Alan & Anne Vorenberg
With 360 degree sunrise and sunset views from a forested mountain top just west of Taos, New Mexico stands an architectural wonder. Only the beauty of northern New Mexico could host this home. It defines the joys of secure, sustainable living. Every detail was designed, refined and engineered. The 4000 square foot main house has 3,000 sf of outdoor walkways and decks, a computerized irrigation system, and stunning panoramas of the Sangre De Cristo mountains. The 300 plus acres also support a green built guest house, a ranch manager's cottage and a complex complete with fenced riding area, hay barn, and round pen. Casa Butte Ranch is a peaceful, secure enclave--with Taos' amenities only 25 miles away, and a regional airport with a cross wind runway only 15 miles away. The main house boasts passive and active solar design, a water catchment system, a pure zinc roof that could last 100 years, a well more than 1/4 mile deep, an all glass greenhouse for growing year round, cast in place zero maintenance architectural concrete walls, black soapstone floors, outdoor decks and walkways, bamboo ceilings, and Alaskan yellow cedar interior doors and beams--all monitored by an extensive computer system. Beautiful, sustainable and solidly built to stand any challenge of nature, this house is a testament to thriving happily. TREND magazine lauded this home in their July 2021 feature, "Advanced Survival."