Radiant in Residential

New construction in Newton wows real estate market

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 20:42

In the quaint town of Newton, a suburb of nearby Boston, new construction is few and far between because most of the land has been settled. However, in the village of Waban, a new spacious property is being built that has many people interested. While the outside shows a traditional exterior that fits with the nearby colonials and Victorians, the interior has been built to fit a more modern appeal. 
The 6,600-square-foot home has three levels and 12 different rooms. Waltham Patch reports that each room features its own unique architectural characteristics. The first floor contains a living room, dining room and a state -of-the-art kitchen that is open to an addition family living space. It also has the option of having a master suite located on the first floor. The second floor is currently outfitted as a living area with a master bedroom and attached spa, two additional bedrooms with private baths, two more bedrooms and a laundry center. The basement has been finished to provide future homeowners with more living options, a playroom and two bonus rooms that can be used either as an office, exercise room or additional bedrooms. 
All of this space has required the builders to move forward with sustainability in mind. As a result, a five-zone radiant floor heating system has been installed in the house, according to the news source. A radiant floor heating system allows homeowners to use less energy to produce the same amount of heat as a traditional utility option. By breaking the system into five zones, residents will be able to decide what areas of the home they are not using and reduce the temperature those rooms are kept at. This will further allow a homeowner to reduce operational heating expenses for the 6,600-square-foot structure.