Green Homes for Sale - Moscow, Idaho Green Home

Moscow, Idaho — Green Home For Sale

A lovely, unique home needing a new owner with a conservation ethic! Three-thousand +/- sq. feet on 34.22 acres with expansive views of fields, forests, and mountains.  Situated for maximum passive solar gain.  Adjacent 860 square foot apartment built in 2012.  The main home has a master bedroom with a walk-in closet on the lower level, another two spacious bedrooms; two full bathrooms plus an unfinished bright master bath ready for creative tile and fixtures; an office; guest room/studio; cozy media room; large kitchen with propane range/electric oven, two sinks and an island, butcher-block counter-tops and desk area; passive-solar sunspaces on both floors; laundry/mudroom with closet; large mechanical and food storage rooms; and extra storage in the under-stairway closet.  Accessory cottage, accessed across a large deck, has a great room including the living room and partially finished kitchen with granite countertop on the island and a large bedroom. Full bathroom plumbed/wired for washer and dryer.    The cottage kitchen area is wired and plumbed for all fixtures, including refrigerator w/ ice maker, disposal, and ample lighting; plenty of room for the cabinetry you want.  Tile, high-quality laminate, or tinted concrete flooring in all but two rooms of both dwellings.  The guest room and media room are carpeted.  The cottage is built above a spacious 2-car garage and large, well-designed workshop.  The shop has a 200-amp service.  Plenty of storage space in the garage, including an under-stairway closet.  Both buildings were designed for maximum energy efficiency.  The main house has double-stud construction; the cottage is built with SIPS.  All windows are high-quality energy-efficient, mostly triple-pane/low-E.  The main house has in-floor hydronic electric heat and a Woodstock Soapstone wood stove.  The accessory cottage is heated with a wood stove, with electric backup.  Solar panels supply enough extra electricity to run the refrigerator and two freezers, and there is plenty of potential for wind energy generation.  Septic and private well.

Listing ID: 20636

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Solar - Photovoltaic
Asking Price (USD) $937,000
Annual Property Tax $6,057
Annual Utility Cost $
Home Area 3,878 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 34.2 acres
Year Built 2009

Property Description

The landscape includes native xeriscape with some drip irrigation; native plant species too numerous to list.  Raspberries, strawberries, and currants; large fenced garden area, and apple/pear/plum orchard.

Wildlife:  Moose, deer, occasional elk, porcupines, badgers, coyotes, hawks, owls, and once even a pair of bald eagles; hummingbirds, swallows, other small birds, and a pair of Western kingbirds that return to their nest above the downspout every year.

Large (48' x 64') clearspan pole barn with metal siding and roof includes a tack room, storage shed, and enough room to park a horse trailer inside.  Barn wired with 100-amp service.  Storage for 12+ tons of hay and 8 cords of firewood.  One 12x20 stall and one 12x12 stall inside the barn, with a horse loafing area in the barn, open to the corral.  Two Nelson automatic waterers plus a frost-free hydrant.  The Corral area has sturdy landscape fabric over the soil, with pea gravel covering the landscape fabric for mud and thrush control.  Four-strand electric fencing around the corral.  An unvegetated wide pathway around several fenced pastures gives horses a quarter-mile run for exercise.  Farmed/grazed acreage planted in mixed-grass.  Chicken coop with a predator-safe chicken yard.  Plenty of vehicle and trailer parking.

Intermittent stream planted with riparian species, plus buffer zone planted with grasses and native trees/shrubs; stream and buffer zone are in USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).  A five-hundred-foot windbreak of native trees/shrubs, conservation grass between rows.  

Property is five miles from Moscow, Idaho, the vibrant University of Idaho town of 25,000, and fourteen miles from Washington State University in Pullman, in the beautiful Palouse region.  A paved bike trail runs from Pullman through Moscow and 15 miles east of Moscow.  Mountain bike trails on nearby Moscow Mountain.  Horseback riding is available on adjacent CRP, in nearby forested areas, along the Snake River, and in the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states.

Don't expect an elegant luxury home with a large manicured lawn, built for entertaining the boss. Instead, it's a home to really LIVE in, and invite your friends into, well-designed and with many thoughtful features like tiled windowsills and pretty woodwork.  The xeriscape around the home needs a caring gardener but will delight with its blooms, birds, and insect visitors.  It is ever-changing and not just a grass monoculture. Just waiting for the perfect owner!

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Hydronic heat, solar panel, site plan, xeriscaping, Conservation Reserve Program for nine acres.

Neighborhood Description

Lenville Road is a beautiful country drive less than 5 minutes from Moscow, ID, and 15 minutes from Pullman, WA. Closest large airport is Spokane, WA but both Pullman and Lewiston, ID also have daily flights to Seattle and Boise.

Market Area

Nestled between the beautiful rolling hills of the Palouse and various national forests, Moscow, ID is renowned for its community rich with culture, education, shopping, and year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. The city features a plethora of urban amenities including music festivals, art exhibitions, cutting-edge restaurants, boutiques, book stores, coffee shops, and much more. You get big city attributes with the small-town friendliness and safety.
For more information on visiting Moscow Idaho and the Palouse region go to

School District

Moscow School District #281

Our school district enrolls approximately 2,300 students in four elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and one alternative high school. With strong community support and an outstanding staff, our students’ scores consistently rank in the top tier of scores in Idaho.

We strive to provide an educational setting that allows our students to have:
• a safe environment,
• a sense of belonging,
• an enriching education
• access to a multitude of extra-curricular activities
• the skills to become a positive member of society

Please take the time to view our website and see the great things that occur in our district. We hope the site is informative and useful for the different stakeholders, as well as newcomers, that want to learn more about the school district, the individual schools, and the events occurring within our district.

Gregory J. Bailey, Ph.D.


Home Type or Land

Multi Family less than 4 Units

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 No

Interior Environment

Heating System Other
Solar - Active
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 Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type SIPS
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Masonry
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint
Floor Material Carpet
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 0 sqft

Property Website


Contact Information

Jennifer OBrien

111 N. Washington, Suite 4
Moscow, ID 83843 US