Homes with History – The Lesnett House

147 Gonzales Road Lincoln, NM

By Adrienne DeGuere, Editor and Office Administrator, Sotheby’s International Realty

lesnit1In Lincoln, a small, historic village nestled in the Rio Bonito river valley of southeastern New Mexico, discover The Lesnett House, a territorial home built in 1878 that stood during the tumultuous Lincoln County War of 1878-1881. Sherriff Pat Garrett, famed for killing Billy the Kid, once owned a portion of the property and Billy the Kid himself is rumored to have hidden in a flour barrel while being pursued by soldiers from Fort Stanton.  Listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and designated as one of three historic Lincoln homes remaining in private ownership, the 4,500 square foot home and studio offers 22” thick adobe walls, 12’ coved ceilings with vigas, white plaster walls, and wood and Saltillo tile flooring.  Zoned for residential and commercial use, the property includes 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a kiva fireplace on .84 of an acre.

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