Full House Build - Bristol, VT
This single-level home was built as a home to retire in, and includes a variety of accessibility and aging in place features. The hallway is 4 feet wide and entries to the home, including from the attached two car garage, are designed with minimal transition to accommodate a wheelchair. The master bedroom has a large, open, and accessible closet space, and the bath features a walk-in slate shower and walk-in tub with a power drain to reduce drain wait time.
A screened and covered porch extends the living space and allows the owners to enjoy their surroundings in warmer weather. The open kitchen/living/dining area features a cathedral ceiling with a special window in the peak housing a stained glass window the owners brought from their previous home. A beautiful kitchen features a butcher block on the island, slate countertops, and high quality cabinets from Goodro Lumber.
The home was designed to be highly energy efficient, with R60 rated loose-blown cellulose insulation in the attic, R21 rated dense pack insulation in the walls, high energy rated Anderson windows, cold climate heat pumps for heating and air conditioning, and solar panels.
Durable, long-lasting materials ensure low-maintenance living, including a metal roof, cemplank siding, PVC sills on the windows, and vinyl click flooring.
Other Home Features:
Attractive wainscoting in the hallway per homeowner's request
("Everyone comments on the wainscoting!")
Custom crown molding on kitchen cabinets
Tile entryway with full light (three window) door
Hemlock posts & cedar shake accent around the front door for visual interest
11' Anderson sliding door to porch