Season 11: Santa Fe, NM
This project premiered on PBS
6 half-hour episodes; Programs #921-926
The show travels to Santa Fe, New Mexico, for its newest project: the renovation of a traditional Southwestern adobe home. The homeowners—both artists—show us around their four-room home. Our host confers with local architect John Midyette and tours a new house in Santa Fe.
Sharon Woods, co-author of Santa Fe Style, takes viewers on a tour of some notable local houses. At the site, adobe walls are laid and vigas (roof rafters) are set.
Traditional kiva (beehive) fireplaces are constructed. Windows and doors are installed.
Richard Trethewey supervises installation of an in-floor radiant heating system, small wall-mounted air conditioners and plumbing fixtures. Our master carpenter begins work on his custom-built kitchen cabinets.
We visit the Ashfork, Arizona, yard that is supplying the flagstone flooring for the kitchen and library. Back in Santa Fe, the flagstone is laid; saltillo tiling commences; and the kitchen cabinets are installed.
Marble countertops are installed in the kitchen, and we visit the marble finishing yard in Juarez, Mexico, where they were made. We get a tour of the finished adobe home and bid hasta luego to Santa Fe.