Green Homes for Sale - Royal Oaks, California Green Home

Royal Oaks, California — Green Home For Sale

Nature meets Nurture....... A new home that envisions the future with Craftsman Architecture and a hint of Japanese design. This green construction has an automated solar electric and hot water system in tune with today's environmental concerns.

Listing ID: 18894

  • Green Home
  • Solar - Photovoltaic
Asking Price (USD) $1,395,000
Annual Property Tax $15,000
Annual Utility Cost $150
Home Area 3,100 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 2.7 acres
Year Built 2007

Property Description

Find breathtaking 360 degree views on an estate setting with top of the world feeling and an easy travel destination. Located in Royal Oaks, its approximately 25 minutes to Santa Cruz, 30 to Carmel and San Jose, but you won't want to leave. This is a refuge from the world!

This green construction has an automated solar electric system in tune with today's environmental concerns. Evening sunsets and lights are unbelievable! Its 2.6 acres offers sustainable low water gardening and ample level land. The exterior is a play of angles and designed to track the sun. Nearly 700 five foot redwood rafter tails, part of the passive solar system provide drama and shade to the many outdoor dining areas.

The Interior space is elegant, open, compelling and wondrous! Providing a total living space on the main floor, the library mezzanine overlooks the two story living room. Fine furniture cabinetry with Japanese joinery are somehow feminine and abundant. Radiant heated Mahogany floors stretch throughout both levels. The detailed fir coffered ceiling in the dining room is in an easy conversation with the kitchen and outdoor spaces. There's a quiet dignity to this flowing 3100 square foot home.

Materials of fir, mahogany, redwood, cherry, copper and glass have been transformed into works of art every place you look. The unique handmade hardware came from Portugal. The kitchen is fine tuned elegance. 3 copper hammered sinks, custom hood and floating glass bar are flooded with light from the hipped skylight. Guests really can't take it all in the first time. The guest bath has an amazing glass ceiling and the downstairs master bedroom is wonderfully romantic with its raised fireplace that looks out to nighttime lights or sunsets.

Upstairs is the most incredible work-from-home office or impressive media room. The library mezzanine has comfortable window seating perfect for that summer read. The two covered porches are intimate and serenely beautiful. The 2nd master bedroom has its own marble steam shower and free floating bubble tub, hedonistic is good.

A forward thinking buyer will recognize the favorable market conditions and value which makes this the investment opportunity of a lifetime.

Priced well below construction and land costs, Offered at $1,395,000.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Meets and exceeds the requirements for NEW Construction green home standards for Monterey County. This home is both Active and Passive Solar and completed Nov.2007
1.Solar Hot Water
2.Solar Electric, photovoltaic system
3.2 by6 Framing
4. Natural Plaster Walls, no paint
5. Low water gardens and Landscaping
6. Sustainable Santos Mahogany Floors throughout home
7. Top Energy Efficient Appliances
8. Low Flow Toilets and Showers

Neighborhood Description

The home is in a small gated community of 13 homes. It has 360 degree views to the Ocean, Mt. Madonna, and Mt.Toro. You also look down on the city lights and 400 feet down to large agricultural fields.

Market Area

This home is easily accessible. The roads are in excellent condition and just minutes to town. Hwy 1, north or South is approximately 10 minutes and Carmel and Santa Cruz and San Jose about 25 minutes. Hwy 101. is about 15 min. Wonderful markets, produce, fresh fish are in nearby Moss Landing.

School District


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

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

Energy & Water

Energy System Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Interior Paint No VOC
Floor Material Wood - Solid
Roof Material Other
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 572 sqft