Green Homes are not common in Pike County, so the “Solarium House” is considered a local marvel. This unique, progressive and pioneering home is an environmentally friendly structure, that strikes a balance between home building and the sustainable environment.
The award winning home offers a Geothermal heating and cooling system that takes advantage of the stable temperature underground using a piping system, commonly referred to as a “loop.” Water circulates in the loop to exchange heat between the house, the ground source heat pump, and the earth, providing heating, cooling, and hot water at remarkably high efficiency rates.
This progressive house won the Pocono Association of Builders Building Award in 2006 for best residential energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly home, in the “Over 2500 Square Foot” category. Efficient
This beautiful and certified “Green House,” has a Rasta Block Construction, super-insulated walls that cut down on drafts and heat that radiates throughout the house. Additionally, the structure has a four hour fire rating system and resists up to 140 mph winds. There is also a metal tile roof, that includes a 50 year warranty and passive solar design and upgraded windows. The solarium room runs the length of the house and provides extra warmth in the winter–no oil, gas or electricity are needed to heat this house with its geothermal heating system. The stairway even boasts a light tube that brings in an abundance of natural illumination into the space.
Open Floor Plan
The open floor plan includes a large solarium which radiates the sun’s warmth throughout the home and spacious lobby entrance with blue stone flooring. The large living area, with stone-mantled gas fireplace, continues into the open style, modern kitchen with professional range and stove, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Three bedrooms and three baths are located upstairs. The master bedroom includes a walk-in closet and a large en suite bath with Jacuzzi tub.
Quality materials used throughout the home include cork and bamboo floors, ceramic and natural stone flooring, patios and three Trek decks, one large wrap around opening from the dining room, and two smaller decks from the kitchen and upstairs bedroom. Included is a carport and garage with remote control all on a well established, landscaped 1.16 acre wooded lot.
Minutes from Milford and 90 Minutes to Manhattan
This innovative home is located only nine miles from historic Milford, just four miles west of the Delaware River and the New Jersey border and a 90 minute drive from Manhattan. It is a great home and an ideal property for those who are looking for a “Green Living” in harmony with nature.