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17 Blackberry Lane, Searsport, Maine

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Passive Solar Waterfront Home. Private Setting on Penobscot Bay. Historic Coastal community.
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$8,956Annual Property Tax
2,500Square Feet
3 / 2Beds / Baths
15.0 acresLot Size
1985Year Built

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What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

A true Passive Solar design. Built new as a solar home , not a modified traditional design. South facing walls are mostly double walls of glass. Thermal mass on south side of house. Tubes are built into concrete slab to promote air flow from ground level to roof line and back. Heat in winter, cooling in summer. Minimal windows and doors on the north side of house. Wood stove optional system in place.

Property Description

A genuine designed passive solar home on the shores of Penobscot Bay, Midcoast Maine. This south facing home was built to take advantage of its passive solar systems. The "plenum" envelope minimizes energy usage and keeps the home warm in winter and cool on hot summer days. Concrete slab has numerous tubes passing under it to promote air flow. There is a "wall of glass " facing south towards the waterfront and minimal windows on the north side of the home. The home has an oil fired forced hot water secondary heat system and a wood stove. There are brick/concrete pavers for a thermal mass. The basement is a daylight, walkout style also facing the water. There's an appealing "studio" room in the basement as well. The home features an open floor plan with a lovely family room addition that was added by the current owner. There are two large two car garages near the home. Siding is made of wood and the roof on the house is raised seam Metal. The grounds around the home are very well landscaped with numerous perennial gardens. The home sits on two acres of a mostly wooded lot with sweeping lawns down to the ocean. The owner also has half interest in an additional 15 wooded acres abutting the property. There are stairs to the shorefront and other owners nearby have moorings near their homes. Additional details of the passive solar system are available through the listing agent, Joe Calista.

Neighborhood Description

The home is located on a private gravel road the runs off of US Rt.1. Road travels through a dense wooded lot owned by the two lot owners along the shore. This is a section of Penobscot Bay with private waterfront settings of appealing homes.

Market Area

Searsport is an historic waterfront community along the upper mid coast region of Penobscot Bay. Penobscot Bay is know as one of the best boating waters in the USA. At one time , Searsport boasted having many of the sea captains who sailed wooden ships around the world in the 1800's. Many of their fine homes are prominent in the town today. There is a public dock and boat launch within a mile of the property. Searsport is a charming ,small coastal community that has it's own grocery store, a couple of banks, post office, library. It is also home to the well respected Penobscot Marine Museum.

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Agriculture in Areayes
Industry in Areayes
Air Pollution in Areano
Pesticide Freeyes
Fragrance Freeyes
Cleaned with Green Productsyes

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Solar - Passive
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Passive Cooling
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Whole House Filtration
Whole House Vacuumno

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Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
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Wood Dual Glazed
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Garage / Carportyes
Garage Typedetached
Number of Cars4

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Listing ID : 19249