Somers, Connecticut — Green Home For Sale

Extremely energy efficient, well built home on beautiful property, with great view, bordering hundreds of acres of open space. Land features southern exposure, fertile soils, established gardens, older apple trees, and a clear running stream.


Listing ID: 20194


  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home
  • Photovoltaic (PV)
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $648,000
Annual Property Tax $5,032
Annual Utility Cost $795
Home Area 2,000 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms
Total Property Area 1.6 acres
Year Built 2009

Property Description

Two thousand square foot, 3 bedroom, tall posted cape on 1.6 acres. Conventional appearance but very unconventional construction. Very warm in the winter, cool in the summer, cozy and comfortable with excellent air quality. Screened porch and decks (upstairs and down) with wide views. The first floor features a bright, open floor plan. Bedrooms, laundry, and full bath (with jacuzzi) are upstairs. The partially finished basement has a guest room, ample work and storage space as well as a separate cold storage room (root/wine cellar). Beautifully landscaped with established gardens, apple trees, berry patches and perennials. Property borders a clear running stream and 500 plus acres of open space (State forest and local land trust properties) yet is close to town.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Double wall construction (Walls 2x4 outer and inner frames. Roof 2x10 outer and 2x6 inner) with dense packed cellulose insulation results in R values of 40 in the walls and 70 in the roof. Triple glazed fiberglass casement windows (Thermotech) with double low E coating. Window placement on the back of the house which faces due south results in increased solar gain during the colder months (2 foot roof overhang prevents solar gain in summer). Insulated Thermomass ("Reverse ICF") foundation. 5.67 kW grid tied rooftop solar array (owned) consistently produces power in excess of consumption. Rooftop solar hot water with electric on demand assist. Wood heat with electric backup (wood consumption less than 1 cord per year, all wood produced on property). Energy recovery ventilation system provides superb indoor air quality.


Neighborhood Description

Quiet residential road just off Main Street which borders extensive greenspace/wildlife preserve. Walking distance to center of town.


Market Area

Somers is located in North Central CT, on the Mass line, between Interstate Routes 84 and 91which provide easy access to Boston, New York, the Berkshires and northern New England. The nearest cities are Hartford and Springfield.


School District

Elementary, middle, and high schools as well as the public library are located in the same campus. The highly rated schools are the reason many families choose to live in Somers. Our personal experience raising our child in town has been very positive.


Community

Mixed residential, agriculture, and open space featuring easy access to trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. A quiet, safe, and affluent town not far from Hartford and Springfield with their vibrant cultural, entertainment, and culinary scenes.


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story


Location of Home or Land

Suburban


Elevation of Home

Other


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Other
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Photovoltaic (PV)
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Shingles - Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Other
Insulation Material Recycled Newsprint

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 792 sqft

Property Website

Website: http://somersgreenhome.net


Contact Information

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Somers, CT 06071 US
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