METHOD CABIN

Taos Ski Valley, NM
Under Construction 2017/2018
5600 sq.ft.

Design Statement

Located adjacent the slopes in the Village of Taos Ski Valley at 9500 feet elevation. The Method Cabin is a precision–engineered, offsite prefabricated modern home. This project is a collaboration between Magee Design, General Contractor and Method Homes prefab manufacturer. Method Homes, located in Seattle WA, is the premiere prefab home builder in North America. The exterior of the site built first floor is cast in place board formed concrete which creates the base for the pre-fab modules. 7 separate modules constructed in Ferndale WA, North of Seattle where trucked cross country and placed on site with a 240 Ton crane.

RANCHITOS HACIENDA

Taos, NM
Builder: JJP Contruction – Jim Pollard
Year Built: 2009
7500 sq.ft.

Design Statement

Located in the heart of the Historic District, this renovation to a 150-year-old adobe hacienda was the original home of the Salazar family and later was home to “Trudy’s Discovery House”. Engineered to last another 150 years this renovation maintained the original ground floor adobes and incorporated many details found in the original house as well as other structures inside the historic district.

A BEND IN THE RIVER

Rinconada, NM
Builder: Group 3 Development – Cody West
Year Built: 2007
1600 sq.ft.

Design Statement

A very contemporary hybrid of two common New Mexico styles nestled on the bank of the Rio Grande in the agricultural valley of Rinconada. Situated on a large bend in the river affords unobstructed site lines upriver and to adjacent sand hill formations. Surrounded by ancient cottonwoods and the flowing Rio Grande make the site a true wildlife habit where bear, dear and bald eagles make frequent crossings.

CASA MIGUEL

Arroyo Seco, NM
Builder: Maya Builders Inc. – Doug Bridgers
Year Built: 2006
2000 sq.ft.

Design Statement

A major renovation to an old adobe structure in the Seco Plaza in Arroyo Seco now home to Jack Leustig’s print shop. The new regionally inspired contemporary interpretation of a Territorial design maintains the original foot print by enveloping the old adobe walls in a new pumice-crete shell. The second floor and roof are supported by two large steel post and beam frames with exposed Douglas-fir Timber truss systems.

CIRCULO VISTA

Des Montes, NM
Builder: Magee Build Inc. – Aaron Magee
Year Built: 2008
1200 sq.ft.

Design Statement

First of two phases intended to be the guest house to larger primary residence. Efficient use of space and great views of the Taos Mountains lie inside traditional forms appointed with contemporary finishes. A wonderful outdoor courtyard creates protected outdoor living and a great place to watch sunsets and the many birds of prey that soar above the adjacent fields. Phase 2 in progress…

DES MONTES

Des Montes, NM
Builder: Standford Built, LLC. – Lee Standford
Year Built: 2007
1800 sq.ft.

Design Statement

A regional contemporary hybrid of two common Taos styles, the design blends flat roof and territorial pitches to create a truly unique interpretation of Taos Architecture. The home is positioned to take advantage of the panoramic views of the nearby Taos Mountains and looks beyond to capture the distant peaks of the Truchas Range. Pumice Crete construction and wise solar orientation keep the home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

THREE KINGS

Des Montes, NM
Builder: Group 3 Development – Cody West
Year Built: 2006
2600 sq.ft.

Design Statement

The Contemporary Style is derived from the regional forms of agricultural structures, the roof lines mimic those found on the surrounding mountains and mesas. Views and natural light dissolve the boundary between inside and out. House incorporates Passive Solar Heating, and Active Solar Hot Water System for Radiant Heating and Domestic Hot Water and Roof Rainwater Catchment System.

BLUEBERRY HILL

Taos, NM
Builder: JJP Construction – Jim Pollard
Year Built: 2010
4500 sq.ft with 800 sq.ft. Guesthouse

Design Statement

Located on the edge of Taos Mesa overlooking the Ranchitos Valley, this House and Studio Guesthouse are inspired by a combination of the two prominent Northern New Mexico styles, pitched roof territorial and flat roof pueblo Architecture with a hint of Asian details. The design and layout follow the outline of a house that once stood on the site. A strong axial geometry crossed the plan and pulls in the views from all four directions. The house contains numerous wood details executed by Taos’ finest woodworking trades people.

DOS PALAS

Des Montes, NM
Builder: Evergreen Construction
Year Built: 2005
2200 sq.ft.

Design Statement

A very narrow lot was the driving force behind the linear New Mexico Territorial design. Expansive views of the Taos Mountains to the east, a patio with an outdoor fireplace and wrap-around portals make this an ideal home for outdoor living.