c. 1950 Modernistic – Albuquerque, NM – $474,900

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Added to OHD on 6/11/18 - Last OHD Update: 8/16/18 - 34 Comments
309 Hermosa Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Map: Street

Price

$474,900

Beds

3

Baths

2.5

SqFt

3199

Acres

0.31

Out of the Ordinary in Nob Hill! Architecture aficionados will be seduced by the Quality Construction & Considered Design in this Classic Art Deco Home. Gracious rooms have comfortable proportions with a touch of grandeur-a nod to it's enduring history. Gorgeous LR & DR bring marvelous light from copious windows providing views of the city, mountains, & garden. Master BR & BTH downstairs, additional 3 BR's & full BTH up. Classic details include original chandeliers, glass block, mirrored round display case & so much more. Beautiful .3 acre lot with towering pine trees is a perfect setting for the stunning Japanese gardens by esteemed Yonimoto's. This lovely property has timeless appeal & sits in a fantastic neighborhood of parks, shops, eateries, all the buzz of Nob Hill.
Contact Details
Dianne Cohen, RE/MAX
(505) 798-1000
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34 Comments on c. 1950 Modernistic – Albuquerque, NM – $474,900

  1. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1483 comments
    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central , NY

    I like the curvy elements of this one. Usually MCMs leave me thinking I’d wind up with lots of black & blues from bumping into all of their sharp edges.

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  2. Gamblerlady717 says: 9 comments

    This one makes my heart sing now if only I had the money.

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  3. RossRoss says: 2249 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    So, I am scrolling through the images FREAKING OUT (in a good way) and FREAKING OUT (in a good way) and FREAKING OUT (in a good way) and then I came to the kitchen. And freaked out.

    This latter freak-out aside, I LOVE THIS HOUSE SO MUCH!

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    • Sandra says: 174 comments
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      Rochester, MN

      It needs Moderne lighting a la Restoring Ross & The Old Above!

    • Bethany otto says: 2184 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      Exactly what I was thinking. Such a wonderfully preserved home . . . why is it always the kitchen that takes one for the team? It solidifies my determination to not update my (quite nice) 80’s kitchen in my 80’s home because someday, someone will thank me for it!!

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      • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 311 comments
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        1918 Bunkhouse
        WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

        I heartily applaud your decision to NOT update your kitchen. You are correct; someday, someone will thank you for it. If only everyone in the past had been so visionary! And, yeah, this house is wonderfully preserved… I really like it, too.

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    • Poor RoyalPoor Royal says: 6 comments
      PA

      Agree, a big ole OUCH to the kitchen O_O

  4. Southwestlovesmomma says: 94 comments

    I like everything but the kitchen 🙁

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  5. StevenF says: 454 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Be still my beating heart. This and the previous house from this weekend’s link exchange are causing palpitations – quick get the heart paddles out!

    Like the previous home listed, this is one amazing house, but as NonaK aptly stated when she shared this house, the “kitchen is unfortunate”. Surely one of the biggest understatements of the year! I also find the glass bloc “wings” on either side of the door to be rather curious, and not particularly successful. However, I’ll bet they look cool at night from the outside when they’re lit from within by those those long wall sconces. The bow window in the living room looks like something from a Cedric Gibbons design for MGM.

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    • AmyH says: 49 comments

      I even love the glass block wings–I’d put potted trees in them. It’s so nice seeing a house that has a distinctive character. I could live with the kitchen till I could afford to restore it, if I could win the lottery and buy the house!

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  6. Kandi says: 13 comments

    Yeah the kitchen left me cold, cold, cold. But the rest is FAB! What this style is all about. Certainly not sharp, awkward edges. Although some do have that.

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  7. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 614 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    Well crap. This is awful neat. Sexy! Love everything about it. Added to favorites.

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  8. BethsterBethster says: 581 comments
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    1927 Spanish
    NY (house is in VA), NY

    I love the glass block—especially around the front door, because it’s curved there. Other favorite bits are the huge bowed living room window, the carved wavelike details at the tops of the bookshelves and in other odd spots, and the bottom section of the staircase. Not too sure about the mirrored round display case; I’d like to get a better look at that!

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  9. martin says: 18 comments

    House is about 7 blocks away from where we live. Good neighborhood. 3 blocks from Route 66 in Nob Hill. Have passed it but it’s so hidden, never noticed it. A little expensive for the neighborhood. The kitchen and bathrooms need upgrading. Our house is 1940. I’m surprised it’s not older. I think it was a vacant lot for a while because the other houses in the neighborhood are 1930-1940.

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    • BethsterBethster says: 581 comments
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      1927 Spanish
      NY (house is in VA), NY

      I agree about the kitchen, but I wouldn’t mess with the bathrooms too much. I’d want to match the colors of the tub, sink, and toilet in the two full baths (all burgundy, all blue). Probably get rid of those vanities.

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  10. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 766 comments
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    1936 Tudor
    OR

    OMG. That burgundy and peach bathroom. *sigh*

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    • BethsterBethster says: 581 comments
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      1927 Spanish
      NY (house is in VA), NY

      Yes, that is pretty fine. I wonder if it has (or had) a burgundy tub? There’s a blue tub in the blue and peach bathroom.

      Oh, now I’m getting confused. Are there two burgundy and peach bathrooms—one a full bath and one a half? One has a burgundy sink, the other is clearly a full bath and has a white sink. The sink in the blue and peach bath is white, too. Maybe those were replaced. (I don’t think those vanities are original.)

      • julie A. says: 111 comments
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        1914 foursquare farmhouse
        New Germany, MN

        the pink bathroom has a walk in shower, doesn’t it? looks like all original tiling to me…if not, they did a great job of matching it. It’s a perfect time capsule. i like it!

      • jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 766 comments
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        1936 Tudor
        OR

        I think you’re right Bethster, the blue and peach has a replacement vanity/sink. Probably was a blue wall hung like that yummy burgundy one. As far as the pair of vanities separated by glass blocks, no I don’t think they’re original. The one by the closet/dressing area was likely added, but it’s still WAY cute! (Although the center set in the actual sink doesn’t look modern, so maybe changed out long ago….?

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      • BethsterBethster says: 581 comments
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        1927 Spanish
        NY (house is in VA), NY

        Julie A., that does look like a walk-in shower, but I assumed it wasn’t original, since I don’t remember ever seeing anything like that that was original. Typically, back then, if there was a dedicated shower, the walls were ceramic-tiled most or all the way up on three sides. But this is an unusual house, so maybe the glass is original. I’d love to get a view of it from the other side!

  11. Sandra says: 174 comments
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    Rochester, MN

    Oh my goodness what a fabulous & deliciously wonderful Moderne classic!

  12. Carolyn E. says: 60 comments

    Love the house and all it’s curves! Wasn’t too sure about the wrought iron railing, but I REALLY love the kitchen too!

  13. KC says: 14 comments

    Oh it made me so happy to see this house. When I was a little girl, we lived in “a round house” whose living room was so similar to this one (the curved windows), on Pacific Avenue, way back when. To this day, I love all things Art Deco. Thank you for the memory lane!

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    • BethsterBethster says: 581 comments
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      1927 Spanish
      NY (house is in VA), NY

      Oh, wow—that’s so cool! I would have been in heaven! I have loved curved walls, round windows, arched doorways, and so on since I was a kid.

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  14. Leonita says: 12 comments

    The uniqueness of this house is what I love about it. Love the kitchen. The only thing I would change are the bathtubs to walk-ins.

  15. Gina Hill says: 48 comments

    What a super cool house! That kitchen needs help though.

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  16. Laurie W. says: 1357 comments
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    1988 Fake Greek Revival!
    NC

    I love this house!!! It has class. I like the curved blocks by the front door — would fill them with greenery. Love the stairway — Art Déco and graceful at once, a design feat. Very nice wood paneling. Then I got to the kitchen and said, “HUH??” in my usual articulate way. Oh well, nothing’s perfect, and a great deal of this house is just that.

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  17. Jo Ann Graham says: 42 comments

    I grew up in Albuquerque not far from here and owned a home even closer. It is so reminiscent of the area and era. Lovey neighborhood and all filled with unique homes. No subdivision sameness. Like everyone else I love everything but the kitchen. And I’m not a huge fan of the stair rail. Scrolly white metal is just not my thing I guess.

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    • BethsterBethster says: 581 comments
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      1927 Spanish
      NY (house is in VA), NY

      True, that stair rail is not what I would have chosen. It doesn’t seem to fit the rest of the design aesthetic. I wonder if it could be a replacement? I assumed it was original, since stair rails don’t seem to be replaced that often. (Not like kitchens and bathrooms!) But you never know….

  18. Allyson says: 43 comments

    Those curved, glass block wings around the door are just such a cool aesthetic!

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  19. FireDog says: 26 comments

    Nice and clean.
    High walls are smart in rough country, but reptiles find a way over obstacles and hide in the Juniper bushes and water….

  20. Gemma says: 128 comments

    Queue the Poirot theme. At least I think Mr Symmetry would like this house.

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  21. Jennifer HT says: 801 comments
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    Anthem, AZ

    My thoughts went almost exactly as Ross described his. Ha! Great house!

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