Washington DC, District of Columbia — Green Home For Sale


Listing ID: 20296

  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home
  • Solar - Photovoltaic

Asking Price (USD) $1,595,000
Annual Property Tax $9,962
Annual Utility Cost $1
Home Area 3,900 sq ft
Bedrooms > 5
Total Property Area 0 sq ft
Year Built 1958

Property Description

RENOVATED 4000 SF GREEN HOME! Light-filled!! Solar! Net zero utility costs! 4 fin levels 6+ BR, 4.5 BA, main has LR w FP, DR open to TSK, Family room, office, PR. Garage. LL guest rm. Private, deep lot with garden, pool, patio! Walk 2 shops, restaurants, transportation farmer's market, parks+++Great location for commuting downtown, No VA, MD. Urban farm/oasis! Key/Hardy/Wilson schools

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Solar Power (net utility costs are ZERO after Renewable Energy Credits).
Major energy efficiency upgrade done by Edge Energy (report available with disclosures)
-Whole house air-sealing
-Increased insulation in attic and all windows and doors recaulked
-HVAC Duct sealing- reduced air leakage by over 90%
-Efficient lighting- most bulbs replaced w LED and some high efficiency fluorescent
-Insulated, new doors installed- front door, kitchen door garage to basement/ basement to outside.
-In 2010 replaced roof w 50 year guaranteed Standing seam metal roof
-Dual Solar Photo-voltaic System
Solar Solutions installed US made Solar PhotoVoltaic (Solar PV) panels on south-facing front roof (traditional panels- #30). In addition we added “thin film solar” by Unisolar on the north roof. Together they are a 9KW system.
-Water efficiency is aided by “Stealth”/Niagra high efficiency/low water use toilets, Water sense shower heads from Niagra and a low water use front loading Maytag Washing machine.
-Fans- ceiling fans in bedrooms, kitchen and back porch allow thermostat settings to be slightly higher than average in summer and still maintain a comfortable inside air temperature
-Double paned replacement windows
-HVAC system is a high efficiency TRANE electric heat pump/gas furnace hybrid installed in April, 2014. The AC was new at the time also. High efficiency air filter/cleaner includes a UV lighting system sterilizing the air (mold, bacteria, viruses). Electric water heater is also high efficiency and 3 years old.
-Energy Efficient Appliances including electric induction smooth top range with convection oven (most efficient and safe)
-Sunroom is “conditioned space” with both the energy effiicent Mitsubishi heat/AC minisplit AND radiant heating in the floor and Pella windows/doors.
-Radiant heated floors “Warm tiles” brand in the kitchen, sunroom, plus basement bath and double bath floors on second floor bedroom level which are not only efficient (you can set the thermostat lower) but much more pleasant for air quality and thermal comfort.
-V ST Farms (extensive garden beds for food) is certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a wildlife habitat!
DC Department of the Environment Riversmart homes participant:
• 4 rainbarrels- two are 75 gallon each and two are 3 units in series with total capacity of 225
gallons- installed with incentives from DCDOE
Two American Hornbeam trees (or Ironwood) Carpinus caroliniana o planted by Casey trees
• Qualified for Pervious surface improvement
• Qualified for incentive to install green roof
-Gary Pool originally built in 1990’s was upgraded/renovated in 2015 by Premier Aquatics:
1. Resurfaced and drains and lighting updated, Pressure testing verified no leaks.
2. Equipment cleaned and maintained weekly and winterized by Premier Aquatics.
3. Pool equipment is less than 5 years old (can get specifics) includes a Whisper quiet pump, Polaris automatic sweep vacuum and an automatic chlorinator (requiring very little additional chemicals are needed). This salt-water based water is more gentle on skin.

Neighborhood Description

Palisades neighborhood is eminently walkable with library, transportation, shops and convenience, restaurants, playgrounds and parks just a block and a half away! A 73 bike score and 75 walk score! Great access to bike trails and C & O Canal path taking you downtown or out to Great Falls! Walk to Key Elementary School.

Market Area

Walk Friendly Communities (WFC) program announced that Washington, DC has retained its gold status designation as a walk-friendly city. Washington, DC was the only community to earn gold status during this round of designations. oday, nearly 14 percent of DC residents walk to their place of work, the second highest percentage amongst cities in the nation. And D.C. is planting 100 trees a day! 8,000 per year!

School District

Key Elementary, Hardy Middle School and Wilson High School are all highly ranked.


This is a superb location for green commuting into Downtown DC, to Georgetown, George Washington and American Universites, Georgetown and Sibley Hospitals, Northern VA and more!

Home Type or Land

Single Family - More Than Three Stories

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 Forced Air - Gas
Forced Air - Heat Pump
Cooling System High Efficiency Heat Pump
Ventilation System Part of Cooling System
Part of Heating System
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum Yes

Energy & Water

Energy System Solar - Photovoltaic
Water System Municipal
Rain Water Collection
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Exterior Finish Masonry
Interior Finish Other
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Metal
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Cotton Batt
Urethane Foam

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 1
Garage Area 260 sqft