Radiant in Residential

Old log cabins restored with radiant heat in Virginia

Fri, 09/02/2011 - 09:48

Located in the shadow of Virginia's Old Rag Mountain, a group of log cabins have been restored and outfitted with the latest technologies in an effort to make the area a weekend retreat for local residents, according to The Washington Post.

The restored homes were worked on for more than four years by developers in an effort to make the area an attractive resort, as the log cabins now feature amenities ranging from central air conditioning to modern fixtures in the bathrooms, reported the news source.

"The design is all about creative tension between the old and the new," Joe Svatos, the developer for the project, told the Post. "The sense of history is preserved, but the interiors are treated in a contemporary way."

Along with the various new appliances and fixtures that the house now comes with, a radiant heating system was installed in the floors to provide owners with a modern source of warmth, reported the news source.

Radiant heating systems can provide warmth to a old-fashioned home without compromising the look of the house, due to the lack of visible signs of a heating system like air ducts and radiators that old technology comes with.