Green Homes for Sale - Pembroke, Ontario Green Home

Pembroke, Ontario — Green Home For Sale

This home is located on a peninsula on the Indian River, on a cul-de-sac with amazing privacy and natural beauty. Custom designed ecologically sustainable post and beam home!

Listing ID: 20551

  • Accessible Home
  • Energy Efficient Home
Asking Price (USD) $520,239
Annual Property Tax $5,523
Annual Utility Cost $2,500
Home Area 3,144 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 2.5 acres
Year Built 2011

Property Description

Custom designed ecologically sustainable post and beam DISCOVERY DREAM HOME located on a peninsula on the Indian River, on a cul-de-sac with amazing privacy and natural beauty in the heart of Pembroke. a small town of 15,000. Walking distance to Algonquin college, shopping and hospital. City water and sewer, garbage and recycling pickup give this urban oasis the comforts of the city yet all the advantages of living in the country: gardens, privacy, sustainability, etc. Situated on approx. 2.5 acres on a high plain and a low riverside walkway, backing onto 2.5 acres of old growth pine forest owned by the city of Pembroke. Forest and River pathways make for lovely private walks. Open concept main level with 23ft ceilings and triple pane windows overlooking the lush courtyard. The kitchen features custom cupboards made by the Pine Shop (local craftspeople) & spacious 14’6”x5’4” pantry. Main level also features a separate curved eating area with Valor Alhambra gas fireplace, Pacific Energy woodstove in living room with granite stone backing and a unique wood delivery system and wood closet. 2 bathrooms on the main level, one 4-piece with a 4ft wide shower and laundry. 3 Bedrooms on the main level including the primary bedroom which features french doors to patio/arbour and walk in closet. Main level also has an office with floor to ceiling shelving. Upper level consists of 2 loft areas with solid 4” pine staircase in centre and built-in window seating. 4th spacious bedroom located on upper level, overlooking garden and pine forest. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

80ft of South triple pane glass allows heat to enter house in winter. North facing triple pane glass is gas filled to prevent heat loss. Super insulation using SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels) in walls 8” and ceiling 12” forming envelope around post and beam construction so there are no heat transfer bridges. East Wing is traditional 2 x 6 construction. In floor heat with several zones so you can adjust each room’s heat (heat rises). Ductless a/c high in loft (cool air falls to main floor). Ceiling fans (reversible) in all main floor bedrooms and in loft area. Built on 'floating' slab with reinforced rebar (like a bridge is built). Ceramic tiled floors on 6" insulated slab are cool in summer and heated in winter. Passive solar gain in fall/winter/spring is exceptional. Shading in the summer from the deep eaves lets little sun in during the peak summer months. Solar panels on the 'right declination' roof pitch produce 10kwh at peak providing average revenue of $ 800 CAD per month directly deposited to our account. 11 years left on that microfit government contract then meters allow for net electric bills ever again! Hydro and Heat $2027/2019 year (5 adults). 5 of the 7 doors are designed for air lock (a second set of doors allows the cold/hot outside air not to enter the house each time the door is opened. Open concept provides exceptional air flow supplemented with HVAC filtering system. 750 sq ft Vegetable & Herb gardens and grape arbour/picnic shelter. Perennial gardens with several dozen species of plants and bushes creating privacy, beauty and a haven for birds and people alike. On north side 2.5 acres of old growth pine forest (city property) provides shelter from north winds in winter. Wild meadow by the river has natural beauty with a blanket of wild phlox & forget me not, and some rare varieties of edibles including gallons of fiddleheads each spring and an asparagus garden. Hostas propagate and come from 100 year old root stock. Grape arbour is also a picnic shelter: a cool shady spot in summer. Old maple tree shades house on east side without hampering the solar panels facing south. Not paving the roundabout driveway is an eco feature preventing more run off into the river. All posts and beams are Ontario White Pine.

Neighborhood Description

Centrally Located “Pinehaven” (Made of Pine in a Pine Forest) is on a peninsula surrounded by the Indian River. We are at the end of the oldest street in Pembroke with mixed housing, interesting and friendly neighbours. 30 minutes from Algonquin Park. 1 km from downtown shopping and Algonquin College. 2-3 km to east mall and west mall, clinics, hospital, all services and most box stores on the edge of town. Pembroke has a population of 15,000 neighbouring Petawawa with a population of 15,000 on the Ottawa River.

Market Area

It is located 1 km from downtown Pembroke, walking distance to college, to symphony, to live theatre, to shopping, to library, to open air market in summer. Less than 3-5 km from hospital, clinics, malls. City water and sewer, garbage and recycling pickup give this urban oasis the comforts of the city yet all the advantages of living in the country: gardens, privacy, sustainability, seclusion.

School District

Close to Catholic and Public elementary schools (some are walking distance). Close to both Catholic and Public High Schools as well. Walking distance to Algonquin College which offers some university level courses.


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Fireplace
Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Active
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Conventional Heat Pump
Ventilation System Heat Exchanger
Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration Active charcoal
HEPA filtration
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Municipal
Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Masonry
Shingles - Other
Shingles - Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Laminated
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other
Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No

Contact Information

Jennifer Turcotte

464 Pembroke St W.
Pembroke, CA K8A 5N9 CA