Radiant in Residential

Home in the desired Kalorama neighborhood features radiant floor heating

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 08:25

In the luxury district of the Kalorama neighborhood in northwest Washington, one home has recently gone on the market. The property is in the heart of the community, which is filled with many elegant buildings used currently as embassies or ambassadorial residences and other luxury properties.

The Washington Times reports that the home at 2424 Kalorama Road Northwest. The home was initially built in 1936 and was remodeled in 2010. The luxury property has only had three owners since it was built and is currently on the market for $5,425,000.

The home includes many high-end features, both on its grounds and indoors. For example, the landscaped property has several terraces that overlook the yard, several gardens, which are walled and feature mature greenery for additional privacy.

Inside the home, those that enter are greeted at the foyer by white oak flooring and French limestone floors that have been outfitted with radiant floor heating for added comfort. The energy-efficient technology addition will allow future homeowners to reduce utility expenses related to heating such a large property. More importantly, for some, it will also limit the carbon footprint associated with the home. The addition of green solutions like radiant floor heating makes the property more environmentally friendly.

According to the news source, the property's design incorporates the old charm of the period building, while still being updated to include modern amenities that people have come to expect from luxury properties. The kitchen has been outfitted with the latest in professional cooking appliances and features custom cabinetry, custom molding and stone-tile backsplash. The granite countertops shine and the spacious lay of the room allows for easy entertaining.