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651 Long Branch Road, Marshall, North Carolina

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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
Green Home
$1,800Annual Property Tax
2,523Square Feet
3 / 2Beds / Baths
5.1 acresLot Size
1987Year Built

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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.

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.

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.

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Madison County

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Agriculture in Areayes
Industry in Areano
Air Pollution in Areano
Pesticide Freeyes
Fragrance Freeyes
Cleaned with Green Productsyes

Interior Environment

Heating System
Solar - Passive
Cooling System
Passive Cooling
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Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration
Whole House Vacuumyes

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Construction Information

Exterior Finish
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Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
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Wood - Laminated
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Asphalt Composition Shingle
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Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
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Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carportyes
Garage Typeattached
Number of Cars2
Garage Area860 sqft

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Listing ID : 18913