SAINT GEORGE, Utah

Passive solar design; 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home, 3069 square feet on a 1 acre lot. Passive solar green house and full fruit orchard make this a sustainable dream home. 

Energy Efficient Home Solar - Photovoltaic
$840,000 Asking Price (USD)
$2,499 Annual Property Tax
$1,800 Annual Utility Cost
3,069 Square Feet
3 / 2½ Beds / Baths
41818 sq ft Lot Size
2017 Year Built
Green Home Property Type

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What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

This passive solar, maximum R-Value Insulated Concrete Form  (ICF) home requires very little energy to maintain full comfort year-round. South-facing design allows sunlight to heat the home in winter. Roof overhangs stop the sun from hitting windows and walls during summer, and windows provide night-time cooling to maintain daytime cool temperatures in the house. White 40-year metal roof reflects heat out in the summer, minimizing heat gain upstairs. Inside the roof insulation is 10 inch expanded foam for heat stabilization summer and winter. No blowing air from a furnace or A/C, which also means next to no energy usage for temperature control. Oversized 6 KW active solar electric system with 4 KW battery storage means future electric bills will be the minimum connection fee only, (yes grid connected for all 240 appliances if you need extra power). Wood-burning stove and evaporative cooler are available for supplemental heat or cooling, but are seldom needed. Supplemental heating upstairs is also provided by a hydronic radiant wall system heated by a natural gas water heater. In the summer, cool water from 3000 feet of buried water pipe is circulated in the system for supplemental cooling upstairs.


No herbicides used on this property; this home is the first build and use of the property so the ground is chemical free.


Six (6) raised beds for growing food with timed water systems. (Ask for more pictures.) Last year one 30 foot raised bed yielded 200 Lbs. of sweet potatoes.


Fruit trees in a fully fenced back yard to protect from deer include three (3) peach; two (2) purple plum trees, two (2) Santa Rosa plum, one (1) Italian prune; two (2) pear trees; two (2) apple trees; one (1) cherry tree; two (2) apricot trees; one (1) jujube; productive blackberry row; ground cherry and four (4) grape vines produce fruit much of the summer. 


Back yard is fully fenced.  


No-till garden produces a large crop of vegetables.


Front yard includes medicinal and decorative flowers and herbs as well as an English Walnut tree and a Black Walnut tree.  Medicinal herbs in abundance include Mullein, Yarrow, Comfrey, Echinacea, Sage, Peppermint, Spearmint, Catnip, Marshmallow, and Plantain.  


In-ground 48’X 16’ greenhouse with three (3) large raised beds (180 sq ft) and aboveground 8800-gallon pool to manage temperature, summer and winter.  The massive amount of water to balance the temperature means the greenhouse doesn't freeze in the winter and is just a little warmer than outside in the summer.  Yes you can swim in the pool.


In ground trampoline in back lawn

Lawn is deep rooted Buffalo grass, low water use and low-maintenance


Property Description

This ICF home is built to withstand earthquake, fire, or extreme weather events with little or no maintenance. Siding is concrete, and roof is 40-year raised seam metal. No painting needed for exterior.


All three (3) bedrooms are large and have walk-in closets.  Also a bonus room 24x12 over the garage for hobby, exercise or storage.  


This home was designed for a self-reliant lifestyle, including the sunken greenhouse, raised beds, and multiple fruit trees.  The cellar has plenty of room for all your canned fruit and the stairs are right off the kitchen for easy access.  The cellar is also a completely separate structure under the home so is a safe shelter and maintains a constant temperature.  It also has a fresh air tube into one side and out the other side.


Beautiful location in scenic Southern Utah near red cliffs and astonishing sandstone and black lava flow scenery, in a small-town feel neighborhood. This home is located in one of the most sought-after locations in Southern Utah, in Diamond Valley, near multiple national parks and a wide variety of recreational opportunities including hiking, biking, boating, skiing, and much more.


The home also includes a spot for RV parking with a 30-amp electric hookup, water, and sewage/tank dump.


In addition to the passive solar greenhouse (16x48) there are outbuildings for chickens, and a tractor shed (20x16) and storage shed (20x10)


Neighborhood is a friendly, small-town feel community of about 340 homes all on 1 acre or larger lots. Horse and other livestock friendly community.


Neighborhood Description

Home is on a quiet cul-de-sac with excellent neighbors and well-cared for homes and yards. All lots are very nearly 1 acre (.95 acre or above). No HOA restrictions. 



Market Area

Beautiful
location in scenic Southern Utah near red cliffs and astonishing sandstone and
black lava flow scenery, in a small-town feel neighborhood. 
This
home is located in one of the most sought-after locations in Southern Utah, in
Diamond Valley, near multiple national parks and a wide variety of recreational
opportunities including hiking, biking, boating, skiing, and much more. Southwest corner of Utah that hosts many international visitors and events including marathons, Ironman competitions, bicycle races, and other activities to enjoy the beauties of the sandstone desert. St. George also is home to art galleries, theater, Southwest Symphony, and other cultural activities. 

School District

Washington County School District; Diamond
Valley Elementary, Tontaquint Intermediate School, Dixie Middle School, Dixie
High School; Utah Tech University also nearby.

Community

Neighborhood is a small community about 10 miles from the city of St. George, Utah. Friendly, small-town feel community of about 340 homes all on 1 acre or larger lots. Horses and other livestock friendly community.

For more information on the home you may enjoy viewing a news story interview at https://youtu.be/KK5kso0QBgo

It is now listed on MLS.  Follow this link for more pictures and agent contact information https://www.flexmls.com/share/99ZAP/1415-W-Agate-Court-St-George-UT-84770


Location of Home or Land

Rural

Elevation of Home

Mountain

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 Cool Pipes
Passive Cooling
Swamp Cooler
Ventilation System Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type ICFS
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Carpet
Tile
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 729 sqft

Contact Seller

Fred Davies

Listing ID: 20681