A rare gem of a find! AND, This all wood, unique, passive solar, double envelope home at a wonderfully affordable price is listed WELL BELOW the current 2018 appraised value. This home was inspired from a home formerly built in Lake Tahoe; a passive solar design. This owner discovered the unique, double envelope home when researching passive solar homes and sustainable living in the early days of our awakening to the wonders of solar energy. A wonderful article on the unique design features and floor-plan was featured in Better Homes and Gardens magazine. If you’d like to read the entire article, and can’t get it to open here for you, just send us an email request and we can send the feature article directly to you.
This home features an attached greenhouse facing SW, which an integral feature in the passive solar function of the home.
From the article, "A second story deck overlooks the greenhouse and has an almost indoors feeling. Nestled between the master and a smaller bedroom this room (loft) can act as an office, gathering space or playroom. This house has no furnace, no air conditioner, not even a fan yet is designed to maintain a comfortable year-round interior temperature.
Though this home has three wood stoves which provide comfortable heating even in the bitter days of winter, there is a backup baseboard heat system as well. An insulative air space separates the outer space from the inner "skin" of the home. Perfect for the “agrarian" lifestyle (living off the grid). Three wood-stoves, one per floor, supply even heat to the entire home. This offering includes 2 extra lots. ALL are included: This Passive Solar Home on Tract 1 measuring 1.6AC, plus 2 Additional lots: Tract 2 measuring 1AC and Tract 3 measuring .32AC. TOTAL ACREAGE 2.923 Acres. The surrounding lots add to the serenity and function of the home as well as provide wooded privacy. As this has been a summer home for this family, the beauty of plants surviving well everywhere has not been utilized t the fullest. But a full-time resident would be thrilled at how easily plants survive and clean the interior air. A great boon for those with allergies to be sure.
The lower garage/storage has an attached “dumb waiter” to easily lift groceries or heavy packages to the living level. This is a home meant to be lived in. Come and see her. Prepare to be amazed.