Linda and Steve Blamer sketched out the design for the Blame Her Ranch home on a cocktail napkin in a bar. From the plans on nontraditional stationery, the home became a reality and has played host to weddings and other special events for years. It is currently up for sale for just under $7 million.
The home was repositioned for sale last year, said Steve Blamer, and has been on the market since. He said their home exists within a specialized market – the luxury ranch home market – which lengthens the amount of time real estate like this will be up for sale.
He also said there has been interest but he hasn't found the right buyer. An invite-only event on Sunday was created in hopes of changing that and to give people a firsthand look at the game room, home theater, gym and guesthouse, among the other aspects of the property.
"One of the first things out of everyone's mouth is: the pictures don't do it justice," said Blamer.
Located at 354 County Road B31A, the house sits on a 1,630-acre ranch adjacent to the 1.6-million acre Santa Fe National Forest. The home was built in 2009 and the main home and guesthouse have a total of 9,000 square feet. With nine bedrooms and 9.5 baths, Blame Her Ranch can sleep 24.
Blame Her Ranch markets itself with recreation in mind, noting it is near the Pecos Wilderness, which offers fishing, big game hunting, horseback riding and hiking. It also has a golf driving range.
The Blamers aren't done with the area quite yet. They told Albuquerque Business First that after Blame Her sells, they plan on building another 4,000-square-foot home adjacent to the current ranch.
"If we weren't so creative to do one more home, we may have never left," said Steve Blamer.
View more about this ranch at http://www.ranchland.com/blameher