The architect’s own home, the 1964 Albert Dekker residence was designed as the family residence for the founder of New Mexico’s largest architectural firm – Dekker Perich Sabatini. This 2,400 square foot home features the sleek, sophisticated lines and styling evocative of the Case Study Houses rendered in the warm, natural materials of New Mexico. Walls, both inside and out, are buff-colored Crego aggregate block. The tongue-in-groove wood ceilings are beautiful as well as structurally load bearing. Two floating fireplaces, in the living room and the library, are dramatically faced with solid slabs of native travertine. The newly installed, seamless Marmoleum floors flow throughout the home. Ample windows frame views of the Sandia Mountains while a pair of sliding glass doors lead to the ‘portal,’ a large integrated sheltered patio or outdoor living room, which flows openly to the private side yard. Considered one of the finest examples of mid-century modern residential architecture in Albuquerque, the Dekker house has been pristinely restored to the architect’s original intent. Features of this home include an open kitchen with dining bar, top-notch stainless steel appliances and original suspended masonite cabinetry, a library with built-in bookshelves and, work spaces, three bedrooms, den, and two full bathrooms. Most of the original lighting fixtures are retained throughout. Located in a sought-after university neighborhood, the home features minimalist landscaping of low-water native plants and grasses, accented with crushed stone and glass, creating both a sculptural and low maintenance environment. The lower level rear yard allows direct access to walking and running paths connecting to the City of Albuquerque hiking trails. Upgrades include: new HVAC and ductwork, tar and gravel roof, thermopane mill windows, automated irrigation system, concrete driveway and entryway, new appliances, hot water heater and automatic garage door openers. The architect’s complete archive is currently housed at the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections of the University of New Mexico, including the original plans and materials specifications. Copies are included with purchase.