11 Turkey Springs Rd
NET ZERO SUSTAINABILITY
Designed to capture the sun and inspirational natural beauty. Escape to the bounty of this private location tucked away on 30 acres in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains above Valdez, NM. This 5,000+ sq ft passive solar homestead, created by an artist and an engineer and completed in 2000, is extremely efficient and ideal for fueling creativity with ample makers spaces.
The open architecture and floor plan of the main house exudes rustic elegance. Large master suite with library, enchanting master bath with claw foot tub and walk in shower. The country kitchen features flip of the switch well or catchment water at the large farm sink. River rock walled living room with wood stove provides serenity. Sprawling, open upstairs multi-use rooms with views to Pedernal and the San Juan Mountains to the West, Sangre de Cristo Range to the east, the Rio Grande Valley and Mt. Taylor beyond Taos to the South.
Detached artist and design studio offers abundant light with an entire southeast wall of windows. French doors to the outside provide fresh air and more work space. Hand pressed tin ceiling adds to the creativity within the space. Guest quarters offer a charming bedroom and bathroom just steps from main house.
Grow your own food year round in the solar greenhouse. Store the home grown goodness in root cellar with bonus fireproof, ventilated safe room. Enjoy the outdoors with easy backdoor mountain trail access. Hike, bike, snowshoe, ride horseback from your back door. Ski the World-Famous Taos Ski Valley just a quick 20 minute drive.
Net zero design means the house gives more than it takes by use of southern orientation, solar panels, trombe walls, thick pumicecrete first floor walls, straw bale second floor walls and adobe interior walls. The artist studio, guest quarters and solar greenhouse are built of recycled RASTRA. From an energy and construction perspective the structures are LEED comparable. Electrically, the home is grid tied but can switch to the off-grid/solar/battery mode when desired.
Careful forestry management for fire protection over many years, meeting USFS standards throughout the 30 acres. Firebreaks around the home can also serve as a helicopter landing area. The land may be further divided.
This forested haven combines ecological sensitivity, creator spaces and autonomous mountain living.
Agent: Kristine Wood
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Area: North - VALDEZ NORTH (49B)
Listing Status: Active
Bedrooms: 1 / Bathrooms: 1