Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

New Houses Up for Visitor Review.(Business)

Byline: Rebecca Szymanski Of the Journal

* Tour to showcase innovations, traditional Southwest design and don't forget the views

It's 1 a.m. and the chocolate truffle cake on the other end of the darkened house is calling to you from the refrigerator.

In most houses, you risk a stubbed toe or a knot on the forehead navigating through the dark until you reach the light switch in the kitchen.

But not in this home. Cravings in the middle of the night are no problem.

Touch the button labeled "snacks" on the keypad next to your bed and a trail of lights illuminates your way to the kitchen.

This particular aspect of "Smart System" is just one of the many details incorporated into this custom home designed by Diana Menapace and featured in the Third Annual Placitas Home Tour. …

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