3991 Amistad Drive, Las Cruces, NM

This beautiful custom-built passive solar home at 3991 Amistad Drive sits on 1 acre of former farmland in a secluded 9 home development. This charming area is one of the greenest in Las Cruces, with tree lined streets and large grassy yards. Mesilla Park is partially surrounded by pecan orchards and farm land, nestled between the southern part of Las Cruces and the Town of Mesilla. You’ll find  a variety of home styles and sizes – no cookie cutter homes here!  The open living area in 3991 Amistad Drive has 15 ft ceilings with large clerestory windows bringing in natural light and warmth in the winter. The living and dining areas are separated by a designer fireplace. The home has custom cabinetry throughout. The sizable kitchen has a large island, walk-in pantry, and counter space galore. All four bedrooms have roomy walk-in closets and ceiling fans. The master bedroom has door to back patio. This home was newly painted inside and out in January 2019!

This home has beautiful xeriscaping in front and back. Lush native trees shade the covered front porch. Relax on the covered back patio, shaded during the afternoon, and enjoy an amazing view of the Organ Mountains. The garden is on the southeast side of the house offering shade for afternoon garden work. A private irrigation well waters the garden and lovely native trees/shrubs throughout the yard.

In addition to passive solar design, this home has many energy efficient and sustainable features, including 30″ insulation in the ceiling and 18″ in the walls. All interior walls have insulation for noise reduction.  Low E polyvinyl windows help to keep the heat out during the summer and in during the winter. The Thermoplastic Membrane (TPO) roof is less than 10 years old.

The neighborhood surrounding 3991 Amistad Drive maintains its rural feel with larger lot sizes and spacious yards, and farms and orchards all around. The encompassing land is majority farmland. The distance from the main road and absences of street lights ensure a clear view of the starry night sky. Covenants allow for horses and other livestock – all this and only 10 minutes from town!