Green Homes for Sale - Magdalena, New Mexico Green Home

Magdalena, New Mexico — Green Home For Sale

Enjoy a custom built 4 bedroom 21/2 bath off-grid with modern conveniences home on 60 acres in West Central NM. The Property borders the National Forest with Elk, Deer and all manner of wildlife at the base of the 10,783 ft Magdalena Mountains.

Listing ID: 20503

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Off the Grid
  • Solar - Photovoltaic
Annual Property Tax $2,235
Annual Utility Cost $
Home Area 2,973 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Total Property Area 60.3 acres
Year Built 2007

Property Description

Explore the heavens at night and enjoy some of the darkest skies in New Mexico and the United States. Watch herds of elk and all manner of abundant wildlife year round in this quiet sanctuary. Watch sunsets each and every season from your back portal. Enjoy a cool, north facing lawn and garden in your front courtyard all summer. Fruit trees grow in the small, east facing courtyard, right beyond the kitchen's screened-in back porch. This 60 acre ranch borders the Cibola National Forest to the east and is situated at the bottom of the 10,783 ft. Magdalena Mountains. To the south, west and north, enjoy miles and miles of unobstructed views! The property is fenced and cross-fenced for livestock. The 36 X 36 sq. ft. barn is perfect with 5 12 X 12 stalls and a 12 X 12 tack room. A secure fence surrounds approximately 3+ acres around the house to keep domestic pets safe and happy. This 3000 sq. ft. custom house built in 2007, is a 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home. You are "off-the-grid" and generate your own electricity. Bonuses include a huge walk-in master shower and walk-in soaking tub, walk-in master closet, 9 ft. ceilings, a library, a designated office with project work space, separate laundry room, large pantry, a "broom closet", as well as, numerous other closets and storage built-ins, (including a "cedar-lined" closet), and 3 covered porches. Conveniences include a Beam Central Vacuum System and continually circulating hot water to each part of the house. The living room/dining area contains a soapstone wood stove used to heat the home but as back up, the house can utilize the baseboard heating system with 5 zones throughout the house. This home is "move in ready" with a refrigerator, dishwasher, stove/oven, microwave, washer/dryer, and large freezer in the 2 car garage - the furniture can stay with the house, if desired.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

This home is an independent Wind and Solar Photovoltaic Powered home. The home power system is a 48 volt system with 100 Amp AC service to the house. It is powered by 8 Solar Panels on a Zomeworks Passive Solar Tracker. Additionally, the home has a wind turbine with a maximum output of 1000 watts. As an emergency backup the home has a Onan 12000 propane generator configured to automatically start in the event of low voltage at the home. The home utilizes a Xantrex Inverter/Charger, Xantrex Solar Charge Controller, control panel and battery monitor as well as an automatic generator start module. The home has a propane baseboard heating system, but the primary heat for the home is a Hearthstone soapstone wood stove. A south facing portal allows for passive solar heating in the winter. The well has a separate solar system and pumps water into a 5000 gallon storage tank.

Neighborhood Description

This is primarily a ranch based/agricultural area due to the high quality of the native grasses here so other homes and "neighbors" near this ranch are few and far between! Most striking perhaps when describing the immediate neighborhood is the prominent "Cowboy" and "Old West" atmosphere that sets the tone for this area outside Magdalena. This is the place where cowboys and artists and "high tech" friends and neighbors mix beautifully!

Market Area

The Village of Magdalena is an approximately 15 minute drive from this home. The village boasts of a health clinic, several stores, 2 gas stations, several restaurants, a coffee bar, a public library, a senior center, The Magdalena Samaritan Center and Food Pantry, a volunteer fire department, a Marshals Office, and numerous art galleries and vintage/antique shops.

School District

The Magdalena Municipal School District is located in the Village of Magdalena and offers education to area students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The Village of Magdalena also proudly supports "The Kid's Science Cafe," and located in nearby Socorro, about 26 miles from Magdalena, is host to one of the top universities in the United States, The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.


Besides the obvious climbing, hiking and mountaineering opportunities this area affords, the Magdalena experience also includes: rodeo, old frontier festivals, The Very Large Array Radio Telescope Facility, The Magdalena Ridge Observatory, The Langmuir Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, The Magdalena Astronomical Society, The Enchanted Skies Star Party, The Astronomical Lyceum, The Fiber Arts Guild, and an emerging art mecca, on par with other renowned art communities found in Santa Fe/Taos.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

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Elevation of Home


Building Details

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 Other
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Swamp Cooler
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum Yes

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint No VOC
Floor Material Carpet
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 594 sqft