Radiant in Residential

Historical home features radiant floor heating

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 13:32

A historic home in the high-class neighborhood of Irving Park in Chicago has recently been listed as for sale. Located at 4362 W Grace Street, the home features all of the old world charm of when it was first built in 1856, but also the modern amenities homeowners have now come to expect. The Huffington Post reports that the 4,500-square-foot home has been renovated to include a number of high-quality, sustainable systems.
One of the popular additions to the property was a radiant floor heating system. The home is heated with the silent, eco-friendly solution that allows warmth to slowly rise up from the high-quality, original wood floors. According to the news source, radiant floor heat is installed throughout the entire house so that no room is left without the comfort it can provide. The upgrades to the home included bettering the insulation levels, which means that the heating utility system can work even more effectively. 
In older homes, installing the right modern utility systems can make a big difference in the quality of living and the price of running the property. The renovations done to this luxury home make it significantly more livable for those who love the charm of old homes, but want the modern amenities of new construction. 
According to the news source, the home has been listed at $1.69 million. Besides the decreased operational costs and prime location, the property offers something that most houses in the Chicago can't buy - space. The house is large with five bedrooms, but the true value is the space the property takes up - approximately five and a half city lots.