Mustang Mesa 1
Anchored in a panorama of pinons and junipers with views of the Jemez, Sangre de Christo and Ortiz mountains, the Mustang Mesa residence organizes formal and programmatic elements along a courtyard that directs the experience of the house both inwards to the courtyard and outwards to the views.
The strong horizontal axis parallels the land focusing views to define spaces and internal volumetric conditions. The interior courtyard is sheltered from sun and wind with walls, but opens at the Southeast corner to allow sweeping views of the Ortiz mountains and Sandia Peak. This house is in harmony with the landscape and optimizes views and natural light with seamless interaction between indoors and the natural environment. Sustainable materials were chosen wherever possible and locally sourced natural stone selected to integrate with the modernity of the home. Solar photovoltaic panels were added to take advantage of New Mexico’s abundant sunlight.
Residence featured in Phoenix Home and Garden magazine June, 2011