Peek Inside the Unique Net-Zero House for Sale in Durham, Maine
With the real estate market as tight as it is in Maine, any house that goes up for sale is going to garner some attention. But occasionally, a house hits the market that is a little different than the rest, and one of those houses is for sale in Durham, Maine, right now.
Listed by Portside Real Estate Group, the house at 38 Mattie Lane may not look all that unique, but it is. It's a net-zero home, an entire house that is fully powered by solar energy.
If you're unfamiliar with net zero homes, the simplistic way to describe them is they are a house that produces as much energy as they consume over the course of a year. It's essentially off-the-grid living without actually living off the grid.
As explained by Architectural Digest, net-zero homes are more than just a bunch of solar panels harnessing sun rays. It's a thoughtfully crafted build, using specific materials that are energy-efficient and environmentally-conscious.
As the listing in Durham showcases, if someone didn't tell you it was a net-zero home, you likely wouldn't know. The exterior is a simplistic, modern design. The interior is a sleek, open concept home that most new buyers are hungry for.
The interior also features some upgraded amenities like concrete flooring and custom maple cabinets that will make upkeep a breeze. The house lot also sits back amongst trees while being carefully built to maximize sunlight.
The best part for some will be that the house was built to maintain heat indoors during chilly winters in Maine. The next owner of this home can reasonably expect to see their utility costs fizzle.
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