Radiant in Residential

Renovated home provides exceptional views and comfortable luxury

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 10:06

An Arts-and-Crafts styled home built in 1984 has recently been renovated with the latest in modern technology and convenience in mind. The Westport News reports that the current owners of the house at 3 Greenbrier Road, Westport, Connecticut, tore up carpets, installed new floors, moved walls and installed reclaimed wood throughout home. 
The 7,337-square-foot home was renovated to increase cozy, day-to-day living. According to the news source, the homeowners extended the living spaces to accommodate the many friends and family members the couple has. In addition, the home features 7 bedrooms, many of them en suite, nine bathrooms and multiple recreation areas. All of these spaces are gently warmed with a radiant floor heating system. 
Because of the expansive size of the property, radiant floor heating was seen as the ideal utility solution. Companies like Warmboard offer homeowners the ability to separate a home into zones so that only areas in use are being heated. This reduces operational expenses and increases the sustainability of the property by limiting the carbon footprint associated with the house. 
In addition, the home has had wide-plank wood floors installed throughout. According to the news source, this is original wood floor in the house and it was important for the homeowners not to ruin the quality wood with a new heating system. Radiant floor heating technology is gentle enough that it can produce exceptional amounts of heat when necessary, but also refrains from ruining the finish or structural integrity or durability of a floor material. 
Radiant floor heating is not the only luxury feature of this home. The property, valued at $3.25 million, also features a tennis court, in-ground swimming pool, outdoor sauna, gym, fountain, hot tub, four fireplaces and a large screened porch.