Shou Sugi Ban on the Mesa

This modest sized, highly insulated and lovely Territorial style home sits out on the high mesa just east of the Rio Grande Gorge.  It has wide expansive views in all directions, from the rolling sage covered hills to the west and north to the stunning snowcapped mountains of the Sangre de Christo range to the east there isn’t a bad view from here.

This home was built with extra attention given to the details of air tightness, moisture protection and energy efficiency.  The radiant floor heat system is powered by a high efficiency propane hot water heater which also provides for the domestic hot water.  The walls are constructed using a double framed wall system which provides a high degree of air tightness and a high R-value.  Triple paned windows and blown fiberglass insulation in the ceiling tops off the envelope.

The interior great room/kitchen is spacious feeling with high vaulted ceilings.

The exterior is clad with Cypress Shou Sugi Ban siding which is naturally weather resistant and beautiful to look at.

This home will keep its owners warm and comfortable and offer a solid sense of place for many years to come.