Perched high above the North Fork Valley just outside Paonia, Colorado, this custom built passive solar home offers unobstructed mountain and river valley views. This home was built to provide expansive views from up to down valley. The many south facing windows make the home bright and sunny and provide significant heating on winter days, proper window overhangs keep the home cool in the summer. Home construction is Eco-Block which is rebar-reinforced-concrete poured into insulated concrete forms, many interior walls are natural plastered cobb construction, a 400 year old building material used in this home for beauty and internal mass for energy efficiency. Log posts and ceilings along with tile and carpet floors give the home a rustic elegance feel. The floor plan centers around a large great room. The kitchen has enormous counter space, many custom cabinets. You can see for miles from the dining table. Central to the outside of the house is the two story wrap around deck. Theres also a covered porch on both the east and west side of the house. On the roof, 3 kw of grid tied photovoltaic panels provide electricity from the sun, and hot water solar panels provide domestic hot water and some home heating. Also, the flat section of the roof over the "Great Room" is foam covered with an elastomeric coating approved by the NSF for potable rain-water catchment systems so you can take advantage of free water from the sky. Included in the sale is a Dodge pickup with snow plow and water tank. Colorado is famous for its views and vistas, and they are right here.