Hope Valley, California — Green Home For Sale

Rare & Unique! One of a scant few homes in the heart of gorgeous Hope Valley, south of Lake Tahoe in the High Sierra! Totally off-grid, private & secluded with fabulous mountain & valley views! Within 30 minutes to towns. Year around recreation.

Listing ID: 20295

  • Accessible Home
  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home
  • Natural Home
  • Off the Grid
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $1,950,000
Annual Property Tax $1,950,000
Annual Utility Cost $3,000
Home Area 2,500 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 20 acres
Year Built 2009

Property Description

Impressive & unique ! Custom built of massive character cedar logs & native granite, heated travertine floors, thick granite counters, copper clad tipple pane & Low E windows & doors. Huge stone fireplace, huge heated garage & 2nd floor huge studio & storage. Big insulated steel equipment barn with floor drain, 2 roll-up doors,man door, separate generator, wood burning stove & daylight windows & lighting. Home has 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & a large loft/office. Also a "kids loft" or storage above the second floor bedroom suite. All ceilings are 10' or higher. Many, many special features such as carved solid wood doors, onyx & copper sinks & cantilevered granite dining room table. You have to see it to grasp how large and unique it is.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

100% off-grid & has back-up systems. Solar with huge back up generator, battery bank & inverter. 2,000 gallon underground propane tanks, 500 gallon diesel tank, high producing pure water well, windmill pump & back-up electric pump in case of emergency, 4000 gallon water storage that gravity feeds home with great natural pressure. On demand, tankless water heater & floor heaters. Glycol floor heat won't freeze in an emergency. Second propane generator & propane tank at insulated metal barn building with daylight windows. Wood burning stove in barn building & wood burning fireplace in home. Home has a dual-fuel high-end range plus an operable antique wood burning cook stove. More wood than you could ever use is available on this property. All triple pane & Low-E windows & doors. 6 operable skylights, huge ceiling fan, metal roof, 18" thick warm & cold roof system. All natural landscaping. Extremely well built. We've worked out all the bugs so everything works like a charm!

Neighborhood Description

Very unique! Alpine County is mostly public land w/only 1,100 people. We're in the heart of a very beautiful & pristine mountain environment called Hope Valley, CA, about 30 minutes from South Lake Tahoe & Minden/Gardnerville, NV. We're at 7,200' elevation.There's only 7 homes on acreage & we're at the end. Everything around is public land. Our 20acres borders public land. In winter, the main road is a groomed snow park trail for snowmobiles, X-country & back country skiers, etc.Gorgeous Aspens!

Market Area

There is no city in Alpine County. There is only a tiny town of Markleeville along Hwy89 and Kirkwood Ski Resort on Hwy88, both about 15-20 minutes drive. Sorensen's Resort & Hope Valley Cafe are the only establishments nearby. Groceries, fuel & other services can be found within 30 minutes in Meyers, South Lake Tahoe, Minden, Gardnerville, & bigger shopping centers can be found about 45 minutes in Carson City. The major city of Reno is about 1 hour away with airport, casinos & everything else.

School District

I don't know much about the Alpine County School District. There are no children around here anymore but I know the schools are small.


There's only a few of us living here year around. We all get along. A few are here on-and-off all year. Everyone In summer you can drive to our homes but in winter we use snow machines to drive from home to the snow park parking area, about 1 mile. Included in the sale of this home is a snow cat, snowmobiles & Toyota FJ Cruiser with snow tracks. Snow cas are used to groom our private road so we can drive our Toyota or snowmobiles to our street vehicles in our private lot at the snow park.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Fireplace
Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Active
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Hybrid
Off the Grid
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Masonry
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Carpet
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Other
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 3
Garage Area 1500 sqft

Property Website

Website: http://www.sierralogcabin.com

Contact Information

Thaleia Georgiades

300 Blue Cmas Road
Markleeville, CA 96120 US
Telephone: (530) 957-3800

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