As you drive south on the 19 Freeway, from Tucson, you notice yourself getting further and further away from society. Once you reach the town of Nogales, AZ you feel as if youre smack in the middle of No Country For Old Men. Yes, you will find many trees here with men slumped underneath them, but unfortunately they dont have $2mil in a briefcase. The border crossing in Nogales, is one of the heaviest of all the border crossings, which makes drug and human smuggling high up there as well. A third world country, bordered by a 1st world country. Until you pay a visit to Sam Saunders & Eddie Holler of Holler & Saunders, LTD. Their 14 acre compound, down a dirt road, right along side the border, is reminiscent of a first class resort — as if aliens, and ancient goddesses furnished it. For years Sam & Eddie have provided furniture for the billionaires & celebrities of the world, and occasionally open their house up to famous performers who need to find those creative juices once again that were lost up their nose.
Holler and Saunders, LTD. is the leader in Spanish Colonial antiques, decorative arts, and reproductions throughout North America, if not the world. Along with their 14-acre compound in Nogales, Arizona they also have a 25,000 sq ft residential showpiece in Morelia, Mexico.
This residence, if you can call it that, is nothing short of magical. Six houses surrounding a circular courtyard filled with antique statues & fountains, as well as 40 peacocks, chickens, and cornish hen. From great master rooms, to hidden nooks and crannies, you will find yourself in awe no matter which room you walk into. The pictures speak for themselves, but really dont give the house the justice it deserves.