Green Homes for Sale - Salisbury Center, New York Green Home

Salisbury Center, New York — Green Home For Sale

Unique off-grid single family home + separate guest cottage on 12 acres;features PV, solar hot water,state of the art batteries, high efficiency boiler, wood stove, back-up generator. Private yet only ½ mile away from several year round neighbors.

Listing ID: 19387

  • Green Home
  • Off the Grid
  • Solar - Photovoltaic
Annual Property Tax $2,000
Annual Utility Cost $1,200
Home Area 1,400 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Total Property Area 12 acres
Year Built 2005

Property Description

Unique off-grid home with separate guest cottage on 12 acres.
The home is not visible from the road; you enter the property by a short driveway. This home was built 7 years ago, very well maintained and improved, and is in excellent, move in condition. Metal roof. Two sets of solar panels for electricity (one set seven years old, the other set recently added). State of the art inverter and battery system. New solar hot water panels and hot water tank. Diesel generator for back up. New propane refrigerator and high efficiency washer. Systems are fun and very user friendly.

The house is in excellent condition and set up for year round or recreational use. There are 3 bedrooms; the master is a loft with a balcony overlooking the living area with a ½ bath. The 1st floor has two bedrooms and a full bath. An open floor plan with cathedral ceiling has a spacious kitchen/dining area with lots of cabinets, convenient island, propane gas stove and refrigerator, and cozy sitting area with woodstove. The basement is partially finished, fully insulated, spacious with high ceilings. Includes three areas: one room for the mechanical systems including boiler, oil tank, washing machine, solar heated water storage tank, photovoltaic inverter and batteries; the other two areas can be used to set up a workshop, storage or additional living space. A walk out to ground level.

Beside the house, there is guest cottage (approx 30x50), for when friends or family visit. New full bath, kitchen area, bedroom, wood stove, propane heater. Attached garage and additional storage areas. Other buildings include: a small barn with enough room for 2 horses and hay storage, a chicken coop, a woodshed, and a small shed for tools or toys.

The land consists of 12 acres that include a good sized garden that could be expanded; flower and herbs around front porch. There are small fields and lightly mixed hard and soft wooded areas. Apple trees and berries encourage wildlife. A trail leads to a small stream that crosses the middle of the property. There is plenty of room for your animals or your nature spirits.

Located just outside the Southern border of the NY State Adirondack Park which includes 6 million acres of abundant wildlife and year round recreational activities, including hunting, well maintained snowmobiling trails, cross-country skiing, boating and hiking. Approximately 11 miles to I-90 exit 29A at Little Falls NY.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Electricity generated on site with two sets of solar panels; solar hot water; very well insulated;all modern windows; high efficiency boiler; wood stove; excellent soil and prepared garden site, never treated with pesticides. Abundant wildlife. Adjacent to protected watershed land.

Neighborhood Description

Rural. It is private yet only ½ mile away from several year round neighbors.

Market Area

Dolgeville and Little Falls, located in Herkimer County. Excellent libraries, food coop, community activities,restaurants, antiques.

School District



Located just outside the Southern border of the NY State Adirondack Park. Peaceful rural surroundings, with the comfort and space of a modern home des

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 Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Other
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Off the Grid
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Carpet
Wood - Laminated
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 600 sqft