Bethany, Connecticut — Green Home For Sale
Unit #10, a two bedroom home for sale at Rocky Corner, the first cohousing neighborhood in Connecticut. It is new construction on 33 acres surrounded by an organic farm and community gardens. There are one and three bedroom units for sale, too.
Listing ID: 20429
- Accessible Home
- Energy Efficient Home
- EnergyStar Home
- Sustainable Home
|Asking Price (USD)||$444,117|
|Annual Property Tax||$|
|Annual Utility Cost||$|
|Home Area||1,080 sq ft|
|Total Property Area||33 acres|
New, energy-efficient homes in Connecticut! There is no place in CT like Rocky Corner cohousing.
Want to live in a neighborhood that is friendly, inclusive, creative?
Looking for a way to live more sustainably while caring for the Earth and the wildlife around you?
Cohousing is a sustainable way to live where neighbors share in ways that create close relationships. www.cohousing.org
We want to share the creative spaces in the common house, meals cooked in our commercial kitchen, vehicles and tools, orchards and community gardens.
Rocky Corner cohousing will be farm-centered. We value working together to maintain the neighborhood. Here is our vision: http://rockycorner.org/our-vision/
Rocky Corner cohousing is being built with conservation in mind.
Rocky Corner Cohousing: •Private homes •Universal design •Common house and other shared facilities •Access to 33-acre property •Pedestrian center •Well water •fiber-optic service and fire sprinkler systems in every home •4,500 sq. ft. common house with commercial kitchen, workshop, art studio, lounge with wood burning masonry stove and other multipurpose rooms •Nearby parking for one vehicle, additional parking for a second vehicle •Community garden with individual allotments •Ponds, rain gardens, and other permaculture features •Opportunity to participate in organic farm, including your own farm enterprise •Management and maintenance by the residents •Egalitarian governance model, with equal access to power in decision-making.
We have affordable and market rate homes available in different sizes so if interested in smaller or larger homes please contact us.
Attend one of our frequent information sessions. Find dates www.rockycorner.org Tours of the property available, contact us at 203-903-COHO(2646) or firstname.lastname@example.org
What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?
Rocky Corner Energy-saving Features: •Energy Star rated homes •Insulated slab-on-grade with shallow frost wall •Tight envelope with insulation that exceeds code requirements •Double-glazed windows •Large south-facing windows to allow solar heat gain in winter, shaded in summer •Efficient air-sourced heat pump to provide ductless heating and cooling •Skylights and LED fixtures •Solar-ready roofs, micro-grid being designed •Optional masonry stove for efficient wood heat. Customizable features also available for homes purchased prior to construction.
Rocky Corner Cohousing is its own neighborhood. There are 30 units of semi-attached homes planned, clustered together in groups of five to leave wide areas of open space on our 33 acres.
The area around Rocky Corner includes single family homes, farms, country roads, hiking/bridle/skiing trails. Small businesses within walking distance include car and tractor repair, a veterinarian, restaurants and schools.
Rocky Corner cohousing lies in the small rural town of Bethany. It is only 5 miles from New Haven, the center of Yale University and other colleges. New Haven is known for its vibrant arts and music scene. World renowned theaters include Long Wharf and Yale Rep. There are restaurants of all ethnicities. The International Arts and Ideas Festival occurs every June. The New Haven green is active in the summer months with free concerts. Elm City Shakespeare also has free outdoor stage shows.
The town of Bethany has its own elementary school and is in a regional school district with the towns of Orange and Woodbridge called Amity. The Amity system includes middle and high school. Both the Bethany elementary and the Amity school systems are award winning and are considered one of the top public school systems in Connecticut.
Private schools and magnet schools are prevalent in the area. These include: Montessori, Waldorf and magnet high schools centered on the arts and sciences.
Bethany is the smallest town in New Haven county just 5 miles north of the vibrant city of New Haven. The population is about 5500. Town government is run by three selectmen using town meetings for important town decisions like the annual budget. Bethany has an active Clean Energy Task Force that is working on the Sustainable CT initiative. There is a town library and senior center along with a volunteer fire and rescue department. State police barracks in Bethany provides services to the town.
Home Type or Land
Location of Home or Land
Elevation of Home
|Agriculture in Area||Yes|
|Industry in Area||Yes|
|Air Pollution in Area||No|
|Cleaned with Green Products||Yes|
Forced Air - Heat Pump
Solar - Active
Solar - Passive
High Efficiency Heat Pump
Whole House Fan
|Whole House Filtration||
|Whole House Vacuum||No|
Energy & Water
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Shingles - Other
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Asphalt Composition Shingle
Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Garage / Car Port
|Garage / Carport||No|