Bosque Murmur

Project Data

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
SF: House 4716, Garage 1238
Date Completed: 2017

Sustainability Features

  • LEED for Homes Platinum certification anticipated

  • HERS 18 modeled energy performance

  • 8 kw solar PV array

  • Geothermal heat pump radiat heating and cooling with hybrid HVAC system

  • Integrated daylighting

  • Vegetated "green" roof

  • 100% rain-water catchment and subterranean cisterns with irrigation system

  • Durable, low-maintenance and non-tox finishes

Bosque Murmur celebrates place through contemporary indigenous design. This private residence is conceived as an environmentally responsible, spa-like retreat blurring indoors and outdoors to support a lifestyle of respite and leisure. The design captures the layered views of the Bosque, City and Sandia Mountains while fostering privacy and intimate introspection. Emphasized by the strong geometric feature wall, the design deflects wind and low angle sun to embrace outdoor living in the lee of the arc.

Within a rational budget, the clients wanted their home to provide lavish creature comforts and accommodate frequent guests. With authenticity that respects the future of the environment, they can retire every day to enjoy a swim, a soak, a climb, or good book and a glass of wine - a new experience every day. How does home embody identity: a palette for art, a celebration of context and lifestyle.


2017 New Mexico Homes of Enchantment Parade Premier Award and Best Kitchen Award


“This home made me weak in the knees!  Wow! My heart is still going pitter patter!”

– Parade of Homes visitor