Smart Mix of Architecture & Design Creates a Great American-Made Custom Home
Lee Michael Homes in the Fall 2017 Parade of Homes
So what architectural style would we label this latest Lee Michael Homes design entered into the 2017 Fall Homes of Enchantment Albuquerque Parade of Homes? In our newest custom home, we chose to mix-and-match several architectural and design styles that appeal to us and our homeowners. The end result was a Mid-Century modern creation inspired by Craftsman details with organic clean lines of box beams, brick walls, reclaimed wood ceilings, stained glass, and designed around the available natural outdoor spaces, bringing the outside in, with massive covered wrap-around porches.
Taking a step back to understand American architectural styles and what inspired what… first came Prairie-style, followed by Ranch-style, and Craftsman-style in the late 1800’s. Mid-Century modern took from these styles, and is a collection of the best of all of these home designs and was given birth roughly around the 1940’s.
Frank Lloyd Wright, the father of the Prairie style, said that in modern U.S. architecture, form no longer followed function: Form was function. The Prairie, or Craftsman style, was a stripped down architectural design… slightly ornate with use of exotic woods and stone and glass to give it an upscale feel. Mid-Century modern took on a simplistic direction of this by cleaning it up a bit, and simplifying the design. Mid-Century modern is a very organic and contemporary design, with a no-fuss transparent feel.
Form, function and comfort are inherent in this new custom home, which centers around family and effective use of space. The true focus is on the open living spaces, backyard lifestyles, and high-tech kitchens with windows to the outside so as not to miss anything going on with the family.
Lee Michael Homes is constantly striving to design smarter and more efficient custom “Green” homes that represent the lifestyle changes of today and tomorrow. We understand that both the physical and psychological needs of our clients and homeowners should be represented in the dwelling in which they reside.
Whatever your architectural preference, we can do it!
2017 Fall Homes of Enchantment Parade of Homes
Come see this newest award winning home design built and inspired by many American styles and built for our generation of living.
Open House Dates & Times: Oct 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 from 11am-5pm
Builder: Lee Michael Homes
Contact: (505) 299-1500
Custom Home Info:
Address: 7910 Rancho de Roberto Road
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114
2,600 sq.ft. (main house)
Find more on the Parade of Homes Website for Lee Michael Homes
Parade of Homes Awards:
Premier Award . Best Kitchen . Best Bath . Best Outdoor Living Space . Most Innovative . Best Interior Decorating . Beam Award
Craftsman fuses with mid-century modern in this stunning home with a complementing home office casita. A custom iron door and soaring beamed T&G ceilings welcome you, along with brick details and reclaimed wood accents. Each room has its own personality to integrate with nature. Inspiration is focused around a huge chef’s island, Thermador appliances, butler pantry, and octagon dining room.
From the Big I, take I-25 north to the Paseo Del Norte exit and turn left (west). Take the 2nd Street exit from Paseo Del Norte and turn left (south) on 2nd Street. Turn right (west) onto Horton, which turns into Rancho de Roberto. Follow into the cul de sac.