A Federal style “green” home

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image from: http://www.greenhomesforsale.com
image from: http://www.greenhomesforsale.com

Here’s another new home built to look old. This one is located in Canton Georgia, and it is not only modeled after a historic home, but considered to be a “green home” because of its many sustainable features.

It is built from Autoclaved Aerated Concrete which is essentially light weight hole-y concrete that has high thermal efficiency and resembles a Hershey’s Air Delight chocolate bar in texture. (sorry I don’t have a picture)

image from: http://www.greenhomesforsale.com/
image from: http://www.greenhomesforsale.com/

Though constructed in 1997, this home was built to resemble a Federal style estate. The walls are thick, the ceilings are high, and the porches are deep; all in an effort to control and maintian passive heating and cooling in the humid southern climate.

image from: http://www.greenhomesforsale.com/
image from: http://www.greenhomesforsale.com/

This home is currently listed for sale at $525,000.00.

It has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 4,999 square feet.

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image from:http://www.greenhomesforsale.com/

The interior is finished in a timeless, classic style with modern touches – like recessed lighting and energy efficient windows!

image from: http://www.greenhomesforsale.com/
image from: http://www.greenhomesforsale.com/

There are also plenty of built-ins.

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image from: http://www.greenhomesforsale.com

The stones used in the creation of the fireplace were collected from on-site riverbeds. All the wood used in the finishing of the first floor is antique or repurposed wood.

image from: http://www.greenhomesforsale.com/
image from: http://www.greenhomesforsale.com/

The entire first floor is laid with thick, random width antique / repurposed woods – Ash and Walnut. The boards were planed, sanded, cut, glued, screwed, fitted and finished here on site.

– from: greehomesforsale.com

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image from: http://www.greenhomesforsale.com

The kitchen features Venetian style plaster walls and ceilings:

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image from: http://www.greenhomesforsale.com/

In the bedrooms: more built-in bookshelves!

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image from: http://www.greenhomesforsale.com/

Though not pictured in the listing photos, this house boasts NINE walk-in closets! (Try finding that in a bona-fide old house!)

For more photos and additional information on this home, see the listing at Green Homes For Sale.

 

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