Mosca, Colorado — Green Home For Sale

The Urraca is that unique Rocky Mountain sanctuary that dreams are made of. Off the grid and way off the public roads, hides this magnificent home. 4 Bedrooms, 3 baths along with 1,163 acres backing up to National Forest and the Sangre De Cristos.


Listing ID: 19441


  • Green Home
  • Off the Grid
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $2,360,000
Annual Property Tax $3,875
Annual Utility Cost $1
Home Area 4,900 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 1307 sq ft
Year Built 2004

Property Description

The Urraca is that unique Rocky Mountain sanctuary that dreams are made of. Rarely is a secret spot so easily accessible available for purchase. 1,163 very private acres border San Isabel National Forest and BLM land for a lifetime of exploration. Have an early breakfast, leave the house after breakfast, and have lunch on top of Mt. Blanca. Out the back door are four "14ers" - Blanca, Ellingwood, Little Bear, and Lindsey, offering endless challenging adventures, picnics in the woods, casual evening strolls in the groves of cottonwoods, aspen, juniper, piñon, ponderosa, fir, peace and quiet, and beauty to fill your days and nights.

And wildlife! The Urraca has covenants against hunting, so if watching and partnering with wildlife is part of your life, this is the place. Privacy is paramount, and the Urraca encompasses an entire mountain valley with you as the "lord of the valley."

Off the grid and way off the public roads, this magnificent home is well hidden, features green luxury looking up at the Sangre de Cristos and nestled beside Urraca Creek. The AIA (American Institute of Architects) award winning home blends with the natural environment creating elegance with nature that is a delight to behold.

The Japanese owner/architect has created a lovely Zen feeling in the home, including a sweet meditation room. Off the master bedroom is a deck with a hot tub - the perfect location for star gazing and breathing in the mountain air. Also contributing to the outdoor living environment are extensive patios and a simple, screened sleeping porch near the stream. There are 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 2 work rooms that could easily be converted into bedrooms. The gourmet kitchen looks out onto the walled gardens, aspen groves, and towering mountains.

A separate home office/guest suite over the 3 car garage offers spectacular views of Sierra Blanca and the San Juan mountains.

The gate house/caretakers home includes a walled garden, carport and romantic covered porch overlooking the dramatic San Luis Valley and the San Juan Mountains.

If you have the urge to "do town," Taos, New Mexico, is a lovely 2 hour drive away, with dozens of creative restaurants, great art galleries, fun shopping, and lots of low-key southwestern charm. Renowned Santa Fe is just an hour further. Alamosa is just 25 minutes from the house, with a hospital and other amenities. Gorgeous Grandote Peaks Golf Club is less than an hour away over La Veta Pass, in the pretty little town of La Veta.

Great Sand Dunes National Park is 10 minutes away - an unusual treasure to explore and enjoy.

The Nature Conservancy Conservation Easement

The property is under a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy designed to maintain the ecological integrity of wildlife, plants, water and the land.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

The Urraca is a distinctive blend of beauty and technology that brings the outdoors in, in a way like no other. This AIA award winning home features an active solar electrical generation system, as well as many energy saving features make this a truly special property.


Neighborhood Description

Situated on 1,163 very private acres, The Urraca is well off of the main highway on land that borders the San Isabel National Forest and the Sangre de Christo mountain range.


Market Area

Several distinctive small towns are located within an easy drive.Taos, New Mexico, is a lovely 2 hour drive away, with dozens of creative restaurants, great art galleries, fun shopping, and lots of low-key southwestern charm. Renowned Santa Fe is just an hour further. Alamosa is just 25 minutes from the house, with a hospital and other amenities. Gorgeous Grandote Peaks Golf Club is less than an hour away over La Veta Pass, in the pretty little town of La Veta.


School District


Community


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story


Location of Home or Land

Rural


Elevation of Home

Mountain


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Fireplace
Solar - Active
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum Yes

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Hybrid
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 3
Garage Area 1075 sqft