Residential: New Construction

This client wanted an adobe house with two bedrooms that would open to the river next door, while keeping out the highway noise and view. The portals complete the outdoor space. A wall protects the house from the driveway – directing incomers thru a gate or El Zaguan; and a wall protects the house from the highway, while still allowing views out to the country, including views of the Ortiz Mountains. The Village of Galisteo is close by. In this house, cost was controlled by the most efficient use 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 outdoors. Again, the proportions – room width, height and length – were paramount in this house.

Photographer: Wendy McEahern