Radiant in Residential

Charming home includes exceptional features

Tue, 04/23/2013 - 10:03

A house set on a secluded six acres of land is a rustic hideaway in Grand Rapids, Iowa. The Gazette reports that the property used to be the site of the old Cherry-Burrell Co. farm, which is now known as Evergreen Packaging Equipment, but now it is a quiet residential property
Owners Terry Dean Cooper and Dr. Terri Lyn Cooper love the location of the house. According to the news source, the home is just off the busy East Post Road Southeast and is minutes from the cities of Marion and Hiawatha, but because of the structure's placement it remains private. 
However, the owners of the home are not just in love with its location. The Coopers also enjoy the rustic and comfortable atmosphere of the home, which they personally designed. 
"It's livable, lovable, family-oriented," Terri Lyn told the news source. "Our children have been invited to sleepovers but they want to be home - and I want to know what they're up to!" 
The house is 7,620 square feet and includes 10 rooms in addition to the six bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two half baths, according to the news source. There is also a five car garage, home theater, media room with kitchen, gym and laundry room with a computer work space. 
Sheer size is not the only feature of the house. The Gazette reports that the couple decided to incorporate a number of smart features to make the home more energy efficient. These technologies include a radiant floor heating system throughout the house. While many properties have this comfort-providing utility option installed in bathrooms and bedrooms, the Coopers decided that operational savings could be amplified by placing radiant floor heating throughout the house.