We started with an existing footprint but soon found it was easier to build from scratch. On a ridge between valleys the home takes advantage of views in all directions. The material palette is kept simple with painted siding and elements of natural wood. This carries to the interior where the owners love of Southwest Style is evident. I it is a highly efficient house with European windows, added insulation, and a heat pump HVAC system. The owner enjoyed working with the builder on site throughout the process.