Georgetown, Indiana — Green Home For Sale
Beautiful 5 BR, 3 BA, Custom Built Passive Solar home nestled on 7 3/4 acres, with large 2- 3 stall barn, organic gardens and privacy. Great local schools and 20 minutes from downtown Louisville, KY.
Listing ID: 18689
- Green Home
|Asking Price (USD)||$305,900|
|Annual Property Tax||$3,950|
|Annual Utility Cost||$1,600|
|Home Area||3,000 sq ft|
|Total Property Area||7.8 acres|
This is a lot of home for the money.
See http://floydcohome.com/ for more info or email me directly
Pasture, woods, private and super efficient.
It is a story, 5 bedroom, 3 full bath, passive solar, with solar hot water heating. It is approximately 3000 square feet. It is architecturally designed and professional built (not a do it yourselfer, weekender cottage here).
It could well be more to build a house of this quality than what we selling it for.
Plenty of southerly facing triple pane glass for passive solar heating in spring, winter and fall. "Mexican tiles" set in 2" of cement along the south side of the house provide for thermal mass and heat storage. Walls are 8" thick (2x6, and 2x2) with plenty of insulation built in.
Ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living room. Ceilings are vaulted in all rooms. Ceilings are super insulated at about 18", over the entire house. Roof is vented with a ridge vent.
For additional heat there is a wood stove that is vented with outside air and a forced air furnace. You do not need to run both of them. Either of them does a great job. An open stairwell in the middle of the house provides for great heat circulation with the woodstove. The mass of the house holds it for very even heating.
The force air furnace is LP gas and the tank is owned and comes with the house.
We use the solar hot water heater in the spring, summer and fall. When not using that, there is an electric hot water heater.
Kitchen was recently renovated with hickory cabinets, new island, new maple hard wood floor, new range and eat in design. Has dishwasher, refrigerator and disposal. Three heat exchangers through out the house. Much of the carpet has been updated, with a some wool carpet.
Wood trim is custom, on site made red oak-BEAUTIFUL and natural.
Front porch/deck under the house roof with a ceiling fan to se\it and enjoy the cool evenings with friends or eat lunch in the shade.
Plenty of closets and storage to take advantage of all the space.
Attached 2 car garage with nice bonus shop off the front of the garage.
Siding is western cedar with lapped edging.
Large paved and concrete circle drive way that is paved all the way to the road.
Under the roof of the house opposite the garage is a storage shed that we use for gardening tools.
Our gardens have always been organic, with some bio dynamics. We composted heavily with clippings and manure from our goats. Some compost remains. Excellent ground for growing.
Versatile barn has water and electric. There is woven wire fencing around the back pasture. More fencing could be added. Barn is 2-3 stalls with a large loft for hay and is just a short walk from the house.
It has a well and septic system.
Here are the room sizes in feet (approx):
Living Room 16x21
Dining room 9x9
Master Bedroom 15x16
Laundry/Mud Room 6x16
2 car attached garage
Bedroom #1 13x15
Bedroom #2 11x13
Bedroom #3 9x13
Bedroom #4 12x12
Stairs and hall way
SOme of the pictures on this site are from a baloon ride we took and shot pictures of our house as we went up.
Give me a call if you need more info - Dan
What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?
Well water- clean, free for the pumping.
Natural materials were used to build and remodel the home. We use green cleaners. Some wool carpet, low VOC paint, many natural floors.
See all the items above for more.
Very low traveled paved road that runs along a creek bottom. The creek and bottom along Hamby Road are walkers and cyclist favorites due to low traffic, beautiful scenery, no power lines.
Southern Indiana has beautiful rolling hills and hard wood forests full of deer, turkey and other critters. It is refreshing to walk on the road or play in the creek.
Blue ribbon Floyd Central high school is 3.5 miles up the road.
Neighbors have equal or more acreage. No little land cut outs with a mobile home on it that border us. Corn and soybeans planted nearby on creek bottoms, that can cannot be developed due to being on the bottoms. Take a look at satellite images of our address to see how it looks and how accessible we are to Louisville.
Louisville has a very nice arts, music, and alternative community and a very nice newly developed riverfront with VERY little traffic. It is a friendly city that is just big enough to have a small feel, yet offer everything you may need. With Kentucky and Southern Indiana lakes, rivers, hiking, camping etc nearby, you can enjoy these.
New Albany Floyd County
Home Type or Land
Single Family - Single Level
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|
Forced Air - Gas
Solar - Passive
Conventional Forced Air - A/C
|Whole House Filtration||
|Whole House Vacuum||No|
Energy & Water
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Wood - Solid
Asphalt Composition Shingle
Metal Dual Glazed
Garage / Car Port
|Garage / Carport||Yes|
|Number of Cars||2|