Dear Mario and Pat,
The first time we entered one of your many lovely custom rammed-earth homes, it enveloped us in its warmth and tranquility ~ then we met you and our real adventure began!
We quickly came to admire your vision and value your expertise and advice as a special team with an employee “family” that consistently creates beautifully detailed homes. While you worked with us long distance refining our fantasy sketches ~ you turned them into the sensible open and flowing floor plan we envisioned and made our dream home a reality. Now, from perfectly placed windows and patios, we enjoy wonderful views of the Organ and Dona Ana Mountains, the City of Las Cruces, and the Mesilla Valley.
Our thick rammed-earth walls and beautifully tiled flooring provide coolness in the summer; the separate radiant heat zones through the floor give us warmth exactly where we want it during the winter. Throughout are fine details, workmanship, and lovely crafted woods ~ well-designed custom cabinetry, built-in home office features, an amazingly efficient kitchen, beautiful fixtures, and a sunroom that has been an unending delight ~ everything softened by beautifully rounded corners and textured walls. Touches of Pat and Mario everywhere fill our home with quality and care.
We were lucky enough to be here during a large part of the building process ~ it was incredible to watch the rise of rammed-earth walls and be able to look up through the roofless ceiling between massive vigas into a beautiful blue New Mexico sky from our soon-to-be living area. A Work of Art in Progress. And through it all we grew to admire and respect you both because you are not only designers and builders, but you care about what you create ~ always looking for more energy-efficient, new, and unique ideas. No one needs to look further if they want someone to build a house of quality and perfection and most important ~ a home they will love forever. We are so glad we found you to create this remarkable home for us and we especially treasure our enduring friendship. Best of all ~ You two are so much FUN !!
Love and Hugs,
Kathy and Don Marshall