Greenwood, South Carolina — Green Home For Sale

PASSIVE SOLAR EARTH SHELTERED HOME in Greenwood, SC. Custom built in 1984 by specialty builder Simmons & Son out of High Ridge, MO. 2400 sq ft home on 2+ acre lot. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 25 ft atrium, formal living & dining, den and spacious kitchen.


Listing ID: 20507


  • Energy Efficient Home
  • Green Home
  • Natural Home

Asking Price (USD) $325,000
Annual Property Tax $1,155
Annual Utility Cost $350
Home Area 2,400 sq ft
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms
Total Property Area 2 acres
Year Built 1984

Property Description

SUPER UNIQUE EARTH SHELTERED HOME! 202 Runnymeade Court was a dream project for it’s fun-loving, party-throwing homeowners. They had a vision of an innovative and energy efficient home where they could entertain friends and family, one of those really special places where people just wanted to gather and visit. In 1983 they set out to find a large lot with a south facing slope (for the solar gain), deciduous trees, absence of rock, and of course, a nice view. They finally settled on the perfect spot spanning three lots at the end of a private cul-de-sac in Wellington Green. They hired Simmons & Son out of High Ridge, Missouri, a builder that specialized in passive solar homes, and in 1984 their dream started becoming a reality. After months of designing and engineering, they finally dug into the slope and poured 43 truckloads of concrete and tons of rebar to create the base of a structure, that upon completion, would be virtually fire-, earthquake- and tornado-proof. They sprayed the outside with a waterproof insulation so that once the temperature of the concrete reaches around 70 degrees the internal temperature fluctuates very little, regardless of the outside temperature. (The heat pump is seldom used and does not come on if the wood stove is started. Inside temperature is maintained about 72 degrees year-round with little use of electric power, during the summer the owners would use the central air to remove humidity from the air, exhaust fans were used on low humidity days.) In 1985 local craftsman completed the interior. Upon entering the front door you have an immediate view of the heart of the home, the atrium – measuring 24l x 14w x 25h. The dining room, living room, den and 2 bedrooms have direct access to the atrium through sliding glass doors which provides fabulous natural light to all rooms (very important in an underground home!). The living room, dining room and kitchen also have great light thanks to the large Pella casement windows and that south facing solar gain. An additional bedroom and 2.5 baths complete this wondrous home. Though the original homeowners used it as “party central” the home includes a 2 car-garage, workshop and fully glassed sun porch. The property features a great mix of wooded areas and green spaces, most especially the roof top yard! Listing agent has detailed specs, plans, and progress pictures throughout construction that can be shared. Call us today for your private guided tour of this “before it’s time” earth friendly passive solar home!


What makes your home a Green or Healthy Home?

Home was built into the side of a south facing slope. They sprayed the outside with a waterproof insulation so that once the temperature of the concrete reaches around 70 degrees the internal temperature fluctuates very little, regardless of the outside temperature. The heat pump is seldom used and does not come on if the wood stove is started. Inside temperature is maintained about 72 degrees year-round with little use of electric power, during the summer the owners would use the central air to remove humidity from the air, exhaust fans were used on low humidity days.


Neighborhood Description

Home is located in very desirable and established neighborhood of Wellington Green, though you would never know it. The property is tucked in the back of a private cul-de-sac.


Market Area

Greenwood is located in the SC midlands. It is approximately an hour from Greenville and Columbia, SC and has approx 24,000 citizens. Greenwood is home of Lander University. The area around Greenwood is locally billed as the "Lakelands", due to several lakes for recreational fishing and diverse terrain for hiking trails.


School District

Located in the Greenwood District 50 (zoned schools: Pinecrest Elementary, Northside Middle and Greenwood High) D50 also offers "School of Choice" STEM and ACTS programs. The local school board has recently undergone major changes with a promising new superintendent in charge. The board has passed switching to a modified year-round schedule for the school year 2021. Locals are excited for the change allowing for more breaks during the year. Alternatively there are several private schools.


Community

Home is located just a few miles from Greenwood's thriving Uptown district complete with great restaurants, galleries, Theater and Art Center, farmer's market and a hip new brewery. Greenwood loves the arts and offers plenty of outdoor concerts and family friendly events. A few miles in the other direction you will find Lake Greenwood, a pristine fresh water lake known for boating & fishing. Greenwood is growing every year with more and more industries moving to the area.


Home Type or Land

Single Family - Single Level


Location of Home or Land

Suburban


Elevation of Home

Other


Building Details

Air Quality

Agriculture in Area No
Industry in Area No
Air Pollution in Area No
Pesticide Free No
Fragrance Free No
Cleaned with Green Products Yes

Interior Environment

Heating System Forced Air - Electric
Forced Air - Heat Pump
Solar - Passive
Wood Stove
Cooling System Conventional Forced Air - A/C
Passive Cooling
Ventilation System Other
Whole House Filtration Other
Whole House Vacuum No

Energy & Water

Energy System Other
Water System Municipal
Wastewater System Municipal

Construction Information

Construction Type Masonry/Concrete
Exterior Finish Stucco
Interior Finish Gypsum Board - Sheet Rock
Interior Paint Other
Floor Material Carpet
Tile
Roof Material Earth
Window Material Other
Insulation Material Other

Garage / Car Port

Garage / Carport Yes
Garage Type Attached
Number of Cars 2
Garage Area 0 sqft

Contact Information

Renee Simchon

225 Bypass 72 NW, Suite C
Greenwood, SC 29649 US
Telephone: (864) 388-0202

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