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
2020 Haciendas: A Virtual Parade of Homes
October 16, 2020

#5 Modern Design + Construction

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3 Escopeta Place at La Mirada

Net-Zero Energy Mid-Century Modern Home

Modern. Right-sized. Net-zero and water-wise that is our home in a nutshell. At 2,050 – square-feet, our entry reflects every desire the clients had in the design and construction of their retirement home. Covered patio areas on all four sides of the home; strategically placed windows that capture lot views; a rooftop deck featuring a green roof; the soaring great room’s pitched ceiling wrapped in an airtight shell (ACH of .92), and New Mexico’s first use of a Sanden CO2 heat-pump system that offers a greater first-hour rating than all other heat-pump water heaters on the market are among the many features they requested for their dream home.

Water conservation is achieved through the use of ultra-low flush (.8 gallon) toilets, Watersense fixtures, and a passive grey-water system that captures all wastewater from showers, tubs, vanity sinks, and the washing machine and routes it to a planting area on the west side of the home. The 16-panel PV array helps us achieve a true net-zero energy rating no natural gas is used.

A fabulous living-roof deck – accessed by a handmade steel staircase fabricated by Riley Muller – affords sweeping mountain views to the east and west. The south patio features the amazing flagstone craftsmanship of Pete Hitt.

About the builder:

We design and build modern, sustainable homes for tomorrow, today.

Beginning with our collaborative design process, we make sure all our homes follow the highest standards of thermal envelope design. We also pride ourselves on providing a variety of water-conserving features. Our current Parade home even features green roofs.

Clean, modern architecture coupled with cost-effective, high-performance building practices means your new home is affordable as well as highly energy and water-efficient. I like to tell folks I got to design and build exactly the home I would have built for myself!



Pictured: Bill Roth, president of Modern Design+Construction, Inc.


Flat roof? Pitched Roof? How bout both! Southwest Spray Foam and Roofing show off their metal and single-ply skill with this gem built by Bill Roth. The pitched roof is a 16″ standing seam panel which counter-flashes over a Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) single-ply roof system. Learn more about TPO and standing seam roofing by contacting Southwest Spray Foam and Roofing.


• Great room features 18-foot cathedral ceilings

• Sanden CO2 Heat Pump system

• Large format sliding-glass doors bring the outside in

• All-electric net-zero home


Lot Size: 2.5 acres

Heated Square Feet: 2,050

Total Square Feet: 3,180

Owner Furnished

Interior Finishes: Highlight Custom

Painting and Owners Landscape Design: Clients, with San Isidro Permaculture

Net-Zero Energy Mid-Century Modern Home

Photography & Videography (SFAHBA 2020 Parade)
Daniel Nadelbach Photography, LLC

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