Montrose, Colorado

Ouray County Colorado off the grid, 40 forested acre multi-building config, 2400 sqft strawbale one level home, 3 car garage, Barn, two room concrete underground "root cellar", concrete building matrix for water production, battery farm, generator.

Accessible Home Energy Efficient Home Green Home GreenBuilt Home Healthy Home Natural Home Sustainable Home Straw bale Off the Grid Solar - Photovoltaic
$1,250,000 Asking Price (USD)
$1,900 Annual Property Tax
$1,000 Annual Utility Cost
2,400 Square Feet
3 / 2 Beds / Baths
40 acres Lot Size
2008 Year Built
Single Family Property Type

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Engineered straw bale one level construction with dual pane wood windows throughout all with Duette insulated blinds. Home construction used recyced fabric (denim batt) insulation and has all electrical wiring in shielded conduit with no need for grid back up and has two filtered outside-in fresh air systems with three core adobe walls for passive heat and cooling.

Property Description

As a qualifier this website requires a declaration of asking price. We would like to think of the actual selling price as "Fair Market Value". With $1.6 vested in development and Construction costs. If you do your research and come to us with a feature by feature comparison we are open to talk FMV. Newer Construction 18" thick Straw bale/stucco airtight design at the center of a sustainable complex of buildings, metal roofing on all structures, 3bd, 2ba, 3 car detached garage w/openers, granite throughout, deer fenced garden, RV Barn/shop, 40 forested acres, 2 sides BLM, 10 gpm well with commercial RO blending system with 5000 gal storage cisterns, 7000 ft elevation, 3.8 kw redundant inverted 48v solar system with Onan Genset auto backup, 1500 gals propane buried in owned tanks, passive solar water heating with radiant multi zone floor heat, 2 septic systems, Hearthstone stove, small guest cabin, concrete two room buried "Bunker", small collection pond, many types of game (hunting area 62), multi out buildings and gated private end of road entry. This property is located at a lower elevation in the heart of Ouray County Colorado 90 mi to Durango, 60 mi Telluride, 30 mi Ouray, 20 mi Ridgway, 12 mi So. Montrose, Colorado and 20 miles to Montrose Regional Airport and 140 mi to Aspen. Property shown to pre-qualified interests by appointment only, This is a sustainable engineered up scale property for uncompromised "off the grid" living with $1.6m invested in infrastructure development. Bluray/DVD with more pictures is available upon request. Seller would like to sell as "walk away" furnished with RVs, ATVs, plows, chippers and equipment negotiable.rnrnNote: Sellers will carry paper for qualified buyer with large down payment.rnAlso as per Colorado law this property would serve very well as a Cannabis operation with end of road gated privacy, Off The Grid, 10 gal/min well, small pond, drip systems and raised beds already in, secured underground and humidity controllable storage and drying, 9 bldg compound, 2 offices, 2 separate phone and internet locations.

Neighborhood Description

Rural large parcel Mesa with paved road to access road and private drive. Multi resident 1/2 mi access road with 1/4 mi shared drive with one neighbor and 1/4 mi private gated dead end road at residence. Views are of Cimmarrons and San Juan mountain ranges with farm river bottom parcels between this property and town. Cornerstone Golf is 2 miles up the road and general area are large ticket ranches such as Double RL (Ralph Lauren), Sleeping Indian and Little Papoose ranches to the south.

Market Area

Montrose Colorado is the largest and closest town at 12 mi distance to big box stores like Wal-Mart, Target, JC Penny, Sports Authority, Natural Grocers, Safeway and City Market (Kroger) grocers and 20 mi to Montrose Regional Airport or 90 miles to Grand Junction or Durango Airports.

School District

Montrose/Ouray School DistrictrnI do not have children of school age and do not know much about the system but believe Montrose is closer and I do see Montrose School buses on paved access road.


Typical Colorado mountain towns abound for camping, fishing, hunting, ATV/Jeeping, bicycling and sight seeing via Gunnison (Blue Mesa Res), Telluride, Silverton, Ouray (ice climbing) and Moab as well as Durango with Northern New Mexico, Aztec, Farmington and Navajo Dam and the number one tail water fishery San Juan River just 3 hrs south. To the North 4 1/2 hrs is the 99 mile long Flaming Gorge dam and the world class Green River. Montrose appears to be evenly split into farming and retirees.

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products No

Interior Environment

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

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Tile
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Recycled Denim Batt

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 3
Garage Area 865 sqft

Contact Information

Larry Mercer

214 Harmony Way
Montrose , US 81403 US

Listing ID: 19614