RARE FIND! Charming park-front LEED-Silver townhome set in idyllic Western Massachusetts Village Hill neighborhood, combining the best of city and country. Fully customized from the ground up, sustainably built to high performance standards, solar powered, net zero, healthy home, featuring hard to find first floor bedroom/bath.
This south-facing, light-filled townhome offers private patio and roomy porch set in professionally designed landscaping with views of neighborhood park and majestic Beech trees. First floor includes bedroom/full bath with open plan kitchen/dining/living room and spacious entry mudroom/closet. Second floor has 2 bedrooms with customizable walk-in closets, full bath, and laundry with W&D (included). Super insulated, dry lower level, floored in natural cork, provides roomy guest suite, including 4th bedroom (w/legal egress), full bath w/tub, generous media/rec room, and storage room or walk-in closet.
Home features sustainably harvested ash flooring, Douglas fir doors, soft-close shaker-style custom maple cabinetry, extended dining area built-ins, quartz + granite countertops, and stainless appliances with Bosch D/W. Main floor has surround sound. Mudroom and bathroom ceramic floors include in-floor radiant heat.
Exterior features include detached garage, additional dedicated parking spot, optional owner planting beds and own water spigot. Townhome is one of Upper Ridge Association's 27 LEED Certified condominiums. Monthly homeowner fee ($567) covers pesticide-free landscape care, snow removal, building insurance and exterior maintenance.
Green & Healthy Home Features:
Energy Efficiency: LEED Silver Certified, Wright built, 100% electric, net zero, 9kW owned solar system, high-performance construction, triple-pane windows, Mitsubishi air source heat pumps with mini-splits in 6 rooms for individualized temperature control, Energy Star rated appliances, Venmar energy recovery ventilation (ERV), super insulated with 6” blown-in dense-pack cellulose and 2" additional rigid foam on exterior w/air barrier, insulated foundation by Superior w/thermal breaks, Hardie plank siding, recessed LED lighting, interior fire sprinkler system, water saving Toto toilets, Steibel Eltron air source heat pump domestic hot water, instant hot water (motion detector activated) in bathrooms, and environmentally friendly bicycle-powered trash/compost collection.
Healthy Building Materials*: Zero-VOC Ecos organic interior paint/varnish, water-based low-VOC glue and finish on MDF-free cabinetry, solid wood doors, copper pipes, whole house water filtration system, separately ducted HEPA/charcoal whole house air filtration system, vented central vacuum system, Roxul sound insulation in walls and between floors, hard-wired ethernet jacks and metal-clad wiring throughout, plus additional EMF reduction measures. No history of pets, smoking or scented/toxic products.
(*Recommended by healthy building specialists to avoid toxins, EMF and mold.)
Neighborhood & Community:
Sought-after Village Hill in Northampton is a newly developed neighborhood association comprised of various housing options incorporating sustainable, energy-efficient design with views of Mount Tom and the Holyoke Range. A variety of optional community activities and gatherings offer many opportunities to connect. The neighborhood has quiet tree-lined streets, and is dotted with communal green spaces. Extensive network of walking trails, Mill River access, rail trail and organic community garden surround property. Home to the Conway School of Sustainable Landscape Design, Christopher Heights Assisted Living and a short walk to Smith College, with its nationally recognized arboretum, Lyman Plant House and Paradise Pond.
Downtown Northampton, a nationally recognized Tree City, has excellent restaurants, shops, and cultural venues, including Smith College, all within easy walking distance. The greater Pioneer Valley is abundant with organic farms, CSAs, four-season outdoor activities, cultural offerings (live music, independent film house, movie theaters, art museums and galleries), Five College Consortium, excellent restaurants, two food coops, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods (w/home delivery). Excellent health care options range from a close-by Mass General Brigham affiliated local hospital to medical specialists and integrative/functional practitioners. Easy access to ski mountains, coastal beaches, hiking trails, the Berkshires, New Haven, New York City (including Amtrak train service), Boston, and Bradley International Airport.
Northampton MA public schools, well known for excellence, with charter school options. Area private schools include Smith Campus School, Hartsbrook Waldorf School, and various acclaimed boarding and day elementary, middle and high schools.
Listing ID: 20695