Green Homes for Sale - LaPorte, Indiana Green Home

LaPorte, Indiana — Green Home For Sale

60 miles from downtown Chicago! Built in 2000. 5000 sq ft. landscaped 10+ acres. Separate 750 sq ft party house with kitchen and bathroom, 10kW solar PV system installed in 2012. Electric car charging station. Gazebo, 2 ponds, two 20 ft bridges.

Listing ID: 19662

  • Energy Efficient Home
Asking Price (USD) $1,500,000
Annual Property Tax $4,682
Annual Utility Cost $0
Home Area 5,000 sq ft
Bedrooms > 5
Total Property Area 10 acres
Year Built 2000

Property Description

Large kitchen with Viking stove. 700 sq ft great room. Large front porch and enclosed back porch. Separate living area with kitchen/bath/laundry/bedrooms/HVAC for guest on lower level. Central sound system with 30 speakers throughout house.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

10kW solar photovoltaic system (42 panels) installed on roof. 220vac electric car charging station in garage. 3 high efficiency furnaces, one per level. 6" walls with insulation. Solar passive heating via extensive south facing windows.

Neighborhood Description

In the country. Secluded acreage with 500 ft driveway. 1000 ft to nearest neighbor.

Market Area

60 miles from downtown Chicago. 8 miles from Michigan City (outlet mall, shopping, casino).

School District

LaPorte School District. New elementary school built in 2012.


Very low crime area, country living.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

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 Forced Air - Gas
Cooling System Conventional Forced Air - A/C
Ventilation System Part of Heating System
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum Yes

Energy & Water

Energy System Hybrid
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Recycled Newsprint

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 624 sqft