This exquisite home, seamlessly incorporating design elements ranging from traditional to contemporary, is nestled within the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and has a commanding view of the Jemez Mountains to the west with downtown Santa Fe in the foreground.
The placement of the house within the steep, ponderosa covered hillside is mediated by a series of curvilinear retaining walls that define the driveway, stairs and a number of landscaped terraces. Up out of these circular walls ascends the rectilinear massings of the house itself, creating intriguing interplays between the various curves and rectangles. A slot of water bifurcates the plan, drawing the eye out toward the view. A cylindrical guesthouse, with rooftop walking deck, prominently tops off the composition with its placement at the highest point on the site.
A rich palette of materials is used throughout, including sculpted stone, hand forged metal, glass tile, pigmented plaster, wood floors, cabinetry and beams. Together, they reveal the hand-crafted process that defines the theme of this unique home.