With design costs, build costs, land acquisition, and everything else, homes are expensive. Add a layer to that, that homes be sustainable, or somewhat “green,” and they get more expensive. Yet folks want these homes to be cut-rate affordable. It’s tough to do and a new modern home in Columbia, South Carolina, perhaps gives us an idea of what an affordable, light green home could look like.
This single-family home is located at 1519 Cleveland Street in North Columbia’s College Place neighborhood. It has 1,120 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an open living, dining, and kitchen space.
Green features include spray foam insulation, recycled low-VOC paint, a green screen/trellis entry, and a pervious driveway. To keep things affordable, 1519 Cleveland has IKEA kitchen cabinets, exposed air ducts, polished concrete floors, and a stacked washer and dryer.
This house was built by Celtic Works, designed by Studio 2LR, and is now listed with Rosie Jones of Exit Real Estate Consultants. It’s offered for $130,000, an exceedingly low price even factoring the location and home size.
Credits: Celtic Works.