Radiant in Residential

Historical home up for sale and features radiant floor heating

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:25

The historic property Thorn Hill is set to be auctioned at the end of the month. The property is an exceptional piece of history and could offer potential buyers a wonderful, unique place to call home. According to a press release, the home has been owned by notable people like Judge John Brockenbrough, who founded the Lexington School of Law, which is now known as the Washington and Le University School of Law, or Revolutionary War Colonel John Bowyer.
The property has been masterfully maintained and renovated to provide both charm and function. 
"Thorn Hill provides a rare combination of historical significance and modern comfort," said Jim Woltz, president of the auction company, according to the press release. "In recent years, the owners spent more than $1 million, masterfully restoring and renovating the 5,542+/- square feet home in exquisite detail while preserving the original windows, flooring, molding, mantels and paneling. Today, it has a sophisticated kitchen and premium systems throughout, including in-floor radiant heat, computer-controlled lighting and multi-zone cooling provided by four heat pumps." 
A radiant floor heating system is able to provide future homeowners warmth and comfort regardless of what the temperature is outdoors. The Thorn Hill property has been updated to allow the various heating zones take care of any chill that may linger in sports like windows or exterior doors. Unlike traditional heating solutions, a radiant floor heating system provides the consistent delivery of heat to all areas of the home - minimizing heat loss and discomfort. 
When purchasing an older home, it's important for a homebuyer to invest in a property that has been outfitted with modern solutions to decrease operational costs. This house combines the character of historic architecture and convenience of modern updates.