|THIRD SUMMER HOME TOUR
Saturday, July 14, 2012, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Plus a surprise second home right next door! The FIRST home was featured in a Su Casa article in part because it is unusual for an adobe house to have an interior that features the extensive wood trim of a Craftsman style home. The trim necessitated the builder’s placing “gringo” blocks of wood among the adobe bricks. The deep colors of the house and the “Prairie” style windows first designed by Frank Lloyd Wright also reference the Craftsman style. The furnishings and art collection, however, include pieces from many countries and periods, perhaps foremost a cabinet designed to feature gates carved by Will Schuster in the 1930s. The art pieces range from 3 Burmese Buddhas hanging on one wall to pots by the Tafoya family, Sam Manymules, Wallace Nez, and the Italian glass artist Lino Tagliapietra. Antique Mexican pottery, textiles, and Mexican and New Mexican tinwork are also part of the Kidd’s collection, as well as paintings, drawings, watercolors, and pastels by Fremont Elllis, Andrew Dasburg, W.P. Henderson, Peter Hurd, Earl Staley, and Ed Mell, and prints by Gene Kloss. The gardens are small but designed by Julia Berman to reflect the colors of the home and extend the overall sense of liveliness the property exudes.
To enter the SECOND home one first opens the Mexican gates to a striking garden surrounding a carved cantera stone fountain. The gardens are on many levels and include a picturesque and prolific kitchen garden. Carved cantera is featured in all the exterior spaces of the home, including the interior courtyard. The owners have spent much time in Mexico, especially San Miguel Allende, and the beautiful cabinetry, fireplaces, hand painted tiles, and hand wrought sconces and lighting fixtures are all products of their working closely with the talented artisans within that city. As well, much of the furniture and exquisite pottery that ornaments the home was made by the artists of the city and blends with the Spanish Revival chandeliers and the other antique Mexican and Spanish pieces collected by the owners. Starting with the authentic boveda ceiling of the entry way one moves through a house that exudes the coolness and beauty of Spanish and Mexican hacienda.Mark your calendars now for the special home/art tours planned for this summer. The home tours were a big hit last year and we think we have some wonderful surprises for you this year.The tours are restricted to members-only and will be filled on a first come, first reserved basis. Tickets are $35 per person per home tour. To reserve and pay for attendance, please call Janella Marsh at 505-982-2226, Ext. 103.