southwest life native designs

If you look up the definition of “custom home”, you’ll find that it is described as a “one-of-a-kind house that is designed for a specific client and for a particular location.”

In Albuquerque, New Mexico and the Southwest area, that particular location is… to say the least… very unique in style and design. Many newcomers to the area look around in wonder and surprise at how our home building merges the beauty of the unique high-desert landscape with the design and look of the natural surroundings so as to maintain a style that flows and feels like it just belongs!

All too often, these same newcomers have never heard of a viga or latilla, or adobe verses stucco, or what a green-built home might be, or other common words and terms we use locally. The language of home building in New Mexico is unique, so Lee Michael Homes put together a Glossary of Architectural Home Styles & Building Terms for Albuquerque & the Southwest to help.

We also offer some useful information for understanding what “green” means in custom homes at Lee Michael Homes, along with other common custom building techniques in the following articles:

Learn More About Lee Michael Homes

If you’d like to learn more about the Southwest lifestyle or you’re looking for a move to a new home in the Albuquerque area, we hope that you will contact us at Lee Michael Homes to ask how we can help.

We specialize in green building, solar design and local environmental considerations, and we will work with you to build your custom home or retrofit your existing property. For more information, please feel free to call us at (505) 299-1500, and we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.