Alna, Maine — Green Home For Sale
Handsome active-solar, timber-frame home with large shop on 8 acres with river frontage.
- Green Home
- Photovoltaic (PV)
- Solar - Photovoltaic
|Asking Price (USD)||$263,700.00|
|Annual Property Tax||$3,674.00|
|Annual Utility Cost||$1,500.00|
|Home Area||1800 sqft|
|Total Lot Size||8.00 acres|
Unique active-solar (electric and hot-water) timber-frame home with large 1st floor workshop and 2nd floor cathedral ceiling living space on 8 mostly wooded acres with 320 feet of frontage on the Sheepscot river in Alna. Built in 2000 by a boat builder, the home features a professionally designed shop with 12 foot ceiling and a separately metered electrical service on the ground floor. Additional rooms on this level include a large office, separate workroom, laundry and mechanical room. The second floor has a grand living, cooking and eating space with soaring cathedral ceiling supported by hammer-beam timber trusses and a large Rumford fireplace. Additionally, there are 2 bedroom and a full bath. A third floor, with a balcony to the living area below offers a sitting area and 3rd bedroom.
The kitchen has a gas cook top and electric convection oven. There is also an Raburn (Aga) solid-fuel range and Sunfrost 24 volt DC refrigerator.
Schools include the new Juniper Hill School (publically funded for residents of Alna) (4 miles) for place-based education (ages 4 to 8, adding a new grade each year, will be pre-K through grade 8 by 2018), Great Salt Bay school, Kindergarten to Grade 11 (Damariscotta, 12 miles) and Lincoln Academy, grade 9-12 (Newcastle, 12 miles).
What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?
The house electrical system includes a 24 volt, 750 watt photovoltaic array, battery back-up and Trace AC inverter, generator transfer switch and reverse metering allowing surplus photovoltaic power to be sold to the power company. The house and domestic hot-water are heated by both solar hot-water collectors on the roof and a Tarm wood fired, gasification boiler offering over 80% efficiency, installed new in 2006. This provides hot water for the radiant floor heating and the domestic hot water. There is also a gas-fired Aquastar water heater for back-up.
Much of the wood (oak and ash) used in heating the house is provided from the land.
Rural, wooded, very quiet road, on Sheepscot river, one mile from the Head Tide Dam and swimming. Hidden Valley Nature Center, Horseback riding, cross-country skiiing, 9 miles to Damariscotta lake and Great salt bay.
The home is 15 minutes from Wiscasset and Newcastle/Damariscotta, 40 minutes from Augusta and 60 minutes from Portland.
Home Type or Land
Single Family - Two Story
Location of Home or Land
Elevation of Home
|Agriculture in Area||Yes|
|Industry in Area||No|
|Air Pollution in Area||No|
|Cleaned with Green Products||Yes|
Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Active
|Whole House Filtration||
|Whole House Vacuum||No|
Home Energy Ratings
|Home Energy Rating System (HERS)||-|
|Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)||
Energy & Water
Solar - Photovoltaic
Wood Timber Frame
Shingles - Wood
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Wood Dual Glazed
Garage / Car Port
|Garage / Carport||No|