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For Sale By Owner in Madison, Wisconsin

WI 53587
Single house
1350sf finished area
3 detached
Fire Place:
1 Quadrafire Wood
10 acres: 2 acres
2006 Lafayette
703005-Earth-bermed house with complete southern exposure.  Southern overhang
calculated to allow sun to penetrate entire depth of house in cold months and
prevents sun from entering house from June thru July.  North wall of house is16”
thick and east/west walls are 14” thick. Concrete slab is stained for a stunning
finish.  There are 3 exit doors in amongst the southern windows.

Home has 1350 sq. ft. of interior space, and consists of 3 – 12’ x 12’ bedrooms,
2 full bathrooms 6’ x 8’ each, 6’ x 8’ laundry room with toilet, 6’ x 8’ pantry
and 24’ x 26’ great room which includes an open concept kitchen dining and
sitting area.    Kitchen has a breakfast bar / Work Island complete with sink
and eating area.

Vinyl siding, 30-year Shingles and aluminum fascia /sofit make the exterior of
the house and garage maintenance free.

East and west windows allow light to flow through interior French doors to all
parts of the house.

In-floor radiant heating keeps the house at a very constant temperature
throughout the cold months and is very economical.  The electric boiler is
modulated by Scenic River Electric Coop to garner a 50% reduction in cost of
operating the boiler.  

A Quadrafire wood stove provides ambiance as well as an additional heat source.

All plumbing components, including the 300’+ well and the entire septic system
are less than three years old.

All appliances are Kenmore Energy Star and very efficient.


Dimensions:  24’ x 34’, 3-stall garage with one – double garage door with remote
and one single, manual garage door.  Service door is on West side with concrete
approach.  Standard 2x4 construction with 4/12 pitch roof.  Concrete floor sits
on 4’ frost walls and is connected to a 30’ x 34’ concrete apron.  East side of
garage has a gravel pad for extra parking.


20’ x 34’ concrete floor, with 8” curb on west side to accommodate a 10’ x 20’
chicken coop. Chicken nesting boxes and feeding/grit troughs are antiques and
will stay with the barn.   18” curbs poured on NE, E and SE sides;  3 service
doors with windows, 1 overhead garage door to accommodate a utility tractor, and
3 windows in barn add natural light.  A finished multi-purpose room with 220
outlet would be perfect for a summer kitchen or artist studio.  Aluminum fascia
and soffit make this building practically maintenance free.


Vegetable:  Approximately 75’ x 200’.  Have grown lettuce, beets, Swiss chard,
cucumber, squash, pumpkin, onion, tomato, pepper, rhubarb potatoes, corn, beans;
could be easily reverted to pasture.

Vegetable garden and strawberry patch have 4’ wide rows with sod aisles between
the rows for easy walking and maintenance.  Both areas could be easily reverted
to pasture.

Herbs:  basil, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, lavender, marjoram, oregano located
in summer herb
garden at southern approach to house.

Berries:  raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries

Grapes: 2 varieties in arbor located south of house

Orchard:  38 trees total: 4 peach, 4 plum, 4 pear, 2 apricot, 2 cherry, 22 apple

Perennials:   Rose of Sharon, flowering dogwood, day lilies, sedum, iris,
periwinkle,  peppermint, salvia, oregano, lavender, marjoram, rosemary, thyme,
marigold, Echinacea.


Property consists of 10 acres, much of which slopes to the south and is zoned
Agricultural.  Approximately 3 acres of alfalfa and 2 acres of prairie grasses
are leased annually to a local farmer.  Approximately 2 acres of woods will
provide wood for heating indefinitely.  The house and other buildings sit on
approximately 1 acre.  The remaining 2 acres make up the gardens and orchard.

The process to construct a pond on the property has commenced and digging will
start in April.

Tools – optional miscellaneous:

Assorted garden/lawn and other tools, 2 push lawn mowers, 1 weed trimmer, 1
wheel borrow, 2 seeders, 3 ladders, 2 garden hoses.

Furniture – optional miscellaneous:

2 double beds, 2 leather recliners, 2 matching micro-fiber lounge chairs, dining
table w/4 chairs, 1 armoire, assorted shelving/tables/chairs/lamps, dishes,
utensils, cookware.

Taxes for 2006:  $1976.00

Average Monthly Utility costs (all electric): $50.00

 No Realtor, Please!!!

Community Information:

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Look East of Front House
View of the Sunset
Path to Barn
Living Room
South View of the House
Dining Area
Bedroom One