This property is the perfect example of a green building horse property. Betty is very familiar with green building and knows architects that can green build.
This beautiful 2-story, 3,928 square foot home was built on 8 acres in 2011 so it still looks like a new home. The open floor plan includes 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and a spacious, fully insulated 3-car garage. The house was built by award winning Austin Texas home builder Native and designed to be rated 5 stars according to Austin Energy’s Residential Green Building program for energy efficiency, testing, water efficiency, materials efficiency, health and safety, and community.
The home has a passive design so it is ultra energy efficient. High performance windows provide a lot of natural light while limiting summer heat gain. The window awnings are a calculated length so sun get on floors to warm them only during winter.
Rooftop solar panels are part of the photovoltaic system for generating clean electricity. A 5 well Geothermal HVAC system with 3 programmable thermostats provide environmentally friendly central heating and cooling for the home that has huge energy savings. This well engineered HVAC system also helps the home to have superior Indoor Air Quality or IAQ. There is a fresh air system that runs automatically. No wall to wall carpeting, low and no VOC paints and a push button dehumidifier also help with better Indoor Air Quality for occupants of the home. Fans in all rooms circulate the air, saving energy as they help occupants to feel cooler at a higher summer temperature setting.
133 Arbuckle Road was designed for Aging In Place, Universal Design and Wheelchair Accessibility too. The extra wide set of stairs to the 2nd floor are pre-wired for a chair lift. The bottom half of the home is ADA compliant with 36″ doors, a roll in shower and roll under bathroom sink. The cabinet pulls in the kitchen are ADA and all drawers in the home are soft close. The kitchen also features a touch activated faucet.
Horses are allowed as well as other livestock. The land is beautiful with pine trees and more. Located east of Austin Texas, near Elgin, this unrestricted land is close to services, stores and medical care but still out in the unrestricted countryside.
Call or text Betty Saenz REALTOR® at 512-785-5050 or contact Betty here to see this delightful home or list your green built home.