Green Homes for Sale - Coeymans Hollow, New York Green Home

Coeymans Hollow, New York — Green Home For Sale

Passive solar/wood stove heated home on 100 acres near Albany, New York. Best views in Albany County.

Listing ID: 18758

  • Green Home
Annual Property Tax $8,000
Annual Utility Cost $3,500
Home Area 2,800 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Total Property Area 23 acres
Year Built 1895

Property Description

Completely restored farmhouse on 100 acres with a large passive solar addition. Spectacular 180 degree view overlooking Alcove Reservoir, the Catskills and the Helderbergs. Quiet country setting at the end of a dead end road. All wood and tile floors. Spacious master bedroom and great room, both with spectacular views. Large country kitchen with maple cabinets and butcher block counters. Large stone terrace. Many fruit trees on the property. Barn and woodshed.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

The large solar addition is heated completely with solar and wood stove and helps to heat the rest of the house. In fact despite adding 60% more square footage our utility bills went down by a third when the addition was completed. The thermal mass of the addition also makes use of geothermal heat and cooling. The original house is still heated with propane furnace-hot water system - a cleaner alternative than oil. Hot water heater is a demand heater - much more efficient than tank hot water heaters. Many surfaces have low VOC paints and stains, but not all. Much of the building material used in both the addition and the restoration of the origial house is either harvested sustainably, or reclaimed lumber. There is excellent southern exposure for potential active solar use and the house is situated on the top of a hill making it a good locaton for wind power. Ceilings insulated to R55 and walls to R35. The property has not had any pesticides for at least the last 12 years and almost all natural fertilizer have been used.

Neighborhood Description

This home is located at the end of a 2 mile dead end road on the top of a hill overlooking the Catskills, the southern Helderbergs and the Alcove Reservoir. We share the top of the hill with six other houses, only one of which is visible from the house. There is next to no traffic and it is a perfect place for children and dogs. Right around the house there are thirty open acres and nearly 70 wooded acres further away. Wildlife abounds - deer and turkeys are abundant but we have seen pretty much everything else - opposum, raccoon, pheasant, bald eagles, fox, bears, and even a bobcat. Over one hundred species of birds have been seen on the property.

Market Area

The southern suburbs of Albany are about 15 minutes away and Albany is about 20-25 minutes away.

School District



Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

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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 Cool Pipes
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Part of Cooling System
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Dry Well
Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Shingles - Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No