Location

Tucked into the hillside approximately 9,900 feet above sea level in beautiful Taos Ski Valley

  • 1.5 miles and 400 feet elevation above the base area out of the dust and noise from traffic and construction.
  • Spectacular views include Kachina Peak, lower front side ski slopes and Bull of the Woods and Long Canyon hiking trails.
  • Southern and southwestern exposures provide passive solar heating and light for hours after the base area is in shadow.
  • The 0.44 acre lot backs up to Northside at Taos Ski Valley featuring hiking, mountain biking and snowshoeing. The top of the mine slide is a short 15 minute hike up the hill.
  • Wildlife seen on property included bears, big horn, bobcat, mule dear and ermine.

Construction

  • Completed in 2010 the ground floor construction is cast in place concrete, with two stories of super-insulated 2x6 frame construction on the finished concrete deck.
  • The first and second level floor surfaces are polished concrete with integral color and saw cut on a four by four foot grid.
  • The back of the foundation is over 16 feet high in places adding to the energy efficiency.
  • Designed by Willson+Willson Architects.
  • Certified by Build Green NM as a Gold Level Green Home in 2011 (it actually achieved Emerald in 4 out of 6 categories).
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Main House (3,300 square feet)

  • Great room with woodburning stove.
  • Kitchen featuring granite countertops; stainless steel sinks; Sub Zero, Wolf and Bosch appliances.
  • Large pantry with half freezer.
  • Guest bedroom with deck.
  • Guest bathroom.
  • Family room / office.
  • Additional bedroom / office.
  • Master suite with deck, walk in shower with two shower heads.
  • Loft suitable for office or additional sleeping area.
  • Custom maple cabinetry.
  • Concrete floors on the first and second level.
  • Tongue and groove bamboo flooring on stairs and third level.
  • Tongue and groove wood ceilings.
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Caretaker / Rental Apartment (400 square feet)

  • Zoned as separate unit suitable for rental.
  • Efficiency kitchen featuring granite counters, microwave with hood vent, two burner stove and half refrigerator.
  • Propane stove.
  • Bathroom with walk in shower.
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Heated Garage (850 square feet)

  • In floor radiant heat.
  • Two double height bays.
  • Elevated mezzanine with ample storage.
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Exterior Space

  • North side covered deck with hot tub.
  • South side sunny deck.
  • Off street parking for up to six cars.
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Mechanicals

  • Heat and hot water are provided by a highly efficient Polaris boiler.
  • Eight zone in floor radiant heating.
  • Annual propane usage is less than 1,000 gallons.
  • Water is from an on site well (220 feet deep, 12 gallons/minute).
  • Air quality is maintained by an air handler with heat exchanger.
  • Waste treatment is provided by an on site bio treatment system.
  • Wired smoke and CO alarms.
  • Security system (perimiter, smoke, CO, propane, freeze alarms)

Add solar electric on the south facing roof and you are off grid.

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