Philippi, West Virginia — Green Home For Sale

Two bed 2 bath 1500 sq. ft. passive solar post and beam contemporary cape on 7.9acres w/detached 4car heated garage and 800 sq. ft. barn shed..House is vinyl sided with a standing seam steel roof .Property is nicely landscaped with a paved driveway.

Listing ID: 20097

  • Energy Efficient Home

Asking Price (USD) $275,000
Annual Property Tax $331
Annual Utility Cost $875
Home Area 1,506 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 7.9 acres
Year Built 1984

Property Description

Two bed 2 bath , Passive Solar Post and Beam contemporary Cape .Open floor plan all 1st floor areas have ceramic tile floors .Kitchen counters are solid surface kitchen has an adjacent pantry. Master bedroom has a bath and walk-in closet. Seventy percent of heat is provided by the sun with a wood stove and propane heater as back-up heat sources. Upstairs has a bedroom and an all purpose loft/ 3rd bedroom if desired and a bath. There are skylights in pantry, entrance foyer and upstairs bath. There is a covered porch off of the dining area . The house is situated on a hill that overlooks a hollow. There are beautiful views in all directions especially through our south facing windows . There is a whole house back-up generator. The 4 car garage has a 75K BTU heater and an 80Gal., 2 stage hard plumbed compressor. This property is 14 miles to Interstate 79 and 20 miles to Clarksburg WV.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

This house was designed as a passive solar home by architects at Solar Northern; designers of Post And Beam Homes who eventually became Woodhouse.The house is built on styrofoam insulated foundation walls and concrete floor which serves as a thermal flywheel to hold heat from the sun in heating months before and after winter solstice and moderate summer temps in house when the sun is not shining in the house due to summer sun angles. This house is a joy to live in especially when it's 20 degrees outside and 80 degrees inside on a sunny day. The post and beam frame is sheathed with Structural Insulated Panels with an R value of 30 qualifying as super insulated. There is a tankless hot water heater. The garage and out building while not solar are built on insulated slabs. The garage has south facing glass and provides some solar gain. The barn has south facing doors .

Neighborhood Description

Rural on mail and school bus routes 5 miles from the town of Philippi WV

Market Area

Philippi is a town of approximately 5000,It is the home of Alderson Broadus College and the site of the first land battle of the Civil War. The covered bridge built in 1852 is a famous landmark .The town has a Hospital, 2 clinics several restaurants and all the accoutrements of a nice little town.

School District

Pre K thru 12th grade


Philippi is in Barbour County WV .Philippi Is the county seat for Barbour County. There is both city and county sheriff law enforcement.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Other
Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Metal Dual Glazed
Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 4
Garage Area 1100 sqft

Contact Information

Tom Spruill

144 Jade Dr
Philippi, WV 26416-8033 US
Telephone: (304) 457-1053

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