Los Angeles, CA
The contemporary design of the Mesa House is set into a sloping 10 A. site to optimize dramatic panoramic views down to the Ojo Caliente River valley and onto the Jemez Mountains in the distance and to blend into the surrounding Southwest landscape.
• Serpentine entry drive traverses the meadow leading up to the sheltered entrance court to the main house.
• Great room, master bedroom and guest room are designed to enjoy optimal privacy, daylight & views with easy access to adjacent terraces & portals for indoor/outdoor living.
• Sustainable design includes: rooftop photo-voltaic system for generating electricity on site, storm water catchment system for irrigation of drought tolerant landscape, thick exterior walls for optimal thermal mass, insulated glazing systems, radiant in floor heating & passive solar orientation with shaded portals.
As a quiet retreat from the main house, the guesthouse/studio includes a large loft space with a wood burning fireplace/stove, bath, kitchen and a large terrace with shaded portal.
Location: Ojo Caliente, NM, US
My Role: Architect