Luxury, green living only 40 minutes from Taos! Completely off grid, this architect-designed, high-quality green construction sits on a knoll surrounded by 8.8 acres of private piñon and juniper overlooking a quiet mountain valley and the Rio La Casa. Designer appointments and top tier mechanicals make for self-sustaining luxurious living and the highest energy efficiency. Approximately 3,125 square feet includes three bedrooms, three baths, office, den, bonus room and large studio with separate entrance that could be used as family room, office or separate apartment. This 2000 custom HPU, hydraulic pressed unit (AKA CEB, compressed earth block) construction features 14-inch hand plastered mica walls plus “blown in” insulation, 14-to-18-foot viga/latilla/coved ceilings, and slate, bamboo, and scored concrete floors. Anderson windows frame heart-stopping views of Jicarita Mountain and the Rio La Casa valley. Living room features kiva fireplace and dramatic two-story ceilings and windows covered with remote controlled Sun Shades overlooking Jicarita Mountain. Kitchen includes Premiere stainless-steel gas range, Asko dishwasher and cherry cabinetry with tiled island bar. Energy efficient washer and dryer convey with purchase. Master suite includes alcove with kiva fireplace, private balcony with outdoor shower, and bath with double walk-in shower, soaking tub, custom cherry cabinetry with vanity mirror, and gold Venetian mosaic tile. Guestroom has shared bath with soaking tub and private deck overlooking the valley. Wired for surround sound, alarm system, DSL, and cell service on site. Hot water radiant heating. Wood stove in studio/office area. Ample storage, walk-in closets and parking for guests. Copper-flashed canales. Large rear portal overlooks Jicarita and terraced, fenced back yard with crab apple, rosehips and perennial gardens. Two-car attached carport has two contiguous storage units, one of which houses 24 deep-cell batteries. New inverters, solar panels and batteries in 2005. Mechanical room houses double water heaters, Outback Power System pressure tanks and back-up generator for 34 solar panels. Efficient halogen and florescent lighting throughout. Located in Mora County near Cleveland, half an hour from Las Vegas and 43 miles from Taos at 7,500 feet elevation. Perfect for the most discriminating client looking for environmentally conscious construction and total privacy in one of New Mexico’s most beautiful mountain locations.
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