Better Than Historic or New

The William W. Early House is better than most historic  and new homes in these ways (Energy-saving features in green):

Better Than Historic:

Victorian house with snow

We don’t usually get so much snow here any more, but a little each year. This amount never lasts longer than a week. It’s the perfect location with warm weather and a change of seasons.

Beauty of the Queen Anne Victorian: “one of the best examples of its
type” (according to county historian)

New replica tin shingle roof

New, safe brick walkway

Paint job that’s not pitted – nice clean look

Insulation in exterior walls (modern fiber glass sheets – high quality)

Added IR-reflecting foil to attic floor in 2011 for improved insulation

Electricity up to code

Programmable networked thermostats (can adjust temperature
when not home so it’ll be right when you get there)

Solar panels (use less electric from the grid, sell electricity to the grid)

On-demand water heater (no big heater and plenty of hot water
when you need it)

Energy Star and/or efficient appliances (Miele dishwasher, GE
Refrigerator, washing machine and dryer)

Fully air conditioned and humidity controlled

Large windows with screens can be used in place of air conditioning

Insulated attic

Fully restored with historic finishes

Working original pocket doors

New plaster walls

All windows are functional

Cable internet (and TV) with wifi throughout house and on porches

Smoke alarms installed to modern code

ADT home alarm system installed

Better Than New:

12 connected panels in yard shows dirt where cables were laid

Installed in 2011 behind outbuildings in northwest yard. Grass has regrown over ground where cables were placed.

Exterior higher quality (than plastic or aluminum) and gives better look

No homeowners association dues or restrictions (there’s a civic association which is optional to join & historic register only limits major exterior changes with easy approval process & possible 20% grant from state)

Invisible storm windows insulate better than double pane vinyl

3 working fire places plus 2 acres of woods that provide plenty of wood for winter

Solid construction can last at least  another 200 years

City water and sewers, but also well (historic well house) hooks up to five hoses for free water to water the yard and fill the historic pond.

Tin shingles can last at least 100 yrs.

Plaster walls give a better appearance with no joints or nails that can pop through

All copper gutters and downspouts

Wood floors can last another 100+ years

Call to take a look at this house: 301-580-7439.



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