431 Route 79, Richford, NY 13835

50 Photos
Active for Sale
4 Beds
2 Baths
3000 SF
Built In 1999
Listing ID 11113124
Property Type Residential
County Tioga
Township Richford
Total Tax $10,760
Tax ID 493200-006.000-0001-015.021
FEMA Flood Map fema.gov/portal
Year Built 1999
Virtual Tour

Unique Earth Berm Home Nestled Into The Peaceful Landscape

One of a kind best describes this spacious ranch style earth berm home that showcases the balance between architecture and the earthly landscape. This type of home lends itself to be energy efficient and promotes sustainable living. The home can be characterized as green and eco-friendly insulating itself as it is wrapped by natures blanket. The open floor plan main living and dining area lined with south facing windows allows for the natural sunlight to warm the home on sunny days. The focal point of the room is the masonry fireplace which radiates heat through the natural stones which was featured in Home Power magazine in the Fall of 2004. Above the stone stove is a baking or warming oven which is perfect for baking bread, pies or utilizing the heat generated from the fire to warm up your meal or coffee. The open concept works well for entertaining larger gatherings and hosting family holidays. There are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms as well as a bonus room for a library, office, music room or a 5th bedroom. Five skylights have been added to bring in additional natural light to the north side of the house. The kitchen opens to the main living space adding to the fluid flow. At the entrance there is utility storage room and workshop to utilize for creating or completing special projects. The added solar array positioned on top of the roof helps to power the home. There is also a propane powered generator in place as a secondary source of power. To accompany the wood stove there is propane fueled boiler/base board system with 2 room zones. The wind generator was also used to add to the energy grid at one time. base board system with 2 room zones. The wind generator was also used to add to the energy grid at one time. There is a buried cable for telephone service allowing for phone and internet. A cell phone tower resides 2 short miles away to also stay connected. Over 2000 ft from the road, one would find hilltop views adorning this large acreage parcel. The trees and mountainside can be seen for miles and the rainbow of fall colors further paints this scenic picture. The peaceful private backdrop brims with beauty and tranquility. The third of an acre pond can be seen from the back patio that sits inside the over 15 acres of open flat meadows. The balance of the land consists of wooded topography to attract wildlife of all kinds. Plenty of room to hunt the countryside with placing several tree stands in prime locations or set up a blind just outside the rim of the meadow once a food plot is planted. Within the tall, wooded landscape are several types of trees to include pine, maple, oak and apple that hug and surround the once potato farmed pastures. There are 4 storage sheds of varied sizes present on the property to store a variety of yard tools, collected items or holiday decorations. The shed closest to the home was built with gardening in mind and the hydrangea bushes have taken up residence there. Centrally located between several state parks including Potato Hill State Park, Andersen State Park and Robinson Hill State Park further adds to the untouched land so close to home. There is also public access to the West Branch Owego Creek directly across the street and nearly 500 acres of public land. Enjoy country living but enjoy the amenities just 15 miles from Ithaca and Cornell University. Waste no time seeing this very rare and unique home centered among the blend of beauty and efficiency while experiencing the feeling of being on the top of the world. Contact us to schedule a viewing. Proof of funds or Pre-qualification must be presented to confirm a showing. Please do not drive up the driveway without permission.
Property Details
  • 4 Total Bedrooms
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 3000 SF
  • 114.00 Acres
  • Built in 1999
  • Available 10/14/2022
  • Contemporary Style
  • Slab Basement
Interior Features
  • Oven/Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Carpet Flooring
  • Linoleum Flooring
  • Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen
  • 1 Fireplace
  • Baseboard
  • Propane Fuel
Exterior Features
  • Private Well Water
  • Private Septic
  • Patio
  • Fence
  • Utilities
  • Shed
  • Outbuilding
  • Pond View
  • Mountain View
  • Wooded View
  • Private View
  • Scenic View
  • Pond Waterfront
Taxes and Fees
  • $10,760 Total Tax
Listed By
Office: 585-648-8944
Office: 585-202-2031
Request More Information
Request Showing
Your Preferred Date & Time
Showing Type:

Mortgage Calculator

Estimate your mortgage payment, including the principal and interest, taxes, insurance, HOA, and PMI.

The amount you plan to offer for a home.
Cash you can pay when you close.
Varies depending on lender and credit score.
Affects interest rates. 30- or 15-year loans are standard.
Amortization Schedule

Advanced Options

Percentage of home's value. Varies by area.
Based on average insurance costs nationally.
Required if down payment is less than 20%. Rate depends on lender and credit score.
Fees paid in some shared complexes for maintenance.
Listing data is deemed reliable but is NOT guaranteed accurate.
Contact Us
Who Would You Like to Contact Today?

I want to contact an agent about this property!

I wish to provide feedback about the website functionality

Contact Agent
Your Name:
Security: What is 6 plus 5?