Palmyra, Wisconsin

Surrounded by spring fed lakes and State Forest this custom home offers not just efficiency, but energy security. Save money in comfort and style, on a really nice spot, just far enough away but close to everything.

Green Home Natural Home
$499,000 Asking Price (USD)
$2,100 Annual Property Tax
2,700 Square Feet
3 / 4 Beds / Baths
28750 sq ft Lot Size
2010 Year Built

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What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Custom build this practical new home design which conserves energy in an amazing new way.
Bowerbuilders introduces an innovative new system of super- insulation, passive solar and zoned climate control called bufferzone which slows down the heat loss process, and uses many other architectural features which lower home energy requirement for heating and cooling. These architectural features add very little to the cost of construction while saving money for the life of the home! maintenance free! This 3600 ft. sq. of living space (including basement) is designed to have the heating and cooling requirement of an 1800 sq. ft. energy efficient home in a much more moderate climate.
With optional equipment available specifically, stored propane and back up generator, this home would be able to ride out potential gas shortages and never be subject to grid blackout, offering a new level of energy security. Good sun here for optional solar electric system as well.
All this is available with no sacrifice in comfort or luxury. In fact these features enhance comfort and luxury. A traditional (but state of the art) gas forced air system delivers responsive climate control for ultimate comfort and clever zoning for ultimate flexibility. A stunning two level sun room expands living area and delivers natural indirect lighting throughout the house. Indirect natural lighting saves on elec., the sun room receives direct solar heat gain in the winter and can be closed off at night. This house delivers direct gain , indirect gain, solar gain or shade, to all the rooms, where you want it and when you want it, winter and summer.
No extra tanks, pumps valvas guages or computer control systems. No funny roofs or hobbit holes, this is a luxury home with traditional good looks and quaility features available from

Save energy and money everyday and night, all year long, every year!

No added cost to construction! No extra maintenanance, service charges or replacement costs for the life of the home!

Ultimate comfort, luxury and traditional good looks!

Why aren't we doing this?!!!??

Property Description

The 2/3 of an acre was chosen by the builder for it’s lake views, gentle southern sloping terrain, full time winter sun and its great location. The property has a privately owned well and municipal sewer(the best of both), in an area of crystal clear blue springs.
Once known as the Old Battle Creek Schoolhouse the 100+ year old schoolhouse still stands on old growth timbers and fieldstone. It was converted to a cottage in the 50’s and has currently been nicely remodeled for occupancy. This property has large yard, deck, fire pit, perimeter fencing, gravel driveway, sunsets through pine trees, and the sound of nearby rushing waters. With Blue springs lake and Kettle Moraine State forest in front and pine groves with protected wildlife areas behind, the air is clear and a million stars fill the sky.
Phase one of construction of a new 2700 ft. sq. 2 / 3 bedroom green home is under way. Builder has plans to dismantle the cottage and utilize the timbers, fieldstone and T&G fir in new construction.

Neighborhood Description

The property is located on County H. a designated scenic drive through the heart of the Kettle Moraine. Blue Springs Lake is a small, secluded subdivision conveniently located 1 mile out of the small town of Palmyra, a modest town where you can eat at the Main St. Restaurant, or pick up your groceries at Jim and Judy’s, but you probably need something from the local True Value where there motto is “just ask”.
Blue springs lake is a well kept, older, established neighborhood with very nice homes and spectacular properties. A three mile hike around the lake has hilly terrain and cute cottages nestled in the forested slopes. The people are a healthy mixture of snow birds (those who fly south for the winter) and year rounders who know how beautiful this place is in the winter time. Down the road a bit are dairy farms, fresh eggs and produce on roadside stands and farmers markets. Only about a half mile to bald bluff, one of the highest elevations in SE Wisconsin, offers a short hike and views of the forest. A little further down the road are the Nordic and Muir trailheads for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and cross country skiing. Backyard Bikes takes care of your cycling needs as well as a treat, or even a sandwich, and a gourmet cup of coffee.

Market Area

In terms of where do you want to be, You probably want to be near the largest concentration of fresh water in the world, near the fertile great plains which provide most of the world’s grain. You want to be near a major city, but outside of sprawl. You want some other cities and college towns around for culture and restaurants but you want the peace and quiet and the safety of a rural area. Then you want to be in the heart of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Centrally located between four outstanding cities but separated by Wisconsin’s most valuable agricultural land, natures last refuge, where urban sprawl will never reach yet just 2 hrs from Chicago, one of the largest cities in the world, You want to be on a lake, but you don’t want costly erosion problems, maintaining seaweed and possible accidents. so you want to be across the street from a lake on a fenced in property just a 1/2 mile to the boat ramp and 1 mile to the supervised swimming beach in town and 5 miles to a beautiful swimming hole at Whitewater lake. You want to be 8.5 miles from Whitewater and U.W. 12 miles from Alpine Valley ski resort and summer music venue, less than 20 miles from quaint towns such as East Troy, Eagle and Elkhorn, 27 miles from Lake Geneva and less than an hour to Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, Madison and Rockford Illinois and just a few hours from the Mississippi river, Wisconsin's north woods, Minniapolis, Green Bay and U.P. Michigan.


Blue Springs Lake

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


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 Fireplace
Forced Air - Gas
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Conventional Forced Air - A/C
Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Part of Cooling System
Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass
Recycled Newsprint
Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 576 sqft

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Contact Seller

Gregory Bower

Listing ID: 18938