Constructed of cast-in-place concrete, the Sharp House gives a raw, brutalist contrast to the warm Santa Fe landscape. The dwelling was built with an economical approach using limited material while rebelling against decorative facades and arbitrary forms with a clean geometric silhouette. Its 2,000-square-foot interior includes two bedrooms, a dining room, kitchen, and living area with a minimalist aesthetic created by exposed concrete walls. Full-height glazing to the north and south offer the warmth of sunlight and cross ventilation as well as views of the desert scenery. A built-in ladder on the exterior leads to a rooftop terrace, a prime spot for late-night star gazing.
Photos: Marc Thorpe Design