Energy Star features used in Silver Springs Trail house
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
May 17, 2013 | 1746 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Home of the Week
STACKED STONE and vinyl siding make up the facade of this featured Home of the Week at 112 Silver Springs. Banner photos, 
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This beautiful “Home of the Week” in Silver Springs is a multilevel home in the Craftsman style and loaded with features, including one of its main selling points, energy efficiency.

With over 35 years in the home construction business, Dennis Epperson utilizes virtually all means when it comes to building an energy-efficient home. Like most Epperson homes, this one is sold but expansion of Silver Springs continues with more custom-built homes being added.

Epperson continues incorporating “green” technology into his custom-built homes. Lot 39, at 112 Silver Springs Trail, has Energy Star features, enhancing the investment opportunity that adds to real money savings.

The four-bedroom house is built into 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 approximately 1,800 square feet of finished living space and a full-size basement below.

Situated on a level lot, a concrete drive and sidewalks have been installed. Wood steps lead to the front porch and stacked stone and Craftsman-style pillars.

Beautiful and virtually maintenance-free vinyl covers 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.

Once inside the home, beautiful hardwood floors were installed in the great room and other areas.

A gas fireplace with stone surround and hearth was also built into the design. 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 tough, effective sound barrier.

A combined dining and galley-style kitchen area are located near the rear door and dining on the outdoor deck is possible.

Beautiful custom-built cabinetry, topped with solid granite counter space and Energy Star rated Whirlpool appliances have also been installed. Energy-efficient doors lead to a wood deck at the rear of the home.

The master bedroom in the home is on the main floor and was carpeted. Energy-saving ceiling fans are also installed throughout.

Custom tile flooring was utilized in the master bath and other bathroom areas. A garden tub and double vanities are featured in the master bath.

The home has 2 1/2 baths and an area is pre-plumbed for a bath in the basement if needed by the new owners.

The master bedroom also has a large closet which will be completed with custom wire shelving and hanging systems.

Two other bedrooms plus the finished bonus(other bedroom) area are in the upstairs portion of the house.

This home has been built “Energy Right” and also features a central heating and air system carrying a 10-year limited warranty.

Downstairs, a two-car garage was incorporated, complete with electronic openers. The property is zoned for county schools.

To reach this custom Dennis Epperson 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 mile on the right.

For additional information, contact Rhee Epperson at ReMax Real Estate Professionals at 961-3699.