New Mexico Home Styles
Southwest: The New Mexico home style is very versatile for today's living. Typically offering an open plan with or without formal living or dining rooms. The trends of today’s New Mexico buyer lean toward the openness of a kitchen and great room. This “Great room” concept will incorporate a large living space, kitchen and dining into the one room. Normally the great room then opens to the outdoor patio area, this design and layout is ideal for easy entertaining and functional living. Many of today’s custom builders are including outdoor kitchens and BBQ’s into these outdoor living spaces. The master bedroom and bath are very generous in size and well appointed. The secondary bedrooms are typically on opposite sides of the home and still roomy with good storage and bathroom access. The New Mexico Southwest style home fits many of today's lifestyles and affordability. Search here for Southwest Pueblo Style Luxury Homes For Sale.
Southwest Contemporary: This New Mexico home style is usually a custom built project with plenty of room. They may still have Adobe, Vigas, Latillas and stone; however the materials are not used in such a rustic manor. The lines are normally more crisp and angles more pronounced. They are typically a synthetic stucco with a more consistent grain and may be accentuated with pueblo style features. In lieu of a Kiva style fireplace a Southwest contemporary may offer a stacked stone or slate look. Flooring may be more in line with a Travertine or slate in lieu of a ceramic or Saltillo tile. Kitchens are appointed with a more modern and sleek look to the appliances and fixtures and cabinetry.
Southwest Territorial: This Southwest Territoria New Mexico style home has a flat “Pueblo Style” roof which has an engineered pitched (they're not really flat) for better drainage. Rough hewn logs called Vigas are seen near the roof line, these Vigas may be structurally engineered but often are only a visual enhancement. Stucco is normally used on the exterior as with most other New Mexico homes. Stucco is an excellent exterior finish which may be synthetic or cementes. Stucco adapts quiet well to many parts of New Mexico with warm days and cool nights and limited moisture.
Northern New Mexico:This New Mexico home style has a very steep pitched metal roof. The reasoning is simple, the deep snows that accumulate on this type of roof will quickly melt and slide off these roofs saving time, energy and money on roof repairs. This roof design is becoming more popular throughout the great state of New Mexico. The step roof line also provides for dormer style windows that allow additional sunlight. Floor plans can be anywhere from a ranch style to a more open great room layout. The ceilings most often follow the roof-line providing a vaulted or cathedral look. Check here for all Northern New Mexico styled homes for sale.
Hacienda: This New Mexico mission style home has large front porches often with arches that welcome guest. Tile roofing is the typical choice for this-home. Hacienda's have nice back patios with courtyards that give ideal privacy from the outside world.
Production: New Mexico homes styles are not immune from the more mundane production built homes. Local and national home builders all over Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and New Mexico also build a more affordable mainstream home. Stucco is still the primary exterior product but roofs may be flat, pitched, tiled or shingles. Interiors may be very basic to heavily featured with stacked stone, Kiva gas fireplaces, Vigas and more.
There is a New Mexico home style just right for anyone considering Albuquerque New Mexico as home. If you can’t find exactly what you want we know many custom builders and architects who would love to earn your business.
Custom:This will become your personal New Mexico style dream home. Whatever you desire and whatever you’re prepared to spend the sky can be the limit. Some of the most dramatic Southwest custom built luxury homes in the United States are right here in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Placitas, Corrales and Rancho de Albuquerque.
When your considering building your New Mexico home contact me John McCormack at Albuquerque Homes Realty. I would love the opportunity to match you with the perfect architect and builder as well as find that one of a kind lot perfect for your New Mexico custom home. As your Realtor® I will be with you each step of the way making your New Mexico dream home a reality!