High Elevation Foothills Garden Tour Map: Kachina Hills & Glenwood Hills

High Elevation Foothills Garden Tour Map: Kachina Hills & Glenwood Hills
by Chris Lucas

Where the Sandia Mountains seem to ooze into the city limits--see map below--stands two neighborhoods, Kachina Hills & Glenwood Hills. Both sit on the eastern edge of the Metro, bordered by the Foothills Open Space further east. Read More


3-D Walking Tour: 3314 Rhode Island Dr NE -- A Mid-Century Mossman Territorial

3-D Walking Tour: 3314 Rhode Island Dr NE -- A Mid-Century Mossman Territorial
by Chris Lucas

Click below for the 3-D Walking Tour for 3314 Rhode Island Dr NE, a fabulous Mossman-built Mid-Century Territorial style home.
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There's a lot going on in Corrales, New Mexico

There's a lot going on in Corrales, New Mexico
by Chris Lucas

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Architect Antoine Predock's New Urbanist Community of La Luz: 5 Tennis Court NW--A Pocket Listing

Architect Antoine Predock's New Urbanist Community of La Luz: 5 Tennis Court NW--A Pocket Listing
by Chris Lucas

The La Luz community is special. The architecture is unique & every turn in the neighborhood imparts a different interesting sceneRead More


The Next Fifty--The Historic La Luz Community Celebrates Half A Century!

The Next Fifty--The Historic La Luz Community Celebrates Half A Century!
by Chris Lucas

Nestled along the Rio Grande Bosque on the MetroABQ's westside sits a community that is a living study of New Urbanist theory. For 50 years, the La Luz community has been celebrating "environmentally friendly habits by creating walkable neighborhoods containing a wide range of housing" types. The 96 townhome community is now looking toward the next fifty years of life. Designed in 1968 by renowned architect Antoine Predock (see the Rio Grande Nature Center in the North Valley, the Aperture Center in Mesa del Sol & hundreds of other lifetime projects), the neighborhood, riverside near Montaño & Coors Blvd, threw a party commemorating the last fifty & celebrating the next fifty.  I was lucky to be at the event, in The Meadow gathering space, seen above & the two images far below. Just below is an image facing the other direction, toward a row of residences on Tennis Court NW... Read More