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38 full retreat

Two Albuquerque doctors build a tranquil Sandia foothills luxury home that’s like their own private resort getaway.

96 sweet dreams A little girl’s fantasy home becomes a reality in adulthood— and wins a few awards in the process.

104 going all in

Combining two distinct styles, a Northeast Heights home wins awards for its unwavering commitment to industrial modern style.

SPECIAL SECTION 51 Fall Homes of Enchantment Parade There are 41 incredible homes on the Fall Homes of Enchantment Parade that will be open for touring October 10–12 and 17–19. This issue of Su Casa has all the details, including directions and maps to each home.

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18 Life + Style Southwest Doors galore to consider for your Southwestern home; Steve Thomas focuses on finishes; find your bedroom bliss with hand-crafted beds; sandhill cranes make their annual return to New Mexico; top interior designers make over an enormous Santa Fe estate at the 2014 Show House Santa Fe.

30 Design Studio

Top Albuquerque design-builders talk about trends in master suite design. David Naylor of David Naylor Interiors shares his secrets for creating master suites that are as functional as they are beautiful.

34 Enchanted Spaces

Using her trademark tips for sensory-scaping, designer Moll Anderson creates seductive, welcoming bedrooms.

46 What’s Happening

Events and peformances going on around Central and Northern New Mexico through December.

112 Vida Buena—NEW!

Learn how to make the most of the full resort experience at some of New Mexico’s hottest casinos; sample the latest facial treatments; and check out custom jewelry that melds contemporary and classic Southwestern styles.

120 Su Libro

The master suite in a home by Diego Handcrafted Homes includes this bright and romantic master bathroom.

Mark William Photography

Two great new reads celebrate self-indulgence and self-expression.

128 Adios

A Las Campanas guest wing brings the outdoors in. Cover: Powerful vigas and beams lead the way to the entrance of a Northeast Heights retreat. Read more on page 38. Photograph by Patrick Coulie.

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utumn in New Mexico is like no other place, with cool mornings, brilliant blue skies—often filled with balloons—and the smells of green chile roasting. Festivals abound in the fall, and it’s when the annual Homes of Enchantment Parade returns to Albuquerque. It’s all so satisfying and makes us glad to live in such a wonderful place. We also look for satisfaction in our homes at this time of year, as we strive to fulfill our desire for quality living. This issue of Su Casa speaks to that directly. Every single story in this issue suggests a homeowner’s desire that was met with a clever or innovative solution by their builder. From wine cellars to personal family retreats within the city, these talented builders created custom homes that were not only unique, but perfect for their homeowner clients. While this is normally second nature for custom homebuilders, it’s been exciting to see big production builders increasingly able to tailor their homes to the specific desires of new homeowners.   One of the most intimate rooms in the home is the bedroom. In most cases, it’s the one space most personal to you. Our story on master suite design captures the individual desires of various homeowners and, most importantly, how talented builders provided the satisfaction. In many cases, the bedroom needs to satisfy our emotional desires as well, such as providing tranquility. If you don’t know what might satisfy you, then I strongly suggest you visit homes in this year’s Parade. The variety will give you ideas as to what other homeowners wanted; perhaps from there you’ll be able to identify your own desires. With 41 houses, you’ll get lots of ideas—and they all come completely free. As you consider changes to your existing home or look at building a new one, know that you will get satisfaction, just as these homeowners all did. And then you can truly enjoy the autumn season.


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“I’ve just always loved the idea of a window seat,” says the owner of a New England–style, Westside home. Her builder, David K. Langham of Home Construction and Consulting Services, was able to carve out a comfortable little reading nook on the second story. “The homeowner really wanted a ‘special space’ in her new home where she could sit and read to her kids,” says Langham. “Its location on the children’s side of the house lends itself to the purpose she desired it for.” A single Pella window provides plenty of natural light for reading, while tall, narrow bookshelves on either side of the padded window seat and ample storage beneath the pad help keep the area tidy. At just four feet wide, the nook is a tiny space, but one that provides the ultimate return on investment: quality time spent with family. Home Construction and Consulting Services, abqbuilder.com 18 18

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doors

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Six doors you might not have considered for your Southwestern home, but should

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Bi-fold doors from Sierra Pacific Windows can swing in or out depending on traffic flow.

hether your goal is to bring the outdoor views in or keep the elements out, when it comes to doors, there are hundreds of attractive, energy-efficient new options.

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Above: Textured decorative glass, (shown here in Sheffield) pops in fiberglass and steel entry doors by Pella Windows and Doors.

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How does a company earn the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year award? Jim Dundon, general manager of Pella Windows and Doors in Albuquerque, says Pella’s stellar energy efficiency ratings all boil down to the materials used in construction— and, in central New Mexico, fiberglass is the way to go. “Fiberglass doors are one of our best sellers. They don’t dry out like wood, and the color is a gel stain, so it doesn’t fade,” Dundon explains. “There’s very little heat and cold transfer between the inside and outside, and the possibility of cracks or warping is very minimal.” For glass doors, or doors with glass inserts, Pella offers the InsulShield glass collection designed for maximum energy efficiency in very specific climate types.

gliding doors

The sliding patio door has been around forever, and it’s still a popular choice. But beyond sliding, Renewal by Andersen, with showrooms in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, offers gliding patio doors that are sturdier, smoother, and more personalized than ever. “Andersen offers a really wide variety of colors and styles and hardware options that you won’t always find with other manufacturers,” says Dawn Dewey, marketing director for Renewal by Andersen of New Mexico. “You can really design even a basic sliding door to match the style of the home.” Update the classic sliding door by adding colonial, prairie, or fractional grilles to the glass panes. Or, consider sliding French-style doors that slide apart instead of the traditional open-to-the-right.


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Kolbe & Kolbe’s Ultra Series TerraSpan, six-panel, lift and slide door, pockets into the wall and comes with a retractable screen. Available through Sunwest Construction Specialties.

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Above, left: Sliding French-style doors from Renewal by Andersen.

bi-folds

Part hinge door, part sliding door, the bi-fold door may just be the best of both worlds. “Bi-fold doors have a good seal. Plus, you can open up a large space in the wall—much larger than a standard patio door,” explains Mark Crowley of Sierra Pacific Windows. “Most configurations can be opened up wide for entertaining, but there’s also a simpler way that allows you to go in and out without having to fold out the entire door.” Crowley also notes that bi-fold doors don’t normally require a specialized installation process. They are typically installed just like conventional sliding or French doors. In-swing and out-swing options are available, depending primarily on traffic patterns and exposure to the glare of the desert sun.

the French way

Despite the moniker, these doors are by no means limited to only European- or traditional-style homes. French-style doors by Milgard are available with wood, vinyl, or fiberglass frames, offering up virtually endless color, pattern, and hardware combinations. The glass panels can also be personalized with textures, tints, and opaque effects. “French doors do take up a little more

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space than sliding doors, but when the panels are flung open, you have this full six-foot opening with lots of natural light, and great airflow. They’re ideal for parties because guests can just flow in and out,” says Jim Quillen of Pacific Mutual Door & Window in Albuquerque. Quillen says French doors are popular in Southwestern architectural styles, but he notes that most adobe and stucco homes require in-swing doors because the thickness of the walls doesn’t allow out-swing doors to open fully.

multisliders

Looking to bridge the divide between indoor and outdoor living? Multislide doors literally open up a whole world of possibilities. Depending on the number of doors in the system and the configuration, Kolbe & Kolbe’s multislide doors can be stacked together or recessed into a wall pocket. They can be slid entirely to the left or right, or split and slid apart in both directions. “Multislide doors are ideal in homes that have great views, garden areas, and outdoor living spaces,” notes Ra Patterson of Santa Fe–based Sunwest Construction Specialties. “You can open them when the weather is desirable and then close up when it’s less desirable, but you always have that great view.”

wall of windows

Remember the old adage about people who live in glass houses? Turns out it’s not so far-fetched. Western Window Systems replaces entire walls with glass, right down to the door. “Window walls are for homeowners who want people to look at the environment outside instead of art they’ve put up,” says Jacque Davis of Piñon Window and Door, Inc., in Albuquerque. While its minimalist lines make it a shoe-in for ultra-modern homes, the window wall can work for other architectural styles as well. “We had one client install one in a large log house,” Davis remembers. A sliding or hinged door can be incorporated into the window wall system so seamlessly as to be nearly invisible. But there are structural considerations, Davis warns, so consulting with a skilled architect or structural engineer is a must.


by Steve Thomas

saving the last for best

High-quality, carefully installed finishes make all the difference

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y current renovation project, Sea Cove Cottage, is a small, shingle-style Victorian cottage in a fishing village in Maine. It was built in 1905 by a local fisherman out of kit parts, most likely from a supplier in Boston. Except for the addition of a deck out back and some band-aid repairs, the house had not been altered over the years. My job was to do a very sympathetic renovation/restoration without going too crazy on either scope of work or cost. Then the three most expensive words in renovation came into play—“might as well”— and the scope of the job expanded. Add to that rotten sills, remedial structural work, extremely demanding clients (me and my wife), and one of the bitterest winters in recent memory in New England,

and now I’m neck-deep in a job that’s three times the cost and three times the timeframe I first anticipated. But it’s the beginning of the end. The painters arrived today to start the exterior; the floor man starts tomorrow; the kitchen order goes in next week. There’s still a tremendous amount of detail work to do, such as the finish carpentry, building nooks and window seats, and installing kitchen and bath cabinetry, countertops, and so forth. It’s work I enjoy, but still there’s a lot of it, and I’m anxious to finish up the project, move in, and hang up my tool belt for a while. Then there’s the aspect of writing a continual series of large checks—we’re pretty tired of that, too! But this is exactly when all the hard work, attention to structure and infrastructure will pay off—in the finishes. The next time you walk into an unfamiliar but comfortable space, ask yourself, “Why does it feel good?” You’re subconsciously reacting to good design, of course, but also quite likely to the overall quality of the finishes. The finish carpentry and installation of the tile, cabinets, and countertops all have to be of excellent workmanship, with close attention paid to the detail of the layout and crispness of line. Painting, wallpaper, and floors should all be held to the same high standard: Neat and crisp with clean cut-in lines is the general rule. Materials and finishes can be

simple and of modest cost, but through attention to detail and workmanship, they will read with the same harmony as expensive materials. Think of a traditional Japanese temple or teahouse. Constructed of wood, metal, and paper, it is the definition of elegance. Conversely, even the most expensive materials will read as cheap if poorly installed. So my morning mantra is “It’s all about the finishes.” No one will ever see the cleverly engineered and executed way in which I was able to underpin the failing foundation, nor will they see the big engineered beams I inserted into the walls to hold the old place up. But they will see the finishes, and so will I. So I’ll take a little more time, spend a little more money than I wanted to, and in the end Sea Cove will be just right.

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Materials and finishes can be simple and of modest cost, but through attention to detail and workmanship, they will read with the same harmony as expensive materials.

Precise finishing details in an award-winning kitchen by Palo Santo Designs.

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Life+Style Southwest

by Cristina Olds

bedded bliss

Beautiful beds for every Southwestern home

There’s a reason why they call it the bedroom. If your bed isn’t demanding its rightful place as the focal point of your private chambers, it might be time to upgrade. Before worrying about sheets, duvets, and pillows, first discover your ideal bed style. Simply Amish Frisco The Frisco collection is sparse, contemporary, and loaded with verve. Available in several hardwoods and finishes, and with or without attached nightstands, the Frisco panel bed exudes rustic contemporary style. Its tapered legs and low profile base makes this bed modern and distinctive.

Ernest Thompson Priest Sleep the slumber of the blessed in one of Ernest Thompson’s oldest and most popular Northern New Mexico designs. Constructed with sugar pine wood harvested and cured using best practices of sustainable forestry, the Priest bed is hand-planed with mortise and tenon joinery. Decorative cutouts are hand-carded, chipped, and adzed, while finishes are handapplied from age-old recipes. $2,679 queen, Ernest Thompson, southwestspanishcraftsmen.com

$6,198 queen with attached nightstands, Simply Amish, simplyamish.com

Modern Handcrafted Furniture Wiggle Designed and built by Albuquerque craftsman Damian Velasquez, the playful Wiggle bed is clearly influenced by Velasquez’s interest in the midcentury aesthetic. Built from brushed steel tube with a clear powder-coated finish, the metal beds in this collection come in gunmetal silver or matte black to complement a variety of décors. $1,695 queen, Modern Handcrafted Furniture, modernhandcrafted.com

La Puerta Originals Incorporating salvaged building materials collected from around the world, each piece of furniture from Santa Fe’s La Puerta Originals is one-of-a-kind. This rustic bed is handcrafted from antique cupboard panels and reclaimed lumber; carved finials were repurposed from antique dowry chests. Starting at $8,750 queen, La Puerta Originals, lapuertaoriginals.com 26

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Show House

Santa Fe

Top designers transform a historic gem by Cristina Olds

TEMA Contemporary Furniture Astrid Dramatically simple, the Astrid bed is a fun engineering feat with its deeply splayed legs supporting the platform. It and other beds in the Copeland collection can be crafted in solid cherry hardwood or a combination of solid walnut with dark chocolate maple. The Astrid comes with one or two headboard panels and various stain options.

Rustic Home Turquoise Adobe Handcrafted in Mexico from Mexican pine and kiln-dried, the Turquoise Adobe bed is made of solid wood. Details include rusted clavos (nails with large domed heads) in the scallops and on each panel, as well as ornate flower carvings on the top and on the posts. Available in turquoise, red, and other colors. Starting at $1,659 queen with headboard, Rustic Home, rustichome.net

Fiesta Furnishings Magnolia Part of the Jason Scott Collection, the Magnolia bed originates in a small village in Indonesia. Reclaimed teak is salvaged from abandoned structures and handcrafted using a complex 10-step process of wire brushing, scraping with broken glass, burning, waxing, rubbing with empty bottles, and state-of-the-art kiln-drying. $6,720 queen, Fiesta Furnishings, fiestafurnishings.com

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Show House Santa Fe came out of the gate flying in 2013, its inaugural year. A home in Las Campanas received a complete decorating makeover, courtesy of several of Santa Fe’s top interior and landscape designers. Back for a second year, the event is expected to be bigger in every way this time around, with more rooms to decorate and more designers participating. Show House Santa Fe will be open for touring October 4–5 and 11–12. The participating Santa Fe designers will be reimagining 20 rooms following the collective theme “Ancient-Future.” “Ancient-Future recognizes the enduring influence of Santa Fe style while embracing innovation and the unique needs of our evolving lifestyles,” says David Naylor of David Naylor Interiors, who is once again co-chairing the event with Jennifer Ashton of Jennifer Ashton Interiors. The 2014 Show House is an expansive 13,000-square-foot historic property set on 10 acres on the fringes of the Santa Fe National Forest. Known as Casa La Luna, the home melds Pueblo and Territorial styles with its original 1920s features, such as hardwood floors, rosewood ceilings, and extensive stonework quarried from the home’s land. “We’ll honor the timeless elements of the past—wood, stone, and adobe—along with the striking design elements that remain contemporary even after hundreds of years,” Naylor says, “but we’ll also incorporate new materials and blend them seamlessly to create an appealing vision of modern life in an ancient setting.” In addition to Naylor and Ashton, the designers participating in this year’s Show House include Jeff Fenton, Kenneth Francis, Heather French, Natalie Fitzgerald, Edy Keeler, Emily Mingenbach-Henry, Gloria Moss, Mandana Nowroozian, Annie O’Carroll, Erica Ortiz, Chandler Prewitt, Greg Purdy, Karen Rizzo, Mary Ann Salomone, Lisa Samuel, Patti Stivers, and Marty Wilkinson. The designers “were chosen for their collected and unique talents,” Ashton says. “Whether East Coast, Texan, Angelino, San Franciscan, or Santa Fean, we represent the colors of the land.” Show House’s sponsors, Lisa and David Barker of Barker Realty and Christie’s International Real Estate, are providing the venue, plus marketing and planning support. Proceeds from the event will once again benefit Dollars4Schools, a nonprofit that funds a variety of programs for Santa Fe–area schools, as well as The Lensic Performing Arts Center’s children’s programs. For more information, visit showhousesantafe.com.


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the big birds Sandhill cranes make their autumn return to New Mexico

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ut of the north come trumpeting sounds from high in the sky. A V-shaped line of dots undulates as though being pulled by an invisible cord. Fall has arrived; the cranes are back. Sandhill cranes appear as flying crosses, with long legs hanging well below their bodies and with necks extended. They can be observed and heard in every part of New Mexico as they return each fall from northern breeding grounds as far away as Siberia. They’re most commonly seen along the Pecos and Rio Grande Valleys, but can appear almost anywhere in the state. New Mexico has two of the six species of sandhill cranes found in the U.S. The smallest and most numerous—numbering in the hundreds of thousands—is the lesser sandhill, found in eastern New Mexico. The greater sandhill is primarily seen in the Rio Grande Valley. The largest bird in the state, the greater sandhill stands a jawdropping four feet high and has a seven-foot wingspread. Adult sandhills are gray overall, with a crimson skullcap, a whitish throat and chin, and dark flight feathers. Juveniles lack the red crown and have mottled brown feathers. continued on page 36


Design Studio

yours, truly

by Donna Lee Schillinger

A softly Southwestern master suite by Diego Handcrafted Homes incorporates a romantic wrought-iron bed, rounded corners, and seating areas.

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he master suite: It’s your domain, the most private space in your home. Is it a sanctuary you crave, or a place where study and sleep interweave? Three award-winning Albuquerque homebuilders share their thoughts on how to design the perfect master suite. Diego M. Ruiz, CGP, owner of Diego Handcrafted Homes (diegohandcraftedhomes.com), has a romantic streak. “The master suite should feel like a peaceful retreat, a getaway,” he says. “There should be a sense of privacy about it—romantic, comfortable, relaxing—while reflecting the owner’s personality.” Ruiz’s vision of a master sanctuary ideally includes a spectacular view of the mountains or city skyline, but when the best view available is of a privacy fence, Ruiz recommends creating an outdoor focal point with a landscaped fountain or private courtyard. Also essential, he says, is easy access to the outdoors from the master suite via a covered deck or patio. Inside, a cozy sitting area invites quiet time with a cup of coffee. Add a fireplace, a unique ceiling treatment, and cove lighting, and the mood is set. For functionality, Ruiz is adamant: “His-and-her closets—and hers has to be gigantic.” He also suggests some separation between the bed and bath area, such as sliding double doors, to accommodate the couple with different work schedules or circadian rhythms. For David K. Langham, CGP, CAPS, CGB, of Home Construction and Consulting Services (abqbuilder.com), the master suite has become the master living area. He notes that many homeowners are designing spaces for work and hobby right into their sleeping chambers, with the common themes of light, efficiency of design, and utility. “Instead of keeping it separate, the study can be incorporated into the

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This Boulevard Homes master bath features amenities such as a TV and a fireplace.

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master living space,” Langham notes. “It’s a good example of space economies—saving the space and expense of that additional room.” He recently built a home with his-and-her master suites for a professional couple—each space with multifunctionality. “His” includes classic shelves for a law book collection and a space for reading and research. “Hers” has a hobby sewing area and a built-in desk with large, shallow drawers to accommodate blueprints. “Incorporating even just one or two thoughtful elements in a smaller project can really elevate it from ordinary to extraordinary,” says Amber Kennington, owner of Boulevard Homes (abqmodern .com). “A huge window that captures beautiful views, an inviting sitting area with fireplace, a private patio, a generous tub, a spa-like shower, striking tile, or a great light fixture can convert


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“Her” multifunctional vanity in a master bath by Home Construction and Consulting Services.

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What’s an easy way to add drama A cozy sitting area within a master suite by David Naylor Interiors. and elegance to the master suite when you’re not ready for a remodel or a redesign? A dramatic headwall Window treatments. Start with a sheer panel to diffuse makes the bed the harsh light in the brightest hours, and layer a blackout room’s focal point. drape you can pull down later in the afternoon. Being able to control the natural light in a room enables you to change the feel of the room. Additionally, if there is a generous wall available, think about a big, upholstered headboard—we love a 12-foot headwall. The bed is the focal point of the master suite. What’s the one convenience that completes a master suite? When we design a suite, we try to talk about staging for everything—a wet bar, a mini refrigerator, and a place to make coffee. When you’re watching a movie from bed, you don’t want to go to the kitchen for refreshments. And in the morning, people like to have coffee available from that area. You incorporate animal prints in many of your designs. How should they be used, and what do they convey in the master suite? Animal prints are the new neutral, a pattern to go with any pattern. Most of them have black, tan, or ivory in them and they go with paisleys, plaids, florals—with everything! I know that doesn’t want to

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any master suite into a luxuriant atmosphere that homeowners can love and enjoy every day.” Kennington also suggests hanging chandeliers in master suites. “Whether in a bedroom, bathroom, or even a master closet, a chandelier can really make a space feel more inviting, personalized, and dynamic than functional recessed lighting alone.” Boulevard Homes’ award-winning master bath from the 2013 Fall Homes of Enchantment Parade graces the cover of the Spring 2014 issue of Su Casa. Serene and modern, the bathroom features a sculptural freestanding tub—one of Kennington’s favorite design elements. But tubs aren’t for everyone these days, Langham notes. “In about half of the homes I build, the owners are choosing not to have a tub. It’s not the expense that’s the issue but the wasted space. They would rather have larger linen cabinets.” Ruiz, Langham, and Kennington unanimously recommend that the master bath, as well as the entire suite, include universal design elements that take into account the eventuality of caregiving. Of utmost value for aging in place is a master suite on the ground floor and a curbless (no threshold) shower with an ample opening. However, universal design should be the only way in which your master suite is similar to any other. Whether playful, calming, or fit for royalty, your private chambers are the canvas for expressing your most personal style.

Truly outstanding private chambers require a marriage of architectural excellence and brilliant design. Interior designer David Naylor, founder of Santa Fe’s acclaimed David Naylor Interiors, shares some of his trade secrets for the perfect master suite.


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romancing the bedroom Why is the room you spend the most time in the last one on your decorating list? color

Since the bed is the focal point of any bedroom, make it the color palette for everything else. Find a color that stimulates you and your partner. It is important to know the person you’re sharing your bedroom with—stylistically speaking, of course!— and to incorporate their color tastes as well.

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n our homes we sometimes get so focused on creating great public spaces, like family and living rooms, that we forget about the room we spend the most time in: the bedroom. Creating a seductive, welcoming bedroom starts with what I call sensory-scaping—the art of creating spaces that appeal to the senses—using color, texture, scent, lighting, and eye-catching focal points.

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Your bed shouldn’t just look great; it should feel great. Choose linens that make you feel sexy, relaxed, and comforted. Think of sheets as lingerie for your bed. Out with the old, worn, and tattered, and in with a new set of intimate apparel for your bed. Replace your set with sheets of at least 400 thread count in yummy tones. A seductive bed needs sheets you can slip your skin into. There is nothing more sensual than puddles of luxurious fabric. Your windows will love being draped in yards of decadent silk or velvet. Lining your curtains with blackout material or heavy fabric will add weight and give the appearance you’re trying to achieve— not to mention, it’s great for sleeping in on weekends.

Placing lamps on both sides of the bed creates balance to the space. Not only is it better for the symmetry of your room, but if you’re single, the balance keeps you more open to the idea of sharing your life with someone else. Candles create natural lighting, and nothing says sexy like low lighting with a single candle burning.

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Use flowers and candles to bring in a seductive scent and stimulate your senses of sight and smell. The scent of a candle or the brightness of a flower can change the direction of an evening, and even your mood. Flowers create a wonderful aroma and give a great pop of color to the room.

eye-catching focal points

Every room, even the bedroom, needs at least one eye-catching focal point. In addition to the color and texture of your linens, don’t forget about the headboard. Whether it’s wood, iron, or upholstery, your headboard can make a ‘wow’ statement in your bedroom. A mirror, strategically placed to reflect light, will add depth to your space. Make sure the scale is right for the room. (When in doubt, go bigger!) To make a visual impact your accents should draw the eye and add weight to your room. If you have the space, create an intimate sitting area in your bedroom; a cozy seating area for two not only creates a focal point in your romantic bedroom, it also adds another place to connect with your special someone.

A seductive bed needs sheets you can slip your skin into.

Sensory-scaping a bedroom with a dramatic headboard, soft candle glow, and colorful, fragrant flowers.

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Pick up flowers you are drawn to, whether because of their color, scent, or meaning, then place small bouquets in unexpected spots— the bedside table, the dressing table, even the closet—for little aromatic sensory surprises.


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ulcinea and Chris Quintana, both physicians, actually met long before either had donned scrubs for the first time. They attended the same Albuquerque elementary school in the 1980s prior to Dulcinea’s family moving to Las Cruces. A couple of decades later, the two reconnected during a medical school class at UNM and eventually married. Dulcinea is an oncologist at UNM Hospital; Chris is a critical care doctor at Presbyterian Hospital. When their daughter was born in 2012, they quickly realized their 1,100-square-foot home was a bit cramped. And in addition to having stressful jobs, the Quintanas, as new parents, were suddenly faced with a challenge at home. “Elena was diagnosed with seizures at the age of two months, and subsequently diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis complex, which is characterized by benign growths in various parts of the body. She has them in her brain, heart, and kidneys,” explains Chris. “She is globally developmentally delayed but continues to make progress every day.” In pursuit of a home their family could grow into comfortably and that could become a de facto retreat, Chris and Dulcinea spent several months checking out homes on the market. “Nothing was perfect,” says Chris, so as many frustrated wouldbe homebuyers often do, they decided to explore building their own home. Knowing only that they wanted a place with an open floor plan, a rustic Southwestern feel, and a tranquil setting, the Quintanas bought a three-quarter-acre lot in an upscale community near the foothills of the Sandias, then turned to Paul McDonald, owner of Koinonia Architects & Builders. A third-generation builder and a licensed architect, McDonald holds the rare distinction of Master Builder and has been crafting SUCASAMAGAZINE.COM

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A mission-style bell tower and gatehouse announce the entrance to the hacienda, while the Sandias provide an appropriately majestic backdrop.

custom homes throughout New Mexico for more than two decades. He was confident he could deliver for the Quintanas. “I knew it would be about the awesome views,” McDonald says. “The challenge was to create a warm, private place while maintaining the vistas.” This is one Southwestern home in which as much care was taken with the exterior as with the interior; McDonald’s grandiose entry leaves no doubt about its inspiration. “The design reflects traditional hacienda elements: an entry courtyard with a gatehouse beneath a bell tower, and a tranquil water feature,” he says. “They introduce you into the space and build anticipation for what lies ahead.” His clients hadn’t quite moved in yet when their home was shown on the 2014 Spring Homes of Enchantment Parade. Fittingly, the home earned top honors in its price category: a Premier Award (best overall) and Best Kitchen. And oh, that kitchen! It’s equipped with professional-grade Thermador appliances and a dualzone wine cooler that holds over seven cases of vino. If the Quintanas want to take the party outside, large glass doors open onto a stamped concrete patio with a built-in outdoor kitchen and a covered outdoor living area complete with TV and kiva fireplace. Enclosed, private, and accessible from several places around the house, a heated pool with fountains and an integrated hot tub beckons year-round. The family has gotten plenty of use from their outdoor living spaces Spanish-style lanterns hang in the great room, which offers expansive mountain views. Walled and landscaped, the Quintanas’ home delivers the privacy they craved. 40

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“It feels like we’re on vacation at a luxury resort every time we come home.”—Dulcinea Quintana

The well-appointed pool area is accessible from several places in the house. Left: Powerful corbeled vigas and beams from Wholesale Timber & Viga.

A short path in the beautifully landscaped entry courtyard leads the way to the front door.

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Pella windows brighten the highceilinged great room. Stonewood Flooring provided the Variance plaster walls. Below: A powder room mixes old world finishes and fixtures.

since moving in in late spring. “It feels like we’re on vacation at a luxury resort every time we come home,” Dulcinea says. Throughout the home, classic old world Spanish design elements work in concert with pastoral New Mexico touches: contrasting dark and light woods; clean lines and hand-hewn beams; distressed knotty alder cabinetry; Variance interior plaster. Adding to the aesthetic symphony are vintage interior doors, hand-scraped hardwood floors, and hand-chiseled bancos, nichos, and window sills. A 16-foot wall of windows in the great room showcases the glory of the Sandia Mountains—McDonald absolutely nailed those views. From above, natural light inundates the

“We chose St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of New Mexico, and St. Luke, patron saint of physicians,” Chris says of the santos custom-made for the great room nichos.

Turning the work and seating spaces on point helped Koinonia earn a Best Kitchen award. Wood flooring from Architectural Surfaces, Inc.; cabinetry by Fine Custom Furniture and Doors by Castulo.

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A sculptural hallway joins the public areas with the living spaces. Perfectly placed platforms showcsase cherished photos along the serpentine wall.

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The master bedroom is its own retreat, with a fireplace, upward-facing views, and easy access to the pool.

Sodeco Modern Water Systems provided the jetted tub in the spa-like master bath. Decorative tile from Stonewood Flooring. The formal dining area (above) lies just behind the kitchen; a circular, less-formal dining nook has a great view of the pool.

space through a large southern-exposure clerestory window supported by enormous hand-carved corbel-ended beams. Colorful hand-carved saints perch in nichos flanking the great room fireplace. “The santos go along with the theme of the house; plus, our parents and grandparents have always had santos in their homes,” Chris explains. “We met a santero at the Fiestas of Albuquerque who carved them specifically for these nichos. We chose St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of New Mexico, and St. Luke, patron saint of physicians.” A brick-lined, serpentine hallway with latilla ceiling panels leads to the bedroom suites and a theater room. With leather platform seating for seven and a state-of-the-art projection and sound system, this is, not surprisingly, another popular family hangout. “We made a lot of use of this room during the World Cup,” says Chris. “And Elena has been enjoying getting to watch  Frozen in surround sound!” A Jack-and-Jill bathroom joins a large playroom with Elena’s pretty-in-pink bedroom, complete with a custom handmade crystal chandelier and wall sconces for the aspiring princess. The soothing pink and white walls are washed in natural light thanks to a well-placed skylight. 44

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In Mom and Dad’s room, clerestory windows frame the mountain views like a painting. The master suite also features a spa-like bathroom with custom tile work, and easy access to the outdoor patio and the hot tub—often the perfect remedy for two tired physicians after a long day at the hospital. A simple plaque in the kitchen displays the family’s name. But on the back, the leukemia survivor who made it had scrawled a note: “Thanks for saving me, Doc!” The touching gift, given to Dulcinea, is a reminder of both the important sense of family and the vocational calling she shares with her husband. “It was really moving,” says Dulcinea. “And it helps keep Chris and me focused on why we both pursued medical careers when the day-to-day is often so chaotic and difficult.” As they had hoped, their new home has become a sanctuary from the madness. “We really wanted a place that would be a respite from the chaos of our professional lives and provide our daughter with a great environment,” says Chris. “That’s exactly what we got—and more.”


A large playroom connects with daughter Elena’s pretty-in-pink bedroom, complete with a custom handmade crystal chandelier and wall sconces for the aspiring princess.

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FALL homes of enchantment parade Homes by Price $439,900 Homes by Joe Boyden 30 $179,990 MorningStar Homes by Twilight Homes 12 $444,349 Pulte Homes 3 * $184,000 Joseph Custom Homes 17 $499,900 Twilight Homes 36 $203,275 RayLee Homes: A New Generation 10 * $500,000 Renaissance Man Construction 21 $211,075 Express Homes by DR Horton 11 $535,000 EcoTerra 28 $233,252 RayLee Homes: A New Generation 34 $599,990 RayLee Homes: A New Generation 29 $267,990 Twilight Homes 15 $620,000 New Haven Homes 26 $271,200 Abrazo Homes 13 $625,900 Sun Mountain Construction 32 $309,760 RayLee Homes: A New Generation 35 $663,000 Vineyard Homes 24 $348,900 Sky View Homes 8 $674,900 Scott Patrick Homes 4 $349,900 Las Ventanas Homes Signature Community $695,000 Panorama Homes 6 $358,427 Stillbrooke Homes 9 $709,000 Mesa Verde Homes 5 $360,000 Paschich Design Group 22 $800,000 Lowe-Bo Homes 18 $364,800 Sky View Homes 7 $935,308 Home Construction and Consulting Services 19 $369,900 Rachel Matthew Homes 14 $970,000 Panorama Homes 27 $369,995 Stillbrooke Homes 37 $975,000 Patriot Homes 25 $382,210 DR Horton 33 $1,200,000 Picasso Builders 20 $382,420 DR Horton 16 $1,450,000 New Haven Homes 23 * $390,000 Out West Enterprises 38 $1,800,000 Sun Mountain Construction Featured Builder $392,300 Otero Custom Homes 31 price n/a Erin Williams Homes 39 $402,960 DR Horton 2 1 $435,900 Designer Studios / Urban D2 * Remodel Color Code Key for Entry Numbers Bernalillo Corrales East Mountains Northeast Heights Los Lunas Placitas Rio Rancho Southeast Heights Westside Valley

October 10–12 & 17–19 11 am –5 pm Get ready to enjoy more than 40 Albuquerque-area homes open for viewing during this year’s Fall Homes of Enchantment Parade.

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FALL homes of enchantment parade Homes by Price $439,900 Homes by Joe Boyden 30 $179,990 MorningStar Homes by Twilight Homes 12 $444,349 Pulte Homes 3 * $184,000 Joseph Custom Homes 17 $499,900 Twilight Homes 36 $203,275 RayLee Homes: A New Generation 10 * $500,000 Renaissance Man Construction 21 $211,075 Express Homes by DR Horton 11 $535,000 EcoTerra 28 $233,252 RayLee Homes: A New Generation 34 $599,990 RayLee Homes: A New Generation 29 $267,990 Twilight Homes 15 $620,000 New Haven Homes 26 $271,200 Abrazo Homes 13 $625,900 Sun Mountain Construction 32 $309,760 RayLee Homes: A New Generation 35 $663,000 Vineyard Homes 24 $348,900 Sky View Homes 8 $674,900 Scott Patrick Homes 4 $349,900 Las Ventanas Homes Signature Community $695,000 Panorama Homes 6 $358,427 Stillbrooke Homes 9 $709,000 Mesa Verde Homes 5 $360,000 Paschich Design Group 22 $800,000 Lowe-Bo Homes 18 $364,800 Sky View Homes 7 $935,308 Home Construction and Consulting Services 19 $369,900 Rachel Matthew Homes 14 $970,000 Panorama Homes 27 $369,995 Stillbrooke Homes 37 $975,000 Patriot Homes 25 $382,210 DR Horton 33 $1,200,000 Picasso Builders 20 $382,420 DR Horton 16 $1,450,000 New Haven Homes 23 * $390,000 Out West Enterprises 38 $1,800,000 Sun Mountain Construction Featured Builder $392,300 Otero Custom Homes 31 price n/a Erin Williams Homes 39 $402,960 DR Horton 2 1 $435,900 Designer Studios / Urban D2 * Remodel Color Code Key for Entry Numbers Bernalillo Corrales East Mountains Northeast Heights Los Lunas Placitas Rio Rancho Southeast Heights Westside Valley

October 10–12 & 17–19 11 am –5 pm Get ready to enjoy more than 40 Albuquerque-area homes open for viewing during this year’s Fall Homes of Enchantment Parade.

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Brazos Trail Ct.

p a r a d e

Albuquerque Metro Area

FALL Parade Committee Diana Lucero (Chair), Jamie Baxter, John Berg, Rhett Butler, Susan Chiasson

Maria Colella, Dina Coraci, Scott Cummings, Melissa Nelson, Peggy Moeller Mead Nick Salas, Ron Sisneros, Carla Wersonick, Jim Yallally

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Albuquerque’s original green builder creates a Westside masterpiece

by Ben Ikenson Photographs by Amadeus Leitner

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tanding on the back patio of a $1.8 million, 4,996-square-foot Shangri-La in the gated community of Oxbow Bluff, custom homebuilder Norm Schreifels is pleased with his handiwork. “There may not be a water feature on the property, but there’s a water feature, all right,” he says, sweeping an arm toward what may arguably be the best view of the Rio Grande in town, not to mention the surrounding Bosque and the Sandia Mountains. After all, the owner of Corrales-based Sun Mountain Construction has built his practice largely on maintaining respect for the natural resources he so clearly admires. Schreifels was a pioneer of green building long before it became a buzzword for sustainable building practices. Established in 1987, Sun Mountain Construction has built hundreds of acclaimed—and highly efficient—homes throughout New Mexico, and has received awards for the best green home and the best green remodel in the nation from the National Association of Home Builders. In fact, because many of Schreifels’s homes are so efficient, a number of his previous clients are gladly reporting

that they’re receiving checks from the utility companies each month because their homes actually generate more energy than they consume.

“The owner wanted the home to have some rounded edges and other components to keep it from being cold and industrial, the way more ultra-contemporary homes sometimes feel.”—Norm Schreifels The limestone-clad, single-story home on the Westside that Schreifels just finished with the help of superintendent Paul Willey and an army of craftsmen sits on one of Oxbow Bluff ’s premier lots and backs right against the community open space that accesses the Bosque and river. “Especially considering the views will never be compromised by future construction, it was a no-brainer to orient the building in a way that maximizes the site’s natural assets,” says Schreifels.

This Oxbow Bluff home built by Sun Mountain Construction mixes clean, modern lines with the occasional curved wall. A contemporary portal overlooks the Rio Grande River.

Sun Mountain Construction, sunmtnconst.com

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Stone-finish wallpaper surrounds the gas fireplace, above which hangs the owners’ colorful collection of hand-blown glass.

Above: In the open kitchen, smooth-front maple cabinets, a neutral glass tile backsplash, and gleaming stainless steel appliances allow the patterned granite to really pop.

Sun Mountain Construction owner Norm Schreifels (left) and superintendent Paul Willey have worked together for more than 20 years.

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Mission accomplished. Most of the entire rear wall of the home is comprised of 12-foot floor-to-ceiling glass panels that expose the stunning panorama beyond. Should the homeowners ever tire of the view outside, the great room features an 80-inch TV that rises from the hearth of a gas fireplace set into a dramatic, faux-stone wall. A multicolored glass display adorns much of the top part of the wall, adding color, flair, and personality to the neutral palette. Schreifels and Sun Mountain Construction built the threebedroom/four-bath home as a soft contemporary. “The owner wanted to have some rounded edges and other components to keep it from being cold and industrial, the way more ultracontemporary homes sometimes feel,� he explains. Gleaming limestone floors flow throughout much of the house, including the open kitchen and large great room with its impressive fireplace. The kitchen includes a striking granite island, glass-tile backsplash, high-end appliances, and large, custom-designed cabinets that open by simply pushing them, eliminating the need for handles. The result is a very


While most of the home is characterized by sharp angles, the circular dining room (right) softens the design. Schreifels’s elaborate custom tile design and an old world chandelier are thoughtful contrasts to the largely contemporary aesthetic.

sleek, clean look, dramatized by the round-edged soffit floating above the island like a cloud. It houses high-efficiency LED lighting similar to that found throughout the house. But the many well-placed skylights throughout the home flood the home with natural light and make the LED lighting largely unnecessary. “During daylight hours, you don’t need to switch a single light on in this house,” says Schreifels. Off the great room, a rotunda-style dining room allows for more intimacy at meals. The large master bedroom faces the river and features more of those glass-paneled walls that showcase the views. It adjoins a luxurious master bath with a television built into a vanity mirror, and a walk-in his-and-hers closet of almost unbelievable size. At the front of the home, a large, well-appointed casita announces the approach to the custom entry door. The house is as impressive outside as it is inside, with landscaping features that include a flagstone path that winds through a xeriscaped entry courtyard to the front door. The rear patio is equipped with a fully functioning outdoor kitchen area and a lengthy contemporary portal. This is one impressive home. Almost stealing the show, however, is that magnificent “water feature” Schreifels spoke of—the Rio Grande River—which provided the inspiration for the home’s singular design.

The light and airy master bath features a large, frameless shower and the same stained maple cabinetry found throughout the house. The lighted vanity mirror has a TV built into it.

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Sun Mountain Construction 5000 Snow Goose Court NW

Oxbow Bluff

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Featured Builder 3 bedrooms 4 baths 4,996 sq. ft. $1,800,000 From the Big I, go west on I-40 to Coors Blvd. and turn right (north). Drive .9 mile to St. Josephs Drive and turn right. Proceed .3 mile to the Oxbow Bluff subdivision. Go through gate onto Mourning Dove Place and proceed to Snow Goose Court on the left.

This contemporary home is located in the beautiful Oxbow Bluff subdivision with unobstructed views of the Rio Grande River and Bosque, city lights, and mountains. Some of the features include floor-to-ceiling windows, a chef’s kitchen,

custom cabinets and doors, limestone floors, an exercise room, a TV that rises out of the ground, and much more. Come see us and let us design and build your custom dream home.

Norm Schreifels (505) 892-8855 norm@sunmtnconst.com sunmtnconst.com

Subcontractors & Vendors

All businesses are located in the Albuquerque area with area code 505.

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Alarm/Vacuum/Sound: Alarm Control Technologies, 889-0448

Landscaping: The Hilltop, 898-9690

Appliances: Builders Source Appliance Gallery, 889-3001

Lighting Fixtures: Turn On Lighting, 891-2124

Architect: Richard Schalk, AIA, 843-7227

Lumber: ProBuild, 858-3766

Bank: First National Santa Fe, 889-1923

Masonry (Fireplace): Overbay Construction, 220-2778

Cabinets: Sun Mountain Construction, 892-8855

Painting: North Hill Painting, 934-9700

Countertops: United Stoneworks, 450-1721

Plumbing: Custom Adobe Mechanical, 264-9077

Doors/Door Hardware: Moore Door & Window, 238-9888

Plumbing Fixtures: Dahl Plumbing, 345-8587; Golden Eagle Design, 888-9457

Drywall: Elite Dri-Wall, 620-0620

Roofing: Chavez Roofing, 843-6758

Electrician: Chacon Electric, 400-6084

Specialty Wood Trim: Wood Moulding Specialties, 897-2997

Fireplaces: Mountain West Sales, 888-4464

Stucco: Dura West, 410-7395

Garage Doors: Windsor Door, 345-6604

Tile: Rocky Mountain Stone, 991-1194; Stonewood Flooring, 239-9214

Gate: Rio Rancho Iron Works, 994-0776

Tile Installation: R.A. Tile, 975-4753

Glass & Mirror: Albuquerque Custom Shower Door, 345-6246

Trim Carpenter: BRW, 280-8532

HVAC: A & G Heating & Cooling, 463-1636

Window Coverings: Window Fashions, 298-7405

Insulation: Duke Contractor Services, 780-0048

Windows: Sierra Pacific Windows, 280-7151

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Signature Community

Ventana de La Luz

Las Ventanas Homes brings its green-built, well-appointed homes to the Westside by Ben Ikenson Photographs by Amadeus Leitner

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All home sites feature spectacular views of the Sandias.

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cott Ashcraft, David Kleinfeld, and Scott Allen at Las Ventanas Homes couldn’t resist the opportunity to pursue their latest development—Ventana de La Luz—on Albuquerque’s Westside. “The lots sit at the top of an existing community and offer amazing views of the Rio Grande bosque,” says Ashcraft. “The Sandia Mountains backdrop is spectacular.” Located within the gated community of La Luz del Sol, the homes will range in size from 1,900 to 2,100 square feet, with prices starting at $339,000. The development includes 30 home sites; three base floor plans will emphasize the incredible views. The main feature of each home will be an open floor plan with 12-foot ceilings and large, sliding glass doors that frame the mountains. With innovative floor plans, “these homes will maximize space through smart design,” says Ashcraft. “Green-built, cohesive, indoor-outdoor living spaces and a convenient location will make Ventana de La Luz a highly desirable community.” In addition to enjoying easy access to nearby amenities and the amazing views, homeowners will also be able to breathe a (healthy!)

Las Ventanas Homes was recognized for best indoor air quality during the Spring 2014 Homes of Enchantment Parade. sigh of relief knowing the indoor air quality in their home is superior. A common problem with many new, well-insulated homes is that air, often containing toxins from off-gassing, remains trapped inside. That’s why energy recovery ventilation (ERV) systems are standard

Right: Download the Virtual View app on any iPhone or Android device to scan this image for a 3-D view of the floorplan.

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in every home Las Ventanas builds. The ERV exchanges all the air inside each home at least once every 24 hours. “It’s important to us to offer our customers a home that’s as safe and clean as it is beautiful. We emphasize indoor air quality in all our homes,” says Ashcraft. In fact, Las Ventanas Homes was recognized for best indoor air quality by the Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico during the Spring 2014 Homes of Enchantment Parade. Las Ventanas Homes was established in 2009 when the three partners hit upon a formula that has served them well over the last four years: They obtained welllocated infill lots where they could build upscale, energyefficient homes. “The idea that bigger is always better has become outdated,” says Ashcraft. “By and large, we are finding that homeowners are very interested in the quality of the details—and our homes are all about details.” Indeed, consumers have been responsive to the company’s endeavors. The firm followed its first, namesake project—Las Ventanas—with two others in Albuquerque’s North Valley. All have been built to capacity with a total of 33 unique homes sold. In addition to these and the forthcoming homes at Ventana de La Luz, Las Ventanas Homes recently developed another community in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque’s far northeast heights.

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“Green-built, cohesive, indoor-outdoor living spaces and a convenient location will make Ventana de La Luz a highly desirable community.”—Scott Ashcraft Located within the expansive, master-planned community of High Desert, the Legends at High Desert is a gated neighborhood with 34 existing homes and 14 home sites still available. After the housing market stalled and the original developer left the project in 2008, Las Ventanas Homes bought the remaining lots last fall, seizing the opportunity to not only take over an unfinished residential development project, but also to improve on it. “We’ve been amazed with the response to our homes in The Legends at High Desert,” says Ashcraft. “We’ve sold 14 homes in this neighborhood in the last seven months. Homebuyers realize the value of a new, energy-efficient, green home as opposed to purchasing an older home in the same area. Even homes built in the last five years do not have near the energy-efficiency or indoor air quality we’re able to offer with our new homes.” If the housing market is only just starting to improve, Las Ventanas Homes has been quick to fill the gaps, literally.

You’ll always breathe easy at Ventana de La Luz, because energy recovery systems (ERVs) are standard in every Las Ventanas Home.

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Bathrooms and kitchens at Ventana de La Luz feature crisp, modern cabinetry, high-end fixtures and appliances, and distinctive tile backsplashes.


Las Ventanas Homes 52 Wind Road NW

Ventana de La Luz

WESTSIDE

Signature Community Signature Community 3 bedrooms 3 baths 2,146 sq. ft. $349,900 From the Big I, take I-25 north to the Montaño exit. Head west on Montaño to Coors, turning left (south). Proceed to Sevilla and turn right. The first right (Costa Almeria) leads to the gated entry for La Luz del Sol. Left onto Wind Drive.

Views. If you could only use one word to describe this home, that would be the one. A large and open kitchen and living area with soaring 12-foot ceilings is focused on the beautiful views of the Bosque and the Sandia Mountains. Wood floors, granite countertops,

and floor-to-ceiling glass windows are what set this home apart from all the others. You’ll feel like you’re on top of the city when you step onto the back patio. The gated community features a beautiful swimming pool, tennis courts, and walking trails. Did we mention the views?

Missy Ashcraft (505) 362-6823 missyashcraft@comcast.net lasventanasnm.com

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VENTANA de LA LUZ Ventana de La Luz, located on the Westside within the gated community of La Luz del Sol, is comprised of 30 home sites, all offering unparalleled views of the Sandia Mountains, Rio Grande bosque, and downtown Albuquerque. Residents have access to a beautiful community pool and tennis courts, and numerous walking trails wind through the community. Directions: From the Big I, take I-25 north to the Montaño exit. Head west on Montaño to Coors, turning left (south). Proceed to Sevilla and turn right. The first right (Costa Almeria) leads to the gated entry for La Luz del Sol. Left onto Wind Drive.

THE LEGENDS AT HIGH DESERT Located within the master-planned community of High Desert in Albuquerque’s far northeast heights, The Legends at High Desert is a gated neighborhood featuring green-built, energy-efficient homes by award-winning Las Ventanas Homes. Fourteen home sites are still available! Directions: Take I-40 east to Tramway north. Turn right on Academy and proceed through the first stop sign to the first gated neighborhood on the right. SUCASAMAGAZINE.COM

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Designer Studios / Urban D2 5812 Mesa Vista Trail NW

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Mesa Ridge

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3 bedrooms 2.5 baths 2,284 sq. ft. $375,500 (base price) $435,900 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, take I-40 west to Coors, heading north on Coors. Turn left on Montaテアo, proceeding past Taylor Ranch Road to Mesa Ridge subdivision on the left (south side) of Montaテアo. Enter the electronic gate and immediately turn left onto Mesa Vista Trail.

This contemporary, open living窶田oncept home, designed by Eric Spurlock, features 4 bedrooms/ study, large windows with mountain views, indoor/outdoor living areas with a fire pit, 3

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bathrooms, including a European wet area in the master bath, multiple water features, and a private-entry courtyard.

Lawrence Martinez, Builder (505) 934-6779 / (505) 503-0345 designerstudios2012@gmail.com espurlock@ericspurlock.com


DR Horton

8405 Groundsel Road NW

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4 bedrooms 3.5 baths 3,443 sq. ft. $314,990 (base price) $402,960 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, take I-40 west to the Unser exit, heading north. Turn left on Molten Rock, left on Vista Vieja, right on Vista Antigua, and right onto Groundsel.

Our highest standard of modern living, the Pike II demonstrates a synthesis of contemporary styling and elegance. From its generously sized loft to its

equally spacious family room, this home is sure to be perfect for fun and functionality.

Paul Rodriguez (505) 797-4245 prrodriguez@drhorton.com drhorton.com/nm

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Prices, availability, and incentives are subject to change without notice and will vary by subdivision. Square footages are approximate. D.R. Horton is an Equal Housing Opportunity Builder. Build Green New Mexico is a voluntary statewide program for certifying green technologies, products and practices. D.R. Horton makes no representations as to actual energy cost savings or performance. Builder retains rights to any applicable energy tax credits. For more information, visit www.buildgreennm.com.

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Pulte Homes

8716 Vista Cumbre Road NW

WESTSIDE

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4 bedrooms 3.5 baths 3,470 sq. ft. $339,990 (base price) $444,349 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, take I-25 north to Paseo del Norte and turn left (west). Proceed to Unser and turn left. Turn right onto Molten Rock, left on Vista Vieja, right on Picos Oeste, and then right onto Vista Cumbre.

This large and inviting single-story home with 2-car garage features a spacious great room opening to the kitchen, nook, and formal dining areas, plus a private courtyard and covered patio that inspires

outdoor living and entertaining. The large owner’s suite includes a sitting area and private access to the patio. This home also highlights a guest suite with living area and full bath option.

Wade Messenger (505) 761-9606 wade.messenger@pulte.com pultehomes.com/nm

The Patagonia at Montecito West The Patagonia features and options include: • Private Front Courtyard • Three Car Garage • Guest Suite with Living Area • Large Owner’s Suite • Hobby Room Find your new Pulte home at pulte.com/nm or call 505.761.9606

Continuing a policy of constant research and improvement, Pulte Homes reserves the right to change price, plan, specifications or availability without notice or obligation. Photographs are for illustrative purposes only and are not intended to be an actual representation of a specific community, neighborhood or any completed improvements being offered. See sales consultant for details. ©2014 PulteGroup. All rights reserved 08/2014 PGI Realty brokerage for Pulte Homes: 505-761-9606 7601 Jefferson NE Suite 180, Albuquerque NM 87109

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Scott Patrick Homes 4901 Camino Valle Trail NW

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4 bedrooms 2.5 baths 2,870 sq. ft. $674,900

From the Big I, take I-40 west to Coors Blvd. (Exit 155) northbound. Turn right onto Coors and continue 1.5 miles, then turn right onto Sevilla into Andalucia. Continue to Tres Gracias, turn left, and proceed into the gated community of El Bosque.

A relaxed North Valley feel awaits you in this contemporary, open-concept custom home featuring large window walls highlighting the surrounding bosque and mountain views. Gracious architec-

tural features include wood flooring, exterior and interior stone and beams, a gleaming granite and stainless steel kitchen open to the main living areas, a spacious covered rear patio, and much more.

Jolynne Becker cell (505) 239-3037 or (505) 828-9900 scottpatrickhomes.com

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Mesa Verde Homes 5015 San Adan Avenue NW

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Andalucia

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3 bedrooms 3 baths 2,780 sq. ft. $709,000

From the Big I, travel west on I-40 to the Coors exit (Exit 155) and proceed right (north) on Coors for 1.7 miles. Turn right onto Sevilla Avenue, then left onto Tres Gracias Drive. The first right is San Adan.

This green-built Southwest contemporary home will get your attention. Located in the picturesque Andalucia subdivision, the Bosque and walking trails are only minutes away. Features include a large

kitchen, a study, a great room with mountain views, a large owner’s suite, abundant indoor and outdoor living areas, a 3-car garage, custom cabinets and doors, and more. Come see our available lots.

Betty Blea (505) 991-1405 womanbuilder@gmail.com mesaverdehomes.net

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Panorama Homes 5020 Camino Valle Trail NW

WESTSIDE

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4 bedrooms 3.5 baths 3,353 sq. ft. $695,000

From the Big I, travel west on I-40 for 4 miles. Take the Coors exit (Exit 155) and proceed right (north) on Coors for approximately 2 miles. Turn right onto Sevilla Avenue, then turn left onto Tres Gracias Drive. Enter the roundabout, turning right to pass through the gate. Home is on the right.

The seamless fusion of contemporary, traditional, and Southwest style elements of this Build Green New Mexico窶田ertified home beautifully showcases the limitless possibilities of a Panorama

Sky View Homes 4709 Cayetana Place NW

Custom Home design. With a floor plan that maximizes the uniquely shaped building site, this spacious home expands effortlessly into outdoor living areas.

John Lowe (505) 688-6834 jlowe14@comcast.net panoramahomes.com

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Andalucia at La Luz

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3 bedrooms 2 baths 2,208 sq. ft. $364,800

From the Big I, take I-40 west to Coors Blvd. (Exit 155). Turn north (right) onto Coors and continue 1.5 miles, then turn right onto Sevilla into Andalucia. Turn right onto Mi Cordelia, right on Rafael Cruz, right on Monte Frio, left on Edwardo, and left on Cayetana Place.

Along with amenities that set a Sky View Home apart from others the same size, this home, located in Andalucia, has 3 oversized bedrooms,

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a spacious 2-car garage, extended rear patio, and a gleaming granite and stainless steel kitchen that opens up to the large family room.

Jolynne Becker cell (505) 239-3037 skyviewhomesnm.com


Sky View Homes 5320 Sacate Avenue NW

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Andalucia at La Luz

3 bedrooms 2 baths 2,210 sq. ft. $348,900

From the Big I, take I-40 west to Coors Blvd. (Exit 155) and head northbound (right). Continue on Coors 1.5 miles, then turn right onto Sevilla into Andalucia. Turn right on Mi Cordelia, then right onto Sacate Avenue. Home is on the left.

Spacious and open describes the feeling upon entry into this inviting custom home. A curvilinear window wall spans the entire great room and dining room, presenting breathtaking views of the

bosque and Sandias. The center kitchen offers an eat-in kitchen island sunlit by skylights.

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Stillbrooke Homes 8800 Desert Rain NW

Watershed

Jolynne Becker cell (505) 239-3037 or (505) 828-9900 skyviewhomesnm.com

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3 bedrooms 3 baths 2,646 sq. ft. $329,780 (base price) $358,427 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, take I-40 west to the Unser exit. Take Unser north to its intersection with Tierra Pintada Blvd. Go west on Tierra Pintada to Watershed Drive NW. Right on Watershed Drive, then left onto Desert Rain.

Enter the inviting foyer and take a deep breath with the volume ceilings, open informal dining area, large family room, kitchen, and nook. The window wall in the family room provides amazing views of the Sand-

ias. One wing of the home is devoted to the exquisite master suite and a secondary bedroom/bath, while the other wing comprises a game room (or fourth bedroom), full bath, and bedroom with walk-in closet.

Jeremy Martinez (505) 898-4850 jeremym@stillbrooke.com stillbrooke.com

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RayLee Homes: A New Generation 8932 Arkansas NW

Stormcloud

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3 bedrooms 2.5 baths 1,567 sq. ft. $169,990 (base price) $203,275 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, take I-40 west to 98th Street. Head north (right) on 98th Street (98th Street becomes Arroyo Vista Blvd). Turn right onto on Tierra Pintada. Turn right onto Arkansas and follow the signs to RayLee Homes.

The Fenway floor plan is perfect for first-time buyers as well as families. Step out to the large covered patio adjacent to the custom-designed fire pit— perfect for a relaxing evening or fun with the kids.

This home in Stormcloud is a true must-see and another example of the quality and design offered by RayLee Homes.

Tammy Grady-Thornton (505) 991-0910 sales@rayleehomes.com rayleehomes.com

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Express Homes by DR Horton 836 Zimina Drive SW

Sundoro

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3 bedrooms 2.5 baths 1,997 sq. ft. $190,000 (base price) $211,075 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, take I-40 west to exit 153, turning right onto 98th Street. Turn right on Ladera, right on Vesuvius, and then right on Zimina.

The charming Reveille plan provides an open and spacious feel with many sought-after features. You’ll delight in the upscale granite countertops in the kitchen, the executive kitchen cabinetry,

the spa-like owner’s suite bath with luxury tile shower, and so many added extras that you simply have to see it to believe it.

Paul Rodriguez (505) 797-4245 prrodriguez@drhorton.com drhorton.com/nm

Introducing Express Homes by DR Horton

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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Prices, availability, incentives, plan features and materials are subject to change without notice and will vary by subdivision. Square footages are approximate. All floor plans and elevations are artist¹s renderings. Not all buyers will qualify for all programs. See an Express Homes sales consultant in the community for details. Express Homes is a dba of D.R. Horton Inc. 505-797-4245.

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MorningStar Homes by Twilight Homes 1631 Camino Cancun SW

Rancho Valencia

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3 bedrooms 2 baths 1,818 sq. ft. $151,990 (base price) $179,990 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, take I-25 south to Los Lunas. Take the Main Street exit (Route 6) and turn left at the first stoplight. Take first right on to Camelot Road. After approximately 1 mile turn left onto Camino Canyon Road. Take the first right and the model is on the right.

The best of both worlds: a modern look in a country setting. Granite counters, tile floors, and 9-foot ceilings throughout, combined with an incredibly spacious and open living and dining

Abrazo Homes 1620 Camino Canyon SW

area, make this home perfect for families. Open the sliding glass doors in the family room to bring the outside in.

Panos Kassimatis (505) 916-0914 morningstarhomesnm.com

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3 bedrooms 2 baths 2,119 sq. ft. $218,950 (base price) $271,200 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, take I-25 south to exit 203 (Los Lunas). Turn left onto Main Street and take the first right on Camelot. Follow Camelot into Rancho Valencia, then turn left onto Camino Canyon.

Abrazo Homes’ energy-efficient “Audrey” is a spacious, single-story floor plan with designer finishes throughout and flexible options. This home showcases dramatic views of the Rio

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Grande Valley and Manzano Mountains. Manage your door locks, energy usage, lighting, and thermostat through your smartphone from anywhere in the world.

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Rachel Matthew Homes 2219 Stieglitz Avenue SE

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Mesa del Sol

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4 bedrooms 3.5 baths 2,679 sq. ft. $369,900

From the Big I, take I-25 south to the Rio Bravo exit and turn left. Turn right on University and follow for 3 miles. Turn right on Avedon Drive SE. Turn right on Stieglitz Avenue.

This Spanish-eclectic home looks and feels like a vacation. From the nichos and archways to the outdoor fire pit and covered balcony, the details and workmanship are in a class of their own. The

Twilight Homes 5743 University Blvd. SE

flow and functionality throughout the home are incomparable. Come home to your paradise!

Marlene Vance (505) 792-4663 vance@rachelmatthew.com rachelmatthewhomes.com

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2 bedrooms 2 baths 1,582 sq. ft. $249,990 (base price) $267,990 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, take I-25 south to the Rio Bravo exit and go left onto Rio Bravo at the end of the exit. Take the first right after the freeway (University Blvd.). Stay on University approximately 3 miles and home will be on the right after Bourke-White Drive.

This gorgeous, unique home in the highly amenitized master-planned community of Mesa del Sol has beautiful views and a convenient location. Imagine opening the wall of

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glass doors in your family room to your private courtyard and watching the stars from your sofa. A beautiful way to end the day.

Vincent Pizzonia (505) 506-7007 vpizzonia@twilighthomesnm.com twilighthomesnm.com


DR Horton

1513 Barbaro Drive SE

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Volterra

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3 bedrooms 2.5 baths 2,017 sq. ft. $278,990 (base price) $382,420 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, take I-40 east to exit 116 (Juan Tabo). Turn right (south) on Juan Tabo NE, continuing onto Juan Tabo SE, and then turn left onto L Street.

The unique contemporary style of the Clark II invites guests to see more. The bright and open living area greets visitors as they enter the home,

which opens to the gorgeous kitchen fit for a chef. The owner’s suite is situated at the back of the home—the perfect personal getaway.

Paul Rodriguez (505) 797-4245 prrodriguez@drhorton.com drhorton.com/nm

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Joseph Custom Homes Remodel 1313 Stagecoach Lane SE

SOUTHEAST HEIGHTS

Four Hills Canyon Club

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Remodel of kitchen and dining room $184,000 (price of remodeled portion of home) From the Big I, take I-40 east toward Santa Rosa. After 6.5 miles, take Exit 226A/B, Tramway Road. Turn right on Tramway and turn left onto Central Avenue SE/Historic U.S. 66. Take the first right onto 4 Hills Road. Take 4 Hills Road 1.6 miles, bearing left onto Stagecoach Road. The fourth right is Stagecoach Lane.

Award-winning Joseph Custom Homes has raised the roof on this one—literally! Opening up the kitchen and dining room, raising the ceiling from 8 to 10 feet, and adding 16 x 8-foot

pocket doors, we have created an amazing outdoor space and view. The transformation of this 1980s golf course home to the present is a mustsee. Another incredible Joseph Custom Home!

Greg Joseph (505) 890-5000 gregjoseph@josephcustomhomes.com josephcustomhomes.com

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11821 Del Rey Avenue NE North Albuquerque Acres

5 bedrooms 5 baths 3,864 sq. ft. $725,000 (base price) $800,000 (base price + all upgrades)

From the Big I, travel north on I-25 to Paseo del Norte and head east (right). Turn right onto Eubank, then left onto Del Rey Avenue.

This stunning Southwest contemporary home in the prestigious North Albuquerque Acres is sited perfectly for fantastic views of the city and Sandias. The interior showcases a beautiful modern

kitchen. It also features interesting floor and wall tile, walnut floors, and memorable master and powder bathrooms. The home is also certified at the Build Green New Mexico Silver level.

Ted Lowe (505) 991-2555 tedlowe@outlook.com lowe-bohomes.com

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Home Construction and Consulting Services 9951 Anaheim Avenue NE

North Albuquerque Acres

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4 bedrooms 4 baths 4,147 sq. ft. $881,700 (base price) $935,308 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, go north on I-25 and exit Paseo del Norte, turning right (east). Proceed to Holbrook and turn left. Anaheim Avenue is the third street. Turn right on Anaheim; the home will be ahead on the left.

Beautiful Southwestern Pueblo home by awardwinning builder Home Construction and Consulting Services. Open floor plan with panoramic views in all directions. Custom cabinetry, enjoyable outdoor

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living area and kitchen, travertine and wood floors, plastered fireplace, a variety of ceiling elevations, very open living spaces, and outstanding features and finishes throughout. A must-see!

David K. Langham (505) 238-7678 david@abqbuilder.com abqbuilder.com


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4 bedrooms 4 baths 4,038 sq. ft. $1,200,000

From the Big I, take I-25 north to Paseo del Norte and turn right (east). Left on Ventura, left on Elena, then right on Brock Lane.

Another take on modern by Picasso Builders. This home features polished terrazzo concrete floors seamlessly combined with aged gray wood tile floors, flush wood tile base, commercial storefront

glass walls, large pocket sliding doors in multiple areas, Glulam beamed and T&G ceilings, a home theater, metal-wrapped porch ceilings, and black tile columns and exterior walls.

Chris G. Martinez (505) 720-0627 chris@picassobuilders.com picassobuilders.com

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Renaissance Man Construction Remodel 1012 Dartmouth Drive NE

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Loma Vista

Complete renovation of home $500,000 (price of remodeled portion of home) From the Big I, head east on I-40 and exit Carlisle Blvd. Turn right onto Carlisle, then right onto Constitution. Left onto Girard, then the first left onto Mountain, and finally a right on Dartmouth.

Richard Burd (505) 235-5986 rmcincnm@gmail.com rmcincnm.com

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the living room and sunroom. Bedrooms with private baths and the custom-designed kitchen with nook makes this an extraordinary home.

RENAISSANCE MAN

This Pueblo-style home located in the university area features two exterior balconies, one with an outdoor gas fireplace. The kiva-style dual gas fireplaces make a fantastic centerpiece between


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Paschich Design Group 1512 Summer Avenue NW

Rosemont Gardens

VALLEY

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3 bedrooms 3 baths 2,164 sq. ft. $360,000

From the Big I, take I-40 west to Rio Grande Blvd. Go left or south on Rio Grande to Mountain Road. Take a left (east) on Mountain, left onto 15th Street, then left on Summer Avenue.

This progressive architectural design set in the Sawmill District is located just minutes from Old Town. Using strong geometric forms coupled with regional building materials and techniques,

the home demonstrates a restrained synthesis of modernity. The concrete floors, avant-garde kitchen, and steel beam work elevate this home to a chic urban living environment.

Wristen Paschich (505) 250-1887 wristen@swcp.com paschichdesigngroup.com

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New Haven Homes 528 Tres Lagunas Lane NE

Tres Lagunas

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4 bedrooms 3.5 baths 4,378 sq. ft. $1,400,000 (base price) $1,450,000 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, take I-25 north to exit 230 (San Mateo/Osuna). Turn left onto San Mateo. Continue as it becomes Osuna and proceed 2.1 miles to Edith Blvd. Turn right onto Edith and travel north .5 mile to the entrance of the gated community of Tres Lagunas.

Designed to enjoy the best of New Mexico’s mild year-round weather, this Southwest contemporary home provides for casual yet luxurious living and entertaining. Surrounding ponds and streams

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inspired the very unique home design that invites the outdoors in. Loaded with custom features one expects in a home of this caliber, it’s a New Haven Home you won’t want to miss!

Bill Reynolds (505) 890-5476 bill@mynewhaven.com mynewhaven.com


Vineyard Homes 208 Vernon Court

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3 bedrooms 2.5 baths 2,860 sq. ft. $600,000 (base price) $633,000 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, take I-25 north to Paseo del Norte and head west. Turn left onto 2nd Street and proceed to the first walled community on the right, Vernon’s View. Turn right onto Horton, then left on Vernon Court.

Stunning, spacious, contemporary home in the Valley. Close to Paseo del Norte, yet with a private, small-community feel inside the walls. This home has large open living spaces

that empty onto the back patio with a pool. Modern, clean lines, ready to entertain at a moment’s notice. This is a must-see!

Sensational

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Patriot Homes 207 Vernon Court

Vernon’s View

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4 bedrooms 3.5 baths 3,964 sq. ft. $975,000

From the Big I, take I-25 north to Paseo del Norte. Turn left onto Paseo del Norte and follow to the second street. Turn left on 2nd Street and proceed about .5 mile. Turn right onto Horton and take the first left onto Vernon Court.

Be surprised when entering what seems like the front door: A hidden oasis with a koi pond and two waterfalls lies just inside. The unique features of this spectacular home range from quartzite

ceilings to a 6 x 7-foot mosaic. If you don’t see this home, then you’re not experiencing the Parade of Homes.

Jimmy Porter (505) 974-5300 jimmy@patriothomesnm.com patriothomesnm.com

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New Haven Homes 35 Canyon Ridge Drive

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4 bedrooms 2.5 baths 2,850 sq. ft. $620,000

From the Big I, take I-40 east for 14.5 miles. Take exit 175 toward NM 14/ Cedar Crest. Travel north on NM 14 for approximately 8.5 miles, turning left at the first entrance to Paa-Ko. Take the second left onto Canyon Ridge Drive.

Nestled among the soft pines on a hillside home site, you’ll enjoy spectacular mountain views throughout this extraordinary mountain-style home. Loaded with handcrafted features such as

a custom-designed patio gas fire pit and many other unique, one-of-a-kind touches, this is a New Haven Home you won’t want to miss!

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Panorama Homes 10 Broken Arrow Place

Paa-Ko

Bill Reynolds (505) 890-5476 bill@mynewhaven.com mynewhaven.com

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4 bedrooms 3.5 baths 3,557 sq. ft. $970,000

From the Big I, travel east on I-40 for 14.5 miles. Take Exit 175 toward NM 14/Cedar Crest. Travel north on NM 14 for approximately 9.5 miles, turning left at the second entrance to Paa-Ko. Take the first right onto Paa-Ko Drive, then left on Rain Dance. Proceed to Broken Arrow Road and turn left, through the gate.

Designed to wrap around the tranquil retreat of the spacious interior courtyard, this Build Green New Mexico–certified mountain masterpiece captures 270-degree views and features all the

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classic hallmarks and signature details of a modern-day hacienda. The attached casita welcomes guests, and spiral stairs lead to a rooftop deck for sunsets and stargazing.

John Lowe (505) 688-6834 jlowe14@comcast.net panoramahomes.com


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3 bedrooms 2.5 baths 2,385 sq. ft. $535,000

From the Big I, take I-25 north to Placitas/Bernalillo exit 242. Turn right onto NM 165, proceed to Camino del Tecolote Road and turn left. Camino del Tecolote turns into Camino de San Francisco. Bear right onto Diamond Tail Road through the community entrance to Meadows Road. Turn left onto Meadows, left onto Diamond Tail, then right onto Star Meadow Road.

Nestled on a view lot in the Diamond Tail subdivision in Placitas is a Kaye Marshall contemporarySouthwestern home that will certify at the Build Green NM Gold level. Living and dining space flow

with a gourmet kitchen, along with outdoor covered patios. A 3-car garage provides ample storage. The home was designed and built to conserve energy, and it is roughed in for renewable energy.

Cathy M Olson, Realtor (505) 263-7995 mtn2mesa@swcp.com diamondtail.com

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RayLee Homes: A New Generation 21 Mimbres Court

Petroglyph Trails

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3 bedrooms 3.5 baths 2,694 sq. ft. $524,990 (base price) $644,900 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, travel north on I-25 to the Bernalillo exit (Exit 242). Turn right onto NM 165E and then take the first left onto the frontage road. Proceed about a mile and turn right at Petroglyph Trail. The first left is Brazos Trail Court. Left onto Mimbres Court.

RayLee Homes in Placitas offers custom-designed floor plans with interior finishes that define the contemporary Southwest style. With comfortable outdoor living areas capturing the breathtaking

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mountain views, this home is sure to impress. Open living, dining, and kitchen areas make for easy entertaining and spacious living, and private baths in all bedrooms make this home feel and live luxurious.

Tammy Grady-Thornton (505) 991-0910 sales@rayleehomes.com rayleehomes.com


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Homes by Joe Boyden 1005 Avenida Los Sueños

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3–4 bedrooms 2 baths 2,232 sq. ft. $385,900 (base price) $439,900 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, travel north on I-25 to Bernalillo (Exit 242) and turn left onto Hwy. 550. Proceed approximately 2.2 miles and turn left onto Sheriff’s Posse Road. Proceed .8 mile and turn left onto Avenida Los Sueños into the Bosque Del Rio Grande Subdivision.

This contemporary home with sophisticated Southwest flair, situated on the Rio Grande Bosque, offers you a unique combination of relaxed living and urban convenience. The home

features an open-concept plan, with travertine floors, vigas, beams, large patios, a private courtyard entrance, Sandia Mountain views, and so much more.

Melinda K. Bowen (505) 259-6022 melinda@joeboydenhomes.com homesbyjoeboyden.com

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Otero Custom Homes 1068 Contabella Lane

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3 bedrooms 3 baths 2,108 sq. ft. $383,100 (base price) $392,300 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, go north on I-25 to Bernalillo (Exit 242). Turn left onto Hwy. 550 and proceed to Sheriff’s Posse Road. Turn left on Sheriff’s Posse Road, then left on Contabella Lane. Home will be on the left.

This is a gorgeous Tuscan-style home with unique contemporary features. Attention was paid to every detail, including the hardwood floors, custom cabinets, granite countertops, and Venetian

plaster accents throughout. Spacious master suite with stunning mountain views, his-and-hers walk-in closets, and a large jetted soaking tub with separate custom-tiled contemporary shower.

Leo Otero (505) 319-3115 oterocustomhomes@yahoo.com portellabellisimo.com

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Sun Mountain Construction 3320 Palmyra Court NE

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4 bedrooms 4 baths 3,088 sq. ft. $625,900

From the Big I, go north on I-25 to the Bernalillo exit (Hwy. 550) and turn left (west). Proceed to Rio Rancho Blvd. (Hwy. 528) and turn left (south). Proceed 1.8 miles to Idalia Road and turn right, then 1.2 miles to Chayote Road and turn right. Drive .3 mile to Icarian Road and turn right, then left onto Palmyra Court.

The features in this energy-efficient Southweststyle home include a large owner’s suite with a study and his-and-hers closets, custom cabinets and doors, a chef’s kitchen, a recreation room,

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high insulation values, non-toxic finishes, and much more. Let us design and build your custom dream home.

Norm Schreifels (505) 892-8855 norm@sunmtnconst.com sunmtnconst.com


DR Horton

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3 bedrooms 2.5 baths 2,305 sq. ft. $279,980 (base price) $382,210 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, take I-25 north to Exit 242, turning left onto Hwy. 550. Left on Pat D’Arco (Hwy. 528), then right onto Enchanted Hills, left on Lincoln, right onto Wrangell Way, and left on Wrangell Loop.

Designed with you in mind! Only moments from I-25, this beautifully appointed home is located in the master-planned community of Lomas Encantadas. Whether it’s the oversized

gourmet kitchen, contemporary architectural styling, or secluded owner’s suite, this home affirms recognition as a custom home without the custom price.

Paul Rodriguez (505) 797-4245 prrodriguez@drhorton.com drhorton.com/nm

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RayLee Homes: A New Generation 2853 Wilder Loop NE

Hidden Valley

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3 bedrooms 2.5 baths 1,860 sq. ft. $171,990 (base price) $233,252 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, travel north on I-25 to Alameda and turn left (west). Stay on Alameda until it turns into Hwy. 528, then turn left on High Resort. Take a right onto Broadmoor Blvd., then left on Montezuma Blvd. Take the first right off Montezuma onto Karras Drive, then right onto Wilder Loop.

This home is perfect for first-time home buyers with its open-concept kitchen, dining, and family room where you can entertain your guests with elegance and style. The upstairs living adds great

space and functionality. This home in the Hidden Valley Community is a RayLee Homes must-see.

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RayLee Homes: A New Generation 3361 Llano Vista Loop NE

Tammy Grady-Thornton (505) 991-0910 sales@rayleehomes.com rayleehomes.com

Loma Colorado

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3 bedrooms 2 baths 1,902 sq. ft. $228,990 (base price) $309,760 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, take I-25 north to Alameda and turn left (west). Stay on Alameda until it turns into Hwy. 528, then turn left onto High Resort. Take a right onto Loma Vista Blvd., then left onto Terraza Blvd., and then left onto Llano Vista Loop.

Walk into elegance as you enter this lovely single-story, 3-bedroom home. The open layout is so inviting. Vaulted ceilings and spacious hallways

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and bedrooms make this home live large. Come see this RayLee Home in the fabulous Loma Colorado community.

Tammy Grady-Thornton (505) 991-0910 sales@rayleehomes.com rayleehomes.com


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Twilight Homes 2411 15th Street SE

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4 bedrooms 2.5 baths 3,002 sq. ft. $419,900 (base price) $499,900 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, take I-25 north, exit at Paseo del Norte, and continue west to Unser. Take Unser north to Wellspring Drive (across from Presbyterian Hospital). Turn left on Wellspring. Take the first left on 21st Avenue and continue to the stop sign. At the stop sign, go left onto 15th Street. The model is on the right.

This designer’s dream home on a half-acre lot showcases spectacular views. This home is unforgettable, with commercial-grade appliances, custom lighting, stone floors, and iron doors. The home

has spacious double living areas that open to an extended outdoor entertaining area, as well as a large media room, a study, 3-plus bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a 3-car garage.

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Stillbrooke Homes 2801 Vista de Colinas SE

Wade Wingfield Teresa King (505) 550-8818 twilighthomesnm.com

Arbolera at Cabezon

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4 bedrooms 2.5 baths 2,627 sq. ft. $276,939 (base price) $369,995 (base price + all upgrades) From the Big I, take I-25 north to Alameda (Hwy. 528) and proceed west (left) on Alameda past Cottonwood Mall. At the top of the hill, turn left on Westside and proceed to Golf Course Road. Right on Golf Course, then left at the first traffic light (Cabezon Blvd.), then right onto Vista de Colinas Drive.

The striking rotunda foyer sets the tone for this incredible family home with 3 bedrooms and a study/office (or fourth bedroom). The spacious, vaulted master suite includes a walk-in closet,

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crown molding, corner garden tub and separate shower, and even an exit to the rear covered patio. The family room, kitchen, and eating areas all join for open, spectacular warmth.

Robin McMorries (505) 898-4850 rmcmorries@stillbrooke.com stillbrooke.com


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Out West Enterprises 444 Toad Road

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OPEN ONE WEEKEND ONLY: October 10, 11, and 12 Whole-house remodel plus addition $390,000 (price of remodeled portion of home) From the Big I, take I-40 west to the Coors exit and head north on Coors. When Coors becomes Corrales Road, continue 3.9 miles to Toad Road on the right.

This Southwest-style home found a new owner with a modern vision of mixed Southwest and contemporary designs. Adding almost 1,000 square feet to the home and attaching a 3-car

garage, this once rustic house obtained a full (and very green) makeover with elegant tile, upgraded electrical and mechanical, American Clay interior plaster, a new kitchen, and new bathrooms.

Aaron Haddow (505) 459-4313 aaron@hadconm.com hadconm.com

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Erin Williams Homes 53 Camino de Los Arboles

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2 bedrooms 3 baths 5,166 sq. ft. From the Big I, take I-25 north to Alameda and head west over the river. Turn right (north) on Corrales Road and travel approximately 12 minutes through Corrales to the Corrales del Norte subdivision. Right onto Camino Corrales del Norte, then right onto Camino de Los Arboles.

Following in the footsteps of her mother, well-known New Mexico designer and homebuilder Suzanne Williams, Erin embraces clean, contemporary design aesthetics. This home is all about clean angles and

fresh finishes. Soft tones on the walls, cabinetry, and flooring provide a perfect backdrop for artwork. Features include a must-see master suite that seems to hover above sparkling water below.

Erin Williams (505) 352-4868 erin@williamscollaborative.com erinwilliamshomes.com

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sweet dreams A lifelong fascination with home design is finally realized in a Tuscan jewel

In the dining area, an ornate spiral staircase by Southwest Metal Design winds its way to a private reading space, while light from the clerestory windows and the chandelier cast a majestic glow off the metallic ceiling.

Vineyard Homes, LLC, vineyardhomesnm.com

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any of us fantasize about our dream houses, especially after having lived in one or two less-thandreamy abodes for a while. As we get older we learn to appreciate things like storage space, step-saving conveniences, and quiet places for reading and reflection. Holly Winsor started thinking about these things when she was a child. When Holly and her husband David were moving out of their original 1,000-square-foot home four years ago, she uncovered some floor plans she had drawn up when she was perhaps 10 or 11 years old. Her dream house would be built around a courtyard, the plans decreed, and it would be something old world in nature. Most importantly, Holly’s preteen self told her, it would contain all of the treasures she had presumably accumulated throughout her life. “My parents would ask, ‘What do you want for Christmas?’ and I would respond, ‘Oh, a sink!’” Holly says. Holly’s adult dream home design was delayed a bit thanks to the recession and one false first start. But when she and David attended the Fall 2012 Homes of Enchantment Parade, they were impressed with a remodel that Vineyard Homes founder Deborah Short and her team had produced. “The house where we met her wasn’t really our style or what we were looking for, but Deb told us she could build anything,” David recalls. “And she was persistent and adamant.” Short’s persistence and expertise (she’s been building custom homes for more than 20 years, 10 at the helm of Vineyard Homes) would pay off for the Winsors on multiple occasions. As plans came together, the design around Holly’s courtyard took on a decidedly Tuscan flavor, fulfilling her dream for something “old world.” High wood-beamed ceilings give the North Albuquerque Acres home an open, airy feeling, while rich, earth-toned brickwork with hand-placed grout adorns its many interior arches. On the exterior, bricks are subtle highlights against the stucco; gabled rooflines are topped with Mexican tiles. The bones of their house came together beautifully, the Winsors recall. But as details were filling in, the project hit a few speed bumps. The home’s spectacular dining room, with its handcrafted tin ceiling, stained-glass

The floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace is a dramatic focal point in the living room. Rich, old world–style furniture and decidedly Southwestern Saltillo floors look perfectly at home together.

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windows, and spiral staircase leading to an overlooking reading area did not come by its grandeur easily. For one thing, the massive stone fireplace that had been ordered from an artist in Mexico was held up in customs, and the distributor could not provide any estimate for a delivery date. Short recalls, “I drove to Phoenix and waited four days until the fireplace arrived and I could safely get it to Albuquerque without any more delays.”

The magnificent stained-glass windows were a happy accident—and another storm cloud for which Short supplied the silver lining. “The dining room windows arrived, and they weren’t the shape Holly had imagined,” Short says. “So I scoured the internet for windows that would fit a cathedral shape. Then I thought, Why not cathedral windows? I found a supplier that had some old windows from a cathedral in the Northeast, from 1920. I asked Holly about that solution; she loved it.” During the last month of construction, Short and her crew scraped and cleaned up the windows, turning them into the showpieces they are today. Both Short and her site superintendent, Lindy Sena, had a big hand in what Holly refers to winkingly as the “grandiose-

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“I scoured the internet for windows that would fit a cathedral shape. Then I thought, Why not cathedral windows?”—Deborah Short

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ness” of the dramatic staircase in the foyer. Working from a photograph Holly had in her collection of home ideas, Short pushed for something a bit more baronial. Sena ordered the bottom four stairs removed and reconstructed in order to create more of a curve to face the home’s entryway, and Holly picked individual tile designs from Stonewood Flooring for each of the risers. Not wanting the tiles to clash with the travertine she intended to use on the entry floor, Holly switched to Saltillo and ended up using it throughout much of the first floor. Introducing this Mexican element to the Italian-inspired original concept was not only beautiful, it also opened up Holly’s palette of options as she and David furnished the home. That the Winsors’ Tuscan masterpiece earned both a Premier Award and a Best Kitchen Award in its price category comes as no surprise. The sumptuous kitchen features alder cabinetry, granite countertops, a commercial-grade KitchenAid range and appliances from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, and a copper range hood from Copper Kitchen Specialists. The impressive country sink

One of the most striking—and quintessentially Tuscan—motifs in the Winsors’ home is the masculine, rough-finished masonry in the arches. The colorful brickwork pops against the white walls.

Left: Seen from the second-story reading nook, powerful rafters play against the soaring ceilings of the dining room. Below: The kitchen’s oversized, granite-topped island.

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1925 Rosina Street, Suite B, Santa Fe, NM is copper, too. When encouraged by David to “tell the story” behind it, Holly deadpans, “There’s no story; I just like copper!” The 4,500-square-foot-residence’s unique floor plan ingeniously segregates three distinct areas: the family space upstairs, the public living/dining/bar and wine room/courtyard spaces downstairs, and the guest wing tucked away off of the dining room. The stunning upstairs master suite is tricked out with its own fireplace, a banco, a kitchenette, and a beautifully appointed bath; the suite is separated from Holly and David’s daughter’s room by a common loft area overlooking the living room where the family can just hang together and watch TV.

Weather Shield windows from Western Building Supply offer lovely views of the Sandias from the second-story master bedroom. An arched iron door, also from Western Building Supply, leads to a Romeo and Juliet–style balcony.

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Holly Winsor’s childhood fascination with pirates inspired her daughter’s room, complete with alcove window seat and pirate ship chandelier. The four-year-old has a decidedly unique suite of her own, inspired by her mother’s fascination with pirates at the same age. It features a pirate ship light fixture, an alcove window seat, and an old-fashioned globe and world map. The youngest Winsor just loves it and shows signs of following in Holly’s footsteps with her fascination with design flourishes. “Our daughter has always gone with us on the Parade, and she loves all that stuff,” says Mom. It will be interesting to see when she starts drawing up house plans of her own.

Fantasy and imagination inspired this pirate-themed bedroom for the Winsors’ young daughter. Hopefully it will inspire some imagination of its own.

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“Ninety percent of the people who come into our house focus on the kitchen light fixture,� says homeowner Jessa Cast. Nearly three feet wide but quite lightweight, the massive light seals the industrial look of the home.

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Design Group. Since both Devin and Paschich credit Jessa with much of the design vision, Jessa can confidently knock “build my own home” off her bucket list. But there’s another item that can go, too. “I said, ‘Wristen, please get me into a magazine!’” she laughs. Done! Although in truth, the home needed no pitching; it sold itself during the 2014 Spring Homes of Enchantment Parade, where it won Best Kitchen, Best Bath, and a Premier Award (best overall) in its price category. Most owners of homes in the Parade stay far away during the twoweekend event, but the Casts, who had barely moved in when The liberal use of custom steelwork both inside and outside the home is a trademark of designer Wristen Paschich. The homeowners salvaged semicircular tree grates for the entry (below) and rear patio (next page).

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essa Cast’s bucket list is getting shorter. This past spring, the recent MBA graduate and her husband Devin moved into the brandnew, vintage-modern-industrial home they designed and built in Albuquerque’s Northeast Heights with designer Wristen Paschich of Paschich SUCASAMAGAZINE.COM

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some 2,000 people came traipsing through their home, were genuinely curious as to what people would say. “Generally it was some version of ‘Wow, I never thought a modern home could be so warm,’” says Devin, who does sales and surveys for a moving company and moonlights as a part-time nightclub DJ. “And that was incredibly rewarding,” Jessa admits. “Devin loves midcentury modern, and I’m really into the patina of vintage industrial, so we were shooting for a working overlap of those styles—something that would challenge the perception that modern and industrial are always cold and stark. I think we did it.” Finding a builder who shared their vision was key, and given their personal aesthetic, it’s no surprise the Casts gravitated toward Paschich, whose fondness for industrial style is legendary in Albuquerque, as is his homebuilding pedigree. A third-generation builder (whose family legacy includes Paschich Construction, founded in the 1930s by his grandfather and father, and Ed Paschich Homes, his father’s company, which came along around 1975), Paschich knew he’d met his dream clients as soon as they started hashing out essentials. “The garage doors in the living room were practically the first thing we talked about with Wristen,” Jessa says. “Had to have those—so much so that we elected to put in two instead of just one. They epitomize the industrial feel, I think. And Wristen was as excited about them as we were.” Left: Standing on the spiral stairs she lined with collected corks, Jessa selects a vintage from her dug-in circular wine cellar, which is conveniently located right smack in the kitchen.

The rear patio is a favorite hangout spot, especially when family and friends drop by. This photo shows the striking interior glass garage doors from Western Building Supply rolled completely up for easy passthrough (on the right) and down (on the left).

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Devin jokingly claims Jessa married him for his furniture. A vibrant orange-red rug and steampunk lamp perfectly complement the sleek black midcentury modern pieces in the living room.

When Jessa came across a design for an actual in-ground, circular wine cellar, it became a must-have—and one of the most distinctive features of the home. “We incorporated the steel beams and the glass garage doors not only aesthetically, but also functionally, so that the doors are actually mounted to the beams,” explains Paschich. “It was a way to execute the shop door look in a more refined way.” Other patently industrial elements include the enormous light fixture over the kitchen table, sliding barn doors over the pantry and in the master bedroom, steel beams at the front door, and the palette of cool grays tweaked with light metallics throughout the house. It’s not a look for everyone, but Paschich is proud that the Casts went “all in.” SUCASAMAGAZINE.COM

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“Quite often, we run the battle of a client who wants a modern home, but still wants some of the overtly Southwestern elements,” Paschich says. “I’m proud of Jessa and Devin’s commitment to this very industrial, yet modern, home, and their guts to see it through.” But, he adds, an industrial home certainly runs the risk of feeling cold or sterile. Complementing—and indeed, warming—the industrial features are vintage-look pieces, like the Pottery Barn wood table, the old ice box with its fabulous metallic patina, and the conversation piece steampunk lamp in the living room. Strategically placed red, orange, and russet accents draw the eye and keep the home from feeling stark or cold. In addition to being visually interesting, the Casts’ home has great flow. Two wings—one with an office and bath and the other with sleeping spaces—flank the open living, kitchen, and dining areas. In the passthrough master suite (a concept both Devin and Paschich advocated), the bed sits against one center wall, but openings on either side provide access to the award-winning master bath, a galley-style space featuring a freestanding Victoria + Albert tub, a regular shower, and a steam shower, both finished in soft glass tile. No grays here. Left: A platform bed, a modern gas fireplace from Western Building Supply, and a flat-screen TV are practically the only adornments in the simple master bedroom, which boasts beautiful views of the Sandias through the Pella windows and door.

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Above: Steel beams serve as garage door mounts above the awardwinning kitchen. Textured laminate cabinets by Ron Hanks Design; appliances from Ferguson; backsplash tile from Stonewood Flooring. Left: Glass tile, also from Stonewood Flooring, sparkles in a guest bath.

A wine room started out as a “would-love-to-have,” but when Jessa came across a design for an actual in-ground, circular wine cellar, it became a must-have—and eventually, one of the most distinctive elements of the home. Even at about 9 feet deep and 8 feet in diameter, the cellar is easily missed if you’re not looking, tucked away in a corner of the kitchen/dining area. By flipping one half of the round glass lid—designed and built by Jessa’s father, Eddie Bell, and Bell’s friend Michael Schuster—a rather dizzying cork-lined spiral stairway is revealed. The cellar itself holds an impressive number of bottles, but the Casts insist they’re not collectors. “I don’t study wines; I drink them,” says Jessa with a grin. Devin’s own wish list, which included a rooftop deck and a four-car, shop-style garage where he can work on and store his and Jessa’s classic Mustangs, was realized. And it became clear early on that the building of their home was going to involve a whole lot of friends and family members. “We didn’t want to just build a home,” says Devin. “We wanted to create a space that also included our loved ones.” Taking a cue from Jessa’s aunt and uncle, they hosted a “Naked Stud Party,” during which guests wrote supportive messages on the exposed SUCASAMAGAZINE.COM

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“It was very important for us to share this experience with friends and family, and put good mojo on the bones of the house.”—Devin Cast studs before they were finished over. “It was very important for us to share this experience with friends and family, and put good mojo on the bones of the house,” Devin adds. Building the home was a learning experience for all, but especially for Jessa, who relished every bit of the building process. “I really wanted to know, ‘Why are you doing this?’” she says. “Wristen and his team were very accommodating about me getting an education out of it.” The newly minted MBA adds, “Now I’m mulling over if and how I might get into some aspect of the custom homebuilding biz. It was so stimulating; I just fed off it.”

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“We were shooting for a working overlap of our favorite styles— something that would challenge the perception that modern and industrial are always cold and stark.”—Jessa Cast

Bill Tondreau shot the photo of the Albuquerque Rail Yards that hangs in the kitchen. In the master bath (right) one of Jessa’s own photos of the Rail Yards is superimposed onto the sliding barn door covering the closet.

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step away from the slots

Northern New Mexico’s casino resorts offer so much more than gambling

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New Mexico’s pueblos are home to several world-class casinos and luxury resorts that appeal to vacationers and locals alike. After a few winning hands at the poker table, who doesn’t love a round on the golf greens, luxury spa treatments, fine dining, and unique cultural and artistic activities for the whole family? We asked a few renowned businesses what keeps their guests coming back for the full resort and casino experience.

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ust 16 miles north of Albuquerque, Santa Ana Star Casino (santaanastar.com) boasts two Las Vegas–style performance areas: The Stage at the Star and Lounge 54, showcasing comedy, nightclub-style dances with DJs, and nationally touring live performers. Fun for the whole family can be found at the Starlight Bowling Center (with 36 lanes, lights, and fog machines), or at either the Twin Warriors or Santa Ana Golf Courses. Sadie’s at The Star offers authentic New Mexico dining at its finest. The casino, which is owned by the Santa Ana Pueblo, calls Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa (tamaya.hyatt. com) its sister company, and includes Tamaya’s perks as part of the casino’s resort experience. The hotel includes 350 guest rooms with stunning views of the Sandia Mountains. Besides unique treatments at the spa, Tamaya offers cultural


activities like adobe brick making, gourd painting, and bread baking, and organizes trail rides with proceeds benefiting rehabilitated horses. Isleta Resort & Casino’s 201-room luxury hotel (isleta.com) showcasing Native art throughout is an oasis in the high desert with swimming pools, shopping, and dining options to keep visitors happy. Watch national-caliber musicians at the 2,500-seat Showroom, visit Isleta Eagle Golf Course’s three 9-hole courses with GPS-enabled carts, or enjoy a scrub at the spa. Anglers might snag a channel catfish or rainbow trout at the nearby Isleta Lakes, where RV travelers are welcome to camp. Sandia Resort & Casino (sandiacasino.com) has been in the gaming business longer than any other casino in New Mexico. The casino opened in 1994 and added the 228room hotel in 2005; an expanded parking garage, upgraded golf pavilion, and a new spa will be completed by fall 2014. Bien Shur’s casually elegant dining boasts the “best chef of the city” as voted by Albuquerque the Magazine readers in 2012 and 2013, and for afterdinner entertainment, the 4,000-seat outdoor amphitheater welcomes stars like Santana and Crosby, Stills & Nash. The 18-hole championship golf course— the longest course in New Mexico— challenges rookies and pros alike. Private cabana rentals are a treat for guests spending the day poolside, and the Green

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The spa at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa offers a full menu of treatments.

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From blackjack tables and championship golf courses to world-class spas and entertainment, the amenities at area casino resorts are sure to appeal. Reed Spa offers therapeutic massage and energy alignment treatments. Native American Pueblo style and traditional Native artwork shines in the 395 rooms at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino (buffalothunderresort. com), located 15 minutes north of Santa Fe in the gorgeous Pojoaque valley. Despite all the luxury, the resort is pet-friendly. The dining options are plentiful while live music and dancing can be enjoyed in the resort’s various bars and stages. Buffalo Thunder houses a 24-hour fitness facility, indoor and outdoor pools, and tennis courts. The three 9-hole courses at the Towa Golf Club exceed the national average green size and include significant elevation changes, while the tranquil sanctuary of the 16,000-squarefoot Wo’ P’in Spa showers spagoers with decadent skin and body treatments.

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fabulous facials The hottest new treatments to keep your beautiful face looking its best

Soak in the Fountain of Youth at La Bella Spa Salon for a relaxing and nourishing experience that leaves skin refreshed, plump, radiant, and youngerlooking. Essential oils applied to pressure points lead you gently into the process, which includes an enzyme facial to break down environmental debris. A hand, arm, scalp, facial and décolleté massage is next, followed by a second mask of highly nourishing marine algae. “The heat plus essential oils cause a lymphatic release from the spinal column, and throughout the facial, Japanese cryogenic blankets pull toxins from the body,” explains Lead Esthetician Antoinette Cabrera. The facial can be customized with a variety of peels appropriate for people with acne, highly sensitive skin, or other needs. For optimal results, repeat every six to eight weeks. 60–90 minutes, $120–$150, labellaspasalon.com A more aggressive skin resurfacing treatment using laser is Clear+Brilliant, only offered in New Mexico at Western Dermatology Consultants. Schedule this procedure over the lunch hour—no downtime for healing is needed—to thwart signs of aging, visibly reduce skin tone irregularities, and stimulate collagen production in the skin. “If we think of our skin like the layers of an onion, microdermabrasion is like peeling back that top layer of the onion,” says Spa Manager Mayra Lewis, Spa Manager. “Clear+Brilliant is like taking a fork into that onion. That’s how deep the penetration is with the laser.” The result is glowing skin with an ultrasoft texture and minimized pores. As collagen works its magic in the aftermath, skin begins to tighten to the extent that your friends may even believe you have lost weight! Repeat monthly. 30 minutes, $250, sold in series of six sessions, westerndermatology.com

A Bair Medical Spa makeup application appears smoother after a facial.

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The Northern New Mexico summer sun and winter wind take their toll on delicate facial skin—damage that’s all the more evident when compounded with aging. Fortunately, we don’t have to take extreme measures to mitigate or reverse some of the damages. Local salons and spas offer a full complement of facials that relax, rejuvenate, exfoliate, and resurface.

SkinCeuticals Dermaplaning, available at AlluraDerm MD Med Spa, is a gentle skin resurfacing experience that immediately produces smoother, softer skin in a 60-minute procedure with no downtime for healing. A patented surgical blade shaves off the top layer of skin, and with it, unwanted fine facial hair. A peel included in the process can be customized to address anti-aging, acne, and hyperpigmentation, among other concerns. “With this process, you get better results from your homecare products,” says Spa Director Janelle Mancha. “They penetrate the skin better, and even makeup applies more smoothly. Dermaplaning helps people who really want to see results without downtime.” Mancha suggests two series of four to six procedures annually. Series of three to six sessions, $400–$775, alluraderm.com


An esthetician may target pressure points as part of a refreshing facial treatment.

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Finally, if you can afford at least a weekend of downtime, make a date with a vampire—a Vampire Facial that is, at Bair Medical Spa. The procedure uses platelet-rich plasma derived from your own blood, ruling out any chance of allergic reaction. Micropins work the plasma into the skin where activated growth factors in the plasma trigger cell growth, blood vessel development, collagen production, and tissue repair, as well as other normal, healing processes. Redness, swelling or bruising could necessitate a weekend retreat, but come Monday morning, skin will appear tighter and wrinkles softer. Medical Esthetician Marissa Ortiz notes, “It takes three months for the skin to completely rebuild, at which time you will notice the maximum effect of the smoothing out of fine lines.” For optimal results, repeat annually. 60 minutes, $520–$630, bairmedicalspa.com

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Part of the Rose Quartz Collection designed by Lilly Barrack, this bracelet is made of sterling silver and rose quartz.

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Southwest goes global Lilly Barrack (lillybarrack.com) is an artist first and foremost, and it shows in her meticulously hand-crafted jewelry pieces that can truly be described as wearable art. The company, which likes to say it relies more on people and less on machines, is strongly focused on staying local and boosting the state’s economy. There is a definitive New Mexico feeling to Barrack’s work, yet there is also an exotic, sculptural quality that hints at someone who has broadened her horizons. “Lilly has travelled all over the world, so every place she’s been—including New Mexico— influences her work,” explains business partner Phaedra Rayner. “In Africa and Greece, she collected art and studied the people and their histories. She combines all those different histories with those surrounding her here at home to make her art.”

everyone’s best friend Diamonds may not be the first stones that come to mind when picturing Southwestern jewelry, but the Diamond family, third generation owners of Mark Diamond’s Jewelers (m-diamond.com) in Albuquerque, says you can never go wrong with them. The best way to personalize any piece of jewelry, they say, is to customize it. Mark Diamond’s Jewelers has won awards for their custom designs, and although Ellen Diamond says it’s not a fast process, it’s always a fun one that involves working with the client to sketch a design and then create a digital image of it on the computer.

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“Diamonds are diamonds; they’re always going to be in a style class of their own,” Diamond notes, “but you can surround a diamond in white metal or combine it with turquoise or other native stones, and that will give you that Southwestern feel.”

Gertrude Zachary

past meets present At the Gertrude Zachary (gertrudezachary.com) design studio in downtown Albuquerque, Native American silversmiths craft jewelry by hand, delicately incorporating rare stones like North American turquoise. It’s a very traditional process, yet the finished pieces all have a decidedly modern vibe. Melding the old world with contemporary designs and gemstones is the The Basket Weave Bracelet by premise Gertrude Zachary Gertrude Zachary silversmith built her brand around in the Victor Trujillo is oxidized silver with a brushed satin finish and 1970s, and the spirit is still very much alive in her company a single bar of 14-karat gold today. Geometric shapes, bold colors, and on-trend forms soldered just off center. lend themselves to a Southwestern collection that is less historical and more contemporary pop art. “When we create a new design, we’ll only make four to six of them, and they are all different,” says general manager Ketmany Huss. “We may do one in Mediterranean coral, another in Sleeping Beauty turquoise, and another with freshwater pearl. No two are exactly alike.”

Albuquerque-based jewelry designer Carolyn Pollack (carolynpollack.com) is “inspired by the beauty of American landscapes.” With the New Mexico backdrop as her muse, it’s no surprise her jewelry lines are top sellers on QVC. The American West collection includes sterling silver, bronze, and brass adornments with rope tooling and native stones like blue turquoise cabochons. Because Pollack, along with her husband Bill, is a passionate collector of Native American art and promoters of local artisans, she supplements her lines with custom designs from Native American jewelry designers like Jody Naranjo, Fritz Casuse, and Myron Panteah. Their pieces incorporate traditional forms and symbols, yet remain surprisingly contemporary. The entire collection evokes the romance of the old West. It’s pure and classic American Southwest style, as appropriate for formal nights out as it is for dressing up jeans and cowboy boots.

The Dilamani bracelet from Mark Diamond’s Jewelers is sterling silver with pink sapphires. Part of the Labradorite Collection designed by Lilly Barrack, this bracelet is made of sterling silver and labradorite.

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ost of us can cop to sleeping on less-than-fine-quality linens—scratchy, nubby, and embarrassingly threadbare sheets purchased at a discount store long, long ago. After reading just a few paragraphs of Jane Scott Hodges’s sumptuous new book Linens: For Every Room and Occasion, one gets the impression Hodges has never subjected herself to ratty old sheets or non-absorbent towels. As the founder of New Orleans– based Leontine Linens, Hodges is a true Southern lady, and a linen diva. In 19th-century-England, Hodges notes, “custom linens didn’t carry the rather standoffish reputation they’ve acquired since. They were an assumed aspect of everyday living to those with even modest means, going back centuries.” So where did we go wrong? At what point did we begin associating “fine linens” with grandmothers, trousseaus, and dowries, choosing our linens based on how easily they cleaned up rather than how they felt against our skin? Hodges’s own passion for beautiful, handmade linens arose from the discovery,

shortly before her own marriage, of heirloom linens put away by her great-great-grandmother. Amazed at their quality, Hodges became a devotee of fine fabrics, preaching the gospel of couture linens to anyone who had ever spent a sleepless night on a set of uncomfortable sheets. You might expect a book called Linens to be a delicate little softcover thing with fluffy photos and not much content. But here is where Hodges shows her passion for the subject: Her book is huge, both in size and page count, demanding its place in your home as something between a coffee table book and an encyclopedia. Paul Costello’s photographs are mouth-watering—so realistic and rich it’s hard to refrain from touching the textured monograms (Hodges is clearly a fan), weaves, and appliqués in the hundreds of images. And lest we forget, the term “linens” here refers as much to tablecloths, napkins, and towels as it does to sheets, pillowcases, and bedcoverings. Rather than breaking down linens into types, Hodges breaks down linen owners by type: The Dreamer, The History Buff, The Iconoclast, The Hedonist, The Traditionalist-With-a-Twist, and others. You’ll recognize yourself in at least one category (and probably more than one). The author, along with professional designers she counts as friends, answers questions big box stores can’t help you with: Do I have to use a fitted sheet on the bottom? How many Euro shams are needed for a king-size bed? What’s the best way to make a bed using a duvet? Wait—what the heck’s a duvet? Insisting on fine linens is not


Insisting on fine linens is about recognizing that the busyness of your life has earned you a bit of silken thread decadence.

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about being snooty, Hodges says. It’s about self-indulgence—recognizing that the busyness of your life has earned you a bit of silken thread decadence. It’s also about instilling a sense of tradition with your own children, a means of passing along the appreciation of a beautifully set table, a neatly made bed, or a well-appointed bathroom retreat. They’re all worth it, and so are you. Life is short. Upgrade your thread count.—Amy Gross

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Su Libro easy-to-follow instructions in an attractive layout with loads of descriptive photos and tips. Organized in four categories— before and after, semi-handmade, upcycling, and simple DIY—the projects include painting, sewing, and repurposing with a key that ranks cost, difficulty, and how long each project takes. The simplest projects take fewer than 30 minutes and

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Stenciled pillow covers are easy, under$50-projects for the home. Above, top: A garland made of coffee filters. Use white filters for a wintry look.

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haunna West is real people: She hates laundry, she’s not rich, she’s a mom of homeschooled youngsters. She’s crafty, but she’s no Martha Stewart. Driven by a passion to create beauty in her home within a budget, West started the DIY blog Perfectly Imperfect in 2009. With a significant online following, she recently published her first book, The $50 Home Makeover: 75 Easy Projects to Transform Your Current Space Into Your Dream Place—for $50 or Less! Appealing to the modern homemaker living within modest means who could use a few accents in her home worthy of popular shows like Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, The $50 Home Makeover is packed with


require little more than glue, paper, and a Styrofoam wreath form. The more advanced projects, such as the pallet wine rack or the wood slat end table, take up to four hours and require power tools like circular saws and drills.

“May the projects you tackle be less about finishing, but more about how you feel creating them and living with them.”—Shaunna West West writes in a friendly, familiar tone, sharing her own mishaps to help others feel less intimidated by home improvement endeavors. She wasn’t a crafty kid and admittedly came late to the DIYer lifestyle, but found the process of painting her old furniture for her first baby’s room extremely satisfying; she genuinely wants to share that joy with others. “These simple projects will help you squeeze every last drop of style out of every cent, so that you get big improvements, but not a big bill,” she writes, acknowledging the expenses associated with crafting. If budget is not an issue, DIY-ing becomes about the simple yet profound joy of admiring the work of your own hands. The author motivates readers to take on projects that infuse personality into their homes by way of adding little touches, just as she sprinkles her distinct voice throughout her blog and The $50 Home Makeover. She opens the “Have Fun with Hardware” project with: “Hi, my name is Shaunna, and I’m addicted to pretty hardware. I have been known to buy hardware anyplace, anytime.” Her blog followers share stories online as if they and West are BFFs, which West encourages in the book with her friend-to-friend tone. “May the projects you tackle be less about finishing, but more about how you feel creating them and living with them,” the author says. Regarding homemaking projects of any size, her advice is sage: Forget the rules and have fun; start with small projects that excite you; realize that some projects won’t work and be open to trying again; and remember why you’re doing this: to create a simpler, more beautiful life.—Cristina Olds

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From the two living areas indoors to the spacious outdoor patio, this Pueblo-style Placitas home offers dramatic views of the Sandia Mountains. For the gourmet cook in the family, the kitchen includes granite countertops, a double oven with a warming drawer, and Wolf appliances. With four bedrooms and three full baths, there's plenty of space for extra amenities in the luxurious master suite, like a fireplace in the master bedroom, huge walk-in closets and dressing areas, and a jet tub and a steam shower in the bathroom. Easy-care, xeriscape landscaping affords plenty of time to enjoy your outdoor spaces, with the soothing sounds of a stone water feature adding to the country-living tranquility. List price: $789,500 Contact: Annie O'Connell, Keller Williams Realty, 505-263-4141, annieoconnell.com

Loaded with high-tech security features and computer-monitored video surveillance throughout, this elegant country home is the ultimate “smart property.� Besides the fivebedroom, five-bath main house, the 2.9-acre parcel in Corrales includes a casita, a studio, and two finished garages with heating and air conditioning. Vaulted ceilings supported by pine beams towering above natural-hued quarry tile make the main home feel spacious and inviting, and the kitchen features a large, stand-alone island with bar seating for family and friends to gather. Pitched-roof portals with lighting and cooling fans in the backyard encourage visitors to linger around the outdoor kiva fireplace, while a one-quarter-mile walking trail meanders inside the fully fenced property. Just beyond the two separate gated entrances: access to miles of trails along the Rio Grande Bosque. List price: $1.8 million Contact: Ann Taylor, Corrales Realty, 505-379-7774, corralesrealty.com 124

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Your local water experts. Softening • Reverse Osmosis • Filtration Pool • Spa • Bath • Steam • Sauna Nice showroom and helpful advice. 3411 Girard NE Albuquerque, NM 87107 (right up the street from our old place) 505-883-5061 SodecoWater.com

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Rutherford Design & Construction

Rethink. Remodel. Why build ordinary? When you can build Extraordinary! We design, build, and remodel.... Contact us for your free estimate: 505-720-1404 Ric@RutherfordBuilt.com 3408 Vista Alameda NE, Suite C Albuquerque, NM 87113 RutherfordBuilt.com SUCASAMAGAZINE.COM

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Adios

At first glance, the hallway in this soft contemporary home built by Tierra Concepts appears to be an outdoor patio. “The glass that meets the barrel-vaulted ceiling and the floor-to-ceiling windows joining the squared columns really do bring the outdoors in,” says Tierra co-partner Kurt Faust. Designed by architect Robert Zachry, AIA, the Las Campanas home was named the Grand Hacienda in the 2013 Haciendas—A Parade of Homes (the fifth Grand Hacienda for Tierra Concepts). Abundant natural light, recessed lighting in the ceiling, and the softly monochromatic hues of the limestone floors and diamond-plaster walls give the hallway an ethereal feel. With gorgeous views and a striking sculpture waiting for them at the end of the hallway, lucky guests have much to reflect upon as they retire to their rooms. Tierra Concepts, LLC, tierraconceptssantafe.com

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S U C A S A A U T U M N 2014

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Su Casa Northern New Mexico Autumn 2014 Digital Edition  

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