Located on 40 private acres in Pecos, between Santa Fe and Las Vegas, New Mexico, is this minimalist modern artist’s retreat with panoramic views of its site and all that is has to offer. Custom-designed by artists Allan and Gloria Graham as a passive-solar, straw-bale construction, it nestles into a hillside overlooking Rowe Mesa and the Santa Fe Trail and incorporates radiant floor heating and a solar electric system.
The 1,860-square-foot two-bed-two-bath features a mixed facade that incorporates both corrugated metal and stucco. Inside, polished concrete floors, flagstone, vaulted ceilings, and large windows are the name of the game. The open-plan living room includes a lounge, dining area, and an open kitchen with access to a redwood deck.
An office mezzanine is lined in hardwood flooring, while a large gallery space opens up to the outdoors by way of a retracting glass garage door. Downstairs, another huge atelier with concrete flooring and a wood-burning stove resides, with another studio bringing the count up to three.
As for the unique property’s grounds, a trout stream runs through it, while a wildlife preserve borders it. There’s also a well. Located on Hidden Valley Ranch Road, the home is offered at $560,000.