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133 Arbuckle Road – Elgin TX 78621

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This property is the perfect example of a green building horse property. Betty is very familiar with green building and knows architects that can green build. For more information about green building see Betty’s website

This 2-story, 3,928 square foot passive solar design custom home was in 2011 with 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and a 3 car garage. Five acres are included, but more are available. There are 2 large covered and screened in breezeways in the center of the home as well as a large covered front balcony, covered front porch and open patio in back. Even the garage is so special because it is foam insulated, has lots of natural light via the energy efficient windows, has an abundance of storage space on the floor, walls and storage racks. Horses and livestock are allowed on this property. The land is beautiful with pine trees, native grasses and great soil. Located on the east side of Austin Texas as well as Elgin but out in the country.

This uber GREEN home was built by award winning Native builders of Austin Texas and was designed to be rated at 5 stars based on Austin Energy’s Residential Green Building program for energy efficiency, testing, water efficiency, materials efficiency, health and safety, and community. The home has a passive solar design so it has very good insulation that costs much more than the insulation found in mainstream homes. The superior foam insulation makes this home very tight so the heating and cooling work well. You have seen foam inside the sides of ice chests, right? The sprayed on foam in this house is very similar. It fills all the nooks and crannies so that there is a very tight “building envelope”. High performance windows help to prevent the heat from getting in in Summer but still allow a lot of natural light. This home has solar panels on the roof for generating electricity. A Geothermal Heating Ventilation and Cooling or HVAC system works with nature to  heat and cool the home.

133 Arbuckle Road was also built for Aging In Place, Universal Design and Wheelchair Accessibility too. There is one wide set of stairs to the 2nd floor that is pre-wired for a chair lift. The bottom half of the home has ADA compliant 36″ doors. The cabinet pulls in the kitchen are ADA as well and all drawers are soft close. The downstairs bathroom has a beautiful, level entry, roll in shower as well as a sink with space so you can get under in a wheelchair.

Call or text Betty Saenz REALTOR EcoBroker at 512-785-5050 or contact Betty here to see this modern High Performance eco-friendly, passive solar design custom home.