El Mirador Home
This 3200 sq. ft. Pumice-Crete home sits on the western slope of the foothills just south of Taos, NM. Tucked into the Pinon and Juniper trees with mountains to the east and the broad Taos Valley to the west the site is secluded and peaceful.
The 14 “ thick Pumice-Crete walls are poured into forms and finished with stucco to create a highly insulated shell. Sound transmission is also very low. The thick walls allows for deep interior windowsills, in this house we used poured concrete. We also flared the sides of the windows to give a more open feel to the rooms.
The clients were very much involved in the whole process and that collaboration gave us the opportunity to create a home that was customized to their liking down to the last detail. The interior plaster is hand dyed and finished to a glass smooth finish, all of the interior doors are hand crafted of Alder and the kitchen is finished with granite counters. The master bathroom has a double sink vanity, a drop in bathtub with custom tile detailing and a walk-in shower with a “rain glass” door and panel. These and more combine to create a calm and serene environment.