Located north of Rio Rancho, New Mexico in the Mariposa development, this custom, universally accessible residence was designed with eco-luxury in mind. The home is integrated with the natural landforms to take advantage of the spectacular views, solar energy, and to minimize its exposure to the omnipresent wind. The three level split floor concept allows for passive ventilation through stack effect and unique spacial delineation. The home includes a fully independent studio/guest house connected by a “solar bridge”. The home achieved a HERS rating of 42 before considering its active solar upgrades.