60 Highspire Rd, Downingtown, Pennsylvania

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Added On:05/16/2024
Last Updated:07/13/2024
Healthy HomeEnergy Efficient HomePassive Solar
$799,999Asking Price (USD)
$6,140Annual Property Tax
2,370Square Feet
3 / 2.5Beds / Baths
3.0 acresLot Size
1980Year Built
Green HomeProperty Type
Single Family DwellingProperty Type

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Property Description

The wait is OVER! Come see this single Owner Eco -home stewarded by a local Quaker family for 40+years, designed and built by internationally renowned architect Bart Kaltenbach. Super-efficient, passive solar envelope design, beautiful natural light, open floor plan, terra-cotta tile floors and plas...ter walls. Truly a century house built by local artisan craftspeople to become your inter-generational asset. Historic, hand hewn, American chestnut barn timbers, salvaged from the iconic McCurdyâs barn, showcased in the living room and master bedroom. All the materials are natural and non-toxic, this is an exquisitely private and peaceful healthy home. A product of Chester County, and a close-knit Quaker community, built by local people with a long view on how to build; it has a heart and soul you will not easily find anywhere else! The home is situated on 3.25 acres backing onto 60+ acres of protected private land and it is within walking distance of a historic rail trail along the East Brandywine and Marsh Creek State Park. It is oriented to maximize southern exposure and to be heated passively by the sun and with itâs engineered envelope convection heating as the warmth of the sun heats the attached greenhouse. The air rises into the attic and drops back down a double north wall to the basement where there is a full basement and crawl space with a tube coming into the crawl space from deep underground to naturally cool the house in the summer. There are ceiling fans throughout the house, to enhance your comfort and the passive performance of the space. It has a fully modernized geo-thermal central heating, and air conditioning system with vents well placed throughout the home, along with a central thermostat and a whole home generator, wired into the house electric systems for seamless energy security, that automatically comes on in any interruption of your electric service. The generator is fueled by propane to keep you comfortable in any power outages. It has a central stacked masonry chimney gong from ground level through the center for the house with a wood stove connected to it in the living room, there are vents to carry the warm air from this high efficiency wood stove to the second-floor rooms. The upper level has 3 bedrooms with 2 full baths. The lower level has a flex room that can be used as a 4th bedroom, in-law suite, office or den with its own private half bath. Field Stone walls along the walkways and terraced in front of the house, perfect for growing your own organic vegetable garden and storing it all in the cool basement for winter food security. Plant your own fruit orchard. The house is situated high in the landscape with excellent drainage all around it and great full sun for gardening and gritty fed water systems to irrigate your gardens. A home where you can weather the changes of the world around you in the security and comfort of a fully independent home, able to run well with no inputs or fossil fuels, in the case of serious supply line problems and climate irregularities, that we are likely to see into the future. Itâs evident that the home has been cared for by its original owner where there is peace and tranquility. Live in a home you have dreamed of living in, and make it yours today. Must see this unique style home. ALL OFFERS WILL BE CONSIDERED! Schedule a showing today!

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Listing ID : 22263