Residential: Historic Renovation 1994 Historic Northern New Mexico Addition

Santa Fe Renovations wanted an architect to help them navigate ideas and facts of building in the historic districts of Santa Fe; and they brought me in. It is a joy working on adding new adobe rooms to an existing adobe Old Santa Fe style home on the Eastside of Santa Fe. The proportions of the new rooms were designed with the utmost care to create the balance and flow the space demanded. The existing living room is long and low, with a gorgeous art collection, so we balanced it with a tall square room with a large skylight to create an airy counterpoint to the existing house. The two portals give access to new gardens designed by Designs by Carlotta. The gardens entertain beautifully. the new airy den leads to a master bedroom and bath, which portray hand stenciled ceiling and vigas by Kuki and hand chosen and painted El Milagro tiles from Mexico. The existing doors were reused. The existing office views were re-directed to the garden to the west, with new windows replacing the old windows.

Photographer: Wendy McEahern