Fact Sheet

  • 2404 Square Foot Traditional Brick Ranch – 2209 Heated Square Feet
  • Attached Heated Two-car Garage plus Workshop – 736 Square Feet
  • 17.623 Acres with Pastures, Woods, Streams, Springs and views of the Brushy Mountains
  • One+ hours from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Hickory

Overall Features

  • Home is Hypo-allergenic
  • Traditional Brick Ranch – 2404 Square Feet
  • Entrance Hall with 2 Closets
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full Baths
  • Screened Porch
  • 9’ Ceilings through-out
  • Open Living Space (Kitchen, Dining Area, Living Area) with Cathedral Ceiling
  • Etched and Sealed Decorative Concrete Floors
  • Passive Solar Design = House Faces TRUE South for Warmth in the Winter and Cool in the Summer
  • Hallways are 4’ Wide for handicap and elderly-accessibility
  • Doorways are 3’ Wide for handicap and elderly-accessibility
  • Seer 16.5 Air to Air Heat Pump with ERV and each room has a cold air return for complete air exchanges resulting in better heating/cooling and eliminating dead air
  • Well – 20 gallons per minute
  • Septic System
  • Electric Bills average $60 per month in light of unusually Cold Winter and Hot Summer
  • Oversized 2-car Garage with Workshop
  • Garage is Wired for a Welder and Air Compressor
  • Home is wired for 400 AMP Service
  • Prewired for future Photovotaic or Micro-hydro System

Interior Features

Doors and Windows

  • Jeld Wen Casement Windows with Ideal High Solar Heat Gain Factors and Ideal Low U-Factors on South, North, East and West facing windows for North Carolina’s climate
  • Matching eight-panel doors through-out the home
  • Eight-Panel glass solid wood doors to allow light through-out home
  • Eight-panel solid wood pocket doors for all but Hall, Linen and Pantry Closets

Walls, Ceilings and Floors

  • All Interior & Exterior Walls are covered with no-fly ash drywall
  • Paints, Primers, Caulking, Sealers, Glues are No or Low-VOC
  • Neutral color paints on walls and ceilings to match decorative brick
  • Etched and sealed decorative concrete floor

Fixtures and Appliances

  • See-through Fireplace in Living Room and Master Bedroom, fed with outside unconditioned air through vent
  • Fireplace mantles constructed of Ambrosia Maple
  • Fireplace face constructed of same recycled brick used on outside of home
  • Ceiling Fans in each room are Energy Star™ compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Light Fixtures in each room are fitted with compact fluorescent bulbs


  • American Standard™ Dual Flush Toilets are High Efficiency
  • Kohler™ Water Faucets are Low-Flow, WaterSense™ and High Efficiency
  • Kohler Water Faucets meet ADA requirements
  • Oversized two-person bathtub in the Master Bath
  • Standard one-person bathtub – ADA compliant in Guest Bath
  • Both Bathtubs are insulated to extend the time that the water stays hot
  • Both Bathrooms are blocked for ADA compliance and are elderly-accessible


  • Stainless Steel Whirlpool Gold appliances are Energy Star™ and High Energy Efficient
  • Kitchen Counter is High Definition Wilsonart, locally produced with no-urea formaldehyde adhesives
  • Kitchen Cabinets boxes are Pure Bond Columbia Forest Products, locally produced with no-urea formaldehyde adhesives
  • Kitchen Cabinet Doors are Ambrosia Maple, locally produced with no-urea formaldehyde adhesives or finishes
  • Kitchen cabinet drawers fully extend for easy access
  • Two Farmer Sinks meet California Health Standards
  • Recycle Center in one lower Kitchen Cabinet

Exterior Features

  • Light-colored Recycled Brick Exterior and Roof to avoid Heat Sink Influence
  • Hurricane Clips to secure roof
  • 1,700 gallon Rain Catchment System captures run-off from north side of roof
  • Rain Garden-Ready to capture run-off from south side of roof
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Non-Invasive Native Drought Resistant Plants, Shrubs and Trees/landscaped gardens

Additional GREEN Construction Features

  • Footings contain NO Fly Ash
  • 8” and 12” Foundation Block contains NO Fly Ash
  • 6” Reinforced Concrete Floor contains NO Fly Ash
  • Septic Tank contains NO Fly Ash
  • Radon Remediation
  • 1” Styrofoam Laid on Top of Gravel Subfloor
  • Heavy Gauge Clear Plastic Covers 1” Styrofoam
  • Exterior Walls Constructed with Finger Jointed 2”x6”’s
  • Advanced Farming Techniques used for Framing Construction
  • Exterior Walls are Insulated with Johns Manville Climate Pro (R-4.23/inch) between Studs (R-23.265)
  • Exterior Walls are also insulated with Dow’s SIS 1” Blue board (R-5.5/inch) on Exterior Side of Studs
  • Interior 2×4” Studded Walls are Insulated with Fiberglass R-13 Batts
  • HVAC Ductwork is Constructed with Solid Galvanized Pipe
  • HVAC Ductwork is Wrapped with R-8 Insulation
  • HVAC Ductwork is Sealed with Mastic to Prevent Air Leakage
  • HVAC System is Hooked Up to an ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator)
  • Self-regulating dryer vent
  • Hot Water Tank is a Rheem Energy Miser
  • Two Platinum 4X8 Solar Panels Supplying 85% of Hot Water
  • Ideal roof pitch for maximum performance of Solar Panels
  • Solar Hot Water System is a Closed Loop Glycol System
  • Attic insulated to R-38
  • Pull-down attic stairs
  • Attic Blanket Seals Attic Access
  • Plenty of storage space in Attic
  • Bladder Tank, Hot Water Tank and Water Distribution Manifold reside in a conditioned attic space. Provides 132 Gallons of Water if electricity is interrupted
  • Garage is conditioned by separate HVAC Unit
  • Garage has a 3 Full Air Exchange Ventilation System