Green Homes for Sale - Franklin, North Carolina Green Home

Franklin, North Carolina — Green Home For Sale

Energy Star Certified Mountain Cabin. Fully remodeled interior, located between Franklin and Highlands, large deck and yard.

Listing ID: 19066

  • Accessible Home
  • Green Home
  • Small Home
Asking Price (USD) $139,000
Annual Property Tax $60
Annual Utility Cost $800
Home Area 800 sq ft
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Total Property Area 30492 sq ft
Year Built 1959

Property Description

Centrally located in the Western North Carolina mountains between Franklin and Highlands in Macon County, this mountain cabin is cozy and comfortable with low energy bills! Situated in a quiet neighborhood with a scenic mountain view, the driveway is paved to the front door with a newly enlarged parking area. The nearby Cullasaja River offers swimming, tubing and fishing as well as majestic waterfalls.

This home is about 50 years old and has been remodeled with energy efficiency as a main goal. All sheetrock was removed and interior framing was inspected. Roof framing required repair and an engineer's approval. Extensive air-sealing was required. Walls were made thicker to allow more insulation. New insulation was installed in the attic and under the floor. A plastic vapor barrier was installed in the crawlspace. New electical wiring was installed along with all-new plumbing. Gutter drains were rerouted and a french drain was intalled to reduce moisture levels around the house. The home's third-party certified, Energy Star rating proves energy efficiency measures were effective!

Drive up to the door of your one bedroom, one bath mountain home. A full-size kitchen is open to the living room. The bathroom features a laundry area with vast amounts of storage in cabinets. Tile floors in the kitchen and bathroom are beautiful and durable. The bedroom is comfortably sized with a spacious walk- in closet for more storage options. Carpeted floors in the living room and bedroom is a comfortable choice. Energy Star rated windows bring natural light into every room in the house and offer a view of wildlife and the changing seasons.

With its convenient location and energy efficient living, this home is a great choice for a vactation getaway, a single person, as a starter home for a young couple. Universal design features like levers for doors, wide doorways and one-level living also make this a perfect fit for a retiring couple. Asking price is $139,000 for sale by owner. Owner financing is available for qualified buyers.

A Winter Sun green home reduces homeowner’s energy bills and future costs, minimizes the building’s environmental impact, and affects the family’s health for the better.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Energy Star Certified to use about 25% less energy than if it had been built to current building codes. Previously, it used more than double the amount of electricity than it would use if it was built to current code. Completely new interior while preserving existing framing and siding. Increased levels of insulation and extensive air sealing. whole house constant ventilation fan. newly installed gutter drains and french drains to remove moisture from around house. energy efficient appliances. new electrical and plumbing systems extend the lifespan of an older building.

Neighborhood Description

this mountain cabin for sale by owner is situated in a quiet neighborhood between Franklin NC and Highlands North Carolina. The house is located less than 1/4 mile up a private paved road which itself is close to US Hwy 64 running between Franklin and Highlands. One of the neighboring houses is a Winter Sun Construction Award Winning Energy Star and Healthy Built Green Home. Enjoy the scenery of the Cullasaja River Valley from the deck! Easy access to the river for tubing, canoeing and swimming. Within five minutes of the fire department so you'll save on insurance!

Market Area

This house is located in unincorporated Macon County approximately five miles from Franklin NC on US Hwy 64.

School District


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

Location of Home or Land


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
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration None
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 Masonry
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint No VOC
Floor Material Carpet
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No