Santa Fe, New Mexico — Green Home For Sale

3 bdrm, 2 full baths, house plus 2 bdrm guest house built by and for chemically sensitive person. Present owner recovered fully from MCS (with EMF sensitivity) during the first several years of living in house.

Listing ID: 19461

  • Green Home
  • For Lease

Asking Price (USD) $434,900
Annual Property Tax $4,158
Annual Utility Cost $5,000
Home Area 3,000 sq ft
Bedrooms 5
Total Property Area 7 acres
Year Built 1983

Property Description

The house faces southwest on seven acres of a downhill slope in the Sangre de Cristo mountains about 10 miles southeast of Santa Fe, NM. There is no local industry or agriculture, and the house is one mile from and 800 feet above regular vehicular traffic. A 4WD vehicle with snow tires is required from November through April. Snow is ploughed and scoria spread by the community association within 24 hours of an obstructive snowfall. The site is magnificent with views to the south and west of up to 100 miles. Because of the very low humidity, air conditioning is not necessary. All of the renovations by the present owners have featured non-toxic materials sold by or recommended by the American Environmental Health Foundation or have been listed in Prescriptions for a Healthy House.

The architect-designed main house features on the first level a foyer with laundry area (European washer and dryer) and full bath. Five steps down leads to a great room with a cathedral ceiling, a stone fireplace with enclosed stove, built-in bookcases with glass sliding doors, living room, dining area, and kitchen. Large windows provide mountain views. Additional rooms include a bedroom or office as well as a sun room that opens to an outside deck. The master bedroom and bath are on the second level down with another bedroom. Master bath features a large tub and a separate stall shower that has a steam bath built in. Mechanical cellar on same level houses water heater, water softener, water system pump, and American washer and dryer.

Two-story guest house includes living/dining area, stone fireplace with glass doors, full kitchen, and full bath on the first level. Upstairs level features large bedroom, small bedroom with Heavenly Heat glass and poplar sauna, half bath with European washer and dryer.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

The main house was built by and for a chemically sensitive person who was also sensitive to electromagnetic fields. The house features slate or tile floors, BioShield paints, and AFM stains and sealers. Foil-lined insulation within the walls of the main house provides a barrier to outgassing chemicals and a buffer for most against electromagnetic fields. Water comes from a well shared with three other properties. Holding tanks are stainless steel and zinc-coated. Only less toxic Seventh Generation Free and Clear cleaning products have been used in the house.

Neighborhood Description

The property is located in the Overlook I community and is governed by the covenants and restrictions of the Overlook Homes Association. Association dues are currently $700 a year.

Market Area

The property is 10 miles south east of the city of Santa Fe and 28 miles from the Santa Fe ski basin, a popular tourist ski site. Santa Fe is home to many artists and art dealers and hosts the annual Indian Market, which attracts visitors from all over the world, as well as many other art and performing arts events each year. The Santa Fe Opera Company attracts world-renowned performers.

School District

Santa Fe


Overlook I

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 Electric Radiant
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint AFM
Plant Based
Floor Material Other
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Other
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No