Independence, Kansas — Green Home For Sale

Grn/Energy eff concrete and steel I-beam, 2-Story home built like a fortress perched on the hilltop in the middle of 80ac w/views for miles. Indoor year round salt sys pool, spring fed pond, creeks, greenhouse, 2BR Guest house, fruit orchard, storage

Listing ID: 20172

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • EnergyStar Home
  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Natural Home

Asking Price (USD) $449,000
Annual Property Tax $3,611
Annual Utility Cost $3,500
Home Area 4,999 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Total Property Area 80 acres
Year Built 2011

Property Description

Contemporary concrete and steel I-beam, 2-Story home is built like a fortress perched on the hilltop in the middle of the property w/views for miles. Finished upstairs has 2000sf; 3BR/3.5BA and an open loft LR/KIT. Unfinished downstairs has 4999sf; 12-20' ceilings, open floor plan, LR, KIT, LNDY, MBR/BA, Fitness, Pool and 3 Car GAR. Many great features: Indoor heated salt sys year round swimming pool, private water well, radiant in floor(6" slab) heat, mini-split heating and cooling, lifetime Decra steel roof and 2 balconies.
Guest home has 2BR/1BA, LR, DR, KIT, LNDY, 10K gal. UG concrete cistern and UG root cellar.

This private retreat has it all:
*1+ac deep water stocked spring fed pond and seasonal creeks
*Fruit tree orchard, terraced hillside grapes and black berries
*Deer, turkey, rabbit, dove, geese and other wild game bird
*Abundance of wild edible/medicinal plants
*Commercial hydroponics greenhouse and several rotating garden plots
*Producing oil/gas well with all mineral rights to transfer
*5 out buildings including 140' storage, 100+yo barn, garage, chicken coop and WWII army bunker.
*Land is free from chemicals for 8 years and ready for Organic Certification

The main home is unfinished and offered as is. However, a do-it-yourselfer could step right in and finish without permits or restrictions. Adding a $45K 15 KW grid tied solar array with future plans to battery bank energy would take home completely off grid and self reliant. This small productive farm is on black a top road only minutes to two local towns and 1hr 15min to Tulsa, OK or Joplin, MO.

Interested viewers need to present bank letter of credit. 2% Realtor Commission paid at closing.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Poured in place 6 and 8" concrete walls into 5" closed cell foam forms makes it extremely tight and energy efficient. Built with repurposed concrete and steel and closed cell foam board insulation.

Neighborhood Description

Rural farm and ranch land

Market Area

Two local cities are within 10 minutes drive and include restaurants, shopping, theater, casino, hospital, parks, schools and local businesses for most of your everyday needs. Tulsa, OK and Joplin, MO are little more than an hours drive if you need more.

School District

There are two local school districts #445 (Coffeyville), and #446 (Independence) that include K-12, and several private schools to choose from. They are all good schools.
There are two Jr. colleges as well.


The communities are very civic minded having something for just about everybody going alot of the time. There are local festivals and traditions. Two large sports areanas, parks, pools and a zoo.

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Fireplace
Forced Air - Heat Pump
Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Cooling System High Efficiency Heat Pump
Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Other
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type ICFS
Steel Framing
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Masonry
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Concrete
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass
Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 3
Garage Area 1000 sqft