Alna, Maine — Green Home For Sale

Custom-designed Arts & Crafts style, 3 bedroom, 2 bath fully-equipped, super-insulated, passive solar, grid-tied 6K PV system, sustainable lumber, natural finishes. Beautiful design.


Listing ID: 18970


  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Natural Home
  • Photovoltaic (PV)

Annual Property Tax $3,000
Annual Utility Cost $120
Home Area 1,700 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 2.9 acres
Year Built 2008

Property Description

This is a beautiful and completely healthy custom-built green home with style and full of light, taking advantage of its passive solar design. Solar panels on the roof and an artful front porch set on almost three acres in a beautiful rural setting in Maine. Fifteen minutes from the beach. The ceilings on the first floor are 10' high; the ceiling in the Master Bedroom is a 14' cathedral. Naturally oiled woodwork throughout house, stylish ceiling fans everywhere, stainless steel appliances in kitchen; EnergyStar washer/dryer included. Living room is large Great Room with beautiful view through large expanse of windows and French doors leading to back deck. The house is so well-insulated that it stays 50 degrees in the dead of winter with no heat on; three wall heaters on each of the three levels (there is a full basement) and a backup in-wall propane heater to make the house toasty warm in winter. Slate floors throughout first floor act as a heat sink. Upstairs floors are locally harvested, oil-finished, wide-plank pine. Also, there is a built-in sound system throughout the house. There is a whole-house heat/air exchanger; a whole house custom-designed water filtration system.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Sustainable lumber and natural finishes were used throughout the house; triple pane, specially glazed windows and natural insulation keep the house very warm in winter, always comfortable in summer with no need for air conditioning. The house is utterly quiet with virtually no traffic sounds intruding. The house uses a custom-designed water filter. Passive solar siting w/ min. trees cleared. Sustainable lumber; plywood is formaldehyde-free Advantech. Insulated w/Icynene low-voc foam. Triple-glazed vinyl Thermotech windows and doors. Six kw solar photovoltaic grid-tied system serviced by Energyworks of Maine. Healthy home hardwood finish natural oil; no polyurethane used on wood. LED bulbs, EnergyStar appliances.


Neighborhood Description

This is a rural setting in a tiny town (Alna, ME) with only one house viewable from indoors, where our wonderful neighbors live in their own handsome, custom-built house. Our house is perfectly quiet inside and out, wonderfully free of traffic sounds, and sometimes visited by deer and wild turkeys from the woods that border the house. The house is sited on a circular driveway and private road off of W. Alna Rd., a rolling country road dotted with horses and small houses; it is 5 miles from the q


Market Area

The closest town to rural Alna is Wiscasset (see above)on Rt. 1; our house is about a 40 min. drive to Bath, the closest town of any size. There is also an alpaca farm on nearby Rt. 218.


School District

There is a school in the town; not sure what level.


Community

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Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story


Location of Home or Land

Rural


Elevation of Home

Sea Level


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 Electric Radiant
Solar - Active
Solar - Passive
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Heat Exchanger
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Photovoltaic (PV)
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
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Low VOC
No VOC
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No