Green Homes for Sale - Stow, Massachusetts Green Home

Stow, Massachusetts — Green Home For Sale

Unique, magically serene eco-home for sale. Genuinely green construction,custom-designed and lovingly hand-built, near Boston, Cambridge, Worcester, 128 and 495 high-tech areas. A true oasis for people and wildlife, designed to leave a small footpr

Listing ID: 19365

  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home
Asking Price (USD) $719,900
Annual Property Tax $10,958
Annual Utility Cost $2,300
Home Area 2,531 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Total Property Area 4.9 acres
Year Built 2004

Property Description

27 Treaty Elm Lane is designed to embrace the beauty of simple natural materials, open spaces, and carefully thought-out systems for health and comfort. Inspired by Sarah Susanka's The Not So Big House, every aspect of the design aims to maximize space, making use of the entire footprint (and the vertical space) to accommodate the way a family lives. The result is environmentally sustainable, aesthetically delightful, and lovingly suited to the needs of a family.

Consistent with the principles of green building, the house sits on the site of a previous structure. That building, from 1959, was taken apart piece by piece and recycled or reused whenever possible. In some parts of the structure, studs were left standing and became part of the current home; in other parts the old house was removed down to the foundation. The foundation was repaired and extensive drainage was installed. All wiring, plumbing, systems, and materials other than the foundation and some studs are new since 2004.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

All natural non-toxic construction, luxurious materials and finishes, attention to every detail. Organic gardens and water gardens; nooks and lofts. Tulikivi soapstone heater; zero heating costs. Low-impact swimming pool. Gorgeous chef's kitchen with granite counters, two sinks, six-burner Viking cooktop, hand-made reclaimed wood cabinetry. All low-energy appliances and systems throughout. Broadband Internet. Passive solar design; custom-devised fresh air system to ensure internal air quality. Distance views; 4.85 acres. Beautiful flow from inside to outdoors, with glass all around; decks and/or gardens on every side. A healing, healthy, spirit-filled home.

Neighborhood Description

Stow, Massachustts: a quintessential small New England town; an old farming community much loved by its residents. Good schools, extensive open space, farms and orchards, a warm and connected community spirit.

Market Area

An easy drive into Boston (35 - 50 minutes), Cambridge (40 minutes), Worcester (25 minutes), or the high-tech areas around routes 128 and 495,with a surprising wealth of resources right in the community or adjacent towns.

School District


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

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 Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Other
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 0 sqft