3BDRM/2BATH Certified Passive (PHIUS) Home, Ecovillage at Ithaca, NY

by Ashley Click
Land, Houses, Real Estate

Beautiful modern home for sale in the TREE neighborhood. The House, built in 2013,  is certified passive (PHIUS), 1440 sq. ft. that includes open kitchen, dining and living area, three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, many south windows, and good storage space. Kitchen has cement counters with a butcher-block island that has opportunity for seating. Concrete floor downstairs; wood stairs and second floor. Tile in upstairs bathroom. Both bathrooms have concrete countertops. Kitchen includes refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, and microwave. Ceiling fans in downstairs living area and in all 3 bedrooms. 


Construction based on Passive House design, with 5” solid foam under and around sides of the slab, 12” of insulation in walls, and triple-glazed windows. R-value of floor is 30; walls, 52; ceiling. 90. PV panels and solar thermal hot water system kept electric bills for heat, lights and appliances to an average of $34/month in 2018. Utility room contains eighty-gallon hot water heater. Energy Recovery Ventilation system, in second floor closet, removes heat from stale air before it leaves the house. Warm in winter and cool in summer. No drafts. From living room and bedrooms you see morning sunrise, evening city lights. Around the house are garden beds with trees, shrubs, and perennials planted. Nice back yard with views of Cornell.


Benefits of living at EcoVillage at Ithaca include use of 175 acres, trails for hiking, birding and skiing, community garden, two swimming/skating ponds, basketball court and sauna. Two organic CSA farms are located on the property. There is space in the common house for community meals, children’s play area, meeting rooms, guest rooms and laundry. It is a very caring, sharing cohousing community in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.


Interested parties must meet all EcoVillage at Ithaca membership requirements and be willing to contribute 2-4 hours per week to community work.

Asking price$365,000


Mark Walsh: 607-793-3039 / [email protected]

Ashley Click: 607-793-3262 / [email protected]

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