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Santa Fe, New Mexico — Green Home For Sale

Remarkable LEED Platinum house, 3 BR, 2 BA, 1700+ sq ft located in a pocket community just 8 minutes by car from the Plaza in the center of Santa Fe. Santa Fe River walk adjacent to property making biking and walking to city center fun and easy.

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • EnergyStar Home
  • Green Home
  • GreenBuilt Home
  • Healthy Home
  • LEED Home

Asking Price (USD) $475000
Annual Property Tax $2200
Annual Utility Cost $1920
Home Area 1760 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 0 sq ft
Year Built 2010

Property Description

A LEED Platinum house in Santa Fe, NM

There is nothing conventional about this house.

The design-

The building was designed and built by Gabe Browne, a Santa Fe architect/builder known for his innovation, quality and integrity.

It is one of only approximately 400 custom homes constructed worldwide that have achieved the LEED Platinum designation.

In addition, the house also has achieved an Energy Star rating, as well as an Indoor airPlus certification. The latter designation is an EPA-sponsored program designed to encourage the construction of homes with improved interior air quality. It addresses issues such as moisture control, radon control, pest management, improved heating and air conditioning technology, improved combustion venting and reductions in chemical content of building materials.

The house has a Home Energy Rating System score of 58. The HERS Index compares the average house built in 2006, which receives a score 100, with a house that uses zero energy. The lower the score, the better the rating. A score of 58 means this house is 42% more efficient than the hypothetical 2006 home.

The house-

But beyond the intelligent engineering that supports the house, the building has a unique sense of space. The most basic way to describe this house is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath with a detached room that could be an office or artist’s studio. But the plan is flexible.

To take advantage of the mountain views and the remarkable New Mexican sky, the living room/dinning room is on the second floor. There is a bathroom on that floor too, as well as a small room currently being used as a guest room. One of the two rooms on the first floor is currently used as a bedroom, the other an office. There is a bathroom on the first floor. The freestanding room is being used as an art studio.

To see the build of this house, visit the website listed at the bottom of this page.

Contact Ginger Clarke at Barker Realty for more info.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

LEED Platinum certified by US Green Building Council.

All appliances are Energy Star. Covered entry way on all exterior doors. Drip edges at eaves and roof edges. Dual flush toilets. No carpets or vinyl flooring. Non PVC materials for water supply lines. "Zoned" radiant floor heat.

Recycled and natural materials used to landscape the land adjacent to the house. Rain water catchment system which irrigates planted areas. Recycled natural local material used to build the fence.

Neighborhood Description

A truly diverse part of Santa fe. People of all incomes and background live in this part of town. Santa Fe's major CO-OP grocery store is in the center of the neighborhood, as is Better Day coffee shop.

There is a bike / walking path that runs along the river for easy access to the center of Santa Fe.

Market Area

Santa Fe calls it self "The City Different" for good reason. Culturally diverse and fueled by the arts, this city offer endless opportunities for the mind and the body.

School District

City of Santa Fe public schools.


The house is one of eleven homes in a condominium association, operating in the spirit of cohousing.

The community started as a traditional cohousing group about eighteen years ago. In recent years it has evolved into more of a “pocket community”… families who share a bit of land with chickens, goats and an organic garden. The site feels rural, even though it is in the city.

Personal privacy is respected and the degree of participation is left up to each individual.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

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 Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Heat Exchanger
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Home Energy Ratings

Home Energy Rating System (HERS) -
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) Rating: 1.0

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Concrete
Roof Material Flat
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No

Property Website


Contact Information


Santa Fe, NM US

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