Santa Fe, New Mexico — Green Home For Sale

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.

Listing ID: 19100

  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Adobe
  • Off the Grid
  • Photovoltaic (PV)
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $545,000
Annual Property Tax $1,700
Annual Utility Cost $600
Home Area 2,800 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 19 acres
Year Built 1998

Property Description

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.

Neighborhood Description

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.
Neighboring properties are mostly larger parcels of land, usually 40 acres or more with custom homes interspersed with much larger acreage ranches.

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.

Market Area

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.

Downtown Santa Fe is an easy 30 minute drive with all it has to offer.

School District

Eldorado District is the school for this property. It is one of the best rated schools in Santa Fe.


Downtown Santa Fe is an easy 30 minute drive. 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.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


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 Fireplace
Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Photovoltaic (PV)
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Adobe
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Other
Roof Material Other
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No