Craftsman-style house built with energy saving features
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
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124 Silver Springs Trail
THIS FEATURED Home of the Week is located at 124 Silver Springs Trail. It’s been completed with great amenities and has already been sold, but builder Dennis Epperson said another home in Silver Springs is under construction. Banner photos, GREG KAYLOR
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This beautiful “Home of the Week” in Silver Springs is a multilevel Craftsman-style home loaded with features. Its main selling point was energy efficiency.

With today’s research to find new energy and fuel saving alternatives, one of the greatest investments a builder or new prospective homeowner can make is to do a little homework and apply that to their new home, especially with the present economic situation.

This new home has already been sold but another is under construction.

Dennis Epperson of Dennis Epperson Custom Homes has been incorporating “green” technology into his custom-built homes for more than five years.

Located at 124 Silver Springs Trail, the new home has Energy Star features that will offer savings to the new owners.

According to Epperson, everything done with green technology in mind enhances the investment and adds to real money savings.

The three-bedroom is nestled in the landscape of Epperson’s Silver Springs development, which is a short drive off Freewill Road and just past Mountain Brook and Mountain Point.

The home has 1,800 square feet of finished living space.

Epperson said the features installed on this home should save the new owners at least 30 percent annually on energy costs.

Situated on a rolling lot, a concrete drive and sidewalks have been installed. Keeping with the natural theme of the area, Epperson utilized wood to construct the step system leading to a front porch and stacked stone pillars of this Craftsman styled home.

Linen-tan vinyl skins the exterior. Underneath that exterior, Huber’s Zip System was applied.

The Zip System is an energy-efficient sheeting which is sealed with tape, replacing the standard house wrap and offering better wind and moisture resistance. Inside the home, beautiful hardwood floors were installed in the great room.

Energy efficient Low-e window treatments were used throughout the new home as well as tightly blown cellulose insulation between the studs.

This also creates a very effective sound barrier.

The main living area in this home is located near the kitchen and features a gas-log fireplace with a stone surround. A cathedral-styled ceiling was added.

A combined dining and kitchen area share large custom wood flooring. Rich cabinetry, topped with solid counter space and Energy Star rated General Electric appliances have also been installed.

Energy efficient doors lead to a wood deck at the rear of the home.

The master bedroom, as well as other bedrooms in the home, have been carpeted. Energy saving ceiling fans are also installed throughout.

Custom tile flooring was also utilized in the master bath and other bathroom areas.

The master bath has been completed on the main level with a garden tub and double vanities. The solid countertops were also used in all restroom areas of the home. The home has 2 1/2 baths. The master bedroom also has a large walk-in closet which will be completed with custom wire shelving and hanging systems. Two other bedrooms were constructed on the upper level of the home.

This home has been built “Energy Right” and also features a central heating and air system that carries a 10-year limited warranty. The home also has a basement with plenty of storage.

A two-car garage was incorporated on the main level of this home.

The property is zoned for county schools.

To reach this “green” home, travel Candies Lane to Freewill Road.

Cross Freewill Road and continue to travel west past Mountain Brook and Mountain Point. Silver Springs is approximately a fourth of a mile on the right.

For additional information regarding new construction in the Silver Springs community, contact Rhee Epperson at ReMax Real Estate Professionals at 961-3699.