What You Can Buy: Rare energy-efficient ranch in Monroe
This rare energy-efficient ranch is perfect for the eco-conscious buyer. It is built into the ground, using the geothermal temperature of the earth as an insulating blanket to set a baseline temperature of 55 degrees and keep heating and cooling costs low. Construction includes I-beams, corrugated steel, concrete and foam board insulation on the exterior walls. The south facing home uses passive solar and it is an added heat source with every room having direct natural light. The atrium features a wet bar, two-story ceilings, skylights and a fireplace surrounded by split block masonry that is naturally heated by the sun. The fireplace has a recirculating flue to recover all the heat. Additional features include an upgraded chef’s kitchen with a center island, a six-burner Viking cooktop, a Thermador triple oven, a new hood, a dishwasher and ceramic tile, a dining and living room with a full-length stone wall with fireplace, a family room and a wine cellar.
Listing agent: Ryan Braunagel, Keller Williams, (203) 581-1583, Buyit@kw.com