Green Homes for Sale - Jefferson, Colorado Green Home

Jefferson, Colorado — Green Home For Sale

Custom built strawbale home on 36 acres. Top of the line solar system, expansive views, seasonal creek, 1 hr from Denver, 45 min from Breckenridge!

Listing ID: 17964

  • Accessible Home
  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Natural Home
  • Straw bale
  • Off the Grid
  • Solar - Photovoltaic
Annual Property Tax $1,063
Annual Utility Cost $0
Home Area 2,705 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 23 acres
Year Built 2003

Property Description

Earth friendly strawbale home, solidly built and super efficient! Privacy and space on 36 acres with surrounding mountain views. Seasonal creek and pond in pasture, fenced and cross fenced for livestock. \r\n\r\nHome features 10 foot ceilings, custom 8 foot interior doors, rounded corners, custom nichos, claw foot bathtubs, large master suite and the potential for a second master suite (currently being used as a second family room). \r\n\r\nIn-wall and outdoor speakers. Open floor plan, in floor radiant heat and top of the line solar system (conventional electricity is very close but why pay for it if the sun is free and plentiful?!?!). 2 sunny patios with Santa Fe privacy walls and grassy yards. Large kitchen / family room combo with 8 foot wide sliding glass doors to the back yard... perfect for entertaining or large groups! Cherry cabinetry in kitchen and cherry flooring in kitchen and hallway. Nichos, built in shelving and strawbale benches / windowseats throughout the home add character and functionability. Stucco exterior and smooth limestone clay plaster interior. Low E High Altitude Double Hung Pella Windows. 1000 sq ft of additional storage space in lean-to style barns. \r\n\r\nNear the end of a cul de sac and surrounded by other large properties. Only 1 hour from C-470 in Denver and 45 minutes from Breckenridge. Close to great fishing, hiking, hunting, snowshoeing, biking, skiing, etc. Near Jefferson Lake, Tarryall Reservoir and Pike National Forest.\r\n\r\nOwner is a Colorado Real Estate Broker.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

~post and beam strawbale construction\r\n~solar electricity / off the grid (conventional electricity is very close)\r\n~some recycled building materials used \r\n~Low E high altitude windows\r\n~Energy Star rated appliances\r\n~High efficiency propane boiler\r\n~in floor radiant heat\r\n~superior insualtion in walls, floor and ceiling

Neighborhood Description

The home is located in Rocker 7 Ranch, which is located a few miles outside of the little town of Jefferson, at the bottom of Kenosha Pass. The area is primarily ranch land, and this property is fenced and cross fenced for horses/livestock. Fantastic mountain views, dead end roads with very little traffic and a quiet neighborhood. Close to Jefferson Lake, Tarryall Reservoir, Pike National Forest, the Colorado Trail and much more! Only 2 miles off of paved road.

Market Area

Park County is centrally located in Colorado, and the home is located at the base of Kenosha Pass in the South Park area. Fairplay is 16 miles to the southwest and it is the county seat. Jefferson is 1 hour from C-470 and Hwy 285 in Denver, 45 minutes from Breckenridge for world class skiing and golfing, 1 hour from Buena Vista for world class rafting and 1 1/2 hours from Colorado Springs. Perfect for a weekend retreat or a primary residence. Many people who live in this area work in the Denver area, others work from home or in the Fairplay/Alma/Breckenridge area.

School District



Rocker 7 Ranch

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single 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 Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
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
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Earthen Plaster
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Carpet
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Recycled Denim Batt
Recycled Newsprint

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No