Meadow Vista, California

Riverfront! Passive-solar home w/ in-law apartment. 12” insulated-concrete walls w/ natural clay interior finish & copper-colored reflective metal roof. Vaulted ceiling & open-floor plan, loft bedroom & sitting area. Mature orchard & organic garden.

Accessible Home Energy Efficient Home Green Home GreenBuilt Home Healthy Home Sustainable Home
$895,000 Asking Price (USD)
$1 Annual Property Tax
$1 Annual Utility Cost
2,500 Square Feet
3 / 3 Beds / Baths
4 acres Lot Size
2017 Year Built
Single Family Property Type

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Designed for energy efficiency, longevity and comfort, this gorgeous passive-solar home was constructed with the Faswall Block Insulated Concrete Form System by Shelterworks. The blocks are made of recycled hardwood pallets in a cement slurry. The core is concrete and rebar. The mineral wool insulation is on the OUTSIDE of the concrete, NOT the inside, which allows the walls to act as energy banks. (Many ICFS's are insulated on both sides, negating the energy-banking attribute of the concrete.)

Please see Faswall video about our house:

• 18-hr burn rating
• Cool Roof - reflective copper-colored metal shingle.
• Accurate Dorwin Windows. Top of the line, from Winnipeg. Fiberglass, argon-filled, tempered, casement and fixed.
• Low-maintenance deck – Silica System with pavers.
• Non-toxic American Clay interior finish.
• Natural wood and porcelain floors.
• Natural Cherry Cabinets & Built-Ins.
• On-Demand Water Heater.
• 12v lighting
• Radiant Floor Heat.
• Glass-front woodstove heats entire main floor and loft. (Plenty of firewood on the property.)
• Organic terraced vegetable garden and native plants provide the landscaping.
• Mature fruit and nut trees.
• Fenced areas and out-buildings for livestock.

Property Description

OPEN HOUSE: 8/5, 10am-1pm.
GUIDED TOURS: 8/6, by appointment only.

500+ feet of Riverfront! This rare property is located in beautiful Meadow Vista, on the Bear River, below Combie dam. This is a special portion of the Bear River, with deep pools! Swim in the private swimming hole and camp on your own island!

Video of river:

The custom passive-solar home has 12" thick insulated concrete walls, and a beautiful copper-colored reflective metal roof, providing an 18-hour burn rating. Non-toxic materials were used throughout, including American Clay finish on the walls, natural cherry and porcelain floors, and cherry cabinetry. The energy efficient design keeps the home cool in summer and warm in winter, augmented with a glass front wood-stove, radiant floor heat, and an electric on-demand water heater.

Video about the construction of the house:

The main floor has vaulted ceilings and an open-floor plan, with one bedroom/office and full bath near the entry, and a beautiful loft bedroom with bath and sitting area.

The beautiful open-floor plan guest apartment is on the lower level, with a full kitchen and bath, a large living room (large enough to include a sleeping area with king bed), a separate bedroom, and a covered lanai.

There is a cold storage/wine cellar and large laundry room in the basement.
3.9 acres, mature fruit & nut trees, terraced organic garden. Fenced areas and out-buildings for livestock.

Secluded, yet only 2.5 miles to school, park, store & 4.3 miles to I-80.

Neighborhood Description

We are on a private rural lane that dead ends.

Market Area

Highly desirable, Meadow Vista lies in one of the most water-rich areas in the State of California. It is in the Woolley Creek/Bear River watershed, with the American River just over the hill. A short drive to Auburn, and Amtrak service to Roseville, Sacramento, Davis, Oakland and San Jose.

School District

Placer Hills Union Elementary School district
Placer Union High School District
Live Oak Waldorf School
iLearn Academy


Meadow Vista is a beautiful rural community with hiking and riding trails, parks, a pool, and schools.

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

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

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type ICFS
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Other
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No

Property Website


Contact Information

Linnie O'Flanagan-Gorre

3440 Cedar Springs Ln.
Meadow Vista , CA 95722 US

Listing ID: 20263