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23 Radford Hollow Rd, Berea, Kentucky

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A green, low-allergen home with extensive solar energy, water catchment, and organic garden infrastructure. Beautiful 3br/2ba; custom brick, 50-yr metal roof; hardwood floors, cherry kitchen cabinets; security system.
Green HomeHealthy HomeSustainable HomeEnergy Efficient HomeEnergyStar HomePhotovoltaic (PV)
$1,451Annual Property Tax
2,400Square Feet
3 / 2Beds / Baths
3.0 acresLot Size
2006Year Built
Green HomeProperty Type

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What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Three kinds of solar energy: solar electric, solar hot water, and passive solar design for collection of free sun heat in winter months. Plus geothermal HVAC -- 4x more efficient than normal heat pump. Perimeter walls have 60% more insulation than typical construction. High-quality, low-turnover materials -- built to last. Gardens have been managed organically, without chemicals or pesticides of any kind. EnergyStar appliances, ceiling fans, etc.

Property Description

A beautiful home with top-shelf energy features, construction quality, and garden infrastructure. Low- and no-VOC materials; no pets or smokers in house since construction. Custom brick exterior, 50-yr metal roof, designed for low maintenance; 3 bedroom, 2 bath; vaulted ceiling; all hardwood & tile floors; 20' glass window-wall. Energy-efficient design, EnergyStar envelope, 5.4kW tracking solar PV, solar hot water, passive solar, geothermal HVAC. Large garden beds with 12 years of organic soil management; perennials; cisterns and pumps for watering; shed & greenhouse. Mountain views; 1/4 mi to lake.

Neighborhood Description

In general, it's a rural neighborhood, with farm fields and houses here and there. My property has two excellent views: one, a view of a mini-mountain with a nice rock face; and two, a farm field that randomly features cows, horses, and alpacas. Owsley Lake is just a short walk away, with fishing and light boating. There is plenty of great hiking nearby.

Market Area

Berea has a nice college-town feel, and the sustainable ag program at Berea College is a centerpiece for the local food movement. There is a year-round farmers' market. Major local events each year include music festivals, theater productions, craft fairs, and skill-building workshops. The music really gets going in summertime, with a free music concert in Beara's Old Town district every Friday night, featuring an eclectic mix of rock, funk, and folk.

School District

Sorry, I don't have kids so I don't know firsthand, but my understanding is that my area is sought out for the quality of the schools. I believe the high schools are Madison Southern and Berea Independent School.


The property is about seven miles from the heart of Berea--a major Kentucky cultural and sustainability center. The Berea area has an excellent community of artists, permaculturists, and people with a wide variety of hands-on skills, with many skill-building workshops available through the year.

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Agriculture in Areayes
Industry in Areano
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Pesticide Freeyes
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Cleaned with Green Productsyes

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Whole House Vacuumno

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Construction Information

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Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
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Wood Dual Glazed
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Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carportyes
Garage Typeattached
Number of Cars1
Garage Area600 sqft

Listing ID : 20457