290a State Road 110 El Rito, NM 87530

3 Beds
1 full, 2 half Baths
3,811 Sqft
455,638 Sqft lot
10.46 Acre lot
$949,000 Est. $3,375 / mo.*
Status: Active
Property Type: Single Family
Year Built: 2016
Days on Website: 301

Courtesy of Victoria Markley, Sotheby's Int. RE/Grant II.


Turn-key, self-sufficiency. Privately situated on 10 acres, this secluded retreat borders the Carson National Forest & El Rito Creek. An engineer-owner-artisan built sustainable home, it offers modern comforts alongside remarkable eco-innovation. At Net Zero, this 2 story passive solar strawbale home has grid-tied solar electric, solar radiant floor heat, wood stoves, rammed earth stairway/thermal mass & earthen floors. Many exquisite recycled & reclaimed materials were used to build the home juxtaposed with artisan diamond plaster finish to create a quiet, esthetically pleasing environment. At the main house, 11,000 gallons of rainwater collect in concrete cisterns and supply the entire house with crystal clear clean water, utilizing a sediment filter & UV Light purifier. A 30 GPM private well augments the main house supply, depending on water usage. The well is powered by a working classic Air Motor windmill. At the guesthouse/greenhouse with rainwater catchment, there are 2 beautifully designed gardens, each set up with automatic timed drip irrigation systems. The 2 attached stalls are currently used for dairy goats and laying hens.The guesthouse was built with an eye for balance & beauty. With one bedroom, it features a vast double thick adobe interior wall, Russian wood stove & hydroponic greenhouse that allows for winter gardening. The unique exposed beam structure includes a root cellar & workout room. Seeking peace & privacy? This is a 'Must See'!

Property Details and Features


  • Source: Santa Fe
  • Listing date: 2020-10-08
  • 301 days on market
  • Sale/rent: For Sale
  • Bank owned?: No
  • Short sale?: No
  • $249 per square foot


  • Area: 40-El Rito
  • County: Rio Arriba
  • Directions to property: See Additional Features in MLS Docs. From Santa Fe, take Hwy 84/285 towards Abiquiu. Turn right on Hwy 554 to El Rito. In El Rito, turn left on State Road 110 to House # 290. Turn right and then bear left through green gate (locked) to the windmill and then all the way up hill to main house.


  • 3 bedrooms


  • Bathrooms (FTH): 3(1 0 2)
  • 1 full bathroom
  • 2 half bathrooms
  • 3 total bathrooms


  • Built in 2016
  • Approximately I 3,001 - 4,000 heated square feet
  • 3,811 total square feet
  • 1,000 guest house square feet
  • 2,811 main house square feet
  • North New Mexico
  • Passive Solar
  • Block
  • Rammed Earth
  • Strawbale
  • Stucco
  • Slab


  • Gated Community

Appliances and Equipment

  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • None

Interior Features

  • Interior steps?: Yes


  • Cistern
  • Well - Private
  • No


  • Fireplaces?: Yes
  • Wood Burning
  • Wood Stove


  • Tile
  • Wood
  • Other - See Remarks


  • Metal - Propanel
  • Pitched


  • 3 garage spaces
  • Attached
  • Carport
  • RV Garage


  • Property subtype: Single Family
  • Guest house?: Yes
  • Horse facility?: No
  • Horses allowed?: Yes
  • Zoning: Rural Residential
  • Yes


  • 455,638 lot square feet
  • 10.46 lot acres

Energy Saving

  • EnergyStar Appliances
  • Geothermal
  • Passive Solar Design
  • Solar Photovoltaic (Elec)
  • Solar Therm (HtWtr/Space)
  • Low Flow Fixtures
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Xeriscaping


  • Elementary school: El Rito
  • Junior high school: Mesa Vista Jr High
  • High school: Mesa Vista High


  • Propane
  • Public
  • Solar (PV)
  • On-Site
  • DSL


  • Septic

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