Go green in Taos, New Mexico with this truly unique Adobe-style estate situated in the Arizona desert. Passive solar construction, along with stone and plaster walls and floors, help reduce this 5,000 square-foot home’s carbon footprint. In keeping with its exterior style, the interior features plenty of custom woodwork and exposed ceiling beams, creating a rustic desert-like feeling despite the modern amenities. Extras include a granite spa shower, lots of built-in storage and an exceptional indoor, in-ground lap pool. View the listing.
$2,495,000 for a Green Estate in Taos, New Mexico
When killer views are the star of your home, you should tailor your decor to maximize your viewing pleasure according to design expert Rene Pabon. The president of Chicago-based interior design firm Childs/Dreyfus Group shares some tips on how to showcase fabulous, unobstructed vistas like he did at a model apartment in 77 Hudson, a luxe Jersey City high-rise. Horizontal molding, a neutral palette and low furniture draw the eye to the gorgeous panoramas of downtown Manhattan and New York Harbor. Moving the dining room to a glass-wrapped nook also makes mealtime feel like you're floating on a cloud. Promotional consideration furnished by 77 Hudson. (Published Tuesday, Oct 5, 2010)
Updated at 1:49 PM PDT on Friday, Apr 27, 2012