Energy Efficient Home For Sale In Hickory NC

Dated: 03/15/2018

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Wonderful and one of a kind home in NW Hickory built with energy efficiency, sustainability  and self resilience in mind.  This home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an updated interior and a functional exterior that takes advantage of nature to help provide heating and cooling. Some of the energy efficient upgrades include: Solar thermal panels to supply underfloor heating and hot water, thorough insulation in walls, subfloors and attic spaces, metal roof to provide reflectivity, new double pane windows, glassed veranda that provides an extra insulating envelope and many other features that can be provided separately. The sellers were able to use this home as a great sustainability project and they are able to produce much of their own food using raised beds, vines and fruit trees. Areas on 2nd floor are lower than 7 feet but it is finished to a high level and included in square footage.

Here is some additional features and improvements to the home that might not be readily apparent at first glance. 


  • Electrical system re-wired

  • Fairly new custom kitchen with recycled composite counters and stainless appliances

  • Recently updated bathroom

  • Solar thermal panel installation to supply underfloor heat and domestic hot water

  • Wood stove to supplement in floor heating

  • New tile on main level to compliment underfloor heating

  • Insulated subfloor, blown insulation roof, walls and attic spaces

  • Metal roof with insulation under it to reflect summer heat

  • Double pane windows 

  • Glassed veranda that creates a thermal envelope which can be shaded in summer

  • Upstairs set up with small efficiency area and updated bathroom. 

  • Seller says electric bills averaged less than $30 per month when they lived there. 

  • Extensive rain water collection tanks that help serve permaculture gardening for fruit  and vegetables. 


CLICK HERE for more pictures and information about this home.


PRESS PLAY below to take a 3D Tour through the home.





This home was featured in a TEDx Hickory talk a few years ago and it describes what the sellers had in mind when they created this home.  The information about the house begins at the 7 minute mark.



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Mike Kelly

Broker, CRS, GRI, GREEN, President. I take the responsibility of helping you sell you home very seriously. The real estate market is always changing and I am constantly challenging myself to find....

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