Schnecksville, Pennsylvania — Green Home For Sale

Custom-built cedar passive solar 2-story home on 3+ acres. A home where the sun provides up to 75% of the heat. For added security, a whole house generator handles outages! Beautifully landscaped property in a serene and peaceful country setting.


Listing ID: 19586


  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Off the Grid

Asking Price (USD) $319,000
Annual Property Tax $4,800
Annual Utility Cost $3,500
Home Area 2,600 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 3.2 acres
Year Built 1984

Property Description

Freedom from high-energy bills without giving up any of the conveniences of a modern home. 2600+/- sf custom-built cedar passive solar 2-story home on 3+ acres. Occupied by the original owners. 400+/- sf addition:2009. Over-sized 1-car garage: 2012. Additional shed installed in 1985. Open floor plan:3-4 BR, 3 full BH, sun-room, 2 LR, den, FR, DR, kitchen, storage areas, attic storage, walk-in closets, hot tub, large attached 2-car garage. A home where the sun provides up to 75% of the heat. A wood burning stove can handle the rest. Electric bills averages about $125/month! Includes a hot tub, HW, dryer). 2 gas heat sources and a bathroom powered by an instant hot water gas heater guarantees heat and hot water when everything else fails! No need to sacrifice comfort for economy and independence. For added security, a whole house generator handles outages! Beautifully landscaped property offering a serene and peaceful escape from the world with the ability to entertain groups from 5-50.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Open concept passive solar home with a wood burning Kodiak stove.
New windows in 2010
New Insulated Shades 2010
Whole-house power generator installed in 2012
New roof in 2009
Whole house wood burning stove
Whole house centrally located ceiling fan
Instant heat hot water heater in 2009
2 free standing gas heaters 2009


Neighborhood Description

Country setting yet close to essentials like banks, shopping, etc. Each home has approximately 3-5 acres.


Market Area

Schnecksville is a small community approximately 20 miles from Allentown, 25 miles from Bethlehem, 60 miles from Philadelphia and 90 miles to New York City.


School District

Located in Northwestern School District


Community

Small suburban subdivision of approximately 13-15 homes


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story


Location of Home or Land

Suburban


Elevation of Home

Mountain


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Electric Radiant
Fireplace
Forced Air - Gas
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Conventional Forced Air - A/C
Other
Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Off the Grid
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Carpet
Linoleum
Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass
Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 450 sqft