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24 Life+Style Southwest Houseplants bring nature indoors and add beauty to any space; how to buy a home in challenging times; how working from home never looked so good; and copper decor just in time for autumn.

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36 Design Studio Color is an easy way to freshen up a space or to add some fun to an otherwise “meh” wall. We speak to the experts on how to use paint to create bold statements in your home.

94 V ida Buena A quick six-hour drive north of Albuquerque lies Colorado Springs, a city with gorgeous scenery and plenty for adventurous travelers.

98 Su Libro As home plays a more prominent part of our days, we review a book that focuses on how home can positively affect one’s physical, emotional and mental wellness; and added bonus: a Q&A with the author.

102 Su Cocina It’s time to get your binge on with these fall-inspired movie munchies sure to please the whole family.

106 Salud James Selby sings the praises of Oregon’s Willamette Valley chardonnays.

108 Just Winging Through Nevermore will you confuse ravens and crows, as Amy Gross explains the differences between the two. 14

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Welcome to the Fall Issue of Su Casa

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he warm welcome of a New Mexico autumn gives us pause and allows us to finally take a deep breath: the hottest of days are waning, yet the harshness of winter still seems quite a time away. As we enter a new season, we are reminded that home is at the heart of everything we do. We’ve likely all spent more time in our homes in recent months than we ever imagined. Home has doubled as our office, the gym and even as a classroom. Our Autumn issue is a chance to reflect on how your home can truly be the retreat you need from the outside world. Learn how to personalize and freshen your space with an easy painting project. Enliven your environment with houseplants and enjoy tips on improving that home office and workout room. Or perhaps it’s time to move on to your next dream home. Stay informed with tips on making that process stress free and simple. Find that perfect new home, as you take a trip around town with the Parade of Homes. A much anticipated and beloved Albuquerque pastime awaits as we mark the start of the fall season ahead. Learn about the Signature Builder, Twilight Homes, and the Signature Community, Inspiración at Fiesta. Get inspired to revive your space or gain ideas for your plans and projects. Our two featured homes pay homage to Albuquerque’s gorgeous, natural landscape. One home, designed by Diego Handcrafted Homes, is a harmonious blend of modern elements and rustic aesthetics. The second home, by PWKI, LLC, is clearly a modern masterpiece with dramatic natural surroundings. If you need a change of scenery, and can’t wait to hit the road, we will take you on a tour of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Celebrate the season with a quick rundown on crows and ravens, plan a night in at the movies with fall-inspired bites and toast the occasion with a prized Willamette Valley chardonnay. While these uncertain times can feel a bit unsettling, one thing is for sure: there’s no place like home, now more than ever. We hope the Autumn issue of Su Casa Magazine brings you a little warmth and wonder this season.

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Life+Style Southwest Every entryway should be inviting. Unique. Perhaps even bold. The entryway in this Las Campanas home in Santa Fe more than fits all those criteria. “We wanted to do something that set off the entryway, something other than lighting,” says Roger Hunter, owner of Hunter Custom Homes LLC in Santa Fe. The homeowners worked with an artist to get the sunburst painting on the arched ceiling. “They wanted a wow factor, not just in the entryway, but throughout, and I think we got it,” he says. The painted feature is subtle and blends in well with the adobe home’s Pueblo style. To tie it all together, the inviting space has an open sightline to the home’s outdoor spaces, providing great views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez mountains. Hunter Custom Homes LLC, huntercustomhomesllc.com

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Houseplants bring the green inside in addition to beauty, selections offer healthful benefits

As we look toward the onset of fall, we prepare ourselves for earlier sunsets, colder weather and the desire to retreat to the warmth of the indoors. For gardeners and plant lovers, the change in season doesn’t have to mean saying goodbye to plant life until spring. There are plenty of plants that can liven up an indoor space, as well as offer healthful benefits to the home. Aside from being an attractive addition to any home’s décor, plants purify the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen in exchange. Because plants require some amount of water, they also balance the humidity indoors, which is valuable in the extra dry winter air of our arid climate. There’s so much more to consider than just the ever popular chlorophytum comosum, or spider plant. There are many options and factors to consider when choosing houseplants. The avid gardener may want to bring outdoor plants indoors for the winter months. Tyler Leslie, co-owner of Rehm’s Nursery, says, “People have to be careful when bringing in plants from the outdoors. There may be bugs on them from being outside.” He emphasizes that it’s important to understand a plant’s needs before bringing it indoors; to know where the plant will reside and how much sun and water it requires. “Succulents are lower maintenance, whereas ferns can be higher maintenance,” Leslie says. “The majority of houseplants want bright, direct light.” Leslie recommends growing 26

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Above: Not only can orchids bloom yearround, but they’re available in an array of colors, making them a great choice for accenting your home décor.

Left: Lavender, with it’s calming aroma, is great for reducing stress and can also be used in cooking and beverages.


Left: Though tropical in origin, the snake plant, also colloquially known as mother-inlaw’s tongue, is easy to grow indoors.

aloe vera plants, as they are both easy to maintain and offer medicinal uses. In her class on houseplants, Connie Barnhill, assistant manager at Osuna Nursery, says, “As part of the indoor landscape, houseplants beautify and cheer up our spaces. They make rooms more welcoming and livable.” Barnhill recommends Sansevieria. Also known as a snake plant, it’s one of the top plants for improving indoor air quality. “While most plants do not release fresh oxygen at night, this evergreen does!” she says. “Purified air can help you sleep better.” Anthurium (flamingo flower) is easy to care for and blooms year-round. Orchids are another yearround bloomer, and quite colorful. She suggests growing lavender, an herb and aromatherapy mainstay, for its soothing scent. Jericho Nursery manager Jesse Darling concurs. “Something that gets overlooked a lot is herbs; great for cooking inside. Basil, mint, cilantro. They’re easy to grow indoors, even from seeds, and can be yearround plants.” Herbs not only add a fresh fragrance to the home, but they’re an inexpensive way to spice up a dish on the fly. He also notes that aspidistra elatior, or the cast-iron plant, is low maintenance. “It can be raised in a really dark situation and doesn’t like to be overwatered,” he says. Some exotic cacti also flourish in indoor environments. The options are endless but shop mindfully. As some plants may be toxic when ingested by curious children or pets, it’s good to do research on what’s safe for your household. Ask questions when shopping for the right plant to fit your home and lifestyle.

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buying a home in challenging times uncertain times don’t have to feel alarming if you’re prepared

By Patricia L. Garcia

A global pandemic. Economic recession. Volatile job stability. In these uncertain times, potential homebuyers may steer away from purchasing a home. But, a home purchase in the time of coronavirus, and other challenging times for that matter, may not be as unattainable as one would think. According to an August 2020 report from real estate brokerage Redfin, home prices are up 10 percent and pending sales are up 13 percent, and Central New Mexico is no exception. “In Albuquerque, we have a lot of people moving here from coastal cities,” says Redfin agent Jimmy Martinez. “If you were to call me today and say, ‘I want to come down and see this list of five to 10 houses,’ there’s a good chance half of them won’t be available by the time you arrive.” While she has seen a few potential buyers drop out of the market because of the ongoing pandemic, most buyers are highly motivated, says Kathy Breneman, senior mortgage loan officer with Bell Bank. She says that buyers are moving quickly and often pay above asking price to seal the deal.

Regardless of economic conditions, it’s vital to put yourself in the best position possible to buy a home. Know your credit status, save money and be responsible with credit.

Above: The most important thing to remember when planning to purchase a home is to be responsible with credits, no matter the economic situation around you.

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“It’s very surprising to me that we have this level of activity in this current environment,” she says. One reason buyers are making a move now is that mortgage rates are enticing. “Rates are super low, around 3 percent,” says Chad Krieger, vice president of Mortgage with Kirtland Federal Credit Union. Regardless of the economic conditions, it’s vital to put yourself in the best position possible to buy a home. Breneman and Krieger recommend knowing your credit status, saving money and being responsible with credit. And, most important, take a step back to evaluate your financial situation. You might find that it’s not really the right time for you to buy. “I think folks are going to hold on to their existing home, given job stability. That’s a big factor right now,” says Krieger. “People are holding on to their money, holding on to their savings. They don’t know which way this economy is going to go.” If you are ready to purchase, Breneman says it’s important to take advantage of the help your lender can offer. Look into down payment assistance programs, such as Kirtland’s Jump Start Program, and ask your lender what steps to take to improve your credit score, if that’s an issue. “To impulse buy a home is not in someone’s best interest. You want to do it right,” Breneman says, adding that it’s important to find a lender you can trust and who will help you navigate challenging times. Above all, educate yourself about what is needed to qualify for different loan types. “Fannie Mae has loosened their requirements — that’s a major shift for the consumer — that can help the consumer considerably,” she says. These challenging times might actually be a benefit for those looking to purchase a home. If you were considering buying a home, but became wary because of the ongoing pandemic, it’s time to re-evaluate if your dream home is closer than you anticipated.

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Right: This home office also functions as a yoga studio and, with a stylish, space-saving Murphy bed, as a guest bedroom.

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Above: With the right furnishings, a home office can look less a corporate space and more like an extension of your home.

Just as work is a significant part of our lives, a home office has become a meaningful part of our residence. “It’s one of the most personal spaces, because we all have to work to survive,” says Vahid Mojarrab, architect and principal of WAMO Studio Architects in Santa Fe. “We need that aspect in our lives to feel productive, to feel like we are contributing.” The coronavirus pandemic has changed where work gets done for many, but the trend toward working from home is not new. “All of our clients basically request a home office,” Mojarrab says. But each home workspace is as unique as the individual that uses it. “Every time, it’s a different story,” says Ana Young, of California Closets in Albuquerque, of the home offices she designs. Often, clients need spaces that serve a dual function. A guest room, for example, can serve as a home office for daily use and provide a comforting space to house guests on occasion. According to Young, there has been a marked trend toward Murphy beds to provide a solution to that goal. Young, who opened her business with her husband 23 years ago, remembers designing home offices with entire walls dedicated to file storage. But in the digital age, that’s not necessary for most people, as technology has helped people move to paperless offices.

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What inspires a person to do their best work also differs and affects a room’s design. Some are motivated by an expansive horizon or a small meditation garden. Some want a calming space, but others need to be stimulated with color and music and energy. A person who wants a new home office should think about their personal style, what their day-to-day life looks like and what makes them happy, says Carole Newsom, interior designer and owner of Mostly Home in Albuquerque. “You want it to be a reflection of you and be comfortable,” she says. “Otherwise, you’re not going to want to go in there and work.” As distinct as each person’s work situation is, though, there are some items that should be in every home office. Everyone needs enough flat

Above: A media room with counterspace and lots of natural light makes for an effective office during the day and entertainment space during the evenings.

As technology makes working from home easier — and health concerns make working from home more attractive — the value of home offices will only increase.

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Right: Artwork and plants can make a home office feel less stuffy. Plenty of storage space keeps the space from feeling too cluttered.

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Above: A home office can be tucked into another room if necessary. This home office also functions as a guest bedroom with a space-saving Murphy bed.


surfaces to spread out their work, enough outlets to run their electronics and a comfortable chair to sit in. Most remote workers require a high-speed internet connection as well. Good lighting is also critical. You may need both overhead lighting and task lighting, Newsom says. She recommends changing out traditional heat-generating bulbs for cooler LED ones and using a dimmer so that the ambiance of the room can be adjusted. A plush rug or window coverings will absorb noise and can prevent you from sounding like you’re in an empty room, Newsom notes. “When you’re on the phone, it makes a difference,” she says. She also suggested adding artwork, family photos or fresh flowers, which can make working from home feel more special. In the Southwest, people want to be connected to nature. They value New Mexico’s incredible views and the ability to open doors and windows six months out of the year. Because of this, “make sure your [computer] monitor, and things like that, are not blocking what you’re going to see,” Mojarrab advises. In addition to what you do want to see, consider what you’d rather keep hidden. Cabinets and drawers are convenient for tucking away reference sources, office supplies and cord-strewn charging stations. With some planning, you can put the notso-pretty stuff out of sight, but still have it close and available, Newsom says. As technology makes working from home easier — and health concerns make working from home more attractive — the value of home offices will only increase. “It’s always been important,” Newsom says. “It’s nice to have that personal space that you can just find refuge in and get your work done ... more so lately.”

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by Patricia L. Garcia

copper, copper, everywhere copper décor just in time for fall

Whether it’s in metal form or simply used as an accent color, copper is a statement all its own and such a beautiful color for fall. You’ll want to use it for formal and casual events, in quantities large and small. So get out of the Moscow mule copper mug phase, and bring this metal and hue into your home for a timeless look that will always dazzle.

An easy way to bring a high-end finish to any home is through lighting. Take the WZY wall sconce from Alchemy Lights. The copper lighting fixture has an iridescent amber mica finish that’s beautiful, but not too showy. All of Alchemy Lights’ products are handcrafted, making their lighting fixtures both durable and stunning. These Southwestern-style wall sconces can be customized with a different punch pattern or patina. The WZY 1508 has a solid top, making it OK for use in dark sky areas. Price Available Upon Request Alchemy Lights, alchemylights.com

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Alchemy Lights WZY 1508 Wall Sconce

Wash your hands in style with this rustic faucet and fixture set, which comes in many finishes, including rustic and polished copper. The WaterBridge, made of copper and solid brass parts, carefully balances a rustic style so that it can fit a variety of bathroom types. You can even customize the height and length of the spout by special order. $1,690, Santa Fe By Design, santafebydesign.com 34

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Sonoma Forge WaterBridge Elbow Spout in Rustic Copper


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Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Ombre Shower Curtain

If you can’t have a full-on copper tub in your home, you can still get the glitz and glamour that comes with one. A cream ombre shower curtain with gray and copper stripes is a cost-effective way to add a shot of color to any bathroom. This shower curtain comes with the added bonus of fun flair in the form of a tasseled hem. It’s machine washable, making it easy to keep clean, and at 72-inches-by-72-inches, it will cover the biggest of showers or tubs. $24.99, Target, target.com

Nambé 10-Inch Copper Canyon Bowl

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Designed by Lisa Smith, this bowl is a unique beauty that can be used simply as a decorative element or to enhance any meal. The copper-coated alloy has a clear protective coating and eye-catching scallops that slope down to the bowl’s flat bottom. The enveloping waves and verdigris patina create a one-of-a-kind piece that celebrates copper in a bold way. $150, nambe.com

Signature Hardware Paige Hammered Copper Double-Slipper Tub

A double-slipper tub is enough of a showstopper to be admired in any master bath. Make it hammered copper, and you will never stop being in love with your tub. This lovely bateau-style tub is handmade with a hand-polished finish, so no two tubs are exactly alike. Applied with a French hot process, the tub has a patina that’s ingrained in the copper for a long-lasting brilliance. The Paige fits right in with a rustic-style bathroom or a glamorous space meant for relaxation. You can choose from the standard 66-inch tub or the 72-inch tub for a little extra. Starts at $2,149, Ferguson, fergusonshowrooms.com

Sanskrit Side Table, Urbia Imports

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Featuring an antique copper finish and a unique circular design, the Sanskrit side table is a chic addition to any living space. The mixed-metal table has global influences, as Urbia Imports specializes in furniture from around the world. The table’s frame is made of steel, with a bronze finish. Standing at 22 inches tall, and with a diameter and width of 21 inches, this side table will be a favorite décor item in your home. $899.95, Tema Furniture, temafurniture.com SUCASAMAGAZINE.COM

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color for days

Above: This room is painted in SherwinWilliams’ 2019 Color of the Year, Cavern Clay, which was inspired by the Southwest.

Right: Blue Eye Interiors painted this bathroom ceiling and wall in salmon, along with a simple black stripe around the room.

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the latest in the world of paint

Painting your home may seem like a big commitment, but it is one of the easiest, and cheapest, ways to change or influence your surroundings. With paint you can update a room in a weekend, even explore new territory outside the lines of convention. “These days a lot of designers are viewing paint as another design element,” says Letisha Perry, owner and head designer at Blue Eye Interiors in Albuquerque. “Paint is being used in unorthodox ways, exploring movement through things like color blocks. You may see a fun color block that starts around a master bed and moves up over the ceiling. Maybe your headboard is just paint. Maybe your entry mirror is small, so you paint a frame around it.” Maybe the venerated accent wall isn’t the emphasis at all — maybe it’s the floor, the ceiling. “It used to be walls told us where we painted,” Perry says. Not anymore. “Sometimes I think we should be a little more daring with paint, try some things. It’s a fun way to show your personality.” After all, our homes say a lot about who we are. Why not say it? Plus, if you don’t like what it says, paint is easy enough to change. “You don’t have to spend a fortune,” Perry says. “You don’t have to feel like you have to go to designer paints to get a good result.”

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With paint you can update a room in a weekend, even explore new territory outside the lines of convention. regional influences Beyond the home, paint can reflect the aesthetic of a place as distinctive as New Mexico. The colors of this region, as reflected in nature, are catching on around the world, says Sue Wadden, director of Color Marketing for Sherwin-Williams. She expects warm desert tones, such as terracotta and khaki, to globally transcend the icy grays and whites common to longstanding Scandinavian influences. “The American Southwest is becoming an epic inspiration source for designers worldwide,” Wadden says. “Across the globe the world is being influenced by the natural aesthetic of desert hues. They’ll be a big part of the conversation in 2021, and should be for a while.” Sheens and finishes are also beginning to reflect the American Southwest aesthetic — the sands and stones, the muted and matte. “People are moving toward smooth textures and low-luster finishes,” says Kael Chambers, project manager at Bob’s Painting in Albuquerque. “New products on the market make matte finishes a lot easier to clean and maintain. Paint companies like SherwinWilliams and Benjamin Moore are developing high-quality paints that don’t cost a fortune.” Paint companies in general are increasingly conscientious of the environment.

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An all-white sunroom is tactfully colorfied by Blue Eye Interiors through blue stained concrete flooring.

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Using sage on the cabinetry adds a pop of color to an otherwise white kitchen.

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Above: A quick look at a color wheel shows the endless possibilities one has to add color to any space in the home.


When it comes to exterior paint, technological advances are being seen.

technological advances “Oil-based enamels are being replaced with modified acrylic paints, which have all the hardness and durability of enamels, but (have fewer VOCs),” Chambers adds. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are carboncontaining substances in paint that are considered dangerous in excess. While the EPA limits VOC content in interior paint to less than 250 grams per liter (g/l) for flat finishes and 380 g/l for gloss and semi-gloss, many paint manufacturers set more stringent limits, capping VOC at 50 g/l, and even 5 g/l. The key is to ask for low-VOC when buying interior paint. When it comes to exterior paint, technological advances are also being seen. “There is a lot to talk about when you talk about new technology,” Wadden says. Sherwin-Williams recently introduced a new line of exterior acrylic latex paint called Emerald Rain Refresh, which sheds dirt upon contact with rain or water, saving on maintenance, while reducing blistering and peeling. “This year we’re also introducing a new product for extreme temperatures,” she says. Called FlexTemp Exterior Latex, it will let people paint outside between temperatures of 35 degrees to 120 degrees — basically yearround in New Mexico — without the flaking, peeling and weathering previously associated with improper adhesion.

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lbuquerque natives Melissa and Zach Adkins wanted a home custom built just for them, with a big yard for their two young sons to enjoy as they grow. Ardent fans of Albuquerque’s beauty, they sought a lot that would visually celebrate it. They found the perfect spot, on a 0.72-acre lot in the city’s northeast quadrant, with a satisfyingly unspoiled sightline to the Sandia Mountains. They snapped up the lot, excited about their lucky find, and then paused. “We knew we’d want to have the lot for a year before we started anything,” says Melissa of the time they spent mulling over their desires for a custom home. Pinterest and Houzz, online resources for visual brainstorming, provided the couple many hours of inspirational research. Gradually, they outlined their separate styles. After a year, armed with ideas and a list of desired features, they went in search of a builder.

“That’s a challenge that I always love: a split personality in design. My goal was to bring those two together in a way they could never imagine.” — Diego Ruiz Flipping through a copy of Su Casa Magazine, they espied photos of homes by Diego Ruiz of Diego Handcrafted Homes, an award-winning builder with more than 18 years in business and Ruiz’s even longer experience in architecture and design. The Adkins were able to visit Ruiz’s work during a Parade of Homes, where they met him in person. He impressed them with his enthusiasm, expertise and craftsmanship. “Diego

Expansive windows and a clean facade give this farmhouse-style home a modern edge. Xeric landscaping ties the site to its natural surroundings.

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Above: Rustic brick walls contrast contemporary cabinetry. The island base was artfully painted to give it that aged, heirloom feel.

Right: The colors and angles of the roofline echo the crestline of the Sandia Mountains in the background.

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builds a house with the environment in mind,” says Zach. Of his finesse with capturing views, Melissa adds, “he’s great at framing views from every angle.” That cinched it. Confident in his artistic eye and skill, the Adkins asked Ruiz to design their home. Right away Ruiz understood a requisite of the project would be a harmonious blending of aesthetic preferences: Melissa loves sleek, modern lines and neutral colors on a clean visual plane, while Zach prefers a more rustic look with wood and rock

Perhaps the most striking aspect of the exterior is the way in which a series of pitched roof sections mirror the angles of the Sandia Mountains in the background. finishes. Balancing two different genres didn’t faze Ruiz. “That’s a challenge that I always love,” says Ruiz, “a split personality in design. My goal was to bring those two together in a way they could never imagine.” In addition to a dual-themed design, Zach and Melissa also desired their home to be fully functional for guests and two growing boys. The outcome is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom modern farmhouse with an attached casita in 4,500 artfully executed square feet. “I’m glad that they trusted me and let me push the envelope on the design,” says Ruiz. “It’s whimsical, but classic and timeless at the same time.” At first sight, perhaps the most striking aspect of the exterior is the way in which a series of pitched roof sections mirror the angles of the Sandia Mountains in the background. Even the color of the metal roof echoes the natural shades at the crest line. The classic farmhouse outline, with stepped facades and rooflines, is modernized with vast swaths of glass and a playfully tilted clerestory entry. “It’s a modernized take on the traditional entry, and also allows a flood of light,” says Ruiz. Substantial stonework carries through the main hallway and into other areas of the home — a raw, rustic feature to anchor Zach’s style. Brick walls in the kitchen, wood beam ceilings and hickory wood floors add textural layers to that farmhouse aspect. In fulfillment of Melissa’s taste, the open spaces are constructed of sharp, clean lines. Glossy countertops, light hues and a plethora of natural light round out the modern facets. The marriage of the Adkins’

Light fixtures were carefully chosen to accent both rustic farmhouse feel and a modern aesthetic.

Below: Sliding glass doors allow the living room and patio to become one, perfect for entertaining. The cabinet to the left of the TV is actually a cleverly hidden door into the game room.

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Above: Neutral tones and carpet soften the master bedroom for a calm, welcoming environment. A tall wall in the backyard allows for views of the Sandias without a loss of privacy.

Right: Glass pendants provide ample light without adding weight to the visual vertical. That the vanity floats is a modern counterbalance to the dark wood.

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styles is beautifully reflected in a single piece: the kitchen island. The base, complete with a wine rack and ample storage, was laboriously hewed and aged by Woodlife Custom Craft to look like a historic heirloom, and then topped with a contemporary, light-reflective quartz countertop. Rustic and modern, all in one. Though still very young, the Adkins’ sons benefit from some of the features as well. While there are laundry machines in the owner’s suite, there is also a laundry room just for the boys, so they can learn to do their own washing. They share a Jack and Jill (in this case a “Jack and Jack”) bathroom, have lots of room to roam outdoors, and can spend hot days enjoying the backyard pool. Even the sliding, glass pocket door to the backyard was specially chosen for its easy operability by little hands. Visitors to the home would never suspect that the built-in cabinet in the living room is actually a doorway into a “hidden” game room. Well-equipped for entertaining and watching Lobo games on TV, this room sports a full bar, pool table and sitting area. Wood shutters and a trestle ceiling make this, Zach’s play space, fully rustic. “Working with Diego was exciting,” says Melissa. “He’s artistic, knowledgeable.” Zach adds, “he likes to teach about things, too, so we learned a lot

Soft greens and blues add a touch of color to the neutral palette.

Through the master bathroom is a privately accessed courtyard, allowing for fresh air and those Zen moments.

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The game room fully embraces the home’s rustic style with a trestle ceiling and wood shutters.

The well-stocked wet bar provides the social locus for parties, where Zach can serve up cocktails to guests.

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as well.” The whole home is functional, as desired. The casita, attached but intentionally separate, is useful for guests now, or for grandkids later on. “Diego was able to bring our styles together seamlessly,” says Melissa. It’s a modern take on a classic with a comfortable feel. “We don’t want people to worry about breaking anything, we just want them to feel at home. Your kids can be set loose in this house. It’s beautiful, but not untouchable.” Ruiz’ design was a hit, and not just with the Adkins. In the Fall 2019 Parade of Homes, it won the Premier Green, Best Kitchen, Best Bath, Most Innovative, and People’s Choice awards.


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innovation, quality and value set Twilight Homes apart by Patricia L. Garcia

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ixteen years after the company was founded, Twilight Homes continues to be a top Albuquerque homebuilder due to its thoughtful approach to building homes and developing communities. Twilight Homes has weathered tough times, adding strength to its business acumen, and allowing the builder to develop high-quality products and to grow in ways that have surpassed expectations. The 2008 housing crisis, for instance, was difficult for most builders, but Twilight Homes Co-President Tim McNaney says it was important to learn to be prudent. In fact, from 2008 to 2010, the company only had one employee: McNaney. Now, the company has a healthy staff of about 25 people. “We cut costs as much as possible,” McNaney says. “Then (Co-President Vinny Pizzonia) came

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on board, and we learned to adapt and to do anything we could to survive. Because of our past experience, we make sure to reduce risk on our land and supply chain. We keep our overhead low, and we try to run a safe, sustainable company.” That prudence translates into delivering affordable quality homes to their clients. But what really defines Twilight Homes is its commitment to their clients. “What sets us apart is first, we’re local,” says McNaney. “Second, we’re very innovative and have a passion for our product, our craft and our clients.” McNaney, who graduated from New Mexico State University with a B.A. in Business Administration, Finance and Real Estate, put his degree and his experience with land development to work and established Twilight Homes in 2004 in Las Cruces. The company moved to Albuquerque, McNaney’s hometown, in 2009. Twilight Homes merged in 2010, bringing Vinny Pizzonia to the team. Pizzonia, co-president of the company, brought years of sales and marketing experience. McNaney credits Vice President Alex Grannan with staying up-to-date on the industry’s best practices, as well as thinking outside of the box when it comes

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to making each home better and more energy efficient for clients. “We try not to stagnate,” Grannan explains. “We develop a new product line of floor plans, then we revisit it. It’s ever evolving.” You’ll find that evolution in the company’s line of homes, which they build in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe. Twilight offers various elevations and styles to fit any homebuyer, from Pueblo to Craftsman. While the company started out building entry-level homes, they now offer custom homes as well, and everything in between. Twilight’s EOS Series, for example, is geared to first-time buyers or retirees. Its NOVA series is the company’s mid-range line that starts in the mid-$200,000s, ideal for those moving up into a second home. Both series have homes that range from 1,500 square feet to more than 3,000 square feet and include standard features that are upgrades with other builders, such as high ceilings with built-in coffers, a full Samsung stainless steel appliance package and a freestanding tub in the master bath. The Twilight Signature Series is the company’s semi-custom line. “I think we’ve grown leaps and bounds from when we first started,” Grannan says. “In comparison to where we want to be, I still feel that we’re a young company. We’re growing in sales, but we have an ambition to grow and innovate.” “In the short term, we want to be the No. 1 local builder,” he says.“Long term, we want to be a regional builder, and continue to build great homes at a great value for our customers.” The most important part of being in the homebuilding business, McNaney says, is seeing a home come to life for clients. “I enjoy creating something; seeing something done. In our world, we actually get to build something, and provide an important service to society. We’re giving people shelter, and a place for their family. We create a lifestyle for everyone.”

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Mariposa

4 bedrooms 5 baths 3,710 sq. ft. $750,000

VIRTUAL TOUR ONLY Take I-25 north. In Bernalillo, take Exit 242. Turn left (west) onto Hwy 550. Turn left onto NW Loop Rd, which becomes Unser Blvd. Turn right onto Mariposa Pkwy, then left onto Redondo Sierra Vista. Turn left onto Blue Grama Dr. Turn right on Reservoir Rd, then right on Ridge Top Rd.

What a view! Located in the prestigious Mariposa community, which features a vibrant social scene, an incredible community center with indoor and outdoor pools, workout facil-

ity, parks, walking trails, and hiking paths. This home is magnificent – everything you might expect in a luxury, custom home, including a theater room and a fabulous outdoor kitchen.

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Inspiración at Fiesta a community on the rise

by Ben Ikenson

“Los Lunas is on the cusp of growing in much the same way that Rio Rancho was about 20 or 30 years ago — and we are hoping to be a positive part of this growth.” — Michael Sivage

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J

ust 20 miles south of Albuquerque, the Village of Los Lunas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the Southwest. Not only is it a short distance to New Mexico’s largest city, with easy access to I-25 and the Rail Runner, but its selection as the new home for a Facebook data center has helped position the city for expansion, with construction on all six buildings for the social media giant’s facility expected to last through 2023, according to Albuquerque Business First. “It’s a great little community that is poised for enormous growth,” says Michael Sivage, owner of Sivage Homes, a longtime New Mexico homebuilder that has been building homes in Los Lunas since the early 1990s. “Los Lunas is on the cusp of growing in much the same way that Rio Rancho was about 20 or 30 years ago — and we are hoping to be a positive part of this growth,” says Sivage. “We want to serve people who are either just recently choosing to make Los Lunas their home or whether they have been here their whole lives.” Indeed, Sivage Homes is hoping to accommodate the


community’s anticipated growth in the new masterplanned community of Fiesta, which is expected to see the creation of 1,300 new homes at full build out. Of this master-planned community, Sivage Homes has been developing a section called Inspiración at Fiesta, which will feature more than 100 homes in an area that will include miles of trails and 85 acres of open space within 10 years, all in the heart of the Village of Los Lunas. Reasonably priced and modestly-sized, the homes built by Sivage Homes are designed for a variety of consumers. “Trends have been shifting away from the larger, single-family ‘McMansion’ homes to smaller homes that can deliver quality and convenience for a range of different homeowners,” says Sivage. “So we are hoping to meet a variety of consumer lifestyle demands, from new families, to retirees looking to downsize, to single parents who might otherwise be forced into the apartment rental market, to people now having to work a lot more from home due to COVID-19, who want a quality place to live and work.” The Sivage Homes properties in Fiesta range in size from 923 square feet (two-bedroom homes) to 1,864 square feet (four-bedroom homes) with price tags between $190,000 to $250,000. The homes are designed to enhance indoor/outdoor living, with flowing, open layouts. Each comes with full-sized two-car garages, 10-foot side yards and private courtyard entrances. Also at Inspiración at Fiesta are 21 home sites that will be built on by another local homebuilder, Abrazo Homes. “We’ve built a lot of homes in Los Lunas over the years SUCASAMAGAZINE.COM

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at Fiesta Adrian Calderon (505) 998-1813/(505) 385-8062 acalderon@sivage.com sivage.com Christopher Oechsler (505) 859-5975 christopher@abrazohomes.com abrazohomes.com Take I-25 south. Take Exit 203 NM-6 into Los Lunas.  Turn left (east) on NM-6 E/Main St NW.  From Main St turn left (north) on Los Cerritos. Turn right on Highline St NW and follow the signs to the community.

and we are very excited to be part of the community as it’s experiencing this new phase of growth,” says Abrazo Homes coowner Mackenzie Bishop. “And, we are extremely excited to have such a great area to build on with our sites in Inspiración at Fiesta; the location is perfect with excellent access to the community at large; and they are all incredible home sites with great views of the mountains and of the bosque.” Abrazo Homes will be injecting some diversity into the housing offerings here too, with larger homes (three to five bedrooms) that will range in size from about 1,300 square feet to nearly 3,000 square feet. Priced between $240,000 to the mid-$300,000 range, the Abrazo homes will include a host of choice amenities, including granite kitchen countertops, Whirlpool appliances, and home automation, networking and wiring systems, among others. Sivage Homes, sivage.com Abrazo Homes, abrazohomes.com 56

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1212 Tierra Verde Loop

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3 bedrooms 2 baths 1,162 sq. ft. $209,990 (base price) $242,332 (base price + all upgrades) Adrian Calderon (505) 998-1813/(505) 385-8062 acalderon@sivage.com sivage.com

This inviting open concept home is full of Sivage quality features. Designed to eliminate wasted space, the home is “Just Right Sized” for any stage of life. A unique gatehouse

design provides an innovative and private cour tyard. The well-appointed kitchen has quar tz counter tops, tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances.

Take I-25 south. Take Exit 203 NM-6 into Los Lunas. Turn left (east) on NM-6 E/Main St NW. From Main St turn left (north) on Los Cerritos. Follow Sivage signs and turn right on Highline St NW. Turn right onto Tierra Verde Loop. Parking will be directly to the right.

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Abrazo Homes 1354 Valle Vista Road

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3 bedrooms 2.5 baths 2,164 sq. ft. $295,990 (base price) $369,000 (base price + all upgrades) Christopher Oechsler (505) 859-5975 christopher@abrazohomes.com abrazohomes.com

The Jane promotes a change in the way a home building is done! The open concept is an entertainer’s dream. Featuring an oversized owner’s

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suite shower, an optional buffet in the dining room, an expansive covered patio, plus a tandem garage that can be converted into a flex space.

From the Big I, take I-25 south to NM-6/Main Street in Los Lunas, exit 203. Turn left (east) onto NM-6/Main Street. Turn left (north) on Los Cerritos Rd. Turn right (east) on Highline St. Turn right (east) on Valle Vista Rd.

Abrazo Homes 6000 Witkin Street SE

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Mesa del Sol

4 bedrooms 4 baths 3,097 sq. ft. $354,990 (base price) $598,000 (base price + all upgrades) Reid McLean (619) 922-1050 reid@abrazohomes.com abrazohomes.com

New to the Abrazo family and only available in Mesa del Sol, the Stout is robust with flavor in a similar fashion to its namesake, the

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stout beer. The home features many options to customize it to each family’s needs, such as an optional casita with its own entrance!

From the Big I, take I-25 south to Rio Bravo Blvd. Exit 220, Rio Bravo Blvd. Turn left (east) on Rio Bravo Blvd, follow to University Blvd. Turn right (south) on University Blvd. Turn right (south) on Stieglitz Ave. Turn left (southeast) on Witkin St.


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Westway Homes

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6012 Witkin SE Mesa del Sol

3 bedrooms 3 baths 2,630 sq. ft. $429,900 (base price) $445,435 (base price + all upgrades) JP Rael (505) 463-4305 jp@thewestway.com thewestway.com

Mesa del Sol is an innovative community that promotes environmentally friendly living with walkable neighborhoods and a wide variety of housing. This design features a modern,

open, multi-generational floor plan with a beautiful kitchen and a huge master suite with a luxurious master bath. It’s Built a Better Way, The Westway.

From the Big I, south on I-25 to Rio Bravo. East on Rio Bravo to University. South on University to Strand Loop. Right on Strand Loop to DeKooning. Left on DeKooning to Witkin. Right on Witkin to the address.

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D.R. Horton

1904 Hubbard Street SE

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Volterra IV

4 bedrooms + study 3 baths 2,050 sq. ft. $319,990 (base price) $341,228 (base price + all upgrades) Greg Brasher (505) 797-4245 infoabq@drhorton.com drhorton.com/new-mexico

Our newest show home embraces architectural influences and design elements.This open concept home is a modern floor plan loaded with unique stunning features like America’s Smart Home.

Imagine entering your oversized entry, private bedroom, study, and bathroom before continuing into an open kitchen overlooking your spacious living room. Tour today!

From the Big I, take I-40 east. Exit right on Juan Tabo, which turns into Southern Blvd. Continue on Southern. Turn left onto Juan Tabo Blvd at the light. Turn right onto Rocky Top Dr SE, then left onto Sandia Sunset Ave.Turn right onto Hubbard St. Model is on corner of Sandia Sunset and Hubbard.

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Lowe-Bo Homes 31 Bolivar Loop

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Las Leyendas

3 bedrooms 2 baths 2,424 sq. ft. $602,955 Ted Lowe (505) 991-2555 tedlowe@outlook.com lowe-bohomes.com

Another must-see masterpiece from Lowe-Bo Homes! This beautiful home utilizes clean lines to create a contemporary Southwestern feel that functions perfectly for the homeowners while

• Gates and FencinG • staircase solutions

capturing grand East Mountain views. Come experience this open floor plan’s sensational great room and kitchen, beautiful master suite, and soaring outdoor living spaces.

505-974-9990 www.tHeironanvilnm.com

From the Big I, take I-40 east to Sedillo. Exit on Old Hwy 66 (NM 333), go 1.7 miles. Turn left (nor th) on Mountain Valley Rd, travel 2.4 miles. Turn left on Monte Cristo at Las Leyendas subdivision entrance. Turn left on Bolivar Loop.

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Las Ventanas NM, Inc.

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3305 Maxum Lane NW Bosque Antigua

3 bedrooms 2 baths 2,036 sq. ft. $639,900 (base price) $649,900 (base price + all upgrades) Scott Ashcraft (505) 362-6824 tscott@lasventanasnm.com lasventanasnm.com

Modern, open floorplan on a ¼-acre lot in the near Nor th Valley. This beautiful, new, gated neighborhood has direct access to the

Bosque and is only two minutes from Old Town. Come see our new model home in Bosque Antigua.

Making your life a little brighter.

From the Big I, take I-40 west. Exit Rio Grande Blvd heading south to Mountain Rd. Turn right (west) on Mountain Rd to Gabaldon Dr. Turn right (north) onto Gabaldon Dr and go to the Bosque Antigua subdivision, approximately 1000 feet on the left. Follow directional signs to the home.

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William Cervantes Enterprises, Inc. 9435 Rio Grande Blvd NW

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3 bedrooms 3.5 baths 3,347 sq. ft. $1,100,000

William Cervantes (505) 400-3752 william@wcedesignbuild.com wcedesignbuild.com

This regional modern style home in Albuquerque’s beautiful North Valley is a multigenerational design. A dramatic beam entry leads to the glassfilled gallery. The courtyard creates great indoor/

outdoor living. The large gourmet kitchen has a working island and linear fireplace. The rich color palette of American Clay ceilings and walls adds a natural touch.

From the Big I, take I-25 nor th to Alameda Blvd. Turn left (west) on Alameda Blvd and travel west to Rio Grande Blvd. Turn left (south) and go ¼ mile to the address.

design

build Founder William Cervantes and his team have been designing, building and renovating proper ties for 30 years. A critical eye for detail and craftsmanship, combined with a hard work ethic results in innovative, high-quality, custom products—delivered on time and on budget.

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Lee Michael Homes

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8417 Rio Grande Blvd NW

4 bedrooms 4.5 baths 3,800 sq. ft. $1,390,000 Alexa Knight (505) 299-1500 knight.alexa@gmail.com leemichaelhomes.com

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The epitome of Telluride mountain elegance and craftsman chic blend together here. Enjoy warm livability as soaring beamed ceilings showcase dramatic window walls, handmade iron

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doors & copper hood contrast a wood barrel ceiling, Jacaranda live edge granite complements weathered-finish cabinetry, and creative lighting displays walls of imaginative glass tile.

From the Big I, take I-25 north to Paseo del Norte, turning left (west) on Paseo del Norte.Take the 2nd Street exit turning left (south) on 2nd Street to El Pueblo. Turn right (west) on El Pueblo to Rio Grande Blvd. Turn left (south) onto Rio Grande Blvd, then take an immediate right into the subdivision.The home will be on your left.


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Twilight Homes 504 Twilight Vista Lane SW

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Joya Escondida

3 bedrooms 2 baths 1,433 sq. ft. $252,990 (base price) $268,990 (base price + all upgrades) Joe Ramirez (505) 302-2430 jramirez@twilighthomesnm.com twilighthomesnm.com

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covered patio. Enjoy your dream master bath and the cool, quiet convenience of living close in but feeling miles away.

At Twilight Homes, we are passionate about building new homes in New Mexico. Our goal is to deliver Total Value and Unmatched Quality. As a local home builder, we take pride in building for today and for future generations of New Mexico homeowners.

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A hidden gem in the hear t of Albuquerque, this gated community is close to the museums, zoo and parks. Very large, open living/dining/ kitchen with spectacular sliders to a spacious

From the Big I, go west on I-40. Exit Rio Grande Blvd, turn left (south) on Rio Grande. Turn right (west) on Central Ave. Turn left on Sunset Rd, after the river. Turn right on Sunset Gardens, then left on Twilight Vista. Immediately on the left after the gates.

We don’t just sell houses, we help people build the home they will love.

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William Cervantes Enterprises, Inc. 5000 Camino Valle Trail NW

El Bosque

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3 bedrooms 2.5 baths 2,500 sq. ft. $650,000

William Cervantes (505) 400-3752 william@wcedesignbuild.com wcedesignbuild.com

Nestled in a gated community, this modern home features open space living with 12’ ceilings. A grand kitchen and dining area make for luxurious entertaining. Soaring windows capture mountain

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and city views. This home also includes artwork wall niches, 8’ doors and custom cabinetry. The private, covered, cantilevered patios also show off fantastic views.

From the Big I, take I-40 west to Coors Blvd and exit right (north). Continue 2¼ miles to Sevilla Ave. Turn right (east) and continue to Tres Gracias Dr. Turn left (north) and go over a bridge to the gate and stay right. The house is on the right.

TC Building & Realty Inc. 8000 Camino Alto Court NW

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4 bedrooms 2.5 baths 3,043 sq. ft. $820,000

Tom Cardenas (505) 823-4543/(505) 991-4486 info@thomascardenas.com tcbuilding.com

Nestled on a sprawling bluff with endless views of the Petroglyphs, this Southwestern style home designed by Mike Cabber has it all; interior and exterior living, covered por tals,

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vigas, large cook’s kitchen with a pass-thru sliding window, custom cabinets, hardwood floors, energy efficiency. A relaxed setting in this universal design home you won’t want to miss!

From the Big I, go north on I-25 to Paseo del Norte. West on Paseo del Norte. Pass Golf Course Rd. Left on Kimmick Dr. Left on Camino Alderete. Left on Camino Alto, then right on Camino Alto Court.


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Sun Valley Custom Homes 6401 Picardia Place NW

Petroglyph Estates

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3 bedrooms 2.5 baths 2,913 sq. ft. $650,000 Wade Wingfield (505) 321-0769 wade@sunvalleycustomhomes.com sunvalleycustomhomes.com

Sun Valley Custom Homes’ newest Westside model with Sandia views is comfortably contemporary. Crisp, clean lines combine with warm tones and organic materials that make the home

modern and livable. Floor-to-ceiling windows, brick floors, light wells, a true masonry fireplace, and steel and glass barn doors are dynamic elements that make this home architecturally unique.

Come find your view...

From the Big I, take I-25 north to Paseo del Norte, turning left (west). Turn left (south) on Unser, left (east) on Rosa Parks, right (south) on Urraca. Turn left (east) onto Picardia Place.

Model Open for Viewing 6401 Picardia Place NW Albuquerque, NM 87120

Wade Wingfield, owner 505.321.0769 | wade@sunvalleycustomhomes.com

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Fellowship Homes 6443 Picardia Drive NW

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4 bedrooms 3 baths 2,444 sq. ft. $477,000 (base price) $525,000 (base price + all upgrades) Richard Medina (505) 433-2220 fellowshiphomesnm@gmail.com fellowshiphomesnm.com

This modern Nor thern New Mexico style home features a bold red entry door and large open living areas. The gourmet kitchen includes quar tz counter tops and a beautiful waterfall

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island anchoring the space. The owner’s suite, built for relaxing in style, has vaulted ceilings, a free-standing soaker tub, walk-in shower, and large walk-in closet.

From the Big I, take I-40 west to Unser Blvd and exit to the right (north). Take Unser Blvd to the Rainbow Blvd/ Compass Dr light. Turn right (east) on Rainbow Blvd/Compass Dr and then left on Petirrojo Rd. Turn left (north) on Urraca St and right on Picardia Dr to the home.

Hakes Brothers 7439 Window Peak NW

Valle Prado/Durango at the Trails

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3-4 bedrooms 2.5 baths 2,119 sq. ft. $329,990 (base price) $361,250 (base price + all upgrades) Christian Venegas (505) 772-0075 christian.venegas@hakesbrothers.com hakesbrothers.com/albuquerque

This beautiful Mediterranean-style home is located in the popular Durango community in NW Albuquerque! The home’s gourmet kitchen opens to the spacious dining, living,

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and patio areas, making this home a natural for enter taining family and friends. The home also features pendant lights, a rain shower and 8’ interior doors throughout.

From the Big I, take I-25 north, and exit west on Paseo del Norte.Turn left onto Rainbow Blvd NW, right onto Woodmont Ave NW, left on Sunlight Peak, and left onto Window Peak Rd NW.


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Crescent Custom Homes, Inc. 1427 20th Avenue SE

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4 bedrooms 4.5 baths 4,500 sq. ft. $1,200,000

Mike Sanchez (505) 220-7507 msanchez02@msn.com crescentcustomhomes.com

This tasteful Pueblo Modern fusion-designed home sits on a spacious double lot with spectactular views of the Sandias. Each of the four bedrooms is en suite for maximum privacy for

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family and guests. Featuring an open floor plan with an expansive covered patio, this home is perfect for enter taining.

From the Big I, take I-25 nor th to Paseo del Nor te, turning west on Paseo del Norte. Turn right (north) on Unser, left (west) on Wellspring, then left on 20th Avenue.

Homes by Kim Brooks 1522 21st Avenue

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3 or 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths 2,412 sq. ft. $380,950 (base price) $444,950 (base price + all upgrades) Lindsey Anderson (505) 385-6701 lindsey@inhouserealtyNM.com homesbykimbrooks.com

Welcome home! This single story home showcases an open floor plan, perfect for entertaining. The 10ft ceilings open the room up and allow in natural light and movement. This spectacular

floor plan features a private wing, separating the home’s owner’s suite from the additional bedrooms. Come build your perfect Homes by Kim Brooks San Juan model today!

From the Big I, take I-25 north to Paseo del Norte and turn west. Stay on Paseo del Norte to Unser Blvd, turning right on Unser Blvd. Proceed to Wellspring. Turn left (west) onto Wellspring, then left again on 21st Avenue.

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Hakes Brothers 2630 Abrazo Road NE

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4-5 bedrooms 2.5-3.5 baths 2,740 sq. ft. $374,990 (base price) $402,500 (base price + all upgrades) Eric Korpus (505) 772-0079 eric.korpus@hakesbrothers.com hakesbrothers.com/albuquerque

This beautiful Tuscan-style home is located in a brand new community in Rio Rancho! The home’s gourmet kitchen opens to the spacious dining, living, and patio areas, making this home

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From the Big I, take I-25 north. Exit west on Paseo del Norte. Exit right (north) onto Coors Blvd. Continue approximately 2.4 miles. Merge onto NM-528 heading north for about 3.2 miles. Turn left on High Resort Blvd. Turn right on Broadmoor Blvd. Turn left onto Chessman Dr. Turn left on Abrazo Rd.

a natural for enter taining family and friends. The home also features pendant lights, a rain shower and 8’ interior doors throughout.

Abrazo Homes 1222 Fascination Street NE

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3 bedrooms 2 baths 1,730 sq. ft. $280,990 (base price) $356,990 (base price + all upgrades) Jeff McCrea (505) 859-5975 jeff@abrazohomes.com abrazohomes.com

Known for mainstreaming Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was small but powerful. Our Selena floorplan por trays her in just that way. The Selena features a recessed

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patio, offering the luxur y of privacy and has great view potential from the great room, kitchen, and the owner’s suite.

From the Big I, take I-25 north to Paseo del Norte and turn west on Paseo. Exit right (north) on Coors Blvd. Continue on Coors Bypass NW, merging onto NM-528. Continue on NM-528. Turn left on High Resort Blvd. Turn right on Broadmoor Blvd.Turn left onto Inca Rd, then right onto Fascination Street.


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2598 Camino Plata Loop NE

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4 bedrooms 3.5 baths 3,149 sq. ft. $377,990 (base price) $452,990 (base price + all upgrades) Doug Strawa (505) 375-6762 dstrawa@twilighthomesnm.com twilighthomesnm.com

Dreams really can come true – just visit this amazing 2-story home with custom tile throughout, amazing lighting, wall murals, and you’ll love the sage cabinetry. It’s warm and inviting while

spacious and interesting. Library, mudroom, and a large bricked front porch will welcome you to this unique Craftsman style home.

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From the Big I, take I-25 heading north and turn left on Hwy 550 (exit 242). Continue on US 550 west to Hwy 528 (Pat D’Arco Hwy). Turn left (south) on Hwy 528 and then right on Northern (west). Continue on Northern and turn right (north) Broadmoor. Continue on Broadmoor and turn left Cardiff (west) and proceed to Tierra del Oro Rd and turn right (north).Turn left (west) on Camino Plata Loop.

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“I absolutely love my Twilight Home! After years of working on older homes it is so nice to be in something NEW! Granite countertops, tankless water heaters, top notch insulation, cabinets and floors are all included in the base price of the build. Plus there are multiple add ons you can choose if you want extra bells and whistles. “

“Twilight Homes has been awesome! Twilight gives you all the newest technology and you even feel like you are building a custom home. They let you go to a design center to pick out types of granite, paint colors, tile, carpet, exterior colors, and much more!”

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Amreston Homes 2322 Estrella Court NE

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3 bedrooms 2.5 baths 1,485 sq. ft. $205,990 (base price) $213,803 (base price + all upgrades) Jeremy Griego (505) 750-2424 jeremy@qhometeam.com, info@amreston.com amreston.com

The Aspen is a modern floorplan boasting an oversized, luxurious owner’s suite, an abundance of storage, and bold styling. With an excellent array of premium features, including

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maple cabinetry, granite tops, slate appliances, acrylic stucco, and more, the Aspen is a fantastic value. Visit Moonlight Hills or amreston.com for more information.

From the Big I, take I-25 north. Take Paseo del Norte Blvd west 7 miles. Turn right on Unser Blvd, travel north 6 miles. Turn left on Cherry Rd, travel west 1.5 miles. Turn right on Meadows Blvd. Turn right on Night Sky Ave. One block to Estrella Court.


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6055 Redondo Sierra Vista NE Mariposa 3 bedrooms 2 baths 2,251 sq. ft. $399,990 (base price) $469,990 (base price + all upgrades)

Pauline Hansen (505) 295-2131 phansen@twilighthomesnm.com twilighthomesnm.com

“Sophisticated Comfort� best describes this wellappointed home in Mariposa. Expansive, covered decks off the living and dining rooms make entertaining a breeze. The Geneva invites the outdoors

inside as the retractable glass wall opens to the patio. Appreciate spectacular views of the city lights, the bosque and the mountains, as you enjoy a margarita on the rooftop deck of this unique home.

From the Big I, take I-25 north, turning left on Hwy 550 (exit 242). Continue through Bernalillo. Turn left (south) on NW Loop Rd, which turns into Unser Blvd.Turn right (west) on Mariposa Pkwy and then turn left (south) onto Redondo Sierra Vista. Continue across Blue Grama, then slight right to the home.

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NEW Urban-Contemporary homes minutes from downtown Rio Rancho. Resort-style living just steps from the comfort of your home. The community includes two pools, miles of hiking and bike trails, and a full gym. This vibrant community has a variety of social events and classes as well. From $237,990 to $569,990

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4461 Golden Eagle Loop

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4 bedrooms 3.5 baths 2,618 sq. ft. $368,990 (base price) $398,990 (base price + all upgrades) Ariel Esparza (505) 295-2574 aesparza@twilighthomesnm.com twilighthomesnm.com

This wonderful two-stor y plan boasts four bedrooms with a possible fifth. Two master bedrooms and baths place this home in a class by itself, with one upstairs and one downstairs

for the utmost convenience. The spacious downstairs living area is only rivaled by the large open, upstairs loft. What great flexibility in a home!

From the Big I, take I-25 north to Hwy 550 (exit 242), turning left on Hwy 550. Turn left onto NW Loop Road. Left on Westphalia Road, then right onto Golden Eagle.

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217 Piedra Lisa Rd

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4 bedrooms 2.5 baths 2,640 sq. ft. $344,990 (base price) $364,990 (base price + all upgrades) Irene Ramirez (505) 295-2108 iramirez@twilighthomesnm.com twilighthomesnm.com

This beautifully designed, four-bedroom, twostory features custom designed tile floors and a stunning fireplace downstairs with a large loft, master, and two bedrooms upstairs. Con-

veniently located right down the street from the Rail Runner, close to shopping and amenities, yet quietly tucked away – you’ll love this new community.

From the Big I, take I-25 north. Exit NM 550 and turn left (west). Take first left at the light onto Road Runner Rd. Model is directly in front of you.

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PWKI LLC

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10 Ocate Court

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4 bedrooms 4 baths 3,300 sq. ft. $845,000 Paul Kenderdine (505) 867-1765 paul@pwki.com pwki.com

Our best home yet! Seamlessly married to the site, spectacular views from every room, smar t floor plan, elegant lines, and great outdoor spaces. All features expected in a Paul

Kenderdine designed and PWKI LLC built home, and much more. We welcome you to see for yourself.

From the Big I, take I-25 north to Exit 242 (Placitas). Go to the Frontage Road, turn left (nor th) and continue to the Petroglyph Trails subdivision. Turn right (east) onto Petroglyph Trail and right (south) on Ocate Ct, to end of street.

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2 Tiwa Trail

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3 bedrooms 3 baths 2,750 sq. ft. $737,000 Mike Danzer (602) 882-0446 enchantedspacesllc@gmail.com enchantedspacesllc.com

Design features include two living spaces, master spa bath and his and hers closets, glass media fireplace, mud room, and oversized three-car garage.

Mike Danzer 602.882.0446 EnchantedSpacesllc.com Where Scottsdale Meets New Mexico.

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Another masterpiece designed by Enchanted Spaces LLC. All rooms have access to a huge patio with sweeping mesa views and mountain views from the kitchen and dining rooms.

From the Big I, take I-25 north to Exit 242 (Placitas). Go to the Frontage Road, turn left (north) and continue to the Petroglyph Trails subdivision. Turn right (east) onto Petroglyph Trail and follow to the end. Turn right on Anasazi Trails Loop. Home will be on your right.


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New Haven Homes, Inc. 187 Camino Rayo del Sol

Salida del Sol

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3 bedrooms 2.5 baths 2,910 sq. ft. Bill Reynolds (505) 890-5476 bill@mynewhaven.com mynewhaven.com

This modern mountain-style custom home is perched high with panoramic views from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to downtown Albuquerque. Warm, stone accents combine

with handcrafted wood flooring for a casual yet luxurious lifestyle. Designed and built by New Haven Homes’ award winning design team, it’s a home you won’t want to miss!

From the Big I, take I-25 north to the Alameda Blvd exit (exit 233), turning left on Alameda Blvd. Proceed 4.3 miles to Corrales Road. Turn right (north) on Corrales Road and then turn left (west) on Cabezon Road to stop sign. Turn right (north) onto Loma Larga Road to Camino del Sol. At 3/10 of a mile follow the road left to avoid dead ending in the cul-de-sac. At the top of the hill the home is on the left.

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Luxury Design Builders LLC

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8824 Silver Oak Lane

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3 bedrooms 2 baths 2,206 sq. ft. $599,000 Lawrence Peralta/Gary Padilla (505) 900-4451/(505) 900-4996 luxurydesignbuilders@gmail.com luxurydesignbuilders.com

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Come see this contemporary style, single-story home with high-end modern touches.This unique open floor plan features 12’ ceilings, polished floors throughout, a beautiful entry courtyard plus

a signature wine and beverage bar.The small, beautiful backyard has a very spacious patio and creates an inviting outdoor living area. A great NE Heights location in a new gated community.

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From the Big I, take I-25 north to Alameda Blvd. Turn right (east) on Alameda Blvd and continue to Louisiana Blvd. Turn left (north) on Louisiana Blvd to Oakland Ave NE. Turn left onto Oakland Ave NE and then into the gated community. Home is on the left. Alternate parking on Oakland Ave NE and walk through gate.

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Panorama Homes 814 Harrier Hawk

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Hawks Landing

4 bedrooms 3 baths 3,856 sq. ft. John Lowe (505) 688-6834 john@panoramahomes.com panoramahomes.com

Located in the new Hawks Landing subdivision in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, this contemporary home is comfor table and livable, filled with unique details and, of course,

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is Build Green NM cer tified. Everything you have come to expect in a custom home by Panorama Homes.

From the Big I, take I-25 north to the Paseo del Norte. Turn right (east) on Paseo del Norte. Turn left (north) on Tramway Blvd, then right (east) on Live Oak. Turn right (south) on Tramway Lane, then turn right (west) on Hawks Perch into the Hawks Landing subdivision, to the corner of Hawks Perch and Harrier Hawk.

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4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 2,740 sq ft $755,000 Jolynne Becker (505) 239-3037 sales1@scottpatrickhomes.com scottpatrickhomes.com

Nestled in the Foothills, this home is located in our newest subdivision Hawks Landing. The home has a gated side entry. The living, dining and kitchen all open to spectacular views of

the Sandia Mountains. The home has a private bedroom and bath combination that can be used as a guest area or in-law suite.  

From the Big I, take 1-25 North to the Paseo del Norte Blvd exit, heading east to Tramway Boulevard. Turn left (north) on Tramway Boulevard then turn right(east) on Live Oak. Proceed to Tramway Lane and turn right. Turn right on Hawks Perch Ave and then left onto Horned Owl Dr. The home is located on the East side of the street.

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Las Ventanas NM, Inc. 1905 Red Rada Place NE

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3 bedrooms 2 baths 1,900 sq. ft. $609,900 Scott Ashcraft (505) 362-6824 tscott@lasventanasnm.com lasventanasnm.com

Located in Sandia Heights, steps from the Tramway pedestrian trail. Beautiful location with stunning views of Sandia Crest from both inside and outside. Amazing, high-end finishes includ-

ing a 6’-wide glass pocket door that opens to an amazing space to entertain friends and family. The entire home is one level and built with aging-in-place in mind.

From the Big I, take I-25 north. Exit Paseo del Norte Blvd heading east to Tramway Blvd. Turn right (south) on Tramway to San Rafael Ave. Turn left (east) onto San Rafael. Immediately turn left (north) on to Red Rada Pl.

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Diego Handcrafted Homes 6705 Emory Oak Place NE

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4 bedrooms 3.5 baths 4,433 sq. ft. $2,100,000

Diego M. Ruiz (505) 999-8686 diegohandcraftedhomes@gmail.com diegohandcraftedhomes.com

An ar tfully crafted Mountain Modern home blur s the boundar y between luxurious indoor and outdoor living. It skillfully combines a harmony of natural stone, iron and

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From the Big I, take I-25 north, turn right (east) on Paseo del Norte. Turn right (south) on Tramway Blvd. Turn left (east) on Academy Rd, then left on Cortaderia St, left on Pino Ridge Pl, and right on Emory Oak Pl.

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a slice of heaven at the base of the Sandia Mountains, one couple builds a stunning home with dramatic natural surroundings

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by Jessa Cast photographs by Amadeus Leitner

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n 2015, Kirk and Jamie Giesbrandt moved to Albuquerque from Florida, falling headlong in love with the desert climate and towering mountains. Right away they undertook the search for a house, first touring existing homes — to no avail — and then pursuing a lot on which to build. Before long, a lot at the rocky, desertscape base of the Sandia Mountains grabbed their hearts, and they purchased it. Seated snugly against the border of protected forest land, the sightline up the mountain could never be impeded by another home. The lot had dauntingly steep topography, replete with boulders and cacti, but that didn’t deter the Giesbrandts. A sheer mountain lot suited them just fine. “It’s funny,” says Kirk, “everyone told us we’d want to live in the North Valley because of the green trees and grass. When we were kids in Florida, we were mowing that grass! We didn’t want any grass at all. And Florida is flat, so you never get views like this.”

Seated snugly against the border of protected forest land, the sightline up the mountain could never be impeded by another home.

Horizontal lines on the windows and walls lend this tall space a sense of human scale.

Their next task was to source an architect and a builder who could resist the desire to simply flatten the lot for ease of construction. Though difficult to build on, Kirk and Jamie felt the sharp grades held character worth preserving. Through acquaintances, they met architect Mark Hagedorn, who agreed with their vision, so they enlisted him to design a home for them and their two young daughters. They chose contractor Paul Kenderdine of PWKI, LLC, to partner with them for design and construction. Hagedorn and Kenderdine both carry impressive curricula vitae. Kenderdine mentored under famed architect George Pearl, has spent more than 30 years working with celebrated architects like Jon Anderson and Antoine Predock and is well known for his own SUCASAMAGAZINE.COM

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Plentiful natural light and pale colors make the kitchen, with a wraparound island, a beautiful canvas for preparing meals.

fresh, modern design. Hagedorn trained under architect John H. Howe, Frank Lloyd Wright’s chief draftsman for 30 years. This would be a home with a rare abundance of prestigious, teacher-to-apprentice and self-taught craftsmanship behind its design and construction. The Giesbrandts felt flexible about the home’s stylings, with only a couple of specific requests. “I wanted cantilevered decks,” says Kirk, and Jamie wished for a soaking bathtub with a big window. More generally, “we wanted it to be modern, but livable,” she says. “We didn’t want any wasted space or a room we never went in.” Hagedorn drew a plan and the trio massaged it, making subtle changes to details and finishes until they’d concocted a dreamy fusion that both preserves and emphasizes the stepped landscape on which it’s built. “The site is one of the most dramatic in Albuquerque and called for a dramatic, yet sensitive, solution,” says Hagedorn. “There was very little buildable area on the lot and the siting of the house utilized the natural terrain in 86

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Creamy neutrals, used throughout the home, make the interior visually quiet so the landscapes that are beautifully captured from every window can take center stage.

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“The site is one of the most dramatic in Albuquerque and called for a dramatic, yet sensitive, solution.� — Mark Hagedorn

An outdoor-facing chair in the corner provides a perch for observing wildlife over morning coffee.

Above: Custom-cut glass rails bring forth the beauty of the stairs. The woodgrain on the edges runs parallel to the run of the stairs, reminiscent of a waterfall.

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Left: Jamie loves her soaking tub under a picture window with classic high desert views.

its inspirational layout.” Indeed, Kenderdine’s team toiled laboriously on the site, amid buried boulders and stubborn, decomposed granite. Their efforts paid off with a gorgeous finished product. In 4,800 expertly crafted square feet rests a threetiered, split-level home with open living areas, four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a kids’ playroom, a gym and guest quarters, all awash in unparalleled outlooks to the east and west. The residence conveys a clear nod to Frank Lloyd Wright’s spirit, with long, low-slung lines and repeating banks of windows. “Mark’s massing is strong, he’s got great horizontal lines,” says Kenderdine of Hagedorn’s work. “The massing feels very Frank Lloyd Wright.” Close in, one can appreciate bespoke nuances in every detail: hidden lighting, cantilevered kitchen shelves and the visually textural granite slab over the living room fireplace. Where the ceilings soar, soffits apportion the verticals to maintain a human scale. Stucco and concrete finishes carry through from the outside to the inside. A particularly elegant touch, the focal point of the main entry is how the outside edge of the wood grain of the staircase flows directionally with the stairs, like a waterfall. Even the glass beneath the handrail is precision-cut to hug the rise and run of each step, for both safety and a flawless finish. No feature was overlooked. “Detail is what we do, because it matters,” says Kenderdine. “We spend a lot of time on that kind of work.” Kirk got his cantilevered decks — one on the lower level with a swim spa, and one on the upper level, perfect for stargazing. Jamie got her soaking tub with a picture window framing a serene view. Opposite the tub is a steam SUCASAMAGAZINE.COM

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The residence conveys a clear nod to Frank Lloyd Wright’s spirit, with long, low-slung lines and repeating banks of windows.

Above and left: The second story deck, complete with a swim spa, affords westward views all the way to Mount Taylor.

shower, bedecked entirely in black tile, with a window that looks through the house and straight across the whole of Albuquerque to Mount Taylor, a truly unusual element. Rift-sawn white oak floors upstairs and concrete floors downstairs accentuate the modernity and livability of the home, pretty and durable enough for children and a dog. With a separate entrance and a Murphy bed, the guest room is both welcoming for visitors and a great flex space for play or yoga. “It’s functional, we use it all year long, not just when we have guests over,” says Jamie. As for tall trees and green grass? They don’t miss them. Over morning coffee, they watch wildlife traverse terrain mere feet outside the window. Their older daughter has taken to naming the wild animals that frequent by (“Bob the Lynx”) and even the boulders they visit on regular trail walks — there’s “Sunset Rock” and “See Forever Rock,” among others. With national forest land as the playground just steps outside their back door, the Giesbrandt family has created their own slice of heaven.

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resources Architect Mark Hagerdorn Builder/Contractor PWKI, LLC pwki.com Interior Designer Mostly Home/Carole Newsom Appliances Viking, WinSupply Bathroom Tub, Sinks, Fixtures WinSupply

The Giesbrandts enjoy protected forest land as their back yard.

Cabinets & Closets Paramount Custom Cabinets Concrete Floors PWKI, LLC Countertops (Quartzite), Granite Slab Above Fireplace, Kitchen & Bathroom Tile Sunwest Granite Fireplace PWKI, LLC Interior Doors Pat’s Doors Indoor & Outdoor Furnishings, Home Decor & Art Mostly Home Landscaping PWKI, LLC Outdoor kitchen/BBQ area PWKI, LLC WinSupply Spa Carefree Spas Windows, Exterior Doors & Sliding Doors Kawneer, Dwights Glass (fabrication & installation) Wood Flooring Select Floors

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Vida Buena

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let’s get physical! create your own gym for a stay-at-home workout

A dedicated space with exercise equipment such as a treadmill and an elliptical machine, plus a fan, make home workouts convenient and well rounded.

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Above: A weight bench with an adjustable weight rack is a simple take on a home gym. Left: A home gym can simply be a calming space where you can practice and perfect yoga poses.

Six months of staying at home has markedly changed our everyday routines. Many stops that we frequent have been shuttered, altering how we approach important tasks and daily priorities. With gyms being closed, adaptation to home workouts has been critical to staying in shape and keeping our cool. Many have gotten creative, planning outdoor workouts in parks or around their neighborhood. Scheduling workouts at home is more flexible and economical, and can be a noticeable timesaver for our hectic schedules. By adding in a few key elements, you can have an effective, convenient, home-based workout solution. Finding workout products is a bit of a challenge, because demand is currently high, but including a few simple, yet critical, components for a home gym can provide efficiency to each workout. Before you go shopping for your home gym, figure out what you will truly need and use, says Armando Baca, a licensed personal trainer in Albuquerque. Shop for “where you are on your personal fitness journey, and what your ultimate, overall goals are,” he says. It’s also vital to understand what you want to accomplish before starting an exercise plan. That way you can navigate through the challenges that will inevitably come, he says. When setting up a gym at home, plan free weight stations that include racks and storage solutions for housing dumbbells, barbells and plates. Portable fitness equipment is handy for park sessions and can also be used for home-based


routines. Include items such as steps, benches, bands, balls and mats to assist with core strength, stability, balance and muscular endurance, Baca says. Consider a universal, total gym, which can provide a one-stop solution that targets all areas of the body. According to a John Mark Custom Homes blog post on creating the perfect home gym, a critical first step to transitioning your space is to carve out a dedicated location, one that will serve you and your family’s fitness programs. You’ll be more likely to regularly use the space if fundamental elements are easily accessible. Get creative and make use of the wall space in your gym, the post advises, and “install hooks for jump ropes or shelving for hand weights.” A foundational component to any home gym design is joint-friendly flooring. If high-impact aerobics are your thing, install shock-absorbing flooring solutions to reduce wear and tear on joints. If you like to get your Zen on, consider cork flooring as a slip-resistant option for your daily yoga practice. John Mark Custom Homes also advises that lighting your home gym space is important to obtain optimal results and to prevent injuries. The right combination of effective lighting and strategically placed mirrors can help hone skills to keep your technique in check. Your favorite tunes can keep you motivated and inspired and ready to charge the day, so consider a home sound system or create a designated space for your music player and Bluetooth speaker. Now that your space is ready and equipped with essentials, consider consulting a personal trainer to help you reach those ultimate goals. While a home gym might feel like a temporary space, you can make it a permanent part of your home and life through effective workouts all year long.

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the “natural” choice for a weekend away

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Colorado Springs was created to be a travel destination. Founded as a resort community for those pursuing culture and good health by Gen. William J. Palmer in 1871, the city now attracts adventure seekers, art lovers and history buffs, alike. Less than a six-hour drive from Albuquerque, it’s a worthy weekend getaway. The geological wonders of the Colorado Springs area call to the explorer in us all. Garden of the Gods, for instance, is the city’s free 1,367-acre park and a registered National Natural Landmark. Hike, bike or drive among Balanced Rock, Kissing Camels and The Three Graces, some of the park’s towering 300-foot sandstone formations. Free trail maps and daily nature tours are available from the visitors center. Or take a guided climb, tailored to your skill level, up the soaring red rocks with Front Range Climbing Company to experience the park from a memorable vantage point. If heights pique your interest, check out the view from the apex of Pikes Peak, the mountain west of Colorado Springs that inspired the lyrics to “America the Beautiful.” Barr Trail, Crags Trail or Devil’s Playground Trail will lead the serious hiker to the summit — 14,115 feet above sea level. But most visitors, hundreds of thousands a year, reach the top by driving or riding along Pikes Peak Highway, a 19-mile scenic toll road with twists, turns and breathtaking vistas. For an extra adrenaline rush, try cycling back down the 14er (a mountain that’s 14,000 feet or taller). There are several tour companies that will bring you to the top and then provide

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Colorado Springs’ natural wonders beckons travelers


The Garden of the Gods park has many trails to hike and rock formations, such as the Siamese Twins formation with its unique view of the surrounding landscape.

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Above, top: Adventure awaits any thrill seeker, including those who want a rock climbing challenge. Above: The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum is a 60,000-square-foot attraction that opened in July.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum offers exhibits that preserve and share the cultural history of the Pikes Peak region and the West.

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everything you need to barrel your way to the bottom. Boasting 160 miles of park trails and 105 miles of urban trails in just the city itself, the opportunities to hike in and around Colorado Springs are endless. Whether it’s the mostly paved Pikes Peak Greenway Trail, the picturesque Catamount Falls hike or the strenuously steep Manitou Incline, there’s a trek for everyone. In addition to being known for outdoor fun, Colorado Springs is synonymous with amateur sports. It’s home to more than 50 national sports organizations and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center, which serves more than 10,000 athletes a year. This summer, city and state officials cut the ribbon on a 60,000-square-foot museum dedicated to athletes and their captivating stories. At the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, guests can specify their sport preferences and accessibility needs to create a tour of the interactive exhibits that is uniquely their own. In Colorado Springs, history lovers can visit the past. Nostalgia for yesteryear abounds at Pikes Peak Trolley Museum, where street cars are in various stages of restoration and artifacts from the region’s street railways are displayed. In the restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum offers exhibits that preserve and share the cultural history of the Pikes Peak region and the West. Old Colorado City, once the capital of the Territory of Colorado, has evolved into a charming Colorado Springs neighborhood. The written, oral and electronic history of the bygone city is gathered in the Old Colorado History Center, which is surrounded by a two-squaremile area filled with shops, restaurants and more than a dozen art galleries. In addition to touring the galleries and workshops in Old Colorado City, art enthusiasts can take a self-guided art tour through downtown Colorado Springs by downloading the free Otocast app to their smartphones. The app is GPS-based and allows users to hear stories from artists and art advocates about the city’s permanent collection of public art. Colorado Springs offers thrills for aficionados of adventure, history and culture, all nestled in a magnificent, colorful natural landscape.


Colorado Springs offers thrills for aficionados of adventure, history and culture, all nestled in a magnificent, colorful natural landscape.

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by Patricia L. Garcia

designing a home for physical, mental and emotional wellness

Wellness by Design: A Room-by-Room Guide to Optimizing Your Home for Health, Fitness + Happiness, by Jamie Gold. Tiller Press/Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $21.99

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Textured laminate can be a stylish and healthy option for low-maintenance cabinetry.

If there’s anything to be learned from the coronavirus, aside from general cleanliness, it’s that home is incredibly important. We spend most of our time at home, and more so in the last year. Home is now doubling as the place where we go to complete work, where we go to get away from work and where we are partially homeschooling our kids — having the right space means you can effectively do the things that need to be done efficiently and effectively. Having the right space is important because it can also have a positive effect on your physical and mental health. “Our living spaces have a tremendous impact on our physical and emotional well-being, from how they’re constructed to how they’re organized and decorated,” writes Jamie Gold in her new book, Wellness By Design: A Room-to-Room Guide to Optimizing Your Home for Health, Fitness + Happiness. “This book explores the many ways they can support or sabotage us, room by room, and shares suggestions for making them healthier, safer, and more functional as we strive to live our best lives.” Gold wrote the book after going through a health transformation. After facing some difficulties in her late 50s, she decided to lose weight. Losing 100 pounds prompted her to compete in obstacle course races that challenged her physically and mentally. As an interior designer and competitor, Gold found a way to translate her lifestyle changes to home design. She has always concentrated on wellness in the home, mostly focusing on designing for accessibility, so this was a natural fit for her. So, what does wellness at home mean? It means a home that will be accessible for all stages of life, and for people with disabilities. It means a home that is made safe through security systems, as well as professionally installed water, electrical, plumbing or lighting systems. It also refers to a home’s functionality — after all, a home that is easier to maintain makes life easier. And let’s not forget décor. While it doesn’t seem especially important to wellness, décor is an instant mood booster, such as family photos that make you happy, or a plush and stylish rug that’s both pleasing to look at and to the feet. The book also mentions nature connections, such as indoor plants and natural light or using non-toxic building materials for

GEOLUXE OUTDOOR: Photo Courtesy COSAJ SCG CERAMICS PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED/GEOLUXE // Wellness by Design, Tiller Press, © Jamie Gold. Laminate cabinets: Photo Courtesy Poggenpohl. Designer: Jennifer Kelly, ASID//Wellness by Design, Tiller Press, © Jamie Gold.

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Pet features like dog showers, beds and feeding stations offer wellness benefits for you and your four-legged friends.

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better air quality, as part of the way that a home can affect your physical, mental and emotional wellness. The book includes wellness tips that apply to both homeowners and renters, because don’t we all deserve to live happy? And while Gold has been designing for years, she also consults health experts for a thoughtful approach to wellness design that’s also steeped in science. To Gold, a healthy home includes the systems that make the home function, so it’s important to consider technology that will make life more comfortable, and you and your family healthier. Take a whole-house water filtration system. Sure, your water will taste better, but your skin will also benefit from filtered water coming from showerheads and bathroom sinks. For those with allergies or asthma, a HEPA filter in your HVAC system can make a world of difference. From task lighting in your kitchen to linear drains in a shower, there are lots of small strategies to use to make your home safer and healthier for you and your whole family. If you don’t have the funds for a whole home renovation or to build a new home, start small. Add indoor plants to each room of the home. Declutter your spaces. Use easy-to-install smart home products that can increase comfort and safety. Use non-toxic items in your home, from the beauty products you use to the materials in your décor or flooring. The beauty of Gold’s book is that she gives you ideas that are easy to implement in your home, no matter your budget.

Author Jamie Gold has been a kitchen and bath designer since 2004, after having been in media and marketing for 30 years. Having helped her father with home projects in her youth, she found it to be a natural transition to the design world. She married her two passions — writing and design — and has written about homes for newspapers, magazines and websites like Forbes.com. She wrote this issue’s featured book, Wellness By Design: A Room-to-Room Guide to Optimizing Your Home for Health, Fitness + Happiness. We chatted with her about the inspiration for the book and some design advice for your next home. Edited for space and clarity. What was the inspiration for this book? The inspiration for the book was twofold: first was my professional experience helping older clients live independently, happier, more functionally and safer at home. I had become a Certified Aging in Place Specialist because of observing my grandmother’s hardships at home and wanting to help others confronting the same issues with their kitchens and bathrooms. Designing for aging is definitely a wellness design component in my professional opinion. The second inspiration was my own personal journey from a 233-pound couch potato to an “every-woman” training for a Kilimanjaro summit this year to celebrate my 60th birthday. Along the way, I learned how pivotal my own home was in the transformation and I wanted to share this “secret weapon” with others who also want to get and stay healthy. If you ask most people how they’re going to do that, they typically mention cutting calories, starting an exercise routine, quitting smoking or maybe getting more sleep. They don’t say, “I’m going to redo my house or reorganize my apartment,” but both can help (or hurt) your goals! The book shares the many ways — for both homeowners and renters — that you can reshape your living space to enhance your wellbeing.

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You wrote this book after you went through a personal health transformation. What changed in your own home during and after that time? When I bought my San Diego townhouse in 2010, it was only a few years old and in very good condition, so I wasn’t going to make big changes. What I did first was add organizers to my kitchen so that meal prep would be simpler, more efficient and less time consuming. I also brought my anti-fatigue mat from Florida so that my hips, back, legs and feet wouldn’t be stressed after long hours standing on hard floors — as they had been before! Both full bathrooms got handheld massaging showerheads — my favorite addition after long days on hard trails! I’ve also added organizers to my garage to keep all of my gear handy on training or event days, created and hung a medal rack there to welcome me home when I drive in; I painted my rooms in colors I love (using non-VOC paints) and decorated with accessories that have personal meaning, like the vintage-style Mt. Whitney poster in my living room reminding me to get off the couch for training to climb yet another mountain. There are more changes I’ll make to my place over time, but I like doing projects in phases, so that it’s not overwhelming.


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What changed in your design style from the start of the book to the completion of the book? I don’t think my style changed so much as crystallized. I’ve always believed that everyone’s home should be a sanctuary/refuge from a chaotic world, and that means making it as safe and secure, comfortable and joyful, functional, healthy and accessible as possible. Those are the five facets of wellness design! When I look at a room in my own home, I evaluate it on the basis of those five facets. With everyone spending so many more hours at home with the pandemic, I think wellness design is even more important — and shouldn’t be just for the well-to-do. What’s the one thing that homeowners or renters can do to instantly change their space? Declutter! That should be the start for any room redo — especially kitchens! Once you know what isn’t needed in that space or contributing to its functionality, accessibility, safety or comfort and joy, you free up room for something better. Clutter creates stress and anxiety, reduces functionality and traps dirt, dust and germs. Those are all huge negatives right now for sheltering at home.

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movie munchies easy fall snacks for movie nights

You may have been binge watching your favorite shows these last few months, but nothing compares to a movie night. If you haven’t been out to a movie theater recently, it’s easy to create that movie night feeling at home. Chef Alejandro Montoya created these movie munchies to help set the mood for movie nights for the whole family, or for just you and your partner. Flat breads, for example, are customizable, quick takes on pizzas, and shakes will top off the evening. No matter the size of the viewing party, these elevated munchies are fun and easy to make, and delicious to boot.

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Italian Sausage, Red Pepper and Ricotta Flat Bread Serves 3 1 red pepper 1/3 lb Italian sausage, without casings olive oil 3 flat breads 6 tablespoons marinara sauce 8 oz of Ricotta cheese Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place a cast iron or stainless steel pan on the stove over high heat. (If you have a gas stove, you can omit the pan all together and char the pepper over the open flames using a long pair of kitchen tongs.) Place the pepper in the pan, and char until the skin of the pepper is nearly all black and the flesh is soft, but not soggy. Place the pepper in a medium mixing bowl and tightly cover with plastic wrap and let sit for at least 5 minutes (this will help to peel the charred skin off). In a medium saute pan over medium-high heat, brown the Italian sausage and set aside. Peel the skin off the pepper and de-seed them. Rinse the strips in cold water to remove leftover seeds and skin. Gently dry off the peppers with a paper towel and slice into thin (¼ inch) strips. Brush the flatbread with olive oil. Spread one generous tablespoon of marinara sauce onto each flatbread. Top with crumbled Italian sausage, red peppers and small spoonfuls of ricotta cheese. Bake in the oven for 7 minutes to 9 minutes.

Serves 8 5 tablespoons Duke’s Real Mayonnaise 1/2 cup softened cream cheese, cut into cubes 1 tablespoon bread and butter pickles, minced (or sweet relish) 1 teaspoon sugar 3 teaspoon New Mexico red chile powder 1 dash Crystal Hot Sauce, optional 8 ounces hand-grated sharp cheddar cheese (not pre-grated) 2 tablespoons pimento peppers, chopped 6 tablespoons green chile, chopped In a food processor, pulse mayo, cream cheese, pickles, sugar, chile powder and hot sauce. Add 1/3 of the cheddar cheese, pulse again for 20 seconds. Add another 1/3 of the cheese, as well as the pimento peppers and green chile. Pulse for another 20 seconds. Add remaining cheese and pulse for another 20 seconds. Flatbreads are easier to make than pizza, but just as delicious, and they’re fun for the whole family. 102

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Mushroom and Gruyere Flat Bread

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Serves 3 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 tablespoons butter 1 package of button mushrooms, sliced Salt and pepper Several sprigs of dried or fresh thyme 1 bay leaf 1/2 small red onion, diced 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon dried or fresh chives, chopped Sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar 3 flat breads 8 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated or sliced Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large saute pan over medium high heat, add the olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter. Once the butter is bubbling, add the mushrooms, salt and pepper. Cook the mushrooms until most of the water has evaporated from them. Turn the heat down to medium heat, and add the thyme and bay leaf. Cook for another 3 minutes. Add the onions and continue cooking until the onions are caramelized and the mushrooms have a golden brown color. Pull out the bay leaf and whatever thyme sprigs are left. Set aside. In a food processor, add onion and mushroom mixture, Dijon mustard, chives and a splash of sherry or red wine vinegar. Turn the processor on medium. As the processor turns the mix into a paste, slowly add the remaining butter in 1 tablespoon increments. The mix should be nearly a paste (similar to a pesto). Spread the paste on the flat breads, and top with Gruyere cheese. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes on a baking sheet. This flatbread is also excellent with crispy bacon, prosciutto or roasted butternut squash and truffle oil. You can also swap out the Gruyere for blue cheese.

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Serves 4 New Mexican Red Blend 1 teaspoon New Mexico red chile powder, ¼ teaspoon sweet paprika, ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Ranch 2 teaspoons onion powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon dried chives, ½ teaspoon dried parsley. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.

Serves 10 3 tablespoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons garlic powder 3 teaspoons red chile powder 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary powder 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon pepper 1/2 pound thick slab bacon (cut into small 1/4-inch pieces) 1/2 cup of water 4 cups Chex or corn cereal 3 cups pretzels 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup brown sugar (packed) 2 tablespoons Steen’s Original Unsulfured Molasses (Karo dark corn syrup works too) 4 ounces bourbon 8 ounces pecan halves or pieces Preheat oven to 275 degrees. In a small bowl, add all the spices, salt and pepper, mix well and set aside. In a large saute pan, render off the bacon with 1/2 cup of water until it is slightly chewy. Save 2 to 3 tablespoons bacon drippings. Set bacon aside to cool. In a large bowl, toss the cereal and pretzels very gently with the spice mixture so that pieces are coated, but not broken. In a medium stock pot over medium heat, add butter. When melted, add the brown sugar. Dissolve the brown sugar, stirring with a whisk. Add the molasses and bourbon (if the mixture is still unincorporated, add one tablespoon of water until a caramel comes together). Cook slightly to thicken (a loose caramel consistency). Add the bacon and pecans. Stir to coat all the pieces. Remove the mixture from the heat. Place the cereal pretzel mixture on two or three sheet trays. Using a spatula or wooden spoon, pour the sugar mixture over the cereal mixture, making sure to coat all the pieces. Place in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and gently mix with a wooden spoon to ensure all pieces are coated. The mixture should be dry, but not hard. Can be held in an airtight container for 2 weeks.

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Milkshakes Spiked Apple Pie Shake Serves 1 4 teaspoons apple pie filling 2 cups caramel swirl ice cream 1 1/2 cup milk 4 ounces bourbon Place all ingredients into the blender until well blended. Pour into large glass, and garnish with crumbled graham crackers and caramel sauce. Pumpkin Spice Milk Shake Serves 1 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree 1 cup milk 1 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice Place all ingredients in the blender until well blended. Pour into large glass, and garnish with whipped cream and a shake of pumpkin pie spice. S’mores Milk Shake Serves 1 3 cups vanilla ice cream 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup chocolate syrup 1 handful mini marshmallows 2 graham crackers Place all ingredients in blender, and blend until well blended. Pour into large glass, and garnish with whipped cream, a graham cracker and chocolate syrup.

Green Chile Hummus with Pistachio Za’atar Serves 4 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 6 garlic cloves 1 teaspoon cumin 1/4 cup Al Arz tahini 2 ice cubes 1/8 cup ice water Juice of 1/2 lemon Salt 1/4 cup green chile, roasted, peeled, and chopped Olive oil Pistachio za’atar (see recipe below) In a food processor, add the garbanzo beans, garlic, cumin and tahini. Process on medium speed for one minute. Add a couple of ice cubes and a splash of ice water. Add lemon juice and salt to taste. Once the mixture is smooth, pulse in the green chile, careful not to fully incorporate them. Garnish with a splash of olive oil and pistachio za’atar. Pistachio Za’atar Serves 20 (Mixture can be kept in an airtight container for 1 month.) 1 handful toasted sesame seeds 3 tablespoons sumac (or lemon zest, finely grated) 3 tablespoons dried thyme 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon coriander 1/2 tablespoon salt 1/4 cup toasted pistachios Blitz all ingredients, except pistachios, in a food processor. Once mixture is homogenized, add pistachios and pulse quickly to incorporate the nuts, careful not to turn the mixture into a paste.

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by James Selby

the balancing act of Willamette Valley chardonnay

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Josh Bergstrom studied winemaking in France in the 1990s and returned to Oregon to run his family’s winery.

The Eyrie Vineyards Chardonnay “Original Vines” Reserve 2016: Aromas of orange, jasmine; nuanced citrus, orchard fruit ($60) Bergström Wines Chardonnay “Old Stones 2018: Scents of red apple, chamomile; rounded, white peach ($35) Martin Woods Chardonnay Willamette Valley 2017: Cashew, honey notes; savory, pear, lemon ($30)

Left: Martin Woods Chardonnay Willamette Valley 2017 is a perfect balance of cashew, honey, pear and lemon.

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Until the last dozen years, chardonnay from the Willamette Valley was a low-profile grape in a land where pinot noir dominates. After decades of experimenting, this noble white may equal or surpass in quality, if not quantity, their famous red. Jason Lett, owner and winemaker of The Eyrie Vineyards, whose father was first to plant wine grapes in the valley in 1966, says, “I see people taking risks, willing to develop new sites that would be great for pinot noir, but instead are focusing on chardonnay.” In the formative years, winemakers struggled with chardonnay, trying to imitate the oak-y, buttery style popular from Napa, or attempting to make Burgundy with its lean, earthy aromatics. Josh Bergstrom, who studied winemaking in France in the 1990s, came back to his family’s winery with a revelation. “You can’t force chardonnay to taste like anything. What Oregon has for pinot, it has for chardonnay, and that’s acidity.” What’s that mean? The cool climate of Oregon allows grapes to ripen leisurely, yielding fruit that’s refreshing and citrus-y. In hotter areas, they develop more sugar, which can lead to opulent, heavier wines. Among the new guard, Evan Martin of Martin Woods explains, “Our goal for chardonnay is to achieve tension between expressive fruit and vibrant acidity, between substance and delicacy, finding that delightful balance point.” “‘Balance’ is a word that sums up how chardonnays from this region feel when you taste them,” says David Enright, manager at Arroyo Vino Wineshop in Santa Fe. “Each vineyard, grower, producer, in vast combinations, influence the style of their wine, but there’s always this balance.”

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Among birds, corvids — ravens, crows, magpies, jays and nutcrackers — are truly birdbrains. And that’s no insult. Two of the largest corvids we see here year-round in New Mexico — the common raven and American crow — are big, smart and impressive to behold, both on the ground and in the air. They can count (not very high, but still!), they live in complex social groups and are said to be able to recognize human faces. It may initially seem impossible to tell these two large black birds apart. The differences are in appearance and vocalization. If a raven and a crow were to do you the unlikely favor of sitting or flying side by side for comparison, the first difference would be obvious: the raven is much bigger, measuring more than two feet from beak to tail, and with an incredible 45- to 50-inch wingspan. In contrast, crows are about 18 inches long with a 36-inch wingspan. A raven’s beak curves downward and is hairy; a crow’s is straighter across the ridge. In flight, a raven’s tail looks like a fan, while a crow’s is pulled tight into a wedge. Still can’t tell which is which? Listen. Crows make cah cah cah sounds; ravens’ sounds tend to be low and guttural. Someone once told me most raven “words” end in k: cronk, quork, wonk. You’re more likely to see crows gathered together in groups called murders,

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Above: A crow is much smaller than a raven and makes a cah cah cah sound.


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A raven in flight stands out amongst a snowy white background. See how its tail looks like a fan?

A raven has a beak that curves downward and is hairy.

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A crow has a beak that is straighter across the ridge.

whereas ravens tend to be loners. When they do congregate. A family of American crows set up residence on my street this past spring, and occasionally they visit my house for water and dropped birdseed. I take pains to talk to them every time I see them and to show them my face, in the hope that they will come to recognize me. So far they are having none of it, instead looking pointedly in any direction but mine, as if to say to one another, “Be cool. If we ignore it, it’ll go away.” I’m determined to wear them down. We will become friends; I’m sure of it. Amy Gross is a birder and the organizer of Santa Fe Birdbrains, a Northern New Mexico–based Meetup group. SUCASAMAGAZINE.COM

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rooms with a view Contemporary design and intricate architecture come together nicely in this three-bedroom, five-bath Rutledge home. The true feature of this home are the views you’ll have of the Sandia Mountains from every room, as glass-paneled walls are found throughout the home. Other amenities include custom cabinetry and doors throughout, a variance plaster finish on the walls and ceilings, decorative tile designs, recessed baseboards, large sliding glass doors and solar panels. In the kitchen, you’ll find granite countertops, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, refrigerator drawers, wine unit, ice maker, a six-burner Wolf range with double ovens and griddle and a built-in Wolf coffeemaker. A walk-in pantry ensures less clutter, and a long L-shaped bar off the side is the perfect workspace. The openconcept living room looks out onto mountains views, as well as a spacious covered patio. The master bedroom is a cozy space made cozier with a fireplace and walk-in closets. Enjoy the outdoors on the covered patio or a deck with a built-in pergola and large water sculpture.

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Union................................inside back cover La Puerta Originals.......................................................................29 Las Ventanas Homes.......................................................................17 Lee-sure Pools Inc..........................................................................39 Leeco Grounds Management..........................................................82 Lowe-bo Homes..............................................................................61 Luxury Design Builders..................................................................80 Marvin / ClearOvations...................................................................10 Maloy Mobile Storage...................................................................105 Mountain West Sales......................................................................76 New Haven Homes.........................................................................79 New Mexico Bank & 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When the homeowner built this Northeast Heights Albuquerque home, they wanted a European style that used lots of natural materials. The Spanish-Tuscan influence carries over to the outdoor spaces too, such as this back patio with sweeping views of Albuquerque’s foothills. From the wood-paneled ceiling to the fireplace with natural stone surround, the patio is an inviting space to entertain or to simply spend cool nights. The homeowner’s favorite feature? The bricks, which are more than 100 years old. They are rescued from a historic building that was demolished, giving this patio antique charm and character that will last a lifetime. Homes by New Vistas, homesbynewvistas.com 112

S U C A S A A U T U M N 2020

Daniel Nadelbach

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