Bayfield, Colorado — Green Home For Sale

Rare opportunity to own an elegant, energy efficient straw bale home in beautiful Timberdale Ranch. Combining southwestern luxury and charm with a unique earth-friendly design!


Listing ID: 19526


  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Natural Home
  • Straw bale

Asking Price (USD) $539,900
Annual Property Tax $1,094
Annual Utility Cost $3,000
Home Area 3,848 sq ft
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 5.5 acres
Year Built 2003

Property Description

Rare opportunity to own an elegant, energy efficient straw bale home in beautiful Timberdale Ranch. Combining southwestern luxury and charm with a unique earth-friendly design, this 3,848 sq. ft. straw bale home is nestled on 5.5 private acres in the tall pines. It offers three bedrooms plus a large 23 x 21'6" room that could be used as a 4th bedroom or office or rec room or media room! The energy-efficient design is supplemented by an in-floor radiant heating system covered by colored concrete floors poured to look like 4'x4' tile, and a free-standing gas fireplace. The house is straw bale construction using straw & rebar as load-bearing walls with concrete bond-beam; deep, tiled window sills and R-60 insulation provided by the straw to create a feeling of comfort and no temperature swings as in stick built homes. The stucco and straw walls provide a natural system where air and vapor can move through the walls balancing humidity and improving interior air quality as well as being attractive. Sustainable and locally harvested lumber make up the ceiling in the foyer and living/dining/kitchen areas. The pieces were cut and milled on the property, white washed and then the ceiling was hand pieced together rather than being tongue-in-groove. 8 in-floor heating zones for efficiency, and hot water baseboard heat in the walk-out basement. Excellent water well, which is rare in this area. On demand hot water throughout the home (except for addition). The stick-built addition provides a large space for a rec room/media room/home office/gym, etc. Views from every room of the home with a serene feeling of privacy and freedom. Room for horses and a barn. Surrounded by acres of open space/common area, plus two riding arenas for use by owners in Timberdale Ranch. Truly a unique property!


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Straw bale construction, Sustainable and locally harvested lumber make up the ceiling in the foyer and living/dining/kitchen areas. The pieces were cut and milled on the property, white washed and then the ceiling was hand pieced together rather than being tongue-in-groove.


Neighborhood Description

Views from every room of the home with a serene feeling of privacy and freedom. Room for horses and a barn. Surrounded by acres of open space/common area, plus two riding arenas for use by owners in Timberdale Ranch. Truly a unique property!


Market Area

Rural Bayfield


School District

Bayfield Schools


Community

Surrounded by acres of open space/common area, plus two riding arenas for use by owners in Timberdale Ranch. Truly a unique property!


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level


Location of Home or Land

Rural


Elevation of Home

Mountain


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area Yes
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free Yes
Fragrance Free Yes
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Other
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Straw bale
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint No VOC
Floor Material Carpet
Concrete
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 0 sqft