The Asheville market place is very 'green-aware', however when it comes to listing property as 'off grid' there are not too many listed in this way. However, there are MANY properties available - with its sunny days, mild climate and earth that produces produce in abundance, the area is a natural when it comes to green.
A solar system that may produce power that can be 'sold back' to the grid
Entire neighborhood will be solar powered which will lead to large tax credits for owners
Wood finishings are often created from wood milled from timber from the property
Walnut used for many finishings
Keeping room with wood burning fire
Large storage room downstairs for all the garden or other hobby equipment, that leads to a large unfinished basement that could be finished
Large master on the main level, with tray ceiling, his and hers bathroom sinks, and a large walk in wardrobe with a window
Game room or office upstairs
You'll find finishes in this home that you normally find in million dollar homes
A few things to take into consideration when looking for green
Is there enough flat land facing in the appropriate direction to grow produce?
Does the building site face South to allow for passive solar home design and active solar panels?
Retention of water and mineral rights so you don't have to share the water and will not be faced with mining or other activity that could destroy your patch
Where is the water coming from? Check with the neighbors or have the ability to find water written as a contingency in your contract
Does it perk? If you are going to have a septic system, North Carolina rules allow for permitted septics that have drain fields that must match the number of bedrooms
Do you need internet? If so, does the property have good satellite internet connections
Is there a country road leading to the property? How is this maintained? Some banks will not loan amounts against a property in NC that does not have a road maintenance agreement if it is a private road.
Check out the deed restrictions. If you are thinking of livestock or planting, you will need zoning that permits this. HOA associations may have restrictions against solar panels and satellite dishes.
-Modern & Private LEED Cert. Green Built Cottage nestled in the Blue Ridge PKWY Overlay District. This Cert. UniquePlaces2Live home offers endless features (see attached) incl: MTN VIEWS, 3-season rm, decks, radiant flr heat zoned heat, solar panels, HEPA air filter system, 2-sided FP, waterfall, edible landscaping, casement windows, chef's kitchen & more. Enjoy your private oasis & HIKE to BR PKWY. Only 10 min to DT AVL incl. add 2.7ac BUILD LOT
Modern & Private LEED cert. Green Built Cottage is nestled in the Blue Ridge PKWY Overlay District. This Cert. UniquePlaces2Live home offers endless features (see attached) incl: MTN VIEWS, 3-season room, decks, radiant flr heat zoned heat, solar panels, HEPA air filter system, 2-sided FP, waterfall, edible landscaping, casement windows, chef's kitchen & much more. Enjoy your private oasis & HIKE to Blue Ridge PKWY only 10 mins. to DT AVL.
Beautiful Old Virginia Hand Hewn Log Home on 1.35 private acres in Weaverville. Sunny and bright, lots of open space, gorgeous heart pine floors, and radiant floor heating for comfort and efficiency. Solar water heating panels ready to install. Ten additional acres adjacent to property are available for $275, 000. Owner spent years of time and treasure to make this home and garden a living work of art. Come make it yours!
Wonderful Craftsman style home with room to spread out! Airy main level with massive granite island, two-story great room with wood-burning fireplace, radiant heat on BOTH levels, solar hot water, 90% of all wood trim harvested from property and quarter-sawn. Generous master suite with vaulted ceiling, giant bonus room upstairs, office on main level, wonderful covered porch in back. Extra buildable lot(PIN 9648-73-7537). A TREASURE!
GREEN solar home with privacy &views! Top of mountain, end of road feel. Passive & active solar Jack Devitt design/Sundance installed. Solar radiant heat floors, solar assist hot water & hot tub heat & heat sink tile floors. Wood stove in great room & propane backup. Light filled spaces throughout. 3 beds plus office on main & loft style library on 2nd flr. Basement partially finished with heat & wall of windows/doors. Additional PIN # for lot.
GREEN solar home with privacy &views! Top of mountain, end of road feel. Passive & active solar Jack Devitt design/Sundance installed. Solar radiant heat floors, solar assist hot water & hot tub heat & heat sink tile floors. Wood stove in great room & propane backup. Light filled spaces throughout. 3 beds plus office on main & loft style library on 2nd flr. Basement partially finished with heat & wall of windows/doors. Addit. 1.49 lot also avail.
-Walk to the Country Club of Asheville for dinner or stay home and enjoy the views of Mount Pisgah from your front deck in this sought after north Asheville location. Many updates to this home since 2008 including a new roof, windows, new heat pump, front deck, screened porch off the kitchen, hot water solar panels and back up Rinnai water heater. Large eat in kitchen with French doors to back screened patio. Huge LL family room with brick FP
Spectacular Jack Arnold tudor inside the guarded & gated Ramble Biltmore Forest sited on just over 2 meticulously maintained acres with gardens & stunning water feature. One of a kind fireplaces, exquisite lighting. Amazing master suite, offices and full gourmet kitchen open to full dining wing, great room. Quality, detail & seldom found location. Must see to appreciate. Newly installed solar power/generation station.
BORDERS NATIONAL FOREST 2.23 acres Country living - City convenience! Just 7 mins from downtown in Riceville area. This is a peaceful, private, permaculture paradise! Public water/sewer, but County taxes. Energy efficient with solar panels for hot water & pre-heat, & insulation updates. Rain barrels, fruit trees, & gardens. Inviting home with hardwoods throughout. Covered front porch, back patio, garage & full basement too!
One owner custom home on private 5+ acre lot surrounded by nature & year round views; just 15 mins. to downtown. Open plan warmed by central fireplace & smart passive solar design. Living area with vaulted ceiling enjoys year round views through a wall of south facing windows. Kitchen & dining open onto one of three cypress decks & a cozy screened porch. Large master with private deck & treetop vistas. Terrace level family rm, office & workshop.
4258sf 1987 PASSIVE SOLAR southwest facing ranch with full basement on 2.70 private acres in natural landscape development in South Asheville. Stone front and stone wall makes for great curb appeal & well landscaped. Mtn views. Open Floor plan with hardwoods and tile. Large workshop in bsmt with double exterior doors. HUGE great room in bsmt with kitchenette, 4th bedroom and full bath in basement makes for in law suite. See feature sheet.
-Enjoy unbelievable, extraordinary, unmatched views from one of two sunrooms or while floating in your in-ground pool, sipping on your favorite tropical drink. Leave work and be at your own private gated resort in five minutes. Immaculate home with gorgeous hardwood floors and room to spare. Solar powered gated entrance on this 3.42 mostly wooded acres allows for privacy and security. If you want to be on top of the world, this is it.
Move right in to this immaculately maintained home that features a solarium with slate floor. Walk out onto deck with retractable awning and a charming small garden. The fireplace has gas logs but can be woodburning. Open floor plan boasts bright, sunny living; lots of storage too. Community pool and tennis court. About 8 minutes to downtown and close to many amenities. A fine place to call home!
Exceptional green builder's own home on special wooded lot bordered by a strong creek & protected view. Geothermal hvac plus active 4.5kw grid tied solar, passive solar, wood stove, triple pane windows & tight insulation. Beautiful great room with cherry floors, wood beams at cathedral ceiling, and lots of windows. Loft offers flex space for billiards, office, or your choice. Big porch to enjoy nature all around.
GreenBuilt and Energy Star home in Gaia, an eco community located in popular West Asheville. This is a single family style home with a private screened porch abutting a preserved natural area. Features inc solar hot water, radiant heated concrete and bamboo floors, abundant light, gourmet kitchen with a gas range, bountiful organic gardens maintained by a master gardener, private trail to walkable West AVL and more. Comes w/ a carport and shed.
Incredible Arts & Crafts Bungalow w/3 BR, 2 BA, plus bonus room on 1.73 acres in Chunn's Cove. Complete remodel includes solar powered privacy entry gate, board & batten siding, heart pine floors, tongue & groove ceilings, granite counters, gas FP, & more! Full unfinished daylight bsmt already plumbed for 3rd bath. This serene property offers beautiful mature landscaping with a running creek on your own private oasis, yet only 1.5 miles to DT!
Classic 1950's brick ranch upgraded to solar electricity, on-demand hot water and high-efficiency gas heat. One level living with lovely garden spots, side porch and easy maintenance. Close to Beaver Lake, bird sanctuary and the golf course. Possession mid August 2014. Lots of conditioned storage.
-Extraordinary Retreat with bright open floor plan completely resonates with spectacular mountain setting which includes views, 4+- pasture, pond & bold native trout creek. Highly energy efficient, Post& Beam/ICF construction, passive solar, in floor radiant heat & green features exemplify the timeless quality of hand crafted, rustic beauty & environmental harmony. 575'garage apt.w/balcony, views & unfin. loft. Offers subject to 3rd party approval.
Extraordinary Retreat with bright open floor plan completely resonates with spectacular mountain setting which includes views, pasture, pond and bold native trout creek. Highly energy efficient, Post& Beam/ICF construction, passive solar, in floor radiant heat & green features exemplify the timeless quality of hand crafted, rustic beauty & environmental harmony. 575'garage apt.w/balcony, views & unfin. loft. Ac. & Taxes TBD
-Incredible year round views of 7 ridges. Custom TimberPeg Post and Beam home. Less than 15 min to Downtown. Green construction includes efficient passive solar design, superior walls, 2x6 framing, tankless h20 htr, high eff dual fuel heat pump, pellet stove, no VOC paint, OSMO hard wax on oak flrs. Chefs kitchen with high end appliances, whole house generator, new 2 car garage w/ 2nd floor. Beautiful stone work and plantings. Roberson District. Unique
-GreenBuilt and Energy Star home in the sustainable community of Gaia Village located in popular West AVL! Features inc solar hot water, radiant heated stained concrete and bamboo floors, loft with high ceilings, great natural light, stainless and granite kitchen, community organic garden, private trail to walkable West AVL and a creek side meditation garden in the wooded preserve. Comes with a carport and shed. Sound proofed between units.
Midcentury mountain home with expansive mountain and city views. Location above country club offers convenience and privacy. High quality features include complete European custom kitchen, new spa bath, towel heaters, heated floors, mini-splits, active & passive solar, 3 fireplaces and fire pit. 1.28 acre street to street lot offers guaranteed privacy and views. The home blends vintage modern with updates for todays modern living.
-Such a special property! 87+ acres with astounding long range mountain views! You can see the lights of downtown Asheville. Lots of rolling pastures for your horses or livestock. Property is fenced. Plant a garden! Southern exposure for solar and energy efficient living. Springs and stream. Nice woods. Includes a newer 2 BR 1 BA quality built home with panoramic views.
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