Peter
Van Ness

Associate Broker

Peter fell in love with the enchanting world of New Mexico and settled in Santa in 1973. Since 1987, he has lived with his wife, dogs, and horses in the rural community of Tesuque, only 10 minutes from the Santa Fe historic Plaza. After several years both in banking and as a Director of Sales of two of Santa Fe’s most famous hotels, The Inn at Loretto and the Bishop”s Lodge Resort, Peter started his real estate practice in 1999. His devotion to his clients and to the search for the right home and living situation make him an outstanding realtor. In fact, he was voted 2nd Best Realtor of the year in 2015 in a local paper. The Santa Fe Reporter, and its annual “Best of” contest. Let Peter put his knowledge of Santa Fe real estate, his devotion to service and his good communication skills to work for you!

“Santa Fe and I have evolved and matured together”

Peter’s eyes shine when he says, “I love that every day I wake up, life is an adventure. It’s exciting to me!” From growing up in Lake Forest, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, to adventuring through Europe, Mexico and Guatemala, Peter’s zest for life is apparent.

After a brief stint living in San Francisco, Peter decided he was definitely not a ‘city boy’ and moved to Santa Fe 45 years ago. “I simply love everything about living in Santa Fe! I have evolved as the town has evolved over these many years. Santa Fe has become more sophisticated, and I have matured along with it — you might say the town and I have grown up together!” Peter and his wife Mary have lived in Tesuque for the past 31 years with their beloved dogs and horses.

Various careers prior to real estate prepped Peter for a successful practice. His work in the restaurant, education, banking, and construction industries all provided him with invaluable and unique insight into real estate sales and customer service. “One of my favorite jobs was as the Director of Sales at Bishop’s Lodge, a position I accepted after working in the same capacity at the Inn at Loretto. I simply fell in love with the work, the resort and the staff, and couldn’t wait to get there each day. But, when the resort sold to a conglomerate, the feel of the place changed and was no longer a good fit for me.”

Feeling so drawn to being of service, and a deep desire to work closely with people in a significant way, Peter decided a career in real estate was perfect for him. “Real estate keeps me interested because nothing is ever the same — the circumstances and the players in every transaction, and the knowledge I continually acquire, keep it very exciting,” he says enthusiastically. “I’ve been doing this for 19 years now and I still come across situations new to me. Education is a lifelong endeavor, and I enjoy constantly learning.”

His positive experience of working in several family-owned Santa Fe businesses led him to want the same in real estate, and Barker Realty was the ideal choice. “What David and Lisa have created in Barker Realty is incredible! Watching the evolution of this company, and being a part of it for many years, has been an amazing experience. My work environment is of utmost importance, and because of this I have no desire to be anywhere else. David’s accessibility, wisdom and advice is invaluable, and the entire group of people supporting the sales team is beyond compare.”

More than anything, Peter loves the outdoors taking daily hikes, riding horses and meditative time in the garden.

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2917 Pueblo Halona, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507

Monica McLin
Keller Williams
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
4Parking(s)
38Picture(s)
2,400Sqft
Visits:137
Enter into this Chapman-built custom home through a charming front courtyard filled with perennials and a small pond. This light-filled open floor plan has high ceilings, mountain views, new mini splits, and a remodeled kitchen. Storage space is ample and thoughtfully designed with 3 walk-in closets, tall kitchen cabinets, a pantry, 5 other closets, a custom shed, and an oversized 2-car garage.
$650,000

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3013 Governor Lindsey, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Peter Van Ness
Barker Realty, LLC
4Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
2Parking(s)
37Picture(s)
2,614Sqft
Visits:135
What a marvelous gem this home is inside and out!!! Beautiful finishes in the living areas including vigas, latillas and wooden ceiling, tiled floors and earth clay plaster with an open concept in living room, dining area and kitchen. Hard maple cabinetry and silestone quartz counters grace the kitchen. The refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer are all 2-3 years old.
$765,000

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51 Shining Sun, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506

Peter Van Ness
Barker Realty, LLC
4Bedroom(s)
5Bathroom(s)
51Picture(s)
2,319Sqft
Visits:131
Location! Location! Location! Views! Views! Views! *Best views of the Sangre de Christos mountains in the area *Strategically located between Santa Fe and Los Alamos *Private, Peaceful, Wooded Retreat Wide open spaces surround this 3 acre property under huge cottonwoods with spectacular views of the Sangres and Jemez Mountain ranges.
$725,000

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1113 Siringo, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507

Peter Van Ness
Barker Realty, LLC
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
2Parking(s)
10Picture(s)
1,258Sqft
Visits:101
A little gem with big extras including solar panel providing for no electric bills, 2 year old refrigerated air conditioning unit, tankless hot water system, totally clad replacement windows throughout, Saltillo tiled flooring throughout the house (even in closets) an oversized yard with storage shed for plenty of space for additional usage- all located on a peaceful cul de sac.
$320,000

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18 Condesa, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508

Sue Garfitt
Santa Fe Properties
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
2Parking(s)
24Picture(s)
2,050Sqft
Visits:97
Simply lovely custom adobe passive solar. Spacious open plan split bedroom design built by Santa Fe premium adobe builder Shaylube Construction bordering a long greenbelt. Gleaming Saltillo tile floors, soft plaster walls, a bank of south facing deep inset windows, viga beams and kiva fireplace with bancos.
$555,000

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5 Calle Amistosa, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507

Peter Van Ness
Barker Realty, LLC
4Bedroom(s)
4Bathroom(s)
2Parking(s)
35Picture(s)
3,477Sqft
Visits:97
Exceptional, exquisite top of the line single level home with private feeling setting in Aldea. Features include very large gourmet chef's kitchen with 5 burner gas Wolf range, duo electric ovens, Subzero fridge, warming drawer, wine cooler, walk-in pantry and more. Two ensuite guest rooms access expansive 550 sq. ft.
$975,000

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985 Agua Fria Unit 118, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Carol Hawkins
Barker Realty, LLC
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
28Picture(s)
1,200Sqft
Visits:101
This charming and beautifully appointed single-level turnkey residence located on a private street in a quiet and lovely neighborhood is conveniently located to many Santa Fe amenities and within a short distance of the Plaza and Railyard.
$429,750

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1422 MIRACERROS, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

Ralph F. Larranaga III
Keller Williams
7Bedroom(s)
6Bathroom(s)
2Parking(s)
12Picture(s)
3,602Sqft
Visits:100
A rare find in town! At close to 5,000 sq ft this house and guest house have ample space for all your needs.The 3,602 sq ft main house and 1,312 sq ft guest house have been recently updated with high end finishes throughout. The main house is perfect for entertaining with a gourmet kitchen and bonus space suitable for a billiards or game room.
$745,000
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