BIGFORK, Montana — Green Home For Sale

The 3000 square foot home was designed to be environmentally safe and chemical free. The Swiss style architecture boasts one of a kind finishes and the majority of the materials were imported from Europe specifically for the construction of this home. Post and beam construction with tongue and groove throughout give the home a warm Montana feel. Thought was put into every aspect of the construction including earthquake resistant, fire safety, and the use of environmentally-friendly materials.


Listing ID: 19242


  • Green Home

Asking Price (USD) $649,000
Annual Property Tax $2,829
Annual Utility Cost $1,000
Home Area 3,000 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 2178 sq ft
Year Built 2003

Property Description

The 3000 square foot home was designed to be environmentally safe and chemical free. The Swiss style architecture boasts one of a kind finishes and the majority of the materials were imported from Europe specifically for the construction of this home. Post and beam construction with tongue and groove throughout give the home a warm Montana feel. Thought was put into every aspect of the construction including earthquake resistant, fire safety, and the use of environmentally-friendly materials. All windows, and many of the doors, have tilt-turn openings, are double locking and use polar glass to keep the home nice and cool in the summer and hold the heat from the sun in during the colder winter months. In addition to finished living space on the lower level there is a large finished, insulated root cellar, perfect for storing vegetables, survival provisions, and maybe best of all makes the perfect wine cellar with natural temperature in the low 50’s all year long.

Features include European kitchen and bath appliances and fixtures, hand crafted doors and staircase, granite kitchen countertops, and tile and wood floors throughout. A small pond and a 680 square foot steel and glass Florien greenhouse are just a few of the exterior amenities. The property is fenced and cross-fenced with a landscaped front and back yard, three pastures and two outbuildings.

Property Features

■3 bedrooms, 3 full baths
■2,951 square feet of living space
■Double detached garage with work shop, upper storage, & rear wood shed
■680 square foot Florien Greenhouse with elevated beds and interior water hydrant
■Post & Beam Construction; Tongue and Groove throughout
■5.37 Fenced acres with Jewel Basin and Rocky Mountain Views
■Cross fenced with 3 animal pastures
■Tranquil Pond with water feature and water lilies
■12x16 Animal Barn with raised floor, double door entry, screened windows, & ceiling fan
■10x14 Fancy Dog House with two dog runs, 3 dog doors, double french doors, windows, ceiling fan, wood laminate flooring, insulated & heated. Could have multiple other uses.
■Newly paved driveway (fall 2008)
■New Wrought Iron Pivot Entry Security Gate
■Private Well 308 Feet deep producing 30 Gallons per minute
■Septic System with 1,000 gallon tank
■Wood Burning European Kachel Ofen
■DSL and Satellite Television available
■Park like setting with ornamental trees, shrubs and flower beds.
■End of road privacy

Kitchen

■Custom Alder Wood Cabinetry
■Granite Counter Tops
■Small built-in Siemans refrigerator
■Second full size refrigerator in separate pantry area
■Gaggenau Convection Oven
■Gaggenau 4 burner range with 2 warming stations
■Miele exhaust hood system
■Sharp Microwave
■Fisher & Paykel Dishwasher


Bathrooms

■Sauna in Master Bath
■Fixtures are Villeroy & Boch
■Bidets in Main level and Master Bath
■Special nano-technology glaze that prevents spots or film collection on sinks, toilets and bidets.
■Grohe Faucets with premier finish and gold rims for easy cleaning.
■Rolling Glass shower compartments are water spot and streak free glass
■Porcelain tile is caulked with “Fine” caulking to prevent mold growth.


Upper Level

■Master Suite with sitting area and French doors leading to private covered balcony
■Master bath includes sauna, separate tub, shower, & double vanity
■Master is wired and plumbed to accommodate a kitchenette if desired
■Second Bedroom with French doors and private covered balcony


Main Level

■Living Room
■Dining Area
■Kitchen
■Pantry
■Formal Entry
■Full Bath

Lower Level

■Direct access to exterior of home
■Large bedroom with full kitchenette and attached bath. Could also be used as a family room, separate in-law quarters, etc.
■Laundry
■Root Cellar
■Storage and equipment room
■Additional Kachel Wood Burning Cooks Ofen & Range. Can also be used as additional heat source.


Exterior

■5 Frost Free water hydrants/spigots
■1 Frost Free water hydrant in the green house
■Water Filtration System in Greenhouse
■3 1/2 - 4” galvanized heavy gauge steel gutter system which is connected to underground pipe leading rain and snow melt from the roof to the pond


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

■Environmentally Safe “Green” Home
■Designed and built by a German builder and crew
■All building materials were imported from Germany
■Designed to be Mold Free
■Constructed to be Earthquake safe
■Chemical Free materials used throughout
■Interior Fir beams all Kiln Dried
■No nails used. Mortis and Tendon Joints using Bolts.
■No rebar used in foundation to eliminate metal radiation and quakes. Used Nylon Shredded Hair.
■Home will rotate and shift during an Earthquake
■14” walls
■All piping and wiring is inside the insulation in one of the inside air barriers to prevent Freezing
■Thermoskin Walls and Floors


Roof

■Clay Tile Roof closed in with Gortex
■75 Year Warranty on tiles
■Frost/Freeze tested with snow hooks




Siding

■Italian Stucco
■Larch Wood Siding


Windows

■Polar Glass throughout with R-75/78 Rating
■Larch Wood Window Framing
■Double Lock System with Tilt & Turn Operation
■Tongue and Groove Constructed
■Kiln dried wood to prevent warping and twisting


Flooring

■Solid Pine underlayment
■No particle board or plywood used anywhere
■Ceramic & Porcelain Tile
■Larch Wood
■Main level floor has 3 layers of pressed wood fiberboard and 1” concrete board with lap joints on top, then glued and screwed to tile application
■Upper level is wood panel tongue and groove above beams with 3 layers of wood fiber board, 3” of Quartz sand (acts as heat barrier as well as fire barrier) with Fir and Larch vertical grain wire brushed flooring.


Insulation

■Natural 500 year old technology
■Shaved and Aired wood of consistent size without the bark and processed at a very high heat, removing all presence of organic compounds which sterilizes the material and prevents living organisms from surviving.
■R-43 Rated
■Lower level has 2” Styrofoam on the outside and floors
■2 Air barriers in between main insulation and stucco (works like a thermos).


Stairway

■Natural hard Crafted Fir and Larch


Doors

■Fir Interior Doors
■Hand Made Larch Exterior Doors




Electrical

■110 Electrical throughout
■220 Electrical throughout Home and Garage and Out-buildings
■Backup Generator – House wired to accept Generator – Generator on premises is not connected to house.




Paint

■Interior paint is No VOC and allergen free. Hand made of crushed rock creating a caulk that is mixed with water when needed. Additional paint mix is available. This paint is also used in the U.S. White House.
■Exterior paint and stain/sealer is Low VOC – last painted/sealed summer 2008


Wood Central Heating System

■European Kachel Ofen
■Radiant Wood Heating
■24 Hour heating capacity
■Volcanic Mass Chimney
■Efficient Flute system using 3 baffles and 3 horizontal channels
■Firebox is fired clay with Cylinder shafts beneath the fired brick stones and an exterior high-temperature stucco application
■Exhaust as it exits the home is 97% emissions free


Neighborhood Description

Our home is located just minutes from the quaint and friendly village of Bigfork and is situated on 5 pristine and beautifully landscaped acres. The location is at the foot of the Swan Mountains and the Jewel Basin Hiking area and just across from Echo Lake.


Market Area

Bigfork is located approximately 15 miles south of Kalispell, MT and 35 minutes from Glacier National Park.


School District

Swan River/Bigfork


Community

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Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level


Location of Home or Land

Urban


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 Other
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
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 Masonry/Concrete
Exterior Finish Stucco
Wood
Interior Finish Earthen Plaster
Wood - Solid
Interior Paint No VOC
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Tile
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Detached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 600 sqft