Green Homes for Sale - Ridgway, Colorado Green Home

Ridgway, Colorado — Green Home For Sale

100% solar electric & solar thermal home designed & built by a local solar professional in desirable Ridgway, CO subdivision. 4 blocks from downtown. Outdoor living spaces, excellent mountain views & toxic free finishes in this modern SW styled home.

Listing ID: 19510

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Solar - Photovoltaic
Annual Property Tax $1,519
Annual Utility Cost $1,671
Home Area 2,600 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 12197 sq ft
Year Built 2005

Property Description

MUST SEE - Solar 3 Bedroom/2 Bath, Approx. 2600 sq. ft., Solar radiant heat -This home supplies 100%+ of its electricity year round & since this January we have a 2,500+KWHR with SMPA - local electrical utility.
During the heating seasons the solar thermal systems will produce - 100% of the structures heat requirements as long as it is sunny. As outdoor temperature get below 15°F the 92.7% efficient boiler heats as needed to back up the heat demand.
100% solar electric grid tie and has a full days battery backup system, Domestic Solar hot water, 2 Solar slab heat systems [house & garage] back up with high efficiency LP gas boilers, 40 year metal Roof, fascia, rusty metal wainscot, & trim, Toxic free finishes interior American clay & zero VOC paint, Tile, stained concrete & bamboo floors, Detached office/full bath & 2 car garage, and 3 ft. wide doors throughout.
R30 walls & R50 roof, Automatic irrigation system, HOA irrigation ditch rights, American clay finishes, Over 100 LFT raised organic grow beds, Mountain Views, Borders open space, Apple/cherry trees, Raspberry & strawberry patches

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

This home was built with AAC or E-Crete a recycled product that is a porous insulating block that at 10" achieves R30. The floors are stained concrete, tile and bamboo. The wall finishes are American clay and ceilings are painted with Zero VOC paint and the exposed wood & cabinets have water based finishes. Many chemically free individuals have visited for treatment and stayed here and no one has ever reported any type of reaction to the house. 3ft. wide doors throughout the entire first floor of the house make for easy handicap access.

Neighborhood Description

The neighborhood is a collection of non identical original single family homes and a few open grassy lots. There is a broad mix of year round residents, second family, home owners, young couples, retires, to folks with young teen agers.

Market Area

The Down town is that of a small mountain town with a grocery, PO, town hall, town park where the Movie True Grit was filmed back in the day, The True Grit restaurant, an excellent Thai restaurant, The Colorado boy Brewery, a couple of breakfast/lunch shops ranging from organic to standard American fare. The Sherbino Theater is a rising star for a local theater that is in the midst of a revival.

School District

There are K-12 with a high school that has a graduating class of 18-22 kids. Small classes in a small school system.


The town of Ridgway was originally a RR and mining/ranching community. Today it includes the original founders and also a wonderful mix of outdoor ent

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

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

Energy & Water

Energy System Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint No VOC
Floor Material Concrete
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Other
Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 736 sqft