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11 N Leverett Rd, Leverett, Massachusetts

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Gorgeous, International Award-Winning, High-craft, Super-Energy Efficient home nestled in ancient heirloom apple orchard next to clear, rocky bottom trout stream in picturesque New England.
Green HomeHealthy HomeNatural HomeSustainable HomeEnergy Efficient HomePhotovoltaic (PV)
$7,500Annual Property Tax
2,200Square Feet
3 / 2Beds / Baths
4.0 acresLot Size
2009Year Built
Green HomeProperty Type

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What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Near zero-energy passive and active solar home design; constructed of Insulated Concrete Form (ICF); solar pv electric (currently grid-tied); passive solar southern orientation, earth-bermed on north side; solar thermal hot-water with 165 gallon tank that also feeds energy efficient radiant floor heat with propane boiler backup; QuadraFire in stone fireplace hand-crafted from stones on site; all cabinetry, beams and interior trim from locally sourced, sustainable wood; landscape maintained organically and pesticide-free to maximize the benefit to the local natural surroundings.

Property Description

If you want to live in paradise with very low utility bills, look no further - for this is a truly unique property that will satisfy all your senses! Luxurious country-living in a super-energy efficient home; equipped with a high-speed fiber-optic cable Internet connection. This beautiful custom home is magical in every respect. From the covered upper deck watch the sun set in the distant valley. In the Spring listen to the many varieties of songbirds while smelling the intoxicating aroma of the apple trees in bloom. In the Summer take a stroll through the butterfly meadow down to the river and enjoy a cool beverage and a nap on the streamside tree deck. In the Fall make the most delicious cider from the heirloom apple trees. Winter is a pleasure, too, watching the flames dance in the stone fireplace while keeping your tootsies warm as can be on the radiant-heated floors. Live the dream you have always imagined and unshackle yourself from conventional living. Breathe the effervescence of the pure air from the forest. Cool your aching, tired feet in the crystal clear, oxygenated water of the river. Sleep deeply listening to the croaking frogs and the gurgling stream. Be delighted at the brightness of the dancing fireflies on a clear June evening. But only a few in a lifetime will dare this kind of adventure. Let the magical beauty of this award-winning, high-craft home heal and rejuvenate the child within. This unique property offers the best of all worlds - super energy efficient; custom details from local, sustainable sources; convenient to 2 international airports and major cities and, yet, in a quiet, spectacular natural waterfront setting. Bird watching; Fly-fishing; Large kitchen garden and perennial landscaping with large shed for the tools. Lake Wyola nearby along with plenty of areas for walks or hiking the Robert Frost trail. Convenient to skiing in Vermont and New Hampshire as well as very nearby areas in Massachusetts. Close to Leverett Peace Pagoda and the Leverett Coop. Convenient to the five college area of Amherst, Hampshire, University of MA, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith colleges, as well as many other; near the towns of Amherst, Northampton, and Greenfield.

Neighborhood Description

Rural village setting.

Market Area

Close to all major services. 1 hour to Hartford International Airport. Minutes from Amtrak rail. Within close driving distance to Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts ski areas. The area is renowned for its central location to many excellent private and public schools as well as medical facilities.

School District

Leverett Elementary and Amherst Regional High School districts; well-known for excellence.


Leverett is located centrally in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts which is known for its rich organic agricultural base, fine arts, education centers, and culturally diverse alternative living.

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Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

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Passive Cooling
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Whole House Filtration
Whole House Vacuumno

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Photovoltaic (PV)
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Construction Information

Exterior Finish
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Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
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Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material
Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material
Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carportyes
Garage Typeattached
Number of Cars2
Garage Area400 sqft

Listing ID : 20002