Located in the beautiful valley of Jalpa near San Miguel, this modern hacienda was designed by a well-known local architect who specializes in green architecture and sustainable dwellings. During the design phase, a 12-month solar study was conducted on site to determine the route of the sun each day of the year which was used for the location of the building site and the placement of all windows throughout the home.
The house is built entirely with hand-made adobe bricks specially designed for the project, rocks excavated from the property and more than 35 custom-designed steel beams. There are no surfaces plastered or painted. All doors and windows are made with iron frames designed by the architect and built locally. All skylights provide indirect light to the house. There are three terraces, one off the study, one for guests and a large terrace off of the living area with a fireplace. The main bedroom and bathroom are spacious and offer spectacular views. More than 150 trees have been planted on the property, along with native cactus, flowers and many other plants. Professional lighting illuminates the home and gardens at night. While the house is connected to the electrical grid, solar panels keep the electrical bill at the base rate. A large 100,000-liter bordeaux was constructed on site to capture rainwater from the adjacent mountains in order to provide landscape irrigation.
The house has an underground cistern that holds 100,000 liters of water, located beneath the sculpture garden The roof is designed to collect rainwater and direct it to the cistern. In addition, this property is connected to the local community water district. Other features include a two-car garage with two bodegas and extra bathroom. There is a vegetable and flower garden, an orchard, a cactus garden and a chicken coup. Access to the property is through two electric gates with audio video / code capabilities. Internet is provided by a local company along with cable TV. Offered Turn Key with select exclusions.