Hammondsport, New York — Green Home For Sale

Retreat to serenity in the land of mountains and lakes in this spacious sustainable strawbale homestead with an established high quality renewable energy system.


Listing ID: 18019


  • Green Home
  • Straw bale
  • Off the Grid

Annual Property Tax $2,300
Annual Utility Cost $0
Home Area 2,900 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 8 acres
Year Built 2006

Property Description

Let spectacular vistas open up new horizons while retreating to serenity in the land of mountains and lakes. You\'ll love hanging your hats in this spacious sustainable strawbale homestead resting above Keuka Lake with a mountain top view. This bucolic 8 acre published homestead would make an ideal location for a family homestead, B&B, winery, teaching center, medical office, or wellness/nature/spa retreat.rn Let the winds blow while you smile as your AWP 3.6 meter windmill spins electrons into your homestead. You\'ll be totally self sufficient in regards to energy and great tasting well water. rn A beautiful attached arched greenhouse, countless fruit and nut trees, seedless and seeded grapes (the fruit trees and grapes are bearing, the nut trees require some time), cold hardy kiwi, asparagus beds, and numerous large raised beds allow you to grow your own organic foods.rn This homestead was started in 2002 and completed in 2006. It has 12 rooms, 1 office, 2/4 bedrooms, and all wood flooring (locally sustainably harvested). This English estate is a one of a kind with a artisan DNA helix custom built staircase. Old world charm bubbles up with plastered walls and deep inviting windowsills.rn THERE\'S MORE! Wouldn\'t you enjoy a sustainable life without electric, water, or sewage bills. The homestead is totally powered by an African Wind Power AWP 3.6 meter rugged windmill, weighing almost 300 pounds. It is a slow r.p.m. windmill as opposed to the majority of high r.p.m. mills which weigh a mere 75-90 pounds. A slower r.p.m. allows more energy in slower winds and much longer bearing and blade lifespan.rn How about a romance with the flame? With 2 masonry stoves and 2 woodstoves the home takes only one woodstove to embrace your family with cozy warmth. Two of the stoves are also designed to heat hot water. A solar water heater is used when not burning the woodstove. Passive solar is abundant with a 60\' south face providing pleasing natural light.rn The strawbale walls provide a super R-value of 52 (deep windowsills are a bonus). The rafters are 2\"x12\" with 12\" of fiberglass insulation and 2 layers of aluma-foil with 3 air gaps which provide an embracing R-56 of insulation.rn There is also a 2160 sq ft attached garage/shop/studio which can accomodate 4 cars if parked in tandem (one 9\' x 7\' garage door on the 18\' wall). The garage measures 18\' x 60\'. On the second floor above this garage there is also an 18\' x 60\' room which is accessed by the second floor of the house. But there\'s more with a 2-floored guest house (1568 sq ft) with its own masonry stove and wood floor. It\'s rough plumbed for a bath and kitchen and has a 1-car garage. The guest house is electrically wired and partially finished, allowing you to complete the painting with your own imagination. It would require a modest amount of interior finish work to complete it.rn Escape and retreat into this English estate style strawbale homestead--considered the most energy eficient house in Steuben County.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Find yourself embraced in coziness with strawbale insulation, a renewable resource with outstanding insulative values.rn Electrons whiz into your home compliments of the wind as you find yourself disconnected from fossil generated grid electricity. Liberate yourself from buying global warming increasing energies (coal, gas, and oil) and their geopolitical ramifications, this homestead uses 2/3 less heat thus 2/3 less CO2 pollution. Approximate CO2 emission reductions are: 1 year=4000 pounds less CO2, 50 years=200,000 pounds less CO2.rn This homestead has a long 60\' south face with abundant windows to gain passive solar heat. An immense interior thermal mass is gained with the 1st floor containing 12\" of gravel topped by 5\" of concrete and all 3 floors of thick straw walls.rn There is also a solar hot water heater. The windows are Low E and Argon filled. All 3 levels have sustainably harvested wood floors.


Neighborhood Description

The neighborhood consists of meadows and lush temperate forests on mainly large multi acre lots. At your doorstep is hiking, biking, and cross country skiing. Hills and valleys abound!


Market Area

Keuka Lake is the \"crown jewel of the Finger Lakes\". It is the only Y-shaped Finger Lake and is 20 miles long and it prefers to dazzle with greenish/blue water. rn Hammondsport is a quaint, quiet, clean, and friendly town with a diversity of progressive people. The area has numerous organic farms and intentional communities. The school district is noted for high quality education.rn Historically, Hammondsport is known as \"The Cradle of Aviation\" with the reknowned aviator and inventor Glenn Curtiss. rn The Finger Lakes is home to countless lakes and wineries with many artists, festivals, and special events.rn Keuka Lake seasonally dazzles with the Festival of Lights where lights are placed on many of the docks during the Native American Pow Wow honoring this former Iriquois-Keuka Lake tradition.rnPLEASE SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY. This homestead is located in the Heart of the Finger Lakes and just a little off the Wine Trail. Due to the over whelming response of unique house touring thrill seekers we unfortunately have had to require a TOTALLY REFUNDABLE TOUR FEE. If you purchase this homestead you will get all of your tour fee back. The tour fee is $70 minimum, even if one person tours it. If more than one, the tour fee is $35/adult and $10/child. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.


School District

Hammondsport


Community


Home Type or Land

Other


Location of Home or Land

Rural


Elevation of Home

Mountain


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area No
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 Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Other
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Other
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Fiberglass
Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 1080 sqft