Las Vegas, New Mexico — Green Home For Sale

Located on a quiet residential street in the historic town of Las Vegas, New Mexico. The home has many desirable aspects of an in-town, beautiful, healthy, sunlit, green home.


Listing ID: 19326


  • Green Home
  • Adobe
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $268,000
Annual Property Tax $1,136
Annual Utility Cost $300
Home Area 3,202 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 6970 sq ft
Year Built 2009

Property Description

Located on an old, quiet residential street in the historic town of Las Vegas, New Mexico. The existing home was completely remodeled and tripled in size in 2009. The home has many desirable aspects of an in-town, beautiful, healthy, sunlit, green home.
1. Powered by a 2.115kw photovoltaic solar system, the home has very low utility expenses.
2. A south-facing greenhouse brings sunlight, passive solar heat in the winter, fresh air in the summer and increased oxygen, created by the year-round greens and vegetables growing in movable beds.
3. Bamboo flooring covers most of the house.
4. A beautiful new kitchen with handcrafted maple cabinets.
5. An attached breakfast area where others can hang out as kitchen work is done.
6. A complete house carbon water-filtration system, with an additional Reverse Osmosis purification system in the kitchen.
7. A state-of-the-art solar hot water system.
8. The main entrance mudroom has a door from the covered entryway. The other mudroom door leads to a covered front porch.
9.The light filled front living room is connected to the greenhouse by French doors, and the kitchen.
10. There is a front bedroom and full bathroom off the living room.
11. The master bathroom has a Japanese style Jacuzzi tub and tiled walk-in shower.
12. At the back end of the house is a sunlit "great room", which is used by the current residents as a music performance space and family area.
13. The beautiful upstairs balcony and bedroom create a quiet, private space.
14. The connected studio apartment has its own entrance, full bathroom and kitchen area. This area, while an intragal part of the home, can be completely independent from the rest of the house.
15. The house contains many closets and storage areas.
16. An outside covered back porch can be reached by way of the great room or studio apartment.
17. The contemporary design and construction materials used on the outside of the house require no maintenance.
OUTSIDE AREAS
1. The rich soil of the front yard is landscaped with fruit trees and other perennials. There remains space for the annual planting of flowers and/or vegetables.
2. The front yard is completely enclosed by a 4-foot redwood picket fence with a gate giving access to the sidewalk and street.
3. The covered front porch is an ideal place to participate in the energy of this pleasant residential neighborhood.
4. An unobtrusive 500-gallon water storage tank collects roof water for use in watering the front yard.
5. A gated walkway along the north side of the house provides access to the backyard.
6. the centerpiece of the backyard is a beautifully constructed circulating stream that looks completely natural with river rocks and gentle waterfalls.
7. A large flagstone patio and pathways define the backyard layout.
8. A high solid redwood fence encloses the backyard.
9. A 3 foot wide contained strip of living bamboo is growing in front of the fence providing a private but natural feel.
10. Perennial plants, apple trees, herbs and flowers are planted around the yard, with space remaining for vegetable and flower gardens during the warm season.
11. For backyard watering 2 water tanks covered by a bamboo lattice hold a total of 6000 gallons of roof rainwater.
12. There is a 80 sq.ft. cottage style garden shed with a covered porch.
13. All new water, sewer and gas lines were installed at the time of construction.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Active solar electricity, solar hot water, attached greenhouse for heat and growing, beautiful outside gardens, natural clay paint on walls, bamboo floors.


Neighborhood Description

1. Located on a quiet residential street, the homes are kept up and built in a variety of styles ranging from New Mexican adobe to Victorian.
2. The University golf course is within a short walking distance.
3.Public mineral hot springs are located in a beautiful natural setting by the Gallinas River around 6 miles from the house.
4. The city of Las Vegas has more historic buildings on the National Historic Register than any other town in New Mexico.


Market Area

1. Within a short walk are a health food store, a large local grocery store, the seasonal farmers market, the historic Carnegie Library.
2. Within a short drive are local restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, Old Town filled with art galleries and shops, small malls and a Wal-Mart.
3. There are beautiful historic hotels and motels within a short drive. Amtrac stops at the historic Las Vegas train station.
4. Santa Fe is a 45 minute drive on I-25
5. Taos is 1-1/2 hours to the north, on a beautiful drive thru the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.


School District

There is a public elementary school and high school within close walking distance. Las Vegas is the home of State run New Mexico Highlands University


Community


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story


Location of Home or Land

Urban


Elevation of Home

Mountain


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Solar - Active
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Municipal
Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Adobe
Masonry/Concrete
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Livos
No VOC
Other
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No