Far Niente: A Masterpiece by Santa Fe Home Builders and Architects
January 18, 2024
A living room with a fireplace and a view of the desert.

Introduction We are thrilled to present Far Niente, a custom-built green and sustainable home in Santa Fe. This project, a collaboration between the renowned WAMO Studio Architects and the adept Palo Santo Designs, exemplifies a unique blend of the owner’s vision and Santa Fe’s architectural ethos. Design Philosophy: Santa Fe Architect’s Vision The architectural design […]

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Stucco and the Santa Fe Style:
November 3, 2023
A building in the desert with a view of the mountains designed by an architect.

A Comprehensive Guide Introduction Building a custom home in Santa Fe? Chances are, you’ll be considering stucco finishes for the exterior of your home. If you’re new to the desert Southwest, stucco might be a first-time experience for you, despite having seen it on various commercial buildings elsewhere. The Prevalence of Stucco in Santa Fe […]

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Coming Soon:  Completion of Phase 1 of the Studios at Parkway
September 11, 2023
A rendering of a Santa Fe-style building with cars parked in front of it.

Introduction Palo Santo’s flagship operation, the Studios at Parkway, is presently under construction and set to be completed by January 2024. This new commercial development is situated in Santa Fe’s burgeoning Siler Rufina District, a hotspot for arts and industry. Location Highlights: Phase 1 Details Phase 1 of this ambitious project is nearing its completion, […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Build in Santa Fe, NM?
April 28, 2023
Average cost per square foot to build, provided by a contractor or home builder.

So, how much does it cost to build in Santa Fe? Well, that is the million-dollar question.  Actually, it’s more like a 2-3 million dollar question for most people looking to build a custom home in Santa Fe.  In fact, I get several emails a week asking, “How much does it cost to build in […]

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The New Mexico Monsoon
June 24, 2022
A lightning bolt illuminates a desert landscape.

The majesty of the New Mexico Monsoon. Slow, deliberate, obstinate, discerning and generous. From the great deep of the equatorial Pacific it rolls into and across the vast deserts of Sonora and Chihuahua and tips its brimming cup onto the sun scorched mountains of the upper Rio Grande valley. The Sangre de Cristo. The life […]

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2020 Haciendas: Parade of Homes – Featuring Our Modern Farmhouse
October 23, 2020
A Santa Fe home nestled in the mountains.

We’re thrilled to be included in another Haciendas Parade of Homes here in Santa Fe. This year, our recently completed Modern Farmhouse is featured, which is incredible for our team and also dear to us because it’s the home of our principals Mark and Leslie Giorgetti. “Carefully designed by the in-house architecture and design team […]

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Santa Fe Modern Farmhouse
August 31, 2020
A Santa Fe home designer perfectly illuminates a modern home at night with a full moon.

Carefully designed by the in-house architecture and design team at Palo Santo Designs, this modern farmhouse exemplifies the elegance and simplicity of ‘clean lines’ minimalism, while incorporating many of the best aspects of the traditional pitched roof northern New Mexico compound.   It simultaneously communicates the classical architecture of sacred geometry and the proportion of the […]

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Best sustainable homes in Santa Fe
August 20, 2020
Join the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association Radio Hour to hear from expert architects, contractors, and home designers as they discuss the latest trends and tips in building your dream home.

The best sustainable homes are in Santa Fe, New Mexico! Hear Mark Giorgetti discuss the best techniques, materials and methods for the design and construction of sustainable homes in Santa Fe New Mexico, and the world.   On KTRC Talk 1260 and radio podcast “Build Together” with Miles Conway of the Santa Fe Area Home […]

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The Best Contemporary Home Builder in New Mexico
August 19, 2020
A Santa Fe-inspired living room with large windows and a fireplace, designed and constructed by a skilled home builder.

Award winning design-build firm Palo Santo Designs is proud to announce it has been named one of the Best Contemporary Home Builders in the US, taking the New Mexico slot!  We appreciate all the support in our efforts to create state of the art modern and sustainable homes in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and look […]

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Santa Fe Ranked #6 Best City in the World 2019
October 29, 2019
The city of Santa Fe, New Mexico at sunset.

Time and time again our great city of Santa Fe is ranked high for tourism and living. However, it’s not as frequent that we jump into the top 10 of worldwide destinations and snag the sixth spot among other notable places.  Recently Santa Fe was voted the number six best city in the world by […]

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Palo Santo Designs Achieves Its 8th LEED Certified Home in Santa Fe
October 11, 2019
A Santa Fe-style home in the desert with a garage and driveway.

We’re proud to announce our team received its 8th LEED certification for a another new home build, and the 5th at the Platinum level which is the highest level for LEED.  What is LEED?  LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, which is a cornerstone here at Palo Santo Designs. We are committed […]

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Santa Fe Architect Spotlight – Sandra Odems
September 27, 2019
A modern home architecturally designed with a brown exterior and steps.

We sat down with another one of our great architects here at Palo Santo Designs—Sandra Odems—to talk about her background in architecture, her favorite part of the whole process, and how she approaches architecture now in Santa Fe. What Led You To Architecture? For Sandra, it was her interest in drawing from a young age. […]

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