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The Wall Street Journal recently put together a story about some upscale homes around the U.S. that are built to be eco-friendly. One of those featured is in Julian, California, in the Cuyamaca range about 60 miles northeast of San Diego.

The mountaintop Contemporary home, listed at $1.6 million, is 4,400 square feet with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a powder room on just over five acres. Built in 2005, the home features an all-glass, 1,700-square-foot great room and a wraparound deck.

How is it green? The home is off electrical, water, and municipal sewer grids, reports the WSJ. An onsite well provides water, and two large solar-panel arrays on a hillside rotate to follow the sun and supply electricity, which is stored in large batteries. There are two backup generators for cloudy days.

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Print Date: 9/20/2020
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