Adrienne DeGuere & Vanessa Rios
Some round ceremonial places are built for stargazing or tracking the movements of celestial orbs. Others, like the circular kiva-like entrance to this Bishop's Lodge home, point the eye towards another kind of visual splendor - namely, breathtaking views of the Jemez Mountains. Captured dramatically by a wall of windows rising nearly to the height of the extra tall ceilings, the design of this residence has the best of New Mexico's earth and sky on constant display. Sliding glass doors from the dining area and kitchen area open to an inviting outdoor space with stacked stone fireplace, built-in grill and lower level hot tub. Blue, bronze, blonde and copper finishes echo the palette of the exterior landscape and are rendered into the lustrous plaster walls, natural wood vigas, latillas and square cut beams, adzed wood doors and shelving, slate and uneven wood plank floors, cabinetry and natural stone countertops. The master suite features a corner kiva fireplace and its own sumptuous bath with separate vanities, soaking tub, enclosed commode and two walk-in closets. Two guest suites, each with a bath, are positioned for consummate privacy. An oversized finished garaged located off the mudroom and utility area, offers the convenience of direct entry as well as a surfeit of storage space. With protected views, a spacious, single-level floorplan, this home affords a distinctive option for quality living.
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