36712 US Route 285
Taos, NM 87571

$650,000 PRICE

Looking to lose the congested city commute and work remotely on a private, sustainable off grid mountain property with easy access to nearby civilization? Look no further; this property has it all with city living conveniences!


Designed to cater to the needs of tech-savvy individuals, this private property at the foot of a tree filled mountain offers the perfect retreat for remote work while enjoying the tranquility of nature. Discover the best of both worlds with the conveniences of city living, seamlessly integrated into this off-grid oasis.


Powering the property is a cutting-edge 4.5kWh solar system, complete with state-of-the-art inverters and a robust battery bank. Experience the freedom of using full-sized appliances, ample interior lighting, and modern bathroom amenities, all powered by the abundant energy harnessed from the sun. With over 37,000 gallons of onsite water storage and membership with the Tres Piedras Water Association, both the residences and ranch are fully supported.


Renovated extensively in 2018 and 2019, this property boasts upgraded electrical and plumbing systems, new windows, solar panels, as well as beautifully designed interior floors, walls, and fixtures. Stay connected to the digital world with high-speed internet and reliable cell service available at your fingertips.


The main house, a custom quality constructed ranch style home built in 1979, offers 1,931 square feet of spacious rooms and an open floor plan. A large bedroom and bathroom provide comfort, while an airy 176 square feet bonus room loft, accessed by a staircase, offers versatile space for your imagination to roam. Additionally, there is a 192 square feet second-floor office (not included in total square feet measure), accessed by an exterior staircase, and a similarly sized mechanical room and pantry below, currently serving as the storage space for the solar batteries. Surrounding the main house are nearly a thousand square feet of outdoor deck space, allowing you to bask in the breathtaking mountain views. A welcoming 620 square feet entry portal greets visitors with warmth and charm.


Just a few steps away from the main house, you’ll find a 742 square feet studio casita built in 2001 and renovated in 2022. It features a shower bath, a convenient kitchenette, a private deck, brick patio and a fenced dog yard, complete with its own septic system and propane tank.


As a fully operational ranch, this property offers an array of exterior amenities that cater to your self-sustainability goals. From barns to loafing sheds and paddocks, all the necessary infrastructure is in place. You’ll also find a chicken coop, a hogan that could be converted into additional living space, and a spacious 1,500 square feet metal workshop with a concrete floor.  Numerous storage buildings provide ample space for tools and equipment, while over 30 raised beds of organic vegetable and herb gardens are carefully protected from pocket gophers, rabbits, deer, and elk. The property is fenced to ensure the safety of your crops and livestock.


Delight in the abundance of fruit trees and shrubs that dot the landscape, including apricot, apple, pear, cherry, chokecherry, crabapple, currant, strawberry, raspberry, and rhubarb. Three acres surrounding the residential and agricultural buildings are separately fenced within the total 40-acre property. A landscaped circular driveway, adorned with lilacs and wild roses, offers easy access in and out of the property.


Located in the desirable hunting Unit 51, and bordered on two sides by the Carson National Forest, there is abundant opportunity for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV adventures and hunting!


Situated on fully fenced 40 acres of usable land with scattered pinon and juniper, just over an hour from Santa Fe, 35 minutes from Taos and 15 minutes from Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs, a quarter mile off US Route 285. GPS: 36.409148386815204, -105.9124762260382. Wrap around Sangre de Cristo mountain views from Santa Fe to Colorado. Priced at current appraised value. See Property Features and Seller Exclusions/Notes in Associated Documents for more information. Truly an extraordinary opportunity for the discriminating buyer looking to live comfortably and sustainably off grid in beautiful Northern New Mexico.

Price: $650,000
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 2
Square Footage: 2673
MLS #: 110407
City: Taos
State: NM
ZIP Code: 87571
Property Type: Residential
Lot Size: 40 acres
Year Built: 1979 and 2001
36712 US Hwy 285, Tres Piedras, NM 87577, USA

Sharon Bumpas Gilster

Qualified Broker/Owner

Qualifying Broker/Owner Sharon Bumpas Gilster is the only broker chosen by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World to represent Taos, NM, one of only four LeadingRE members in New Mexico. Her firm was nominated for the LeadingRE Diamond Award and is a recipient of the LeadingRE Crown of Excellence…

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