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Pueblo Revival architecture is one of the most predominant themes in the American Southwest, particularly in the areas surrounding New Mexico. This particular architectural theme draws inspiration from its southwestern roots and to this day, does not stray away from its classic building techniques. Otherwise known as the “Santa Fe” or “Adobe” style, these homes are best distinguished by simple, geometric massing, and adobe or stucco exteriors often reminiscent of the desert landscape.
We’ve compiled ten contractors throughout the entire country, representing the best pueblo revival builders in the United States. These contractors were chosen based on merit, work history, affiliations, and previous projects. Several of these firms offer unique services and incorporate innovative solutions into their designs that they offer exclusively.
201 N Milpas St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Displayed below is a sophisticated contemporary Pueblo Revival courtesy of Allen Construction. It features all the classic elements of a Pueblo Revival coupled with modern touches as seen through the firm’s choice of stucco exteriors and clean finishes. Inside, it utilized an open floor plan which is complemented by the home’s extensive views of its surroundings. This, of course, is only one out of the firm’s many estates. Its portfolio also depicts several other estates rendered in a variety of architectural styles. Some of these include Andalusian inspired mansions, French chateaus, and modern beachfront homes.
The firm’s work has been published in magazines such as Qualified Remodeler. It is also the proud recipient of a multitude of awards and is proud to have been listed in noteworthy articles highlighting the nation’s best like Pro Remodeler’s National 40 Under 40. Most notably, the firm also employs several sustainability efforts into its projects, making its homes both environment-friendly and efficient.
Back 9 Development
1213 Hylton Heights Rd. Suite 129B, Manhattan, KS 66502
Founded in 2012, Back 9 Development specializes in both commercial and residential development. It is noted for its excellent craftsmanship and expertise for developing various lots regardless of terrain and landscape. That said, the firm offers a full range of services and is noted for its ability to take on projects regardless of size and scale. Further, its team is known for completing all of its projects on time and within budget.
The chosen project above showcases one of the firm’s best Pueblo Revivals. For this home, it borrowed several elements from classic Spanish Mediterranean homes, as seen through its roofing choices. It also made use of a neutral color palette with several warm tones, as well as curved windows and entryways.
Fisher Custom Homes
7410 E Pinnacle Peak Rd. Suite #116, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
With over four decades of experience in the Arizona construction industry, Fisher Custom Homes offers a full range of service. It is capable of working with the latest designs, but for the purposes of this article, we will be focusing on its Pueblo Revivals. The firm’s portfolio showcases a rich array of homes with designs taken from classic Mediterranean themes to some of the most popular architectural styles in the southwest. Because of this, the firm mainly makes use of a historic and rustic color palette sensitive to its region’s environment and topography. In addition to this, it infuses each of its owner’s own individualities and vision, resulting in its one of a kind homes. The firm employs a purely design-build approach. This means to say that its entire process is kept in-house, lessening the burden for homeowners in terms of having to look for outsourced subcontractors.
The firm’s projects have been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Better Homes and Gardens, and The Wallstreet Journal. It is also the proud recipient of several Gold Nugget Awards. The featured project best showcases the firm’s work; this Mexican villa features stair inlays and vibrant colors. Its open interiors lead to a private courtyard that has an iron-detailed balcony, lattice shading, and several private nooks.
Jauregui Architecture Interiors Construction
3660 Stoneridge Rd., Bldg. A-102, Austin, TX 78746
Jauregui Architecture utilizes a design-build approach and offers its clients with over three decades of industry experience. It is manned by a team of seasoned professionals who readily assist each of its clients from start to finish. Because of this, they are capable of handling every complexity that comes with the custom home building experience from drawing up floor plans all the way through to working on interiors. In line with this, the firm has its very own in-house architectural and design team, making its process a highly personalized experience. The firm is also noted for its excellent finishing touches and landscape work, which it is able to achieve thanks to its talented landscaping architects.
The firm has finished all of its projects on time and within budget. It also has extensive experience in the real estate industry. Through this, it is capable of assisting clients in looking for the perfect lot for their next luxury home.
Markay Johnson Construction
PO Box 709330, Sandy, UT 84070
Having built homes in over 42 states, Markay Johnson Construction works on both residential and commercial properties. It works with the use of a design-build approach and offers its clients with over 30 years of experience. Since its inception, it has completed nearly a thousand projects and has helped over 380 clients. The firm is also the proud recipient of nearly 40 awards from some of the industry’s most prestigious organizations and award-giving bodies. The firm is led by its founder and namesake Markay Johnson, an experienced general contractor who has had the privilege of working with various recognizable names and brands.
The firm has partnerships with brands such as Savon Foods and Jordan Commons. The featured project above depicts one of its best Pueblo Revivals. For this home, the firm made use of slate finishes and several modern touches.
Miller Building Co.
2800 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, LA 70002
Similar to that of the other builders in its area, Miller Building does not greatly deviate from the highly popular New Orleans style in terms of designing and building. Despite this, however, it explores other architectural themes and incorporates them into the New Orleans style, often resulting in some of the area’s most unique projects. This may be best seen in the chosen project below. For this home, you will see a portion decked with wooden columns, like the classic Louisiana home, only it is set in stucco exteriors coupled with molded-in arched windows. This portion further extends into a small edifice with a crowning often found in Pueblo Revivals.
The firm is regarded as one of the oldest, most respected builders in New Orleans. It draws inspiration from over four generations of industry experience. The firm is seasoned, skilled, and manned by some of the area’s most talented craftsmen. The firm maintains affiliations with vital industry organizations like the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater New Orleans and NAHB. Its principal has had the distinction of serving as the president of the HBA of Greater New Orleans, in addition to being a member of the Board of Directors of several other organizations. The firm’s work has been published in magazines such as Southern Living, and it has also been recognized as “Builder of the Year.”
Solid Rock Custom Homes
924 Elkton Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Solid Rock Custom Homes is a premier luxury custom home builder led by Lain Chappell, a Certified Graduate Builder from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Energy Star Certified Builder. Chappell and his wife, Barbara, established the firm in 2004 and has since been recognized with various awards such as the Parade of Homes People’s Choice Award in 2009 along with multiple MAME awards. The firm itself has also received awards from the Better Business Bureau and the Colorado Springs Gazette, along with several distinctions from the Parade of Homes where this past year they won the Industry Award for Best Kitchen.
Additionally, Solid Rock is a proud member of the Builder 20 Club, a small group of handpicked nationally recognized and award-winning luxury custom homebuilders chosen by the NAHB. The featured project above, named Casa de los Sueños (or dream home) by the homeowner, depicts a rendition of a Pueblo Revival called the Mountain Santa Fe style. Located in a gated community in Cedar Heights in Colorado Springs, this home won the firm the 2015 Parade of Homes Industry Award for Craftsmanship.
Sun Valley Custom Homes
6401 Picardia Place NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
Sun Valley Custom Homes offers a full range of home building services and is comprised of a team of experienced builders, architects, and interior designers. Its main goal is to craft innovative and long-lasting homes catered to the needs of the arid New Mexico landscape. That said, all of its homes, including its Pueblo Revivals, are noted for their excellent kitchens and designer rooms. Its portfolio includes an extensive array of unique spaces such as in-house offices and media rooms custom made for some of its most meticulous clients. The firm maintains affiliations with organizations like the HBA and is noted for excellent maximizing its home’s lots to accommodate some of the area’s best views.
Its Pueblo Revival project showcased above is primarily a bungalow that features flat roofs and several wooden accents. A blue eye-catching front door may also be observed, as well as a couple of more custom features.
3113 S Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, Fl 33629
Established in 2011, Taralon Homes boasts an award-winning team with decades of experience. It is led by Mike Bartoletta and Scott Kirchner, both of whom are professionals who worked with highly respected firms before establishing Taralon. Under their leadership, the company has adhered to a higher standard of design and style. Because of this, the firm has been recognized numerous times by several noteworthy award-giving bodies and publications. In 2018, one of its projects was lauded as the “Best Custom Home” under the $2M category. The year before that, Scott Kirchner was named by BUILD Magazine as its CEO of the Year for the state of Florida.
Labeled the “Catania,” the chosen project above displays one of the firm’s modern Spanish revivals. For this home, its team made use of arched windows coupled with hanging clay roof shingles. A palette of neutral tones may also be observed in addition to several custom finishes.