Specht Novak

Specht Novak

Austin, TX


Tesuque House

In the enchanting landscape of Tesuque, New Mexico, this modern compound was designed to be a fusion of historical precedent and innovation. Drawing inspiration from the iconic forms found in Santa Fe architecture, the house pays homage to the region’s heritage while embracing the industrial allure of the roadside architectures that trace nearby Route 66. It is not merely a renovation; it’s a complete transformation and harmonization of diverse elements on an existing property.

Comprising an artful assemblage of structures, this compound is composed around a central courtyard, creating a serene oasis for relaxation and contemplation. In the heart of this compound lies a social area with pool, spa, fire pit, and many terraces for seating.

With a design that gracefully nestles into its surroundings, this low-slung composition becomes one with the land, its lines echoing the contours of the natural terrain. This serene retreat within the stunning landscapes of Tesuque celebrates several aspects of the past while embracing the future.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Santa Fe, NM, US
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: ARCHITECT
Specht Novak

Design Office

Luchini Trujillo Engineers

Wolf Corp.