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Terra Cielo: A totally unique home in southern Albemarle

Great Room of Terra Cielo

Great Room of Terra Cielo

A beautiful, custom designed home with many green and sustainable features. Highest energy efficiency design and state of the art systems keeps energy costs to a minimum. Non toxic interior materials. Gourmet kitchen features Stainless steel appliances. bamboo and cork flooring. radiant heat stained concrete floor. smart home wired.
Terra Cielo has a maintenance free exterior, with colored stucco siding, copper roofing and downspouts with aluminum clad wood windows from Lincoln. The flooring is bamboo, cork and stained concrete. Finishes include marble and granite counters, maple and cherry cabinets and counter, and custom lighting. The home has been situated by architect Fred Oesch to take advantage of passive solar gain, and has remote operable skylights to maintain air flow. The whole home is wired with dual cat5 and dual coaxial as well as fire and security alarms. There is also a central sound system with volume controls in each room. The heating and cooling system is geothermal, by far the most efficient on the market. Heating distribution system is via in-floor radiant. A Tulikiva soapstone stove (wood stove) located in the terrace level provides a second, alternative source of heat

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