If you are looking for a truly comfortable, green home that is incredibly energy efficient with minuscule energy costs, look no further. 42 Intervale Road is located in the highly coveted, green Kelsey Brook subdivision. Feature on BrightBuilt’s website as their Foxbird Ranch model, this 1900+ sqft single-story home has an attached two-car garage over an acre of forested land. It comes with triple-pane windows, ZipSystem air-tight build, metal roof, and well-insulated walls.

Welcome Inside

The house has three bedrooms and two full baths, one of them en suite with the primary bedroom and its spacious walk-in closet. There is a great room with a soaring cathedral ceiling, and plenty of light from walls of windows looking out into a flowering meadow and forest backdrop. The kitchen is fully equipped with two Whirlpool wall ovens, a deluxe Bosch induction cooktop, a french door Whirlpool fridge, an under cabinet-mounted GE microwave, and a Whirlpool dishwasher.

The attached pantry increases the more than ample cabinet space in the kitchen and the quartz counter-topped island makes the entire kitchen an entertaining cook’s dream. Whirlpool washer and dryer and a Filtrol discharge microfiber filtering system protects the environment and greatly increase the effectiveness of the septic field.


26 south-facing solar panels generate more electricity than the house uses in most months, with an avg. bill of $52/month. One Daikin heat pump and two attached mini-splits heat the house – one in the great room and one in the primary bedroom. You can even turn off electric baseboards in both baths and guest bedrooms when they’re not in use, further reducing the load on the heat pumps.

Two propane tanks are assigned to the Generac 16 kW emergency generator, backyard firepit, patio grille, and the sealed fireplace insert on the living room. The full basement is unfinished, but fully insulated, clean, and bright. With environmentally-friendly features throughout, 42 Intervale is truly designed to be a Net Zero home.

By Published On: January 27, 2023Categories: Energy Efficient Homes, Green Homes

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Michael, along with his wife Laura, is co-owner of Maine Home Connection, an independent real estate company located in Portland. Maine. Together they started the brokerage from scratch with a new vision of what a company could look like if it focused completely on the needs of our clients and our agents.

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