The underlying design intent for this home was to strongly reference the traditional Northern New Mexican style but to layer onto it a lean, modernist aesthetic. The exterior massing comfortably sits within the broad open landscape west of Santa Fe. The pitched metal roof and stucco exterior is very much in keeping with the historic vernacular. However, upon entering the enclosed courtyard a contemporary steel and glass portal is revealed, which sets up the design character for the whole house. Upon entering the home subtle shades of gray and off white dominate.