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6207 Old Cavern Hwy, Carlsbad, New Mexico

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Two story territorial adobe on five acres, elegant arches, loft, etc. Located in SE NM. Mexico
Green HomeAdobe
$1,300Annual Property Tax
4,750Square Feet
5 / 2Beds / Baths
217800.00 sqftLot Size
2000Year Built

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What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

All authentic adobe, with 16" thick exterior walls (14" adobe plus 2" powerfoam insulation). Vinyl, double-pane energy effecient windows with 11 ceiling fans strategically located throughout the house. At night, if the windows are opened, then closed the next morning, the interior temperature of the house is such that the cooling units never engage. During one partcularly hot month, the electric bill for this house was only $81.00 (that\'s with two five ton heat pumps!). Interior custom cabinets are made of grade one maple. Sculptured cement floors add to the cooling effect. During the winter, fires built in the two authentic Rumford fireplaces provide more than adequate heat for the great room and master bedroom. Even though the heat pumps adequately maintain heat in the house, adding small radiant heaters, for individual comfort, in auxillary bedrooms significantly lowers monthly winter electric bills. If managed correctly, the adobe construction of this house more than compensates for it\'s size in regards to heating and cooling.

Property Description

The price has been reduced to an unbelievable low considering the construction and location of this home. This property is priced to sell with immediate equity!! This beautiful Territorial style authentic adobe is located on a 5 acre lot on a remote corner of a 160 acre alfalfa farm. This house has 16" thick exterior walls with the majority of interior walls composed of authentic adobe. Elegant, hand made adobe arches compliment the interior passages between rooms. Two authentic Rumford fireplaces are situated within (one in the great room and the other in the master bedroom). The fireplace in the great room has a firebox that is over 4\' tall and heats the room and upstairs nicely during the infrequent cold snaps of the desert southwest. The upstairs is over 2,000 square feet and is designed as an open loft. Custom cabinets with original tala-vera tile accents the kitchen and bathrooms. Floors are sculpured concrete (cobblestone/flagstone), tile, or carpet (in the bedrooms). All interior ceilings are rustic/rough pine or logs. The ceiling in the great room is 21\'10" tall. This house can be modified into as many as eight bedrooms. Four large storage/coat closets, in addition to large walk-in closets in every bedroom, provide more than adequate storage for most any family. A newly constructed 1/2 mile maintained road leads to the property affording seclusion, privacy, and quiet evenings. Alfalfa fields that surround the property usually lower the ambient temperature by over 10 degrees. Abundant wildlife occupies the yard and surrounding area. This house would make an excellent candidate for a bed and breakfast or Executive Retreat and is great for horses and other livestock. Large back porch (10\' x 81\') provides for gatherings, bar-b-ques, etc. The large master bath has a 64 square foot custom shower plus a jacuzzi tub big enough for the entire family. Imagine living in the desert and paying less than 100 dollars monthly to cool nearly 5000 square feet during the hottest months of the summer. There is no danger of brush fire, mudslide, or other natural disasters...only the peace, quiet, and tranquility of the Chihuahuan Desert.

Neighborhood Description

There is no neighborhood as this house is situated on a remote corner of a 160 acre alfalfa farm.

Market Area

Carlsbad is a city of approximately 25,000 situated in Southeast New Mexico. The surrounding terrain is a mix of Chihuahuan Desert and short grass prairie. This is an outdoorsmans\' paradise as the area boasts more than 3 million acres of public land including the Lincoln National Forest and two national parks (Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains). Hunting, bird watching, hiking, and camping are here for the enthusiast. Carlsbad is within a 2 1/2 hour drive of two international airports. As the DOE and BLM have field offices here, there is a great deal of scientific influence in the area, both in community development and municipal education. Carlsbad has a river walk and two golf courses. Water recreation is available on the city river area (Pecos River) as well as three other lakes within a twenty minute drive in either of two directions.

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Carlsbad Municipal


Carlsbad, NM

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Air Quality

Agriculture in Areayes
Industry in Areano
Air Pollution in Areano
Pesticide Freeyes
Fragrance Freeyes
Cleaned with Green Productsyes

Interior Environment

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Forced Air - Heat Pump
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High Efficiency Heat Pump
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Whole House Filtration
Whole House Vacuumno

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Construction Information

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Earthen Plaster
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Plant Based
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Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
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Cotton Batt

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Garage / Carportno
Garage Typeattached

Listing ID : 17876