An Art Lover’s Dream House: The Gerald Cassidy Canyon Road Compound in Santa Fe

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Santa Fe … historic, romantic, an art lover’s paradise. Ground zero for Santa Fean art aficionados is Canyon Road, a magical half mile in the Historic District filled with top-tier art galleries, boutique, restaurants and picturesque homes.  Situated in its midst is a Canyon Road compound with quite a history— 922 Canyon Road, known as the Gerald Cassidy Compound. The property dates back to the 18th century, but it’s best known as the former home of an early 20th century artist who helped put Santa Fe on the map as a mecca for art lovers. It’s designed in iconic adobe architecture, centrally situated, and now for sale. Here’s a look …

The three-bedroom, four-and-one-half-bath, 5,406-square-foot compound on a 0.31-acre lot at 922 Canyon Road originated in the Spanish Colonial era. A main home and two guest houses are surrounded by outdoor living space enhanced with flagstone patios, a fireplace, and lush landscaping gardens featuring fountains and the property’s original well dating to the mid-1700s. It was once the residence and studio of renowned artist Gerald Cassidy (1869-1934) and his wife, Ina Sizer Cassidy, who moved to Santa Fe in 1912 and are part of a group credited with founding the Santa Fe school of art and attracting other artists to the region. In the Cassidys’ time, it was surrounded by small structures where they offered housing to art students; these are now converted into condominiums independently owned.

The most recent owners of the Cassidy estate extensively renovated and updated the historic property. The interior features antique wooden doors and beams, plaster wall finishes, and wooden and Saltillo tile floors. Antique beams and corbels gleaned by the Cassidys from the Pueblo Nambe Church in the compound enhance the exterior.

Realtor Chris Webster shared his thoughts about the property’s appeal. “Santa Fe is one of the leading art centers of the world, ranking only behind New York and Paris; this home has historic significance to the Santa Fe art scene and is one of the finest examples of Santa Fe adobe architecture that exists today,” said Webster. “Its owners will enjoy an incomparable pedestrian lifestyle with easy access to Santa Fe’s cultural amenities.”

The listing price for 922 Canyon Road: $2,915,000. The history and location convenient to Santa Fe’s East Side, the Plaza, museums and Railyard arts district: priceless. Contact listing agent Chris Webster with Santa Fe – 326 Grant Avenue Brokerage for more detail.

Main Living Area
Sitting Room
Dining Room
Media Room and Library
Master Bedroom
Rear Portal and Outdoor Living Area
Fountain Off Rear Portal
Original Well from Mid-1700s
Guest House One Living Area
Guest House One Bedroom
Guest House Two Living Area
Guest House Two Bedroom