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Crafted through Architecture, Nurtured by Nature

Raasaf Hills


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Neighborhood Details


Nestled on the western escarpment of the Rio Grande in Doña Ana County, Raasaf Hills is an enchanting neighborhood that boasts a unique blend of natural beauty and architectural brilliance. Initially conceived by the esteemed architect Bruno Leon in the 1970s, this community is a testament to his innovative vision. Comprising five distinct, passive solar adobe homes, Raasaf Hills showcases Leon's artistry, with each dwelling exuding its character and charm.

Breathtaking panoramic vistas stretch from the rugged Dona Ana Mountains to the sprawling Mesilla Valley, treating residents of Raasaf Hills. As the sun sets, the lights of Las Cruces twinkle in the distance, creating a mesmerizing nighttime backdrop. The neighborhood's proximity to the historic Mesilla plaza, merely four miles away, ensures convenient access to a plethora of shopping and dining options that capture the essence of this charming town.

Nature enthusiasts find solace in the neighborhood's proximity to Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, a verdant oasis along the Rio Grande. Tranquil pathways shaded by native flora provide a serene setting for hiking, bird watching, and strolls along the riverbank. Raasaf Hills perfectly balances outdoor tranquility and urban convenience with swift connections to New Mexico State University and downtown Las Cruces.

Among the architectural gems that grace Raasaf Hills, one truly stands out—the 'Nautilus House,' one of four homes meticulously designed by Bruno Leon. This captivating dwelling, characterized by its spiral layout and expansive windows, seamlessly merges the indoors with the outdoors. The house's innovative design allows abundant natural light to traverse its interior from dawn to dusk, creating an ethereal ambiance that complements the tranquility of the surroundings.

Bruno Leon's legacy extends beyond Raasaf Hills; his distinguished career spans diverse landscapes, from serving in World War II to contributing to the realm of academia and design. Born in the heart of New Mexico, his journey led him to become an influential figure in architectural history, leaving an indelible mark on the built environment. As Raasaf Hills continues to stand as a testament to his creative genius, it beckons those seeking an extraordinary blend of architecture, nature, and history to call it home.

Raasaf Hills


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The community is bound by Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs). While the downloadable document may not reflect the latest version, along with any addendums or amendments, the title company involved in the transaction can pull the most recent version. Please note that this information is solely for informational purposes.

Connor Murray & Cristal Garcia

Connor Murray


Founder | Luxury Real Estate Advisor

A dynamic and ambitious real estate advisor with a background in architecture, marketing and development, brings a unique blend of youthful energy, extensive market experience across multiple states, and a commitment to leveraging technology for intelligent and seamless buying and selling processes.

Cristal Garcia


Luxury Real Estate Advisor

A bilingual real estate advisor who has resided in Southern New Mexico for over 25 years, with a background as a former Planning Commissioner and 15 years of experience as a Designer & Project Manager, offers an energetic and friendly approach to providing exceptional customer service by simplifying processes and proactively addressing challenges.

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