This truly exquisite open beam and timber frame'green home' with passive solar design and active solar thermal on over 12 acres of paradise with picturesque views of the mountains and valley with neighboring farms from every room, and certified 5+ stars for Home Energy Rating. HERS score is 36! Not a detail was missed in the crafting of this beautiful light & airy,energy efficient home with open floor plan for entry level living with the most efficient use of space. This home is the entertainer/chef's dream, with 12' kitchen island, 36'' KitchenAide gas range with convection, beautiful stained concrete countertops, slate tile backsplash, a large pantry with custom shelving, true craftsman-built by ''Bowmans'' Shaker-style cabinets of quartersawn white oak. Cabinets include roll out
trays, two roll out spice cabinets and a mixer lift. Drawers with dividers for dishes, bakeware, pots & pans. Divided utensil drawers and two extra wide drawers with double trays for knives & silverware. The 12' kitchen island has double sided cabinets and a breakfast bar. There is also a extra vegetable sink. Plenty of room for several cooks in the kitchen at once. The kitchen is open to the great room with a large dining area with mountain view, living area with custom built in cabinets, vented gas fireplace framed with slate tile, a limestone hearth & quartersawn white oak "Bowman" cabinetry. The great room is topped with exposed beams open to the second floor loft.
Entry level master suite where you will wake up feeling like you have truly arrived in Heaven with the spectacular views from your new bedroom. A door from the master leads to a side porch and a view of more stars than you ever imagined existed. The master bath boasts painted maple cabinets, granite countertops with dual sinks & dual medicine cabinets and an oversized slate tile shower with radiant floor heat. The walk in closet includes a custom closet system and super convenient washer dryer location.
As you make your way upstairs you will pass a large built-in bookcase with cabinets and shelves to house your library. There is a second smaller set of built-in bookcases at the top of the stairs. The upper level includes two additional bedrooms. The full bath includes a painted maple cabinet with travertine counter top, travertine floors and travertine tile surrounding the extra deep bathtub. There is also a linen closet. The loft office/family room area and two guest rooms are carpeted. Large arched windows and a shoji screen window in the third bedroom insure more picturesque views of the mountains.
Stained concrete floors and kitchen countertops are found throughout the main level and are an integral part of the passive solar design providing warmth in the winter and helping to cool the home in the summer. Solar-generated hot water provides the primary heating source for the whole house via a radiant floor heating system within both the concrete floors downstairs as well as the carpeted upstairs level (with a secondary tankless hot water heater for back-up on the occasional cloudy day). Enjoy endless hot showers with your solar-heated hot water. The custom Kolbe windows throughout the house are designed with low-e glass to prevent heat loss in the winter and insulation from the heat in the summer. This highly energy efficient home is constructed with structured insulated panels (SIPs), insulated concrete forms and energy efficient windows and doors. The deep overhang of the cedar tongue and groove eaves provides protection from the sun in the summer while permitting beams of sunshine to reach the interior in the winter.
Doors on main level are 36" wide. Bathrooms include ADA-compliant, comfort-height elevated toilets. Owners entry hall has an extra deep coat closet and a built-in cabinet for dropping off keys and outlets for charging your electronics as well as garage entry. The two car garage has an additional storage room as well as overhead storage lifts. Interior and exterior sound system. Water softener.
Enjoy a timber framed porch with heavy beams and tongue and groove cedar ceiling shakes that continue around the eaves of the home.
The exterior is covered in stone topped by Maibec Eastern White Cedar Shake shingles.(50 year warranty against rot, 30 year on color) An aggregate patio stretches across the front of the home to provide plenty of room for relaxing, dining and entertainment. The covered porch areas include ceiling fans.
The property includes a rock-walled firepit area surrounded by perennials, a 20x30' two-story barn with board and batten exterior, a 50x60' organic garden surrounded by 7-foot deer fencing, fruit trees and a Generac 17KW all-house generator. See full list of interior and exterior features as well as the Energy Efficient Construction list.
12+ acres with southern sloping exposure. Great pasture land. Perfect horse property (barn already built) . Wonderful property for a vineyard.
HERS SCORE OF 36! MAKES THIS HOME 64% MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT. 5 PLUS STARS CERTIFICATION!!
AND almost all the way off of the grid. (They do use electric for lights & Air conditioner) the rest is passive and active solar. They grow all their own organic fruits & veggies, and buy grass fed meat & get eggs from neighboring farmer. There is a whole house generator with 500lb propane tank. And agent has estimates to go 100% solar! The setting is truly "paradise".
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Our design goal for this home was to build a "not-so-big" jewel box of a home to age in place that was highly energy efficient. Here are some details
Main floor = 1836 sq ft
Second floor = 714
Garage = 545
Energy Efficient Construction:
Underslab XPS Foam R-8 or better, upgraded # 5 rebar in footers
Rear Foundation Wall Amvic Insulated Concrete Forms R-22
Exterior Walls 4.5" Insulspan Structual Insulated Panels R 18
Roof Panels 8.5" Insulspan Structual Insulated Panels R 34
Flash & Batt Spray Foam Insulation for Garage and Ceiling
Primary Heat System: Radiant Floor
Solar as Primary energy source for Radiant Floor and Domestic Hot Water
Rannai Instant Hot Water Heater for cloudy days
LP Gas Heat Pump (3 ton 14 SEER) as secondary heat source (Never used!)
Kolbe LoE windows
Custom Quarter Sawn White Oak Front and Side Door
Maibec Eastern White Cedar Shake (50 yr warranty against rot, 30 yr on color) with
Kolbe Ultra Series Custom Casement Window
Timber Frame White Oak Front Porch with cedar tongue and groove ceiling.
Cedar Tongue & Groove Soffits
Aggregate Stone Patio across entire front of home
Custom exterior light fixtures from Old California Lantern Company
Ceiling fans on front and side porch
Timberline Prestique High Definition 30 year Architectural Shingles
Two story barn with board and batten exterior
Custom made Cabinets throughout home made by Bowman's Woodworking in Rocky Mount
Gas Fireplace of Slate Tile, Limestone Hearth & Quarter Sawn White Oak Cabinetry
Shaker style cabinets of Quarter Sawn White Oak with roll out trays with 200 lb rated hardware.
Stained concrete countertops in kitchen; Slate tile backsplash.
Large pantry with Closet Maid shelving
36" KitchenAide Gas Range with Convection Oven
Guest half bath main floor
Quarter Sawn White Oak Cabinetry with granite countertop;
Master Bath main floor -
Painted Maple with Granite Countertop with two sinks & large slate tile shower with radiant heat floor.
Full Bath upstairs
Travertine counter, floor and tile surrounding tub
All baths with ADA compliant comfort height elevated toilets.
Stained cement floors on main level, carpet & pad compatible with radiant flooring upstairs.
Quarter Sawn White Oak Cabinetry in Foyer & Built-in Bookcases located on two stair landings
Red oak hardwood stairs
Quarter sawn white oak newels, handrails, wrought iron ballasters.
Shoji Screen window in third bedroom to provide view of mountain landscape.
All interior doors are solid not hollow core. Doors on main floor are 36" wide.
Energy recovery fresh air ventilation (ERV)
Generac 17 KW all-house generator
WHAT SELLER SAY'S ABOUT THIS GREAT HOME -
What I love about our home.
I love living in the middle so such beauty and the proximity to Appalachian Trail, James River, Peaks of
Otter and the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is our main route to run our errands. I love the show Mother
Nature puts on for us each and every day that we can view from any room in the house or relaxing on
the front porch. Whether it is a perfectly sunny day or a rainy, snowy one, the dance performed by the
clouds dipping down into the valley and swirling over and around the mountain tops is truly spectacular
and awe-inspiring. I love sitting in my favorite room in the house, the timber framed front porch at
the end of the day and watching the Western sky change from yellow to orange to purple to inly blue as
the sun slowly drop behind the mountains. As we watch the sun set behind the mountains at the end of
the day the word paradise comes to mind. I love sitting in the fire pit under the Milky Way, watching
the moon and Venus rise above the mountains to the East and counting shooting stars. And every
Spring brings new families of deer, wild turkey, young hawks and many varieties of birds to our pasture
and surrounding hillsides.
I love that we were able to find a very special builder that helped us to build a home that honors and
respects the heritage of the hills and takes full advantage of the very special location in Goose Creek
Valley. Inspired by the architects Greene and Greene, our builder designed a craftsman style, passive
solar home that takes advantage of the gift of free energy provided by a perfect southern exposure
while allowing the scenery to become the artwork that adorns our home. We have long admired homes
New Mexico and Italy that just seemed to be a part of their surroundings, we knew we wanted our
home to blend into and become part of the landscape.
Even though we have a deep connection to the aesthetic of our home, it is truly a very practical home.
We built this home where we could age-in-place . After living in a large home in Northern Virginia, we
knew that we wanted escape the rat race and scale back a bit. Using Sarah Susankas not-so-big
approach, our goal was to design an efficiently organized home where we could age gracefully in place.
The main level offers everything needed for daily life with the second floor reserved for guests and
friends when they visit. There is not one step on the first floor not even to enter the walk-in shower and
all of the doors are 36 wide should wheelchair assistance be needed sometime down the road. We
designed the kitchen to be the heart of the home. Our kitchen and pantry is the result of what I learned
from living in eleven different kitchens. Our family enjoys cooking together and there is enough space
for everyone to work in the kitchen together. The 12-foot island allows the cooks and guests to visit
while meals are prepared. The eight sets of cabinets below the island provide some of my favorite
storage in the house. I love the easy access from the kitchen to our favorite room for entertaining, the
outdoor patio that stretches across the front of the house! I love the huge pantry where we can store
the bounty we preserve from our garden. Other favorite features include the washer and dryer located located
in the master closet and the master bathrooms walk-in slate shower, complete with fossils hiding in the
rock. I love the huge organic garden where we have grown all of our own vegetables and the two-story
barn conveniently located next to the garden to store our tools. I love our awesome, friendly neighbors
and our local farmer that supplies all of our meat and eggs.
And finally, I love how energy efficiency of our homes passive solar design and solar radiant floor heat. I
love the fact that we stay toasty warm all winter in spite of never once having turned on our heat pump.
Thanks to the homes design and cool stained cement floors and countertops, ceiling fans, deep eaves
and the vine covered pergola, we stay cool on warm days and do not have to turn the AC as soon as our
neighbors. And, I love our delicious well water that comes from deep within the earth. You cant find
clean, clear water like this in many places.
located 2 miles from the Appalachian trail, 5 miles to Peaks of Otter lodge & famous trout fishing streams, 15 minutes to the James River & Buchanan, one of the best antiquing towns in the US. A hunter's paradise and still convenient to Lexington, Roanoke, Staunton, Lynchburg & Bedford & Smith Mountain Lake.
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