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a piece of Taos Real Estate. A truly unique adobe solar house
designed with castle architecture.
This earth friendly house is lavishly appointed with several green
features and is wheelchair accessible. Take advantage of this
opportunity to live in an extraordinary Taos New Mexico real estate
in 2005, Solar Castle is designed and oriented to capture the
maximum winter passive solar heat and is protected from the north
by a large earthen berm. Electricity is provided by 2.6Kw of solar
and wind power connected with an intertie system to the grid.
Six solar hot water panels are used for domestic hot water and
radiant floor heating with a propane back up. An independent power
system works to keep utility bills to a minimum.
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• 4200 sq. ft.
• 3 bedrooms
• 2.5 bathrooms
• Radiant floor heating
• Massive adobe walls
• Outdoor garden
• Separate grey water system
• 5100 gallon rainwater catchment
principles have been employed since 2000 to reclaim much of
the 6.6 acre property. Many trees in a meadow-like setting provide
shade, tranquility and wildlife habitat. An adobe wall encloses
a vegetable garden that is ideal for an amateur gardener while
a fenced garden next to the castle provides flowers and bird
life. Close by this Taos real estate property, the Rio Grande
Gorge offers hot springs, fishing and a beach with golden eagles