Chelan WA. Beautiful 3,500 sf, custom solar home on 60 secluded wooded acres. This private property is backed by National Forest/DNR on the South and West and only two "weekend & vacation time" owners on the North and East. Perfect for country living, retreat, family compound, B&B, or co-own with friends. Already divided into three 20-acre parcels, so up to 5 more homes could be built. $525,000. By Owner.
We are totally off-grid, and like it that way, but underground power and phone is about 1,000' down the county road from our property. We have no desire to hook up, but power and phone lines are available. More...
We have internet and wifi via satellite uplink-downlink dish. Our internet service is by HughesNet. TV is via satellite dish. We have no landline phone, and cell coverage is via antennas and amplifier system.
We designed our beautiful 3500+ sq ft home with the help of an architect, and then had the shell and exterior built for us in 2004. We designed and slowly finished the interior over the next several years. The downstairs is finished, and the main floor is 90% complete allowing you to get our home at this reduced price!
The downstairs (1700 sf) is finished with a huge family room, two bedrooms, pool table, stone fireplace with cooking crane, a freestanding wood stove, a guest kitchen, 8x12 walk-in pantry, 8x8 battery/storage room which also holds the inverter for the solar panels, full bath with 6' soaking tub, vanity/sink in both downstairs bedrooms, and ceramic floor tile throughout.
The upstairs (also 1700 sf) has a kitchen/great room (about 900 sf). The kitchen has a professional Garland 6-burner stove with large griddle, salamander, and two large ovens. The stone fireplace with cooking crane faces into the kitchen. The great room (which is open to the kitchen) includes a freestanding wood stove and also opens to the 10'x42' covered front deck overlooking the driveway approach and the valley to the North. The adjacent master suite is approximately 550 sf and includes a walk-in closet, a separate toilet room, large (unfinished) shower stall, and space for the vanity and soaking tub. Upstairs floor coverings are ceramic tile and carpet installed this year.
Our well is 560' deep and was approved by the Health District when it was installed in the late 1990s. It has never failed us.
We run a generator to pump the water out of the well about once every week or so. We pump it uphill to a buried 1000 gal. holding tank. From there, it gravity feeds back down, giving us our never-fail, power-free water. We have a propane tankless water heater for hot water.
Wastewater from the house gravity flows to an approved energy-free disposal system. No pumping!
The working chicken and duck houses have a solar-electric fenced yard. The chicken and duck houses consist of two 8' x 8' double-walled, insulated cubes separated by a 4' wide hallway. We currently have 6 Muscovy ducks and 12 Black Jersey Giant chickens. One of the sweet ducks is sitting on a nest.
There is also a 24' x 30' enclosed shop, 10' x 12' woodshed, 8' x 8' generator shed, and roofed RV parking space with septic system.
For a mile or so in all directions, there are two year-round neighbors and about a half dozen weekend / vacation people.
Property to the west and south of us is either DNR or Forest Service land.
Property to north is about 300 acres owned by one person, our closest neighbor when he visits his vacation home on weekends.
Property to the east is about 60 or 70 acres. It is owned by a couple who use it occasionally on weekends. They are planning to build a vacation cabin as well.
Our home is about 3 miles up an unpaved county road. We are about 1,500 feet above the town of Chelan which is about 11 miles away, a 15-20 minute drive.
The gravel driveway from the house to the county road is about 1,000' and monitored by a wireless alarm system, so we know if someone is coming up the drive.