Extraordinary home on almost 5 acres on a high bluff in Raasaf Hills with breathtaking views of the Organ Mountains & Mesilla Valley! Main house is 2970 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, with several large spaces that easily flow into one another, allowing gatherings of up to 60 people. Alcoves & other architectural divisions create perfect hobby, studio or library spaces. The home is framed by a patio, courtyard, and porch, with a lovely garden area between main house and casita (which is 900 sf, with kitchen, bedroom, bath, & living room).
Designed for energy efficiency and sustainability, the home has reinforced cement walls & cement tile floors to provide thermal mass to reduce heating & cooling costs. Unique double roof with 2 layers of insulation & vents – lower steel ribbed panel roof gives it a modern industrial look. A 4.3 KW system of 20 solar panels powers this net zero energy home. A professional Home Energy Rating calculates energy savings of $4090 per year.
Built in 1979, home was renovated in 2012 to USGBC’s LEED Platinum standards. Renovation included new energy efficient windows throughout, LED lighting, water conservation measures, & ventilation upgrades for maximum indoor air quality. With numerous skylights, the home’s interior is filled with natural light, designed to use cross lighting and light “bouncing” to maintain pleasant natural lighting effects at different times of the day. An innovative system of “sun scoops” above the skylights actually directs more sun into the skylights in the winter and blocks direct sun in the summer.
The great room has 12′ ceilings with an eye-catching blue steel ceiling, multiple high-efficiency ceiling fans, and a fireplace with a pellet stove insert. It also features a large gallery suitable for display of artwork, and a media center, and extends outdoors through French doors to a beautiful courtyard, and to a large covered deck with panoramic views. The great room flows into two other flexible large spaces which can serve as a family room, game room, library, music room or whatever is needed.
The kitchen has a serving alcove open to the dining area, with countertop and cabinets for extended storage. Additional cabinets line the wall opposite the kitchen, providing display space above and storage below.
The primary bedroom suite has large windows to take in views of the Dona Anas, king-size built-in platform bed, built-in closets, generous bathroom, and laundry conveniently adjacent to a courtyard, convenient for drying outdoors.
A beautiful garden separates the main house from the casita, with French doors to access the garden from each. A cleverly hidden garden workshop is tucked in the wall between the main house and the casita.
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