Radiant in Residential

Historic Boston home features modern upgrades

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 14:37

In Boston's South End, a residential property mixes old-world charm and new, modern technologies. The Boston Herald reports that the four-story building was built in 1898 and has served as a boarding house for nurses, the home of the Women's Municipal League and recently a halfway house. 
Because of the property's fantastic views of the city, which range from the Financial District to the Back Bay, the location at 79 Chandler Street and its character-filled facade, it was decided to turn the structure into a residential building. The property is now the site of a nine-unit condo complex and most of the renovations were conducted between 2006 and 2008. 
Known as the Brooke House, the penthouse has recently become available, according to the news source. The property has been outfitted with a number of high-quality, energy-efficient technologies. To promote a naturally airy feeling, large windows, skylights and light emitting diode (LED) bulbs have been installed. 
To ensure the home stays comfortable despite Boston's well-known winters, a radiant floor heating system has been installed throughout the unit. The Boston Herald reports that underneath the travertine floors, the energy-efficient system consistently pumps heat throughout the house. For homeowners who enjoy walking into their house, taking off their shoes and enjoy feeling instantly relaxed - radiant floor heating is an excellent utility option. The comfort this system can provide allows a homeowner to enjoy the views from this uniquely situated condo, without forging comfort because the heat is leaking out the windows.
Both newer and older homes can have a radiant floor heating system installed with relative ease, which makes the utility option a great solution for any renovation.