Prull takes top Pa­rade of Homes hon­ors

Home - Santa Fe Real Estate Guide - - OUTANDABOUT - By Paul Wei­de­man

he 2018 Ha­cien­das— A Pa­rade of Homes event may have been small­ish, with just 14 houses on dis­play, but there was no short­age of qual­ity and Wow! im­pact. Nor was pa­tron­age pal­try. “I’m guess­ing that on the busiest days we had prob­a­bly 400 peo­ple come through, and at any one time 60 in the house,” said Will Prull, whose com­pany won the Grand Ha­cienda Award.

The Prull Cus­tom Builders en­try at 36 Plaza del Cen­tro in­The Es­tan­cias at Las Cam­panas is owned by John Rizzo and Anne Mansfield. It is more than 5,100 heated square feet and nearly 8,300 square feet to­tal be­cause of the size of its court­yard. That placita oc­cu­pies a beau­ti­fully land­scaped area be­tween the arms of the U-shaped house nick­named “The Horse­shoe.” Prull ex­plained, “They’re a blended fam­ily, so they each have adult kids and there was the con­cept of two arms em­brac­ing the new fam­ily.”

Many of the spa­ces and rooms ofThe Horse­shoe were built in “pods” con­nected by a long cir­cu­la­tion hall­way. One dis­tinc­tive pod bear­ing a but­ter­fly roof is ac­tu­ally the por­tal for the guest­wing. For project ar­chi­tect Craig Hoopes, the house’s ac­cre­tive (pod­like) ap­pear­ance is “a mod­ern take on tra­di­tional Santa Fe,” he said. “You had a sim­ple house and when you had an­other kid, you built an­other bed­room. Peo­ple say, ‘You didn’t do Santa Fe style,’ but we did— also be­cause of the fact that it’s nes­tled into the ground. The house is shoved into the slope, it’s not just plopped onto the ground, and it was im­por­tant to me that the house feel like it be­longs where it is.”

“What stands out for me,” Prull said, “are the roof struc­tures, the ris­ing, curv­ing roof on the­main por­tal, the ta­pered steel col­umns, the but­ter­fly roof with its ta­pered steel col­umns, and the same on the din­ing por­tal, so the ex­te­rior el­e­va­tions are very strik­ing. And then on the in­te­rior, that whole kitchen din­ing liv­ing area with the curved buf­fet and the 15-foot El­e­gant Brown quartzite is­land. I think that master bath is one of the bestwe’ve ever built, with that gran­ite shower and coun­ter­top with in­te­gral sinks and the $15,000 cop­per-patina Di­a­mond Spa tub, and the out­door shower.”

There are mul­ti­ple rea­sons why this house can be de­scribed as dra­matic, but it is not a show-off. “It is nes­tled into the land­scape, so it doesn’t feel os­ten­ta­tious,” Prull said. “And it is so­phis­ti­cated and el­e­gant and calm in­side, as op­posed to be­ing flashy.”

The own­ers pur­chased the lot 10 years ago. “This is the first time we’ve ever built,” Rizzo said. “We’re liv­ing in Los Gatos, Cal­i­for­nia, but we’re hop­ing to be here full-time. We worked with­Will and Craig, Solange Serquis [Serquis + As­so­ci­ates Land­scape Ar­chi­tec­ture], and Paul Rau [Paul Rau Interiors]. We re­tained all of them at the same time, in De­cem­ber of 2015, and we met at Craig’s of­fice at least once a month dur­ing the de­sign stage.”

The Prull en­try also won awards for best crafts­man­ship, best de­sign, best kitchen, and best out­door space in the top price cat­e­gory of the Pa­rade of Homes. Palo Santo De­signs also took five awards this year for its house at 41 N. Vuelta Her­radura in La Tierra. At 2,092 heated square feet, this is the small­est of the higher-end homes on this year’s Pa­rade — the only house that was smaller was the pitched-roof en­try by Home­wise at 1115 Paseo Co­ra­zon. Palo Santo won the top prizes for crafts- man­ship, de­sign, kitchen, master suite, wa­ter ef­fi­ciency, and en­ergy ef­fi­ciency in the $1 mil­lion-and-un­der price class. The

PAUL WEI­DE­MAN

The Prull Cus­tom Builders home on Plaza del Cen­tro; be­low, an aerial view

COUR­TESY PRULL CUS­TOM BUILDERS

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