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4715 W Kay T Dr, Tucson, AZ 85745, USA, Tucson, Arizona

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Lava House is an award winning, artistic masterpiece and a model of sustainability with every detail overseen by Tucson architect/contractor, Paul Weiner.
Green HomeAccessible HomeSolar - Photovoltaic
$7,769Annual Property Tax
2,432Square Feet
3 / 2Beds / Baths
3.6 acresLot Size
2013Year Built
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What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Lava House is a Modern, passive solar, sustainable design with attention to every detail. -Thermal Scoria walls are 1 ft. thick with a layer of rigid insulation in the middle creating the ideal desert wall. Scoria is Crushed Volcanic Cinder mixed with small amounts of cement. -Scoria walls: R-Value 40 -Ceilings: R-Value 38 -Concrete slab floors: R-Value 14, plus aerated concrete envelope -Radiant floor heating -SEER: 16-19 High Efficiency HVAC -Low E, double pane windows -Solar PV panels: Owned, System size 9.1 kW, Energy production: 1400kW ?Panels manufactured by Sunpower with 25 year Warranty?Ground mounted, installed 4.7 years ago and monitored by Technicians For Sustainability. -TEP Net metering 20 year agreement rate: $0.115/kWh. Transfers to new owner. -Utility cost 8/1/17 to 7/31/18: Electric $104.44, Gas $1,014.59, Water $766.54 -Rainwater harvesting: Two systems, 1000-1,100 gallon cisterns per system -Passive Rainwater harvesting. -Graywater reuse system from master sinks, shower, washer and guest bath sink and tub -Septic system -NuvoH2O Water Softener System -Dual flush toilets -Energy Star® Gas water heater and tankless water heater

Property Description

Lava House is an award winning, artistic masterpiece and a model of sustainability with every detail overseen by architect/contractor, Paul Weiner. The 3.64 acres Tucson Mountain lot has hundreds of Saguaro with 360 degree mountain, pristine desert, and sunset views. 15 minutes to Downtown. The perfect desert retreat home for private living or entertaining your friends. Scoria walls and sidewalk lead from parking area to front entry court. The entrance, kitchen, great room and family room flow together seamlessly with glass walls looking into desert and the Catalina Mountains. The open Kitchen features Silestone® counters, custom cherry cabinets and large walk-in pantry. The deck off the kitchen/dining area overhangs the wash with views of the Sunset and desert wildlife. Family room with Scoria bio-fuel fireplace. The Master bedroom retreat has floor-to-ceiling glass walls that look out to desert, hidden window blinds provide privacy, beautiful custom cherry built-ins, walk in closet and a meditation/yoga area. Master bath features double sinks and the shower’s large window overlooks Saguaro’s and natural desert. Split bedroom plan with second bedroom suite and bath features a large soaking tub. Third bedroom can be used as a flex space with a wall of cherry doors that open and close. 2 car garage with large window giving panoramic view of the Tucson Mountains. Covered patio with wood burning Scoria fireplace.

Neighborhood Description

Description provided by the architect, Paul Weiner: The Tucson Mountain Lava House is situated within the eastern alluvial flow of the Tucson Mountains, a terrain that falls gently toward the Santa Cruz River. Defined by a wide drainage to the south, the landscape is richly populated by low-lying bedrock outcroppings, saguaro and barrel cacti, palo verde, ocotillo, jojoba, and creosote.

Market Area

Tucson is located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, surrounded by five mountain ranges and nestled between Saguaro National Park (East & West). The Tucson area is home to more than a million residents and the University of Arizona.

School District

Tucson Unified School District


The Tucson Mountain Foothills area has large parcels with lush Natural Desert and fabulous Mountain views. Close to Downtown Tucson.

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Air Quality

Agriculture in Areano
Industry in Areano
Air Pollution in Areano
Pesticide Freeyes
Fragrance Freeyes
Cleaned with Green Productsyes

Interior Environment

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Solar - Active
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Conventional Forced Air - A/C
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Part of Cooling System
Whole House Filtration
Whole House Vacuumno

Energy & Water

Energy System
Solar - Photovoltaic
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Septic System

Construction Information

Exterior Finish
Interior Finish
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint
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Window Material
Metal Dual Glazed
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Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carportyes
Garage Typeattached
Number of Cars2
Garage Area576 sqft

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Listing ID : 20386