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
|Asking Price (USD)||$995,000|
|Annual Property Tax||$7,143|
|Annual Utility Cost||$0|
|Home Area||2,859 sq ft|
|Total Property Area||23 acres|
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 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
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
perfect for the storage of you extra farm equipment
Additional abutting acreage available approx. 120 acres with sand and gravel deposits
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.
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.
It's just 35 minutes to Concord, 40 minutes northwest to Dartmouth and Lebanon area and about 1 1/2 hours to Boston, MA.
Single Family - Two Story
|Agriculture in Area||Yes|
|Industry in Area||No|
|Air Pollution in Area||No|
|Cleaned with Green Products||Yes|
Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Active
Solar - Passive
Whole House Fan
|Whole House Filtration||
|Whole House Vacuum||No|
Solar - Photovoltaic
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Wood - Solid
Asphalt Composition Shingle
|Garage / Carport||Yes|
|Number of Cars||3|
|Garage Area||0 sqft|