Santa Fe, New Mexico — Green Home For Sale

JUST REDUCED (was $445K) Beautiful 3-bedroom home with 3-car garage, fabulous landscaping, and dramatic views. Located in Eldorado at Santa Fe just 25 minutes from historic Santa Fe Plaza. Eldorado is a very active, desirable, artistic, and environmentally conscious community with many amenities.


Listing ID: 18007


  • Healthy Home

Annual Property Tax $2,830
Annual Utility Cost $1,400
Home Area 1,670 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 1.1 acres
Year Built 1999

Property Description

Interior Features\\\\r\\\\n• Entryway with skylight.\\\\r\\\\n• Five translucent skylights (allowing light, but not heat to enter) are strategically placed throughout the house to create a very bright and cheery atmosphere.rn• Several wall sconces and 2 lighted niches add charm to the house.rn• Hand made (some carved) wood cornices over most windows.rn• All existing window treatments (mostly blinds) stay with house.rn• Large windows in the family room overlook an expansive greenbelt and have an excellent view of the mountains.rn• Paddle ceiling fans in all three bedrooms and the family room.rn• Rustic hardwood floors in the master bedroom and family room. Neutral-color carpeting in the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms. Tile throughout the remainder of the house.rn• The family room has a 12 foot ceiling with large ceiling beams, kiva fireplace, large windows with a great view, track downlighting, and a ceiling fan.rn• Dining Room is bright and cheery.rn• Cheery kitchen has an abundance of cabinets, some with glass doors, Corrian countertop, eating bar, and skylight.rn• Kitchen appliances are in pristine condition – 1 year old. rn• A large, walk-in pantry is adjacent to the kitchen.rn• Laundry Room has numerous storage cabinets and a deep utility sink, plus exhaust fan.rn• The master bedroom contains a built-in office area with three windows and a door to the spacious patio at the back of the house. It also has two down lights in the ceiling above the desk. Rustic wood flooring.rn• The master bathroom has an oval jetted tub, two sinks with plenty of cabinet and counter space, an enclosed toilet area, and a comfortable shower stall. Beautiful tile work, hand made/carved cornices over window and mirror, and a skylight make this a very special master bath.rn• A whole-house water filter removes chlorine and other toxins from the community water supply.rn• Radiant Heat in floors – 3 zonesrn• TV, Internet: Choose between several providers – Comcast, Dish, Quest, etc.rn rnOutdoor living spacesrn• A covered porch at the main entrance provides a comfortable sitting area as well as protection from the weather.rn• Courtyard in the front of the house with stucco wall and entry gate – lovely, easy-care xeriscaped trees, bushes and flowers.rn• A small private patio accessible from the third bedroom with lilac bush, tree and schrubs.rn• The large patio at the back of the house is accessed via the dining room and the master bedroom. Patio is constructed of flagstone with a decorative sunburst pattern in the middle. It is separated from the outer yard by a low split-rail fence (graced by honeysuckle), and there are easy steps at each end of the patio which lead down to a terraced garden area, the cactus garden, and walkways to another remote bricked patio. This large patio also has an authentic horno (Native American adobe oven), fire pit, and small outdoor kiva fireplace. Patio is partially shaded by a pergola at one end.rn• A 400-square-foot area is fenced in with Coyote fencing behind the garage and adjacent to the kitchen.rn• Greenbelt and walking paths are accessible from the back yard making the lot feel much larger.rn• Easy access to many miles of walking trails and bike paths throughout the community.rnrn3-Car Garage / Workshoprn• The gravel driveway is lined with split-rail fence.rn• Finished garage is 840 square feet. rn• Abundant, clean storage cabinets in the garage.rn• Garage entry keypad, in addition to remote openers.rn• In addition to a large concrete parking pad across the front of all three garage bays, there is a gravel parking pad large enough for several vehicles.rn• One bay of the Garage has its own window, is separated by a wall with door, and makes a great workshop.rnrnLandscaping rn• Extensive landscaping is mostly xeriscaped with numerous trees, including an apple tree. Numerous perennials, groundcovers and flowering bushes are in bloom from early March to late fall. rn• A large cactus garden contains many varieties of cactus which bloom throughout the spring and summer months. rn• Rain barrels around the house provide water for the plants and treesrn• Water hydrants and outdoor faucets are strategically located around the exterior.rn• There is a fire hydrant on the road at the front of the property and a fire house less than 2 miles from the house.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

The house has proven itself to be very energy efficient. It is also fragrance free and we have used only all natural cleaning products. The central vac system avoids kicking up dust and having the vac exhaust in the house. The radiant floor heat warms the house without the noise, dust and other drawbacks of forced hot air heating. There is no industry or agriculture in the area and grass plots are limited to 100 square feet. We have only seen one home with grass and it is a small putting green. Since the norm is to leave the area around houses in a natural state there is minimal use of pesticides and fertilizers. A green belt trail is at the back edge of the property.


Neighborhood Description

Eldorado is a very active community of approximately 2700 homes on 1- to 2-acre lots adjoining parks and greenbelt areas - this provides additional privacy and gives the feeling of living on a much larger lot. Trails and paved bike paths wander throughout the greenbelts. The community also owns and maintains 4500 acres of wilderness preserve that is available to all residents for hiking and horseback riding. The community maintains stables where residents can board their horses. rnrnThere is a large community center with a swimming pool, tennis courts, a dog park, conference rooms, a hockey field and other amenities. The community has its own grocery store (which carries a variety of organic meats, dairy products, produce, and bulk foods at competitive prices), video store, coffee shop, sub shops, restaurants, flower shop, dog grooming, post office annex, pharmacy, gym, office spaces, doctors offices, dentist, and other health services including massage and accupuncture. A movie theater is under construction. There is a mini-storage facility where you can also store RVs, trailers and boats, an auto repair shop, a senior center, library, and elementary school. There is also a Montessori School. There are two playgrounds in Eldorado.rn rnSanta Fe is an easy 15-minute drive. Taos is 85 miles away, and Albuquerque is about 65 miles away. The main entrance to the community is less than 2 miles from Interstate 25 – (but the house is about 6 miles from I-25). An Amtrak Station is located in Lamy which is about 5 miles south of Eldorado just off of Route 285. The Santa Fe landfill is about 3 miles from Eldorado and there is an excellent vet less than a mile from the southern entrance. A gas station and convenience store is located directly across from the main entrance and a hardware store is about a half mile north of the main entrance. The home owner\\\\\\\'s Association is well established, reasonable, and responsive to the community needs. (We’ve had negative HOA experiences in the past, but have only positive things to say about the Eldorado HOA. The Community of Eldorado is about 20 years old, so the HOA is well established.) There are several firehouses in Eldorado and we have our own security guards who will check on your house while you are traveling for a minimal fee. The community center is available to residents for meetings and workshops.rnrnThere are hundreds of artists living in Eldorado and they have an open house tour of their studios one weekend every spring. People come from all over the area to experience this special opportunity.rnrnThere are also many people living in Eldorado who are Chemically Sensitive or otherwise environmentally ill. This has resulted in a general awareness of the problems associated with Environmental Illness.


Market Area

Santa Fe is a city of incredible beauty and charm. The Old Town area of the city provides a never ending social outlet with historic churches, fine hotels, native craftsman, fine dining, hundreds of art galleries, and a town plaza. Other parts of town provide all the modern conveniences of shopping malls, auto dealerships, restaurant chains, book stores, health food stores, fast food, electronics stores, and home centers. There are no high-rise buildings in Santa Fe and architectural guidelines are enforced to maintain its charm. The Santa Fe Ski Area is less than 30 minutes from downtown Santa Fe. The city supports a Whole Foods, Wild Oats, Trader Joe’s, Vitamin Cottage, an organic food Co-op, and several farmer’s markets. There are several fine museums in town that are free to resident seniors on Wednesdays and free to all residents on Sundays. The museums at “Museum Hill” surround a large courtyard that is used for a variety of festivals that often include free entertainment. It also has a restaurant with a great view of the city.rnrnCanyon Road in the Old Town part of town is famous for its art galleries and restaurants and is the scene of an annual Christmas tradition. The area is blocked off on Christmas Eve and accessible only by foot. The galleries are open and the entire area is decorated with luminaria and other regionally traditional decorations. Many locals consider this to be the highlight of the Christmas season.rnrnSanta Fe is famous for its open-air opera house that provides a wide variety of concerts and other entertainment during the summer months. There are a fair number of celebrities who have homes in the area. They include Alan Arkin, Gene Hackman, Julia Roberts, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Shirley MacLaine, Val Kilmer, Patrick Swayze, Jane Fonda, Ali McGraw, Gregg Braden, and Keanu Reeves.rnrnThere is a large and eclectic international outdoor market a short distance from the Opera House that is open Friday through Sunday during the warmer months. It is more a source of fine art and authentic treasures than cheap bargain items.


School District

Santa Fe


Community

Eldorado at Santa Fe


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level


Location of Home or Land

Suburban


Elevation of Home

Mountain


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum Yes

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Carpet
Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Flat
Window Material Other
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 3
Garage Area 840 sqft