Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association
2520 Camino Entrada Unit B,
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
Fax: 505.982.0238
Miles D. Conway
Executive Officer
Tanya Dorame
Administrative Manager
2023 Haciendas: A Parade of Homes

#17 Modern Design + Construction, Inc

149 Camino Acote


  • More than 1,400 square feet of covered patios for all-season outdoor living
  • 10-foot ceilings throughout the main house
  • Ultra-low water use fixtures (0.8 gallon–per–flush toilets)
  • Graywater system for tree irrigation
  • Detached studio with high ceilings and north light
  • Extensive custom woodwork throughout
  • Custom millwork around windows and doors


  • Price: Not for sale
  • Lot Size: +/-5 acres
  • Heated Square Feet: 2,496
  • Total Square Feet: 4,556
  • Landscaping: Modern Design+Construction, Inc./ San Isidro Permaculture
  • Designer: Bill Roth
  • Interior Designer: Owners

Net-Zero Mid-Century Modern

Mid-century modern takes a net-zero turn in this breezy, low-slung, Palm Springs-influenced residence. Energy efficient features include air-to-water heat pumps that distribute to the radiant floors and supply hot water. A ducted mini-split system provides cooling throughout the home from behind breathtaking clear-grain wood ceiling expanses. The home achieves ultra-low water use through efficient indoor fixtures. Graywater and rooftop runoff systems water natural landscaping that includes native reseeded grasses.

A shallow-form foundation, which incorporates recycled EPS foam, reduced the home’s concrete utilization by 25 to 30 percent. The walls and ceilings also incorporate cellulose insulation. Together these features help lower the home’s embodied carbon.

Extensive south facing glass brings in natural light, frames expansive views, and helps heat the home in winter. More than 1,400 square feet of covered patio space ensures four-season outdoor living. Collaboration between the client and Modern Design+Construction successfully brought to life the client’s design goals and aesthetic. The builder delivered both customized beauty and carefully considered overall home efficiency.

Pictured: From Left to Right:
Modern Design+Construction team members Ivan Cera, Zac Martinez,
Ernie Gonzales, and Mario Manzanares (Not pictured: Bill Roth, president)

Photo: Courtesy of the builder


About the Builder

Modern Design+Construction builds high-performance, net-zero, low-water-use homes. Its design sensibilities lean toward modern, small to midsize homes. Extensive experience in both residential and commercial projects allows the build team to construct with excellence in all architectural styles.



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