Wake Forest, North Carolina — Green Home For Sale

Solar ENERTIA Home on 1.3 acres. Hybrid Timber-frame/Log double shell, radiant floors with 2 car garage ready for PV.

Listing ID: 19065

  • Green Home

Annual Property Tax $1,361
Annual Utility Cost $800
Home Area 2,016 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Total Property Area 1.3 acres
Year Built 1986

Property Description

This double shell home was built in 1986 from an ENERTIA Genesis 2- 3236 kit (page U26 in the current Enertia Catalog.) Winter heating is passive with a Trombe wall and solar convection loop, supplemented by an (8) 4 x 10 panel active solar thermal system with an insulated 400 gallon tank in the garage feeding pex hydronic-radiant tubing under the main and upper floors, and also supplying a 120 gallon domestic hot water tank. Summer cooling is by the geothermal connection with the earth, supplemented by a Unico AC system in the inner shell. The outer shell is vented during the summer. The interior is Timber-frame with 10 x 12 main girders, and 6 x 6 exposed beams. Three European tilt-turn windows allow owner tweaking of the air paths.

What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

ENERTIA home kits are 100% renewable material, and use the sun for heating and the earth for cooling. You can read about them on the ENERTIA website, Science Friday, or on "How Stuff Works"

Neighborhood Description

This is technically in an older 1980's neighborhood called "Horse Creek" but this home fronts on the main state road rather than the smaller subdivision roads.

Market Area

Wake Forest is adjacent to Raleigh NC where you will find universities, malls, the Research Triangle Park, and major Libraries and hospitals including Duke.

School District

Wake Forest



Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story

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
Hydronic Floor Heat (radiant)
Solar - Active
Solar - Passive
Cooling System Conventional Forced Air - A/C
Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Whole House Fan
Whole House Filtration None
Whole House Vacuum Yes

Energy & Water

Energy System Hybrid
Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Other
Wood Timber Frame
Exterior Finish Wood
Interior Finish Wood - Solid
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Wood - Laminated
Roof Material Other
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 576 sqft