Albemarle County Home For Sale With A Passive Solar Building Design
This Albemarle county home was build in 2002 using a brilliant passive solar building design. This design offers complete energy efficiency without the use of electrical systems or solar panels. In a passive solar design the builder takes advantage of the local climate. The walls, floors and windows are made to collect and store the solar energy. In the winter the solar energy is distributed in the form of heat throughout the home. In the summer the solar energy is shaded and rejected keeping the house cool. Using the right building materials is key as is placement of the windows. Contributing to the passive solar design of this Albemarle county home is the wall of south facing windows, the slate flooring along the south side of the home and the roof overhang.
6400 Heards Mountain Rd is located 20 minutes south of downtown historic Charlottesville VA. Sitting on 19.23 acres with a barn carefully centered among 3 fenced pastures. The property is perfect for horses or any other livestock. This custom built Abemarle county home was built using the finest materials. The unprecedented quality of craftsmanship is exhibited throughout the home. The cherry trim was actually fashioned from the property. Complimenting the passive solar design is a wide open floor plan. Cathedral ceilings, wide plank hardwood and slate flooring are throughout. Casement windows throughout bring in all of the natural light and beauty of the outdoors. Open the front door to a breathtaking expanse of light and beauty. Make it country, Zen austere or modern. It all works with this design. The gourmet kitchen will please any cook connoisseur. Equipped with granite counters, custom cherry cabinetry & premium appliances. The Thermador gas range has a convection oven. A large storage pantry is nearby for all of the goods. Pull up a seat at the bar. Sit at the table and gaze at the mountains. Plenty of space and seating options. The flow from the kitchen to the great room is perfect for entertaining. The great room provides the best views of Fan Mountain. You even have seasonal views of the UVA observatory. The great room also has a wood burning stove. Off of the great room is the octagonal room, one of Jefferson’s favorite architectural designs. This room is currently being used as a handsome study. The built in cherry shelving is perfect for books or decorative items. Surrounded by windows up in the trees it’s the perfect place to write, paint or read. The elegant owner’s suite has an attached luxury spa bathroom. Your personal oasis – The owner’s bath has it all. His and her pedestal sinks, glass block shower for two, bidet, water closet and a sunken bathtub with jets. The bay windows allow you to enjoy nature in the privacy of your acreage. You’ll love the walk-in cedar lined closet. For chilly nights just turn on the cozy gas stove. The owner’s suite also provides a private entry to the south facing deck, Start your day with captivating views. Through another door is the screened porch for your all weather enjoyment. The guest room is located down the hall. Also with a walk-in closet so your guest feel right at home. The full guest bathroom is just outside the door. Your guest will also enjoy the spectacular view right from their room. Every room in the house has a view to offer. The walk-out lower level is as impressive with 9 ft ceilings. There are plenty of windows to bring in the light. The 2nd octagonal room is waiting your finishing touch. The lower level provides immense potential for future living space and quarters. Rough-in plumbing is already in place for a future bathroom. A separate panel box has been installed ready for a whole house generator. Through the French doors an outdoor shower awaits. A rain water collection system is already in place. Just beyond is the garden. The exterior of this Albemarle county home was constructed using rich all natural Cypress siding. The covered front porch, deck and screened porch have been constructed using Trex Decking materials. This creates a virtually maintenance free exterior.
BONUS! A charming circa 1800’s built cabin sit on the other side of the property. The cabin has a 2nd level loft and wood burning stove. Electricity is already in place too! Relax next to one of two streams rushing by during the day.Sit around the fire pit in evening. Just beyond the cabin is a gorgeous bamboo garden. This is a perfect retreat right on your own property.
This Albemarle county home is located in Covesville. Covesville residents enjoy an easy, scenic 20 minute commute into the City Of Charlottesville. Your just minutes from UVA and the new Martha Jefferson Hospital.
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