Architectural Styles of New Mexico

When looking for a new home in Albuquerque, it may help to know what type of architecture you like. This will make it easier to communicate your favorites to your real estate professional.

New Mexico has many different types. Some are prevalent in the South West and New Mexico.

The Tuscan/ Mediterranean style is very prevalent in New Mexico. You can distinguish this style by it's stucco exterior, red barrel style roof tile, many arches, and heavy iron and wood doors.

Source: The House Designers Tuscan Style

The Northern New Mexico style home has simple lines, lots of windows and a pitched gable or hip metal roof. Normally you find these in a L or U shaped design, stucco exterior with slight ornamentation.

Source: Sunsmiths LTD. Co. Northern New Mexico Style

Pueblo Revival style homes are what most think of when they picture a New Mexico theme home. They are stucco homes built to resemble the the Pueblo Indian multi-family homes with rounded bullnose interior and exterior walls, nichos, large wood beams and corbels.

Source: HGTV / Karin Beuerlein Pueblo Revival Style

Mostly one story, the Territorial Style home has the adobe style flat roof with red brick decoration trimming the roofs and windows. These homes have transom windows and sidelights around the front door, along with wood trim and non-earthy colored paint.

Source: Wikipedia user Carptrash Territorial Style

The Mountain Style home is built to take in the views. It has large windows and decks, exposed wood beams, large fireplaces and stone accents. These homes normally use materials that bring nature into the interior.

Source: Riverbend Timber Framing Mountain Style

If you need more information on any type of architectural style, or are looking for your favorite style home in Albuquerque or Rio Rancho New Mexico, you can send an email to or visit

The information presented here is the opinion, views and writings of Troy Larson. They do not represent the opinion, views or writings of any other person, entity or company.

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