17.63 Acres of Lush Pastures & Hardwoods Mean Lean Dream Green Home
With 17.63 Acres of Lush Pastures & Hardwoods
Built in 2009, this passive solar brick ranch home has been certified as the third home in the state of North Carolina to achieve the Platinum Level LEED for Homes certification and the second home in the state of North Carolina to achieve the Gold Level NAHB National Green Building Standard certification. According to the Department of Energy E-Scale, the homes 52 HERS rating is indicative of the fact that this average home will use about half the energy of a home built to code, thus resulting in the home being one of 2,500 homes nationwide to meet the Builders Challenge. The home is also Energy Star. In order to achieve the high-level green certifications, the owners incorporated features that focused on sustainable living, water and energy efficiency, the use of environmentally preferred products, recycled material and local, healthy, hypo-allergenic products.
Built with quality craftsmanship and materials the almost 2,500 square foot home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. French doors lead to the bright open living area which includes the living room, dining area and a large gourmet kitchen. The kitchen features beautiful, one of a kind, locally-grown Ambrosia Maple cabinets, Wilson Art countertops and Whirlpool Gold SS appliances. Enjoy your morning coffee watching the wild life or farm animals from the screened porch, expansive rear patio or front porch. Utilize the energy efficient Lennox two sided fireplace for either heat or ambiance in the Living Room or Master Suite.
The climate controlled 736 square foot, two-car garage includes a workshop, equipped with 400 amp service.
The home faces True South and utilizes passive solar technologies. Two solar panels heat over 85% of the hot water. The HVAC systems governing the heat and air conditioning as well as the ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) and the fans through-out the house were designed and installed keeping optimizing performance in mind. Blown in fiberglass insulation also helps to keep the average monthly utility bill $60.00.
The home sits on a private 17.623 acres of land with several lush pastures, woods, streams, springs and views of the Brushy Mountains. One pasture would make an ideal hay field or riding field. It is minutes from riding trails, wineries and several metropolitan areas and towns. Likewise, the land is less than two hours from the NC Mountains and 4 hours from the shore.
This home, with attention to details, not only satisfies the dream but the new American Dream . . . a home that is affordable, attractive, high quality and low maintenance, as well as sustainable, efficient high-performing, healthy and hypo-allergenic! The beautiful rolling land will satisfy the buyer looking for room for the horses and other farm animals as well as those seeking privacy.