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Earth-friendly Abodes

BY Misty Milioto | October 24, 2017 | Feature Features

From sustainable desert living to eco-conscious design, these two homes speak to the environmentally aware buyer.
The Villas at Miraval Resort

The Villas at Miraval Resort
If you’re looking for a unique opportunity to make health and wellness a permanent part of your life, look no further than The Villas at Miraval Resort. This two-bedroom, three-bath home features 2,729 square feet of LEED Silver architecture by Mithun (which has offices in Seattle and San Francisco) and interiors by New York-based Clodagh Design. Sustainable features include a system on the roof that absorbs heat to provide high volumes of hot water, and rammed earth walls—made from the desert’s sandy soil—that collect heat to cool interiors during the day and to warm interiors at night. Meanwhile, the villas are carefully oriented to optimize daylight with subtle interior lighting that makes shadows come to life.

LOCATION, LOCATION Situated on 400 acres of idyllic land in the Sonoran Desert, Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa offers creative programs, unique spa treatments, nourishing cuisine and access to top wellness specialists. This home—which offers spectacular views of Tucson’s Santa Catalina Mountains—is one
of only 16 villas on-site, and owners have access to all of the resort’s wellness activities and services.

PRICE TAG $2.2 million

MORE DETAILS 5000 E. Via Estancia Miraval 8, Tucson; contact Christina Tierney, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, 520.269.9649,

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