Santa Fe, New Mexico — Green Home For Sale

There are amazing panoramic mountain views and peaceful solitude surrounding this expansive 7 BR/4BA green home. Passive solar, energy efficiency, organic gardens/orchard, 2.5 acres, underground irrigation, and swimming pool all create a sanctuary.


Listing ID: 18997


  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Natural Home

Asking Price (USD) $689,000
Annual Property Tax $2,800
Annual Utility Cost $1,975
Home Area 4,500 sq ft
Bedrooms > 5
Bathrooms 4
Total Property Area 2.5 acres
Year Built 1996

Property Description

SUSTAINABLE LIVING WITH BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS!

THIS GREEN ENERGY EFFICIENT PASSIVE SOLAR HOME IS TRULY A UNIQUE VALUE.

Thank you for visiting our home. We invite you to leave a comment to help us find the right family to enjoy this peaceful home and natural sanctuary. We would love to know "why" or "why not" this home may be right for you. This is an $850,000 value that is ready for the right family. Thank You! E-mail at bottom of page. WILL RENT 3 BDR WING NOV. THRU MAR.


LANDSCAPE DESCRIPTION


A PARADISE FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING!

Rolling country with abundant wild flowers, cactus, and wildlife. This 2.5 acres features crystal clear mountain fresh well water that is piped for underground water coverage, for irrigation, through out entire 2.5 acres. Multiple organic garden sites through out entire property.

Unimproved land value in this Santa Fe area is $110,000+/ acre; this 2.5 acre property includes $100,000+ substantial land improvements for sustainable living, organic gardening, landscaping, and healthy environment.

An improved 1/4 mile narrow private road encircles the 2.5 acres and 9 underground water hydrants offer convenient watering for flower gardens, vegetable gardens, wild flowers, composting, and an orchard with a variety of fruit trees. Nine 5 yr. Giant Sequoia trees surround the property. Underground electric has been run for lighting, tools, and an additional 30’ x 30’ flat building site. Drip irrigation main pipes are installed underground in most garden areas and are not completed. Watering is currently done with timed automatic hoses and sprinklers. There are 6+ stone terraced organic gardening areas with rich composted soil. An attractive 16 ft. deep arroyo runs through the property.

A 100 ft. x 40 ft. native grass area is on the north side of the house for picnic and recreation. Native Juniper and Pinon trees are abundant.

A 16’ x 38’ swimming pool is off the deck and flagstone patio. A wrought iron fence with multiple gates surrounds the pool. There are easily accessible paths and walkways for entire 2.5 acres. The closest neighboring house in view is 100 yds. away. The lay of the land makes the entire 2.5 acres very private.

The Business Loop 599 Hwy. is 500 yds. north. It can be seen but is seldom heard. It is very easy access to I-25. This area of Santa Fe is very centrally located and close to everything, yet in the country.

HOME DESCRIPTION - Priced $150.00/sf. including improved 2.5 acres.

There are amazing panoramic mountain views and peaceful solitude surrounding this expansive 7 BR/4BA house. There are two private wings in the house, either for private children's wing, private mother-in-law apartment, private rental, or in-home-business. The two private wings are connected with a common laundry room. There are 10' ceilings and skylights through out entire house.

1st wing, 2,850 sf., includes 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, a master suite, large half octagon kitchen with island and walk in pantry, family room, living and dining area with full deck and landscaped court yards including an outdoor fire place. The master suite is 2 rooms and 750 sq. ft. w/ large bath. Other 2 bedrooms in this wing are about 13’ x 15’ with plenty of closet and storage. This wing is passive solar and can be easily heated with 100% wood. This wing also has 2 thermostatically controlled forced air furnaces. Two wood stove chimneys are installed.

2nd wing, 1,650 sf. includes 4 bdrm., 2 full baths, kitchen, living area, and private entrance. All 4 bedrooms in this wing are large and about 12’ x 15’ with plenty of closet and storage. A 98% efficient German boiler creates DHW and radiant floor heat in this tile floored, sunny cozy west wing.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

The well water is sweet and healing.

This South oriented home offers tile and hardwood floors throughout with VOC neutral colored walls and floors, new energy efficient appliances, adobe stucco outside finish, 2” x 6” insulated walls, double pane windows, radon mitigation, skylights, temperature controlled hot water supply.

The home is freshly painted with newly installed porcelain tile and beautiful red oak flooring.

Sunrise gives first morning sun in the kitchen, family room and master suite. This east view offers amazing views of 12,000 ft. snow covered mountains and looks out on decks surrounding the large swimming pool deck area.

The windows in the home are oriented east, south, and west for passive solar collection in all kitchen, master suite, living, and dining areas. On a sunny day the house stays at above 70 degrees without additional heat in the winter. The 2,850 sf. wing of the house heats easily with wood.

Additional solar collection is very easy to install. There is over 1,700 sq. ft. of south facing flat roof space available for photovoltaic or DHW solar collectors. An 80 gallon solar DHW tank is already installed to the boiler and when solar collectors are added, it makes for easy installation for domestic hot water. Pipes for solar pool heating are already run with 1,000+ sf. of roof space available for pool heating.

Built in 1996, this beautiful spacious home boasts landscaping, mature vegetable/flower gardens, swimming pool, flagstone patio, large decks and courtyards, outdoor fire place, incredible and abundant, 20 gpm, well water, attached 2 car garage, and 1,100 sf. of unfinished storage or shop space.

The home was heated including DHW using natural gas in 2009 for $708. The electric for water, daily summer irrigation, cooling, and household for 2009 was $1267.00. Total utilities for 2009 were $1,975.00.

Comparably to garden, cool and heat this home in town would be at least double if not triple. To garden the area already established here water costs are $60 - $70 per month here. In town the water would cost $500 per month.


Neighborhood Description

This Beautiful Contemporary Home is 5 minutes from Via Linde Mall and 5 minutes away from Santa Fe Plaza. This West Alameda area is 2 miles outside city limits.

This sanctuary is entered from paved West Alameda to a 1/2 mi. dead end gravel road servicing 3 other homes in the 40 acre area.
There are trails and open space, and all lots are a minimum of 2.5 to 5 acres affording both privacy and community.

There is an extremely short 10 minute commute to downtown Santa Fe!

Wild life: Coyotes, squirrels, rabbits, crows, many song birds, and abundant hummingbirds.


Market Area

Santa Fe area has many popular businesses and is a thriving commercial center for art, creativity, and healing arts. It is on old Route 66 and year round is visited by tourists. There are public schools, charter schools, Waldorf school, and multiple 2 or 4 year higher education opportunities. Santa Fe is located 60 minutes North of Downtown Albuquerque and the Albuquerque International Airport. From the home it is 30min to the Santa Fe ski resort.


School District

Santa FE


Community

Agua Fria Community


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level


Location of Home or Land

Rural


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 Forced Air - Gas
Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Swamp Cooler
Ventilation System Part of Heating System
Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Carpet
Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Flat
Metal
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 850 sqft