54811 Lonesome Pine Rd., Bend $485,000 Sold
Solar powered on-grid home in Fall River Estates
5 bedrooms plus apartment, 2 1/2 baths
3,083 square feet .98 acres MLS# 201903190
Summary: Live in the forest, be close to the city. Solar powered on the grid, 3,083 sf, 5 bedroom, 2 ½ bath upgraded home located on .98 acres adjacent to BLM land with detached (2) bay garage and apartment. Apartment can be rented with minimum 30 day intervals. Average monthly electric bill: $45.00. Built as a passive solar home with use of southern facing windows and convection air flow foundation. Quality materials throughout: Solid t&g white oak flooring, solid raised panel pine cabinets, solid raised panel pine interior doors, vinyl windows with wood trim. Cul-de-sac end of the road location. With an emphasis on southern exposure windows, this home has abundant natural light. Everything is close: drive 10 minutes to Sunriver, 25 minutes to Bend and 20 minutes to the Cascade Lakes. Amazing opportunities for fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing and skiing in winter. Go from your backyard directly to BLM land for miles of hiking, riding your bike or ATV.
Tile flooring in entry, living room, dining room, kitchen and utility room. Solid white oak t&g flooring in all the bedrooms, stairway and upstairs corridor. Milgard vinyl windows with pine wood trim. Solid 4 panel pine interior doors.3 inch solid pine baseboard.
Entry: Large entryway/mud room with (10) wood/glass French doors. Coat closet with solid pine sliding doors.
Kitchen: Huge kitchen with dual Heartland classic farm style freestanding range/ovens - (1) wood burning and (1) propane. Solid raised panel pine cabinets with crown moldings (some with glass fronts). Tile countertops with tile backsplash. Dishwasher.
Dining Room: Large dining room adjacent to French doors leading to backyard. There are 4 skylights with cellular blinds.
Living Room: Certified Quadra Fire wood stove with pine wood cabinet. There is a pass through going into the cabinet from the outside to replenish the wood supply.
Entry Level Bedroom #1: Located off the living room, closet with solid 4 panel pine slider doors.
Full Guest Bath: Tile flooring, pedestal sink, linen closet, tub/shower with tile surround
Pantry: Ample storage shelving for food items
Utility/Mud Room: Very large area. Solar power area with backup batteries, inverter and controller. (8) solid raised panel pine cabinets. Extra refrigerator.
Additional Pantry: Off the utility room is an another pantry room with lot of storage shelves.
Extra wide solid white oak stairway leading to 2nd level. Solid 6 inch pine cap on bannister and around upper foyer. Solid t&g pine ceiling paneling above the foyer. Extra storage closet with solid pine doors plus an extra linen cabinet with (4) solid panel pine doors
Master Bedroom: Huge vaulted master bedroom, ceiling fan, oversized walk-in closet and private balcony.
Master Bath: Tile flooring, pedestal sink, tub/shower with tile surround and a Solatube for natural lighting.
Bedroom #3: 8 ft. ceiling. Closet with 4 panel sliding doors.
Bedroom #4: Vaulted with solid pine ceiling paneling. Closet area with shelving (can be converted back to a closet).
Bedroom #5: Vaulted with solid pine ceiling paneling. Now used as an office.
Half Bath: Tile flooring, pedestal sink, commode and a Solatube for natural lighting.
Detached apartment (not permitted): Located at back of garage. Efficiency kitchen with solid t&g pine cabinets, (2) with glass fronts, tile counter with backsplash, double sink. Full bath with shower, sink with medicine cabinet.
Solid t&g California black oak flooring. Apartment can be rented with minimum 30 days intervals.
Detached oversized (2) bay garage with roll up door. 4 sided wrap around cedar deck. Front deck by entry is covered. Paver walkway leading up to entry. Rock surround fish pond in front yard (solar panel for pump). 6 person hot tub/spa. Gutters. Composition roof. Garden area behind apartment: 18 ft. x 24 ft. fully fenced to keep out the deer. Owners grew carrots, radishes, etc. 2 storage sheds. 1 lean-to wood storage shed. 1 tree house.
Solar Power System: Solar – on grid system. 8 panels, 4 per row. 4 years old, 20 year lifespan. Refrigerator and dryer (motor) are on DC, 24 volt. (16) 6 volt batteries, 4 sets of 4 in parallel, 4 in series. 7 years old, 12 year liftspan.
DC better for lights. When you convert DC to AC, you lose wattage. All rooms have AC plugs. Also have DC plugs in upstairs bedrooms (but have never used). On grid power used for exhaust fans and well pump. 80 gallon solar water tanks on roof with 2 panels. 40 gallon propane water heater.
Convection airflow foundation: To create foundation stemwall, concrete was poured into styrofoam blocks. Then a vapor barrier was layed down. Then concrete blocks with holes were lined up and placed in rows across the ground. On tops of the blacks is 5 inches of concrete. Convection current moves air under the floor.
Area Information: Fall River Estates, $100/year HOA fee.