Show House Santa Fe 2015
The theme for the 2015 Designer Show House Santa Fe was Luxe New Mexico, re-inventing Western Classics with leather, suede, denim and lace, which was perfect because this significantly historical New Mexico residence, known as the Frank Applegate estate has been re-invented several times. The original structure was built as a fortress in the 18th century. It was purchased in 1845 by Sergeant Francisco de la Pena, a soldier in the Mexican Army who’d fought in the battle of the Alamo. De la Pena renovated the property creating a home for his family.
831 El Caminito, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Frank Applegate, an artist from Illinois, inspired by the Cinco Pentores (Santa Fe and Taos’s 5 original young artists) purchased the property in the early 1920’s and created more renovations and additions to the home.
Stivers and Smith Interiors designed and re-invented the Library and Sleeping Portal (porch) in this 2015 Show House Santa Fe, Frank Applegate Estate to honor the integrity of the very rich style, history and culture of our great city of Santa Fe, New Mexico while re-inventing the design elements of leather, suede, denim and lace to create a Timeless Luxe New Mexico ambiance within a richly historical environment.