3 bedroom 2 bath 1500 sq ft passive solar post & beam contemporary cape on 7 acres w/detached 4 car heated garage and 800 sq ft barn/shed. House has an open floor plan and 1st floor areas have ceramic tile floors. Kitchen counters are solid surface. Kitchen has an adjacent pantry. Master bedroom has a bath and walk in closet. Upstairs has a bedroom & an all purpose loft/2nd bedroom & bath. House is vinyl sided with a standing seam steel roof. Property is nicely landscaped with a paved driveway. 70% of heat is provided by the sun with a wood stove & a propane heater as backup heat sources. There are skylights in pantry, entrance foyer and upstairs bath. There is a covered porch off the dining area. The house is situated on a hill that overlooks a hollow. There are beautiful views in all directions especially through our south facing windows. There is a whole house back up generator. This property is 14 miles to Interstate 79 & 20 miles to Clarksburg WV.
This house was designed as a passive solar home by architects at Solar Northern, designers of Post and Beam Homes who eventually became Woodhouse. The house is built on Styrofoam insulated foundation walls and concrete floor which serves as a thermal flywheel to hold heat from the sun in heating months before and after winter solstice and moderate summer temps in house when the sun is not shining in the house due to summer sun angles. This house is a joy to live in especially when it's 20 degrees outside and 80 degrees inside on a sunny day. The post and beam frame is sheathed with Structural Insulated Panels with an R value of 30 qualifying as super insulated. There is a tank -less hot water heater. The garage and out building while not solar are built on insulated slabs. The garage has south facing glass and provides some solar gain. The barn has south facing doors.
The property is situated on a rural mail route and school bus route 5 miles from the town of Philippi WV. Philippi is a town of approximately 5000. It is the home of Alderson Broaddus College and the site of the first land battle of the Civil War. The covered bridge built in 1852 is a famous landmark. The town has a Hospital, 2 clinics and several restaurants and all the accoutrements of a nice little town. School districts has from Pre K to12th grade. Philippi is in Barbour County WV. Philippi is the county seat for Barbour County. There is both city and county sheriff law enforcement.
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