Kebony North America supplied materials for the construction of this New Mexico residence.

A custom modern home sitting atop a bluff overlooking New Mexico’s 85-mile-long Animas Valley recently completed construction, according to architect Jim Rothwell, who designed the project.

“After taking the time to understand and appreciate the power of the views, the clients decided on a strong yet simple form for the massing,” Rothwell said. “Which was essentially a direct response to the views, all coupled with a site-driven expression of natural materials.”

Kebony was specifically chosen for its natural wood texture and rich brown color that will naturally develop a silver-grey patina, minimizing maintenance without further use of finish treatment.

“The idea was strength in form, calm in approach, and natural in finish,” Rothwell said.

Project Details:

Location: Animas Valley, New Mexico

Building Size: 3,590 sq. ft. (livable)

Architect: Jim Rothwell

Roof Panels: Metal Sales Magna-Loc flat pan standing seam

Roof Underlayment: Metal Sales ms-HT SBS modified bitumen self adhesive

Siding: Kebony Clear Tongue & Groove Cladding

Doors: Interior: TruStile, painted

Exterior: Kolbe Vistaluxe, aluminum clad, painted wood interior

Windows: Kolbe Vistaluxe, aluminum clad, painted wood interior

Millwork: Delta Millworks

Ventilation: Multi-zone Hydronic in-floor heat w/ insta-hot boiler and sidearm storage

Insulation: Cellulose blown in: R-49 roof; R-22 walls; R-38 floors over crawl space; Dox XPS rigid polystyrene under slabs on grade, R-10

Photography: Marona Photography

Other: Rain screen system: Zip-sheathing and Core-a-vent flow management system