Property Description and What Makes It Green:
Handcrafted Solar Log Home On 20 Acres Bordering San Juan National Forest. This meticulously landscaped home was remodeled in 2011. Includes a detached office/studio, shop and vehicle storage, and solar systems producing up to 90% of the home’s energy needs. Nestled among towering ponderosa pines, this secluded, well-maintained traditional log home features vaulted wood ceilings to 19’ and handsome knife peeled logs enriched with a hand-rubbed natural oil finish. A comprehensive remodel in 2011 includes low VOC materials throughout; new carpet, paint, light fixtures, hardware, and completely renovated rooms featuring new: MASTER BATH - Tile, vanity and plumbing fixtures, large walk-in tile shower, MAIN BATH - Tile, vanity and plumbing fixtures, KITCHEN - Granite countertops and plumbing fixtures, stainless steel appliances, cabinet finishes. This home has been carefully designed and equipped to minimize its energy requirements, allowing the photovoltaic and solar hydronic heating systems to provide over 90% of the home’s electric and hot water needs. An air-tight wood stove with automated water heating, and a propane generator easily make up the difference, making this home energy self-sufficient with the support of propane.
The meticulously landscaped lawn and gardens are the focal point of a broader property maintenance routine that extends well beyond the yard itself. The automatic irrigation system is supported by a dependable well that also delivers great tasting drinking water directly from the faucet. Other property features include: Security gate, Central vacuum, Walk-in pantry, Covered and open natural wood decks with built-in hot tub, Detached 800sf log shop and office/studio, 20' x 30' RV/boat/tractor building and distinctive log carport and breezeway.
This home is located in a rural subdivision of 20 acre lots in the ponderosa pines approximately one mile off of a major state highway, US Hwy 160. There is great year round access. The property sits on the county line between Durango and Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Wildlife (deer, elk, bear, turkey, bobcat, etc) is abundant. The house sits approximately 150' from the National Forest boundary fence where there is approximately 750' of common fence and level to very gentle sloping of the terrain. At the same time no homes can be seen from this house in the pines.
NOW AVAILABLE WITH AN ADDITIONAL 18.51 ADJOINING ACRES FOR $565,000. THIS INCLUDES PASTURE AND BEAVER CREEK CROSSING THE ADDITIONAL ACREAGE!
Garage-Carport: Garage Detached,
3 Car or more
Type of Construction: Log
Heating: Gas Radiant, Hydronic Floor/Wall, Solar-Active, Solar-Passive, Wood Stove
Cooling: Ceiling Fans
Energy Source: Off the Grid, Photovoltaic (PV - Solar Power), Propane
Water Source: Well
Water Heating: Solar Hot Water
Flooring Materials: Other, Tile
Windows: Dual Glazed, Wood