Check out this beautiful, artisan-owner designed straw bale home located in rural Lake County, California. This unique one-bedroom, one-bathroom retreat is waiting for a free-spirited buyer. There are lovingly planned-out adobe wall decor details indoors and out. The large bonus room is perfect for a home office or artist’s studio. The property’s more than 13 acres of rolling meadow offer serene views of pastoral valley land that provides serenity and beauty around the home. The home has over 1900 sq. ft. of living space with a gourmet kitchen and lots of privacy. The interior has an open feel to it and the barrel ceiling/roof line is as original as it is beautiful. The interior woodwork, in the form of exposed beams and loft framing, adds contrast to the soft curves of the bales and plaster details throughout the home.
Built in 2001, this energy efficient straw bale home is off the grid and waiting for you to make it your own personal oasis! The highly efficient straw bale construction is powered by solar energy and passive solar design. No toxic materials were used in the construction of the home and the walls are entirely made of straw and clay which provide a natural system that balances humidity and improves interior air quality. Most of the flooring throughout the home is stone tile. In addition to the passive solar design, the house is heated with both a hydronic floor heating system and a wood stove for “flash heat.”
The straw bale home includes a spacious home office, storage room, and butler’s pantry. With 13 acres, there is plenty of room for your chickens, horses, an olive orchard or whatever your heart desires. Interesting features of the home are an open loft and outside bathtub. Revive in the garden while you enjoy beautiful meadow views. The property is only 15 minutes from Harbin Hot Springs and 30 minutes to Calistoga. This home is self sustaining (off the grid) and was built for the ecologically minded. Lake County is well known for clean air and abundant outdoor recreation opportunities.
The price was reduced in August of 2015 to $419,900. For more photos and information, please contact the listing agent, Barbara Ellis, at 707.486.3119 or Homes@BarbaraEllis.com.