Boulder County, Colorado — Green Home For Sale

"The Lucky House" is an off-the-grid piece of art on a private and peaceful 30 acres, only 30 minutes outside of Boulder. Based on ancient Aztec design principles of the four seasons, its unique "S" shape tracks the sun.

Listing ID: 20242

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home
  • GreenBuilt Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Natural Home
  • Sustainable Home
  • Off the Grid
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $1,350,000
Annual Property Tax $4,249
Annual Utility Cost $500
Home Area 3,024 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 30 acres
Year Built 2003

Property Description

Based on ancient Aztec design principles of the four seasons, the Lucky House is a unique "S" shape design that allows the kitchen to acquire morning light and the master bedroom and living room to enjoy the setting sun.

Built to last with state-of-the art RASTRA construction, detailed craftsmanship and with multiple purposes in mind (summer getaway, retreat, year-round residence), homes of this quality are rare commodities.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Each season brings its own charm and unique energy to the home. The house is "interactive" which means one becomes engaged with its efficient operation. From stoking the wood in the masonry heater to baking a pizza in its oven or seeing the solar panels working even during the cold and snowy days, the house feels alive with its own presence. It does what is was built to do. The generator turns on automatically if the house requires extra energy and its comforting to know that even at night or on cloudy days, the house is able to completely run itself.

Neighborhood Description

Private and peaceful 30 acres

Market Area

10 minutes to Jamestown and 30 minutes to Boulder, Colorado

School District

Acclaimed Boulder Valley School District


It's a perfect getaway! The Ceran Saint Vrain trail is close by for wonderful hiking to a waterfall. The Peak to Peak highway with its gorgeous views of the Continental Divide is about 7 miles away (15 minutes by car). This scenic route leads to abundant hiking, biking, fishing, and camping. The quaint town of Nederland is 23 miles to the south and Estes Park, the Gateway to Mountain Park, is 32 miles to the north.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Fireplace
Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Hybrid
Off the Grid
Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 4
Garage Area 974 sqft

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Contact Information

Sean McIllwain

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