Adobe Residence in New Mexico
This historic adobe home was built in the early 1900s, and features a kiva fireplace and design elements characteristic of traditional New Mexico architecture. The home was completely gutted by design studio R Brant Design, leaving as many of the original features as possible. The designer wanted to keep true to the home’s original feel, while bringing in a sophisticated, fresh new take on Santa Fe. This look was accomplished by using light colors like whites, creams and pale grays, and adding modern furnishings, textiles and accessories with a handcrafted look. The living space was remodeled, keeping interior walls light, adding light-colored oak plank floors, re-plastering the ceilings, and incorporating white wood paneling and gray and white marble into the master bathroom. In the study, custom designed sculptural bookshelves follow the line of the kiva fireplace, with backlit shelves that give off an enchanting glow. A freestanding guesthouse was also added, and the basement was transformed into a spectacular underground wine cellar, sandblasting the original stone walls, and adding modern furniture and custom benches.