Craftsman Style House completed with the Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.) issued in June 2015
ADA compliant/wheelchair/universal access accessible on the main and basement levels
Highly energy efficient and green-built. The home has been issued a North Carolina Energy Efficiency Certificate. It meets the NC Conservation code requirements and exceeds these by 25%, as per recorded by Allied Insulation, who sprayed on the spray foam insulation.
House is located in a gated community of about 48 lots. Bridgewater has a community gathering pavilion, play ground, and walking trails.
Approximately 15 minutes drive to downtown Asheville, the Asheville Regional airport, and Asheville Mall. The nearest grocery store is about 5 minutes away.
House has septic permit for 4 bedrooms
There are 6 full bathrooms in house
Lot size is 1.04 acres
The lot is completely landscaped; there is 12,000 sq.ft. of sod with the lawn having an in ground, programmable sprinkler system with a rain meter auto shutoff.
The mulched areas have heavy felt landscape fabric under the mulch to prevent weeds. There are several hundred plants in the beds, most of which are evergreens.
The mail box is built of stone. There is about 100 linear feet of stone wall in front of the house, with numerous stone pillars to support the deck.
The deck is 1000 Sq. Ft. and is made of Ipe, South American hardwood. The wood is screwed down with stainless steel screws. There are two decks, one of which is an ADA wheelchair accessible ramp from the concrete driveway to the main level front entry.
Front of house faces due South; there is a park across the street and the house is on a dead end and on a level lot. The lot has a gentle to level slope with a daylight, walkout basement and livable attic space.
House has large windows and transoms to allow for a lot of natural light
Vast wildlife includes: deer, turkeys, fox, and wild birds
Main level has 2 master suites, each with a full bath. There is a solarium/sun room and also an office along with an open concept great room, which is pre-wired for a home theater speakers. The garage is also pre-wired for stereo speakers.
The main level kitchen and all 3 bathrooms have granite countertops and solid cherry cabinets with dovetail ends and quiet close doors. All cabinet hardware is ADA compliant. All bathroom floors are ADA compliant for slip resistance. All bath shower doors have extra thick glass. 5 of the 6 baths have a shower/sprayer wand combination with a 6 foot hose. Of the 6 bathrooms, 3 are tub/shower combos and the other 3 are showers only. 1 cast iron tub and 2 porcelain tubs.
Schluter Waterproofing Systems in all bathrooms.
The main level and basement level are wheelchair accessible with zero thresholds, wide hallways, slip resistant flooring in bathrooms and basement floor. The basement floor is epoxy and is ADA anti slip compliant. The master bath is wheelchair accessible with a large, roll in shower and seat. Master bath also has an extra large jetted and heated tub.
The basement has a wheelchair accessible vanity and roll in shower. Numerous grab bars are installed in several of the bathrooms.
Nichiha Fiber Cement Siding (thicker than Hardie Board fiber cement), for main level and attic level.
Basement level has pebble dash siding on top of Superior Walls (concrete) on the exterior.
Roof is black, 24 gauge stainless steel, standing seam with Kynar 500 finish coat.
Roof has Titanium UDL30 underlayment and Ice-water shields as well as snow-ice protection
Roof has 2 heavy duty safety anchors for safety straps.
Main level walls are Structural Insulated Panels from Eco-Panels. These panels are filled with 6.5” of closed cell urethane, and cam-locked every two feet; they are extremely energy efficient and structurally superior to 2x4 or 2x6 stick built houses. The R value of these walls are R-40; much greater value than the wall code which is R-15 for 2x4 walls.
The basement walls are insulated Superior Walls.
Spray foam was used for attic ceiling, garage walls. Garage ceiling, around basement staircase and around the sun room walls.
The house was certified to meet North Carolina Energy Conservation Code requirements and exceeds insulation code requirements by 25%.
All windows and sliding glass doors are Pella Impervia casement type; fiberglass, advanced Low E, argon gas filled, and energy efficient, each with a screen.
All exterior doors are fiberglass and insulated. The 2 garage doors are insulated steel each measuring 13 feet wide and 9 feet tall. There is ample parking in garage and driveway to accommodate 6-9 vehicles.
There are two decks; an entry wheelchair accessible deck and side deck. Both are made of Ipe (South American hardwood), along with powder sprayed black aluminum rails.
The driveway concrete pad is extra large to accommodate numerous vehicles. There is also a concrete sidewalk with rebar from the driveway to the basement double French doors. The sidewalk provides wheelchair access to the basement level.
There are screened gutters all around the perimeter of the house. The gutter water is directed to an underground 8” PVC pipe system to direct rain to the culvert by the road. You could also install a cistern to capture the runoff water.
Basement level has one Jack and Jill bathroom and another ADA wheelchair accessible toilet/shower/vanity. Basement has a great room, 2 bedrooms, laundry room
HVAC room, plumbing room and storage room. Plumbing room has a copper manifold so that each individual hot/cold water pipe may be shut on or off independently.
All doorways on main and basement level are 36” wide (standard doors are only 30” wide). All hallways on main and basement level are 4 feet wide.
Entire house is wired extensively with co-axial cable and telephone wire. Garage and main level great room are wired for speakers.
There is whole house surge protection installed.
All bathrooms have an exhaust fan. All bathroom fans vented to the outside are on a flapper system where the duct seals shut when fan is off.
The kitchen hoods exhaust to the outside.
Main level floors are tiled in all 3 bathrooms/sun room with all other living area floors being Cumaru (Extremely hard South American wood).
The main level flooring has been glued, nailed, and screwed to the subfloor and has a rubber mat underneath the wood flooring.
The HVAC system for the main level has a Trane 4 ton XV20i (20 SEER, variable speed heat pump with gas backup). Main level has an electronic air cleaner and ERV (energy recovery ventilation) system. The thermostat on the main level is a Trane XL 950 smart, programmable, thermostat. Main level has 3 zones for heating/AC: Bedrooms, office, and living room.
The HVAC system for the basement is a 1.5 ton Trane XL16i (18 SEER) system. Basement thermostat is a Trane XL824 Smart Control, programmable and can be connected to Nexia Home Intelligence.
Both the heat pumps have natural gas back up for high demands on the furnaces.
All HVAC ducts are insulated
The main level and basement have full heating and air-conditioning while the attic level temperature stays at the same temperature as the main living level due to spray foam insulation around these areas.
Add additional living space: The attic has HVAC ducts and a de-humidifier and can be additional living space by installing a heat pump and flooring.
Basement level also has a dehumidifier, in the event one does not wish to run either the heat or A/C for that level.
There is a vented Colorado Ridge Stone fireplace in the great room of the main level. The fireplace has copper doors and a custom walnut mantle. The fireplace has a remote control as well as a fan and is capable of heating the entire main level, should one want to. The fireplace is run with Natural Gas and is energy efficient.
Main level and basement level kitchens have all stainless steel appliances and garbage disposals. Each of these levels also has a laundry room with cabinets.
Basement level washer/dryer convey with the sale.
Basement kitchen has a walk-in pantry with shelves.
Basement ceilings are 9 feet tall, main level ceilings are 12 feet tall. All rooms on the main level have trayed ceilings and the great room has a coffer ceiling.
All light fixtures on entire house have LED lighting and all are on dimmers. All interior room lights are LED canned lights. Both kitchens have under cabinet lights.
Main level has lighted nooks at entry, and a 9 light oil rubbed bronze chandelier at front entry.
All doorway thresholds are zero threshold for wheelchair access.
All main level baseboard trim are 7 inches tall.
Main level master bedrooms each have custom built walk in closets with rods and large amount of shelving for storage.
Main level door hardware is oil rubbed bronze and bathroom hardware is brushed nickel.
Main level of house has numerous floor to ceiling blocking (with plywood) to reduce noise transmission
Main level floor is spray foam insulated; which also blocks noise to the basement.
All windows have faux wood blinds; main level great room has roman shades for 2 windows and vertical blinds for the sliding glass doors to deck.
House has 14 PV, Sunpower 335 x 21 solar panels that produce 4.36KW of power. The solar panels (and inverter), are on-grid with Duke Progress Energy. Half the year the electric bill is below $60 and the other half of the year, it is $13.16, which is the base price of having an account! You could also expand the solar panel array and install batteries to be “off-grid”.
There is a circuit breaker box on each of three levels as well inside and outside the garage.
The East deck on the main level and basement level, have natural gas pipe installed for future gas grill installation.
House has a tankless, Rinnai gas water heater.
Basement bedrooms have fans with remotes.
Main level rooms are wired for overhead fans.
House has extensive landscaping with heavy fabric weed barrier under mulched areas. Several hundred plants, most of which are evergreens, are planted along with a few flowering trees and shrubs.
New sod installed in 2016 with a programmable in ground sprinkler system with a rain gauge.
House shares a private asphalt driveway with two other neighbors.
Exterior light fixtures are extra large powder coated aluminum and fully enclosed to eliminate rust and pests from nesting in them.
There are 5 exterior dripless faucets on the outside of the house.
All interior main room doors are solid core for noise reduction.
Garage has an extra wide utility sink in it.
2” Polystyrene and vapor barrier under basement slab
Vapor/moisture barrier on basement level walls
Both kitchen sinks are a single, deep granite sink.
Main level floors are Bellawood Cumaru hardwood which has a Janka Rating (hardness rating) of 3540; whereas Oak has a Janka rating of 1360!
The entire exterior of the house was pressure washed August of 2018.
The S.I.P’s (Structural Insulated Panels ) of the main level are Formaldehyde and Styrene Free. They are made of urethane closed cell foam. The Eco-Panels S.I.P. have no materials listed as health warnings according to the NIH’s (National Institute of Health) 12th Report. The urethane foam in the SIP does not promote burning. These same SIP’s are used to obtain LEED, Energy Star and Healthy Built home certifications.
All paints in house were low or no VOC.
The spray foam in the walls is Bayer Seal. Spray foam insulation (Bayer Bayseal Open cell polyurethane foam which has a Greenguard Gold rating for low chemical emissions.
The area of the ceiling on the basement level was spray foamed for insulation and sound dampening between floors.
All stainless steel, energy efficient kitchen appliances
Main level features Kenmore Elite appliances include a 5-burner gas range/oven, dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator/freezer and a Broan hood/fan that exhausts to the outside
Lower level features Whirlpool range, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer
Kitchen granite is 3 cm thickness Vanilla
All doors to the outside are tightly sealed
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