This Beautiful Timber Frame Solar home on 12.5 acres is located between UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University. The house built in 2008 is a little over 2000 square feet. It has 4.3 KW of photocells (on-grid) as well as a solar hot water system. The house typically produces more electricity than it uses. The house is well insulated with SIPS, it has 4-inch Concrete floor for Mass. During the coldest days of winter, when its sunny, you will not need to use supplemental heat, even at night. This estate has many, many features for self sustain living and for the prepper minded family.
Some features of this estate include:
32×10 Blast Shelter from Utah Shelter Systems (20 feet deep), which includes Swiss blast values and a ventilation system for 14 people, a solar system with a large battery bank. The shelter has many features that can be provided, on request.
Some features of the house:
Stainless steel appliances, Granite countertops, Propane gas stove, Propane full house generator, Tile and Hardwood flooring throughout, Removable outdoor awnings. The main house can be heated several ways, each one independently can solely heat the house.
Wood Burning Stove
Radiant hydronic floor heating system (can run partially off solar water panels)
For cooling; high efficient Mini-splits, no cost floor coolant system which aids in cooling
The estate includes:
12.5 acres of mostly hardwoods and pine, Geodesic dome green house, 10,000-gallon pond (currently being used for Koi and Catfish), chicken coup, storage shed, wood shed, deep water well that has both an electric pump and simple pump (non-electric).
Fenced or Gated, Saferoom or Bunker
Garden, Marketable Timber
Generator, Grid Connected, Solar/Hydro/Wind
Cell, Internet, Phone, Satellite
Year Round Road