Cerrillos, New Mexico

Augmented earthship design, solid, comfortable home, 4000 sq. ft. incl. guest house, 120 beautiful acres, fenced, gated, private,fully self sustainable living. Solar and wind powered, 20,000 + gallons rain catchment per, indoor year round green house

Healthy Home Rammed Earth Straw bale Off the Grid Photovoltaic (PV) Solar - Photovoltaic
$749,000 Asking Price (USD)
$1,850 Annual Property Tax
$2,100 Annual Utility Cost
4,000 Square Feet
3 / 3½ Beds / Baths
23 acres Lot Size
2002 Year Built

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What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Ravenswatch is a non-traditonal earth ship as it has high ceilings, a second floor master suite,plenty of natural lighting, and is built as much for luxury, peace and comfort as it is out of respect for the land upon which we live. The walls have a thermal value higher than any traditional building practice allowing for natural seasonal heating or cooling. Some of the exterior walls, in addition to rammed earth tires comprising the majority of walls, are constructed with straw bales, or adobe bricks created from the very soil upon which Ravenswatch is built. It is chemical free and utterly self-sustaining.

Property Description

Large, beautiful, private home and 900 sq. ft. guest house on 120 acres, solar and wind powered, artistically and expertly designed and built by the owners. This uniquely sophisticated and comfortable home is a roomy, comfortable, family paradise just 45 minutes from Santa Fe, an hour from Albuquerque, and minutes to the artist community of Madrid. Beautifully and xerically landscaped, includes passive solar design, optimal rain catchment systems, breathtaking 360 degree views. Very private, fully fenced and gated. High beamed ceilings throughout, large and well-designed kitchen, living room with Rumford fireplace, office/library, wide oak planked stairway to upstairs balcony and master suite/master bath/big walk-in closet,laundry room/ large foyer with loft sleeping area and rock waterfall, kitchen/dining room with indoor year round green house from passive solar south facing windows, loft bedroom off kitchen, three bathrooms with clawfoot tubs and kiva fireplace in bath off kitchen, three outdoor porticos. There are many other wonderful touches, broth practical and artistic, inside and out. Augmented earthship design and construction, self-sustainable living, solidly built with high thermal value, evincing a deep respect for the earth. Adjacent to BLM land, large adjacent acreage available as well. This could be a wonderful retreat, , horse or cattle or wildlife facility, artist haven, rehabilitation site, or simply, as it was created, a wonderful family homestead. Come see a true piece of heaven in the high desert near Santa Fe.

Neighborhood Description

The "neighborhood" is a wide open vista of mountain ranges, plains, hills, the Galisteo basin, hundreds of adjacent BLM acres, indigenous and migratory birds, a neighbor's rooftop barely visible some 2 miles away, quiet, calm, restful, an oasis of beautiful skies, sunrises and sunsets that change the color of the landscape sometimes hour by hour.

Market Area

Our home is within 15 minutes of the artist community of Madrid, NM, 30 minutes from historic Santa Fe, one hour from Albuquerque. We are surrounded by the Sandia, Jemez, Sangre de Cristo, and Ortiz Mountain Ranges, and the Cerrillos Hills on the Turquoise Trail, with stunning 360 degree views year round, every single day.

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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 Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Geothermal
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Photovoltaic (PV)
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Other

Construction Information

Construction Type Rammed Earth
Straw bale
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint Plant Based
Floor Material Other
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No

Contact Seller

Thomas Wimber

Listing ID: 19426