Built by an award-winning builder, this energy-efficient, custom designed Vermont home pays exquisite attention to detail, inside and out. Its strategic design optimizes views of Camel’s Hump, unique living spaces, and intriguing angles. It has easy access to I-89 and is close to year-round mountain recreation. Recently, the seller reduced the price from $859,000 to $799,000.
230 Evergreen Woods was designed specifically for this site by AIA Vermont of Waitsfield, Vermont. Award-winning builder Dan Sweeney built the house in 2007, and he and his wife raised their daughters here. The home’s design and the building materials blend with the environment, and the flowing design make for easy and comfortable living.
Energy Efficient Construction Overview
This custom designed Vermont home is energy efficient and meets Energy Star rating requirements. The foundation is ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) with R-26 foam block walls. R-10 two-inch rigid foam insulation lies beneath all concrete slabs. The walls are R-30 with two-inch exterior rigid foam. Cellulose insulation is used throughout the structure. R-55 is used in all ceilings, except the cathedral ceiling, which is R-50.
Radiant floor heat is utilized in most areas of the house. The main living area has a woodstove fireplace with outside air feed to take the edge off cold days and provide a pleasant atmosphere. Two “air-to-air” exchange systems keep warm air flowing in winter and cool air flowing in summer. Marvin architectural series clad windows and sliders are used throughout the house.
Hot water comes from two on-demand hot water heaters. The propane boiler is 87-percent efficient and feeds nine zones. A 220-amp portable back-up generator is on standby in case of emergency.
Located in the foothills of the Worcester Range, just below Mount Hunger, the level 3.74-acre site drops off to the east and affords stunning views to the southwest. Camel’s Hump is prominent in the distance, and the hills and farms of Waterbury and Waterbury Center are in the foreground. The custom designed Vermont home is surrounded by trees that provide screening from neighbors and future development in the Evergreen Woods subdivision. Gardens and thoughtful landscaping, along with tall majestic pines, maples, and other mature trees create a sense of harmony.
The elegant and spacious mission-style post-and-beam main entry has stone pillars that support the posts and a stone patio. The graceful front door opens into a tiled, radiant-heat foyer, and from there the house flows from one area to the next.
The kitchen was custom designed to accommodate a busy family, entertain guests, have a quick meal at the “bar,” or enjoy morning coffee in the breakfast nook that looks out to Camel’s Hump. Custom painted cabinets, granite countertops, tiled backsplash, plentiful lighting, and modern appliances provide an enjoyable cooking space. The kitchen is centrally located in the house, and from there you can see the main entry, garage entry, screened porch, deck, living room, dining room, master bedroom, and stairs to the second floor.
Living Room and Formal Dining Space
The open floor plan unites the living room and dining space with the kitchen. A cathedral wood ceiling provide a spacious feel, the arching windows bring the outdoors inside, and a cherry custom banquet holds a full dining service and acts as a divider between the kitchen and living space. The southwestern side has wall-to-wall windows with mountain views.
No custom designed Vermont home is complete without a master suite. The master bedroom has sliding doors that open out to the deck, and just a few feet away is an outdoor hot tub. A large dressing room separates the bedroom from the bathroom. The tiled bathroom has a large shower, claw-foot soaking tub, two sinks, and privacy windows.
The entire walk-out basement is completely finished, with a large office space, huge carpeted entertainment/play room with surround sound, and a separate guest bedroom with full bath.
A detatched 28X36 two-floor barn/garage has running water and floor drains. It can be used as a wood shop or storage for large equipment such as plow, trailer, backhoe, or boat. The upstairs can be used for storage or a work space.
- Exceptional craftsmanship inside and out.
- Over 700 linear feet of crown molding throughout the house.
- Mudroom has tiled floor and floor-to-ceiling custom built-in cabinets and drawers for storage.
- Second floor closet is set up to accommodate extra stackable washer and dryer.
- New 2014 decking and rail system.
- Sound system wired for all deck areas, hot tub, scree porch, and living room areas.
- Two-station home security system.
- Central vacuum.
- Roof is architectural shingles and siding is cedar wood shake.
- Four-bedroom septic system and drilled well.
For more information about this custom designed Vermont home or to schedule a showing, contact me via email or phone. I’d be happy to set up a showing.