216 Dyke Circle Pagosa Springs CO Real Estate
Meticulously crafted Earth Block home, energy efficient, quiet, natural surrounding by mature ponderosa pine and gambel oak. Built in 2006, this all electric home with ample passive solar and southern exposure is constructed of 14' x 10' x 6' earth blocks manufactured on site. Earth block makes the home cool in summer and warm in winter, while eliminating irritating by-products that may affect those with chemical sensitivities. It features a large solarium, bamboo and tile floors, radiant floor heat, an energy-efficient ETS (Electronic Thermal Storage) unit, wood stove, aspen tongue-and-groove ceilings, and much more. Several support beams were cut on site. Interior walls are coated with mud plaster from on-site soil. The exterior is stucco with a single ridge line metal roof, making it virtually maintenance-free. Woodwork and doors are untreated, natural pine. Ceiling heights are varied throughout the house from a high of 16' in the solarium to 11' in the living room, master and 2nd bedroom, and 8' in the kitchen, dining and 3rd bedroom. Ceiling fans in the master bedroom, living room and solarium help with air-flow. The carpet in all three bedrooms is made from recycled materials that do not off-gas. The roof is pre-wired for solar panels. An over-size 2-car garage built of earth block stays above freezing even on the coldest days. The large master bath features a large walk-in closet, soaking tub and tiled walk-in shower. A second full bath leads off the hallway. Both bathrooms and the kitchen have granite counter tops. The kitchen island is a large butcher-block with room for two bar stools. A walk-in pantry, LG and Kenmore appliances and Schrock maple cabinetry make the kitchen a joy to use. The laundry room with utility sink has plenty of hanging and storage space and includes fuel-and water-efficient LG washer and dryer. An 1800 gallon cistern and quiet pump connected to a whole-house filtration system supply water to the house. A large, landscaped flagstone patio faces views of a quiet, wooded neighborhood and views of Broke Off Mountain, which glows like a pyramid at sunset. A 220 plug outside for an RV and a small yard and dog-door off the garage create a safe, comfortable space for the family dog. You WILL NOT find a home in all of the area that compares in quality, comfort ,beauty and natural efficiency!