Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Housing To Fit In With Landscape.(Business)

Byline: Rebecca Szymanski

Two longtime Placitas developers who say they are dedicated to "ecofriendly" development will open two subdivisions in the area during the Third Annual Placitas Home Tour.

Thomas Ashe, who said he and Steven Gudelj have worked together on Placitas developments for more than 20 years, is opening the Sky Mountain and Desert Mountain subdivisions during the home tour which runs this weekend and next.

"What we try to do is fit the house sites to the landscape and leave 100 percent of the trees and vegetation," Ashe said in a recent interview. "One of the critical concerns is to disturb as little as possible in building the house. …

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