Asheville, North Carolina — Green Home For Sale

*UNDER CONTRACT.* Beautiful Storybook Green-built home on 5.26 acres, bordering National Forest. Passive solar, energy-efficient design and construction. 4 bedrooms; 3 bath. 3,360 sq-ft on 3 levels. Greenhouse. Ponds.


Listing ID: 18390


  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Natural Home

Annual Property Tax $2,200
Annual Utility Cost $960
Home Area 3,360 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 5.3 acres
Year Built 2006

Property Description

Beautiful Storybook Green-built home on 5.26 acres, bordering Pisgah National Forest. Three story, Bamboo/tile/cork flooring, custom-crafted maple cabinets, built-in shelves, walk-in pantry, recessed lights throughout. Four bedrooms, 3 baths, jet tub, guest room, studio, sewing room, home office w/storage, laundry room, giant attic play/family/music room with skylight/look-out window, built-in bookshelves and rustic poplar walls/ceilings. Lots of storage space. 17.5x9 screened porch, detached greenhouse, 2 small ponds, organic garden beds, fruit trees, hiking trails lead to National Forest.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

$80 & UNDER UTILITY BILLS/month. House was built with quality materials that will extend its life to well over 200 years. Passive solar, energy-efficient design and construction. Super-insulated envelope. Non-toxic and natural building materials. Organic wool carpet. Low-V.O.C. paints/finishes inside. Formaldehyde free Insulation - R-40. High-efficiency heat pump for heating and air conditioning. Wood stove with cook top-heats entire house (we rarely use our heat pump in winter). Heat pump water heater. Whole house fresh air ventilation system. Anti-stratification system keeps temperatures the same in every part of the house. Recycled glass/concrete countertops. All trim board/cabinet board milled from site. Energy Star rated appliances. Energy efficient lighting. Loewen brand triple-pane casement windows. Cleaned only with eco-friendly products.


Neighborhood Description

Rural neighborhood of families with a knowledge of sustainability. Plenty of kids and ultra friendly neighbors who respect privacy and the environment. Conservation requirements have been put into place to prevent the abuse of the land and its natural inhabitants. Mountain laurel, rhododendron, lady slipper orchids, oaks, maples, poplars and abundant wildlife are here for enjoyment. 15-20 minutes to Asheville or Hendersonville, both of which host natural food co-ops and multiple organic tailgate/farmer's markets. 5 Miles from Blue Ridge Parkway. 7 miles to the North Carolina Arboretum. 7 miles to grocery. 10 minutes from Southridge shopping center (Lowe's, Target,Best Buy etc). 7 miles from Biltmore Town Center (bookstore, eateries, YMCA, shops, cinema). 4 miles from schools (school buses drop off and pick up within walking distance).


Market Area

Asheville is a small but growing mountain town filled with open minded, environmentally conscious, friendly individuals. The fine arts are abundant and vibrant and the best elements Southern Appalachian culture are alive and active.
There are many organic tailgate/farmer's markets, three co-ops, as well as a large network of CSAs. The community is dedicated to supporting locally owned businesses and locally grown foods. There are excellent public schools, as well as a large selection of private schools K-12. There are also several large home-schooling co-operatives (both non-religious and religious)that meet regularly. Nearby colleges are: University of North Carolina-Asheville, Warren Wilson college, Western Carolina University, and Asheville-Buncombe Technical.
Opportunities for experiencing nature are abundant. Pisgah National Forest, Great Smokey Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina's Arboretum, and numerous parks, playgrounds, lakes and rivers provide any kind of outdoor experience one could desire.
Voted by several national magazines as one of the USA's 'Best Place To Live'.


School District

Avery Creek


Community

Sleepy Gap Acres


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 Forced Air - Heat Pump
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Conventional Heat Pump
Ventilation System Heat Exchanger
Whole House Fan
Other
Whole House Filtration HEPA filtration
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

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

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No