This luxury rural property located half way between Santa Fe and Taos off the High Road to Taos in the quiet, pastoral village of Ojo Sarco features Cadillac GREEN construction. GPS: 36.13007 -105.79769. Polysteel ICF panel construction inside and out carries R50 in walls and ceiling, and slab foundation is insulated resulting in a constant year round temperature of 70-75 degrees. Stubbed out for Photovoltaic Solar Array, converter, and batteries, the 2125sf two story, two bedroom/two bath house was designed with no wood penetrating the building envelope, thus no invitation for insects to nest or fire to penetrate the structure.
Nestled in the trees atop a knoll on 4.6 acres of pinon and juniper at 7100’ elevation, this property abuts BLM/Carson National Forest, overlooking views of Ojo Sarco Valley, Truchas Peaks, Jicarita Peak, and Rio Grande Gorge! Water is supplied by private well and pressure tank boosted community water at $20 per month with plumbing to convert from one to the other by a simple valve turn. Heat source is efficient Jotul wood stove and hot water radiant heat.
Interior details include stain glass, copper, antique re-claimed wood and doors. Master bedroom upstairs features ensuite bath with separate jetted tub. Loft den separates Master Bedroom from office area which could be a additional sleeping space. Downstairs a spacious Guest Bedroom shares the Guest Bath with the open Living Dining Kitchen areas. Through stained glass French doors off the Living area, a studio with commercial sink, Washer and Dryer, could serve as additional living space.
The Mechanical Room with exterior access features a central vacuum system and 300 gallon water storage. Outbuildings include a stuccoed carpenter’s woodshop with clerestory windows and Propanel metal shed roof. ClearSpan hoop house on structured Trex platform houses a Yamaha Rhino Side by Side 450cc with hydraulic dump bed, canopy for rain and shade, seat covers, winch and five foot snow plow with extra winch and scraper blade, included in property sale. 840sf outdoor portals; 9 catchment rain barrels; front walled courtyard with fountain; circle drive with ample guest parking. Rough in water line was installed for second meter and future second residence on front of land.
Access on County Road maintained for school bus, paved within .8 mile of property, minutes from Dixon and an alternate route to Taos. Architectural construction plans for house and attached 2.5 car garage not built convey with sale. Annual Rio Arriba County 2017 taxes $3106; annual insurance is $1600. Thirty minutes to Taos or Espanola; 45’ to Santa Fe; surrounded by numerous ski resorts and outdoor activities. If you’re looking for a mountain retreat, it doesn’t get much better than this!