This Albuquerque house was designed and built in 1937 by "the father of Santa Fe style", John Gaw Meem. The New York architect came to New Mexico's arid climate in the 1920s to treat his tuberculosis and designed sleeping porches like this as part of the treatment. Note the combination of rustic and formal elements that characterize this Territorial Revival style. The vigas (beams) and corner kiva fireplace blend well with pedimented exterior windows and French doors. You can read more about this meticulously restored house by clicking on either photo.
featured in Su Casa magazine is this contemporary adobe Santa Fe area house belonging to New Mexico builder Andrew Greer. (I can't look at this room without thinking of Ina Garten's barn, by the way.)
seems to have internalized the gestalt of New Mexico village architecture." Having grown up there, I couldn't agree more. If I were ever to build a house in New Mexico, Andrew Greer would be my guy!
|Note those pedimented windows!|
I think my love for rustic and antique, white and simple mixed with formal must come from being raised a New Mexican. Both of these houses feel like home.