Primary on Main - Eco Friendly - Adult 55+
1396 Plato Rd West Branch, IA
$ 225,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#202102974
  • TypePending
  • CountyCEDAR
  • CityWest Branch
  • AreaNE Quadrant
  • Zip52358
  • Style
  • Year Built2004
  • Taxes$ 2710
  • Price$ 225,000
  • Bedrooms2
  • Full Bathrooms1
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage2114
  • Lot Size4.54 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Professionals
Data Source:
Iowa City Area Association Of Realtors (ICAAR) - 549 - IA
Property Description

4.54 acres of mostly in timber with a 20 year old walnut grove pruned regularly (by retired timber manager) to provide veneer grade worthy walnut in time. Live a life of nature & ease: Earth-bermed cement framed custom home with 2 bedrooms (1 non-conforming) and loft space.***Main heat source is a high-efficiency LP boiler that runs in-floor zoned heat (approx 5 different zones). It's super comfortable in the winter. Additional heat sources include the passive solar , and a Vermont Castings brand "Vigilant" style wood stove in the living room. Stay connected with access to fiber optic high speed internet. Incredibly unique floor plan with Open high-ceiling main living are. Grow your own food year round with Lexan greenhouse space on the south side that heats the slab floor with sunlight. Drain in greenhouse space connects to exterior "french drain." Unfinished main loft could be used for a studio or exercise or hobby space. The half-bath is also the laundry room & utility space (plumbed for a shower that hasn't been installed, so could have two full bathrooms). Both active and passive solar. Super-insulated with spray-on foam insulation on the inside of the exterior walls and ceiling. Thick foam insulation under the slab floor. Durable polished stained concrete floors. Metal roof & natural cedar siding. Small natural stone patios on the east and west sides. Loft door designed for a potential future elevated deck. Whole home features custom wood-working The kitchen cabinets and butcher-block style countertop are custom-made from birch, also several of the interior doors and the bathroom cabinet are custom birch, and both stair cases have custom-made white oak treads. Cold-room pantry off the kitchen (no heat in that area of the floor) that is also set up as storm shelter. The water heater and dryer are electric- run by solar. Whole house is cooled with a single through-wall AC unit in the summer. Wiring for a 220 circuit is available in the utility room for a bigger AC unit or a mini-split. Trail to a camping / bonfire / star-gazing spot south of the house. Nice space available for a garden too. Utility bills are very low, with heat + electricity together averaging around $120/mo year-round. Septic and water test results included in attachments.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Hoover Elementary School West Branch Middle School West Branch High School
Price History
5/17/2021 Listed $225,000

General Features

Agent First Name Ashley
Agent Last Name Bermel
Amenities Other
Associated Document Count 6
Bank Owned NO
Basement Slab
Beds 2
Builder none
City West Branch
Construction Concrete Siding, Wood Siding
Cooling Solar, Window/Wall Units
County Cedar
DOM 67
Directions Take Exit 254 toward W Branch. Turn Left onto S Downey Street. Turn left onto W Main Street. Turn Right onto N Downey Street. Turn right onto 250th Street. Turn Left onto 250th street. Driveway on rig
Elementary School Hoover
Fireplaces 1
Full Baths 1
HOA Fee none
Heating Solar
High School West Branch
Interior Features Other
Kitchen Level Main
Laundry Y/N Laundry Room
Listing Area NE Quadrant
Middle School West Branch
New Construction No
Parking Carport
Postal Code 52358
Primary City West Branch
Roof Metal/Steel
Rooms Loft, Solarium/Sun Room, Stubbed Bath Or Rough In
Sale/lease For Sale
Showing Instructions ShowingTime
Status Pending
Status Pending
Street Name Plato Rd
Style Other
Subdivision IA
Total Sq Ft 2114
Type Single Family
Year Built 2004
Zoning Residential

Interior Features

Dining Room Level Main
Equipment Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Dryer, Washer
Fireplace Type Wood Burning Stove
Full Baths Main 1
Internet Yes
Laundry Location Main
Living Room Level Main
Main Floor Bedrooms 2
Subdivision none
Total Baths 1

Exterior Features

Photo Count 48
Exterior Greenhouse
Lot Description 2-5 Acre, Wooded
Lot Dimensions 0.00
Lot Size Area 4.54
Water/Sewer Private Septic, Well


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Pending Average in 52358

AVG $200K
AVG $2,019
Year Built
AVG 2007

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