Applegate Valley, Oregon — Green Home For Sale

Gracious Country Home & Big Studio/Shop in sunny Southern Oregon designed by artist-owner-builders. Passive solar post & beam with many green features.

Listing ID: 18988

  • Accessible Home
  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Natural Home

Annual Property Tax $3,758
Annual Utility Cost $1,000
Home Area 2,500 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Total Property Area 4.1 acres
Year Built 2002

Property Description

This private, view property is located in the wine country of Southern Oregon's Applegate Valley. THE HOME is a unique post and beam design by artist-owner-builders combines NW contemporary styling with the soft warmth of SW adobe. This is a light-filled, comfortable home designed for ease of use; it is currently used as a Bed and Breakfast with an Art Workshop Center in the 2300sf ADOBE STUDIO with garage, full bath, separate work/office spaces. Please visit our website for a 15 min. video guided tour, LOTS of pictures, floor plans and complete details.

We will extend courtesy to brokers.

This property is looking for enthusiastic new owners. For those who would choose a life in the thoughtful lane, we hope you will visit, or book a night in our B&B (where else can you sleep in a home you are considering?). The sunshine, the quiet and a canopy of stars all await you.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Passive solar green Post & Beam/, 2500 sq.ft. earthen plaster inside and out, highly energy efficient with super-insulation, low-e windows, thermal masses in earthen floor and efficient clean-burning masonry stove/fireplace (kachelofen), hot water solar panel and on-demand propane water heater, low-flush toilets, 5000 gal. roof-catchment water cistern, central vacuum, skylights and recycled interior windows for natural lighting. Cork and tile and earthen flooring.
All main floor rooms open onto Trex decks or the large concrete/stone front porch. Designed and built by the artist-owners, using the time tested precepts of A Pattern Language, Passive Solar and Feng Shui, with many original art details.

Neighborhood Description

This property is located 10 minute drive towards Applegate Lake from the surprisingly well serviced cross-road community of Ruch (roosh) which has grocery, medical, dental, massage, chiropractic, school, library, 2 churches, a farm/garden/hardware store, a florist, a good restaurant, pizza to go, coffee kiosk, postal service, hair dresser, fitness salon, accountant and more.
The Valley is becoming well known for its many excellent wineries and has received its own appellation. Many ambitious organic farms are located here as well as goat dairies, organically raised beef, pork and lamb. CSA's (Community Supported Argriculture) make it easy to participate in this bounty.

Market Area

The Historic town of Jacksonville and its Britt Music Festival is a 20 minute drive; Medford:30 min.(Home Depot, Costco, Fred Meyer, WinCo, Farmers market etc) Grants Pass: 45 Min. Ashland and Oregon Shakespeare Festival , 50 min.

School District

Medford School District 549c


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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 Fireplace
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum Yes

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Other
Exterior Finish Plaster - Earth
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Carpet
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 130 sqft