Unique Earth Berm Home Nestled Into The Peaceful Landscape
- Recreational Land, Timberland, Hunting Land
- Road Frontage
- State Highway
- Road Surface
- 38 mi to Syare, PA
- 46 mi to Elmira
- 208 mi to New York City
- 15 mi to Ithaca
- 34 mi to Binghamton
Home4BD / 2BA 3000± sqft Built in 1999
- Small Game
- Big Game
One of a kind best describes this spacious ranch style earth berm home that showcases the balance between architecture and the earthly landscape. This type of home lends itself to be energy efficient and promotes sustainable living. The home can be characterized as green and eco-friendly insulating itself as it is wrapped by natures blanket. The open floor plan main living and dining area lined with south facing windows allows for the natural sunlight to warm the home on sunny days. The focal point of the room is the masonry fireplace which radiates heat through the natural stones which was featured in Home Power magazine in the Fall of 2004. Above the stone stove is a baking or warming oven which is perfect for baking bread, pies or utilizing the heat generated from the fire to warm up your meal or coffee. The open concept works well for entertaining larger gatherings and hosting family holidays. There are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms as well as a bonus room for a library, office, music room or a 5 th bedroom. Five skylights have been added to bring in additional natural light to the northside of the house. The kitchen opens to the main living space adding to the fluid flow. At the entrance there is utility storage room and workshop to utilize for creating or completing special projects. The added solar array positioned on top of the roof helps to power the home. There is also a propane powered generator in place as a secondary source of power. Power is at the road and would be an option to add. To accompany the wood fireplace there is propane fueled boiler/base board system with 2 room zones. The wind generator was also used to add to the energy grid at one time. There is a buried cable for telephone service allowing for phone and internet. A cell phone tower resides 2 short miles away to also stay connected. Over 2000 ft from the road, one would find hilltop views adorning this large acreage parcel. The trees and mountainside can be seen for miles and the rainbow of fall colors further paints this scenic picture. The peaceful private backdrop brims with beauty and tranquility. The third of an acre pond can be seen from the back patio that sits inside the 12 acres of open flat meadows. The balance of the land consists of wooded topography to attract wildlife of all kinds. Plenty of room to hunt the countryside with placing several tree stands in prime locations or set up a blind just outside the rim of the meadow once a food plot is planted. Within the tall, wooded landscape are several types of trees to include pine, maple, oak and apple that hug and surround the once potato farmed pastures. There are 4 storage sheds of varied sizes present on the property to store a variety of yard tools, collected items or holiday decorations. The shed closest to the home was built with gardening in mind and the hydrangea bushes have taken up residence there.
Centrally located between several state parks including Potato Hill State Park, Andersen State Park and Robinson Hill State Park further adds to the untouched land so close to home. There is also public access to the West Branch Owego Creek directly across the street and nearly 500 acres of public land. Enjoy country living but enjoy the amenities just 15 miles from Ithaca and Cornell University. Waste no time seeing this very rare and unique home centered among the blend of beauty and efficiency while experiencing the feeling of being on the top of the world. Contact us to schedule a viewing. Proof of funds or Prequalification must be presented to confirm a showing. Please do not drive up the driveway without prior permission.
Nearly 500 acres of State Land across the road with access to the West Branch Owego Creek
Solar on site
1/3 of an acre fish pond
Several storage sheds and a garden shed
All Seller Oil, Gas, Mineral and Timber Rights Convey
Less than 10 miles to the Potato Hill State Forest and less than 4 miles to the Andersen Hill State Forest
Over 850 Road frontage on State Highway 79 but tucked back and on top of the hill
Fencing around the house
2000 ft from the road
Masonry fireplace and baking oven
Private and quiet
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