Morrill, Maine — Green Home For Sale

Wonderful two bedroom two bath house sits in a sunny open field. Professionally energy audited and truly efficient with its Solar hot water system; Wall hung propane boiler and energy efficient appliances. Very well insulated and easy to maintain.


Listing ID: 19372


  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Small Home

Asking Price (USD) $189,000
Annual Property Tax $1,056
Annual Utility Cost $1,550
Home Area 950 sq ft
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 3.3 acres
Year Built 2007

Property Description

Sitting in an open field with Southern exposure, this thoughtfully planned two bedroom, two bath house has an enclosed porch; a full basement and makes use of efficient appointments throughout.

The mechanical systems keep things simple: The sun heats the hot water with its 40 tube solar hot water system. A propane wall hung boiler provides hot water baseboard heat. (average 400 gallons per year- this year 240 so far) The beautiful Rais wood stove could easily heat the house all by itself with less than 2 cords of wood.

Appliances (washer/dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher) are Stainless steel and among the most efficient and meet Energy Star standards. New electric stove has glass top.

With 950 square feet of living space and 8’ ceilings; pine floors; a galley kitchen; cozy wood stove; unique touches, and fresh paint create a simple modern aesthetic for colorful living. There is also an enclosed porch and a full unfinished (heated) basement. There is room for expansion.

Outside, the circular drive brings you right to the door or you can meander past flower beds or along paths through the field and woods. Grow your own veggies in the raised beds and keep your wood in the outbuilding.

The house was professionally energy audited and subsequent insulation (blown in cellulose) and air sealing has made the house two times tighter than current code construction. Tightness is excellent when compared to other existing houses.

Compare utility cost and property taxes with other homes to understand how easy this house, with its direct simple approach to comfort, style and function would be a pleasure to own.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Solar Hot Water System, Highly Efficient Wall Hung Propane Boiler, Blown-in Cellulose Insulation and Air Sealing. Basement exhaust fan creates 4 air changes per hour for healthy indoor air quality. No or Low VOC paints used. No chemicals used. Wood stove has its own air supply. Locally milled wood. Energy efficient appliances. Small footprint.


Neighborhood Description

Beautiful and quiet rural setting with terrific views of open fields and woods. Land was part of a larger farm, this property was a pasture. Short walk to Post Office and General Store. Only 8 miles to Belfast. Farm next door has fresh, local produce and eggs.


Market Area

Belfast, the closest city; is one of the 'coolest small towns' overlooks Penobscot Bay and has a vibrant arts community; an active waterfront and easy access to outdoor activities. Midcoast location makes for easy travel to Rockland/Camden area, Portland or Down East.


School District

SAD 34


Community


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story


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 - Active
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Other
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Low VOC
No VOC
Floor Material Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No