Caroline D. Russell
Home to iconic artist Georgia O'Keeffe and later, philanthropist Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, Sol Y Sombra is the essence of Southwestern graciousness. The Main House perfectly represents 1930s Pueblo-style architecture and elegance with 6 bedrooms, inviting gathering spaces, and wide portals opening to lush lawns. The main floor hosts formal living and dining rooms, a library, and game room, along with a chef's kitchen and solarium. Upstairs living areas offer a privacy gate atop the stairs and access via elevator. Adjoined by a covered walkway, the Cinema with kitchen, bedrooms, and patio hosts intimate movie nights. A wisteria covered grill area provides casual entertaining space while the Grand Portal offers a large fireplace and views of the aspen grove and rose garden. Two guest houses and a lodge offer overnight accommodations for guests. The Conference Center provides private space for business and the Event Center with catering kitchen and panoramic rooftop views sets the stage for unforgettable events. The Greenhouse showcases a Bodhi tree grown from a seed of the tree the Buddha sat beneath to attain enlightenment, a gift from the Dalai Lama after visiting the property, as well as Allen's impressive botanical collection. This rare and storied estate offers the comfort, elegance and ease of a truly unique home in an inspirational setting. This extensive residence includes a business license for conference and learning center with overnight accommodations.