North Fork, Idaho — Green Home For Sale

Salmon River Solar Home. Pleasantly Peaceful, Environmentally Friendly.

Listing ID: 18984

  • Green Home
  • Off the Grid

Asking Price (USD) $895,000
Annual Property Tax $1
Annual Utility Cost $0
Home Area 4,000 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 4
Total Property Area 13.4 acres
Year Built 2005

Property Description

INCREDIBLE! Log sided 3 bd/4ba 4000 sq. ft. SOLAR home + property surrounded by Forest Service land, only a few miles away from the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness near Salmon, ID. PRIVATE ACCESS TO THE SALMON RIVER. Share this slice of mother nature with the elk, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and eagles. Wildlife viewing at it's best! World-class Steelhead fishing out the door! Relax on the expansive deck and watch the river wind into the wilderness. So much here! 1875 irrigation rights. STATE OF THE ART SOLAR SYSTEM! Yes-live just as comfortably as with conventional electricity! The kitchen offers beautiful hickory cabinets, walk-in pantry, and a six person breakfast bar. Large master bedroom, tiled bath, double shower heads. Spacious upper floor for the family to gather or a great Corporate Retreat Center. Walkout basement offers a bedroom, family room, laundry bath and solar room. 28x48 barn. Finished and heated work shop. Covered RV spot with 2 sides enclosed. Live in luxury while minimizing your carbon footprint-beauty and functionality blending with nature!

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Live “off the grid” and green; electricity is provided by solar power and a backup generator. Solar power system consists of 16 solar panels, 12 batteries, charge controller, DC disconnect box and an inverter. Backup generator is a 12-kw propane-driven generator powered by a very reliable 4-cylinder motor. Propane is used for for cooking, heat, hot water, generator fuel and auxiliary lighting.

Sloped metal roof helps snow slide off during winter.

Dwelling includes three satellite dishes, 1,000-gallon underground propane tank, well, septic system and landline telephone.

Neighborhood Description

This lovely home and property sits on gently sloping land in a small subdivision that is nestled between some towering rock pinnacles and a famous river. The canyon, formed by the Salmon River, is reported to be the second deepest gorge in North America.

Abundant wildlife, which is a joy to view, graze on the grasses of this former hay farm.

This quiet area offers a peaceful place to live with just a few neighbors. Walking along the river bank looking for animal tracks, hiking up the hillside for a terrific overview of the area, or driving up a creek drainage for stunning views of the surrounding mountains are just some of the activities this property allows you to do.

Market Area

The subdivision is located 13.5 miles west of the community of North Fork, ID and 35 miles northwest of Salmon, ID in east central Idaho. Highway 93 and the Salmon River pass through both of these communities.

School District


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

Interior Environment

Heating System Solar - Active
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Other
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Other
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Other
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

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