Belfast, Maine — Green Home For Sale

Set in beautiful mid-coast Maine’s multigenerational cohousing community. Built by innovative GO Logic, the house is cozy on even the coldest winter nights. Passive solar design & roof-mounted solar panels make it virtually net zero.


Listing ID: 19674


  • Green Home

Asking Price (USD) $349,900
Annual Property Tax $4,310
Annual Utility Cost $474
Home Area 1,352 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms
Total Property Area 0 sq ft
Year Built 2012

Property Description

This nearly-new duplex (less than two years) is in beautiful mid-coast Maine’s newest multigenerational cohousing community. Built by the innovative GO Logic, the house is cozy on even the coldest winter nights because of the excellent insulation, triple-glazed windows, and cutting-edge ventilation. The passive solar design and roof-mounted solar panels also add to the energy efficiency of this lovely home, making it virtually net zero.

The living/dining room has a spectacular panoramic view as well as a wall of bookcases and cupboards designed and built by the local artist, Wes Reddick.

To access additional photos of the home via Dropbox, inquire about this house.

Appliances: Range with double ovens, Microwave, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, plumbed for dishwasher
Driveway: Paved
Sidewalks: Gravel
Parking: Detached single garage with storage deck plus unassigned parking
Electric: Circuit Breakers
Cable: Pre-wired for high-speed Internet, Telephone, Cable TV
Utilities: All underground
Water/Sewer: Private
Water Heater: Electric
Attic: Full, with pull-down stairs
Basement: None
Flooring: Level One – stained concrete; Level Two – red oak
Heat: Passive solar; electric baseboard
Roof: Metal
Amenities: PV Solar (grid tied), Common House (under construction), covered front porch, custom-designed/built bookcase, granite counters
Governance: Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage Condo Association
Land: Proportional owner of 42 acres
Taxes: $4310
Electric Bill: $45/month average (12/2012 through 3/2014)
Condo Fee: $177
Schools: Belfast (RSU 20)


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

• Super-insulated house: walls = R50, roof = R80+
• South-facing for passive solar heating
• Triple glazed windows
• Foundation insulated from the ground at R70
• Concrete slab foundation acts as heat sink for solar radiation
• 4.3 kW Canadian Solar photovoltaic array on roof (grid connected)
• Zehnder HRV (Heat Recovery & Ventilation) system maintains constant flow of fresh air with ~90% efficiency of heat recovery
• Locally-sourced building materials
• Non-toxic or low VOC materials
• Low VOC soy-based concrete stain
• Organic cleaning materials
• No pesticides or other noxious chemicals


Neighborhood Description

There are 36 households in the ecovillage nestled on 42 acres of rolling farmland and forest. The village supports it’s own CSA (community supported agriculture) as well as family garden plots. The ecovillage is located just two miles from the friendly, thriving town of Belfast and its beautiful harbor, where sailing, kayaking, and paddle-boarding abound! Hiking, cross-county skiing and snowshoeing are literally right out the back door.


Market Area

Belfast is an arts center with nearly 20 art galleries, supporting a large number of local artists. Music is readily available year round, as well as in two (2) annual festivals, the Maine Celtic Festival and the more eclectic Belfast Free Range Music Festival, featuring a mix of indie rock, singer-songwriters, jazz, Latin, rockabilly, folk and everything in between. There is an amazing range of bookstores in addition to the well-stocked public library that hosts free movies every Friday night.


School District

Belfast Regional School Unit (RSU) 20


Community

The ecovillage is largely populated by professionals. Several medical doctors & other health care & mental health professionals live here, as well as college professors, teachers, an energy consultant, and a wide spectrum of other occupations. The village is multigenerational, having a range of children from infants to college students as well as some retired people.


Home Type or Land

Condo


Location of Home or Land

Rural


Elevation of Home

Sea Level


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 Solar - Passive
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Heat Exchanger
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Hybrid
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type SIPS
Exterior Finish Shingles - Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Concrete
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Other
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 0 sqft