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.
New construction, passive solar design with Hardi-plank and poplar bark exterior accent. Open floor plan with Ash hardwood floors in living areas. Kitchen complete wit black oak cabinetry, island, pantries, and black appliances. Sizable bedrooms and custom baths. Double decks and workshop. Raised bed garden and fire pit area. Convenient to Asheville and Waynesville. Enjoy the views from the large great room and decks.Taxes to be determined
-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.
Straight out of Southern Living Mag, this stunning property features a custom built log home with an open floor plan, luxurious master suite, unbelievable views and a lifestyle that allows total self sufficiency.Currently a working farm, the seller will train the new owners on how to raise livestock and bring to market.This property features established gardens and is SOLAR equipped.If you've wanted to be off the grid AND close to town, this is it!
-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.
-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.
-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.
-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!
-Rare mountain living for the eco-conscious buyer. Recently updated, contemporary home with state of the art green features. Long range mountain, sunset views. Extensive landscaping. Grid-tied active solar, radiant floor, demilec insulation, rain collection system, ERV healthy air & much more! Chef's kitchen with custom cabinetry & superior appliances. Luxury baths on each level. Commercial grade greenhouse & addl 330 sq ft in garage loft.
Views of mountains and golf course, updated and immaculate, one level living with extra semi-finished space below (not incl. in sq.ft.), sunroom on main (w/heat & air & solar coating in 2012), plus sunroom on lower level, new roof in 2006, new heat & air 2009, floor to ceiling stone fireplace w/remote & flame hgts., new dishwasher 2011, gutter guards 2010, ready to occupy and start enjoying.
FIRST TIME EVER ON THE MARKET. East Asheville mountain oasis with long range year around mountain views less than 5 minutes to downtown. Complete wrap around deck with koi pond, and a 4 car garage. Cedar and brick exterior and vaulted ceilings on main. New induction stove, skylights, solar panel for hot water. Master with fireplace.Basement level has full kitchen.Listed below appraisal. $5, 000 BONUS TO BUYERS AGENT IF CLOSED BY 8/31/2014
+/- 13 ac. PRIVATE HOME.. Enjoy moonrise over the distant mtns from this pastoral perch. Vacation or yr-round living, mini-estate offers unique (Chris Larsen) architectural features incl. cathedral ceilings, wood, stone, tile & innovation of a signature home -- enhanced water filters/storage systems;energy efficient active & passive solar, wood fireplace & stove. Detached Guest Quarters over detached garage... LESS ACREAGE AVAILABLE.
+/- 6.8 ac. PRIVATE HOME.. Enjoy moonrise over the distant mtns from this pastoral perch. Vacation or yr-round living, mini-estate offers unique (Chris Larsen) architectural features incl. cathedral ceilings, wood, stone, tile & innovation of a signature home -- enhanced water filters/storage systems;energy efficient active & passive solar, wood fireplace & stove. Detached Guest Quarters over detached garage... MORE ACREAGE AVAILABLE.
Absolutely fabulous, quality, unique mountain home on 2.6 acres with year round views and only 7-8 minutes from shopping in Arden and Biltmore Park. Secluded but not isolated. Interior features granite counter tops, maple flooring, wood and gas stoves, voltec solar panels, intimate outdoor shower, sauna, covered rocking chair porch to admire the year round views, organic gardens, you really must see this home!!
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