Green Homes for Sale - Palisade, Colorado Green Home

Palisade, Colorado — Green Home For Sale

Authentic adobe passive solar home in the Sobre del Rio neighborhood with views of Grand Mesa cliffs and near Peach Orchards and Vineyards. Interior features bancos,kiva fireplace, vigas, latillas, carved lintels, and curved wooden doors.

Listing ID: 19712

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Adobe
Annual Property Tax $1,365
Annual Utility Cost $1,600
Home Area 1,703 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 1.7 acres
Year Built 1991

Property Description

This authentic adobe passive solar house is located near the orchards and vineyards of East Orchard Mesa. Designed by an architect, the house was built with adobe bricks from Arizona. The interior is graced with vigas, latillas, carved lintels, a wood burning kiva firplace, curved wooden doors and 8 inch deep wooden sills on the south facing windows. A natural gas ceramic stove provides back-up heat in the winter. There is an adobe wall surrounding the front of the property and the 1.65 acres are irrigated by the Colorado River.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

The house is passive solar and built with adobe bricks - even the two car garage.
Extensive bancos, brick and tile floors serve as a heat sink.
Faces south with 15 ground level windows and in addition clear-story windows provide heat and light to the 3 bedrooms.
An efficient natural gas ceramic stove provides back up heat and ceiling fans in the bedrooms circulate air.
The house is quiet and dust free.
24 foot sun room

Neighborhood Description

The house is in the Sobre del Rio neighborhood above the Colorado river near orchards and vineyards. It is a quiet neighborhood with no through streets surrounded by the cliffs of the Grand Mesa. The town of Palisade is a charming 100 year old village with views of the Book Cliffs and offers summer farmer's markets, festivals, art galleries and restaurants.

Market Area

Palisade is a 100 year old agricultural community famous for it's peaches and becoming famous for it's vineyards and wine.

School District

Palisade has it's own Elementary School, Junior High and High School.


Palisade is 30 minutes from the tall pine forests of the Grand Mesa and one hour from PowderHorn Ski Area. You can float or fish the Colorado River and drive 30 minutes to see the spectacular scenery of the Colorado National Monumnent. The area is a paradise for people who love the outdoors.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Solar - Passive
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Adobe
Exterior Finish Masonry
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Tile
Roof Material Flat
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 500 sqft