This 1250 square foot two bedroom/two bath apartment features easy one-floor living with a generous light-filled open flex-space for the kitchen, dining and living room areas. The unit is fully handicapped accessible, with a roll-in shower in the front bathroom. The spacious 400 square foot rear room with full bath can function as a bedroom, a multi-purpose activity space, or a studio apartment for a live-in caretaker.
The well-appointed kitchen is a cook’s dream with newly upgraded appliances, including an induction range with warming drawer, dishwasher and large refrigerator/freezer. Maple cabinets, island with seating and pantry provide ample storage. Newly refinished butcher block countertops, hanging pot rack and gorgeous tiled backsplash complete the kitchen. Flooring throughout the unit is laminated oak, with tiled bathrooms. Four closets provide generous storage space.
The south-facing unit provides spectacular views of the local rolling hills. The ample balcony overlooks a lovely small pond. The unit is easily accessible by elevator. The first floor of the common house (affectionately known as the TREEhouse) houses the common areas for the neighborhood, including laundry facilities, large kitchen for common meals, meeting rooms and outdoor patio. All TREE units have an assigned plot in the community garden (if desired) as well as two parking spaces.
This all-electric unit, built to be highly energy efficient with low VOC materials, is powered in part by neighborhood solar thermal and PV panels. An energy recovery ventilator ensures constant fresh air exchange.
Interested parties must meet all Ecovillage membership requirements and be willing to contribute 2-4 hours a week to community work based on skills, interest and ability . Pictures available here: http://ecovillageithaca.org/live/rentals-sales/for-sale-beautiful-end-un...
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Ecovillage offers a unique opportunity for sustainable living in a world renowned ecovillage located just outside Ithaca, one of New York's most beautiful cities and eastern gateway to the Finger Lakes. The 145 acres of natural beauty surrounding the village offers opportunity out the back door to commune with nature including nature walks, birding, and cross-country skiing. A short distance away villagers are blessed with a city and region with parks, nature trails, forests, lakes and gorgeous waterfalls. Nearby the city of Ithaca is a diverse, progressive community flanked by Cornell and Ithaca College. Ithaca is magical for those interested in a vibrant downtown with its Commons, weekly outdoor events, superb selection of restaurants, and opportunities to participate in a myriad of enriching and empowering activities .
The apartment building and the third neighborhood model the way nationally in energy efficiency. Seminars have been given to architects, planners and builders at Eco-Village to share information and teach about the outstanding design of the community. Ecovillage has served as a model of the best in cooperative sustainable community living recognized internationally for the quality of life afforded its residents.
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