The Story of Cantera Stone and How It Became the Darling of Southwest Architecture 

Pillars made of cantera stone

Southwest architecture encompasses a wide breadth of building techniques and approaches. This style is often characterized by the materials used and how those materials are used to increase functionality, performance, and beauty.  As a rammed earth home builder, Villa Custom Homes is working with the best earthy materials and most sought-after architectural designs. One popular […]

Flooring Options for Your Southwestern-Style Home: Exploring Designs for Your Custom Build

Villa Custom Homes kitchen with hardwood flooring

Southwestern homes have their own personality and charm. It is the architecture, materials, and style that give a home its Southwestern flavor and spice. Even then, there are a plethora of material options that can accentuate the Pueblo-inspired features. When it comes to flooring, several options can further enhance the possibilities of the beloved Southwestern […]

The Changing Tide of Custom Home Builders: A Look at Trends for 2021 

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History has a way of changing the course of things. As economies and consumer habits change, so do industries, markets, and culture. Every generation has a moment of no return.  These historic moments often happen quickly—prompted by unforeseen circumstances—while others occur gradually, as a result of cultural or political change.  Since the early 20th century, […]

Tips on Laying out a Floor Plan and Questions to Ask Your Home Builder

Think of your home builder as your confidant. For a period of six to nine months, your custom home builder will be intimately involved in planning your future. No, we don’t need to know when you plan to get married or have your first kid, but we do get to be involved with the planning […]

A Time to Build: On Building Your Dream Home During a Pandemic

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It might not sound like a good idea to go for one of the biggest investments of your life during a pandemic year, but 2020 has shown us that life is short and precious, so why not have the home you’ve always dreamed of and embark on a journey unlike any other? Here’s the thing, […]

A Natural Dwelling Place: History of Pueblo Revival Architecture in the Southwest 

If you talk to any architecture aficionado—particularly in the Southwest—you are likely to hear about the beloved Pueblo Revival style that is prominent in the area. Many of the homes across the region—in Las Cruces or Albuquerque, all the way out to Arizona, and even some of West Texas—are inspired by elements from this charming […]

For Love of Building: The Custom Home Building Process

Famous architects and builders might have some name recognition but it’s not nearly at the level of famous artists or musicians. Somehow, these visionary minds are not always household names. There’s a few, perhaps, that have reached that level. And yet, the work of many of these architects affects our lives in a much more […]

A Guide to Choosing the Right Custom Home Builder For You 

If you’re reading this in April of 2020, your life is probably somewhat different than it was two months ago. The world is going through changes thanks to an unprecedented virus that has gripped the world. And yet, the world keeps turning and here at Villa Custom Homes, we’re doing our best to stay on […]

The Modern Earthy Elements For Your 21st Century Custom Home

a beautiful Villa Custom Home made from rammed earth

Homebuilding and decor will always carry elements of past and present. Designers and architects look at the trends of the past and use them to create new patterns and trends while evoking fashions of times past. Villa Custom Homes specializes in custom design and building unique visions. Yet, there are often beloved features that homeowners […]

Home Addition Ideas To Improve Your Home

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Sometimes, the home you buy just isn’t enough. Life changes, families grow, and suddenly the space in your home doesn’t quite cut it anymore. At Villa Custom Homes, we specialize in creating custom homes, but we also love to build the best home additions in New Mexico. If you’re in the market for a home […]