Great Barrington, Massachusetts — Green Home For Sale

Meticulously hand crafted chemical free 1 or 2 family home. Featuring an unbelievable list of green lifestyle detailing within walking distance to historic downtown and Lg Food Coop in the Berkshires. Local currency, CSA's, Steiner School, & Skiing


Listing ID: 19237


  • Healthy Home

Annual Property Tax $3,010
Annual Utility Cost $2,000
Home Area 1,776 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 6534 sq ft
Year Built 1875

Property Description

Meticulously hand crafted from top to bottom featuring an unbelievable list of chemical free, green lifestyle detailing located in the downtown oasis of rural Great Barrington, MA.
Stunning 1 or 2 family offset duplex. Literally two houses joined at the hip. 3 + bedrooms, 3 full baths, cathedral ceilings, 2 sleeping lofts (sleeping over ten people), oversized farm kitchen with modern amenities and tin ceiling, charming dining room with library/conservatory with period gas fired wood stove, cozy living room with wood burning soapstone stove and ship-lap native wood ceiling, mud room, front and rear three season porches, and large semi private chemical free zoned for raising chickens back yard. Ideal for gardening and entertaining, the property hosts several bird species among native plantings, a camp fire ring, and a custom built over-sized work-shed complete with two storage lofts which was slated to become a quaint guest cottage with some minor additions including windows.
Hand crafted by local Interior Designer and Green business pioneer (Earthshade Natural Window Fashions) and family to reflect the ultimate in chemical free, green building (local projects include The Great Barrington Mason Public Library as well as two restaurants). This house was slated to be published in Natural Home Magazine as one of the nations first green-renovated multi-families before it was gently re-purposed as this centrally located family home and offices.
Every square inch was hand crafted utilizing lumber and finishes that were sourced or re-milled on site by hand or from local sources including a 125 year old barn from the “Hill” district of town and locally harvested timbers. Every detail was custom crafted to emphasize modern lifestyle in a refreshed, warm, eclectic, yet decidedly New England rustic atmosphere.
Materials and finishes reflect the latest and greatest in green building technology featuring low VOC’s, recycled, re-purposed and/or re-claimed and restored materials, energy efficient appliances, whole building insulation, new plumbing and electrical systems, with alternative heating sources that have taken annual oil consumption from an average of four tanks of bio-diesel to 1 plus three to four cords of wood culled from locally managed forests.
Walking distance to cooperatively owned and operated all natural foods market, post office, library, restaurants and galleries, banks, pharmacies, hardware stores, boutiques, and more.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Bio-diesal and sustainably managed wood heating, Chemical free or low VOC finishes, re-milled, restored, or locally sourced and or recycled/ re-purposed wood and building materials, whole building insulation and updated electrical and plumbing, native chemical free landscaping, and central location within walking distance to most needs.


Neighborhood Description

Historic quiet yet eclectic oasis surrounded by historic businesses, railroad and railroad type housing just feet from historic Main st of Great Barrington MA. River walk across Main st, and some views of a cathedral and surrounding mountains with two ski mountains, swimming, and numerous cultural institutions including Botanical gardens, Norman Rockwell Museum, Tanglewood, and Jacobs pillow nearby. Train service to New York City is set to be restored in coming years!


Market Area

See Neighborhood above please.


School District

Berkshire Hills Regional


Community


Home Type or Land

Multi Family less than 4 Units


Location of Home or Land

Other


Elevation of Home

Mountain


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 Cool Pipes
Wood Stove
Other
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Other
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint AFM
No VOC
Other
Floor Material Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Recycled Newsprint

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No