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the good life

Architect: Pamela Freund and Ken Anderson, AIA, EDGE Architects, Taos, NM, 575/758-5642,
Builder: Thomas “Chuby” Tafoya, Chuby’s Construction, Taos, NM, 575/776-3248.
Interior design & landscape: by owners Robert and Lynn Adcock.
Appliances: Wolf range, Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine storage, Asko Asea dishwasher, Scotsman icemaker all from Environs Kitchen & Bath Design Center, El Prado, NM, 575/751-1604,
Art: bulto above fireplace, Nuestra Senora del Rosario by Victor Goler, Taos, NM, 575/758-9538, Oil painting next to fireplace, The Coming of the Thaw by Earl Biss. Day of the Dead tortilla maker in dining room by Leonardo Linares of Milagros, Seattle, WA, 206/464-0490, Large skeleton figure from Coyote Moon, Taos, NM, 575/758-4437. Snake accent on exterior wall by M2 Woodworks, Arroyo Seco, NM, 575/776-3918.
Cabinetry & tinwork: M2 Woodworks, Arroyo Seco, NM, 575/776-3918; tin inserts in cabinets by Taos Tin Works, Taos, NM, 575/758-9724.
Ceiling: first floor decking by Spotted Owl Timber, Santa Fe, NM, 505/474-5326; second floor cedar decking from Olguin’s Sawmill & Firewood, El Prado, NM, 575/758-1506.
Concrete: first floor stained concrete by homeowners, product is Chemstain from Environs, El Prado, NM, 575/751-1604,
Countertops: stained concrete by M2 Woodworks, Arroyo Seco, NM, 575/776-3918
Doors: Top Drawer Woodworks, Taos, NM, 575/770-2680; painted front door by artist: Jane Grover, Taos, NM, 575/770-8923.
Electrical: Pinos Altos Electrical, Taos, NM, 575/741-6615.
Fireplace: Chuby’s Construction, Taos, NM, 575/776-3248; custom fireplace screen by Michael Levison, Taos, NM, 575/758-4193.
Flooring: eastern white pine from Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, Denver, CO, 303/893-3937,; Rajah slate tile in master bath from Arizona Tile, Albuquerque, NM, 505/883-6076,
Framing: Chuby’s Construction, Taos, NM, 575/776-3248.
Furnishings: living room sofa, coffee table, and dining room furniture from Carpinteros, Santa Fe, NM, 800/443-3448, Kitchen table from Antique Warehouse, Santa Fe, NM, 505/984-1159, Bar stools from Santa Fe Country Furniture, Santa Fe, NM, 505/984-1478. Breakfast room table and chairs, Kitchen pitchfork stools, Bradford Woodworking,
Gate: adobe wall gate from Patrick Dunbar Antiques, Taos, NM, 575/758-2511.
Hardware: all door hardware and cabinet pulls from Emtek Hardware,
Heating: radiant-floor heating by A-W Mechanical, Ranchos de Taos, NM, 575/758-1410.
Insulation: Corning fiberglass.
Ironwork: stair hand rail by Archuleta’s Welding, Taos, NM, 575/776-1062.
Latillas: portal latillas from Olguin’s Sawmill, El Prado, NM, 575/758-1506.
Lighting: accent lighting over bar and master bedroom sconces and swing arm wall-mounted lamp from Form + Function, Santa Fe, NM, 505/820-7872, Dining room chandelier by Southwest Spanish Craftsmen, Santa Fe, NM, 505/982-1767. Exterior wall sconces from Southwestern Light, Santa Fe, NM, 505/473-1077, All other recessed lighting and drop-accent lighting from Taos Lighting Center, Taos, NM, 575/758-2128.
Lumber: Randall Lumber & Hardware, Taos, NM, 575/758-2271.
Mirror: master bath tin mirrors by Jason Younis, Albuquerque, NM, 505/385-3525,
Plaster: M & M Plastering, Lama, NM, 575/586-1381.
Plumbing: A-W mechanical, Ranchos de Taos, NM, 575/758-1410.
Plumbing fixtures & hardware: Santa Fe by Design, Santa Fe, NM, 505/988-4111,
Roofing: spray foam, Chuby’s Construction, Taos, NM, 575/776-3248,
Rugs: Zapotec dining room rug from Starr Interiors, Taos, NM, 575/758-3065; all other rugs from Antiquarius Imports, Arroyo Seco, NM, 575/776-8381.
Sinks: Rohl fire-clay kitchen sink from Santa Fe by Design, Santa Fe, NM, 505/988-4111,
Stucco: El Rey Stucco, Albuquerque, NM, 505/873-1180,, applied by Chuby’s Construction, Taos, NM, 575/775-3248.
Tile: accent and backsplash tile in kitchen from Counterpoint Tile, Santa Fe, NM, 505/982-1247.
Vigas: Spotted Owl Timber, Santa Fe, NM, 505/474-5326.
Wall system: 12-inch Rastra block.
Windows: Sierra Pacific Windows, Taos, NM, 575/751-3933,

green from the ground up
Design & building: by owners Jenny and Chris Altenbach with family, friends, and community,
Appliances: DC refrigerator by Sun Frost,; DC freezer by Sun Danzer,
Carpentry & furnishings: table, chairs, screen doors, and bed by artist/carpenter Jesse Servis, Los Lunas, NM,
Consulting & subcontracting: Daniel Denton, Design Build Management, Mule Barn Enterprises, Albuquerque, NM, 505/220-3197.
Design assistance: Masterworks Architects, Albuquerque, NM, 505/242-1866, and Kathleen Bougère.
Earthen plaster & floors: assistance from Tom and Satomi Lander, Kingston, NM,
Solar: solar tracker for the well pump by Zomeworks Corporation, Albuquerque, NM, 505/242-5354,; photovoltaic inverter by Outback Power Systems,
Strawbale: workshops conducted by Pete Fust of the Black Range Lodge, Kingston, NM, 575/895-5652,, with the assistance of Derek Roff, Albuquerque, NM.

finding the sweet spot
Architect: Mark Chalom, LEED AP, Mark Chalom, Architect, Santa Fe, NM, 505/983-1885,
Builder: John Di Janni, Custom Homes by John Di Janni, Santa Fe, NM, 505/466-4334,
Water systems design (rainwater harvest system, sewage treatment, effluent recycling, and controls): Richard Jennings, Earthwrights Designs, Santa Fe, NM, 505/986-1719,

room to move

Architect & landscape design: Tom Easterson-Bond, AIA, and Sara Easterson-Bond, Wood Metal Concrete Architecture, Santa Fe, NM, 505/982-4173,
General contractor: homeowner Frank Bond.

green goes to town
Builder: Robert Lupton and Rex Wilson, Paul Allen Homes, Albuquerque, NM, 505/899-6768,
Design: Paul Allen Homes and YourCad, Albuquerque, NM, 505/899-1199.
Landscape design: Hilltop Landscape Architects & Contractors, Albuquerque, NM, 505/898-9690,


steps ahead
Builder & designer: Klaus Meyer, EcoHouse Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, 505/699-7080,
Design support: energy consultation and passive solar support from Joaquin Karcher, One Earth Design, Taos, NM, 575/758-9745,; design and permit process support from Andreas Frick, Design for Living, Santa Monica, CA, 310/709-0890; HERS rating by Larry Gorman, Building Energy Solutions, 505/269-2969,
Adobe: Tenorio Adobes, Albuquerque, NM, 505/898-0917.
Cabinetry: solid wood from Paraguay, updated by EcoHouse Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, 505/699-7080,
Ceiling: Wood Moulding Specialties, Albuquerque, NM, 505/897-2997,
Concrete: Waycor Materials, Albuquerque, NM, 505/243-1333.
Countertops: Solistone, Avocado Sandstone 24x24, from The Home Depot,
Doors: Stock Building Supply, Albuquerque, NM, 505/823-2200.
Electrical: Santa Fe Electric, Santa Fe, NM, 505/982-5332.
Fireplace: woodstove by Lopi,
Hardware: Santa Fe Hardware, Santa Fe, NM, 505/995-0411,
Heating & cooling: HeatRecovery by UltimateAir, 800/535-3448, Athens, OH,
Insulation: Althouse, Santa Fe, NM, 505/469-7480,
Lumber: ProBuild, Santa Fe, NM, 505/474-4841,
Paint: BioShield Paint Company, Santa Fe, NM, 505/438-3448,
Plaster: American Clay, Albuquerque, NM, 505/243-5300 or 866/404-1634,
Plumbing: Santa Fe Plumbing, Santa Fe, NM, 505/920-9810.
Roofing: Mueller, Moriarty, NM, 505/832-5074,
Plumbing & fixtures: Dahl Wholesale Plumbing & Heating, Santa Fe, NM, 505/471-1811 or 505/438-5073, or
Rugs: American Home, Albuquerque or Santa Fe, NM, 505/883-2211 or 505/988-4502,
Stucco: Sotelo, Santa Fe, NM.
Tile: Santa Fe Discount Tile & Carpet, Santa Fe, NM, 505/471-0083.
Wall system: double frame wall by EcoHouse Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, 505/699-7080,
Windows: triple glass by Pella Windows & Doors, Santa Fe, NM, 505/474-4112,