As Southern New Mexico’s only certified Build Green New Mexico community*, Picacho Mountain has laid exceptional ground work for residents to life a greener for sustainable life.  Now Picacho Mountain features certified green homes, luxury homes, and the Willows Patio Homes will all be built to Build Green New Mexico Standards.   Contact us today at 575-523-2500 for more information about green building, sustainability and certified green homes.

So what makes a home green? A green home incorporates smart design, technology, construction and maintenance elements to significantly lessen the negative impact of the home on the environment, improve the health of the people who live inside, and save the homeowner money.

There are labeling programs, design guides, books, web sites, and endless opinions, but there’s no universal law or definition of  a “green” home. So where should you start? When designing your luxury home plan here are 4 things that make your home a greener place to live:

  • Durable:  Some things last as long as the house does such as wooden floors stainless steel sinks, etc.  Things you only have to buy once are green!
  • Renewable: Since bamboo grows so quickly, anything made from it can be considered green.
  • Biodegradable:  Plastic bottles and many other petroleum based products never breakdown at the dump.  Using biodegradable products in your home whenever possible is green!
  • Conservation: Doing more with less definitely green.  Conservation of our natural resources including water and energy is an integral part of building green.  Energy efficient homes, low-flow water fixtures, reclaimed building materials and more, conserve our natural resources for future generations.

Picacho Mountain employs Build Green New Mexico and LEEDS standards for certification of green homes.  Contact us today at 575-523-2500 for more information about build green certified homes.

*Las Estancias de Picacho Mountain has been certified as a Build Green New Mexico Exceptional Sustainable Development



New Courtyard Home Virtual Tour

Enjoy this virtual tour our newest model courtyard home here in The Willows at Picacho Mountain. Based on the popular Encanto floor plan, this charming home blends indoor and outdoor living, making it the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful New Mexico climate. The spacious great room, flex room and kitchen all open to an intimate enclosed outdoor living space featuring an outdoor kitchen, bar and fire pit. The home also features an all new mud room/laundry room/utility office concept that connects the master closet and great room.

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New Home Construction

Custom Home Construction – Phase One

This clip kicks off our new “Custom Home Construction” video series showcasing a behind the scenes look into West Mesa Builders’ construction and design process. In the coming months we will cover everything from framing and insulation, to kitchen design and color selection. Bob and Karen Pofahl also share the stringent quality control steps they take to ensure each home is built to the highest standards and much more.

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Custom Home Tour With Karen

Custom home designer and builder Karen Pofahl, of West Mesa Builders, walks us through one or her new home during its final stages of construction. This 3600 square foot home is located in Picacho Mountain Master Planned Community and sits on a 2 acre lot that has breathtaking views of the Organ Mountains and Mesilla Valley. The home has a contemporary feel to it, yet seamlessly blends into the beautiful desert surroundings.

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