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.
-**Taxes TBD** Construction starting now, completion slated for late February (depending on weather). EnergyStar home in desirable WAVL. Green feat: rain barrel, metal roof, foam insul, LP smart siding, no VOC paints, solid hdwd, solar ready. Buyer will be able to choose flooring, granite, fixtures, appliances, etc according to set allowances. Close to RAD & Haywood Rd amenities; a walk to Amboy & Carrier parks.
South Facing Recycled Timber Beam Vaulted Open Floor Plan "House of Zen" w/ active and passive solar, exposed brick, stone, barn wood accents; 6+ acres w/ pasture, woods, creek, pond, barn & VIEWS! Rustic feel with new age style; decks, screened porch, gardens. Convenient South Asheville; Parkway views on the edge of protected forest yet close to city living. One of a kind home in a private setting; Nature abounds at your doorstep! 2bdrm septic
Well maintained townhome in one of WNC's premier communities! This home has a huge master BR w/garden tub/shower and 3 closets, custom wood blinds, solar skylights, track lighting, gas FP, wired sound & security system, attached 10 x 7 storage unit, 2-car garage. Gardeners will enjoy 3 specemin trees, stacked stone courtyard & patio (see attached). HOA maintains common/owner grounds, snow removal, garbage, water, pool, tennis courts.
-Live in this low maintenance condo with 2 fireplaces and 2 sunrooms. In the basement, is a large rec room with a wet bar, plus 2 bonus rooms. Upstairs, a spacious and inviting living area has a cathedral ceiling which opens to a solarium and the loft above. The rear deck and patio face a wooded area for privacy...and you don't even have to maintain it! Close to the Parkway, VA Hospital and only 15 minutes to downtown.
Mountain charm in Timber Park. Beautiful stone FP in lrg LR open to kitch & huge all-season sunroom w/south facing, winter views. Great passive solar. Master suite (379 SF) w/balcony, plus +2 other BR's on main. Lower lvl offers 2nd stone FP, fam rm w/wet bar, full bath, lrg rec rm, opens to lower deck. Low maint yard w/little grass, nicely landscaped. 2-car garage (new steel doors) allow easy entry to laundry/mud room. 6 min. to downtown..
Paradise. 53.8 Acres bordered by 2 high quality creeks. Private 35' waterfall. Main house built in 2007. Passive solar, modern design, energy efficient. Double layer deck overlooks creek. Heated 3 car garage with half bath. Separate renovated 1890's 2/1 farmhouse makes great rental. Huge Barn also built in '07 with finished 12' x 48' room above. Most furnishings and all appliances included in sale. Addtl 10 Bay Equipment Storage Barn.
A truly stunning home and acreage on the desirable east side of Asheville close to Warren Wilson College; a very enchanting private retreat yet only about 12 minutes from downtown. Enter through the stone pillars and wrought iron gates and drive down the paved driveway of this gently sloping landscaped and wooded fenced yard to a HardiPlanked 5100 square foot home with screened decks upstairs and down and solar hot water.
-One-Level Brick Ranch almost 2000 sqft on 1.64 acres & can purchase up to 7 acres more adjoining. (House and all 8.64 can be purchased for $199, 900). In-Ground Swimming Pool with solar panel heater, large out-building with power great for workshop & storage. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, enclosed garage is large family room now, Fireplace & hardwoods in Living Room, windows replaced in recent years w/ vinyl, New Roof in 2012, New Heat Pump in 2011.
You must see how all new paint (no wallpaper), new wood floors, new carpet and new tile can make this condo come alive. The 3BR/3BA loft unit is move-in ready and is on a quiet cul-de-sac. Eat-in kitchen opens to front deck and Great Room, with vented gas log fireplace, opens to finished back porch with gas log heat. Additions include 2 solar tunnels, fans, craft room, and spiral staircase off the back deck. Workshop in basement. No yard work!
-Unique Deltec home on gorgeous Ox Creek. Passive/geothermal solar heat; icynene insulation;granite & 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/cherry cabs, granite counters, tons of storage. Great entertainment home! Open floor plan allows for flow on both living floors; 2 huge workshops, lg. dbl. garage;800 sq' farmhouse can berenovated.
Simply Stunning! Newly Built Net Zero Energy Green Home! Custom Mnt Craft Contemporary high-end architechture/ design. Over 2.3 acre lot. Desirable Eco-community in SE Asheville. Open floor plan: passive solar design, super insulation airtight structure, geothermal HVAC, 27 seer rating, hi-performance glazing/ doors, locally sourced recycled materials. Light & Bright, porch w/private wooded views! Top Roberson School district.
-Well kept home on 5 acres of beautifully landscaped property. Detached separate garage and carport plus additional 21 x 16 Garage. These buildings can be used for many purposes. Solar system to help with electricity. Patio and pond that is fed with well. Upgraded kitchen.Home can also be bought with 9 acres for 169, 900.
-Just 15 min from Avl, your eco-minded buyers NEED to see this one! Custom home w/open floor plan; unique rustic beauty of American Clay walls. Passive and active solar design elements = low bills. Master-on-main w/deck, gourmet kit, music rm;3BR 2BA and FR on ground level. Office & potential 6th BR and BA in loft. Laundry on 2 levels. Apt/workshop, 2-car carport, pasture for horses, stream, zip line in trees - such FUN. Add'l 3.5 acres available.
Beautiful 3/2 home with hardwood floors throughout and ceramic tile in bath, laundry and mud room. Cathedral ceiling in living room, dining room and kitchen. Solar tunnel in bathrooms. Long range mountain views. Taxes to be determined after construction is completed.
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.
Your enc-minded buyers NEED to see this one! Custom home w/open floor plan; unique rustic beauty of American Clay walls. Passive and active solar design elements coupled with state of the art âgreenâ heat/cool provide both eco-integrity and low costs. Live on one level with a master-on-main; 3BR 2BA and FR on ground level. Office & potential 6th BR and BA in loft. Apt/workshop, pasture for horses. So much more.
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 county!Original owner.
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.
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