A minimalist room with private entry, private bathroom, and access to the public areas of the house.
Come and stay in the quiet, tree-lined Silver Hill neighborhood in the heart of the city. The Silver Hill neighborhood has been home to many influential residents. Among them was the remarkable Myrtle Greenfield, who once lived in this very house! Originally from Kansas, Greenfield became the first director of the State Public Health Laboratory in New Mexico in 1919 at the University of New Mexico. Her legacy helped save thousands of lives and established a healthier environment for future generations in our state. During her 37 years with the State Public Health Laboratory she identified the sources of many communicable diseases leading to improved availability of potable water and improved milk and food handling. In 1922 Ms. Myrtle Greenfield commissioned the construction of a one-story adobe home through Architects McConnell-Rossiter. In addition, this house is known for its urban legend - no ghost stories here, but a truly original love story that I will be happy to share with you over coffee.
This home offers original wood floors and abundant windows that create a sense of spaciousness and airiness that is further accentuated by its elevation from street level. Many of this home’s original features are still in place, and random modern touches abound creating a warm eclectic environment.
Silver Hill neighborhood places you walking distance from the dives surrounding the university and the swanky eateries and shops of Nob Hill. Public transportation is ½ block from the back and front doors, and Rapid Ride, which transverses the city, is just a short walk away; either will get you to Albuquerque’s transportation center where you can take a bus to other parts of the city or catch the Rail Runner to Santa Fe.
The room I’m offering is a converted sleeping porch which is now a very airy and light-filled room. It has private entry and its own bathroom accessed from the room itself. Heavy drapes are available to darken the room if needed.
Fans of the series 'Breaking Bad' can walk down the block and visit the site where Jesse rented an apartment and where Jane... well, if you're a fan you know what happened.
Walking distance to UNM, CMN, hospitals, downtown, and Nob Hill.
Guest(s) has/have access to the living and dining rooms and the kitchen for miscellaneous things. You may prepare food if you are willing to share with everyone, and you may also dine with me if I have prepared food.
Other things to note
FYI: because some guests want to know before they book, there is no recent paint in the room. I use Meyer's cleaning products - same for laundry detergent - and I have 2000 Flushes in the toilet tank that I can remove if bleach fumes are offensive to you. I spray for bugs as needed with Bugs 'R' Done and dust with boric acid to discourage water bugs; when I'm expecting a guest, I won't spray for at least a week before the guest arrives. Also, as I am not willing to create a toxic environment, your experience may not be that of a completely bug-free space.
- All guests MUST verify their identities
- Common decorum - not like at a hotel but more like when you are in the home of someone your care about. Please do not book here unless you live simply and tread lightly as this is an old house that cannot accommodate excessive demands.
- Quiet after 12 am
- Luggage bench in room. Luggage is not to be placed on furniture aside from bench.