Cumberland, Maryland

Efficient, passive solar two-story masonry home in Cumberland, set in the mountains of western Maryland. Stucco exterior walls with steel roof and hemlock rafter tails.

Green Home
$375,000 Asking Price (USD)
$5,746 Annual Property Tax
$2,500 Annual Utility Cost
3,690 Square Feet
3 / 3 Beds / Baths
34848 sq ft Lot Size
2005 Year Built

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What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Passive solar design, the east-to-west axis of the home is 15 degrees east of south. Built of autoclaved aerated concrete block, the home is able to breathe while still being well insulated. Sealed solid wood trim throughout. Central vacuum and heated concrete floors on the main and basement levels increase air quality inside during the winter months. High efficiency gas boiler for hot water and heating. Finnish masonry stove design provides highly efficient wood combustion and energy conversion while minimizing particulate exhaust.

Property Description

Well designed and solid construction, this home has an open floorplan on the main level, with private, ample bedrooms above. The deck off the kitchen is perched among oaks and wraps around to the large patio behind the home. These spaces are private and well suited to entertaining or relaxing to the sound of water running off Haystack Mountain past the property. House is heated through a combination of passive solar, a masonry heater and radiant in-floor and baseboard (gas) heat. High velocity ductwork carries cool air in the summer when needed. Beautiful wooded setting in Cumberland, close to this small town's amenities and arts community, but with plenty of privacy in a quiet neghborhood.

Neighborhood Description

Located in Cumberland's quiet west side neighborhood, which contains a mix of post war architecture and a few contemporary homes, this home sits near the base of Haystack Mountain.

Market Area

Cumberland has been consistently rated as one of the top small art cities in the US by American Style magazine, and is located in western Maryland along the Potomac River. Located midway between the Pittsburgh and Baltimore-Washington population centers, Cumberland and surrounding areas of Allegany County have a great deal of recreational and cultural assets.

School District

Allegany County


West Side

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Elevation of Home


Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System High Efficiency Heat Pump
Ventilation System Part of Cooling System
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum Yes

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Carpet
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 636 sqft

Contact Seller

Steven Fiscus

Listing ID: 18806