Silver City, New Mexico — Green Home For Sale

Beautiful and unique Hacienda style natural home, artist studio, and equine facility in Southwest New Mexico. Spectacular views on 15 acres offers a true New Mexican lifestyle.


Listing ID: 19257


  • Natural Home
  • Adobe

Asking Price (USD) $498,000
Annual Property Tax $1,100
Annual Utility Cost $2,000
Home Area 2,600 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 15 acres
Year Built 1999

Property Description

Emory Oak Farm is a beautiful home, artist retreat and private equine training and breeding facility set on 14.86 acres in the foothills of the Gila WIlderness in southwest New Mexico. Emory Oak specializes in Dressage and Jumping horses and the property is located in Silver City, New Mexico at 5900'. It is set up perfectly for the serious artist, competition rider or someone simply wanting an eco-friendly home or vacation retreat. Emory Oak consists of a passive solar 2600+ sq ft hacienda style home, 638 sq ft artist studio, 520sq ft woodworking studio, two custom built barns, paddocks and a full size state of the art ring. The home and equine facility are truly unique with custom details throughout.

The home is designed by Douglass Architects out of San Francisco, CA. The floor plan is open yet intimate and was inspired by southwest design. Earth plaster walls, large vigas, beautiful gardens graced with native zeriscape planting, and an unbelievable 360' view gives you a sense of beauty, peace and solitude without sacrificing accessibility to interstate and urban areas. Passive solar heating and cooling as well as many more green features create a comfortable healthy living environment throughout the year.

The whole equine facility is designed around the comfort and safety of Emory Oak's warmblood horses and the safety and convenience of the competition rider and horse. The barns, ring, and turnout areas are concentrated to the high use area, minimizing impact on the fragile desert landscape as well as maximizing aesthetics of the overall property. Some of the best native grass varieties are on our farm. The 6 stall barn was custom built by green builder Brian Myers of SunBear design+build. The six foot wide oversized doors coupled with the barns site orientation maximizes ventilation and passive solar heating, providing comfort, safety, and ease of use. The rough sawn timbers in the barn were sustainably harvested out of the burn areas in the Gila National Forest by a local sawmill in Reserve, NM. The 200' x300' split level ring has a 1% grade with a clay base and 2-3" crushed granite sand top layer. Whether you have 2 horses or six or just want a safe beautiful environment to keep your horse and ride in the National Forest, Emory Oak is for you.

The emphasis on detail and the quality of craftsmanship creates a first class living and working environment for both the horses and people. This combined with green details and natural materials makes Emory Oak a true oasis in the desert southwest.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Passive solar, water collection, recycled materials, natural locally sourced materials, low VOC throughout. Custom handmade interior doors and cabinets, viga walls, mud plaster, adobe floors make this house truly a work of art.


Neighborhood Description

The home and equine facility are in the foothills of the Gila wilderness 14 miles from Silver City. The area homes are site built only with large ranches and national forest surrounding the 5-15 acre lots. The terrain just around Emory Oak is rolling mountainous grasslands and Oak woodland forests. Juniper, Ponderosa Pine as well as many other indigenous trees are part of this landscape. The home and horse facility are very private, but is located just off the highway on a county maintained dirt road. Easy access to the highway.


Market Area

Perched on the edge of the Gila Wilderness in a high desert wonderland of grassland, Ponderosas, Oak and Juniper woodlands, deep gorges, and red rock mesas. We are part of the southwest Basin and Range, rich in unique animal and plant life. SIlver City is a quaint old mining town considered one of the 100 best small towns in America. It is a progressive community, where health and well being are important. The community is a unique combination artists, musicians, and people that care about sustainability and the environment. The ranching community surrounding Silver City is still intact allowing you to have unobstructed views without the large housing developments that plaque the rest of the country.


School District

Silver school district


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

Interior Environment

Heating System Solar - Passive
Other
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Swamp Cooler
Ventilation System Part of Cooling System
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Rain Water Collection
Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Adobe
Masonry/Concrete
Exterior Finish Plaster - Earth
Stucco
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Other
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Concrete
Other
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Single Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass
Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No