SUNSHINE WELLS RANCH FOR SALE
Built on the availability of abundant solar energy, the property is truly self sufficient. There are two domestic wells. The principal well is driven by solar energy in tandem with a 5,000 gallon indoor storage tank. The second well is available as a back up. The ranch also holds 10 acres of decreed agricultural water rights, which are currently undeveloped. There is an 8,320 watt photovoltaic electric system that provides ample power, yields monthly income from the utility company, and is a hedge against rate increases. The headquarters hot water and radiant floor heat are fully solar with propane back up. The 12’ by 50’ lap pool and 8’ diameter in ground hot tub are heated by solar panels, with propane backup.
The surrounding land is high Chihauhuan desert featuring New Mexico’s classic giant yuccas. The 200 acres on the east end of the ranch are deed restricted as a nature reserve to protect the magnificent view of the 25 mile long Florida Mountains. The surrounding countryside is tranquil, full of birds and wildlife, and very dark at night. The views in all directions are breathtaking.
The property is currently being used as a Bed and Breakfast under the name Sky Camp at Sunshine Wells.
Specific details are:
Engineered concrete slab.
2x6 frame; truss roofs and floors, brick and stucco exterior.
High “r value” insulation.
30 year raised seam enamel coated steel roof.
2,984 square foot owners apartment and office with stunning second story views. Vaulted ceilings, over sized windows, and two stone clad gas fireplaces. Energy efficient appliances.
2,568 square foot garage/storage/workshop with four bay garage, including oversize RV bay and door.
1,480 square feet of covered outdoor decks and verandas.
4 zone solar radiant floor heat, with propane backup.
2 zone, two unit, energy efficient air conditioning.
100 gallon solar circulating hot water heater with propane backup.
5,000 gallon water storage tank.
Energy efficient windows and solid wood custom doors.
“Silestone” counter tops and quality custom woodwork.
Ceramic tile on second floor, stained concrete below.
Downstairs rooms plumbed for additional bedroom and bath.
2,514 square feet.
Five bedrooms, three baths, full kitchen, dining room, living room, exercise studio and sun room.
All new energy efficient appliances in 2004.
Fully furnished and ready for guests.
8 foot diameter in-ground hot tub, solar and propane heated. Custom “Excel” pool decking.
Fully landscaped with roses, xeriscape plantings, and accent lighting.
Surrounded by a 7 foot café block privacy wall.
Pond and running stream water feature.
3 zone automatic drip irrigation system.
Vegetable garden with drip irrigation.
Mature Arizona Cypress trees.
Astronomical design with built-in telescope pier, sundial, and viewing benches.
Storage room under observatory.
Heated and cooled office wired for computer access to the observatory and telescopes.
Additional telescopes, binoculars, mounts, imaging equipment, and accessories.
343 total square feet.
12 unit, sealed cell battery for back up when grid goes down. Subject to net metering and generation credits which yield no net electric bills and substantial checks monthly. This is the largest residential system of its type in New Mexico.
8 Fafco 5’ by 10’ solar pool heating panels.
Equipment hidden in separately fenced yard.
3 photovoltaic panels and controller for solar DC water pump on principal well.
Two 4’ by 8’ solar hot water collectors with a triple heat exchanger to heat domestic hot water and floor heat water for the headquarters building.
Solar powered electric keypad entry gate.
200 acres of total 335 acres, an area dubbed “Yuccaland” is subject to conservation easement for bird and wildlife use, with two 10 acre home sites allowed.
The tax credit for the value of this conservation easement has not yet been taken.
10 acres of decreed agricultural water is available for use on the Ranch.
120 acres on the southwest side of the ranch is legally divided into two 20 acre and two 40 acre parcels.
This land, coupled with the water rights, has significant development potential.
This property, fully equipped and ready to move in, is available at a significant discount below appraised value.
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