Welcome to the Autumn Issue of Su Casa

In this issue, we invite you inside two feature homes that, while they are vastly different in style, each in its own way is uniquely New Mexican. Vineyard Homes owner, Deb Short, opens her personal home with thoughtful woman builder touches. The takeaways from this design are all about everyday conveniences including a wine bar for entertaining as well as a dedicated coffee bar. A sleek desert-style home by Las Ventanas Homes lets its architecture tell the story with minimalist design. Special touches go a long way in elevating this home such as floating vanities with under-cabinet lighting and a statement wood countertop.

 

 

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This corner window design became the catalyst for several other design ideas throughout the home.

outside in and inside out

by Vicki Martinez photographs by Fotovan in the foothills of the Sandias, extraordinary architectural elements…

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home library

at home in a world of words

by Catherine Adams unplug with style in your home library No matter the size and style of your home, a designated reading space is an exemplary way to unplug from technology, abscond…

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gold velvet chaise
strike gold

by Heather Shoning add decadent touches to your home in…

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chrysanthemums
spotlight on mums

by Lisa Truesdale autumn’s big showoffs Chrysanthemums are the unabashed…

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Aaron Bohrer architect
a surprise around the corner

photograph by Amadeus Leitner The entry sequence to this Santa…

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The Always Pan from Our Place
gone green

by Heather Shoning We’re seeing green this summer everywhere from…

STUNNING KITCHENS
BEAUTIFUL BATHS
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decorative bookcase

interior design 101

by Kate Jonuska refresh your home with these practical design…

2021 FALL PARADE OF HOMES GUIDE

The Albuquerque Fall Parade of Homes Guide includes maps and directions to newly built and remodeled houses by some of the area’s best contractors and designers.

vegetarian and vegan comfort food

comfort food

buffet

movie munchies

INSIDE SU CASA

Welcome to the Autumn Issue of Su Casa

I love all of New Mexico’s seasons, but the transition to autumn is so colorful—it makes a lasting impression. As the sunsets take on a warm, golden glow and the air finds its crisp edge, we emerge from our refrigerated spaces and once again gather outdoors from dawn until dusk. And as the dust settles on the back-to-school rushes, we turn our thoughts toward the upcoming holidays that punctuate the remainder of the year—but not yet. Let’s savor this moment. In this issue, we invite you inside two feature homes that, while they are vastly different in style, each in its own way is uniquely New Mexican. Vineyard Homes owner, Deb Short, opens her personal home with thoughtful woman builder touches. The takeaways from this design are all about everyday conveniences including a wine bar for entertaining as well as a dedicated coffee bar. A sleek desert-style home by Las Ventanas Homes lets its architecture tell the story with minimalist design. Special touches go a long way in elevating this home such as floating vanities with under-cabinet lighting and a statement wood countertop.

Autumn is home to new fashion trends, and as such, it’s home to new design trends in the home building industry. Local experts weigh in on what they see coming in the way of interiors so you can turn out those looks in your own home. We introduce you to Miguel Licona, a Santa Fe woodworker merging mesquite with natural turquoise stone to create one-of-a-kind gifts and furnishings. And we show you how to capture a room or even just a corner for a home library where you can unplug and recharge.

For those itching to get out of town after a long travel dry spell, we’ve got a road trip you can turn into a long weekend getaway to the charming West Texas whistle-stop of Marfa— you’ll be surprised what this tiny town has to offer.

Let’s not forget what our own community has also. Use Su Casa as your guide to explore all that our talented home builders are showcasing in the Fall Parade of Homes event. The Signature Community—worth exploring—is the Village of Los Lunas. This community south of the city bears the hallmarks of an up-andcoming “Best Places to Live” candidate as it endeavors to maintain its rural charm while creating a real live/work balance. Signature Builder, Westway Homes, sets itself apart with high-end finishes that come standard in all their homes. Learn more about the Westway Homes family in this issue.

And, of course, as with every issue, between these highlights, you’ll find an array of interesting articles about local people and places, as well as those designed to help you make the most of Su Casa. Welcome to the Autumn Issue of Su Casa.

 

William P. Lang
Publisher

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Mark William