Watson Conserves
Watson Conserves has rehabilitated several historic homes designed by John Gaw Meem, Santa Fe's most renowned architect. Among Meem's masterpieces is Las Acequias, the subject of an extensive renovation by Watson Conserves. The estate is featured on the cover of Facing Southwest, the Life & Houses of John Gaw Meem.

Historic Home Conservation

People love adobe houses' timeless features and textures. Watson Conserves uses traditional and new strategies to repair and replicate their features, while bringing many features, especially kitchens, baths and closets, up to date. We work closely with clients to understand their historic structures, as well as their vision and lifestyle.

The keys to success in renovation lie in flexibility, planning and communication. We suggest reading To Live or Work in an Historic Building: Advice for the Property Owner by Watson Conserves principal Mac Watson as a good place to begin.