Science meets nature meets art in this extremely unique and self-sustaining earth-sheltered home right here in Morristown. This home was designed by a team of experts at the University of Michigan and was created and put into place by its original owner, Dr. James Ford, nuclear physicist, professor and artist. This is a must-see to appreciate home. It combines beauty, energy efficiency and tranquility. The home has dual HVAC systems (Carrier and Trane) which work in tandem with the earth tubes, which assist in heating and cooling the house, bringing the utility bills down to a fraction of a normal utility bill. In addition, the front (southern-facing) wall of the home consists of a Trombe wall, which also assists in the home's energy efficiency. The home is constructed with 8" thick concrete exterior walls, and 12" thick concrete on the Trombe wall. There is ceramic tile flooring throughout, natural stone interior walls, and Spandeck concrete overhead/roofing support. This house is basically built to withstand any type of severe weather. While this home is mostly earth-sheltered, it is supplied by great amounts of daylight on both sides, including a breathtaking atrium complete with indoor pond and fountain with magnificent mature philodendrons which will make you feel like you are in a tropical paradise. Upstairs, off of the 2-car garage, is a separate apartment with living room, bedroom and full kitchen and bathroom, with sliders leading to the beautiful 1.5 acre private property. Lush gardens throughout include extensive dayliliy display and other specimen plantings. This home is designed with privacy in mind, and you will sense this as soon as you enter the beautiful cobblestone driveway. The main living area is all on one level, with 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, living room, dining room, atrium and sunroom. Schedule your private showing today to see this spectaular home. EXPLORE IN 3D HERE: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=YvLvjdV8Nhx
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Real Estate Ten West.