Big Sage – Architect-Built Off Grid Retreat – Price Reduced!

679,000  200 acres  Fred Black 

PRICE REDUCED! Attention to detail and superb craftsmanship are hallmarks of this northern New Mexico solar and off-grid ranch house. At 7,700 feet elevation, it is safe and secure on 200 acres of piñon, juniper, and sagebrush, and bordered on the north and south by Carson National Forest.

Designed and lovingly hand-built by a licensed architect, this immaculate house is 2,258 square feet, has 25 inch thick adobe walls surrounded by 2×6 insulated stud walls, with double paned wood windows, making it snug and warm during the winter and cool in the summer. The pro panel metal pitched roof provides all-weather durability. Ground floors are brick on slab-on-grade. Upstairs floors are 3/4 inch sold oak.

The spacious kitchen has ample Kraft-Maid maple cabinets with Corian countertops, a Waterford wood burning cookstove, Summit electric refrigerator, and a propane cook top. Satellite internet and television keep you in touch with the world. A washer and dryer are located in the oversized, finished and insulated 2 car garage. A 70 square foot redwood greenhouse attached to the garage is a great place to start vegetables and flowers in the spring.

A 1,200 foot deep private well produces five gallons per minute with its own solar-electric system. Two 3,000 gallon storage tanks insure an ample supply of water for inside and outside use. Hot water is provided by an Aquastar on-demand propane water heater with solar-assist.

The house and well are hidden from public view by the piñon-juniper forest on the western 80 acres and firewood can be sourced anywhere on the property. The high sagebrush and forest provides perfect habitat for mule deer and the herds of elk native to this area.

The 200 acres is comprised of five lots of roughly 40 acres each. 4 of the 5 lots have access to electrical service, should you choose to develop them separately. Covenants provide for five horses per 40 acre lot for private use.

Electrical service on two sides of the property allows this off-grid home to be easily transformed into a grid-tie system offering the option of selling electricity back to the electrical coop.

Property taxes for 2017 were $2346.53. The Servilleta Subdivision has no Home Owners Association.

This extraordinary property is the perfect combination of privacy and open space, while still providing access to all that northern New Mexico and southern Colorado has to offer.