Santa Fe, New Mexico — Green Home For Sale

Environmentally safe & attractive by architect Paula Baker. Bright, airy, big views. Brick & tile floors. Excellent condition, nontoxic. Office w/exterior entrance, waiting area. Computer/exercise area, dramatic entry. Abundant outside living space

Listing ID: 19641

  • Healthy Home

Asking Price (USD) $515,000
Annual Property Tax $3,202
Annual Utility Cost $4,200
Home Area 2,375 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Total Property Area 11 acres
Year Built 1998

Property Description

This house, designed and supervised during construction by architect Paula Baker as a chemically safe healthy building, was completed in 1998. It is located in beautiful Rancho Alegre subdivision (NO homeowner's association), just 20 minutes from Santa Fe. Bright and airy, with big views, clean air, and a quiet natural setting on 11 acres, the house is in excellent condition and has been maintained in a nontoxic manner. All electrical wiring is underground in our subdivision.

With 2375 heated sq. ft., this home includes 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, an office with exterior entrance with waiting area and half bath (could be studio/ library, etc.)and additional open spaces. There is ample storage area. Spacious portals and decks and a glass-enclosed sun-room off the kitchen. Large 2-car garage and magnificent mountain views.

This passive solar home includes a multi-flow recycled water system, an evaporative cooler, radiant heating (powered by propane – the tank is approximately 20 feet from the far side of the garage, away from the living space) with brick and tile flooring. The heater is new as of Oct. 2011, and there are 5 heating zones. There is an over-sized 2 car garage. Access to the mechanical room is from the garage.

In addition, there are 2 sets of large, built-in bookshelves, nichos, bancos, plaster finishes in the common areas, skylights, exposed vigas in living room, a large fireplace (living/dining room), double pane windows, an alarm system, and a hard-wired internet high speed line.

The immediate surroundings are xeriscaped for a NM desert environment, and there is wiring in place for a hot tub.

A feng shui expert was consulted as part of the building process.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

There is a Multi-Flow water recycling system which purifies all waste-water from the house so that it can be safely used for irrigation purposes. Energy-efficient radiant heating throughout. Setting would also be perfect for photovoltaic system and/or solar water heating. Electricity is purchased through local utility from company that ensures that 100% of the home’s electricity is produced by renewable wind and solar farms.

Neighborhood Description

Semi-rural, rolling hills, arroyos, mountain views, approximately 50 homes in our subdivision, each on a minimum of 10 acres. 5-10 minutes from a neat restaurant, gas station & convenience stores, fire station and the Turquoise Trail Charter School. Also close to Cerrillos Hills State Park and the art village of Madrid. Just 20 minutes from Santa Fe, perfectly situated in Santa Fe County and under an hour's drive to Albuquerque.

Market Area

Santa Fe, the state capital of New Mexico, is widely known for its art, culture, museums, theatre, and intellectual life, outdoor recreation, dining experiences, special events such as Indian Market, Spanish Market, and the International Folk Art Festival. Also, its moderate climate, easy access to Albuquerque, Taos and surrounding areas, including national and state monuments and parks. Rated #1 in best air quality in the U.S., and consistently in the top 10 for foodies, art, and places to live

School District

10 minutes from Santa Fe Turquoise Trail Charter School. Within Santa Fe itself, private schools abound along with the public school system. There are also colleges and universities.


Our local Rancho Alegre Community - Quiet, peaceful, pleasant neighbors, beautiful surroundings. Hiking right outside your door, big sky and great views. Book club and other cultulral events.

Santa Fe community - see above

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

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Elevation of Home


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 Fireplace
Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Passive
Cooling System Swamp Cooler
Ventilation System Part of Cooling System
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Other
Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Other
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 473 sqft