Snowflake, Arizona — Green Home For Sale

Very well built, custom home on 39 beautiful acres, with outstanding views, in NE Arizona.

Listing ID: 18092

  • Green Home
  • Healthy Home
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $225,000
Annual Property Tax $820
Annual Utility Cost $0
Home Area 1,456 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 23 acres
Year Built 2004

Property Description

This home was designed, situated, and constructed with the utmost care and attention. The foundation is overdone even past code for a 2 story home. Every cell of the block wall is cement filled, there is a weight bearing center stem wall and footer also filled completely with cement. The sill plates are 2 x 8 con-heart redwood, 2 x 10 floor joists on 16\" center, and 3/4\" tongue-in-groove plywood flooring-this home is solid! To top all that the home has 3/4\" tongue-in-groove Bruce solid oak flooring throughout the home with ceramic tile in the 2 full bathrooms. The walls are constructed with 2 x 6 kiln dried framing with 6\" R-19 insulation. Wood trimmed and framed Anderson dual pane windows. Granite countertops and solid Hickory cabinets with plywood upgrade grace the kitchen. The bathrooms vanities are Maple. The exterior of home is 1/2\" plywood sheathing covered with James Hardie plank concrete siding. Topping the home are premade roof trusses on 24\" centers, covered with 5/8\" plywood sheathing, 15 pound felt, and 50 year Elk architectural shingles with a wind rating of 110 MPH. Attic is insulated with 10\" R-30. There are no halls in this home so it looks an feels larger than it\'s 1456 sq ft. The home is furnished with high-end appliances. The utility-work room is 9.5\' x 17\' equipped with an Amana front loader washer. This home has not been lived in, other than the year built it is brand new. Over all a very efficient and comfortable home with outstanding views from the windows and property. There is a 12 x 16 storage shed/work shop built to match the home, all except, being on a cement foundation. It houses the solar equipment, and water pressure tank. Please click on the property web site to see a more pictures and video panoramic tours of the home and property.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

This home is off the grid, powered by a professionally done wind and solar system. No electric bills! The main difference between solar power and city electricity is heating with wood, cooking with gas (propane in this case), and very minor maintenance. If 220 is desired a generator would be necessary. The home has it\'s own private well, powered by the solar system, and a 2500 gal water storage tank. 12 Kyocera 120 watt solar panels on a Watsun, motorized gear driven tracker make this a very efficient solar system. The tracker follows the sun during the day and returns, at sundown, to await the morning sun to start again. 16 6-volt L-16 Surrette batteries, rated at 400 amp hours, store the power. This system is a 48 volt system. There is a Trace 5500 watt inverter with an Outback charge controller. Also for back up (spare equipment) there is an Outback 3600 watt inverter and a trace charge controller. The wind generator is on a 30\' tower and helps to keep the batteries charged during the night and in case of cloudy days. Also the home is painted with AFM Safe paint with low VOC. The home has never been cleaned with chemicals. This home is also positioned strategically to take advantage of the winter sun, as well as to protect from the summer sun.

Neighborhood Description

This property is located in NE Arizona, in Apache County, about 20 miles east of Snowflake. The access is very good, about 2 miles of dirt/gravel road. The 39 acres is fully fenced with a good barbed wire fence, gated at the drive and on the west side near home giving access the a section of State land that borders the west side of this property. The other bordering properties are also 40 acre parcels. The views from this home and property of the mountains and surroundings are spectacular. The well is into the largest natural aquifer in the SE United States. The water is very good with no chemicals in it.

Market Area

Snowflake is a small town in NE Arizona, on the edge of an area known as the White Mountains. The climate is very moderate, with an elevation of 5650 feet above sea level, considered a high desert. Snowflake does get snow, but it gets its name from two Mormon family settlers, the Snows and the Flakes. The winters are mild; it is common for the temps to reach into the 50’s and sometimes even into the 60’s. Temperatures can reach 0 degrees on a cold winter night and 100 degrees on a hot summer day. Summers are cooled down by the monsoons that typically move in around mid July and through late August. Snowflake is centrally located between Phoenix and Albuquerque. There is snow skiing, and cross country skiing within a couple hours as well as an abundance of National Forest for hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, boating, fishing and hunting. There are 27 holes of golf in Snowflake as well as many beautiful golf courses in the White Mountain area. Roping and rodeo are also very popular. The area is rich in Native Cultures such as Navajo, Apache, Hopi, and Zuni, and the area is well known for petroglyphs. The natural vegetation is the Juniper Tree, with the tall Ponderosa Pine nearby. The growing season is long and all kinds of fruits and vegetables can be grown. There is quite a concentration of environmentally minded people in the White Mountain area, and Farmers Markets help supply the ample organic fruits and vegetables grown locally.

School District



Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


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 Wood Stove
Cooling System Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Part of Cooling System
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Other
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint AFM
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No