A Breath of Fresh Air: Natural Materials Help Create a New Mexico Home

A husband-wife designer-builder team relies on natural materials and a tradition of craftsmanship to create their healthy New Mexico home.

The large weather-protected flagstone entryway, six inches lower than the rest of the house, is designed to eliminate tracked-in dirt. “Rarely do we have to ask people to take their shoes off because the request is implicit,” Paula says. “And getting people to take their shoes off is one of the healthiest things you can do to keep your house clean. I’m always reminded of that when I see how much dirt collects in the entryway.”
Photo By Laurie Dickson