Green Homes for Sale - Nevada city, California Green Home

Nevada city, California — Green Home For Sale

OFF GRID custom home of the highest quality, with a carefully developed infrastructure which includes permitted well, 5 bedroom septic system and a massive off grid solar electric/water system. (129 KWH storage, 15.5 KW panels) 60 GPM WELL, PH6.9

Listing ID: 19567

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home
  • Sustainable Home
  • Off the Grid
  • Photovoltaic (PV)
  • Solar - Photovoltaic
Asking Price (USD) $889,000
Annual Property Tax $5,500
Annual Utility Cost $50
Home Area 2,875 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 8.2 acres
Year Built 2004

Property Description


Built to last generations, with all copper flashings, concrete siding and massive foundation with concrete rat barrier below decks. With SOUTHERN EXPOSURE, this property is a GARDENERS' DELIGHT with two large HOOP HOUSES and separate raised bed gardens. 60 GPM WELL. The home itself also faces south. Designed and built by the present owner, this structure and the 1725 sq.ft. steel barn were both engineered to be over code. Solid 1/4 sawn white oak floors, 5/8 thick, with OPEN FLOWING FLOOR PLAN combine with gorgeous old growth decks (milled on site) to bring the OUTDOORS INDOORS. The 8 foot glass French doors and large windows provide a great view of Nature in all directions. The windows, doors, baseboards and trim are all vertical grain Douglass fir. The kitchen cabinets are knotty alder. Three bedrooms with two master suites, with large walk in closets and three bathrooms, one of which has a large Kohler Vintage soaking tub.
The kitchen has a 4 oven, 8 top burner stove, stainless appliances, granite counter tops and a walk in pantry and knotty alder cabinets. The center island has 3 inch thick solid maple top. Laundry has LG washer and dryer with granite counter top.
Phone: land line and cellular. Data: 5G, LTE. NON SMOKING. Bonus: WINE CELLAR.                               The large 2 acre front yard (with 36 sprinklers on 30’ centers)  is perfect for volley ball, frisbee golf, BMX course, Etc.
The large BARN  (1725 sq ft) with 20 foot eves (room for a second floor) and provision for hydronic heating, has seventy two 214 watt Sun Power panels (15,408 watts) covering its entire south roof, 12,000 lbs of batteries (129 kwh storage capacity) and a 45kw Whisperwatt diesel backup generator in a separate generator house. The barn is complete with hot and cold water, septic hookup and an ELECTRIC VEHICLE charging station. BONUS: WINE CELLAR

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

OFF GRID DONE RIGHT!  Maximum R value construction, a massive solar system for water and electric, and LED lighting make energy management a relaxed affair. Railings on big old growth RW decks work great for drying clothes, and an impressive wood stove custom built in a Ft Bragg shipyard with plenty of firewood around, good soil for growing food, and an ELECTRIC VEHICLE charging station in the barn equals self sufficiency.

Neighborhood Description

In the heart of a world class recreation area; 45 min. to slopes, 20 min. to the Yuba River, 5 minutes to miles of bike trails, this gorgeous estate is only 15 min. from Nevada city, famous for many cultural and artistic events and activities. Current zoning around this property is 30 acre min. parcel size ; totally private, yet only 6 minutes from state highway 20. The 2 acre front yard, with 36 sprinklers on 30 foot centers, two greenhouses with drip systems and orchard, is a joy to behold.

Market Area

Nevada city is famous for many cultural and outdoor activities , great farmers markets, music, art and especially for the people of this area who are distinguished by a great sense of community, expertise and energy to deal with problems which many communities fail to deal with effectively. This is old gold mining country and the people still retain a measure of the self sufficiency once required to live here. An important institution here is the the community radio KVMR, 89.5 FM. Great food

School District

The schools in Nevada county are among the highest rated in the country in both elementary and high school. Sierra College also has a campus here. Wolman or Waldorf, you will find the type of school you need in this district. Support is also available for those interested in home schooling.


A wonderful community of people dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of these amazing foothills. Very diverse and welcoming to all races, religions and lifestyles, this particular neighborhood has a long history of inclusion, cooperation and mutual respect.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

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Elevation of Home


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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 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)
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint No VOC
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 3
Garage Area 1725 sqft