Kiva Style: Former Tipi Residents Build a Rammed-Earth Home

Working with earth, wood, glass and crystals, Tom and Flame Lutes have created a truly sacred space in the Colorado high country.

Married for twenty-three years, Tom and Flame represent the union of two very diverse cultures. Flame grew up in South Central Los Angeles, and her mother, Virgie Nash, was involved in the first Watts Riot in the summer of 1965. Tom grew up in San Diego with a family heritage that includes two mayors of San Diego and a U. S. ­Secretary of the Treasury.
Photo By Laurie Dickson