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.

“We are in love with the Tulikivi,” says Paula of the radiant soapstone stove that provides 40 percent of the home’s heat in the winter. Tulikivis are costly compared with traditional fireplaces, Paula says, but the investment pays for itself in superior efficiency and comfort. “We have had several winter parties where as many as twenty people will congregate in the dining room largely because of the cozy atmosphere the stove helps create.”
Photo By Laurie Dickson