Lewiston, California — Green Home For Sale

This designer built home reflects a thoroughly modernist approach to open plan living. Its simple geometric form is in contrast to its rugged Northern California mountainside 20 acre setting.

Listing ID: 19063

  • Green Home
  • Off the Grid
  • Photovoltaic (PV)

Asking Price (USD) $395,000
Annual Property Tax $2,200
Annual Utility Cost $400
Home Area 1,470 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 20 acres
Year Built 2009

Property Description

This designer built home reflects a thoroughly modernist approach to open plan living. Its simple geometric form is in contrast to its rugged mountainside 20 acre setting.

The home is sited to provide spectacular views of the granite peaks of the Trinity Alps which are snow capped many months of the year. The 2,800 foot elevation assures distant mountain and valley vistas that include glimpses of Lewiston Lake and the Trinity River.

The interior belies its modest footprint with its soaring ceilings and partial height interior walls. The kitchen opens on to the dining/split living areas. The bedroom/baths are on opposing ends of the common areas. Privacy is achieved by proximity not containment.

Interior finishes include stained concrete floors, Douglas fir glue lam beams, tongue and groove ceilings, and natural woodwork. The walls are gallery white. European fixtures and cabinetry equip the kitchen and baths.

The home was constructed with ease of maintenance and energy efficiency in mind. Traditional stucco, standing seam metal roof, 2x6 construction and premium low e metal clad casement windows complete an efficient, safe envelope. The home sits comfortably on the site, centered in a circular drive for convenient access and there are ample areas for outdoor living and gardens.

A professionally designed and installed energy system powers the house, consisting of 12) 130 watt Kyocera PV panels, a 48 volt Magnum inverter, an Outback charge controller, and 16) 6 volt USI batteries. Propane fuels the Rinnai on demand water heater and the Rinnai direct vent heater, as well as the gas range and Dometic refrigerator. All additional appliances are energy star rated. A state of the art Austrian wood stove provides primary or supplemental heat.

The water system consists of a 210' well with solar pumping and 6,500 gallons of storage capacity. There is also water catchment with a 1,500 gallon capacity.

There is an RV hook up as well as an outdoor shower and composting toilet.

It is worth noting that this home was engineered and built to the California Building Code with all appropriate permits.

Shooting Star Ridge offers a dramatic opportunity for a spectacular off grid getaway or permanent residence. There are the beautiful mountains, rivers, and lakes of Northern California to explore at your doorstep.

Should you be interested an adjacent 20 acres is available for purchase.

As a BONUS this home will be sold with a full set of construction drawings and photo documentation of the building process.

We are not interested in owner financing, however, we can direct you to a local lender who has expressed an interest in providing a conventional mortgage to qualified buyers.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Conservation was a priority when we designed our home. Very little water is utilized with dual flush toilets, low flow shower heads, an energy star dishwasher, and a front loading clothes washer. Annual utility cost for the home is approximately $400 for propane. All of our electricity is provided by the solar system.

Neighborhood Description

Lewiston and the neighboring town of Weaverville are rich in gold mining history and recreational pursuits. The Trinity River and Lewiston Lake are a few miles down the road and Trinity Lake is 15 minutes away. The Trinity River is known for its world class trout fishing. Hiking trails abound, both near and in the wilderness areas.

Market Area

Redding, a full service town of 90,000, is located 35 miles east of Lewiston with our favorite, Whiskeytown Lake, along the way. Continuing east, Lassen National Volcanic Park is an hour further. The Pacific Coast is 2 1/2 hours west of us.

School District



Lewiston, population 1305

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

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 Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Other
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Photovoltaic (PV)
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Concrete
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Carport Detached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 0 sqft

Contact Information

Steve Flack

812 Jessup Gulch
Lewiston, CA 96052 US
Telephone: (865) 980-2110

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