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104 urban outfitter Wristen Paschich works with his dad, longtime builder Ed Paschich of Ed Paschich Homes. But he’s bringing his own progressive ideas to the table—ideas brought to life in his downtown Albuquerque residence.

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Homes of Enchantment Parade 2011

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22 Finding Keepers

Gifts in good taste—locally made, just in time for the holidays.

26 Su Cocina

hef John Vollertsen dishes on the best casserole cookware. C Plus: Green-Chile-Chicken Casserole with Cheddar-Cheese Biscuits.

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128 Dream On

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47 Design Santa Fe Amadeus Leitner

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n each issue of Su Casa, we share with you homes of all varieties and from various locations here in New Mexico, but all of them have one very important thing in common. While the builders and remodelers responsible for the homes bring unique and special talents to their projects, the end result is always a beautiful living space that reflects the lifestyles of the homeowners—people like you and me. We’re all different, and we all use our homes in different ways. We choose a home based on its ability to meet our lifestyle choices and family dynamics. In past issues of Su Casa, we’ve focused on great party homes, family homes, and even homes for more meditative folks seeking a quiet living space. This issue is no different, as we explore an incredible horse property in Corrales that allows its owners to live in harmony with their environmental philosophies, a contemporary residence that reflects a young family’s commitment to urban living, and a spectacular home in Las Campanas, outside Santa Fe, that’s custom-made for entertaining. Before visiting the annual Homes of Enchantment Parade, presented by the Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico, take a moment to reflect on your lifestyle and your family’s future needs. Does your current home accommodate those needs? As you tour the Parade homes throughout the Albuquerque area October 7–9 and 14–16, unfurl your imagination and consider how they might better suit your lifestyle. Our two special sections on interior design (see pages 30 and 47) can provide further inspiration. Sometimes, an existing space can be altered purely with furnishings and design elements to meet your needs and changing tastes. Regardless of your price range, there is a home and an interior-design idea to fit your budget and your desires. The work comes later―—now is the fun part, as you dream about how these homes and design choices can set the stage for your life here in the Southwest.

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homes for the holidays Catch the holiday spirit (and go home with some new decorating ideas) on the annual Ooh La La Christmas Home Tour, a parade of beautiful Albuquerque houses that are all decked out for the holidays. One hundred percent of the ticket price—$25 per person—goes to the national Wounded Warrior Project, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that helps severely injured members of the United States military. More than 46,000 young people have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with life-changing injuries, says Ooh La La founder Terri Krueger, who has two sons serving in the military. A former interior designer, Krueger organized the first Christmas homes tour in 2008 and has so far raised more than $886,000 for Wounded Warriors. “It’s not pro-war, it’s not anti-war,” Krueger says. “These kids need our help.” 2011 Ooh La La Christmas Home Tour, November 5, 10 am–5 pm, and November 5, noon–5 pm; maps and ticket information at

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November 1 marks the start of the first-annual Santa Fe Harvest Festival, a three-week, citywide celebration of sustainable, healthy, regional food. Both a community and charity event (with local sponsors, including Su Casa magazine), the festival features cooking demonstrations, restaurant discounts, and more and benefits Cooking with Kids, a group that teaches children how to make healthy food choices. “Our goal with the Santa Fe Harvest Festival is to create a feeling of festivity and excitement, foster community spirit, and encourage people to get out and have fun before the hectic holiday season sets in,” says Michele Ostrove, who founded the festival—as well as New Mexico Restaurant Week—with Lucien Bonnafoux. For more information, visit

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Santa Fe Community College is continuing its commitment to a greener future—and preparing students for careers in sustainable building—with its new Trades and Advanced Technology Center. Opened in May 2011, the Center is the latest example of the college’s decade-long initiative to incorporate environmental sustainability on campus. The $12 million building was designed with an impressive list of earth-friendly features, including a rainwater catchment system, solar thermal panels, an energy production and usage control center, a rooftop garden, and even eco-minded furniture (like benches made from recycled milk bottles). The Trades and Advanced Technology Center will serve as the new home for the college’s Sustainable Technologies Center, one of the Southwest’s most extensive green-building education programs. With a program based in sustainable building, green energy technologies, and trades such as plumbing, welding, and construction, the STC offers a range of hands-on courses on topics from smart grids to biofuels and wind power. Students can earn degrees in environmental technologies or certificates in areas like active water harvesting, energy auditing, and solar energy. As Randy Grissom, director of the Sustainable Technologies Center, explains, “Our credit programs and many of our noncredit workforce development offerings are targeted at those who want to make a living in these areas We have courses that are part of an SFCC certificate and degree program and others that are part of a nationally recognized certification [by organizations like the Building Performance Institute and the Environmental Protection Agency].” The programs, Grissom says, will benefit the community by “promoting innovation and business creation and by training the workforce of the future.” Already, he reports, Sustainable Technology Center classes are filling to capacity with students lured from across the state as well as elsewhere in the country and abroad. And it’s not just students that are enthusiastic. Says Grissom, “The business community in Northern New Mexico has been extremely supportive in helping to define curricula and in placing interns and graduates.” —Steven Horak Hands-on courses at the Sustainable Technologies Center prepare the green builders of the future. 20

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Thanks to volunteers from the Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico, life for a Rio Rancho woman recovering from tragedy is about to get a little bit easier. Earlier this year, local builders volunteered to make Jessica Truesdale’s Rio Rancho home wheelchair-accessible after a lightning strike took the life of her husband and left her unable to walk. They widened doorways and installed ramps, which provided some relief. But they noticed that the home wasn’t big enough to be comfortable for Jessica, her four young children, and her sister, who’d moved in to assist the family. So the next phase of Jessica’s Project, as it’s known, is to build the Truesdales a 1,000-square-foot, wheelchairaccessible addition. Local builders, subcontractors, and other community members are donating the labor, materials, and money needed for the job, which started in early September and should be finished by the end of the year. “It’s a fantastic project,” says Otley Smith of Albuquerque’s O. L. Smith Contracting, who’s leading the volunteer building efforts. “It will give them the relief they need as a family and help Jessica get around.” New Mexico Bank and Trust has set up a special Jessica’s Project account, and all branches are now accepting financial donations to help fund the building efforts.

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Tasty made-in-New-Mexico condiments—each with a touch of sassy local spice—are sure to spark a hearty “How sweet of you!“ Left to right: Salman Ranch Chile Berry Jam, $10; Coal Gulch Trading Co. Apricot Habanero Glaze, $11; Cannon’s Sweet Hots Jalapeno Relish, $7. Available at Now We're Cooking, 5901 Wyoming Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, 505-857-9625 Small-batch gourmet cooking oils, with flavors from deep to delicate and smoky to toasty, are perfect for foodie friends—or your own kitchen. Left to right: Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar, $20; Black Truffle Sea Salt, $20; Roasted Acorn Squash Seed Oil, $18; Roasted Butternut Squash Seed Oil, $18. Available at Oleaceae, 100 East San Francisco Street, Santa Fe (in La Fonda on the Plaza), 505-795-7780,

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Simple, elegant, and parabenfree, lavender products from the organic farm at Los Poblanos Inn and Cultural Center are a gift of relaxation. Left to right: Los Poblanos Lavender Lotion, $12; Salve, $15; Hand Soap, $15. Available at Los Poblanos Inn and Cultural Center, 4803 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, 505-344-9297,

Warm elixirs from Kakawa (some based on pre-Columbian recipes) are a sensual alternative to the usual hot chocolate. Add wafers to hot water or milk and enjoy. Left to right: Demitasse cups, $12 each; Cuban Drinking Chocolate with Havana rum, three wafers, $17; Mesoamerican-Mayan Aztec Drinking Chocolate, three wafers, $17. Available at Kakawa Chocolate House, 1050 East Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, 505-982-0388,

Arrive with a bottle of wine that says you‘re not only thoughtful and possess phenomenal taste, but also committed to protecting New Mexico's environment. Deming’s St. Clair Winery recently introduced a drip irrigation system so they’ll use less water when growing grapes. Left to right: St. Clair Winery Gewürztraminer, 2010, $12; D.H. Lescombes Pinot Noir, 2009, $18. Available at St. Clair Winery & Bistro, 901 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, Albuquerque, 505-243-9916, 24

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nce autumn arrives, one of the most popular classes at my Las Cosas Kitchen Shoppe cooking school is the one called Comforting Covered Casseroles. Casseroles and comfort food never seem to go out of style. Perhaps they take us back to a happy childhood or a simpler time of life. Casseroles often call for lessexpensive cuts of meat (the slow cooking tenderizes the protein and develops the flavors), so they’re perfect for these economic times. I like to think of them as “one dish wonders”—usually the entire recipe can be assembled and baked in one pot, a boon for busy parents and working professionals. The best casserole pots can be used on both the stove and in the oven. Three of my favorite casserole-pot companies—Staub, Le Creuset, and Chantal— offer a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes. The pots vary in composition and pricing, but each is easy to clean, looks great on the table, and would make a fantastic addition to your home kitchen collection. All three of these lines of cookware are magnetic and therefore can be used on induction cooktops. Staub (, the oldest of the three brands, dates to 1892 and was originally more popular in European restaurants and professional kitchens. Now home cooks have also discovered the wonders of Staub, whose pots are heavier than those from Le Creuset and Chantal. Each one is sand-cast in a one-of-a-kind mold and finished with 10 coats of enamel (Le Creuset pots have three) to create a deep and almost candied finish. Spikes on the underside of the lid

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green-chile-chicken casserole with cheddar-cheese biscuits serves 6–8

2 tablespoons butter 1 cup chopped onion 3 garlic cloves, minced 1½ cups roasted, peeled, and chopped New Mexico green chiles ( 3 tablespoons flour 1 tablespoon jalapeño pickle juice or white vinegar 3 cups chicken stock 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste) 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and ground 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper 2 large red potatoes, diced into 1-inch squares 1½ cups poached chicken meat (legs, thighs, breasts or combo)

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1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan and sauté onion until soft and translucent. 2. Add garlic and allow to brown slightly. Stir in chiles. 3. Sprinkle flour over onion mixture, stir in, and let brown slightly. 4. Stir in pickle juice, stock, cumin, Mexican oregano, salt, pepper, and potatoes. 5. Reduce heat to simmer and cook about 10 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender. Stir in chicken. 6. Pour stew into a buttered, wide, four-quart casserole dish and top with cheddar-cheese biscuits.

cheddar-cheese biscuits serves 6–8

2 cups flour ½ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground hot New Mexico red chile ( 4 teaspoons baking powder 4 ounces cold unsalted butter 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 cup + 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, garlic powder, pepper, salt, red chile, and baking powder. 2. Using a cheese grater, grate the butter into the flour and stir it until the mixture resembles coarse meal. 3. Stir in the cheese. Add cream and mix lightly with a wooden spoon until dough just holds together. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. 4. Using a large spoon, break off dollops of dough to form flattened biscuits 2 inches in diameter by ¾-inch thick and drop onto the surface of stew. (If you can’t fit all the biscuits on the surface of the stew, just bake on a cookie sheet for 12–15 minutes and serve on the side.) 5. Bake stew uncovered in a preheated 425-degree oven (450 degrees at high altitude) for 20 minutes or until biscuits are nicely browned.

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Interior designers Heather Van Luchene, ASID, and Steffany Hollingsworth, ASID, are the creative team behind Santa Fe’s HVL Interiors. As business partners, they’ve created elegant interiors for dozens of residential and hospitality clients—including Albuquerque’s Hotel Parq Central and the Capitol Grill in Santa Fe. Here, the designing women share advice for creating a perfect interior. Keep it personal. Make your spaces meaningful with authentic touches in the form of regionally collected artwork and furnishings, family treasures, and found objects that are reminders of beautiful moments in your life. —Van Luchene Edit your space to create strong focal points. People often keep in view everything they have been given, or purchased, or that is meaningful, without reflecting on what they find truly compelling. Spaces should have a hierarchy of focal points, with negative space in between. We work around the strongest, best, or most relevant elements in a space—for instance, a dynamic view, a fireplace, a striking piece of art. We also group things that can talk to each other or tell a story within a composition on a wall, on a table, or in a corner. —Hollingsworth Give it a theme. Create a story with variety and interest using common threads of color, pattern, and texture. One of the easiest ways to create a common thread is through the use of an accent color. You might incorporate a broad band of turquoise in a rug, then use a fabric with an accent in that same color, and then 30

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use it again in a painting or accessory. Like a theme in a good story, the thread needs to reappear around the room in different mediums in order for your eye to remain interested in following it. —Van Luchene Make bold moves. Use what you have in unexpected ways. A quilt that you have from your grandmother might be used to upholster a chair. An old tool or piece of ranch equipment from a family property may become an objet d’art when mounted on a stand or on the wall or made into a lamp with a modern shade. —Hollingsworth Live with less. Buy the best you can afford. Take chances. Buy from the heart. For me, living with less allows room for the flow of creativity and also the flexibility to change things around. I firmly think you should only be surrounded by what brings you delight or inspires you. —Van Luchene HVL Interiors can be reached at 505-983-3601 or through



art smarts By Jessica Joyce

The best advice: Follow your heart and buy what you love. Art that speaks to you is art that you will be happy to look at for decades to come. Far left: Sarah Hartshorne, Cascade, 48 x 24", oil on canvas (Matrix Fine Art); above: Joshua S. Franco, It’s about the Birds and the Bees, 14 x 18", acrylic on masonite (Park Fine Art); left: Dominique Samyn-Werbrouck, Dream Weaver, 56 x 52", oil on linen (Matrix Fine Art).

Original pieces enhance your home and feed your soul. For as little as $100—and as much as thousands of times that amount—you can find a piece of art that adds a personal, one-ofa-kind touch to just about any room in the house. Once you’ve established a budget, though, how do you go about selecting art? Start by doing a little research. “You can always come into the gallery to see what we have to offer,” says Joshua Franco, an artist who exhibits and assists the director at Albuquerque’s Park Fine Art. “But I’d also suggest picking up the Collector’s Guide, a free guide to the local galleries and museums, so you can get an overview of what’s out there.” Websites like (maintained by the Albuquerque Art Business Association) and (the Santa Fe Gallery Association) are also great resources for those interested in learning more about the local creative scene. Consider what you like and want to bring into your home–whether it’s fine-art photography, a beautiful piece of pottery, or a surrealist painting, 32

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like the ones Franco creates—then begin by visiting the galleries or talking to artists who specialize in that sort of work. Don’t be surprised, however, if you set out looking for an abstract painting and end up bringing home a mixed-media sculpture. “Some people are surprised at what they actually end up liking,” says Mary Bonney, the director at the William & Joseph Gallery in Santa Fe. “They have an idea of what they might go for when they walk into a gallery, but they’re drawn to something else for the color or for the emotive response they get from it. At the end of the day, that’s the most important thing. Go with what you like.” “You have to love whatever you buy,” agrees Regina Held, director of Matrix Fine Art in Albuquerque. “It’s a very personal thing . . . What’s most important is that you love it.” If you’re looking for something for a specific place in the house—say, a landscape that perfectly matches the blue-green rug in your living room— most gallerists and art consultants can help you out. But that’s not the recommended way to go about selecting fine art. “At some point, you may move or get a new couch,” Held says. The art, on the other hand, will be with you forever. If you buy something that speaks to you on a deeper



level, you’re more likely to enjoy that piece over the long term. Whenever you can afford it, Held recommends buying original works (paintings, etchings, limited-edition prints, for example) rather than reproductions (posters, giclée prints). Original works should hold their value—and have a chance of increasing in value—in the years to come. But both Held and Bonney stress that “investing” should rarely be your primary motive. “I always tell people to make it the second or even third factor in their decision-making process,” says Bonney. “If you’re looking at art as an investment, you need to have a collection of the artist’s work—eight or ten pieces, not just one. When you’re first buying art, and looking for just one painting, it needs to be more about how you feel about it. At the end of the day, that’s the most important thing.” You can also feel good about buying works created by Northern New Mexico residents. “We’re lucky to have so many artists in our community,” Held says. “When you buy art by local artists at local galleries, you’re keeping your money in the local economy.”

Mike Freeman, of Mike’s Quality Painting in Albuquerque, talks to Su Casa about interior color trends. What’s hot in the world of interior painting? Strong, bold paint colors are still in style. We’re seeing a lot of rich tans and deep browns in many of the upper-end homes that we work in. I recently had a client refer to her color scheme as “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup”—a good analogy. What’s the best way to choose an interior color? Buy small amounts of paint and apply samples on the wall you intend to cover. This will allow you to see how the colors coordinate with the furniture and other finishes in the room. You’ll also see how the room’s specific lighting will affect your color choices. Sherwin-Williams has some great computer software on their website ( to aid in the color-selection process. Do you have a favorite neutral color that works just about anywhere? Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all color and no substitute for spending time looking at color charts and applying color samples. Don’t be afraid to play around a bit. Have some fun. If it all seems overwhelming, you can also seek the professional help of a good interior designer.   What’s your go-to brand of paint? All the paint stores in our area have good products, as long as you purchase the high-quality lines. Avoid what’s called “contractor grade” and you should be okay.

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足足Old World, Grand Scale New Mexico ranch style meets Tuscan luxury in this Santa Fe home, where design details and craftsmanship set the tone.

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ot a detail has gone unnoticed in Mike and Louellen Lusk’s new Las Campanas home—from the hand-carved grapevines on the posts in the kitchen to the nicho in the living room, sized and situated to showcase the family’s heirloom New Mexico quilt. The arched bedroom doorways are trimmed with the same stacked stone that adds depth and texture to the kitchen. The floors vary from chiseled travertine tile to hand-hewn walnut and Brazilian cherry, and the plastered walls glow in warm apricot tones. A cozy attached casita welcomes guests, while never-ending mountain views are sure to inspire in the spacious art studio (Louellen enjoys landscape painting). The details and the attention to details and the work and the workmanship and the views and the spatial flow—it all goes on and on. And yet, even at 8,400 square feet, it’s not at all intimidating. “We wanted a house that didn’t feel overwhelming,” says Mike, 62. “We wanted it to be casual and open. We didn’t want that feeling of formalness when you walked in.” The Lusks currently live in Illinois (where Mike works for Archer Daniels Midland) in a house they had custom-built many years ago. That home—and the experience they had building it—is as different from this two-acre Santa Fe spread, which they move into this fall, as one could imagine. The couple built their Illinois home while living in the area, whereas they had to oversee the building of this one—working with Prull Custom Builders, architects Larry Andren and Colin Keegan, and landscape architects Serquis & Associates—from thousands of miles away. “This was long distance,” Mike says. “But Prull Custom Builders, their entire group, they made it as easy as it could be.” “Our Illinois home uses lots of baseboards and molding,” he adds. “Here, we wanted to get away from that and get into the adobe and the rounded walls and the vigas—all that. We love it.” “We also love the community of Santa Fe—the arts, the opera, the mountains. My wife and I wanted to be in a house where our family really wanted to come visit us and enjoy Santa Fe the way we enjoy Santa Fe.” When it came to interior features, the Lusks were inspired as much by their own ideas as they were by what they gleaned from Will Prull, president of Prull Custom Builders, and his partner, designer Paula Delair, after many visits to the Bishop’s Lodge residence Prull and Delair remodeled and now live in. “When they’d come over,” recalls Prull, “they’d say,

Above: An antique iron gate swings open for visitors; below: distressed, hand-scraped walnut floors add to the feeling of authenticity in the kitchen and dining room. Opposite: Stately furnishings (an overstuffed sofa, a substantial coffee table) match the scale of the high-ceilinged living room. 41

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‘We’d like to have that too,’ pointing over at our six-pattern travertine tiles.” “Louellen loved that it was Old World but with a sophistication throughout,” adds Delair. The Lusks went for a Tuscan/Mediterranean feel, but with a full-on love for everything that is Southwest. After all—and here’s the foundation, if you will, of the house and its formal and spiritual aesthetics—Mike has roots in New Mexico. His father, a West Point man whose later career in the Air Force took him and his family from Hawaii to Syracuse, was born in Carlsbad; his great-grandparents lived and ranched down south. Hence, the quilt, representing all the different cattle brands in the state as of 1913, when Lusk’s great-grandmother made it. “It’s such an important heirloom to me,” says Mike. “It’s something very, very special, and I wanted it where everybody could go and see it and ask about it. And we tried to carry that theme through the rest of the house.”

“It’s a true wine cellar and a tasting room,” Mike says. “We like entertaining people and sharing things with them.”

Top, left and right: An 18th-century Mexican door opens into the spacious wine cellar, with its hand-molded-brick floor and Yavapai-sandstone wall; bottom, right: the Old World kitchen features polished granite countertops and a backsplash of tumbled travertine with marble and metal tile accents. SUCASAMAGAZINE.COM


And so they did, but subtly. The brands can also be seen in the fireplace grille (forged by Prull’s son, Shehan, who apprenticed with acclaimed Santa Fe blacksmith Tom Joyce) and on the house’s rooftop grille. The Lusks’ enthusiasm for the project, and their concern with every detail, only made Prull and Delair and all their subcontractors work that much harder. “Because of all the confidence and artistic license they gave us, it was a very juicy and continually developing process,” says Prull. “It continued on page 124 Clockwise from left: In the living room, an heirloom quilt made in 1913 features old New Mexico cattle brands; the brand from the Lusk family’s early-20th-century ranch adorns a grille on the rooftop deck; a brick spiral design adds flair to the concrete driveway.

The Lusks went for a Tuscan/Mediterranean feel, but with a full-on love for everything that is Southwest.


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We are very excited to present Design Santa Fe 2011, our seventh-annual collection of events that showcases the best in design innovations, trends, and products. Open to both design professionals and the general public, Design Santa Fe’s theme this year is Change Makers, which addresses the role of design as a dynamic force in effecting social change locally and globally. Over the years, Design Santa Fe has explored all facets of design, bringing in nationally and internationally renowned experts to discuss topics ranging from the all-encompassing to the specific—everything from green design to lighting, product packaging, and the psychological impact of color. Through it all, we’ve embraced as core values a dedication to sustainability, green-building methods and products, and the ways in which design can have a positive effect on the way we live. This year’s program builds on that legacy to explore especially thought-provoking topics: how design can have an effect on social problems like homelessness and public health, for example, and how product and building waste can be eliminated rather than merely reduced through visionary design. Our speakers, some of the world’s most accomplished design professionals, are engaged in promoting sustainable, humanitarian values through their projects, methods, and sourcing of materials. Award-winning architect Cameron Sinclair, co-founder of Architecture for Humanity; Susan Lyons, a noted textile designer specializing in sustainable technologies and materials; and author Susan S. Szenasy, editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine, will headline the Design Dialogue and Luncheon on Friday. The Design Crawl/Home Tour (Friday and Saturday) is an annual source of inspiration offered up in a festive, congenial environment. You can visit designer showrooms, product boutiques, and actual homes to browse, shop, and find exciting new ideas for home and office design both inside and out. There’s an important philanthropic component to Design Santa Fe too. Since our founding in 2005, we’ve donated more than $29,000 to local and national/international charities like the Youth Shelters, St. Elizabeth Shelter, and Habitat for Humanity. The donation for 2011 will be split between the local St. Elizabeth Shelter and the international Architecture for Humanity. We hope you’ll join us for this inspiring event! Your Design Santa Fe co-chairs, Kim White Statements In Tile / Lighting / Kitchens / Flooring Victoria Price Victoria Price Art & Design

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Inspiration on Parade Among every home designer’s goal is to create a space that is aesthetically appealing, highly functional, and in tune with the clients’ needs and tastes. of course, there are countless solutions to any challenge, and that’s where a designer’s unique vision comes into play. The spaces featured in this year’s 2011 home & garden Tour demonstrate what professionals—in this case, some of Santa Fe’s top interior designers, architects, and landscape architects—can do when presented with parameters and the freedom to show off their talents. At the Las Placitas Compound at 614 garcia, designed by mcDowell + Satzinger, the goal was to go green—green enough to meet the Leadership in energy and environmental Design (LeeD) gold standards. “our challenge was to design and build homes that use a minimum of non-renewable energy and produce minimal pollution, while maximizing the health and safety of the people who live and work in them,” says Doug mcDowell, president of mcDowell + Satzinger. “We did that while respecting and adding to the historic nature of the Santa Fe historic District and our established neighbors.” The six-home, Pueblo revival– style compound was built using sustainable construction practices and incorporates solar radiant heat and photovoltaic electrical systems, among other earth-friendly features.

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The 2011 Home & Garden Tour showcases the work of top local designers.

When designing the outdoor area around the compound, landscape architect Solange Serquis of Serquis + Associates also made eco-friendliness—smart water use, in particular— a top priority. “Most of the plants are long-blooming, low-maintenance, and xeric,” she says. With a large watercollection cistern and dry creek beds that redirect water to the garden areas where it’s needed most, Serquis’s landscape design makes use of 100 percent of the rainwater that falls on the property. The outdoor areas also flow seamlessly with the compound’s interior spaces. “They extend the rooms,” she says, “and emphasize the indoor/outdoor connection.” The builder at 931 Alto, Major Development, called on designer Edy Keeler of Core Value to help them move from a traditional to a more contemporary look. Keeler made it happen, in part, through her use of color: warm brights on the exterior (khaki and golden ochre-toned stucco) and neutral interior hues punched up with unexpected accents (taupe and sage-green walls with spots of bright tangerine). The three-bedroom, two-bath condo “feels surprisingly spacious, yet it’s well under 2,000 square feet,” she notes. With features like high ceilings, a charcoal-gray wood stairway with burnished stainless-steel railings, and views of the Sangre de Cristos from the upstairs windows and second-story deck, the home’s overall look is “dramatic,” Keeler says, and demonstrates how innovative use of color can enhance a home. Heather Van Luchene, ASID, of HVL Interiors, designed the interior of the Pueblo-style main house and casita at 36 Don Patron around the homeowners’ passion for collecting. “They have beautiful things—including artwork, antique tools, primitive collectibles—they wanted to display,” she explains. Van Luchene designed a space that showcases the objects and used antique furniture and textiles to add pattern, texture, and vibrant color to the home. She calls the end result a “layered aesthetic” that reflects her clients’ interests and lifestyle. When the residents at 45 Violet Circle in Las Campanas wanted to take their late-1990s interior in a more modern direction, they contacted Victoria Price of Victoria Price Art & Design. To complement the couple’s extensive art collection, Price incorporated colorful Italian modern furniture and cutting-edge pieces from regional designers, including some she designed herself. In the kitchen, custom cabinets are paired with black granite countertops and lighting designed by Kim White of Statements In Tile/ Lighting/Kitchens/Flooring for a look that pleased the homeowners and—like all the spaces featured in the 2011 Home & Garden Tour—is sure to provide visitors with new ideas and inspiration.

2011 Home & Garden Tour Participants 931 Alto Edy Keeler Core Value, Inc. 614 Garcia Doug McDowell and Jim Satzinger McDowell + Satzinger 45 Violet Circle Victoria Price Victoria Price Art & Design 614 Garcia Solange Serquis Serquis + Associates 36 Don Patron Heather Van Luchene, ASID HVL Interiors


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Beyond the Beautiful How great design can change the world. Susan S. Szenasy

Change Makers, the theme of this year’s Design Dialogue and Luncheon (see sidebar, right), refers to the power of designers to influence the world in ways far beyond aesthetics. Su Casa’s Dianna Delling talked about that concept—and the future of Santa Fe style—with Metropolis magazine editor Susan S. Szenasy, who will moderate the Design Dialogue panel discussion. Su Casa: Design as a force of social change is a hot topic. Is this something new? Susan S. Szenasy: Maybe the phrase “design as a force of change” seems like a new concept, but it has been the backbone of design thinking that is centuries old. Think of the Greek temples or the Gothic cathedrals, for instance. They defined religious movements, gave them glorious edifices, thus educating people for change—creating a mass acceptance of the religions these temples and churches served. Closer to our time, cutting-edge architects and designers who founded the Modern movement, from Gropius to Aalto to Eileen Gray, showed how a new, more democratic, more healthy architecture could enrich daily life of more people than prior to Word War I, when only the nobility, clergy, and wealthy business people benefitted from the work of interior designers. Design as a force for social change? Certainly modernism pushed that change forward.  Is green building—a movement Santa Fe has long embraced—another example? Green building is certainly creating major change in what gets designed and how it is designed. A designer and architect is creating change every time she works with natural light (to save on electricity costs), every time he figures out ways to reuse gray water (especially important in desert environments), every time she evaluates the real needs of the occupants by offering clever space planning to cut back on the sprawling, energy-guzzling, wasteful buildings. How does the concept relate to the interior design world? Social change can be documented in many ways. Demographics may be one of these. As the upcoming generation—with its heartfelt inclination to save the Earth, its phenomenal worldwide connectivity, and its unprecedented technical knowledge—makes its power felt in society, their interior designers will need to be aware of these inclinations, offering them healthy, non-toxic interiors that use resources carefully. Is Santa Fe style still relevant in today’s design world?   I think it’s wonderful that the Santa Fe style has become as strong and as distinctive as it has. It’s evolved into a lovely, distinct look that only exists in this place. This leads me to believe that the city and the state can make a big contribution to the next phase of design, which now may be called the Santa Fe Solution, or something like that. Today’s complex economics and cultures demand more than simply finding a style. We need thoughtful design intervention to solve such problems as developing local resources for the interior design community (jobs for local craftspeople to support the workers and their families, feed the tax base—much of which looks like it’s in place in Santa Fe already), figuring out the local answer for harvesting renewable energy (and how to make that effort transparent in the way Santa Fe buildings look and how they are inhabited), and finding ways to harvest every dew drop, every raindrop, and using them and reusing them. Interior products are part of this solution. Everyone has a role to play. When all these ideas inform Santa Fe design (which has its roots in the long history of local building and furnishing practices, therefore its roots are firmly sustainable), there will be a very distinct new look to the place, that some may even call the New Santa Fe Style.

Design Dialogue and Luncheon: Change Makers Friday, September 30 At the Farmers Market Building in the Railyard District Panel Discussion 9:00 am–noon Luncheon noon–1:30 pm This panel discussion, designed for professional designers and architects, explores the ways in which design can influence social change. The discussion will be moderated by Susan S. Szenasy, editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine. Also participating are award-winning architect Cameron Sinclair, co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, and Susan Lyons, a noted textile designer specializing in sustainable technologies and materials. The three-hour discussion will be followed by a catered luncheon. Tickets: $85 per person, includes panel discussion, lunch, and tickets for the Home & Garden Tour Home & Garden Tour Friday, September 30, 1:30 pm–5:00 pm Saturday, October 1, 11:00 am–5:00 pm Come experience the best in interior and exterior design, and learn about innovative products and design solutions, in this selfguided home and garden tour. (See map on page 56). Tickets: $15 per person Design Crawl Friday, September 30, 1:30 pm–5:00 pm Saturday, October 1, 11:00 am–5:00 pm Celebrate great design at this citywide party! Retail and wholesale design businesses around Santa Fe will open their doors, welcoming members of the public to browse an array of products and meet guest artists and artisans. (See map on page 56.) Free Tickets for all events are available at A portion of all proceeds from Design Santa Fe 2011 will be donated to the nonprofit organizations Architecture for Humanity and St. Elizabeth Shelter. To date, Santa Fe Interior Designers Present (SFIDP), which organizes the event, has contributed more than $29,000 to local and national/international charities like Youth Shelters, St. Elizabeth Shelter, and Habitat for Humanity.

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1 Edy Keeler, Core Value 931 Alto 2 Solange Serquis, Serquis + Associates 614 Garcia 2 Doug McDowell and Jim Satzinger McDowell + Satzinger Fine Homes 614 Garcia 3 Victoria Price, Victoria Price Art & Design 45 Violet Circle 4 Heather Van Luchene, ASID, HVL Interiors 36 Don Patron

cerrillos 1 Molecule home, garden furnishings 1226 Flagman Way 505.989.9806 2 Casa Rosina custom, antique furniture 1925 Rosina #A 505.989.8007 3 Design Connection fabrics, draperies 1925 Rosina #A 505.982.4536 4 Fabu-WALL-ous Solutions Venetian plaster 1925 Rosina #B 505.982.9699 5 Ferro Antico custom, antique lighting 1925 Rosina #A 505.989.8007 6 H & S Craftsmen stone fabrication 1925 Rosina #E 505.917.4876 7 Stivers & Smith interior design 1925 Rosina #C 505.986.3899 8 Dahl Plumbing fixtures 1000 Siler Park Lane 505.471.2233

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upper railyard 9 Night and Day furnishings, accessories 500 Montezuma 505.983.8227 10 Moss Outdoor furnishings, accessories 530 S Guadalupe 505.989.7300 11 ACC furnishings, accessories 620 Cerrillos 505.984.0955 12 Statements tile, lighting 1441 Paseo de Peralta 505.988.4440

design district 13 Form + Function contemporary lighting 1512 Pacheco #A101 505.820.7872 14 Victoria Price Art & Design design, furnishings, accessories 1512 Pacheco #C204 505.982.8632 15 The Accessory Annex hardware, fittings 1512 Pacheco #C104 505.983.3007 16 FOUR Decorative Arts design, furnishings 1512 Pacheco #C202 505.995.8411 17 Santa Fe by Design plumbing, hardware 1512 Pacheco #D101 505.988.4111 18 DMC construction, rennovation 1512 Pacheco #A206 505.992.8382 19 Clusia Designs interior, exterior textiles 901 W San Mateo #W 505.466.2712 20 Builders Source Appliance Gallery appliances 1608 Pacheco 505.982.5563

st. francis drive 21 Visions Design Group design, furnishings 111 N St Francis 505.988.3170 22 Kitchen Dimensions custom cabinetry 150 S St Francis #C 505.986.8820 23 Creative Interiors contract furnishings 1030 Agua Fria 505.983.3384

downtown 24 Violante & Rochford Interiors design, furnishings, accessories 405 Paseo de Peralta 505.983.3912 25 Design Warehouse furnishings, accessories 101 W Marcy 505.988.1555 26 ACC on the Plaza furnishings, accessories 53 Old Santa Fe Trail 505.984.0955 27 Southwest Spanish Craftsmen furnishings 217 Galisteo 505.989.8484 28 Arrediamo Santa Fe floor coverings 214 Galisteo 505.820.2231 29 Asian Adobe antique furniture, accessories 310 Johnson 505.992.6846 30 Constellation Home Electronics electronics, controls, home automation 215 N Guadalupe 505.983.9988 31 Rezidencia furnishings, accessories 518 Old Santa Fe Trail 505.983.8700 32 Allbright & Lockwood tile, lighting 621 Old Santa Fe Trail #5 505.986.1715

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Designers Make a Difference

Richard White

The creative community helps citizens in need.

A colorful exterior welcomes residents at the Barbara Richardson Transitional Living Facility.

City-Wide Style

When experts from the design world get together each year for Design Santa Fe, the focus is creativity, innovation, and, fun. But there’s a less glamorous, equally important side to the event too: Each year, a portion of the proceeds from Design Santa Fe is donated to a local nonprofit. In 2010, Santa Fe Interior Designers Present—also known as SFIDP, the group that organizes Design Santa Fe—gave $10,000 to Youth Shelters, a nonprofit group that helps homeless, runaway, and in-crisis youth and their families. The money was used to help furnish the Barbara Richardson Transitional Living Facility, an Airport Road complex named for New Mexico’s former first lady that houses young people ages 16 to 21 as they work to get back on their feet. SFIDP members also volunteered their time to help design interior spaces at the facility, which opened in May 2010. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to two organizations: St. Elizabeth Shelter, which has been providing emergency shelter, food, counseling, and other services to Santa Fe’s homeless population since 1986, and Architecture for Humanity, an international network of buildingindustry professionals that helps communities in need. Architect Cameron Sinclair, who co-founded the San Francisco–based organization, will be a featured guest at Design Santa Fe’s Design Dialogue panel discussion and luncheon. “Our members enjoy what they do, and they want to use their talents to give back to the community,” says Kim White, owner of Statements In Tile/Lighting/ Kitchens/Flooring and co-chair of this year’s Design Santa Fe. “Through our contributions and our volunteer efforts, we are showing how design and designers really can make a difference.”—Jessica Joyce

Look no farther than this year’s Design Crawl roster for proof that Santa Fe’s design community is both vibrant and diverse. More than 30 participants— interior decorators, appliance showrooms, home electronics specialists and others—will open their establishments to the public on September 30 and October 1, hosting special events, showing off their talents, and answering questions about the services they offer. For locals and Santa Fe visitors curious about the options when it comes to building, remodeling, or simply freshening up their decor, the Crawl offers a fun, convenient way to meet the experts in person and learn about new techniques, products, and trends.—JJ

Karen Novotny

The local creative community comes together to host the annual Design Crawl.

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It’s always been easy to live in Mariposa, but now it’s easier than ever. Homes start under $200K. So you can take advantage of the architectural and natural beauty for less than you might have thought. And there’s plenty to enjoy. Mariposa offers the 3,000-acre Mariposa Preserve, 10 miles of paved and unpaved trails, and our spectacular Community Center with indoor and outdoor pools and a full fitness center. Of course, Mariposa residents also have access to the new schools in Rio Rancho.

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Come see 13 beautiful homes under the evening sky. Locate Custom Builders Council homes within this section by the CBC logo indicated on each entry.

PARADE COMMITTEE Cathye Avants CGP, Jamie Baxter, Maria Colella, Kimberly Culler, Amy Hepker, Sarah Hoey, David Langham CAPS CGB CGP, Victoria Leyba, Diana Lucero CAPS CGA CGP, CJ “Skip” Mead PE, Peggy Moeller Mead, Stephanie Peterson, Nick Salas, Deborah Short, Ron Sisneros, and Carla Wersonick

October 7–9 & 14–16, 2011 11 am–5 pm Use the information in this special section to guide your personal tour of the Homes of Enchantment Parade across the Albuquerque metro area.


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HOMES BY PRICE $130,000* Lee Michael Homes 34 $180,000* Larson Homes 16 $189,570 Abrazo Homes 23 $193,990 Twilight Homes 28 $205,101 RayLee Homes 25 $214,900 Paul Allen Homes 24 $249,900 Precision Development 32 $263,101 RayLee Homes


$279,500 Twilight Homes


$299,300 The Strosnider Company


$352,900 Rachel Matthew Homes 12 $363,600 Las Ventanas Homes


$369,797 Stillbrooke Homes 26 $399,000 Vineyard Homes 14 $450,000 Vineyard Homes 27 $470,900 Sky View Homes/ Scott Patrick Homes 21 $475,000* Diego Handcrafted Homes


$477,000 Boulevard Homes 18 $479,000 Panorama Homes


$509,900 Tiara Homes 22 $529,000 Casa Bella Construction


$545,000 Altair Homes 35 $549,452 Stillbrooke Homes 4 $598,718 Scott Patrick Homes 9 $599,000 UBuildIt


$600,000 Silverton Custom Homes 15 $649,900 Renaissance Custom Homes 5

Porcelain • Ceramic • Glass & Metal Tile • Natural Stone Professional Design Consultation

$675,000 Tiara Homes 6 $694,000 Home Construction & Consulting Services

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$824,500 Sun Mountain Construction 17

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building dreams

For David K. Langham of Home Construction and Consulting Services, finding cost-effective ways to turn a client’s vision into high-quality reality is all in a day’s work.

By Laura Sanchez


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n vacation, people usually switch their brains from “cogitate” to “vegetate.” Not Nick Nagy. While Nick and his wife, Ann, were on a cruise a few years ago, Nick put the basic layout and design of their dream house down on paper. The Nagys’ previous experience helped with the task. During their years living in Los Alamos, where Nick works as a mathematician, they remodeled and built houses, refining their vision of the home they wanted built in Albuquerque down to the details. “The kitchen pot rack was the seed of the house,” Ann says with a laugh, indicating the wrought-iron fixture hanging over their kitchen island. Nick knew the exact color he wanted for the front door—a softer, truer blue than the turquoise-tinted good-luck color so common throughout New Mexico. The house was designed for an extraordinary lot on the west bluff of the Rio Grande. While the view was magnificent, the challenging site had a nine-foot slope and a limited net-building area. The couple found their builder during the 2009 Homes of Enchantment Parade, when they visited a residence built by David K. Langham of Home Construction and Consulting Services. As Langham—who is the Featured Builder in the 2011 Parade of Homes—recalls, the Nagys knew they wanted to build with energy efficiency in mind. “The meeting solidified their vision not just to be energy efficient but to get a home that would be certified by Build Green New Mexico,” he says. Langham, who is certified by the National Association of Home Builders as a green professional and a graduate builder, had the skills and experience for the job. Langham’s training as an aging-in-place specialist came in handy too. The Nagys plan to retire in their home, and they wanted an accessible, one-level design. Langham, along with Young Drafting and Design, made it happen on the tricky lot by bringing in eight feet of fill dirt, building a retaining wall, and carefully planning the drainage. As he does when building any house, Langham specified energy-efficient components. The Nagy home has both radiant floor heating for comfort and forced air for fast warming on winter mornings. The two tankless water heaters and the boiler are all 98 percent efficient; the furnace is 95 percent. Highly reflective thermoplastic polyolefin roofing and R-50 blown

fiberglass ceiling insulation keep the house cool in summer, while blown cellulose boosts wall insulation to R-22. The high insulation values and tight construction completely block traffic sounds from the Interstate 40 bridge a few hundred yards away. While high energy efficiency helps to ensure a house that works well, a casual visitor seldom notices energy features. What does show is Langham’s meticulous care with detail—care that results in a serene ambience and flowing space. Above the half-circle entry, furnished with a circular rug and half-circle table, a circular skylight contains crossed beams that suspend the light fixture. It all works together beautifully. The sinuous bands of small river pebbles set into the travertine walls of the showers match the shower floors. Warm tan walls and off-white ceilings don’t read as different colors but as a richer articulation of surfaces. To achieve the unity in size, style, and color, Langham says, “everything but the crown molding is made from scratch.” Langham explains that his central objective for each client is “to give you what your true desires are, in the most cost-effective manner.” Asked how their house changed during the journey from dream to reality, Ann says, “There were no real trade-offs.” The result is a beautifully detailed, well-engineered, energy-efficient house on the bluff. From their rear patio, the couple can see the entire sweep of the Sandia and Manzano mountains and watch porcupines climbing the Rio Grande cottonwoods to spend the night.

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Opposite: English brown granite countertops, travertine floors, and custom cabinets in distressed knotty alder add warmth and texture to the kitchen; clockwise from top left: a highefficiency gas fireplace, with a simple wood-beam mantel, is the living room’s focal point; a ribbon-like stripe of river pebbles flows across vein-cut travertine plank walls in the master bathroom shower; the back portal, with a fire pit and broad views of the bosque and downtown Albuquerque, is an ideal place to spend a chilly autumn evening.

Home Construction and Consulting Services 1601 Bluffside Place NW


featured builder

Vista Magnifica

2 bedrooms 2 baths 2,958 sq. ft. $694,000

Take I-40 west to Coors Boulevard. Exit at Coors and drive south to Iliff Road, which is the first light. Turn left on Iliff. Turn right on Atrisco Drive, then take the first left, Calle del Vista. Turn right on the third street on the right, Bluffside Place. The home is located in the cul-de-sac.

This beautiful Southwestern Pueblo-style home is certified at Build Green New Mexico’s Silver level. The wow factor begins with the tiered Spanish fountain in the front courtyard and ends with the direct views of the Rio Grande and downtown Albuquerque from the great room. The home

features custom-built cabinetry, granite cabinet and vanity tops throughout, travertine floors and showers, exterior brick work on the front and rear portales, an open floor plan, beautiful wood and paint colors, two wonderful outdoor living areas, and much more!

David K. Langham (505) 238-7678

Subcontractors & Vendors

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


Appliances: Builders Source, 620-3332

HERS rating/duct calculations: Walker Energy Services, 385-8838

Audio/video/low voltage: Albuquerque Sound & Vac, 883-6136

HVAC/mechanical: VICA Heating and Air Conditioning, 620-8269

Block walls & brick work: Velasquez Masonry, 220-7719

Insulation: Miller’s Insulation, 362-0283

Cabinetry: Rio Rancho Custom Woods, 550-6792

Lighting fixtures: Ferguson Bath and Kitchen Gallery, 345-9001

Carpet: The Carpet Company, 228-1777

Lumber: ProBuild, 858-3766

Closets: Not Just Closets, 281-9435

Mirrors: Albuquerque Custom Shower Doors, 269-6397

Construction financing: Los Alamos National Bank, 954-5491

Permanent mortgage: Los Alamos National Bank, 954-5491

Doors & windows: Stock Building Supply, 362-0368

Plumbing & radiant heat: Rue’s Plumbing and Heating, 507-5883

Drafting services: Young Drafting and Design, 220-8000

Plumbing fixtures: Ferguson Bath and Kitchen Gallery, 345-9001

Drywall: Amestoy Dri-Wall, 991-1342

Site preparation: Olivas Grading, 720-0788

Electrical: D-Electric, 238-1848

Soils analysis & engineering: Earthworks Engineering Group, 899-4886

Fireplace: Western Building Supply, 823-2500

Stucco: Southwest Stucco, 975-1319

Foundation & driveway: Pyramid Concrete, 907-0963

Tile installation: Artistic Concepts, 977-2705

Framing: Enchantment Construction, 379-5069

Tile material: Daltile, 884-0017

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Anasazi Trails

3 bedrooms 3 baths 4,110 sq. ft. $1,100,000

From Albuquerque, take I-25 north to Exit 242, Bernalillo/Placitas. Turn right onto NM-165 and head east 1.3 miles to Trails Road East, and turn left. After the stop sign, the road turns into Anasazi Trails Road. Head north and turn left onto Anasazi Trails Loop to the home at 37 Anasazi Trails Loop.

This beautiful Old World masterpiece is situated on a one-acre lot. An outdoor living area includes a kitchen, dining, and living area with fireplace. Inside, a chef’s gourmet kitchen with a formal

dining room is an entertaining venue second to none. On to the master suite, where a comfy sitting area and fireplace take in views of the Sandia Mountains. Welcome home!

Michael Cecchini (505) 450-4540

Environmentally friendly, energy-efficient homes since 1995

consult + design + build + remodel


has more custom homes certified at the Gold & Emerald level than any other builder in New Mexico.

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Diamond Tail Ranch

3 bedrooms 2½ baths 3,462 sq. ft. $925,000


Take I-25 north to Exit 242, and travel east through Placitas past the post office. Turn left after mile marker 7 onto Camino del Tecolote, and continue to Diamond Tail Road, which is on the right. Follow Diamond Tail Road into the Diamond Tail Ranch community. After the gated entry, take the first left on Meadows Road. Turn right on Wild Primrose, and the home is on the right.

Designed and built by the New Haven Homes award-winning design team, this Southwest-style home provides for casual yet luxurious living and entertaining. Perched on a sprawling bluff with pan-

oramic views, each room captures a vista of scenic beauty unique to the Diamond Tail community. Loaded with unique custom finishes and features, this is a New Haven home you won’t want to miss!

Bill Reynolds (505) 890-5476



Casa Bella Construction


9204 Lexie Lane NE

4 bedrooms 3 baths 2,710 sq. ft. $529,000


Take I-25 north to Paseo del Norte, Exit 232. Drive east on Paseo del Norte to Wyoming Boulevard. Turn left (north) on Wyoming, then right (east) on Glendale Avenue. Turn left (north) on Lexie Lane to 9204.

A new twist on Spanish Revival design, this home features spectacular outdoor living areas, an impressive open floor plan and ceiling heights, stunning wall and floor treatments, a charm-

ing courtyard, and many other creative details. Tour this dramatic yet welcoming and functional green-built home to see our quality, value, and beauty.

Dan Fulcher (505) 385-0606

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A Culligan® Water Softener removes the damaging minerals from hard water, helping transform the bird’s nest on your head into a soft and silky wonderland. To get yours, call Southwest Water Conditioning at 505-299-9581. Or visit us at


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stillbrooke Homes 8912 Brookdale NE


Oakland East

4 bedrooms plus office 2¾ baths 3,162 sq. ft. $549,452


Take I-25 north to Alameda Boulevard. Exit east on Alameda to Wyoming Boulevard. Continue north on Wyoming one block to Oakland Avenue. Turn right on Oakland and continue to the model home at 8912 Brookdale.

This amazing model home offers a grand entrance with a gorgeous staircase as you walk into the 3,162 square feet of living space. The home has an office and loft, and a formal dining room. The

large kitchen has an island and plenty of cabinets and opens into the great room, which is perfect for entertaining. Upgrades include flooring, door hardware, bath hardware, and lighting.

Renaissance Custom Homes 9200 Lexie Lane NE

Stillbrooke Homes (505) 898-3766 or 923-4624


Barons Run

4 bedrooms 3½ baths 4,050 sq. ft. $649,900


Take I-25 north to Paseo del Norte, Exit 232. Drive east on Paseo del Norte to Wyoming Boulevard. Turn left (north) on Wyoming, then right (east) on Glendale Avenue. Turn left on Lexie Lane (Barons Run) to 9200.

This Tuscan-style custom home features Versailles travertine, stone accents, beautiful color tones, and an open floor plan perfect for entertaining and comfortable living. This home offers

covered porches with stunning views of the Sandias, as well as eco-friendly and custom features you’d find in a much more expensive home. “Luxury homes at affordable pricing.”

Oscar Muniz (505) 489-1000



tiara Homes

8509 Modesto Avenue NE

HeigHts Modesto 7

5 bedrooms 3¾ baths 3,800 sq. ft. $675,000


Take I-25 north to Paseo del Norte. Turn right on Paseo del Norte. Turn left on Wyoming Boulevard. Turn right on Modesto Avenue to the home.

Pure New Mexico! This original design features 180-degree views of the Sandia and Jemez mountains and northwest mesa lights. The second floor has balcony access, three

bedrooms, and a loft with a fireplace. The large kitchen is open to the great room. A private master suite and private guest quarters complete the first floor.

Panorama Homes

9929 Cielito Norte Way NE

Rich Gantner (505) 797-6655

HeigHts Cielo Estates

3 bedrooms 2½ baths 2,667 sq. ft. $479,000


Take I-25 north to Paseo del Norte. Travel east on Paseo del Norte almost 3 miles to Holbrook Street. Turn right on Holbrook, and then left on Palomas Avenue. Make another immediate left onto the frontage road, and follow the frontage road to the subdivision entrance. Turn left on Cielito Norte Way. The home is at the end of the cul-de-sac.

Located in Albuquerque’s newest Northeast Heights subdivision, Cielo Estates, this uniquely styled home with Nuevo Mexican eclectic flavor was designed to magnify the mountain views


and features a billiards room in the center of the home. Every home in this subdivision will be built to certified green standards, and each lot has fantastic view potential!

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John Lowe (505) 688-6834

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Diego Handcrafted Homes 6509 Dawn View Drive NE



High Desert Open October 7–9 and 14–16

addition/remodel 1,400 sq. ft. (4,200 sq. ft. total) $475,000 (cost of addition/ remodeled portion of home)

Take I-40 east to Tramway Boulevard and turn left. Drive to Academy Road and turn right. Drive two blocks to Imperata Street, and take a left. Drive one block to Pino Canyon Place and turn left. Turn left on Anasazi Drive, then right on Morning Mist Avenue to 6509 Dawn View Drive.

Indoor and outdoor living spaces are combined by opening a 21-foot-wide by 10-foot-tall foldaway glass door in this artfully crafted addition/ remodel. The expanded kitchen, family room,

game room, office, and view deck flow together with such features as hand-hewn beams and brick floors, completing this ultimate family resort.

Diego M. Ruiz (505) 573-8888

Extraordinary National & Local award winner | design•build

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scott Patrick Homes

13508 Embudito View Court NE


Wilderness Village in High Desert

4 bedrooms 2½ baths 2,560 sq. ft. $598,718


Take I-40 east to Tramway Boulevard and proceed north past Montgomery Boulevard to Spain Road. Turn right onto Spain into High Desert and continue east to the last stop sign. Turn right onto High Desert Place and continue south into the Wilderness Village to Embudito View Court.

Designed to take advantage of this unique vieworiented lot, this home boasts a 40-foot window wall offering incredible Sandia Mountain views, while the garage is tucked in the rear of the Su Casa 1/2 page:Layout 1


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Whether it’s in the foothills of High Desert, along the Bosque trails in Andalucía, or the open mesa of Mariposa, Scott Patrick Family of Homes offers you a choice of planned communities to suit your lifestyle.

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the strosnider Company 1440 Vinca Trail NE


Chelwood Hills

3 bedrooms 2 baths 1,560 sq. ft. $299,300


Take I-40 east to Tramway Boulevard. Turn left on Tramway to Indian School Road. Turn left on Indian School and continue .25 mile to Eastridge Drive. Turn left on Eastridge and continue for half a block to Vinca Trail. Enter the gated community and continue to 1440 Vinca Trail.

At this home Tuscan architecture is accented by cultured stone, an oversized entry door, and wrought-iron accents. Twelve-foot ceilings along with an open kitchen showcase an open

floor plan. Andersen wood windows along with Energy Star design and independent third-party certification guarantee energy efficiency. Universal design elements are also incorporated.

Patrick Strosnider (505) 884-7666



twilight Homes


523 Avital Street NE

4 bedrooms 3½ baths 2,400 sq. ft. $279,500


From the Big-I intersection, take I-40 east. Exit at Tramway Boulevard and turn left (north) on Tramway. Take the first right onto Encantado Road. Take the first right onto Avital Road. The home is the sixth home on the right.

This spacious 2,400-square-foot townhome in the Northeast Heights has it all! The flexible fourbedroom plan features two master suites with walk-in closets, dual vanities, and separate tubs


and showers. Entertain in your gourmet kitchen then step out to enjoy both city and mountain views from oversize front and rear balconies.

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Vincent Pizzonia (505) 506-7007

Rachel Matthew Homes 2101 Rockingham Court SE



3 to 4 bedrooms 2½ baths 2,305 sq. ft. $352,900


Take I-40 east to Juan Tabo Boulevard. Drive south on Juan Tabo, then turn right on Pompano Place. Turn left on Rockingham Court to the home.

This custom design tucked in the Volterra subdivision is on an oversized estate lot and is filled with upgrades. This Build Green New Mexico– certified home will also save our homeowners

thousands on their utility bills. Let us show you how Rachel Matthew can build you a home that fits your needs and works within your budget.

RayLee Homes: A New generation 11809 Pocono Road SE

Marlene Vance (505) 792-4663



3 to 4 bedrooms 3½ baths 2,642 sq. ft. $263,101


Take I-40 east to Juan Tabo Boulevard. Drive south on Juan Tabo and continue past Central Avenue, over the new bridge into Volterra. Turn left on Pocono Road.

With a grand entry adjacent to a beautiful dining area off the family room, this design makes entertaining a must. The cook of the family will appreciate a large open kitchen with extended serving

bar. The Rush floor plan includes a downstairs master. Options for a game room or second master bedroom upstairs provide ultimate flexibility in this spacious Energy Star–qualified home.

Tammy Grady Thornton (505) 917-1677



Vineyard Homes


9614 2nd Street NW

3 bedrooms 2½ baths 2,427 sq. ft. $399,000


From I-25 north, take the Alameda Boulevard exit and drive west. Turn right (north) on 2nd Street. Turn right (east) on the first side street (Sandia Lane). The home is at the end of the street. Look for the Vineyard Homes signs.

This custom-designed Northern New Mexico– style home offers three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and a three-car garage. The open floor plan includes a great room, large kitchen, nook, and for-

mal dining room. The efficient layout maximizes the use of space. The private master suite is complete with a sitting area and dual closets, and the home has large secondary bedrooms.

Deborah Short or annette Brown (505) 235-5225 or 228-6022

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Silverton Custom Homes


114 Fresquez Road NW

4 bedrooms 3 baths 2,785 sq. ft. $600,000


Take I-25 north to the Alameda Boulevard exit. Drive west on Alameda to Edith Boulevard. Turn right to arrive at Edith. Once at Edith make a left turn and continue north to Fresquez Road (the second left). Drive west on Fresquez to the home.

Silverton Custom Homes’ attention to detail is on display starting from this home’s front entry, which features a custom door and the trickling sounds of the water feature. Custom eight-foot


knotty alder doors complement the custom cabinetry throughout the home. The custom stone flooring is arranged in a Versailles pattern, along with wood and carpet.

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Gerald S. Maestas (505) 220-7508

larson Homes


4623 Rio Grande Boulevard NW


Open October 7–9

remodel 1,979 sq. ft. $180,000 (cost of remodeled portion of home)

From I-25 and I-40, drive west on I-40. Turn right on Rio Grande Boulevard. Drive on Rio Grande for approximately 4 miles, past Montaño Road. The home is .25 mile ahead on the left.

Nestled under a canopy of old cottonwoods in the Village of Los Ranchos resides a beautifully restored farmhouse that once served as a mill house for the North Valley. The residence

boasts a traditional New Mexican design and features custom handcrafted doors and cabinets, exposed beams, portions of the original brick walls, reclaimed wood flooring, and Mexican tile.

Karl Larson (505) 249-3621

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Sun Mountain Construction


2615 Corianda Court NW

3 bedrooms 2 baths 2,698 sq. ft. $824,500


From the Big-I intersection, drive west on I-40 to Rio Grande Boulevard. Turn right on Rio Grande and drive 1 mile to Matthew Road. Turn right on Matthew and continue .25 mile to Corianda Court. Turn left on Corianda to the third house on the left.

This unique home is located in a picturesque North Valley subdivision and is built to the Build Green New Mexico Gold level. Some of the features include photovoltaic electricity, a

chef’s kitchen, timber-frame great room, custom cabinets, granite tops, indoor/outdoor living, and much, much more.

Norm Schreifels (505) 892-8855

Sun Mountain Construction ~ Green Building & Remodeling in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and surrounding communities for 24 years. 2011 Winner National Green Building Award ~ Project of the Year

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Boulevard Homes


1918 Rio Grande Boulevard NW 3 bedrooms 2½ baths 2,122 sq. ft. $477,000


From the Big I, head west on I-40 to Rio Grande Boulevard. Turn right on Rio Grande. The home is off a paved private cul-de-sac on the right, about .25 mile past Indian School Road.

This warm, modern green home combines the finest products from Sub-Zero/Wolf, Hanks House, and Santa Fe Door with sleek lines, natural materials, and inviting outdoor spaces to cre-

ate a chic urban oasis. A sumptuous master suite, theater setup, office, and butler’s pantry let you live in luxury without a huge footprint.

Amber Kennington (505) 507-0451

las Ventanas Homes 660 Rio Azul NW


Las Ventanas

3 bedrooms 2 baths 1,989 sq. ft. $363,600


Take I-40 west to Rio Grande Boulevard. Drive south on Rio Grande to Mountain Road. Drive west on Mountain approximately 1 mile to Las Ventanas neighborhood on the right. Continue through the gate, and turn left to the model.

Tucked into the North Valley bosque minutes from trails and close to Old Town and downtown, Las Ventanas Homes has created the perfect blend of location, distinctive upscale finishes,


and energy efficiency in its new Territorial-style model home. Nestled in a gated community, this home boasts Build Green New Mexico Silver certification and a unique floor plan.

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Missy Ashcraft (505) 362-6823

Home Construction and Consulting Services


7805 Coors Boulevard SW

3 bedrooms 3 baths 3,018 sq. ft. $997,649


Take I-25 south to Isleta Boulevard, then drive north on Isleta Boulevard. The first street on the left is Malpais Road. Turn left on Malpais, which will cut over to Coors Boulevard. Turn left on Coors and the entry to the home is approximately .5 mile on the right. The road to enter the home cuts through the south side of an alfalfa field.

This beautiful Southwestern Pueblo-style home is situated on the toe of the bluff below Isleta Pueblo. The home is spread east to west to maximize the east-facing views over the Rio Grande

valley. Featuring travertine flooring, expansive portales, custom cabinetry, beautiful tile work, and open living areas, this home is South Valley living at its best!

David K. Langham (505) 238-7678



sky View Homes/scott Patrick Homes 4916 Camino Valle Trail NW


El Bosque at Andalucia

4 bedrooms 2½ baths 2,700 sq. ft. $470,900


Take I-40 west to Coors Boulevard northbound (Exit 155). Turn right onto Coors and continue past Namaste Road. Turn right onto Sevilla into Andalucia de la Luz. Follow Sevilla and turn left onto Tres Gracias and continue into El Bosque to the Parade model on the right.

North Valley living awaits you in this green semicustom home designed to be light, bright, and open with curvilinear window walls highlighting the surrounding bosque area. The open kitchen

looks through the main living areas for an inclusive, casual feel while the master bedroom is separated from the additional bedrooms and study for maximum privacy.

tiara Homes

4804 Valle Santo Trail NW

Meryl Manning Segel (505) 828-9900

Westside El Bosque

4 bedrooms 3 baths 2,702 sq. ft. $509,900


Take I-40 west to Coors Boulevard. Turn right on Coors. Turn right on Sevilla Avenue, then left on Tres Gracias to the El Bosque gated community. Stay right on Camino Valle Trail, which becomes Valle Santo Trail.

This spectacular energy-efficient green-built home is adjacent to the Rio Grande bosque. Walk to the fishing hole and enjoy two miles of trails just steps from your backyard. The home’s


open plan has hardwood floors, stacked stone accents, granite countertops, a separate master suite with a luxurious bath, an oversized tandem three-car garage, and fully landscaped yards.

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Rich Gantner (505) 797-6655 or 804-7424

Abrazo Homes

5679 Blue Feather Avenue NW

Westside Sundance Estates

3 bedrooms 2 baths 1,525 sq. ft. $189,570


From the Big-I, travel north on I-25 to Paseo del Norte. Turn left on Paseo del Norte. Turn right on Golf Course Road. Turn left on Paradise Boulevard. Turn left on Unser Boulevard to Abrazo Homes at Sundance Estates.

This iPad-controlled home showcases the wholehome automation system now standard with the purchase of any Abrazo home. The Harriet floor plan features three spacious bedrooms, two

bathrooms, and 1,525 square feet of affordable smart living. Manage your energy usage, lighting, and temperature with the touch of a button. Get smart.

Brian McCarthy (505) 369-4663

Paul Allen Homes 10809 Saltillo Street NW

Westside Saltillo

4 bedrooms 2 baths 1,653 sq. ft. $214,900


Take I-25 north to Paseo del Norte and turn left. Turn right on Golf Course Road. Turn left on McMahon Boulevard. After crossing Unser Boulevard, at the top of the hill on the right is the Saltillo Communities sign. Turn right on Maravillas Drive and continue for one block. Turn left on Carmona Road. Turn left on Saltillo Street and continue to the model homes at the south end of Saltillo Street.

This Gold-certified green-built home combines the beauty of traditional New Mexico style with the newest advances in energy-efficient equipment and technology. The massive front and rear

Rex Paul Allen Wilson (505) 899-4454

covered porches, stone accents, and custom tile designs accent this beautifully appointed home with no wasted space. It’s green and gorgeous.

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RayLee Homes: A New Generation 6272 Carmona Road NW



3 bedrooms 2 baths 1,846 sq. ft. $205,101


Take I-25 north to Paseo del Norte. Take Paseo del Norte west to Golf Course Road. Turn right on Golf Course. Turn left onto McMahon Boulevard and continue west through the light at Unser Boulevard. Turn right at Maravillas Road into the Saltillo subdivision. Take the first left and follow west to the RayLee model village.

This single-story home is elegant in many ways. The dramatic dining room directly off a large entryway is stunning and leads into a large open kitchen perfect for entertaining or a quiet evening


at home. With vaulted ceilings and a corner fireplace, the living room is inviting and comfortable. The master suite is luxurious with patio access and a beautiful corner tub in the bathroom.

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Tammy Grady Thornton (505) 917-1677

Stillbrooke homes 1904 Vista de Colinas SE

Rio Rancho

Arbolera del Este at Cabezon

3 to 4 bedrooms 3½ baths 2,710 sq. ft. $369,797


Take I-25 north to Paseo del Norte. Drive west on Paseo del Norte to Golf Course Road. Drive north on Golf Course into Rio Rancho to Westside Boulevard, and turn west into Cabezon. Turn north on Vista de Colinas to the model home.

Designed for those who want a big single story, this 2,700-square-foot home captivates you from the moment you step through the front door. The open floor plan offers you a spacious great

room with a stone fireplace open to the large kitchen with an island, granite countertops, and ample cabinet space. The luxurious wood flooring gives a warm, cozy feeling.

Stillbrooke homes Vineyard homes

Stillbrooke Homes (505) 898-4850 or 923-4624

Rio Rancho

1904 de Colinas SE Vista Arbolera del Este at Cabezon 3516Vista Deledda Road NE Entrada 4 bedrooms 3½ baths 3,402 sq. ft. $450,000


Take I-25 north to Bernalillo, Exit 242. Turn left on Highway 550, then turn left on Rio Rancho Boulevard/NM 528. Turn right (west) on Idalia Road. Turn right on Chayote Road. Turn left on Ilford Road. Turn right on Deledda Road, and the home is on the right.

This amazing custom home offers a main house and casita perfect for extended or large families. The main entrance leads you into an open private center courtyard shared by the main house and

casita. The 2,734-square-foot main house offers a large gourmet kitchen and stunning views. The one-bedroom casita is 668 square feet—perfect for an office, studio, or guests!

Deborah Short or annette Brown (505) 235-5225 or 228-6022



Stillbrooke Homes Twilight Homes 1904 de Colinas SE 2729 Vista Redondo Santa Fe

Rio RancHo

Arbolera del Este atMariposa Cabezon Vista de Santa Fe in

3 bedrooms 2 baths 1,763 sq. ft. $193,990


Take I-25 north to Bernalillo, Exit 242. Turn left on Highway 550 and drive west 7 miles to Northwest Loop Road. Turn left on Northwest Loop and continue 2 miles to Mariposa Parkway. Turn right on Mariposa Parkway to enter Mariposa and continue to the home.

This stunning one-story contemporary home located in Rio Rancho’s premier community, Mariposa, is not only beautiful but also incredibly energy efficient. It is built to Silver-level green


standards with a solar panel rooftop system. The spacious kitchen is open to the dining and family rooms, which share a three-sided fireplace.

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Vincent Pizzonia (505) 506-7007

Engelman Construction 13 Calle Lomita

East Mountains


San Pedro Creek Estates

4 bedrooms 3 baths 3,551 sq. ft. $855,000

From Albuquerque, take I-40 east to the Cedar Crest exit. Take State Highway 14 north for about 10.5 miles to San Pedro Creek Estates. Turn left on Via Entrada. Continue on Via Entrada to Calle Lomita. Turn left on Calle Lomita and continue to the end of the street; 13 Calle Lomita is at the end of the road up a gravel driveway.

The theme of this stunning contemporary home is trapezoids: there are no right angles. A bold use of color accentuates the design. The abun-

dance of natural stone and fossils incorporated in the home provides a segue to the beauty of the natural world that surrounds this angular gem.

Panorama Homes 23 Punta Linda

Sharon Marks (505) 286-4088

East Mountains

San Pedro Creek Estates

3 bedrooms 3 baths 3,328 sq. ft. $845,000


From the Big I, travel east on I-40 for 14.5 miles. Take Exit 175 toward NM 14/Cedar Crest. Drive north on NM 14 approximately 10 miles to the San Pedro Creek Estates entrance. Turn left on Via Entrada and travel approximately 3 miles until you reach Punta Linda. Turn right on Punta Linda, and drive approximately 1 mile. The house is on the left.

Awe-inspiring canyon and mesa vistas framing Santa Fe and the surrounding mountains captivate you from every room of this soft Pueblo-

style masterpiece. The soaring ceiling of the expansive covered porch was designed to preserve the open-sky feeling of this perfect location.

John Lowe (505) 688-6834



Panorama Homes 17 Shiprock Road

East Mountains


3 bedrooms 6 baths 3,427 sq. ft. $815,000


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 about 9.5 miles, turning left at the second entrance to Paa-Ko. Take the first right onto Paa-ko Drive, and then left on Rain Dance Road. Drive to the end of the road, and turn left at the second gated entrance, Shiprock Road. The home is on the right.

Built on a rocky knoll to take in the expansive view and located on the Paa-Ko Ridge golf course, the vast covered deck of this beautiful mountain home provides ample options for out-


door living. Wood flooring throughout makes this single-level home warm and inviting. Built to certified green standards, this home is energyefficient, as well.

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John Lowe (505) 688-6834

Precision Development 21 Brokerage Street

East Mountains

Richland Valley

3 bedrooms 2 baths 1,480 sq. ft. $249,900


From Albuquerque, take I-40 east to Sedillo Hill Road. Exit and turn left onto Old Highway 66 to Mountain Valley Road. Turn left (north) onto Mountain Valley Road. Turn right into the subdivision at the second subdivision entrance, and turn left on Market Street to Brokerage Street. Turn right to the home.

This home’s many custom touches, stone accents, and upgrades will delight you! The home offers two acres of country living but is so close to the city. Featuring a very popular open floor

plan, the kitchen has alder cabinets, Maytag appliances, a large island, and spacious pantry. You will also find a metal roof, refrigerated air, and a pellet fireplace.


71 Nature Pointe Drive

Scott McCall (505) 238-9018

East Mountains Nature Pointe

3 bedrooms 3 baths 2,900 sq. ft. $599,000


From Albuquerque, take I-40 east to Zuzax, Exit 178. Drive east on Old Highway 66 (Highway 333) for 2 miles. Turn right (south) on Five Hills Road and continue for .1 mile. Turn right (west) on Sedillo Road and continue .4 mile. Turn left (south) on Avenida Allegra and enter the gate to Nature Pointe on the left. Continue on Nature Pointe Drive to number 71.

Two acres of pines surround this majestic ponderosa-beamed lodge. This home will remind you of an intimate national park lodge, replete with expansive view-inspired porches, a massive

stone wood-burning fireplace, and hand-hewn timber trusses. Wildlife is abundant, nature’s surprises await, and watercolor sunsets and nightly star-filled heavens are yours to enjoy.

Scott Pettinger (505) 263-7818



Lee Michael Homes 11 Falcon Court

East Mountains


The Woodlands Open October 7–9 and 14–16

remodel 4,000 sq. ft. $695,800 sales price $130,000 (cost of remodeled portion of home)

From Albuquerque, take I-40 east to Sedillo, Exit 181. Turn left on Old Highway 66. Turn left on the first bridge going across the interstate to The Woodlands entrance. Drive to the top of the hill and turn right on Woodlands Drive. Turn right on Falcon Court to the home on the left.

This stunning castle in the mountains features a rock façade, active solar panels, plastered walls, travertine floors, and cherry cabinets. Designed with five viewing decks, this home has a huge


owner’s suite and a game room, as well as a home office with a serving bar and piano parlor. Set on two private wooded acres, the home has a fourcar garage and is located minutes from the city.

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Alexa Knight (505) 299-1500

Altair Homes

East Mountains

26 Kennedy Lane

4 bedrooms 2 baths 2,505 sq. ft. $545,000


From Albuquerque, head east on I-40 to NM 14/Cedar Crest. Take the NM 14/Cedar Crest exit. Turn left on North Highway 14 heading north. Drive approximately 4 miles north on North Highway 14 to Corte de Canoncito. Turn left on Corte de Canoncito. Take the first right on Kennedy Lane. Follow Kennedy Lane all the way, to the only house on the right side.

Altair Homes builds creative green and LEED-certified homes meeting the highest standards of green criteria. This Platinum-level LEED-certified home features solar hot water, a four-kilowatt photovol-

taic system, rainwater harvesting, advanced insulation, and thermal bypass techniques. Altair provides award-winning design services free of charge for all remodel and custom home clients.

Terri Yoakum (505) 797-2111 or 459-5782



extreme green An older adobe home is transformed into a model for sustainable building in the heart of Corrales horse country.



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en years ago, when Amanda Cooper and her husband, Jim Noel, discovered the three-acre Corrales, New Mexico, parcel on which they now live, they knew it was a one-of-a-kind property that would meet their needs for years to come. Nestled against the Rio Grande bosque, the home Amanda and Jim have created is a private, idyllic retreat for two people who live fairly public lives and are passionate about preserving the environment. Today, visitors to the property pass the horse barns to reach this Northern New Mexico­­–style home surrounded by colorful gardens. The residence is markedly different from the original one-and-ahalf-story adobe Amanda and Jim lived in for eight years before embarking on an extensive remodel. The project involved gutting everything in the 3,200-square-foot home, with the exception of the original adobe walls around which the new 4,975-square-foot residence was designed. For several years, they searched in-depth for the right builder to take on the project, which meant someone who was excited about partnering with them to create a home that is elegant and open, yet homey and comfortable, with an abundance of

Below, left: The home’s floors, from Benchmark Woodfloors, are sustainably harvested walnut; above: Jim commissioned this painting—which depicts him, Amanda, their horses, and some of their rescued animals—from Corrales–based artist Roy Pendleton, in honor of the couple’s fifth anniversary.

outdoor living space. They also wanted to achieve LEED Platinum and Build Green New Mexico Emerald certification— intensive and rigorous standards with which to comply. “I would go to Parade of Homes, and every single house I liked had been built by Norm Schreifels at Sun Mountain Construction,” says Amanda. “We knew we wanted to go extreme green, and he was building green before it was sexy, 25 years ago. He had also remodeled historical adobes, and Corrales was his home.”

going the extra mile The original home, built in the 1970s, used passive solar energy and was angled perfectly three degrees off east-west, but rotting vigas, roof leaks, and a variety of insects made extensive demolition, design, and rebuilding a must. Working with Norm, Architects Out West, and Watermelon Mountain Design Works, Amanda and Jim came up with a plan that matched their lifestyle and their passions. Amanda, a political consultant, and Jim, an estate-planning attorney with the Wilcox Law Firm and the former cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department, live a rugged lifestyle that includes a horse farm and a multitude of rescued dogs, cats, and horses, as well as a continuous flow of human visitors. Jim has dedicated much of his professional life to the environment and renewable energy. Amanda was raised with the philosophy instilled in her by her grandfather, Stewart Udall, former secretary of the


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Norm Schreifels and Sun Mountain Construction can be reached at 505-892-8855 or through

Above: Carved from Indiana limestone by the masters at Kopelov Cut Stone, the fireplace brings a cozy formality to the great room, which has 22-foot ceilings; right: Amanda and Jim’s art collection focuses on works by Native Americans and New Mexico artists. The equine paintings in the hallway are by Stan Natchez (Shoshoni/Paiute).

“My grandfather always said, ‘Make sure you leave the planet better than the way you found it,’” Amanda says.


interior, who played a key role in enacting environmental legislation and promoting the expansion of federal public lands. “My grandfather always said, ‘Make sure you leave the planet better than the way you found it,’” Amanda says. “Jim and I found this home, which we will stay in for the rest of our lives, so we knew it was worth going the extra mile to do it right—not only building the home of our dreams but using geothermal and solar, and reusing materials; you name it, we’ve done it, because we knew we were going to be here forever.” Most rooms in the home have high ceilings—22 feet, 3 inches— but the original two-foot-thick adobe walls naturally help keep the home cool on hot summer days. Heavy insulation and high-quality windows also help regulate the interior temperature. The home’s primary source of energy comes from five geothermal wells that are each 300 feet deep. Three of the wells provide heating and cooling, while the other two fuel the home’s domestic hot water. A 6.1-kilowatt photovoltaic solar array installed by Consolidated Solar Technologies generates between 950 and 1,050 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month. Jim tracks the system’s electricity generation online in real time and estimates that the system, combined with the home’s other energy-saving features and the rising costs Above: Among the kitchen’s green features are Zodiaq quartz counters from United Stone Works, which are high in post-consumer recycled content, and the reclaimed wood beam above the stove, originally used in a pre-Civil-War barn; right: a 19th-century sink stand from ACC works beautifully in the powder room. 100

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Clockwise from top left: Still lifes by Rio Rancho’s Sarah Siltala are flanked by elegant sconces from Turn On Lighting; wood used in the home’s original ceilings was refinished and used on the ceiling in a downstairs bedroom; the second-floor sitting room, part of the master suite, lights up with an oversized chandelier.

of conventionally generated electricity, will pay for itself well within a decade. “One of the most challenging aspects of this project was maintaining as much of the original adobe without damaging it. It would have been faster and less expensive for them to just tear down and rebuild,” says Norm. “The geothermal wells are one of the most unique features; you don’t get many customers who are willing to do that. But you feel the air in this home, and Mother Nature is truly doing the work for us.” From the outset, the building team sought ways to earn points toward LEED certification. During demolition, Norm and his crew made every effort to keep previously used materials from going to the landfill. He designated wood that would be repurposed for use in porch ceilings in the new home; fencing and doors were transported to a friend’s remodel down the road, and recyclable materials were donated to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. Materials from the horse farm went to a local animal thrift store. 101

Tate, one of the many animals Jim and Amanda have rescued over the years, is now living the good life. Here, he relaxes by the fire in the second-floor master bedroom.


During the project, Norm also discovered an opportunity to send old lumber to the Career Enrichment Center, which uses the wood to build woodsheds, then sells them and uses the proceeds to buy new materials for students to work with.

reduce, reuse, recycle Throughout the home, local, sustainable, chemical-free materials, finishes, and products are everywhere. American Clay on the walls and sustainably harvested walnut floors by Benchmark Woodfloors provide a hardy surface and give the home an earthy feel. To minimize the travel distance for acquiring materials, Norm used wood from sustainably harvested farms in Northern New Mexico for the ceiling beams. Fireplace mantels in the entry, great room, master bedroom, and Jim’s office were carved from a combination of reclaimed New Mexico sandstone and limestone by father-and-son team Labe and Kino Kopelov of Kopelov Cut The original home was a one-and-a-half-story Stone in Bernalillo, New Mex- adobe with a wood-frame garage and master bathroom added later. Wood from the ico. Sierra Pacific Windows addition was reused to build Amanda and & Doors—which grows its Jim’s new garage. own forests—supplied all the windows and exterior doors. Combined with porch overhangs, the windows help keep the intense New Mexico sun at bay while allowing natural light to fill each room. Amanda carried the concept of reuse all the way through to the furniture. When Stewart Udall passed away in 2010, family members inherited furniture that had been in the family for decades. Most of the pieces were old and damaged, and Amanda doubted whether they could be restored. However, she took the furniture to ACC in Santa Fe, where chairs, tables, and chests were fully refinished, making it possible to “recycle” them for use in her new home. Designer Larry Nearhoof also incorporated old and new pieces, art, rugs, and other family heirlooms. “Larry and ACC made our house a home,” Amanda says. “We couldn’t have finished our dream home without them.” It’s been a labor of love, but well worth it, say both the homeowners and their builder. In the near future, they will learn whether the beautiful home they’ve created is the first LEED-certified Platinum and Build Green New Mexico Emerald remodel in the state. “I think people harbor the misperception that going green is difficult and not affordable, but nothing could be further from the truth,” notes Jim. “The reality is that going green saves money both in the long and short term by increasing efficiencies and decreasing waste, and there are a handful of builders out there—Norm leading the pack—who recognize this for their clients and incorporate greenbuilding principles as a matter of course.” . SUCASAMAGAZINE.COM


urban outfitter Designer Wristen Paschich’s loft-style downtown home is a showcase for his progressive style and vision.

Above: After learning that lavender is considered the most pleasing color to wake up to, Paschich chose a calm yet energetic shade for the master bedroom ceiling and the ribbon of recessed light behind the bed; opposite, left to right: Wassily chairs, classics of the modern design era, are simple, stylish, and in line with the designer’s aesthetic; an open stairway, in steel, leads to upstairs bedrooms and office space.

Wristen Paschich and Paschich Design Group can be reached at 505-250-1887 or through 104

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ead down Mountain Road in Albuquerque, several blocks from the shops and historic structures of Old Town. Past Explora science center, the Little Red Hamburger Hut, and Golden Crown Panaderia, among the sunflower-laden gardens and shaded front porches, you’ll find an invigorating new perspective within this established city neighborhood. The home Wristen Paschich of Paschich Design Group shares with his wife, Kelsey, and their twoyear-old daughter, Banning, cuts a rectilinear silhouette against the New Mexico sky, the limegreen slatted wall near the front entry a hint at the inventive use of color inside. Tucked behind a townhome Paschich Design Group built a couple of years ago, the new house illustrates an environmentally conscious approach and a fresh, modern aesthetic. “We are cognizant of trying to build efficiently, and it’s a goal of ours to demonstrate that denser living can be achieved comfortably,” Paschich says. “You don’t have to live in the hinterland or suburbia to have a nice space.” The Paschich home makes a strong case. In the daytime, this urban abode is airy and bright, filled with natural light and the unadorned beauty



“While the house is very modern, I think it does feel at home in the Southwest, which is very important to me,” says Paschich.

This page, above and left: Clean lines, sharp corners, and bright metal accents say “contemporary,” while stucco colors in warm tans and buffs ground the residence in the traditional local style; opposite, above: the bold concreteand-steel interior reflects the designer’s belief in celebrating the materials used in a home’s construction; opposite, below: graphic bedding designs reflect the family’s appreciation of an urban lifestyle. 106


of concrete and steel. In the evening, the space takes on an elegant atmosphere, with an intriguing play of light and shadow among the exposed beams in the great room and the multidimensional wall inside the front door. The textured accent wall was designed to insulate the master suite from the rest of the main level, but Paschich was quick to explore the aesthetic possibilities. “I saw an opportunity there, with the double frame wall,” he says. “How can we make it a sound barrier, but how can we make it fun and unique?” Paschich’s goal was openness when designing the living room, dining area, and kitchen. “I think we were able to fairly well capture an identity for these three spaces, but they are very much one,” he says, noting that he worked closely with Bob Maze of Desert Sky Designs at this home and on other projects. Considering the dining room’s position just a few steps from the cooking area, Paschich increased the formality of the kitchen by using a marble backsplash and clean-lined cabinetry from Hanks House, and by concealing appliances behind the Caesarstone-topped island. “Along with the open floor plan, I wanted to experiment with a two-story loft space,” he continues. Exposed steel beams traverse the room about 10 feet beneath the room’s 20-foot ceiling, making the living space below feel more intimate. The design delineates a first-floor ceiling height to give the ground floor more of a human scale, he explains. The beam work also reinforces the home’s modernity. “For modern architecture, it’s very much about honesty in materials and celebrating the materials that you chose, so a lot of the steelwork you see we left raw,” Paschich points out. His work is influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright’s principles of organic design, which involve an emphasis on essential parts. “We chose materials that are beautiful or expressive and let them be their own ornamentation.” The designer, who turns 30 in September, describes the architecture as progressive. “While it’s very modern, I think it does feel at home in the Southwest, which is very important to me,” he says. At a little more than 2,000 square feet, the house was designed with respect for the scale of the surrounding neighborhood, while the flat roof, parapet construction, and stucco exterior are all nods to the regional building style. The home could be considered progressive in 107

“I’d like to help people reimagine what downtown living, or higher-density living, can be,” Paschich says.


an environmental sense, as well. Paschich Design Group used cellulose insulation made of recycled newspaper, which offers significant R-values. An energy-recovery ventilator improves indoor air quality by continually bringing fresh air into the home while recapturing energy from the indoor air. A monitoring system allows Paschich to track the home’s energy consumption and assess the optimal time to operate certain appliances. The home’s location within the city also provides the opportunity to exert less impact on the infrastructure. “We’re not requiring that we run new power, new sewer, new gas lines, and you’re not having to drive everywhere,” Paschich says. “Maybe when you come home for the weekend, you don’t have to get in your car again. Wouldn’t that be nice?” Aspects of this urban lifestyle—being able to walk to get coffee, walk to dinner—recall the designer’s time outside his hometown. Having grown up in Albuquerque, after high school Paschich sought a new experience in upstate New York. He graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a degree in architectural studies in 2004. Paschich next headed to Chicago. “The birthplace of modern architecture,” he says. “The birthplace of the skyscraper. It was just the right place to go.” In the Windy City, Paschich studied architecture and art, with a focus on photography and furniture-making, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Through one of his classes, he developed a new type of joinery that does not require metal hardware, a design for which he has since been issued a patent. A low table in his master bedroom incorporates the technique. “Basically, what you see here is what I call a plug joint,” Paschich says, gesturing to the carefully composed pieces of wood

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Su Casa readers may recognize the name Jack Parsons. The Santa Fe–based photographer is a longtime contributor to the magazine; most recently, his photos appeared in a feature in our Summer 2011 issue. In the classic 1993 design book Santa Fe Style (by Christine Mather and Sharon Woods), his images helped establish a look that continues to be recognized around the world. But from time to time he also points his camera at subjects that have nothing to do with architecture or interior design. His new book, Dark Beauty: Photographs of New Mexico (Hudson Hills Press), shows off his skill in capturing the spirit of a state that’s like no other. Dark Beauty collects 100 color photos of the places, people, and landscapes Parsons has taken over the past 35 years—from geographic landmarks (the Sangre de Cristos, Shiprock, the Bisti Badlands) to off-the-beaten-path churches (in places like Gonzales

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The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has come a long way since 1972, its inaugural year, when 13 hotair balloons lifted off from the Coronado Shopping Center in a one-day rally. Today, it’s a nine-day event that draws hundreds of pilots from around the world—not to mention hundreds of thousands of spectators. Published just in time for the festival’s 40th anniversary this October, Aloft! at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is an informative, photo- and factpacked guide to one of the most popular annual events in New Mexico. Santa Fe­­–based Douglas M. Heller and Bobbi Valentine cover just about everything you might be curious about when it comes to the Balloon Fiesta. In addition to a history of the festival, they provide background on hot-air ballooning, describing things like the first untethered flight to carry living creatures (a sheep, a duck, and a rooster). That historic flight took place in 1783, in front of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette at the Palace of Versailles. Just a few years later, human balloonists were trying to set new distance records, most notably by crossing the English Channel. As many locals can tell you, Albuquer-

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