Crabapple Retreat – 1,800 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath

New 2014 custom built, energy efficient home on 2.5 acres. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1,830 square feet.

New as of 2014, this custom built, energy efficient home sits on 2.5 beautiful acres. Includes 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a total of 1,830 square feet of living space. The first floor features in-floor radiant heat, an open concept kitchen and living area with hardwood floors and recessed lighting, laundry room with toilet and vanity, and mud room/entry way with custom built steel staircase.  The kitchen includes extra large pantry, custom ash cabinets (painted green), walnut butcher block countertops, fireclay farmhouse sink, and stainless steel appliances.

The second story has a large master bedroom with 5 rear facing windows, gas fireplace, and attached bathroom with a custom tile/stone shower, custom vanity with granite countertop, and a large storage area. Also on the second level is a full bathroom with tub/shower combo and two additional bedrooms: an 11’ x 12’ Adirondack-style bedroom with pine shelves and an open pine closet, and a 9′ x 9′ bedroom.

Features include: Propane-fired (92% efficiency condensing heater) radiant heating system and condensing on-demand domestic hot water heater, 1” poly-iso foam board-wrapped exterior, Andersen 100 series windows, Hardie Plank (fiber cement) siding, metal roofing and trim, shiplap pine ceilings, recessed lighting, ash floors on second level, VOC-free paint throughout, low-flow shower head, faucets and toilets, Energy Star appliances. This home is designed and built intelligently with specific focus on a passive design and a well-sealed, efficient building envelope. Our intention was for this home to have fewer environmental impacts, and at the same time, be better for your health and cost less to operate. Propane usage approximately $900/year (for heat and hot water). New well and septic as of 2013.

Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast or small family looking for an architecturally interesting “Adirondack style” efficient, low-maintenance home in the country. A truly unique home for this area that must be seen to be appreciated!


7 Responses to “Crabapple Retreat – 1,800 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath”

  1. Diane February 25, 2015 at 4:55 am #

    That place is perfect! I’d have a home for my motorcycle and myself.

  2. Nancy Mizak April 9, 2015 at 6:24 pm #

    Sir, Do you have any photo’s of the downstairs garage area? How high are the garage ceilings? Would love to see how this is laid out. Do you build in places other than NY? Thank you… your style, it is exactly what I am looking for.

  3. Jeff & Kalie Brady January 9, 2016 at 9:47 am #

    Thank you for the kind words. We will try and post a few photos of the garage, as well as the plans to the home. The ceilings are 9′ high, with recessed lighting. Right now we only build in NY! Thank you!

  4. Nick February 6, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

    I would love to see some more pictures as well. Also, where about in New York are you located?
    Thanks, Nick.

  5. Greg March 20, 2016 at 11:14 am #

    I’m interested. Please post pics of layout/plans and garage.

  6. Ryan August 28, 2016 at 9:13 am #

    I’m interested. I would love to see some more pictures as well. Also, where about in New York are you located I am in Northern VT? Please post pics of layout/plans if possible.



  7. Robert Mendez February 24, 2017 at 8:39 pm #

    Nice work. are you still doing this type of building?

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