Ojo De La Vaca Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508
Off the grid
This 18.99 acre property includes a 2800 square foot, beautifully detailed custom adobe home and a 900 square foot open concept guesthouse/studio. Photovoltaic panels provide all of the electricity in this off the grid home.
|Asking Price (USD)
|| $ 599,000.00
|Annual Property Tax
|| $ 1,700.00
|Annual Utility Cost
|| $ 600.00
|Total Lot Size
This 19 acre property includes a 2800 square foot beautifully detailed custom adobe home and a 900 square foot open concept guesthouse/studio. Photovoltaic panels provide all the electricity in this off the grid home.
This home is built with natural materials including adobe walls and local timber ceilings. It was designed for optimum passive solar gain to take advantage of the 300 plus sunny days a year that Santa Fe enjoys. Both houses have abundant natural light from the many south facing windows.
The interior living space of the main house includes 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, large kitchen, living, dining and sunroom. There’s also a separate laundry room and entry foyer. There is a lot of storage space with large closets in each room and a walk- in pantry. The interior walls are finished with hard troweled plaster. The floors are brick and saltillo tile. There is custom solid wood cabinetry in the kitchen and bathrooms. The living room and dining room each have a fireplace. Each bedroom has a wood stove.
The design and construction of the home make it very energy efficient. Radiant floor heating is installed but has never been hooked up as the passive solar works so well with little supplemental wood heat. This is a very comfortable, easy to live in house. This home is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It was built with much attention to detail and craftsmanship.
There is a flagstone patio on the east side of the house. On the west side is a covered portal within a courtyard and more flagstone patio and entertaining space. The house blends easily into the surrounding landscape. The landscaping around the house is all very low maintenance & drought tolerant. Birds and wildlife are abundant here.
This would make a great horse property. Adjacent to National Forest for abundant riding opportunities. This home makes a very quiet, peaceful retreat. Terraced organic gardens and expansive views complete this peaceful country setting.
What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?
From the passive solar design, which provides abundant natural light, to the earthen adobe construction, this home fits the definition of green. Photovoltaic panels provide all the electricity to this property. This home is totally "stand-alone" and independent from city utilities, no monthy utility bills.The water catchment system has 18,000 gallons of storage capacity. There is a very large terraced organic garden.
Neighboring properties are mostly larger parcels of land, usually 40 acres or more with custom homes interspersed with much larger acreage ranches.
Eldorado Market and shopping center is located 12 miles away. There are many shops including a grocery store, coffee shop, post office, pharmacy, and a general store. Also a few restaurants are nearby. If you use google to map this address it gives a general idea of the area of the home but not the exact location, we are located quite a ways up the main road, away from highways and traffic.
Downtown Santa Fe is an easy 30 minute drive with all it has to offer. Santa Fe lies in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at the southern end of the Rocky Mountains. With an altitude of 7,000 feet, the city has mild days and cool nights. Santa Fe is situated among mountains that reach over 12,000 feet and is surrounded by a beautiful landscape of mountains, deep canyons, colorful deserts, and National Forests. It is a city that embraces its natural environment unlike any other in the United States. With a population of just over 70,000 Santa Fe is one of America’s great art, culture and culinary capitals.
Houses are scattered about the mesa with neighbors few and far between. There is a feeling of seclusion yet we have a very nice community of neighbors
Home Type or Land
Single Family - Single Level
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Elevation of Home