Five miles from the adorned Ojo Caliente mineral springs, this comfortable, passive solar home on 10 acres with privacy and 360 degree views in all directions, combines contemporary lines with traditional northern New Mexico building materials. Designed by an Award winning Santa Fe Owner/Architect, this home won the 2012 USGBC’s Award for best Water Conservation. It has 1,250 interior s.f. with two 300 s.f. porches, featuring Adobe exterior walls, interior and exterior adobe plaster, polished Flagstone counter-tops, recycled glass wall tile, polished tan concrete floors and 24 gauge metal roofing. Also incorporated into the design are “Green Building” rainwater catchment and grey-water irrigation systems. This beautiful home is located on the high desert plateaus of northern New Mexico at a 6,700 ft. elevation. The owner states “high desert temperature extremes were taken advantage of with the use of a traditional adobe construction and a passive solar design, which keeps the house cool in summer and warm in winter”. The use of traditional mud plaster helps blend the building into the surrounding high desert landscape. The building has one large studio space, with a full bathroom, closet and mechanical room. The property has reasonable protective covenants, and deeded easement access to the surrounding Carson National Forest for hiking, camping and horseback riding.