Boss Builders • 755 Ridge Canyon at las Estrellas
Contemporary Interpretation of Santa Fe’s Historic Vernacular
The design of this home came with some significant site challenges. The lot, on the city’s north side, offers amazing views to the city lights of Santa Fe, as well as a prime panorama of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. However, those views could only be captured by placing the house at the far east end of the lot along a ridgeline. We chose to place the garage at a lower level to minimize the overall site disturbance. As such, we provided exterior stairs and an interior elevator to gain access to the main level. A ramada covers the stairs and provides a play of light and shadow across the main facade.
The entry opens onto a great room, which has a dominant stone-clad north wall that is carved into the hillside, anchoring the home to the site. Down a hallway to the south are two bedrooms, a master bedroom suite, and related support spaces – all of which are elevated above the ground plane to emphasize the view.
Generously defined circular outdoor rooms off the great room and master bedroom are both oriented to the primary views and each has a cantilevered covered portal. The great room also has a fire pit that steps down from the main level.
The architecture respects the traditional historic vernacular of Santa Fe style while layering on a more contemporary interpretation with crisp corners and the use of metal fascias and columns, blurring the distinction between old and new. The height of the various massings emphasizes the hierarchy of spaces within.
About the builder: Boss Builders is a local, family-owned business with deep roots and love for our Santa Fe community and architecture. We build with honesty and integrity and pride ourselves on knowing we provide our clients with high-quality, sustainable family homes. As locals, we have a great connection to the city of Santa Fe and believe in our community and that together we can grow it in a beautiful way. We are so grateful to play a role in building in our hometown and look forward to working with you in building your dream home.
Pictured: (owners left to right) Joseph, Valerie and Martin
• Beautiful view of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains
• Beautiful view of the city of Santa Fe
• Contemporary architectural interpretation that respects Northern New Mexico tradition
• A home built to the site
Lot Size: 1.1 acres
Heated Square Feet: 2,895
Total Square Feet: 4,782, with the roof deck
Interior Finishes: Archaeo Architects and Valerie Montoya
Architects: Jon Dick and Curtis Garcia, Archaeo Architects
Interior Design Team: 3D renderings by Divide Ill Design Studio
Boss Builders • 755 Ridge Canyon at Las Estrellas
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