaquin Avenue, Tucson

$895,000
2911 N Camino Vista Del Cielo, Nogales
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,041 SqFt

2911 N Camino Vista Del Cielo, Nogales

$850,000
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 ↑ $25,000
2209 N Pk Ranch Rd, Benson
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,694 SqFt

2209 N Pk Ranch Rd, Benson

$750,000
37273 S Golf Course Drive, Saddlebrooke
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,228 SqFt

37273 S Golf Course Drive, Saddlebrooke

$750,000
2183 W Ironwood Road, Cochise
  • Residential
  • 1 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,337 SqFt

2183 W Ironwood Road, Cochise

$749,900
11991 E Settlers Trail, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,033 SqFt

11991 E Settlers Trail, Tucson

$725,000
13648 S Sonoita Ranch Circle, Vail
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,931 SqFt

13648 S Sonoita Ranch Circle, Vail

$715,000
11566 N Ironwood Canyon Place, Oro Valley
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,163 SqFt

11566 N Ironwood Canyon Place, Oro Valley

$700,000
8427 E Prince Road, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,722 SqFt

8427 E Prince Road, Tucson

$699,000
1332 N Dusty Hollow Court, Tucson
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3,105 SqFt

1332 N Dusty Hollow Court, Tucson

$699,000


Santa Fe-Style Real Estate Market

In the current Santa Fe-Style homes for sale, the highest price home is listed at $1,850,000 with the lowest available home listed at $133,000. The current average price for a home in the Santa Fe-Style real estate listings is $531,457 with a median price of $429,000. Santa Fe-Style homes for sale range in size from 600 Sqft to 5,041 Sqft and sit on lots that average 3.51 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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