Old Washington Hwy - front flower garden

About

Built in 1930, this country farm house is located on 2.77 acres and includes a large detached garage/workshop. The property has been extensively renovated throughout the years. Features of the home now include:

  • Open concept kitchen, family room, and sunroom
  • Office with separate Andersen 400 Series French entry door & stoop
  • Kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, GE Monogram gas stove and exhaust hood, interior brick wall, 11 ft. island with Giallo granite counter-top, exposed beams, oak hardwood floors
  • Family room with 12 foot Andersen 400 Series Four Panel sliding doors to backyard deck as well as a 6 foot Andersen 400 Series sliding door to side deck, recessed lighting, oak hardwood floors
  • Dining room with aged heart-of-pine hardwood floors, exposed beams
  • Sunroom with 2-skylights, Wainscoting bead-board, 6-Pella casement windows, vaulted ceiling, two ceiling fans, oak hardwood floors, exterior brick facade
  • Mud-room with Wainscoting bead-board, 6 inch exterior walls, entrance door (side entrance) and deck as well as locking hardwood interior door to kitchen
  • Downstairs Bathroom (half bath) renovated with pedestal sink, Wainscoting bead-board ceiling, oak hardwood floors
  • Rear entry room with bench-seat, coat and shoe racks, and Andersen 400 Series French entry door to covered porch
  • Master bedroom with two walk-in closets, vaulted ceilings, large Andersen 400 Series picture window, recessed display nooks, recessed lighting, oak hardwood floors
  • Master bathroom with two floating vanities (separate sinks), large shower with glass, free standing tub, vaulted ceilings, large Andersen 400 Series picture window, high-end Panasonic WhisperSense Ventilation Fan (dual sensor motion and humidity technology), recessed lighting, pendent lighting, ceramic tile floor
  • Bedroom with walk-in closet (former master bedroom prior to renovation)
  • Bedroom with two small closets
  • Bedroom (or sitting room) connected to the master bedroom with upstairs laundry, oak hardwood floors
  • Utility Room (conditioned space) with separate access door to back deck; the HVAC system is located in the utility room which is conditioned space (more energy efficient, lower maintenance operation, etc.), storage room, access to conditioned crawlspace (underneath addition)
  • Covered Front Porch with porch swing, wrap-around porch, standing-seam metal roof (installed October 2013)
  • Rear Deck (~500 sq. ft.) and Porch: Wrap-around deck with covered porch at rear entry area
  • Side Deck with covered porch entry area, south-side entry door
  • Detached Garage/Workshop (1,200 sq. ft.): two automatic garage doors, sliding barn door, entry door, concrete floor, rough-in plumbing for bathroom.
  • Upstairs Laundry (Sept. 2013) with Samsung front-loading washer and dryer (Samsung 4.5 Cu. Ft. 14-Cycle Steam Washer and Samsung 7.4 Cu. Ft. Capacity Electric Steam Dryer – Platinum Stainless)
  • Advanced Security and Surveillance Systems (24/7)

ADDITIONAL UPGRADES: NEW ROOF (installed Sept. 2013): For the roof we decided on GAF Timberline HD (Hi Def) Weathered Wood Shingles for the entire house except for the roof of the wrap-around front porch. We went with a metal roof for the front porch which we purchased through Lowes. The metal porch roof is Union Advantage-Lok, gauge 26, lifetime paint grade (Union Corrugating manufactures the metal roof and supplies it to Lowes). I highly recommend the Timberline HD shingles and the Union Corrugating metal roof; both are high quality products. We also added a “continuous ridge-vent” to the existing portion of the home as well as a continuous ridge-vent for the new addition. Underneath the shingles we used Tiger Paw™ Roof Deck Protection (also called roofing felt or underlayment). It does cost more but it is a superior product worth considering for a long-lasting roof. You can sometimes find Tiger Paw Roof Deck Protection and alternative, but similar, products on ebay.

HARDIE-PLANK SIDING (upgraded Oct. 2013): The entire home includes James Hardie Cedarmill ColorPlus fiber cement siding (Heathered Moss), which has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal (May 2013). It is a long-lasting, fire resistant siding product. The siding was installed over a “rain screen” which is an advanced building science construction method. The rain screen includes Cor-A-Vents to enhance performance. In addition, the majority of the exterior molding is low-maintenance PVC board and the soffits are low-maintenance cement board.

HVAC (upgraded Oct. 2013): Two ENERGY STAR HVAC systems now serve the home. The systems  include a high-efficiency Carrier Infinity Heat Pump and a high-efficiency Mitsubishi Mr. Slim Mini-Split System.

Carrier System: High-efficiency, 16 SEER, 3 ton CARRIER Infinity Heat pump and Infinity zoning system that includes:

  • Three zone system with 3 automatic Infinity zoning dampers, Infinity user interface (main thermostat), 2 Infinity smart sensors (2nd and 3rd thermostats), Infinity zoning control board
  • 16 SEER, Carrier Infinity 2 Stage heat pump and 16 SEER, Carrier Infinity Variable speed Air handler (with super comfort heat and super dehumidification)
  • 4” Carrier MERV 13 media filter at the air handler

Air Knight Air Sanitizer: Although a rather expensive add-on to your HVAC system, the (Air Knight – Air Purification System) is really amazing and well worth the investment. It reduces odors, air pollutants, VOC’s (chemical odors), smoke, mold bacteria and viruses. The air sanitizer is mounted in the air conditioning and heating system air ducts; it improves indoor air quality year round. (Model number: TT-AK249; 24VAC 0.60A 14W; SN: RGF ID# C3MTT9075)

Mitsubishi Mr. Slim, Ductless Multi-Zone Mini-Split System: The equipment installed includes:

  • 1- Mitsubishi MXZ2B20NA1 condenser unit (exterior)
  • 2 – Mitsubishi MSZFE12NA8 wall mounted air handlers (interior units, one located in the kitchen and one located in the sunroom)

New Water Heater (installed Dec. 2012): GE GeoSpring 50-Gallon Hybrid-Electric Heat Pump Water Heater (ENERGY STAR®) is a significant upgrade from your standard water heater. Although it costs more than the typical water heaters, it pays you back year after year. It is one of the most efficient 50-gallon water heaters, using 62% less energy and saving $365 a year on utility bills (SOURCE: GE GeoSpring). What makes this water heater so energy-efficient are the compressor and evaporator that are incorporated into the unit to draw in ambient heat from surrounding air, using two variable-speed fans. When in heat-pump or hybrid mode (warmer months), the unit exhausts cool, dry air; it lowers humidity and cools the room while heating the water. Read more about energy-efficient hybrid water heaters here.

New Water Well Tank (new tank installed Dec. 2012): Water Worker 44 Gallon Pressurized Well Tank

New Electrical Panel (upgraded Oct. 2013): The electrical service was upgraded to a 400 AMP system with the following:

  • Square D 40-Circuit 30-Space 200-Amp Main Breaker Load Center (new main electrical panel, located in Addition’s utility room); the electrical system includes Combination Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupting (CAFCI) Circuit Breakers for the master bedroom and master bathroom (rather expensive breakers that provide enhanced arcing faults protection for your electrical system)
  • Square D QO 200-Amp Double-Pole Circuit Breaker (sub-panel breaker)

New Septic Tank (Nov. 2012): We installed a new septic tank due to the location of our old septic tank with respect to the Addition. As required by Hanover County, we installed a new septic tank further away from the house and abandoned the old tank per county requirements (see Hanover Co. Health Dept. Permit, work completed by Glen Allen Mechanical, inspected by Hanover Co.).

Addition Windows and Doors (installed 2013): the new addition includes Andersen 400 Series Windows and Doors which feature High-Performance Smartsun, Low-4E glass, Andersen® Perma-Shield® Cladding (Perma-Shield is virtually maintenance free and doesn’t peel, blister, flake or corrode).

Conditioned Crawl Space – Addition (Oct. 2013): The crawl space is sealed and conditioned (cooled and heated). The crawl space includes 2″ Thermax foam board insulation (exterior walls) and a liner. The HVAC system operates more efficiently since air ducts are within the conditioned area of the home. Also,  whole house air leakage is significantly reduced (saves money on heating and cooling while preventing unconditioned air from entering). Additional benefits include less movement and buckling in hardwood floors due to even moisture levels year round, fewer rodents and insects, lower maintenance, improved indoor air quality, and increased home value.

Panasonic WhisperSense (FV-08VQC5): The upstairs Master Bathroom includes a “WhisperSense 80 CFM Ceiling Mounted Ventilation Fan with Dual Sensor Motion and Humidity Technology.”  It is a significant upgrade from the standard bathroom fans often installed by local builders. You can find more information and/or purchase the Panasonic WhisperSense (FV-08VQC5)on ebay.

The home is located on a designated Hanover bike route; a great place to ride, a great place to live. Minutes from I-95/I-295 and shopping centers, it is close to everything! If you love gardening, this is the place. Large maple and white oak trees grace the front yard which we thoroughly enjoy while sitting on our relaxing front porch swing.

HANOVER COUNTY PARCEL DATA PAGE

To review the information, enter Parcel ID: 7778-50-5437 http://www.hanovercountygis.org/DataOnly/SearchParcel.aspx

2 Comments

  • Amanda says:

    Excellent details and wow, what a lot of work! Would love to see it in person sometime!

  • Greg Magnus says:

    Carrier Infinity air filter replacement information; go with the MERV 13 box filter, if your system includes this filter box component.

    MERV 13
    (filters vary, MERV 6, 8, 11, 13 – MERV 13 is best air quality and the most expensive filter)

    • Part number: Carrier FILCCFNC0017, FILBBFNC0017 (not 100% sure about the original part number)
    • Nominal Size: 16 X 20 X 4 1/4, Actual Size: 15 1/2″ x 19 7/8″ x 4 1/4″
    • Replaces Bryant/Carrier Part Numbers: FILCCFNC0017, FILBBFNC0017

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