Contemporary custom home with stunning mountain views and a productive organic orchard. The light-filled main level features a large bedroom (non-conforming; currently used as an office), a half bath and a great room opening onto a wraparound deck. The lower level walks out onto a brick patio and includes a master suite with full bath, a third bedroom, a second full bath and a large laundry/utility/storage room.
Part straw bale, part frame construction with lime plaster and cedar siding, the home is extremely energy efficient with in-floor radiant heat and passive solar design. A wood-burning stove provides a cozy atmosphere on cold winter nights. The solar domestic hot water is backed up with an electric boiler.
The 24-acre Rogers Mesa orchard has been certified organic since 2015 and is planted to peaches, apples, sweet cherries and table grapes. One acre of sweet cherries is under high tunnel frames with propane heaters. The high-efficiency irrigation system employs two stages of filtration, a concrete settling basin, and micro-sprinklers throughout. Three wind machines, with a propane tank for each, provide frost protection.
Improvements include a 3-sided 20x75 equipment shed and a 30x65 packing shed/shop building with a 3/4 bath and a 750 sq.ft. drive-in cooler. Farm equipment is available separately.
A 13KW photovoltaic system connects to the grid and generates nearly all of the electricity needed for the house, cooler and equipment shed. The irrigation pump to the orchard is on a separate electric meter. The packing shed has its own septic system. The property has a total of 6 propane tanks (the one at the house is buried) leased from AmeriGas.
The orchard is leased through the 2020 growing season.
From Hotchkiss west on Hwy 92, north on 3100 Road. Property is on the right after L Road and L25 Road.
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