This home is of a contemporary nature. What makes it contemporary? No bullnose corners to be found in this house! All ninety degree corners-interior and exterior. No upper cabinets in the kitchen, white subway tile the whole length of the wall in the kitchen, birch and white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, concrete floors, glass interior doors, and cantilevered bathroom vanity and shelving. All this surrounded by 18″ thick rammed earth walls. We like being able to show that rammed earth does not mean you have to have a pueblo style home, it means you can have the style of home you like and want, with energy efficient, sustainable walls.
The historic town of Mesilla is located next to the city of Las Cruces in Southern New Mexico. A perfect setting to create history. Soledad Canyon Earth Builders’ mission is to build homes that will be historic homes. Homes that will last through many generations. Bill Perry and Sally Williams’ home located in Mesilla will be one of these homes. The home was completed in 2006. It is situated on five acres with the all coveted view of the Organ Mountains from most rooms in the home. Construction began in 2005. It is a 3,445 square foot home with an 852 sq. ft. garage and 604 sq. ft. of portals. The home’s electrical usage is powered by the sun. Sixteen Photovoltaic solar panels are mounted on the roof of the home gathering the sun to generate electricity. Enjoy the tour—look for those 18” rammed earth walls.
We have been asked –do you build small homes? Yes, we do and we love it as much as any large size home. This jewel is a 2162 sq. ft. rammed earth home with a 484 sq. ft. garage and 726 (290 upper tiled deck) sq. ft. of patios. It is three bedrooms, almost three bathrooms (one of the bathrooms shares a tub/shower). The main bedroom is on the second floor with direct access to a tiled deck. A private spot for lounging and star gazing. It is an efficient floor plan with plenty of open space in the main living room/kitchen/dining room. The home is ready to welcome a party with many friends and family yet cozy enough to feel intimate with one other person. The 18″ walls wrap you in security and quietness.
In this gallery you can view a collection of photos taken from our portfolio of homes. It is a true testament to our timeless design and construction. Being custom home builders has allowed us to explore many different design styles of architecture. Whether it be rammed earth or framed, we will integrate your ideas and needs with our concepts and guidance. Although known for our classic “Uniquely New Mexican” homes, you will see each home is unique for the the individuals they are built for. We invite you to use these images to imagine your own custom Soledad Canyon Earth Builders’ home.