Featured Home: “Green” features in Alpharetta homeSeptember 9, 2009
This custom gated estate in Hopewell Plantation has a beautiful presence from the road. Filled inside with beautiful finishes and grand rooms, this home is intriguing both inside and out. A lovely, large kitchen is the center of the home with commercial grade appliances, an island, breakfast room and adjacent outdoor fireplace and sitting area. The 40 x 20 Pebble Tec gunite pool on this private acre plus lot with a public sewer completes the feeling of grand living.
Perhaps what makes this home unique, however, are things that are not necessarily seen when taking in the decoration and trim of the home. This home, with six bedrooms and six and a half baths is filled with the latest and perhaps most important energy efficient and “green” upgrades available today.
A fantastic energy efficient feature of this Alpharetta estate is that the owners installed a Tech Shield process on OBS board in the roof. Techshield is made by LP and is a thin but durable layer of aluminum applied to oriented strand board sheeting. It is designed to not only keep heat out of attic spaces, but also help keep conditioned spaces more efficient. The foil side is installed down towards the attic, the radiant barrier is a highly reflective and low emitting material that helps reduce the solar heat gain in the attic space.
According to LP Techshield will prevent 97% radiant heat from penetrating the panel into the attic Techshield is installed like any other roof sheeting, It should be noted that this does not eliminate the need for attic insulation. Techshield will not create any problems with roofing shingles and most shingle manufactures back their warranties ,as long they are installed properly
Other energy efficient features in this home are:
· High Efficiency 13 SEER Cooling Systems
· 90% AFUE Natural Furnaces
· HVAC includes Media Air Cleaners with washable filters (just put them in your dishwasher!)
· R-30 Insulation in Flat Ceilings, R-19 Insulation in Vaulted Ceilings, R-13 Wall Insulation
· Double pane Low E insulated Wood Windows with rot proof composite sills
· Insulated Double Pane Fiberglass Exterior Doors
· Low Voc paints used throughout the home
620 Elizabeth Oak Court
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Offered at $1,375,000
6 bedrooms, six full and one half bath.
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Jody E. White
National Association of REALTORS® GREEN designation
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty
Founding Member North Atlanta
555 North Point Center East, Fourth Floor
Alpharetta, Georgia 30322