For Sale: Pondside 2 Bedroom House; 105 Rachel Carson Way

Beautiful home in the “Frog” Neighborhood.

This beautiful, well-maintained 1100 square foot home has 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. It is energy-efficient, with a passive solar design, and a 14 foot tall wall of south-facing windows that look out onto a serene pond and vast sky. There are hardwood floors and high quality insulating window shades throughout.

On the main floor, there is an open kitchen/dining/living space, a half bath, and several closets. The galley kitchen has hardwood countertops and cabinetry, and unlike most other kitchens in the Frog neighborhood, there is a traditional oven. There is a mezzanine/office space with amazing views, and upstairs, there are the two bedrooms and a full bath.

There is a stone patio in the back of the house with garden beds, shading grapevines, a goldfish pond, and a small waterfall fountain. The patio is just 20 yards from the pond, making it convenient to enjoy early morning and late night swimming and quick cooling dips on hotter days. A picnic table, with umbrella and patio chairs, is included, and is a perfect place to watch the birds and the pond with your morning or evening beverage.

The house is set back from the pedestrian neighborhood’s main walkway by a 25 foot shaded brick path. A carport parking space and storage loft are included. The house is located in middle of the Frog neighborhood, close to its carport and to the common house. The common house includes space for community meals and special events, an indoor children’s play area, meeting rooms, a guest room, an indoor sauna, and the laundry.  The neighborhood also features a playground, basketball court, woodworking shop, shared edible landscaping, and two neighborhood gardens.

The village offers the use of 175 acres, with miles of trails for hiking and skiing, several ponds, an outdoor sauna, and two CSA farms. It is a very friendly and caring cohousing community, and only minutes from downtown Ithaca, Cornell University, and Ithaca College.

Interested parties must meet all Ecovillage membership requirements and be willing to contribute a minimum of 2 hours per week to community work.

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Posted: June 7, 2020

Asking Price: $270,000