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  • Reconciling Opposites

    Reconciling Opposites

    It could have been a schizophrenic disaster. When architect Efthimios Maniatis, 55, set out to build a house for Roger and Mary Downey in Corrales, north of Albuquerque, the main challenge was one of integration. The house had three clients: Roger wanted one kind of house, Mary wanted a second variation, and the monster cottonwood tree that dominated the lot
  • Bart Prince

    Bart Prince

        Like many middle-class Albuquerque neighborhoods, Las Alturas exhibits a quietly gentrified uniformity, with kelly-green lawns and blooming gardens fronting the overwhelmingly Pueblo, Territorial, or brick-and-stucco Ranch style homes. There are a few standouts— like the elegantly modern pop of steel and glass with knifeedged corners—along with a few head-scratchers, such as the mini Mediterranean villa with a massive
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