Newly built by architect/owner this 900 s.f. Eco dwelling made of weathering steel and stone lives large right on the Taos de Fernando river*, in a grove of 100 year old cottonwood and willow trees. Located just 3 miles from Taos, near hiking trails and ski areas, great restaurants, galleries and museums of Taos, enjoy the sound of the river just out the door. A large 12' x 20' stone deck with new spa is just 5' from the water's edge . The high 10' vaulted ceilings high windows let the sun and forest views in. Experience the latest in technology with 2 HDTVs, with Blu Ray DVD, wireless Internet and video, electric Zen fireplace, and warm radiant tile floors. Custom woodwork & cabinets built by the owner's son reflect the water theme with elegant inlay designs and are topped by black honed granite. Ideal for a get away for a couple or two, with bedrooms/ baths at opposite ends of the house. If more beds are needed check out our listing 209546 just 1/4 mile away with 3BRs and 2BA, 2000 s.
Construction Details: Since the property is in a sensitive ecological area next to the Taos de Fernando River, water conservation and protection is of primary concern. Note; river is seasonal and flow may vary. Every plumbing fixture is water efficient, from high end Toto dual flush toilets to sensor faucets in the bathrooms and kitchen. We keep track of water usage with our water meter and have saved 1000's of gallons of water. We averaged with help of our guests just 30 gallons/day indoor water use vs. a national average of 94 gallons/day/person* (American Water Works Assoc.)
The house is green built with zero VOC paints and materials, energy efficient insulation, appliances and heating system. The house is tiled throughout with in the latest in floor electric heat, which is energy efficient and comfortable. Objects in the rooms are heated and your are comfortable with the heat set at a lower temperature. We also recycle all our trash in special recycling bins.
Location details: Located just 3 miles from Taos, NM. Great restaurants, more than 75 art galleries, 4 museums, Taos Pueblo, numerous shops, great live music and arts programs. Great skiing is just 35-40 minutes away. Hiking trails nearby in Carson National Forest with pinion pine forests. River rafting, fishing, and mountain biking in the late spring and summer months. !
Nearby large guest house also available: If more beds and a larger house is needed check out our listing 'Retreat at Rancho Canyon' 209546 just 1/4 mile away with 3BRs and 2BA, 2000 s.f. This can be rented in combination with the Rio house to accomodate larger groups and family reunions.
My wife and I have enjoyed Taos for much of our 39 years of marriage. We built a home in Taos in 2000 and now have completed another creative collaboration- a new 2BR rental house on the Taos river.
We chose to design and build our second house in Taos because we love the area so much- the natural beauty of the forest, river and high desert environment are exceptional. We enjoy creating inviting and comfortable living spaces that take advantage of the natural views and features available.