Green Homes for Sale - Templeton, California Green Home

Templeton, California — Green Home For Sale

This energy efficient, modern strawbale 2,300 +/- sq ft 3 BD, 2.5 BA home and 2,431 sq ft shop provide sustainable living at its best. With a seasonal creek, 3.5 acre vineyard and forested area behind the home, the property has unlimited opportunity.

Listing ID: 20451

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Sustainable Home
  • Straw bale
  • Solar - Photovoltaic
Asking Price (USD) $1,325,000
Annual Property Tax $9,085
Annual Utility Cost $178
Home Area 2,300 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Total Property Area 9 acres
Year Built 2004

Property Description

First time on the market! This passive, active solar, modern strawbale home and shop provide sustainable living at its finest. With all the luxuries of a custom home, there are virtually no utility bills. Located in the heart of wine country on a pastoral 9+ acre parcel minutes from the Templeton Farmer’s Market, Trader Joe's, fine restaurants, and numerous wineries. Perfectly private, this amazing property boasts a beautiful 2,300 +/- sq ft home with a 1,527 sq ft finished and air conditioned space below. The floor-plan is open, allowing natural light to fill the home. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a walk-in pantry and a large center island. The master suite is a dream and includes walk-in closet, Jacuzzi tub, shower, and double sinks. Quality workmanship is shown in the doors, windows, and finishes throughout the home. The lower level space with two exterior doors and several windows is divided in to multiple rooms and could be used as a home gym, office, wine storage, bedroom, or whatever fits your needs. With a seasonal creek, 3.5 acre vineyard and a forested area behind the home, this property has unlimited opportunity. The 2,431 sq ft shop, also strawbale construction w/ bathroom and can be used for wine making, machinery, woodworking or storage for your car collection or toys. The three room configuration of the shop allows for many uses. A property of this quality is rarely available.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Energy efficient, passive solar design, true south facing windows, solar designed eaves to allow warmth in winter and cooling in summer, natural lighting throughout house, strawbale construction, trombe walls (water storage tanks for thermal mass), solar glazing on dual-pane windows, reflective roof sheathing, owned solar power (pv) systems - 6.5 KW total capacity, EPA Certified free-standing wood stove, hybrid electric water heater, hot water re-circulation system, skylights and solar tubes, zoned forced air heating and air conditioning, ample electrical capacity in garage and shop for electric car charging stations.

Neighborhood Description


Market Area


School District

Templeton Unified School District


Small, rural community

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Split Level

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Fireplace
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System
Ventilation System
Whole House Filtration
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Other
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Concrete
Roof Material Flat
Window Material Other
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 3
Garage Area 0 sqft

Contact Information

Carolyn McNairn

711 12th St
Paso Robles, CA 93446 US