This client wanted an adobe house with two bedrooms that would open to the river next door but keep out the highway noise and view. The portals complete the outdoor spaces. A wall protects the house from the driveway-entering thru a gate or El Zaguan and a wall protects the house from the highway but still allowing views out to the country. including views of the Ortiz Mountains. the village of Galisteo is close by. The need a great residential architect. In this house cost was controlled by the most efficient us of space, eliminating all superfluous uses resulting in a beautiful house with natural plaster, brick floors, wood ceilings and beams with wood windows and doors accentuating the connections to the outside. Again the proportions – room width, height and length -were paramount in this house.
Photographer: Wendy McEahern