Creston, British Columbia — Green Home For Sale
Built to overcome MCS. Unique, special, alternative, natural, amazing opportunity....so many words to describe this property! This is an exceptional opportunity for someone willing to take over the vision and complete this geodesic dome house!
Listing ID: 20155
- Accessible Home
- Earthship Homes
- Energy Efficient Home
- EnergyStar Home
- Green Home
- GreenBuilt Home
- Healthy Home
- Natural Home
- Sustainable Home
|Asking Price (USD)||$275,000|
|Annual Property Tax||$500|
|Annual Utility Cost||$500|
|Home Area||1,700 sq ft|
|Total Property Area||2.8 acres|
Unique, special, alternative, natural, amazing opportunity....so many words to describe this home and property!
This is an exceptional opportunity for someone willing to take over the vision and complete this geodesic dome house! Everything is already in place and the majority of materials are on-site. Most of the hard work has been completed and with some work and finishing touches you will have an immediate return on your investment!!
The property itself has everything you need! Boasting a sunny mostly level 2.8 acres it is only 7 kilometres from Creston making this a perfect location to live a semi-rural lifestyle. The lot has beautiful old growth forest and mature trees with a year round creek running through it. Outbuildings include:
- large metal Quonset with concrete floor and power
- cute little single room guesthouse with power
- large 2-room shed with insulation and power
- 3 car garage with earth floor and 2 doors on remote control
- Pump house shed housing a 495 foot well (currently disconnected)
- small greenhouse with hosing looped to connect radiant heat
This home is waiting for new owners to take over where the current owners have moved their life in a new direction. Someone with a passion to finish this unique home and continue using the highest quality materials. This would make short work for someone who takes pride in doing things themselves and being creative with their surroundings. Most materials are already purchased including handmade glass tiles and hardwood flooring.
This icosahedron geodesic house has been thoughtfully designed by an architect and us permit approved (permit has since expired but can be re-submitted). The exterior perimeter has a 3 foot riser wall then transitions into the stunning geometric triangles.
A few of the unique features of your domed home!
- Over 160 triangles used
- Formaldehyde free, finished using layers and layers of latex paint and fibre which expands and contracts so your home literally "breathes"
- Cupola installed to enhance natural light and ventilation (important for air circulation and temperature control), also allows for a 3rd floor retreat with a 360 degree lookout view
- Stamped concrete flooring colored using natural dyes in various shades
The main floor has a 40 foot circumference which translates into 1200 square feet of living space. On this main level is your kitchen area, sunken pentagon living room with roughed in fireplace and water feature, laundry area, full bathroom with tub and shower, office room with built in shelving and desk and room easily used as a bedroom.
There is a 480 square 3-tiered second level perfect for an open loft master suite. It is plumbed for a bathroom and a section for a drop down hot tub.
This home has one almost completed full bathroom and is roughed in/plumbed for 2 additional 2 piece bathrooms on main plus a full bathroom upstairs!! The designers and owners were thinking ahead when they planned this home!
An extra "mini-dome" mechanical room is attached and houses the water heater, geothermal pump and in-floor radiant heat pump system. This is an oversized mechanical room that's not being fully utilized and could be transformed into an additional bedroom.
This is a gem waiting for the right person to come and put the finishing touches!! This home comes with most of the finishing materials and will take just a bit of labour to complete. The current owners have priced this well-below the completed value so new owners will realize instant return on their investment.
Once finished you will never want to leave! If you think this is the perfect project and home for you give the owners a call and check it out!!
Book now for your personal tour!!!!!
Creston is an adorable, busy little town in the Kootenay region of southeastern British Columbia. The town is located just north of the United States border crossing and an hour's drive east to Cranbrook and Fernie. Creston is the eastern city of the Salmo-Creston highway constructed in the 1960s as a shortcut to avoid the long route north to Nelson and crossing Kootenay Lake by ferry between Balfour and Kootenay Bay. The Salmo-Creston highway, now Crowsnest Highway, connected with earlier highways eastward of Creston.
The town is home to two grain elevators, Kokanee Beer at the Columbia Brewery, and the Skimmerhorn Winery. Surround yourself with the sweet and tangy fragrance of apple, cherry and other flourishing orchards growing just outside Creston. This town has literally been growing and shipping their fresh produce all over the world, so join our many tourists and explore Creston's economy and rich country culture.
Recreation abounds in the Creston Valley with the Selkirk & Purcell Mountain ranges surrounding the valley. Camping, boating, hiking, skiing, golfing are just a few of the many favorite activities that people enjoy in the area. Because of the natural beauty and pristine waters of Kootenay Lake, people from all over the world flock to the area to soak up some sun and enjoy fresh clean water. There is a great local school system in place along with essential amenities such as shopping, convenience stores, coffee shops, business, banking, and other needs people require for everyday living. The area is quiet but active during all the seasons and a wonderful place to call home. Come explore, create, discover, and enjoy all Creston has to offer here in the Kootenays!
What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?
NO fossil fuel. No formaldehyde plywood. Built with cement, 2X6 & tongue&groove lumber. Geothermal heat. In floor radiant heat. The only "spark" on property is the contact that starts the pump to circulate heat from the ground, plus, as a Geodesic dome, it uses 30% less heat. The only sound you will hear is your refrigerator and of course, the year round creek babbling by. All natural septic. Non-treated pristine water from 495 foot deep well a mile up the mountain. 20 years chemical avoidance on 2.8 acre property.
Lakeview is a tableland accessed by a well-maintained (school bus) paved road which winds it's way a mile up the mountain after leaving Hiway 3A just 4 minutes North of Creston. There are scattered 5 to 10 acre homes, and at 206, a few neighbours you can't see, but are within shouting distance. Idaho Panhandle is 15 minutes South, while Washington and Montana are 45 minutes away.
Small town of less than 5,000. Hospital, No large shopping centres (YAY) Two grocery super markets. Arguably the best climate to retire to in Canada.
Several primary and several more in outlying rural districts. One high school with a full concert theatre attached.
Artists and retirees escape the cold here, and there are a lot of support personnel for them. Children have many programs available. The arts community is extremely active and constantly surprises visitors.
Home Type or Land
Single Family - Two Story
Location of Home or Land
Elevation of Home
|Agriculture in Area||Yes|
|Industry in Area||No|
|Air Pollution in Area||No|
|Cleaned with Green Products||Yes|
Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
|Whole House Filtration||
|Whole House Vacuum||No|
Energy & Water
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Wood - Solid
Metal Dual Glazed
Garage / Car Port
|Garage / Carport||Yes|
|Number of Cars||1|
|Garage Area||0 sqft|