Rogue River, Oregon — Green Home For Sale

Custom-designed, earth-sheltered home built by Formworks Building on 28 acres along Evans Creek in Southern Oregon (WATER RIGHTS).


Listing ID: 20486


  • Energy Efficient Home

Asking Price (USD) $1,355,000
Annual Property Tax $2,708
Annual Utility Cost $1,200
Home Area 3,289 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Total Property Area 28.9 acres
Year Built 2005

Property Description

The home is beautiful and unique--a custom-designed earth-sheltered home built by Formworks Building (featured on the DIY Network). The home is energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. Interior is light and airy and spacious--3 bedrooms and 2 baths in over 3000 sf. Up the specially designed spiral staircase--a climate controlled solarium that could double as a gym, office or 4th bedroom.
Home is heated by wood stove and/or energy efficient European radiators (less drying). No AC required due to earth-shelter. Solarium was built with climate-controlling windows.

Outdoors, the sellers have cultivated a natural wonderland on 28 acres. Their commitment to an organic and pesticide free environment brought back the birds and bees, and the result is stunning.

The organic garden boxes are mole-proofed from underneath and have been planted with soil augmented by llama manure. Two lavender beds for the bees, Chicken coop with solar access door. Apple and pear orchards and grape arbor. Garden yields enough fruits and veggies that sellers do not need to shop during summer season. Greenhouse for starts in the Spring.

A park like lawn fronts Evans Creek, planted with shade trees and an aspen grove. Asian-inspired, cedar-built sauna nestled among the trees. Creek runs year round and provides ALL the water for irrigation (WATER RIGHTS); also known for spawning steelhead.

In addition, a 7500 sf tennis/sportcourt that could be used for parties, retreats, concerts, etc.

The property is versatile, the best of Southern Oregon living.


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

The home is earth-sheltered and sustainably built. The sheltering makes the home both energy efficient and environmentally friendly. For more information on the builder and earth-sheltered homes, visit formationbuilders.com


Neighborhood Description

E Evans Creek RD is an area of custom-built homes on acreage. Property is zoned Forest Reserve. Rogue River is primarily a rural area--ranches and small farms. 15 miles to Interstate 5, which is the main highway.


Market Area

Central Southern Oregon is a unique slice of Pac NW living. Average yearly rainfall is 20 inches (Portland=40 inches). All four seasons, Autumn rivals East Coast. Population center is Medford (81,000), which has an international airport; also Ashland (home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and Jacksonville (home of the Britt Music Festival). Rogue Valley Growers Market provides locally sourced food and goods multiple times a week. Excellent quality of life!


School District

Public
Elementary: Sam's Valley
Middle: Hanby
High School: Crater
Bus system available.

Private
Sacred Heart Elementary
St Marys Middle /High School
Grace Christian Elementary
Cascade Christian Middle/High School


Community

Rogue River is a friendly, rural, small town community. Main street features shops and restaurants. Area is known for hiking, mountain biking, back-packing, camping. Crater Lake National Park is a 45 minute drive. Multiple lakes in the vicinity.


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Two Story


Location of Home or Land

Rural


Elevation of Home

Mountain


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 Electric Radiant
Wood Stove
Cooling System Other
Ventilation System Heat Exchanger
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Municipal Energy
Water System Well
Wastewater System Septic System

Construction Information

Construction Type Steel Framing
Wood Framing: 2x4, 2x6, etc.
Exterior Finish Other
Wood
Interior Finish Cement Plaster
Interior Paint Low VOC
Floor Material Tile
Wood - Solid
Roof Material Earth
Window Material Wood Dual Glazed
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Carport Detached
Number of Cars 4
Garage Area 0 sqft