Casa Cielo is the newest design and creation of Architect / Builder Jim Satzinger, AIA, a contemporary masterpiece utilizing the newest and finest in design, construction, technology, sustainable materials, energy efficiency, and aesthetics. Located on the top of Santa Fe’s north side and gateway to renowned Brownell Howland Hill, uninterrupted mountain and valley views abound, mesmerizing all, while overlooking both the Tesuque Valley and city lights of Santa Fe. Casa Cielo is an extraordinary home and guest house compound sited on 2.45 acres.
“When composing a building, it is most important to create a hierarchy of forms and materials that begin at the ground plane and reach to the skyline; in layers that are in general more massive below and lighter and more transparent above; a rock outcrop supporting a stand of trees. The creative process of architecture then is about the intersections and violations of these hierarchies of layering, the obvious as well as the surprises that occur, a cantilevered rock outcrop, a fallen tree.” —James A. Satzinger, AIA