Albuquerque Modernism: Mid-Century Architecture in the MetroABQ, Case Studies

Albuquerque Modernism: Mid-Century Architecture in the MetroABQ, Case Studies
by Chris Lucas

There are some great organizations springing up to celebrate the Mid-Century Modern architectural movement in the MetroABQ. One such group, Modern Albuquerque, organized a fabulous Mid Mod Home Tour & I am excited to see some of the other guided tours they have in store.
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Downtown Art & Architecture Junction Part II

Downtown Art & Architecture Junction Part II
by Chris Lucas


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Netherwood Park & The North Diversion Channel Bike Path

Netherwood Park & The North Diversion Channel Bike Path
by Chris Lucas

Welcome to Netherwood Park, a pie-slice-shaped pocket neighborhood that stretches from Carlisle Blvd & Indian School Road, to University Blvd, on the north side of the UNM Golf Course.  Read More


ABQ Mid Mod Home Tour Spotlight: A Mossman & A Netherwood Park Home

ABQ Mid Mod Home Tour Spotlight: A Mossman & A Netherwood Park Home
by Chris Lucas


Five Unique Mid-Century Modern Homes
Spread Out Across The City
Open For A Day...


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ABQ Mid Mod Home Tour Spotlight: A North Campus Mid Mod Treat

ABQ Mid Mod Home Tour Spotlight: A North Campus Mid Mod Treat
by Chris Lucas

The fourth stop on the ABQ Mid Mod Home Tour was to a North Campus neighborhood near Indian School Road. It featured a stunning home & property: to get inside, you cross a steel bridge over a rather utilitarian moat, seen above. The folks crossing & hanging out on the bridge provide good context for the size of the moat.

Below are three scenes facing the home from the garden-terraced backyard & one from in the living room; more floor-to-ceiling windows & wood ceiling beams. There is great perspective in the second image below, which shows the dual-levels of the home--the person standing in the middle of the image on the right-hand-side provides context for the enormity of the space.

This is where the Mid Mod Tour started

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Sandia Heights Homeowners Map

Sandia Heights Homeowners Map
by Chris Lucas

I love maps! This one shows all the residential lots in Sandia Heights, a bedroom community nestled in the Sandia Mountain Foothills, on the northeastern edge of the MetroABQ. The blue lots often hover upwards of around three quarters of an acre & there are almost 400 of them. As the community is not in the city of Albuquerque, it has a water association. Read More


MetroABQ Open Space Foothills Trail Map

MetroABQ Open Space Foothills Trail Map
by Chris Lucas

I love maps! The MetroABQ has 24,000 acres of dedicated Open Space land surrounding the city. Of that over 2,600 acres of it sit along the east-side Foothills, from Four Hills & Tijeras Canyon, north up past the Elena Gallegos Open Space, near the Sandia Peak Tramway.  Read More