Lynchburg, Virginia — Green Home For Sale

Affordable Green Living - No car necessary! Total renovation of 1882 home – the ultimate in green recycling – located in revitalized Lynchburg VA.


Listing ID: 19126


  • Green Home

Annual Property Tax $445
Annual Utility Cost $1,500
Home Area 1,301 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms
Total Property Area 4356 sq ft
Year Built 2014

Property Description

This home vividly demonstrates what can be done with just a 35' x 126' city lot. The original home was built in 1882 using the then popular “balloon” framing technique. It was completely renovated – inside and out in 2007-8. It is an “all new recycled home” with a very secluded and private backyard and patio located within walking distance from downtown and just a block from the Garland Hill historic district. All renovations were city inspected and done to code. Some of the less obvious include: a 200 amp electrical system, a new high efficiency furnace, a new high efficiency air conditioner, programmable thermostat, new vinyl siding, new appliances, a new hot water heater, all new low-e windows & doors, all walls - exterior & interior - fully insulated, and low flush toilets. There is also a 10' x 12' air conditioned artist’s studio with loft & water, 8' x 10' workshop/toolshed, and a 4' x 8' garden shed
The interior is charming with decorator colors, refinished wood floors, plush carpeting in both bedrooms, chandeliers; gas log fireplaces with original mantels in the living room and master bedroom; large closets; large spa master bath with 2 sinks, corner shower, clawfoot soaking tub, & 2 closets; a vegetarian kitchen with a door wall containing enclosed Venetian blinds to the patio, smooth top range, Corian countertops; comfortable dining room; guest bedroom with half bath; and a nice foyer entrance with hand made leaded glass transom window.
This home has the original “recycled” trim and mantels, tin roof, frame, wood floors, and claw foot tub. All were retained and refurbished. The new interior & exterior insulation and loE windows keep the utilities modest and add to privacy between rooms.
Just off the beautifully landscaped paved patio are the organic fruit trees, berries, and vegetable garden that use water from a rain barrel. Further reducing the carbon footprint, the downtown location makes a car optional, with a bus stop at the nearest corner, and a health clinic just 2 blocks away.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

New high efficiency furnace
New high efficiency air conditioner
Programmable thermostat
Low-e windows & doors
Insulated interior & exterior walls,
Low flush toilets
Cleaned with green products
Rain water collection system


Neighborhood Description

Downtown Lynchburg is a revitalized small urban area on the James river, sporting new restaurants, a new fine arts center, 17 miles of in-town paved biking & walking trails through wooded areas, river front entertainment area, museums, community market, CSA, live theater & dance, YMCA, kayak & canoe launch and rental, the country’s only year round ski slope, a new library, extensive & highly regarded health care facilities, minor league baseball, many colleges and universities.
Revitalization is


Market Area

Amtrak to Washington, New York, New Orleans, and a regional airport with daily flights to Charlotte NC International.
Wintergreen resort, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, Charlottesville, & the Appalachian Trail are all within easy driving distance


School District

Lynchburg City Schools


Community

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Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story


Location of Home or Land

Urban


Elevation of Home

Other


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area No
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Forced Air - Gas
Cooling System Conventional Forced Air - A/C
Ventilation System Part of Cooling System
Part of Heating System
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Vinyl
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No