- Strip Residence
Owner Built: Northern New Mexico
Surrounded by National
site, Extraordinary clients
Owner-built, with kudos to
a nephew, and some wonderful friends....The house is set in a
privately held valley fully surrounded by National Forest.
are constructed of 2 ft. thick exposed rammed earth
juxtaposed with bright galvanized steel on studs.
The interior is continuously rimmed in light and New
Mexico mountain sky by a clerestory wrapping exposed steel
web-joist roof framing.
An entire wall of folding glass
doors opens at one end.
Heating is hydronic in-slab radiant; electricity
from solar panels.
Kitchen, dining, and living unit is a
separate building from the master bedroom - walking outside to get
inside, the occupants are continuously connecting to the landscape.
An outdoor shower completes the indoor-outdoor living experience.
Photography by Robert Reck