Taos, New Mexico — Green Home For Sale

Light filled, comfortable, and well built, one of a kind 3 bedroom, 2 full bath passive solar, energy efficient bermed home on 3.27 acres with beautiful views. Open living, dining and kitchen area. Pantry and laundry room. Carport and storage areas.

Listing ID: 19622

  • Energy Efficient Home

Asking Price (USD) $259,000
Annual Property Tax $1,417
Annual Utility Cost $1,400
Home Area 1,788 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 3.3 acres
Year Built 1987

Property Description

Enjoy this quiet and spacious home. Comfortable temperatures all year round.
Solar heat warms the house through out the day, and wood stove provides comfort in the evening. We use about 2 cords of wood through out the winter. There is a propane central heating system which we have never needed/chosen to use. Propane for cooking and hot water. New double pane windows. Large pantry and laundry room. Master bedroom has private bath with bathtub, separate shower stall and double sinks. Also large walk in closet.
Private front yard. Amazing 360 degree view, enjoy the sunrises and sunsets. Privacy fencing, and carport with attached large storage/work areas. Enclosed small barn area with fencing for animals.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

It is passive solar and bermed.

Neighborhood Description

The house is in the Lower Las Colonias area which is approximately 6 miles west of the town of Taos.

Market Area

Taos is a tourist destination nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It is 90 minutes north of Santa Fe and 2.5 hours from Albuquerque, with an international airport. It is known for its year round outdoor activities, skiing, river rafting, hiking, climbing and fishing. The town abounds with art and cultural events, excellent restaurants and a great music scene.

School District

Taos Municipal School District.


The surrounding communities are Taos, Ranchos de Taos, and El Prado.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

Location of Home or Land


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 No

Interior Environment

Heating System Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Exterior Finish Plaster - Other
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Carpet
Roof Material Earth
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Carport Detached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 200 sqft