Cerro Gordo Full House Remodel

Located in one of Santa Fe’s prominent Historic Districts, this whole house remodel was performed in several stages starting with the exterior. Our client's vision focused on preserving the Old Santa Fe style while upgrading to modern energy-efficient features, including HVAC, and building materials. We replaced a structurally unstable deck with a 1600 ft, multi-level exterior living space that includes a Kiva-style fireplace, capable of serving as a functional pizza oven.

The home’s interior was revitalized through custom structural modifications and hand-painted wall designs, preserving the original adobe charm. This 4,400 square-foot remodel also featured a reimagined, attached guest house, a two-car garage, and 4000 square feet of landscaped terraced fruit trees and a garden promenade leading to the Santa Fe River.

From the client

As we interviewed contractors, we quickly built confidence that Fabu-wallous had an excellent understanding and commitment to quality engineering to build a deck that was both structurally solid and aesthetically pleasing. This project tested their creativity, attention to detail, and technical competency. As we spoke with the team and the project evolved, we transformed the useless space below the deck into a wonderful shaded patio, added a kiva-style pizza oven to keep the Southwestern theme, and replaced the upper rotten cantilevered deck with a solid, beautiful sun deck that is anchored to bedrock. Bill, Chuck, and the Fabu-wallous team did a wonderful job! Read Full Testimonial >

Project Services:


New Build




  • 2023 Excellence In Remodeling  •  “Remodeling Retrospective” - The True Grit Award
  • 2016 Builder Of The Year  •  Santa Fe Area Home Builders
  • 2013 Builder Of The Year  •  Santa Fe Area Home Builders
  • 2011 Remodeler Of The Year  •  Santa Fe Area Home Builders
  • 2010 Builder Of The Year  •  Santa Fe Area Home Builders
  • 2009 Remodeler Of The Year  •  Santa Fe Area Home Builders
This kitchen blends rustic charm with modern luxury, featuring brown floor tiles, white walls, wood beams, and a skylight. A granite-topped island and table, an oval-tiled stove, and an open door revealing a glimpse of a kiva fireplace in the living room complete the inviting ensemble.
A harmonious blend of old and new, this living room features warm wood floors, white walls with wooden decor, a mocha leather sofa, and a vintage table atop a spacious blue and gray rug. The room's heart is a kiva fireplace, set against a backdrop of a grand black piano, contrasting wood beams, white ceiling, and modern paintings.
The kitchen showcases a blue-toned built-in stove and oven, set against conclave tiles and topped with a yellow garden pot tile mosaic. A mix of white and wood themes prevails in the cabinetry and central island, which is crowned with a sleek granite countertop.
The room features blue cupboards and cabinets against the warm wood-toned floor tiles and includes a corner with a vintage desk setup. The white walls are artistically adorned with a mural of an autumn tree and an engraved blue and yellow wall decoration.
The bathroom exudes classic elegance with its red hexagonal floor tiles, hand-painted blue and cream wall tiles, and a wooden porcelain lavatory. Additional features include a white toilet bowl, red rug, butterfly decoration, lamp, and a white crochet curtain.
The extended kitchen area exudes vintage elegance with wooden cabinets and navy blue appliances, complemented by hand-painted blue and yellow wall tiles. A strategically placed purple rug adds a pop of color for balanced elegance.
The bathroom combines vintage charm and modern style with its mint green walls, terra cotta floor tiles, and a red wood cabinet next to the lavatory. Hand-painted blue wall tiles and minimalist paintings add artistic touches to the space.
This bathroom combines tranquil indigo walls and cream hand-painted tiles, leading to the shower room, with a contrasting deep brown wood ceiling. The space is completed with classic porcelain white bath fixtures.
This bathroom boasts a vibrant theme of yellow walls mixed with blue and white tiles, and a matching bathtub. The space features wooden cabinets, a crochet curtain, a blue rug, and two wall paintings, adding charm to the room.
Photos By: Daniel Nadelbach Photography

“Working with Fabuwallous went above our expectations