Johnson Residence
   Angel Fire New Mexico

First Floor
First Floor Plan copyright Elliot Johnson, AIA
Square Footage
First Floor         - 1677 s.f.
Second Floor     - 524 s.f.
Total                - 2201 s.f.

Kokopelli Fireplace Screen
Ed and Benita Johnson, fell in love with Angelfire, New Mexico, and in 2000 and 2001 they had visited Angelfire during the summer and had made offers on two houses. Unfortunately, for various reasons those offers have fallen through. After much discussion about budget and time frames, it was decided that building would be a better solution for them.

In November of 2002, we visited Angelfire with the intent of finding a lot to build a custom home on. There were a large number of lots available, and after two days we located a great lot. We worked out the initial design over Thanksgiving 2002. The home was completed in August of 2004, things move a little slower up there.

Both Ed and Benita are gourmet cooks, so the kitchen had to be functional within budget, and it had to allow for two people to cook without running into each other. They also collect Kachina dolls and it was important to include some decorative niches to allow for their display. Southwestern style architecture fits perfectly with their lifestyle.

Kokopelli stained glass fireplace screen was designed and built by my wife,  Lisa Chronister.