"Buildings, too, are children of the Earth and Sun."

- Frank Lloyd Wright

Project Team


Arkin Tilt Architects
Berkeley, CA

Landscape Architect

Design With Nature
Santa Fe, NM


Kate Russell Photography
Santa Fe, NM


Prull Custom Builders
Santa Fe, NM

Hideaway Historic Eastside

Located on Santa Fe’s Historic Eastside, this unique and perfectly executed custom home received the ultimate Green Building seal of approval, awarded the LEED Platinum Certification.

Featuring rammed earth walls and fireplaces, and rustic contemporary design, set against the dramatic backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, it is perched on a rolling wooded site.  A portion of the house bridges an arroyo, floating high above the ground. Metaphorically, the home bridges past and present: traditional construction with high performance building systems and modern spaces, with richly textured materials. The covered outdoor entry sequence takes one through an enclosed courtyard, flanked by a detached guest casita and down a bridge-like passage to the entry.

Immediately entering the home, the dining room, which employs wood and cable stay trusses, spans the arroyo, providing ample glass to soak in the majestic New Mexico landscape. Deeply weathered salvaged wood accents are artistically incorporated into the interior core, along with locally harvested spruce in the ceilings. Many energy and resource conserving features have been employed, providing a totally sustainable environment for healthy living.