Sited to capture dramatic views of the Sangre de Cristo, Jemez, and Ortiz mountain ranges and located near the historic Santa Fe Plaza, the Jones-Moore residence is designed and built to honor Santa Fe’s Spanish heritage and to provide healthful, spacious, and efficient living.
The home’s many interior archways and New Mexico Douglas Fir beamed-ceilings reflect the centuries-old Spanish-mission heritage of northern New Mexico; such furnishings as Spanish antiques, Spanish Colonial reproductions, and Native American and Zapotec hand-woven rugs further the historical connections. The home’s healthy living environment was paramount to the clients, and hand-troweled, clay plaster walls and ceilings, along with mesquite, cherry, and walnut cabinetry–all finished with either non-voc stains, sealers, or waxes–are among the home’s many healthful and natural materials. The west-facing portal is designed to afford views of Caballo and Pajarito mountain peaks and to recall early Spanish Colonial designs, where portals and courtyards were central to gathering and entertaining. The repetition of the portal’s Mission arches softens the light entering the portal, while their height opens up distant views.
Miller and the clients chose Durisol ICF blocks for the home’s structure, as the product meets the highest green-built standards, cuts construction time, and supports efficient heating and cooling in Santa Fe’s radically wide-ranging climate. Performance data after six years demonstrate that the home’s heating and cooling energy use meets LEED Platinum levels.