Incredible hiding home

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Have a look at this unconventional place in  Sonoita, Arizona. If you were running down the hill on foot, you might just bound right over it and not even notice!

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Peeking out from a rugged, golden hillside is this 1667 square foot, 3 bed, 3 bath earth-sheltered home.

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It is currently for sale for $470,000.

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Built using free-formed concrete construction, this passive solar home is off-grid and includes a 458 square foot casita. According to the listing description, “The home maintains a temperate 55-73 degrees inside thru-out the seasons, day/night without any supplemental heating/cooling (there is a wood stove in each home).

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The house was built in 1982 and bears some tell-tale signs of the ’80s…

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…but is still stylish and artistic.

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I love those free-standing, free-floating styles of woodstoves! (So 1970’s!)

The kitchen is fairly simple:

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I’m crazy about the sculptural, curving staircase…

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The house has a neat hallway – sort of like a tunnel:

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A bedroom with custom *jewel* skylight(s):

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My kids would have fun in this house!

There are also a couple of pictures of the casita (guest house)…

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(Dude! get out of the shot!)

Here’s the teeny casita kitchen:

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An exterior shot of the guest house tucked snugly into the hillside:

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I wouldn’t be surprised if deer and elk graze right there on the roof.

It’s an amazing property that leaves me a little breathless.

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For all the details and additional pictures, see here and here.

Peace!

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