Green Homes for Sale - Newbury, New Hampshire Green Home

Newbury, New Hampshire — Green Home For Sale

An Environmentally –Friendly Gentleman’s Farm Overlooking distant views of the Mink Hills and Mount Kearsarge is this architecturally designed & engineered active and passive solar home built in 2006. Enjoy the benefits of solar living while remaining active on the grid of your electric company. The solar electric and hot water can reduce your electric bill to less then $10/mo for most of the year. Green construction at its best! Situated on 40 acres, this farm includes a trout pond, an antique post and beam 3 bay garage, a 7 stall barn, indoor and outdoor arenas as well as a 3 room guest cottage.

Listing ID: 18363

  • Green Home
  • Photovoltaic (PV)
  • Solar - Photovoltaic
Asking Price (USD) $995,000
Annual Property Tax $7,143
Annual Utility Cost $0
Home Area 2,859 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 23 acres
Year Built 2006

Property Description

This Environmentally – Friendly Gentleman’s Farm is at the end of a long paved driveway overlooking views of the Mink Hills and Mount Kearsarge in Newbury, NH. This community is centered at the tip of Lake Sunapee, an area that appreciates its unspoiled beauty of the mountains, lakes and forests. The Lake Sunapee Region of NH has abundant options for outdoor recreational activities, from water sports to an array of winter sports including skiing at Mount Sunapee Resort and Ski Area. No matter what the season, you’ll find plenty to do! This farm is very privately situated, yet it is in close proximity to town, where you can enjoy community events, local dining and boutiques nearby. Major Interstate 89 can be accessed within about 10 minutes, making the drive southeast to Concord or northwest to Dartmouth about 35 minutes. The Boston-Manchester Regional Airport is just under an hour.

Completed in 2006, this 3 bedroom 3 bath home is green construction at its best! Set admits 40 acres, of field and forest, this farm enjoys about 10 acres of grazing pasture with a farm pond. There are trails that wind through the forest for riding, biking and hiking. A mature maple tree grove even gives you the option of boiling your own sap!

The home was architecturally designed and engineered by Solar Design Associates of Harvard, MA. The home is active and passive solar. The Photovoltaic cells are on the roof that absorb the sunlight and generate electricity which is stored in back up batteries. The house is not totally dependant on these solar panels, it is also ‘on the grid’ with the electric company. The home could be modified further to be taken off the grid if one would so choose. Currently, this design is automatic and low maintenance and very efficient as far as utility costs. In effect, you are “net metering”. As you gain solar electric storage, the meter moves backwards, giving the homeowner a credit on their electric bill which goes toward those cloudy days when the electric meter may run forward. The current owners enjoy less than $10/mo electric bills a good portion of the year.

The hot water is generated through the panels in the roof and stored in 1100 gallon tank in the basement. This heats the water for domestic uses as well as to heat the home via radiant heat in the floors. Back up for your solar hot water, is a normal propane hot water system. The current owners are able to shut off the propane hot water nine months out of the year.

Beautifully designed with the highest quality in mind, this open concept home is ideal for those that enjoy a new house with the character of an antique. You’ll feel right at home as you walk in to this eat-in country kitchen with granite counter tops and Crown Point cabinetry. The cook in your family will be impressed with the cast iron British Aga stove and the huge walk in pantry. In addition, there’s a mudroom with laundry room and full bath can accessed from the kitchen as well as from the outside. A real benefit for the outdoor lover!
The living and dining rooms are one large room with 8’ sliding glass doors and windows line the south facing side of the home. Overlooking the fields and distant views, this great room is always flooded with sunlight. Expansive 9’ ceilings, accent molding and Bruce hardwood flooring throughout decorate the interior.
A two tiered stairway accesses the upstairs. The master suite has fantastic views as well as its own bath with spa tub plus additional laundry area. Just down the hall are two more bedrooms and another full bath.

The separate guest cottage would be perfect for your extended family to have a place to stay or possibly a farm manager. It has three rooms with a kitchen, ¾ bath and great views!

The Barn
 The 3 bay garage was built in 1904
It’s a free span structure with loft
Wood plank flooring

 The horse barn was blt in 1972
 7 stalls
 Attached Indoor arena is 48’x 52’ with two 10’ doors
Whether you have horses, are agility training with your dogs or need extra storage for your boat, cars or equipment, this indoor has a multitude of uses.

 Plenty of direct access to trails

Equipment barn
 perfect for the storage of you extra farm equipment

Additional abutting acreage available approx. 120 acres with sand and gravel deposits

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

The home is active and passive solar as well as on the grid. Minimal propane is used. As many as possible antique fixtures were preserved and re-used in the new home.

Neighborhood Description

Newbury is a small town with a homey feel. It's minutes to highway access for the commuter. Just 3 miles to Mt Sunapee Ski Area and 1 mile to the town beach.

Market Area

It's just 35 minutes to Concord, 40 minutes northwest to Dartmouth and Lebanon area and about 1 1/2 hours to Boston, MA.

School District

Kearsarge Regional


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

Interior Environment

Heating System Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Active
Solar - Passive
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration Active charcoal
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Photovoltaic (PV)
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Milk Paint
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Other
Insulation Material Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 3
Garage Area 0 sqft