Arroyo Park, Taos New Mexico
Located only three miles from downtown Taos, New Mexico located in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains is the master planned green community of Arroyo Park. This fifty four acre sustainable community consists of thirty five hand crafted custom homes constructed using sustainable architecture. Select homes are constructed using renewable energy and natural low VOC green building materials. Thirty acres of this fifty four acre community is dedicated to open green space controlled by a conservation easement thereby eliminating future development. Residents can enjoy hiking trails, scenic views, a natural stream bisecting the property and diverse wildlife viewing. The population density of Taos county is less than ten people living in each square mile compared to the national average of over seventy five people living in each square mile. This lower population density effects the outdoor air quality for all residents as there is zero pollution.
Many of the sustainable hand crafted homes are constructed to national LEED certification. Select items include:
1. Passive solar heat radiating from the solarium.
2. Walls constructed of indigenous pumice volcanic rock.
3. Low E value dual pane windows
4. Renewable energy systems constructed into each sustainable home.
5. Energy efficient radiant flooring.
6. Colored dyed concrete floors and wool carpets.
7. Indoor water conservation fixtures. toilets, sinks, faucets.
8. Non allergenic materials and low indoor VOC materials effecting improved indoor air quality.
Additional custom features available can include a roof top photovoltaic system for your sustainable home. A kiva fireplace for the master bedroom.
There are 20 home lots available for construction of green condos and green townhomes adjacent to open natural green space. Nine larger home lots are available from one acre up to 3.5 acres. Prices range from the low 200’s for a green condo, low 300’s for a two bedroom two bath, up to the mid 400’s for a three bedroom three bathroom green home.
Individual sustainable homes can be customized to suit your families needs. Individual items available are: granite kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, self cleaning ovens, natural gas fireplaces, southwest architecture, high ceilings, clad and thermopane low E windows. The garage can be remodeled into a one bedroom apartment for guests.
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