Green Homes for Sale - Rolla, Missouri Green Home

Rolla, Missouri — Green Home For Sale

For those dreaming of a quiet spot to live, garden and fish clean waters, this custom designed active/passive solar 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offers 1/8 mile river frontage, wonderful views, pasture, pond, organic gardens and so much more on over 11 acres for a great price!

Listing ID: 18526

  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home
Annual Property Tax $747
Annual Utility Cost $600
Home Area 1,980 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 11.1 acres
Year Built 1986

Property Description

FOR THOSE DREAMING OF A QUIET RIVER PLACE. This Custom Designed, Active/Passive Solar 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on over 11 acres offers Amazingly Low Utilities (averaging just $50 per month!), wonderful views, pasture, pond, organic gardens, plus a large deck overlooking a balanced rock and 1/8 mile of Dry Fork River frontage! There are vaulted ceilings; skylights in the Greenhouse, Sun room, Office, Kitchen, Utility room and both baths; dining and reading Lofts over the Living Room, Master Bedroom and a second Bedroom; a covered flagstone patio off the Master Bedroom; a decorative fish pond and beautiful perennial gardens surrounding the home; a spacious detached two car garage with a workshop or hobby room and a second floor office or storage; a garden shed and even a Putnam Rolling Library Ladder to service the hallway Library!

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Earth Sheltered - Three sides buried for tempering effect of soil.
Active Solar - 5 thermal solar collectors
Passive Solar - Thanks to proper design of overhangs, on June 21st, sun doesn’t enter clerestory windows & on Dec. 21st, sun reaches back wall of home; greenhouse has massive stone planting beds for heat storage & growing greens in winter.
Well Insulated - Ceiling R40, walls R30
Radiant floor heating - EPDM tubes in concrete floor connect to solar heat storage tank and wood stove in living room
Metal Roof - With life-time warranty with gutters tied to cistern for gardens
Solar garden shed - Besides holding three thermal collectors added in the 1990s, this structure is designed to be modified to hold batteries for future PV and/or wind system
Toilets & Showers - Low flush/low flow
Solar Hot Air Heater - 4’ x 24’, to warm garage office

Neighborhood Description

Flanked by lovely farm and large acreage residential properties, this home is just 10 minutes from the amenities of a small college town and shopping.

Market Area

Rolla, Missouri in the foothills of the Ozark Mountain Range and within easy access to thousands of acres of National Forestry and protected waterways has been ranked in the Norman Crampton guide to the best in small-town living, "The 100 Best Small Towns in America". Rolla is located at the intersection of a major east-west Interstate and north-south Highway making access and travel simple. It is home to the Missouri University of Science and Technology recently recognized by the Nobel Committee for the integral part University researchers played on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize shared by the IPCC and Al Gore. Rolla is also home to four other college or university extensions, a small professional summer theatre the Ozark Actors Theatre, the 660 seat Leach Theatre which hosts national Broadway tours, dance companies, musicians and comedians throughout the year, libraries, art galleries, bike paths, walk paths, an active Audubon society and Master Gardeners Association, an abundance of parks and a top-rated public school system.

School District

Rolla, a Blue Ribbon District


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area No
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Electric Radiant
Forced Air - Electric
Solar - Active
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Conventional Forced Air - A/C
Ventilation System Part of Cooling System
Part of Heating System
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Other
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Carpet
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

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