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.
Truly park-like on 2 corner lots w/pond/mature trees, landscaping by Master Gardener. Custom built w/rustic touches/3BR/3BA/office/den, vaulted wood ceiling in great room/stone fireplace/hickory floors & kitchen cab's/large master suite w/WI closet/covered 24x12 decks/laundry w/storage/phantom screens/huge workshop w/wood fpl could be converted to fam.room/generator/skylights/solar tubes++/home would have 3512fsf if workshop floors & vents fin'd.
Stunning brand new construction seconds from the River Arts District, Mission Hospital and downtown Asheville. Between the concrete floors, custom kitchen and passive solar orientation, this environmentally conscious home effortlessly marries style and comfort with progressive construction and a low maintenance lot. The front and rear decks and high end finishes throughout make this home a must see property!
Wow! South-facing passive solar home w/lots of light & good energy. Very open floor plan w/nice split bedroom design. Bonus rm attached to Master BR, HUGE 475SF back deck, large fenced-in area, new washer & dryer, on-demand water heater, "Waterford" wood stove, 270SF STUDIO NOT INCL IN SF. Amazing drive to and from town along rivers w/magnificant mntn views! Close to hip DT Marshall. ADJOINING 1 ACRE LOT INCLUDED:see"attachments" for more info!
New Construction In West Asheville! 3 Bedroom - 2 Bath - Arts & Crafts Architecture - Energy Star Design & Built Solar Ready. Stone, Stucco & Hardi-plank Exterior. Interior 9 Foot Ceilings, Hardwood Floors In Living, Dining, Kitchen; Carpet In Bedrooms & Tile In Bathrooms. Large Covered Front Porch, Sundeck Off Of Master Bedroom. Ample Storage Area Below. Buy Early & Use Allowances To Customize This Home! COMPLETION FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015!!
Leader in 0 Carbon Footprint housing! This passive solar design w/solar hot water & 9 kwh photo voltaic array, was featured in BC Solar Homes Tour for Nat'l Conference. This 2x6 construction features many south facing windows for light & airy living in open floor place design. Call for all energy efficient features all situated on private lot surrounded completely by nature! Can't match this one anywhere in the country!
New Construction In West Asheville! 3 Bedroom - 2 Bath - Arts & Crafts Architecture - Energy Star Design & Built Solar Ready. Stone, Stucco & Hardi-plank Exterior. Interior 9 Foot Ceilings, Hardwood Floors In Living, Dining, Kitchen; Carpet In Bedrooms & Tile In Bathrooms. Large Covered Front Porch, Sundeck Off Of Master Bedroom. Ample Storage Area Below. Buy Early & Use Allowances To Customize This Home! COMPLETION JANUARY 2015!!
Horse farm w/ mountain views in Cane Creek Valley. Main level living in bright, airy cedar-sided home sited for maximum solar gain in winter. Enjoy morning coffee or evening meals from wrap-around deck. Unfinished basement w/ rough plumbing. 3-stall barn, covered paddock area, covered breezeway with concrete floor divides stalls and workshop/tack room, 64 X 120 riding ring. Perfect future building site.
-come see this lovely brick ranch with lg sun room facing lovely, landscaped gardens; new copper colored metal roof, updated kitchen, skylights; handicap ramp integrated into front yard.Very, very private for urban sustainable living! Solar panels provide 2.8Kw/day with 3 day battery backup. 75 gal.solar water system. Gorgeous stone work; wellmaintained home on 1.5 landscaped acres. Must see to appreciate all the indoor/outdoor living areas!
-This is a one level green remodeled home in the Gaia community. This home was remodeled in 2008 and has hardwood floors, granite counters, solar hot water and a fully finished basement. The basement has another bathroom and a great room that adds an additional 700 sq ft (not included in the square footage listed above). The residents at Gaia enjoy great neighbors, organic gardens and a greenway trail that connects to urban West Asheville.
Live in the mountains with total privacy, stunning views and the serenity of nature every day. Unique property that feels completely off the grid, yet still convenient to AVL. House boast a beautiful floor to ceiling double sided stone fireplace and hardwood floors in all the common spaces. Possibilities in lower level for more finish space. Additional half bath and stone fire place already there. Long mountainous driveway to access the home.
-Your dream mountain home awaits. 2 lrg bedrooms, master ste has dbl vanity & walk in shower. 2nd bath has tub/shower. Kitchen has 3x6 granite breakfast bar counter top, gas oven/range. 2 solar tubes let in natural light. Home has some of the best views in Haywood Co. Custom designed landscaping w/9x17 workshop/studio/motorcycle garage. 8x8 storage building, extra storage in crawl space. This home has been taken care of -move in ready.
-Unique Deltec home on gorgeous Ox Creek. Geothermal/passive solar heat, Icynene insulation, granite and cork floors, low maint bldg incl composite decks, main flr 9' ceilings, 2nd flr 8-13'; front door access by vehicle. Cook's dream kitchen w/cherry cabs, granite counters, tons of storage. Great entertainment home! Open floor plan allows for flow on both living floors; 2 huge workshops, extra lg dbl garage, 800 sq' farmhouse can be renovated.
A perfectly situated cedar post & beam mountainside retreat on 5 acres, conveniently located in south Asheville just minutes from town & shopping.Enjoy the coziness of a post & beam home w/out sacrificing space & connection to the outdoors.Bright & sunny family room & passive solar solarium.Tons of outdoor living space & an ecologically minded rainwater harvest system in addition to a fully functioning private well. Several bonus rooms.
-GreenBuilt and Energy Star home in walkable West Asheville. Well situated in front of the community organic gardens and central patio, this green home is in an award winning cottage community called Hudson Street Cottages. Features inc solar panels, radiant heated floors, open plan, sleeping porch, upscale finishes, edible landscaping, great light and fantastic neighbors. Easy walk to shopping and dining. Comes with 2 garage and storage spaces.
-Views and A Beautiful Home!Sighted on .85 Private Acres with Western and Southern Mountain Views.This Custom-Built Passive Solar Open Floor Plan Style Home.From the Beautiful Great Room to the Incredible well designed kitchen to the Master on The Main Level, Two Car Garage and Laundry.Upper Level offers A private Bedroom and Bath plus loft area.Lower level offers Two Bedrooms, Baths, Gym, Family Room & More.
-Gorgeous home with awesome views from every room in the home. South facing with 678sq ft of private deck space on back. 5 bdrms, 3baths, lower level separate quarters with private entrance. Terraced organic gardens, and relaxing spaces to enjoy the views. Solar panels, solar hot water heaters and generator for emergency use. Beautiful quartz kitchen counter tops, reinforced foundation and so many extras. Convenient. Self sufficient.
-A Unique, spacious estate with character and charm. Radiant Heat and Solar Power make this oasis partially eco-friendly. Enjoy sunrise, sunset, and mtn views at your personal retreat. Exceptional country living w/beautiful stone fireplace, Master Jacuzzi tub, & a large free-standing barn. The tile floor Recreation Room even has a custom ice cream counter. The multi-level back deck and bedroom balconies give an added touch of outdoor living.
-Desirable Kenilworth Craftsmen Gem- High End Quality Construction with great finishes. Beautiful Hardwoods, open floor plan, master on the main, 2600+ sqft. 5 bedroom 3 full bath. Great for entertaining: huge family room lower level, tons of storage. Walk to Mission Hospital, parks, tennis courts. Low Maintenance. 2008 Energy Star, Solar H2o, Living Systems Designs permaculture landscaping-edible and herbs. Enjoy Mtn. view relax on screen porch.
-Great location and easy access to 23/74, beautiful views from deck of BlueRidge Parkway..home is very unique with radiant hot water heating of both levels with plenty of room downstairs for additional sq.ft. Home sets with a SES position with plenty of insulated windows for additional passive solar heat..bottom level concrete slab fully heated with hot water heat in slab..even the garage is heated! Home includes an extra 1+ acre of land!
Arts & Crafts 1 1/2 story home with spectacular year round mountain views. 6.91 acres. Gold Star Healthy Built home, solar in floor radiant heat. 9' ceilings, vaulted living room. Library, maple floors, fireplace, alder cabinets, stainless appliances, rainforest marble countertops, hot tub, flagstone patio, raised garden beds, two studio/workshops, 2 car attached garage, covered porch.
--Charming home in a great location â walking distance to the park, pool, lake and golf course. Home has passive solar features including large south facing windows and catches natural light. Private courtyard with mature landscaping and patio area make the home very private. This house has lots of outdoor living space and a screened in porch! Radiant heat floors, upgrade tile bath, laundry room and storage shed. Must see home!
This is one of the nicest log homes built in WNC. Hand scribed and hand peeled. This log home has top of the line finishes throughout. Must see to appreciate. This home has it's own solar system and 28K generator so you can live off the grid. The "bunk room" is really a second home it has a kitchen, full bathroom, a bedroom and a living room and the area below has a full bathroom too. Taxes TBD
10-ac horse farm w/ mountain views in Cane Creek Valley. Main level living in bright, airy cedar-sided home sited for maximum solar gain in winter. Enjoy morning coffee or evening meals from wrap-around deck. Unfinished basement w/ rough plumbing. 3-stall barn, covered paddock area, covered breezeway with concrete floor divides stalls and workshop/tack room, 64 X 120 riding ring. Perfect future building site.
This custom built passive solar Arts & Crafts home with southern exposure is located in Sugar Hollow Orchards, which consists of six 1.5 acre lots and 11 acres of common space with streams, apple orchards, trails & horse friendly. The home has an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, covered front porch, screen back porch, covered deck off master, large back deck w/great mountain view, outside shower with hot & cold water, and extensive landscaping.
-This home combines wonderful craftsmanship, design and attention to detail, all sitting on a private, wooded, well landscaped 1.4 acre lot with a creek. The residence offers wonderful main level living with easy access to the screened porch, over-sized deck, lower patio and side yard. Crown molding, solar powered radiant floor heating, bonus space above the garage, mother-in-law suite on lower level, alarm & central vac. Truly one to see!
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