the dream team delivers Below: Star Liana York’s bronze sculpture Grandma’s Gifts. Right: A customized painting in which the Johnsons asked the artist to represent their beloved greyhound, Caymus, who lived to age 13, in the foreground.
The Johnsons’ efforts paid off handsomely—not only in gorgeous views for themselves, but in awards galore for their building team. Frank Yardman Construction earned several honors for the home in the 2014 Haciendas—A Parade of Homes tour sponsored by the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association, including the coveted top award, the Grand Hacienda. Frank Yardman III, along with his sister, Penny Yardman-Gonzales, Mike and Carol, and a hand-picked “dream team” of design professionals, developed plans and built the home to completion in one year. The residence, which sits high on a ridge, was in fact the first one constructed in Sundance Ridge Estates. Sharp angles, the liberal use of steel and glass, and a butterfly roof—a serendipitous design change that arose when subdivision covenants nixed a pitched roof—suggest a contemporary spin on the traditional Pueblo. Architect Craig Hoopes, AIA, of Hoopes + Associates Architects,
“I like things with color and a spirit in them that speaks to me. We love Southwest art, so most of our art has come from Santa Fe,” says homeowner Carol Johnson.
The brightly lit foyer doubles as an exhibit space for the Johnsons’ extensive art collection, which includes pieces by Southwest artists Ethelinda (Manitou Galleries), (on wall at right), Carrie Fell (Sorrel Sky Gallery), (far wall), and Greg Reiche (Pippin Contemporary), (in courtyard through window).