The New Adobe Home

The New Adobe Home


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THE NEW ADOBE HOME PRESENTS THE SOPHISTICATED, elevated use of adobe through a variety of elegant homes in New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Mexico. These homes comprise a combination of history, furnishings, art, and interior and exterior spaces with adobe construction, adobe style, or detailing.

This beautiful volume features examples of luxurious adobe or adobe-style homes, including a centuries-old renovated hacienda, once the home of a past president of Mexico; a mid-century Clifford May masterpiece; a luxurious estate that pairs Southwestern style with Asian influences; a contemporary dwelling that sits like a sculpture in the Sonoran Desert; and many others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423602736
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 02/17/2009
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 10.26(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.86(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Michael Byrne graduated from The University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Architecture, and from the University of Arizona with a Master's in City Planning.

Dottie Larson completed an art degree at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

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What Is the New Adobe Home?

The new adobe home is defined by a feeling or emotion created by a stunning composition of architecture, art, furnishings, space, gardens, history, and a sense of place-it reflects serenity, elegance, stateliness, and appropriateness. This quality very much embodies lifestyle and attention to detail and balance, generating a "wow" factor that can be the blending of many different ingredients.

While many beautiful new homes are being built with historic references and details, technical advances in adobe making and structural possibilities allow dramatic creations with openness and light. Contemporary ideas in collecting, presentations, and interior design can transform humble, historic adobe structures into sophisticated homes that pay homage to the past while charting new, exciting directions.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction xi

Villa del Alma 1

Casa Hermosa 9

East Meets West 13

Territorial Treasure 19

Pueblo Glamour 25

A Work of Art 29

The Erskine Caldwell House 37

Pure Elegance 41

A Faceted Gem 47

Déjà vu 55

Music of the Architecture 59

La Quinta 63

A Modern Hacienda 69

Urban Adobe 77

Desert Contemporary 83

Understated Elegance 89

A Truly Blessed Historic Adobe 97

Adobe Celebration 101

Anasazi Inspired 107

Alvarado Adobe 115

Santa Margarita y Las Flores 121

Casa Bonita 127

Santa Fe Palazzo 133

Design Resources 140

Bibliography 143

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