Green Homes for Sale - Marshall, North Carolina Green Home

Marshall, North Carolina — Green Home For Sale

This is an authentic passive solar home 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, NC. Just mini splits added to each room for your comfort! Artists, organic farmers, small pasture needers, privacy wanters, swimmers, hot-tubbers...take note.$399K

Listing ID: 18913

  • Green Home
Annual Property Tax $1,800
Annual Utility Cost $1,200
Home Area 2,523 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 5.1 acres
Year Built 1987

Property Description

Peaceful country living only 20 minutes to restaurants, arts and culture in thriving Asheville, NC. Home is situated on a quiet private hillside at the end of a gentle paved drive.

This home has an open flowing floor plan with two large upstairs rooms and open loft area giving a very spacious interior. Patio and pool and hot tub are steps from the dining and living area.

The private master bedroom suite has an adjoining office space. Sliding glass doors lead directly from the bedroom out to the deck and hot tub.

The remaining two bedrooms and bath are at the other end of the house with a large family room above. Great for kids or guests.

Additional unattached 1200 sq. ft. heated studio & workshop. Currently it is divided into two separate workspaces, one a woodshop and the other a quilt studio. It also has an adjoining garage for storage and direct access to both workspaces.

The property is partially wooded with plenty of open land for garden and/or pasture. Neighboring land is pastoral and possibly available for lease.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

This is an authentic passive solar home with southern exposure and slate flooring throughout the entire ground floor. An eight inch gravel bed with six inches concrete slab beneath the slate creates the thermal mass that retains heat in the cooler months and acts as a cooling element in warmer months.

The roof overhang is such that it maximizes solar gain in the cooler months and minimizes solar exposure during the warmer months.

Centrally located high efficiency Hearthstone woodstove for auxiliary heating.

This home has Anderson dual-pane windows and doors throughout and is well insulated with 2 x 6 walls.

Even when unoccupied during the coldest months, room temperature never goes below 58 degrees.

Instantaneous gas hot water heater.

Passive solar pool heater.

Lots of south facing roof available if you want to add photovoltaic solar panels and/or solar hot water. offered with the highest effeciency mini-splits per room for your convenience and comfort.

Neighborhood Description

Rural, rolling hills, mountain views, easy twenty minutes from downtown Asheville's restaurants shoppes and theater.

Plenty of wildlife, hiking trails, creeks, and rivers nearby. 15 minutes to the Appalachian Trail, 10 minutes to white water rafting, 5 minutes to supermarket, coffee shop and restaurants, 10 minutes to interstate.

Market Area

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Marshall NC is a sleepy little river town undergoing a cultural renaissance. It is an easy twenty minutes from Asheville NC, a perennial mountain vacation destination and regional center for art and culture of the Southeast US.

35 minutes to Asheville airport with 7 nonstop destinations. We are 1.5 hours to Knoxville TN, 2 hour drive to Charlotte NC, 4 hours to Raleigh NC, 3.5 hour drive to Atlanta, 4 hours to Nashville, 6 hours to the Atlantic Ocean beaches, less than 8 hours to DC.

School District

Madison County


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Split 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 Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum Yes

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
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 Low VOC
Floor Material Wood - Laminated
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 860 sqft