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Modern Texas Home Embraces a Local Tradition

Mountains, a deep canyon, spectacular sunsets and the lights of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, are just some of the amazing views enjoyed by this Texas home. Not to mention the action of the red-tailed hawks, golden eagles, deer and rabbits that pass by. Perched on a mountainside almost a mile above sea level, the home becomes part of the landscape, with just one portion jutting out in dramatic fashion. Inspired by the site’s location, slope and proximity to a quartz mine, the home’s design was also influenced by local traditions and craftsmanship. While it has a sharply modern look, the home has deep roots in El Paso’s vernacular style and in the area’s cowboy and railroad history.