UT to sell energy efficient 'New Norris House'

UT to sell energy efficient 'New Norris House'

April 2nd, 2014 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local - Breaking News

The New Norris House. (J. Miles Cary/News Sentinel)

Photo by The Knoxville News Sentinel /Times Free Press.

KNOXVILLE - The University of Tennessee will sell the New Norris House - a ground-breaking home in the field of sustainable living - in a sealed bid process for a minimum $155,000, the school announced Wednesday.

The modest and energy-efficient home was completed in 2011 as a modern interpretation of the 1933 homes built by the Tennessee Valley Authority as part of its Norris Dam project.

The 750-square-foot bungalow feels bigger than its blueprint. It's airy and open, with white walls and rich wood floors made of sustainable materials, efficient appliances, solar panels to heat water and a rain water collection system. A loft in the home adds another roughly 150 square feet of living space and a deck offers outdoor entertaining.

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