Frequently Asked Questions

 

custom built home in Santa Fe, NM

Where in Santa Fe is the best place to build?

Santa Fe can offer so much to potential home builders. From the classic Santa Fe style compounds to mountain cabins, or desert ranches. Santa Fe has a lot of different types of land to work within its borders. The small city atmosphere gives a sense of community and closeness, not seen elsewhere within the United States.

How do I find a lot without too much sitework?

The Zachary and Son’s team is willing to work with you on searching for workable lots. It’s difficult to know what’s underground without doing some exploratory work. 

Will Zachary and Sons help us find a lot?

The Zachary and Sons team will help you find the perfect spot for your home! We work often with local realty teams and can visit potential sites with you to make sure it’s the perfect one. 

Do I need an Interior Designer?

No, you do not need an interior designer, but it is recommended by our team that you reach out and discuss potentially working with one. It can be a daunting task to design a home as an owner, and interior designers help put your vision to work. Ask us about potential interior designers, we know some amazing people!

Do I need an Architect?

Yes, you do need an architect. Architects help make your custom home exactly what you want it to be. Our working relationships with local architects have helped give our clients the exact layout, and design of their custom homes. Ask us about potential architects for your project, we know the best in Santa Fe!

How long does it take to build a home?

Dependent on the size of your home, you can anticipate the building phase to be completed in 9-12 months. 

How long does it take to design a home?

The design phase can take up to 6 months to a year. This is dependent on work with the architect.

Is Las Campanas the only gated community in Santa Fe?

Santa Fe has many gated communities! From right in town, to out in Teseuqe, there are plenty of options to look at when wanting to build in a gated community.

Does Zachary and Sons do remodels?

Yes, Zachary and Sons does complete remodels, and quite frequently! Santa Fe has a lot of old homes in need of serious work, and we love the challenges they present to the team.

Where is your office located?

Our office is located at 218 Camino La Tierra, Santa Fe NM 87506

Is mountain building expensive?

Building in the mountains can present some challenges, such as large rocks that must be excavated or clay-filled soil. We recommend having exploratory soils testing done before buying a lot and certainly before any work can begin.

What is a soil test?

A soil test allows us to know exactly what we’re working with on the potential home site. Where and what your home sits on will be imperative to the longevity of your home. We test for a multitude of issues,  to ensure your home will be sitting in the same place 50 years later.