For Sale or for Rent: 3-bedroom house in “Frog” #106

Beautiful home for rent or for sale in Ecovillage at Ithaca’s first neighborhood (#106), a unique cohousing community in New York State’s Finger Lakes region. 1450 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, one and a half baths, plus mezzanine/office space and a master bedroom that overlooks the expansive Southern viewscape, near the large pond.  The home rents for $1975 per […]

Beautiful home for rent or for sale in Ecovillage at Ithaca’s first neighborhood (#106), a unique cohousing community in New York State’s Finger Lakes region. 1450 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, one and a half baths, plus mezzanine/office space and a master bedroom that overlooks the expansive Southern viewscape, near the large pond.  The home rents for $1975 per month ($658 average per room) plus very modest utilities of $25-75 per month.  Minimum 10-month lease, can be month to month afterward; availability is ~September 1, 2019. Passive solar, large south windows, high ceilings, lots of light. Cellular shades on windows, providing extra insulation; very energy efficient. Hardwood flooring in open-concept living/dining area, and maple stairs. Kitchen has quartz countertops, birch-surfaced cabinets, and gorgeous tile, which continues in the baths.  A very large master bedroom closet, pantry, entryway and under-stairs utility closet provide storage. Carport included, with storage loft and AC power. Community gardens, basketball court, sandbox, and ponds nearby, plus a common house for optional neighborhood meals, activities, children’s playroom, and community laundry. Surrounded by 175 acres of woods, hiking trails, fields, and organic farms.  Also offered for sale at $294,000; closing date is negotiable and will depend on existing tenants’ lease, if any.  Carpet and paint are brand new, and floors have been refinished (Summer 2019).

The neighborhood near the home has lush, mature plantings and trees, and the house is adjacent to the community sandbox near the common walking path.

The master bedroom above has an oversized closet with alcove, a windowed loft space, and an expansive Southern view over the 1 acre pond nearby.

The upstairs full bath has two medicine cabinets and under-vanity storage.

The two second-level bedrooms are approx. 10×14 and 10×9 feet, with a large mirrored closet in the smaller of the two (at right).

A half bath is downstairs on the ground level.

The open concept kitchen, dining and living room area has 14 foot high passive solar South facing windows, a sliding door leading to a brick patio, and a Vermont Castings direct vent gas heating stove for coziness.  New quartz countertops and updated appliances are in the kitchen.  The living room has a large Tiffany-style ceiling fan with lights.

The residential areas are surrounded by acres of woods, fields, trails used for hiking and cross country skiing, community gardens, two ponds, a woodworking shop, and organic farms. 

Community is an important aspect of living at EcoVillage, and contributing to common tasks is part of this. Accordingly, renters/homeowners must be willing to contribute 2-4 hours a week to community work. In addition, for potential non-resident buyers, in order to see if EcoVillage is a good fit one would be required to take a formal tour, visit for 5 days, participate in work-team activities, attend 2 community meetings, and meet with the Membership Committee (again, for buyers as opposed to renters). 

Interested parties should contact Doug Shire at: dougshire@hotmail.com or phone (607) 339-7085.