Sotheby's International Realty ®
Unique "Earth Sheltered Passive Solar Home" offered for sale. Built by the renowned Pittman Brothers using quality materials, craftsmanship and an eye for integration with the natural surroundings, this property has much to offer buyers seeking a sustainable home for the 21st Century. The house is filled with light in the winter, and uses cross ventilation, convection and shading in the summer months for cooling. The 12" filled block and cast concrete exterior walls, and adobe or cast concrete with stone interior walls, contribute to this self-sustaining structure with minimal utility costs. The home is situated for maximum solar gain. There is a separate passive solar studio/guest house with full bath, bedroom, and direct entry from the 2 car garage. The landscaping is significant with perennial gardens, a flowing mosaic of stone and brick pathways, terraces and retaining walls leading to a swimming pool and sauna complex. A 1,500 gallon rainwater catchment system provides additional water for the gardens. Additional features include plaster, mud and stone walls, oversize vigas, straight on views to the Ortiz and Sandias, a carport at the entry. The home is located on 6.149 acres at the end of the shared with 2 other properties driveway allowing maximum privacy. Conveniently located a 30 minute drive from Santa Fe. This is a very special offering, homes of this type and caliber rarely come on the market!
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