Inspired by traditional desert adobe vernacular, this 8,000 square foot house includes gallery space for the resident’s art collection and features spectacular views looking down over Santa Fe. Atop a 12-acre ridge, pavilion structures frame these vistas in a sequence of terraces. These outdoor rooms cascade down from the house, terminating in a pool that seamlessly meets the distant horizon.
The house comprises two perpendicular axes; one wall defines the entry court and the other cuts through the ground plane, pointing downhill towards the horizon. A monumental entry stair leads to the main public areas of the house, which open in several directions. To one side is the double-height living room and dining room; to the other is a series of galleries, punctuated by the volumes of the library and master bedroom suite.