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Welcome to the 21st annual Haciendas—A Parade of Homes! The Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association (SFAHBA) is once again proud to sponsor the best open house in New Mexico. Year after year, this selfguided tour exhibits the uniqueness, charm, and sustainability of Santa Fe construction and design. It’s all about Santa Fe style and gracious living, and this year’s showcase of new construction and whole-house remodels is sure to inspire your own creativity. Every year our builders compete for awards including the Grand Hacienda and Grand Green Awards. At any time during the Parade you can also cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award signifying your choice for the best of the best in Santa Fe style. Simply use your ticket number to vote online at during the Parade. Santa Fe builders and the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association continue to lead the country in green and sustainable building and development programs. SFAHBA is proud to acknowledge the local businesses and individuals who continue to pave the way for so many other communities in residential construction innovation. We donate a portion of our ticket sales to local youth charities and high schools. Please acknowledge the young ticket ambassadors you meet at each home for their service in helping to raise funds for their programs. I also send out a big thank you to our sponsors, committees, volunteers, and judges, without whom this nationally recognized event would not be possible. In 2013, we are excited to announce a collaboration with the Santa Fe design community. The Design Santa Fe Home & Garden Tour will be conducted concurrently with Haciendas—A Parade of Homes, with these designer homes—normally exhibited in the late fall—available for viewing during the same days and hours as the Haciendas tour. Go to or for more ticket and tour information. And remember that tickets for both tours can be purchased in advance through the Lensic box office, homes on both the Parade and the Home & Garden Tour, and through most sponsor locations. You’ll even save a bit if you purchase tickets for both tours at the same time. Thank you for being a part of Haciendas—A Parade of Homes. I look forward to seeing you during the event.


Douglas Maahs, D Maahs Construction, LLC Chair, Haciendas—A Parade of Homes


Introducing Our 2013 Sponsors


SFAHBA and Community Outreach


2012 Grand Hacienda Award: Green Star Builders Inc.


2012 Award Winners and 2012 Grand Green Awards: Palo Santo Designs, LLC


Landscaping & Permaculture


Budding Builders


Insulation in Moderation


Parade of Homes Maps


2013 Judging and Awards


2013 Parade Builders


Putting It All Together/Design Santa Fe 2013 Home & Garden Tour


Pennies Spent = Pennies Earned


What’s Hot!


Directory of Products and Services

2013 Haciendas—A Parade of Homes Committee Parade Chair Publisher Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association

President, Bella Media Group Bruce Adams

Associate Publisher B.Y. Cooper

Editor Amy Gross

Associate Editor

© 2013 Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission by the publisher is strictly prohibited. Printed in the U.S.A. The Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association 1409 Luisa Street, Suite A Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 505-982-1774 • fax 505-982-0238

Douglas Maahs (D Maahs Construction, LLC)

Builder Committee

Emily Mascarenas (HUB International Insurance), Jason Rogers (Builders Source Appliance Gallery), Diana Day (Phantom Screens)

Marketing Chair

Laura Gallegos (Washington Federal)

Judging Chair

Teri Buhl (Beacon Consulting, LLC)

Excellence in Green Building Committee

Kim Shanahan, Dalinda (Dee) Bangert, Raquel Montoya, David Wilkinson

Janet Saint, Chair (Dahl Plumbing), Bill Kurtz (AeroLenz), Bill Roth (Bill Roth Plastering), Dan Featheringill (Feather & Gill Architects), Steve Vollstedt (HERS-NM, LLC), Mark Giorgetti (Palo Santo Designs), Katherine Mortimer (City of Santa Fe), Teri Buhl (Beacon Consulting)

Sponsor Committee

Phil Parker

Magazine Committee

Haciendas magazine is provided by the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association. Every effort was made to ensure accuracy in the information provided. The association and the publisher assume no responsibility or liability for errors, omissions, or changes. The Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association is a trade association that offers opportunities for its members to display their products and services. We make no representation, expressed or implied, regarding the qualifications of our members and/or advertisers or the quality of their products and services, but we invite you to examine them for yourself. Bella Media Group 215 W. San Francisco, Suite 300, Santa Fe, NM 87501, 505-983-1444. Send editorial queries to This is the official 2013 Resource Guide for the 2013 Haciendas—A Parade of Homes. Single copies: $15 + S&H.

Lori Lanier (Marie Borden Concierge Real Estate), Harmon Burttram (Century Bank)

Home Renderings William Rotsaert

Home Photography

John Baker (John Baker Photography)

Signs, Events, and Tickets

Stephanie LeMaster (Community Bank), Victoria Garcia (Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery), Megan Herrera (H and S Craftsmen), Jennifer Ashton (Jennifer Ashton Interiors)


Kim Shanahan, Dalinda Bangert, Raquel Montoya

Introducing: Our

2013 Sponsors

Please join us in extending a warm thank you to the sponsors of the 2013 Haciendas–A Parade of Homes. These sponsors are vital to the success of our event, as each contributes time and financial assistance that makes Haciendas–A Parade of Homes one of the year’s most exciting opportunities for home buyers, builders, designers, architects, and remodelers.

Platinum sponsors

Platinum sponsorS Century Bank is a locally owned, full-service bank and a long-standing supporter of the Santa Fe community. Our Real Estate Lenders are reliable local professionals offering a complete array of conventional and portfolio loan programs with great rates and excellent personalized service. We offer quick approval, local underwriting, and in-house processing. Century Bank, 505-995-1200,

Destination Dahl, with their Premier Kohler Showroom, is a complete product specification resource center for homeowners, designers, builders, and architects. Enhancing our partnerships with Santa Fe area builders since 1971 has inspired us to increase our builder resources. Make Dahl your Destination for: Client Professional Consultation / Complete Bath Accessories / Decorative Doors & Cabinet Hardware / Premier Plumbing Fixtures / Pro Heating & Cooling Department / Water Softeners & Filter Systems / Water Harvesting / Solar Energy & Renewable Resources. Dahl Plumbing, 1000 Siler Park Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-438-5034, fax 505-471-1706,

Our name says international, but we live and work right here in Santa Fe. HUB International New Mexico has grown from a small business to a Top 10 global insurance broker by providing exceptional local service and leveraging expert resources. With years of experience doing business across New Mexico, we offer products and services that protect your business, employees, and your home. Let us help you protect the people and things you value most. HUB International Insurance Services, 2044 Galisteo, Suite 2, Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-982-4296 8


Gold sponsorS Builders Source Appliance Gallery

Builders Source Appliance Gallery is the premier locally owned appliance distributor in New Mexico. Serving homeowners, home builders, remodelers, architects, and designers since 1993 with exceptional products, the most knowledgeable associates in the industry, competitive pricing, and unparalleled service before and after the sale. We invite you to discover our inspiring showrooms in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and El Paso. 505-982-5563,

Los Alamos National Bank

When you choose LANB you’re banking local. Your deposit dollars make loans available to other New Mexicans seeking to build or buy homes, start or run businesses, and improve their lives. We are excited for you to experience what it means to bank with LANB: exceeding your expectations and creating a better way.

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Southwestern homes


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Counter Intelligence Award for Best Craftsmanship

Coronado Paint & Decorating Award for Best Master Suite

The Firebird Award for Water Efficiency Southwestern homes


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Builders Source Appliance Gallery Award for Best Kitchen

Southwest Landscaping Materials Award for Best Outdoor Space

Su Casa Award for Best Design


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A Parade of Homes 2013

2013 Cover Artist

Phyllis Randall Looking Up, pastel on paper, 19 x 19"

A former graphic artist and oil painter, Phyllis Randall turned to pastels because of what she calls the level of “visual excitement and depth” the medium afforded. Her pastels, currently showing at Waxlander Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden on Canyon Road, capture the distinctive shapes, curves, colors, and even shadows of the Southwest. The images may be familiar, but there is nary a true-to-color adobe in the lot. Of Santa Fe, her home since 1993, Randall says, “The light and shadow captured my heart, and the organic adobe architecture fired my imagination.“ Familiar Southwestern architectural elements—deep window wells, protruding vigas, the iconic Pueblo ladder—pop with a delightful, arresting vibrance against the backdrop of Santa Fe’s legendary blue skies, interpreted by the artist as deep purples and pinks. No soft, girlie hues here. Randall’s artwork was featured in Waxlander’s aptly named group show “Not Your Mother’s Pastels” in June, nearly two decades after she set down roots in Santa Fe. Of the muse that’s inspired more than 300 paintings since that time, Randall says, “I am still enthralled by the beauty and wonder of Santa Fe and the surrounding area.” See more of Phyllis Randall’s work at Waxlander Art Gallery or visit

Resource Guide 2013 Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association •

2013 Board of Directors Executive Committee President Bill Deuschle

Remodelers Council Chair Bruce Thompson

First Vice President Bill Roth

Treasurer Ray Gee

Second Vice President Mark Giorgetti

Secretary Harmon Burttram

Associate Vice President Dan Featheringill

Immediate Past President Douglas Maahs

Board of Directors Builder Members: William (Bill) Kurtz, Marshall Thompson, Stephen Onstad, John Onstad, Amanda Evans, Ted Swisher. Associate Members: Michael Elman, Teri Buhl, Jason Rogers, David Sidebottom, Janet Saint, Bret McClanahan, Emily Mascarenas, Matt Segura, Dave Meenan. Ex-Officio: Peter Merrill, Wayne Rutherford Staff Executive Officer Kim Shanahan Administrative Director Dalinda (Dee) Bangert

Lupie's Garden pastel on paper, 19 x 19"

Event Coordinator Raquel Montoya

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SFAHBA and Community Outreach Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association and its members proudly support these community programs. Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity A strong bond exists between Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association and Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity. In May, SFAHBA members built a home for a Habitat family on a very difficult site in Tierra Contenta. While it wasn’t built as fast as previous six-day Blitz Builds, it was done PDQ–pretty darn quick! Many members contributed their time, energy, and resources to produce a high-quality, energy-efficient home in keeping with our local Habitat’s high standard of excellence. To volunteer your time, make a contribution, or learn more, visit A Santa Fe Habitat home under construction 10


DreamCatcher Educational Foundation The DreamCatcher Educational Foundation provides financial scholarships to SFAHBA members, their employees, and dependents for continuing education in building science and related subjects. Funds are raised through donations, grants, and other tax-deductible contributions. An independent board of directors administers the funds and approves applications. For more information, contact SFAHBA Executive Officer Kim Shanahan at At-Risk Youth Educational Programs SFAHBA continues working to support and mentor at-risk youth enrolled with two local recipients of U.S. Department of Labor YouthBuild grants. Santa Fe Community College and Santa Fe YouthWorks both won million-dollar grants to help train at-risk youth in construction trades, provide GED education, and offer small monthly stipends. SFAHBA members pride themselves on keeping abreast of leading-edge green building science and are eager to pass on this knowledge to the next generation in Santa Fe.

2012 Grand Hacienda Green Star Builders Inc. by Amy Gross

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home is accented with modern steel work Gries designed and built himself, from curved stairwell railings to geometric doors and gates. An 8' reclaimed walnut slab bench highlights the entryway/reading room and is just one of many lovely touches that soften the interior: 200-year-old sabino beams from Mexico, a curved staircase leading to the basement, gorgeous granite in the hyper-functional kitchen, and 6' walls of glass that showcase the ivy-covered wall planters in the basement—daughter Leina’s teen hangout space. That the project satisfied Gries’s extreme green sensibilities and desire for custom features without being prohibitively expensive is a source of pride for the builder. “The lots are more affordable in this area, which let us take advantage of the central location,” says Gries. And for a young family that enjoys being involved in the community as much as spending time at home together, it’s just where they need to be.

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ucked neatly into a small lot on Cordova Road, the home of Green Star Builders principal Jesse Gries is easy to miss on this busy central Santa Fe street, but the placement of this clever infill project was no accident. “The way to be more hidden is to be right in the middle,” says Gries, who built the soft contemporary home for his family—wife Karla Helland, a food educator, and their 12-year-old daughter, Leina. “Constraints like tight space lead to more creativity,” he says, noting that the couple didn’t want to go to two stories because they felt it would “change the neighborhood.” Instead they went down, creating a 1,500-square-foot basement that effectively—and efficiently—doubled the size of the house. As a first-time entrant in Haciendas—A Parade of Homes, Green Star Builders faced formidable competition among more seasoned custom builders in the area. But it didn’t take long for the judges to realize they were looking at an exceptional home, one which ultimately earned the coveted Grand Hacienda award as well as the Su Casa Award for Best Design, awards for Best Kitchen and Best Craftsmanship in its category, and three green awards for homes over 2,000 square feet (Water Efficiency, Resource Efficiency, and Indoor Air Quality). Indeed, this is a green home, a testament to energy efficiency and smart building. Even without the use of solar or geothermal, the house earned Build Green New Mexico Emerald status at the time of the build; currently it is exceeding Emerald. A whole-house heat recovery ventilator/HEPA filtration system, an indoor organic hydroponic green wall, a gray water system, skylights, reclaimed wood and building materials, and a comprehensive rooftop rain catchment system all speak to a creative build, a tight envelope, and to the dedication of the builder who designed them. That same builder showed off his artistic talents as well. The




2012 Award Winners

Grand Hacienda Winner

Green Star Builders

Grand Hacienda RUNNER-UP

Wheeler Construction + Design OTHER AWARD WINNERS CATEGORY 1

Best Design: Green Star Builders Best Kitchen: Green Star Builders Best Outdoor Space: Homewise Best Craftsmanship: Green Star Builders Best Master Suite: Borrego Construction CATEGORY 2

Best Design: Wheeler Construction + Design Best Kitchen: Palo Santo Designs at 2 Southern Crescent Best Outdoor Space: Woods Design Builders

Best Craftsmanship: Palo Santo Designs at 2 Southern Crescent Best Master Suite: Wheeler Construction + Design CATEGORY 3

Best Design: Prull Custom Builders at 56 Lodge Trail Best Kitchen: Prull Custom Builders at 2964 Aspen View Best Outdoor Space: Prull Custom Builders at 56 Lodge Trail Best Craftsmanship: Prull Custom Builders at 2964 Aspen View Best Master Suite: Prull Custom Builders at 56 Lodge Trail GREEN AWARDS, UNDER 2,000 SQ. FT.

Energy Efficiency: Palo Santo Designs Site & Resource Efficiency: Palo Santo Designs Grand Green: Palo Santo Designs


Energy Efficiency: Sundancer Creations Water Efficiency: Green Star Builders Resource Efficiency: Green Star Builders Indoor Air Quality: Green Star Builders Site Efficiency: Palo Santo Designs Grand Green: Palo Santo Designs SPECIAL AWARDS Most Efficient Use of Overall Space: D Maahs Construction Best Bath: Palo Santo Designs at 24 Cresta Pequeña Outstanding Historical Restoration: Fabu-WALL-ous Solutions Exceptional Remodel: Woods Design Builders

2012 Excellence in Green Building—Grand Green Awards

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thermal performance in mind when selecting building materials can produce a house that stays naturally cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. “I feel it’s the responsibility of builders, especially builders producing custom high-quality homes, to provide owners with the best options for energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and building efficiency,” says Giorgetti. “Most of the techniques and methods we employ create these super-efficient green homes that are readily available, easy to construct, and, if done properly, affordable to average folks. It’s not like green has to come at a high premium.”

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It was a sweep, as Palo Santo Designs, LLC, was honored with the 2012 Grand Green Awards in both the under- and over-2,000square-feet categories. The homes—one a compact two-story farmhouse style off Old Las Vegas Highway and the other an expansive contemporary overlooking the Galisteo Basin—are certified LEED Gold and LEED Platinum, respectively, and both earned multiple Haciendas—A Parade of Homes awards. Passive solar design and highly insulated building envelopes are common elements of Palo Santo Designs homes. According to Mark Giorgetti, principal at Palo Santo Designs, keeping

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Landscaping & Permaculture Expanding Your Home’s Potential

by Ben Ikenson



A Japanese water feature rests in a path of crusher fines. Above: Hummingbird mint, Russian sage, orange trumpet vine, and snow-in-summer help create a shady space. Both projects are by Santa Fe Permaculture.

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ometimes the best approach to home improvement begins outside. A thoughtful landscape design can dramatically enhance a property as well as the home that sits on it. Plus, a well-conceived outdoor project can help homeowners conserve energy inside, enjoy their properties more, and increase their home’s overall resale value. “Any real estate professional will tell you that curb appeal is the single biggest impact you can make to improve the marketability of your home,” says Kim Shanahan, Executive Officer for the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association (SFAHBA). “And even if you have no intention of selling your home, the pleasure you get from admiring that curb appeal every time you come home is undeniable. Landscaping is always money well spent.” Many savvy New Mexico property owners have already invested in the benefits of xeriscaping, which focuses on the use of hardy, drought-tolerant plants to conserve water in the arid Southwest. Another environmental approach gaining momentum is permaculture, a design philosophy based on natural patterns and how they can help meet specific needs at specific sites. “Permaculture goes even further [than xeriscaping] because it’s not just about conservation but also production,” says Nate Downey, a licensed irrigator and drainage control specialist who established Santa Fe Permaculture in 1992. “It’s about creating resourceful solutions out of what’s available and what’s appropriate, often putting to good use waste product such as runoff.” Indeed, in order to capitalize on water runoff for plants, Downey’s landscape architecture firm considers a number of factors when designing a new landscape including a home’s roof, its downspouts and canales, and other impervious surfaces such as paved driveways and sidewalks. The company also makes use of active water harvesting systems like underground cisterns connected to drip irrigation as well as passive systems like oncontour swales, sheet mulch, gray water, and pumice wicks, which absorb precious water and then release it gradually. In our sun-drenched region of the country, shade is an important commodity well worth including in any New Mexico landscape design. Downey says that the strategic continued on page 64

Budding Builders Santa Fe Community College: Educating Craftspeople for Building and Construction Professions by Dr. Ana M. Guzmán President, Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe is known for craftspeople who approach their work with innovation, integrity, and skill. Buildings and homes that have stood for decades, if not centuries, serve as silent, solid testament to the abilities of these workers. Today, groundbreaking designers and builders still need skilled craftspeople, but they require individuals who can work with new technologies and building codes that have been developed with greener, more energy-efficient construction in mind. Just as visionaries and craftspeople work together to realize a dream, Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) collaborates with the Santa Dr. Ana M. Guzmán Fe Area Home Builders Association (SFAHBA) to develop programs that support these designers and 21st-century artisans. SFCC offers associate degrees and certificates in the traditional construction technologies of carpentry, HVAC, and plumbing, teaching the hands-on skills, work ethic, and attention to detail required of any quality craftsperson. Curricula are often developed with the assistance of the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association or its members. The college gives equal time to newer specialties that have arisen with the growth of green building techniques. These degree and certificate programs provide a theoretical and practical understanding of biofuels, solar energy, and green building construction skills and systems. When SFAHBA took the initiative to help draft green building codes for the City of Santa Fe, it worked with SFCC to develop them. SFCC then designed training programs to ensure builders understood the codes and had the skills they needed to meet the requirements. SFCC and SFAHBA worked together to diversify the skills of builders and others who saw their incomes drop along with housing prices. As the market resurrects, they will be able to meet the demand for more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly homes. Building managers recently attended an energy efficiency workshop, and in the last year, SFCC has offered specialty workforce development classes to educate appraisers and lenders about the cost benefits of energy-efficient upgrades and help HVAC technicians, architects, builders, and code officials understand the latest developments in their SFCC’s Trades & Advanced Technology Center fields. The coursework offered at SFCC provides skilled craftspeople for members of SFAHBA. Its members attend workshops to improve or expand their skills, and they are then able to hire the skilled graduates of SFCC to assist them in their work. We at SFCC celebrate this perfect partnership between craftspeople and visionaries and look forward to continued collaboration.





Moderation Is there such a thing as too much insulation? Yep. Even in New Mexico.

by Samantha Schwirck According to the Department of Energy, energy usage and associated costs decrease dramatically when a home’s insulation or sealing is increased. But while it’s true that insulation has a positive impact on the environment and your wallet, in terms of effectiveness, insulation can hit a plateau. The cost plateau: “Most buildings could use more insulation as they were not built with good insulation in the first place, but you won't end up saving much money if you add a huge amount of extra insulation,” says Amanda Evans, Director of Santa Fe Community College’s (SFCC) Center of Excellence for Green Building and Energy Efficiency. According to Evans, who is also Project Manager of SFCC’s New Mexico Energy$mart Academy, insulation loses its cost-effectiveness as you increase the R-value. In Santa Fe, says Evans, “once you get beyond R-50 or R-60 in a ceiling, the heat loss is really minimal compared to the cost of the insulation.” The health plateau: When a home is over-insulated and proper air barriers are installed, the process of infiltration (air flow through cracks underneath doors and openings around windows) is diminished, which can decrease air change levels and ultimately aggravate your home’s indoor air quality. According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), any residence should have about .35 air changes per hour (or one complete air change every three hours). If your home’s airflow does not meet these requirements, your respiratory health might be in danger. The solution: Work with a professional— preferably one certified by the Building Performance Institute—to ensure that the type and amount of insulation you’re using is appropriate and installed correctly. If you're worried about air quality and your insulation levels can’t be adjusted, explore mechanical ventilation systems. Sources: Department of Energy; American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and AirConditioning Engineers; Environmental Protection Agency

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A Parade of homes August 9–11 and August 16–18 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Open Houses 11 am–6 pm Free Twilight Tour—Friday, August 16, 4–9 pm


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Pa r a d e B u i l d e r s Home # Builder Page # 1 D Maahs Construction, LLC 29 2 Woods Design Builders, Inc. (Seville) 30 3 John Di Janni Homes 32 4 Rachel Matthew Homes 34 5 Homewise (Contenta Ridge) 35 6 Homewise (Avenida El Nido) 36 7 Koala Homes Inc. 38 8 Tierra Concepts, Inc. (Sobre Los Cerros) 40 9 Platinum Sky Construction 42 10 Woods Design Builders, Inc. (Amberwood) 44 11 Tierra Concepts, Inc. (Paseo Aragon) 46 12 Madera Builders, LLC 48 13 M43, LLC 50 14 Hurlocker Homes 52



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Each of the homes on the tour will be judged by local experts—builders, architects, past Haciendas winners, and realtors. The judges will evaluate each of the homes in different price categories for:

Homes are open 11 am–6 pm Friday–Sunday. From 4–9 pm on Friday, August 16, select homes will be open for the Twilight Tour. The words “Twilight Tour” appear at the top of each builder page for homes that are participating. We do our best to ensure that the map is accurate, and we place directional signs to help you find each home. Each home will also have a Haciendas—A Parade of Homes sign out front.

GRAND HACIENDA The overall “Best of Show” award is called the Grand Hacienda. This award goes to the entry, in any price category, that is the most memorable and outstanding. BEST CRAFTSMANSHIP Quality of workmanship, integration of materials, functionality, sustainability BEST DESIGN Circulation, livability, site planning, innovation, conveniences BEST OUTDOOR LIVING Integration of inside/outside, utilization of views, landscaping, efficient use of natural materials BEST KITCHEN Functionality, surface materials, and conveniences


Circulation, materials, comfort, and beauty GREEN BUILDING Homes choosing to be judged on green features may receive awards for efficiency in the use of Energy, Water, Site, and Resources. Indoor Air Quality is also judged, and one home will receive the coveted Grand Green award. Homes are green certified by independent third party verifiers. Homes must follow protocols of compliance using Santa Fe Residential Green Building Code, Build Green New Mexico, or LEED for Homes. Lowest HERS scores determine energy efficiency. THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD As you tour the homes, think about which one you think should be the Grand Hacienda. Then vote for your favorite entry at

THE AWARDS GALA will be held at La Fonda on Tuesday, August 13, when all awards will be presented. Watch for announcements in the Journal Santa Fe before the final weekend. Also listen to a live broadcast from the Grand Hacienda home on Sunday, August 15 (12:00 noon) on KTRC 1260 AM. 28


PARADE TICKETS The Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association is proud to support youth organizations in the Santa Fe Community. Members of local high school sports teams will be the Ambassadors of Haciendas—A Parade of Homes. A portion of the ticket proceeds enables youth athletic teams to pay for away games and purchase equipment items they would otherwise not be able to afford. Additionally, for each ticket purchased through the Lensic box office (505-988-1234), $2 will be donated to the Lensic Youth Education and Outreach Program. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from any of our sponsors, the Lensic box office, or at the homes on tour. Tickets are valid for all the homes for all days. PLEASE NOTE While all the builders in the Parade work hard to complete their homes by the deadline, unforeseen circumstances may prevent some homes from being 100 percent complete. However, these homes may still be open. For more information, visit or


1424 Seville

WOODS DESIGN BUILDERS 302 Catron St. Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-988-2413

HOME FEATURES • Beautifully remodeled in-town territorial home • Fully walled-in and landscaped one-acre property, with views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez mountains • Custom finishes with Woods attention to detail • Large, divided light windows and doors integrating indoor and outdoor living

My parents started Woods Design Builders when I was just a little boy, nearly 35 years ago. I grew up with the business but eventually left Santa Fe. Six years ago, Woods drew me back, and I returned to join the family firm. Now, I have started a family of my own and am watching it grow, just as I did, alongside my family’s business. I needed a home to accommodate the growth. We found a house in a quiet neighborhood, close to downtown, and on an incredible lot. From the get-go we saw the potential of the one-acre, fully walled-in lot. But the house itself was small and in need of a serious facelift. The Woods family: Shane, Ashton, Sharon, Nolan, and Rob So we expanded the kitchen and added large windows to capture a view of the Sangre de Cristos. We converted the master bedroom into my son’s room and added a larger master suite, complete with a west-facing portal and beautiful views. We moved walls, remodeled every bathroom, and drew the outside in with larger windows. We finished the interior in diamond plaster sealed with beeswax. That once-bare single acre is now beautifully landscaped. What was once small and outdated has been transformed into an ideal home for my family. I feel privileged to have experienced what our clients have experienced for the last 35 years: attention to detail, craftsmanship, and the incredible dedication of the Woods team. My family’s business, much like my new home, exceeded all of my expectations. Shane Woods Woods Design Builders

price: n/a lot size: 1.08 acres heated sq. ft.: 2,806 total sq. ft.: 3,962 designer/architect: Woods Design Builders




Twilight Tour

557 Valle Chamiso Lane Valle Chamiso

JOHN DI JANNI HOMES 505-920-3052

HOME FEATURES • Traditional Santa Fe–style architecture • One full acre in the City of Santa Fe • Close to shopping, schools, doctors, and regional hospital • Private, small, eight-lot subdivision on a quiet cul-de-sac • Walled and landscaped entry courtyard • Large secluded rear portal • Fenced east-facing patio area • Grand open entry, living, dining, and kitchen area • Gourmet kitchen with upgraded stainless steel Jenn-Air appliance package • Granite countertops in kitchen and baths • Italian porcelain floor tile in main living area • Oak wood flooring in the master bedroom • Travertine tile floor in the baths • Kohler plumbing fixtures and faucets • Custom-made alder cabinetry • Solid alder wood interior doors • Masonry kiva fireplace in the living room • Kiva-style gas fireplace in the master bedroom • Diamond finish interior plaster • Energy-efficient windows and skylights • Separate his-and-hers walk-in closets

price: $635,000 lot size: 1.06 heated sq. ft.: 2,208 total sq. ft.: 3,439 designer/architect: Tom Lechner, 505-660-9100, 32


John Di Janni has been building custom homes in Santa Fe and the surrounding area for more than 35 years. Di Janni homes are known for their attention to detail, energy efficiency, and thoughtful orientation on the building site. John has earned a reputation for working closely with homeowners and their architects to achieve goals on time and within budget. John was a pioneer in energy-efficient passive solar homes. He built a model home for the New Mexico Showcase of Solar Homes in the early 1980s which showcased many passive solar features including clerestory windows, trombe walls, attached greenhouses, and interior heat retention walls. Jan and John Di Janni John has built hundreds of quality custom homes in every corner of Santa Fe County. In 2009, John worked with local architect Mark Chalom to create Su Casa magazine’s Green Build of the Year. This year’s entry in the Hacienda Parade of Homes has numerous custom features and upgraded finishes and incorporates the most advanced energy conservation techniques. The exterior walls and ceilings achieve an insulating value of R-28 and R-48 respectively. The home has an in-floor radiant heating system with a high efficiency boiler. The exterior windows, patio doors, and skylights are also extremely energy efficient. The interior of the home includes a large open-concept living, dining, and kitchen area. The guest bedroom has a private entry and bath. The master bedroom suite is at the opposite wing of the home and includes large his-and-hers closets. The upgraded features include diamond finish interior plaster, granite countertops, alder interior doors, custom cabinetry, high viga ceilings, kiva fireplaces, a Jenn-Air appliance package, Italian porcelain tile floors, and an oak wood floor in the master bedroom. This custom home is located on one full acre within the city limits of Santa Fe, close to shopping, schools, and the local regional hospital. As you enter the landscaped entry courtyard of this quiet culde-sac home, a sense of calm takes over in a wonderful private setting.


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30 Camino Sabanero La Pradera

Rachel Matthew Homes Marlene Vance P. O. Box 73 Corrales, NM 87048 505-792-4663

HOME FEATURES • 3 bedrooms in main house, which includes an attached 1-bedroom casita • Open concept gourmet kitchen with granite countertops • 10' ceilings in living area with vigas and latillas • Spacious master suite • Fireplace • Interior courtyard • Energy-efficient windows, light fixtures and appliances

price: $289,900 lot size: 8,511 sq. ft. heated sq. ft.: 1,582 total sq. ft.: 2,042 designer/architect: Rachel Matthew Homes 34


Rachel Matthew Homes of Albuquerque has been building high-end, quality green homes for over 15 years. Steve Nakamura, founder of Rachel Matthew Homes, has made it his company’s policy to deliver outstanding value and quality features at competitive prices, along with excellent customer service. Now the award-winning builder is raising homes in La Pradera. The homes begin at $259,900 for the 1,463-square-foot “Casa Verde” (this year’s Parade of Homes entry), which features vigas and latillas on the 10' ceiling in the great room, an interior courtyard, and a semi-detached oneSteve Nakamura bedroom casita. Standard plan features include granite countertops, vigas (per plan), energy-efficient windows and light fixtures, tankless water heaters, central air conditioning, and insulated garages. A portfolio of work can be seen at La Pradera is a quiet, well-designed community on the south side of Santa Fe located at Richards Avenue and Dinosaur Trail. Natural terrain, 360-degree views of the mountains, 50 percent open space, and miles of recreation trails make La Pradera the ideal place to build your dream home. More information can be found at

5 4460 Contenta Ridge Rincon del Sol

HOMEWISE, INC. Mike Loftin Rob Gibbs

Homewise Homes® embrace the values of today’s homeowners who look for quality, value, and energy efficiency when they consider buying a home. The homes at Rincon del Sol embody these principles and are affordable, environmentally responsible, and provide a comfortable living environment. Homewise Homes won the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association’s Best Craftsmanship Award in 2010, Best Kitchen Award in 2011, Most Energy-EfRob Gibbs and Mike Loftin ficient Award in 2011, and Best Outdoor Space Award in 2012. The homes at Rincon del Sol are built to the same high quality and durability standards. In addition, our Build Green New Mexico GOLD rating means that every Homewise home uses 40 percent less energy and water. This is a significant monthly savings and a benefit that will repay itself over the life of a home. Our mission, to help working New Mexicans become successful homeowners, allows us to offer exceptional value and cost savings with our special Homewise financing. Homewise is currently building in several locations throughout Santa Fe, offering several floor plans and price points.

1301 Siler Road, Bldg D Santa Fe, NM 87507 505-983-WISE (9473)

HOME FEATURES • Build Green New Mexico GOLD Rating, 40 percent energy savings • Whole house fan (cools without water, uses minimal electricity) • Zoned radiant floor heating • Solar hot water system • Recirculating hot water system • 100 percent Energy Star appliances and light fixtures • Native plant landscaping with drip irrigation • Several floor plans to choose from

For more information about the homes being built at Rincon del Sol, call Homewise, Inc. at 505-983-WISE (9473) or visit us online at

price: $249,000 lot size: 6,359 heated sq. ft.: 1,241 total sq. ft.: 1,825 designer/architect: Len Nobel Company/Platinum Sky Construction



7364 Avenida El Nido Las Palomas

HOMEWISE, INC. Mike Loftin Rob Gibbs 1301 Siler Road, Bldg D Santa Fe, NM 87507 505-983-WISE (9473)

HOME FEATURES • Build Green New Mexico GOLD Rating, 40 percent energy savings on utilities • Whirlpool Energy Star–efficient refrigerator, clothes washer, gas range, and dishwasher • Energy Star interior and exterior light fixtures • Radiant floor heating • Water-saving fixtures and hot water recirculating pump • Native plant landscaping with drip irrigation • Local artist exterior light fixtures and custom Homewise ceramic tile • Many options and upgrades to choose from • Three floor plans to select for your lifestyle

price: $234,900 lot size: 6,055 heated sq. ft.: 1,481 total sq. ft.: 1,923 designer/architect: Mifsud Associates Architects 36


Homewise Homes® are quality-built for long-term affordability, durability, and comfort. By using the simplest green technologies available, the long-term maintenance and operating costs are reduced, so Homewise Homes homeowners save money over the life of their homes. Each house is built to exacting standards, utilizing innovative engineering techniques and high-performance materials. Homewise Homes use less energy, water, and natural resources and provide healthier, safer, and more comfortable living environments. Rob Gibbs and Mike Loftin

Homewise Homes won the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association’s Best Craftsmanship Award in 2010, Best Kitchen Award in 2011, Most Energy-Efficient Award in 2011, and Best Outdoor Space Award in 2012. The homes at Las Palomas, the newest Homewise Homes development, will be built to meet the Build Green New Mexico GOLD rating, saving an average of 40 percent on utility costs. Each home is Energy Star® certified and comes with a Whirlpool appliance package, which includes an Energy Star refrigerator and dishwasher. Homewise Homes are built to the highest standards of efficiency, durability, and beauty. For more information about the homes being built at Las Palomas, call Homewise, Inc. at 505-983-WISE (9473) or visit us online at

7 14 Callejon Alegre

Koala Homes Inc. Martin F. Beltran P. O. Box 1504 Pena Blanca, NM 87041 505-473-3815 505-490-2007

HOME FEATURES • Stone fireplace • Stone windowsills • Locally harvested cedar utilized for mantel, corbels, and kitchen countertop • Functional design • Wonderful views of the Sangre de Cristos

price: $625,000 lot size: 2.5 acres heated sq. ft.: 2,271 total sq. ft.: 3,100 designer/architect: Andy Lyons 38


Koala Homes is a small company that has evolved from a custom tile and flooring contractor into a builder offering turnkey homes in all price ranges. Communication, attention to detail, and a talented crew of craftsmen are just a few of the many ways to describe what Koala Homes represents. Having worked with several of Santa Fe’s custom builders over the last 20 years, Martin Beltran, owner of Koala Homes, decided in Armando Garcia, Rosario Beltran, Martin Beltran, and Jorge Beltran 2004 that becoming a general contractor was the direction he wanted to take his company. Koala Homes has built several homes over the past 10 years, including a custom home in Monte Sereno. Koala Homes believes listening to the client is one of the most important aspects in the construction of a home.


7 Sobre Los Cerros Las Cordilleras

TIERRA CONCEPTS, INC. Kurt Faust, Keith Gorges, and Eric Faust 1512 Pacheco St., Suite D206 Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-989-8484 505-780-1157

HOME FEATURES • Sweeping indoor/outdoor living and dining spaces with panoramic views from the Jemez to the Sangres • Contemporary Santa Fe style with unique exterior stucco colors and stonework accents • Paved motor court entry and complementary landscaping • Sunlight moves dramatically through the house over the course of a day • Soothing water feature contrasting massive stone fireplace wall in living room • Entertainment kitchen featuring stateof-the-art appliances and specialty ceramic mosaic and stone tile • Master suite with fireplace, luxurious master bath, and outdoor hot tub • Media room with ceiling cove and specialty colored ambient lighting

price: n/a lot size: 2.6 acres heated sq. ft.: 6,242 total sq. ft.: 9,466 designer/architect: Robert Zachry AIA; color consultant: Edy Keeler, Core Value Interiors 40


Kurt Faust, Eric Faust, and Keith Gorges

At Tierra Concepts, the satisfaction of their customers and the quality of their work have always come first. With more than 100 custom homes, many award-winning and all completed on time and on budget, they have a proven track record of excellence. Tierra Concepts has won the prestigious Grand Hacienda Award an unprecedented four times and has also received numerous other awards for Best of Show, Best Craftsmanship, Best Floor Plan, Best Exterior, Best Kitchen, and Best Outdoor Living Space.

Tierra Concepts is composed of Santa Fe’s finest designers and craftsmen. Their experience and pride show with every detail. Whether you hire your own architect or design with their award-winning team, they will craft a quality home that embodies your creativity and vision. Four-time Grand Hacienda winner!


Exceptional service & quality products since 1971 KOLBE offers energy efficient Aluminum-Clad Wood windows & doors that are full of quality, innovation and performance. Whether you're planning a custom home project or simply replacing your home's windows or doors, you'll find the Kolbe product that meets your needs perfectly.

STEELHOUSE carriage doors are made entirely of steel. The original Steelhouse door combines distinctive style and curb appeal with strength and rigidity unmatched by similar products. Because these doors are well insulated, they'll help keep your garage comfortable in the Winter and Summer.

HEAT & GLO gas fireplaces add energy-efficient ambiance and warmth to any room at the touch of a button. With one-of-akind details, unique shapes and imaginative sizes, Heat & Glo gas fireplaces will complement any style of architecture.

4201 Paseo del Norte NE Albuquerque, NM 87113



12 Paseo del Fondo Las Campanas

PLATINUM SKY CONSTRUCTION Joseph and Valerie Montoya 12 Paseo Del Fondo Santa Fe, NM 87506 505-474-6500 valerie@

This treasure, sitting amongst the rolling hills of Santa Fe, was built by a local homebuilder who treats quality construction like it’s second nature. Once inside, the peaceful setting, panoramic mountain views, graceful architecture, and cozy Northern New Mexico style will overtake you. Highlights include elegantly crafted custom cabinetry, gourmet kitchen, indoor theater, interior/exterior stone veneer accents, cove ceilings, and hand-crafted stained concrete flooring.

HOME FEATURES • Energy Star, HERS, and Build Green New Mexico Gold Certified • Reward wall: 100 percent recycled block provides thermal comfort • 4" of insulation under slab and 2" of rigid insulation on exterior walls • Low-E windows • Photovoltaic solar • 95 percent efficient Lochinvar boiler and radiant heating • Engineered duct for increased efficiency of AC system • HRV air filtering system • Fire suppression system • Reclaimed roof-water harvesting (5,000 gallon capacity) • Gourmet kitchen with energy- efficient appliances • Nontoxic and handcrafted stained concrete floors • Low energy consumption • Open floor plan with diamond finish on walls • 5 bedroom, 2.5 baths, family entertainment room, office, spa-like master suite, casita, three-car garage

price: n/a lot size: 6 acres heated sq. ft.: 5,100 total sq. ft.: 7,200 designer/architect: Joseph and Valerie Montoya 42


This home was built with the land in mind. When the footings were dug, only the area within the footings was disturbed, preserving the natural setting. Numerous energyefficient options were included. Joseph and Valerie Montoya are proud to showcase a home that meets a high level of energy conservation with Build Green New Mexico Gold Certification. Valerie and Joseph Montoya

When quality construction, elegant ambience, hand-crafted features, and energy efficiency meet, you have a home that will be appreciated for many years to come. Joseph and Valerie Montoya of Platinum Sky Construction take great pride in their craftsmanship and love doing what they do best: building.

Building Beautiful Homes in Santa Fe for the past seven years Residential, Commercial, and Remodels, Metal Buildings Green Building

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48 Amberwood Loop Las Campanas

WOODS DESIGN BUILDERS 302 Catron St. Santa Fe, NM 87501 505-988-2413

HOME FEATURES • Home and guest house designed and built by award-winning Woods Design Builders • Magnificent Anasazi rock wall and fireplace • Beautifully detailed hand-crafted cabinetry and doors • Large windows and doors that integrate indoor and outdoor living • 2,000 square feet of sweeping portals • Both the 5,230-square-foot main house and 1,294-square-foot guest house overlook the fairway and Jemez Mountains

price: n/a lot size: 2.311 acres heated sq. ft. (guest house): 1,294 total sq. ft. (guest house): 1,892 designer/architect: Woods Design Builders/Lorn Tryk Architects



Woods designed and built this Las Campanas home in 2003. The home was recently sold to new owners who asked Woods to design and build a guest house. They were kind enough to allow Woods to put both the main house and the guest house on the Parade. The attention to detail, the use of indigenous materials, and beautiful proportions set this home apart. The home and new guest house face the fairway and Jemez Mountains with large sweeping portals that extend the living space to the outdoors. One entire 13-foot-high The Woods family: Shane, Ashton, Sharon, Nolan, and Rob wall of the living room is stacked Anasazi rock with a corner fireplace and a 12' wall-washer skylight. The two-bedroom guest house, with living room and small kitchen, perfectly complements and seamlessly integrates with the main house. WOODS DESIGN BUILDERS is a family owned design-build firm that has been designing, building, and remodeling the finest homes in Santa Fe for over 35 years. The Woods design team is a leader in both innovation and traditional Santa Fe style. Woods has twice won the Grand Hacienda Award, is four-time winner of the Parade of Homes People’s Choice Award, three-time winner of the Parade of Homes Best Remodel, and the recipient of many other awards in respective categories.

PALO SANTO DESIGNS LLC Award Winning Design Build Contractor New Homes - Remodels - Custom Design Haciendas A Parade of Homes 3-time winner 2-time winner 3-time winner 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011

Grand Green Award Best Craftsmanship Award Best Site & Resource Efficiency Best Kitchen Best Bath Best Energy Efficiency Best Indoor Air Quality Best Water Efficiency

USGBC ‘Green Built Tour’ 2013 2012 2011

Best New Construction Best Sustainable Landscape & Site Exemplary Indoor Environmental Quality

“The team at Palo Santo Designs LLC pursues their work in a highly professional and disciplined manner; well organized and rigorous in their planning and budgeting. Their communications are thoughtful and precisely articulated. And the quality of their work has brought lasting economic and aesthetic value to the homeowners, and to the greater development.” – Ted Harrison, President and Founder Commonweal Conservancy & Galisteo Basin Preserve “As a project management executive for a large corporation, I am pleased to say that the management of our home construction project by Palo Santo Designs exceeded our expectations. We are thrilled to be moving into our beautifully crafted green home a full five weeks ahead of schedule and on budget! “ – John Liddell Owner of an award winning LEED® Platinum Palo Santo Home “Palo Santo Designs’ efforts exceeded our expectations. The company’s standard of transparent communication throughout the project gained our trust and respect. And we felt that they treated our home as carefully as they would treat their own.” – Jack and Cindy Clark Owners of an award winning LEED® Platinum Palo Santo Home


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54 Paseo Aragon Las Campanas

TIERRA CONCEPTS, INC. Kurt Faust, Keith Gorges, and Eric Faust 1512 Pacheco St., Suite D206 Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-989-8484 505-780-1157


Tierra Concepts is composed of Santa Fe’s finest designers and craftsmen. Their experience and pride show with every detail. Whether you hire your own architect or design with their award-winning team, they will craft a quality home that embodies your creativity and vision. Four-time Grand Hacienda winner!

Eric Swanson

• Large disappearing glass doors that vanish into a hidden pocket • Lightly distressed wide plank hardwood flooring • Tinted diamond plaster • Wolf, Sub-Zero kitchen • Santa Fe style with a clean, contemporary aesthetic

Kurt Faust, Eric Faust, and Keith Gorges

At Tierra Concepts, the satisfaction of their customers and the quality of their work have always come first. With more than 100 custom homes, many award-winning and all completed on time and on budget, they have a proven track record of excellence. Tierra Concepts has won the prestigious Grand Hacienda Award an unprecedented four times and has also received numerous other awards for Best of Show, Best Craftsmanship, Best Floor Plan, Best Exterior, Best Kitchen, and Best Outdoor Living Space.

price: $889,000 lot size: .41 acres heated sq. ft.: 2,620 total sq. ft.: 4,031 designer/architect: Tierra Concepts, Inc.



wendy Mceahern

Celebrating Their 20th Year in Business Tierra Concepts grew from an idea between three craftsmen into Santa Fe’s most award-winning builder. From traditional Santa Fe style to beautifully designed contemporary homes, Tierra creates exciting and inspired spaces. The promise when they first started is still the same today – to always bring the best experience, creativity and unparalleled service and quality. The entire team at Tierra looks forward to another 20 years of inspired luxury custom homes in Santa Fe. THANKS SANTA FE!

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8 Deer Circle

Las Campanas Estates II

MADERA BUILDERS LLC Gerry Barber 8 Deer Circle Santa Fe, NM 87506 505-412-0704

HOME FEATURES • Territorial styling highlights the distinctive elements of this home • Artist studio and office can be converted into third and fourth bedrooms • Four-car garage • Coffee and beverage bar • Located on a quiet cul-de-sac • Breakfast nook • Vanishing glass doors into covered portal transform the kitchen, great room, and outside space into an expansive indoor/outdoor living area with stunning views

price: n/a lot size: 3.178 acres heated sq. ft.: 3,575 total sq. ft.: 6,371 designer/architect: Jon Dick, Archaeo Architects 48


The concept of Madera Builders’ Parade entry is based on outdoor living in Santa Fe. The large east-facing portal opens into the great room and kitchen through disappearing doors that make viewing the sunset’s reflection on the Sangre de Cristo Mountains essential at the end of each day. After the sunset, enjoy the cool night air without getting a chill by sitting around the outdoor fire pit. In addition, the house has been designed for optimum flexibility in living areas. A studio and an office are easily converted into guest bedrooms through the use of Murphy Gerry Barber beds. The garage can also function as a shop, and separate entrances for the home and master suite make hosting guests a breeze. Madera Builders specializes in custom projects that bring to life our clients’ visions. With a highly skilled group of longtime employees and subcontractors, Madera has been recognized with numerous awards throughout our long career: two Grand Hacienda Awards, Remodeler of the Year, and Builder of the Year, all presented by the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association or its Remodelers Council. Madera Builders contracts new homes as well as remodels and historic renovations throughout Northern New Mexico. Contact us to discuss your dream project.

Madera Builders, LLC

505-412-0704 505.795.0054


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H and S Craftsmen, LLC

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505-988-4007 Architectural Windows and Doors, LLC

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505-983-6611 2538 Camino Entrada Suite 102B Santa Fe, NM 87507



148 Sunflower Las Campanas

M43, LLC Jim Salopek P. O. Box 32199 Santa Fe, NM 87594 505-660-8801 For 36 years, Jim Salopek has been involved in new home and commercial construction. Starting as a laborer and working as a framer, then as a framing contractor and a general contractor, Jim has worked practically every job in the residential construction industry. Jim brings a desire for quality and excellence to the construction of his custom homes. The homes built by M43 exhibit basic timeless design and elegant timeless form in their function.

HOME FEATURES • Soft contemporary Pueblo style • Universal design (grab bars are blocked in frame) • Large 2.6-acre lot with spectacular mountain views • Large extended portals and outdoor living areas • Traditional building material brick flooring • Energy-efficient mechanical systems with R-30 walls and R-41 ceilings • High-efficiency in-floor radiant heat with seven zones • Custom-designed encased skylights for energy efficiency • Reclaimed roof-water harvesting system (2,500 gallons) • TPO roofing system • Custom color diamond plaster wall finishes • Custom cabinetry throughout • Hand-hewn 7' interior doors • Oversized finished two-car attached garage • Metal-clad Hurd windows and doors

price: $795,000 lot size: 2.6 acres heated sq. ft.: 2,600 total sq. ft.: 4,232 designer/architect: Jim Salopek 50


This home at 148 Sunflower Drive is driven by the spectacular views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range, inside and out. The back portal located on the east side of the home will allow the owners to enjoy the cool summer nights; a fireplace adds ambience and romance. The overall feel to the home is a soft modern contemporary pueblo, holding dear the hacienda tradition and adding a modern spin to the design elements. The center of the home, the great room, allows people to enjoy each other and the views simultaneously. The night sky is protected, and the property offers a splash of the Milky Way at night. Jim Salopek

The subdivision of Las Campanas offers a state-of-the-art fitness club along with two Jack Nicklaus golf courses.


90 Thornton Ranch Road

HURLOCKER HOMES Michael Hurlocker P. O. Box 2857 Santa Fe, NM 87504 505-988-3783


HOME FEATURES • Contemporary architecture • Photovoltaic solar array • Geothermal heat • Unico air conditioning • Water harvesting system • Loewen lift-slide window walls • Cantilevered roofs • Butt-glazed corner windows and doors • Louvered portal roof • Indoor therapy pool • Outdoor hot tub • Painter’s studio • Pigmented plaster walls • Unique skylights • Glass-enclosed exercise room • Miele appliance package • Stone-clad wood-burning fireplace • Sleek in-wall gas fireplaces • Unique kitchen • Waterfall and koi pond

price: n/a lot size: 150 acres heated sq. ft.: 6,505 total sq. ft.: 11,092 designer/architect: Archaeo Architects 52


Michael Hurlocker

Top-shelf craftsmanship, precise execution, distinctly noticeable fit and finish, clean lines—these are some of the hallmarks of a Hurlocker home. I liken the building process to a Venn diagram where the different intersecting circles represent the client, the architect (designer), the builder, the interior designer, and the subcontractors. The overlapping areas are the finished product. My contributions as builder include putting all the stuff together as best I can while adding ideas, materials suggestions, building approaches, and alternative solutions to the mix being concocted by the architect and client—and do it beyond everyone’s expectations, including my own.

We don’t shy from trying new things. On this project, the client gave us the opportunity to build our first geothermal heating and cooling system and photovoltaic power plant. The result is twenty 200-foot vertical bore holes heating and cooling the house (“Look, Ma, no boiler!”) and a 57,000-watt photovoltaic array which is arguably the largest in the state attached to a residence. We even built it ourselves. Enjoy the house.

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2013 Design Santa Fe Home & Garden Tour Visit five professionally designed homes in Santa Fe the same weekends as Haciendas— A Parade of Homes! August 9–11 (11 am–6 pm) August 16–18 (11 am–6 pm) Free Twilight Tour on August 16 (4–9 pm)

Putting It All Together Interior design is a critical element of your building or remodeling project by Annie O’Carroll You’ve chosen an architect and a builder. But have you thought about hiring an interior designer? As a trained professional with a special skill set in art and interior architecture, an interior designer will become your ally in creating your ideal home. A designer takes pains to learn how you live, entertain, and relax in your home. Additionally, a designer will learn how you communicate and make decisions, what your personal style represents, and will understand your design budget. Each member of the home building “dream team”—architect, builder, and interior designer—plays an equally important role in the project, and the team works together respectfully to guarantee a successful outcome. If, for example, your plan includes a sofa floating in the center of a room, electrical outlets must be placed in the center for lighting. Your designer will ensure that this information is conveyed to the contractor. The spirit of cooperation between the professionals is critical in reaching their common goal of bringing it all together for you. How do you find the designer that’s best suited to your style? Visit websites! You may not see your exact style, but it is worth the time to view multiple designers’ accomplishments online and understand their work process before you begin interviewing for the right partnership. Over and above helping to create the home you will feel most comfortable in, a designer can save you time, money, and disappointment during the process. Once a budget is established, your designer will develop a comprehensive plan of action to ensure you are spending correctly and staying on time. A designer will simplify your life by working with resources to make your home uniquely yours. Designers also have access to “trade only” sources that are not open to the public, for everything from fabric to furniture. We know the local artisans who create special pieces such as custom gates or front doors, and it’s our job to help you personalize your home with these wonderful elements. Annie O’Carroll is the principal of Annie O’Carroll Interior Design, a Santa Fe– based interior design firm. 54


Tickets are $15 each to see all five homes, available at the Lensic box office, homes on the tour, and at sponsor Builders Source Appliance Gallery on Pacheco. Purchase tickets for both the Design Santa Fe Home & Garden Tour and Haciendas—A Parade of Homes for just $25—a savings of $5.

2013 TOUR HOMES: The Dream Home: Evolution in Design and Technology Cara Leigh, Interiors and Functional Design The Sundial House Paul Stevenson Oles, FAIA, Interface Architects The Bridge House Randy Falk, AIA, Falk Architecture Woven Plains Kenneth Francis, Principal ASLA, RLA, RA, Surroundings Chic Pueblo Lisa Samuel, ASID, IIDA, CAPS, NMLID #313, Samuel Design Group Maps, photos, and home details can be found at

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by Mike Loftin A house is a home, a savings account, a tax shelter—and with a little planning and effort, an appreciating asset. There are many affordable and enjoyable upgrades you can do to your home that will make it a better place to live. You'll also be adding value for when it comes time to sell. A fresh coat of light-colored paint will brighten up a drab old facade or bedroom, sparking curb appeal and helping potential buyers to picture themselves relaxing inside. Citing the website, Kiplinger says you’ll get a 250 percent return on an interior paint job, figuring paint at $30 per gallon. Landscaping, too, is a great investment. With just a few strategically placed trees, some foundation plantings, or a flower-lined walk, you can make your home stand out from the rest of the neighborhood. Spending just $300–$400 can earn you a $1,500–$2,000 return when it comes time to sell, Kiplinger says. Lighting is a quick and easy fix, and you’ll be amazed at how much a bit of new lighting in your home will improve both the look and ambience. It’s easy and inexpensive to upgrade toilets, sinks, or showerheads; choose ones that are energysaving and you’ll likely reduce your water usage and water bills, too. Adding built-in bookcases in the living room or some shelves in the kids’ rooms can also be a big plus. Pay attention to your doors and windows. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, simply adjusting a latch or weatherstripping a worn seal will pay for itself in a single year of heat savings. If you’re looking for substantial, long-term savings, consider solar panels. There’s a federal tax credit of 30 percent of the cost for each half-kilowatt you install. Plus you buy a lot less electricity from the power company, and you might even get to sell some back. My own affordable housing agency, Homewise, offers a special loan with 4 percent interest on solar installations in the city of Santa Fe. Do a few good upgrades on your house today. They’ll pay off now and in the future. Mike Loftin is the executive director of Homewise, a private, non-profit Santa Fe agency promoting affordable home ownership through financial counseling and education.

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placement of shade structures and certain tree species can go a long way in making a property more inviting. “With well-executed plans that create ‘magic spots’ at different times of the day and during different seasons, people can begin to see their properties as extensions of their homes, with areas outside where they can sit and read or enjoy a meal or conversation. And that can minimize energy usage inside the home, too.” In a high desert climate known for prolonged windy seasons, the inclusion of windbreaks in a landscape design is also important. Downey says permeable walls such as old coyote fencing or vines can help weaken the wind’s punch. Also, the strategic placement of plants that increase in size (from small shrubs to larger bushes or trees, for instance) can create a ramp effect that redirects wind. Other considerations include a property’s potential for food production, a subject near and dear to Downey’s heart. “Growing your own food is not only very rewarding and healthy, it can also provide you with an intimate connection to the land,” he says. Another local permaculture advocate and landscape expert is Jeannie Dodson-Edgars. A longtime gardener and co-owner of High Meadow Gardens, she’s been designing landscape makeovers for delighted clients in the Santa Fe area since 2007. “If you walk into a home and the landscaping isn’t geared toward an appreciation for aesthetics, you can feel a little uncomfortable,” she says. “I often ask my clients what feeling they’re looking for. You can really stage a garden much the way realtors stage a home.” Dodson-Edgars stages gardens by creating outdoor rooms that blend her clients’ aesthetic preferences with an array of ecological considerations: plant requirements, naturally occurring water pathways, topography, erosion control, soil conditions, and which botanic species will attract beneficial wildlife, to name just a few. “I come from a science perspective and always want to know what the soil and microclimate can support,” she says. “Soil structure is very, very important—and growing here is regional-specific. It is imperative to create the chemical pathway for plants to access the nutrients and the soil.” With various ways to accomplish this, High Meadow Gardens carefully studies each site to determine the best methods, including sheet mulching, berming soil enhancements, organic soil amendments, and strategic plant groupings. Like Downey, Dodson-Edgars also looks for a property’s food production potential. “We really enjoy combining ornamental plants with edibles,” she says. “There’s nothing better than picking grapes off of your own vine. It’s more than just improving curb appeal and increasing property value. It’s about improving quality of life.” Downey wholeheartedly agrees: “The small investment you put into any landscaping effort can yield immeasurable returns.”

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