Bringing a bit of the Wild, Wild West to Albuquerque’s West Mesa, the Mesa House by architect Antoine Predock embraces its surroundings – the sand, the sun, the dusty orange horizon – and brings elements of the environment into its architecture and interior style. A grand stairway leads visitors up to the sheltered courtyard, providing a warm welcome to this contemporary desert house. This modern design boasts a three-tiered vertical floor plan, which leads you from the ground-level garage, through to the raised living area, and up to the master suite topping this stylish abode. Interiors echo with a warm, rustic aesthetic, where comfort is king. An oddly urban fireplace – simple, geometric and very minimalist – becomes a natural focal point for lounging and storytelling. Bi-level terraces extent living space to the outdoors, perfect for entertaining or stealing a moment along with the sunset. Antoine Predock Architect.