Naselle, Washington — Green Home For Sale

RIDICULOUS $440,000 PRICE REDUCTION! Featuring a modern log home, this very unique and beautiful 59 acre sanctuary is surrounded on 3 sides by hundreds of acres of timberland.


Listing ID: 18691


  • Green Home

Annual Property Tax $1,990
Annual Utility Cost $970
Home Area 1,800 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 23 acres
Year Built 2000

Property Description

Boy, if I sound desperate it's because I am. My kids and friends think I'm crazy slicing off $440,000 from my May asking price. If not purchased as your full time residence or peaceful vacation/hunting/fishing Shangri La, it would make an incredible investment property. With a little patience I know it could be sold for a ton more. Unfortunately, I'm just not in a position to wait it out.

Last Dec. a local couple fell in love with this property but they had to sell their place before they could buy it. In a too generous mood, I gave them an entire year to sell theirs. That year is up Dec. 18, 2009 and since they have no imminent prospects, I'm putting my property actively on the market again .... with my price reduced even further.....down now to $550,000. Another Update -- as of 4/1/2010 when that local couple mentioned above failed to get financing, I'm lowering the price even further to $480,000.

I should mention I am definitely not interested in renting or leasing the property. If absolutely needed, I may consider carrying up to 100k of the contract but I'd prefer not to do that.
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Featuring a modern log home, this very unique and beautiful 59 acre sanctuary is surrounded on 3 sides by hundreds of acres of timberland. The property also contains multiple out buildings and is located less than 2 miles from the mighty Columbia River and 35 mins. from the Pacific Ocean.

PROPERTY FEATURES:
- property consists of a small valley with a large number of mostly mature cedar, hemlock, spruce and alder covering the side hills of the valley. These side hills are also home for the property's structures. Views are afforded of the open meadows on our valley floor which also feature ponds and sloughs. Wide, deep views of Deep River valley and the surrounding steep coastal mountain hills are also prominently viewed out the home's windows.

- the hundreds of acres of timber company land that surround the property on three sides of course contain no structures or residents other than the native wildlife, thereby ensuring continued seclusion and privacy.

- a 1/2 mile tree lined driveway leads to the home

- the closest neighbor is 1/2 mile away. Their house is the only structure that can be seen from the home and a fast growing grove of cedar and spruce trees very soon will entirely block the view of that house.

- elk are partial to the grassy meadows of this property and can be seen frequently. They'll even calve here if things are particularly quiet around calving time in June as the timber on the edges of our property and the surrounding timberland gives them the security they desire.

- deer, bobcats, coyotes, hawks, eagles, Great Blue herons and many other species of animals and birds are part or full time residents of the property and can be readily seen.

- several species of ducks reside on the property's ponds and sloughs in the winter and the same water also harbors beavers, nutria, muskrats, river otters and frogs year round.

-blackberries, coastal huckleberries and salmon berries are abundant on the property.

HOUSE FEATURES:
- large Canadian grown Douglas fir logs (11" to 15" diameter).

- 1800 sq. ft. with attached 480 sq. ft. heated log garage

- open ceiling great room/kitchen with an adjacent, convenient utility room containing a full "mud" bathroom, very generous pantry shelving with sliding doors and spaces in the room for washer/dryer, freezer, and an extra refrigerator.

- large master bathroom with a huge 5'x5 1/2' tiled shower and a jumbo 10 1/2' x 13' master bedroom walk-in closet.

- wide open, extended views out all windows with large sliding doors in great room, den and master bedroom.

- a 68' long deck running along the back of the house offers total privacy while overlooking the property's valley and the steep timbered covered hills rising behind it.

- a 60' long covered porch runs the length of the house's front - fiber running to house provides high speed internet

PROPERTY LOCATION:
- closest town is Naselle Wa., about 6 miles away with the Rosburg grocery store only about 4 miles distant.

- Deep River flows about 1/2 mile away

- 2 miles to the Deep River boat ramp . From there, Deep River runs immediately into the Columbia River and about 15 miles downstream the Columbia enters the Pacific Ocean.

- less than 30 minutes to Astoria Oregon (the closest,larger town).

- about 35 minutes to the coast (Long Beach/Ilwaco Wa.)

- 1 hr. to Longview Wa. and Interstate 5 - 1 hr 45 mins to Portland Ore.

OTHER PROPERTY STRUCTURES:
- a rustic 14x20 cabin with 1/2 bath, a 14x20 loft and a 20x24 attached garage. Heated with a wood cook stove.

- a 24x45 two story barn/storage building (new roof in 2007) with attached 20x28 boat storage building.

- an 8x8 concrete block, underground pump house/root cellar. The house water is collected from a spring in the hills (with water rights) and gravity fed into two 2500 gal tanks. The pump/pressure tank in the pump house then pumps out of the tanks and provides pressurized water to the house (no water bill).

- a 15x15 log woodshed near the home. It's purpose is to hold fire wood that supplies the outdoor wood boiler. This wood burner/boiler pumps it's heated water into the house providing an abundance of heat to the forced air furnace, the hot water heater and a heater in the garage (no heating bill if you choose). If cutting wood isn't your thing, with the flip of a switch the forced air furnace can be switched over to active the propane heating element that is also mounted in the furnace unit(the water heater also has this same capability). Then there is a 3rd heating system available by way of the home's wood burning stove.

-a large 16x24 wood cover structure

-a small A-frame pump house which contains a pump supplying water to the barn area and garden

a 6x8 garden shed next to a 7' fenced raised-bed garden featuring a developed watering system and a very effective sub-terrain drainage system. Right outside the fenced garden is an 8x8 polycarbonate enclosed tomato growing structure.

-an enclosed wildlife viewing/duck blind on the water's edge -a covered fish cleaning station with a water hydrant and lighting

- a 10x20 canopy for a small RV or a vehicle

PROPERTY ORCHARDS
-3 mini orchards on the property contain: 15 apple trees 3 pear trees 7 plumb/prune trees 1 apricot tree 4 cherry trees 2 walnut trees 2 butter nut trees 17 filbert trees 2 chestnut trees

THROW-INS(COMES WITH THE PROPERTY):
- 1990 Ford F250 work truck we use for wood hauling on he property and other utility work.

- 34 horse power 4x4 tractor with front loader and 3-point hitch. I use this to mow a small portion of the lower meadow as the mowed areas attract wildlife.

- small 30 horse power track driven bull dozer

- track hoe. Now that the property has been developed, I don't have much use for the dozer or track hoe anymore.

- equipment trailer to transport the above machinery if needed

- EZGO Sport II utility ATV with dump bed. Purchased new May 2007 for $5700

- 3 point 4' brush hog mower

- 3 point tank sprayer

- wood splitter that connects to the tractors hydraulic system

- one or two chain saws

- self propelled walk behind string mower

- much more

NEARBY ACTIVITIES :
- elk, deer and duck hunting right on the property and in the surrounding timber company owned hills for miles around

- salmon fishing in the Columbia River or in the Pacific Ocean. "Buoy 10" fishing in the Columbia River estuary is one of the best known and productive salmon fisheries in the entire Northwest and it's right next door. My wife and I did most of our salmon fishing on the ocean in our 19' boat which we moored in Ilwaco, 40 minutes away.

- sturgeon fishing right out of Deep River and just onto the Columbia River (back-door fishing) - Dungeness crabbing out of Ilwaco - 40 minutes away (and other places nearby)

- boating on Deep River, the Columbia River or the Pacific.

- steelhead and salmon fishing in nearby Naselle, Gray's and Elochoman Rivers (among others)

- berry picking and Chanterelle mushroom picking

- Myriad tourist activities at nearby Long Beach, Astoria, Seaside etc.

*NOTE: this place was the absolute pinnacle dream for my wife Mary and I. We were so excited over it and worked 15 hard years toward it's development. It was more than worth the effort as we both so much enjoyed living here in the seclusion of the woods and Mary especially loved the wildlife. We felt very fortunate that we were able to spend 8 years full time here after we retired. Mary died in June 2007 and along with her death, the dream died too. That's why it's for sale now ... our little corner of heaven.Last Dec. a local couple fell in love with this property but they had to sell their place before they could buy it. In a too generous mood, I gave them an entire year to sell their's. That year is up Dec. 18, 2009 and since they have no imminent prospects, I'm putting my property actively on the market again .... with my price reduced even further.....down now to $550,000. Correction -- as of 4/1/2010 when that local couple mentioned above failed to get financing, I'm lowering the price even further to $480,000.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

- large hand-crafted logs (non-milled) provide natural insulation to entire home/garage

- no chlorine, fluoride, lead, arsenic or agriculture run-off in spring fed water system

- home can be heated entirely (as we always have done) and cleanly with the outdoor wood boiler fueled by firewood abundant on the property

- food sustenance directly from the property in the way of organic fruit/nut trees, organic raised bed garden, and blackberries, huckleberries etc. growing wild.

- rich omega 3 food sources from wild grass fed elk (if game harvesting is desirable to you), and from salmon which can be caught in nearby rivers and ocean. Elk and salmon comprised close to 100% of the meat my wife and I consumed.

- I doubt there are few places in the US that have fresher or cleaner air to breath than what there is here in the foothills of these forested coastal mountains.


Neighborhood Description

No neighborhood.


Market Area

Located in the smallest county in Washington which does not have a single stop and go light. Only 1 incorporated town (Cathlamet).

Small town of Naselle which is located about 6 miles distant has a nice sized grocery store, post office, at least three restaurants or bar/restaurants, gas station(s), library and food locker.

Most of our shopping is done across the Columbia River in Astoria Oregon about 30 minutes away where they have a Fred Meyer, Costco, and Home Depot. PLUS, there is no sales tax there!!


School District

Naselle School District


Community


Home Type or Land

Other


Location of Home or Land

Rural


Elevation of Home

Sea Level


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
Wood Stove
Other
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Hybrid
Water System Other
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Other
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Carpet
Tile
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 480 sqft