Barre, Massachusetts

Experience the ultimate in sustainable living at this country compound with an elegant and thoughtfully designed solar-powered contemporary and separate light-filled office building (2016) with its own full bath.

Energy Efficient Home
$650,000 Asking Price (USD)
$5,753 Annual Property Tax
$1,716 Annual Utility Cost
4,100 Square Feet
3 / 4 Beds / Baths
17 acres Lot Size
2012 Year Built
Green Home Property Type

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What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

100% owned Heliosusa solar panels on both the home and detached office building, generating approximately 18,200 kWhs/year. There is a 9.96 kW solar system on the main house roof.rnrnInsulated concrete foundationrnParadigm double-pane windows and sliding doorsrnBlown-in cellulose insulationrnHybrid electric GE water heaterrnRadiant electric heat rn17 kW generatorrnAprilaire energy recovery system (ERS) air exchange systemrnFast charger for plug-in hybrid or all-electric cars

Property Description

Live at peace with nature. Beautifully sited to enjoy westerly sunsets on a gentle knoll overlooking a wildflower and perennials-packed meadow, greenways, and an enchanted forest, this solar-powered 3-bedroom home has decks and balconies from which you'll savor the views and visiting birds overhead. The heart of the home is a large open-concept kitchen and living room, with radiant-heated hickory and tile floors, a breakfast bar, instant hot water tea station, and a dramatic floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace with amantel hewn from wood on the propoerty. A walkout lower level with full bath, kitchen and laundry offers optiions for an inlaw suite. Amother the other state-of-the-art energy efficiencies are a geothermal water heater, fast-charger for electric cars, and a 17 kW generator.

Neighborhood Description

There are fields across the street and conservation land nearby.

Market Area

The town of Barre (and surrounding towns) are rural jewels in Central Massachusetts, characterized by large parcels of land, farms, and quaint town centers.

School District

The town is served by the Quabbin Regional School District.


Barre is perhaps best known as the home of the Insight Meditation Society.

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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 Electric Radiant
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Heat Exchanger
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Hybrid
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 0 sqft

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Contact Seller

Maureen Harmonay

Listing ID: 20572