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The House

Welcome to our home

 

1.5 story 2,294 square foot home
with a passive solar design

 

 

  • Great room
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Den/office
  • Library
  • 2 bedrooms (one with built ins and Murphy bed (wall bed)
  • 1 bath downstairs

Master bedroom, bath and loft sitting area upstairs
Split brick flooring through out first story; parquet flooring in second story loft
Large screened-in porch overlooking ponds.

Attached workshop (including Harvest Kitchen) totals 1,820 sq ft
Total square footage is 4,114 sq ft under roofs (this is approx).

Off the Harvest Kitchen is a bathhouse with shower, lavatory and composting toilet

Active solar 4kw system, with a total of 30 130 watt panels roof and pole mounted, 2 inverters and 2 controllers with 48 volt system with battery backup consisting of 8 6 volt batteries in series and 970- amp hour capacity. System is grid tied with 6kw propane Eco Generator for charging batteries during a sustained power outage

Household solar hot water system consists of 3 4x6 panels and is a drop-back system with 80gal hot water tank running through an 8gal per minute propane on demand hot water heater as a back up hot water heating system

Household heating/cooling system is a 4 ton, closed loop geo-thermal water furnace system (FYI – four, 240 ft deep vertical holes with ¾ inch black polyethelene piping and a 1 hp recirculating pump). Extremely efficient and economical to operate. Wood stove in the great room.

 

Sitting Area on the main floor
Up to the loft we go
Looking down at sitting area from loft
Dinning area, views from ground level and loft level
Kitchen
Loft Bedroom
Guest Rooms
Office/Den/Library
Screened Porch
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