Georgia O'Keeffe posing here in New Mexico with one of her paintings was known in part for her work depicting desert...
Georgia O'Keeffe, posing here in New Mexico with one of her paintings, was known in part for her work depicting desert landscapes. Photo: Tony Vaccaro/Getty Images
Celebrity Real Estate

Storied Santa Fe Estate With Links to Georgia O’Keeffe and the Buddha Asks $15 Million

The 20-acre property, known as Sol y Sombra, is being sold by the estate of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen

In the final two years of her life, famed painter Georgia O’Keeffe retreated from her iconic Ghost Ranch to a Santa Fe Pueblo-style home where she resided until her death in 1986. In 2000, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen bought the 1930s structure after it was listed for $12.5 million. Now, Mansion Global reports that the storied property is asking $15 million.

Records show that the late tech mogul’s estate still owns the 20-acre plot, known as Sol y Sombra. The landscaped property now has a conference center, event center, two guest houses, and a lodge in addition to the 9,000-square-foot main house, which has six bedrooms. The various additional structures make for a grand total of 21 bedrooms and 26 bedrooms.

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Inside, the adobe-walled main house showcases wide wood beams across its ceilings, several kiva fireplaces, and stone, wood, and brick flooring throughout. Formal living and dining rooms–each complete with a fireplace–are found on the main floor, as well as a library and a game room. A covered walkway leads to a private red-walled movie theater, which comes equipped with its own kitchen and fireplace. Multiple patios border the home, providing ample space to take in the rose garden, Aspen grove, and more lush landscaping.

The picturesque property also has a greenhouse, which comes with Allen’s diverse cacti collection, and a Bodhi Tree allegedly descended from the one that shaded Buddha when he achieved enlightenment. The seeds were a gift from the Dalai Lama to the previous owners, who shared the home in the June 1998 issue of AD.

The historic home is the latest asset that the Paul Allen estate aims to offload following his 2018 death. This particular property first hit the market in 2021 with a $22.6 million price tag, and the asking price has been slashed twice.