Norfolk, Virginia — Green Home For Sale

First EnergyStar home in the area of Hampton Roads. 3 full beautiful stories in this new construction. Unbelievably priced. Received highest rating of 5+ stars. This is not a local unregulated rating, this is the government's Energy star program


Listing ID: 18115


  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home

Asking Price (USD) $601,555
Annual Property Tax $0
Annual Utility Cost $1,000
Home Area 2,800 sq ft
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms
Total Property Area 0 sq ft
Year Built 2007

Property Description

This new home combines fine materials and excellence in construction to bring a superb “green” home unmatched in this market. A full government EnergyStar rating makes this the first home in the area with this level of energy savings at any price. High wind and hurricane resistance built in with 2” × 6” construction with flash applied closed-cell foam insulation and 3 zone geothermal heating & cooling with high R values throughout.rnHome has ~2750 sq. ft. living space, large 2-car garage, central vacuum system, security system with paid 1 yr service agreement, and paid electricity for first 2 years of home ownership. Family room and 3rd floor recreation room are network and surround sound ready. Telephone, cable, and internet ready in every room; ceiling fans in every bedroom, family room, and on 3rd floor, plumbing hardware and door hardware upgraded to brushed nickel, 2-panel doors, and over 20 recessed lights throughout. This is a 5 Bedroom 3.5 baths home with hardwood floors throughout first floors, stairs and upstair's hallway. In the kitchen you'll find all wood, maple cabinets with dovetail drawers, granite counter tops and a full stainless steel appliance package. The family room has a vented fireplace with built-in entertainment center, through the double french doors you'll find yourself on the 12' x 16' deck built with brazilian walnut and polyvinyl railing. The master bedroom has a two-sided vented fireplace into the luxurious master bath and also a separate sitting room with cathedral ceiling. On the third floor you'll find 600 Sq. Ft. of area with wet bar and all wired for surround sound and internet. Outside You'll see a coblestone driveway leading to the beautiful double entry doors with transom. Fine materials were used and no detail overlooked. Our homes are fully equipped with energy saving features; geothermal heating and air conditioning, foam insulation, hot water heater inverter, etc., its carbon reduction is equal to two cars! That's a savings to you of $200.00 per month! A recent study by the EPA indicates that the increased home’s equity value, for energy savings of this amount, is; $48,000.00!
A new report points to a clear conclusion: building green is cost-effective and makes financial sense today. The benefits include cost savings from reduced energy, lower maintenance costs and enhanced occupant health.
This report is the first of its kind to fully aggregate the costs and benefits of green buildings.
In it, the Financial Benefits of Green Buildings Summary of Findings; estimates that a home of our caliber; has a total added value of $168,000.00!
You’ll appreciate your Energy Star qualified home every time you open a utility bill.
Our Energy Star qualified homes give you more. There’s no comparison.
Our homes have been independently inspected and Energy Star certified (5 Star +) to the highest standards.
See video @
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UVnv2MJbCk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCkQ96V0yzk or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXshKBH7F1E


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

The Green Home energy savings features are as follows: Energy Star Rated. Home was inspected, tested, and certified by a qualified energy rater, with documentation to that affect. Home will qualify for an energy efficiency mortgage (dollar limits may apply depending on your mortgage company) and buyer federal tax credits (currently $1,000.00). Closed cell spray foam insulation (soy based) including attic and crawl spaces. Utilizes a hybrid insulation package in walls (combination of closed cell and batting to achieve higher r-values. Attic is a non-ventilated type, engineered to achieve higher insulating effects with the closed cell foam applied directly to the underside of the roof. Bonus is; it increases the total structural strength, to make it stronger, for a higher overall wind resistance effect. Crawl space is a non-ventilated type, engineered to be slightly pressurized whenever the heating or air conditioning is on. The overall effect keeps the floor above dry (hardwood flooring is therefore more stable and unaffected by outdoor temperature changes). Bonus; it allows for all the air conditioning ductwork to be within the insulated envelope, so a higher energy savings can be achieved. Geo-thermal air conditioning and heating system with a closed loop water heat exchanger. Also includes a hot water inverter to provide supplemental heating to the hot water tank. During the air conditioning season most of the hot water will be generated without electrical usage (free hot water).rnIt has two indoor units, one zoned for the first floor with the hot water tank inverter and the other with two zones for the second and third floors. Given the duct work is within the insulated envelope of the house and tested for tightness, it is anticipated that an additional moderate energy savings is gained. The system includes a make-up air supply that is conditioned and is designed to provide fresh air make-up, as needed, as the whole house is very air tight. Electrical carbon savings reduction is equivalent to removing two or more cars from service. Much consideration was taken with the design of the site plan to keep existing trees in place therefore helping additionally with summer temperatures. This house has the building blocks neccessary to be off the grid. With the addition of high efficiency solar panels, which we offer as an option, this home could easily be selling power back to the power company. More information on these systems can be found at: www.geoexchange.org/pdf/GB-034.pdf www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=behind_the_walls.btw_airsealing www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=behind_the_walls.btw_ducts www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=behind_the_walls.btw_inspection


Neighborhood Description

This new home is located in established Willoughby Terrace. Less than a quarter mile from the Norfolk beach and only 10 minutes from the hip downtown. Marlow ave. is a no-through street with minimal traffic. Tree-lined street and yard makes for a cool and shady lot even on the hottest days. The back of the home overlooks a marsh with plenty of fauna wildlife to enjoy. This also makes for a quiet and neighbor-free backyard.


Market Area

Marlow Ave. is centrally located in Norfolk, VA which is part of Hampton Roads. This area is made up of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, and Williamsburg. Anything and everything can be found here and there is plenty of entertainment at all times during the year. A large atraction in the area is the miles of beach. Starting with the river beach of Williamsburg and then the bay beach of Norfolk and finally working its way into the Atlantic Ocean in Virginia Beach. Natural parks as well as attraction parks abound for a combination of unlimited fun for everyone.


School District

oceanview elementary, northside middle and granby high


Community

Willoughby Terrace


Home Type or Land

Other


Location of Home or Land

Urban


Elevation of Home

Sea Level


Building Details

Air Quality

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

Interior Environment

Heating System Geothermal
Cooling System Geothermal
Ventilation System Part of Cooling System
Part of Heating System
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum Yes

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Masonry
Other
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Carpet
Wood - Solid
Other
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Vinyl or Vinyl Clad
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 368 sqft