First time offered. Custom built earth sheltered home designed by renowned architect Don Metz.
The aim of this construction is to afford all the comforts of a conventional home while using the earth as a blanket to surround most of the home as much as possible. The earth forms a barrier to withstand winds and reduce the heat loss. This design keeps the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter due to the earths temperature of 55ºF below the frost line. It is easily heated with a small wood stove and reduces the dependence on fossil fuels. Southern exposure with sun catching atrium windows acts to improve its passive solar qualities.
Surprisingly bright and light and affording the most dramatic views and sunsets, excellent flowing floor plan. Large L/R with fireplace, open dining and kitchen, 2 master B/Rs, library, den or office, guest bedroom, laundry and additional full bath. Attached two car garage plus workshop. Set on 10+/- acres with protected views and fast moving year round stream, graciously landscaped with potting shed, patio and extensive privacy. Absolute quiet - ideal for writer or artist.