Allegretti Architects, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Casapueblo was named after and inspired by an amazing resort in Uruguay which was built on a cliff-side by an eccentric artist and builder over a period of many decades. Like its namesake, Casapueblo in Santa Fe was built by an owner-developer. The New Mexico venture is a 33-unit bed-and-breakfast inn which involved adaptive re-use of several existing adobe structures. In addition, some new casitas were constructed from the ground up.
The project is sited on an irregularly-shaped property in the Santa Fe Historic District. To realize the client’s goals, the architect organized the site by efficiently locating much of the parking in perimeter areas which were otherwise restricted as building setbacks. Lodging units were arranged around a central motor court and several mature fir and spruce trees were saved. Municipal zoning and historic preservation approvals were obtained in straightforward fashion.
Casapueblo’s Santa Fe developer chose to appoint the lodging units with amenities not widely available elsewhere in downtown hotels. Each suite includes a fireplace, a kitchen and high fidelity sound. Many sleeping rooms adjoin a sitting room and many connecting suites are available.
The project also includes front desk, meeting rooms, dining room, kitchen and laundry. Casapueblo was built in two phases.
For twenty years, Allegretti’s firm of architects in Santa Fe has created distinctive architecture for Northern New Mexico. Allegretti specializes in sustainable design and green building.