"As you enter, you will think that you just stepped into this monthâ€™s featured property in Amazing Cabin Getaways magazine! From the elevated foyer, the great room of this amazing home opens up wide below, with the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace taking center stage, and flanked by six-pane windows offering expansive panoramic views of Peckham Ranch and beyond. Custom built in 2005 with the Earth and nature in mind, this self-sufficient home is equipped with solar panels. back-up 12-kv battery-operated generator, fan-driven fireplace (which gives it a furnace designation), dual-pane tinted windows, a well (along with district water service), and a number of skylights. So impressed were the good people at the Union Tribune, it was chosen as one of the top 10 Earth-friendly homes for under $1 million last year. Some of the other features of this richly-appointed and well-designed home, which is part of a gated community, include real oak floors and cabinetry, walk-in kitchen pantry, built-in cabinets, wrap-around decks on each level, and more storage than you have stuff for! Including a walk-in linen closet. The 12-plus acre lot (complete with a seasonal creek) on which this home sits is perfect for horses, orchards, bird watching, hiking and exploring, or taking in crystal clear astrological views. Or just taking in morning coffee and spying for the neighboring wildlifeâ€¦deer, quail, turkey, rabbits, and fox abound. Even though this home is off the grid, it is relatively close to all, with downtown Julian just a short ride away, so enjoy the pies and the warmth of this friendly mountain town. Volcan Preserve, William Heise Park, Cuyamaca and Anza Borrego State Parks, Cleveland National Forest, Santa Ysabel, and Lake Cuyamaca are all surrounding and offer up hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, and kayaking. This is a true four season area! (Buyers and buyers' agent to verify and approve all data, records, reports, inspections,"