Monroe, Connecticut — Green Home For Sale

An Earth Sheltered one level home built into a south facing hill in Monroe, CT. 3 bedroom, 3 baths with 3000sq ft. Passive solar plus all the benefits of the natural 55 deg. geothermal temperature. Private back lot with professional landscape.

Listing ID: 20502

  • Earthship Homes
  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home
  • GreenBuilt Home
  • Sustainable Home

Asking Price (USD) $345,000
Annual Property Tax $9,000
Annual Utility Cost $2,500
Home Area 3,000 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Total Property Area 1.5 acres
Year Built 1982

Property Description

Rare Opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind Energy Efficient Home! You won’t find one like it in Monroe. This eco-friendly Ranch is perfect for the environmentally conscious buyer. Uniquely built into the ground, using it as an insulating blanket and adding energy efficiency and quietness. Harnessing the geothermal temperature of the earth to set a baseline temperature of 55 degrees… keeping the heating & cooling bills significantly low. Foam board insulation installed on the exterior walls of the home. Oversized construction includes I-beams, corrugated steel, concrete, and up to 4 feet of soil. Passive solar is an added source of heat. The Atrium is surrounded by , split block masonry and lined with skylights. South facing, the sun is always providing natural light and naturally heating up the blocks. The fireplace is a Russian stove with recirculating flue to recover all the heat. Remarkably every room in the house has direct access to natural sunlight. One floor living at its finest. Recently upgraded kitchen perfect for a chef. Center island with 6 burner Viking cooktop, Thermador triple oven, new hood, dishwasher and ceramic tile. Everyone gravitates to the Atrium off of the kitchen where there is a wet bar, two story ceilings to the skylights and the fireplace as the center piece. Off the kitchen is the dining and living room which share a full length stone wall with fireplace. Wine cellar off of the large family room. 3 Bedrooms with 3 Full baths. Master suite with full bath, jet tub, rain shower head and heated floors. Second full bathroom with steam shower and attached laundry room. Secluded private back lot with professionally designed landscaping. Plenty of room to relax and entertain. Large 30x18 in-ground pool with ionization system surrounded by bluestone patio. New liner and cover this year. Koi pond and platform for a hot tub make this a hot spot. Large shed with power. Enjoy the many benefits of this unique, earth sheltered home, including low maintenance, security and high energy efficiency – has so much to offer!

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Earth sheltered. Green roof. Passive geothermal. Passive solar. Recirculating masonry wood stove.
Indoor gardening, growing.

Neighborhood Description

Centrally located, safe family neighborhood among mostly more expensive homes. Located near the Town Green's activities including farmers market . Convenient to shopping, restaurants, and parks with a surprising number of outdoor recreational activities. Monroe is noted for it's excellent schools.

Market Area

A quiet, family friendly town away from the city. This exurb has retained it's charming New England charm. Convenient to transportation and major highways. An hour and a half from NYC.

School District

Monroe is noted for its excellent schools.


A thriving community that comes together around seasonal festivals, sports, cultural and town organized events.

Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level

Location of Home or Land


Elevation of Home


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 Fireplace
Forced Air - Heat Pump
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Geothermal
Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Part of Cooling System
Part of Heating System
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 Earth Ship
Steel Framing
Exterior Finish Masonry
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Linoleum
Wood - Laminated
Roof Material Asphalt Composition Shingle
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Fiberglass
Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport No

Contact Information

Paul Saltanis

Monroe, CT 06468 US
Telephone: (203) 395-2550

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