About Arete Dwelling Units

The concept for Arete Dwelling Units was born out of necessity – much like other great ideas by Peter Ferrara and Rob Gibbs. Rob Gibbs, founder and owner of Arete Homes of Santa Fe, is a third generation builder originally from California. Since 1992, Rob has built approximately 1,200 homes in Santa Fe. He was the managing director of BT Homes, then after a brief stint at Homewise, started Arete Homes of Santa Fe in 2015. Peter Ferrara is originally from Florida and moved to Santa Fe in 2005. Peter became a licensed realtor in 2016 and immediately started representing one of Arete Homes development communities, Villas di Toscana. He worked closely with Rob to sell 46 homes built by Arete Homes, and continued to collaborate on several other Arete Homes projects.

In 2020, Peter’s mother relocated from Treasure Island, Florida, into his guest bedroom, with plans to construct a guest house in the backyard to serve as her full time residence. At that same time, while working with many clients relocating to be closer to family, and parents moving to Santa Fe to be closer to their grandkids, Peter saw families moving multiple generations into a home or property. His personal experience, combined with his work experience, confirmed the need for a guest home project. With all of this information, Peter went to Rob for help on his project. By sharing what Peter identified as a need in the market and Rob’s own experiences both family and professional, combined with the fact Arete Homes was already including guest homes in some of their new construction homes, a new concept was created to offer this unique and distinct service to the Santa Fe marketplace.

In 2021, Rob and Peter partnered to bring a solid focus to building high-quality accessory dwelling units, from an extremely experienced builder, to the Santa Fe market.

Rob is married and has two grown sons. He enjoys skiing, playing tennis, and staying active. Peter has one daughter, loves to ski, hike, ride adventure motorcycles and is an entrepreneur. If you have any interest in learning more about how an ADU may be the right option for you, please contact Peter today at the number below.

Peter Ferrara Santa Fe Realtor Arete Dwelling Units
Rob Gibbs Arete Dwelling Units

Peter Ferrara, Associate Broker and and Arete Dwelling Units Partner

Rob Gibbs, Builder and owner or Arete Homes of Santa Fe and Arete Dwelling Units

Get in touch:
(505) 670-4995

Who is Arete Dwelling Units?
Arete Dwelling Units builds free standing structures on your property creating more livable space.

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