A New Concrete House Has Made A Home For Itself In The Desert Of New Mexico

Specht Architects have recently completed this modern home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, that's organised around two perpendicular board-formed concrete walls.

Photography by Taggart Sorensen

 

Specht Architects have recently completed this modern home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, that’s organised around two perpendicular board-formed concrete walls.

 

Specht Architects have recently completed this modern home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, that's organised around two perpendicular board-formed concrete walls.

Photography by Taggart Sorensen

Landscape architect James David designed the gardens all around the home, with rows of colorful plants and dark gravel making the light path stand out.


The curb appeal of this modern house features rows of colorful plants and dark gravel, that help to making the path to the front door stand out.

Photography by Taggart Sorensen

Stepping down from the path, which is lit up at night, you reach a recessed courtyard with a simple water feature.


This modern landscaping includes a path that's lit up at night, and a recessed courtyard with a simple water feature.

Photography by Taggart Sorensen

Just before walking through the front door, there’s a small built-in concrete bench with a window that gives a glimpse of the interior.


Just before walking through the front door of this modern house, there's a small built-in concrete bench with a window that gives a glimpse of the interior.

Photography by Taggart Sorensen

Stepping inside, there’s a foyer that leads to the living room. From this angle, you can see part of one of the board-formed concrete walls.


Stepping inside this modern house, there's a foyer with large windows that leads to the living room. From this angle, you can see part of a board-formed concrete wall.

Photography by Taggart Sorensen

Stepping down from the foyer, sunlight shines through a narrow skylight that runs the entire length of one of the walls (125ft), and casts shadows throughout the day.


In this modern house, sunlight shines through a narrow skylight that runs the entire length of one of the walls (125ft), and casts shadows throughout the day.

Photography by Taggart Sorensen

The architects worked together with interior designer Norine Hayes, to create a simple, elegant and comfortable space. The living room has panoramic views of the Sangre de Christos mountains through the large windows and sliding doors.

 


This modern living room is focused on the fireplace and has sliding glass doors that open up to the shaded porch outside.

Photography by Taggart Sorensen

Around the corner from the living room is the kitchen, where wood cabinets are broken up by white countertops, tiles and additional cabinets. A small stainless steel island ties in with the stainless steel appliances.


In this U-shaped modern kitchen, wood cabinets are broken up by white countertops, tiles and additional cabinets. A small stainless steel island ties in with the stainless steel appliances.

Photography by Taggart Sorensen

Just off the kitchen is a covered outdoor dining area that’s accessed through two sliding doors that open on the corner.


Just off the kitchen in this modern house is a covered outdoor dining area that's accessed through two sliding doors that open on the corner.

Photography by Taggart Sorensen

Next to the outdoor dining area and back inside, there’s a home office in the hallway, with a built-in wood bookshelf and a desk. This hallway also leads to the master bedroom.


There's a home office in this hallway, with a built-in wood bookshelf and a desk.

Photography by Taggart Sorensen

In the master bedroom, large windows provide picturesque views of the surrounding landscape, and sliding glass doors allow the home owner to enjoy the porch directly from their bedroom.


In this simple master bedroom, large windows provide picturesque views of the surrounding landscape, and sliding glass doors allow the home owner to enjoy the porch directly from their bedroom.
Photography by Taggart Sorensen

In the master bathroom, natural light from the clerestory window filters through to the space, while large mirrors fill the width of the wall. A floating wood double-sink vanity has plenty of drawer space and open storage.


In this modern master bathroom, natural light from the clerestory window filters through to the space, while large mirrors fill the width of the wall. A floating wood double-sink vanity has plenty of drawer space and open storage.

Photography by Taggart Sorensen

In the guest bedroom, the concrete and white walls are broken up by the use of dark wood beams, shelves and flooring.


In this modern guest bedroom, the concrete and white walls are broken up by the use of dark wood beams, shelves and flooring.

Photography by Taggart Sorensen

Outside the rear of the home is a porch that runs the length of the house. The outdoor porches are shaded by a cantilevered roof, provide a space to relax out of the sun.


Outside the rear of this modern house is a porch that runs the length of the house. The outdoor porches are shaded by a cantilevered roof, provide a space to relax out of the sun.

Photography by Taggart Sorensen | Contractor: Wolf Corp.

Here’s a look at the floor plan of the home, so you can see the two perpendicular concrete walls that run throughout the home.


Specht Architects have recently completed this modern house in Santa Fe, New Mexico, that's organised around two perpendicular board-formed concrete walls.


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