823 Goldfinch Road

    Fairbanks, AK 99709
    • $249,900
    • STATUS: Active
    • MLS #: 136840
    Price Reduced
    UPDATED: 7 min ago
    $249,900
    • 2
      BEDS
    • 4.09
      ACRES
    • 1
      BATHS
    • 0
      1/2 BATHS
    • 1,294
      SQFT
    • $193
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    2003

    School Information

    Elementary School:
    Middle School:
    High School:

    Description

    Situated in a quiet, forested neighborhood just two miles from the University, this lovely home is larger than it appears from the outside. Upon entering the house one experiences a sense of spacious natural beauty. The high ceiling, open floor plan and large South facing windows allow you to feel as though the forest is part of this dwelling. The acoustics are wonderful making this a desirable space for musicians or dancers. There is plenty of space for yoga, artistry, and simply enjoying openness within the home. The windows gather plenty of sun bringing in bright cheerful light along with passive solar gain which helps to heat the house for about half of the year. The main living area is very open, 30 ft across with curving stairs leading up to a well illuminated, open loft bedroom, with plenty of space for sleeping, yoga, meditation and easy lounging. In the wing rooms just off from the main living area are a high ceiling bedroom with a view into the forest and a high ceiling bathroom with a spacious bathtub and lovely floral shaped sink. The kitchen cabinets are beautiful local birch. The island lends itself well to projects, great cooking adventures, space for spreads while entertaining and it is surrounded by cabinets. The floors are warm with radiant heat from the boiler, heating is supplemented with a highly efficient low emissions wood stove. With the optimal rhythm one can stay comfortably warm through the winter with minimal oil usage by loading the stove in the morning for a fire that will burn at a controllable level approaching 24 hours. By the time the fire dies down, it is time for the boiler system to come on to heat the floor for 2-3 hours. By the time the stove gets going and is regulated for the day, the well insulated home is running efficiently. The hot water for the house is part of the boiler system; one of the benefits is that there is abundant hot water for showers and baths. The land to the north side of the property is held as a green space by the neighbors. The 4 acres of land slopes to the West and is bordered by a wild space that is a bird sanctuary. There are trails through the forest that lead to the skiing, mushing, biking trails of Goldstream Valley. The Skarland Ski Trail is nearby across to the East side of Goldfinch Rd. The area is peaceful and very quiet. The neighborhood is integrated into the forest there are frequent visits from moose, fox, owls, hawks, and lynx. The trees to the West of the home have been cleared enough to allow for plenty of sunlight to bathe the garden during the growing season and they are thick enough to serve as a very good wind barrier for the times when we get strong winds. There is a view of Ester Dome to the West through the trees. There is an abundance of firewood throughout the property. Currently there is a considerable amount of firewood that had been cut but not yet split and stacked that would be a year or two supply. There is stacked wood close to the house. This is an optimal location in that it is out of town and yet close enough to bike ride, and walk to the University area. Not only is the University near, but also West Valley High School and primary schools. The home is designed to be able to be completely shut down if one desires to go traveling for long periods during the winter. The water system can be completely drained. The boiler system has glycol. This shut down and restart of the house systems has successfully taken place for a number of winters. For someone coming from out of state this is the perfect location for a new life in Alaska, the location is both conveniently close to town while sufficiently far from town to enjoy the feel of Alaskas nature embracing you with beauty, quiet and wildlife. There is one outbuilding, an insulated hen house. The chickens raised on the property were fed organically and have provided great fertilizer for the organic garden. There are raspberries, rhubarb and flowers th

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    823 Goldfinch Road Fairbanks, AK 99709

    • Price: $249,900
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 7 min ago
    • MLS #: 136840
    2
    Beds
    1
    Baths
    0
    ½ Baths
    4.09
    Acres
    1,294
    SQFT
    $193
    $/SQFT
    2003
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    College Hl
    Area:
    Nw Rural Fairbanks
    Elementary School:
    Pearl Creek
    Middle School:
    Other
    High School:
    West Valley
    Property Description
    Situated in a quiet, forested neighborhood just two miles from the University, this lovely home is larger than it appears from the outside. Upon entering the house one experiences a sense of spacious natural beauty. The high ceiling, open floor plan and large South facing windows allow you to feel as though the forest is part of this dwelling. The acoustics are wonderful making this a desirable space for musicians or dancers. There is plenty of space for yoga, artistry, and simply enjoying openness within the home. The windows gather plenty of sun bringing in bright cheerful light along with passive solar gain which helps to heat the house for about half of the year. The main living area is very open, 30 ft across with curving stairs leading up to a well illuminated, open loft bedroom, with plenty of space for sleeping, yoga, meditation and easy lounging. In the wing rooms just off from the main living area are a high ceiling bedroom with a view into the forest and a high ceiling bathroom with a spacious bathtub and lovely floral shaped sink. The kitchen cabinets are beautiful local birch. The island lends itself well to projects, great cooking adventures, space for spreads while entertaining and it is surrounded by cabinets. The floors are warm with radiant heat from the boiler, heating is supplemented with a highly efficient low emissions wood stove. With the optimal rhythm one can stay comfortably warm through the winter with minimal oil usage by loading the stove in the morning for a fire that will burn at a controllable level approaching 24 hours. By the time the fire dies down, it is time for the boiler system to come on to heat the floor for 2-3 hours. By the time the stove gets going and is regulated for the day, the well insulated home is running efficiently. The hot water for the house is part of the boiler system; one of the benefits is that there is abundant hot water for showers and baths. The land to the north side of the property is held as a green space by the neighbors. The 4 acres of land slopes to the West and is bordered by a wild space that is a bird sanctuary. There are trails through the forest that lead to the skiing, mushing, biking trails of Goldstream Valley. The Skarland Ski Trail is nearby across to the East side of Goldfinch Rd. The area is peaceful and very quiet. The neighborhood is integrated into the forest there are frequent visits from moose, fox, owls, hawks, and lynx. The trees to the West of the home have been cleared enough to allow for plenty of sunlight to bathe the garden during the growing season and they are thick enough to serve as a very good wind barrier for the times when we get strong winds. There is a view of Ester Dome to the West through the trees. There is an abundance of firewood throughout the property. Currently there is a considerable amount of firewood that had been cut but not yet split and stacked that would be a year or two supply. There is stacked wood close to the house. This is an optimal location in that it is out of town and yet close enough to bike ride, and walk to the University area. Not only is the University near, but also West Valley High School and primary schools. The home is designed to be able to be completely shut down if one desires to go traveling for long periods during the winter. The water system can be completely drained. The boiler system has glycol. This shut down and restart of the house systems has successfully taken place for a number of winters. For someone coming from out of state this is the perfect location for a new life in Alaska, the location is both conveniently close to town while sufficiently far from town to enjoy the feel of Alaskas nature embracing you with beauty, quiet and wildlife. There is one outbuilding, an insulated hen house. The chickens raised on the property were fed organically and have provided great fertilizer for the organic garden. There are raspberries, rhubarb and flowers th
    Exterior Features

    Apx Garage Sq Ft 0 Construction 2X6 Exterior Features Deck/PatioFenceHorse PropertyShedCable TvGarden AreaNaturalInternet AvailableTelephone Service Exterior Finish Cedar Foundation Post On Pad Garage Type None Roof Metal Style 1.5 Story View None

    Interior Features

    Appliances And Equipment Range/OvenMicrowaveRefrigeratorWasherBlindsCurtain Rods Basement None Fuel Source Oil Heating Wood StoveHot Water Baseboard Interior Features Wood StoveHardwood FloorsSky Light Laundry Main Level Other Rooms Loft Total Baths 1 Windows Triple Pane

    Property Features

    Age 11-15 Yrs CCRs YN Yes Documents On File Property DisclosureFuel/Utility Usage Fire Service Public Flood Zone X For Sale Or Rent For Sale Foreclosure Reo YN No Hoa Dues Monthly N/A Licensee Owned No Residential Type Single Family Road Service Public Sewer Private Short Sale YN No Single Family Options Detached Terms Cash/Refinance Water Holding Tank Zoning Rural Residential District Zoning Overlay N/A

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