Creature comfort, with architectural surprises at every turn, allows the enjoyment of the great outdoors from the inside, and the beauty and uniqueness of the home’s inside from the outside.
The home, secluded from the street, sits behind a curved steel beam over an ash wood portal that hugs a gnarled Pinon tree. The interior experience begins as you approach a steel and glass pivot door, bracketed by floor to ceiling windows. The elegant entry opens to an airy great room with 10 ft. ceilings and expands further to the living room with its 12 ft. ceiling. You slowly realize that the home sits on a promontory, and your eye is drawn to the outside by the views. A voluminous wrap-around portal overlooks 7 holes of the Las Campanas golf courses.
Floor to ceiling 12 ft. pocket doors allow for a seamless indoor/outdoor living room. A 75” TV, above the 3-sided glass fireplace that warms the living room, dining room and intimate sitting area, disappears into a pocket wall. Inventive use of mirrors and windows allow one to see the Sangres looking to one’s left or right. The kitchen, with its backlit, waterfalled Alpine granite countertops – one that is 14-1/2 ft. with a 4 ft. galley sink—and walnut cabinetry, flows seamlessly into the dining, breakfast, and sitting areas. The outdoors is brought inside by the continuation of flooring, ash wood ceilings, and miniaturized gardens within the portals. The furnishings were designed to create both warmth and comfort specifically for the home’s contemporary setting.
Cleverly placed windows provide surprising views through the home to the Sangre, Jemez and Ortiz mountains. The portals offer outdoor eating and lounging areas for all seasons, shaded in the summer and sunny in the winter. A bubbling brook flowing down the east side of the house adds to the sense of calm. An outdoor bridge that crosses the brook leads the eye to an indoor bridge with a lighted glass floor.
The master suite is warmed by a fireplace, asymmetrical backlit walnut bookshelves, linen covered headboard wall with walnut nightstands and soft, luxurious furnishings. The well-appointed master closet flows into the master bathroom, featuring a double vanity with textured tile, oversized windows, bathtub, and spa shower for two with heated towel bars.
Large windows that stretch from end to end on the east and south walls of the office overlook the cascading stream, the Sangres, the golf courses, and the view through the sitting room to the Ortiz mountains. Views from the guest suite and art studio provide endless inspiration.
The ultimate success of this home results from a talented and creative team that includes the architect, the builder, the interior designer, the landscape architect, the owners, and all of the masterful craftsmen who built this home.